Hey everyone! I'm still alive! I know, I've been gone for a looooong time now. (Did anyone even miss me? LOL)
I'm very sorry for the lack of art and updates. For a long time I was quite busy with real life things. I was working a lot, and then getting ready to move to the US, and then actually moving to the US. Since the move I've been unemployed, which you'd think would be a great opportunity for creating art. However, I left all my traditional art supplies in storage and my tablet pen isn't working very well anymore, so creating digital art is quite frustrating. I don't have access to a good camera anymore either, so I can't do much photography. I could do sketches and things, but I really haven't felt much inspiration. (This has happened to me before, where the artistic impulse just seems to dry up for a while.)
The other time sink in my life is World of Warcraft. I've never been much of a gamer, but I was bored one day and decided to try a trial account and got hooked. It honestly eats into a lot of the free time that I could be using to create art, but it's a lot of fun.
Anyway, while I've been gone, my message stacks on dA have grown out of control. So every time I log on there are literally thousands of unread messages staring me in the face. It just seems so overwhelming that I navigate away from the page instead of dealing with it. So today I'm finally going to do what I should have done a long time ago - I'm going to delete all the comments and watch notifications, whether I've read them or not. This means that I will undoubtedly miss out on some wonderful works of art that you've all created, but I just can't browse through 3000 deviations. So I'm very sorry! But maybe once I've deleted everything I can stay caught up again. Maybe.