"[Artists] aren't exactly people... They're a whole bunch of people trying to be one person." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
I have been away for a while....again. I feel guilty about it, but at the same time I know I am in good company. I can't count the number of journals I've read on DA that start out... "So sorry for the long hiatus..." or "I know I've been neglecting this account..." I have no real excuse for my absence other than I was just in another world. As artists that is our job... to bridge the real world with the world in our heads. That transition is sometimes difficult to make. The real world and the world in our heads both have demands and temptations and between those two time can slip away.
I believe the artists that apologize for being away are sincere; I hope you believe that I am. If we could split or clone ourselves without diminishing then we would do so to cover all the things we love. But we love too widely and appear sporadic to "normal" folk. Luckily we are among kinfolk here on DeviantART and our apologies are understood and accepted. Please accept mine.
The other thing that keeps me away when things lapse is the fear of what I have missed... How many hundreds of messages are waiting on me? What art have I missed seeing? And sure enough, I missed things. Being a sensitive person I regret not being timely about them....
We received a DD (Thank you so much ^CelticStrm-Stock
) on our Yellow Pine Chipmunk. He was a cute, friendly, little guy and I'm so happy that through photos you can enjoy him as much as we did.
And one of our users received a DD also which we find equally exciting.
I won't say I will try to keep up better, because I have learned to accept that straddling two worlds is ever so tricky business. But I will say that I do miss you when I am away and I can't imagine not coming back. So, my heart is with you even when my cyber presence is not.
Have fun. Be kind.