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Are highly intelligent or very talented people better able to hide their misery from loved ones, thus making it all the harder to “read” them and help them?

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Weekly Feature #11

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 15, 2014, 11:23 PM
Tales of the North by nina-Y
Confidencias al mar by Marazul45 The fall by JennyLe88
Calm before the storm by Gejda
Reminiscence of Spanish Inquisition by Manink Ghostly Figure.. by Alz-Stock-and-Art
Sleepwalker by Liancary-StockAquarius by RazielMB mermaid by Lolita-Artz Luna by Celtica-HarmonyNyx by Emerald-Depths A Door To Sea World by DARSHSASALOVElife is but a dream by Andaelentari
Time to go Home by Antonio-Figueiredo Take Notice by CrystalClear-Art In the wind by dema-dodi
Flora by Antoshines
Witch Blade by Gwendolyn1 Devil by Amiltarea
Capricorn by Litavismindartist Flutter by areemus
Forest discovery by tamaraR
The Mistress by ziggy90lisa Crowned by Black-B-o-xEndless days by scared-princess Goodbye Summer by shiny-shadows-ArtField of Dreams by SpellpearlArts
Roses by IrKos Maria by SvetlanaKLimova Into the Void by LavitaDistressFields of Hope by RazielMB

My latest work.
Fighting the Darkness by VeilaKs

Monday Munchies [22]

Mon Sep 15, 2014, 3:39 PM by TimberClipse:icontimberclipse:


Every Monday, I will be featuring a single deviant's artwork. The deviant may be known or unknown, and may have received accolades or joined deviantART last week. By featuring just a single deviant, I hope to give the deviant some exposure and bring a little beauty to your week. I also include a short description about the artist and/or what draws me to their work. 


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Winter on the Way by Selenada

Selenada's pieces are absolutely stellar. They create a beautiful new world 

The Tree of Wishes by Selenada

In addition to the realistic pieces, there are some wonderful concept pieces such as this one. Again we see wonderful lighting, colors, and details in this piece. 
Sister of the Night by Selenada

Lastly, this piece really struck (heh...) me. This piece for me is one of the finest in aerroscape's gallery as it has such a high complexity throughout the image. From win to a storm, everything is absolutely beautiful. 

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Stock & Resources

Premade Backgrounds are a popular resource for both stock providers and artists. They can become a wonderful learning tool for beginner artists, or those simply seeking a bit of inspiration. They also can be a source of uncertainty if certain protocols are not followed.

What you need to know about Premade Backgrounds:

What they are:

- They are the photo-manipulations of the Stock & Resources world. They typically consist of two or more images that allow for adaptation and redistribution that are properly credited.

- They must be at least 1000 x 1000 pixels. They also need to be usable and available for other artists to include in their finished art piece.

They must come from resources that allow adaptation and redistribution:

- Your own photographic (etc.) resources.

- Other stock providers who give permission to use their images for premade backgrounds.

- Some public domain images. Note: Not all “public doman” images allow for adaptation and redistribution. Some still require direct link source crediting, as well. (i.e. wikicommons)

They MUST NOT include:

- Images from websites such as, dreamstime, depositphotos, getty, istockphoto, etc. This includes any pay to download sites. Most purchases do not include exclusive rights for redistribution. These sites often have non-redistribution clauses in their EULA.

- Images from Google, Celebrities, movie screen shots, or other potentially copyrighted materials.

- Resources from providers that otherwise do not allow redistribution in whole or in part.

They must:

- Have their original sources credited in the artist’s comments area. This includes your own images and images from other sources.

Here is a statement from the Help Desk regarding Premade Backgrounds:

” Premade backgrounds fall under the same copyright rules as any submission to deviantART, that is you must either have created it entirely through your own means or you must have permission to use any materials you did not create.

With premade backgrounds being distributed as a resource if they do use materials created by others then they must comply fully with the license of that image. If a stock image does not allow redistribution in part, whole or as part of a larger piece then it must not be used as part of a premade background.

deviantART policy is that you must document any sources you use in your creations and we strongly encourage direct linking to the source material. Deviations that do not provide reasonable documentation will first be addressed by volunteers and may be addressed by staff if further action is required.

