During these past four months, I put together a new book project---manuscript, dummy, and five spreads of finished art---which my agent is now peddling.
During these four months, I also closed down my summer studio. After years of commuting between two different work spaces, I was ready for the ease of having everything at hand, all in one place, all the time.
And during these four months, I finally sold the house and studio where my Dad (http://www.aldrenwatson.com) had lived and worked for thirty years. It was time for me to let go of his space, his presence, and his mentorship.
My hiatus has left me dis-encumbered, re-focused, with my potential book knocking at publishers' doors; and with a new book well underway on my desk. As to whether the world out there has forgotten me after my four months of silence---time will tell.