I am still reeling. I woke up saturday and noticed one of my friends had congratulated me for something. And then I saw the DD. And then my inbox exploded.
And it is a kick. Make no mistake, a Daily Deviation feels damn good. It is an honor and recognition in a field filled with so much talent and so many great artist. But most of all it is an ego boost from hell. I was floating on a cloud all weekend.
And my inbox grew. Currently Dead not Dead has 742 faves and over 12000 views. For a hobby artist from Norway, the great country of "Thous shalt not excel, and if thou does then shut up about it" (unless it is wintersports) that is beyond cool. And it makes one think.
If one subtracts the views of my two DDs (notice how jaded that sounds
) my work has still been watched, looked at and appricated over a 100 000 times. That is a pretty big audience.
For a hobby artist.
That is not supposed to have any pretentions.
For make no mistake, I am utterly, genuinely grateful for that. I never expected it.
And I want to thank you for each and every one.
Just like I'd like to thank everyone that has faved any of my images the last few days. I haven't a chance to go over and thank each of you personally, which I'd like to do. And to all my new watchers, I'll get around to you.
Now deviation 200 is out there.
It is time to look back at the past two years. And admit:
I love having my gallery here at DA.
I love it when ever someone faves or looks at one of my images.
I am grateful whenever someone comments.
I might be doing this for myself, but it really really feels good knowing you can touch someone else.
So thank you all.
For letting me be a little unNorwegian.
Be seeing you for the next 100.