I have decided that I will no longer continue to update deviantart.
I have been around since 2007, and I have met many wonderful, beautiful people. I have grown with some of the best artists and discovered great things.
I am leaving not just because of the lack of views or numbers that I used to have, though that is a result of the real reason. I know that dA is a community, not simply a place to showcase your work. The reason I am leaving is because I no longer believe that there is anything left for me here. Many of these friends have moved on; some, I moved along with to other sites; others, I have not seen nor spoken to in years. I no longer feel that this is a community in which I truly belong, and this is mostly because I do not have the time to be active here and keep up with my mailbox full of artwork daily.
I still work to improve my skills and create art. I'll never give that up. However, I am currently a university student involved in many organizations and activities; I plan to pursue a master's degree after getting my bachelor's; I have at least two jobs at all times. When I do have spare time, I like to spend it with people I love. When I do go online, I spend most of my time on Facebook to stay connected with friends near and far, or to browse (ahem, reddit...) and learn new things. Partially for this reason I feel more motivated to check my messages and update my page on FB more often than on dA. True, I would most likely feel more "connected" with the community on dA if I spent enough time and effort here. Call it laziness or whatever you will, but right now, dA is simply another website that I feel deserves more attention than I can afford to give. I must concede to this.
That being said, here is where you may find me hereafter: Facebook: Leia Lily Art
(prints available but not yet listed; please inquire through Facebook or email)
(For those of you I know more personally, and/or those who have been around since testsubjectLILY
, feel free to message me so we can add each other on my personal FB.)
Thank you all for everything in these past seven years. I have always read all messages and comments, cherished every reply, and thought of each favorite as a little wave, handshake, or hug. I can honestly say that every interaction I've had here was positive and constructive, and I loved dA for this reason. I hope to see you (and your art!) again somewhere, sometime, soon. Please do not hesitate to stop by and say hello on my other websites at any time. I wish you all the very best in your endeavors.
Until we meet again,