***Please refer to the bottom of this journal entry for an important note in regards to submissions***
Hello everyone, I just got done with my "monthly or bi monthly" submission review in which has left a couple of you questioning if the group is still alive.
The answer is, it is. And it isn't.
All of your submissions are wonderful and through a short time they add up very quickly. I always come back to DeviantART when even a spare moment has finally opened up for me to review some of my favorite artists' work. If only I had the extra money I'd wish to purchase a lot of your pieces. DeviantART has always been there for me and I've always been astounded by the community. I love seeing DeviantART grow because it has been in my life since 7th grade which was... 11 years ago.
Here are some updates to my life as of right now:
*I got engaged. I finally put a ring on my beautiful fiance's left hand after dating her for a little over 3 years.
*We began renting an apartment in my hometown.
*We adopted a beautiful almost 3 year old dog named Ella. She's so stinky!
*We adopted a puppy named Gwen to add to our family about 5 months after we got Ella.
*Unfortunately we had to give Gwen back to the Humane Society because we were afraid of the future for
her if she stayed with us and our living conditions being done with college.
*I just recently completed one of my many photography projects I've been working on since JANUARY. I will be uploading it soon.
*I became a photo editor at the newspaper place at my University. However, after 4 long months, I quit the industry completely due to frustrated and "unacceptable" communication that was sent to me that I wasn't about to deal with (you know how that goes)
*I am on my last active semester at Illinois State University.
*I currently need to write 3 papers right now.
*I completed one paper 15 minutes before logging back on to DeviantART.
*This very day I had to put down my companion of 15 years, Oreo Juliet Edwards. I miss her very much and if you keep up with my photos, you will see that I have taken lots of pictures of her.
That's all I can think of as of right now. I will be uploading a couple of images to DeviantART to keep up with my galleries. MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY PROJECT CALLED "The Faces from my Camera"
***Okay here is the part about submissions. If YOU KNOW you have submitted a piece in the right folder, and YOU KNOW you have met the proper requirements for it and yet it gets declined or keeps getting declined, please reach out to me. Sometimes DeviantART's submission accepting process is wonky and I see pieces disappear after I try to refresh the page. So if this may have happened to you, don't be mad, just reach out to me and I'm sure we can talk about it***
I hope you all are doing great. Thank you so much for being an awesome community and for being understanding. Have a great day!