Here are my ducks, below!
I'm really excited and have just set up a new profile at ifreelance.com. (see above, cool right?) So while one door closes, another opens, as is life. I should have time to create lots of new and exciting items for our Etsy shop, new fairy art, commissions, work on my new book, and yes, even pick up some freelance illustration and freelance copy writing jobs. I did both digital rendering and copywriting at my previous day job, so why not, right? I already have a CD cover I'm working on. I'm especially interested in picking up some book illustration assignments, since I've done many for Llewellyn lately, and really enjoy it.
Instead of getting down about the situation, I'm looking at it like the future is wide open, let's do this thing! I've always been a "glass half full" kind of gal, so we'll see if my philosophy will agree with my bank account.