Hey everyone. I'm sorry about the long period of silence from me. You deserve better, and I'm going to try my hardest to make it up to you.
As you may or may not have noticed on my previous journal, my wrists started acting up in October. I thought I had done something to damage them, but as the problem got worse in November, I made a doctor's appointment. Eventually, I got to the point where writing (and turning doorknobs) was extremely painful, and painting was downright impossible.
My doctor and a rheumatologist diagnosed me with Psoriatic Arthritis in my right wrist and left hand. A few failed treatments later, I assumed I would never be able to paint again, and since I was between jobs, I had no method of refunding any one who might not want to wait on their commission. So instead, I let myself just flounder around and despair for a while. I'm not proud of that, but it is what it is, and all I can do is knuckle down and never let it happen again.
Now, it's time for the good news.
My fantastic rheumatologist found a treatment that works. My wrists are really, really weak from me babying them, but they're getting stronger every day and I should be back to regular working pace soon. On top of that, I found a full time job, which means I have the money to refund anyone that doesn't want to wait for however long it takes me to finish their commissions. I will be contacting everyone on the list individually about this, starting tomorrow, but you can also contact me before then if you'd like, and I'll refund you as soon as I read it.
Fenrirschild and DraconisOmega will be receiving their completed commissions tomorrow, too.
If you do opt for a refund, I would like to at least sketch something for you, as a thank you for helping me when I needed it most, and for waiting all this time. You've all been total sweethearts and I really appreciate it.
I'm going to bed now, but I'll be sending out notes and reading comments right away tomorrow. Thanks again, everybody.