With DA opening up another art site Dreamup.com I have been looking into what i want to do with my art and time. Sadly I am frustrated that I joined the is community some 5+ years ago as a portfolio hosting site/jumping point for my art. Da has found that it would rather make money for it self using our art and create a thriving social community of free art for it to use under its TOS.
With the pro account not meeting or matching site like Cafepress.com or Zazzle.com for putting our art on items, artist having to compete in a market DA continues to muddy the waters with half thought through idea like the commission widget and DA currency I don't really see a reason to stay.
The TOS if I understand it properly keeps me from Reposting for sale and art I have here, meaning that I have to rotate it to sale it on sites like cafe press and Zazzle. I know there are some now thinking, what do I have to complain about? that my Work is not good enough or " Pro ". Simple put the site doesn't fit my wants and needs of it any more. If others think I am pro or not I have been selling my art and other commissions since i was in high school. Sadly Pro= professional, one performs a skill or service for money, and the complaint is that I may not be a Master of the skills.
So for now If you have been one of those to follow me and this journal, I will keep it a a sketch book. it isn't worth much more than that for me any more.
I'm hoping to take the 3 day weekend and get some drawing done. its been 6 month of nothing and I'm getting a bit testy about it.
I Sincerely apologize to all the people who have requested art and for deadlines that i missed. every time i think life will level out it doesn't and I can not tell you how frustrating it is to me not to keep my word to talk to those friends i have made through DA and the Magic community. Time to Fight harder if this is the life and direction i want.