Self-Harm Awareness 2013 Crafty EditionToday, March 1st is Self-Harm Awareness Day, but I think it deserves more than a day. I won't say much about it because other people have already published wonderful articles about it, I recommend that you read Nichrysalis's Fears vs Dreams and BeccaJS' Recovery, both contain a lot of wonderful information and share touching experiences.
What I can tell you is this: self-harm is a problem that is often not recognized. It takes many forms, forms that are not recognized even by the person committing it. Self-harm is always a problem, even if you think you have it under control or that it's not serious, it is. If you are currently committing any form of self-harm, or if you suspect anyone else is, reach out for help. Both articles contain links and resources to guide you, and I'm here to talk :iconheartorangeplz:.
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Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
Gaining Exposure To ArtGaining Exposure For Your Own Art:Gaining Exposure To Art4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Being active on the site is probably the best and most effective way to get yourself and your art seen. Leaving thoughtful comments on others art will often result in them coming to your page to find out more about you and see your art. Being involved and making friends will promt people to focus on you and your art giving you a bit more exposure. Leaving critiques, helping to moderate groups, posting in the forums, or simply chatting it up in the chatrooms. These can all be beneficial in getting you more exposure. Below I'd like to outline some of the wonderful ways, I believe, you can gain extra exposure to your art.
Joining groups which are relevant to your interests and the art which you make can be very helpful in getting your art out there and seen by like minded individuals. The introduction of groups by dA has made it very e
The Recycling and Reusing ContestAnd the winners are...The Recycling and Reusing Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey winners! Just a heads-up...
You should get your subscription within a few days of this announcement but points will be awarded in the first two weeks of next month.
Dark's Pencil Wrap by *Dark-Lioncourt
Basket Made of Newspaper by =Tannywantan
amonite n amber by ~thebluekraken
We thought we should do something special for projecteducate's two weeks of Artisan Crafts Educational Extravaganza and since everyone loves contests, we know this will
World No Tobacco Day CraftsMay 31st is International World No Tobacco Day as celebrated by the World Health Organization (WHO). Each year it's estimated that 6 million people die from smoking, and 600 000 from second hand smoke (source). I found lots of interesting and thoughtful crafts related to the evils of smoking, so I wanted to share them with you. Also, please don't forget to check out The Make Ugly Contest, the aim mis revealing the ugliest truths about tobacco, and the amazing prizes can't hurt yes it accepts crafts!World No Tobacco Day Crafts2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please share your story with smoke in the comments below. What you do with your body is your own business, but if you must smoke please consider second hand smokers; In no way I'm attacking smokers but rather inviting them to quit, and telling everyone else to get away from it as far as possible XD
Get Crafty Contest- CLOSEDGet Crafty Contest- CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CONTEST IS OVER! GOOD JOB EVERYONE! We will be judging and have winners announced soon!
Love Resources AND Artisan Crafts? Good news! Your CVs are bringing the two galleries together for a brand new contest! Sound fun? Well, read on!
Rules Part A
Only new entries submitted after April 20, 2013
Entries must be submitted into Resources/Tutorials/Artisan Crafts
Must be free for anyone to download (no premium content)
Topic can be any of your choosing as long as it fits into Artisan Crafts
You can enter as many times as you like
If your tutorial uses a pattern/diagram/etc., be sure to include it
Entries must be submitted to the contest folder in StockandResources here: http://stockandresources.deviantart.com/gallery/43092647 (membership is auto-approved)
Entries must be submitted by May 20, 2013
Rules Part B
Only new entrie
Pro-Animal CraftsToday I felt like making a feature with crafts that donate to animal charities, that search to raise animal welfare awareness and other noble causes. Some of these pieces are for sell and the profits will be donated to shelters and animal charities, so if you find anything interesting don't hesitate to buy it, it's for a good cause. I hope you'll enjoy it!Pro-Animal Crafts2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mondkatze 13: Hallie by TaltyMint Green Bat Necklace, Charity Piece by xhellojackiex
Rescued by AcE-oFkNaVeSCharity - Oceans Gift Glass by FusedEleganceNeedle Felted Elkhound Pin by The-GoblinQueen
International Women's Day: Female EmoticonistsIn celebration of the International Women's Day, I present you a few female EmoticonistsInternational Women's Day: Female Emoticonists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
They were picked from my Calling all Female Emoticonists Poll
Valentine's Dance Emote by Astrikos
Love You by Astrikos
Lily Bookcase Project Entry by spring-sky
Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.Edit: Share with your friends on Twitter as well! https://twitter.com/#!/ZevImages/status/139572960288714752Give Thanks... deviantART. Friends. Features.4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I know that many deviants have had a rough past year. I know I have. For some, it was the economy, for some changes in their families and loved ones, and I know for some it has even been on deviantART. We have all had struggles, but this time of year, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, is as good a time as any to thank people for what we DO have.
In this world of little, we all have something we hold dear to our hearts. Now is the time to say thanks.
