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Karin Koenig - ATC by XKimmaiX Karin Koenig - ATC :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 7 0 Allyson by XKimmaiX Allyson :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 2 1 Wishing for More Clear Skies Ahead by XKimmaiX Wishing for More Clear Skies Ahead :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 1 0 For Megan: Princess Serenity and Her Prince by XKimmaiX For Megan: Princess Serenity and Her Prince :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 21 0 Hidden Feelings by XKimmaiX Hidden Feelings :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 3 5 2012.01.12 by XKimmaiX 2012.01.12 :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 4 0 Who to follow? by XKimmaiX Who to follow? :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 35 18 Aquaria by Eudetenis Color WIP by XKimmaiX Aquaria by Eudetenis Color WIP :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 2 7 Little Rose by XKimmaiX Little Rose :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 9 2 Blue Blood by XKimmaiX Blue Blood :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 5 3 Song: Preparing Offerings by XKimmaiX Song: Preparing Offerings :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 20 2 Cathy's Gaze - ACEO by XKimmaiX Cathy's Gaze - ACEO :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 1 0 Purple Masquerade - ACEO by XKimmaiX Purple Masquerade - ACEO :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 1 0 Ilewn: Wood Elf - ACEO by XKimmaiX Ilewn: Wood Elf - ACEO :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 3 0 Colours on the Breeze:Together by XKimmaiX Colours on the Breeze:Together :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 5 0 Colours on the Breeze: ATC by XKimmaiX Colours on the Breeze: ATC :iconxkimmaix:XKimmaiX 5 0

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300 Pose Base Shoot Available for Pre-Order! by SenshiStock 300 Pose Base Shoot Available for Pre-Order! :iconsenshistock:SenshiStock 184 27 Inktober 2018 - Day 18 - Bottle by SenshiStock Inktober 2018 - Day 18 - Bottle :iconsenshistock:SenshiStock 380 19 Mine [Pose Reference for Drawing] by SenshiStock Mine [Pose Reference for Drawing] :iconsenshistock:SenshiStock 1,212 63 Classy Tattoo lady by Qinni Classy Tattoo lady :iconqinni:Qinni 6,175 23 My Inner Sanctuary by yuumei My Inner Sanctuary :iconyuumei:yuumei 23,635 702 Breaking Boundaries by NanoMortis Breaking Boundaries :iconnanomortis:NanoMortis 6,374 91 Infinite Melody by yuumei Infinite Melody :iconyuumei:yuumei 13,332 272 Red Town by SnowSkadi Red Town :iconsnowskadi:SnowSkadi 1,241 46 bye. by hizuki24 bye. :iconhizuki24:hizuki24 723 34 Do the Gods love their creations-8 by jeza-red Do the Gods love their creations-8 :iconjeza-red:jeza-red 347 35 Executioner Alfred Arc by jeza-red Executioner Alfred Arc :iconjeza-red:jeza-red 516 61 The Little Girl Arc by jeza-red The Little Girl Arc :iconjeza-red:jeza-red 934 251 Iosefka's Arc by jeza-red Iosefka's Arc :iconjeza-red:jeza-red 754 78 Gilbert's Arc by jeza-red Gilbert's Arc :iconjeza-red:jeza-red 984 164 Watercolor brushes by corelila Watercolor brushes :iconcorelila:corelila 30 0 Watercolor Brush Pack 1 by youstolemysoul2 Watercolor Brush Pack 1 :iconyoustolemysoul2:youstolemysoul2 55 11

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It's been a long time. For some reason and somehow I wandered back here. 

One of the big things that confused me was the new DA logo. "What's this weird green X site?" I was kinda glad to find out that the logo was changed only recently, that I hadn't really been gone for that long (I pop in to look at art from time to time). 

I've somehow managed to whittle down my 2k+ DA messages back down to a reasonable number (a bit surprised it wasn't more). Actually, I think I've looked through them all even if I haven't deleted them. 

Well, anyways, there were several piled up journals along the lines of "Hi! Oh my gosh, I haven't been here in a while!" It's actually kind of been nostalgic. I went a bit internet stalkery and went around looking at people's twitters, tumblrs, and what not to see what they're up to. I tangented and started also checking up on other people who I was big fans of and idolized when I first joined here. It's strange to see where people are. Some have changed their "art genre" (such as no longer drawing anime/manga styled things), some kids are now professionals, some have moved on to other things, some have disappeared, and a few are still doing the same things but of course improved. Many though seem to have left DA. In the sense of DA being a main place. Or at least it feels that way. Seems like tumblr's quite popular (I haven't really figured that place out). 

Change is inevitable of course, but spending the past day or so going through all this DA stuff I think what's hitting me more is how much time has pasted. I joined DA nearly 11 years ago. I discovered it December 2003 and joined January 2004 (old account Kimmaii - wow I still remember these short codes). I did ATCs/ACEOs in 2009~2010, which is like four-five years ago! Going through other people's galleries I have little markers in my head, like "Oh, this was about when I started watching you.*looks at date* OH MY GOODNESS!". Or "I remember, that was around when~". 

Personally my art has grown so much. I'm still drawing periodically (life happens as it does). I used to beat myself up inside, comparing myself with others, criticizing myself for not drawing more often at what not, but I've realized that I don't draw daily not because I'm lazy and loafing around and just wasting my time. I've been doing other stuff in life (school being a big one), and those things were always things worth spending time on. Art was never my number one priority, and I don't know if it ever will be or if I want it to be. It took a while for me to be okay with this. And now I'm happier for it. 

Well I just wanted to ramble these thoughts out. ^^; I dunno, I guess just feeling nostalgic. Thinking about and missing a time when I used to go on DA daily. And I guess seeing in others how life has effected them. How people grow closer, grow apart, go do different things on their own different paths. ... Maybe it's just that time of year ^^; I guess to end on a happier note. Happy Holidays~ :wave: :giggle:

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JacobMainland Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday this year too :hug:
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JacobMainland Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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JacobMainland Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!!
Best wishes from your watcher ^_^
Have a wonderful day today! :party:


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Null-Entity Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke for faving ^_^
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pickleddragoneyes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Happy Birthday Kimmai!
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Drachenfuerst Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the fav! :love:
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RoteGruetze Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave! =)

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Redilion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Thank you very much!
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bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   General Artist
Thank you for the fav on my 'Forgotten Secret'! :)
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