So, it's been maybe 2 years, give or take since I've been on DA and thought seriously about deleting all my work and page from DA to work on projects elsewhere..DA was getting me nowhere in terms of artistic exposure, and I had started other projects that have kept me very busy in that time. I have my own art webpage now, which I will share later, and am represented by a reputable gallery in my home town of Lincoln, NE. USA which I had been showing work occasionally, but the sales of my work increased (YES!!!) So I became a Co-op artist earlier in December and the sales keep coming!!! I have also sold work off my FB page, which I will also share later.
I continue to produce work in the same or similar style and medium I had been doing, but my confidence has grown tremendously in myself and in my work. You have to believe in yourself to be successful, no one will believe for you. The results are amazing and my work has become SO much better because of it.
PS - One HUGE positive that has come only from DA, has been meeting an artist who has become a wonderful friend and supporter personally and artistically. We connect and chat often to this day and have known each other for 5 years now!!!
May Best Wishes and Success Be Bestowed Upon You Going Forward!