It has been a long time since my last journal entry, and much has changed in my life in that time. And now it is time to share them publicly.
As you will see from my journal banner, and the tag line on Deviant Art profile, I have now become Cynthia Radthorne. This change has been several years in gestation, and often a very difficult journey. I transitioned full time to being Cynthia at work in January, and now I am completing that transformation in all other facets of my life, including my personal and professional art.
Consider the metaphor of the caterpillar who does not realize she is truly a butterfly, until she emerges from her chrysalis and spreads her wings for the very first time, and realizes she can fly. That has been my path, and now I may take wing and truly float among the clouds.
In today's online world it is not practical to try and completely remove a previous identity, so this transition perforce must be a cutover rather than a replacement. Thus you will still see my old name on past artworks here; I have not attempted to go back and modify all of them. More recent ones, you will note, only include my last name on the watermark signature, in anticipation of this evolution.
Most of you presumably come to Deviant Art to simply appreciate art, and such news as mine is entirely incidental to that. But I did not want there to simply be an unexplained shift. So I present to you my new self, and as always, I thank you all for your support and kindness in appreciating my art. Your fav's and positive comments always mean a very great deal to me.