First of all, I wanted to let people know that posting will resume on Sunday, May 12!
The move went well, but there are still plenty of boxes to move and unpack, and while the internet is working now, I can't exactly work full time yet, as I want to be able to have a nicer work environment to boost my motivation!
I will be changing my schedule, though, as I want to adjust it to match with my roommate's to make life here easier.
Starting Sunday, I'll be working from 3pm to 11pm, and posting will happen at around 5pm (EST), but Friday and Saturday will remain days off!
Change of plans! Work days will be Monday to Friday, 3pm to 11pm, with posting at 5pm, with weekends on Saturday and Sunday!
Thanks all for your continued support, and I hope you'll keep enjoying future artworks!
And speaking of future artworks... I feel like it's about time I give myself a raise! 2019, whilst cheaper as far as rent goes, will be expensive in other places, and I feel like the general quality of my work as increased (hopefully it has!).
2019 has multiple things in store for me, including my legal name change, which I'm planning to start working on in July! I know it'll take a few months to be finalized, but I honestly can not stand my deadname being used anymore.
Other than that, I also want to, finally, upgrade things I own.For years, I've kept pretty much everything that was still functional, even if they were far from ideal, with the exception of my work material (I want to be able to be as productive as possible, and that included being able to work efficiently when away from home (because who needs to NOT work when hanging out with friends?)). For example, I would like things like kitchen chairs (I only have one at the moment) and a dresser!
Most of all, I wish I could afford new clothes. Most of the clothes I own I've owned since high school (which was over 10 years ago), or are cheap things that don't last long. And from all the clothes I had, I gave away most, seeing as there is a lot I wore before, but won't wear anymore as I do not feel comfortable with how they made me look (as in... they greatly helped with being unable to go out without being misgendered) and I was too nervous about not being able to get new clothes if I did. I want to be able to wear things that will make me feel comfortable, and that will last for a while.
And I would have more to say, but really, all of it comes down to: I haven't done much for my own self being in years, and I want to change that, and updating my prices is one of the ways I can achieve that goal.
SO! What does this mean?
I'll be opening commissions on Sunday, and will keep them open until June, and this will be the LAST TIME the current prices are available, and the only additional commission I'll be taking are special offers and spurs of the moment, as I want to make sure I can finish everything in time. After that, starting July, the new prices will be implemented. I'll also be making new samples,and chosen from characters submitted to me on Patreon (and other places if I need more!)
Not to worry, I'll post about this when it happens, so no need to come back to this post!
PLEASE do not complain about this. It's something I have to do, as my current prices are enough to live, but not enough to thrive. Increasing the prices also means more free time, and more free time means I'll also be able to offer free art requests more often (because as you might know I actually love making gifts)! And higher prices means less pressure to get stuff done right away to get to the next thing, which means less stress, and that usually comes with better work! So I hope you'll understand.
(Sorry to people who end up seeing this message multiple times! I want to cover my bases!)