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ART FEATURE: Just beautiful - Part 2

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 6:23 AM
The Naiad by Vanilladisaster Helena - the sorrowful Naiad II by NataliaLeFay Natural Girl by DreamDancer84 Species by J-u-d-a-s Green Maiden by Aurelia-Isabella Mitternacht by Daystar-Art  Concealment by ascenciok Eversleeping by Eskoplja Mermaid and water wyrm by Fae-Melie-Melusine A Song of Ice and fire - Daenerys (moon version) by Liancary-Stock Sense and Sensibility Underwater by Bethem White Forest by Andaelentari 
 Summer Cold by luciekout Just thinking of you by EstherPuche-Art Justicia by Lhianne ... by aqueous-transmission Once upon a dream by blumilein Scent by Ophelia-Overdose EDEN II by Carlos-Quevedo  Inner glow by AuroraWienhold Friendship II by SweediesArt Agony by maiarcita The Secret Keeper (Sketch) by Valentinadhara Calypso by madanmar 
Originem by ChristabelleLAmort Wanderer by fae-photography Tormented Soul by pompafunebris My Love you never left me by Marjie79 behind the veil by jaelise Mermaid of gratitude by babsartcreations 

The water nymph by gestiefeltekatze Small Discoveries by Emerald-Depths Oblivion by mi-eterna-primavera Untitled by Dianna-Varney Promised Land by sasha-fantom Elf by Elena-NeriumOleander 
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Vampiress by kimsol Cerambyx Cerdo by MinaMillustration banshee by Princess-of-Shadows Pharmaceutical Canvas by nina-Y To Release III by DariaEndresen Sshhh by Gwendolyn1 Angel by Sannalee01 Flight by Mircalla-Tepez Sea of Angels over my city by obereg Under the Live Oaks by puimun I have a Dream by AndraKa Heart of Fire by sheppardarts Let It Rain by Dark-Yarrow 

Wuthering Heights by sarahlouisejohnson nymph by thecatflash The girl with the rose by NinaVonMoria Winter-Dreams by EnchantedWhispersArt Sweet Things Series: Ice Cream by ElvenstarArt  Butterfly Keeper by Hollow-Moon-Art
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Did You Know - dA web

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 4:00 AM

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Welcome to our first interview as a continuation of my Eating Disorder Awareness article which you can find below:


Eating Disorder AwarenessWelcome to an article about eating disorders, aimed at spreading awareness, advice, knowledge, and support into the community.
What is an eating disorder?
There are many known eating disorders in today's world; anorexia and bulimia are the most notorious ones. An eating disorder has to do with mental, emotional, and physical issues in regards to food and ones own body. There is no perfect description of what an eating disorder is, however, because every individual lives it in a different way. The only important distinction I can make is that an eating disorder in many ways cannot be controlled, it is an illness, and not a choice.
"Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. They are not just a “fad” or a “phase.” People do not just “catch” an eating disorder for a period of time.  They are real, complex, and devastating

Please thank SnowInHades for taking the time to answer these questions for the community!




1. How have you experienced eating disorders, has it been through friends or family, or a personal experience for you? Can you tell us a little bit about it? 

My experience with eating disorders is personal and through friends. My first contact with an eating disorder was when I moved in with a lady who was bulimic. I was about 17 years old (1987) and I hadn't even heard of eating disorders back then. Unfortunately, once you find out, you never forget. I have struggled with an addictive personality my entire life and at that time I was a bit chubby and not happy with myself. I had started to exercise, which turned into an addiction in itself and it's something that often goes hand in hand with an eating disorder.

My problem with food started due to me hurting myself while jogging and it made me unable to exercise for over a year. To control my weight, I started to cut back on my food and that lead to the beginning of a very short bout of anorexia that saw me reach the weight of 45 kg  (7 stone / 1.208 pounds). I found it difficult to control around people, so I started to eat and purge instead. 

I suffered as a bulimic for several years and I finally stopped when I was in my mid to late 20s after receiving several years of counseling

By that stage however, the damage was done. I have bad gums and still to this day I cannot go too long without food because my body begins to vomit and dry wretch. Mind you, that issue was much worse to experience in my late 20s because the only thing that would stop it was a trip to a GP and a needle of something to relax me.

Sadly, due to my addictive personality, I still can't control my impulses and I have a tendency to binge eat regularly. Thankfully, I don't purge any more, but I do have an issue with my weight. So I guess it's something that has never really healed for me, but has perversely evolved!

