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Journal Entry: Fri Aug 28, 2015, 5:06 AM


This idea is not a new one, but it is one that I have not seen on DA for a long time.  


Background....


I know how we all love DA, and how posting work online allows us access to 'millions' of people, along with the chance to converse with everyone from all corners of the planet, at all times of the day without ever moving from our bedrooms, comfy sofas and armchairs! This is of course fantastic for us arty people who are usually quiet, shy and retiring :D However don't you ever get the feeling that you are missing something?  the ability to interact socially, or to see an artists work in the 'flesh' and to share your work, stories, tips and ideas?  No? Well I do, and I hope that a few others on DA feel the same.


Proposal....


Towards the end of this year I am going to rent out a small gallery for a one week period, and would like to invite everyone on DA to join me :lol: Obviously I am  not expecting everyone to physically come along and join me, the venue isn't big enough for that - but I am hoping that a few of my watchers and friends on DA will take this opportunity to get together and share their work along with some tips, tricks, tutorials and story's about themselves and their artistic journey through life.

First of all lets get the elephant in the corner out of the way - this will not cost you anything, of course if you want to bring some cakes, chocolates or the odd bottle of wine - it wont be refused :) but in essence I am doing this as a trial to establish if a desire exists out there to do more similar type events across the UK and who knows perhaps even further afield!


How will it work?


Well basically I will hire the gallery space, do some random advertising and invite some critics, press, local gallery's etc. you bring your work along and hang it in the gallery - it is that simple!

Of course I will have to limit numbers, and the amount of work anyone person can show at anyone time - but as the initial event will run for 1 week I am hoping we can accommodate everyone who wants to join in.  The gallery will also be open to the public just in case you did want to sell your work.  
If you decided you wanted to come down without showing any work but just take a look at everyone else's and finally meet some of the people you watch or admire on DA that is also fantastic - I would set up an online diary to show who is there on what days and times, so you could arrange your visit plans accordingly.  


The whole thing is intended to be a social activity concentrating on community and sharing - moving away from pompous, stuck-up gallery's and showing work that ordinary people (like me) create, and having an opportunity to chat with 'normal' people :)


What's the catch?


Well I guess the only catch (if you can call it that) is that the first event will be in the South West of England - not that this is a catch in my book as you get the opportunity to see a beautiful part of the world, and perhaps sample some great food and drink in this mecca for art. However I recognise that it may not be the most accessible place for everyone, so dependant on the feedback I get to the journal we can decide if we need to move location to a more central location, or perhaps even a small tour of the UK?


What to we do next?


This can only happen if people are interested in joining in - otherwise it will be just an exhibition of my work and me telling my old worn out story's of 'when I lived in China...." to passing strangers who only came in to avoid the rain :D
I need your feedback.  Positive, Negative, constructive, ideas, offers of support or help, cry's of elation or tears of frustration  - anything really.  I need to know if I am wasting my time and effort, or if you think this is a great idea and something you want to be part of.  

I think it could catch on and should be something DA organises more often than just comic-con - however, and despite the recent membership price debacle - we own DA, without us there is no DA and we should decide how we want DA to move forward.


LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR COMMENTS :)
ATB

Paul X




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Started drawing again after 20 years - loads of fun, every drawing poses a different challenge, which when overcome is incredibly rewarding.

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graphicnovelgirl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi, Paul, thanks so much for the watch, it's a true honour Blush emoticon . Your art is amazing and looking at your gallery always inspires me.Thanks for everything! 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem you deserve at least this and lots more, your work is getting better and better with each piece - didnt want to miss out on anything :)
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Names76 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yo, thanks for the watch man, you've got a pretty impressive gallery! I'm honored to get a watch from you :D.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem - looking forward to seeing more of your work (thanks for the watch also :))
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norlyjoy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
God your drawings are like woooaah
my eyes dropped
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed my work - appreciate you leaving a comment :)
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kenfordstubbs Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your portfolio is on point. Crazy work
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you think so :)
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Danie-E Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the llama! :D (Big Grin) Hug 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves, watch, llama well just about everything :)
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Danie-E Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!  Huggle! 
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cojah Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Thank you for the llama:D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) !
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nospacelikespace Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  New Deviant
Hi, T H A N K You for the Lama !
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for all the comments, faves - well everything :):)
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nospacelikespace Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  New Deviant
Thank You to You:) (Smile) 
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tatianita140 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama:iconllama3dplz:
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MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
As always, thanks for the +fav  and your kind words Paul.
Much appreciated! :) (Smile)
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deserved words - very deserved :)
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TheArtisticTiger Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Student Artist
awesome art!! you have a new fan lol.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - glad you like my drawings :)
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Moondancer3 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks For The Llama Emote Hooray Llama Badges Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
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Akage95 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for the Llama! Your works are amazing, keep up the good work! :D (Big Grin) 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem - thank you for the wonderful comment (also the watch, faves, llama well just about everything :D)
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hagop2404 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch & llama!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you also - appreciate the support :)
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