Self-Portrait

I needed to draw this for my Grow with Google computer programming class. I am working on an online portfolio as part of the class. I don’t think I am going to be able to finish and get my nanodegree 😦 I figured this might happen because I planned to move to Germany for grad school in environmental science this October, but my parents pulled my money at the last moment 😦 Last month, I moved to a new place in Vegas instead…so lots of planning and packing and now everything is in disarray!

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Me!

The Debut of Magical Social Media

You may have noticed I changed my name on Instagram to Magical Social Media. This is a new re-branding I’m doing! I was calling my freelance animated video work Ellen’s Animations, but I decided it sounded too cartoon-y (like a Disney movie) and I wanted to include my freelance social media graphics (I can design headers for your Etsy shop or your Twitter page). Soooooo, since you know I like magic and metaphysical stuff like fairies and unicorns, I am going with Magical Social Media. The long version is Magical Social Media Marketing, but that doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue (or fit as a social media name). I am hoping to move to CA and get a custom MAGICAL license plate 😉 Since I get stressed out in traffic, I have now added Portland and north Denver/Boulder area to my list of new cities (but each is a 2-day drive and my cat screamed the WHOLE WAY here from Colorado when I moved to Vegas).

I have updated my online portfolio to include SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS (more examples coming later) and T-SHIRT AND SOUVENIR DESIGNS (from my Zazzle shop, BlackCatDrawings). And I am excited to offer more graphic design items on Fiverr to help people with their social media sites. I used to design souvenirs and I really liked it, so I’m looking for freelance work or a part-time job in LA doing that. Plus t-shirts.

New Blog Focus

I am changing things up again with my social media!

New Instagram name: fairy_environmentalist

More changes coming! I am not having much luck doing Tarot card readings online, so I am going to focus more on my freelance work: cartoon animations and illustrations. I am already on Fiverr and Upwork, and I’m going to change over my Etsy shop 🙂

I have added a link to my online art portfolio to the top of the page.

Big news! I am a Hay House Affiliate

Big news! I am now an affiliate with Hay House. This means when I review card decks, books, online course and live events, I can include a link here that goes directly to the purchase page on Hay House.com. And I get a little bit of money if you buy from this link! So please do!

Only my Favorite Tarot Cards, Meditation Classes, etc.

I will be carefully curating what I choose to promote from Hay House – only the things I absolutely love! Mostly items from Radleigh Valentine (Tarot cards), James Van Praagh (meditation and psychic development classes and live events), British author Diana Cooper (Lost City of Atlantis and unicorns) and things previously released by Doreen Virtue.

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First Sponsored Link for Animal Tarot Cards

My first sponsored link is for the Animal Tarot Cards. This deck was created by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine, but Doreen has removed her name from it now that she is a committed Christian. I love the cute animal art on these Animal Cards!

Sponsored link: Buy the Animal Tarot Cards now on the Hay House website

My Blog Plans for 2018

More Tarot Cards!

In 2018, I plan to devote more time to Tarot cards! I am creating my own Tarot deck, which I am super excited about! It will be designed to be very easy to learn. Each card will feature my cartoon art 🙂

Tarot Card Readings

I will also be reading Tarot cards for people on fiverr.com! And offering A LOT of FREE Tarot card readings here and on on Instagram (new_age_ellen) and on Facebook (NewAgeStudiesEllen). I am going to upgrade this blog so I can link to PayPal directly from here….

Certified Angel Tarot Card Reader

Every year, I wonder if I should keep writing this blog or not! I would like to monetize it and offer more things for sale…. I am taking an online Hay House class by Radleigh Valentine and will soon be a certified Angel Tarot Card Reader!

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More Videos on YouTube

I always plan to do more videos every year, and then I suck about getting them done ;( And I delete them because I don’t like them! I just deleted all of my old videos on YouTube. I’m going to do reviews of all the Tarot card decks and oracle card decks I own, but I want them all to look cohesive.

The End of Doreen Virtue

I’ve gotten the most hits on my blog from talking about Doreen Virtue and her sudden conversion to born-again Christianity! If you didn’t hear about it, she is now ONLY selling Jesus things, like books with Bible quotes in them. She left her animal rescue ranch in Hawaii (she gave away all of the animals except for her personal pets) and reportedly moved to Washington State, near Seattle. She said she needed to move away from Hawaii because it’s too expensive to live there. She disavowed a lot of her Tarot card and oracle decks and old books, and refuses to make money from them (the residuals she gets every time Hay House sells one). So, her income took a dive. Sadly, it’s THE END of Doreen Virtue in the metaphysical community! If you’ve bought oracle cards or books at a metaphysical store, you know how ubiquitous Doreen’s products are/were.

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I hope you enjoy reading my blog in 2018.

xoxoxo, Ellen

 

My Cartoon Animations on Fiverr

I am creating animations on fiverr for YouTube! The animated videos are like cartoons. Here’s an example video I created about magician David Blaine and his infamous swallowing a live frog trick.

You can get a video like this with ANY MESSAGE you want written on it! And you can choose the style of music. See my new listing on fiverr (my name there is the same: newagestudies).

These short videos are e-cards. More fun than a paper greeting card, for about the same money. And it saves you the hassle of buying stamps and addressing envelopes! Just email the YouTube link to friends/family/co-workers.