Meredith Dillman - Artist Guest of Honor for MarsCon 2019

Changeling artist, Meredith Dillman is the Artist Guest of Honor for MarsCon 2019, Tidewater Virginia’s longest running convention. This year’s event runs from January 18-20th. You can purchases badges and learn more here: http://www.marscon.net

Meredith’s Convention Schedule

Friday 9:00 pm — Fairies Kidnap Children, and Other Common Beliefs

Saturday 10:00 am — Genre-Hopping Fairies Sat 1 pm Hollywood Magic

Saturday 5:00 pm — Fairy and Fantasy Art/Meet the Artist Guest of Honor

Sunday 12:00 pm — Fairies on Screen

Featured Patreon: Elisabeth Alba

Elisabeth Alba is a freelance illustrator living in Western Massachusetts whose artwork focuses on fantastical, historical, and cartographic imagery. She started her Patreon in the summer of 2018 as a way to allow others to dive a little deeper into her creative world.

Elisabeth’s artwork is typically created with a variety of media: pencil, watercolor, colored pencil, acryla gouache, and ink. Sometimes she works digitally. She’s worked with some great clients over the years—including Scholastic, Llewellyn Worldwide, Small Beer Press, and Henry Holt Books for Young Readers—but she also enjoys creating personal work and exploring her own interests and passions in her artwork. For a taste of what you'll be seeing from Elisabeth, if you become a patron, check out her portfolio at www.albaillustration.com!

In her Patreon, Elisabeth shares details and progress photos from her client work (when allowed) as well as personal work, and images she creates for themed art events such as auctions for the Changeling Artist Collective and Month of Love and Fear. She is currently illustrating the Everyday Witch Oracle Deck for Llewellyn Worldwide (publication in September 2019) so many of her recent posts have been about that.

Depending on what tier patrons join, they can also receive video access, participation in polls, coupons, wallpapers, coloring pages, holiday cards, and other fun rewards. There is also a tier to commission tiny framed paintings, and another to save up for larger paintings. For a full breakdown of reward tiers, visit www.patreon.com/posts/22447989.


Since starting her Patreon, Elisabeth has enjoyed exploring a more intimate platform than social-media, where she can interact with friends and fans and get a little more personal with what she shares about her life as a freelance artist. She looks forward to sharing more in 2019, and is grateful for the support of her patrons!

Support Elisabeth on Patreon Today!

https://www.patreon.com/elisabethalba

Kickstarter: Crescent Moon Moth Enamel Pins!

Changeling Amanda Makepeace is launching her second Make 100 Kickstarter on Wednesday, January 16th. This year’s enamel pin is a companion to her Twilight Moth enamel pin from 2018’s campaign. These pins, like last year’s, will be a limited edition run of 100. Last year’s campaign funded in under 8 hours and all 100 pins were claimed in 3 days.

Back the Campaign Today!

This year's campaign is a little different. Here are the three initial tiers:

 -- $15+ option - One Twilight Moth Enamel Pin -- 

 -- $30+ option - Two Twilight Moth Enamel Pins -- 

 -- $75+ option - Concept Art and Two Twilight Moth Enamel Pins -- 

Here are the stretch goals as they currently stand:

-- Stretch Goal 1: $900+ -- UNLOCKED!

All enamel pin backers will receive a Crescent Moon Moth Sticker.

-- Stretch Goal 2: $1500 -- Mini Moon Moth Badge -- UNLOCKED!

When all 100 Crescent Moon Moth enamel pins are spoken for I will add a new reward tier for a special open edition pin, a Mini Moon Moth Badge. All backers will also have the option adjusting their pledge to add-on this pin. This pin will be $10 and it measures 20 mm in diameter.

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-- Stretch Goal 3: $2000 -- Crescent Moon Moth Prints -- LOCKED!

All enamel pin backers will receive a Crescent Moon Moth print measuring 4 x 4 inches.

Remember, the campaign will launch on Wednesday, January 16th at 10 a.m. EST. Be ready!

Zodiac - January Art Auction
Art by Anna K. Szalas

Art by Anna K. Szalas

Join us January 14th for our next art auction, Zodiac! The collective’s artists will be exploring both Western and Eastern zodiac themes and symbols. The auction will go live at 12:00 p.m. EST on our Facebook page. You can find the auction albums here:

https://tinyurl.com/zodiac2018

Placing Bids

Place a bid by commenting on your chosen item (for example, ‘BID $50’). Bidding happens in a minimum of $5 increments (for example, 5, 10, 15, etc. ). 

Buy it Now Option

The buy it now option may be used on items that have no bids. If this option is chosen, the buyer immediately wins the auction and no more bids can be placed. To place a bid using the Buy it Now option, comment with BIN and the BIN price to the listed item. Example: BIN $150. The Buy it Now option disappears once another bid is placed.