Another Cloud Factory track
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I’ve been incredibly busy with conventions this summer, and what I have worked on for CF lately is too spoilery to share, but enjoy this new track by my amazing friend James in the meantime!
Now that convention season is over, though, I’m back to business as usual, so expect to see new Cloud Factory art on your dash very soon!
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post anything CF related, so here’s a sneak peek of a couple items I’m hoping to have available soon!
This weekend I passed the 10k follower mark and I can hardly believe it.
I’m really humbled and honored that so many people are interested in following my work when there is such a wealth of amazing content by amazing people out there. I know it’s not a competition, but you’re still giving me a few moments of your time which could be spent doing other things, and for that I am truly appreciative.
Thank you all for your attention, your support, and your kind words.
Apologies to those who follow both this and my primary blog and will see this twice, but I thought it would be nice to put this here as well, seeing as it features one of Cloud Factory’s protagonists, Molly!
Also the most important character, luna bees.
Guest starring: river lilies.
Like river lilies, luna bees have proven themselves to be one of the valley’s most valuable assets since the “factory” sprang to life, single handedly pollinating the majority of the surviving flora. These hearty little guys build their hives in the hollows of trees, and are named for their nocturnal lifestyle and brightly glowing bioluminescent thoraxes. They have no stingers, but the chemicals that make them glow are mildly toxic and foul tasting to creatures that might eat them, so they have few natural predators. Their honey also glows faintly, but the concentration of the chemical is too low for humans to notice and poses no danger to those who consume it.
While luna bees exist in large numbers in the wild, farmers and herbalists often keep hives of them to help cultivate their plants, especially in a greenhouse environment. Greenhouses are vital to village survival in the valley, as the inclement weather is unsuitable for growing many useful medicinal herbs.
Due to the natural intensity of their glow, a handful of luna bees makes a suitable light source in a pinch. Some villagers utilize humane lanterns that attract the bees with sugar water, but allow them to come and go as they please. On a dry night, one can expect a steady presence of 4-5 bees in a sugar lantern.