A few days ago I received a message informing me that today was the eleventh birthday of everyone's favourite artist-community and so I felt obliged to make use of my humble abilities and come up with a little "present" to celebrate the anniversary of my beloved online home. As you can see I took the liberty of making a clay sculpture of deviantArt's mascot Fella and photographed him in front of the deviantArt logo. I know it's not much, but hey, it's made with love! Yeah, had some big trouble finding out how that actually works...
But anyway, I think this is a great opportunity to remember what a blessing it is that we can use this website. I mean, artists from all over the world gather at one place, show their art to each other, admire art from others, discuss, comunicate, make compliments, criticise, give advice, learn, improve and evolve together and with each other and even though I'm not very active in chats or groups or contests, I still think that that's a wonderful thing.
But all that wouldn't be possible if it weren't for the "owners" of deviantArt, the administrators, the programmers, the keepers, the masterminds behind the scenes, whatever you want to call them and it is also thanks to their efforts that I felt welcomed on deviantArt the moment I made my account. Whenever I read "deviantArt loves you!" I just have to smile.
So what I want to say is thank you guys and keep up the good work!
...uh, sorry if I got a little personal, but I felt like I had to say that.
Everything that's left for me to say now is: Happy Birthday, deviantArt! May the light of art shine down like it did until now on the most deviant corner in the vast internet!
Of course I don't own Fella or the deviantArt logo. I just searched for a picture of the logo on dA and printet it out so I could use it as a background. If the original artist who made that picture has a problem with that I will of course delete this photo.