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Journal Entry: Tue Aug 19, 2014, 10:06 AM


Good Morning Iceland by Bakisto



Amber by Oer-Wout Wald #23 by HeikoGerlicher Wald #16 by HeikoGerlicher
Scotland X by PhiGun Clay Cliffs, Omarama by carlywilliamson Shape shifting under the light by LordLJCornellPhotos
Japanese Garden | Portland by alierturk Wald #18 by HeikoGerlicher Wahclella Morning by LAlight



Rainbow at Vestrahorn by porbital



Bryce Canyon, Milky Way by alierturk Andean Sunset by StevenDavisPhoto The way2 by MarshallLipp
Good morning by ibasimaikataimeto Midnight Glow by Trichardsen Injidup Sunset by paulmp
Sunset over Geographe Bay by paulmp Wave Attack by porbital Petajavesi II by m-eralp



The Alps by Trichardsen



Imperial Evening by PeterJCoskun Once Upon A Storm by ColinHSillerud ----------- by sui400
Crazy Sunshine by almostacrayon Hooker Valley by Brad-Grove Pori II by m-eralp
Summer sunset by m-eralp Grand View by porbital Scarlino by TobiasAckermann



Days End by PeterJCoskun



---------- by sui400 Sunrise Over The Front Range by kkart frozen frame by hotonpictures
Wanaka, That Tree #4 by Brad-Grove Duck Duck Jabiru by Questavia Lost World by Brad-Grove
Pori by m-eralp Spirit by thelandscape Return to Wyadup III by Glenn-Crouch



St Clair Beach by SvenMueller



Stob Dearg by DamianKane Dyar Falls by Jacob-Routzahn Facing The Waterfall by CalleHoglund
Goat Mountain by RobinHedberg Hope Valley by Alexiumz ...ondic IV... by roblfc1892
Rocks by Trichardsen Dead Horse Point by tassanee Silk by Trichardsen



Dead Horse by Annabelle-Chabert



Homestead 2263 by pesterle The Dart by erynlasgalenphotoart Only a Fool's Hope Remains by NicolasAlexanderOtto
Bretagne by wolfgangbuhr Gibson's Glow by Dee-T enjoying life | Hawaii, Maui by alierturk
Fanad Lighthouse by SvenMueller Temperate Glass by DMMDesign Tasman Lake by SvenMueller



Breadth and Scope by Recalibration



Norway 147 by lonelywolf2 Rain stops play by LordLJCornellPhotos Morning moods by ibasimaikataimeto
The Crimson Tide by Dee-T Torquay Sunrise 2 by DanielleMiner 1/3 by vally5
In flames by matthieu-parmentier Wanderer above sea of fog by PawelUchorczak Hellish by Trichardsen



Extension by oprust




Eta Aquarids 2014 by CapturingTheNight So far away... by Soffeline Little Sable Point Lighthouse by JessicaDobbs
The Ruins of Paradise by borda My cup is truly full. by LordLJCornellPhotos Freedom by AlecsPS
Winnats Pass by SvenMueller Sunrise over the Gates by rctfan2 Mueller Lake by SvenMueller



Lochan na h-Achlaise by SebastianKraus



Lone Night by paulmp Sunburnt by PeterJCoskun Sunset over Yallingup, Western Australia by paulmp
Ceiling Light by porbital Relax by werol Quirlies Lake by ZeSly
Churning Cape by davidrichterphoto Stones In A Pond by Trichardsen Upper Spa Pool - Karijini by paulmp



Mount Cook Road by SvenMueller



Hungarian skies pt.CLXIX. by realityDream Sugar Loaf Rock at sunset by paulmp Meeting sunrise on Round Planet by ShakilovNeel
Khaatal by TobiasRichter Nevado  de Toluca by Phil-67 Symmetry by TobiasRichter
June 3rd by FramedByNature Sunrise above the clouds on Mount Batur by JacquelineBarkla Tekapo Storm by carlywilliamson



Guardians and Custodians by DanielBrooksLaurent



Ebb and Flow by jaelise Bridge of Lost Souls by Questavia 702 Seconds by LinsenSchuss
Where the Mountain Meets the Sky by NicolasAlexanderOtto Shaped by elements by Dapicture Sunder by thelandscape
the cave by DaSchu Horseshoe Bend by Pixelfusionen Plan du lac by matthieu-parmentier



