14 June 2021: In case you missed it, here’s what’s happening.
Katie Kinsman, Artist
Katie’s web shop is now closed. The final orders will be shipped out today. You can still visit Katie’s website to read her highly informative blog posts about life as a fine artist and art educator, and to view many photographs of her work. The shop will reopen after we’ve moved and setting in, but that won’t be until late July.
Tomorrow Katie is teaching her final workshop until the autumn. She hasn’t booked anything further out because of the move. We want to get settled into the new space before we start laying on new projects or making additional commitments.
This post is being written on 15 May. A month prior to the date it’s scheduled to appear. I’m vamping here, hoping that things go according to plan so I won’t need to jump in and edit this with some dramatic update. At the moment I’m likely packing and dealing with logistics. It’s entirely likely that I’m chronically out of spoons, dealing with adrenal fatigue, and wrestling with executive dysfunction.
That’s why I’ve done so many things in advance. New books being released every week through the end of July. Blog updates written and scheduled. Detailed project plans and timelines in my bullet journal. I don’t think I’ve ever been this organized in my life. As stress out as I inevitably am, I am grateful that I have had months to plan this all out, and that I have the skills to manage multiple projects on this scale.
Dancing Lights Press
Last week my publishing company released Medieval Society, written by Henry Osborn Taylor and edited by me. You can visit the Dancing Lights Press website for a full rundown of upcoming releases and the latest information. The company also has a newsletter, which will be relaunching in July.
Aside from these updates, the blog is currently on hiatus. Once the projects listed below start rolling I will resume posting more regularly. As I have finally come to accept that blogs are dead, this will become more of a support system for the podcast, zine, and other media projects, rather than its own thing.
A new weekly newsletter will be launching in August, centered on my current running themes of minimalism, defiance, and inner peace. This will be an actual email newsletter powered by MailChimp. You can check the Newsletter page for the most current information, and to subscribe now so you don’t miss out.
I will be launching a new monthly zine in August. Issues will be themed, but the main topic will always be minimalism. The zine will be offered in both print and electronic formats. Details have yet to be finalized, but it will likely be made available through my Patreon first, with digital copies for sale on other venues at a later date. You can check the Zine page for the most current information.
The podcast is also on hiatus, pending the move to new studio space and the acquisition of better recording equipment. The topics and format will remain the same as the 6 “proof of concept” episodes currently available for free on my Patreon. You can check the Podcast page for the most current information.