dA Loving Day is August 9th!

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What a lovely day, thanx so much for participating. And don't forget LOVE HAS TO BE SPRUNG EACH DAY!

I'm gonna make soon many DD's suggestions!
Many deserve it and don't get one.

So a sorry to the GD, i'll give you work hehe^^.

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Here we go!!!
Celebrate love!
It can be the love you feel for your friends, family, relatives...
It can be support for deviants, for homeless, give a hand.
Give a phone call to those who are alone, let message to those who feel sad!

this day is just a symbolic day.
showing our love, our support in our daily life is important!

Remember : "To love is stronger than to be love" [D. Balavoine]
It makes you feel alive!


:cake: HAPPY BIRTHDAY dA!!! :cake:


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Ya want a print? See here!

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Si tu n'as pas de voix
HURLE
Si tu n'as pas de jambes
COURS
Si tu n'as pas d'espoir
INVENTE

:heart:

If you have no voice
SHOUT
If you have no legs
RUN
If you have no hope
INVENT


[PLEASE view this part of my journal : Alegria by Le Cirque du Soleil, it will explain how these sentences and the song help me and can help you.
This is the song that gave me the idea of this event and i want that EVERYONE could read it, hear it, view it. It will bring light in your eyes and joy to your heart!
- i'm adding this sentence as it seems that somes don't read a journal entry entirely!!!!!]


There was something flying through my mind and heart.
Some times ago i had problems in my life, many deviants supported me.
We all pass through hard moments in our life, and there is so much solidarity and carying feelings here that i wanted to make a special day on dA for spreading love.

I remember having dark ideas, being depressed... i remember listening to a song that brighten my heart and put tears of joy into my eyes.

So why not sharing all that with you all? Why not showing our feelings to dA?


:heart:AUGUST 9th:heart:
"Special Show your Love Day".
In The French Calendar it is the day of "Saint Love"!

Show your love to those you love, give a hand to those who need it!

This day will be filled with events! Let's show our love for this community, artists, deviants and most importantly our favorite charities and humanitary projects!! Awareness is the key! Spreading the word about these causes with our art is sometimes the very best thing we can do!

Depression?
Animals?
Lyme Disease?
Aids?
Breast Cancer?
Hunger?
Peace?

Above all we can show our support to deviants who need a hand, kind words, support, and not only deviants but people around us in our family, relatives, neighbors.
Well anything in our life that makes our hearts beat!


What do you think about this? Are you ready to get involved? Is your group? Is your favorite chatroom? Your club? What a great way to get your art noticed and your favorite "love."

:pointr: View the Official News article Here.
View the Reminder here and fave it if you like it!!.



Support this project with this stamp :

dA Loving Day by karemelancholia

Spread the message, spread the word, SPREAD THE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

[And don't forget that on August 7th is dA bday!!!!!!!!!]







karemelancholia the Lead Coordinator will be hosting a personal contest, help coordinate everyone.
shell4art our Gallery Director will be promoting, hosting a deviation folder and awarding gifts and prizes.

Communities and Deviants would participate to this project as they want, it can be a special support for one deviant, for several, for a cause outside of dA, it can be a project such as a contest, letters to people who need support... Well anything.

:pointr: Use the menu  above for the different categories.
Remember if you have a project to let me know : All projects will be promoted and gathered here :
You want to participate to dA Loving Day? Lemme me know clicking HERE, and give me details about your project with a link to it.


Here is the OFFICIAL Folder for this Project :
Community Projects > Events > Community Projects > dA Loving Day > dA loving day

(for your own contest you'll have a subfolder).


:pointr: If you hold a contest you should do this :

1) Specify that it is organized for the dA Loving Day : karemelancholia.deviantart.com…
2) Link to this journal entry where all sub-contests and events will be gathered : karemelancholia.deviantart.com…
3) Use this stamp : dA Loving Day by karemelancholia
and this one I Support Community Projects by GoodiesForYou
4) Your contest should have a deadline (no DDs can be given to entries until after contests are won or they will have to be disqualified)
5) Your contest should have prizes and let us know if you need help.
6) Your contest should specify in its rules that all stocks and other resources must be credited even if you used your own or if the stock provider didn’t specify he had to be credited
7) Your contest should specify in its rules that in all entries description this sentence should be written : ***I give permissions for all Mods in the "dA Loving Day" Community Project  to use image for this event only.***
8) ALL entries WOULD be uploaded into a specific subfolder under this main one : Community Projects > Events > Community Projects > dA Loving Day > Your Subfolder HERE
9) Once your contest is up with the above specifications send a Note to shell4art including these infos : the title and link of your contest specifying it is for the dA Loving Day.
Then you'll be noted back with the link of the subfolder where your contest entries should be uploaded.</b>
ATTN!!! I'll be a prizes donator for your contest (if you want lol).





