July 21st, 2016

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Thursdaily with blueberries.

I went blueberry picking Tuesday evening and it was lovely. Okay, it was cloudy and rained a few times, and the swamp was terribly swampy and I even over-topped my rubber boot at one point, but I was wearing good socks, and the company was excellent (if a little heavy on the mosquitoes), and the blueberries were riotous and delicious.



I unfortunately overdid it a bit, and followed it by a Wednesday where I attempted to Do The Things with Guppy and it was a bit on the disastrous side and I ended up carrying her because of a shoe-too-big failure much more than I should have following a physically challenging day.

I did, however, redeem the day with a grilled chicken tarragon salad from garden herbs and farm arugula that knocked it out of the park!

Today I have been writing a lot (1500 words so far) and did a little printing and some email/admin things. Guppy is not wanting to nap.

I do realize that I never posted a May or June wrapup! That's about my mental level right now, so look for those soon...
Mmm..

May 2016 Roundup

Have you missed some of my creative updates over the last month? I'm doing monthly roundups to try to keep some sense in the chaos!

Artwork

I did just one oddball painting for Sketch Fest: http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/sketchfestartist.php?id=9&date=75

I for real released Tentacle Friends, which had been seen in several places already and shown off on the cover of Serenitrix: http://ellenmillion.com/artpageview.php?id=304

I officially released several of the sea monster pieces that had been included in From the Deep, including Master of the Deep, Deathfin Bookmark, and Dreamskate with Sunken Ship.

I did this artist's challenge, #artvsartist




Writing

Most of this month, my not-a-book was out for edits, and I didn't do much that was new. Alas! Most of my writing was for Kickstarter updates and promotional things.


Other

I did wrap up a big Kickstarter this month, and start the process of laying out and proofing seven new coloring books!

We also went on a long camping trip for our birthday weekend, and Guppy and Mom and I went on a train trip to Denali and between those two, I took about a thousand photos.

It feels like a slim month on content.
Number 1 Dog Ribbon

June 2016 Roundup

Have you missed some of my creative updates over the last month? I'm doing monthly roundups to try to keep some sense in the chaos!

Artwork

I officially threw in my hat for #junicorn, a challenge to do 30 unicorn sketches in 30 days, and turned out 1 sketch and 29 ACEO cards, in color!


This is the first few, the rest are here: http://ellenmillion.com/galleryview.php

I did five pieces for Sketch Fest, most of them also for #junicorn: http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/sketchfestartist.php?id=9&date=76

I also updated my page with the pages from Wildflowers of Alaska, including the not-posted-yet Lupine and Columbine.


Writing

I added another several thousand words to my not-a-book #2, and got it off for edits again.


Other

I got seven new coloring books printed (and two re-printed) and fulfilled ALL of my Kickstarter rewards (except the custom piece, due in November). DUDE.

Updated my webpage pretty extensively, both my personal one, and EMG, which gained galleries of colored example pieces!

I was brave and bold about my own career opportunities, and it's paid off in scary spades.

Patreon perk was a coloring page, Summer Bubbles.