Thursday, 16 January 2014

Daily Deviation

So it looks like my work is on hold for a bit so I am not missing the chance to do another painting once I have published this post. My inspiration has already been printed, idea chosen, near enough, and all that is left is the execution - providing I don't get distracted which is never guaranteed. I am also horribly tired today so I hope I don't end up waking in about three hours with my canvas stuck to my face. The urge to open a bottle of cider, dig out some chocolate from the cupboard and put on an entertaining film is quite tempting....but I'll try and be good.

It does also mean I can finally write this post which I have been meaning to do for ages. Here goes:

It was quite exciting over Christmas because I was awarded a Daily Deviation for my painting 'The Natural History Museum' courtesy of the lovely ArtByCher, one of my friends on deviantArt. I can already hear some of you saying 'What? A what? From where?' Let me explain... in layman's terms deviantArt is a bit like Facebook but tailored for artists, you can upload your work, add other people's work to your favourites gallery, have a chat, follow artists you like, join groups and sell prints etc (and probably loads of other things I haven't discovered yet). I have met some lovely people on there, some of whom follow my blog (Hello, Judas, hello McFlyky! hello HollyAHyde and anyone else I don't know about!)

But anyway, apparently (according to Wikipedia) deviantArt has over 25 million members, 246 million submissions and gets 140,000 new submissions a yes, getting a Daily Deviation is a big deal! (Oh and a Daily Deviation is basically an artwork of the day, there are usually about 30-40 of them?)


(p.s. If you click on any of the named members on this post you can check out their pages! DO IT!)


  1. Congratulations on your DD Miss H! thoroughly deserved, expect many more in the future! xxxx

    1. Thank you and I hope so! It was like receiving an extra Christmas present :-D xxx