Edit: Naturama Projekt 2013
This is a project I learned recently about. Basically, it's artists making charity art commissions for several nature preservation projects, including the protection of bats, tigers, wolves, wild bees, marine life and others.
Anyone can participate as a customer of any of the artists available and the money collected will be used to fund these projects. So, you win a beautiful artwork from one of these artists and wildlife wins a better chance for survival. For us, artists, there is the satisfaction of the work done and the contribution to a worthy cause.
You can find more information on the Naturama Projekt Homepage.
Also, there is a related group, here on dA:
Ok, it's been more than an year since the last time I wrote something to my journal. I figured it's finally time to do it. Especially considering the fact we changed the big numbers a few days ago. Happy New Year, everyone! SURPRISE! - the world didn't end, lol.
Anyway, I didn't write but not because there was nothing to write about, I just never felt like it. Many things happened to me in 2012, perhaps too many, too many of them were bad. I can responsibly say this was the darkest period of my life. So far.
But enough about the crappy stuff. It's time for a summary, i.e. what I'll remember about 2012. What's more memorable than the live music events? Srsly, that's the way I measure time. Here's the full history of the year:
06.03. - TONY MACALPINE, Agent Cooper
LOUD FESTIVAL 2012:
02.06. - W.A.S.P., SYMPHONY X, BEHEMOTH, Lacuna Coil, TRISTANIA
03.06. - SLAYER, ANNIHILATOR, SOULFLY, MESHUGGAH, Asphyx
SOFIA ROCKS FESTIVAL 2012:
07.07. - TRIVIUM, Clawfinger, Heaven Shall Burn, Scar Symmetry, Sweet Savage
01.10. - MOONSPELL
19.11. - KREATOR, MORBID ANGEL, Nile, Fueled By Fire
To my greatest regret (and shame), I have to admit I missed a few other shows which I really would have liked to see. I missed Primal Fear, I missed Steve Vai, Exodus, the Kaliakra festival and more. I hate it when it happens like this. But sometimes simply the circumstances (and viruses) are against you.
I got myself a new guitar. This happens to be the news of the year for me.
Beautiful, isn't she Made a few other pics, but I still can't get to process them all and upload them.
I suppose that's most of it, the rest I really don't feel like talking about. This year changed me, probably more than any other until now. I did things I shouldn't have done. I did things I never imagined I would do. I'm happy about some, sorry about others, absolutely apathetic about some, too. I don't regret anything cuz it's not worth it. But most of all, I grew tired of hiding, of wearing masks, of playing roles which don't suit me. I am what I am, so people will have to deal with it. Eventually.
What I am happy about is the art I managed to make in these last 12 months. I can say I learned a lot, although most of the progress is probably not very evident. Hopefully I will carry on with that.
Now, since I've got premium now, I would like to give some features of artists I like. They are talented, but underrated, they deserve much more little yellow stars and pageviews than they get, so I'll do what I can to help them in that direction.
Feast your eyes.
That's all from me for now (and presumably for a long period). Be well, open your mind and cut all the crap that's dragging you down. And keep it FUCKING METAL !!!