...Oh, is 2018 gone already? Nevermind then, fuck that year. 2018 absolutely sucked.
And you know, that's fine. Not every year has to outdo the last. Good things happened in 2018! I'm happy to have come through it! But a lot of it was just awful. 2018 was rough, a year filled with tension and negativity, politics going haywire. Entire websites shutting subsets of creators out, life simply getting harder for so many people who deserve far better.
Needless to say, I am really looking forward to 2019 as a fresh slate, a fresh set of opportunities. It may be just a symbolic changing of the calendars, a solstace's passing, but that symbolic stuff still matters. It's nice to be able to say "yesterday was yesterday, and today is going to be great."
I'm eager to get started.
With that said, it wouldn't be fair to completely ignore those good things that happened in 2018. I struggled with my work, but what fewer things I did finish, I feel I can be happy with. New business opportunities opened up; my work with OHTNYC has gone well, and I'm eagerly awaiting the fashion line's release sometime this year, to see my work being worn by others! I made the investment into an iPad Pro, a device I'm still getting acclimated to but already gaining so much more motivation to sit and draw and paint like I used to. And there's so much more I'm forgetting to say, things that honestly went so so well.
But eyes forward... I'm excited to try and tackle things anew. You'll see more drawings start getting mixed-in with the 3D work, ideas I've wanted to create but struggled to achieve with other mediums. More writing, as well; I have too much unfinished work that I really want to put out there for others to read and enjoy. And of course I want to push further with my 3D work, maybe loosening up a bit so I can produce more and stress over details less, but also step up my game and work on some more advanced content as well.
I haven't much else to add or say, if I'm honest. But that's okay too. There's still a lot to figure out, a lot to do and catch up on and start fresh. I'll be finding new (and old) things to post soon enough, here and elsewhere, so I hope you're all looking forward to it as I am!
And most importantly: Thank you, thank you everyone who's come along for this ride, or hopped on along the way, or even is just now finding it all. Everyone who's supported me on Patreon, who's left nice comments, or just added things to their favorites/likes/bookmarks. Everyone who's chatted with me about this stuff, this weird weird stuff that years ago I would have laughed to even imagine posting online. The internet is wonderful and all of you are wonderful, thank you. <3