This one is for Ryan. (Thanks for the tequila shots!) My brother serves in the US Navy, and he's coming home on a break from NFO training this weekend!! (YAY!!!) It'll be so good to see him again.
With our US Independence Day (4th of July) approaching, I want thank all of the people in the military that put their lives on the line, so I don't have to do much of anything to have my freedoms. I believe that war is a tragic thing, and I can't express how deeply appreciative I am to anyone willing to be anywhere near a battleground today while I'm sitting home on the computer, sipping my raspberry seltzer water. There aren't words for how grateful I should be. Thank you. ♥
Also... I will upload a few stock photos of military monuments and POW/US flags this week. They'll be in my unrestricted stock gallery. I hope they find their way into your art. Have a safe, peaceful and happy Independence Day!
I'd like to publish an article to honor those that serve in the military. Perhaps you'd like to leave some links to any good military art, clubs, or chatrooms at dA? Maybe you would like to shout out to a military friend overseas? I'll send a note to you if I use your comments/links, and I'd credit you in the artlce.
If you want to comment, but you would rather not be quoted, I'll respect your wishes if you let me know in your message.
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...
MoFarrelly is a fellow stock photographer and a talented photo manipulation artist. Her gallery is positively overflowing with creativity. MoFarrelly's stock images are widely used all over deviantART, and her other artwork is stunning too.
This Week's Theme: MILITARY & WAR
Each of these icons is 50x50, under 15 kb, and free to use as your dA avatar within the artist's rules...
- 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
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:
- MargotYvy's Geisha Contest. (Deadline: July 1)
- FractalDreams's Music Interpretation Contest. (Deadline: July 7)
- blondrose84's Damn Easy Contest! (Deadline: July 14)
- leocbrito's The Birds contest. (Deadline: July 19)
- emmil's Forbidden Love Contest. (Deadline: July 14)
- AF-studios's Dreams and Fantasies contest. (Deadline: July 18)
- EmeraldEden's Mythology Contest!!! (Deadline: July 21)
- Flamewolf119's Summer OC Contest. (Deadline: July 22)
- anna's Upgrade Contest run by PurpelBlur (Deadline: July 26)
- HiddenYume-stock's Fae Realms
contest. (Deadline: July 31)
- wesurvived's Customise Us Contest. (Deadline: July 31)
- gracie-stock & eli-stock's Once Upon a Contest. (Deadline: August 31)
- HannahChapman's Kitty Cat Competition. (Deadline: August 31)
- Project Educate HQ (Deadline: Ongoing)
- ManipulateThis - (Deadline: Ongoing)
- createbyweek - (Deadline: Ongoing)
- The100DProject - (Deadline: Ongoing)
- WordoftheWeek - (Deadline: Ongoing)
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.
"The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected."
- Sun Tzu, The Art of War (544-496 BC)