Today marks deviantART's 14th birthday! This is truly an exciting time in deviantART’s history, and I'm confident that the next few months will be some of our best ever. It might sound cliché or exaggerated, but we’re in a position to change the arts (and the world) through technology, empowering artists of all shapes and sizes to do truly amazing things.
But before I get too far ahead of myself, I'd like to take a minute to participate in "My deviantART Story" to document a few of the ways that deviantART has helped me grow as a person.
Importance of Travel
Before deviantART's World Tour in 2009, when spyed and I visited nine countries in two months, I'd never been outside of North America. The World Tour gave me a deep appreciation for travel that I wouldn't have gotten if not for the amaz