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Busy days - No Advent Calendar - Thoughts

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 7, 2010, 1:09 AM


Hello my friends,

I hope you're all good. I'm currently working on several commercial projects, and most probably won't be able to publish anything personal until next year. Don't worry, I'm still full of ideas, I just need time :) And also need to take a break and some rest - that's what's great about the end of the year and its holidays ;)

If you're following my work or reading my journals for some time, you might have noticed that I haven't supervised the Advent Calendar project this year. I couldn't find time to do it and most of my artists/friends are busy as well, I knew it would be difficult to collaborate for them as well.

It has been a long time on DA, about 7 years, and I've always enjoyed being part of the community (and still continue to upload my work here). Many of my artists friends and I have started to make a living out of our art (or activities related to it, like my graphic design freelance job): it's an amazing luck, which also means that we're all more busy now. I see them more on Facebook than on DeviantArt nowadays.

For all these reasons, community projects like the Advent Calendar aren't much easy to do as they were.

Don't worry, I'll still be active on DA :) Your feedback are always valuable to me. My personal art will evolve, what's great now is that I'm not much concerned about popularity but try to improve on what's personally important to me - being it popular or not.

Cheers! :aww:

JS



Please do not use any of my photos in your art without my agreement. I spend a lot of time on them and they are NOT stock. Using them in your own manipulations, designs, blogs, etc. is a NO-NO and a violation of copyright.







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:iconkperusita:
kperusita Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
AMMM pas d'advent calender cette année... justement j'y pensais ces jours ci...
On peut pas être partout je te comprends! Besos desde Argentina ;)
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Merci, passe de bonnes fêets !
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evilredcaboose Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I wondered about the advent calendar and not seeing it.
It was something I looked forward to seeing every year since finding you here on dA. Ah well, guess it will half to wait
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
:)
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:iconsingleartist:
SingleArtist Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
I know what's meant to be busy. I haven't found any time for deviantart and other online communities in the last few month. I can really understand that there will be no advent calender this year. Don't worry. I think everyone will appreciate it. (I hope it's the right word.)

Cheerio!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
:highfive: Thank you
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gammada Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Sorry to hear that about the calendar. Also, sad to hear you're more on facebook than here. I just went to opposite route and now I no longer hold a facebook account.

Look forward to see those new ideas floating on your bright mind. Meantime have a big :hug: Jean-Se.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
I never said I'm more on Facebook (I don't post my works there anyway). I wrote that I more often see there my artists friends than on DA (which means they are more active there)
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:icongammada:
gammada Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Made me a happy men then!!

Personally, I find facebook to be a shameless display of people's loneliness.

:hug:
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
LOL I do agree.
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:iconsimounet:
Simounet Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
C'est très compréhensible ! Bon courage pour cette fin d'année, en attendant tes nouveaux projets. :)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Merci! Passe de bonnes fêtes!
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:iconlabsters:
Labsters Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Was looking forward for the calendar, shame.
Oh, well maybe next year :)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
:dance: Let's hope so!
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BlackCarrionRose Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Understandable about being so busy this year. Seems to be the growing trend as time goes on. But I'm glad that there is work to be done!! Also that you still submit your work here :heart:
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
:highfive: Thank you
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SethFitts Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Busy times! Good to know about the calender project. Hope you get your much needed rest.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
:hug: Thank you. Hope you'll be fine too.
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:iconblackmago:
Blackmago Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
WHATT? no adventttt?? jeannsééé WTH? D: TOT
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yeah, no time to shake everyone this year :)
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:iconblackmago:
Blackmago Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
*self shot* i had great ideas for this year u__u but well i hope to join next year TOT
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ha, then you should post your own image :meow:
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:iconblackmago:
Blackmago Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
i am in equator now working as pixel artist for a videogame jean se u__u TOT i left all my stuff in peru ;_;
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Oh I see. How it is in your job? Do you enjoy it?
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:iconblackmago:
Blackmago Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
yeps ^^ i never left the country so its my first time ==)) i am working as art director on pixel art for a game this country is strange..but i like it is like if there are still many dormant things that never changed ( they are very old fashioned ) there are thunderss and vulcans and rain like hell ;_; i dont like this because it scares me u__u
its a very virging market to be honest..there are many things an artist can do here =)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sounds pretty cool, hey ;) Art director is great, my congrats! :clap:
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99thbone Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
so then - the advent calendar would have to wait a year - no worries - always time to create - later days
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
:dance: Have a nice time as well!
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BerenSaelor Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
thats a pitty, that there will be no advent calendar this year, but to be honest i really didnt thought about it this year. beeing busy sucks at seom times...
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
;) we're all damn busy, it seems :D
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