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Weekly Features!

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 1:12 PM


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

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!!


Group Therapy: Through-a-Lens

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 5:45 PM

dekorAdum of Through-a-Lens is sitting on Fella's couch for this month's session.

For  those of you not familiar with this series, each month we'll be delving  into a group that is dedicated to their members and giving back to the  dA Community through exposure, hosting regular events and just being an  all around awesome place for deviants to settle in and feel  welcome.

In a couple sentences, can you please describe what your group is about?

The group was originally founded by ScENeYmE to serve as a hub for photography. I really hope that under my lead, we are still doing fine as there are many other groups out there what are serving with the same purpose.

Melting by WillTC P.I.L.L.A.R.S by WTek79 Sand and Surf by Sjem20

Aside from lots of hard work, what do you do to keep your members active and involved?

When we plan a change we usually post a poll asking the members what they think about it. We consider their answers and act according to that. This way we hope they can accept the changes more easily than facing them out of blue. I think it is important.

Frothy Tide by jxsnyder House of Vines by mng182 rome and its streets by Juulii12 not your saviour by BlauBeerKuchen

Are you currently running any contests? Prompts? Challenges? Upcoming Chat Events? Anything you'd like to pimp in the feature?

We have weekly themed features running. Each week members are given a theme and they can submit their photos into a folder created just for that. Of course at the end of the week, submissions get featured and a new theme if announced.
Also at the end of each month, we pick the bests of each Gallery folder and feature them in a Journal.
In the future I would like to start chat events. With little games where members can win points. It would be nice!

Leaf Fall: Castle Kennedy by Coigach Modest in Gold (Details) by Mina-Ficent Strawberry Basket by Sarah-BK between these humble walls [i] by BlauBeerKuchen

Any suggestions for awesome groups to be featured should be directed to GrimFace242 via note

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:


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


"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


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!

Hidden Talents IV

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 8:18 PM
I keep finding all these gorgeous artworks and I want to share them with you. All of these deviants are unknown/unappreciated, and could deserve more attention. Please be sure to visit their galleries and spread the love!  Heart

More of these journals will be published in the coming days, with only five deviants featured per article, so keep an eye out. If you know any deviant who is deserving of more attention, please Note note me their name La la la la 


Cute Cat Crochet Amigurumi Contest Entry by RuthNorbury
Wedding Mice Crochet Amigurumi by RuthNorbury


Monster of the Day #100 by jurries21
Monster of the Day #99 by jurries21


Dark Magic by KettleQuill
Forest Spirit by KettleQuill


Hamburger amigurumi by NVkatherine
Lil' Chicken by NVkatherine


Discover the world by Pebels
Too-Ticki (1) by Pebels

Please +fav if you enjoyed, hopefully that will expose the artists to more viewers!


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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.

  • 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

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

: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

Do What You Want Challenge Finals!

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 15, 2014, 8:45 AM

There are 15 very creative entries in the COMPETITIVE category of our  "Do What You Want" Challenge!
Sorry that I am a little late posting this and selecting the judges so that they can quickly make their decisions on the most successful challenge entry. And I must tell you, I think, once again, this is going to be a difficult challenge to judge.  No matter the style,  (Surreal, Conceptual, Abstract), I haven't seen a single entry that I wouldn't mind hanging on my own wall (btw, don't be surprise if I contact you for just that reason ;-) ).

:bulletgreen: Our current challenge, "Fields Of Spring", began unofficially last Saturday giving you all a two day head start on our regular challenge schedule. Aren't you excited!!

If you love creating landscapes, this is the challenge for you.   If you've never created one before, this is the challenge for you, because how are you going to learn unless you try it?

Don't worry. I'm tweaking a tutorial that I plan on posting later today that will help you put together  a splendid Spring landscape of your own. I'll include the link here and in a couple of other places when it has been posted.  You can find the information on the challenge here:…

Below are the "Do What You Want" challenge entries grouped by Level. I'll post the Picks Of The Week on Thursday. Good luck everyone!


Level 2

Black bird by theheek  Why do I hide from help? by Kylee-DC

Level 3

Feeling Nameless world by naradjou14  Themis' Choice by Bethers-in-a-tree
Wall Street Snake - The Stockbroker by Nolamom3507 Trapped Within by StormOwlArt  The wolf by Miha3lla

 Out of my mind by peroline  Remembrance,never forgot by Wimmeke63 

Level 4

Scars by PriscillaSantana  Land Ho by nitchwarmer  Galaxy of Lights by WDWParksGal 

Water by SignHermitCrab  Blind Faith by amethystmoonsong   Fishing for ideas... by Adr13n


Taking flight by robhas1left