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Dear reader,

I think I’m having a midlife crisis.

It’s plausible? Likely? Possible? I have one or two every year.

This year, I’m trying to do it properly. You know, not one of the whole buy a sports car, change careers, run away to the islands numbers, but rather the whole look-hard-at-your-priorities one. It’s helped along by a proper health crisis, of course, that means I have to completely change the way I move around the cabin. But I’d like to think I’d do it right eventually anyway.

One of the things I’ve decided is I’m going to have to come to grips with is the concept of spending less time yammering about all the things I’ve made and instead spending more time making things. Writing. Drawing. Making music.

Anyway, one of the things I’ve been putting off forever is setting up an Etsy store. For ages I’ve had an eBay store — back when I was a full time artist, a decade ago, it was how I made most of my money, day-to-day — but nowadays it feels a little . . . anxious. Fraught. It feels as if we live in a high strung world and like perhaps the very smallest of gestures I can make to ease it on the art-selling side would be to move to something that’s not a auction format.

I just never slowed down long enough to do set it up.

Well, I slowed down, I put it up, and that’s where you’ll be able to find my originals from here on out. Right now I’m working on the art for a Scorpio Sea tarot deck (coming out from Llewellyn Worldwide in 2020) so there will be a lot of those preliminary pieces, but there’ll also be some original poster art and some other bonus art coming up too. I’ll try to remember to update here if I add something fun. But otherwise, here’s the link to the shop.

Another thing I’ve decided I’m going to do is be better about updating this blog, since I’m deleting my Tumblr blog on Monday (another one of those midlife crisis things, one I actually feel pretty good about in the relative pile of stress scheme of things).

Will blogging here be as rapid fire and instant response as Tumblr? No. No, I expect it won’t be. It feels nice, regressive, a return to when social was something that fit in the corners rather than something that blanketed everything. Back when social was slow enough that it felt a little bit more like ordinary, offline conversations. Will it stay like that? Who knows. That’s the crisis bit.

urs,

Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater
Hi, I'm Maggie Stiefvater

Professional novelist by day and artist by night. I live an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with my charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, and neurotic dogs. I’m the author of the Books of Faerie (LAMENT and BALLAD); the bestselling SHIVER trilogy (SHIVER, LINGER, FOREVER), and THE SCORPIO RACES.

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