My eBay auctions are still available, and I'll continue to add more items for sale. However, right now I need to stop donating to charities with some of the items up for bid. (The fees were kind of steeper than I realized.) However, if you bought anything from me, THANK YOU!! I hope you're happy with whatever you now own. You have helped some of the following causes:
- Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
- U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation
- ProLiteracy Worldwide
- Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
- Comic Relief, Inc.
Another cause came to my attention recently about a man named Nigel Haskett who worked for McDonald's. (You can read the story here or watch it on YouTube.) Until he is compensated for his medical bills, I am boycotting McDonald's restaurants. (Not that difficult to try to help this guy.) I encourage you to politely email MickeyD's to let them know if you're doing the same.
As a result of asking people to tell me their favorite non-profit organizations, I managed to make some Stamps for Good Causes. If you'd like me to make a stamp for a specific non-profit you support, please leave the link in the comments of this journal entry or send a note to me. If I like the non-profit org, and if I have time, I'll make the stamp for you for free. (Please let me know if you DON'T want credit in the stamp's description.)
How do you escape from the upsets of life? In the midst of my personal and financial issues, I'm in a rather escapist mood at the moment. The art I chose to feature this week is all about where and when I'd rather be. I hope you find some healthy escape too. Enjoy!
Each time I update my journal I like to feature an artist that has used my stock in their art. This week's featured artist is...
Fantasy artists like RavvenArt are the people that inspired me to offer stock images. Her gallery is like taking a journey into other places in unknown time, often dirfting into and out of the surreal. I like her use of earthy hues and sensual forms that take on an appearance of reality just a little left of center. Even her photography somewhat pricks my imagination, forcing me to wander into some other world. Lovely stuff! She's also the owner of Ravven-Stock, so you can use some of her photos with your artwork.
Space-Club is an art group for artists that appreciate or create artworks on the subject of space. Their gallery of space art reflects the talents and visions of their artistic members... A really fun spot for cyber-stargazing!
This Week's Theme: ANOTHER PLACE, ANOTHER TIME
I try to make sure that each of these icons is 50x50 and under 15 kb. They are always free to use as your dA avatar within the artist's rules, though you may have to ask permission first...
- My Stock Rules
- Unrestricted Stock
- My Free Avatars & Stamps: FantasyStockAvatars
- Clubs I Support (Needs to be updated.) Stockers A-Z:
- My dA News Articles
- Community Links
- My eBayAuctions
- Current Auctions:
Quality printer paper, PC games, music CDs, candles & DVDs.
- Current Auctions:
2009 Contests & Projects
This is a list contests going on around deviantART, but I am NOT responsible for them. The following events are hosted by other people:
- Within the Elements Art Contest by keelerleah (Deadline: March 15)
- New Logo Contest by chelsea-morning (Deadline: March 17)
- The Essence of Coffee Contest by mauroh (Deadline: March 18)
- D.Gray-Man vs One Piece Contest by Eeren (Deadline: March 20)
- Art Trade & Contest by Yuriiian (Deadline: March 26)
- iStock, can you? by Dan-Heffer (Deadline: March 30)
- Emoticon Contest and The Big Fairy Tale Project by Sinister-Starfeesh (Deadline: March 30)
- 100 Theme Contest by xStacyxAnnx (Deadline: March 31)
- Steam Punk Art Tournament by YamabushiJBS (Deadline: March 31)
- The Elegance of Horror Contest by vampireleniore (Deadline: April 1)
- Stock Challenge: Exquisite Corpse by HauntingVisionsStock (Deadline: April 1)
- The Tale You See Contest by FallenMidnightStars (Deadline: April 4)
- Easter's Day Contest by TheMermaidsClub (Deadline: April 12)
- Design a Deviant Contest by 2dazed (Deadline: April 15)
- Inspire Contest by mariedark (Deadline: April 25)
- Your Secret Garden Contest by karemelancholia (Deadline: May 2)
- Murder At The Moulin Rouge Contest by Bnspyrd (Deadline: May 14)
- Donate Art to the Bushfire Victims in Australia by lovehorses14 (Deadline: Ongoing)
- ArtistsForCharity - (Deadline: Ongoing)
- GloryAngels - (Deadline: Ongoing)
- ManipulateThis - (Deadline: Ongoing)
- createbyweek - (Deadline: Ongoing)
- The100DProject - (Deadline: Ongoing)
- WordoftheWeek - (Deadline: Ongoing)
- Moonbeam13's Listing of Current Contests (Deadline: Various)
If you would like your event listed here, please send a note to me with 1) a link to your contest or project, and 2) the deadline by which entries must be received. Your contest must be for members of dA, not off-site.
These Deviants' icons are a permanent feature in my main page journal entries in return for donating to my stock gallery! Contributions to my stock cause may be accepted via note.
QUOTE to PONDER :thumb66223080:
"What began as imaginative escapism has led me full circle back to life. Maybe artists do pay attention to the important things."
- Eleanor Blair