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Daily Lit Recognition for July 30th, 2014

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

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

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Poetry

Suggested by: Edges-to-Everything

Featured by: UnspecifiedUnknown

Jack and the Beanstalkeveryone laughs and says
I sold my bread and butter for
a handful of beans that won't buy jack
but where they see dirt I see 
a ladder brushing its fingers against the atmosphere
twisting up and around itself to form
new growth so green and alive and yes
I may be on the bottom rung and true
I can't see the golden goose from here but
they say there are giants in the promised land
and I hope to God it's true because
I want to feel afraid when I get there.

Jack and the Beanstalk by ReubenDeFlash



Per the suggestor: tigerli-ly's comment says it well:

"...that is the perfect manifestation of not only hoping for the 
better things in life, but also actually taking a chance at bringing 
them into action! I love how you twisted the single-sided 
nature of the moral of the original story and turned it to show 
the positive side of ambition (not necessarily greed)..."




Featured by: AyeAye12

FinalityThe Man of Many Maladies
has flowers that fade to grey,
the dry rot,
the twenty-one grams
and he is already gone by morning.
An overpowering, a tyranny of mind
seeped through the porous skin-
it is there now,
it will be there.
The engine, custom made
by some sick saboteur, is slow now-
it makes gruesome churning sounds,
metal against metal, noxious sparks-
like an expiring titanium bird.
The ivory keys of a piano
play somewhere in a distant room.
There is at least meaning in that.
He hears it and tries to imagine himself walking,
just walking, nowhere in particular.
Where in that place there once was air,
rich and sharp colours,
movement and sound.
Where there were wall-mounted clocks
that could be easily ignored-
other people pass through there,
and will again.
But for him there is just the music,
the music, and the darkness.
Dead on arrival,
I expected to be-
dark magic
with a twist of tragedy,
a flick of the syringe
a plunge.
I lunge forward,
forlorn and trembling-
you can see my ed

Finality by ncaph



Three poems in one, the tale of drugs 
and a victim to them. Sharp as a syringe.





Prose

Suggested by: haphazardmelody

Featured by: chromeantennae

Eyes to TellGeordie knows what happened to the 'sno-cone man. Why he don't come round no more. Same time the Reverend's bright, handsome boy Dennis went to visit his relatives in the 'States.
He knows too what's buried 'neath the empty lot, next to the old brewery on Fairview Hill.
Thinking over the things he knows, Geordie gets a sly-puss smile on his face. ‘I got a roof need fixin 'fore hurricane season and me without a dime to spare.’
He’s been letting this one sit. Two months gone and sure bet the Reverend thinks his secret’s safe. But the Bishop’s coming for the dedication of the new church. Now’s the time to make his play.  
He makes sure his lettering on the note is just right. It takes a couple tries―he don't got the steadiest hand no more—then he seals it up good in a nice new envelope and goes to wait patiently by the door. It ain't quite morning bright but he knows the postman likes to beat the sun.
Sure enough not more'n a few m

Eyes to Tell by leyghan



Suggester says: This piece is fantastic for two reasons: 
an incredibly sinister atmosphere and perfect adherence 
to dialect. This flash fiction crafts such a story in so few words.



Suggested by: MagicalJoey

Featured by: TwilightPoetess

RebootI punched a kid twice in fifth grade for trying to see up Gemini Hetherington’s skirt when her twin brother was home sick. The Hetheringtons could get away with things like that if they ever lifted a fist in the first place, but for a Holthausen it was like a criminal offense, and all of the better-neighborhood parents gasped at the news and wondered what went wrong in my development. I sat in the car while the principal spoke to my dad about it. Through the window I heard him warn that I would no sooner be punching Walt Burtons in elementary than pulling a knife on a man for his wallet in adulthood, and that immediate correction was necessary unless he wanted me to wind up in jail with the rest of the scum of Airedale.
While my dad tried to calm the principal down, Gemini Hetherington tiptoed up to the window when her nanny was distracted. At first she signed ‘thank you’ to me through the window.  She breathed on the glass and drew a heart on the foggy circle. T

Reboot by Moonlightauthor



This short story introduces a new and intriguing world, 
and carries some hefty morals with it. 
Also, the opening line is great.





