I think that one of the best features and most under used is the "Journal Feature", It can have many uses ranging from a themed expression of one's own art to expressing a point of view or thought to showcasing other peoples art, to highlight nuggets of artistic talent that may otherwise be lost in the massive influx of submissions on Deviantart.
These people perform an essential function that makes Deviant Art the vibrant global community for artists and art lovers alike.
thought that we would do a series of journals on these beautiful and selfless members of the DA Community. The First Journal Writers Feature is focused on Teresa better known as @Tigles1Artistry
Teresa was born in Portugal of Portuguese/Spanish parents. Although her main professional areas were Commercial Aviation and Tourism, Art was always present in her life in some form or other.
Teresa did Classical Ballet for 17 years and dancing, classical or other has always been in her veins. Photography came later on in life as an active interest, after she retired, and had more time available.
About 10 years ago she came across DA and started getting new ideas and learning more about photography. While on DA, discovered Journals as a great feature to have available, since, by reading and viewing them, she was able to discover new Artists and new ideas which is what led her to start also producing them. And therefore she believes they were and are of help to the whole community.
Teresa takes several hours to collect the relevant works for a particular Journal... it is not possible to say how long, as she normally collect works over a period of 4 to 5 days. Normally she do not obey a particular theme, unless it is a competition... she just pick the works that mean something to her personally.
Since the advent of Eclipse, making a Journal is really not nice at all.... the works chosen, unless I display them in full format, are displayed now in a "grid" type of format that does not allow me to increase or decrease their size, as I used to on old DA. Often, you cannot even see the main parts of those works once they are published ... really not nice at all...
BUT... She enjoys producing them and carries on the best way she can...
Teresa's Message : As the world is today..... I would say to people in general ...
Those who understand others are clever, those who understand themselves are wise.<Tao Te Ching>