7 June 2021: In case you missed it, here’s what’s happening.
Katie Kinsman, Artist
This is the final week to order original art from Katie’s web shop. No orders will be taken after 12 June because of the impending move.
When the store reopens (planned for late July) not everything that is currently available will return. Some piece will be going into storage, and Katie wants to use this opportunity to make some changes to the shop itself.
So if there’s something you truly want, get it now! You can visit Katie’s website to view her shop and read her highly informative blog posts about life as a fine artist and art educator.
I need to keep glancing at the date in the corner of the screen to remember what day it is. My life feels very wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey right now. My goal has been to get a lot of things complete and scheduled before the move. I want to have books completed and scheduled for release through the end of July. Posts for this site, and for the Dancing Lights Press site, also need to be written and ready to go through the end of net month. Then I can take the weeks afterward to unpack, get settled, and do what needs to be done because the business will mostly be running on autopilot.
Which means I’m working with multiple timelines. I have books ready through X date, so my mind is focused on what’s happening that week. Even though the product is set up to drop, the blog posts aren’t completed through that same week. But this blog is complete though Y date, and my brain is thinking about what happens that week. Then the whole move has its own timeline.
As we get closer to the move, I’m not going to have color-coded white boards to show me the status of all the moving parts at a glance. Thank the heaven for my bullet journal, and that I took the time to lay out detailed project plans to help me keep track of things. I’m redlining my executive dysfunction.
Dancing Lights Press
Last week my publishing company released Demonology & Witchcraft, written by various authors including Sir Walter Scott 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.