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Hello Pavel and thank you for being on d/a and allowing us to see your very very inventive Portraits. All the ones I have seen are exce...

Old guy with Hat by trixxx
by trixxx

I Know this is a really good painting. I feel sometimes it is SO hard to get a good Photo. of Traditional Art. Suggestion: 1. Turn the ...

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Been going through some really heavy, head hurting shit these last months and have become depressed, unmotivated, angry and sad.
So much so that I just cannot cope with all the responsibility I have here on d/a.
IF it wasn't for my dear friend Ans (who is basically keeping almost all my Groups going + my other wonderful Staff) I would have left for a LONG rest. and said 'to hell with it all.'
I am HOPING that Ans will take-over the running of: love-new-artists
I am HOPING Inayat will return to take over the 'reins' of Nine-Muses.
I am HOPING someone will offer to take: PhotoSeries and make it into a better Group than it is now?

Because I 'talk' too much, honestly and openly (in notes and on Journals) I have been subjected to 'minor' abuse, people NOT reading properly what I write and so many questions.
I have many dear friends who are SO supportive and I have many friends who are very needy.
I get over 100 questions everyday and I do answer them because I want to.
For Years one of my beloved watchers has had the worst MOST difficult life at home. He/she has tried to commit Suicide several times BUT I think he/she is now out of danger. I cannot imagine HOW this person has managed to get by and my heart has bled for him/her.
I have had many others similar. I need to be here for these people and I use a lot of energy doing this.

Basically what I am trying to say is I have had enough..........I ONLY want now to 'help' the people who need help.
After Barky died, something happened to me which I didn't realise until now.
When I used to get like this we would always talk and he made me feel I could carry on doing everything...he was my anchor.
Without him I feel quite lost and of course very sad.

I do have other ideas which I would like to try out on d/a and hopefully will NOT be nearly so 'heavy duty' as the Groups I have been Managing.

As you all know I write endlessly about Groups and I just don't see me 'giving-up' on this.
One of my monumental 'rages' is with: Declined submissions without a reason.
I find this area to be one of the worst on d/a and of course I get NO help from the 'powers that be on d/a!'
To decline submissions WITHOUT a good reason is like saying 'your work is not good enough!' and completely plays into the fears and insecurity which most artists have.

I have NO problem with declining work:
1) IF it is followed with a thoughtful reason as to why.
2.) Some Groups state on their Rules IF they feel a submission does not go with the Groups ideal they will decline. I think this is OK BUT leave a reason, short and concise.
3)Groups who decline work because it is of a :sexual or simple 'bad taste' this is also OK but point it out in a short and concise note?

I have been on Groups for Years as Staff and Founder and I know that it is NOT hard to leave a reasonable note when declining. Yes it takes a few seconds BUT we are there to AID artists NOT to make them feel bad?
Sometimes I think Groups forget what they are on here for and why they have a Group at all.

Expiring submissions!
NO no no.
IF as a Founder or Staff on a Group you notice submissions are expiring, discuss this problem and either get more Staff members or close the Group?
It is a BIG 'pain in the butt' submitting your work to Groups in the 1st place...........no-one likes doing it. When it expires you feel so frustrated about the loss of time you have spent submitting?


Elite Groups: Keep trying...they will decline with NO reason and they simply don't care. Stay away from them!
They have a Format and if you don't fit into this there is no point reasoning with them.


I have had an idea which I would like to have a 'healthy' discussion about.

A new Group which takes ONLY 'declined' submissions.
BUT I feel in order to change the way Groups manage this area would be to: request submitters to let us know which Group declined their submission (without a reason.)
I think eventually it would be possible to have Folders with the name of Groups who do this a lot. Then Members would be able to see which Groups 'decline' most often (again without a reason.)
I would also like to see that IF a Members work was declined (without a reason) whether they have asked the Group why?
IF there has been a reply which was thoughtful........then let it go and do not submit this work.

NOTE: I can see a potential dilemma here that some Members may not wish to give a Group name..........so be it. Then nothing will change!

IF any of this makes 'sense' to you, please reply with a thoughtful idea?
I am not interested in replying to people who have no input BUT if you think it is a good idea....just give me a 'thumbs up?'

Just trying to make a difference here.
Jenny
  • Watching: ......you lot
  • Playing: ................
Been going through some really heavy, head hurting shit these last months and have become depressed, unmotivated, angry and sad.
So much so that I just cannot cope with all the responsibility I have here on d/a.
IF it wasn't for my dear friend Ans (who is basically keeping almost all my Groups going + my other wonderful Staff) I would have left for a LONG rest. and said 'to hell with it all.'
I am HOPING that Ans will take-over the running of: love-new-artists
I am HOPING Inayat will return to take over the 'reins' of Nine-Muses.
I am HOPING someone will offer to take: PhotoSeries and make it into a better Group than it is now?

Because I 'talk' too much, honestly and openly (in notes and on Journals) I have been subjected to 'minor' abuse, people NOT reading properly what I write and so many questions.
I have many dear friends who are SO supportive and I have many friends who are very needy.
I get over 100 questions everyday and I do answer them because I want to.
For Years one of my beloved watchers has had the worst MOST difficult life at home. He/she has tried to commit Suicide several times BUT I think he/she is now out of danger. I cannot imagine HOW this person has managed to get by and my heart has bled for him/her.
I have had many others similar. I need to be here for these people and I use a lot of energy doing this.

Basically what I am trying to say is I have had enough..........I ONLY want now to 'help' the people who need help.
After Barky died, something happened to me which I didn't realise until now.
When I used to get like this we would always talk and he made me feel I could carry on doing everything...he was my anchor.
Without him I feel quite lost and of course very sad.