When i was down i heard this song. it gave me so much, that i wanted that you could discovered it.
It's for those who actually feel bad, to send a bit of joy in their heart. I personally think about some deviants that i know. I'm here for you sweet hearts, listen to this.... you'll see.

Le Cirque du Soleil is a Circus company from Canada/Québec. Their last show is named "Alegria". The song i want to spotlight here has the same name.
Visit the website in english : www.cirquedusoleil.com/CirqueD… and listen to the song here : www.cirquedusoleil.com/NR/rdon…
Visitez le site en français : www.cirquedusoleil.com/CirqueD… et écoutez la chanson ici : www.cirquedusoleil.com/NR/rdon…

At the begining of the clip you can read this in french (i translated it under) and that's the message i want to deliver to you all today and ever :

Si tu n'as pas de voix
HURLE
Si tu n'as pas de jambes
COURS
Si tu n'as pas d'espoir
INVENTE


If you have no voice
SHOUT
If you have no legs
RUN
If you have no hope
INVENT




ALEGRÍA

Alegría
          Un hymne à la joie…
Un rêve de lumière…
          où l'imprévu
                    surprend à chaque tournant.


Alegría is a mood, a state of mind.
The themes of the show, whose name means "jubilation" in Spanish, are many.
Power and the handing down of power over time, the evolution from ancient monarchies to modern democracies, old age, youth—it is against this backdrop that the characters of Alegría play out their lives.
Kings' fools, minstrels, beggars, old aristocrats and children make up its universe, along with the clowns, who alone are able to resist the passing of time and the social transformations that accompany it.


- Lyrics -

Alegria
Come un lampo di vita
Alegria
Come un pazzo gridar
Alegria
Del delittuoso grido
Bella ruggente pena, seren
Come la rabbia di amar
Alegria
Come un assalto di gioia

Alegria
I see a spark of life shining
Alegria
I hear a young minstrel sing
Alegria
Beautiful roaring scream of joy and sorrow,
so extreme
There is love in me raging
Alegria
A joyous, magical feeling

Alegria
Come un lampo di vita
Alegria
Come un pazzo gridar
Alegria
Del delittuoso grido
Bella ruggente pena, seren
Come la rabbia di amar
Alegria
Come un assalto di gioia

Del delittuoso grido
Bella ruggente pena, seren
Come la rabbia di amar
Alegria
Come un assalto di gioia

Allegria
Como la luz de la vida
Alegria
Como un payaso que grita
Allegria
Del estupendo grito
De la tristeza loca
Serena,
Como la rabia de amar
Allegria
Como un asalto de felicidad

Del estupendo grito
De la tristeza loca
Serena,
Como la rabia de amar
Alegria
Como un asalto de felicidad

There is love in me raging
Alegria
A joyous, magical feeling





Write messages to those who need support!
Help them in any way you can!

Show your love! express yourself!

:pointr: You know someone who need support? Then tell me i'll list it here!
Link me here with a short summary of the situation of the concerned deviant!.


:bulletred: CristinaMassieu needs help here : spiderspirit.deviantart.com/jo…
:bulletred: termagen needs help : termagen.deviantart.com/journa…
:bulletred: Lilyas needs help, read her journal entry here :
lilyas.deviantart.com/journal/…





Create something for this project : a contest, a chain, an event. Just for this day and/or dedicate it to someone.
Write messages to those who need support!

Show your love! express yourself! SHARE!

:pointr: Your project should be created as a journal entry and if it's a deviation it should be uploaded in this folder : Community Projects > Events > Community Projects > dA Loving Day
ATTN : Please be sure to read the guidelines if you hold a contest and remember that your contest will have a SPECIAL dA Contest subfolder created!

:pointr: You have a project? Then tell me i'll list it here!
As a Deviant you want to participate to this project? Lemme me know clicking HERE, and give me details about your project (contest and more) with a link to it.

