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Here are the people that run the group, so you can get inspired : )





Welcome to the Forest Refuge

This group is one ice for now! Sorry.


Welcome to the Forest Refuge

ForestRefuge is a place to bring people together, who create magical art about the forest.

A community to inspire and get inspired.

What do you do?

We make:
- meaningful features of the best art
- submit the best art as Daily Deviations
- contests with interesting themes and prize

If you love the forest and create art about it, you've come to the right place!

How do I join?

You can send us a request to join our group.
We then will take a look at your gallery and check:
- if you create (mainly) art about the forest/nature
- your art has a certain level of quality

Tip: If you don't think you'll fulfill the criteria, you can still "Watch" our group to get notifications of new, inspiring art, features and contests.

ForestRefuge is frozen for now

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 12, 2017, 12:27 PM

Hello everybody!
On behalf of the team (jant-photo, mademoiselle and me) I'd like to announce that ForestRefuge is on ice for now!
We might continue the group at some point, but for now we really don't know.
We all are quite a bit more busy then when we started the group & it feels like there is not enough time and energy on our site to properly handle a group right now.

Still, I want to end this on a more positive note & feature the beautiful art back from our first contest. It really shows to me what I imagined this group to be!

Entries to our first contest

Fox Mountain by EarlyOctober Always by natzufall Childhood by Sieskja Der Wald und wirAls pure Dorfkinder, gehörte der Wald in unserer Kindheit einfach mit dazu.
Drinnen am Computer oder an der Spielekonsole zu sitzen war für meine beste Freundin und mich damals nahezu undenkbar und viel zu langweilig. Wir waren lieber draußen unterwegs. Auf dem Spielplatz, im Dorf oder aber eben im Wald.
Manchmal haben wir ihren oder meinen Hund auf unsere Streiftouren mitgenommen, manchmal waren wir aber auch nur zu zweit unterwegs.
„Offizielle“ Wege waren uns auf unseren Entdeckungstouren einerlei. Wir sind durch das Unterholz gestiefelt, haben uns durch Dornenbüsche gekämpft und sind einmal sogar durch ein Moor gelaufen.
Ich weiß noch, dass ich damals einen unbedachten Schritt gemacht habe und prompt mein Stiefel im modrigen Boden feststeckte.
Außerdem weiß ich auch heute noch, wie neidisch ich immer auf ihre Kletterkünste war. Egal wie hoch der erste Ast am Baum war, sie ist immer irgendwie dran gekommen und ist problemlos hi
Welcome to the fairytale by Lunnika-Horo The Comfort of the Willow Tree
From my childhood days on, this willow has been fascinating me:
Cool and smooth.
Your leaves shine from afar.
Bright spot.
Tending upwards,
Near to the sky,
Touching the earth,
You connect both worlds.
I remembered when my head was heavy,
My eyes saw only darkness.
My heart grew silent.
My soul, it cried.
Then I felt it,
This urge.
I ran out.
At first without aim or destination.
I had tears in my eyes,
Anger and rage were in my heart.
Then I saw you, dear willow
And I remained standing.
I only looked at you.
For a long time, I only stood there.
I approached -
Hesitating first of all –
I touched your bark tenderly,
Observed every detail.
I pressed my cheek to your stem.
There I felt it:
You wanted to give me somewhat.
There I heard it:
You wanted to tell me something.
I spread my arms out,
Embraced you,
Closed my eyes,
You took me in -
Unconditionally -
Surrounded me with all your force.
My head became light and clear.
My body was alive
My heart started to talk again.
Our souls be
Mysterious Wonders. by OliviaMichalski Chasing the Faeries by Gawarin
(plus this contest actually lead to some mammoth trees being planted!)

Thank you to everyone that participated in the group & made it what it is/was.
I wish you all the luck on your future adventures in the world of forest art!

Best wishes,
Rick, Elodie and Jan

Skin by SimplySilent
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Maweewolf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
This group is so good I hope it gets up and running again soon :)
Caillean-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, why I'm suddenly not allowed to upload photos to this group?
VoceDelBosco Featured By Owner May 4, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the add!

I make little creations inspired by Nature and her Spirit (in particular Woods, Forests and Mountains), from Forest Animals and other Creatures and from Pagan and ancestral traditions. I'm glad to join this group!
MademoiselleOrtie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
welcome! :)
Rick-TinyWorlds Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student Photographer
Welcome to the group VoceDelBosco! : ) It's cool you did this little introduction, always interesting to hear what inspires and motivates people : )
VoceDelBosco Featured By Owner May 10, 2017   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :3
DavidMnr Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
merci:) (Smile) 
Epytafe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the request

JustACapharnaum Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Thanks for the request!
MohannadKassab Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the request and for accepting my work Clap Love 
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