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Promoting Positivity: Vol 38

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 7:00 AM
Memory by t1na





Hello everyone! :wave:


It is time for another Promoting Positivity! :happybounce:

Self Promotion Time

On September 10th, I posted about a PromotingPositivity: Limited Special Offer* where I offered commissions that would be open for 10 days, until September 20th. Half of the final earnings would go to the group's activities and the other half would go to me. Additionally, all commissioners would gain another ticket per commission order, which would go towards Our First Promoting Positivity Group Challenge! If you are interested, you have until the 20th to note me - please read the guidelines* above so you know what to do if you are interested

With that being said, Our First Promoting Positivity Group Challenge! will also end on the 20th and I will use Random.org to select the winner based on the Promoting Positivity: 1st Challenge Participants list. So if you want to get more tickets, see the contest guidelines so you know what to do to participate. There are only a few days left, so get your friends involved to sweeten the pot. ;)

I am still looking for individuals to participate in Volume 2 of Peer Support, so if you want to get involved, please read the Promoting Positivity: Peer Support Guidelines to learn more about it. :)

Lastly, after Our First Promoting Positivity Group Challenge! ends, we will be doing another contest. So, if you are interested in judging (we need judges for customizations, pixel art, design, and other subgenres) or donating prizes, please contact me by note (titled, "PP Prize" or "PP Judge"). I won't give you details about the contest here, but I'm aiming for it to be a massively positive contest. I'm very excited! Are you? :D

Now, let's begin this week's Promoting Positivity article! :)

Last Week

We have a new winner this week! Congratulations to SinistrosePhosphate! You won a sketch headshot! :D Please note me for your prize!

If you are interested in how to win a free request, please check out Promoting Positivity: Official Article Guidelines to learn how! :D (Big Grin)

This Week

We had no problems from last week nor any new problems this week, so we'll get into the feature! 

This Week's Theme Feature: Memory

Contributed by UszatyArbuz and courtesy of albus119 and Incantata. Also, contributed by SinistrosePhosphate and courtesy of LimitlessEndeavours, hikigane, adamshcj, and PrettyDonguri. Finally, contributed and courtesy of DasGhul.
Severus Snape by albus119  Gorgon Medusa. Mirror of memory by Incantata
Sugar Glider Urn #2 by LimitlessEndeavours
Memory Guardian 'Eschemali' OOAK posable art doll by hikigane  Memories by adamshcj  Memorial Cross Stitch For Ella by PrettyDonguri
Almost Unreal by DasGhul

Next Week's Theme is...

"Small"

No spiders, please. :fear: I have severe arachnophobia and will hide all comments with images of them.

This Week's Positive Posts!

Support the following people financially!

BillVicious | Uluri | YSDTIOS | AwkwardTroglodyte for EelMeal
Support me in PATREON!
Hello everyone!
Spotlight Support me in PatreonSpotlight 
A place of TICKLING, FUTA and other fetishes!
One HD comic book PAGE per month (12 pages per year) + Free HD PDF file at the end.(it will be on sale on my store for those who are not on Patreon)
Access to the Bill Vicious Discord channel. (There we can discuss everything you want, share galleries, ideas and suggestions. Most importantly, there will be a room dedicated to develop the original COMIC that I plan to launch annually.)Access to polls.Sketches, line arts, work in progress.Early access to my illustrations (one month before the rest of the platforms).Participation in the <strong>
  Tip Jar: [art supporters] TIP JAR: https://ulurifox.wixsite.com/uluri/post/paypal-subscribe ..Just Posting up a notice about my Tip Jar. It is a direct replacement for Patreon with the same exact rewards that apply to all supporters $1+. Using the Tip jar helps fund project and feed a family. The rewards are listed in the link above..For those who would rather use other means, I also have a Ko-fi, Paypal.me, and Patreon. .....Alrighty everyone. If you have any questions, please ask away. Thank you for your time in reading, and super thank you to everyone who has helped support my artwork. WeasylFurAffinityDeviantArtInkbunnyPicartoYoutube...  Continued SupportHey gang!
Although I will release content for the foreseeable future, and while they are not required nor expected, if you'd like to contribute to the continuation and support of this lowly amateur writer,  you cna do so via my paypal:
paypal.me/ysdtios
this again is not required nor expected but should you feel the need to pop a few bucks my way, it'd be greatly appreciated!
  Support a GREAT artist with commissions!:iconeelmeal: is one of the best macro artists around - and she's a drawing machine! She has been pumping out art at a crazy fast pace to pay for college, and it's a sight to behold. Especially given how insanely cheap her commissions are!
Give it a look there:

