Welcome to the brand new and official Patrons of the Picsees news feed. We made this wee page so that those of you who ever so kindly supports our art can easily find all the latest patron’s news and rewards in one place…and you can now also access all of your exclusive content & downloads from these pages if you have your monthly patron’s password at hand.
We wanted to remind you that there’s only one week left to claim a free greeting card with every print you order from our wee webshop! If you’d like to reap the benefits of this wee bonus reward just visit the prints section of our webshop (before midnight 17 January 2020), enter your monthly Patrons password, and we'll add the option to include either our "Moments" or "Dragon Pup" card for free when you add a print to your basket.
UPDATE: This reward has now expired.
Last week we said that we’ll be sharing a new freebie from our shop with everyone who supports us with $5 or more and we’re glad to say that it’s available from today! yHay! So, if you support us with $5 or more, you can get this lovely set of button badges that’s all about books for free from our wee webshop.
All eligible Patrons can find a voucher code to claim this freebie by following this link to your rewards page.
PS: This freebie can be claimed until 31 January 2020.
We made lots of lovely new gifts for you to download this January and we're so excited to tell you about these! First up we have a brand-new design for our 2020 Printable Picsee Calendar. We've been working very hard to make it the best printable calendar ever and we're so proud of the result and really hope that you like it as much as we do...and you can of course download the January & February edition of this lovely Tent-fold calendar from today to print and make at home. It features our drawing of "Root the Burrow Elf" for January and our picture of "Lady Rosafa's Flying School" for February and we added "week numbers" on the side to make it extra useful (and this year everyone that supports us with $5 or more can download a special printable wall calendar version of it as a little bonus).
We also made another printable bookmark for you to download this month. As you might know we're working on a new range of bookmarks for our webshop and shared a special printable version of one of these with you a couple of months ago and it was so popular (in fact, it was one of our most popular downloads ever) that we decided to share another one of them with you, and this one features our drawing of the Monsters of Loch Ness.
You can of course also download the January 2020 edition of our digital desktop calendar (and this year we have a special hi-definition version available for those of you who supports us with $5 or more) and as always, everyone can download our bonus "I Support Art" social media cover.
You can find this month's downloads on your rewards page.
PS: These downloads are available until 31 January after which they will move to the archives.
Don't forget that there are only a few days left to download all the lovely gifts that we made for you this December (unless of course you have archive access) which includes this high-resolution printable colouring page featuring our drawing called "The Walk" and a lovely wallpaper that features our wee drawing of Leahann'riada the forest faery.
UPDATE: These downloads are now in the Archives.
Wow! In just a few days' time we'll be singing "Auld Lang Syne" into a brand-new year and a brand-new decade! It's so exciting and we've got so much planned for this year ahead...including lots of lovely new gifts for you, and we'd like to show you a few of the things that we'll be sharing with you next month...like the January & February 2020 edition of our newly designed printable Picsee calendar (and next year those of you who supports us with $5 or more will also be able to download a lovely little bonus printable wall calendar version of it). We also made a special printable bookmark for you that features our drawing of the Monsters of Loch Ness. There will of course be lots of other things that we'll be sharing with you, but we'll tell you more about these in the January edition of our Patron's newsletter.
We wanted to take a wee moment to thank you for the incredibly kind and generous support that you’ve given us this year and to tell you just how much it means to us.
As you know, your support allows us to spend more and more time in our wee studio, which makes it possible for our little faeryworld to grow. But we realized you might not know just how much you’ve help this world of ours to flourish this year, which is why we wanted to share this photo with you today. You see, there’s at least one brand new drawing of a wee little faery, pixie, goblin or gnome on every one of these pages, that are all on their way to become an art picture...and almost all of them are here because of you. And we can’t wait to spend more time with them in the new year, writing down all the stories they tell us while we finish their drawings, and then of course, introducing them all to you.
But it’s not just time that your support gives to us.
We always say that being an artist is the same as being a wizard, and that the only difference is that we use a pencil instead of a wand to do our magic. But making art is not always easy and you can be sure that somewhere during the process you will get a visit from some horrible little hobgoblins called Doubts…and when they show up, the magic instantly disappears. But your support reminds us every day that what we do has value…and knowing that you like our wee little stories and pictures enough to support us every month always sends those nasty little doubts on their way.