So, what I would like to invite everyone to do is in the next 48 hours (Today + Thanksgiving), fave this journal to show your support, then comment with 4 things you are thankful for:
1 thing on deviantART you are thankful for
1 thing with your family, loved ones, friends, etc. you are thankful for
1 thing in your life you are thankful for
1 piece of art you, or a fellow deviant created that you are th
Pimps and Whoas - April 17, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - April 17, 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: The New Journal Writer (Beta Testers)
The Stock Market No.3
All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all deviantART s
Pimps and Whoas - September 4, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - September 4, 20132 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2013
Clarifying an Issue with Stock Resources
What new forums would you like to see?
New Deviation Page Testing
Site Update: Deviation Page Update, Mentions
Welcoming New Community Volunteers to the TeamPlease join me in welcoming the following deviants to the Community Volunteers Team!Welcoming New Community Volunteers to the Team3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TheCreativeJenn Fan Art
ap-graphik Skins and Themes
IridescentStardust Digital Dolls
3wyl Chats and Forums
AnaNaszynska Chats and Forums
Steph1254 Chats and Forums
Astralseed Chats and Forums
Drawing From LifeWhen I was in school, our life-drawing teacher had us focus on just one area of the model's body as we drew, attempting to form an impression of the rest of that body by staring only at one focal point.Drawing From Life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gradually, the arms and legs would burn into the periphery of what we saw while we were staring at the model's left eye, for example, and it was that peripheral impression we'd try to convey with our stumps of vine charcoal, hopefully resulting in drawings that replicated what we actually saw, as opposed to what a camera might see.
That kind of focus and concentration brings on an easy, trance-like state, and unveils the beauty of human flesh, no matter what shape it's in-- models who would likely never turn up on the cover of Italian Vogue would nonetheless glow under the spotlights of the classroom, and you'd see what a miraculous thing it is for the human body to absorb and reflect light; how that light defines shape and casts differing intensities of shadow. We'd come away
London HQ Devmeet: The taleWhat do you get when you have 500 stress balls, the unpredictability of the Great British weather and a large park in the middle of London? A HQ devmeet of course!London HQ Devmeet: The tale3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
500 emoticon stress balls, 10 plushies and 500 sharpie pens is a lot of stuff to carry to London from Derby, but is worth it!
Being late for breakfast means you can politely steal Heidi’s toast to have with your cup of tea.
If you arrive 10 mins late to a very large devmeet, expect a huge crowd of people already there.
Some people do dress up in full cosplay. It is fascinating. I counted 3 Dinosuar type things, a fox person, lots of hats and “ears”, at leat 2 pikachus, a Mexican wrestler, and some very short skirts!
Giving out free balls/stickers/lanyards/pens etc to lots of people makes you feel a little like a seller at a sports event! Or a primary school teacher!
Commissions CLOSEDCommissions be closed, except people I've already discussed them with.Commissions CLOSED4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read all of the information for the commission you're interested in! Important information is important!
These are my first craft commissions, and after much deliberation I've decided on a price of £8 GBP ($12.54 USD), plus postage. If you think that's too steep, please consider that felt is nearly £1 a sheet, filling isn't cheap either, and I need to account for the time and effort I put into making them. Plus profit, which would be ideal.
£8 GBP ($12.54 USD), plus postage
Emote plushies only (i.e, spheres with faces).
Plushies are approx. 9cm in diameter.
Plushies are made from felt and soft polyester toy filling.
Paypal payment only.
I will make and send you a picture of your finished plushie before arranging payment
The LOL Corner #132The LOL CornerThe LOL Corner #1322 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.
Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.
dAmnIt! is a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you. For more information on dAmnIt!, please see this blog
dAmnIt! has reached over 80,000 quotes!
When something funny happens in a chatroom, share it with everyone! It only takes a few clicks, and while you're there browse through all the other hilarious quotes!
Feel free to note bradleysays or Astralseed with suggested dAmnIt! quotes to go into the next edition. Please make sure that the quote has already been submitted and approved to dA
Pimps and Whoas - December 11, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - December 11, 20132 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: Nested Stacks, Prints Agreement
Calendars Updating the Cover Year
Site Update: Staff Retreat, Holiday HQ
Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap Up
Important Notice About Account Security
Wonderful Artworks!Some of my recent faves I think these are awesome!Wonderful Artworks!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Speedpaint by lithrielAriel by rianbowartcartographer by Chaotic-Muffinsummer rain by hayzyHead sketches by rianbowart:thumb126346946::thumb331667236:The Veil by alifannblab blab blab by Miles-JohnstonThe Blue girl by Mapache-SaladoMy Coolest Boyfriend by ZombieyueIntense return by Mapache-SaladoLiv Tyler by MariaNovikovaMemento Mori by JenniferHealyWHERE'S WALDA by EddieHollyArawak by Rustveld'S' by PinkParasol186 by StudioUndertheMoonElizabeth Taylor Minimal by IleanaHunter.. by hoooook:thumb297976599::thumb329928839:Love by adollableThe sound of the ocean by AuroraWienholdLilac by oireveslice by turningshadow:thumb326604634:Melodia by frecklefaced29Indian Chief by targetllwiseman by alrasyidAutumn wind by kosharik69violin by SssssergiuQuick Study Golden Snitch by JalbennSilent ghosts. by laura-makabreskuLandscape 7 by SnowSkadiJourney to the Mine by jcbarquetBallpoint Pen Big Wings by kleinmeliHair by Bea-GonzalezA September Remembrance by kkartGo go by David681Grand Illusion by robrey.. by hoooookFace Time by babsdrawslight by derekjones.:Simplicity:. by LT-Arts:thumb328426773:grapefruit by turningshadowGray. by Fezat1:thumb33094
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneGallery Makeover Project2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
PE- Welcome to Artisan Crafts Week!An Introduction To Artisan Crafts!PE- Welcome to Artisan Crafts Week!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, you are asking yourself, just what is an artisan craft when it is at home? Well let us help to show you what it is throughout this week of education!
