Firstly, as always I'd like to express my honest gratitude for all the comments I've received and as well, very important to know for me were about school/courses informations. I don't care if you read this or not but- thank you very much!
I would like to state how community flow is really important for me. No, not only for me but to many people. Just many people aren't aware of this.
I think the interactions between the artist and watchers - and whole community relationships thing - is one of the most vital parts that our creations exist. Writers have fans, travelers, artists, illustrators, companies, fashion bloggers etc. and so on. You may call it as a "fanbase", thus I prefer to not call because "fans" and "fanbase" has a lot of negative stereotypes and image about blindly screaming "minors". I'd prefer to name differently, because I do not view them as minors. Absolutely. I view them as an every worthy human on equal worth as the creator and that's a fact. They are just guests to creator.
My creations, artwork and deviantART page (or everywhere else, such like blog, Facebook Page, my own FB, twitter, instagram, website etc.) is a home of my world and I'm the master of my world. You are just entering to my world. You are my respectable guest. Not a loyal minor but a guest where I hope you'll enjoy. And "Loyal fans" aren't servers for me.... but actually we create a team. Thanks to you guys we can do more. When I say "loyal fans" I'm not talking about fan who will protect me to death with childlish devART dramas (that is a common image of them) but people who admire my art but want to approach closer, such like very interactive people, giving me wonderful advices, share ideas, critiques, supportive (and not only they help me but other people too)... just simply, let's name them friends perhaps.
That's right, you are a valuable guest, not a minor. If you are acting exactly as a minor, is that what you do on your own wish and not what I'm doing to you. If you are a negative influencing (a troller, or have negative/drama purposes) is a problem of yours, not mine.
And I hope I'll be a good owner of my land.
But again, a small difference to actual hosts... I'll be one who I am. Not pretending a supernice and welcoming host- I am who I am and I'll be naturally by myself. I may not be the right person for everyone, the best you can do is to leave my land to not waste your wonderful energy and time if I don't influence you positively. You are responsible for yourself, not for others nor what they will do to you. I like to travel, be positive thinking, be inspired and inspire others and share with my art there. You don't have to match with my likes, anyway.
My favourite hosts are mushers and people from faraway places. I've been travelling to many places. Most of hosts who invited me to their land/houses/world are very cultural, too nice and just... ugh fake pretendy to be nice, well serving me and so on. I had uncomfortable feelings of highest manners because... whole fakeness rubbed me out in wrong way. I'm a person who lives with the truth, not pretending or fakeness. But mushers which I used to visit and local places... they were just straight. Welcome to my land. Absolute no pretending with like "would you like a tea?". Feel free to explore.
Then how I felt so comfortably, I asked if I could help with dogs for them.
They liked my cooperation. And then we became friends and I became a part of team.
I, as a guest, became very vital part of their future plans with mushing teams.
What I am meaning, there was no huge gap between of "better" human (host, leader, owner, president, artist etc.) and "minor" human (guest, fan, watcher etc.)
Comments, interactions, suggesting ideas, exchanging with ideas, collaborating, supporting, helping (no, not only to the artist but other way too.) each other, critiques, opinions... and even friendships. I'll tell ya guys that I found a few of very best friends.... via deviantART (and not only DA but you get my point). Many wonderful, brilliant people I've met through there and we are pretty much amazing irl friends. Those people are very sweet, brilliant and worthy friends.... and they were just "fans" of my work simply. I'm looking now how it's amazing to think how many years ago they were just neutral fans and buyers of my artwork... now we are in totally different place. How I'm so grateful for that. Of course in the past when I was younger, I made many mistakes with community as well. But we are humans after all and mostly ones who raised in our west civilizations filled with negativity... that's how it's.
That's why, since lately I've been studying Lean Thinking…. my most favourite lesson is about (deeply down I knew this… but I was unaware. Our civilization has taught us to be strong, cool and better than other. Absolutely no glimpse of humility, only buddhism shown me this a long time ago..)….. humility.A good leader is one who teaches people to be a leader.
A good leader is a humble person and does have sense of humility.
A fake (bad) leader is one who creates anxiety to people around him and treats others like minors with his sense of feeling of being high/powerful. A fake leader does not teach people to be a leader because of the will to protect it's high position and power.
A lot of groups, teams and companies has fallen because of fake leaders. What makes team strong is the potential of all people in team who are working/creating on the product/result, not the product/result by itself. With a good leader- who is open minded, does not create anxiety with people, but helps to all people to reveal every person's inner power and potential. A bad leader is one who pushes away people's potential. Anxiety is the reason where people hide in themselves.
Shortly to say, a good leader makes teammates and people to feel worthy.
True leader is a mentor for people, not a ruler or guru to be followed.
td;lr, if anyone is bored... then:
I should get back to drawing, too!