But I promise you I'm very much alive!
And life is good! My partner and I are finally out of financial insecurity and the financial aid program of my country! It feels amazing to have a job again after 2 years of joblessness, and it's one that pays well and, as it turned out, pretty good for my health! It's tough, sure, but the hard work has helped reduce my weight! (considered overweight by doctors) And my stamina and strength have both increased as well. Now I'm trying to get back into going to the gym regularly and doing some body building to keep the progress going smoothly. On top of that my brother's family increased by one about 6 months ago and she's a joy to be around, such a happy, delightful child.
I'm also still drawing, though finding time for it is a little more difficult than before, but never impossible! Most of my recent work has gone up on my Tumblr, which is where I upload my sketches and WIPs; Porkbog.Tumblr.com in case you're interested. It's nice because I don't have to put my unfinished work into 'scraps/ scrapbook', which makes it seem a lot less like trash and more like the beginning of another fun art piece that it is!
My style is changing in a positive way for me as well and I feel I'm once again experiencing growth as an artist. I'm trying to get more flow and movement into pieces, drawing on a larger canvas to be able to add in more details, trying my hand at backgrounds again, my anatomical correctness is still slowly but surely improving...
R: Financial situation is good, art is fun again, niece is freaking adorable, self image issues after a decade are being resolved... Life. Is. Good.
I hope all of you beautiful people also managed to find some good things to smile about <3