Yes, it's still alive... just in a mild coma.
I will be back to painting and practicing with my Wacom Cintiq in coming months, but right now the animation project I'm working on is taking up most of my time. For those that are loyal in checking in, I thank you so much. I've got more nearly ready and will create many new podcasts this year, but I'll just need a little more free time.
I appreciate the great responses and I'll keep everyone updated.