After much noodling, I finally have my website store back up
! (new products will get trickled in over time as I have time to devote to adding stuff, making mockups, etc.)
I somehow managed to make it through the first week of May (and two weekends in a row of setting up a booth), and then immediately was stuck in the quagmire of 'oh farts, now I have to work on everything that had to be on hold for the convention prep.'
This appears to be part of my life now, and for as much work it is at the time, I'm actually hella' stoked to be doing it! Work does not seem so much like "work" when it's toward a larger goal, and even though I have light-years of work ahead of me, I'm staying positive and getting as much done as I can. However,
because of the multiple needs to work a project, switch to another project, etc. etc., I have not been doing great at staying on top of my DA art pile, which means comments and new deviations and notes and everything else is getting pushed to the edge, and for that I apologize. Like I said in my last Journal, I hope it'll be something that changes in the next few months, but for the immediate future, this is my new reality.
I've been trying hard to make the "art jobs only" thing work for me, and I've been doing okay since January; Okay
being the operative word in that last sentence. I don't know how to express my love and sincere gratuity towards people who commission me throughout the year, buy merchandise from me, or help me out on patreon: You are the reason I've been able to last for so long on just 2 jobs. That being said, I'm getting to the point where the amount of money I'm making a month is not enough to pay for my bills, and as much as I'd love to be in debt to my bank for the rest of my life (*dry wheeze*), the reality I'll need to get another job here in order to keep afloat. I'm not upset at it as much as it is just a reality for people who are working Creative Careers. I think the bummer is that because I'll have less time to devote to art stuff, I will not be taking on new commissions until I'm able to work through my current list of paid & unpaid clients. That said, If you'd like to get onto the list of new commissions, I am always available for quotes through my website; click here