Now here comes what you've all been waiting for.
No. Not at all.
In mid-September, I got another job, working at Merrifield Garden Center. I work in their greenhouse, at the Fairfax location. What this means is: I work 7 days a week. The last time I had time off was October 10-12, when I went to Manhattan to see X Japan.
I have hardly touched art since then.
Here is the unfortunate news: Unless you have already paid me in deviant points, or in cash, I am no longer open to commissions. That includes individuals involved in the queue, who have not paid me. There is no more pending queue.
I have thought a long time about it, taking into consideration what a close friend told me about supply and demand. I also realized that I have not done art for myself in a very, very long time. "Eye fresheners" and "sketches" in between commission pieces, yes. But nothing polished-up and finished, and certainly, nothing I can truly call my own.
With that being said, once I catch up on all of this work that I have to do...I will be doing some of my own stuff, again. Some of it digital, and some original traditional pieces for sale.
I know that this will be really disappointing for some of you. But I have to work on taking care of my parents, and my older sister, as well as being able to take care of myself...to some degree. And let me put it bluntly: my art doesn't pay the bills. Starbucks, and Merrifield, pay my bills.
I absolutely LOVE what I do at Merrifield. Starbucks, no. But Starbucks, unfortunately, as is it, is the "highest bidder". I work at Merrifield because I positively enjoy it. Yes; I am a crazy plant lady.
Here is a terrible photo of myself to emphasize the point (and this isn't even ALL of the plants that I own, just the ones that I keep in my room):
I expect a lot of you to unwatch me, or disregard this, and that is completely fair. I have been quiet for a long, long time, unable to support my friends and colleagues who are excelling in their art, and craft, with flying colors. I have my eyes on you guys, watching you grow, and I am very proud to see that you are succeeding at what you do. I wish you all the best.
On a side note: If anyone is interested in any of the art that I have made available for prints and such, feel free to check out my society6 shop @ society6.com/spoopysurprise
Also, I do have a storenvy shop. Right now, I have my one-of-a-kind handmade gemstone cluster stretch bracelets for sale there. If you're into metaphysical type gemstone jewelry, great! If you're just into jewelry or cool looking rocks, then likewise, great! Wear them as you see fit; it's all in good fun. When I get the time,
I will be putting my original traditional pieces for sale there, as well. So keep an eye out @ spoopysurprise.storenvy.com
I can't even being to tell everyone how thankful I am for their support over the past few years. You're all really amazing, and I'm very thankful I got to know you all. Until I come back with more art: Take care, and keep up the good work!