Well, it's 2015! Slip on your Nikes with power laces, pull on an auto-drying jacket, hop in your hover-converted car and cruise the skyway to your favorite hydrated pizza joint or the local cinema to check out the new movie, Jaws 19...
Okay so it's not the 2015 we all hoped it would be.
Personally, my new year is turning out pretty shitty so far. The Ravens are in the playoffs, their fans are destroying my store on a daily basis, I've made 0 progress in reducing my credit card/student loan debt over the past 12 months and it doesn't look like I'll be making progress in that area any time soon because my mother lost her job today.
Money problems abound, I have to decide how to best hold off being evicted until we can bring our household back to "3-income status". Among many of my considerations, I've decided to reinstate commissions. The bad news, however, is that my commission prices have risen significantly. This is not just because of our current hardship, but also because my own personal time is becoming increasingly scarce. I've been considering how I should spend my time and what it is worth, which is why you'll notice that the more time consuming commissions have increased in price the most.
The way I see it, it's either this, or get a second job. And I'd much rather spend my time drawing than stocking shelves or slinging burgers. So hopefully this income problem won't take nearly as long to resolve as it did last time. In the meantime, I hope those who frequently commission my work won't be discouraged by the price increases, and hopefully even more will take interest in my commission services this year. And when things do become more stable, the prices will drop also. I appreciate any and all who will help me through this hardship and I promise you my best work possible.