we have the biggest sky

WE HAVE THE BIGGEST SKY out here.
Spreading from horizon to horizon, unhindered by the fog of city lights,
it brightens and blankets us, bewilders us, curls its toes into our warm edges.
It's no wonder we reach up and think we can gather the stars in our hands.

valor-anthology:

While we were sleeping, Valor surpassed its first funding goal! So the book is a definitely heading to the presses! We are all so stoked!

We’re regularly reblogging any art and fan reaction tagged valor-anthology, including the work our creators are doing. 

Now, we’re heading quickly toward our stretch goals!

$25,000: WE LOVE LIBRARIES! Books will be donated public libraries! The more that’s pledged, the more books we can get to libraries! If you’re a librarian and want a copy of Valor for your library as part of this stretch goal, please message Meg

And because we all love libraries, we will put in a bookmark for every tier level that has a physical book pledge ($30 and above.)

$30,000: DIGITAL SKETCHBOOK: We will create a digital artbook with concept art and the creating of Valor, including background into the stories used and comments from the creators! Plus, we will be able to give our artists and writers a bonus! Breaking through this stretch goal enables you to directly support the artists!

$50,000: HARDCOVERS: Want a hardcover copy of Valor? This is the tier level we need to unlock! 

Beyond that? We may have one or two more stretch goals, but we want to put the focus on providing our creators bonuses for all the hard work they’ve done, plus getting books out to libraries!

JOIN VALOR! PRE-ORDER NOW THROUGH KICKSTARTER 

I am super excited for this.  cx

from the tide pools on Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, WA

Ruby Beach, June 10, 2014

April 11, 2014

Sugar Lake near Grand Rapids, MN

April 11th, 2014

Sugar Lake near Grand Rapids, MN.

I found some melted glass in a fire pit a while back.

pond-dipping:

operamatic:

saltwort:

pondweed:

To launch the introduction of the books I’ve been binding to my Etsy store, I’m holding a giveaway! Check out what you might win on my Etsy!

1st Prize:

  • one 11x15.5cm hand-bound coptic-stitched book of your choice from my shop
  • two art prints
  • and a postcard pack.

2nd Prize:

  • three 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks
  • one art print
  • and a postcard pack.

3rd Prize:

  • two 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks,
  • and a postcard pack.

Rules & Conditions

  • Runs from 20/03/2014 — 24/04/2014.
  • Like and reblog to enter. You can reblog multiple times, but please consider your followers’ dashboards!
  • No giveaway only blogs.
  • Winners are picked with a random number generator. (First draw wins first prize, etc.)
  • This giveaway is international. 
  • Please be contactable, either by having your ask box open, or another means of contact clearly displayed. I’ll message you about postage details.
  • Best of luck!

look at these great things, I’m all about these great things.

I hit reblog so fast I nearly cracked my phone screen

This comment though guys, this comment!

(Seriously though, all the lovely messages people are leaving, I’m coming down with a case of the warmfuzzies.)

Reblogging primarily to point out how top-notch this lady is. (I am already hoarding more than my fair share of her lovely art and craftsmanship.