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November 19, 2012


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Alright. Soooo I know I said I would be opening commissions for Christmas... but after a great deal of thought, I have decided to close them until January... *runs from the hate storm* :sprint:

Here is why:
I've been feeling pretty burnt out on commissions. So much so that I have a hard time working on the darn things. It keeps me from even entering the studio some days. I dawdle and procrastinate or find things around the house that must be cleaned RIGHT NOW or some such nonsense. Whereas if I were just going to make whatever I felt like that day, I'd plug away for hours happily! The last 2 years I really didn't get to make any fun Christmas stuff I wanted to make because I had a solid wall of commissions. So really I just want this once to actually make some of the fun Christmas critters rattling around in my head. I had a blast making all the Halloween stuff, but felt incredibly guilty the whole time I was making them because of looming commissions. I busted all those guys out in less than a week because I was having so much FUN! I wanted so badly to make more, but I knew I had to be responsible and get my commissions done. I've just not been very happy making things that aren't my own lately. Of course I put all I have into them, but it takes a lot to work myself up to it it seems. I have to be in the right mood for it. And that is VERY bad for productivity :(

So I apologize to all of you who have been waiting diligently for commissions to open again. I genuinely feel bad, but I really can't tell you how much of a relief it is now that I've made the decision. To have a solid month of just whatever I want to make sounds absolutely heavenly!

Now before you start cursing me, let me tell you my plans for this glorious month of freedom:
The 3 years of Christmas idea backlog will come pouring out in the most awesome way. Mini reindeer and Christmas ponies, scarved dragons and ratties, maybe even some other fun critters might get thrown in the mix. Maybe some penguins and arctic foxes, who knows! And for those of you who wanted something NOT Christmas related, there will be something as well. I have been dying to make more rainbow dragons and ponies, dice dragons, butterfly dragons, and ratty magnets! There are so many things I want to make but haven't given myself the time for. Basically the benefit of no commissions equates to a much much larger inventory in the shop this season, so even more people will have a chance to get something special :D

I know this is kind of a bummer to those of you who have waited so patiently, but I assure you commissions slots will open again when I'm ready. They may be a lot fewer and far between from now on, but they will open again I promise. Right now, I really need some time to let my creativity flow freely :)


COMMISSIONS are CLOSED until January
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jloli Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah! Good choice. Commissions can really take it out of an artist when the stress gets too bad. Can't wait to see what your next burst of creativity makes!
ToThe-Moon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student
You have to let your creativity flow or else it might stop, also considering all the commissions you've taken on I think you should defiantly take a brake from them and such. Although I have to say I hope I get one of your commission slots when you open back up again because I can't wait to get a lovely little dragon or ratty from you. :D
LadyElfie2000 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to mention...doing stuff on your own allows you the opportunity to experiment, try new things, learn new tricks, and get better at what you're doing. So don't feel guilty about it. You're getting something important out of it that will ultimately help you in multiple ways.
LadyElfie2000 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I say go for it, cuz I love both the stuff you get commissioned, and the stuff you come up with on your own. And keep the creative juices flowing. If that's the christmas wish you want, then go for it.
AkaiYukiTori Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Writer
sighs your art is good it would make it easier is you typed up a yearly plan . like just doing you shop for a few mounts and taking no requests that wound give you time to be creative making a few of everything then you would have time to open again for requests with newer ideas
GoldenGohan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Oh yea that's totally fine! Hell if you went on making stuff with a shitty attitude, you might just decide to stop sculpting all together! Not only would that mean no more cool critters, but a bunch of us would feel horrible for burning you out from something you used to love. So by all means, take a break! Do some original stuff! Keep it fun! We'll still be here :D
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Nevah-Ann Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Well that works fine for me! :) I won't have money again until like... March so :) But hey, if you've gotten to the point where it's no fun for you to do them, then it's time to give yourself a chance to recover. You over work yourself and it's no longer fun, and that's bad. :) Take a break. I think you should catch up and take a month off after to yourself. Those mad at you, pooh on them.
oo0ace0oo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You more than deserve this freedom from commissions. They're more annoying than anything when you have a massive build up.

Go on, take a break and enjoy your works. :)
KateKMilo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Filmographer
taking time to restore & nurture your personal reserves is important for anyone who is creative! you go, girl =^.^=
KiusLady Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think taking time off from commissions is a grand plan!
Sure, it's a bummer to those waiting (I'm *kinda* waiting, but seriously for me the wait the better! More monies!!!) ;)
Enjoy yourself and sculpt away to your heart's content! I'm excited to see the awesome Christmas beasties! :)
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