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Whatever Holiday Gift Guide 2020, Day Three: Arts, Crafts, Music and More

Whatever Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Other Creators

The Whatever Holiday Gift Guide 2020 continues, and today we move away from books and focus on other gifts and crafts — which you can take to mean just about any other sort of thing a creative person might make: Music, art, knitting, jewelry, artisan foodstuffs and so on. These can be great, unique gifts for special folks in your life, and things you can’t just get down at the mall. I hope you see some cool stuff here.

Please note that the comment thread today is only for creators to post about their gifts for sale; please do not leave other comments, as they will be snipped out to keep the thread from getting cluttered. Thanks!

Creators: Here’s how to post in this thread. Please follow these directions!

1. Creators (of things other than books) only. This is an intentionally expansive category, so if you’ve made something and have it available for the public to try or buy, you can probably post about in this thread. The exception to this is books (including comics and graphic novels), which have two previously existing threads, one for traditionally-published works and one for non-traditionally published works (Note: if you are an author and also create other stuff, you may promote that other stuff today). Don’t post if you are not the creator of the thing you want to promote, please.

2. Personally-created and completed works only. This thread is specifically for artists and creators who are making their own unique works. Mass-producible things like CDs, buttons or T-shirts are acceptable if you’ve personally created what’s on it. But please don’t use this thread for things that were created by others, which you happen to sell. Likewise, do not post about works in progress, even if you’re posting them publicly elsewhere. Remember that this is supposed to be a gift guide, and that these are things meant to be given to other people. Also, don’t just promote yourself unless you have something to sell or provide, that others may give as a gift.

3. One post per creator. In that post, you can list whatever creations of yours you like, but allow me to suggest you focus on your most recent creation. Note also that the majority of Whatever’s readership is in the US/Canada, so I suggest focusing on things available in North America. If you are elsewhere and your work is available there, please note it.

4. Keep your description of your work brief (there will be a lot of posts, I’m guessing) and entertaining. Imagine the person is in front of you as you tell them about your work and is interested but easily distracted.

5. You may include a link to a sales site if you like by using standard HTML link scripting. Be warned that if you include too many links (typically three or more) your post may get sent to the moderating queue. If this happens, don’t panic: I’ll be going in through the day to release moderated posts. Note that posts will occasionally go into the moderation queue semi-randomly; Don’t panic about that either.

6. As noted above, comment posts that are not from creators promoting their work as specified above will be deleted, in order to keep the comment thread useful for people looking to find interesting work.

Now: Tell us about your stuff!

Tomorrow: Fan Favorites!

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

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Hi there, I’m Ed Rodriguez, creator of the Animus Draft-Building Card Game. Today, I’m happy to announce the Crowd Sale for the first Animus Core Set: Vanishing Point.

Animus is the Draft-Building Card Game with a multiverse of ever-changing decks that fit in your pocket! It’s a 2 to 4 player game in which the players draft a combat force of 9 unique characters from a spanning multiverse while leading their team with one of several powerful Entities.

More info at: http://www.AnimusCardGame.com

A crowd sale is a type of crowdfunding campaign, but it has 2 key differences from something like Kickstarter. First, you will definitely get the game, there is no minimum funding goal to meet. The game IS made and you WILL get it if you purchase it.

Second, instead of stretch goals, you get discounts, the more backers there are, the bigger your discount. When you purchase a copy, you won’t get charged until the sale ends. At that point, you will get charged the new discounted price based on how many people backed the game. For instance, once we get to 100 sales on this campaign, everyone will get a 33% discount over the original price of the game!

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Hello! My name is Spring Schoenhuth. I create science fiction and fantasy jewelry in sterling silver, bronze, and other precious metals. I’ve designed jewelry for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TM), and created special award jewelry for conventions and organizations. My work is a joy and a pleasure, and I’m honored to have been a seven time finalist for the Fan Artist category of the Hugo Awards. Please take a peek at my Facebook page for some of the many designs I have!

https://m.facebook.com/Springtime-Creations-369944943102641/

Hi!

