(before I go into any details, let me get one important thing out of the way. For those waiting on commissions from me, this does not mean I 'll stop working on commissions during my time away. I’ll still be working on them diligently during the next few weeks, though I won’t be posting any of them publicly, at least for now. I’ll send them out privately to each commissioner once they’re completed. Thank you so much for your patience!)
Hey guys. I’m sorry to announce this, but I've decided to go on a hiatus for an indefinite period of time. How long this’ll be I’m not sure, perhaps for one month, or maybe up to three. There are a couple of reasons why I’m doing this:
Art: Over the last year or so, my art has relatively remained the same. Due to my busy schedule and life issues, I’ve been taking it easy and only working in my comfort zone, with the techniques I already know and which I’ve come to be recognized for. However, I can’t stand to see my work becoming stale, and I really wish to branch out and create more experimental works, without having to worry about pleasing my followers or dishing out new art every so often to keep your attention. Likewise, I want to dedicate more time to my personal projects; I have a lot of ideas that I want to develop, and I feel like a break from tumblr and dA will help me clear my head and concentrate more on these.
Time: I find myself dedicating a large chunk of time every day trying to stay up to date on tumblr posts and other peoples’ art on dA, which in itself is becoming increasingly difficult to do. I feel like I need to stop focusing so much on social media for a while in order to get everything else in my life organized.
Life: A lot of things have changed in my life recently. I’m now working, while at the same time trying to study for my next attempt at getting my nursing license. I’m also trying to manage my health, and maintain myself both physically and emotionally. Unfortunately, I’m not happy with the way my life is organized right now; everything is jumbled up, and I’m starting to lose control of my time and resources. This in turn affects the time I have for art; I’ve gone entire weeks at a time without being able to work on anything, which is frustrating at best.
I’ll only be going on every so often to check for any notes or comments that I might receive during my time off. I hope to have my life better organized by the time I get back, no matter how long it takes. I promise to have something to show for myself once I return, though. Until then, take care everyone!