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Journal Entry: Mon Jun 2, 2014, 8:24 AM

Hey guys!

It’s summertime here in my corner of the world, thank goodness. At this point and time I’m officially out of here for the summer, so much to do. And once I am done working, the last thing I want to do is be on the computer.

To be honest, I’m really not entirely sure I’m going to return in the fall. I honestly do not care for the direction DA has gone, it’s just become such a commercialized venture these days. It’s all about the money and the groups. As far as the groups go, well, you know. I really feel DA has changed too much and it’s not for the better. It used to really be all about the art, but it doesn’t seem like that anymore. Now it seems like it’s all about soft-porn, criteria, popularity, critique, and money. And frankly, a lot of the people that are actually gifted enough to critique or the ones with a degree in art do not critique. It’s the main reason I have never critiqued art on here; I do not have an art degree nor am I gifted. So all I could ever offer is an opinion, and opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.

I’m feeling pretty burned out on DA these days. I’m not sure if time away will make it better or just reinforce my desire to stay away. Rather than just up and leave without a word, I thought I’d post a little note in my blog here. Whether it’ll be see you all later or so long, it’s been fun, I honestly do not know at this point and time.

 My last post is fitting, an archangel, in effect a warrior. Regardless, it’s fitting that I close my time out here with a warrior. Should I not return, those of you who wish to stay in touch can just click on one of the links on my front page to get to my websites.

The Reckoning by MCKrauss

It has been fun, it’s been educational to be sure, and it’s been great connecting with so many wonderful artists. Plus there is the whole making a few friends along the way thing.   

Take care and good journeys to you all!


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Image Use and Commissions

My images can be used for personal and commercial projects for a very reasonable licensing fee. There is the option to license an image(s) or become a paid member of my designer gallery and have access to them all. The membership fee for my designer gallery is a one-time charge. There is a personal and a commercial membership option. If you have any questions about using or licensing an image, please contact me.

There is no free use of any of my images for any commercial project. Please do not ask me, the answer is going to be no. Period.

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If you would like to commission me for a project or would like some pricing information for a project, please click here and submit your requirements/pricing request. Please do not send me a note on DA.

Commission prices vary according to the project. Commission fees are by quote only.


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Night-Sam Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
theogroen Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
he Mel, thanks for your Art and your inspiering Gallery... here for you a selfmade flower Thank you by theogroen
MCKrauss Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Aww, thank you!!
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all the faves Mel! :)
Loveit Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
thanks for the fav's sweets hugs!
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