Any user that uses stock and resources should always check carefully that they are not inadvertently infringing copyright or violating someones license. This is why we require documentation of source material. We would strongly advise that if a premade background does not cite its source material then it should not be used. Any deviations using invalid stock will be moved to scraps and the invalid stock scrapped or removed.”

Relevant Premade Background FAQ:

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FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?


Use sources that allow for redistribution. Credit your resources, including your own. Make sure it meets the minimum guide lines of 1000 x 1000 px.

Farewell Summer...!

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 9:52 AM

 The summer is almost over so I wanted to do a
memoir of all the beautiful flowers that made me so happy this summer,
to share my passion with you guys,

I also went and visit the galleries of my dear friends
and added some of their  summer photography only of (2014) in this journal:)

It is the first time that I feature my own photos in a journal.
I hope not to be perceive as egotistical I just wanted to say
farewell to a big reason for my summer smiles,
and immortalized their beauty for all to see:)

Thank you for viewing, my dearest friends:) 

My friends photographs:
Purple by Inspired-KOOlnessCilantro by barananduen
Birdie Food by nolaknowsJulia Dryas Iulia butterfly by Bimmi1111
Leaves of Change by TalonTaliWhite-letter Hairstreak. by AdrianDunk
BTFL by AmnHaussCosmic Rose - Free Premade Stock by somadjinn
the vineyards by little-one-girl. by vfrrichPoppies dancing in the wind by AStoKoPink Flower by ExclusiveArts-StudioFrozen In Time by sesam-is-open
.::Flower::. by zaranixNature-044 by Sys2013
Aquilegia by Ophelia-Yvainewhat could be found by Eve-23
Macro flower with drops by aleexdeeRISING by morningstarskid
Rhododendron by Lior-ArtFor dear Irene by sivandogan1212
Abrazame by LUCILALEYLAPostcard from Manhattan by maxlake2
for saira and josh . you are my life roses . by cobra2014Life by korwis
Humla by Richard-Cederfjard

Flowers from my garden:

Good morning... by virnagrayAzaleas...! by virnagrayBeautiful pink by virnagrayPicsArt 1410788824047 by virnagrayPretty pink Dahlia by virnagray
Pink Carnation by virnagrayA lovely touch of pink by virnagrayPetunias by virnagray multi-colored dianthus by virnagrayRosie cheeks ( dianthus ) by virnagray Pretty unknown plant in my garden by virnagray
my little rose plant by virnagray Carnation. by virnagray
Pink rose by virnagrayPretty pink by virnagray
My roses are for you by virnagrayHappy Mother's day...! by virnagray


Blissful summer by virnagrayTropical foliage by virnagray
Tropical (Elephant ears) by virnagraybaby elephant ear by virnagray

Orange and yellows
my first Marigold of the summer by virnagrayA lovely pair of roses by virnagray
Little bee by virnagrayflowers in my mother in law's pond. by virnagray

My assistant. by virnagrayGiant Mary golds by virnagrayNature's cycle! by virnagray
Bathing in sun light by virnagrayWild beauty by virnagray
off to work... by virnagrayDay Lilly by virnagrayYellow tea hybrid rose bush by virnagray
Yellow Columbine by virnagrayTiger lily by virnagraystar clusters by virnagraybeautiful little friend by virnagray


Violet viola. by virnagraypurple clematis! by virnagraywild irises by virnagrayThe joy of gardening by virnagrayA pretty purple flower by virnagray

Open moon flower by virnagrayTiny flower! by virnagrayMoon flower by virnagraywhite giant lily by virnagrayLittle daisies by virnagraytogetherness by virnagrayMoon flower close up! by virnagray

My red rose for you... by virnagrayLittle lily by virnagrayMy morning surprise! by virnagrayHollyhock flowers by virnagrayBeautiful butterfly by virnagraylittle Carnation flowers by virnagrayred rose by virnagrayTropical foliage by virnagray

