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Send me a Xmas Card!
Hello all :iconhellothereplz:
Let me start by saying once again how I love this community - most of you are incredible artists and genuinely good at heart, I won't get tired of saying this.
And did you read about the Holiday Card Project?
I support it, of course, and I'm going to participate.
But I was thinking...a few years ago I used to send many Xmas cards to family, friends and clients and received many too, but now emails and phone messages took over the Christmas spirit! I miss receiving those lovely and colourful cards
Do you miss them too? Will you join me and share some?
Like last year, here's my proposal: anyone sending me a Xmas card will get one back!
Starting from today until the 14th December send to
Er, Boobs Are The Sh*tHello, you can call me Thai.
You might not know me, but you know and I know and we know that today is a very special day. And it happens every day.
It's a celebration, but let me just stop to say that you're an awesome person. However, I have a short term memory and I keep forgetting that you're a female. In other words, I keep forgetting to tell you about national boob day.
And I'm not talking about cancer...
I'm talking about how awesome it is to be a Woman. And our boobs, most of all, make us awesome.
Because, no one has a more beautiful portable extension that changes the entire perspective of a nation positively and respectively and... can be exalted without being vulgar by the likes of men and women in a way that is apart of why everything is created, lol. It is possibly the most adored feature in the sense that they're lushes, soft, round, and Beautiful...
Very much what is described as a wo
Try to challenge yourself and make brand new shots for this challenge.
( We will check the upload date of your deviations. No cheating! )
Deadline: 5th January 2014 (oh boy, it'll be next year! )
Obviously, the photo must include some sort of (christmas-)cookie.
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WishingWell Weekly- News from%dAWishingWell!
Monday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Weary Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Fabulous Fridays | WishingWell Weekly | Point Feature
:iconlovelyheartsplz: Welcome to WishingWell Weekly :iconlovelyheartsplz:
Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Visitors,
WELCOME TO %dAWishingWell!
Many NEW & Wonderful Things Have Been Happening! Take a LOOK!
Check out MONDAY MUSES! :iconlittleheartplz:
It didn't come out last Monday, but... it may come out tomorrow!
Such a VERY lovely acti
A Newspaper without Photographs is like...Last month we talked about Technology V Skill and what you thought was most important when heading out with the camera. If you missed the discussion or want to catch up on some of the awesome comments check it out here. The top comment last month, winning 50 DeviantART points, comes from ~ManualFocusPhoto (which perhaps sums it all up in the name!) You can read it here.- Discuss the importance of photography with %CRPhotography!
"Equipment doesn't matter...to a certain degree. Cameras are just tools, and certain jobs require different tools.
Cameras are smart in calculating exposure, but that's about it, they can't think for you, and they can't compose the shot for you, nor will they tell you when it is the best time of day, or which flash array to use.
Debating that the good old days were better is a moot point, if you
Love dA Lit: Issue 149Welcome to the one-hundred forty-ninth issue of Love dA Lit! :iconlalalaloveplz: Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group or project for two weeks. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.- Literature community news delivered to you by `IrrevocableFate!
#FreePoetSociety is the bi-weekly spotlight!
#LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
Literature Links | Group Spotlight |
Artisan Crafts contests and events!Contests and events- Contests and events for the crafters among you!
Craft Cache Monthly "Call for Submissions"
Host: %ArtisanCraftMedium: All CraftsEnds: Dec. 5thPaper snowflakes Host: Holiday-CraftsMedium: PaperEnds: Dec. 19th
December Artisan Crafts Challenge Host: %CRArtisanCraftsMedium: All CraftsEnds: Dec. 31st
Holidays (Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas) Host: ~muffinthehamster11 Medium: Polymer clayEnds: Jan. 1st
Claremanson's Christmas ContestHost: *claremansonMedium: Culinary Arts and Food PhotographyEnds: Jan. 7th
Please leave a comment on this post (or send %CRArtisanCrafts a note) to promote your Artisan Crafts contests and events.
