Humbled

So excited to have gotten an invite from Humble on my gmeraine gaming account to be a partner. If you didn’t know Humble is that Humble Bundle bunch of games or books or whatevers that the funds go to help charities. You get to pay what you want and even choose how you want your money divided. It’s such an amazing thing and I’m blown away to be a part of it.

So, if you use my partner link, I will receive, at no cost to you or the charities, a small monetary compensation. They’ve got so many different options that there’s bound to be something in your interests and price range, which is totally amazing! As always my opinions are my own and though I can offer you a partner link, the only thing that changes is the ability to help out charities.

au revoir

xo

I

 

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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.

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


Shops

So until I get the widget working I wanted you to be able to visit my new redbubble and my updated deviantart. Of course the BonBonBetties etsy and BetwixtBaubles zibbet are still there and the MagpieMuddles shop is somewhere on its way.

Gotta run to go stream…

au revoir

xo

I

Oy!

What a couple of weeks. Last week I got distracted with some visitors and this week my bestie is in the hospital with an average of 103 fever and fighting some nasty body invader. Well it’s not the flu and that’s about all they know, ugh. My dad is also doing a bunch of tests before they decide surgery and all that. I’m scrambling to catch up on my gmeraine YouTube archives in the midst of all this and well there are a bunch of other things getting lost in all the commotion. For that I’m sorry. Life is definitely getting in the way but I promise I’m doing my best to keep some kind of momentum going. 

au revoir

xo

I

Big News

So I was asked to join a team by Good4Gaming and participate in Extra Life this year with my  gmeraine Twitch channel. I said yes and would really like your help in fundraising for this amazing cause. You can go to my Extra Life page and donate at any point before midnight ET on November 5 2016 to help make this happen. This also happens to be my birthday, so I’d like to make it the best one ever by helping out this amazing cause!

I also wanted to mention all my gaming related social media is now all using gmeraine. I love the klutzy gamer but I want to make it as easy as possible for you to join the rainestorm.

au revoir

xo

I