Greeeetings dA, how I have missed you.
First things first: I've probably lost a lot of, if not all, of my followers. Being away from this site for a year does that to a person. :3 I've starting uni (yay!) to embark on my dream of doing vet science (double yay!) to work in conservation (super dooper yay!). It has been rather hectic. I haven't opened Photoshop other than to edit some photographs in what feels like an æon. With that being said, I am a little- well, try a lot rusty on the old photo manippin'.
Secondly, SpiffyHorse is down, and has been a while. /insert sadface, yeah. I'm still moderating, but it feels an awful more like twiddling my thumbs due to an almost complete lack of coding knowledge. Stay strong, Spiffians!
Thirdly, my life outside of university is just as hectic. The woman in my life that I was closest to, my grandmother, passed away very suddenly of lung cancer at the beginning of this year. I feel quite lost without her, which makes the whole moving-away-from-home-to-study thing a tad more difficult. On the brighter side, she is the whole reason I'm doing vet science- being a fauna rescue carer, it was her passion for saving animals that motivated me into this position, and continues to do so. Rest in peace Grandma, I love you. Please, let nobody take their family for granted, because it can take just an instant for that to be taken away from you.
To conclude what is turning into a personal diary entry (sowwy ；へ：), I'm going to go launch up PS CS4 and either do some pixel art, or a horsey photo manip, to distract myself from a current assignment. I'm a great influence.
Orrrr, to go read my 11,000+ notifications on here. D:
Much love dArtisians!