At first, Deviant Art was overwhelming. There was so much to learn about Digital Art, Photomanipulation, Mixed Media, Copyrights, etc.
The challenges and contests have been inspirational and instructive: as our Head Librarian says, "Both fun and informative!"
A few of my "Ecolo-Jest" cartoons have been used in journals, about the environment and health; and, some of my things have been used by a organic companies and environmental groups.
And, I'm working on a couple of book length things, trying to learn how to "get things out there".
There is SOO MUCH to learn.
The llamas, favs, comments, contests, badges, and watches are always fun and appreciated.
As things stand, I'm confined to the residence and on oxygen daily.
It can be hard to breathe; or, manage asthma, allergies, and sensitivities, when pollution, perfumes, and pesticides are so prevalent. It's a shame.
As Buffy Sainte-Marie has said, it's easy to believe in The Divine, when you're in Nature;
And, hard to believe people have a soul, when you see what some people are willing to do for money.
We're in the Endgame, now: we either reinvest in the environment and health; or, life as we know it will end on this planet. Nature and The Universe can survive either way. It has before.
But, in the meantime, there's a lot to learn and enjoy, in the time we have.
It's been great to have contact with everyone here.