First and foremost, Happy New Year! 2018 was kind of rough, so I'm hoping to make 2019 a better one.
I've got several things going on in my life right now and new plans for this year (I suppose you could call them resolutions).
To start - Update for those waiting on commissions! I'm going to be out of town until the 7th, and will pick up work again when I get back. However, I am still in the middle of moving and we have to be out by the 16th, so all work will be slower until after that date. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
In regards to commissions going forward - After I finish this current batch of commissions, I will discontinue the 'unlimited slots for a brief window of time' method I've been using. I will be switching back to taking just a handful of slots every couple of months. This will both lower the amount of time you have to wait for your piece, as well as decrease my workload. I kind of doubt I'll establish a waiting list, but we'll see. I'm looking to lower stress-levels this year and this is the best place to start.
Along the lines of fewer commissions, I intend to put more emphasis into personal art, projects, and fanart this year. I need to get back in the mindset where I actually enjoy art and can draw just for the sake of drawing, rather than as a money-making device. i really struggle when it comes to doing things for myself; I want to correct that. And let's be real, I've left my ocs underdeveloped and unloved and that needs to change. So I will be making time to draw them more often and show them off. Fanart I will also start dipping more heavily into (though that will go on my tumblr/maybe twitter) because there are tons of fandom characters I've been itching to draw and I lowkey dream of tabling at a couple conventions one day.
So tldr: I'll be taking fewer commissions this year and focusing more on my personal work.
Thanks for all your continuing support, and I hope you have a great 2019!