These people want to thank their supporters!

mabhebia | TheTale-Of-Rabiah | JINworks-Art
Thanks so much for your supportI was given an incredible amount of llamas this summer, I went from 90 something to 370 in no time, I got my first points, and so many favorites, seriously a big THANKS !! Be ensure that I keep supporting you as well, DA is so full of talented people, I am learning a lot. 
A special thanks also to Monseo, HB0815, AnniteArt and LVX who has sort of fav'ed every new picture these last two months, and they are not alone, wowowo I am speechless. Special thanks and encouragement to falzelo too.
HUUUUUUUUUUUUUGS !!!!
  My Newest Patreon SupporterMr-Neo-Anderson 
is my newest Patreon supporter. Along with donations he's helping me find more supporters, so go show him some support in return.
 Bunny Emoji-03 (Happy) [V1] 
 <da:thumb id="812809029"/>

Have some humor! 

iorel-renders
Please support me on Freetreon!!So dunno if you have heard of this new sexy service called Freetreon:

I need all of my watchers to support me there, so I can keep giving you the art that you seem to like so much!!
So this is how the tiers are going to work
===================================
Random hobo - $0 dollars
* You will have access to all of my renders, including the most obscure stuff that I have never posted to DA. Including some unfinished art and all of my future peril pieces/animations, which I won't post to DA due to reasons already being discussed previously.
Coupon hoarder - $0 dollars
* In this tier, you will be able to join a super secret discord where you can chat with tun tun tun......MEE!!!... or others with similar tastes.
* You will be able to suggest models or scenes to be rendered! though a suggestion is just that... a suggestion, is not a guarantee that it will happen.
* Also you will get access to all WIP works.
* All previous tiers rewards.
<b>


People in need of support or help!

The-Littlest-Dudes | Zulema | IckPot
I need support.Hey, guys.
So, last week Thursday I woke up from a PTSD Nightmare sobbing full force, throwing up because of the stress, seizing (I have Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder) and a bunch of other problems.
I took off of work that day.
I didn't feel well enough that Friday either, so I asked for the day off after I was told there was someone that would be able to cover for me.
Jump to late Sunday night, where I went from having an upset stomach from what I thought was a bad food combination (don't eat a brownie and then follow it with hot cheetos and sprite, y'all) which very quickly - after taking some Pepto Bismol - turned into extreme nausea, headaches, lower back pain, and my stomach.... not being happy. We'll put it that way.
Obviously, I played it cool, waited it out.
Monday (yesterday,) I'm meant to be at work.
I can't.
I just can't.
I spent the whole day in bed, and did not eat nor drink save for a few crackers, and most of a bottle of water.
Jump to nearly 1am last night, I'm in the h
  HorrorTale UpDate/Support needed for Voice Actors  Support me!The time to hustle is now!
I'm going to be uploading every week, hopefully 1-2 times a week, each time with a new artwork.
I am also in dire need of recognition these days. If you like what I do, please support me by sharing my work or my youtube channel, it would really help. I thank you!
 

Other!


relyon
How to support a new artist. (YT Video Re-upload)After re-editing to try and sort out issues with a copyright claim, I’ve re-uploaded my Whisper of the Heart video! I hope it stays up this time. ;w;

Community Posts!