A special showcase of last year favorites from my garden:
getting something to eat... by virnagraybeeeautiful... by virnagraysomething yellow, this got deleted by accident by virnagraydots by virnagrayworking hard. by virnagrayso what's up? by virnagray
butterfly by virnagrayAt the Ohio butterfly observatory by virnagray

Thank you for your lovely attention to my many posts:)

I love all of you Through my love for your works,
And the friendship that some of us continue to build:)

News + Weekly Gallery Highlight

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 16, 2014, 12:45 AM


community related news

:bulletgreen: The theme for September monthly challenge organized by Artisan Crafts galleries' volunteers is: pet crafts. You can learn more about monthly challenge here… You can see who are the winners of the previous monthly challenge here…

:bulletgreen: As part of Gallery Descriptions month, we have two articles about Artisan Crafts galleries:……

:bulletgreen: You can see the monthly DDs roundup here… and here and for sculpture…

contests and giveaways

:bulletgreen: You can find a list of Artisan Crafts contests and events here

interviews and features

:bulletgreen: Brookette highlighted several crafted mandalas…

:bulletgreen: The latest beadwork feature covers beaded Hello Kitty objects…

:bulletgreen: Brookette did a Hello Kitty feature…

:bulletgreen: Brookette posted a feature of Guardians of the Galaxy inspired crafted…

sales and special offers

:bulletgreen: MorganCrone has listed lot of her items for auction and they start at up to half the original price, so make sure to have a look

:bulletgreen: Peter-The-Knotter is having a modest sale of some of his necklaces to raise funds for a sorely-needed camera for exhibition photo's and for making pix for his book on knotting and macramé. For more info, please see here:


:bulletgreen: FrockTarts is looking for some pointers on the types of resin that would be best for the project she is working on and that you can learn about in the journal here…

:bulletgreen: Kat-Skittychu is trying to find someone who could make a little bit bigger version of her crafted bee.

Weekly Gallery Highlight

We decided to highlight some of the best submissions to the group gallery every week. I'll go with 25 featured submissions per week. This selection is purely subjective and represents my favorite submissions to our galleries. If you disagree with my selection, please feel free to go to our galleries and :+fav: any deviation you enjoy, artists also appreciate comments on their works! Spread the love! :dalove:

Chainmail Coif Tutorial by ofmyhats dragon Paw lamp by Lazareus Goat milk soap by FionaRain Kugel Dream by JacekGlejzer Anubis prototype by rcdog Werewolf Bass guitar - Complete - Body shot by Dans-Magic Bryonia cretica, Bryony - Elven Leaf Necklace by QuintessentialArts The Time Flies... by merimask Watchband by simoniculus Handmade Green Journal - Sea of Grass by GatzBcn Hellraiser Lemarchand Puzzle Box by Destro2k The Swan by sivousplay kwan yu by ILoveClayHouse Watermelon Carving 14 by ShadowOfAdriana Kiwi by AndreaMorrow Moon Flower - Lampwork Bottle Pendant by andromeda Triteia by AmandaKathryn Two in Eternity: the Lady and the Phoenix - IX by KiraLisicka Norwegian Viking by wyverex Scary, Hooded Plush, Stuffed Creepy Plushie by Saint-Angel Cyclophina by SweetSign Noelle - before and after by IvyHeartDesigns September honey ring by UrsulaOT Green and Turquoise LuxeWire, June 2014 by Artsee1 Insect Pin by Kaos-Nest

Again, this was a selection of my favorite submissions and does not represent a qualitative or artistic evaluation!

If you would like to help the group by writing features such as this or anything else, please get in touch with me via note to the group and let me know what you would like to contribute and how often (for example a weekly feature of 20 deviations from the group galleries or a monthly article written about something craft related). We are always looking for fresh blood. :D

Please help me welcome this weeks newest members!