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Skin by SimplySilent

Very Special Thank You Feature

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 1:18 AM

:iconyellowpiedbudgieplz:Special Thank You Feature for Our Voters:iconparakeetplz:

A HUGE Thank You to our Super Special VOTERS, both Members and Administrators alike,  here at Unframed-Nature who voted on The TOP SUBMISSIONS of UNFRAMED-NATURE for the three voting periods of: 
JAN.-FEB., and MAR.-APR., and MAY-JUNE, 2014 !!

Jan.-Feb.'s TOP SUBS of Unframed-Nature and News!Welcome to JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2014’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
:iconhappysunplz:
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support! :thanks:

A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
:squee:  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :squee:
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fantastic
Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here. :aww:
:iconyellowflowerplz:
Thank you so much to ALL the amazing MEMBERS (and Admins.) who returned to vote on our main folders (and the THEME) for these months! :love:
:iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz:
Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s what it’s all about-
combining our love of Art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!
March-Apr.'s TOP SUBS of Unframed-Nature and NEWSWelcome to MARCH-APRIL 2014’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
:iconhappysunplz:
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support! :thanks:

A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
:squee:  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :squee:
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fantastic
Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here. :aww:
:iconyellowflowerplz:
Thank you so much to ALL the amazing MEMBERS (and Admins.) who returned to vote on our main folders (and the THEME) for these months! :love:
:iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz:
Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s what it’s all about-
combining our love of Art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!
Without fu
May-June TOP SUBS of Unframed-Nature and NEWSWelcome to MAY-JUNE 2014’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
:iconhappysunplz:
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support! :thanks:

A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
:squee:  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :squee:
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fantastic
Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here. :aww:
:iconpinkflowerplz:
Thank you so much to ALL the amazing MEMBERS (and Admins.) who returned to vote on our main folders for these months! :love:
:iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz:
Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s what it’s all about-
combining our love of Art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!
Without further ado...


:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:

It is our philosophy that this is the Group’s Group,
:heart: :community::community::community: :heart:
and so this particular Monthly Activity is open to ALL Members. :aww:
Simply Watch :eyes: for the Group Blog announcing WHEN and HOW to vote.  
:note: The NEXT one will be out on AUG. 31st. :la:

For a very very long time, at least two, maybe three years, we voted on this "Top Subs..." event, every single *MONTH* AND ALSO produced a subsequent News Article to reflect the results, which also included our own group News, and news from some other extra special affiliate groups...

:note: HOWEVER since the very beginning of 2014, a super important change was made here at Unframed-Nature.

The event was changed to occur EVERY TWO MONTHS, instead. :nod:

So whereas last year, at THIS time, we would have had membership voting SIX times, and had published SIX resulting News Articles, INSTEAD, we have cut this event back in half, to membership voting THREE times, and THREE resulting News Articles. :)

There were a few reasons for this change, to be honest, but one very important one, which is easy to explain and understand, is the TIME and WORK factor. In this new way of doing this event, we save Members AND Administrators a lot of time and effort on having to go through our main folders, and sometimes the THEME folders, to vote! Rather than doing this EVERY month, now they're only doing this half that time! :la:

I mean, let's face it, should they choose to make the commitment to do this, at all, it is a great effort to be certain! There are still a LOT Of pages of work to sift through- and TONS of talented work to decide upon!  With TWO months worth of work to look through, there is MORE work to look through- even though we DID cut the submission limit, by a lot! Our membership continues to grow, so that affects it, too.  :nod:

So, their help, and dedication is just outstanding, and it is always appreciated, and will always mean a lot to me and the group in general! :aww: :heart:

This also saves me some time and effort, too, because I am not tallying votes, pasting them in my spreadsheets, and re-pasting them in the news articles, and putting together the news articles for publication *monthly* -rather every OTHER month. :D

So, it's just better all the way around. :)

Of course there's more point donors to account for and feature, (but hey, if there's one thing to have more of...! ;) ) and the choosing of more members of the month... so in some areas it can be almost twice as much work, but overall, I DO think it is better! :aww:


:note: So, the NEXT Special Thank You Feature for voters, would be for voting on the folders of JULY-AUG., and SEPT.-OCT., and NOV.-DEC. with the Feature coming out sometime in January... but likely due to all that goes on that time of year, probably later- like February or so.


