hello my lovely watchers
i realise i haven't written a journal since last year... i keep intending to, but change my mind about what to write about. so here's some random thoughts, neatly arranged in headings but without any actual order or thematic thingummy.1. 2015, year of the get on with it then
so you remember in my last journal i mentioned that Zodiac-DiD
was holding the poll to decide what 2015 should be the year of... (2014 was the year of the harem girl, which explains the gauziness of my gallery for the last 12 months)
there were loads of interesting options, but in the end the winning vote went to ponygirls, and this year was duly named year of the ponygirl
. which, fair enough, i can respect democracy even if i have no interest in ponygirls. but of all those people who voted the year in, has a single one of them drawn
a ponygirl? the only contribution to the theme so far has been a public-spirited series by silenceyoursword
, and i don't think he was massively keen on this year's theme either. so, everyone who voted for ponies in that poll: where's your art?
if you weren't going to contribute anything, then we could have had YOT librarian, secretary, police girl, or princess by now 2. themed art jams
soo an idea i have had stored somewhere in the recesses of my brainium for a long while is to do an art jam or two: not a competition, no prizes, no rules, just a theme to get people drawing, and a space to bring together whatever we create. i have a couple of themes in mind i'd like to try out on you. whadya think?3. remembering to actually participate
so this is totally my bad - i'm not on dA that much at the moment, and the upshot of that is that when i do
come online, i mostly only have time to clear my messages and so have more or less stopped going and finding new art and commenting on other artists' pictures. i reckon that maybe two-thirds of my time here is spent doing admin tasks for groups. if i don't log on for a week, i'll have the better part of a hundred group messages to deal with. which is fine - i think that groups have an important community role, and you all know how important i think community is, so i'm happy to put in the grind approving and denying submissions, linking to rules etc., but it does mean that i often fail to reply to your messages for weeks on end. worse, i haven't actually been enjoying browsing art on dA and discovering new art, which is kinda the point of being here. so today i decided to actually be here as me, not as a drone ticking yes/no boxes and say hi to my friends. hi everyone. aaanyway, i went for a meandering walk through dA, and here's some of the art i found which i'd not seen before:
go and say hi to this new artist - he's still under 1000pv and we just can't have that!
raaah why don't i understand painting this well?
's pictures manage to be so cute and yet so simple...
and this of course is just cuteness itself. more happy bondage cuddles and couples please!
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