Hello, it's been a while!
A lot has happened since my last post, let me fill you in!
It's safe to say, I'm very busy! But I'm juggling my commitments to my commissioners, friends and family well. It can be hectic, but it's also very exciting, with so much on the horizon!
I hope you're all well, and that you have something to look forward to.
Commissions are open!
As you may have seen, August commissions are now open! I'll be taking on my usual 15 slots and all commissions will be completed in August. If you're interested, navigate to the 'Commissions' tab and click on 'Commission Me' for the forms!
Streaming on Twitch!
For the last few weeks I have been trying to develop some YouTube videos so that I can share some of my process with you guys and get some more interaction with my community. However, after running into some roadblocks (video quality being the main one), I've decided to switch tactics and head to Twitch to stream!
I had an account on there that I used a couple of years ago, but I was unable to stream for the last few years because of various things. Luckily, some of the images I created for YouTube can be ported over so I'm all setup now and ready to stream! I'll be streaming commission work and some personal drawings too. Hope to see you there!
Mondays 19:00GMT (evening stream)
Tuesdays 09:00GMT (morning stream)
I'll be at Virtual Confuzzled this weekend (Friday 28th May to Sunday 30th May) in the Dealer's Den! My page on their website: https://2021.confuzzled.org.uk/dealers-den/dealer/shimmi-art
My commissions open on the Friday too, but I'll have exclusive offers for the Virtual Confuzzled weekend! You'll find a code at my Dealer's Den page that you can enter onto your commission form to get either:
I also have a Furry Starter Pack available for this month, the commission form for the pack is with the others in the Commissions -> Commission Me tab and will be active this weekend.
See you there!!
Hello! To celebrate Pride Month this June I've decided to create some dinosaur adopts inspired by pride flag colours!
The adopts will be sold in pairs on Twitter:
Each design will be £40 and you'll have full rights to the character! I can provide minor tweaks to the design if requested.
The Custom Design Auction
The custom design will be sold as an auction, with all proceeds being donated to MicroRainbow.org, an organisation that helps provide safe housing for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers.
The winner will be able to choose the pride flag and the dinosaur species, and will work with me to create a cool new design!
The auction will start on Tuesday 22nd at 7pm on Twitter.
Commissions will open, as usual, on the last Friday of every month. For May, that's the 28th! See you then!
Nine packs of sanitary packs have been ordered! I will announce on Twitter when the form to get a pack is available, but if you want to be notified immediately when the form is active you can sign up to receive an email! Go to the Charity tab above, then click on 'Eco-Friendly Sanitary Pads', under 'How To Apply' just pop your email in and you'll get an email as soon as the sanitary pad form activates!
I'm just waiting for the pads to arrive and then I'll check them over. After that, I'll activate the form!
I decided to do things a little differently for my April-June charity contributions! So many people cannot afford the upfront cost of eco-friendly sanitary products, so I decided to help people take that first step and buy packs of 5 reusable sanitary packs. I have emailed and called the company I am planning to buy from and I am just waiting to hear news back.
Application to receive a pack will be done via a form. You won't need to give a reason as to why you want to receive a pack, and anyone who replies will be given one; it won't be a lucky dip. I will need a legal name and address in order to send the pack out to you, but this information will not be stored.
I'm really excited to put this plan into action and help people reduce their sanitary waste! I've been using ecofriendly products for around 3 years now and I would never go back. They're healthier for your body and more absorbant too!
I'll keep you all posted!
Commissions for April are now closed and I will re-open on the 30th April for May commissions! I will be using this month to simplify my price sheet and remove a couple of options. I will also be putting my prices up as I haven't had a price rise for over a year and my skill has improved considerably!
I'll be making an announcement regarding April's charity soon!
Here we are! I needed a home for my important news that would otherwise get lost on Twitter. I'll announce commission openings, charities and ideas here, so that they're easy to find. I suppose there's also the added benefit that I can type more than 180 characters! I'm free!