stephhodges:

Studio Cuddly - Work in progress, soon to be added to my store as t-shirts and stickers!

stephhodges:

Studio Cuddly - Work in progress, soon to be added to my store as t-shirts and stickers!

in case you haven’t noticed already, i’ve become almost completely inactive for the past few weeks, and will be for the foreseeable future. i might still post from time to time, but i really doubt it. working as a full-time graphic designer means i don’t have a lot of spare time, so i am trying to spend it better. i want to focus on my t-shirt store and improve my design skills, spend more time with friends, and focus on travelling and new experiences in the future.

my boyfriend recently graduated and straight away landed his dream job as a game designer. we’re both working full-time doing what we love and i feel this is the start of a new chapter for me/us. his dedication and devotion to his work has inspired me to take a more active role in what i do too. he is always cheering me on in my passion for illustration and graphics. i need to stop wasting time browsing this website looking at pictures of puppies and reading quizzes when i could be being productive.

another reason for my leaving is the tumblr community these days. this website seems to breed a very strange attitude that mixes a thinly veiled desperate need for affirmation with a strange undeserved arrogance all at once. i am pretty sure this attitude stems from placing too much importance and dependence on a blogging site. i used to just use this site to record my thoughts and feelings and adventures, and others did too. now it all just seems to be a popularity contest which is taken VERY SERIOUSLY and i find it all kind of lame.

and that’s why i’m leaving.
bye!

PS. i will still update my design blog from time to time