So, while it might be true that an artist is just like a wizard, the true source of our magic is having someone like you who believes in what we do. So thank you for your support, thank you for giving us the time to do what we love, and thank you for believing in us…it really does mean the world to us.
A wee while ago we shared some advice on what to do if you find a Ta'ygaird goblin in your house (click here if you'd like to read it) and many people told us that they found this information incredibly useful. And so, when some faeryfolk told us about a problem they are having, we thought we'd tell you a bit about their dilemma in the hope that it could once again prove to be useful and beneficial to everyone.
You see, according to human folklore the Will-O'-The-Wisp (who are also sometimes known as fools fire or ghost light) is said to be a mysterious light or glow that is usually found near small footpaths in forests or around moors and marshes. These lights are often accredited to bad spirits or wicked faeries. It is said that they would appear to people who are on their way home at night and then lead them from their path, deep into the darkness...only to extinguish their misleading lights, leaving these poor travelers miles from their path and completely lost.
However, this is a complete misconception and not true at all.
These mysterious lights are in fact little lamps or torches that belong to a wide variety of magical beings and faery folk who's hard at work getting the world ready for the next day. You see, while quite a few magical beings can see perfectly fine at night there's also many who need a bit of help (collecting left over moon shadows in the dead of night can be very difficult if you can't see what you are doing) and a little lamp is a great solution.
The problem is that people walking by on nearby paths would sometimes see these little lights, and since most people are quite inquisitive by nature they will very often leave the path and head over to the light so that they can see what it's all about.
The faery folk, who are at this point still hard at work and completely unaware of this oncoming expedition, will eventually notice a mysterious figure approaching from the distant darkness, which will send even the bravest among them running (or flying) in all directions. As you can imagine the person who was previously intrigued by a stationary light in the distance will be even more intrigued by these lights when they start moving, and nine out of ten times they will keep following them. The poor faery will of course see that the mysterious figure is still in pursuit and will keep running as fast as they can, all the time looking for a place to hide. When they do eventually find a hiding place, they will immediately extinguish the light and hide there until the scary figure goes away. At this time the poor faery will usually be miles from their home and completely lost.
It is therefore highly recommended, for the sake of everyone involved, not to chase any little lights you might find when you walk home at night. If you do happen upon some you can try to hum a wee little song along with the whistles of the wind...and if the lights are indeed faery folk at work you might just see them swaying along to the tune of your song.
A few of the sneakier goblins and pucks have recently found out that people like to follow little lights into the unknown and they started doing just this to play tricks on them. Ironically this means that the misconception about these lights being sneaky tricksters are now sometimes true.
PS: This wee story was first shared in the December edition of our patron's newsletter and published a fortnight later in our wee library
We have a special little bonus gift for those of you who supports us with $10 or more…well, actually it’s not a gift FOR you, but FROM you. You see, we’ll send a lovely little picsee card to someone special as a wee gift on your behalf. And we’ll also include either a mini magnet or badge with it and we’ll hand-write a wee message from you in there too.
All you need to do is choose which magnet or badge you’d like us to include, tell us what you’d like us to write in the card and of course who you’d like us to send it to (we’ll send it locally or internationally for free).
We’ve sent a wee email (via patreon) to everyone that supports us with $10 or more which contains a voucher code and a special link that you can follow to claim this reward and send a wee card to someone special, so do check your inbox for it (any new Patrons that supports us with $10 or more will receive this email within one working day of signing up).
We hope that whoever you choose to send this wee little gift to likes it very, very much.
We have a special little bonus reward for all our Patrons this month! Throughout December you can get a FREE greeting card with every print you order from our wee webshop!
Just visit the prints section of our webshop, enter your monthly Patrons password, and we'll add the option to include either our "Moments" or "Dragon Pup" card for free when you add a print to your basket.
PLEASE NOTE: We always take a little break around the end of December and during this time we give our wee webshop a little time-off too...so to make sure no one misses out on this lovely little bonus reward it will be available until the 15th of January 2020.