After much deliberation, I've decided to finally *actually* leave DeviantArt. For those unaware, this is actually my fourth account here - my first account being now over 13 years old.
Though this was initially an interesting place for me to network and the like, over the years, it's felt more and more a crutch than anything. It's hard to explain, but I definitely feel that my art will grow more once I'm no longer focusing so much time and effort here.
I don't mean for this to seem melodramatic, but I felt I should post a good-bye message in consideration for those I've been in touch with here over the years.
However, I hope this will not be goodbye to all of the wonderful people I've met while here! ... ... ....
Where you'll find me in the future:
my new primary art site:
hub for all of my dragonball fangirl-ness:
development blog for my husband and I's indie game-making:
for spiritual musing:
And because Tumblr isn't the best format for communication, I am also trying to be on my Facebook more. Feel free to message me there, or alternately, you can email me on gmail.com at my mandarinswift address.
Note though, commissions and the like are still very much closed, though I do thank anyone for their interest in them!
Amazingly many special thanks to the following amazingly special people:
I sincerely and deeply thank you both for your years of kindness and support - both before and during my time on Patreon. I hope this won't be the end of our relationship as peers and as friends, and I hope to hear of great things done by you both in your respective fields in the future. Please always do keep me posted!
(And thank you again, Sayis5
, for gifting me a subscription so I could make my final journal so lovely! ..And to Drake1
for designing it!)
Similarly to Sayis and TFO, with the addition of being one of my best friends since college. You are a wonderful person - don't ever forget that.
The above, but change it to "since high school".......actually, add the next two as well, my Saiyan sister. ; )
I don't know that you're even on here any more, but I'd feel remiss in not mentioning you though we haven't spoken in ages. You're such an amazing, good-hearted, charitable person - I wanted to make sure anyone who visited here knew so.
Amazing fellow Christian sisters and artists. I'll be certain to follow your work elsewhere. : )
Head of the fantastic game art website, game-art-hq.com
, it's DeviantArt group Game-Art-HQ
, and great person aside. Thank you for writing such lovely features and for all of the hard work you do for we humble fan-artists!
So many others, too! My friends lists across my accounts here hold so many memories - many thanks to everyone!!!!!!!
I'll be checking this journal and my notes here until December 30th, 2016 - after then, I'll not be back, so please contact me on Tumblr, Facebook, or via Email if you'd like to stay in touch at that time. : )
Whether you follow me on any of the links above or not, I hope and pray for wonderful times ahead for you and thank you sincerely for all of your support over the years I've been here!