Hey there, everyone! It's been a while, to say the least!
Sorry for disappearing on you guys like that, I didn't mean to worry anyone! Things have been... complicated on my end of the stick. I've been pretty busy with school, and there was a brief period in my absence where I was slipping up pretty bad in my grades, which isn't usually like me. Bouts of laziness and procrastination just really took a hold on me, and my school work really suffered from it. I'm glad to say things are getting better, slowly but surely, but I don't know what's coming over me, I just... don't do my work sometimes. Still, I'm trying to push through it to keep my grades up. Plus, AP testing season is coming up soon, so I really gotta hustle to keep up.
Lack of motivation/inspiration to draw also kept me away from being active around here. I get this way a lot: I need periods of separation from fandoms I'm really into in order to not feel stifled by it. I'm mostly talking about MLP, but I've gotten into other fandoms as of late, although I have yet to officially "enter" into them, as in interact and produce for them. Sometimes I just have no ideas or I get annoyed by my own stuff, and I just really have to give myself a break away from it before I start having resentful feelings. These breaks vary, some are short, others are, like this instance, pretty long. Still, space is healthy, I feel. I would hate to produced forced work that I put no heart in. For me to fully enjoy my work, I have to be invested 100%.
All things considered and in all honesty, I still don't feel quite at 100% just yet. I still feel like I need to take some more alone time before I feel comfortable to draw again, not just for MLP, but for other stuff too. I'm still hesitant to post things other than MLP here, as it has a large presence in my gallery and was/is my main interest, at least, the characters that I've made for it have taken up a very large portion of my heart and mind. I've been considering to just isolating this account for my MLP purposes, and maybe either creating a separate account for my other interests/original work or just having everything other than MLP go onto my Tumblr page. This is a decision I'm still pondering and mulling over about, and I still need time to consider it, but we'll see what happens. In the meantime, hiatus is still going on. Good news: Spring Break is coming up for me on the 14th, and maybe by then I'll have gathered motivation to come back and tackle this weird artistic lull I'm going through. If not, well, bear with me, guys. I'll come around soon enough.
Well, that's all I gotta say about that! Sorry again if I worried any of you, I'm fine, just going through some hazy times. I'll be back soon!