Staff

DeviantArt: Behind the ScenesA number of our most recent journals have been related to official announcements and informative Change Logs. While such information is important to communicate, it’s been some time since we’ve gone behind-the-scenes at DeviantArt! Because DeviantArt’s main headquarters recently moved into a new office space, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to share some photos of our new digs -- as well as introduce you to a few staff members at their locations across the globe.With conference rooms and impromptu meeting spaces scattered about, staffers like @the0st, @petralfire, Oliver, and Scudder don't need to ask permission before jumping on couches.Our new kitchen is host to all sorts of healthy fruits and greens. Here’s @msaria and @HistoryMystery chatting over a spot of tea.Representing the Marketing department are @akiestar, @ikazon, @MattInRealLife, @ggMattB, and @humblehills.@slytype and @blacflag5 from the Community Operations team are brushing up on their Ping Pong skills ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Japan.Who’s got two thumbs and loves intra-office communication tools? Our very own Graphic Designer, @jezreeljay!Keeping all departments in the loop about upcoming launches requires more than a few meetings of the minds.Staff Members Around the WorldJust as DeviantArt is a global community of artists, DeviantArt staff members are similarly situated all around the world! With almost 100 staff members located in 12 countries, our team is a diverse group with crucial perspectives. In addition to our office in Los Angeles, a number of team members from a variety of departments collaborate from our new office in Tel Aviv, Israel, and we also have locations in Vancouver, Canada, and Kiev, Ukraine.Staff members form a think tank in Tel Aviv to discuss new ideas and concepts for DeviantArt.@sleepobeepo, a Machine Learning Engineer Intern from Vancouver, is clearing his schedule for an exciting feature launch!@Tiorion-ua, a Product Manager based in Kiev, seen here brainstorming ways to improve monetization for artists.Pokémon Master @Ikue is also a master of catching bugs and glitches as he answers support tickets all the way from Nassau in the Bahamas.Share Your ThoughtsWe hope you enjoyed this mini behind-the-scenes journey of staff life at DeviantArt. From our greenest new employees to the seasoned usernames you’ve seen since DeviantArt’s early days, we’re all working to make your site experience better every day.Share in the comments some games we should add to our repertoire, some snacks we should stock in our kitchen, or some fun items for us to keep at our desks. Also, if you’re interested in working as part of the team, we’re hiring!  Thursday Prompt: Feel GoodHappy Thursday, Core Members, and thanks for joining us on the Thursday Prompt!
In last week's challenge, "Unopened Letters", you had to write letters to your grandparents! We truly enjoyed reading your letters, full of passion and feeling, and I hope this contest helped you find yourselves moving a little bit closer to those family members closest to us.
With that in mind, here are your winners!
        
    
Congratulations to RTNightmare, VernichtenAlles, Melalina, BlueBlueFox, and LadyAngeltsuki! For moving us to tears with your tributes to your grandparents, you've each won yourselves a three-month Core Membership and a $50 USD online
  Eclipse Change Log: September 12, 2019In this week's change log, we've implemented a number of minor bug fixes and design updates. Stay tuned for more, and keep the bug reports and feature requests coming!DeviantArt: Behind The ScenesCheck out the journal we just shared and get a peek behind the scenes at DeviantArt!DeviantArt: Behind the Scenes2 hours agoA number of our most recent journals have beenChange LogVarious design improvements have been made to browsing on Mobile Web.The contents of the "Give Llama" pop-up was cut off.Long file names on digital downloads were cut off.Removed the "Group by Artist" button on Watch when browsing content only by that artist.Reduced the font size of deviation descriptions.Keep Sharing Your Feedback!In addition to these updates and bug fixes are smaller improvements we’ve made as we continue to develop larger features in Eclipse.Follow these steps to share your feedback:Switch to DeviantArt EclipseHover over your avatarSelect “Give Your Feedback” to access our official formHaven’t received access to Eclipse yet? Join our waitlist today! Eclipse is steadily rolling out to deviants, so we’d love for you to start exploring the next phase of DeviantArt  DeviantArt Eclipse on Mobile WebAs we continue to improve and further develop DeviantArt Eclipse, we’ve recently extended the redesign to mobile web browsers and tablets! Now, deviants can browse art and stay connected with a mobile site that provides responsive design to help keep your DeviantArt experience seamless. Whether working from your laptop or checking updates from your phone, DeviantArt Eclipse moves with you on-the-go!BrowseDiscover new deviations, read journals, and scan through status updates across the site. Your exploration never has to stop.Deviation PageDeviations automatically render to your screen for you to comfortably view, favourite, and comment anytime, anywhere. Pinch and zoom for every detail!ProfileYour personality in your pocket! Check out Profiles and all the things that come with it: Cover images, Spotlights, Custom sections, and more!What’s Coming NextEclipse is still a work in progress, and we’re constantly coming up with ways to refine your experience for both desktop and mobile. We’ll always be building upon mobile web to keep it as close to your desktop experience as possible. Therefore, if you don’t see a feature just yet, let us know, and it might be on its way!Here are some of the things we’re currently working on for mobile web:Watch, Feedback, and Notes NavigationStay up-to-date and organized in your Watch, Feedback, and Notes with easier and more-distinct navigation.Improved Tag & Category PagesImproved tag and category pages for a better flow of browsing through deviations relevant to your interests.Deviation NavigationIn our next update for mobile web, we want to make the experience of browsing between full-size deviations more seamless. Profile ImprovementsWe’ll be adding the ability to view Gallery and Collections in slideshow mode, as well as an improved view of Spotlights.Help Us Improve Eclipse!Now that Eclipse is available on mobile web browsers, as always, please report any bugs to the Customer Service team.In addition, please let us know how we can make Eclipse even better! Follow these steps to share your feedback:Switch to DeviantArt EclipseHover over your avatarSelect “Give Your Feedback” to access our official form  Found on Newest, Vol. 10One of the most polarizing things about the Newest page is that there's no filter, and that it's literally just deviations right as they're submitted. The bright side to browsing Newest is that you have the chance to run into a variety of good art of...well, anything and everything, really! So, here are some more great works that I've found while browsing Newest! 