ATTN!!! I'll be a prizes donator for your contest (if you want lol-)

:bulletred: Yellow Love Story Contest by :iconkaremelancholia:
Deadline : August 25th

:bulletred: Feel The Love Contest by :iconthe-canon-club:
Deadline : August 8th

:bulletred: Hope Contest by :iconwritersforart:
Deadline : August 16th

:bulletred: Share the Love Fanart Contest by :iconchicadi:
Deadline : August 20th

:bulletred: Love for Soldiers Contest by :iconnemisis11:
Deadline : August 20th

:bulletred: I Love Mother Earth Contest by :iconenvironment:
Deadline : August 23th

:bulletred: Love Contest by :icondeath-chicks:
Deadline : August 24th

:bulletred: New Hope Contest by :iconhiddenlegends:
Deadline : August 25th






Create something for this project : a painting, photomanip, poetry, text, photo well anything. Just for this day and/or dedicate it to someone.
Write messages to those who need support!

Show your love! express yourself! SHARE!

:pointr: Your dedication should be uploaded here : Community Projects > Events > Community Projects > dA Loving Day > dA loving day

:pointr: You have made a dedication? Then tell me i'll list it here!
As a Deviant you want to participate to this project? Lemme me know clicking HERE, and give me details about your project (contest and more) with a link to it.


:bulletred:  Dedications Made by YOU!  :bulletred:


Holding Hands by AlexDewain by :iconalexdewain:
I love you by Zensasha by :iconzensasha:
Puchis stand for dA Loving Day by AlexDewain by :iconalexdewain:
Someone cares by eskimoblueboy by :iconeskimoblueboy:
Converse Equal Love by FallOutBoyFan13 by :iconfalloutboyfan13:
Needed Love by KylieLou by :iconkylielou:
Holding Hands by AlexDewain by 100ThemesChallenge by :icon100themeschallenge:
:thumb61068435: by :iconshwarzengel:
All you need is love by patriciabrennan by :iconpatriciabrennan:
magnetic love by cocinando-colores by :iconcocinando-colores:
Heart by Primeapekingdom
Corona Lyme stamp by zephyrchaser by :iconzephyrchaser:
:new: :thumb61843415: by :iconblue-blossom:
:new: by :iconronzylady:
:new: What's new pussycat... by Lentzy by :iconlentzy:
:new: :thumb61832978: by :iconc1uf:
:new: :thumb61832835: by :iconcaelea:

:bulletred:  s u p p o r t s  :bulletred:

:pointr: Suicide Prevention by LithiumKitten

:pointr: Canis-Fabula on Blogathon by canis-fabula

:heart: Thanx so much to all!! And don't forget to show your love to those who are dear to your heart! :heart:







:pointr: Your project should be created as a journal entry and if it's a deviation it should be uploaded in this folder : Community Projects > Events > Community Projects > dA Loving Day
ATTN : Please be sure to read the guidelines if you hold a contest and remember that your contest will have a SPECIAL dA Contest subfolder created!

:pointr: As a Club you want to participate to this project? Lemme me know clicking HERE, and give me details about your project (contest and more) with a link to it.


:pointr: There are communities that spread the love over there (listed here the active ones) :

:iconartistsforcharity:
You can give to this club some of your creations, they will sell them for a humanitarian/social cause.

:iconassorted-nuts:
They are here for the benefit of people who suffer from some form of mental condition or emotional turmoil. This is a place where you are in the company of others who will understand where you are coming from!

:iconcare-club:
They are here to help you as the artist gain exposure.

:iconcircleoffriends:
Circle of Friends is a group that will readily offer any type of support, and friendship to people on DA that are having problems and might need to talk to someone. It is not your typical club, but we feel it is of great importance to show support to our fellow deviants when they need it.

:iconda-sisterhood:
We want to strive to creating a well organised deviant sister program. Just see it as your own personal Sisterland.

:icondeviant-arcade:
This account provides to feature journals with features, to expose the deviants that have featuring-journal, to expose deserving artists with features

:icondysmorphics:
This is a community created to support the artists that suffer with eating disorders, like bulimia, anorexia, compulsive over-eating and the artists who have depressive behaviours like harming themselves, suicidal thoughts and sadness. You'll find information about eating disorders and depression, their symptoms, consequences, causes and some help in how to do deal with them.

