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"Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone."  ~ Vincent van Gogh


(Enjoy the feature and please read below to find out how you and a friend can enter to WIN POINTS and be FEATURED!)

Patrick by ElinasArt
loyal friendship by SvitakovaEvaGirl and Dog Silhouette by Amber-Loves-Horses
CPR Dogs LXXIV by LDFranklinI'll take care of you by TammyPhotography
Brother and sister by speartime
The Norwegian Fjord Horse by A-MotiveMotherly Love by SkiAr7sy
Friendship by athenaowl1999Friends by TamaraWill
Cuddles by x-xSpitFirex-x
La jeune fille aux loups I by Arkus83High Five! by Monique141
Paw Bullet (Brown) - F2U!Paw Bullet (Brown) - F2U!Paw Bullet (Brown) - F2U!can I have that plz by Meow-picsPaw Bullet (Brown) - F2U!Paw Bullet (Brown) - F2U!Paw Bullet (Brown) - F2U!  Little Angel V by serhatdemiroglu
hello friend by MirrelleyTrust by GlassHouse-1
Cuddly Cats by AllieCat1114
Paw Bullet (Dark Brown) - F2U!Paw Bullet (Brown) - F2U!Paw Bullet (Dark Brown) - F2U!Nuzzling by lensladyPaw Bullet (Dark Brown) - F2U!Paw Bullet (Brown) - F2U!Paw Bullet (Dark Brown) - F2U!  Lion Heart by suezn
Nuzzle by chaotic-symmetry
Friendship, Togetherness, Love by MayEbony
Colourful by llemonthyme
Forever and Always by Heylormammy
All you need is a hug (3) by AniqeAnukWarm Sleepies by lemonsandlemonade7
<da:deviationid="414807997">After Lunch by ShanghaiSarahA Puppy For Christmas by MayEbony
Love Love Love by ElinasArt
Doris and Cyril 72yrs Together by MayEbony
Get married by Pamba
Moomin Love by Dipliner

"True friendship is when you walk into their house and your WiFi connects automatically." – Author Unknown (Internet, probably) hahaha ~ how true!Giggle 


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A place for inspiration, hope and friendship! :iconhugshopeandhealing:


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Thank You for your support and friendship!moomin-hug

we are family. by Ticu Thank You Stamp by StampMakerLKJ we are family. by TicuSqueeze Hug by Mirz123~Bridget



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Purple

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 15, 2014, 6:00 AM


If you're wondering if I will ever stop talking about Game of Thrones, the answer is undoubtedly not. But the fans of the series have a lot to celebrate this week, because purple wedding! :la: Everything is purple this week, so let's celebrate with some stunningly gorgeous crafts that fit into the colour scheme. 



Purple Dragon's eye wire wrapped pendant by IanirasArtifacts Purple Curlicues by smist
Purple Flowers Brooch by Arleen Purple Party Chucks by Bobsmade
Persian Gold Cake by Igasm Falling from heaven - stone painting by AlviaAlcedo
Great Purple Dragon Mask by merimask Josie by SaveTheBEes
Purple Sato Rose by lisadeng Purple Secrets... by alexlibris999
Dark purple lolita fingerless gloves by theaquallama Purple Dragon Flutes Close Up by DragonsAndBeasties
Large Cthulhu Mask, red-purple and metallic blue by shmeeden Keep Calm... by chujo-hime



Skin by SimplySilent

Crazy Amazing Art 13

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 15, 2014, 5:19 PM
Omg two days ago I was sitting outside, shorts and sandals and what do I wake up to today?
Freaking now! :faint: Now normally I love snow. Its pretty and white and generally lovely.. But I have had enough. Someone please tell mother nature it is APRIL and give her her medication back.. please?! My yard looks so silly with blankets, pillow cases, and towles covering all my precious plants that can't handle frost.
So enough of my rant.. Luckily I found o many amazing artwork to eyeball it makes up for the dreary cold morning.. sortof. lol
Enjoy!