I’m Liz, a maker in Montreal, and I make things, mostly lavishly embroidered hoodies, bags and other bits and bobs on fannish themes. I love doing custom work, so if you’ve got a logo or crest for your D&D group, are celebrating a novel release, or want to memorialize your fursona, I can work with you to make a one of a kind piece of clothing you’ll treasure forever!

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/UnusualFrequency

Thanks!

Hello! My name is Jessie and for this holiday season I just started my small business creating custom illustrated pet prints. These are perfect gifts for someone who is obsessed with their pet, someone who just lost their companion, or just because!

My prints come framed and I have a variety of frames you can chose from from.

You can check out my Instagram @southerlyprints or email me at bumgarner.jessie@gmail.com for more information.

Happy holidays everyone!

I have been doing woodturning for a decade now, and have curated an oft-neglected Etsy shop for the past several years. In spite of this dumpster fire of a year and a doctoral program, I have spent about 2 hours per week in my woodshop and have a decent range of items available for this holiday season:

aturnofbeauty.etsy.com

New this year are hardwood rolling pins with independently turning handles. Thanks to the home baking craze of the lockdown summer, I’ve sold several of those this year.

Everything in my store ships free and for my fellow Whatever readers, use coupon code Whatever2020 for 10% discount.

Enjoy!

Hi,

My name is Ron Wheeler and I’m an Atlanta based photographer and digital artist. I’m tryin to leave my cubicle life behind and focus on photos and digital art.

I have prints available at link text

You can also check my Instragram @ronwheelerphoto.

Happy Holiday!

Well, since our host specifically mentioned knitting…I’m Priscilla King. I recently got an “artist’s” grant to promote my knitting. So, although I’ve identified as a writer for 15 years… You can visit priscillaking.blogspot.com for very bad photos of what are actually decent blankets, sweaters, shawls, accessories, and collectible doll outfits. I have a WIP blog at ko-fi.com/priscillak and a Twitter log at cat_sanctuary.livejournal.com.

RudeGirlStitching, reporting for duty! Based in the UK but my sweary cross-stitch patterns are available world-wide for immediate download. Most are quite NSFW but they might amuse some of your readers – and there’s still most of a month to stitch them for your holiday gifts. Just try not to shock maiden aunts, grandparents, bosses etc.

http://www.rudegirlstitching.com is where to find them!

I make lots of cool stuff! I normally sell at cons, but there aren’t any right now, and my wares are generally very tactile. I also teach; visit my website at http://www.cogitation.org to see my full variety. Popular this year are my little telephone wire trees on old circuit boards: colorful, geeky, recycled art that you can play with. They also ship well! I also do pottery, watercolors, alcohol inks and encaustics.

Hi! My name is Heather and I make things for people. If you have an idea for an item that you can’t, for whatever reason, make yourself; I’ll gladly make it for you! Fine art, crafts, furniture, clothes, or whatever else you dream up! And if I can’t make it, I’ll let you now, no harm done. There’s even an “Ideas” page if you’re not sure what you want!

Just sent this beauty to the printer! I put a lot of hope into this work. I present my 2021 Moon Calendar! This original watercolor/ mixed media art piece is being printed on beautiful 80lb textured stock that gives the look and feel of the original. I’m really proud of these.

As ever, I am inspired by my girl and her love of rainbow colors. My girl’s swallowtail butterfly she raised from a caterpillar is featured along with some of my favorite native to Tennessee flora—Passion Flower (Maypop), Tulip Poplar, Magnolia, and Hophornbeam.

Purchase via etsy or by messaging me! Venmo and cash are also great! On sale this week via a partnership with etsy. :) https://www.etsy.com/listing/915124429 [earlier post above accidentally left out the link!]

