I came onto this website when I was a young teen. I was looking for a community where I would be able to connect with people and all different types of art. I was young, so I was unsure what type of artist I wanted to be. One page lead me to another, and it was Lara Jade who convinced me with her wild portraits to become a photographer.
I remember the thrill of submitting my first deviation. I had chills as I pressed 'send'. It was in that very moment when I started wishing it would be selected for a Daily Deviation. I consider it a high honor in this community, as do others. Of course my first attempt didn't land success, but that didn't stop me from trying. I'll be 25 this year. I'll have been using DA for the last 10 years. Since then I've submitted dozens and dozens of artworks. Eventually the dream became fantasy, and hope dwindled. I continued to upload my work and be a part of this ever growing community, but my aspirations to obtain that little golden banner soon faded.
I signed onto my DA for a specific reason I instantly forgot when I saw the number of messages awaiting my attention. I went through them and saw that one deviation in particular had been highlighted with praise. Even then I had no idea what had happened. I went to the deviation's page and slowly scrolled down to read some of the comments. That's when I saw it. My ever desired gold banner with the tiny little red heart.
I've never felt more blessed to be a part of such an amazing community. I know its a small thing, but to me it meant the world. I want to specifically thank 3wyl for the nomination <3, anyone who liked the piece, and of course everyone else for being too damn awesome to ignore!!
May I present to you my very first daily deviation; Exhausted Bride
THANKS DEVIANTART!! <3