A few years ago, I started following an artist on Instagram because I instantly fell in love with her work. Over the past few years, I’ve followed her progress and notice that we share a love of SupernaturalOnce Upon A Time, and Carrie Fisher, among other things. I am ecstatic to introduce our followers to Elizabeth Hope and her artwork, and I hope you fall in love with her art the way that I have. –The Collectress

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In case you didn’t notice, the Collective gals were at Long Beach Comic Con last weekend and we had a marvelous time. It was our first time at this particular Southern California convention, and after the mayhem and madness of SDCC, the smaller event was more intimate and very inviting. My favorite part of any convention is wandering the exhibition floor and, in particular, browsing Artist Alley. (If you’ve ever attended a convention with me, you’ll know I usually come home with several pieces of art in hand!) This time, the Mutineer and I had a particular mission: find an appropriate piece of SPN art to hang in the living room.

We were not disappointed: LBCC’s Artist Alley spanned nearly half the exhibition floor (and made my fangirl heart so, so happy) and by pure chance we stumbled on this glorious artwork:

spnnouveau So, of course, the Mutineer and I had to stop and peruse the artist’s portfolio because, you know, reasons, and then there was this artist, Kalgado.  

Art by Petite Madame
Art by Petite Madame

Yesterday (March 10), was Bucky Barnes’ birthday and guess how I celebrated? By compiling three fluffy Bucky Barnes fics for you to enjoy. Happy Birthday, Buck, we’re with you til the end of the line!

xoxo C. Diva

America’s Golden Boy by Kryptaria

I don’t usually read magic fics or stories where people turn into animals, but this is an exception. I really enjoyed this very sweet story in which we see the Winter Soldier finding kindness and companionship in a very unlikely place. Or, the one where Captain America turns into a puppy.