I’m a member of the NYC-based brass quintet Calliope Brass (the trombonist, to be precise), and since there are no Christmas gigs this year we’re focusing more on our store (including some convenient holiday bundles) at http://calliopebrass.org/store including items such as:

-our debut album Rose Strewn Course, which has a wide variety of brass music including a piece where we get to pretend to be a train because who doesn’t love trains

-a holiday EP that drops on Friday (though you can pre-order it now for half price)

-face masks with the character from What’s Your Story, the children’s educational show we developed (put her face on your face)

-stickers, because everyone loves stickers

We’re on all the social medias (social mediums? socials media?) and YouTube if you want to listen before you buy (also our social media in general is fun if a little odd at times, come hang out), so chances are if you put “Calliope Brass” into a search field you’ll find something entertaining.

Thanks!

Whether you call them fonts or typefaces, I make them!

My website: http://missymeyer.com
My shop: https://missymeyerfonts.com/collections/all

The majority of my fonts are cute, fun, whimsical, and built smooth and sharp. They’re great not just for print products, but also for cutting machines like a Cricut or Silhouette, so you can make decals and shirts.

Bonus! You can use discount code WHATEVER to get 30% off everything in the Missy Meyer Fonts shop (linked above) for the entire month of December.

Do you love cheese? Do you know someone who loves cheese? My family farm has you covered!

Meadow Creek Dairy is a grass-based, seasonal dairy in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, run by my family. We’ve been dairying for 32 years and producing European-style artisanal raw milk cheeses for the last 22. The commercial dairy industry is — how can I put this delicately — a SHITSHOW for small farms, and making high-quality cheeses we can sell directly to shops and customers has allowed us to not only keep operating when everyone our size is shutting down, but to build a business that led both kids (my brother and I) to voluntarily stay on the farm — a situation that has become rare as diamonds in the farming world.

We make three principal varieties of cheese: our Appalachian, a mild, crowd-pleasing tome-style that took first place last year in the American Cheese Society’s Original Recipe category; our Mountaineer, an alpine-style cheese similar to Comte and at this point aged over a year; and our star cheese, the Grayson, one of the first washed rind cheeses (aka “stinky cheeses”) to be made in the US, and a multiple award-winner for us.

2020 has been, needless to say, a difficult year, and we’ve had to pivot from a mostly-wholesale business to online retail. It’s been fun! A learning experience! I know so much more about the shortfalls of online shopping cart software now! And you can reap the benefits of my labors here:

https://www.meadowcreekdairy.com/store

For the holidays, we’re offering a variety of hand-curated gift selections featuring our farmstead cheeses, paired with some excellent jams, mustards, and crackers from other small businesses in our area, and packaged in a terrifically cute insulated lunch tote. Buy them for all the hard-to-shop-for foodies on your list! Buy one for yourself!

It’s been a rough year for everyone in the food business, but the support from ordinary customers has been a big silver lining — as well as possibly the thing that keeps my family’s decades-old business from tanking. Thank you all, and I hope you, you know. Enjoy the cheese. :)

OK – it’s not technically a book. It’s a roleplaying game….sorry if I’m bending the rules…

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/322958/Savage-Worlds-Adventure-Edition-The-After

The After is a setting of savage frontier action (think The Revenant or Jeremiah Johnson) in a sci-fi post-apocalyptic world (think Annihilation or The Quiet Place). It uses the newly retooled Savage Worlds Adventure Edition. With some amazing artwork from artist Jon Gibbons

The After is set in the northwestern reaches of the broken North American continent. You play survivors of the shattered human race trying to rebuild their world after nearly a century of alien predation and war.

The destructive invasion of Earth, followed by a terrifying war between rival Alien species far more advanced than mankind, has left the Earth a broken version of its former self. Major cities and areas of industrial and military strength have been completely obliterated. Only in the worlds most sparsely populated areas have people survived: areas that were ignored by the rampaging alien forces.

It is now a world of great change but also great opportunity; a strange world to explore and to forge a new home in. With the collapse of modern civilization, survivors must return to the old ways, find inspiration and knowledge utilized by frontiersman and native people who lived and prospered in North America centuries before.

New bonds must be formed, new settlements require aid and protection and the war ravaged ruins of Pre-Harvest Earth need to be explored for their knowledge and resources.

Love cheese? Know someone who loves cheese?

