In my house I cook. For 15 years nearly every meal that I have been home for is a meal I have cooked. At first I really enjoyed cooking, especially when it was just me and Stef and I could swing by the grocery store on the way home from work and pick up what I needed for that night's dinner. After a while, especially with kids who are less than appreciative of anything complex, it just becomes tedious. Soul crushing.
For a long time I thought painting commission pieces would be a good way to bring in some sorely needed extra cash while allowing me to paint some things I wouldn't otherwise choose to paint. In the end it's just become like cooking. It has taken something I enjoy and relegated it to the realm of the tediously necessary.
Therefore, unless you are a friend with a special request, I am not doing any more commission work. Thousands of points and hundreds of models of 40k are painted, boxed and shipped, and I am now done.
If I still have something of yours I will complete it. The Big Box of Eldar is the bulk of that.
I want to paint for my own pleasure. I really enjoyed what I have painted for people, but that time is over. If you were among those for whom I painted, I truly thank you. It was fun, but it's just not fun anymore.