STAFF … PROS NO CONS
I cannot even cut and paste with style.
My clumsy fingers fumble on commands
My keyboard keys assume are simple. And
I bring no profits to the MarketPlace.
I’m just a whisper in a tiny band
That never makes the charts, attracts few eyes
On quests for fashion’s nudes, the fantasies
Of fairies, splashy mermaids, cutesy kids
Or God’s displays of angel wings. You’ve guessed.
I am a writer only here because
A place called Rendersosity gives space
To we who celebrate our lives with words.
But still I can report with honesty that those
Professionals who serve the virtual
Realities of all my pixel painting friends
Are unsung heroines and heroes who deserve
A chorus of applause and gratitude.
Jul 8, 2010 4:41:37 pmby MrsLubner Homepage »
I also find comfort in these words. I love being a part of this community and joining with all types of artists to express myself and project to the world, who WE are. I find great comfort in helping members and great satisfaction from expressing myself in my art. I love this post.
Jul 9, 2010 10:16:29 pmby Chipka Homepage »
Marvelously said and so elegantly to the point. I'd actually discovered Renderosity because I'm a writer and when I clicked on my first image here, it was in a mad search for something...anything to spark my creative juices and draw me out of the rut of writer's block. It wasn't until more than a year later that I'd even thought to post my first photograph here. I did so because Renderosity (once a place to look for spaceships and planets) had become a normal internet stop. I'd gotten over my writer's block, but came back because of the images, the evocative tales told in a series of media that did not require words. After a year of lurking, and leaving the occasional comment, I posted my first photograph. Since that time, I've been posting regularly, and I've come to know quite a number of the artists here as friends and as extended family; I've mourned the losses of a few of them as they've passed on, and I think that alone is a testament to the true worth of Renderosity. There are people here I care about, people here who share something in common with me, and with others I know. For all of its digital qualities, Renderosity is a true community. This is a place where I've seen artists go from posting their early works to surviving their first gallery openings, and quite tellingly, many of the artists here at Renderosity know more of the life I lived in Prague than members of my own family. I'm no longer in Prague, but in a way, Renderosity is a part of what I experienced in the two years that I lived there. I'm in Chicago and I plan to move on...to Moscow, to Budapest, back to Prague, and wherever else my rather unexpected life will take me. I know that Russia is a part of that grand destination, I know that I will return to the Czech Republic, and what really pleases me the most about that is the sense of encouragement I get ALL of the friends I've made here...my biological family doesn't figure prominently in my emotional life; I have nothing in common with them, and quite frankly, I don't get along with them. I've discovered a new family, and quite a large number of my extended family members "live" right here on the digital pages of Renderosity, and what you've written puts its rather well-written finger right on that fact, and I'm glad somebody else likes this place as much as I do! Yeah, and you're a darn good writer too!