Community Volunteers

Commissions Week - OutroCommissions Week
Hello everyone,
Happy Friday the 13th! 
We hope you enjoyed the articles posted for Commissions Week.  If you haven't read them all yet you can find the links to each of them below.  
Here's a quick recap:
Monday, September 9th:
PM: Welcome to Commissions Week! by Astralseed 
Tuesday, September 10th:
AM: Tips for Buying Commissions by Revan-Dawnstar PM: Tips for Taking Commissions by PotatoPhoenix
Wednesday, September 11th:
AM: Pricing your commissions by @Thiefo
  Devious Journal Entry

Fantastic Fan Art Friday
Hello and welcome back to another feature coming straight to you from the Fan Art Category!  Inktober is upon us, folks. Ready or not, the thirty one day drawing challenge is just around the corner.  Let these incredible traditional pieces of Eeveelutions by rajewel inspire you and to all those who are getting ready to participate, good luck!







Daily Deviation Round Up
Here are the latest Daily Deviations that I featured.  As always, have a great weekend!

  + Travel into my Watchlist 3 +:rainbowwave:  :rainbowwave: 

Concept :
I want to be an active watcher for people that I follow here. So one or two time per week (When I don't forgot or not too lazy :sheepish:, I take the time to look at ALL my notifications to fav + comment those I like the most. Then I pick 1 deviation per artist that I feature here Meow Rainbow 
F2U - Tiny Potions Divider F2U - Tiny Potions Divider     
Rainbow Dots Divider, Animated Rainbow Dots Divider, Animated 
Rainbow Bullet - F2U! Travel #3 Rainbow Bullet - F2U!
 
  Square - VI




rainbow by youarelightinthedark
Fire by youarelightinthedark starry night by youarelightinthedark saturn 2 by youarelightinthedark
Soft blue by youarelightinthedark Energy by youarelightinthedark  Heart by youarelightinthedark

 Frozen by youarelightinthedark  Moonstone by youarelightinthedark frozen 3 by youarelightinthedark
Pink by youarelightinthedark The Visitors by VelvetRedBullet untitled by youarelightinthedark
The sun and the moon by youarelightinthedark frozen 2 by youarelightinthedark Sunset by youarelightinthedark

ForgetMeNot by BaxiaArtRoast by Mars-HillBleeding hearts by Healzo
  Logo Commissions List + Facebook!MY FACEBOOK PAGE IS OFFICIALLY RE-OPENED!

