I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving-Christmas season, and I hope everyone has a Happy New Year.
Here's some updates on what's been going on.
You may notice I've not been submitting nearly as much art, if any at all. It's because a couple months ago I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel. My art block was amplified by this.
I have drawn a few things, mainly for a game prototype as well as a few art pieces but overall I've been having to take frequent breaks with any computer activity. I need to clean up my apartment and make my workstation more ergonomic. Right now it's a bit haphazard. A new years resolution, on top of continuing to lose weight. I do see a specialist for the carpal tunnel next month to hopefully address this and give me treatment options.
It's admittedly because I've been doing hardcore computing for years now and thought stuff like taking breaks and ergonomic workstation decisions were snake oil. Things like "correct posture" and positioning of equipment and such. I should have listened.
There's also been some developments on the mental health front. Mainly I've been uncovering some things about myself. I talk to my therapist again about it next week or so. I don't wanna get too much into it, but it's been kind of rocky.
However, I am considering, once my carpal tunnel is managed, starting commissions for the public. Right now it's mainly limited to close friends and colleagues.
I have ideas for what I want to do in 2019, but it requires me to play my cards right. Unfortunately it's a very volatile time in the world of content creation, as my colleagues and I have found out after Tumblr, Paypal and Patreon started cracking down on shit they don't like and making life difficult for content creators of all sorts, all because they hate a few bad apples or have this moral crusade going for them.
I'd rather stay out of it, but as someone wanting to get into some sort of content creation, it's a bit worrying to see how authoritarian things have gotten.
I'll keep everyone posted.
BTW, welcome fellow peeps from CubedCoconut's server and fellow Tumblrian refugees.