Aside from all the incredibly beauty inside these amazing Nature folders, making it very difficult to narrow it down and choose so very few to vote on,
given that we are a large group, we DO need enough Members to vote, to give a nice enough representation of what is reflected in our folders.

So, as you can see, this is quite a pretty important bit of volunteer work for our Group!

:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:

It is why, it is very important to recognize those Members and Admins., of our Group, who have been assisting us by participating in this process, therefore supplying us with this amazing monthly every-two-month activity. :lol:  Thank you ALLLLLL!  :thanks:

Some voted in ALL THREE of the dual-monthly periods, some voted in TWO of them, and others voted in one dual period. :heart:  And even once is so welcomed! :love:

Whatever amount of help that has been volunteered,
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: It is GREATLY APPRECIATED! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:

:iconballoonplz:

SO, Without further ado....

:clap: :iconthankyouplz4: :iconthankyouplz4: :iconthankyouplz4:  :clap:
 
:iconblueanomis:            
G R A V I T Y by BlueAnomiSLittle T by BlueAnomiS
M Y __ S U N S H I N E by BlueAnomiSD A Y D R E A M by BlueAnomiS

:iconhansmar:            
Krokus5 by HansmarPhysalis by Hansmar
Droplets by HansmarFloating In The Canyon by Hansmar

:iconzenmoments:        
Day dreamers by ZenMomentsMemorial. by ZenMoments
Touched by a kind heart. by ZenMomentsThrough the city. by ZenMoments

:iconmittarimato:            
Forest Path by mittarimatoThe Big Oak by mittarimato
Sunset Meadows by mittarimatoThe Final Hour by mittarimato

:iconerozja:            
163. Mermaid princess - Fluorescence by Erozja87. Fairy of frost by Erozja    
156. Magic Fairies - angelic gardener by Erozja158. Steampunk angel by Erozja

:iconsilivrentinu:    
Autumn Scene 2 by SilivrenTinuLight and Shadow by SilivrenTinu
Shine by SilivrenTinuOn the Road by SilivrenTinu

:iconschwarzwieebenholz:    
Troestende Worte by SchwarzWieEbenholZTiptoe by SchwarzWieEbenholZ
Little Nation by SchwarzWieEbenholZLucky too by SchwarzWieEbenholZ

:iconyanagi-no-yume:        
Spring magic by Yanagi-no-YumePromises of spring VII by Yanagi-no-Yume
On my way by Yanagi-no-YumeSimple necklace - garnet by Yanagi-no-Yume

:iconravingeaglemedia:    
Fired Glass Beads by RavingEagleMediaTreasures of the Earth Necklace by RavingEagleMedia
Attitude by RavingEagleMediaGrand Canyon Panoramic by RavingEagleMedia





:clap: :iconthankyouplz4: :iconthankyouplz4: :clap:


:iconcacharoth:    
corn by cacharoththistle by cacharoth    
pink rose by cacharoth    

:iconsarapereiraart:    
Idyllic by SaraPereiraArtLet the sun shine by SaraPereiraArt
Put your lights on by SaraPereiraArt

:iconphilippel:
Siamese Friends by philippeLRunning Horse by philippeL    
Kissed by a Squirrel by philippeL    

:iconelen89:    
Tommi Watercolor by elen89Bambou by elen89    
Commissioned -Ellie- by elen89        

:iconjocelyner:            
Cutiepie by JocelyneRClose Encounter by JocelyneR
Fluffy Clouds Before Dusk by JocelyneR

:iconpeeshan:        
Aeon by PeeshanLorelei by Peeshan
Frozen Light by Peeshan

:iconausrejurke:
Needles of Flower by ausrejurkeWonderland Lawn by ausrejurke    
Cold Wind of Winter by ausrejurke    

:iconmiss-whoa-back-off:
Summer Dreams by Miss-Whoa-Back-OffThe World Looks Different Upside Down by Miss-Whoa-Back-Off
Collie on the Porch by Miss-Whoa-Back-Off
    
:icongigi50:                
Pink streaks by gigi50Highway view by gigi50
Before the rise by gigi50

:iconawesome43:               
Awakening by awesome43Night Bloom for my DA Grandson's birthday. by awesome43
Transformation by awesome43