Wave After Wave by Nelleke



Wishing for Clouds by spatarozliev Portland, innerflow by alierturk Valaam Islands...  _64 by my-shots
dark moments #2 by HeikoGerlicher -Path of life- by Janek-Sedlar A certain darkness by Oer-Wout
- Behind the Trees - by ldinami7e Icelandic Highlands Sunset by Bakisto Mornings by TrueBlackImages



Secret Place by PawelUchorczak



thank you for your beautiful works

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[Galleries Month]


The deviantART related gallery is one that isn't limited to a certain style or medium. Any kind of art that can be found in a specific gallery, can also be found here. This explain the great diversity among this gallery, but also makes it difficult to explain what dAr is with one sentence. Beside that dAr comes with a few unique galleries that offer artworks to customize your experience within deviantART. It's a community based gallery.
These two articles Part 1 & Part 2 give you an overview of the single categories where you can find and submit deviantART related art to.




deviantART Skins & Scripts







deviantART Suggestions







deviantID


:bulletblack: A visual representation of what you feel identifies you.
[go to gallery]

Project Educate: deviantID || PE: deviantIDs

Examples:
If the past were offered me again by Muse1908 ID by dustsplatProfile Piiic Update by nicholaskole + Mox - Animated Glowing Aura by moxiv Artist by griffsnuff 







Beside the categories you can find within the main deviantART related galleries, you can also find single ones as part of other main galleries. Below you see an overview where you could submit or find more dAr artworks.
deviantART Tutorials once have been part of the dAr galleries, but have been moved to be at one place with all other resources. Additionally a bunch of sub-categories got added to make it easier for your to search certain tutorials.


Resources & Stock Images


:pointr: Video Resources & Tutorials
  • deviantART Tutorials
    • Forums
    • General
    • News
    • Prints
    • Submission
    • dAmn
    • deviantART Muro
:pointr: Tutorials
  • deviantART Tutorials
    • Groups Tutorials
    • Journal and Gallery Tutorials
    • Other
    • Promotional Tutorials
    • dAmn Tutorials
    • deviantART Muro Tutorials





Customization


:pointr: Icons
  • Avatars
    • deviantART
:pointr: Wallpaper
  • deviantART





Film & Animation


:pointr: Animation
  • 2D
  • 3D

Both with a 'Devious Fun' category.
:pointr: Film
  • Series
  • Stop Motion
  • Super 8
  • Video

All with 'Devious Fun' and 'Devmeets' categories.


Weekly Feature

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 18, 2014, 11:53 PM
My latest photomanipulation.
The Lilly Witch by VeilaKs

Some inspiring artworks from talented Artists.

Zero Gravity by Wesley-Souza
Stairway-To-Heaven by EnchantedWhispersArt For Nick by Sisterslaughter165 ...... by Kermena-Designs
Jane Eyre by AlexandraVBach
Fairy water by Aeternum-Art Always on my mind by CrisestepArtFor Nick - Bluebell by BloomingRoseXeniia
DARK QUEEN 2 by saritaangel07 Crying For You by SeventhFairy Under the Moon by MoonRoseEternity
The Owl by nobeatfakethorSnail Walk by JiaJenn31 The Secret Forest by La--Boheme
Midsummer Night's Dream by pono4evnayaIllusion by Brumae-Art Esmeralda by EstherPuche-ArtSteampunk Adventure by CindysArt
Curiosity by Andaelentari .:My Secret Happiness:. by SummerDreams89
Taking Over by CrystalClear-ArtWhen I cry, sky cries... by Antoshines AT: blossoming by redemptariPromise City by TaniaARTFlux by nova63 Fire Of Life by Lolita-Artz
King Of A Frozen World by ElementOfOne1


  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: Whitney Houston
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[Galleries Month]


The deviantART related gallery is one that isn't limited to a certain style or medium. Any kind of art that can be found in a specific gallery, can also be found here. This explain the great diversity among this gallery, but also makes it difficult to explain what dAr is with one sentence. Beside that dAr comes with a few unique galleries that offer artworks to customize your experience within deviantART. It's a community based gallery.
These two articles Part 1 & Part 2 give you an overview of the single categories where you can find and submit deviantART related art to.

