As of yesterday, I have been on dA for 1 whole year. I just wanted to take this time to make this journal to thank all of you, my dear watchers. This last year has been amazing, and I have met so many amazing people it is hard to sum it all up in one entry. Since joining dA last May, I have learned a lot. I have learned how to draw foxes, developed an art style I am beginning to be happy with, learned how to connect with new people online, gained more watchers than I ever imagined possible... It has been a very interesting and very fulfilling last 12 months. To all my Watchers and friends, I am forever grateful. You have supported me, and showed me how to become a better, more open, and understanding person. Becoming a furry was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It changed my life and helped show me the truth in life. Thank you to everyone who has helped me down this path.
While I am grateful to all my watchers and friends, there are several in particular I would like to give special mention to, for being inspirations, good friends, listening ears, and mentors.RukiFox
Your art is the first I found after beginning my search to become an fox artist. Your art inspired me to keep going, and to attempt to begin drawing foxes myself.MistyGoldArt
My main inspiration and chosen senpai
, I found your page soon after joining dA, and quickly fell in love with your art style. I decided that you were the artist I was going to base my style off of, and I made it my goal to become an artist like you. You are still my senpai, and I love your arts more than ever, and I consider you a good friend. Thank you for being here.Johny-Fox
You have no idea how much you have given me man. I was because of you, that i began to break out of my shell and started to meet new people. Because of the open paw you extended to me, inviting me into your friend group, I became a new person, one who could fully embrace all of the wonderfulness of being a furry. Thank you so much Johny.xBlackVeilSirenx
Thanks to you, I met Johny ^^ You were a wonderful person to the timid little fox then, and you are an amazing close friend to the 'clever' fox now
Talking with you always brings me great happiness. I am so glad I met you Siren, your friendship means so much to me. You are a great artist with a cute fursona, I love you and everything you have done for me. SilkenWindhound
You were the first new deviant I tried reaching out to, and I think it went well enough that I was encouraged to keep trying with others, I know you are busy with school and we haven't spoken for a while, but I do consider you as a friend ^^IceyLioness
Ah yes, my playful friend
You did more than you know to bring my confidence in myself up. Being able to talk with you did much to boost my ability to be able to connect with people online, and become more open with who I am. Thank you. You are a great artist, and your friendship is valued.MasterOshawott
I met you early on, many months ago now. You are an interesting person, I know you have been though a lot, but you are still such a kind person, still strong in your beliefs. You are a good person, I appreciate your strength and your friendship.Snowfox-Angel
Cheerio! My good friend Snow! I am so glad I met you man, You are an awesome person. We are so much alike in our personalities that I feel I connected better with you instantly than almost anyone else I have met. I always enjoy talking with you, you are a great listener and always are always willing to help out. I love your fluffy art style and I value your friendship highly.
Some special mentions, friends and inspirations: Martith infinitedge2u W0lfmare Aerofistashka FelonDog Dr-Whovian Sinasni ArcusDeer deer-h Tienala SpitfiresOnIce Pharaonenfuchs CasanovaUnlimited foxstory AyleenDeer KMaziuk NavariCreation TUWKA
I would like to give a special shout-out to the members of The FloofBox. You are all great people and have really been a furry family to me, I am grateful for all of you and the support you have provided since we began. You are all wonderful, talented people.
There are many others of course, I have met and become friends with so many great people over this last year. If I forgot to mention you, I am sorry, I didn't mean to, please know I appreciate you and your friendship.
There we go, not my shortest journal, but I hope it is enough to communicate my gratitude towards the dA and furry community. You have all made my first year in the fandom a great one and helped me grow into a better person. I look forwards to another year with utmost anticipation. I hope to grow my skills as an artist further, explore new mediums, partake in more community, and find new friends. Thanks again everyone, I tip my top hat in your direction.