:iconsesam-is-open:
My Corner Of Joy by sesam-is-openThe Perfect Place For Summer Dreams by sesam-is-open    
Unanswered Questions by sesam-is-open

:icondeviantteddine:        
Lavender Craze by DeviantTeddinePoppy Red Craze IV by DeviantTeddine
Herrenberg From Above by DeviantTeddine

:iconadardurden:            
uummm. . . .Why is everyone looking at me??? by AdARDurdenHappy Spring from Florida !! by AdARDurden
Roseate Spoonbill and Glossy Ibis - a580 by AdARDurden

:iconcoffeenoir:    
Single Stalk by coffeenoirSibling Chain by coffeenoir    
Tiger Lily by coffeenoir

:iconblue-koi:    
Daffodil by Blue-KoiRose 1 by Blue-Koi    
Lobularia maritima by Blue-Koi    

:iconingelore:                
busy by Ingeloremerry month of May by Ingelore
hydrangea by Ingelore




:clap: :iconthankyouplz4: :clap:


:iconaltergromit:
Minnie the Cat by altergromitRookery by altergromit

:icondonnasueb:
Center by donnasuebThe Very Best Day by donnasueb

:iconkeziamara:
Princess by KeziamaraPsalm 139:9 by Keziamara

:icondeb-e-ann:
Sweet Peas by Deb-e-annGolden Lily by Deb-e-ann

:iconupironetopyr:
Unusual couple by UpironetopyrSyrphidae by Upironetopyr

:icongeak-of-nature:
Turtle Eggs by Geak-of-NatureNorthern Water Snake on the Trail by Geak-of-Nature

:iconannissina:
First kiss 98/365 by AnnissinaWave by Annissina

:iconlayaboutjoe:
Portland Japanese Garden 17 of 28 by LayaboutJoePortland Japanese Garden 22 of 28 by LayaboutJoe

:iconvampirbiene:
Ready for dinner by VampirbieneA leaf for two by Vampirbiene

:iconcarthaginian:
Standing Out by CarthaginianSepia Sunset by Carthaginian

:iconaldistar:
8 Of Wands by AldistarFunnel by Aldistar

:iconjewel-firefly:
On the Loose by Jewel-FireflyAlight by Jewel-Firefly

:iconrospberry:
Peer Into Purple by rospberrySleeping Leopard by rospberry

:iconlacedshadowdiamond:
The Gatekeeper (09.07.14) by LacedShadowDiamondBlack-Headed Gull 008 (04.03.14) by LacedShadowDiamond

:iconthedewdropfairy:
Simple pleasures by TheDewdropFairyWhere the wild faeries play by TheDewdropFairy

:iconshinyheels:
Bridge over troubled water by ShinyHeelsWhile you only see the seed by ShinyHeels

:iconlydiarhianne:
Burst by LydiaRhianneOrange Lacewing by LydiaRhianne

:iconclu-art:
Lilium album by Clu-artMountain Lake View by Clu-art

:iconmysteryprone:
Signature by MysteryProneLittle Ones by MysteryProne

:iconwindinthecoffeecup:
Flowing by WindInTheCoffeeCupNo flash photography please by WindInTheCoffeeCup

:iconsilenttragedy37:
Here Comes The Sun by silenttragedy37yellow. by silenttragedy37

:iconcottoon:
Mystical sweetness by CottoonLost at sea by Cottoon





:icongewalgon-divider1::icongewalgon-divider2::icongewalgon-divider3::icongewalgon-divider4::icongewalgon-divider5:


The Previous "Special Thank you Feature":

:heart: Very Special Thank You Feature:iconyellowpiedbudgieplz:Special Thank You Feature for Our Voters:iconparakeetplz:
A HUGE Thank You to our Special VOTERS, both Members and Admins., alike,  here at Unframed-Nature who voted on The TOP SUBMISSIONS of UNFRAMED-NATURE for the Months of: 
SEPT., OCT., & NOV., 2013

:note: JAN./FEB.'s TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature will be out in just a few more days!
Thank you for your patience!
:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:
It is our philosophy that this is the Group’s Group,
:heart: :community::community: :heart:
and so this particular Monthly Activity is open to ALL Members. :aww:
Simply Watch :eyes: for the Group Blog announcing WHEN and HOW to vote.  
:note: Traditionally, we were voting during the first week of each month, for the previous month...
but we have made a VERY recent change! We will try some
:heart:


:icongewalgon-divider1::icongewalgon-divider2::icongewalgon-divider3::icongewalgon-divider4::icongewalgon-divider5:



:iconballoonsplz: Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS! :iconballoonsplz:


:pencil:Unframed-Nature's UpComing News Articles :pencil:

:bulletpink: VOTING on "The TOP Subs of JULY-AUG. 2014" is due on AUG. 31st.


