So I've been out of conventions for almost a year now. I spent last year trying some new things and I came to realize something during that time.... I miss doing artist alleys! More than that, I realized that I was simply jumping into doing them too soon which made them feel overwhelming. But now that I've had a break and my sons are a year older, I feel ready to try doing the con thing again. We will see what comes of it. I'm aiming for two conventions, maybe three this year. And if things keep going well I'll be able to dedicate more time to deviant art as well.
I'm still busy and I'm sure I'll still be bad at submitting new work. But that aside, I'm back? I guess I just needed some time for other things in life to improve, and they have!