I don't want celebrate TOO early yet, but I am proud to announce that I have been accepted for an internship at a start-up company! Not a horrid job in retail or groceries like my previous job, but a remote Blender animation job that actually uses my skills in computer art! This is an ideal situation for me!
It will last 5 months, but potentially lead to a job at the company. I am still committed to uploading some small art here, on Ko-fi and Linkedin, for every Saturday for the rest of 2021 and I have all of the pieces finished and ready--meaning I shouldn't miss any Saturday even if something comes up, other than maybe uploading a day early on a Friday on occasion. However, I will focus all of my artistic energy for the next 5 months solely on that internship and hopefully turning it into a long-term, paid job, so my uploads may dry up quite a bit in early 2022. Also, I will not be accepting commission and animation requests for a while and possibly even longer if I finally achieve my dream of being paid a (relatively) stable income doing art at a studio, because I will spend most of my remaining free time chipping away at big personal projects and not really worry about maintaining my social media presence anymore.
Rest assured, though, that I may go quiet for the best possible reason of being paid to do what I love, and that when I do upload here or elsewhere again, it will only be highly-polished and weird independent art that will be worth the incredibly long wait!
Also, in the short term I've been avoiding social media simply because I don't want to see any spoilers for Deltarune Chapter 2 until I finish the game myself. You understand, right?
UPDATE: Finished Deltarune Chapter 2. Go ahead and draw your sick Susie fanart like a real BIG SHOT!