Sorry for the extremely long hiatus. I won't go into a lot of detail but a lot has happened in my personal life to keep me away from artwork and writing. I always debate how much to share about such things online. Too much and you appear all emo and fishing for reactions. Too little and people think you're aloof.
All I'll say for now is that I'm generally healthy and happy but unfortunately I've spent way too much time in hospitals this year with relatives and friends. Those of you who've been through such things know how it can disrupt your life. I think most of the drama is over for now and hopefully things will be back to (what passes for) normal.