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Journal Entry: Thu Apr 5, 2012, 7:29 PM

I'm drawing every day. 

And taking photos every day.

And designing every day.

The drawing usually leads to the designing. Or vice versa.

The photos are just something I can't help. If I miss a shot, but see the photograph that could have been, I get kinda depressed about it. So I just take photos to avoid that feeling. I miss a lot of photos anyway. But I try to remind myself that those were photos just for me. And that's a nice feeling when you can see photos that someone else will never see. Really incredible things happen all around, all the time, so long as you're looking for it. Challenging yourself to see the art out there even if it hasn't been pointed out by anyone but you, for you.

The designing is all deviantART. Plus designing apartments for new friends in town, or helping friends with their apps or startups. Like or something. But usually it's for internal deviantART projects.

Stuff we've been working on forever that hasn't seen the light of day quiet yet. It's coming. I would say "soon," except I don't know what soon means anymore.

It's all gotten so complex to be honest that I find myself writing Journals about it that I never post wondering what people might think. So I post stuff I'm supposed to instead. 

This next chapter of deviantART is deep. Really deep. A lot of deep reflections from the world tour to now. A lot of thinking from the ground up, or from the sky down. However you want to look at it.

Nothing we're doing is particularly small. So it takes time. 

That's good news though, because the problems in the arts are big. So we're solving the big problems. So the rewards require patience. 

This is the deepest moment right at this moment. It's a turning point... Research is done, development is developing and much of it is testing and iterating to a release cycle. 

I've been going down to Drink & Draw in Downtown LA on Thursdays to drink and hang out with this really great group of artists. (!/drink_and_draw ) Last week pachunka and I brought our sketchbooks and drew interfaces. Really inspiring place for output. I love it there. 

I'm thinking of building a deviantART Studio Bus, out of one of those old Blue Bird School Busses. So I can pull up in the thing at devmeets and park it in front of cool comic book shops like Meltdown on Sunset Blvd in LA.  

Inside I'd replace all the seats with tables. And on the sides I'd deck it out with art supplies so deviants could come in and draw. Like drink and draw... but on a bus... anywhere. 

Would be awesome to bring it to comic-con, too. The thing should be on the road all year hanging out with deviants, at least that's what I'd like. Honestly I'd like to be on it all year meeting artists like on the world tour. But my time is probably best spent back at HQ right now.

Keep watching hq for those Product updates. We're putting a ton of effort in to those. And definitely read the "Network Articles" that techgnotic works on for release every Wednesday. They're really setting the tone around here... that most recent one about the Alien Ninja Turtles and how Michael Bay is (imho) screwing up with that crackpot origin story is really enlightening. ( )  We definitely think story tellers on deviantART really have much better ideas about what the future are about. 

Working on the 2012 State of the Union. Excited to share a lot of much desired information about where we're headed. It's long over-due..


spyed sense:

i really need to change my signature.
it's been simmering in lame for way too long.

Ninja image created by AndyFairhurst
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The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I wish I could travel around, to all these conventions and meetings. Even if I can maneuver through dense traffic, there's still plenty of fees to pay, whether airfare and/or gas. Plus, I can't simply *Abandon* my school "priorities"!
CHIBICHIPS73 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
any chance of the dA bus coming to england?
RrhianBlade Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love love love your back-ground!!
Sebassy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A dA bus? That sounds like it could be epic.
Kirdein Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The artbus ideas is perfect! But Boys and girls club of Puerto Rico is also getting ready to have moving kids centers to try and make a real outreach and help as man people they can. I think that if you made these buses invite really talented deviants and maybe have mini workshops. I know people would be drawn in. Specially with all the difficulties younger generations are facing with economies and social issues.
ShadowKiwi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Hmm, any reason for Quiet and switching it with what should have been quite in your journal? : )
Sunduvhar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A dA bus? Man, that'd be great! Hopefully, it would have to stop by the smaller cities, too :/ Good luck with it ^^
BlueBird1994 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
A dA studio bus would be cool :la:

If you guys ever go on tour again, I hope you get to visit Hartford, CT, I'd really like to see the dA crew :)
Lawenta Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This sounds like a huge journal about nothing - but I can understand that always being expected to write about something gets tiring. ;)

I'm a bit apprehensive about changes (always, always), but we'll see. Maybe they will be for the better. If not, they wouldn't be the first I don't like but got used to. ;)

Artbus sounds neat. A pity it will be America-only. Or are you going to get it on a boat to transport it to the next international string of devMeets? :D
Rokovoj Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"...hasn't seen the light of day quiet yet."?
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