Get exclusive drawings, info and more!
FB.COM/DASGNOMO





+favdeviantART LOGO COMMISSIONS deviantART+fav

I HAVE COMPLETELY RENOVATED THE LOGO COMMISSIONS INFORMATION PAGE,
CLICK ON THIS BUTTON TO GET ALL THE INFO + REQUEST YOUR LOGO WORK:


HERE IS THE COMMISSIONS WAITLIST:
Type of commission: LOGO DESIGN - Client: Rob- Status: FINISHED! 
  Just Stick it in There - Thinking Outside the BoxAllow me to teach you an easy trick to get a fascinating and dynamic architectural shot. I goes into the details about how to set up the camera and then 'just stick it in there.' There are some other interesting details that that I go into, specifically how fluorescent lights can affect the colors of the photo if you're not careful with your shutter speed. Check out the video for all of the details!Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElH3MeBN42w

Community

Please go watch this artist!Random artist feature!
I do these of my own volition because I want to! I'm not bribed to do features.
:icondiggitydani:
diggitydani 
I wholeheartedly believe this artist deserves way more attention than she has currently!
Look at these lovely pieces of art I got from her!

She's really underselling herself and I encourage you to commission her and leave a BIG tip because she deserves higher pay for her work!
Please go encourage her as an artist because I think she could use the spotlight!
Truly expressive, dynamic work with a wide skill set- she drew my vayron and chitter perfectly!
I'm eager to see more work from her and watch her grow as an artist, so please help out and give diggitydani a watch!
  Watch4watch llama4llama fave4fave comment4comment!Who wants to pimp their network a little bit?
Get Together 

Let the game begin!!!

comment for comment  OMG MOAR POEMS!  
llama for llama :escapingSuperllama:

fave for fave Here's A Fav :givefav:



watch for watch Added to my devWatch!



Time to step out of your corner!
     



 
Participating in this game is like an invitation to interact,
an invitation for the others to return the favour

if they like something.
It is not a must...



Have fun, everyone!!





  ThumbShare Feature Vol. 93By Idleye 

By BafleeArt 

By CaptainEdwardTeague 

By eriklectric 
  Fishing for Wishes 19.9.2Featuring commissions and adoptables, watchers, pageviews and favorites.
:icondAWishingWell:
Take a look at the new wishes!
Commissions and adoptables
Wishing to sell commissions or adoptables
:iconfelizias:
:star: Felizias wishes to be commissioned to help save up money for an expensive year to come. :star:

:iconfive-star-tuna:
:star: kireinian-maniac wishes that this batch of adopts would sell out. :star:

:iconkoyukikuroya:
:star: KoyukiKuroya wishes to sell commissions. :star:

:iconsoffpigeon:
:star: SoffPigeon wishes to sell more commissions. :star:

:iconpurplefoxkinz:
:star: PurpleFoxKinz wishes is to
  My DD Highlights CXXXHi everyone , this is my 130th Daily Deviation Highlights journal.
I'll share with you some awesome Daily Deviations of the last 10 days!
Hope you will enjoy this feature !
Star!Star!Star!Star!Star!
Forgotten future by marcosnogueiracb 

 Featured by Lora-Vysotskaya
Bullet; GreenGiven 3.9.2019
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Walk amongst the stars by Kanizo 

 Featured by RezaBisuto
Bullet; GreenGiven 3.9.2019
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  Outer Space Crossover for Charity! Pokemon + Kirby**THIS PROJECT IS STILL OPEN! EVERYONE WELCOME!! WE NEED MORE PARTICIPANTS!! DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1st, 2019!**

A project announcement from Charity-Guild
:iconcharity-guild:
Charity Pokemon collaboration by Guildmaster TommyGK
Everyone is welcome to join! Members and non-members welcome!
:iconyoomtah:

I am pleased to announce the launching of a new charity project!!

We are sending Pokemon and Kirbies to outer space to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing! 

