Well the forest fire season is upon me once more and time here at dA is at a premium for me... limited to a few minutes a day due to the real world issues (mostly work) consuming most of my waking hours.
This will probably be my last journal until the end of the summer so I just want to say a huge thanks for all the support you guys and gals continue to honor me with. I still have time to visit friends here occasionally and look at some great art too ... but I'm afraid I'm 3012 deviations behind on the ol' watchlist and that number increases 100 per day.
.. I never wipe it clean though because someday when I have oodles of time I'll look at all of it.
For now, the time I spend here is mainly to update my gallery and print portfolio. Several of my prints have been picked up by an art distribution company and I've had to remove them from deviantART as per contract agreement. They are still in my gallery, but not for sale here.
I've removed my 'Recent Wows' section for the season... sorry but I just don't have time to go hunting for art until next October. However, I'll continue to showcase artists I feel are great picks for anyone's
watchlist. There's a few new artists there for you to check out ... show them your love and tell them I sent ya!
If you'd like to contact me for any reason feel free to send me a note.
Be good to yourselves my friends, and thanks for dropping by!
~~~~~FAQ#1: Why are Skinner's comments disabled?
Most of you know that I am a forest fire fighter by trade ... 18th year! I'm an Incident Commander level 3 and run my own helitack (helicopter initial attack) crew. I work from April until October and my job takes me all over the continent for weeks on end, so you can expect the odd break from my submissions when the fires start to rock.
When the season gets hot and the fires take me away, it has been my custom to disable all comments on my work. I do this only because I just won't have the time to reply. I've always felt it is important to acknowledge all comments left with my work... and I'm batting about 95% in that department.
You can expect that submission rate to slow to around one per week as the season progresses, but I'll still be posting the work I'd like to sell throughout the summer since I carry tons of new stuff around on a memory stick and take advantage of internet connections while on the road.
thanks for your understanding ... and your great support!
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