Quite a long while, in fact.
I've been in and out of basically hiding away for the last year or so. Wanting desperately to get projects off the ground, but one of many things has kept all of them from coming to fruition.
Right now i'm in the process of doing a very thorough cleaning of my entire computer system and starting effectively from scratch.
I am also strongly considering starting a new deviantart channel, and canning this one, in favor of a more professional feeling. This one has bad memories attached to it.