Hi, my name is Kathi, and I’m a print technology student from Germany. Art was my first passion, but I only really got into it when I was gifted my first drawing tablet at age 16. Since then I have been teaching myself digital art, though I’ve been getting back into traditional art recently as well. I have way too many interests – drawing, painting, reading, writing, playing violin and piano, all kinds of crafting – so I’m more of a “Jack of all trades, master of none” kind of person.
I found DeviantArt through artists I was following on a German art website at the time. For a long time I was debating whether I should join, as I saw so much great art that I was afraid that my art wouldn’t be good enough. Finally creating my account in 2011 was the best thing I could have done though.
It’s been such an amazing experience to share my art here, to give and receive feedback, and to be involved in the community. I didn’t really get support for my art until I joined DeviantArt, but through other deviants’ support I have been able to grow a lot, which is also the reason why I want to give back as much as possible. Not only did I meet a lot of great artists I admire and who inspire me to become a better artist, I also made friends I wouldn’t want to miss from my life.
I still have a lot to learn and hope that I’ll be able to continue to grow through (and with) DA. Thank you for all the support over the years, I wouldn’t be where I am today without you all!
Deviousness Award Winner
Riemea has been a wonderful influence in the DeviantArt community since she joined nearly six years ago. Experimenting in digital art, traditional art, literature, artisan crafts, and more, she’s dipped her toes in every part of the DeviantArt experience. She’s provided valuable insights and exposure to her fellow deviants through her involvement in deviantHEART and projecteducate. She also acts as a digital art mentor in seniormentors, and provides helpful comments and constructive critiques to artists through ProjectComment. Riemea’s dedication to seeing artists grow is exemplified through her passionate work and positive attitude. We are proud to give her the Deviousness Award for April 2017!
Riemea is one of those deviants who not only inspires us by her infectious spirit but as well her beautiful works of art. Her enthusiasm is always present and reflects equally so with her community spirit! She’s always quick to engage her fellow deviants in a most positive way! Congrats Riemea for your Deviousness award! Well deserved!”
I can’t remember when I first started watching Riemea, but I feel like she’s been around since forever. She’s one of those people that doesn’t just make art, but isn’t afraid to show improvement or progress shots which don’t just encourage me, but also many other artists. But what’s perhaps even more inspiring is her involvement and dedication to the DeviantArt community. She’s everywhere. Journals, features, community events… She’s one of those people that makes a continuous effort to make DeviantArt a warmer community and I greatly appreciate her for that.”
In the years that Riemea has been a part of our community at DA, she has proven her love for the artists who call the site home by being a constant presence all over. Through her work at groups like deviantHEART and dAWishingWell helping spread the love around, or at groups like projecteducate and SeniorSelections where she can spread knowledge and art, Kathi represents a well-rounded community member who helps make DA the amazing place we know it as. Congratulations, Kathi! This award is so incredibly deserved.”
Kathi is an absolute treasure and I am sincerely lucky to call her my friend. She is overflowing with positivity, kindness, and helpfulness, all while honing her own skills as an artist. I feel as if I've known Kathi for ages, which is probably close to the truth, and during that time her good will has never known any bounds. She is consistently reaching out with an encouraging word or a way to brighten your day.”
I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Kathi over the past few years working together on various projects in the community. She is so invested and dedicated to the community… Super excited she is receiving Deviousness! She was a huge help bringing her digital art skills to the DA seniormentors group and volunteering to help close to a dozen different deviants with their artwork in a short period of time. More recently we have been working together on Community Weeks at projecteducate and her enthusiasm and drive to make the weeks successful are contagious! And that’s just the things we’ve done together… She does so much more outside of that for various groups, featuring others in the community, and really sending a positive message to those who follow her page. Kathi truly stands out to me as a community rockstar and she is so deserving of this recognition. Woohoo! Congratulations, Kathi!”
Riemea (Kathi) has been a community force on DeviantArt for a number of years now and can be seen around the community in various places. From being an active participant in projecteducate sharing great information and resources on various topics and methods on art and art history, as well as giving critiques and feedback through ProjectComment, she is a community rock star! Kathi’s motivation and love to promote and help artists is self-evident from her activity in deviantHEART as well her positive attitude through her interactions with deviants. She’s also mentored a lot of deviants as a digital art mentor on seniormentors, as well as a suggester for featuring works for SeniorSelections, and active in various other groups. Not only that, she continues to strive for improvement in her art and is an inspiration to artists everywhere. Congratulations on your Deviousness Award, Riemea!”
When thinking about all-around active deviants, Riemea is in my opinion one of the most selfless and kindest. Not only is she involved in many fields of art, as her gallery can prove, but she constantly takes part to DA life, taking time to feature people, to write informative articles and especially to gather the community together through projects and various group. I'm really happy she receives this recognition and wish her all the best. Keep it up, girl!”
Kathi is a colourful, motivated person who has made a big impact on the community, not only that, her art is also outstanding, may she carry on imprinting herself to the creative world, congratulations! you deserve this award!”
