October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in aftermaths.

Anne reveled in the world of color about her.

"Oh, Marilla," she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, "I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?"

-L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Happy October!

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Once again, we kind of find ourselves desperate. Unexpected bills and expenses keep cropping up, and we’re still at a point where we’re trying to figure out how to both pay rent and eat, let alone worrying about other bills.

So…I’m asking for help, and trying not to feel like the biggest failure on the face of the planet for doing so.

I’m a graphic designer available for freelance work — you can look at my portfolio if you want to see my work or just contact me about any project you might want me to help out with. I charge per project based on your needs, usually ask for half up front and half within 14 days of payment, though I’m pretty flexible.

I’m also an artist who specializes in portrait illustrations and hand-lettering (as you can see). You can buy prints of my artwork (along with T-shirts, notecards, mugs, etc.) at my shop, request a print of anything I’ve drawn, or commission me to create artwork specifically for you. For lettering jobs, I typically charge $200+shipping for the design. This gets you a custom design and a print mailed to you, and I retain the rights of the design to sell prints on my shop if I want to.

Alternatively, if you’d rather just donate money, we’re honestly at a point where I won’t argue (even though I’ll feel hella guilty and panicky). You can do that by going to my site, scrolling to the footer and clicking the “Show Support” button.

Just…anything you can do to help would mean so, so, so much.

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