In case you hadn’t already noticed, I’ve been on a hiatus since mid-June and not really by choice. I fell ill around that time and just sort of lost interest and gave up on everything. I’m feeling better now (mentally, anyway) and have been for a couple weeks but I’m still on hiatus from my art work. I still feel very discouraged from doing any of it right now. Instead, I’m focusing on my modding and creating content for the Sims 4. Unlike my artworks, my creations for the Sims 4 are getting a lot of attention and feedback. The Sims 4 modding community is friendly and helpful. I feel welcome there and wish to be a productive part of it. I shut down my Dream 9 Studios Patreon as it never really had any patron other than one of my own friends. The Patreon account is now to support my Sims 4 creations. If you want to learn more about my Sims 4 work, visit my website for it, Simularity.
I don’t yet know how long my hiatus from my art work will be. As I said earlier, I am feeling mentally better. Physically, I’m doing much worse. I have developed Cubital Tunnel Syndrome in my right arm and I’m right handed. I need surgery to correct it. Until then, I can’t feel half my right hand. It makes doing anything on the computer difficult so I have to really be mentally invested in what I’m doing to be able to do anything. Also, my Wacom Tablet broke. I ordered a new one but it hasn’t got here yet and I still don’t know how well/if I’ll be able to use it with how my hand is doing. Writing with a pen is hard enough.
I poured my heart and soul into my artwork…
Want to see an example of why I am focusing more on my Sims work than this art work? Since October 2016, this website has had about 6,000 visitors. Since August 2019, Simularity has had over 5,600 visitors. That’s four years verse one year. Simularity also has considerably more followers on Tumblr and Twitter is catching up.
I’m having more fun creating mods and content for the Sims and getting more feedback in return. Why wouldn’t I continue down this path than the quieter one I was down before? I don’t like living in a vacuum.