My name is Simhanada, I am an artist and craftsperson living in Columbus, Ohio with my partner and three cats. I am a house spouse by day, and insomnia binge fiction by night. I prefer neutral or male pronouns in general, and also use lair/lairs.
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Simha, why on Earth haven't you been updating???
Well, there's a bit of a story there that boils down to the general bare bones - My life is actually kinda busy!
My online galleries across the board (Furaffinity, Tumblr, etc.) have all taken a hard dive of inactivity, save for the occasional post every month or so. The reason for that being mainly my job. While I love doing art for a living and freelancing was providing a good chunk of my income, when commissions slowed down, I had no choice but to get a job. That was over a year and a half ago!
Time certainly flies! But as of late, my schedule at work has become irregular. I'm supposed to work from 7am to 3pm but Monday through Friday, but its become so sporadic and requires a lot of commuting. Most days, I'm too exhausted to even consider drawing, and sadly, I draw far less than I used to...
When I am able to draw or do art its usually on weekends, but even then my time is incredibly limited. I know, I know, "Why don't you just manage your time better?" Truthfully, despite giving myself a to-do list and deadlines, a great deal of my time is eaten up by the things I'm unable to complete during the time I work at my other job. Calling doctors, scheduling appointments, cooking, cleaning - you get the idea. There aren't enough hours in the day and I desperately am looking for a more consistent job that allows me to have dedicated time off in which I can do art. I would like to move back to doing art souly for income within the next year or two, its a bit of an uphill battle.
"But Simha! We don't hear from you? Do you even check your messages/notifications at all??? ARE WE EVEN FRIENDS?!?!" I know I can be distant at times and haven't been keeping up with all of you that I consider friends and peers, for that I apologize. More often than not I've been having trouble holding conversations or keeping up. Its a little overwhelming and with my lack of anxiety medication, I tend to just stall out very quickly. My hope (and admission) is to return to therapy sometime this month or next, and resume my prescription. I've not been able to afford either of those things and because of this my socialization has a LOT of ups and downs.
Mostly I try to communicate through twitter i[/i] and keep an upbeat and positive air but I have been posting more openly about my moods, life, etc. (and politics). Twitter has been a really great platform for me to also expand my audience as well as seeing art from artists I'd never find otherwise. I retweet a LOT of really cool stuff from said artists, so if you're looking to find new artists just breeze through my retweets!
"So you're not gonna give up art..?" HECK NO! My spouse and I have been discussing a lot when it comes to my ideas and goals of/for my art and what I'd like for our future.
There's definitely a fire in me to aim for that dream!
But the first step is getting and making time to get the plans going. With that said, I sincerely want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and patience! I love you guys and wouldn't have made it this far without any of you~
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