September at Faery Ink… It’s been quiet..
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September at Faery Ink… It’s been quiet..

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But October.. that’s gonna be a whole different story…

Since I haven’t been getting any of the weekly posts up or any newsletters out I thought I would give a little rundown of the month in this blog post as well as a peek at what’s to come in October.

In September…

In September, we had our final Destiny in Oz – The Wicked Witch of the West Elphaba. I am so disappointed that I didn’t get to color her as she is, by far, my favorite of the series. I will be sure to color her in the future. She is going to get a spot on the wall in my lady den =)

Destiny in Oz as Elphaba Wicked Witch of the West by Amanda S Byron www.faeryink.com
Then we had our usual four weekly releases, as well as six bonus releases including a $1 digi “Nevermore Raven”, a couple “nudie” pin ups, a memorial angel, a cute little Halloween ghost and jack, and a saucy Autumn Rose for the coffee lovers that was part of the digis I started forever ago and never finished up. Did I mention you can still use coupon code 1dayfae for 30% off your order through the weekend????

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Halloween the Ghost & the Jack-o-Lantern by Amanda S Byron www.faeryink.com

Autumn Rose Coffee to Go by Amanda S Byron www.faeryink.com

Our One Day Fae was originally scheduled for the 15th, but I missed it (yes, it’s been that crazy around here) so I rescheduled it for the 20th than forgot to post it through the newsletter. Sooo it’s on sale in the shop for FREE for the weekend, so anyone on the newsletter will get the email I send out after this post goes live and still be able to get her for free. I have been a terrible webmistress this month. Absolutely terrible.

Lahla Tiger Lily Fae by Amanda S Byron www.faeryink.com

Other than these things I’ve managed to get next to nothing done this month as I’ve been helping my mother buy a house here in Ohio, move into it from Canada, and getting paperwork together to get her Canadian husband his green card. The first two have been accomplished and we’ve got all the paperwork in for the third so right now we are mostly just sitting on our hands waiting for customs to do their part. Along with this has been the usual stuff: getting the kids in school, adjusting to new medications since being diagnosed bipolar 2, going to court with 12 year olds that like to explore abandoned houses, being a bit freaked out to discover a serial killer squatting in an abandoned house six blocks down the road.

So I am glad that September is nearly over because I’m ready to get back to my usual routine! =) Speaking of September ending… Vannessa Hasty (one of our wonderful designers!) generously took over the Facebook challenges for me this month. She is running the Warm Colors challenge which ends in a week!

FB Challenge Warm Colors

I am spending this last week of September finishing up some drawing tutorials I started back in August but had to put on the back burner thanks to all the other stuff. Hopefully *crosses fingers* I will have a little tutorial section opened up in the first week of October.

Ahhh *sigh* October…

If a house doesn’t fall on me, you can expect to see the first handful of drawing tutorials being added during the first week of October. I might not have -everything- I have planned for the tutorials together by then, but tutorials will be available at least. The interactive stuff may have to come in the weeks following, we’ll see.

Our releases in October are primarily “holiday” themed with my first Hanukkah stamp release as well as Christmas themed digis. So if you are ready for Christmas, you’ll be happy to see the new releases on their way.

I’ve also set a goal to have my first coloring book ready for release on Halloween. I’m looking at 25 different images and having a a few copies of the book in hand for a few giveaways. I am going to make Inktober my coloring page goals haha..

Paula is kindly hosting a Halloween flip book swap for us. If you’re not in the Faery Ink Swaps group over on FB but would like to participate, you need to join – and hurry! Sign up ends October 8th!!

Join the Swap!

She also made a great tutorial for putting together a flip book very easily…


Psst… I can’t go into too much detail, but make sure you pop in around the 13th as Faery Ink and a few other artists from Markers! Papers! Digis! have some Halloween fun planned =)

Feel free to snag this infographic to keep up with all the fun stuff planned for October!

faeryink_october_events

Have a fantastic weekend!

Lenore

 

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Daydreamer, faery believer, dandelion wisher, artsy bookworm, fortune-telling witchy woman. I draw pretty girls with wings and things so you can bring them to life with color... I'm the artist behind the digital stamps here at Faery Ink. I live for my family & for making pretties. I'm an Aquarius with Cancer moon & rising. (So I'm a little eccentric and my feelings run super deep). I love to make stuff, draw, paint, cook, read, play guitar, bargain hunt, read tarot & runes and listen to music. I'm trying to love living a more active lifestyle, but I'm an introverted hermit so active's not so easy!

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8 Responses

  1. Jeanetta
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    I love the new stamps! They are awesome. Thank you for the sweet Lahla Tiger Lily Fae Digital Stamp. I will have to get these stamps when I return home (from work).

  2. Mary
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    Fabulous!! Thank you Amanda!! xx

  3. Rae Ann
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    I hope things settle down for you soon! It is no fun to feel like you don’t have time to stop and smell the roses. Thank you for the freebie! She is gorgeous as always. Love the September releases and can’t wait to see October’s!

  4. Karin
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    Thank you so much for the Freebie!
    As usual gorgeous 🙂

  5. Maryann
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    Thanks sooo much for this awesome freebie here hun, and best of luck getting everything back to normal days. I know just how you feel with all this, as I´m pretty much the same here, and can´t wait to get my life back to normal again.

  6. Nicola Gold
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    I love all the new stamps, especially Roxie – Belladonna Vampire Fae.
    Thank you so much for the gorgeous freebie x

  7. Pammy
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    Cant wait to see the coloring book 🙂

  8. Jane Gaertig
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    I like the way you colored the candle and it’s glow in the opening image!