The following sub-categories have been left out, as these have been open either just for a limited time to promote a new feature, to accept submissions for a contest or have been 'staff only' galleries.
  • It's Coming
    This gallery was created to promote the (back then) upcoming new Muro feature. Only a few selected deviants were able to submit here.
  • Devious Fun > My Video Stills
    A contest gallery that doesn't allow submissions anymore.
  • T-Shirts, Gear & Prints > Featured Action Shots, T-Shirts, Gear & Prints > For Sale, T-Shirts, Gear & Prints > Reprinting, T-Shirts, Gear & Prints > Sold Out
    Only staff member had been able to submit to these galleries, as they were directly related to the shop pages.





Deviant Stamps


:bulletblack: Small graphics with a stamp-like border used to convey a message.
[go to gallery]

Project Educate: Deviant Stamps || Stamps for Beginner and Beyond II || PE: Deviant Stamps

Examples:
You take me outa this world by converse-kidd-stampsI Heart Pastel by NauticalSparrow Stamp - ! Heart Handmade by firstfear I Love Xmas Lights Stamp by ClefairyKid  {I'm Cute. You're Not.} by xXtoxic-infectionXx





DeviantMEETS


:bulletblack: Deviations that were created at or for deviantART Meets.
[go to gallery]

PE: deviantMEETS || Project Educate: DeviantMEETS

Examples:
dA 10 fav by DianaCretu Devious Park Games by greenie Sta.sh Release Party by jorobins dA Gang London 2011 by E-vay  





Devious Fun







LOLFella


:bulletblack: Fella's own meme - similar to the LOLCat meme.
[go to gallery]

Examples:
I HAZ COCONUT by OpalMist Fella at the Cinemaz by Kitten-of-Woe Fella and Cat by cypher-neo Shredding Skillz by Damaged927 





T-Shirts, Gear & Prints


Community Product Shots

:note: As of January 2014 these galleries are closed for submissions now as no deviantGEAR will be sold anymore. If you still want to showcase any shirts or other gear make use of another fitting gallery.






Zines


:bulletblack: Webzines that promote deviantART news, interview deviants or feature artwork.
[go to gallery]

PE: Zines || Project Educate: Zines

Examples:
DEVIANCE Magazine August 2009 by DEVIANCE-ZINE toDAy - Art Magazine - Nr. 23 by painted-leaf Designn Magazine Special Edition by UJz 





deviantART Birthday


:bulletblack: Submissions dedicated to deviantART's Birthdays each year.
[go to gallery]

PE: deviantART Birthday

:note: The galleries are only open for a certain time before and after a birthday comes up. Afterwards the galleries are closed. Currently there are the following sub-categories:
10th Birthday, 11th Birthday, 12th Birthday, 13th Birthday, 7th, 8th, 9th Birthday, Previous Birthdays. 

Examples:
deviantArt 11 Bday by EternaLegend Happy Birthday to DeviantArt! by Lotusbandicoot Happy 13th Birthday DeviantART by JWiesner Fella Riding a Llama Through a Field of Balloons by shandsy 


So a lot is happening! School starts up on the twenty-fifth. My birthday is on the twenty-sevenhappy DA B-day :3 . :iconmingcryplz: I'll be sixteen, so I guess that's somewhat important(Or something, I don't really know these days.) 

To celebrate, I'm taking requests! :D 

Plus, I need something to do when I'm procrastinating on future school work(And vise versa :iconmingplz:)

Swingin' On a Star _revamp_ RULES~Swingin' On a Star _revamp_ 

My Purple Bullet - F2U! Please Watch Me (And please don't unwatch as soon as you get your request... :-/ That's not cool, dude.)
Sea Green Bullet - F2U! Fav This Journal
Light Purple Bullet - F2U! Leave a comment on this journal! (Do not note me unless I ask you to. Please, I try to keep that clean as possible.)

Iphone maniac emoticon THINGS I ASK OF YOUR COMMENTIphone maniac emoticon 
Dark Purple Dot Bullet - F2U! Please include a few references of what you want. If you prefer descriptions, please make it detailed. Don't hold back I love to read.
Turquoise Bullet - F2U! Don't Rush me, or give me a time it must be done by.
Pink Dot Bullet - F2U! Don't panic if I don't reply! :3 I will mostly likely only reply to those I won't do, or when I have a question. So take silence as a good thing!
Light Purple Bullet - F2U! Please Specify; Who you want drawn;        How you want them drawn(Fullbody, chibi, bust shot, etc);        A few words of their personality;        Any Pose Ideas?


