Monday, June 11, 2007

taking my ego on a sidetrip to DeviantART

At the end of May, in a burst of WWWebish enthusiasm, I signed up with a site called DeviantART
...and for some reason, my mind keeps seeing that as Deviant Tart....

My user name is gramaire (gramarye being already taken)

anyways...it's a hard site to negotiate, but I finally found that the sort of things I make are listed under Artisan Crafts - I was a bit disappointed with the content, the Custom Dolls section is full of re-worked action figures and those strange little things called plushies or softies, but there were just enough very original pieces mixed in with them to keep me interested.

So I created a gallery page, put up a doll photo and 3 of my 'earth spirit' wall hangings, then, the web having so many other distractions, I promptly forgot about the whole thing.

When I signed in today, I found that my "water spirits" had been given a Daily Deviation award on the 2 June, and there were 200 comments waiting for me,

to say I was gobsmacked is putting it mildly,
This deviant old tart's ego could hardly get through the door this afternoon.

12 comments:

arlee said...

From one devianTart to another----Congrats :} I find that site difficult too--takes forever to get anywhere and is a little confusing. Agree on the content---though once in awhile, there's a gem!! Have you seen Grace Willard's work there?

cruststation said...

Fantastic news, DeviantART is a great place to get your art out there, and 200 comments is absolutely amazing. Your work deserves it!

catsmum said...

Give your ego my congratulations. Fabulous.
I rarely comment but I always read.

Cynthia said...

I guess I got you with that one! You deserved it!

Spike said...

Don't forget us now yer famous :)

Lavender said...

200 comments?! Thats remarkable! LOL Im off to have a sticky beak now. Thanks for visiting the birds & the beads Cheers!

Erica said...

thanks everyone,
Arlee, I searched out Grace Willard and like her work
Cynthia - thanks! (Cynthia is the one who nominated me)
Spike Spike - I'll always remember the little people who put me up here LOL

Sally said...

Hi Erica

Yes, i bet it is liek the one at Eden Garden Centre! (I actually don't like it much).

ATCs, eh! Send me an email at rosedalemiller-beach@yahoo.com.au and let's talk!

shula said...

Frankly, I'm not a BIT surprised.

Judy said...

gosh 200 what a nice surprise - but its no wonder, your artwork is amazing. i just spent some time looking at your dolls - they are so amazing. I really enjoyed reading back on your posts - it's so nice that you explain everything. Thanks for your comment yesterday - much appreciated. regards
judy

jafabrit said...

no wonder you were gobsmacked, what a great start to your time on Deviant Art (I like tart lol)

Susan Reynolds said...

What a nice surprise for you! But well deserved I'm certain.

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