You've probably noticed I've been a little sparse on my updates and communication over the past few weeks, and even more so for the past couple days. I don't like to air my personal business too much, but I feel I owe you guys an explanation. My grandma Beverly had been in several hospitals/recovery centers for heart problems since late March. We thought she was on the mend, but because of problems with her lungs, her condition took a turn for the worse. She passed away this past Thursday peacefully and among her friends and family.
We all loved her very much and this has been a crushing blow to all of us. To me personally, she was the only grandparent I ever actually had a relationship with and this is the first time I've ever had to cope with the death of a close family member. I've come to find out that I apparently deal with the grief by hiding in my house and distracting myself with just about anything that doesn't involve other people, hence my radio silence over the weekend. I haven't been able to draw or create much of anything either.
I have a convention appearance this weekend at Animazement in North Carolina and then the next weekend at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con. I'm hoping forcing myself to be around other people will be helpful and hopefully reignite my spark to draw again. I know it would make Grandma very sad to know that I wasn't doing art on account of her passing, so I wanna dust myself off and get back on it as soon as possible.
In the meantime, I appreciate your kindness and your patience. Hopefully I'll see some of you this weekend or the next and I promise I'll reply to your messages and stuff over the next 2-3 weeks. Thanks everyone. And do me and yourself a favor, take a moment to let the ones you love know how much they mean to you and treasure every day you have with them. Our time together is too short, but genuine gratitude and appreciation always makes the most of it. Take care, gang.