Hello DeviantArt world! It has certainly been many months, about 6 months actually, since I've logged in. Well, there are many reasons for this. But the biggest reason was that last summer we moved, but before we moved we had to do some work on our new home. This combined with 50+ hour work weeks at a new job (I lost my steady 40 hour a week job for reasons that I still can't make sense of... probably business politics) consumed my time, and I had to give up DA and other hobbies for a while.
Now things have slowed down a bit. Winter is here. In fact, snow is falling outside as I type this. I still work over 45 hours per week, but I don't have a house to work on anymore. So I wanted to take the opportunity to make a few things known about my intentions on DeviantArt.
First, I believe my time in the customization/Modding field is done. It is a season that has come and gone. While I had a great four years helping others have a more enjoyable Windows experience, the creative leaf has blown away with time, and it is now in the hands of other artists. I will now be more of a deviation user than a deviation creator, especially if I decide to get Windows 8 in the future (like many people, I will want to skip the metro screen, add a start orb, and get transparency/blur back). I see no reason to upgrade now, but I will not discount the possibility.
What about my photography? Well... winter is cold lol. I did get some pictures back in December during a big snowfall, and I will probably upload some today. Spring is coming, and with spring, photo ops. So I will likely continue to share my images with you all, maybe not on a weekly basis, but maybe every month or two I will log in and share my latest shots.
So let me explain my project support policy. Since I am no longer in the business of creating custom DLLs and skins, I will no longer be supporting many of my projects. If I decide to continue supporting one for some reason or another, I will clarify on that deviation's page. If you want to update a particular deviation of mine and share it on DeviantArt, please DO NOT POST IT WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. You must ask me first by sending me a personal note. IF I FIND ONE THAT DID NOT OBTAIN MY PERMISSION IT WILL BE REPORTED AS STOLEN. And if I approve, you must always include a link to my original work when you post the updated deviation. I do want credit for my efforts. I think that is fair enough especially if I let you takeover the project for the benefit of coming generations of Deviants.
Well, that's how it is. Life caught up to me. Peace and love to all.