Many of you found my blog via the ClickinMoms forum; and in fact, it was the encouragement of the CMs which prompted me to start this blog in the first place. I enjoyed a few wonderful months on the forum, first as a regular member, and then as a vendor.
Sadly, that relationship ended on the weekend. While I'm disappointed, it didn't come as a complete shock - I am well aware that I can be abrasive at times, and it seemed likely that my personality would be my downfall eventually.
I don't regret a moment of it, though. I forged wonderful friendships there, and I know I helped a lot of people along the way. And my vendorship was very rewarding - I was able to train lots of people and improve their post-processing skillz. (Yes, with a "z" :D )
CMs, I love you! You are all great fun, and I don't want to lose touch with anybody. You know you can always pick my brain at my Ask Damien Facebook page, and if you can tolerate about my inane ramblings about my stay-at-home-dad life, add me as a friend :)
It's funny how things happen. This weekend was always going to be a bit of a turning point, because my beautiful wife starts a great new job tomorrow, and my "Mr Mum" duties will increase from now on. That's why I was so glad to finally have my new Raw Class up and running last week. As time permits, I'll keep developing courses, and you'll hear about them soon. The Levels class will be next, and the Skin class after that.
And I'll still be retouching, so keep sending me your hard-to-fix images!
I plan to devote more of my time to the MLK Forum. It's a small community, but with wonderful potential, and I hope I can help it grow. Please come by and visit us.
And I've just been asked to be a Mentor at the Rock The Shot forum, which is a lovely privilege. I can't wait to help out there.
Keep reading my blog, because I've got lots more to share here yet!