To my watchers and those who have favorited my work: Thank you. But I must regretfully inform you that until further notice my entire gallery will be strictly private. This is not because I don't want to share my work- on the contrary. I want people to enjoy and even share my stuff, which is why I have chosen to have a Creative Commons license on most everything I submit.
My purpose for being here is twofold: One, as I just said, I like to share my work. I want others to see and enjoy it, share and even copy it (as law allows) if they so please. And if not, fine too. But I also use my account here to organize and keep track of my work, which includes photos. Sometimes I go back to certain photos or artwork posted here to find it again and use it elsewhere online. It's easier for me to do that than to sort through it all on my computer.
I am not a professional artist, this is mostly a hobby for me. Just something I do occasionally, for fun. I don't make any money doing it, and don't expect to. I'm not here with dreams of grandeur of "making it big", or becoming popular. While I am honored to have people watching me, that is not something I'm striving for on this site. I'm perfectly content with just posting what I want, when I want, and if others like it, well, all the better.
However, I will not tolerate people trashing me online. If you dislike my work, kindly move on. There are plenty of other artists on this site. I do not have my gallery or any other of my submissions here to please you, or to jump through any of your hoops to gain your "approval".
What am I talking about, you wonder? I'm talking about someone who had the gall to tell me that everything in my gallery was "shitty" (and I don't use that sort of language myself and don't appreciate others using it at me) and worthless, and goes on to insult me without knowing a thing about me...and then tastefully blocked me. This, from someone with nothing at all in their own gallery.
So from now on, or at least until further notice, my gallery will be locked from public view and available only to myself where I will continue to use it as I have before, in peace. I have deleted nothing, just hidden it. Again, I do apologize to my watchers- it wasn't one of you. If you want to stop watching me, that is your choice. Also, if there was something of mine that you really liked and want to see again, let me know and I'll try to make it available again temporarily, so you have a chance to save it to your computer if you wish.
This may or may not be a temporary move on my part. I may decide to restore most everything back as it was at a later time. But for right now...sorry is all I can say.