So on Black Friday you’re supposed to go shopping, but for people like me who panic in crowds that’s like saying you can get 20% off a sweater but the sweater is stored in a big box of live spiders. Then there was Small Business Saturday which everyone ignores because small businesses don’t have enough money to promote themselves. Then yesterday was CyberMonday when things online go on sale but it’s never what you want. I don’t know what today is supposed to be so let’s call it Check-Out-This-Shit-I-Made-Tuesday and you can promote anything awesome you made in the comments. Link to the best thing you’ve ever written, or to your book that needs more eyes on it, or to your art that you sell on etsy, or the taxidermied mice you dress in clothing, or the painting or photo you created but never showed anyone because you weren’t sure it was worth showing. If you made it, put a link or picture in the comments (with a sentence telling what it is so people will know what they’re getting into).
I’ll go first. I made a haunted dollhouse filled with allusions to my favorite stories years ago. It took me a year just to build it and another five to furnish it and it’s still not done. Some of the stuff in the house is bought but at least half I made myself or broke apart, bastardized, repainted, etc. I created secret tunnels and tiny books and stitched tiny rugs and learned how to make miniature wigs and sculpt dragons.
PS. Also, five seconds after I posted this I read on twitter that it’s also Giving Tuesday, so after you check this stuff out then maybe consider giving to a worthy cause. Or give someone a compliment. Or give me a fist-bump. Whatever works for you. Have you checked out World Builders? Because it’s awesome and worthy of your attention. I’m buying a goat in your honor right now. I don’t know if we get to name the goat, but if so I say we call him “Mr. Pumpernickel” because it’s fun to say.