Soulmates THINGS I WILL DOSoulmates 
My Purple Bullet - F2U! Shounen-Ai
Turquoise Bullet - F2U! Shouja-Ai
Light Purple Bullet - F2U! OCxOC
Dark Purple Dot Bullet - F2U! OCxCannon
Dark Blue Bullet - F2U! CannonxCannon 
Pink Dot Bullet - F2U! Humans
My Purple Bullet - F2U! Blood.
Sea Green Bullet - F2U! Creepypasta OCs
Light Purple Bullet - F2U! Most OCs
My Purple Bullet - F2U! Het


:angry: THINGS I WON'T DO :angry: 
Orange Dot Bullet - F2U! Yaoi
Yellow Dot Bullet - F2U! Yuri
Rose Red Bullet - F2U! Hentai(Yes. I use the terms correctly. I'm a writer, what do you expect?)
Yellow Dot Bullet - F2U! Animals. (I can ATTEMPT anthro. No promises)
Orange Dot Bullet - F2U! Hate art. (Don't care. You'll look like a moron if you think I'll get banned over your ass.)
Yellow Dot Bullet - F2U! Fetish art. (Don't even ask. Feet, inflation, rape. No.)
Rose Red Bullet - F2U! Anything having an OC that deals with offensive lines of work.(KKK, Nazis, etc..)
Yellow Dot Bullet - F2U! Homophobic work. (Such as those comics you see around here)
Rose Red Bullet - F2U! Anything political.
Yellow Dot Bullet - F2U! Pokemon(I suck at them.)



Notes;
I usually can finish a sketch in a few hours if left alone. Line and coloring takes another few. I can usually finish one and start on the second in a day.
My style is changing constantly. I improve with each picture, so don't be shy!
I will do WHATEVER it is in my power to avoid drawing hands and bare feet. :-/ You can tell by looking at my gallery.
I USE POSE REFERENCES. Some of the poses I use are from bases. Do NOT assume I did your's on a base. I only used it as a reference for the pose.
You can ask for more than one drawing! :D I can fit about three characters on one sheet of my sketchpad. So, three characters at MOST for one drawing~
It MIGHT be animated. Depends on what I'm doing.
This is to practice anatomy and coloring. It won't be perfect, but it will be as close as I can get.

Angel Without Wings - 2014 Feature 10

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 11:57 AM


Who are Angels without Wings?



They are those fellow deviants:


:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink: who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink: who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink: who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink: who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular base
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
:bulletpink: who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink: or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do

You can read all about it Here

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Every first weekend of the month 4 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by Nameda and her fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):


ANGELICA-LILY Angelles-LaVeau Annissina Bushaqua CelestialMemories DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi DigithalieEgil21 :dev emerald-depths: Etsuko-Hime EveLivesey gigi50 iDJPanda kvdolan MayEbony msfowle  MYPeanutGallery PhotographsByBri PurpleInk777 RoseCS ShackledMuse signmeupscotty Sserenita Stygma suezn Tales-of-Tao TheGalleryOfEve TheRafflesia Tigles1Artistry  WishmasterAlchemist

On Hiatus for the time being: Tricia-Danby  

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love! If you'd like to :love: spread the joy :love: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now! It's a simple task that you need to do once every 2 weeks. Journal content is given to you, complete. Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature. Simply note ---> :iconnameda: to apply.

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Now without further delay on to the 4 brand new angels:

:clap::clap::clap: congrats everyone :clap::clap::clap:
:love::love::love: it's a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :love::love::love:
remember you now can display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journal or ID :D


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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda:iconganjamira: nominated by FTSArts

Marika has to be unique in the whole of dA, and perhaps anywhere!  She spends her own money and time on free commissions for her watchers, and on members of the group SantaDoesExist, for which she is the driving force in promoting the group, bringing in new members and keeping it a supergroup.  She also does monthly crafting material giveaways for deviants who don't have the money to get those materials themselves. These sets are not cheap, and she ships them worldwide to the winners. She loves getting creativity to blossom and spread, and has never been seen to say no to anyone who asks for help.  A lot of artists like to keep their secrets close to themselves, but Marika is kindness and generosity embodied!  Marika takes the money she gets from her own commissions and recycles it back to other members here on dA.  She usually has thousands of messages in her notification centre, but answers them all.  She couldn't be more down to earth, friendly and approachable!  Many deviants have seen their own skills improve so much because of Marika's generous tips and kind assistance. She is deeply loved by all of her watchers for the lavish, kind and loving attention she gives to every single person.


