Well, summer is finally here, and I have just one more stressful week ahead of me before I can take 4 weeks of holidays to recharge my completely worn out batteries. I really need it, so it's gonna be awesome not doing anything at all, or at least nothing work-related. We'll se tough, how long time it will take before I get restless and pick up something fun to work on.. I'll say.. hm, at least after the first week of my time off. hehe. I guess that's the fate of a workoholic as many of us probably are.
One sad thing though... which is nonwork-related.
Dunno if I've mentioned it before, but for those who don't know, my secondary hobby is horseback riding. Nothing beats the feeling you get when being around horses and environments with stables and enchanting nature surrounded by it. I've been riding on and off for many years, and after having a 2 year long break because of a nasty riding accident, I got back on the saddle and started out taking lessons again at a small riding school on the countryside. Usually, I don't really prefer ridings scools, since it often gets too stressful, especially for the horses.
But this place is really small, with about 13 hrses in total, and the classes are really small. Often we're not more than 2-3 people at the same time, so it's basically private education and for a really low cost compared to other schools.
I've been there once a week for a year now, and it's been one of the biggest higlights of the week, because it helps me stress down and relax.
Unforunately though, we got some really sad news a while ago, that says that they're gonna shut down the place after summer... Because of the lack of income, and contribution rejections. It really sucks because the family who runs the place, is not out for earning a shitload of money, they doing it for fun and it really shows - and that makes these surcumstances even more unfair.
The members are currently looking for solutions to keep the activity alive. I've been searching for solutions too, but it feels kinda hopeless.
So instead of really enjoying summer and looking forward to the riding tours this summer, I'm feeling a bit down every time I think of that place :/
My biggest wish right now is, that the riding shool by some miracle, will survive.
Other than that, I'm thinking about starting with commissions after I had my well- needed rest from work. Dunno yet how many slots I should have, nor how I shall put up the prices, but I'll think a little about it and see if i'll come up with something.
Yeh, that's kinda all for now. I hope that everyone's doing well, and enjoying the summer.
And once again, thank you all for the comments, faves, and watches! Even though it's impossible to reply on all of them, I sure read them all and it's truly appreciated
For those who are interested in wips and such, I currently have this link for you to browse through:
CA sketchbook - [link]
Hope you like!