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Hello all the old members and the new members:
I've noticed from a barrage of email notifications from AARP that this group is growing daily and occassionally people leave for whatever reason. I started the group because I thought it would be a way for the total AARP population to have a source to connect with artists and that the artists here would be able to link their "portfolios or web sites" either here or on their profiles and if a visitor wanted art, it would be easy to find you.
I also have encouraged group conversation and see that this too is beginning to blossom.
Unfortunately for me, or fortunately, depending on your point of view, sales and demands on my creative time have exponentially increased since The Lost Button (ClausiBelieve.com) was published. I didn't write it but it contains 48 of my illustrations, and first edition prints are still available if you're searching for a really nice children's Christmas story (so much for the advertising). As mentioned, since it hit ebay and amazon, I have contracted to do 11 different children's stories for 11 different authors (oh yeah, and a cartooned map of Cherokee County, NC I haven't even started yet) and being only one brain and two hands, my computer time spent in social circles has been harshly diminished. Personally, I feel like I'm doing a disservice to you all, not contributing to discussions, nor even addressing the issue of setting up an index of the members to make a visitor find you easier.
Also unknown to you here, I also manage the eons art school (on eons.com) which really takes up tons of my time as there are 140 plus students, all with their own learning curves, and while I enjoy those exchanges immensely, this too has been neglected since The Lost Button came into my life. Not complaining. mind you, I simply want you to know that I haven't forgotten any of you and if I haven't welcomed you to the group personally, please accept my apology. You are all most welcomed, and I sincerely hope you feel comfortable discussing any aspect of art, and eventually (when I have a breathing space unless of course, more authors ask me to assist them) I too will pose topics for discussion and offer what advice I can to assist you.
Nonetheless, I wanted you all to know that I haven't left... I have been sidetracked by fame without fortune... but am here in spirit for the time being.
the works you have posted are great, glad you're having a busy time of it.