Meadow Creek Dairy is a grass-based seasonal dairy in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and, as it happens, my family’s farm. The commercial dairy industry has become…. how can I put this delicately… a SHITSHOW for small farmers, but since 1998 we’ve also been making European-style raw milk cheeses, which has let us survive and thrive while everyone around us was being driven out of business. My brother and I both voluntarily came back to work on the farm; for those of you in rural areas, you know that means a lot.

2020’s been the biggest threat we ever faced, and we’ve had to do a lot of fast pivots and a lot of hard decisions to keep the lights on. The silver lining has been the support we’ve received from our customer base.

This year — for the first time in over a decade — we’ve put together several gift collections featuring our cheeses, most also paired with excellent food products from other small regional businesses up and down the Blue Ridge. Check them and the rest of our lineup out here:

https://www.meadowcreekdairy.com/store

Thank you, and happy holidays!

Hello! I’m a maker of all sorts of things. Pens are what I’ve sold the most of (new cat pens coming very soon!) But I’ve also got some cutting boards in the shape of my home state, Minnesota, a variety of coasters (some wood, some ceramic tile etched via laser beam), and hand-bound journals. That’s just to name some of it. I enjoy making all manner of stuff. Check it all out, and use coupon code “holiday” to save 25% on orders of $25, or more through the end of the year. Oh, and it’ll all ship free!

https://bearmaked.net/shop/

Hi! My name is Jack and I run Oi, Shiny! – handmade jewellery with a touch of magic. Most of my pendants are wire wrapped cabochons, my favourite stone is labradorite, but I also have a selection of stim pendants – gemstones wrapped and balanced to turn under your touch, designed to be played with.

Everything is ready to go out immediately, and free international shipping is included with every order.

<a href=”OiShiny.Etsy.com””>OiShiny.Etsy.com

My wife and I make hand rolled paper greeting cards using a process called Quilling. These intricate designs, inspired by our love for nature, are more than just a card, they are a piece of art that can be hung on the wall! They make great gifts and will fit in any standard 5×7 frame. You can find us on our website @

http://www.iconicquilling.com

Thanks for the chance to plug, John! Happy Holidays to everyone!

Hi!
I’m Dr. Kit, and I’ve spent this pandemic trying to get my music writing and recording chops going. I play cello and sing, but I’ve been focusing on the cello part! So far everything is done at home, by me! I have 3 albums from this summer: one solo cello, one multi-track cello (me recording on top of myself), and one where I play cello and sing – this one I’m hoping to expand eventually into a cello-punk full band project.

Check it out at drkitcello-punk.bandcamp.com!

I make wire and hand-colored brass jewelry — lots of antique keys, colorful leaves, and dragons. Plus pride jewelry with charms and Swarovski crystal.

I create my colors with multiple colors of blended alcohol inks and then paint on repeated layers of a gloss varnish so that they look much like enameling. I make mainly pendants (that come with a chain or cord of your choice), earrings with niobium or titanium ear wires, hair pins that also work well as shawl pins or scarf pins, and alligator clips. For those who have seen my work before, I have new designs and colors available now.

My Etsy shop is
https://www.etsy.com/shop/silverowlcreations/

If you’re interested in notification when I add new items to the Etsy shop (which I will keep doing all month), I post in:
https://www.facebook.com/SilverOwlCreations

Heyo! My name is Hillary Monahan. I write books and make jewelry, and today I’m here to talk about that second part and The Peculiarity Shop, I am lucky enough to create some great things with a super cool queer squad of artists, being Meg, Sara Eileen, and my partner Becky. All of our creations are handmade, lead and nickel free (hypoallergenic), and for the most part we can resize our stuff to accommodate all body types. Some items are pretty, some are funny, some open magical doors. (Supposedly.) We also drop ship and gift wrap and provide personalized messages if you want to wish someone a happy holiday this season. Thanks for considering us and our little pocket of the interwebs!

