After a long hiatus and a bunch of intense stuff that happened in my life, I can finally say: I'm back, dA. This time I promise: I'll behave, I won't escape, no storm will make my fly away. Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating xD So, a happy new year to all of you, my dearest friends and watchers!
I must say, this year was... Crazy. A year ago, I was taking care of my grandfather after finishing a relationship with my boyfriend for seven years, then, my last year at the university started and it was SO difficult to keep up... August... Well, I guess that it was really hard to find the strength to carry on, work, finish my last semester, finish my Thesis... To recieve my fine arts degree there was one last thing I had to do: plan an exhibition and deffend that damn thesis: I did it three days ago. It was good, It wasn't perfect but I passed with merits (you can pass, pass with merits and pass with "maximum merits"...). So, I'm a Fine Arts Graduate, currently unemployed and enjoying it! xD
So, as a crowning jewel, my grandmother and I went to Europe for Christmas. We didn't want to be at home because is was... Well, painful, so we decided to travel. I could tell you a thousand things but it would take a lifetime, let's say that I spent a LOT of time in art galleries and museums; I went to Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, and spent the best three days of the trip with my dearest Elyra-Coacalina in Paris. If you had any doubts before, I confirm: that girl is an angel. We had the best time together, it was as if we had known each other for much longer! She and her boyfriend recieved me in her home, introduced me to french cuisine (and Mathieu to french wines and Hydromiel xD). And as if it weren't enough, she prepared the greatest souvenir: a nightime photoshoot in Paris! You have probably seen a few of the pics in her gallery I'll upload a few more soon! It was dreamy, as all the time we spent together... Even the fact that her chinchilla, 42, enjoyed stealing my croissants, was cute xD. You were my parisian fairy godmother dear, and as I said: you have a home here south of the world!
And well, now I'm back at home, I'm staying with my grandma so my internet connection sucks (she lives in an old country house in our family's farm). I had almost forgotten what it was like to draw the things I enjoyed and not what I had to do for the university, read dantasy novels instead of papers and art theory... So let's say I'm indulging myself with lazyness for a while...
I have to say sorry to all of you for my absence, also to those whose commissions had to be delayed, to the friends I didn't send any notes... I suck, I know, but this year I promise to be nice and responsible. That's why I have to keep up with a few things I left pending from last year, and I want some time to draw a few gifts for my friends, so I need you, honorable watchers, to remind me a few things...
WHO DO I OWE SOME ARTSSS? Prizes, compensations?
I have a mess in my note inbox and I'm a bit confused, so I'd appreciate if you told me here in a comment, and then I'll write you a note! I promised a few compensations as well for the delays, so don't be shy and LET MEH KNOW! I believe that at least Amaethil, Angiepureheart and Freyad-Dryden haven't recieved their watcher's lottery prizes. To Feariel and KisaraelElementum I promised some portraits, but I can't remember anything else. Would you be so kind to let me know the details via note, or comment here?
And once I'm finished with all that, I'll open commissions again because... Well... When you're still a student your parents help you a little but they expect me to start being independent xD So next year I'll be taking commissions fulltime, at least until I get a formal job. I'll still be working as assistant teacher in a Middle-Age Christian Art class and in Art History, but the University doesn't pay a lot for assistance x_X (actually, it's just enough to pay public transport for a month xD).
Anyway, it's been quite a long post already, so: the biggest hug for all of you! I'll be reporting again soon! xD