got this from iconalias
I think sometimes the unsung heroes of Live Journal are the icon makers. These are people who spend hours working on little 100x100 pieces of art that they then put out, at no charge, for everyone else to use.
It's scary sometimes being an icon maker. There's always that fear of rejection. That longing look at your inbox, hoping comments come in and your work was worth something.
Then there's the endless amounts of icon contests now, where you put your work up for judgment by your peers and you're either awarded or, more often (considering the vast amounts of icon makers in these contests) let down.
So I propose a day to concentrate on these people, thank them, whatever you feel like doing.
I propose March 31 be Icon Makers Appreciation Day.
Hopefully on that day, maybe we can go through all the icon communities and leave feedback, even if we're not taking any icons.
Maybe we can post in our journals about the icons we use, who made them, why you picked them, what you think, etc.
Maybe even us Icon Makers can make icons for the other Icon Makers.
I don't know - this is all up to you. But I know a ton of people who make beautiful icons that should be appreciated more than they already are. Not to mention those who take out extra time to run those icon communities or icon contest communities.
I hope you guys think this is a good idea. Spread the word around (you may want to reword it as I'm not feeling especially eloquent today).
March 31. Icon Maker Appreciation Day. Be there or Be 100x100. (Square? Get it? Yep. My humor is off.)
Sounds good to me! I know there a dozen of icon makers I look up to. <3