:icondominikscherrer: DominikScherrer

Queen of the forest by DominikScherrer


:icongabby-chan1994: Gabby-chan1994

We Pour Light On Everything by Gabby-chan1994


:iconpuzzled-socks: Puzzled-Socks

A day to remember by Puzzled-Socks


:iconcaptain-fab: Captain-fab

Say I love you ~ Aiko by Captain-fab


:iconmoonlight-dragonart: moonlight-dragonart

Goodbye, my little kitty by moonlight-dragonart


:iconprofessoradagio: ProfessorAdagio

Star Wars Heir To The Jedi by ProfessorAdagio


:iconmisssami: MissSami

Illustrated Book About Birds by MisaSami


:iconvabvioand: vabvioand

Goddess Contest Entry by vabvioand


:iconmichaelakindlova: MichaelaKindlova

Meduses by MichaelaKindlova


:iconsoranea: Soranea

Traveller by Soranea


:iconcirprius: Cirprius

The Water Dragon by Cirprius


:iconlinguanerd: Linguanerd

Monster by Linguanerd


:iconramblepaw: ramblepaw

Sun rays by ramblepaw


:iconzazzyak: ZazzyAK

U2 - my remedy, inspiration, joy and relaxation ^^ by ZazzyAK


:iconb-skipper: B-Skipper

The Hidden Beauty by B-Skipper


:iconskipper-colors: Skipper-Colors

Blackcat by Skipper-Colors


:iconaalys-k: Aalys-K

Old Man by Aalys-K


:iconashvanity: ashvanity

Ivysaur Gijinka~(OPEN) by ashvanity


:icondeathgoddess231: DeathGoddess231

Lissandra - The Ice Witch by DeathGoddess231


:icondoubletrouble94: DoubleTrouble94

Red Lion Progress Sketch by DoubleTrouble94


:iconphantomladylice: phantomladylice

KAMUI by phantomladylice


:iconshnab: Shnab

Divided by a fox by Shnab


:iconalternativeproject: Alternativeproject

Rex Ratt and Sloan Sharke by Alternativeproject


:iconcarolinademoraes: CarolinadeMoraes

Darth SEXY Vader by CarolinadeMoraes


:iconxicy-adoptsx: XIcy-AdoptsX

Rainbow Themed Deer Adopts 1 ( Closed) by XIcy-AdoptsX


:iconfallenphoenixiv: FallenPhoenixIV

The Rose of the heart - FP by FallenPhoenixIV


:icongfither: GFITHER

Yoko vs Rex by GFITHER


:icondeullien: Deullien

Remembrance by Deullien


:iconlucid-light: lucid-light

Skyborn by lucid-light


:iconkimikofujii: KimikoFujii

Bird Sketch 01 by KimikoFujii


:iconsapphire-skillz: Sapphire-Skillz

Rurouni Kenshin: Under the cherry blossoms by Sapphire-Skillz


:iconxxblackengelxx: xxblackengelxx

Oni Mask by xxblackengelxx


:iconforest-paix: Forest-Paix

Marie by Forest-Paix


:iconlolicon009: Lolicon009

Dawn from pokemon by Lolicon009

Remember to share the love! I'm sure each and every artist would appreciate the recognition, so please fav/comment/watch these lovely artists!! I've looked through many galleries and can confidently say that you will definitely find some amazing artwork. I'll wrap up by saying thank you for joining the group, and please enjoy yourself!

:iconpinksakura66: (member relations manager)

What To Shoot

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 12:00 PM by NovelExpression:iconnovelexpression:

Stock & Resources

It’s often easy to figure out what you want to shoot when you have a creative, artistic idea as inspiration - you are bringing to life your vision. However, as much as we would like it to be different, there is not always a market for our artistic visions outside galleries. Stock gives artists a way to distribute their works, though sometimes there is a bit of a limit as to what will be sellable to a wider market.