I do have other ideas which I would like to try out on d/a and hopefully will NOT be nearly so 'heavy duty' as the Groups I have been Managing.

As you all know I write endlessly about Groups and I just don't see me 'giving-up' on this.
One of my monumental 'rages' is with: Declined submissions without a reason.
I find this area to be one of the worst on d/a and of course I get NO help from the 'powers that be on d/a!'
To decline submissions WITHOUT a good reason is like saying 'your work is not good enough!' and completely plays into the fears and insecurity which most artists have.

I have NO problem with declining work:
1) IF it is followed with a thoughtful reason as to why.
2.) Some Groups state on their Rules IF they feel a submission does not go with the Groups ideal they will decline. I think this is OK BUT leave a reason, short and concise.
3)Groups who decline work because it is of a :sexual or simple 'bad taste' this is also OK but point it out in a short and concise note?

I have been on Groups for Years as Staff and Founder and I know that it is NOT hard to leave a reasonable note when declining. Yes it takes a few seconds BUT we are there to AID artists NOT to make them feel bad?
Sometimes I think Groups forget what they are on here for and why they have a Group at all.

Expiring submissions!
NO no no.
IF as a Founder or Staff on a Group you notice submissions are expiring, discuss this problem and either get more Staff members or close the Group?
It is a BIG 'pain in the butt' submitting your work to Groups in the 1st place...........no-one likes doing it. When it expires you feel so frustrated about the loss of time you have spent submitting?


Elite Groups: Keep trying...they will decline with NO reason and they simply don't care. Stay away from them!
They have a Format and if you don't fit into this there is no point reasoning with them.


I have had an idea which I would like to have a 'healthy' discussion about.

A new Group which takes ONLY 'declined' submissions.
BUT I feel in order to change the way Groups manage this area would be to: request submitters to let us know which Group declined their submission (without a reason.)
I think eventually it would be possible to have Folders with the name of Groups who do this a lot. Then Members would be able to see which Groups 'decline' most often (again without a reason.)
I would also like to see that IF a Members work was declined (without a reason) whether they have asked the Group why?
IF there has been a reply which was thoughtful........then let it go and do not submit this work.

NOTE: I can see a potential dilemma here that some Members may not wish to give a Group name..........so be it. Then nothing will change!

IF any of this makes 'sense' to you, please reply with a thoughtful idea?
I am not interested in replying to people who have no input BUT if you think it is a good idea....just give me a 'thumbs up?'

Just trying to make a difference here.
Jenny
  • Watching: ......you lot
  • Playing: ................

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jennystokes has started a donation pool!
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For the 1st time since I have been here, I am setting this Donation Pool:
IF anyone wants to Donate to: love-new-artists
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or to me......which will only be for helping other Artists, please do so.
Please note me, which place you want your Donation to go to.
Thank you
Jenny

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Llamas

To everyone who has given me LLamas, thank you all SO much.
I am very grateful.
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REMEMBER. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS ARTIST.

I spend a lot of time 'browsing' artists I like.
The MOST important thing to me, is viewing the last pictures in the galleries.
These pics. are often the most interesting because you can see how an artist develops over a period of time.

SO: If 'browsing' someone you like............go to their very last picture, they are often forgotten or 'over-looked' because this is where they started from.
INFLUENCE: is the key!

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genouvalium Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
Thank you for the fav!:D (Big Grin)
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconbigfav4plz::icondragonpokeplz:


Lots of thanks again, dear :hug:
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Many thanks for the faves, dear Jenny. :D:iconredroseplz:
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS so much for the FAVE, Jenny!
richard
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Seahorse66 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you Jenny! :hug:
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themasterofnone Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for the Fav!
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P-a-i-k-e-a Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:) thank you dear Jenny :)
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Ray-Koster Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Hi , Thanks for the fav on my art :hug:
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KellyCreepypasta Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Dear ! I hope you had a great day, or that you're having a great day, and that you're doing well ! :D (Big Grin)
I was wondering if maybe, if I could ask you, with all my apologize if it bother you, that I could borrow you 10 points to make a surprise present to one of my best friend ! :happybounce:
If yes, thank you so much ! 
If no, thank you for taking the time to read this message ! w00t!

Bye !
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JACAC Featured By Owner 3 days ago
t h a n k . y o u . d e a r . Jenny :hug:
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ingeline-art Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving -
that makes me sooo happy!.:puppy happy love:. 
Greetings and hugs
from Ingeline-art cologne ;-) (Wink)))
Ingeline having fun 3 by ingeline-art
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seredream Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks for the fav Jenny :)
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contemporaryhart Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks Jenny :) :)
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DanStefan Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Photographer
Thanks Jenny  !     danstefan.deviantart.com/art/M…


Have a nice day !
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NunoPires Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Photographer
Hi  :wave: How are you?

:iconcheerplz: :iconvicing001::iconvicing002::iconvicing003: :iconcheerplz:


Have a nice week! :dummy:

:tighthug:
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Jack-Nobre Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the faves Jenny :heart:
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!!!
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Wrightam Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for the fav :)
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Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hi Jenny. Thanks for :+fav:ing 'Doc Martin's Rose' :hug:
Doc Martin's Rose by Deb-e-ann
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Vladimir12908 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you very much for the favorite !
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BGFilms Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Jenny! Thanks for the fav! 
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Placi1 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Hug'sss
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themasterofnone Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for all the favs, so glad you like my art.
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Pidimoro Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you very much for the :iconfav3dplz:
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Wetterlage Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I thank you very much for your new kind support, my dear Jenny! :rose: :hug:
And I hope that you're fine an that you have a great summer! :iconsunflower-plz:
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