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Hello, I'm Heather, aka. Rheall. I'm an artist of sorts, and of :masto_comic: ComicsCamp.Club ๐Ÿ•๏ธ

๐Ÿ’š Portfolio: rheall.me
๐Ÿ’™ A maker and lover of webcomics
๐Ÿ’œ Owner of :squishygecko: @Squishy and :ailapup: @Aila
๐Ÿ’š Simblr: rheallsim.tumblr.com :plumbob4:
๐Ÿ’™ One of those weirdos who actually LIKES drawing horses ๐ŸŽโœ๏ธ
๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ, polite and non-confrontational to a fault
๐Ÿ’š White ace cis woman, family from Yorkshire, England

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So I finally did it. ๐Ÿด โœ๏ธ

Click here to check out my Horse Drawing Workshop Notes and References booklet:

:gumroad: gum.co/Zspaz

Ever needed to draw horses but had no idea where to start? Does the thought of drawing an equine terrify you? Want to learn more tools to help grow your horse drawing skills? Then this .PDF is for you!

Designed to be as approachable as possible without getting technical.

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Thank you so much for your support! :da_cuddle:

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Just thought I'd mention again:

I have a FREE or Pay What You Want .pdf copy of my Snowflakes Colouring Book available here:

:gumroad: gumroad.com/l/hTdbD

They're easy to print out and colour to your heart's content!

Don't get me wrong, I won't be getting one of these any time soon. It's too expensive to just buy on a whim. But it's something I'll think long and hard about, and see if I can't work out a saving plan.

It would be nice to try, at any rate. I miss playing music. ๐Ÿ’—

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But I love playing clarinet SO MUCH. I don't think I could commit to playing with a concert band any time soon (that and I'd need a LOT of practice to get back to a playable level), and it seems like a waste to get lessons on an instrument I won't be playing with other people.

I dunno. I've been stuck on playing my clarinet for decades now.

The EWI, thoughโ€ฆ this would be SUCH a fun way to interact with and experiment with music, in a way that makes sense to me.

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I miss making music. I miss it a lot. But the problem with playing clarinet is that it's not easy to play casually, on your ownโ€ฆ you can play melodies and some solos, sure, but the instrument shines when it's played in accompaniment with other instruments.

That, and it's pretty loud. It's tricky to practice clarinet and not have that constant worry in the back of your head that you're bothering people. It's just hard to pick up and use, you know?

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After watching a few youtube videosโ€ฆ dang, this looks SO up my alley.

My main difficulty with making music nowadays is that I want to do so electronically, but to do so I'd have to learn piano (or alternatively electric guitar or something) to use as a midi-controller input.

But being able to use a woodwind-style instrument as a midi controller? That's SO EXCITING to me! :D

Time to save up for an EWI Solo, I thinkโ€ฆ ($700 CAD, though, :oof:)

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How did it take me this long into my lifespan to learn that EWIs (Electronic Wind Instruments) exist

I have a mighty NEED :possum_rawr:

Hello, I'm Heather, aka. Rheall. I'm an artist of sorts, and of :masto_comic: ComicsCamp.Club ๐Ÿ•๏ธ

๐Ÿ’š Portfolio: rheall.me
๐Ÿ’™ A maker and lover of webcomics
๐Ÿ’œ Owner of :squishygecko: @Squishy and :ailapup: @Aila
๐Ÿ’š Simblr: rheallsim.tumblr.com :plumbob4:
๐Ÿ’™ One of those weirdos who actually LIKES drawing horses ๐ŸŽโœ๏ธ
๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ, polite and non-confrontational to a fault
๐Ÿ’š White ace cis woman, family from Yorkshire, England

The last few months I've really felt I haven't been the best Curator I could have been, and my anxiety about the job and my performance in it began to spike. I realized it was time for me to pass the torch, so-to-speak.

I'm glad I've got the time to focus on ComicsCamp.Club now. I've sorely neglected it, and it is my baby, after all! โ˜บ๏ธ Here I go for another creative, hopefully comics-filled adventure! ๐Ÿ•๏ธ :camp_counselor:

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Seriously, thoughโ€ฆ being โ€ขART's Admin was such an amazing thing for me. It felt *so good* to be able to take care of and provide for the community that welcomed me to the :fediverse:Fediverse for so long. I've always loved being the host, you know, cultivating community, and it felt so good and so right to do it for โ€ขART. Thanks, @CuratorClassic, for believing in me. :da_cuddle:

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It's doneโ€ฆ it's finally done. :da_faint:

Mastodon.ART is now safe in the hands of @welshpixie. She's going to *rock* at the job.

I'm so glad I was able to find someone to take over that I trust and feel so delighted about. Del was such a welcoming figure when I first joined โ€ขART back in 2017, and I know she's going to be great at being Curator.

As for meโ€ฆ time for me to go breathe for a little while. :da_love:

To be fair, I got a Fine Arts degree, and even trying to relate to my peers on the same level about contemporary/modern fine art made be feel the same way, so ยฏ\_เผผ เฒฅ โ€ฟ เฒฅ เผฝ_/ยฏ

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The only time I've cried when writing an essay was when I was driven to tears trying to write one about the Platonic Ideals. ๐Ÿคฌ

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I feel like whenever I tried to study philosophy or critical theory in uni my lessons always went like this:

Prof: "So, it's like x."

Me: "Like x, got it"

Prof: "No, you misunderstand. It's xy."

Me: "Okayโ€ฆ xy. I get it."

Prof: "No, no, it's more than that. It's x(y+z)"

Me: "โ€ฆ soooo x(y+z)?"

Prof: "No, you're not listening, it's โˆš(ฯ€(x(y+z))^(ฮณ / ฯ†))"

Me: ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

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A reminder than I turned my Stardew Valley portraits into a mod so you can have them in your own game! ^^

You can download it here:

nexusmods.com/stardewvalley/mo

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I've also been playing a *lot* of Stardew Valley since the 1.5 update dropped. I got the whole set. :D

So I haven't posted any Sims 4 stuff here for a while, but that's because I succumbed to the dark side and made a Simblr blog for all my simming adventures.

I'm currently having a ton of fun writing and sharing the gameplay of my Faux-Legacy save, and I also made some CC that I'm pretty proud of. If that sounds like fun to you, click through and check it out! ^^

๐Ÿ’š rheallsim.tumblr.com ๐Ÿ’š

Every time I start reading Tamora Pierce novels again I get the urge to draw the characters.

Here are a couple I've done in the past. Alanna and Moonlight, Kel and Jump/Peachblossom/birds, and Daine. I really want to redo my drawing of Daine, though, I'd definitely draw her differently now (with darker skin, for one).

Does anyone have any good resources for running your own Mastodon Instance that I could point people to? I want to encourage people to start their own instances and make more diverse communities, but it's really daunting without some kind of guide/introduction to the whole MastoAdmin thing.

I know about runyourown.social/, are there any others out there? ^^

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Hypothetically this person might also have access to a small midi keyboard, so compatibility with that would be useful too ๐Ÿ‘€

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