time for one of our rare updates before melting back into the shadows but check the end of the post for some new links if you'd like to watch me on weasyl or toss me some spare change on ko-fi, or check out my etsy
2017 was cosmically bad as a whole but the big positive keeping me going through it was the new family i've found in my current roommates, and feeling safe and at home with them all. i've had a lot of setbacks this past year after the end of 2016 being a mess and being technically homeless for a few months and living in a closet, then on a couch, then a different couch, sharing a room, and then finally my own room. i got the sickest i've ever been immediately after last ANE in january and fractured my rib from coughing, took many months to heal before i could move without pain, and i was sick for all of october and fractured the same rib again from coughing, went to the ER and ended up developing pneumonia while held overnight. one of my roommates stayed there with me the entire several days and it made me realize just how much my roommates really are family. i took a bunch of sculpt commissions the day before i ended up in the hospital and am finally able to start working through my backlog. i've been in a lot of pain and still have to take it easy which is incredibly frustrating but i think i'm on the mend. i have to somehow do a ton of prep for my vendor table at Anthro New England (february 23-25 at the boston park plaza hotel) and figuring out what i can make and finish without hurting myself further. on the positive side in 2017, like i said i'm finally in a supportive family where i feel much more at ease, i managed to vend at 2 furry cons and a comic con, and i've been able to do a lot of self reflection and feel more confident in myself, i've started 3d modeling, and i was also given a laptop/tablet to help with work and am focusing on improving my digital art with some new software too. also, hard to articulate, but for years i'd just been sort of existing.... not really making friends, thinking of new ideas or watching/reading/playing/consuming entertainment bc i was in such a deep hole and felt that i didn't deserve enjoyment, living and working in a state of exhaustion, guilt, and lack of stimulation. since becoming comfortable and bonding with my new roommates and making friends, my life has been so enriched with human contact, support, and inspiration. even just cooking together, hanging around listening to new music, watching music videos and weird youtube stuff, and even working in the same room as someone playing games has replenished something i didn't know i was so starved for. i've been feeling inspired and having new ideas and WANTING to make things again rather than feeling that i HAVE TO and feeling like it's good again instead of a chore. i'm in a terrible spot financially since i was barely able to work from the end of 2016 while couchsurfing looking for a place, and about half of 2017's worth of time spent sick and bedridden/recovering. going to work this year to take better care of myself, get stronger, make new things, be queer as hell, work my best while learning to take breaks and enjoy life, and try to get to a more stable position. also maybe i'll make this the year that i finally sculpt and cast that chess set i've been asked about by so many folks over the years lol.
i'm also trying to reach out and share my work in more places but i'm not sure i'll be posting much on dA still.... if you'd like to follow my work, i've been starting to put it in my weasyl gallery (link below) where you can also contact me for commission info. if you'd like to follow my tumblr where i post art, but mostly reblog shitposts and pictures of cool rocks while i figure out how tumblr works, note me for the url. if you note me here i can't guarantee i'll see it right away.
anyway, thank you all for hanging around and supporting me. hope this year is better for everyone !!
etsy shop with resin casts, figures, pendants, patches, etc:
new gallery with more drawings, contact here for commissions:
ko-fi tipjar, throw us a buck to help out: