January 30th, 2021

fairysquash

The Future of Sketch Fest.

(x-posted from Patreon/Facebook)

It's been a hard year, for everyone, and Sketch Fest has not escaped unscathed. It's been hard to drum up activity, sales have fallen to nothing, and our support through Patreon has dwindled. No grief to anyone, this has been an amazing project for almost eleven years, and I am so grateful to everyone for their participation and support. But all things have a life cycle.

I am going to skip February's Sketch Fest because I have just an utter ton going on and I need a little break to recharge.

March is Sketch Fest's 11th anniversary, and there WILL be a final March Sketch Fest, and I hope you will all join me (even if you haven't before!). I am still brainstorming special prizes and thank you gifts and will keep you guys posted on our schedule of events as I finalize things. I never like it when things go out with a whimper, and I want to make sure that you get a great last hurrah!

I don't plan on taking the site down - it will remain up indefinitely as long as it doesn't pose a security risk, and I'm not averse to the idea of restarting active Sketch Fests in the future when there is less of ...the world like it is right now. I love the concept so much and I have made so many wonderful friends and watched so many of you take your artwork to the next level. It was inspiring and rewarding...and I hope that it will be again some day in the future. Originally posted at Dreamwidth: https://ellenmillion.dreamwidth.org/1806631.html (I'm more likely to reply to comments there!)