I am sitting here one page view away from my 10,000th view and it causes me to reflect on my time on DA. It has been such an enjoyable experience that I must express my gratitude to you for making thus.
If I could suggest one thing, it would be that we should realize how lucky we are as artists to have a forum where we can interact as we do here. With that, I would say that some responsibility comes with showing each other the utmost respect and grace as has been afforded me. The models who are so generous and gracious to allow us the PRIVILEGE of painting them, cannot be thanked enough. I have had some and seen some less than polite things said about these wonderful people and I, for one, will not tolerate such behavior. That said, I have made so many wonderful friends, who have supported me so wonderfully that I am forever in your debt.
We can make DA even better by focusing on civility and our good fortune.