Rare Disease DaySo I have decided to talk about why I haven't been around much, after all, it is Rare Disease Day and I would like people to understand. I have been diagnosed with atlantoaxial, cranio-cervical and sub-axial instability .In other words my neck is very unstable due to my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and I am having trouble holding up my head (all those brains ha!)
In order to be diagnosed I had to travel to London to have an upright MRI, then to Barcelona to speak to a neurosurgeon, and I had to pay for all of that out of my savings. The Spanish neurosurgeons do not acknowledge that what I have exists, the last one told me that all my symptoms were caused by the fact that I am too skinny ha! Well perhaps we should examine that premise?
When I look down or to the right or left I feel a disconnect in my spinal cord. I can't feel my legs, I can't control my knees. I have constant shooting pains and numbness in my arms and I can't control my hands properly. My upper and lower back feel weak an
Please Help by Sharing Please share this journal, one of my fellow EDSers is in a serious condition and needs donations via JustGiving to have life-saving surgery, I understand that times are hard and that donations are impossible for most people, but by sharing you might reach someone that can help.
Update on her condition today: https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/helped-diy-sos-now-fading-1264866
Daily DeviationJust stopping by and found to my surprise that Monica :iconMocris: has awarded me a Daily Deviation - thank you so much a very bitter sweet moment for me, as today is Maria's birthday :iconmagicsart:, Maria passed away last year, my fellow Ehlers-Danlos warrior who lost her fight. She would have been very pleased for me I know and I would like to celebrate with a small feature for both Monica, to say thank you, and for Maria, at peace at last
RIP My sweet friend :iconmagicsart:
Wings Of Steel by magicsart Winter Solstice by magicsart Iced by magicsart
Feature 68 - Art with my StockThank you all very much I am way behind sorry!
Tire by zfbaser A Boy and His Imagination (Stylize Oil) by cluttergirl world of mushrooms by premierluis The road to gradmmam's house by Mandelblute Whats the buzz by nitchwarmer Walk on the Wet Road by erkanozan The tale of my dreams by CeliliaWonder inner fallout shelter by Andaelentari Spring sonata by RankaStevic Circus by Renata-s-art Spring Belle by VanessaPadua do you see me by poisen2014 Solar Fleur by Can-Cat Introducing The Windigo, Page 10.A. by Can-Cat NIGHTLY PRAYERS by KerensaW Buck at Rest by ChiaraLily9 FURY ROAD by Photoshoppista90 King Maximus- Horse Avatar by MuchMischief
Andromeda by eerilyfair
Feature 67 - Art with my StockThank you all for the beautiful art
Manipulacion - Zeus by joha-nna The guerrilla squirrel by erikRamon Over the clouds by MoAChuuuttt M_Butterfly by EligoDesign An Oasis From The Storm by gustiidiaz The Ice Cave by ShawneeDawn Wild Flower by Gwendolyn1 Spirit of Deep Winter by FrostAlexis Last Stand by GemmyArtsTB
New Dream 10 by caddman Naiad by annewipf Dangerous Journey by wahidubaidillah Elevation by jiajenn I Am The King of this World by outbackgang Ruin With A View.. by AledJonesDigitalArt New Dream 12 by caddman Introducing The Windigo, Page 9 by Can-Cat Oz ~ Meeting The Wizard by aaTmaHira dorthy and land of emeraALD CITY by rocheleheart10 A Journey to the Beginning of Time by BaronGraphics
PixabayFor those of you that use Pixabay photos in your manipulations please be careful - I just found this on their website: https://pixabay.com/en/statue-stone-sculpture-jesus-2168804/
My original and copyrighted photograph is here:
It was also posted on another free stock image website, but I imagine that they copied it from Pixabay, thinking it was in the Public Domain. Thank you to very kind person that alerted me
Health UpdateI am having serious problems with my Ehlers-Danlos at the moment, my spinal cord is being pinched/compromised by various vertebrae and as a result I have vertigo, nausea and can't feel my legs. When I look down the vertigo worsens and I feel like I am going to pass out, hence typing is not very pleasurable at the moment. I am also really unsteady on my feet.
Add to that taking care of my husband who has myeloma (cancer of the blood) I have to admit I am struggling a bit.
I have been trying to keep up with notes but I think that for a while I will have to take a rest from competitions, supplying stock prizes etc. I will try and post stock as usual, but commenting and replying is not an option at the moment.
I always like to spread the word about Ehlers-Danlos because I don't believe that it is such a rare condition, just that people are frequently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Couple of links for you, the first is a television program (for those of you that speak Spanish) that I pa
Creative Mind Challenge IV WinnersCopied from Lena
Hello Friends & Watchers!
This time it was too hard and difficult for me to choose the best and creative contest entries!
I really needed a help from outside, so I picked some of the points donors, who closed the loop.
I thought, someone outside the situation will be able to be more objective, so I decided to make a poll voting also.
Thank you to all entrants for their enthusiastic response and submitting such fantastic artwork!
And now I am glad to announce the Winners.
The Awards goes to :iconmr-ripley: :iconsecretadmires: :iconannewipf:
you can reply here or you can send me a note for a commission, whichever you prefer.
payments are done in advance and if i can't complete your commission for whatever reason you will be refunded.
if you ask for a refund after the commission is posted or while im in progress of the commission you won't be refunded and i will edit it to make it as closed to what you wanted. if i havent started yet and you would like a refund i will likely be able to refund it.
I will make a comment to reply to otherwise you might be missed, so please respond to the right comment.
prices are what they are for a reason
up to 3 commission at once per person
♥ Gore [soft or hard]
♥ Fan Art
♥ Closed Species
♥ Canon x Canon*
♥ OC x OC
♥ kin stuff
* i am iffy on these, i'd prefer from shows that i
Kdaea's Geno Sales
LF USD / Possibly Art
Really need to clear out some of these genos!
