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Hi everyone!  It's been a while since I've been on DA.  I've been working on a new sister hobby site called Surviving the Oregon Trail.

I wanted to invite all you wonderful digital artists out there to a HUGE Contest I have going on.  I have over $2,000 worth in contest prizes for contest winners.  Every week there will be a new winner, for the next 7 weeks.  So every week you will have a new chance to win.  The contest will end March 21st with 3 grand prize winners.  It's going to be a crazy and fun few weeks ahead of us.  I'd LOVE to see some of your lovely faces and amazing artwork pieces on the site.  An additional bonus to submitting a contest entry is EXPOSURE.  Weekly winners and grand prize winners will get a year's worth (and beyond) of on-going exposure on our high traffic website.

Come check it out!  And please, jump in and join the fun!  Have your kids join the fun too!  This is a family friendly contest!
Here are the contest details:…
Hi all, thanks for checking out my fun and free stock images.  I look forward to seeing what you can come up with!!!  Ya'll are so creative!!!

Here are my stock rules: 

*  All of my small stock images that you see in my gallery are FREE  :-D!
*  You CAN use my stock images in Commercial projects in and outside of Deviantart! (yay!)
*  Please post a credit link back for any of my free stock images wherever they are shown.
*  You can purchase my LARGE stock files for a small fee.
No credit link backs are necessary for any of the purchased files!
*  Never use my stock images to create and share as stock on your own sites or pages (that is just wrong).
*  .... and your patronage is very encouraging!  Thank you!   :)

I've been staying busy as always.  I still have a gazillion stock images to share with you but it does take a long time to load them and add all the titles and descriptions.  So add me to your watch list so you know when new items are posted.

It's really fun and inspiring to see what you all come up with when you use my stock images by the way!  You all are such a bunch of talented folks out there!

I hope you don't mind but I'd love to feature some of your wonderful artwork on my website ( or facebook fan page.  I will always give a very obvious credit and link back to you if I do.  So be sure to post me a note when you use my stock images so I can check it out!

Sometimes I don't come on Deviantart because of how busy I am, so if you have questions please feel free to email me directly at:

Take care, and stay tuned!

Crystal Calhoun
Made To Be Unique

Isaiah 55:6
Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.
Hi everyone.  Just a quick heads-up to all my stock users and stock subscribers.  I'm currently revising my website so many of my stock images are not exactly easy to find at this time.  It may take me about a week to work this out.  Please check back later if you don't find what you're looking for at this time.  

I'm hoping to add some more NEW free stock images including people, 3D clipart, backgrounds and misc. fun stuff...  It just takes a while to put it all in to share with you all... so your patience is appreciated!

Oh, this also has something to do with why I haven't responded to deviant artist emails or notes lately... I don't mean to overlook them, I've just got not much time to answer everyone's notes yet..  But please do feel continue to send me notes and links... I looove seeing what you guys come up with!

One of the things I'm working on adding to my site is a gallery of some of my favorite art work projects I've seen you all make... So you may find your artwork in my featured stock art work gallery (this will be under the stock images link in the navigation menu of my website  If you find your artwork there I welcome you to send me your contact information so that any of my visitors can know your real name, verses your deviantart ID and can contact you directly if they are interested in hiring you for a photo-manipulation project.  Right now I only have a very small percentage of my favorites listed.... So if you don't see yours there, it may just be a matter of time before it's listed.  I do plan on contacting everyone to let them know their artwork is featured in my website, it just may take me a while to get this done.

This website redesign sure does take up a lot of time!  *whewh*

Anyways, hope you all have a wonderful weekend, I look forward to corresponding again with you soon.

Very Sincerely,
Crystal Calhoun

Made To Be Unique

You can find me on facebook at:

New Journal Skin

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 11, 2011, 4:59 PM
Okay, this is pretty.  This will be my first time using a "skin" here in DA...

very nice, no?

Would love to get your feedback on what size of stock you like most.  Please visit my deviant homepage or journal and vote on your favorite size.  

I'm downloading / rendering more stock for your use so getting a good idea on what most people use will help me tremendously.  

Just stumbled onto this site from a new client and friend who was showing me some textures they were hoping I would use in their new website design.  I've been looking around quite a bit and booooy have I been side tracked today - haven't gotten any work done at all, thank you very much!

Then I couldn't help but join in and submit some of my own art.  :)
So Hi all!!!