Your submission will show up here on this poster!
:iconyoomtah:
Examples:

Constellations:

They can even be drawn as Aliens!
(they must closely resemble an official species)
Example
  This is DailyDev-Suggesters!Welcome to DailyDev-Suggesters!
This group is a reboot of the same group I made back in 2011. The group was closed for personal reasons, but a while back, I considered rebooting it.
The group's main goal is to promote the suggesting of Daily Deviations and to inform new suggesters about DDs, how to get involved, and more. :D
DailyDev-Suggesters is a database for old and new DD Suggesters who want to know how to get involved. We encourage artistic growth in our members and promote the mindset that we can all improve and should not give up just because we have failed in the past.
For just a few important DD-related links, please see here:
1) Suggesting DDs by RTNightmare: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
2) Let the Light In by Kendra-Paige:


That's all for this week! See you next time!
Until then!


Skin by Dan Leveille

Promoting Positivity: Vol 37

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 7:38 AM
The Jacket by Nymla





Hello everyone! :wave:

It is time for another Promoting Positivity! :happybounce:

Self Promotion Time


I need two other deviants to participate in Volume 2 of Peer Support! So, if you have any real-world issues that need a shout out, please note me with the title, "Peer Support" so I see it and respond quickly. I have one deviant waiting and just need two more! :) Read the Promoting Positivity: Peer Support Guidelines for all the details!

We are still hosting Our First Promoting Positivity Group Challenge!* at PromotingPositivity, which will end in less than 2 weeks! If you have not participated and would like to, please read the guidelines* and do so now! Once the timer on the group's front page runs out, the challenge will end. So get involved while you can!

Lastly, after our First Challenge is complete, we will have another one! Currently, I am looking for judges in literature, traditional, and digital; specifically customizations, pixel, design, artisan crafts, and sculpture. If you are interested, please note me with the title, "PP Contest Judge". Additionally, if you would like to contribute a prize (:points:, feature, art, etc), please note me (title, "PP Contest Prize") about that, too. We appreciate all donations and will give you a shout out and priority in other PromotingPositivity events in exchange for your generosity. :)

Now, let's get into this week's article! :D

Last Week

We have a new winner this week! Congratulations to MinimalisticHipster! Please note me for your prize! :D Also, if you have won a request from me in the past and haven't noted me to claim it, please do so ASAP. You can donate it to someone else if you want. So, irbi-art and Andorada, please note me as soon as possible with your decision. :)



Also, if you are interested in how to win a free request, please check out Promoting Positivity: Official Article Guidelines to learn how! :D

This Week

We had no problems from last week nor any new problems this week, so we'll get into the feature! :D

This Week's Theme Feature: Coats/Jackets

Contributed and courtesy of MinimalisticHipster; contributed by UszatyArbuz and courtesy of Herbst-Regen, RHADS, kimberly80 and Rikeza; and lastly, contributed by BellaGBear and courtesy of herself, Cyanida, Ururuty and MD-Arts.
out for a while by MinimalisticHipster
ash-tree by Herbst-Regen  Elegy by RHADS  Gandalf by kimberly80
Luna Lovegood animation by Rikeza

Coat of many colours patch sketch by BellaGBear  Steampunk Radioactivity back by Cyanida  light your way by Ururuty
Resurrection - Salve by MD-Arts

Next Week's Theme is...

"Memory"

This Week's Positive Posts!

UAkimov09 has another traditional positive art feature! :D
TPA #8 Traditional Positive Art (41 artworks)''Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.''
(author John Ruskin)
''I am a part of all you see
In Nature: part of all you feel:
I am the impact of the bee
Upon the blossom; in the tree
I am the sap — that shall reveal
The leaf, the bloom — that flows and flutes
Up from the darkness through its roots.''
(author Madison Cawein, quote from poem ''Penetralia''.)
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Traditional Positive Art Forever
41 Artworks (and Photos) created by Artists of Deviant Art

Collection was made by UAkimov09 , founder of SeeMyPositiveArt group
My Congratulations on your high artistic skills, as well as your beautiful art !

