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GRATITUDE :thumb101551428:

It's good to be thankful for who and what we have everyday, but sometimes it's also nice to reflect on the things we're grateful to have in our lives. Here are 10 good things that I appreciate in no particular order:

:bulletorange: I'm grateful for the rainbow of new bullet colors for us to use in our messages around dA emotes in our text. Poll: which bullet color is your favorite? (FYI: The bullets used for this list are :bulletorange: and :bulletyellow: to celebrate Thanksgiving in the US this week. Festive; eh?)

:bulletyellow: You know those little mints that some restaurants offer for free after dinner? Sometimes I'm totally grateful for them. They're like free dessert.

:bulletorange: I'm grateful that my brother invited me to go to the ceremony where he will get his wings in February 2009. I most likely can't pay for a trip out of state, but it's sweet to be invited. I could afford to send him a gift by listing some auctions on eBay. Maybe I could actually go if I sell enough stuff. I'm super psyched for him because he's worked for a long time to get to this point. He's given me someone to look up to.

:bulletyellow: I'm grateful for friends... especially the ones that are patient with me even when I get shy or distracted.

:bulletorange: I'm grateful for hot chocolate (and all hot drinks for that matter) on cold, wintery evenings.

:bulletyellow: I went for a walk through a university campus in my hometown a few weeks ago. My mother used to take me there every year in autumn when I was a little kid. We used to collect some fallen leaves during our walk, and we took them home to iron them with wax paper. (Colorful leaves in wax paper pressed with the heat of an iron are preserved a little longer.) I'm grown up now. I went alone with a cup of coffee and my camera, and the leaves were preserved on my memory stick. It was a really nice, quiet morning. I'm gateful that old traditions can be new.

:bulletorange: I'm grateful for our pets. We have a cat and two dogs, and they're all such charming beasties! They always provide love and much needed laughter.

:bulletyellow: Do you see the little emoticons I've used throughout this journal entry? I'm grateful that so many people spend wonderful amounts of time to make such nifty little doo-dads.

:bulletorange: I'm grateful for cute kitty and puppy videos. (By the way, if you know someone at dA that may want an invitation to dA film privileges, please let me know. I can send an invite to one quality film maker. Who should I choose?)

:bulletyellow: I'm grateful for anyone still reading this. It means a lot that somebody would take the time. Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving to all deviants! Since I'm at it, and I actually am interested to know: Who and what are YOU grateful for?

FEATURED ARTIST :thumb50923524:

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...

Night-Sky's deviant type is currently set to "Lurker", but her relatively small gallery shows evidence of more than that. She's attending a photoshop class to develop her digital skills, and she has some nice photographs for nature lovers to enjoy. Pay her a visit, leave a comment or two, and show this fantastic artist some love!

FEATURED FREEBIES Cookie love by marjoh
This Week's Theme: THANKSGIVING

Here are some FREE goodies, which are offered by some very generous deviants for your use! Please be sure to follow each artist's TERMS OF USE before you take anything that isn't yours.

Stock Photos

plimoth colonists 30 by dragon-orb:thumb101874108: Autumn Fae by CreativeStock Stock - Ruins by LAPoetry-n-Photo Autumn berries by steppelandstock:thumb78965448::thumb104367341: Cranberry Stock by jezebelstock dinner table by Stock-Tenchigirl15:thumb68086311: Cornucopia by crimsonphotostock SLOE-STOCK THNKSGVNG POINT 002 by sloegin plimoth buildings 40 by dragon-orb:thumb50387547:

Stamp: Support Stocker Rules by FantasyStockAvatars

Textures & Recipes

:thumb102894191::thumb101784183: Food Textures Pack 1 by BFstock Texture - Flustration Splatter by dom90nic More lace by lunartex Edible Turkey Tutorial by Saiyan-Silk Spicy Sweet Potato Pie by WisdomsPearl Pumpkin Muffins by XxTrinityxX by dAFoodies:thumb82068593:

Journal CSS


Free Avatars

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...

Fella Turkey by catluvr2 Turkey Avy by Vesperity Eggnog by TAHOpaints:thumb77278496: OMFG Dancing Turkey Avatar by RoseSagae:thumb73609375::thumb50639387: Apple Pie a la Mode by TAHOpaints Thanksgiving Avatar by TinorialPeredhil ScarfBoy - Free Avatar by 0xo Free Avvie: Pie by sutapets Free Avatar - Say Cheese 2 by Twisted-Scissors

Journal Stamps

:thumb102631351: Gobble Stamp by miraibaby THANKSGIVING by tina1138
:thumb102704795: Pumpkin Pie Stamp by Genidoxian I love Mashed potatoes by amaya-chibi
:thumb78067092: I really need a holiday by thebluemaiden
Secret Santa by Tepara Operation X-Mas Child stamp by christians


LINKS Fella Logo Enlongated V. by Cameljacks

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:
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.


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:iconpatriciabrennan: :iconjstles: :iconsenecal: :iconfearawaken:

Thank you!

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 Glomp Owl by LineBirgitte

"I want to thank you, show my gratitude, my love and my respect for you, I wanna thank you."

- Natalie Merchant (1963-????)

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TinorialPeredhil's avatar
Thanks for the feature!
FantasyStock's avatar
You're welcome!! :)
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Thank you for the feature! :hug:
FantasyStock's avatar
You're welcome!! :hug:
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Merry Christmas, in advance.
FantasyStock's avatar
Merry Christmas to you too! And thanks for reading my entire list. I'm so bad at keeping things short, and I didn't think anybody would be interested to read it all.

I like your intellect too; you're never boring! ;P
al-maari's avatar
I read through the whole thing.

Being grateful... Yes, it is good. These days, I am grateful to my parents more than to anyone else. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't have my talents & intellect. For all I know, if my mother had chosen another man, I'd be some ornery, greasy old bastard working in a McDonald's in Grab Butt, NE. Perish the thought!...
FantasyStock's avatar
Thanks for reading it all. :hug: It's good to be able to be grateful for parents. As difficult as it sometimes is to admit, they usually do the best they can.
sloegin's avatar
Great list!

Thanks for the feature!!
FantasyStock's avatar
Thanks! And no problem for the feature!!
Tepara's avatar
Thank you for the feature :aww:
FantasyStock's avatar
You're welcome!! :)
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Thanks for the feature
TAHOpaints's avatar
Thank you so much! Great features!

FantasyStock's avatar
It's my pleasure!! :hug:
LAPoetry-n-Photo's avatar
I am grateful for those who care about others.

Thank you for featuring a piece of my stock. :heart:
FantasyStock's avatar
Me too!! :) And You're welcome.
sake-bento's avatar
Thank you very much for the feature. I'm impressed by the depth of your journal entries. Definitely a great resource.
FantasyStock's avatar
Well, thank you!! :hug: And you're welcome!! I'm glad you enjoy my journal. I always look forward to updating it... Even when I don't know what to add before I start, I always get inspired by people's galleries. Then I saw all the glorious food you have, and it made me TOTALLY inspired for Thanksgiving, the day of feasting!

:giggle: Warning to all who visit ~sake-bento's gallery: Don't go there while you're hungry!
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Thanks for the feature! :)
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You're welcome! :D
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