I hope you’re ready to have another Mysterious Monday!
First off, thank you all (again) for the amazingly warm welcome! You’ve all be so fantastic and patient while I’ve worked to get the group organized and back off the ground. Thank you!
Also, thank you for your patience and understanding as we’re setting back up and getting organized. I really value you guys!General Group Updates:
We have a new Summer Journal banner! I hope you all enjoy it.
I’ve made a few graphics (by hand, not from the show, they’re original and exclusively for our group) that I hope you like. There will be more to come in the next few weeks as I try to make our group OUR group.
A few items on our front page have been moved around and given their own "page", along with buttons to click.
I’m planning our first contest for a new journal banner. I do have a few questions at the bottom of this journal and would love your input for prizes.
Just a reminder: If you have an event, contest, are opening for trades/commissions or have a journal that you want or need to have featured, please note the group. Submitting it into the folders will only get it rejected, but I’d be happy to feature you in another way!
I’m still going through applications for staff members. I’m giving the current staff a chance to remain as well. Because of this, I’m waiting until next week to make any official announcements. (So if you’re current staff, please get back to me! I did send out notes and announcements, and if you’re waiting to hear back about a position you’ve applied for, you’ll be hearing from me soon.)
Have a suggestion for a featured piece? Note the group!
I’m planning our first contest for a new journal banner. I’d love to have this up and running and for the contest to end in August. This would be for a fall-themed banner (autumn, not Halloween just yet).
I can’t offer a lot in points right now, so I’m curious as to if anyone would be interested in donating prizes? All entries would be featured in a journal for voting, and the winner would be featured in every journal until our banner changes for winter, but I’d like to do more. Would you all be interested if I offered up my own artwork as a prize as well (Something of your OCs or a fandom-related request?).
A few additional questions:
Do you use Twitter? Would you like us to form a Twitter group to showcase your work there as well?
Do we need a new icon? Or would you prefer we kept the one we have?
Would you be interested in an “Art Trade” event, wherein members would be randomly assigned a participating person to draw for? Think “Secret Santa”, but not limited to December.
Let me know what you think!