Well, after a very long winter hiatus due to cold weather, it looks like I'm back up and running! I had my computer set-up and ready to go at the beginning of March when the weather started warming up somewhat. I turned it on, and LO! No internet. I wasn't sure if it was a network problem, or an adapter problem (or both), but I've been fighting with it for almost two weeks now.
You may ask, "But what does internet have to do with digital art?" Well, to be honest not much. I can still work on things without it. BUT I can't access my OA lessons, or tutorials, or upload anything without it. I'm still unsure what the problem was, though I seem to recall occasional problems with this last year, but shockingly the internet appears to be working today. I'll keep trying to find a solution to the sporadic internet access, but I'm glad it's not a permanent issue.
Now then, to work!