I too cut off commissions a while back. Life's just been too crazy. Condolences on you Grams, man; I just lost someone close, too. A good fried of mine got hit by a car a couple months back. On the upside, I just found out I'm gonna be a dad, so I'm really excited about that. After a few months of being dormant and not making art, having a kid is kinda lighting a fire in me to create again.
What exam are you taking in the US?