Hey everyone! It's been a few YEARS since my last journal entry and I've acquired a few new watchers since them (which still amazes me lol) so I thought it was time for an update and an explanation as to why I was posting so frequently and haven't put up anything new in years. Well, to put it simply, it's because I've just been extremely busy!
I had my first child in 2013, then my second in 2014, and then another in 2015! I now have 3 tots ages 3, 2, and 1. Then we added two more family members to the household that are older and need help, so the house is a bit chaotic and stuffed to the gills with people. On top of that I was lucky enough to get a job teaching art for 2 years and now writing in middle school. Then you add in the fact that I'm working on my masters degree and whatever free time I get is taken up by kids, lessons, grading, and homework. Like many artists, life happened! I still draw but these days it's more doodles and when I get the opportunity to paint it is freakishly rare and usually not digital. My edition of photoshop won't let me add it to anymore computers so I can't use it anymore and I can't afford to get a new copy because my husband and I are both teachers supporting 8 people.
So, in case this was too long to read, basically I've hit a stage in life where I have chosen things to occupy my free time other than art. Soon enough the degree will be done, the teaching gig will get easier, the kids will be old enough to occupy themselves, and I will have time to draw, ink, paint, and write again and I will because it's something I have and always will love. Until then, you might not see much from me but I will occasionally be around and I appreciate the interest and the wonderful comments. Keep looking out for each other in my absence