2. How would you describe eating disorders, and do you think anyone really ever fully recovers from them?

I described eating disorders as a mental health issue, an overpowering addiction, a compulsive/impulsive disorder and a disease . It's also  something that goes hand in hand with other mental health issues such as depression or low self esteem etc. In my case, I am a diagnosed severe depressive, BPD, addictive personality and a few minor ocd's. An eating disorder is something that has a will of its own and really takes over a person. It's very scary. 

No, I don't believe someone ever fully recovers - not in my case anyway. It's more of a case of management as you heal. I liken it to being a recovering alcoholic or gambler; you can recover, but it needs constant management and awareness.

3. What would your advice be to friends and family of individuals suffering from an eating disorder? What is the best approach to have, what should be done vs what should be avoided?

The first step to getting help is for the sufferer to admit that they have a problem. They seclude themselves and hide their problem with amazing skill. Anger isn't going to help that person and I experienced a lot of that from family members. Any negative responses will draw the sufferer away from help and recovery.

Secondly, that person needs professional help. Some families think that they can help their loved ones themselves, however, because an eating disorder is a mental health issue (and a serious one), they are going to need help from trained professionals.

As a family member or good friend - be loving, caring, supportive and be ready for a long haul with possible setbacks.

4. Is there anything you could advise to individuals currently dealing with an eating disorder? How do you fight it, how do you heal?

Get professional help - go to your GP and / or see a counselor. Of course, that depends upon the severity as well, many will need hospital treatment. Time is your best friend here. This will take a lot of time to heal, so be patient and be strong.

5. What do you think is one of the biggest misconceptions about eating disorders? 

That the person thinks that they are in control by being anorexic or bulimic, whereas the eating disorder is controlling them.

6. Do you think that today's society is feeding the increase in eating disorders in our youth? Would you say that there is always a trigger to an eating disorder? The media, bullying, parents, genetics, etc?

There are 3 questions here, but they are strongly linked to form 1. The answer is yes = eating disorders are a way of controlling something when all else in a person's life is or feels out of control - it's a survival mechanism that can be caused by any number of things such as...

Environmental conditions - Off the top of my head, youth are dealing with the faster pace and higher stress of today's society. There's the continual media induced targeting of what is meant to be beautiful. There's also a higher divorce rate, which means that life at home sucks! In opposition to that, there are those that expect high achievement. Peer pressure is still around. Bullying is rife and targeting individuals is easier / nastier with today's technology. This list goes on and on...

You mention genetics. I believe that's a fairly new approach to where an eating disorder comes from. I can't make an educated comment on this subject, but I can say that it would makes sense in some cases. I previously likened it to alcoholism and that is also a predisposition known to be genetic in many.

Please leave any comments or questions here and help us spread awareness by :+fav: this journal :hug:


The Monthly Theme Feature - July

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 12:12 AM
Flower Bullet (Pink) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre The :icongardenofbeauty: 's theme of the month in July was - Water lily, lotus flower & Larkspur (Delphinium/Consolida) -
Flower Bullet (Pink) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre The theme in August will be: gladiolus and poppy. You can submit your photos to the designated folder (if you are a member of the group) starting from August 1st, 'till August 27th.



DQD by duongquocdinh "Pink passion" by masscreation Lotus Blossom by joeyartist water lily by maska13
  Rise by George---Kirk
12lily59 by redbeard31 S14 by duongquocdinh Lotus by George---Kirk lotus25 by redbeard31
. by Oansikt
Blue blue beauties by gigi50 Yellow Whispers by LASKANWLF Believe by transientangel Blue Lotus by George---Kirk
Regality . by 999999999a
 Camouflage by plumita1 blue eyes by miss-gardener Flowering water lily by pixlmania
Blue Waterlilly by redmatilda

Lotus by MikkoLagerstedt S8 by duongquocdinh Elegance by romainjl
Water Lily At Rieve's Pond by Matthew-Beziat
"Air of beauty" by masscreation Lady of light by Melusine8 White Water Lily 5 by CASPER1830

Flower Bullet (Pink) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre By the group admins:
Forever Within That Moment by SharingMyDreams Pink lilies by Yanagi-no-Yume Colours of the dawn by Yanagi-no-Yume
Shy III by Yanagi-no-Yume Watercolour by Yanagi-no-Yume Cloudy mirror by Yanagi-no-Yume Waterlily by JoannaMoory
You Loved Me Back To Life by SharingMyDreams Water Lily by JoannaMoory