Kathi, aka Riemea, is such an active, kind and approachable Deviant. She is active in Groups I faithfully watch; http://dawishingwell.deviantart.com/, projecteducate, seniormentors and more. I’m always happy to accept her articles for SeniorSelections into the gallery of DevNews and catch up with what other Senior Members are doing. Kathi promotes positivity and community interaction not just from her own active site, but from deviantHEART as well. Promoting Wishes at dAWishingWell is second nature to her. Already readily available to comment and encourage others in the DA Community, Kathi must find ProjectComment to be her second nature. Community is important and she knows and realizes it means a lot to Deviants to receive a kind word and gentle encouragement. She shares her knowledge via articles for projecteducate, as well as creating tutorials and articles for fella explaining how to go about being a good and active Deviant. Kathi is juggling many aspects of her life, which include attending University, music and art. When she logs into DA despite her unrelenting schedule in “real” life in order to share art and activity in her DA “reel” life, it is truly from the heart. Many congratulations and hugs to Kathi in achieving Deviousness.”
It’s an honour for me to be part of this because I admire everything Kathy is doing for the community and I’m happy to know that she will receive this award, it’s well deserved because she is a deviant that contribute a lot in some important groups and big part of the community enjoy her work. I meet her years ago in the projecteducate group when I’ve decided to be part of the Community Week and she helped me a lot And now we are colleagues in the deviantHEART group and this helped me to know her better and I assure you that she’s a person with a BIG heart, very respectful and always ready to help everyone. I don’t want to end this without mentioning her art, I like it a lot, very original and unique style! You have to take a look of her gallery. Kathy I’m very happy to know that you’ve received this Deviousness Award that you deserve it so much. I hope this will motivate you to go ahead and do new things like art and projects for this community that we enjoy a lot! Keep being awesome!”
I feel very honored to have a small place here to write a few words about Kathi (Riemea), whom I met thanks to her work linked to the community. I think she is a very talented and multi-faceted artist, in whose creative process she allows herself to be open to different forms of art, such as traditional and digital media, Literature, Fan Art, Crafts, Photography and much more. Each piece is a sample of her great inner world, her sensitivity for the vivid or soft colors in harmonious combinations and use of themes that are very interesting for her as the astrology, the nature and fictional characters with fantasy elements. Her practice is constant and I think that she is always ready to try new things for her artistic enrichment. Likewise, she enjoys a friendly, generous personality and a prominent community spirit that has led her to do wonderful things since her arrival at DeviantArt. She invests her time and efforts in helping others in any way that is possible… being a guiding light for new artists on their way, give amazing features to talented artists whose work can be very inspiring for others and encouraging the practice of positive values in the community through of deviantHEART and other similar projects, promoting also the sense of unity among the members. Her love for art and community is extraordinary and indisputable, worthy of admiration and deserving of this great recognition. Congratulations!”
Riemea is known both for her wonderful art and her contribution to the DeviantArt community. Over the years, she has done a lot to promote the artistic community and help the beginners in art as well as the new deviants. She is known, to name a few, for her work over at projecteducate, hosting the community week, and for her collaborative feature “I Love, You Love”, in deviantHEART. She’s been devoting her time to such project since 2012! You might want to stop by her gallery, because Riemea is an artist of multiple talents. You’ll find digital and traditional art, crafts, literature, photography, as well as some learning material like drawing processes and anatomy sketches. I especially love her fanart and her beads miniatures. I appreciate Riemea a lot! She was a wonderful help and friend over at dAWishingWell. She is friendly, trustworthy and reliable. I am happy to see that she is still a shining star for this community, and that her work is rewarded with the Deviousness Award! May she still be an inspiration for us all!”
Riemea is a very versatile artist who is at home in many art genres from drawing to writing and crafting. She is very active in the community, is always kind and friendly, lends an open ear to anyone who needs it. Her engagement can be seen in the groups she founded or is admin in. Mostly groups that spread positivity, happiness, comments, helpful tips and hints, features of all kind. Kathi is simply a kind and helpful soul and I feel happy to know her and that I have come to enjoy her beautiful artworks and doings.”
Ohh my goodness!!! <3 I met Kathi a few years ago, and I remember thinking “What an AMAZING person Riemea is!!!”. She’s been a good friend ever since, and I couldn’t be happier knowing that she’s being celebrated today in this sweet manner, by a community she evidently LOVES!!! Her contributions through deviantHEART, SeniorSelections, projecteducate and countless other amazing groups she helps admin is outstanding, and absolutely inspiring to me!!! I think that this place would never be the same if Kathi wasn’t a part of it; she adds that sparkle of helpfulness that makes her unforgettable to whoever has the pleasure of coming across with her!!! I’m proud to call her my friend <3 Kathi, my dear, congratulations!”
Riemea's art is a reflection of her soul: vibrant and colorful; inviting and nuanced; new and familiar. Watching her grow and develop as an artist has been a sheer joy, as she fearlessly experiments with techniques and media to discover new horizons in her own talent. But even more than that, Riemea is one of the kindest, most giving artists I have ever met. She is ceaselessly helpful, supportive, encouraging, and friendly. She is dedicated to making others feel good about their work and in turn they can feel good about hers. She is an amazing deviant, a wonderful person, and absolutely deserving of this award!”
Kathi is one of the kindest people I know. Within DeviantArt she's made significant impacts with that kindness by simply being herself and helping out where she is able to. Kathi has poured much time, energy, and dedication into the community here. She's been involved with community oriented projects ever since I can remember, and to this day remains one of the few deviants who are still deeply involved in the community. I am very happy to see her receive Deviousness this month! Very well deserved!”