2013 is over! Kaput. Done for. There were some good things and some really not so great things. My family is all still here and we're as healthy as we're like to get, so there's nothing to complain about.
For this website though, 2013 was amazing and it's only getting better. In December I had the most traffic in the history of the site! Almost 700 pageviews in December and over 2000 this year! I really cannot express how happy I am that people are coming to my site and seeing my work. You can see a huge slump through the summer- that was kind of a weird time for me and I really got away from my personal work and didn't put much up here at all.
On November 11th, I made my relationship with illustration Facebook official and really applied myself to putting things online. Look at what happened after that! I know they're just numbers and really mean nothing to anyone but me, but I can't overstate how much confidence that breeds.
This year I made more than I've ever made before and I've never felt better. Seriously! This year I developed this insane habit where I go to bed at a reasonable time then get up and make stuff all morning until I go to work around noon. I can't overstate how beneficial this has been, I highly recommend it.