When I signed up to deviantart just a few days ago I could have never anticipated such a warm and encouraging response for any of my work. As an artist, every time we create something new we make ourselves vulnerable to a bevy of criticisms that affect us well beyond our artwork. It is through enduring these criticisms that we grow stronger not just as artists, but as people. Over the years I've learned to take my punches and keep getting back on my feet for more. Lord knows that when I uploaded my first works onto this site I was prepared for anything... anything that is, accept the overwhelmingly enthusiastic welcome my work has garnered in the past 48 hours. It's nothing short of amazing and I thank each and everyone of you who has taken the time to make their appreciation known. I started this page thinking that I'd be able to address each and everyone of your comments but as the number increases I see that it might take a wee bit more time than I had originally anticipated. So if you haven't heard from me yet - sit tight, there is always more to come...