:iconheart-club:
Heart-Club exist to promote an environment that influences artists to create art in any media that expresses love and care for others, be it another human, an animal, or anything else personal to the artist. We are a HEART-ART-GIFT-GIVER Club and we invite all carers and givers who appreciate the Heart to join us in our indeavors

:iconitdoesnothaveme:
Through this group, we will be able to express to one another through creativity while inspiring each other, as well as be able to find each other more easily for those times when you just need someone to talk to who gets it. This is not a support group, it is a subcommunity among a larger community of artists. First the art, then the illness, and above it all, us.

:iconsaveafrica:
Charities for Africa.

:iconseniormentors:
The Senior Mentoring Project was created to give personal attention to new artists and their crafts from seniors around deviantART.


:iconthe-heart:
The-Heart is a gallery of "Found Hearts" at DA, run by people who love the heart, and where other lovers of the heart can have a home to showcase their heart shape deviations. The selection of Found Hearts will change from week to week, but older features will be archived for you to enjoy whenever your heart desires!


:iconunseenartists:
Help you receive more comments, favorites, pageviews, devwatches, and friends!








I'm personally hosting a contest for this event.
You'll have to create an image based on a text i've written!
All details and keys are given under!


You've probably seen I rarely upload here my writings. I've recently uploaded one.

Yellow Love StoryYellow Love Story
She was boring.
Why not stay in bed this morning? Her blond hair on the yellow pillow. The ceiling had a pale white color. Maybe she might change it?
The same dream each night. Why dreaming? Nothing is becoming true... She closed her eyes.
She's a nurse in the biggest hospital of Frisco. She remembers this man she nursed once. Blond-haired, a sensual voice, gentle. She often thought of him. She would like so deeply to fall in love.
Maybe she could escape from this material life. From the tram each morning, from the clock, from the shopping... A white rabbit is running in her room, he's dressed, he seems to be late, he entered into the mirror of her dressing-table.
It seemed strange to her because he went through it, like if he went on the other side of the mirror. She stood up. Went near the dressing-table. She saw on it all what she left last night before going to bed, even the sandwich (with jam) which she had not eaten.
She looked inside the mirror. The refl


There were several references in it. Have you found the key(s)??
I'm gonna give here all they keys to open all inner doors!

So if you've not yet read this text go here : www.deviantart.com/deviation/5…

:pointr: Now The SECRETS (:giggle:)

- Oh dear... you've not seen it..... The rabbit... in a hurry..... The name of the two characters.. But who is Lewis Carroll???
The author of... Alice In Wonderland!!!!!!!!!!
Now you've seen it.. there are references from Alice's Story....

- But this story has deeper meanings...
Of course for each of us, referencing to our life we could have many interpretations.
Why not having my own version, why not knowing the meanings i put inside of this text?
Here we go... you'll see how tortured i am!!!! ;-)

-> The girl (Carroll) can be me, in a sense. The begining is absolutely not me. I wanted to write something quite not important, superficial... Like a simply "cute" love story... and a bit of sex lol with the word "suck". But it was a fake way where i wanted to lead you.
The direction i really wanted to take begins in the second part, when she met the boy on the "other side". Surrealism. i wanted to give the unreal and "not" possible touch, to make you wander if it was real or if she was dreaming. I've let you here interpreting this surreal part as you want.
I thougt about each sentence, each word i wrote here.
Remember the begining : "she was boring"... "her material life"... then in the second part : "he creates what he wants in this world. He is used to having no use."
See the contrasts between their two lifes.
In the third part and conclusion i gave you the key.
I opposite them to make you feel what the lady really feel inside : she's completely depressed, her life means nothing to her. She does not know what to do.
Remember this : "She went out of her body, of her material life. She escaped...". And read my conclusion : "You know, be conscious that on earth there's no way to live our dreams. Maybe one day you'll also look at yourself in the mirror. You could be surprised of what you'll see inside. But never forget you're in the reality. We always wake.".
Do you see?
Dear all : she just... died. I lead you to a complete opposite way with great and cute words about sex and love and Alice also... But the real meaning is that the mirror represents this river you have to pass to go to the other side, when you life passes away... The only way to really be happy... In my life i passed through moments like that. Not now!
Yes this is in fact a very unhappy story.
Again to avoid misunderstandings, this story reflects a time of my life when i was bad. And that's why i also had the idea of the dA Loving Day (with several other things) : show your love to those who need it, Lend a hand to those who are in need.

You have the keys now, so let's try the contest!


:pointr: Now The CONTEST

I'm really impatient to see what you'll make and how you'll put in image the text!!!!
Be creative, surprise and inspire me!!!!!!!!!!