Fairymoon - Pendant with Crystal and Moonstone by GanjamiraDark Triad - Commission for ~eaper by Ganjamira
Chocobo! - OOAK Posable Doll by GanjamiraAutumn Soul - handcrafted Pendant by Ganjamira

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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda:iconschnitzelyne: nominated by StaceyEleven

Schnitzelyne is an incredibly friendly and helpful person who answers all of her messages in the kindest possible manner. She puts a huge amount of effort into finding under-appreciated artists, and featuring and exposing other's artwork, that it was time she got the spot-light turned on her and her own good deeds for a change. She makes a lot of features, usually every second day, and often tries to find unknown deviants to support, as well as those whose art deserves more attention. Her features are a pure art form in themselves with each deviation carefully placed to showcase it to its best advantage, along with those around it. Schnitzelyne suggests Daily Deviations when she can as well. She is a truly beautiful person, replying to almost all the comments she gets, and writes critiques from time to time, even offering on her profile page that she will write critiques on request. Schnitzelyne is also a volunteer with ProjectEducate, as well as admin of another 6 groups. If anyone is truly generous and giving of heart, Schnitzelyne is definitely that person.

Evening by Schnitzelyne135 by Schnitzelyne
Colourdrops by SchnitzelyneLittle Heart by Schnitzelyne


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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda:iconarte-de-junqueiro: nominated by MayEbony

Dear Mel is one of the most kind and supportive friends you could ever wish to have. I know that he's been there for me, and others, when they've been down or worried. He has such a supportive attitude that gives you hope for the future but, more importantly, strength for what you are going through right now. I know that Mel is the most amazing person in that, when he finds difficulties in life, he remains positive and kind and never runs anyone down. Mel also has a really generous heart in the comments and replies that he gives - his words are always so very genuine, supportive and kind. And as if that wasn't enough, he also gifts many of his photos to friends as gifts or birthday presents, and shares his photographic techniques freely in answer to any questions. Mel truly is an Angel Without Wings and my life is all the richer for his friendship.

A Palace in Monza Park by Arte-de-JunqueiroBelieve by Arte-de-Junqueiro
Gaivota by Arte-de-JunqueiroFresh coffee or Moon Shine? by Arte-de-Junqueiro  
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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda:iconbrookette: MayEbony

Dear Brooke is a Volunteer♥ in the artisan crafts area, and is unbelievably friendly, helpful and kind. She also has a bright and sunny personality which bubbles through so much in all of her interactions with others. Brooke is a rare and wonderful person in that she answers *all* of her messages, which is no mean task. As an admin with 8 groups, including ProjectEducate, and the heavy workload involved in receiving DD suggestions, she gets more messages than many could cope with! Even with all of this, and a 'real life' too, she creates the most beautiful and inspiring crafts and art works of her own. She's one very popular lady, and deservedly so! Brooke creates regular beautiful and thoughtful features to promote all facets of Hand Craft, and the artisans who create them. She is so cheery and encouraging towards everyone and their talents - both experienced artisans, and new. Nobody could ask for a better CV or more loving friend than sweet Brooke. She has even crocheted some friends' avatars as 3D amigurumis and gifted them. That's the generous, thoughtful, kind and loving Angel that she is!

2013 Summary of Art by BrooketteFreedom's Song Shawl by Brookette
Star Doll by BrooketteMayEbony by Brookette

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:love::love: Wanted – Nominations for new Angels Without Wings :love::love:
If you know any deserving deviants who meet the criteria at the top of this journal, please tell us!  We are always looking for new Angels to award.

Simply Note :iconnameda: :icondieffi: :iconmayebony: or :iconthegalleryofeve: with ‘AWW Suggestion’ as the subject, along with at least 5 sentences telling us why the deviant deserves to earn their Wings.  Please, one suggestion per Note only!

If you do suggest, please have a look to make sure the nominee's good deeds are visible for everyone visiting their pages!!  Everyone needs to clearly see why the person deserves their Award.


:love::love:




Art by TheGalleryOfEve | Coding by SimplySilent




Spotlight Vol. 106

People and Portraits








Daily Lit Recognition for August 20th, 2014

We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!

You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.

Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!




