Weekly thingy and the Knight of Wands/The Firebird
The Firebird is another of those characters that turns up across Russian fairytales, like Baba Yaga. She’s usually the object of a quest; the quester who accepts what she gives freely prospers, whereas anyone who attempts to capture her is doomed. My knight here is doing it the smart way; they’re staying calm, letting the firebird perch where she likes and they’ll accept any help she offers.
I’m playing with an option here – my lettering is what it is. It’s . . . rustic is the kind word. To be fair, I’m never trying to make it suuuper clean and precise, it’s not where I want to spend my time and energy and I don’t generally mind the very,very hand-drawn look since these are also original watercolors with little or no retouching. I’m not a slick graphic artist type, I never will be, that’s cool. BUT, I am playing with an option where I pull out my text and drop in computer text instead now that I’ve found a font I like. Please feel free to weigh in either here or on the Facebook page about which you like.
I did some major reorganizing in my living room including getting a beautiful (says me) rug to cover the ugly fucking tan apartment carpet that I am so fucking sick of living with, and bonus, Mooch looks super luxurious when he washes his butt on it. Unfortunately Ikea has changed their mind about whether they’ll deliver the bookcase I rearranged stuff for but fingers crossed, apparently that’s a thing now that changes on the daily so hopefully if I keep checking back one day delivery will be an option and I won’t have to recruit help. This is the downside of a small car and a second floor apartment, furniture is literally always a pain in the ass.