Hi everyone. Apologies for my recent absence.
I am not able to use the PC much at all these days as I have developed a problem with my eyes (Dry Eye Syndrome). Right now my left eye is very blurry and if I use the computer for more than about 5 or 10 minutes my eyes both get blurry and quite painful - then a persistent headache follows. Eye drops are of very limited benefit. Annoyingly I get the same symptoms when reading a book and/or watching TV. When this first started it was painful even to be outside in daylight.
I am getting treatment but I may be in this for the long haul. Please, nobody post pessimistic comments like "I/my uncle/sister has Dry Eye Syndrome too and can't use a PC any more/it never got better/needed surgery" as I really don't need to hear any more bad news after a month of this already.
Anyway, as a result I won't be doing any 3D art for the foreseeable future. I cannot put a date on when (if at all) I will be able to start again. Until then (and, if this is the end) I hope that the 400+ deviations I posted here gave you some pleasure and/or inspiration.
I can't really keep up with email, notes or comments (for obvious reasons) but if anyone fancies staying in touch by Skype (there's nothing wrong with my voice/ears) then drop me a note.
I will post the result of the story competition soon - sorry that the winner won't be getting a commission any time soon for the reasons above.