Please use the following format:
#devart#devart is deviantART's Official chatroom, it is advertised as such on the Chat homepage, and we encourage people to join and 'meet fellow deviants'.- News from #devart!
A concern we've encountered is that #devart is not always very welcoming. Over time the enforcement of some of the room's rules has become very lax, and the room can at times be intimidating for new members. Recently we have been exploring ways to improve on the culture of #devart and make the experience more welcoming and enjoyable for everyone. I appreciate there have been some confusing messages and that's why I'm posting this to explain the direction going forward and get the community support we need to drive positive change.
First and foremost, it's important to note that these aren't exactly 'changes'. These are policies and rules that have always been in place, but for one reason or another, haven't been upheld as they probably should have been. As
December 1: Christmas FeatureHello friends and welcome to December! I'm going to be a busy girl this year, taking part in both #ProjectDFC and also completing tasks for %CalendarProject.- A lovely feature from *bloodawni!
In fact, this journal is task one of %CalendarProject's tasks -- create a winter or Christmas themed feature, including at least 10 works with up to 50 favourites. You can view the task here.
As you can see, the art I've found is quite impressive, and all of it deserves more attention than it has so far received (which, as of the writing of this feature, is 40 favourites or less); so please click through and include these works in your fav galleries if you enjoy them. Reward the artists of these beautiful works by showing them we appreciate their time and skill!
time for a feature! the theme is animals!hello my friends! i hope you are all doing well. big hugs if you're not! i'll move right along to the art!- A funky feature from %Spirals-and-Swirls!
putting this feature was so fun!
Fugitive by *ThatDaveThingTriangle Beasts by *crazyruthie
feline submarine collab by *merpagigglesnortngerustock by *essencestudiosSketchbook 19 Hornbill 2 by ~Jose-Garel-AlvoeiroThe Nest by ~Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro
Deer feeds the wolf cub by *hontorBadger Skull A by *DonSimpsonleaf it like an octopus by =GorgoneElephant 2 by *EveVictus
Erin's Butterfly by *eal555Offerings to Sri Ganesha by *Kancano- Commission - Totem - by *LosenkoKoi Fish Tattoo by ~Metacharis
Koko by ~MissPoeThe Tigress by ~MichelleBergeronJellies by ~whitneyfawnTwist 4 by ~BDSart
Untitled by ~froshellinFox and Otter Logo by ~swandogEBAY AUCTION - ACEO Moon Cat 2 by *JenniferAnneEspositoChaos and Infinity by *offermoord
surprise for gramma heather by *crazyruthieLazy Cats by *CatsWireWinged meerkat by *hontorSwirly Elephant Family by ~CarolinaInBerlin
i'd like to mention that we have 2 new affiliates....
:iconnon-real: and :iconel-sense:
the first pretty much explains itself. the second is a collaborati
001. Wonderful Wednesday Feature- *imaginative-lioness is back with Wonderful Wednesdays!
Welcome back to the new and improved Wonderful Wednesday Feature. I began this feature series way back before my hiatus, and I always enjoyed featuring pieces of literature and various deviants. I think that this is one of the best ways to be involved within the literature community, especially since it allows me to interact with a wide range of creative deviants. However, this time, I am doing something a little differently, which marks this as '001' of the updated series. Each week I will be featuring six pieces of literature, which I find to be both creative and unique; and I will be featuring one special deviant, as well as showcasing some of their work.
I hope that you guys enjoy this new series, and if you have any pieces of literature or a deviant you wish to suggest for next time, send me a note .
dA love for everyone! #90- I love you, you love me, dA loves everybody!
As the title suggests, this news article’s goal is to spread the dA love into everyone’s heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: ~Eirescei :iconEirescei:
Tell us what defines you as a person.
I’m dreamer who’s at times lost in my own head. I’m continually seeking growth and meaning in my life, only satisfied when I’m creating or discovering.
How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?
I joined in 2008, under a different account,
Feature (#012)Just some random stuff to look at. Hope you like it- An interesting feature from =AgonizingSwordfish!