I do have listed prices but feel free to make offers - if it's USD I will most likely accept lower prices.
If Offering CP - I will no longer hold genos for more than 2 weeks if no art has been finished! Unless you specifically update me and ask for an extension.
So please keep me updated <3
Looking at USD offers~
LF about $120
Lion 006 x Andromeda 5466
2) (Male - Vayron - Runner - Healthy)
F: Lisse Coat
Update from DD-Catalogue FounderDear All,
Thank you for 'watching' DD-Catalogue, and for all your support over the last 4 years. You may have noticed that the group has recently lost super group status. I'd like to apologise for the disruption this has caused to our Gallery and homepage. I'd also like to apologise for the lack of updates and features recently. I have neglected the group somewhat during my university study.
...but I'm planning a revamp to make it better than ever!
I would appreciate it if you could give me some feedback in the comments on some of the following:
What do you like most about DD-Catalogue?
What would you like to see from DD-Catalogue? (features/interviews/polls ??)
Would you donate a small amount towards Super Group status?
Would you like to be on the admin team?
Thanks for reading,
Add this Journal to your 'favourites' if we have your support in bringing DD-Catalogue back to life!
DeviantArt, deviantART and Lots of Things TooWe're going to be DeviantArt, officially. But you can always call us deviantART. You'll get to be retro, and that's always... well, retro! This goes for DA and dA, too.
It was nice to see Moonbeam13 and starvingartist today in Toronto. We got some lunch. Then 'Beam was nice enough to drive me to the airport with Rob. Rob! Happy Birthday Moonbeam!
I'm in the sky eating a banana at the moment. I wonder what monkeys would make of me eating a banana at 30,000 feet. Let alone journaling on DA from here.
I was in Toronto visiting Autodesk, and the teams behind Sketchbook and Pixlr and other awesome apps they have. What wonderful people. I really enjoyed seeing what they're up to, it's all very exciting.
I've been hanging out on #devart on dAmn today, and I asked Pickley to pull together all the best scripts and projects out there that improve dAmn. This way DA can consider buying the code, interfaces, etc. and
Spotlights: Contests Commissioners Page Opportunities/Events Special Highlights
Please remember that none of these contests are run by AMA, and so you should contact the person whose icon precedes the contest info for questions and entries.
Updated March 9th, 2018
Good vs Evil Contest
:iconOC-Take-Over: is holding a contest!
END DATE: 15th May 2018
Take a good OC and/or an evil OC to go battle against each other for the the big prize!
Theme: Light vs Dark. Pick and draw an OC of your own that is a hero or villain.
Prizes: Points, art, features.
Find out more: https://oc-take-over.deviantar
July Commissions!Important to Commissioners
Hi everyone! To all my commissioners, please tell me if you wish to be contacted here, your email or some other way you feel it's more comfortable. I'm still awaiting an answer for many design approaches and that is delaying the work schedule. If there are sudden changes like leaving on vacations or need to postpone the project please feel free to tell me.
Remember that if I don't get an answer after 7 days I send the last design approach I consider the project abandoned.
My commissions are always open, I just ask you to be patient because I work on them as ideas come by. I try to finish them as fast as I can but I give priority to quality over speed.
Those interested please read this:
Commission Requests List (Progress):
Everyone who requested a commission please look on the list to see the progress. <b>
Wyngro RULES -- Quick GuideKnowing what behavior is and isn't allowed in our group is a very important part of being a Wyngro member! Make sure you read through these rules carefully. Ignoring the rules of the group can result in a warning if you break them too many times!
Our rules are also much more elaborated on our RULES & ETTIQUETTE page as well, so please have a look!
The Wyngro community has a lot of rules to remember, so you might get a mod message every now and then. That’s okay! You’re not a “bad member”, so don’t worry. However, if you do, make sure you reply back to your mod message and DO NOT ignore it! Sometimes we’re simply reminding you of things for the future. All you have to do is reply back, letting us know you understand.
•Count your wyns (If you choose not to count wyns for an image, or didn't earn any, please list them as 0/# wyns.)
Happy 3rd Anniversary, Wyngro!Well, we got through year 3 of Wyngro everyone! I can’t tell you all how proud I am of all the artists that have joined this group in that amount of time, and how much you’ve all helped it grow. I’ve learned so much from this group, working with people, communication skills, organizing, art in general, (especially have gotten a lot better at color theory!) and just meeting and getting to know an assortment of interesting people.
I’m not gonna lie, there were a lot of really tough obstacles this year to get past, a lot of negative vibes, and a lot of people that have come and gone. I think that it’s a very easy option for a lot of leaders to abandon a project when things get tough and relationships get tested.
But like the cornball I am, I always think back to a quote from good old Dumbledore, where sometimes we must choose between what is easy and what is right.
Although it wasn’t easy, I worked through the struggles of toxic people and negativity, b
SUMMER SPORTS FESTIVAL EVENT LIST! (LIVE)Hey guys, we are proud to announce that the Chimereon Sports Event is now officially LIVE!!!
As you all know, the goal of this event is to earn as many points for you team as you can by drawing the given weekly prompts!
★In order to participate in the event, make sure you read all the rules and have joined one of the two teams.★
See here for more info on the event:
(SIGN UPS WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL JULY 16TH)
★CURRENT TEAM MEMBER LIST★
(Chart is continuously being updated)
(Please NOTE HoshPosh if you have a concern about the Teams/Team sortings)
★RULES AND INFO★