Flower Bullet (Pink) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Garden of Beauty Simple Group Rules:

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Bullet; Pink you can submit two deviations per week
Bullet; Pink the main subject must be a flower or a plant
Bullet; Pink also insects and birds on flowers are accepted
Bullet; Pink submit your prettiest work 
Bullet; Pink a good focus, colour, contrast and composition on photo
Bullet; Pink please, no ugly dA watermarks on the picture
Bullet; Pink your own signature IS allowed
Bullet; Pink be kind to everyone and enjoy the beauty of flora!
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Flower Bullet (Pink) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Also remember to check the front page of the group.
There you can find information about on-going and already ended contests held by affiliate groups.
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Feature + Giveaway!- ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT!!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 1:02 PM


If you already faved the other journal, you don't have to fav this one!!! You are already accounted for!!!

Giveaway - Reached 300 watchers, woohoo! :woohoo:
Thank you everyone who watches me and appreciates my work. It means a lot! I am keeping my promise as to a giveaway once I got to 300 :)

I am giving 2 people each 100 :points: !!! AND 5 people 20 :points: ! For a total of 7 winners!! :happybounce:
:bulletgreen: :star: All you have to do is favorite this journal and comment on at least one of my photos ( I mainly want some feedback!)



This is only for my watchers, 

feel free to start now if you like my work. I'm not looking to pay people to watch me, just trying to get my work out there!
Winners will be chosen by random.org to be fair to everyone. I will post a screenshot of the numbers it chooses. Your number will be according to the one in the log of who had faved the journal. (Please, understand your number might change!!)

:heart: Deadline is July 31st. :heart:


:bulletred: Remember that I did make a separate stock account!! >>>>>>>>beccab-323-stock.deviantart.co…

My newest pieces. 

Sumteralling - Pink by BeccaB-Stock-N-ArtGhost Busters Car- Ecto by BeccaB-Stock-N-Art
Who You Gonna Call? Ghost Busters! by BeccaB-Stock-N-Art





:star: Other peoples art :star:





The Snake Queen by SPRSPRsDigitalArtOMG by Lhianne
Eve by EstherPuche-ArtAngel of Death with yellow Butterfly by Fae-Melie-MelusineMoonlight-Melody by EnchantedWhispersArt
In The Rose Thorn by SeventhFairyGolden Eye by shiny-shadows-Art
Waltzing At Midnight by Shedboy68Aujourd hui Je reve by NebelelfeNaemyMystery Dance by AliaChekDewdrop by JosefinaCSHollow by Celtica-HarmonySea by JiaJenn31Return to Innocence by dreamswomanSADNESS by saritaangel07Villain Red by sara-helMesmerized by ivorytowers11Moonlit Path by areemusBetween Heaven and Hell by TaniaARTA kind of magic by Altair-E
Underwater by CreamydigitalGhosts by CrisestepArtFirst-day-of-frost by AngeliaArt



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Equine Escapades Vol16

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 10:14 AM




Welcome to Equine Escapades, a new art feature that focuses on promoting artists from the Equine Community on deviantART. Each issue will showcase 5 Equine artists along with some of their fantastic horse art. 
Now, without further ado, please enjoy these talented Equine artists! 




Previous Volumes:


Vol01 / Vol02 / Vol03 / Vol04 / Vol05 / Vol06 / Vol07 / Vol08Vol09 / Vol10 / Vol11 / Vol12 / Vol13/Vol14 / Vol15

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Hi people!

Today little feature from our gallery :dalove:

Img 5776-1 by snomandaFlip the Grasshopper by Colourful-cloudSGreen light [07.2014] by SabakuNoShi
Bug's love affair by starykocurHope by FrancescaDelfinobaby's breath for Beverly by BlueIvyViolet
Dragonfly by miirexFlower in the rain by AwesomeHectorPurple flower 1 by IbolyaColorHead
Weird flower by IbolyaColorHeadFlowers by UszatyArbuzsunny III by tsubaki77
Tintinhull House And Garden by SuperSnappzA Mid-Morning Joy Ride by CASEwazLYINSnoqulamie Falls 1 by jxsnyder
Camlica Parki by FurkanSerceLong Road To The Lighthouse (HDR) by InayatShahhalf a sunset by Buntcone
That Cremona by sammofLove Lock by jxsnyderRose by Gatesigirl
Woodchips by IbolyaColorHeadBuddharupa by RoqqRDark Sea Lights by berryrue

Have a good week ! :happybounce: