Before i begin i would like to thank all you lovely people who support and watch me, also a big hello to all you new ones out there (i hope none of you are on diets!) You guys are the best, so caring, supportive, friendly, inspiring and funny.
A specail thank you goes out to you guys i talk to on a regular, almost daily basis though i dare not name you all as i know i will miss a couple of you out and would feel awful about it but you know who you are! You are like my extended family or an old friend from afar.
A little update on the art theft situation! She got a permanent ban! Yay victory! What a great way to start my DA birthday! So yet another huge thank you for helping me sort that out and thank you to deviantart for removing the stolen art so quickly, much appreciated. Though this incident also means i am going to have to make a new, more intrusive water mark for my photos to try and protect and deter thieve a little better. I know how water marks annoy a lot of you, they do me too so i will try and get the balance right of being hard to remove but not being too distracting from the main photo (any suggestions would be appreciated!)
How did and how long ago did you first discover the wonderful world of Deviantart? and has your style of art or hobby changed since joining?
I first made an account thanks to an online friend who one day showed me her poetry on here and said i might like to make an account, so that i did and
here i am.
Time sure does fly! It is amazing how much things can change in 8 years but i am not going to go too deeply into my life events this year, as that is what i did for my 7th DA birthday post!
claremanson - invading screens since 2004Today, the 10th August 2011 marks my 7th year anniversary of being a member on DA
What a seven years it has been on and off screen.
7 years ago i had an online friend i met on the old MSN chat rooms. We shared a love for music and ended up talking art one day. I mentioned i liked to draw, she mentioned she liked to write poetry and showed me her DA account, from then on i was hooked.
As a 19 year old only child living at home with my dad i had a lot of time and a lot of teenage angst. I spent many hours playing video games, listening to music and drawing so my first uploads were filled with alot of sadness
As time went on i met many artists and with that came much inspiration and new art forms. From drawing, which i wasn't great at, came many experiments, my scrapbook tells a very obvious story of tried and failed art.
My list of art forms up til now includes, drawing, digital art http://claremanson.deviantart.com/gallery/9768419 p
Basically I have tried out many art genres over the years. I gave drawing, poetry, photo manipulations, polymer clay jewelry, photography and digital art a go. All of which i enjoyed but was never really any good at so was never truly passionate over any of them.
Then In Septmebr 2010 i made my first ever dessert after my boyfriend bought home a bag of crushed Oreo's from work as they were no longer needed. That is what first sparked my passion of baking and food photography causing my busiest ever time on DA as i on average since the beginning of 2011 i have been baking at least once or twice a week! That is a lot of food and a lot of photos!.
I love to look back on my very first food photography and see how bad it was.
as of 10th August 2012.
(This next part you may want to skip past as it's basically a personal over look of my gallery stats on my 8th birthday to look back on for next year out of interest)
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2,424 Forum Posts
The deviation with the most comments is Tower of Sin with 732 comments, and it is also the most favourited, with 3,161 favourites. The most viewed deviation is Basic Cake/Cupcake Recipe, Toppings and Ideas with 30,182 views.40 favourites were given for every 10 comments. Every 8.6 days claremanson uploads a new deviation, and it's usually on a Saturday, when 75 (22%) of deviations were submitted.
The busiest month was May 2012 when 20 (6%) deviations were submitted.The majority of deviations are submitted to the photography gallery (154), while the favourite category was still > food with 119 deviations.
Comments per deviation: 41
Favourites per deviation: 167
Views per deviation: 2,074
Comments per day: 4.8
Favourites per day: 19
Deviation views per day: 239
Pageviews per day: 28
Have a wonderful day everyone.