New shop items

Just finished updating all the redbubble shops with new merchandise. Of course there are usually small differences in colour or placement from hub to category specific shop but that’s simply me being human. There will be new designs coming to the Kalamity Raine, the Magpie Muddles & the hub (aka raine of iris) shops as soon as I am feeling better; with Parapopulous to get a new design or two shortly after that.

I will be deciding after that which platforms I will have designs available on. Thanks as always for your purchases and support!

ah revoir

xo

I

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Who … What … Oh

Just a catch up on the what’s, where’s and the why’s of the last 2 years and where we are now.

There is discussion of mental health so be advised though not graphic, it may be uncomfortable for some. I just wanted to be truly honest about it all so maybe it might help someone else feel less alone. I’m happy to say, it’s getting better and I’m looking forward to getting things back in track again.

I also just noticed today that the 6 videos I though had been live and public but weren’t. I decided to just release all into the wild all at once since I didn’t see the point of slowly seeing they were months old.

Here’s my Humble Bundle affiliate link https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/city-builder-weekend?partner=kalamityraine and I’ll also receive a small monetary amount for being a humble partner if you purchase using this link. The city builder promo is on until June 17 2019 at 10 am pacific though they alway have a great variety of books, software and games that help great charities!

None of this was sponsored or paid. This is all me.

My redbubble hub shop (which has links to all the individual shops if you’d prefer to just look at category specific designs) is http://raineofiris.redbubble.com

Thanks again for everything!

raine

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Catching Up

So it’s been an okay month.

I’ve gotten back into a streaming schedule. I have only 3 scheduled but I as a rule end up having more. I like the flexibility of being able to pop in as time allows without having to potentially adjust or cancel. I will likely add a day to the schedule and perhaps adjust start time. I’ll keep you posted on that. As always Twitch is where to find me.

I’ve been working on new designs..

These are all currently available in my KalamityRaine redbubble. The Appalachia Awaits is a limited time design, so grab it on whatever you need it on before it’s gone.

I will be reopening the redbubble hub and it will have all of the availabile designs from the individual shops so you can one stop shop. And if you prefer to browse by genre, the individual shops remain open. It offers quick or relaxed browsing options. And of course new designs (some limited time) are coming to all.

I will am designing new pieces for the Etsy shops. Full production won’t start until I’ve finished off the construction of the last shelves (for now) in the living area. That being said, I am bringing new creations shortly.

It’s difficult juggling everyone and everything but I’m working with what delights me in hopes it will bring the same to someone else. Insomnia, depression & injuries are always accompanying but it’s good to have faithful companions.

I hope this finds you in good humour and abundance of joy.

au revoir

xo

I

They’re here!

 

Fisto and Property of Vault 101 now available on http://kalamityraine.redbubble.com .

 

Other links mentioned http://magpiemuddles.redbubble.com , http://parapopulous.redbubble.com & http://raineofiris.redbubble.com . Don’t forget to tag me ( kalamityraine, magpiemuddles, parapopulous or raineofiris) on IG so I can see the designs in their new homes!

As always, thanks for the support!

xo

I

Am I really writing this?

This is a hard post to write. I’ve been sick and absolutely exhausted for a week now & it seems like vertigo is kicking in because of the ear and it sucks.

I’m not sure if I can put it into words properly but im going to try.

I follow the people I do on social media because I adore them and what they do. I wish for good things for good people.

I’m finding myself overwhelmed by just not feeling good enough. I’ve blogged, vlogged, streamed, created & designed (admittedly this past year and a half has been sparse). I’ve started to wonder just what I’ve not got that everyone else seems to have.

I post and someone else does similar after and they get the sales, the likes, the respect, the follows or whatever it happens to be. I tell myself “we’re all at different stages”, I do the pep talk and keep going….it happens again. I’m really starting to feel completely useless. I felt this way even when I was being consistent in getting things done but now it’s just suffocating.

I know a lot of it is being brought on from the changes that started happening in February of 2017. The people who blindsided me (who had done it in some ways before) really took huge pieces of me in every way this last time. I know they don’t deserve the power or the attention. I can’t shake the inadequacies they stirred up and it’s eating me alive.

I want to be the creative, producing, fun loving quirky gal I used to be. I think she might be gone and all the shiny things don’t seem to be helping get her attention.

I don’t want to be dancing with this weight of depression and inadequacies with doubts rasing through my head. I don’t want to not be inspired by all the amazingly creative and beautiful people and things in the world.

I want to be valued and appreciated for what I do. To be able to live from it and have savings and able to pay my own way. To love life again and be proud of myself and the things I do.

I don’t think it’s too much to ask.

Sorry for dropping my innards out here. I’m grateful for the support and love I do get. And please know how much it means to me when you just lurk in the livestream or when you’re able to purchase a tee or sticker that I created. It’s nowhere enough for me to be able to live off of yet or even pay a bill but I appreciate it all and I really am trying to keep it all going and more.

au revoir

xo

I

OMG

There are no words to describe the chaos I’ve unleashed on myself in the decision to change my gaming identity from gmeraine to KalamityRaine. There’s so many links that will have to be changed and some identies / sites are just in limbo. The graphics are another bunch of work I’ll have to tackle. Likely it’ll mean a hold on the livestream or just using the outdated stuff for now. Ugh! I just wanted to give you the heads up while these changes happen.

Night Views

The Moon , Saturn & Mars were my goals. I may have gotten Jupiter , and I definitely got Vega.

I didn’t get to bed until past 6am but it was definitely worth it. Might go for another try at Saturn tonight. Photos will be going up on https://iris-newman.pixels.com/ soon along with some other planetary snaps. But for now, back to napping.

au revoir
xo

I

End of May Updates

What a month! I can’t believe it’s been just over a year since we started the build. So much has happened and there’s still so much yet to do.

I found myself alternating personally this month between great highs and lows. I am so beyond happy about the life I’ve begun to create for myself but the cost of it in every way has been shocking. It’s hard having to pay up without steady income coming in. Some of that is on me with the lack of regular things happening and I am working on that, but depression kicks your feet out at the most inopportune times.

In terms of business stuff I’m super freaking proud of the new designs (and all designs) in my redbubble shops! I really feel beyond excited of all I’ve come up with. Not so many sales so far but I’m hoping as I keep adding new designs that will sort out. If you’re interested in my designs and available products just click here for MagpieMuddles, gmeraine & parapopulous. And don’t forget to tag me on Instagram with your purchases, cause I love to see my creations in their new homes.

The livestream for gmeraine is coming back. I’m terrified to start doing it again. I adore my rainestorm and I do miss you all, my nerves are winning right now and I’m sorry for that. I want you to know I’m trying. Sadly the parapopulous blogs and podcast are in a similar place.

Ive managed to film a bunch of stuff for the IRL rainecaster channel. It all needs to be edited and custom intros done for them. I still have a huge Makeup Revolution to swatch and film as well as an indie brand I’ve fallen in love with.

I’ve taken some amazing photos and have gotten a new tripod to assist in some of the shots. If you haven’t seen the current available photographs go visit my photography only shop. I have so many more waiting on my hard drive to list and share with you.

I want you to know how much all your support means to me and even more so over this past year. Thank you really doesn’t cover it.

au revoir

xo

I