I've been a depressed slacker.
I know that I said I'd have a lot more time to create and post artwork, and then, suddenly... nothing! I haven't done anything on here for months.
What's been going on during my time away from DA?
For my part, I've been limping through my days...
My leg is about 75% of what it used to be. This means I walk with a cane, which is a hell of a lot better than not walking at all. And, at least I don't have to use a walker anymore. I'm proud of myself for being able to climb stairs and take walks around the grocery store.
Of course, this totally sedentary lifestyle hasn't done anything for my physique. I fattened up like a Christmas goose. I thank the stars for the person who invented the elastic waistband. Yep... it's all about comfort these days.
I've returned to work, and have found the atmosphere to be a bit more... tense. Blame it on the economy, company expansion, or my extended absence. The reason doesn't matter. All I know is that the work environment isn't what it used to be.
I'm doing far less graphic design (if any at all) and concentrating more on SEO, SMM, and general consultation. Which is ok, I guess. I mean, I'm certainly not complaining. I'm really quite happy to even have a job in the current business climate. Still, it's weird to have a business card that reads Sr. Graphic Artist and not actually be doing anything artistic.
On the home front, I'm moving out of the ghetto and into a sweet 50's duplex with a black and white checkerboard tile floor in the kitchen and bath. There's a jacuzzi tub so I can soak my leg (awesome!) and a washer and dryer in the unit! No more laundromat trips for me! There is plenty of space to set up an easel, or to work on sculpture, which is incredibly cool. To top it off, the front yard is a pseudo-Japanese garden, complete with a little bridge, stone lanterns and Japanese maples. Needless to say, I'm fairly stoked on my new living arrangement.
So, in all, I'm still disabled, but things are certainly looking up. I renewed my membership on DA, so I'll have to start posting some work up here again soon.
Thanks to everyone for continuing to view and favorite my work while I've been away! You're the best!!