This email just went out to people that have commissions with me. (A slightly different one went out if you have a commission and are also someone I consider a friend)
Firstly, I wish to apologize for the tardiness of this letter. I have delayed writing it for some time, and made excuses to myself in the hopes that I wouldn’t have to. It was an injustice to all of you, and I regret it greatly.
Most of you commissioned me in 2010 for various pieces of artwork. Some of you have commissions that pre-date 2010, and it is with great regret that I am writing to inform you that I am issuing full refunds to everyone with outstanding commissions.
2010 was a very difficult year for me towards the end, and 2011 brought many changes to my life. I have always had the hope that the artistic spark would re-ignite and I could find the joy of creation again, but unfortunately, every time I sit down to paint, all I feel is anxiety, obligation and stress. Those feelings, as I am sure you can understand, do not make for good artwork, and it is unproductive and unfair to ask you all to wait until my muse is sufficiently recovered enough.
I am not doing anything silly like leaving the fandom, although I have dropped from the convention circuit. I simply need, I think, some time away to rest and recharge.
My request to all of you, is to reply to this email with your preferred method of repayment. I am happy to send out a certified check from my bank, or send your refund via Paypal.
Again, my most sincere regrets; you have all been a joy to work with.
This will also be posted on my FA. If you have a commission with me and did not receive an email… please let me know.