We sing monster songs! We tell the personal stories of lovesick mummies, giant lizards, bargain-hunting zombies, and other hapless creatures of the night with original songs, comedy, and further strangeness. Our album is available as a CD or digital download. We also have t-shirts and buttons: https://drdourpeach.bandcamp.com/releases

Watch us for free on YouTube! Our 6-episode web series is a wild romp of magic, mayhem, and more original music. The series has been featured in Cleveland Horror Hotel’s 2020/2021 Film Festival, Minnesota Web Fest 2020 (winner, “Best Host”), and Baltimore Next Media Web Fest 2020 (winner, “Best Musical Series,” “Best Writing in a Fantasy/Sci-Fi Series,” and “Best Social Media”).
https://www.youtube.com/c/drdourandpeach

Hi! My name is Jack and I run Oi, Shiny! – handmade jewellery with a touch of magic. Most of my pendants are wire wrapped cabochons, my favourite stone is labradorite, but I also have a selection of stim pendants – gemstones wrapped and balanced to turn under your touch, designed to be played with.

Everything is ready to go out immediately, and free international shipping is included with every order.

OiShiny.Etsy.com

My name is Mike Bankhead, I am an indie rock musician from Dayton, not too far from Scalzi. I released my second solo album – Anxious Inventions & Fictions – on September 12th. Feel free to stream it anywhere (try before you buy), but I would love for you to experiemce the Deluxe Version on CD, as it contains 2 additional songs and a 12 page full color booklet of lyrics and line notes.

CD, digital downloads, T shirts:
https://mikebankheadmusic.com/store

Posting here for my partner who is a space music composer under the name GEODESIUM. His albums can be found here https://www.lochnessproductions.com/geo/geo.html as well as on Amazon and on streaming services such as Spotify (https://www.lochnessproductions.com/geo/geo.html) and Bandcamp (https://geodesium.bandcamp.com/).

Currently he is also selling through a local Holiday Arts festival gone Virtual, open til late Friday: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/holiday-mountain-market

Thanks again to Mr Scalzi for making this space available for all of us to share our works with the world.

Hi, my name is Phil, and I run a small letterpress printing studio in Madison, Wisconsin called Washboard Press. I’ve got a range of Christmas cards, gift tags, greeting cards for a variety of occasions, posters and prints— all original designs, printed by me, by hand, on vintage printing presses using wood and metal movable type.

My favorite new prints for this year are some lovely two color certificates which you can use to declare any package to be ATTRACTIVELY WRAPPED. These are perfect if your wrapping skills are…somewhat less than you might desire, if you are all out wrapping paper and have moved on to plastic bags, or are just having a hard time managing the energy to get things wrapped.

Also possibly popular with readers here: a print that laments “If only you would use your powers for GOOD instead of EVIL!

Find these and many more at Washboard Press. Or see photos and process on Instagram @washboardpress.

I also do commissions! Contact info on my website or through Instagram messages.

Hi, my name is Steve and among many other things in life, I also design t-shirts. Mostly targeted into health care (both providers and patients, especially cancer patients), my designs include reading, fandom, snark, and general commentary on life. You can find my shirts in many places, but here are links to my:

TeePublic store: https://www.teepublic.com/user/laughingcoyote
They’re running sales every Wednesday through Friday in December.

And my Spreadshirt store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/laughingcoyote/
Which has more of my designs (I’m working on that, but I’m really busy at the moment)

Hopefully you find something you’ll want to wear or at least something that makes you smile.

Do you love Catan? Are you tired of fighting the cheap cardboard hexes staying in place? Or do you just want to look very fashionable while playing?

We’ve got you covered with our laser cut Catan board. Supports 4 and 6-player, base game, Seafarers, and Cities and Knights. Note: game pieces not included.

Check it out

here

!

You’re sitting on the third conference call of the day, desperately trying to stay focused (and awake!).

Wouldn’t it be handy if your notebook had fun geometric patterns in the margin for you to color in while you wait for the parts of the call that you need to participate in?

That’s where Scintillant Squares Coloring Journals shine – available from Amazon with four different covers and either lined, unlined, or dot matrix interiors!

Check out the announcement and links here!

