My dear friend Michelle's beloved dog Polly is in need of diagnostic tests which she cannot afford.
"Polly was adopted about 2 1/2 years ago and she is my child. No parent likes to see their child suffer and she has been through enough stress in her life. The quicker we can raise the funds for the tests, the sooner we can figure out how to treat her and she can start living her life pain free again."
Please consider contributing to her GoFundMe campaign: www.gofundme.com/fundsforpolly
The first three people to publicly donate $20 or more to Michelle may choose a FREE jewelry item from my backstock. www.etsy.com/shop/balthasarcra…
If you cannot donate, please share this journal entry. Thank you!
While I am at it, I also want to draw attention to my friend heavenriver 's journal here:
Friend needs helpHey everyone,One of his friends is in dire straits, and can also use your assistance.
I received a message this morning from a friend. She didn't share many details, but long story short, she's going to be kicked out of the house. She lives far away from here - that is, on the other side of the ocean - so I'm unable to give her any in-person help.
If you could hop on here and make a donation, I would be very grateful. Thank you.
One of my friends, balthasarcraft, also has a friend in need of help. If you can spare some more, please go look at the above journal!
Thank you for anything you can do!
I am having a holiday clearance sale at my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/balthasarcra… !
Everything (non-commission) is 50% Off through the end of January. Use the coupon code HOLIDAZE2015.
You may not use this discount on commissions.
Also, if you see something in my Still for Sale folder balthasarcraft.deviantart.com/… which is not posted on Etsy and you want to buy it within 24 hours, please let me know and I will post it for you so you can use the discount.
RIP Tanith Lee
Most of you probably aren't familiar with Tanith Lee, which is truly a crime. She is positively one of the most wonderful authors in the entire world, an unrecognized genius, whose words are gems and whose sentences are goldmines. She is a shining star in my sky, and a few days ago, she died.
I made a pendant for her about a year ago, inspired by her novel The Birthgrave. I wanted to mail it to her, but never heard back. She fought several hard battles with cancer, which I assume is the monster that slayed her in the end. I never got to say "thank you" to her for her amazing work.
But she's still a shining star in my sky, and will be forever.
If you haven't read any of her books, I urge you to do so. I don't know what inspires me more, her exquisite prose poetry or her persistent refrain of rebellion and the search for authenticity and individuality. I hope that someday she gains the recognition she deserved in her lifetime, and that her spirit lives on somewhere as magickal as the worlds she put on the page.
I wrote a book!
This isn't your typical go-on-a-magic-quest-and-fight-dragons fantasy. It's a gritty drama with a fantasy backdrop where everything is just a shade off of familiar. It's a story about violent, compromised people struggling to live and love in a world entrenched in moral ambiguity and spiritual emptiness. Here is the short summary:
Talystasia stands divided. An ancient wall runs down the city’s center, and for centuries, the Lorens and Telyras have vied for dominance. But their endless feud is not the only schism that runs through these pages. Here, loyalties are fractured and hearts and minds are also divided. Will Andreas Telyra and Roselia Loren triumph on the war grounds within, or will they succumb to the cycle of violence and spiral even deeper into the dark?
FIND me on Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/balthasarcra…
If you want something that's posted here and isn't posted there and know you'll buy it within 24 hours, I will post it there for you if that's how you prefer to check out. Just let me know.
My friend ChaosFay is a brilliant macrame artist who makes fabulous necklaces at very low prices. If you commission her for a necklace, I will give you 10% off on any pendant you wish to purchase from me. We can combine your orders if you'd like as well and send you the finished result. Here are some of the awesome necklaces she has made with my pendants:
Interested in trading or purchasing from me? Aryiea has written up a review of me here: aryiea.deviantart.com/journal/…