An artisan craft is something that has been skillfully handmade and normally in small quantities. It can be made from most materials from little felt dolls to wood carved furniture, it is a ranging and diverse category that allows for a lot of invention and imagination.
Through this week we plan to share with you what we know, this will include -
A look inside the subcategories
ABC’s of Artisan Craft
A Critique Journal
and anything else we think of along the way!
We hope you enjoy
Emotiviews 13 - Interview with =KyramyEmotiviews 13 - Interview with =Kyramy4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to a new Edition of Emotiviews!
The interviewee of this edition is:
:iconcheerplz: :iconKyramy: Kyramy :iconKyramy: :iconcheerplz:
I have to say that Kyramy send me the answers back in december (It's because i ask several deviants at once so i have at least one interview to post.
opening words of the Artist:
Well, hello thar.
1. Programs of choice for emoting?
Personally, I use Photoshop CS5. I used to use CS4, but my old laptop crashed and burned and took everything with it, including my Photoshop, so I got the new one.
2. What is your favorite legend emote?
Oh wow, this is a toughie... I'd probably have to say either or , but then I use and a lot more than either of those, and when I used to be in dAmn all the time :facepalm
Awesome artworks!Some of my recent faves I think these are awesome!!Awesome artworks!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
the pitcher by turningshadowHer Strange Pilgrim by ForlornExistence:thumb129510013::thumb152846495:Ode to Autumn by eajnamoody sky by 12x07looking for by M0THartFeel Like Fading Away by pacificdreamsI feel you.. by NOUF7Coy by PinkParasolthe Castle by Hamsterflygirl by sharandulakoi by tanya-and-coffeeAutumn stories by lieveheersbeestjeCold morning by HKoubCunningham by Adam-NowakSacred Waters by jialuredhead by turningshadowbottle and apple by turningshadowcup and tangerine by turningshadowlily and plum by turningshadowcharcoal face by derekjonesoh simple thing by illusionalitycotton candy by illusionalityGentle and Free by MouseMakesMessSymphony by EliseEnchantedGreen V by sa-coolDim light II by sa-coolLeaf II by sa-cool
Interning at deviantARTHighlights after 6 monthsInterning at deviantART2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today, it's exactly 6 months since Heidi and Toby invited me to work with them! I'd like to look back at some of the highlights of this time The tl;dr is that it's been fantastic. ~ namenotrequired
The best parts
I never had to ask for it or apply. I was personally invited the first time, and I was asked to keep it up each time my contract ran out.It's a paid position, and I can work from home (i.e. wherever and whenever suits me), both pretty rare traits of internships.Okay, just kidding. Those are pretty nice, but they weren't really the best parts. The best part is what I get to do and for whom!
So what do I do exactly? Well... Do you hav
dASAW 2012: Brief UpdatedASAW-Points | StaffAppreciation | StaffAppreciationdASAW 2012: Brief Update3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Our official dates for 2012 will be the same as last year! Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 - Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
JamminJo is our interview committee leader, and she has been working very hard to bring us some juicy interviews for this year's week of fun!
Our idea contest had a great turnout, and our judges are going to begin judging as soon as possible! Hopefully we'll announce the winners within the week.
Our volunteers are still plugging away at planning a great week. It's shaping up to be quite fun!
The 2012 #StaffAppreciation Team! `SanguineEpitaph | =litecrush | ^
Frame by Frame Project - details - full for nowProject is closed until the Journal comment bug has been fixed.Frame by Frame Project - details - full for now4 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
I already wanted to host the project a couple of months ago but I never have been motivated enough to write a proper description for it. I am still not really motivated at all but I guess I have to force myself to get motivated again so I am releasing the Project now.
This Project is different to the Projects that I have hosted so far, this time many deviants will work on one Emoticon.
You might ask yourself now "how the hell can that be achieved?", well let me explain what I had in mind.
Every deviant who decides to participate in this projects will get 20 frames. In these Frames the deviant can do whatever he/she wants but they have to continue the work of the previous deviant.
My goal is that we have 600 frames at the end of the project, while I created the first 20 and the last 20 Frames (to loop the animation). This means that max 2