The mystery of ancient legends, lost worlds, and more. Listen to the song Ancient Ages.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6m9UuzEbP8
http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Ages/dp/B07GJ98MBB#

Vocals and production, Catherine Asaro
Words by Arlan Andrews
Music, Arlan Andrews and Catherine Asaro, (mostly Arlan)
Keys: Greg Adams
Guitar: Keith Adams
Bass: Robert Holthause
Drums: Roger Stewart
Violin: Nataly Merezhuk
Arrangement/backups: Catherine Asaro

Lyrics (without repeats, for brevity’s sake)

Lost worlds of the ancient ages
Sung by poets, scorned by sages:
Aerie towers age-stricken down
Becoming part of Earth and ground.
Palaces, abodes of kings,
Lying deep at sea, remembering
Pyramids of earth and stone
Stand like mountains overgrown

With roots of plants and root of Man:
There was a Pattern and a Plan.

Around the world today we see
Strange remnants of this Mystery:
A pyramid, a sacred hill
The lonely ruins standing still
That mark the channels where still flow
Energies we do not know.

For purposes we cannot ken
Yet once were known by ancient men.
With faith we may yet understand:
There was a Pattern and a Plan.

Around the world in massive stone
In standing circles and alone
The ancient wise erected high
Their monuments to measure sky
To chart the course of Moon and Sun
And Stars to mark the seasons’ run.

Size, Form and Shape helped them to tap
The Mother Earth’s sweet magic pap
With rites of gods and rites often
There was a Pattern and a Plan.

(Posting for Jana Pullman) – Jana Pullman makes handmade boxes, journals and holiday ornaments in the form of miniature books. All materials, including marbled paper, are sourced from other local artists in the Twin Cities area where possible. She also makes custom boxes and does book repair (reach out via Etsy). Work exhibited at WisCon, MultiverseCon, ICON and sundry other events, museums and galleries.https://www.etsy.com/shop/westernslopebindery

Looking for holiday presents? Wandering Moon Crafters Guild carry everything from hand crafted soap to one-of-a-kind crochet garments; from gaming accessories to hand-painted decorations; from photo prints to handmade shampoos and shaving soaps. We also have a carefully curated selection of other items for sale, including some very nifty teas and even gifts for your cat!

https://wanderingmooncrafters.com/

I am a native California artist and welder inspired by the landscapes and rich culture of the deserts of the American Southwest, Mexico, South America, Africa, and The Middle East. My passion is to create high-quality handmade welded sculptures and keepsakes that reflect these environments and lifestyles.

I have what I believe is a highly unique vision of how to portray succulents, aloe, agave, cacti, and all the desert flora. In addition, my original wall art and keepsake designs bring beautiful accents and conversation pieces to any home or garden.

I make each Succulent Metals artwork by hand through the process of welding, hand-forging, torching, silicone bronze, patina, dyes, and a multitude of metal-working techniques.

Custom designed and commissioned artwork is available upon request.

Succulent Metals is based in San Dimas, California and is a proud female owned business.

Check out some of of my creations:

https://www.succulentmetals.com

Thanks!

~Daneane

If you are in the market for gift tags that are a little off the beaten path, check out Alaskonfetti at http://www.JuneauPaperworks.com! Patterned paper tags in the shape of our original designs: Black Bears, Brown Bears, King Salmon, Halibut, and – for the truly discriminating, my favorite – Rockfish.

We make tiny batches, but don’t worry – new patterns wander out of the woods all the time :)

And if you happen to live in Juneau, Alaska, you can skip the postage at checkout :)

Hi, I’m Juliet A. Kurth. I make ceramic art with intention, and most of it inspired b&y nature: tree stump candle holders and vessels, Wall Flowers (sculpted and glazed flowers that hang on the walls), Treasure Boxes (little trinket boxes with small sculptural elements on top), and ceramic jewelry, many of which are botanical in nature (flowers and leaves, but also some more modern styles, too). To find out more about my process, how you can use my pieces, as well as see what I’m working on now you can follow me on Instagram @julietakurth. I’m having a Holiday Boutique outside at my home (masks required and hand sanitizer available) this Saturday, and will have a live sale that day, too, on Instagram at 12:30 pm PST, and anything left after the same is open will be up on my Etsy shop: https://Etsy.com/shop/JulietAKurthCeramist

