Gnomevember is something I found whilst using WordPress reader and looking for the tag “Fantasy” as I love to do every day. I am really glad I found it and I think it’s a good idea, but I don’t think it should be just an artist thing – I think it should also be used for writers as well, write a gnome story for Gnomevember, but of course, because I am both an artist and writer, I shall be trying to do them both throughout the month, if I have time along with NaNoWriMo.
I also learned that there are other months too, MerMay, Junicorn, Smaugust and Orctober.
Now you’re probably wondering what are you talking about?
Well, where I found all these delightful things, simple, here https://rachelillustrates.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/gnomevember/ Gnomevember aims to get fantasy artists concentrating on gnomes throughout the whole of the November month, a gnome a day.
MerMay simply concentrates on mermaids and mermen.
Junicorn obviously concentrates on unicorns and so on.
It’s all in the spirit of Inktober and NaNoWriMo creative kick up the backsides. It’s to get you doing something every day, working as a team to motivate each other, which helps not only to increase your creative social circle, but helps make you more productive, more regularly and get you into doing some of your art each day. I think it’s wonderful and we should invent something for every month of the year, as we all, even professional artists and writers feel very sluggish sometimes.
I think there should be a Dracember (a dragon a day month for December).
I also think it would be cool to do one off days, not whole months. Perhaps Howlaween, making sure you create a werewolf or a wolf for Halloween, either as a story or a piece of art?
Anyway, get visiting Rachel’s website, the link can be found above and get stuck into Gnomevember.