436 by ~Astroadamo
Transluscence by ~jbrum
(#001) (#002) (#003)
December Form Challenge 2013It's December so that means #ProjectDFC is back with another December Form Challenge! =kiwi-damnation did a great job this year and she's put in some visual prompts to add a bit of a twist! Poetry Basics week just wrapped up over at %projecteducate and this is a great way to help you stretch your poetic legs!- Right on the heels of NaNoWriMo comes the December Form Challenge!
Here are this year's forms and prompts:
The DFC Form Chart 2013
If you're unable to view the pdf, please send a note with your e-mail address to =kiwi-damnation so she may send you a word version.
You don't have to be a member to participate, but #ProjectDFC is a great group and you should join anyways!
The DFC 2013 Folder is open for submissions! If you want your work included, you can either submit it to this folder or note the group, :devprojectDF
ProjectPorkchop Vol286#ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.- #286 of ProjectPorkchop!
Suggested by ^tatasz
Suggested by *homunculus888
December Artisan Crafts Monthly ChallengeIt's somehow December already. And while I'm freaking out because the year is almost through, it's also exciting because CHRISTMAS.- The December challenge for the artisan crafts group!
This months theme has a bit of Christmassy vibe to it. Or just a Northern Hemisphere winter vibe to it: Snow. Aka something I wish we had a lot of right now!
Here's everything you need to know about the contest:
The theme this month is "Snow".
You are free to interpret this however you want, we're not exactly strict. Also, a small description of how you interpreted the theme might help us 'get' what you've done.
Seriously, read those. No more warnings! Your entry will be automatically disqualified if one of these is not respected.
Artisan Crafts and/or Traditional > Sculpture only!Join #
dArMC December 2013Welcome to the deviantART related monthly challenges!- A Winter themed challenge for the dA related categories!
Each month you will be given a theme and two categories from the deviantART related gallery. You then have one month to create something for it. In which way you interpret the theme is up to you, but it has to be for one of the categories chosen.
For each category there will be one winner and one runner up.
Theme & Category
When working on your entries, try to be creative and don't just do the first thing you have in mind. Some categories will be more challenging than others - that's for sure - but maybe it's a good way to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Maybe you will like it!
Your theme for December is:
Winter / Winter Holidays
The categories you should create your entries for are:
SixWordStories Contest ~ Lots of Prizes!A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. #SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.- #SixWordStories opposite themed contest!
As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!
It has been a long time since we have had a contest, but we have some awesome prizes to be won and enough freedom for you to enjoy yourselves too! Please support the contest and the article so that more can join in on the fun!
December Contest!!!Title: Halloween in Christmas- A Horror themed literature contest!
Due Date: 12/24/13
Winner Announcement: 1/1/14
Accepted Mediums: Prose and Poetry
Submit a hauting story or scary Christmas poem.
Storys must be at least 500 words.
Poems must be at least 30 lines. Any format allowed.
Prize: Co-Founder Status for a month, and feature for two months
Prettyflour's Literature ContestHello and welcome to my first literature contest!!!- *prettyflour’s Lit contest!
I have hosted contests via some of the groups that I admin, and all of those have focused on photography. Now it's time to let the art of WORDS rule.
I am borrowing the format from :iconaeromodo: (THANK YOU)
The name of the game here is creativity. Note me with 'Literature Contest' as the subject line and I'll give you a three-word, randomly thought-of prompt. I won't play favorites here, and I'll try to keep the prompts on the same level of difficulty. Now for some quick rules (read them please!):
No previous deviations! I want to read something nice and fresh.
Any form of literature will be accepted- poetry, prose, prosetry or fan fiction are accepted. If your work is mature, please tag it as such.
Prose word limit is 2,500.
I'm the Judge, and I'll be a fair one. (Which means
Christmas Competition*** Some typo errors , updated now!!***A Christmas contest for artists, photographers and writers!
This will be the first ever competition for Existing to Live, so naturally we are all very excited to be holding this contest. This will also be a fun way to properly welcome all the newcomers to the group.
The emphasis of the contest will be Christmas. . All participants will get a share of the balance points that is contributed for this competition (not 100 points per entry , typo sorry guys !)