Thanks for the opportunity to promote our work here. :)

I make poetry art cards — mixed-media collage combined with fragments of my poetry. The cards are blank on the inside and come with matching envelopes. I have 13 original designs, and then I added a few more this fall inspired by literature and have made a few designs for Christmas. You can see almost all of the designs at my brother’s shop, Ella’s Apothecary. (He also makes amazing candles and things like that.)

Thanks for looking! :)

https://www.ellasapothecary.net/featured-artist

My names is Michele Banks, aka @artologica, and I am an artist inspired by science. My watercolor and ink paintings – based on scientific concepts and images ranging from neuroscience to microbiology to climate change – have been shown at the NIH and AAAS and been featured on journal and book covers. And you can buy your very own at my Etsy shop!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artologica

I don’t make prints, so each one is unique. I do, however, have some of my paintings made into gorgeous silk scarves and ties that make great gifts for all your geeky friends and relations.

Also, you can follow me on twitter, I post lots of pictures of squirrels

I’m John Hudgens, an independent filmmaker in Tennessee – my documentary “Backyard Blockbusters”, about fan films and fan filmmakers, is available on DVD. It covers fanfilms from the 1920s to present day, with in-depth looks at titles like Hardware Wars, Troops, the Raiders Adaptation, as well as many popular Star Trek and Star Wars fanfilms.

You can get it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KZHV8FJ/

It’s gotten good reviews and won a few awards – I hope you all will give it a try!

Cats and Fantasy mashed together is my specialty! Art prints, keychains, necklaces, earrings, and totes featuring Cats as fantasy creatures and classes: https://mirana.storenvy.com/

I also sell other highly painted fantasy art prints and goodies.

This month any orders of large (8×10″+) prints are going to get 1-2 additional surprise prints thrown in, and every order will get a cat magnet.

Hi all, and thanks to John for the opportunity!

I hand-bind blank books, perfect for diaries, bullet journals, sketchbooks, etc. Every book starts with me folding the paper for the pages. You can see a time-lapse video of the process on my website:

http://www.thebookroadie.com/

My shop is on Square here:

https://the-book-roadie.square.site/

I have new listings going up soon, if you don’t see anything that’s quite right, please sign up for my mailing list! I update a few times a year, it’s a pretty low-traffic list.

Cats and Fantasy mashed together is my specialty! Art prints, keychains, necklaces, earrings, and totes featuring Cats as fantasy creatures and classes: https://mirana.storenvy.com/

I also sell other highly painted fantasy art prints and goodies.

This month any orders of large (8×10″+) prints are going to get 1-2 additional surprise prints thrown in, and every order will get a cat magnet.

Hi! I’m Crickett, and I make fandom/meme cross-stitch patterns and kits, and also a few laser cut items like votive holders and pins/pendants.

Want to recreate the Barren Fields of Fucks for yourself or someone special? Are you a Browncoat, certain that although you may have been on the losing side, it wasn’t the wrong side? https://www.etsy.com/shop/CrickettsHouse I also take custom requests.

Steampunk much? I have a cog votive holders that might suit your fancy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/LasersSetToStunning Again, I take custom requests.

Hello! I’m Marian Call, a self-produced indie musician. I’ve released eleven albums but I’d like to highlight two:

My newest is a short pop-punk EP called “SWEARS!” It’s an upbeat curse-filled 90’s garage band record about how things feel these days. You can listen for free or buy it here, and it’s also on Spotify and everywhere.

I also have a holiday album if that’s your deal, with one of the very few tributes in song to Die Hard, there should be more: Yippee Ki Yay!

You may enjoy these for free or stream them anywhere, but if you’d like to buy them (CD’s or just tracks) you can do that on Bandcamp.

