It's time to be honest with you, dear readers, and with myself: I'm not able to make this work while I'm in transition to my new home and my new life. Everything is just on hold right now. I don't know how long it will be. I just know I have a lot to do before I can re-commit to a studio schedule. This does not make me happy, but this is my reality right now.
Chiefly, I am still trying to get rid of all of the stuff left behind by my parents. A lot is gone, but there is still a lot to go through and get rid of. (I'm not keeping much--hardly anything.) It takes a lot of time and energy, and frankly, that does not leave me much time or energy for my art. I'm always thinking of it and coming up with ideas. I just can't manifest them right now. It breaks my heart.
In terms of the business, I am not closing it. I will be slightly changing the name, and I will be transferring the business to the state of WV, where I now live. In the meantime, it is still active in the state of MD. I will also be adding at least one DBA in order to keep my comedy and vintage arms separate from the art arm. It's just less confusing that way.
Aside from the Great Cleanout, I'm having to focus on making a living. I currently work as a virtual assistant and writer/editor. In the past, I've done that work under JLP; however, in light of the events over the past couple of years, it has become my primary and sole source or personal income, and I like it that way. The corporate world is not for me, and I don't take money out of JLP to live on. JLP's money goes back into JLP. (Maybe one day!)
This may be a little TMI, but I have a good number of followers on Facebook, so I felt the need to say something, since I hope to make this little venture active again soon! Hang in there, folks! I'll be back!