:trophy: Upcoming Themes & Contests :trophy:

JULY-AUG. THEME: CURRENT:
VOTE on MAY-JUNE and NEWS!   
Voting on Top Submissions of MAY & JUNE 2014
:icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz:
:iconpocketwatchplz: TIME TO VOTE ON MAY/JUNE's FOUR ORIGINAL FOLDERS :iconpocketwatchplz:
:iconcip33::iconcip33::iconcip33::iconcip33::iconcip33::iconcip33:
~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~ HOW to VOTE ~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~
MOST Months We Hold a WHOLE GROUP Membership Voting, and we Welcome our AWESOME MEMBERS/[plus ADMIN.!!] to VOTE on what each feel are the TOP Submissions from that time period, out of our Folders!
We believe this is the Group's Group.
:heart: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :heart:
You May Vote on:
:bulletblue: 2 from "Birds, Inverts, Aquats, Repts, Amphibs, May-JUNE'14" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.deviantart.com/gallery/49433601/Birds-Inverts-Aquats-Repts-Amph

Scroll to the bottom to see details and prizes.
The DOUBLE or NOTHING, CLOSE-UPS Submitting Folder

AUTUMN THEMED CONTEST: Likely beginning sometime in OCT.


:iconspreadmoreloveplz: :new: Customized Group Journal Skin...  Coming Some Day! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:

My dear Members, and other fellow-Admins.!

I just wanted to take a quick moment to announce to you that there IS a :new: Customized Group Journal Skin, in the works... courtesy of our very own, very active, and very loyal Admin. Lily Annissina! :love:

I am VERY VERY excited about this, because this is something I have truly been interested in, for our group for a long time, but is not something I've been able to do myself, or have a chance to ask around for help, etc., :blushes:

Even, NOW, that she had surprised me with this by NOTE, quite a WHILE ago by now, :blushes: I am the ONLY reason, why this wonderful news is being delayed... because I still have so many notes that I have yet to answer because of everything from before, most of which still continues, and therefore my lack of time in general, and the lack of ability to get organized on dA within so little time.

But, I really want this to happen very badly, and I want to thank Lily, for taking this on, and I WILL be getting together with her about this, as soon as I am able!
:iconcatlaplz:


:icondonatepointsgreenplz: POINTS for Our Group! :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

We still have a lot to fund, currently, and coming up!! :eager:

To help us to achieve these plans and goals, if you do have a few points to spare, feel free to donate to our group, HERE:
:points: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts: :points:

:star: Any point helps, and you will read there, how our donors are rewarded! :star:

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thank-you by KmyGraphic

Thank you ALL,
Members and hard working Admins. alike!

ThankYou by KmyGraphic

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:iconblowkissteaplz:
Tea :iconteaphotography:
Your Team Leader


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Project Educate News

We had a good handful of interesting entries to the Classic Captures Portraiture Contest which was designed to encourage people to explore one of the sub-galleries of the People and Portraits Photography gallery here on DeviantART. The idea was to use some of the tips you learned during the Project Educate week to capture a classic portrait. The theme had to follow the idea of Classic Portraiture which can be defined as follows...
"Photographs of people in traditional pose are often formal, refined and restrained in style while a plain and simple background is a popular feature for a Classic Portrait."

We had some great entries which can be found here and without further ado - here are the results!

1st Place


Tom's Urban Adventure by Pierre-Lagarde
By Pierre-Lagarde
Winning: 6 month sub + 100 points

2nd Place


rebloom by kerrybush
By kerrybush
Winning: 3 month sub + 50 points






Spotlight Vol. 103

People and Portraits






Stock Radar #9

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 2:00 AM

The Stock and Resources gallery on DeviantART is a digital treasure trove, filled from top to bottom with creative, imaginative, beautiful, unique and inspirational images - all waiting for you to turn them into masterpieces. Heres just some that caught my eye and my imagination over the past few days.

