I don't like making journals without my sub but I can't afford to renew it so whatever.
So, I know most of the decent Secret Santa events on dA are invite-only, but does anybody know of any that aren't? Like maybe some that you apply to? I really don't want to seem conceited, but honestly most of the completely open ones end up getting a lot of newer/less-practiced artists, and I really don't have the time to do an event that is likely to give an unbalanced trade-off. There isn't a way for me to word it that doesn't sound awful. I honestly don't mean only advanced artists, and I wouldn't care at all if I didn't have to spend most of my time trying to earn money for the holidays because I love making people happy, especially through art. I just... can't afford to be that generous at this time and would just like to receive something of similar time/effort. ; ;
eh.. I'm currently hosting an open secret santa art trade thing myself, but the artistic levels are kinda everywhere in mine it's less focused on putting a load of effort in a picture and more of a doodle trade thing to keep it casual and fun. I just don't have many friends who have time for these kinda things who's artistic level are similar to my own. I totally get what you mean though, I wanted to put a certain level or skill requirement for my event, sadly not enough people I know who would want to join hopefully next year I'll find more people willing to join. I hope you find an event though!