Creating stock doesn’t mean you have to give up all your creative aesthetic or ideals, but it may mean you have to alter them a bit in order to make them more appealing to potential buyers.  At Novel Expression, we had to figure out how to get the most out of our shoots to appeal to the largest number of buyers possible.  While it would be much more creative to shoot our models in various locations and fancy them up a bit with Photoshop, leaving the backgrounds clean and shooting with somewhat flat lighting gives our end user a clean palette with which to work.

novelexpression NX0974 by NovelExpression

If there is something in particular you enjoy shooting or illustrating, do a bit of research and see if there is a site or company that distributes that type of work. There are numerous niche agencies out there for all types of topics, so you might find the perfect home for your work. However, if you are looking to get in with some of the bigger, more general agencies, you might have to make some concessions. 
YA Briana0830 by NovelExpression

First, find something that is missing in the existing collections.
Stay away from things that are common and find something unusual. Do you like to shoot flowers? Flowers and landscapes are beautiful, but they are very popular to shoot so make sure you find something that makes it stand out from what exists or shoot something in a unique way. 

How about food? It’s currently a very popular subject, but there are still some areas that can use imagery. When I did the occasional food shoot, I found there was a lack of regional dishes and international foods. I found the vegan market was lacking imagery, as were various cuisines such as Persian, Salvadoran, and Peruvian. I was able to make some lovely, marketable images and still stick with my enjoyment of shooting food.

onion salsa2B by NovelExpressionCincichilli by NovelExpression

If you can find the magic intersection between what inspires you and what might appeal to someone looking for stock imagery, then you are getting closer to turning your creative passion into a possible source of income. 

Dessert by NovelExpression

Feature XX

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 9:25 AM
-Be on the road with warmly thoughts- by Janek-Sedlar

Bubbles + Video by Kawiku

When bird start singing oil painting by Afremov by Leonidafremov

Forest discovery by tamaraR

Golden Love Bridge - free high res hdr stock by somadjinn

beautiful Sin by jyoujo

Empire by WMill

Sci-fi Buildings by mrainbowwj

Nordic by VitekJewelry

Vegetto by GoddessMechanic2

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Ugly Heart - G.R.L
  • Reading: Fanfiction
  • Watching: World's Dumbest
  • Playing: Sims 4
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola Zero
The Secret Garden I by Bittersuesz

Castle door V - Fougeres by Grinmir-stock 0196 by Bittersuesz Secret Garden by beyondimpression

The Secret Garden II by Bittersuesz

Nature Strikes Back by Ricks-Experiments 5431 by Bittersuesz
Summertime Sadness by Bittersuesz Overgrown Gate 1 Stock by GothicBohemianStock

The Secret Garden III by Bittersuesz

5221 by Bittersuesz Secret garden editorial1 by sarahlouisejohnson
For all your wishes by Marco-art Garden details by uglybug

The Secret Garden IV by Bittersuesz

way to go by artmobe 3242 by Bittersuesz
berry 2 by andborntolose Bridge by artmobe
Garden of the Wild by TheGhostSiren 29/52 by Sarah--G

The Secret Garden V by Bittersuesz

Glow by Bittersuesz Blooming Bluebells by Theanimalparade
Breezy by Theanimalparade Red roses by dammmmit

The Secret Garden VI by Bittersuesz

shy lover by esmahanozkan Mysteries by Elasias
Root by Row-Bawt-Bee winter garden by BlackDennie

The Secret Garden VII by Bittersuesz

Fairytale Backyard by thedaydreaminggirl rose garden of sorrow by maybe-paper-hearts
An English Garden by younghappy sisters by hoangdungnguyen
Twelve black years by elyssa-obscura secret garden by born-to-love
mysterious garden. by agnsun Garden Bed by Mayfair710

The Secret Garden VIII by Bittersuesz

English summer rain by czas Secret Garden by kittynn
Her undying presence by invisigoth88 Colors by LucreciaMortishia
Country side by Soldiersdeadbride Magic garden by KarelSopek

The Secret Garden IX by Bittersuesz

The Secret Garden by agatkk Secret Garden by Sarachmet Wild Beauty by cherrycake10

The Secret Garden X by Bittersuesz
  • Mood: Lonely
  • Listening to: Sia - Chandelier
  • Reading: university stuff
  • Eating: bread with mozzarella
  • Drinking: herbal tea