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Group Closing - Results of Last Challenge

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 7, 2015, 10:17 PM
I want to apologize to the group.  I thought I could keep MT going, but for many reasons, I cannot. 
 I think it's ironic...I've been at devianART for nine years, doing all that I've enjoyed doing, and finally got  Senior status a year ago.  And I've been feeling like a stone skipping on the surface of the water ever since.

 It's time to let that stone sink.  I've reached the point that I don't even want to come to dA to view deviations or see what is up at the groups where I'm a member. I've abandoned  seven groups,  three of which I am the founder, three the co-founder, and one where I was a project lead. I have only done two deviations this past  year; clearly, I'm basically done with them. I've been doing more actual art lately, using digital methods to enhance them, but no more photomanipulations. Well, no more images with the intent of participating in a challenge or a contest, or such.  No more creating just to post something here any longer.  I'm just too tired and so out of sorts to continue doing that.

This journal and the poll will be the last contact from me. The group will lose it's Super Group status on June 15th, and I will close the group on that date. 



Entries In The  "Tales From The Fae" Challenge

Wow, we've got five really nice deviation entries for the last group challenge. I've changed my mind about the cover I was working on, as I thought I would,  and I want to use one of the  entries below instead. I'm  having a hard time picking one, so I want you to help me. 


Remember, the title and  other book information must go on the cover of the book, so select one that makes it possible to do so.    You second favorite will be featured somewhere inside of the book.
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The Poll To Vote Can Be Found On The Home Page With This Journal.    Group Closing - Results of Last ChallengeI want to apologize to the group.  I thought I could keep MT going, but for many reasons, I cannot. 
 I think it's ironic...I've been at devianART for nine years, doing all that I've enjoyed doing, and finally got  Senior status a year ago.  And I've been feeling like a stone skipping on the surface of the water ever since.
 It's time to let that stone sink.  I've reached the point that I don't even want to come to dA to view deviations or see what is up at the groups where I'm a member. I've abandoned  seven groups,  three of which I am the founder, three the co-founder, and one where I was a project lead. I have only done two deviations this past  year; clearly, I'm basically done with them. I've been doing more actual art lately, using digital methods to enhance them, but no more photomanipulations. Well, no more images with the intent of participating in a challenge or a contest, or such.  No more creating just to post somethin
      OR Vote At The Bottom Of This Page Using The Number: First row is  #1, #2, #3. Second row, #4, #5.   Third row is #6 and #7.





Love of the Wildwoods by Mom-EsPeace       Winter Elf by amethystmoonsong      Tales of the Fae 2 by robhas1left
Snowy Days by theheek        Sunset Fae by amethystmoonsong        

          Power of the Dragon by IZSTEVE



I want to thank all of our past and present Community Volunteers (no matter what your title was at the time) for all of your support, our special friends for being so special, and our stock affiliates for uploading to  deviantART  your photos and digital rendered images for us to use as stock. Thank you to our friends and members who have donated your  time and effort to keep ManipulateThis a strong vital group for so long.
 
To all of my moderators and helpers through out the years:  Thanks so much for being there for me. I know as life has changed, many of you had to decide between the road that lead you to your family, or work, instead of the road leading you back to MT.  You chose the first road rather than staying on the road that kept you with the group. I understand and I miss you. It's been so long that many of you  have been gone, and right now I can't remember you, but it doesn't mean I care for you less.  If my old  files were not gone,  I could look you up. A mis-listing really doesn't mean I've never cared for you any less than I have with the listed.

WDWParksGal, Nolamom3507, AnakMoonnitchwarmer, Reddawgi, cazcastallaperoline, da-joint-stock, annewipf
Zankruti-Murray, theheeksilber-englein, Rickbw1,  ik-ben-10eke, PriscillaSantana, Emerald-Depths, Metadored



One last thing. If I am not on your dA watch as a friend, please add me. I'll be posting about my book and other art projects there.


Everyone, I love you. Stay cool, keep your head,  and keep manipulating.


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nitchwarmer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im going to miss this place. I have many fond memories here, the first group I joined and became an admin. I was here for many years. I wish everyone well. :glomp:
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TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015   General Artist
Okay, okay.  I'm on the up swing a little, and I really do miss dA. I love dA. How can I stay completely away.  I've always loved the idea behind MT.  

I'm feeling very nostalgic.  I think MT will stay alive, just different.  

I'm thinking on it real hard. 

:D
:heart;
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nitchwarmer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well if you need anything...
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Nolamom3507 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
It is sad to be passing.  
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TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015   General Artist
If I bring MT back at some level, not a real competition challenge group layout as before, but similar to what has been happening during my hiatus, would you be will to be here for me?
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