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Thanks for all the birthday wishes, especially to the anonymous donor who gave me a months free membership.   I wish I could reciprocate with an even greater donation.  Hopefully I’ll have more material to post in the not too distant future.

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Chris
Canada
Current Residence: 53.5239308 N , 114.3419688 W
Favourite genre of music: Everything from Bach to Beatles including a RAP song once every Ice Age
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: Nature
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Stewie Griffin, 21 & 24, Dr Zoidberg
Personal Quote: Smokers tell me quitting is hard. Dying is harder.
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

So overall a pretty good year.  I'm still working at the moment (literally, as in an hour from now I've got to go to work).  Had a painful experience recently from which I'm still recovering, but since it's rarely fatal these days its no big deal (it didn't even get me out of work).  Still, most of this years goals had been achieved, including making a substantial donation, about a months savings with overtime, to one of my favourite charities.  In this case the Alberta Lung Association.  So what does that mean to deviantART?  Well I've been trying to get the government and anti-tobacco agencies more involved in the art community.  The plan being to have a program where kids are taught to be more tobacco aware through art.  In this case they would contribute art in a school project, the winning entrant winning an all expenses paid trip to our capital with his or her art becoming a poster that would then be circulated to all the elementary schools.  In addition I'm pushing for the winning entrants poster to also be turned into a stamp issued by our post office.  That would really worry the tobacco industry.  Arming kids with foreknowledge is in my opinion the best way to defeat the tobacco industry.  So I'm involved with this organization on a provincial level.  Hopefully this can expand nationally and perhaps even internationally.  Being a Canadian though I`m also a bit of a pessimist.  Other organizations have taken my money and simply ignored any of my suggestions.  But money does talk (it shouldn`t be, but it`s sadly true) so I`m cautiously optimistic the Lung Association will at least seriously consider my proposal.  Merry Christmas.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday my dearest Chris!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconyaayplz::party::iconballoonsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: I hope you're having a WONDERFUL day today, and that you start this new year BEAUTIFULLY!!! :iconkissingplz::heart:
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EZReader111 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you Eve.  You’re so busy, I feel I’m depriving your community from your artistic endeavours.  Which of course is always appreciated.  😊💕👏
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SkinSuitLover123 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
^^
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lilyrjensen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for your donation la in love   That was so incredibly generous of you, it means so much to me! Kawaii La

And thank you so much for the watch! La loveI hope you have a wonderful day xx Heart
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EZReader111 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
You’d be surprised how few people actually acknowledge receiving the cake.  To me it’s a modest means of telling artists such as yourself that your work is appreciated and to encourage you to continue with your efforts.  It’s a combination of “Thank you” and “Happy Birthday!”  🎂🎉🍰👍
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lilyrjensen Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Digital Artist
Really??! Wow... that's... kinda rude, if you ask me. And it might be modest to you, but trust me I was overjoyed when I received it! It truly means a lot :meow:

And... thank you so much for your additional donation... you really are too good to me I'm not sure I deserve it 😇 :heart:
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EZReader111 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Not sure you deserve it?  Well there’s only one thing to do then... post more content!  You ARE appreciated!!!  👏🙂💕
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018
Ooh, ohh, I know  thank you very much for the +fav   cat planet cat planet
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EZReader111 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
No mistake, just a lover of Australia who would like to encourage you to post more picks of that fantastic island/country/continent.
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