So I realize I’ve been incredibly quiet on here lately and I wanted to offer a bit of an explanation to my followers as to why that is.
Essentially what happened is I got married and assumed that after the wedding things would ease up a bit. They have, unfortunately not, and my new job that started last summer has turned into a nightmare that eats up almost all of my time and energy. What little is left goes towards the various freelance work that came in, and recovering from the Cold-That-Wouldn’t-Die, which is going on month number 3, thank you. I literally have no real mental energy to even think about doodling. Which is horrible because there are SO MANY THINGS I want to work on that I just can’t. I’ll sit there and stare at a screen or my workbench and try but I either end up dozing off mid pen-stroke, or just zoning.
The last few weeks I’ve been trying to get back on the train but this job is just kicking my ass. I can’t even work on stuff during a lunch break. I feel awful about it, and feel like I’m just making excuses but….I’m just burnt.
So at the moment, aside from already promised projects/commissions, I’m closing commissions until further notice. I still have my online shop open with some prints, accessories, and dolls, but once those are sold I will be closing that up until I can put myself back together.
What I HOPE to happen is something better job-wise will come along, or at least it will become more manageable stress-wise, so that I can get a new batch of art and dolls and fun stuff together for a few conventions next year, starting at the end of February. This is my hope, but who knows. Last year at this time I was dealing with being laid off from a job of five years.
I also want to thank you guys for sticking around despite the lack of art and activity. I love you guys and I appreciate you checking out my little corner of the internet. I promise, eventually things will turn around, even if I have to force it to, kicking and screaming. Giving up art is NEVER a thing that’s going to happen for me, but sometimes I do need a break to get my ducks in a row again.