Stock and Resource providers are incredibly generous with their skills and time providing all these wonderful things for you to use, please don't forget to read their terms of use and to credit them correctly when you use their work!!


Stock Radar Archive
Stock Radar #1 | Stock Radar #2 | Stock Radar #3 | Stock Radar #4 | Stock Radar #5 | Stock Radar #6
Stock Radar #7 | Stock Radar #8


*****Thumbnails are still borked, sorry this feature doesn't look as pretty as usual!!! ******


Castle Marienburg 7 by wollibear
04 Wood elf - JAMARI LIOR by SivariaJaw Fantasy creature sculpture by Nexu4
Horse Stock 53 by Blissfully-Blind
Texture 33 by cemacStock
Gray Wolf Stock 17 by HOTNStock
Barton On Sea 03 by LadyxBoleyn
Beach Stock 153 by Cassy-Blue Storm Front 01 by kuschelirmel-stock
Ruins 01 by NellyGrace3103
8 Water Bottle Textures by kazaki03
264 by La-Esmeralda-Stock
Stock-Photo [172] by Model-Salvaje
Parc du Grand Blottereau 57 by Jules171 White elf original cosplay stock by Kawaielli-stock
Lormet-Statue-0805-01sml by Lormet-Images
Submarine 01 by bumblebee-stocks
Akhal 11 by Colourize-Stock
Square Tower 3 by fuguestock Castle Tower 8 by Civetta70
Lights fractals by starscoldnight by StarsColdNight
Castle 2 by Starbl00d-Stock
Sea shell Stock 041 by Malleni-Stock
Texture 592 by Sirius-sdz Pretty in Pink by GreenEyezz-stock
Saaremaa windmill 6 by MASYON
Flying Falling Stock 2 by SilentGod88
sr|phz seven by ntone
White Peacock STOCK by Stolen-Aura
Ruine 2 by Civetta70 Airsoft M4 Stock by KaylaDavion






Huge congratulations are extended to Reaper-X who has just published his very own first book featuring his Street Photography. It's called 'Nouns (of the Person and Place variety) and can be purchased from here or from here (for Australians!) Check out the 15 page preview here to see exactly what the book involves and some of Oslo's excellent captures. Well done Reaper-X!


Credit: Blurb.com

More 'Hot off the Press!' announcements...


:bulletblack:ChewedKandi is in Print!
:bulletblack:Charlene Mattson is in Print!
:bulletblack:A Brave Unbodied Scheme
:bulletblack:Megalopolis
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Handy Hints and Tips!

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 12:00 PM by Kaz-D:iconkaz-d:
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Get Involved!

As always projecteducate is ever evolving and developing new ways to allow Deviants to get involved whilst not having to tackle the (sometimes daunting!) task of writing a full length article, or taking on a whole seven days of Education! Therefore the Handy Hints & Tips Blog Series began a few months ago and we're reminding you again that it exists and encouraging you to get involved! Existing Hints and Tips articles can be found within the galleries located here.

What's the Idea?
Some of us love reading long articles, but many of us prefer to be able to read something short, concise and to the point perhaps including an image to illustrate the point - but nothing more. So the idea is that members of the Community Volunteer team and of the wider deviantART Community (YOU!) can start blogging a handy hint or tip related to Art or deviantART, via our blog. Check out the examples at the bottom of this article for more info...

How can I get involved?
All you need to do is note the projecteducate group with your Hint or Tip! This is so that we can be sure we don't have any double-posting going on and we'll always work with you to adapt your idea if someone else has proposed it already. Once you and the team are happy with everything, we'll invite you into the group as a contributor, help you access the journal skin and you can go ahead and post! It's that simple. :) (Smile)

What about normal Project Educate Weeks?
These won't be affected at all. We'll encourage everyone to look at the projecteducate Schedule before posting their blog to ensure they don't post in the middle of someone's week! Alternatively though, if your 'Hint or Tip' is relevant to an upcoming PE week then why not wait and negotiate a slot in the schedule to post it then?! If you need an idea of how it might work, check out the examples below!


