I was browsing Jung Seed’s new catalog when I found this:
It’s a bearded iris called “Dracula’s Kiss.”
And I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a flower more. Seriously, look at this thing. People go on and on about black roses, but this is the gothiest flower I’ve ever seen.
Well, things have gotten so tight, we’ve had to swallow our pride and make an Indiegogo campaign to help us get back on our feet. The IGG page goes into detail, but the TL;DR is we’ve had so many unexpected and expensive bills between my trips (and probable future trips) to the hospital, the tree falling on the house and the damage it caused, and one of our cats needing surgery soon, that everything is backed up, financially. We can’t afford even basics for the time being, like restocking inventory for Otakon (which is in less than a month), getting the car fixed, down to basic bills which are going to start coming in soon.
The IGG campaign gives out thank-you cards, prints, stickers, and discounts to our Etsy shop. It’s difficult for us to stomach blatantly asking for financial help, so we tried to compensate any donations a bit, somehow.
Also I (Shy) am taking marker-coloured character-commissions through the IGG campaign for $50 (this includes shipping the piece to you). I’ve been thinking of taking some, anyway, so it just seemed to fit in as a perk for IGG. Here’s examples of my marker work.
Regardless of if you can contribute or not, it would be a HUGE help if you would reblog/retweet this to get word around. With our next con being still a month away, and a lot to pay for before it, We’re really in a bind!
Thanks so much to everyone who’s been so kind to us in the past, and for anyone who contributes or reblogs this IGG post!
We feel awful asking for help, guys, but if you’re able to chip in anything, or even just reblog, we would be extraordinarily grateful!
You guys are amazing thank you so much to everyone who’s already contributed or reblogged you are all so kind it’s hard to know what to say
T m T ♥♥♥
I apologise as I’ll probably be reblogging this another few times throughout the duration of the campaign. We need all the help we can get. @ m @
Thanks to everyone who contributed and reblogged, we’ve been able to pay two of our large bills! We still have a long way to go before we’re out of the frying pan, but we’re so grateful for being able to even take care of first two. You all are amazing!