Hey everyone! First thing's first:
Thank you to everyone who has favorited my work, given me llamas, given me critiques, mentions, etc. etc. etc... And you're welcome to everyone I've done the same for! So sorry I didn't do this with each individual person, but I haven't been on here in quite some time and had WAAAYYYY too much ot catch up with to do so. On that note, I also had over 3000+ watch messages, so sorry to everyone I'm watching because I honestly didn't look at a single thing...
Now.... why have I been gone so long? Prepare yourself for the epic tale of a mundane life!
It all started with a couple of days of laziness.... Well... more exhaustion and actually trusting my instincts for once and taking it easy until pushing myself into a bad illness. Then came the art theft.... Some d-bag in Oklahoma stole a couple of my pieces off of deviantART to sell on his personal site as his own, sooo... a cease and desist letter, a very angry and busy week, and one apology letter along with the thief's compliance later... problem solved... sort of... I've since been taking any time I have available to place some sort of watermark or signature on my work.
Within the next week, almost everything on my dA page will be replaced with a signed or watermarked version, and almost all of my prints will be taken down. You WILL, however, be able to purchase the original, non-marked version of those images as premium content for a small amount... I figure at least this way if someone steals it after downloading, I'll have at least made something off of it. lmao
So while all that was going on, this happened:
Nothing major, just a 2nd degree burn over about 20% of my hand. Keep in mind, I have a full time job as a cook, burns are a common happening, and the pain usually doesn't bother me... this one... yea, this one sucked. lol It actually made it a bit difficult to use my hand for a few days, which slowed down everything else I've been working on. Thanks to a mixture I learned years ago of yarrow and alcohol, it now looks like this:
Obviously not a great photo, but you get the point. Healed VERY quick, thankfully.
Aside from that, extremely busy days at work and general drama within my personal life (as everyone has), on top of actually developing a social life again now that our old room mates are gone has kept me away from deviantART.
As I said in the last journal, I have been staying behind the lens and Renny K and I have still been going on adventures, and I have lots to share with you guys!
I'm about to continue the watermarking/signing work so I can share the new stuff with you guys, and I would very much like someone to talk to