We will certainly update you about all that & the reasons why soon.
First though, we’ve got more pressing matters at hand. Our business & website are going through yet another complete overhaul. While all things are being shuffled around & new security measures begin to take hold, I will be redesigning the place from top to bottom & fixing some of the formatting issues with text that occur when switching views from desktop to mobile devices.
We are going for a cleaner look with less of a cluttery mess in our sidebar area.
Some important points to mention
We will be updating our Terms due to incidents that occurred over the break
There will be cross-platform changes & updates (Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube)
Art Services are temporarily suspended until April. (We are booked solid & consulting new clients.)
Sleepy Sundays has come to an end. (For now, until further notice. We are planning something new.)
We are currently searching for a social media manager. Contact us for more info.
Snapping Turtle is interested in branching out even further. (More details on this coming up.)
We’ve missed you tremendously. Thank you for being patient & supporting us while we had a lot going on.
We ask for a little more of that patience while we get things back in order here & sweep out all the dust creatures that creeped up inside our little castle in the clouds while we were away.
We are turning a new corner here at CardCastles and would like you to join us.
Plans are in the works for quite a few changes in the upcoming months. We will no longer be doing our regular #SleepySundays posts for the remainder or the year.
We are also unsure if we will be resurrecting #31Nightmares for this upcoming October. This will depend largely on community demand.
These pauses are for good reason. We are working on something much bigger as a team here at home for the future of our business, Snapping Turtle, that has been playing a larger role here these past few years.
I am also individually working on three book-related projects the rest of this summer, and likely into the fall.
We will certainly miss the old traditions for a while, but times, they are a-changin’ —and with it, so are we.
Updates will come as these changes go into effect. We thank you for your continued support. Keep an eye on our social media accounts for news about upcoming diaries and anything else as we near the end of this summer.
is my third cover artwork for a book or novel that is available for purchase on Amazon.
My dear friends Matt “Matticus” Blashill & Micheal “Revis” Hansen have worked very hard to give you another beautiful installment to this story. For those that enjoyed The Erratic Sun, I highly recommend this sequel.
If you aren’t familiar with either, I suggest giving The Erratic Sun a spin.
& If you’re into the fantasy genre, check out The Seven Sceptres as well. (Also available right here at CardCastles by clicking on the book in the sidebar.)
–This Sunday we’re going to do something a little different.
As much as I would’ve liked to share some new artwork with you this weekend, my ongoing health issues have been acting up the last few days & it’s left me with a series of nasty migraines that have been hindering my ability to concentrate.
I don’t want any of you to worry. I’m getting the best possible care I can get and have been showing some signs of improvement lately.
So with all that said & out of the way,
I’d simply like to recap/re-share my last 2 posts on here within our little Sleepy Sundays timeframe.
This weekend we are both happy and grateful since our son is finished with his school year. He has made so much progress and completed so many of his goals this year. He is an inspiration to us sometimes just as much as our family is to him.
Despite our hardships, I am grateful we can continue this business & I can keep designing. I love this little family we created and the larger ones outside of this one, and of course the one I came from.
This design is a background for future projects, but for now I’m still adding it to the gallery as wall art.
Roses have always been symbolic to me. Some give them as gifts. We see them at weddings; funerals.
I’m sharing an older, more simple design today that some of you may have already seen if you follow any of my “Daydreams” accounts on social media.
I share this in memory of my late father, for Father’s Day. & Also for my Uncle Pat, who passed away in January. My great uncle was another one of the amazing father figures I’ve been blessed with in this life.
I miss them both terribly, but they’ve made me realize just how lucky I am to still have some special men in my life that hold the title of “father” in more way than one.