Hints and Tips #3 : Paths in GIMPHints & Tips is a new series of articles here at #projecteducate designed to bring you short, concise articles that give you some great artistic advice. To check out previous articles in the series follow this link. If you want to write an article, note #projecteducate
Hello! 
First of all, I plan for this information to be for those fairly new to GIMP. Some folks who have been using it for years will find it inane and obvious, but really those who have GIMP as their first digital art/editing program will most likely not know these things. Feel free to read though if you wanna say "Pfft, I knew that" throughout.

Windows

First of all, most people either don't know or forget that almost everything you need can be found in the Windows drop down menu. You can find all your dockable dialog boxes there and all their features will open u

Hints and Tips #1Hello and welcome to the first instalments of 'Hints & Tips' and 
I hope these short and simple Tutorials will help boost and
inspire YOU to learn and create your own works in the many 
forms and mediums that you may work in.
SO... The first Hint/Tip is -
FIXING WARPED FINISHED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
(lumpy or uneven surface)

STEPS
1- The warped painting
2 - Turn the painting around and cover the back
with plenty of water from corner to corner
3- Place in a large hardback book between blank pages
4- Close the book and place something heavy on it and wait 
30 to 50 minutes so that the pages absorb the moisture
5- You open the book and the painting is flat

=to show that it doesn't remove paint, here is the finished piece=
I hope this helps
Bye :wave:



 Hello there!
This is nº 30 of my photography feature project called FeatureFriday (or FF). 
Each week I will be faving photos that I see and show them to you every friday.
I hope you enjoy this feature as much as I enjoyed discovering these works! :aww:


Colours of Fall by RoniLeppanen
runway by all17 We all live in a beauitful world by CathyDong
.: Tagus :. by Zugo
Storm by benjoin Little bird by Antrisolja
Poppies by thrumyeye
Captured by Dax2610 *** by afamjaowy
From the Sun to Betelgeuse (Endless Book) by dinabelenko
Where The Sun Goes Down by asfolk white.. by humannotdancer
Beneath The Stars We Dance by spatarozliev
Tricia by michellis13 Bitter Heart by kkarll
Dancing with the summer stars by DianaGrigore
Bibliophile by TheFoxAndTheRaven Autumn morning by Aphantopus
The Sound of Melting Snow by DeingeL
6 by odpium Hush by mirazu
Trawy. by shadddow
Pearls by EliseEnchanted still trying... by m-lucia
Independence Day by KrisVlad look forward by vularia

heart bullet by Reverrii Feel free to comment below or send me a note 
with photos you'd like me to see and feature! 


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Introducing a new feature series featuring sweet things every two weeks! 

THIS WEEK

Amigurumi!

Amigurumi Bat 1 by MevvSan Darth Vader amigurumi doll by pirateluv Wee Little Snail Amigurumi by Spudsstitches Night Fury Amigurumi by kamidake Amigurumi Minion by Mirtha Amigurumis by MirthaAmigurumis End of Carrot Amigurumi by Fuugis Amigurumi Duck by pixie--stick Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi by cuteamigurumi Mini R2D2 amigurumi by MiaHandcrafter Merida, from Brave - Crochet Amigurumi Doll by CyanRoseCreations Kon amigurumi doll by amigurumi Cockatiel amigurumi by Soggy-Wolfie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Handmade Amigurumi by amigurumi4u Flying Pig Amigurumi Ornament by AAMurray Amigurumi Octopus by Hello-Pebbles Wolverine Amigurumi by fleetingdawn  Amigurumi Jedi by missdolkapots Tiger Amigurumi by cuteamigurumi Amigurumi talk by MagicalBunnies Rabbit Amigurumi by cuteamigurumi Carrot Bunny Amigurumi by adorablykawaii Leon Amigurumi by CarolBarajas Amigurumi crochet pattern-Rose by jennyandteddy Rhinestone Tiger Amigurumi by cuteamigurumi Amigurumi Pikachu by joibear Amigurumi Kitty Cat bon bons by amigurumikingdom Fennekin Amigurumi by SailorMiniMuffin Penguin Amigurumi by EssHaych Sheep Amigurumi by cuteamigurumi Stitch Amigurumi by pirateluv Mini Rainbow Unicorn Amigurumi by altearithe Kulla Amigurumi by ChezMichelle amigurumi giraffe by TheArtisansNook milotic amigurumi by TheArtisansNook Death and Gor Bunnies by SparklyStash krissi001 crOCtopus by SparklyStash


Challenge Fun #13 Winner!