Christmas Contests!Yep! You read the title right. After doing some thinking, I decided that we would have not one, nor two, but three different types of contests this December! After all, it's the best time of the year. And I really want to give everyone a chance to participate in something they enjoy. (: So here are the events we'll be holding:- A trio of contests from #Bright-Poets!
A Winter Cathedral - Poetry Contest
Write a poem based on the theme of "A Winter Cathedral." It doesn't matter how you go about using the theme, as long as it is the main focus of your piece. Be creative! And as for the length, your work can be anywhere between 8 to 24 lines. Once you're done creating your poem, simply submit it to the "Winter Cathedral Contest" folder in our gallery. In addition, please mention this contest in the description section of your deviation.
The deadline for this contest is December 31, 2013.
There will be one winner, and they will receive 25
The Ultimate Stocking - Journal Contest
November Contest WinnersLet me start off by saying that nearly all of the entries for this contest were great, enjoyable, with few flaws and showing great inspiration.- Winners of the contest at %PoetryVSTheWorld!
Some were better than others, and as always I strive to help others get better. If you did not win, do not fret. There are things for you to improve on yet. That doesn't mean you can't win in the future. If you work hard and strive to improve, you too may find yourself collecting your rewards.
But I digress, here are your winners.
- ~Phoneix14 with his poem:
- ~SirBayr with the prose piece:
- *NearlyInvisibleMind with the poem:
Congratulations to the winners. You will all receive the prizes I owe you within 24 hours. If there are any problems with prizes, just let me know. And again, congratulations to all who entered for a wonderfully made-up contest. It could not have been done without each and every entry.
Candid Moments Contest Winners!The Winners!- Winners of the Candid Moments contest!
Thank you to all of the members who voted in the Semi-Finalist round. The results were extraordinarily close, but here are the final winners.
First place: =cheslah
Contest entry will be displayed in the Featured folder forever
Personalized badge from =SimplySilent
Free Journal/Gallery/Profile Commission OR 100 from =SimplySilent
1 Critique from =SimplySilent
1 Critique from ~ShenGoDo
1 Critique from ~VivaFariy
1 Constructive comment based on all artwork from =Bansini
1 Chibi from *KaeMoon
Art request from ~justanyonearound
Digital Sketch/Speedpaint OR a critique from ~Nowio
Chibi Art from `The-Lantiis
Art Request from ~mruki
Traditional Sketch (example) from ~YamatoJay
Traditional Bust of OC from ~Lilyyuu
Speedpaint/Digital Sketch from ~Meekochan
Art request of OC from :de
Holidays are now ahead, so "Get Supplied" will run again, only bigger!
Get your chance on winning 1 of 4 material-sets!
I thought long about a new style of giveaway, besides points, PMs or free commissions there had to be something...Something different, something creative...
What is this about?o.o
This giveaway is supposed to spread creativity and to give you the chance to start with a new kind of crafting by winning a free set of materials
How often will this giveaway happen?
I will try to make it every month, depending on how much money I have to spend the shipping costs and if I got a usefull set of supplies together - I don´t want to give away random destash but helpfull DIY- and crafting-kits!
How does it work?
1. Set up a tiny journal linking to this one to advertise this giveaway! Maybe one of your watchers and friends would like to participate too! Link to the journal in your comment, what leads to number...
2. Look on the set/sets and choose the one you want, write a comment below mentioning the set you would like to get. Then its waitingtime - after four weeks, on 10st January I´ll choose the winners for the material-set/sets completely random.
If you´re the lucky winner, I´ll send you a note asking for your adress, so I can ship the set to you. And thats it! After a week or two you can try out a new crafting method!
Soooo, pic the set you want to craft with most and comment below!
Please: Just enter for material-sets you need or can´t effort yourself right now!
This giveaway should be a chance for deviants in need.
What I consider as "in need":
-You can´t effort spending money in materials since you need it for bills/food/survive.
-You don´t know were to get such supplies, maybe because you can´t buy online or theres no store in your near.