Hi, my name is April, I’m the owner and artisan behind Strings Attached Jewelry (https://www.stringsattachedjewelry.com). I make quite a bit with wire wrapping and other wire work, and a fair bit of stitch-work.
But for the holiday season, I make a lot of ornaments: Ball ornaments with beaded covers, spiral triple-helix hangers, and old-school bell ornaments. I also make a lot of angels and fairies to dangle from the spirals or to be stocking stuffers as keychains or zipper pulls.

Hi! I’m Laurel Meister and my claim to fame is that I knew Scalzi “when” (at our wonderful high school alma mater)…. I am a professional artist and illustrator based in Southern CA and my current series or artworks is inspired by the messages found in fortune cookies. Please take a moment to visit my new website where you’ll find matted, limited edition, prints of the fortune cookie series:

http://www.laurelgracestudios.com

If you’d like to see a wider variety of offerings and follow my creative life (I do a wide variety of arts beyond painting) please follow me at my recently rebranded social media accounts:

http://www.instagram.com/laurelgracestudios
http://www.facebook.com/laurelgracestudios

Follow me for a free shipping coupon code 😉

Oh…and pandemics aren’t art fair/festival friendly. So thank you John!!

Hello!
I am the creator, designer, handcrafter of handmade tote bags. My totes are of limited edition, and patterns/fabrics are coordinated by me. They’re light weight, versatile and made of high quality and durable materials. You can find my totes at my site http://www.hazelginadesigns.com I’m currently having a sale of 20% off any bag plus free shipping, in honor of my December birthday month. Please also follow me on IG @hazelginadesigns for updates on new styles and designs. Thank you for your support!!!!

Hi!
Savin of SavinArt here. I do art and graphic design and some of it is pretty funny. My stuff for sale is collected at savinart.redbubble.com – there are both art prints, t-shirts and other apparel and home decorations stuff. I choose to sell at Redbubble since they try to print as close to the customer as possible, less transport distance is good for the enviroment.

Hi. I’m Jay–an artist working both digitally and analog. I challenged myself to paint the pandemic, with a series of paintings representing the dumpster fire that is 2020. You can see more at: http://www.JayBarryStudio.com

But the nicer prints (and originals) are off dancers, motorcyclists, and city nightscapes. Stop by my Etsy shop if you’re curious: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JayBarryArt

Hi, I’m Alex Pepper. My wife and I own Red King. We make dice bags and other tabletop gaming accessories.
We’ve been running our business for about three years and our products are being sold in over 200 friendly local game stores across the US.
If your local game store doesn’t carry our products, you can purchase our quality handmade dice bags online at http://www.redkingco.com
Thanks!

Hi. I’m Larry Yudelson. I run Ben Yehuda Press, which publishes Jewish books and calendars.

This year we published a Jews in Space Wall Calendar, which features Jewish (as well as American) holidays, weekly Torah portions, space photography (this month features the “Eye of God” nebula), and dates of historical interest to Jewish space and science fiction fans, including the Apollo missions of 1970 and Leonard Nimoy’s birthday.

Order now and I’ll wrap gift orders in Chanukah wrapping paper.

https://benyehudapress.com/books/jews-in-space-calendar-5781/

I make doodles! I got back into creative work as a way to save my sanity during The Covid Times, and when I posted pics, people said my doodles helped cheer them up. So, even though doodles are usually ephemeral things, I started to sell archival prints of a few with staying power. You can purchase a print via my Doodle Dispatches website, or you can just get a free daily-ish dose of my doodles on Instagram: I’m @DoodleDispatches.

I make jewelry (necklaces, earrings, charms, & bracelets) in an eclectic mix vintage & modern looks. From steampunk to boho, swarovski to stone, beads to bangles, there’s bound to be something to catch your eye!

Check it out for yourself at my Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StarsAndArrow

My most recent addition is toggle clasp beaded necklaces with a stylized tree design centerpiece.

Hi, I’m Amy. I make custom painted tumblers. I don’t charge any extra for special one of a kind pieces. I also make custom top hats, masks, etc. I am also now painting. Check me out on instagram. I go by It’s a Little Over The Top.

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