I was overwhelmed when I logged into deviantart the other day: "what, why do I have so many comments, that's got to be a mistake for sure!" But then I started reading the comments and found out that I got a DD! Thank you so much Cher for featuring my painting kissed by fire, I feel very honored to be displayed among such great artworks!
Also thanks to everyone out there who took the time to look at this deviation or even faved it or started watching!
This DD is really a testament as to how much deviantart means so me. Soon after I joined Deviantart 7 years ago (!) I got my first DD and was stunned by all the kind and motivating feedback I got. The years that followed, being able to show my artworks to this community was all that kept me going. Really, I'm sure I'd have stopped drawing and painting a long time ago if it wasn't for all you great people!
And now that I have got on from pencil drawings to more unfamiliar ground with watercolours I get just the encouragement I needed to keep on going.
So again, a hearty thanks to everyone out there who supports me in any way!