Random happy rant
Hey guys, so as many of you may not know, I’m in a bit of a tight spot when it comes to money this past month. Recently I’ve started up college for this year and it has been a ton of work, I moved across coasts, had to deal with a major depressive episode partially due to that and my tablet broke so I had to dip into my savings to buy a new one. My tuition, my rent, my food, and my impulse Amazon purchases are all paid for by myself. I don’t have family that can help me and I do it all from freelancing.
So last night I was thinking about this. How I’m super stressed, just need to make a bit more money to pay off my last tuition bill November 1st and then, though I still have to work hard, I can relax a little bit more. And after being stuck in a state of constant worry the past couple weeks I realized how genuinely grateful I am for the support of you guys. Like, I try to be as grateful as I can with each client and supporter I work with but a lot of you didn’t see me when I was struggling to make enough money to just feed myself. I was almost homeless, and literally was a starving artist. Remembering what I’ve been through puts things into huge perspective and it was quite eye opening how much I forgot I struggled in the past. So remembering all this and realizing how my problems are no longer fears of going homeless or finding another meal but now just trying to avoid late fees or my credit going down by just a little, I’m forever grateful to you all!
So I guess I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who reblogs/retweets and shares my art and then a slightly extra thank you for people who invest money into me, helping me out financially, and trusting me to produce illustrations and drawings that hopefully end up being significant to you! I used to hate doing commissions, and while I always prefer to do personal art I am glad to say that now working on commissions I do still feel a genuine joy for creating pieces for others and I wouldn’t have been able to fathom that 4 years ago.
Thanks for reading haha. I guess I wanted to rant cause I keep to myself when it comes to the internet and a lot of people probably have no idea who I am personally. I also just wanted to help you guys see how genuinely grateful I am for the support. It really means so much to me. Thank you!