Finally typing this journal. Was unexpectedly busy yesterday.
I think I'm slowly getting my spark back. I want to ease back into regular drawing to avoid burnout, but I'm getting the passion back. Something I haven't felt in almost 2 years. So here's the plan.
Commissions are gonna be closed for a bit. I've been meaning to do a complete rehaul of my information, so that's what's going to be happening. Once I finish that, they'll remain closed for a bit longer until I feel like I'm truly back in the groove.
This year I'll be focusing on personal art and improving. My art style significantly stagnated because I was barely drawing and when I was, it wasn't for me. My current style is in another "awkward teen phase". It's a transition style so I need to work on improving it so I can be comfortable with my art again. My art has gone through these phases twice before, it's a normal part of improving.
I will also be focusing on reconnecting with you guys and staying on top of my messages. I generally don't have much energy to talk but as my passion is returning, I'm finding that I'm starting to feel happier and more energetic! I'm really going to push myself to regularly respond to messages again, and I'm sure it'll be easier since I'm back to uploading. (I felt a bit awkward talking here when I hadn't uploaded in a month). I'm also going to be bringing back the use of polls for picking certain content and events I make. So if ya'll want to see tutorials, YCH's, adoptables, raffles, etc. you can make the choice! I think you guys should have a say, for sure. I'll be trying to write more journals to keep ya'll updated as well, I sorta shut down in the past few years. And, I'm going to get back into streaming. Not sure of a definite schedule, but I'll shoot for once or twice a month. Hopefully more, depends how I feel. Overall, I hope this can rekindle the connection that I used to have with you guys. I hate being disconnected, so hopefully we can fix that!
And lastly, I'm going to try to revive speedpaints. I know a lot of people can't make my streams (I tend to stream at weird hours and on random days) so if anyone is interested in my process they can watch those! I'll be shooting for one a month, but we'll see.
So this was essentially my new years resolutions. I'm shooting for a revival this year. The beginning will probably be slow, because I'm not going to get burnt out again. But I'm definitely ambitious. I haven't felt this fire burning inside me in ages.
Hope you guys look forward to this too. Thanks for sticking by me this shitty year, haha.