Poetry

Featured by: chromeantennae

she has rainy brown eyes and a muddy smilesummer sighs satisfied and gathers her scattered
self in a worn leather suitcase,
her constant cloudless mood
lets her be ready
for next year
and the year after that
they all lament at her leave
and openly wail at
 autumn's peevish arrival
(she was too shy to storm in as winter always did)
but she tries so hard to redress for
the chill of her heart,
painting avidly to give them the colors
she never understood.

she has rainy brown eyes and a muddy smile by wickedcurly


The imagery of this piece is so beautiful 
and honest. It's a very subtle, 
yet striking piece of poetry.




Featured By: AyeAye12

SLEEX MCKLEEXall leather aside
we're talking  plates of meat
factored in from  unfunny farm
the funeral sleekness of the surgical boot
has build widget to sink any u-boat of romantic light
then....
2 images
with news flashes attached
Image one-
sound of coin drop in hollow plastic
in 1 of em callipered kid  piggy banks by
the sick joke shop door
ventril(can't spell ventriloquistt) dummy sneering out 
of the window
Newsflash-every 8th person in Middlesbrough town is differently abled
image two
poster on window reads
a brown bee
is a scotch scorpion
is an earwig town
called Dumbarton
with a  lullaby
that's a thundering
on the eardrum
They looks like the means business so the earwigs do in the aural garden of rosy sound
Newsflash
the poisonous vision has turned the black bits of my eyes rectangular- natures wide screen  like in sheep or in em toads

SLEEX MCKLEEX by TheAnimalsRight


Experimental spelling makes for an 
abstract poem that terrifically 
conveys an anti-meat message.



Suggested by: MagicalJoey

Featured by: TwilightPoetess

love letters to introvertsi.
To the boy who prefers spending Friday nights at home:
the world does not understand how beautiful silence sounds
sometimes. 
As you crack open that book you've been waiting to read,
  or plug in your computer,
    or listen to music,
      or, 
         or, 
            or, 
or just maybe stare that the night sky from your bedroom window-
(please) remember what everyone else seems to forget;
that being alone does not always equal lonely--
and that sometimes no company is the best company there is. 
ii.
To the girl who does not speak up in class: 
I was once you. 
You are not deficient, I promise, despite everyone telling you otherwise. 
You might be the only one who will ever know the universes 
tucked inside your head, 
because they are beautiful secrets you cannot bring yourself to share,
for fear that they might be vandalized. 
When you spea

love letters to introverts by sylveda


Please remember: You ARE worth it.





Prose

Featured by BlakeCurran

Sticks and StonesThey say words can never hurt you.
Silence does a better job.

Sticks and Stones by nightshade-keyblade


An intensely short, very impacting sentiment. 
Well executed.




Suggested by: SilverInkblot

Featured by: Naktarra

What's eating you?"Hey man, what's eating you?" I asked.
"Nothing," Barry replied solemnly with a shrug of his shoulders. I didn't believe him for a second; there was obviously something bothering him, could no one else see it?
"Are you sure, man? I mean... You don't really... Look yourself."
"I'm fine." It started to leap and snap at his fingers. I watched it for a moment until it latched on, clamping down on his hand.
I winced. "I know there's something eating you, just tell me bro- it'll be alright."
Barry looked at me like I had offended him; could he not feel the thing working its way up his arm, swallowing him whole? "Kyle, I'm fine, there's nothing wrong with me."
He was entirely oblivious. How could this be happening? The thing was up to his shoulder now, still going. Was its belly endless? I couldn't find it in myself to swat it off, I was honestly scared stiff. What if his arm was nothing but a bloody stump at the elbow now? I didn't want to see that.
"Barry I'm serious, stop playing around, w

What's eating you? by classywalrus



A silly bit of literalism, 
with a side of the surreal.




For more information, including how to suggest a Deviation

to be featured, please visit us at DailyLitRecognition.


Thanks so much for supporting the lit community and this project!


