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Surprise, I do have a dA account!

The probable reason no one knows this, is that my handle there is Sword-Dance. The reason for that is that was obsessed with the Pokemon Absol when I made the account. (I still love Absol.) I didn't publicise it because I wasn't using it, but lately I've been getting back into it because I just like how art is presented on that website.

I want to change my username to circlejourney, y'know, for Consistency's sake, but dA has set up a smart marketing ploy in which you can only change your username with Core membership.

Here's the catch! If you're buying it for yourself, dA forces you to get at least a $15 three-month subscription. But if someone buys it as a gift (which they can do very conveniently via your profile), they can get you just one month for $5. Seeing as I literally only need Core to change my username, I don't think I want to pay $15 for something I may not use. (Or even $5 tbh, doing this as a commission just helps alleviate my guilt.)

I will be more than happy to exchange Core membership for an art piece worth close to $5 (e.g. an icon or a half body sketch). Let me know in the comments or PMs if you'd like to help me out, and thank you in advance!

By the way, I've decided that my art commissions will be back mid-May. Exciting!

Profile code customs!

Posted 29 days, 15 hours ago by circlejourney

I'm finally doing this. I have a lot more energy for code than art in general (and imo it comes a lot more naturally to me), and I'm in need of money so I'd be glad if you could commission me!

Check it out here!

Art commissions should be back in the second half of May, or whenever I clear my commission and trade queue, whichever comes sooner.

If you'd like to find out what's on my queue, check out my Trello!

Art trades open

Posted 1 month, 7 days ago by circlejourney

The thread is here:

I am quite busy, so there are limited slots and I will be a little picky about who I trade with. For now, anyway.

After a few months of personally messaging the people on my commission pinglist, I've finally made a Discord server for commission/trade pings!

Feel free to join it if you'd like to be notified by an @everyone ping every time I open commission/trade slots of any kind. Or if you just...wanna hang out and don't mind the commission pings, that's cool too. I don't intend for it to be mega active; it's just useful to have.

Also, emoji permissions are open to everyone. B)

I'll keep posting updates here and on all my social media. The main advantage of the server is that you get a desktop notification (provided you're online) and also the notifications will be more frequent and detailed (e.g. "how many till I clear my queue" notifications).

Hope to see you there!

My April Fool's prank...

Posted 1 month, 21 days ago by circlejourney

Thank you everyone who checked out "Revolving Door" when I posted it. I'm certain everyone who saw it came away feeling that their life had been enriched

It was not actually a chapter of RD. Here's what it actually was.

borth in my time zone

I'm hungry and my birthday accords me the right to eat all the cheese I can get my hands on today

   Donation accounts   

Hi! Thanks for all your generous contributions during the month of February. US$905 was donated between February 1 and March 1 (minus PayPal fees), and I (and my friend) thank you for your generosity! They were thrilled about it and it absolutely made a difference to them.

I'm aware that many paid a higher price for commissions because the money would be donated, so for accountability's sake, here's proof of the donation. Yes, there's $5 less there, I can't justify pocketing it beyond...I like round numbers, and also I was tired after working my ass off and I felt like subtracting my own tiny fee off of the total amount wouldn't be amiss.

      Future commissions

So, I recently moved to a new place because my previous residence was not ideal (read: full of bigots). The new place is much better, but it doesn't take care of my meals, and I've been been leaking money out the side on account of groceries. It's costing me about $80 (US$57) more per month to live here. I'm hoping to make up that difference via commissions, and possibly to cover other expenses (e.g. unreasonably expensive equipment I need for my classes).

Essentially, I'm making art commissions my part-time job. Of course, because I have classes to attend, I won't be able to complete them as quickly as before, and I may have to limit the number of commission types available. I have yet to iron out how I'll do it, but I'll let you know whenever I've figured that out! (Edit: and also whenever I finish the last 3 comms on my queue. I got seriously stalled by real life)

If you'd like to help me out without commissioning me, I do have a Ko-Fi: Literally every dollar counts to me so I'd be more than grateful for every bit.

(PS it's my birthday on 30 March, in case that information was of interest to anyone)

It occurred to me that February only has 28 days, so I'm opening the last 2 slots of the month tomorrow, 25th February at 6pm EST / 26th February at midnight CET!

Because slots are limited, I will not be taking reservations after this message is posted, and you will have to be there when I open. This is the last round of commissions where proceeds will be donated!

After my queue is cleared, I would like to keep my commissions open, but things will change to make room for my classes, which start today. Generally speaking, I will probably only be taking one commission order a week, and I might restrict orders to specific styles only (i.e. clean and square brush). More details will come when I'm closed haha.

Switcharound game (closed)

Posted 3 months, 1 day ago by circlejourney

Edit 2: closed!

Edit: ok, it's getting pretty big (we have 19 participants now), so I have decided to close this after the next person who joins. Thanks everyone who signed up!

Very recently, 123penguin64, celestiials, Raddishes, hedgemaze and I played a switcharound game, and the end result was this:Dz5D5ahU0AAE2EX.jpg:large

It went really well, and I'm thinking of organising another round with more people. If you see this post, you're invited to join!

Because the game necessarily has a limited number of participants, we will be doing this inside this shiny new World, instead of in the Art Games forum. (It's better than PMing multiple people simultaneously imo.)

Simply post below if you're interested. You'll get an invite shortly. This'll be open till 24 February. You will get a ping when the game opens.

I will probably be organising future "closed" art games in there too, if there's enough interest!

I will be opening five slots on 19 February, at 6pm ESTCheck here for time zone conversions!

Do PM me ahead of time if you'd like to get a slot reserved. If more than 5 people do, then priority is based on who has commissioned me fewer times this month.

My sheet is here. Thank you very much for your generous support!