So. Embarrassing. I still have content to post from SCG Seattle 2011. Here's the Lu Xun, next, maybe the Koths that took 8+ months. I laughed freely at Jeremy Froggatt's tales of taking nearly a year to complete alter commissions - but when I found myself in that same position, 18-month-old kid, husband doing MBA and working full time, me working close to full time - well, I stopped laughing. Or I laughed more, but sort of hysterically. I don't know which. Long story short, the impromptu layoff from writing and Magic was enlightening all-around. I learned 1) don't overcommit 2) don't give up what you love or what feeds you 3) baby poo comes in more colors, sizes, and textures than you could ever imagine 4) find a moment to sip a drink and be creative or you will lose your friggin' mind.