I'm not in a position where I can continue with DeviantART. Life is just too busy, too full and too demanding of my full attention. In the good kind of way for the most part, thankfully.
I'd already cut things down by only watching friends, but even that hasn't been enough. I've been trying to hand over the groups I run so that I have no responsibilities here but that's been a slow and not all that successful endeavor. It's coming to a point where I'll just have to leave them even if there isn't a replacement for me. I'm not closing this account for now, but it is likely that nothing or close to nothing is going to go on here. I'll be closing my other account soon. I just want to make sure I have copies of all the art I put up. Maybe without the responsibilities I'll be more inclined to pop by every now and then, but I really can't tell.
Sorry to my friends whose work I used to check out. I still love your stuff and want to see your art. It's just I have so little time and I'd much rather put that time into seeing you in person. There is only one of you who is an online friend that I've remained in contact with but I have you on Facebook so it won't be goodbye.
Sorry to those amazing artists who I used to discuss art and life with. I has been a while since I've done that so it is as if the goodbye happened long ago already. I miss it, but at the same time my life is so different now. If you want to remain in contact with me send me a note and we can make a plan.
Dear Deviants and DeviantART, it's been a good five years. It was greatly enriching, but now it is time for me to move on. I've got a lot going for me and even more ahead.
So goodbye to some of you. It's been great.