This is going to have to be a bit brief (I'm writing this at work, oops) but I have a few thoughts I'd like to share with you all.
I've been on DeviantArt for almost a decade now. I've shared my art, my feelings, and my super awkward sense of humor with every one here and I have to say I really love this community. Since I started the job I'm at about two years ago I've not had a lot of time to put into my DA and I seriously regret that. Part of what has been so fulfilling to me as an artist has been having a supportive community to share my work with. So, I guess what I'm getting around to saying is thank you.
Thank you for all of the favorites, comments, conversations and friendships I've made here.
Now, I know this sounds like I'm gearing up for 'goodbye', but, I'm not. I'm actually just letting you know about something I'm working on in addition to my DeviantArt. Most of you probably know what Patreon is by now, for those of you don't; Patreon is a way for you to become a patron of the arts. It allows you my followers to support me as an artist. By donating or 'tipping' when I post content that is exclusive to Patreon. I know it sounds like I'll be charging for my work, but I'm not. My work will still be free, however this gives you a chance to be apart of my creative process. By sharing your thoughts and ideas on my feed, by being apart of google hangouts where we discuss the art, and fun nerdy things. By becoming my patron you'll be supporting my creativity and being a part of it.
Fun fact, did you know that if every one of my followers on DA pledged one dollar a month I wouldn't have to have a 9 to 5 job. I could be an artist full time! It would be freakin' fantastic! If you all don't mind having a look around my Patreon, and if you like what you see think about becoming a Patreon, you won't regret it! www.patreon.com/theartisthaa