fly away by Juulii12Spring buds by gigi50
Moody Scotland by Nelleke
Bleach White by gooey-dogThe Lady in Red. by dragonfly-oli
Tulips for Selina by jankolas
UNTIRMAX - silver and amethyst by LUNARIEENEZGHASTHUR - silver and citrine by LUNARIEEN
Dec 573 by LukeMajewski
Lunar eclipse by swiftgmoonInto Nothingness by tvurk
-Call of wandering- by Janek-Sedlar
Curiosity didn't kill the cat by IlojleenFetch by Patrick-Kramer
Highlands Hammock Sunrise by CandiceSmithPhoto
Chameleon by jeroenpaintMultnomah Falls by Latefor
-Sacred fields- by Janek-Sedlar
Dark British Street by JoshCallowayColors.... by Malcolm21
Hungarian skies pt.CLXVI. by realityDream
twins by tasiyDryadula Phaetusa by Somebody--else
Beauty and the Beast by PassionAndTheCamera
Nature's Beauty by SPatriotSunny Spring by Alessia-Izzo
spring by tsubaki77
Lovers by Justine1985H Y D R A N G E A by Krisseyforget-me-not by Ingelore
Taraxacum white by suc69
Petticoat Junction by charliesmyangelDunstanburgh Castle by SebastianKraus
Easter Egg by needcaffine
Vacations by KlarthSanSummer Breeze by TheCompanyOfWolves
Another journey - the tunnel by KPEKEP
Misty blues by kayaksailorthe willow tree by Katoman
Wallaman Falls by Questavia
Lost by Lottia1Colorful Love by SheilaBrinson
Open wide by relhom
Spring33 by vw1956Tendrils by moreMDM
Num num num ! by AlexTheRyan
Passion by flowerhippie22DSC6884 by brianimages
something peculiar by nhuthanhImage by BlairsWireBonsai

Shameless Self Promotion:
Lucky by Roses-to-Ashes
Close ups Please by Roses-to-AshesBeginning a New by Roses-to-Ashes

Generous Deviant:
:iconcarlosae:CarlosAE Was kind enough to donate a few spare points!!
Go check out some of his art!!

Shiny Purple Forest by CarlosAE
Dark Lake by CarlosAELeft 4 Dead: The Hunter (Female Version) by CarlosAE
Pur...So Cold by CarlosAE

Want to get featured in my next crazy amazing art feature? donate any amount of spare points to get a feature!! Help me keep my premium membership.

:icontrees-with-character:Trees-With-character is holding a "Best of Traditional Trees" Contest! Check it out here:
Traditional Trees Contest! Now Open!!:iconbutterfly1plz::iconbutterfly2plz::iconbutterfly3plz::iconbutterfly4plz::iconbutterfly5plz:
:wave: Hello tree huggers! This contest is going to be a little bit different from most of our other contests. Keep reading to find all the lovelyness! :)
You may view all entries and submit your own here!
:iconcyansparklesplz:Traditional Trees Contest Folder:iconcyansparklesplz:
 :icontree3plz:Theme: The theme for this contest is "Traditional Trees". This Theme is a very broad theme, which leaves you with a variety of options for entries.
 :icontree3plz: What should my entry be? The only main rule is your entry much be a Traditionally drawn, painted tree or parts of a tree. Any Traditional medium is accepted, paintings, crayon, pencil, tattoo, pen, scratch board, acrylics, watercolor ect.
Your entry can be of a painted cherry blossom, or a sketch of a tree near a river.. it is up

We have a lot of art being given away, features and many points! Go join the fun today!!


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~Adrienne




Weekly Features!

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 1:12 PM
Peace :iconblacklovelyheartsplz: :iconpassion-for-photos: :iconblacklovelyheartsplz: Peace

Artist's Feature #20: FlorentCourty


Bullet; Purple  Bullet; Red  Bullet; Orange  Spotlight Deviation love Spotlight  Bullet; Orange  Bullet; Red  Bullet; Purple

:iconflorentcourty:

"I began photography because I walked a lot in the forests around home and I wanted to capture what I saw. It became more and more important and finally, I wanted it to be my main activity and I left school as I had no idea what else to do."

Wavy Shapes by FlorentCourty  Sheep and Volcanoes by FlorentCourty

"I never see the same thing twice. I am interested in weather and meteorology and I know what type of weather I'll have [before going out to take photos], though I can never know what I'll see and there's always a surprise I couldn't have imagined before and that is a very strong source of inspiration for me. Always curious to see what's next! I have never really thought about what type of photography I should do, shooting landscapes is a natural thing for me and it will forever be. It's very nice to enjoy eternal and free things from our 'true' world."

 Wilderness' Magic by FlorentCourty Steam Forest by FlorentCourty Post-sunset Rays by FlorentCourty

:iconflorentcourty:

Be sure to check out his website, as well as the rest of his gallery!

Camera Here's a kiss for you, my love! Camera

If you know of any members of Passion-for-Photos who you feel deserves to be featured in our "Bi-Weekly Artist's Feature," please send us a note with your nomination!

Tuesday Treats: Key words challenge

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 5:51 PM



Monday Muses | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly


Lets find deviations inspired by those key words: WATER, YELLOW and WISDOM. You can also describe why the deviation fits with the key words. 


