Mugs, Tees and More

I’ve been working to try to get new designs up on some mugs, tees, cards, notebooks, stickers etc. Some are on Etsy and most are via Printful and Redbubble.

https://www.redbubble.com/people/shelahdowart/works/28299784-coffee-before-words-cute-saying

https://www.etsy.com/listing/562090777/coffee-before-words-white-coffee-mug-in

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Twitch

Twitch is a service that allows artists and gamers to livestream videos. I mostly watch other artists on mine. I hadn’t used it because getting music for twitch meant listening to some horrible music that was anything but relaxing. However, Twitch will block any music I use that is not allowed to be broadcast, so I’m just going to enjoy drawing and painting.

I am going to start using my Twitch account off and on. Normally, it will not have speaking. I share my office with my honey and he usually is playing a game online with his buddies. Guys are creative with speech when they hang out together and game.  Instead, I listen to music that is relaxing to me. Twitch may block some of that. I will also go back in and take the videos into time-lapse format and post them on Youtube with proper music.

 

https://www.twitch.tv/serenstar75

New Merchandise and Paintings

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I’m touching base with my roots a bit. I haven’t felt up to watercolor painting so worked on this over several days.  I also put it up on some Redbubble goodies for everyone.  I’m going to make some cute labels with it as well. Planning out a lot of future stuff.

Truth be told, I just haven’t felt well at all.  Most of my fans know I have migraines and fibromyalgia. I am getting fibro flares, but the migraines are ruling my life. I’ve had 2 days migraine free since early July. I did get part of a day this week, so that was exciting, though I spent it in the prodrome phase of another oncoming migraine. Right now, art is what I have until I’m able to return to work. Even when I do, I have to have some environmental changes to make that work.

I was able to get a few new things out in the start of July which really bulked up that month for me prior to July 11th.  I also was able to release my newest book, Fairy Furbabies. It’s filled with little winged kitties of all types, including a calendar’s worth of cats of the month.

This month is a different story, however. It’s wearing me down. I’m striving to keep up with everything and get better so I can return to work. Watch this space for new updates. I’m not seeking sympathy, just understanding for why things aren’t happening as quickly as we’d all like.

July Patreon Recap

I’m a wee behind, aren’t I?

So for the July recap and what people received.

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Level $1 received Broken Ballerina Doll.

Level $2 received Cancer Zodiac (Only on Patreon)

Level $4 received Katniss & Scoops

Level $5 received Siren’s Wish (Only on Patreon) & Atomic Headache

Level $15 received the entire packet of images below.
All other levels have perks that deliver over time; such as books, merchandise, etc. I spent most of the month ill, so I would draw sometimes in the little bits and breaks I’d get from the illness.

So far, for August, I have mandalas and a few other drawings. I’m trying to work on Leo. Health is still kind of eh. May perks were retired this month, with the exception of the exclusive images which do remain available.

https://www.patreon.com/ShelahDow/