I'm pretty excited about Christmas mostly because I usually don't get ahead with the shopping and I usually put it off until the last minute but this year I came totally prepared! Of course, I blew off a lot of my spending money on my son and I really can't wait to shower him with a bunch of goodies and throw out the other crap he's been playing with that's all sticky with his juice and snacks.
I'm still without a desktop, which is pretty shit but my eldest brother spoiled his surprise (he's not really one for surprises anyway) and told me last week when he visited that he went ahead and got me new parts to start on a new computer. Only I have to supplement myself with RAM and the video card from my previous desktop still works fine. Perhaps with my tax return I'll buy myself an upgraded video card and a new tower. Pretty soon, perhaps after Christmas time, I'll be able to work on a desktop again (I much prefer it and I really miss using SAI) and I get to play League of Legends again on my own time instead of waiting for my brother to step out and then going onto his computer to play.
Bliss League is still fully operational, now with a mailing list since it was an issue before that the regular costumers were uninformed through Tumblr and it helps me keep better track of things that way as well. I took BL off of Patreon because Patreon only transfers funds once a month and I honestly can't wait that long considering I have bills to pay and would like to be paid as I submit new content. However, I am still doing a Patreon page to a smaller degree where I post exclusive sketches that I do throughout the week and sneak peak of stuff I'm gonna draw up and distribute as merchandise through Spreadshirt. My sketches also come with artists notes, like a diary style kinda thing. Also, for the one person that pledged the $12 per week update, I do small tutorials, tips and tricks and just creative process sorta stuff... for those interested enough.
I still have a pile of commissions to do because I had to take out a ton of them in order to pay for a Surface Pro. I'm making small progress but god I can't wait to be done with the list and only take a few at a time while I place most of my concentration on my personal projects (Bliss League, Patreon content, merchandise making and possibly a mini comic of some sort). For my client's reading this: Thank you a ton for being so patient with me. It's been a rough last few months for me and now that school is out, I'm glad to devote all of my time towards art! I hope the drawback I've had has not discouraged you from ever commissioning me again and if it has, I completely understand and I'm so sorry for the wait!
Anyway... Life is good, despite all the bad things that have been lurking under the surface. I try to take it a day at a time and just try to be happy and healthy and take care of my own. Hope you all have a great holiday!