September 24th, 2013



Today's Guppy-word is abadabada. She has made several full sentences at this point: "I'm ready to get out [of the bath]," "What are you doing?", "Where are you going?", and "Where is the kitty?" She seems to have skipped the two-word sentences. She still mostly speaks nonsense, but she does enjoy repeating me when I try to teach her a word.

Working on Fantastrix and Archivistrix today - got Adopted about 10% inked, and I've finalized the TOC for it. If I can finish the artwork (without rushing!), I hope to go to print next week! Fingers crossed! Archivistrix cover and interior use page is finished. Just need to resize all the art, make a back page, and PDF that sucker. Backers will get it first, it will be generally public next month as part of the EMG birthday celebration.

Here is a snow photo, with bonus foxprints on a log:

Baby demanding playtime NOW. Who am I to deny? It's hard to type with 22 lbs of giggle hanging on the backs of your knees.


Archivistrix is FINISHED! Yes! It has been released to my lovely Kickstarter backers, and will go public to the rest of you unwashed masses next month as part of our EMG 20 year celebration.

From the back cover: An impulsive stretch goal conceived of during the Kickstarter of a new coloring book, Archivistrix collects the vintage work of Ellen Million into one delightful e-volume - free as a download to anyone! Whimsical, creative, and painstakingly detailed, topics include: sword and sorcery, dark fantasy, the fall of Atlantis, unicorns as you’ve never imagined them, and... a bellydancing moose?

Dance class tonight, tomorrow, more work on Adopted. Plus programming coming out my ears. And the garage needs finished nownownow so we can get the heater installed. We're SO SO close. The fuel tank and stand were brought in today, and doors are on now! One of the two windows is in, and like half the snowclips. We can't get gutters this fall, but we're on a waitlist for spring.

A snack and some water now, to get me through drills.