I went through all my old bookmarks of Elfwood artists whose work I adored, found the ones with LiveJournals (Elfwood provides an optional link to your LJ), and investigated. Added many. Including some people I'd lost touch with, and some who are just plain awesome.
My 'friends' list is huge, and missing a day or two can sometimes result in a backlog of over 600 entries, but I don't mind. I've found artists to be among the most creative, intelligent people, and their LJs are usually very interesting.
That, and sometimes they post pretty pictures. I'm an art junkie. Hee.
I do, in fact, read my friends list entries. All of them (sometimes I will miss one on accident, but not too often, given the amount of time I spend on the computer). I may not always comment, but I do read. The lack of commenting thing is mostly that I never, ever know what to say. It's one of the main reasons I can be very quiet in public - Everything I think of just sounds so stupid that it's not worth saying. It's why I'm not comfortable handling most socialization. It's why I dont' comment on a lot of artwork I like, sadly. Everyone else has already said what I wanted to say - this or that is lovely, I like the way you did whatever. And so I remain quiet. I sometimes wish I wouldn't. I used to hide behind a book or a sketchbook, but my usual method these days is to just stare. It's astounding how easy it is to prevent someone from initiating conversations by looking them directly in the eye for more than a second. (looking them in the eye, glancing away, then looking back is a flirting mechanism - it invites conversation. Direct and steady eye contact is confrontational and leads to a mini stare-down. The victor is seen as dominant, not easily shaken, and therefore unapproachable. At least in my experience) Nicole tells me that my 'blank face' also resembles a glare. I'm not sure if this is true, since it's been a while since I really glared at someone and I don't think I've ever seen a picture of it, but I will take her word for it. I can, however, be very expressive (Michael agreed that I am the expression queen.), and I assume that's where the fact that it's generally agreed my artwork shows emotion comes from - people's work tends to reflect their own behaviors. Turn on my webcam, for example, and we'll have another Many Faces of Jenni incident. Tish got screencaps of a few of those, I'm sure. It's like emotioneric.com, but... Jenni. *cough* yeah.