Hey everyone! As the title has already told you, I am officially announcing my retirement from deviantart. Most of you probably saw this coming, since I've left my roleplay groups and haven't submitted anything in months. I just wanted to make a journal entry so that everyone knew and I didn't become a topic of conversation titled "where is ringo, is she dead" like I've seen happen to many others who left without a trace. I have really enjoyed being a part of this community, but it's time to go. There are many reasons, but the main is that I am just not interested in creating art anymore. Who knows: one day I may return to the tablet and draw something else, but for now I am storing it away.
I've been a member of dA for 9 years now; that is the longest I have consistently been a part of any site! It's been so, so much fun these 9 years. It started out with my horse manips for my horse rp sites. I soon moved onto lion art with my activity on IT and FH. Later, after joining Circus Darkrai, it mostly became art for that group with some lion stuff still here and there. I have made so many friendships over the course of these 9 years, and for them I am eternally grateful. You have all made impacts on my life, whether big or small. I would not be the person I am today without this site, without the art, without all of you. That being said, if any of you don't want to completely say goodbye, I am almost always on skype. So if you'd ever like to chat/catch up/whatever, don't hesitate to message me! In addition, I will still remain activated on dA because I still am very much an art lover--I still enjoy seeing what people produce on here. So don't be surprised if you see a favorite here and there if something really stands out. But I will not be replying to any comments/notes/whatever after I post this so, like I said, contact me via skype if you have anything to say!
With all of that out of the way, thank you all so much for all the laughs, smiles, and friendship over the years. May you all have success in whatever you do! <3