As many have probably noticed, this group hasn't been the most thriving group out there, but I hope to change that. I'm Pam aka TheVioletFox (or Vio if you prefer), and I'm excited to be the new founder of LoneStarDeviants! I also am the founder of DFWTX, a group more specific to the region I actually reside in. I have some big ideas for this group, but for now we'll start out small.
First and foremost, the gallery has been reorganized! We now have a new folder titled Lone Star Photography! From now on, if you have any photos of Texas landmarks, landscapes, icons, or wildlife, please submit them there. I tried to gather up all of the existing photographs in the member gallery as well, but if I missed any, simply let me know and I'll move them for you.
The next biggest change to the gallery is the Featured folder. I would like to reserve this folder for projects you wish to share/promote, possible meetups, and other community-driven or Texas-based events. Examples would be journal notifications of upcoming devmeets/artjams, Artist Alley merch for texas conventions, commission examples, or charities/causes. Have an Etsy store you want to promote? Post it in Featured! Selling at a convention? Post it in Featured! Running a Kickstarter? Post it in.... well, you get the point.
On a final note about the gallery: I know submissions were expiring faster than either I or Lucy could accept them, so the expiration time has now been set to three weeks instead of one. Now's the time to send in any of those submissions that might have expired.
I'm very excited to see where this group can go and hope to see it grow and flourish. If anyone has any questions, suggestions, or concerns, let me know in the comments below!