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Why are you here at dA?

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 25, 2017, 7:40 PM

I still get inspired every day by this great site.  It is the perfect blend of fun social interaction and the promotion of the artistic side of our personalities.  There is a definite sense of wanting to better ourselves as artists by admiring and being inspired by the creativity of our peers.  We teach, learn from, and inspire one another by stretching our artistic wings and flying together.

I just finished reading a journal written by a very talented photographer who inspired me years ago with his outrageously amazing photos.  The journal was entitled 'Fuck dA'.  He wrote it 8 years ago and then abandoned his account here.  In this journal he rants about 'the little guy' getting passed by while those who have no talent but thousands of watchers dominate the front pages.

Well I think he was here for all the wrong reasons.

He was missing the inspiration part.  How others work can inspire and make you better in your own craft. He was only in it to become popular and have others admire him.  He believed that other forms of art here at dA had less merit than photography and mature artists were the only artists who deserved to be here.

I couldn't disagree more.

All artists deserve to be here, learning and maturing and striving to improve. dA is wonderful that way. I hope you all will pause and ask yourselves why you like this site.  I see so many talented yet humble and selfless artists here.  All artists should be aware that there are millions.. maybe billions of creative souls out there.  Art is not a competition, but rather a collective expression of the human race.  We all contribute to it in our own little way.

Be well, my friends!




Artist | Photography
Current Residence: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Profession: Forest Fire Fighter, Photographer


Other schtuff of mine..

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beingtheuniverse Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019
Very belated "Thank You very much" for noticing me two years ago. You have been very active and better than ever. My life has been extremely challenging over the last seven years and I have only now come back - partially. However, I shall continue where I left off years ago.

Greetings from South America

Cavallo-exposition-san-carlos-10-20-2018-01 by beingtheuniverse  
SalHunter Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
:wave: Many thanks for faving so long ago (I'm trying to catch up)! :-)
AvrilDarkmoon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018   Photographer
your photo gallery is incredible! You know how to photograph nature congratulations very well!
SirAllen15 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
JenneMK recommended you to me. Your gallery does not disappoint. :heart:

14 years, wow.  
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