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 9:24 AM by 3wyl:icon3wyl:


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We hosted our thirteenth weekly Challenge Fun in the Deviants Forum this past week for the chance to win a 3 Month Premium Membership or the equivalent in :points:!

The challenge was to create a poem inspired by 'This Is Just To Say' by William Carlos Williams. There were so, so many brilliant entries from so many people that I'd like to mention these people and their poems first. They deserve a special mention for putting a lot of effort into this challenge! :clap:

In no particular order:
:iconroguefinn:

I have cried tears of
acid
that were painful in my
morbid bliss.

and which
you were probably
attempting to prevent
from coming.

Forgive me
they were so painful
so graceful
and so pleasing.


:iconsaevuswinds:

I have written my childhood on paper
exploring the beauty of places
that were nothing close to lovely:
city slums, five tree forests, broken homes

and which
you were probably
accustomed to believing there was nothing
in such disappointing places

Forgive me
they were hiding gems under asphalt
so a child would see life in-between the cracks
and so she’d say, “they were there.”


:iconanalillithbar:

I have lived
dreamers' dreams
that were vivid -
nearly reality

And which
you were probably
doubting
at inception

Forgive me
they were necessary
so essential
and so insubstantial


:iconakrasiel:

I have stolen
the socks
that were in
the dryer

and which
you were probably
planning
to wear tomorrow

Forgive me
they were delicious
so fluffy
and so warm

--The Laundry Gnome


:iconmsbrit90:

I have tried
to think of words
that were coherent enough
for this poem

and which
you were probably
thinking as you read
"hmm..good try"

Forgive me
they were just words
so random of words
and so pointless...but hey, I tried any way.


:iconkeyboardingchihuahua:

I have flushed your poor goldfish
right down the toilet,
that were most likely belly up
for at least a good long month.

and which
you were probably
wondering whether you should check on dear Chippy and Golly
after being gone on that trip for what seemed like forever

Forgive me
they were smelly and rotten
so obvious that no one had fed them
and so obvious that they were dead.


:iconiamoret:

I have torn out
the stitches
that were binding
my mind

and which
you were probably
hoping
were the cure

Forgive me
they were pulling
so scratchy
and so fragile


:icontraumalizard137:

I have dreamt of a life as a mother,
Raising the three demigods
that were distracting me from this madness you call society,
all ensnaring me with their intangible, unending loyalty.

And which
you were probably
Wondering, "Where has she gone? She's not out for days!"
I wallow fitfully in the moment, deep in slumber, dreaming away.

Forgive me
They were all that I've loved for the past 2 years
So very welcoming
And so viciously possessive.


:iconkaizenkitty:

I have reached for the moon and touched it
held the fury of suns in my palms
that were bruised and scarred and blistered
I have lost and I've fought and I've won.

And which
you were probably
dying to see, but I hid in the sock by your bed.
My mind wanders and trails empty crossroads

Forgive me.

They were better but I won instead.

so and so .


:iconzamberzt:

I have forty-three
children
that were all
obese

and which
you were probably
wondering
how it came to be

Forgive me
they were eaten
so fast
and so free.


:iconkamal-q:

I have known
the silhouettes
that were born in
loving duets

And which
You were probably
Thinking
I'd forget

Forgive me
They were temperate
So summery
and so delicate



After some epic responses, the winner is... sheep1215 for their story:
:iconsheep1215:

I have lived though a summer made
Of lead paint; humid hours
That were salted with sweat and fatal
To taste, days that stained my hands and never wiped clean.

And which
You were probably
Occupying with your own painted beaches,
Your tan-dyed skin, non-toxic and bright; but my days—

Forgive me
They were like tainted building blocks, that left me
So tediously stacked
And so easily ruined.


Congratulations sheep1215! :clap:


Participate in this week's challenge hosted by diphylla here! If you're more of a visual artist, then check out diphylla's Muro Challenge in the DrawPLZ Forum! :eager:


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