I’m going to publish this ask in case anyone else is interested.
The badges started last June when I was working with Unicorn Empire on the board game Salt & Burn. I really wanted to make my own items that matched the game in some way, but could also stand on their own. And I really wanted to create a project involving mythical things that could also fit into the whole Supernatural/Buffy/Doctor Who/Welcome To Night Vale/Lumberjanes/etc type realms (and at the same time, stand on it’s own away from any fandoms).
I was in Girl Scouts for years and thought it would be really fun and cute (and kind of morbid, now that I think about it) to have the same kind of idea - you get a patch when you complete a requirement - but for little mythical hunters instead! I mean, think of tiny little Dean Winchester getting a badge when he completes a shooting lesson! But in like a fluffy, non-canon type of way.
So yeah, basically it’s just a side project I started because I love mythical things and the stories/myths involving them. I really want to share my love and art in some way with the world. They are just meant to be for fun and people have told me they’d be great for cosplaying Night Vale and Lumberjanes. It’s kind of like I’m creating my own pokemon in some way!
As long as people enjoy them, I’ll keep adding new creatures, weapons, and actions into the mix.
I’m sorry this got so long. Hopefully I answered your question?
last night (and by last night I mean like 9:00 because I decided to fall asleep at 8:00 for some reason) my mom came into my room and I was super tired and I started asking her if she was going to make the ghost badges. I don’t know what ghost badges are or why I was thinking about them but my mom started laughing and asking me what the hell ghost badges are and I got sO UPSET because for some reason I felt like my mom HAD to know what ghost badges were, and I couldn’t explain ghost badges but they were definitely a thing and I was sure that my mom was going to make ghost badges.
I was unsure about whether or not this actually happened because it was so fucking weird but I asked my mom and she claims to remember the ghost badges
what the hell is a ghost badge
This made me laugh pretty hard.
Ok, so back story, this lovely person told me via this post about the above dream from 9 months ago about ghost badges. And then they managed to find my merit badge project!
Rookerie - please send me your address via ask. I’d love to send you some ghost badges for this story.
My contest ends tonight! If you are reading this and want to participate, click on over this way.
These are the two newest button designs up in my shop! While they are Supernatural related, I just wanted to note that the Mythical Merits project is not specific to one show or fandom. I saw tags on my post for Night Vale and Lumberjanes and that is exactly what I want this project to be about. I already have a Buffy the Vampire Slayer button idea lined up!
If you have an idea you’d like to see on a button, please email me (kate [at] ignitethesky [dot] com)! You can send a Tumblr ask if you prefer, but those sometimes miss inboxes.
As a follow up to that ask earlier, I just want to let everyone know you are never bothering me with messages or asks. I love meeting and talking with new people (Tumblr is how I met the two girls I work with today!). I try to respond as best I can and if you have not heard back from me, Tumblr probably ate my reply.
So yes, message away and don’t feel like you are intruding or asking odd questions. Anon is left on too in case that makes you more comfortable.
Oh no, Anon, you are not bothering me at all! I didn’t even realize it wasn’t posted anywhere, so thanks for the heads up.
If you, or anyone else here on Tumblr wants to contact me off of Tumblr, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naw, I mean of course I would love it if you would! Plus you’d know right away when I do another giveaway or announce the next few button designs, but to answer your question, no, you do not have to follow me in order to win my giveaway.
If you do follow me and you win the giveaway, though, I will throw in an extra button or something cool in thanks!
I’m really excited to announce Mythical Merits! These are 1” pinback buttons made to look like the patch-style merit badges, achieved by completing certain tasks. Only these merit badges feature supernatural critters! Have you tackled a Vampire? Or researched the ways to kill a Demon? Show off all your hunting and research accomplishments with a badge!
If you’d like to get a merit badge pin of your own, I just started an Etsy store. There are currently 12 designs with more on the way! (I’ve got some sketches of weapons Dean Winchester may like…)
The current designs are:
I’ve been working really hard on this project
and I want to celebrate by giving away an entire set of 12 badge pins! If you’d like to enter, each reblog and like counts as one entry (you may re-blog more than once, but not more than 3 times a day). I’ll ship anywhere in the world! Throwaway/Giveaway tumblrs are not eligible to enter. Please make sure to have your ask box open so I can contact you if selected. If I don’t hear back from the winner within 3 days, a new winner will be selected. Contest will end on Monday, June 9th at 11:59pm Pacific time.
Contest has ended!
I’m so close to posting this project in full. I’m just typing up a lot of words for it now basically. Here’s another sneak peek.
This is a sneak peak of a project I’ve been working on. There are dozens of pencil roughs, digital roughs, and color mockups for each one. It’s been a really fun thing to work on and hopefully I’ll be able to post it soon!
This is my family. I found it. All on my own. It’s little… and broken, but still good. Yep, still good.
Lilo and Stitch is one of my favorite animated movies, so for DeanCasWeek I jumped at drawing this. The parallels between Stitch and Castiel as aliens finding their own little family unit on Earth was too good to pass up. Plus, imagine Dean trying to get a grumpy Castiel to listen to Zeppelin and not eat all his pie.
Get out of your heart. Get out of your head. Let go.
I have an entire bin of fabric I’ve collected over the years, so I made a few draw string bags (with surprise inner liner!). It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a sewing project on here.
Awww, I’m so excited! They look so adorable and happy they look! Roe looks ridiculously pleased by head pets. I love, love how you draw Castiel’s face.
-Wondersmith has been on my follow list for years, so this makes me incredibly happy. Thank you again!!