Druidpeter sips tea quietly by the roasting fire. Warm marshmallows float in a mug of tasty cocoa. You approach closer. The soft brush of your socks over the rich, hardwood floors are just enough to betray your presence. He turns to look at you, and a soft gasp escapes his breath. His eyes see you, run themselves over your features... they take in every detail. It is as if he has just seen an old friend... after countless many years...
Oh! Hello! DruidPeter, here.
It has been several months since my abrupt departure from the site in order to attend to pressing health issues, psychological stress, symptoms of overwork, etc, etc. And I'm happy to say that I am doing much better! Having said that, I shall remain on hiatus until September 1st, my birthday. I am going to have a lot to share with you folks, and not just in terms of artwork. (Hehehe...
) But, regrettably, that is still several months away. Which begs the question, if I'm not returning to DeviantArt today... then what am I doing here?
Why, on behalf of someone in need, of course. I recently purchased a gift for someone very special to me. The item was bought from a woman named Shanon Walton, who runs an Etsy Store to raise funds for therapy and medical expenses. Her son has Autism, you see. The item broke within seconds, and I posted a one star review on her store. I felt guilty, because I knew that the one star review was going to hurt her situation in a way that she probably didn't deserve. I found out later that she had been testing out a new adhesive, and was as yet unaware of it's low quality:
But it was easy enough to fix. Mrs. Shannon Walton contacted me right away. I was greatly impressed by her professionalism, and her desire to set things right. And so I made an offer to her: If she could overnight me an additional item within 3 days of an extremely high quality, I would do all I could to help drum up some advertising for her. Well, boy did she ever deliver. 3 days later I received the most elegant, gorgeous victorian choker I have ever had the privilege of holding in my hands. My girlfriend wore it on a date several days later to a local art museum, and I couldn't be more grateful to TheEnchantress for pulling it off.
True to my word, then, I am here on the behalf of Shannon Walton, and would like to incite all of you to a call to action. Please, check out her etsy store. She makes amazing jewelry and crafts, and I think that you will be very pleased with what you find. The link is right here: TheEnchantress
But now, I know what you're thinking: "DruidPeter! You haven't been on in forever! You have no social klout on deviantart! You're not even that good of an artist! Why should we follow you?!" And my response that is: Right you are, dear reader!
And this is precisely why I would like to enlist the help of two other deviants on the website of whom I hold in the highest esteem:
Why, I'd be hard pressed to find two other deviants with more
social klout than our darling queen of the emojiis, Sarang-Lee
, and our super squishy psycopathic titty kitty, the one and only, Shikeyy
! I have had more than passing communication with both of these deviants, and in particular have come to regard Sarang-Lee as a dear friend of mine on the website. I also have something of an affinity for the affable Shikeyy, owing to the unusual circumstances of our first meeting, lol. (Though, I suspect he doesn't think much of me. He interacts with a great deal of people on the website, and is a particularly fun frequent regular on the forums, something which I am not, though I may try to be in the future.
Yes, I would like your help, Sarang-Lee and Shikeyy. And if anyone else could be a dear and help spread word as far and as wide as this message may go, then maybe we can drum up some financial help for Mrs. Shannon's son. I would like very much for all of us to give it our best shot.
And so, that is why I am here today, dear readers. But it's not the only information I bring to the table. By no means... for in the background of this image... huh... I wonder who that could be? Is it an artwork? A future artwork?
A sign... of something to come?
lol. Come September... I guess we'll all find out, now won't we? Just remember for now, kids...Deaf::Mute.