Oh, I am so bad at all this, apologies all around! Please forgive me
A lot has happened since last I updated this, so thanks for the patience yet again. I'm going to try and respond to the notes that have piled up in my absence. I never wanted to be gone so long, it's just... I've been feeling SUPER overwhelmed. I'm still finishing ponies, I just have a lot of them that are... well, some might say "good enough" but every time I go to snap the picture, I find another thing that looks off. I guess that's good for quality, not so good for getting your figure in a timely manner. Because it's been taking me so long, I've been paralyzed with fear that people are disappointed or angry and I'd have an inbox of angry letters... and had a hard time even logging in until tonight. (And every time I went to do it, I'd stop myself and say "No, you have work to do, and if you're depressed you won't get ANY of it finished!)
Let me be very clear: I have not been on hiatus.
Part of the problem may be... I haven't asked for advance payment from anyone (some people insisted and I agreed, but they got their pony already, not saying those are related... but for the most part I haven't brought it up myself...) so all the supplies have still been paid for with my own funds, so slow progress is also due in part to that. It's my fault entirely, I'm a business n00b so that's a lesson for the next round of commissions whenever they may open. I'm not going to demand advance payment from anyone on my list, it's just something to keep in mind. I'm mostly stocked now thanks to birthday giftcards, but it has been an ongoing factor.
I also made a bit of a blunder trying to help out a friend in need, so my workload doubled, making an already overwhelming schedule full to the brim with ponies and my job practically impossible to manage and prioritize.
Also (and my fellow pipecleaner twisters are free to call me a whiner for this!) I can only work on the figures for so long before my fingers are absolutely killing me. Previously this was just a fun hobby where I'd make something once in a while... I really wasn't used to spending hours and days on figure after figure. It's like working with clay full of needles sometimes. I never imagined these would take off the way they did, so I was not prepared for it... I will finish it all though. I must!
There are figures not yet commissioned that I am DYING to make.
I'm trying to make my best effort to catch up again, so bear with me still while I try to get through this. If I haven't responded, I'm not ignoring you... I'm just a crappy correspondent! (Everyone who knows me will agree!) Sometimes, I'll need a reminder and a poke or two will be appreciated.
While I was out it appears DA now lets you change your name... I'll have to go through and update the new names to my commission list so I can update you individually.
I have a new email: ChenilleTwist (@) Hotmail.com
Since my image host is becoming bloated with pony pictures, if you're waiting on your commission please contact me there so I can email photos instead of hosting them!