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:star: Writing a speech is difficult enough but writing one filled with as much gratitude as I feel right now is much more difficult. Tonight, though, I am taking a break from my usual happy and cheerful mood and letting my words come from my heart. :heart:

:star: If anyone had told me that becoming the Anthro Gallery director could be so entertaining and so mind-boggling I would have laughed at them. If anyone had told me I would make so many new friends I would have been sceptical. My idea would have been that it was a voluntary task for those able to do serious business, because of responsibilities and stuff. Yet I was persuaded to join and, yes, Anthro did bring me those benefits and I am very glad I joined the AR Team staff.

:star: It's hard to believe that almost a year has passed. Each one of us, as a community, has had our sorrows and our joys during the year. Each one of us has had our failures and our achievements in that same time. We are all, in some way, a little different than we were this time last year. For good. Because the community spirit, to see how many we are, and how much we can do, is amazing. If Anthro Art has become more and more important in deviantART, is because of we all, of you all.

:star: Certainly if we celebrated Project Educate: Anthro Week, it was to promote Anthro Art, and educate other people and other artists in the site. We have had speed contests, chatroom events, Daily Deviations encouragement, educational news articles, long-lasting contests..... We, skifi and cooley would like to say that our community, watchers and friends has done absolute wonders in attending this week. Special thanks go to jeriweaver because she's the one organizing the whole Project and this would haven't been possible without her. Contest winners, artists submitting their entries, chatroom regulars, and newbies at this style of art, they have even ensured that we are all in educational spirits. Happy spirits. Party spirits. So thank you folks, you've made it a week to remember.

:star: It's fascinating to think that Anthro is a style featured in arts all over the world and to very different standards. Yet isn't it nice to know that all kinds of people everywhere can get such fun out of an artistic style? Most artists will never do it for a living, neither enter competitions. All they will do is enjoy arts at home. Those who do upload it to online places or galleries like deviantART have the ability to use their talent and expose it. Share it. Promote it. Be proud of it.

:star: So we had better make the most of this week end. If you feel like singing, feel free. If you want to dance on the table, don't let us stop you. If you feel like painting the town red, be our guest. Anthro Week has been our week in Project Educate, and this night it ends. So tonight let us raise our glasses in a toast to the anthro artists and art appreciators who keep the Anthro Gallery moving:

:heart: We all.
:star: Thanks for a wonderful week, people :icongivemesmilesplz:
     Now get ready to enjoy Project Educate: Photomanipulation tomorrow!




with the help of speech-writers.com
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:iconxamoel:
XAMOEL Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hubo un concurso de anthro?...
anyway....
me gusta mi estilo,,,y estoy feliz con eso....
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KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
:hug: lovely article
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:iconredrodent:
RedRodent Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008   Digital Artist
Kempai!! :lol: I'm so glad this ended in such success =)

I think I will paint the town red... I'm the one to do it ;P *Looks at his fur*

:laughing:
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:iconyo-cosplay:
Yo-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha sido una semana interesante...
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
La proxima vez intentaremos que sea inconmensurable ;)
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:iconyo-cosplay:
Yo-Cosplay Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
En fin... A ver qué se hace... El De Ahí Arriba proveerá XD
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:iconcarnival:
carnival Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
awaaaaaaaaaah~ \|'3 lookit ya be all heart-felt~ :heart: *noogies*

BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEh @_@; sorry i was so 'un-involved' ;_: BOOOOOOO i had wurk~~~ *sad*
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Hehehe, the whole week made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside ^_______^

I missed you a lot, but I'm glad to have you during the whole year, not only for a week! :glomp:
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:iconcarnival:
carnival Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
X'D lol!

LOL/ANTHRO devotee~ ^^-;;
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thunderfox5 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Your speech leaves me speechless :D

It was a very entertaining week, even though I was a bit absent from it. Yet, it seems to have changed many minds around! Great success!
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Hope the next events don't catch you busy again! ^_____^
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:iconfrostypuppy:
FrostyPuppy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist
I loved this week. It definately got my art levels rising and I loved to see other anthro artists around the world could do :D
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
IT has been a big COMMUNITY event! ^_____^
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:iconvinnick:
vinnick Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
A job well done! ^^ :hug: :heart: :highfive:
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
:icongivemesmilesplz:
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:icondraconigenae666:
Draconigenae666 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
its not allowed to be over Y.=.Y;;; cant we rewind time a week...? ^^;;;
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Every time you want ;3
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Draconigenae666 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
sweet! *jumps into the time machine and fiddles with some stuff* hmm i keep getting a message saying i need to verify a buncha stuff...WHO PROGRAMMED THIS WITH VISTA???? dernit now the machine doesnt work -.- *deals with reality and lets anthro week go* ...^^
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
LMAO! :rofl:
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:icondraconigenae666:
Draconigenae666 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
^^ well theres my bit of randomness for today XD
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:icondraconigenae666:
Draconigenae666 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
^^ well theres my bit of randomness for today XD
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:iconcooley:
cooley Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Writing this was a great idea. I know you are busy but taking the time to write this puts a lot of my own thoughts into words and also expresses how thankful we both feel. So, thank you skifi for being such a great partner to work with.
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
:orange: :heart: :glomp: :heart: :orange:
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:iconcooley:
cooley Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Lol oranges :B
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Fresh spanish oranges for you ;3
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:iconcooley:
cooley Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yum! Are you at work today?
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Nope, but there are so many things to catch up.... XD Even the Report desk seem to be close to implode! XD;;;
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:iconcooley:
cooley Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah we are both struggling this week! I'm trying to set DDs and write the newsletter. Ack!
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DarkMeW Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
:cries: I wish I had more free time to participate this last week. It looked like fun.
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
I hope you will have another chance soon ^^
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:iconcolononai:
Colononai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Student General Artist
*lifts glass* To all the winners and those who took part! And for those who planned a glorious event!! *toasts*
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Cheers! 8D
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:iconffredxiii:
FFRedXIII Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
May all who participated be glad that such a week was made but sad that it has to end so soon.
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
^________^ Yeah, it was short but sweet
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:iconffredxiii:
FFRedXIII Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely.
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:iconhokucho:
Hokucho Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008   Traditional Artist
*applauds* speach speach speach!
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Thanks God I don't do it often XD;;;
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:iconpepesk8:
pepesk8 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Awesome job you guys :icongivemesmilesplz:
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
:hug: Thanks!
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:iconcrisisabort:
crisisabort Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:C a job well done.
Anthro week was surely interesting. XD
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
We had interesting contestants :nudgenudge: XD
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:iconjeriweaver:
jeriweaver Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome job you guys :hug:
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
You did a wonderful work in the background :glomp: :heart:
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:iconlost-angle:
lost-angle Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: to all

;) [link]
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:iconlost-angle:
lost-angle Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:

I bet it was pretty hectic for you all week, you and cooley.
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
You have no idea ;)
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lost-angle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe
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:iconikuni:
Ikuni Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
slim x3
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:iconskifi:
skifi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
fat xD
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:iconikuni:
Ikuni Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
I just broke my leg walking on it x3
look look who is still awake ;3
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