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Coey & Shy’s Terrible Summer Fund and Shy’s Commissions

Hello, everyone!
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!

reminder this dumb thing is still going on x___x;;; thank you to anyone who had helped or can. it’s been awesome seeing shy work on the commissions tier rewards tho <3 

colbyhbryant

fyeahcutebugs:

of course, not everyone can do all these things! but if you are concerned, here is a list of information and resources.

KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT BEE DECLINE:
The global and European situation with bees and other pollinators
Watch Marla Spivak’s TED talk: Why bees are disappearing

STOP USING INSECTICIDES:
Bee declines and the link with pesticides
Pesticide toxicity to bees

PLANT BEE-FRIENDLY PLANTS:
List of bee plants by category
Know your garden store: Don’t poison bees by accident

MAKE A BEE GARDEN:
Bee garden facts
how-to

SUPPORT LOCAL BEEKEEPERS:
how to buy honey
get in touch with a beekeeper
about urban beekeeping

MAKE A WILD BEE HOUSE:
About wild/solitary bees & how to build a bee house
more on bee houses

CONSIDER BECOMING A BEEKEEPER:
Some US states will pay you to take up beekeeping
DIY backyard beekeeping 
About commercial beekeeping 

ENCOURAGE YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO DO MORE TO HELP:
Bee Health: Background and Issues for Congress
(unfortunately, I cannot provide a comprehensive list of how to contact local governments, it would be much easier for you to research this on your own.)

LEARN MORE ABOUT BEES AND EDUCATE OTHERS:
Another list of things you can do to help bees (there is some overlap)
bee nest 101
Facts about pollination

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(all drawings by mod aliza)