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Respect and Care to Nature , Animals , Plan

It's been 1 year since TeaPhotography began this awesome project! :dance:
ATTZ. OF GRATZ. #25 - 1 Year Anniversary! The Previous ATTZ. of GRATZ. are HERE:
ATTZ. OF GRATZ. #24
:iconspreadmoreloveplz:Happy 1 Year Anniversary to The ATTZ. OF GRATZ Project!:iconspreadmoreloveplz:
If you have ever participated in "ATTZ. OF GRATZ" even one time, then this Anniversary Congratulations is for YOU!  The first Edition was published one year ago, on September 4th, 2018, HERE: A Very Special Feature, Plus Attz. of Gratz.

Admittedly, I started this for myself... because I was desperate... digging through my "box of tools" that I have been collecting for nearly 3 decades by now, through formal settings, life experience, and simply the advices from others along my life's path. 
I started practicing the "therapy" of Gratitude in the late 1990's after being introduced to

nirryc needs support for their Kickstarter! :meow:
BTL Kickstarter - Pls support! :) Hi friends! In the previous journal I introduced you to the project "Between the Lines" that I'm participating in as UI Designer. In this journal I'm happy to show you our kickstarter campaign that launched a while ago and is still going. You will find all the information about our project there as well as rewards we have to offer for those of you supporting us - there are quite a few. Speaking of support: Since we have a kickstarter-goal we have to reach, this is the moment where we need every bit of support we can get (no matter how big or small) !! We highly appreciate everyone's help. You can participate in our kickstarter, like&comment on our facebook page and share the game with your friends, etc. Here are the relevant links: "BTL" KICKSTARTER PAGE"BTL" on Facebook"BTL" on YouTubeTrailer:

https://youtu.be/FKKQUplaF3s

Have fun and THANK YOU! _

Misakiri has a Ko-Fi for their Discord! ;)
Ko-Fi Page! Support Discord!Hey everyone! I just made a Ko-Fi page for Discord. I really appreciate any support I receive, whether it's encouragement, sweet comments, or a few dollars. It really helps me to be able to dedicate more time to the production of this comic when I receive money so I can pay the bills without having to work so many hours at work.
I hope to be able to free up some of my time so this comic can be even better! Thanks again for the support!
ko-fi.com/misakiri


Community Posts!

Staff

Thursday Prompt: Unopened LettersGood afternoon, Core Members, and welcome to the Thursday Prompt!
In last week's challenge, "Day at the Beach", you took us to your favorite beaches! It was fun seeing all of you imagine yourselves out and about, especially as summer is slowly coming to an end. Now I wish I went to the beach as well.
With that in mind, here are your winners!
        
Congratulations to Sanguerine, VioletTrinity, and Marion-Aurore! As a token of our appreciation for transporting us to some wonderful beachscapes, you've each won yourselves $100 USD in DeviantArt Points!
This Week's Challenge
This week, we're going old-school.
This Sunday is National Grandparents Day. Grandmoth
  DeviantArt at Lightbox ExpoLightbox Expo is this weekend and I'm attending with the DeviantArt team.
The Expo has been a huge labor of love for imaginism and Jim Demonakos, and I'm super excited to see how it turns out.
I'll be walking the floor with our Head of Social Media ggMattB. More than 100 of the artists attending the show have a DeviantArt account, and I'm excited to meet everybody face-to-face and see what everybody has been working on.
Have a great show everybody! 
 
  Choose Your Own Culinary AdventureCooking and Baking Week
A few weeks ago, I asked the community to suggest ingredients to me and from those suggestions I picked five to focus on and provide recipes for. Here they are!
StargazeAndSundance suggested: White fish, mushrooms, and cabbage 
Stygma suggested: Eggplant
Mrs-Durden suggested: Carrots
Thiefoworld suggested: Pineapple
hypermagical suggested: Bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach and black olives (I failed you on the olives ;P)
Do any of these recipes appeal to you? What is an ingredient that you absolutely love? Do you have a favourite recipe? Let me know in the comments below!
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Greetings, my fellow inmates: 
Hallowe'en is coming up soon. If you ask me, I still like to think it is the most wonderful time of the year. In my little corner I have been thinking about reviving old traditions and implementing new ones in this community that we call a home (since leaving the Asylum for good seemed to be something of a luxury, I suppose it was fair to call it a home.) Unfortunately, yours truly is alone in the darkness and found himself presently indisposed. 
But all is not lost, no. 
Our affiliates are running Hallowe'en-themed contests at the moment. And I would like to direct your attention to them: 
:iconDa-morgue: is running a "Bad Moon Rising" contest: 

