I don't have many watchers, but I figure those few who have shown some faith in me deserve an explanation as to why I stopped adding artwork for so long. I have been suffering from depression for the last few months characterized largely by self-hatred and feelings of worthlessness. This was mostly related to schoolwork, but deviantart didn't help. It's not that there's a negative reaction to my work, it's that there's no reaction, and that's the problem. Every time I would look at my feedback messages and there was no change, it would make me feel more and more like I don't matter. So at first I would mainly post older works because I couldn't work up the energy to make new ones, and then I couldn't even bring myself photograph the old ones. I wanted to give an explanation to you for a while now, but I just couldn't get over my guilt over leaving you long enough to tell you why. I am so sorry.
So now you know. I hope you do not think any less of me for it.
But with all the time that's passed, I have a ton of ceramics sitting on a shelf, waiting to be shared, and with the end of the school year, I'm finally starting to feel ready to put myself back out there. I'm going to try to return to deviantart, but I can make no guarantee that I will stay for long.