Dear fellow Contributors,
I know that this may be better fitting in a note; I tried it there, but since I guess nobody saw it, for I got no answers (those little, beasty notes are well-hidden) I try it this way, since it is also an issue for the whole group.
Sorry for the wall of text, I am a woman of (too) much words.
First and foremost, I want to thank you all for accepting me into your elitist circle. It is an honour for me and you can't possibly imagine how happy and proud this makes me, by "just" being a pencil artist.
And - since I hate to leave such kindness unacknowledged - here is the only thing I can do to repay you with:
Since I have already noticed that admin activity is sadly quite limited and therefore no new stuff gets accepted - which is a pity, groups like this are rare and it would be a shame to let it die - I would like to offer myself as Admin, as a judge whether a piece of art or an artist is to be let into this group (though I know that the latter can also be decided by the Contributors ).
Ok, some of you may say now: "She only does pencil art, and only has two well-drawn pieces in her gallery, how could she possibly be the judge of any other kind of art?"
Though I was not able myself to do "anything else" than pencil art, I daresay I have a good eye when it comes down to composition and colours. I know the theory of it, I have read countless books on it and in the very near future I will attend several art classes to improve my techniques and finally get something practically done, for I have decided for myself that I want to study art, but to do that, I need a bit more pre-education.
I am dedicated.
I am pedantic.
I am deliberate.
Hell, I am on FIRE, since it seems that I am just getting started with my stuff.
And I have dedicated a lot of my energy to being a fair and deliberate judge. I do a lot of proof-reading and reviewing on another site and diplomacy is always the thing. I know I haven't commented on that much art around here in a critical manner, but I know I can. Yes, this is a weak argument. However, all I ask for is a chance to prove it.
I think I would do nice in this position. But I need permission for that.
I am around deviantART every day, active as ever, and I have a lot of spare time to give to this group, for I would hate to see it die.
I know that the current admins struggle with real-life, hell, we all do, and believe me, I've been there and done that. But if you love this group, I ask you to let me help you, I offer myself for this job, well-aware that it will take a lot of my time.
But I don't mind.
So, let me help and give something back from all the happiness that being part of this group has given me so far, though none of my works have been accepted, since they have alle expired or I have withdrawn them in time that they don't expire.
Let me know as soon as you can.
PS: Again, I am sorry if this is somewhat inappropriate as a journal entry, but I think this needs to be heard by all.