10/5/17 Update: Still trying to get my computer to work >.> It's very laggy, photoshop barely runs, and I have to have a bunch of patience to sit down and work on a manip. It crashes about 50 million times while I'm trying to work on something, then to top it off I have to renew my photoshop so I'll have to wait for my brother to help me with that. In the mean time I'm half tempted to wait until my brother moves back in with us. He has a computer he barely uses and it runs a hell of a lot better than mine right now. If I end up doing that then I should have my commissions finished by November. After that I don't intend on opening up commissions again any time soon. I still feel really burnt out on art, especially commissions, so again I'm really sorry for the wait. If I owe you a commission I promise I'll upgrade them. So if you ordered a $5-10 commission I'll make it worth at least $25.
Okay so I know it's been a while and I've overall been very absent from deviantart so for that I do apologize. So as a brief explanation as to why I haven't been around - I broke up with my boyfriend a few weeks ago and overall have been feeling pretty crappy. Insomnia, stressed out, depressed, ect. So I've literally just spent the last few weeks being a walking ball of stress. This past weekend I finally made the trip to Ohio to get the rest of my things (I won't go far into detail, but having your ex threaten to sell your things or break them and you can't do anything about it has been where the majority of my stress has come from) so I'm glad to have that over and done with.
As for why I haven't been around on deviantart, aka procrastinating on my commissions, is that my laptop has decided it absolutely hates my guts. I've had issues with it before, but now it's at the point where it really wants to act up. It barely runs chrome now, much less photoshop, so I will be taking it to my brother since he knows a hell of a lot more about computers than I do. I'm sure if I tried to fix it I'd make it worse. So I'm going to get him to clean it off for me and then see if that fixes it.
So after that is done with I'm going to catch up on the very overdue commissions I owe people. After that I will be closing them down for a few reasons. One is I feel like the money I make off of my commissions isn't enough, and yet at the same time I'd feel guilty raising the prices. So in short, I hate lowering the prices to the point where I feel like I'm selling myself short. Lately I've just felt so burnt out about doing art at all, and then I feel worse when it takes me longer to get to my commissions, but I also don't believe in giving crap out, especially when someone has paid me for art. So even though I won't be opening up commissions, I still want to further my skill and try and improve in the areas I know I need to improve, so I may open up a few request slots every so often, though it won't be any time soon and it may only be one at a time.
I also will be slower on art because, now that I have retrieved my birth certificate and other important documents from my ex's house, I plan on signing up for job corps. I do intend on bringing my laptop, but I'm not entirely sure how much time I'll have to actually work on artwork while I'm there. If I don't get into job corps though my backup plan is preparing myself to try and sign back up for the military. So either way, I won't be around to post a whole lot of artwork after I finish these commissions.