Seems I really ought to step up my game here on deviantArt.
Not only is my latest upload months old, but I've fallen behind on a lot of projects and commissions/requests, and really, that just will not do.
So, what have I been doing with my life...
Well, you'll all be happy to hear that have at last recovered from that awful cold/earache/illness that clocked me over the head and threw me bodily into bed without so much as a 'by your leave', so I'm starting to get back into the groove of things once more, working my circadian rhythms back into a more work-friendly cycle (no more 4AM coughing fits for me, haha!).
I'm still unemployed and looking for a job on top of trying to apply for unemployment benefits, so I've re-opened paying commissions (though I need to update my sample grid). SInce my laptop is STILL down (uuuuuugh), colored pieces are much more difficult to complete, but sketches and linearts are A-Ok. I've even started doing MLP portraits again, so for anybody looking for a fully customized portrait of their MLP OC, those start at $5 a pop. Please feel free to note/comment if interested.
On another note, I have secured a possible residence for when I move out of my parent's house, and if I can get some measure of employment within the next 6 months, I'll be saving up hardcore to be able to get that underway. Moving out means I need my computer fixed, my driver's lisence achieved, and very likely a vehicle of my own, on top of whatever I might need for the room refurbishing and rent, so after Sakura-Con in April, my extracurricular spending must come to a grinding halt. I've decided a max of $10-15 dollars a week for coffee and the occasional night out will be enough, and even if it isn't, I'll make it be enough.
The place I'm going to move into is a really nice place for $300 a month including utilities and internet, but part of the deal is that I help the home owners refurbish their home. I'm to take care of my own room by myself, and I get to decorate however I want (within reason), so that's cool, but they're going to be putting me in charge of materials and expenditure and so on. I've already started my research and running ideas by my roomates-to-be, but I know a lot of the stuff I'm looking at for my personal space is going to have to come out of my own pocket, so I need to save up as much as possible before I GTFO my parent's house.
That's pretty much it right at the moment, so...
TTYL, my peeps.
Feel free to pass the word on commissions!
Listening to: Ace of Spades - Motorhead
Reading: The Lego Movie fanfiction
Watching: The Lego Movie clips
Drinking: Yorkshire Gold tea with Sweet Cream creamer