O snap, it 2023!

Things have been a lil manic for the last few months, and I’ve really fallen off not just posting, but creating as well.

Honestly, all this BS surrounding AI scraping and generation took the wind out of my sails for a while. I didn’t enjoy painting as much when most people were going to just assume it was created artificially. I’ve never really produced anything with the intention to build a following or anything like that, it’s always just been for the fun for processing out my own thoughts and for relaxing, but it nonetheless bummed out me out that my little corner of joy could be stamped on so easily by people aggressively trying to monetise the latest exploitative flash in the pan.

The good news is, I’ve finally reached a fresh state of equilibrium with a new apartment, and a new job which is fulfilling a lot of my creative needs. I don’t have anything to share just yet, but there’s going to be some very exciting things popping up in the near future!

Maybe I’ll even find more time to get back into painting and grow that little corner out again.

Until then ✌️✌️

— Thom