Find a deviation using the 3 key words (even from your own gallery) and link it in a comment on this blog. Limit of one deviation per member please! Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have a good day! 


:bulletblue: Suggestions must be sent before Tuesday April 22th.



Owl at rain by timwell

The owl with yellow eyes is wise enough to stay out of the rain!




And now Easter and Spring


That Green Gentleman by mayIdrawyou Easter - Gifts From Heaven by lilok-lilok
FREE Strawberry Bunny Snuggly (Page Doll) by Sarilain Easter by peinturealuile Bring You A Smile by sesam-is-open
Spring by silvestru Spring Blossom by Crystal-Haze Elephant by Hot-Chelle-Raelian
Eggs In A Basket by LDFranklin Osterhaeschen I by Kiara-Vestigium

Easter Egg3 by KmyGraphic


Thank you for participating! :heart:


:icondawishingwell:


Hi again

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 15, 2014, 1:42 PM


Hi, guys. It's me, again. Sorry if I haven't answered in a few days. My doctor says I need to rest for a few days. He also said my strength might come back, if I eat and drink. My parents and family relatives are all kinda worried, but I'm getting well soon. But I also need some help. Guardians, if you're out there and reading this, watch over my two little sisters. They have to walk to school and I'm not there to keep them safe. Guardians, can you protect them? I feel so guilty for being in here. I would die if I found out my little sisters were hurt on the way back home or to school. But other than that, I'll be fine soon. Maybe by Easter I'll be okay. Well, until next time.


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  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Disney Dinosaur
  • Reading: Divergent
  • Watching: Disney Dinosaur
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: REALLY cold, very icy water

Baby it's Cold Outside...

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 15, 2014, 11:44 AM




I got up and opened the curtains and literally laughed out loud. There was snow on the ground and maybe 30 degrees outside. Sunday it was 80 frickin' degrees and I was roasting! The house is all-electric and there is baseboard heat and no ducts, so that means air conditioning is either installed directly into the wall or put into windows during the hot months of the year. The windows were open but the heat still permeated the air. Summer in Ohio can get hot, not like Southern hot (at least most of the time), but for those who can withstand temps of 20 below or colder, 80 to 90 degrees is dang hot. It is supposed to be 20 degrees tonight then the temps will start to pick back up and perhaps be in the fifties and sixties for Easter Weekend.

This has been one long winter, albeit not the longest that I remember. One year the first snow storm was October 1st and the last snow fell on Mother's Day (May 11th) at the end of the season. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow :snowing:

Winter Wonderland... by WDWParksGalSnow by Jodmiester Snow by gypcg 

Blue snow by yangqi snow in by jyoujo heavy snow by KariLiimatainenPure snow by KariLiimatainen 

adventure on the river by KariLiimatainensnow by wiklunda Winter Forest Stock 19 by AreteStock Winter Stock 15 by AreteStock 

Ice Storm Burning TreeGC Ohio5 by WDWParksGal-Stock Winter Fantasy Background by WDWParksGal-Stock Snowman Background Removed by WDWParksGal-Stock First Snowfall 4 by TheStockWarehouse 

The Dang Grill Won't Light Up! by WDWParksGal Snow in the Backyard Premade by TheArmouredBear 

And, in the meantime, Happy Spring!!

Spring Wallpaper by WDWParksGal Mum pic directly off iPhone new submission option by WDWParksGal Spring 2014 Daffodil Stock 3 by WDWParksGal-Stock

:iconnewsboyplz: Current Issue of DevNews

April 15th 2014 Article Issue: devNEWS:icondevnews: DevNews :icondevnews:

Deviousness for April :iconBluefley: Bluefley


Featured Groups
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Community Relations and CR Projects/Challenges and devMEETS


HQ, Hot Topics and Official dA News/Contests


Artisan Crafts and Body Art News and Groups
Artisan Crafts vol.05 by BrooketteIntroducing: Spitfirefae by stitchingpiratesPurple by cakecrumbs

Art Features ~ Theme: From the Gallery of Babies-Children-Love
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:iconhappyeasterplz: Happy Easter Happy Easter 

Happy Easter!Wishing everyone a very happy Easter!


Toonimal Lamb 002 by poserfan-stockToonimal Eggbert 004 by poserfan-stock
Easter Nest 005 by poserfan-stockEaster Nest 003 by poserfan-stock
There's more Easter stock in my gallery, the Easter Inventory below willl give you an overview!
There will also be some new stock arriving....

