First of all, I just want to say thank you! Thank you for all the support and wonderful birthday wishes! You guys are amazing!
I had a pretty rough birthday this year and it left me pretty depressed. Since then I've been having some problems with my anxiety and have been pretty quite around most people. I'm really sorry that this ended up affecting all of you. It just made me lose confidence in myself as a person and friend overall.
Everything I've known since a kid has been falling apart and it's just been rough on my mental state. My childhood home is being torn down which may result is my childhood school being torn down as well, two places that have meant so much to me. Then I finally had to accept that the person I called my absolute best friend is no longer someone I can count on. We aren't in a fight and we don't hate each other, but she's let me down twice now and I finally had to accept that we just can't be as close anymore. She was the first friend I had ever made and we had been extremely close up until last year's January when she told me she was pregnant. Realizing I had to let her go has really brought me down and I began to lose faith in others, including my ability to keep the friends I have. I got to the point where I began to worry that I couldn't hold a proper friendship without ruining it.
Ah, sorry, kinda went off on that...I just feel like you needed to know why I have been so quiet lately! I'm at the age where I'm really growing up and I have to learn to let go. It's hard for me because I get so attached to the friends I have that when I have to say good bye I can't help but get sad.
Anyway, there are two other important things! The first is that Tumblr has been taking up lots
of my time! I've even been uploading art there! The reason I've been uploading there is because I feel less pressured to post really good art. It's hard to explain and probably sounds silly, but I feel more confident about posting doodles, sketches, and silly casual art there rather than here. I'm not saying I won't post anymore, but I will be posting more on Tumblr. So, if you have a Tumblr, please follow me! I post silly stuff, but I'll also be posting progress pictures and serious art too! aonosdoodles.tumblr.com/
Finally, I'm going to be opening Paypal commissions! I still have one last point commission, but I'm waiting on a response. So, since I now officially have an account set up, I can accept commissions! I'll be making a journal or picture depicting my prices soon. To prevent myself from getting overwhelmed, I will only be accepting 2 commissions at a time per my accounts. That means I will only have up to 4 commissions going at once so the lag shouldn't be too bad this time, eheh...I also won't have anything too fancy up so I can't risk screwing something up and wasting someone's money trying to do something that's out of my league.
Whoopsie, I kinda got a little wordy there...sorry! I'll try to get to my messages as soon as I can, but if you need to reach my either message me on Tumblr or email me at email@example.com!
Thanks for your attention and support, I love each and every one of you!