~ The DailyLitRecognition Team ~




Prepared by: TwilightPoetess



Skin by SimplySilent

Mushrooms + Gallery Raid #1 Winners Feature

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 19, 2014, 12:59 AM


This is a feature for the works suggested in the I-Heart-Colors first Gallery Raid event. The given theme was MUSHROOMS chubby mushroom by Ionixis

Go HERE to participate in the next Raid, with a new theme! :la:

FROM I-Heart-Colors


Sunshine candy by zakkiya29  Blue whipping top by AldemButcher  

080714EndGame by Dragonforge Fiery shrooms by AldemButcher Dream by OwarinaiSora 

Falling to the Flames by John-Peter

Are They Magic Or Not ? by MsDeGraeve Amethyst Deceivers by MaaykeKlaver Shiny Toy Shroom by SchwarzWieEbenholZ

Alice in the Garden _color by Lorelei2323 Magical Mushroom by Quaddles-Roost

 Rainbow Magic Mushroom3 by poisons-sanity multicolored mushroom by dirtym0rf Forest Spirit by PrincessFuzzyPants

  Mushrooms by ToniTiger415 The Forest Cafe by goldfishkang

 Mushroom! by we-like-you Mushroom Home by oanalivia . Keep Safe . by KimberleePhotography 

FROM deviantART

Spellbound by Zephyri The Offering by AimishBoy Mushroom Valley by Evaty 

tiny tiny elf by Owlyjules 

Toxic Planet by Orioto  Toad of toad stool! by SamVN

Mushroom Triptych by NycterisA  Mushroom Town by lastvampyre  twilight and mist by liga-marta

Deep In The Woods by JarrodHasenjager

CHALLENGE WINNERS

Three random numbers drawn by random.org determined the winners of 10 :points:
The lucky ones are PNKSTORM , Lolita-Artz and MeoAgcat . Congratulations! :clap:

Portrait by PNKSTORM Fire Of Life by Lolita-Artz Fresh fruit - AC #108 by MeoAgcat

Thanks for reading!

KiwiCocktail for I-Heart-Colors 

Skin by blissart

SA Interview - Branchewski

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

Congratulations to Branchewski for receiving seniority on July 7th, 2014! :squee:



Boloria Selene by Branchewski Playing With Fire by Branchewski


What is it like to be a part of the senior hut? How do you feel about receiving the Medal? How did you receive the news?


Being a part of the senior hut makes me feel really motivated. I've always looked up to Senior members, evidence of their hard work and devotion to the community always being present around the site. I never expected to receive such an honour, so that now I'm spending most of the time thinking about how to give more to the community, get involved, and help out others whenever and however I can.
I received the news from my dear friend CROvalentina. She sent me a facebook message that basically said "Go to your dA profile. Now." I was at work and I didn't know what to expect, so I almost missed it the first time. Then I noticed the medal. And that was when I got massive goosebumps! :giggle:

What made you interested to join DeviantArt? What history is behind it? :eyes:


Back in year 2000, my best friend moved from Croatia to United States. Back then, broadband internet was almost nonexistent in my country, whatever we had from internet was via 56k modems and that was very expensive. I lost contact with my best friend for a few years. When we regained contact, he sent me a link to his gallery on dA. It was then that I had my first contact with dA, and fell in love with it. The year was 2005 and dA was growing fast. It could be said that I came for my friend, fell in love with the art, and stayed so long for the community. :aww:

You have an incredible collection of photos in your gallery!
What made you interested in Photography? What tools are you using to take photos like these?


Thank you very much, I consider myself a beginner in photography, and am very critical of the photos I post here. If it wasn't for dA , I would probably never have such a great hobby.  After spending some time just worshiping the art on dA, I decided to take a camera in my hand and have some fun. I had no experience, but my older sister went to photography school so she gave me a few pointers, but it was after I saved some money to buy my first dslr that I really started learning. I have a very modest gear, and I learn to make the best of it. For my butterfly photos I use a Tamron 70-300mm mounted on a Canon 1000D. I take a pleasure of taking photos of those, because they require a certain patience and stealth to get a good photo.

Any tips and tricks for other photographer how to take photos with the right lighting and effects?


Well, I am no pro, and all I know is just from little experience I have. If you learn the strong points and the weak points of whatever tool or gear you are using, you can make amazing photographs even with cheapest of cameras. You don't even need to know much about post processing either. Know your camera, know your environment, take lots of photos, and spend time observing your results. And don't forget to have fun. :giggle:

Thank you very much for the interview! Do you have anything you wish to share with us? Any Last words?


I would like to thank every deviant out there for making this community what it is. It will be a strong part of my life for years to come. No other place on the internet have what we have, and we must never forget that. We are a nation of deviants, a community of artists, and together we are a strong force of good on this world. The greatest things are yet to come. Thank you, have fun, and stay devious. :dalove: