I've been neglecting the clutter problem in my gallery that's been brewing into trouble for quite some time. If you'd like to take a peek at the number of deviations in my gallery right now, you may notice that it's about 700 less than I had two days ago. Yes, I started with over 1,000 pieces, and have eliminated all but 300something. So there's that. Most of it was things like teen-attentionwhorey angst, awful poetry that I forced out during writer's block, random screenshots, dumb selfies, bad cosplay, other strange submissions that are not art, and embarrassing art memes. A lot of it was just junk, and I feel like I can breathe again. Now I feel confident when I tell someone to add me on dA, instead of hesitating because I'm afraid they'll see my mountains of things-that-are-not-art. I'm relieved. And I apologize to anyone who lost a deviation of mine that they particularly liked, and I'd like to offer you an ice cold glass of get over it.
With this refreshing new beginning, I can focus on improving my skills as an artist, and maybe even branch out to a few new mediums. I finally got the monthly-billing premium membership I've always wanted, and it's good that I'll be a member of the community again after so long. It's nice to be in a place where things are familiar. It's comforting and peaceful. Especially since I've been a member since... 2007? 2007. Anyway.
I plan on posting some new literature I've been working on, and I'm unveiling a very special piece on Christmas Eve that I've been toiling over since October. It is my diamond and I am nowhere near finished polishing it, but with a little bit of luck and holiday spirit, I should finish it this week. I want to get my hands on a drawing tablet and get a shiny new version of Photoshop and try to hone my digital art techniques, which need plenty of honing because they are nonexistent. Also I want to try my hand at polymer clay, which will be an awfully big adventure.
There's one more thing, too:
This is my blog on Wordpress. I would love it if you could go and read a few entries and tell me this: If these were yours, would you submit them as journal entries? Or would you submit them as literature? The line is blurry, and I can't seem to make the call on my own. I'll set up a poll below so you can vote, or you can just tell me in the comments.