Hello everyone,

Hope all is going well with you! I have a couple of important announcements to share with you:

  1. I am in the process of stepping down as the owner/manager of The Art Colony, and passing the reins over to one of our moderators, Jane Miles (aka cheekyjane). Jane has been an active member of TAC for years and is well-known by many of you. She has a strong enthusiasm for our community and will do a fantastic job as the new owner. She plans to keep everything the same, so you don't need to worry about any sudden changes to how the site runs. Let's please welcome her as the new owner and if you get the chance, please thank her for taking over the management of TAC! I have every confidence that Jane will do a fabulous job running this site!

    -- You may be wondering why I'm stepping down as owner of TAC. This has been an extremely hard decision but I know it's the right one, because my life has gotten increasingly busier over the years, to the point where I was having trouble balancing my life & work responsibilities on top of running TAC. I will continue to be a member of TAC (but not a moderator), and I look forward to spending more time on the site when my schedule permits!

  2. I will be removing TAC as a subdomain from my Art-is-Fun.com site. Currently the home page is community.art-is-fun.com but in a few days it will revert to its default URL, which is theartcolony.ning.com. Thankfully, all the pages on TAC will redirect to their new addresses, so everything should load smoothly - hooray!

    However, once this change takes effect, please update your bookmarks/favorites (if you have saved the site in your bookmarks/favorites). If you have business cards that list the URL of your TAC profile, or if you link to your TAC profile from your website, Facebook page, etc, please be sure to start using the new URL of your TAC profile, which will start with theartcolony.ning.com.

    You will probably need to log in again after the change takes effect, so if you forgot your password, click the "Forgot your password?" button that appears on the sign-in page and follow the instructions to reset your password

That's about it for now. Thank you all for reading this and thank you for making my time as owner of TAC both enjoyable and fulfilling!!

Best Wishes,
Thaneeya

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Best of luck and blessings to you, Thaneeya. Glad to know you will remain a member.

Thank you so much, J!

Sorry to hear that you are leaving TAC but so happy for you and all the positive changes happening in your life. I know that Jane will be great as our new leader and I am looking forward to continuing to enjoy TAC. 

Thank you for creating and making your site so wonderful for all of us.

Best of luck with everything and I will be keeping an eye on all your projects on Facebook.

XXX 

Sorry to hear that you are leaving. You did a wonderfull job by creating this site. Glad to hear that Jane will be the new leader. I am sure she will be great too. Best of luck to you.

Hi Sharon,

Thanks so much for your kind words - it means a lot to me! I have always appreciated your presence at TAC; you were a wonderful moderator and your help was invaluable, so thank you for that.

Jane is the perfect person to take over and I too look forward to continuing to enjoy TAC. I think I'll enjoy being a regular member from now on! :)

All the best to you!

sharon oppenheimer said:

Sorry to hear that you are leaving TAC but so happy for you and all the positive changes happening in your life. I know that Jane will be great as our new leader and I am looking forward to continuing to enjoy TAC. 

Thank you for creating and making your site so wonderful for all of us.

Best of luck with everything and I will be keeping an eye on all your projects on Facebook.

XXX 

Hi Nella,

Thanks so much for your kind words - they are much appreciated! I'm happy that you enjoy this site. I've enjoyed seeing your artwork and featuring you as POTW. I hope to participate more on TAC as a regular member when I have more time. I'll always pop by to see how things are going and check out everyone's art! :)

Best of luck to you too!

nella heidweiller said:

Sorry to hear that you are leaving. You did a wonderfull job by creating this site. Glad to hear that Jane will be the new leader. I am sure she will be great too. Best of luck to you.

Wow, only just found out. I love this site and enjoy talking to the arty folk on it, indeed you did a wonderful job creating it. Enjoy whatever paths you follow and I'm sure we will see you around. Stay in contact with TAC

Thank you so much Thaneeya, for coming up with TAC and all the time, effort and love you have put into it, you've done an awesome job and TAC means a lot to many!!! Glad to hear you will stay as a member! 

Thaneeya,   Once again I'd like to thank you for creating this site...therefore - changing my life!  As you know I've had some major health problems these last few years & the best friends I've made through here have made my life easier to deal with...instead of feeling so alone at times.  All I had to do was log on & within minutes I had a smile on my face.   If it weren't for this site, I wouldn't have met Jim. Not only has he become the love of my life, but he's also been my rock through the many surgeries I've had (and more to have in the future).    With that being said, I'd like to thank you Thaneeya (once again) for creating this site.  You'll ALWAYS have a special place in my heart!

 I wish you the very best in your future.  I know Jane will do a fabulous job as the new owner but it will be nice to see you in the gallery too when time permits.   Love ya!  Beth 

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
~Vincent van Gogh~

Goodbye Thaneeya McArdle.

Thanks so much for your kind words, Sharon! I'm happy to hear that you enjoy this site! I look forward to hanging out at TAC more when I have more time. So many wonderfully nice people here such as yourself! :)

Sharon Nelson said:

Wow, only just found out. I love this site and enjoy talking to the arty folk on it, indeed you did a wonderful job creating it. Enjoy whatever paths you follow and I'm sure we will see you around. Stay in contact with TAC

Hi Beth, it's so awesome to hear that TAC has changed your life!! I'm not surprised that you've made so many friends here because you're always so nice, friendly and encouraging to everyone - which always made me feel lucky to have you as a member here! :) It's great that your friends at TAC have helped you through your health problems... and I'm overjoyed that you and Jim have made a love connection!! Woohoo! :D I wish you all the best with your future surgeries and hope everything goes well with your health. I'll definitely stick around and post my art when I have more time! Thank you again for your lovely comments and all the best to you!! :)



Beth Scrozzo said:

Thaneeya,   Once again I'd like to thank you for creating this site...therefore - changing my life!  As you know I've had some major health problems these last few years & the best friends I've made through here have made my life easier to deal with...instead of feeling so alone at times.  All I had to do was log on & within minutes I had a smile on my face.   If it weren't for this site, I wouldn't have met Jim. Not only has he become the love of my life, but he's also been my rock through the many surgeries I've had (and more to have in the future).    With that being said, I'd like to thank you Thaneeya (once again) for creating this site.  You'll ALWAYS have a special place in my heart!

 I wish you the very best in your future.  I know Jane will do a fabulous job as the new owner but it will be nice to see you in the gallery too when time permits.   Love ya!  Beth 

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