...and your body suddenly needs surgery.
Thanks, everybody, for the wonderful birthday messages. Sadly, I spent my entire birthday (and the next three days afterwards) stuck in the hospital because I needed emergency gallbladder surgery.
Yes, I know he passed away this morning.
He was the nicest man you could meet; and the first person I drew art for who thanked me for it.
I've gone through every tissue in the house since I got home.
Thank you, sir.
Yeah, I kinda dropped off the face of the internet, kinda, didn't I? Lots has happened. Changed jobs. Got talked into going back to school for a master's in Special Ed. Little Sis is getting married. Got sick of dealing with people. Found out that I'm getting old (and that my bloodwork shows it).
Did I mention I have no free time anymore?
So, yeah, sorry for the radio silence. 90% of my drawings these days are done at work in a small sketchbook (8"x5.5"). Post most of them to my Tumblr, since they're just black and white sketches for the most part.
I check my messages and respond to comments here, but that's about it
So yeah, I live! Really! Finally settling into my new job, helping out with Button Me Up! (who will be selling my buttons and jewelry at AnimeNext this weekend), and dealing and moving on from a series of tragic losses in my family.
I have been drawing, I swear! If you haven't guessed, the movie reminded me of my childhood love of Tintin, but I swear to god I've been drawing other things too! Look at my tumblr! Lots of happy things! ....And sad things too. Oh dear.
Also, if you want a laugh, please read my exchange with a deranged Tintin art thief here: http://comments.deviantart.com/4/22319372/2581356796
This is why I'm not on devi