As I was uploading the new banner to Atelier Whootique’s different social media platforms, I noticed my last post in Patreon. It’s been over a year.
JUN 29, 2020 AT 5:25 AM
“After a lot of thought and some careful soul searching, I’ve decided to release Fish Bowl. The story behind the brand and website name is connected to a part of my life that I’ve grown apart from over the years. I’d like to be more serious with my artwork and hope to create work in the future that will bring joy to others. Thank you so much for reading this and I hope you’ll stick around to see what I have to offer!“
I felt a lot of guilt when I gave up on the project. The funds to keep the domain name and pay for web hosting just weren’t in the budget for something I just didn’t have the motivation to do anymore. I had a few very dedicated Patrons at that time, so loosing them was an even heavier blow.
Launching Atelier Whootique has been more difficult than I planned. Aside from the issues that I covered in my last blog post, I lost my father at the end of 2020. This was a huge emotional wound that sucked all motivation to create. My dad was an important part of my life. He supported me during my mental health struggles and always encouraged my artwork.
This repeating wallpaper is the first piece I’ve created since I lost my dad. Hopefully there will be more to come in the near future! I still need to work on a logo and other basic artwork for the website/blog. Until everything is complete, please pardon the mess.