And :iconThe-Lunatic-asylum: is running a doll-themed contest: 

I highly recommend you t
  Anyone Can Cook!Cooking and Baking Week
 If you've seen Ratatouille (it's one of my favorite animated movies), the world-famous Chef Gusteau proclaims "Anyone can cook!" However, the more I cook and post pictures of my culinary creations on social media, the more my friends tell me that they're jealous or that they wish they could cook like me. As basically a beginner myself, this seems ridiculous, because I absolutely agree with Chef Gusteau, absolutely anyone CAN cook!

    Not only is cooking possible for anyone, it's also quite a bit of fun and even can be a stress reliever (plus you get to eat food; where can you go wrong??). Maybe you're a little nervous to start though, after all we've all seen the comedies where somebody opens the oven to their dinner in flames. Giggle 
    
This article is going to give you:

a little bit of my cooking story
  Throwback Thursday : Stock and Artworks #6 Here is the #throwbackthursday for today.
Beautiful stocks & resources, and artworks that were created with them
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  + About DD Suggestions +:rainbowwave: Hello guys !
Today I just want to have a friendly talk with you. Meow Rainbow 
It been one year that I'm on the CV Team and during this year, I used myself, and you if you look DDs daily, to try to set one DD per day.
The main reason is that the Manga & Anime community is quite active and big, so I think that a lot undiscovered artists deserve a DD Rainbow La The former Anime & Manga CV wasn't active since a long time when I started so I have a lot of choice for DDs. I'm doing my best to find the best to feature but...
After one complete year, it starts to become more and more difficult.
Let be honest, activity on DA is not what it was in the past.
When I'm looking for artists to DD, I often found artists who already got many or who got one in the past 6 months, or that I already featured in the past 12 months.
Saddly I can't stay h
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How to: Baking with a themeCooking and Baking Week
Creative baking has been a great outlet for me and it's always fun to serve a friend or loved one a delicious treat with a beloved character on it. Something that'll make them go 'This is so cute, I can't eat it!' (Although seriously: I make delicious treats for a reason: EAT IT! 😋)
As someone who loves to bake I find it very relaxing to map out themes, ideas and baking 'schedules' for myself. I've gotten to a point where I know the steps to creating something elaborate, but also how to keep things simpler when I need to.
If you want to create some themed baked goods: Here's a quick guide to help you on your way! 
Quick tip: Mind your skill level! Throughout this article you'll find some tips for simpler and more elaborate baked goods. If you're just starting out try to keep it simple. This'll save you a LOT frustration. Trust me, I've been there. 😅
Step 1: Find your theme
What do you like? Which characters do yo
  Is there any expert in photographing?As the title says, I'm looking for someone to help me in choosing the right filter for my DSLR.
Photographing is my hobby and I love doing that a lot, and seeing all kind of filters makes me wanna experience more!
So, I'm looking for the ND filter (Neutral Density), it's a feature that helps me use a slow shutter speed for a longer exposure during the daytime when taking a shot on clouds or water and making them blurry.
I've found some brands such Gobe, Polaroid, RiseUK, Hoya and others but I couldn't figure out which one has the best quality as there is barely any reviews.
Should I go for the cheap or just expensive one?
More importantly, should I go for ND2 or just ND8?  ;w; 
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Miami heat, palm trees in the breeze

You're the the sweetest thing, the sweetest thing I've ever seen

Sand at my feet, ocean after that

Silver light of the moon dancing on the waves

Girl, you got me high, just with your eyes

Every word you say, well, it's a lullaby

Pull me inside out

Put me upside down

You're
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Check out the cool art I faved in the past couple of weeks :happy: 






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The Masked One by samflegalThe Hobbit - There and Back Again by FrerinHagsolb
Christmas Eve by Tolkyes
Inktober18 Day18 Frankenboobies (collab) by LualaDy Touch from outside by MariaPetrova
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Moon valley by Ebineyland
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