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Trying to get back to normal

Tue Nov 15, 2011, 5:14 PM
It's been a long time. I'm sorry. I've been in a very bad place which started with being fired from my job due to discrimination. Then there was a drawn out legal fight between my previous employer and myself over my ability to collect my unemployment insurance. I did finally win. However, it's not even enough to make rent each month and it's left me in very bad shape. I currently have about $10 to my name.

Needless to say, this did not help my depression, which no doubt has comes in large part from the reason I was discriminated against, and that I'm too poor to treat. With me, the deeper my depression and stress the harder it is for me to create. So, yeah, I haven't posted any art here in some time for that reason. It's also why I'm behind on several commissions. I feel really terrible about this. Which, of course, adds to my depression and stress.

Basically, I'm a mess.

But, I'm trying to get back to something like normal. First thing I have to do is make next months rent. I can't in good conscience offer commissions until the ones I have are done. I am in the process of putting up art on my Etsy page here: Please keep checking there. Maybe you'll see something you like. If you'd like you could also use my donation button on the left side of this DA page or here: to drop me a couple bucks. Also on that page I'm selling lots of my collectible stuff.

Anyway, here's hoping I can do it. If not, the outlook's pretty bleak.

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DarkMeW Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
:( Sorry to hear that you're still in the bad lands of life, so to speak. I really want to give some encouragement or some kind of pep to help you get back on the creative horse, but sadly I'm in the same massive depression doldrums myself and at this point even give up on the prospect of there even being hope for my life. I know it my not help to say this but your not alone under the heel of a depressing life. However, you are by far more capable then most I know to use your talents to be able to stand back up.
EddiePerkins Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
I know I'm one to talk since I have very little hope myself, but just because we haven't seen any hope in so long doesn't mean we should give up on it. I mean, we know the sun comes up every day, even if we're stuck in darkness and see it. We just have to remember that hope exists and things can get better even if we're dark to the how.

It's not easy trying to hang on to tiny shreds of hope. I know I have a damn hard time of it and I've had my hopeless times, pretty much there now. But, the fact that others have been, well, in darkness and managed to climb into the daylight again has to mean it's somehow possible for the rest of us.
DarkMeW Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
One of the advantages of an out side perspective is sometimes you're able to see more of potential of a person or of that person's group of work. Now I try not to bother people with my own problems and depression, while I won't deny that they exist; however their existence might be of some help when used out side their current context (confusing as that sounds.)

There's been a few things that I've rattled around, but due to various problems I've been dealing with, I haven't exploited. However I do believe you have far better access due to talent, history, and body of work to make a success out of it. I've had several comicbook cohorts have success doing various kickstarter project and been thinking about it myself. Now you have a good body of work that's far more popular and marketable then anything I have. I think you could easy put together and promote a project collection or sketchbook. Heck with all your MLP artwork you could make a fan art book that I'm sure would get a huge response(provided you can present it in a way that doesn't step on any legal toes.) All of that would cost anything to set up and for the most part you probably already have most of what you'd need.

I really think you could generate some extra spending cash with projects that you already have most of the work done, and another completed project would help pull your boots out of the muck of hopelessness. All that you really need is timing and planning to get the word out.

So when I say you are far more capable then most to use your talents to pull yourself back up, I really do mean it.
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