Inventory: Easter Stock Vol.1 by poserfan-stock Inventory: Easter Stock Vol.2 by poserfan-stock
Have Fun!!


Lily's Rainbow Box Happy Passover

Passover Cup by t7777t



News + Weekly Gallery Highlight

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 15, 2014, 12:49 AM


News


community related news

:bulletgreen: Thanks to you, our great members, we continue to be super group for another year. It's been some time since we last had a contest so we thought we could give that one a go. Are you interested?

:bulletgreen: The theme for April monthly challenge organized by Artisan Crafts galleries' volunteers is: Dreams. You can learn more about monthly challenge here  cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/jour… You can see who the winners of the March monthly challenge are here cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/jour…

:bulletgreen: You can see the monthly DDs roundup here brookette.deviantart.com/journ… and cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/jour…  and for sculpture here backsackandjack.deviantart.com…

contests and giveaways

:bulletgreen: If you are from USA you can enter to win one of demonmilk's jewellery sets. Giveaway ends April 30th demonmilk.deviantart.com/journ…

:bulletgreen: WorldWar-Tori is having a cupcakes/cookies contest. Deadline is May 15th 11:59pm EST worldwar-tori.deviantart.com/j…

:bulletgreen: Amaze-ingHats is having a "1000 followers giveaway" amaze-inghats.deviantart.com/j…

:bulletgreen: Aryiea is having a contest in which you can pick one of three themes and win some amazing prizes. Contest ends May 30th aryiea.deviantart.com/journal/…

:bulletgreen: You can find a list of Artisan Crafts contests and events here brookette.deviantart.com/journ…

interviews and features

:bulletgreen: cakecrumbs started a bi-weekly artist feature. See who she decided to highlight here cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/jour…

:bulletgreen: Beadwork features are back. This time the theme is jewellery made with twin beads cayca.deviantart.com/journal/B…

:bulletgreen: Brookette posted the fifth instalment of her own artisan craft features as a community volunteer brookette.deviantart.com/journ…

:bulletgreen: Malintra-Shadowmoon posted a feature of minerals and gemstones, including some lovely crafted pieces malintra-shadowmoon.deviantart…

:bulletgreen: Aryiea did a feature of fantasy crafts aryiea.deviantart.com/journal/…

:bulletgreen: theyarnbunny posted 5th instalment of her Weekly Highlights & Artisan Spotlight theyarnbunny.deviantart.com/jo…

:bulletgreen: Brookette picked both edible and non-edible ice cream AC pieces to feature in this journal brookette.deviantart.com/journ…

:bulletgreen: Brookette showcases VenettaButcher's artwork brookette.deviantart.com/journ…

:bulletgreen: Brookette wrote an article on Irish crochet lace brookette.deviantart.com/journ…

:bulletgreen: Erozja did 8th instalment of Creative Artisan Crafts erozja.deviantart.com/journal/…

:bulletgreen: Ellygator posted short and sweet jewellery feature ellygator.deviantart.com/journ…

:bulletgreen: PhoenixDestruction posted this weeks Undiscovered Weekly article for Artisan Crafts phoenixdestruction.deviantart.…

:bulletgreen: cakecrumbs did a feature of crafted wings cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/jour…

sales and special offers

:bulletgreen: BlackBlossomJewelry has given you 30% off code so go ahead and see what you can get from her Etsy store blackblossomjewelry.deviantart…

:bulletgreen: Pameloo is having clearance sale pameloo.deviantart.com/journal…

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:


The warehouse by Wernerio wooden lego man by thereturnofthewill Mini commode with mushrooms by ElaRaczyk Crimson mini Katana by ledious Scabbard for Bolognese Dagger by Adhras Leather Octopus Cuff by SilverCicada Harry Potter Journal - Gryffindor by GatzBcn Dragon Plaque sculpt 1 finished Drake by AntWatkins Star Tetrahedron and Sphere Intersected by ou8nrtist2 Tyrion Lannister Bust by Nymla Bumblebee Cupcakes by splash-light Rock'n Roll Guitar Cake by lenslady Bottle by markusnugent The Three Eyes. by hoiying0908 My little mermaid by Ft-ArtCraft Tiny mouse from polymer clay by Krinna Great White Shark - knitted tea pot warmer by Little-Blind-Chicken Etotono by Qarrezel Cornelia A Witchington by UrsulaPatch Cactuar Cuttie by Sarsie Spring Serendipity by ShadowedPorcelain Needle felted red fox by SaniAmaniCrafts All the treasures by Tuile-jewellery Deer's horns by quidames Piramid earrings by xNatje


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