The hopefully I remember it all post.

So I’ve been wanting to catch you up. It’s been a while and there’s still so much to do. The short version is, it’s been a hell of a year. The long version, well that’s the stuff of stories.

This has been a year of chaos and change, they go hand and hand if you didn’t know. I’m still trying to get my bearings, still trying to catch up, still trying to get momentum back. In the spirit of the new year or the really extra moon that’s happening, let’s catch up.

Huge thing is I have relocated. I spent from April of last year to August working on helping gutting and building a wee apartment out of a section of my parents house. It took a lot out of me in every way and the main reason being the deal I made with my sons father to share a house that finally went sour. He bought me out of a portion of my share of the house and I had no choice but to move, and seeing that my parents are older and have had some health issues, this seemed like the best plan. This also leads to a final and permanent separation since last year and divorce at some point this year. It’s sad to lose someone I’ve known for years but we began living separate lives a very long time ago and it’s well past time for us to officially go our separate ways. It caused so much stress and frustrations for us all and it’s taking some time to adjust and destress from it.

That is the root cause of why all my projects went missing after about April of 2017. I’d been dealing with some depression from that situation and some external friendships that had gone toxic before this and all lumped together, threw me for a loop. I haven’t really wanted to speak about it to anyone because we all know the shame game that goes on. I was so lucky to have a best friend who dropped everything to come up and help out with the build and the move and me from June until almost November. And I’ve been lucky to have supporting family if I’d just go ask for it. I also have a freakishly good son (insert the Gilmore Girls music here) who is the Rory to my Lorelai and I’m happy to say he came along on the adventure of all this change and can still be found just across the hall… new hall same people I guess hahahaha. it’s still a work in progress but all recovery is.

We’ve had some more health issues and scares including my son who at 19 got chicken pox just before Christmas and did not do well with it, having a fever at max that reached 106.5 F and had a steady around 104 F for almost a week. My dad has some more cancer stuff to deal with, but it seems like this one will be a simple and easy process thankfully. Happily these are the worst of things and they’re really not so bad seeing all we’ve been through. I’m adapting to some effects from the fall I had in June that hasn’t healed the right way but I’m hopeful it won’t affect the hands on creation of pieces I’m looking to add on and return to at some point this year.

I have had some good things in the Design by Humans shops and a sale of 2 items from redbubble as well as finally setting up a Fine Art America account to start profiting from my love of photography. I’m also learning how to use a graphics tablet and have a watercolour-ish design almost ready to release. My postcard painting I did for TAE18 is seen on much of their info! And of course there’s been new things up on my rainecaster and archives up on my gmeraine YouTube channels. I do plan on gaming and livestreaming again, I’ve been hesitant to do it because I haven’t had the right energy to do it properly as you all deserve. I miss it and look forward to dipping my toes in it this February. I’m looking at January as the free trial month, with great hopes and plans for the remainder of this year and beyond.

I’ve taken great strength from some different places…more specifically in the shows I’ve been watching: Grace and Frankie, Total Divas, Dragula, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, the Crown, The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, Gilmore Girls (yes still) and the Walking Dead. I’ve found inspiration to fight, be strong and be happy being myself from all of them.

I do plan on sharing some of the process in photos in a separate post of the renovating. It’s still got some more to go, so don’t worry that you’ve missed it all. And of course that’s another time eater there but I do plan on picking up on everything including the podcasts on Parapopulous beginning in February.

You’ll forgive me for this very personal post I hope and thanks beyond words for hanging out and supporting me in all of this past non few months, it has meant the world to me.

au revoir

xo

i

I promise this will be a sooner than later return!

P.S. There are individual shops for Parapopulous, gmeraine and raine of iris on both redbubble and Design by Humans and the links for those are in the sidebar.

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And as promised….

Here comes the Design by Humans shop info.

So I’ve opened one for Raine of Iris (my hub) and seperate specific ones focused on gaming for gmeraine and spooky things for parapopulous.

My reasoning was each is slightly different and I know some people just don’t want to shop in certain places, so with this I’ve given you a little choice. I hope you’ll check them out.

Look forward to an update blog / vlog here and on the rainecaster YouTube soon. I know it’s been a wait but there’s still so freaking much going on and I’m working on it, I promise.

until then

au revoir

xo

I

So you like Spreadshirt…

Because I know sometimes we just like to shop in certain places, I’ve opened a Spreadshirt shop … 15% off with coupon code: welcome-100220889 at HTTPS://shop.spreadshirt.com/RaineOfIris . 

The Redbubble shop remains open and a Design by Humans shop will open soon because I know choices are good and each one has its own special items. Otherwise look forward to a blog post here and vlog on rainecaster (as well as the parapopulous podcast) heading your way soon.

au revoir

xo

I

Need Coffee?

One of the new designs up in my redbubble shop. Curious, go to http://raineofiris.redbubble.com to see more.

 There’s also a new parapopulous redbubble shop. And a new blog post too!

Still not done unpacking or renovating but I’m muddling through. Thanks beyond words for sticking with me through all this.

au revoir

xo

I


Soooooo then

Well, we briefly got things working again! 

I’d been hoping to be back streaming & blogging & podcasting with y’all again but yesterday afternoon my laptop died. Yes again. It’s not functioning at all so I’ll be limited to what I can do from a phone again. I’ll make it as quick as I can to get things back to normal, and in the meantime you’ve got my thanks for your support in this ridiculousness.

*** Update

So it looks like my father thinks he can fix it but I will lose any customized things like photos, graphics, podcasts and such. I’ve backed as much up as I could have before it died so hopefully I’ll have some, if not most of my stuff. It will be a bit while he works on it and another bit when I have to attempt to get it back to working order, and curse while I try to remember all my apps. But for now I am the non Mac version of Carrie Bradshaw, I promise I’m coming back stronger. 

au revoir

xo

I

Filling Things In

So as usual I’ve been busy but quiet. Behind the scenes there’s so much not good I’d rather you didn’t know but I have to let y’all in. 

So I feel like y’all should know what’s going on in case I vanish. My housemate hasn’t paid the internet and apparently it and my phone (as it’s a connected account) could be disconnected at any point unless I can come up with the money. I plan on keeping things going as long as possible and I’ll get back up and running as soon as possible but I don’t have the means to pay it out so it’s business as usual until the lines go down without a miracle. Sorry to have to bring it to you but I thought you deserved the truth. 

It’s truly hard with how well everything has been going to see this part of my life bottom out. If I had a “real” job (and the ability to have one, which with my back injury among other things isn’t possible) or if I’d money coming in (no I’m not on any support at all nor do I want to be, and that’s how I want to continue with no disrespect to anyone who is) I’d not be in this position. I feel like it’s all within grasp but it’s just not there financially yet and that shouldn’t negate all your support of my various projects. I’m attempting to perform miracles and transform my life and I know there’s bumps on the route, I just wasn’t expecting this one. I guess it’s gonna make for a hell of a story though! 

I promise I’m not vanishing for long if it happens. 

au revoir

xo

I

Interview

Mark your calendars this Sunday March 5th 2017 I’ll be live on the girlstreamers podcast ! Come join me live and discover all about the gamer side of me. 


So freaking nervous but I know I’m in good hands and I hope y’all will be able to join us live on Twitch that night. If not I’ll post a link to the archive VoD when it’s available.

au revoir

xo

I