- I'll be the only judge.
- You have to create an image from this text : www.deviantart.com/deviation/5… .
- Deadline : August 25th 2007.

- Rules :
1) Medias allowed : VISUAL medias ONLY (digital, trad, flash, photography etc...)!!!
2) 1 entry max per deviant!
3) The entry must be made for this contest only (In your description you must link to this contest & contest entries must have been made after the begining of this contest : july 13th)!
4) No explicit porn nor hatred deviation!!
5) Your Entry must fit the theme (give explanations how you imagined the theme).
6) To enter the contest, submit your finished piece to the Contest Category here : Community Projects > Events > Community Projects > dA Loving Day > Yellow Contest

7) Stocks and other resources must be credited even if you used your own or if the stock provider didn’t specify he had to be credited.
8) Write in your description : ***I give permissions for all Mods in the dA Loving Day to use image for this event only.***


- Prizes :
- 1st place :
1 Book in english of french from karemelancholia
1 Signed Print (A4 size) from karemelancholia
3 Prints (postcard size photoquality) from karemelancholia
24 Address Stickers from karemelancholia
Custom Stamp from GoodiesForYou
Custom Icon from GoodiesForYou
Journal Feature from karemelancholia
- 2nd place :
2 Prints (postcard size photoquality) from karemelancholia
Custom Stamp from GoodiesForYou
Custom Icon from GoodiesForYou
Journal Feature from karemelancholia
- 3rd place :
A Print (postcard size photoquality) from karemelancholia
Custom Icon from GoodiesForYou
Journal Feature from karemelancholia


:pointr: You made an entry? Upload it HERE.






© 2007 - 2021 karemelancholia
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DAPoliticalForum's avatar
What a wonderful idea! It is too bad I just found out about it this morning. Count us in for the next one.
RemiGarciaPhoto's avatar
je découvre à l'instant ta galerie au fil de DA, une bien belle collection que tu as là, je m'y attarderais sans nul doute très bientôt.
bravo à toi ;)
RemiGarciaPhoto's avatar
de rien, c'est normal :hug:
nemisis11's avatar
Just wanted to let you know that my contest was extended to 20AUG07 :D Journal link was updated a few weeks ago too ;) [link]

Thank you again, so much, for the support! ^^
karemelancholia's avatar
done.
but i'm not aware of it i can't guess it ;-)
Helewidis's avatar
don't be sorry for them, sweetie, they love it!
Helewidis's avatar
I'm also sorry for not having the chance to wish you a happy b-day yesterday! :smooch:
karemelancholia's avatar
shhhhhhhhhhhh... don't say it, it's a secret. :giggle:
thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:kiss:
Helewidis's avatar
not so secret right now, hum? Ooops!!... :mwahaha:
crirox's avatar
wasn't that yesterday also?
karemelancholia's avatar
it depend son where you live, which part of the world! timezones!
ShwarzEngel's avatar
Faîtes passer!!! :heart: :heart: :hug: :love: :heart: :heart: :hug: :love:

Ce serait bien, plus d'amour et moins(plus du tout!) de bombes... *réveur*

:blowkiss:
redenchantress's avatar
i must say i am so proud to be part of this community and that i joined it :aww:
happy dA loving day! :hug: :heart: :hug:
heidiwg's avatar
Hey Kare!!
Happy Loving day!
I've been so blessed by knowing you this year, it has been so nice to get to know you and be your friend. Thanks for creating this day and hopefully there will be 365 August 9th here on dA :D
:hug:
karemelancholia's avatar
Exactly!!!! 365 days of the year must be like this one!!!!
And please do not say NOTHING about august 9th, as you are a circle of friend admin you should know something about this day. But i want to keep it secret!
It's by pure chance that this day is also the day of saint Love!!!!!
shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhttttttttttttttttt tttt.......................
will say it later on maybe, but really far... not now!

:heart: :hug: :love: :heart: :hug: :love: :heart: :hug: :love: :heart: :hug:

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New Contest : Yellow Love Story (inspired by Alice In wonderland)! Create and participate!
karemelancholia's avatar
shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhttttt ttttttttttttttttt!!!
i'm gonna hide this sweetie ;-)
heidiwg's avatar
I think it's too late dear... I'm sorry :(
I didn't know it was a secret....
karemelancholia's avatar
hehe no prob sweetie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i did not told you!!!!
smacks.
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