Hello to all of you, Angel artists and Angel lovers!
It is time for me to step down from the group
- for good this time... Due to workload I just can't continue to come here everyday like I did, ever since June 1st, 2010, when the group was founded
It's been a wonderful experience for me, and it has brought to my attention the work of so many wonderful artists!
I have been here almost every single day for the last two years, answering your messages, checking if you added the media used
(Oh guys why Oh WHY do you keep forgetting that??!!
etc etc. The group has now 524 members
and 571 watchers, 13460 pageviews
, it has been affiliated with 117 other groups
and established relations with them, send personal invitations to dozens and dozens of artists to come as members or participate in the contests, held 2 successful contests
that offered many prizes to the winners, and above all, has collected hundreds of interesting Angel Art pieces
I invite you here to have a look at our "Featured"
that hosts some images of great beauty and diversity!!!
What has prompted me to start this group, was my love for Angel art, but also my desire to create a place where traditional Art of all levels is celebrated. Being a traditional Angel Artist myself, I have found that traditional, hand rendered Art, is sometimes overlooked here and it shouldn't be so! Many groups for example have a dozen different folders where you can submit work, like "portraits" "people" "trees", "mythology", "fairies", "long haired angels", "long nosed angels"
or whatever, and then at the end, one last one "for traditional art". Which is to say that all the rest are dedicated to digital art! That can't be right
Digital Art may or not be the the "future" of Art, but there is so much beauty in traditional Art, that it needed to be celebrated "properly". Or at least more so! By another traditional group that was added to the rest of them! And that was what I attempted to do...
Another reason why I started this group was my desire to bring "together" in this small way that groups have, artists of all levels and have them feel welcome here and to be treated with respect, not with coldness, smugness, a feeling of superiority, hostility or whatever. I just wanted a friendly sort of place. And I kinda feel I got it thanks to youall
This is not one of those big "flashy" groups that have thousands of members and dozens of contests a month and a staggering amount of hits. It has always been a "quieter" sort of place ( mind you not because I particularly wanted it, but because I have been working mostly on my own for so long at this
but also BECAUSE it is a group that is about traditional Art only. If we opened our door to digital artists, we would have been a much bigger group but it would also defeat the purpose of this group. So it remained 'small" but it has also been one full of wonderful images and people who respected each other.
I will stay on as a member and will continue to submit work here for as long as the group exists. I wish that I could continue to do this, but I can't, but
will be stepping in my shoes, as the new founder!
She is a wonderful artist and for the last months an admin, and I'm sure the group will be in good hands. She will be supported by some other wonderful artists, whose work is featured in our Featured folder and who will act as the new admins and whose names will be announced by her shortly. She will be making her own decisions on what the group will be all about in the future, and I'm sure she will be supported by all of you!
I will stay on for a few days more till every detail is sorted for the new founder to take over.
Thank you, and may you all be blessed by Angels,