Heather Hudson is creating artwork and stories
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My name is Heather Hudson. Since the 1990’s I’ve illustrated games, magazines, book covers, collectable card games, artist instruction books, miniature designs, tarot cards and more. You may know my work from Magic; the Gathering, Changeling Artist Collective, 78 Tarot, or personal projects created as Studio Wondercabinet. Read on...

So you're walking down a beach at sunset, and you see a figure coming toward you...

I'm Heather Hudson and I draw and paint and sometimes write about illuminating monsters. Mostly they mean well. Every monster has a story, and when I match the right story up to the right listener, something magical happens. A key turns in a lock, and I see a little burst of light go off behind someone else's eyes. It's pretty cool. You should try it sometime.

So you keep walking and as the figure approaches, dark against the sunset, you see that it's not entirely human, but it's a nice evening, and the beach is actually your own mind so nothing is going to hurt you here, and you keep walking...

I have in my background at least one degree in theatrical design (maybe two?), over twenty years of illustration for tabletop card games and role-playing games, nearly 200 published card illustrations for Magic; the Gathering, three sets of Christmas cards inspired by Lovecraft and his circle, tarot cards, poker cards, whimsical fairy watercolors and personal art about monsters that reflect more than they horrify. Lots of those last. And I've noticed that the best monsters thread a ribbon of story from me to you, and if it's the right story, it sticks.

Most of my published work so far has been drawings and paintings, which are great ways to tell a (very short) story if you're afraid people won't read past the first line. Now that I'm old enough to have a few longer stories to tell, I've started writing. I now have several projects in motion, some with an art focus and some (mostly) made of words. My main project is a collection of short stories from my own weird Otherwhere halfway between Oz and the Dreamlands, the world of The Other Side of the Wood. I'd like knit them into a nice, sturdy narrative story arc and self-publish as an illustrated chapter book in the next year to 18 months. I'd be honored if you wanted to join me on this metaphorical road trip. Your support would be gratefully appreciated, and your presence as I write will remind me that time is short and I need to finish up.

So you finally meet, and it is that thing you don't talk about, only, yeah, it's a nice evening so as you're stepping politely around each other your eyes meet, you nod, and it nods and you open your mouth to say...
What do you say?
Tiers
One Dollar Support
$1 or more per month
No official rewards at this time except my deep thanks and a weird but nice card at Xmas, or other holiday of your choice. (Hence the need for an address.)
I expect rewards will evolve as I figure out how to Patreon; that time is not yet...
Two Dollar Support
$2 or more per month
No official rewards at this time except my deep thanks and, again, a weird but nice card at Xmas, or other holiday of your choice.
(Hence the need for an address.)
Five Dollar Support
$5 or more per month
No rewards at this time but my deep thanks and a quite nice card at Xmas. 
Ten Dollar Support
$10 or more per month
No rewards at this time, but my deep thanks and a really spiffy card at Xmas. 
My name is Heather Hudson. Since the 1990’s I’ve illustrated games, magazines, book covers, collectable card games, artist instruction books, miniature designs, tarot cards and more. You may know my work from Magic; the Gathering, Changeling Artist Collective, 78 Tarot, or personal projects created as Studio Wondercabinet. Read on...

So you're walking down a beach at sunset, and you see a figure coming toward you...

I'm Heather Hudson and I draw and paint and sometimes write about illuminating monsters. Mostly they mean well. Every monster has a story, and when I match the right story up to the right listener, something magical happens. A key turns in a lock, and I see a little burst of light go off behind someone else's eyes. It's pretty cool. You should try it sometime.

So you keep walking and as the figure approaches, dark against the sunset, you see that it's not entirely human, but it's a nice evening, and the beach is actually your own mind so nothing is going to hurt you here, and you keep walking...

I have in my background at least one degree in theatrical design (maybe two?), over twenty years of illustration for tabletop card games and role-playing games, nearly 200 published card illustrations for Magic; the Gathering, three sets of Christmas cards inspired by Lovecraft and his circle, tarot cards, poker cards, whimsical fairy watercolors and personal art about monsters that reflect more than they horrify. Lots of those last. And I've noticed that the best monsters thread a ribbon of story from me to you, and if it's the right story, it sticks.

Most of my published work so far has been drawings and paintings, which are great ways to tell a (very short) story if you're afraid people won't read past the first line. Now that I'm old enough to have a few longer stories to tell, I've started writing. I now have several projects in motion, some with an art focus and some (mostly) made of words. My main project is a collection of short stories from my own weird Otherwhere halfway between Oz and the Dreamlands, the world of The Other Side of the Wood. I'd like knit them into a nice, sturdy narrative story arc and self-publish as an illustrated chapter book in the next year to 18 months. I'd be honored if you wanted to join me on this metaphorical road trip. Your support would be gratefully appreciated, and your presence as I write will remind me that time is short and I need to finish up.

So you finally meet, and it is that thing you don't talk about, only, yeah, it's a nice evening so as you're stepping politely around each other your eyes meet, you nod, and it nods and you open your mouth to say...
What do you say?

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Tiers
One Dollar Support
$1 or more per month
No official rewards at this time except my deep thanks and a weird but nice card at Xmas, or other holiday of your choice. (Hence the need for an address.)
I expect rewards will evolve as I figure out how to Patreon; that time is not yet...
Two Dollar Support
$2 or more per month
No official rewards at this time except my deep thanks and, again, a weird but nice card at Xmas, or other holiday of your choice.
(Hence the need for an address.)
Five Dollar Support
$5 or more per month
No rewards at this time but my deep thanks and a quite nice card at Xmas. 
Ten Dollar Support
$10 or more per month
No rewards at this time, but my deep thanks and a really spiffy card at Xmas.