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Quick Patreon update for the new month✨ I printed these sticker sheets for the launch bonus, and since they came in a stack- they’ll now be an ongoing part of the 5$ tier, along with the small holographic Oscar Wilde quote sticker. ALSO! I have... about 13? more of the holographic postcards so until I run out, new patrons on that tier will get one of those as well. It’s been fun to start trying some new things with the Patreon and have a commitment to follow through on personal work 😬😊 Hopefully much more to come! #patreon #stickers https://www.instagram.com/p/B3LNXlkjBnI/?igshid=195hdojl5jzki

Illustrated coasters for the June Uppercase YA subscription box. I always enjoy working with them! If you missed the box but would like a set, I believe you can get them from their shop, along with lots of other fun bookish items ☺️📖💕 Item photo credit @thebibliolife #uppercasebox #reading #yalit #bookstagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B0CLuKtAwZR/?igshid=1a5cotq5n2bca

🎉HAPPY BOOK DAY!!! It’s here! The Singing Rock and Other Brand-New Fairy Tales is officially out in the world 😊 Four fun fairy tales written by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and illustrated by me. Thank you everyone at @01firstsecond for making this a beautiful book. and thank you everyone who’s purchased or requested it at your library or shared encouraging words or interest. It’s been a journey, and I appreciate your support so much 💕💕 #theSingingRock #graphicnovel #kidlit #bookbirthday https://www.instagram.com/p/By3XnJ-AIZg/?igshid=1ri93y1okdmj9

Klimt inspired embroidery- motifs from “The Three Ages of Woman.” Still no one with better patterns ✨👌 Set in a miniature walnut hoop which can also be changed into a brooch. Up on Etsy- link in my profile! #embroidery #Klimt #embroiderypendant #fiberart https://www.instagram.com/p/BwafKlUl7NF/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1lvd2wbx0cmjw

It’s a book!!! The first copy of the graphic novel I illustrated arrived!! Embossed text! Spot gloss! A bonus cover under the main cover! Four stories written by Nathanial Lachenmeyer, and about 100 pages of color artwork and several years of work. Thank you @FirstSecond for making it look so nice! It comes out June 18 but you can preorder or request it at your library now- all greatly appreciated ☺️✨ #kidlit #graphicnovel #FirstSecond https://www.instagram.com/p/BvujbvUFnV6/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=16nni4l0sl6bq

A few new pieces going up on Etsy this weekend. In Edinburgh (well over a year ago now… yikes time flies) I looked up my closest related clan in all the many tourist shops, as one must. My great grandmother was a Matheson, and the motto on the heraldry I found is “Fac et Spera”- which translates to “Act and Hope” or “Do and Hope.” Which seemed like quite a good motto adopt. #embroidery #fiberart #etsy #matheson https://www.instagram.com/p/BvCsgQZlAq4/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=zqa9y9k6mnua

A favorite result from my recent adventures into sewing. The pattern is “Modern Born Zipper Pouch” by @kzstevens from @makingzine No. 6 and then I went… a bit extra with the stitching. I really love the sashiko style used in the pattern, though I don’t tend to stick very rigidly to the to the traditional method. I definitely want to play with it some more. (Also! another fun way to use speckled yarn 😊🌈) #fiberart #sashiko #makingzine https://www.instagram.com/p/BtxECQsFlVW/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=4t33yaq9pnz1

Veronica’s back! Happy book birthday to @heathernuhfer ! The second book of the My So-Called Superpowers series, out today from @imprintreads . This one takes place at summer film-making camp. These books are so fun to work on and I feel lucky to be able to illustrate them. I’ll post a couple interiors later, but you should definitely check out the hard copy! 😊✨ #kidlitart #kidlit #middlegrade #MixedEmotions https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs87kZWhAEy/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1l6dpiq9t74h9

Hooray for cool weather! Finally. Embroidered on hand-dyed (painted?) linen with embroidery floss and wool. Still enjoying so much fun playing with all the different textures and colors of fibers you can ☺️ (downside, I’m a supply collecting nightmare) #embroidery #cozy #fiberartist #yarn #hoopart #etsy https://www.instagram.com/p/BrTNNdsh0U5/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1kb3xog9ev6r9

New in my Etsy shop✨ Embroidered on linen with metallic threads and various beads. I finally found some of these imitation wood frames that I’ve seen around on insta... I really like them for display purposes- ready to hang or turn into an ornament or whatever 👌 Etsy link in my profile! #embroidery #fiberart #stars #hoopart https://www.instagram.com/p/BrTKJykB_6U/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=fsqyon6yazgh

Singing Rock promo samplers arrived in the mail from @01firstsecond ✨ Singing Rock promo samplers arrived in the mail from @01FristSecond! Also, it has an official release date! June 18, 2019! Available for preorder now 😬. Still so wild to see it becoming a real book. In other news, I got to visit an elementary school yesterday and talk with the second grade about being an illustrator. The kids were so enthusiastic and excited about illustration and creating their own stories. It’s so easy to get caught up in some of the stressful business aspects of freelance… but talking with them, impossible not to be reminded that this is really a pretty great job- and I’m grateful to be able to do it at all. Anyways. Hoping I can hold on to some of that energy, and do better at following my own advice. (And maybe even post more? And finish things? goals goals goals). #kidlitart #TheSingingRock https://www.instagram.com/p/BrQhsdKBimd/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1jwyqur61ywb3

Cover Reveal! I drew some comics! #TheSingingRock is a kids graphic novel with four fairy tale shorts. Written by Nathanial Lachenmeyer, illustrated by me, published by @01firstsecond in June 2019! It’s been a journey- exciting t o see it become a real book. Pre-orders appreciated- I’m sure it will feature in more post in the next year. #kidlitart #artistsoninstagram #comics https://www.instagram.com/p/BnmgxeTBzJR/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1t8qlwjlfrkg

Tess and Claire from Ship It by Britta Lundin. An extremely cute and good read about fandom and our relationships to it, and in it. With the constant deluge of horrible news, it’s nice to spend some time in a happy place. I recommend it. (And please vote come midterms)

So ummmm. I’ve been absent from Tumblr for about a year now. I’m not sure what happened- got a bit overwhelmed last summer. But it doesn’t feel right NOT to post this here. so. Diving back in. In the meantime, I’ve been posting on instagram and twitter (@siminiblocker). I’ve had some illustrations in books! I spent a month in the UK! I’ll try to catch up here soon <3