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In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community

Introducing lovelessdevotions


Coming to DeviantArt four years ago, it's safe to say I could never have predicted the significant impact this community would have on my life. I wasn't what one would call an art aficionado at that time, and DA was simply a means to an end -- a place for sourcing artists for commissions on a fan art project. I fondly remember browsing artworks and being fascinated by the paintings and drawings of so many amazing artists, then gradually noticing that a few of their select pieces were given something called a "Daily Deviation". I wanted to be a part of that process, to help recognize quality art, but also as a way of showing my immense admiration for the creative talent responsible for it. That's how my DA journey began, as I started to suggest DDs and submit journal features.

But that's only half the tale, and truthfully, not the part that resonated most strongly with me or convinced me to take on a bigger role by performing volunteer duties. What made DA special for me was the spirit of the place; it's an effervescent blend of joy, gratitude, kindness, and helpfulness, that results in not just beautiful art to enjoy, but feels like a constant spring of renewal and invigoration. It's even more remarkable when you consider that for all DA is, it's still a workplace, both for the staff who keep things operational, and the artists who advertise their services.To be able to foster that sense of inclusivity -- to gather the artists with the appreciators, the professionals with the hobbyists, the young deviants just finding their style with the veterans showcasing years of studied practice -- is an accomplishment worthy of celebration and illustrates why DA continues to be so integral as a site for "bleeding and breeding" art.

I can truly say that art has taught me so much about what it means to put yourself out there, to face rejection and harsh criticism, but to keep on creating, to keep on drawing, writing, crafting, photographing -- whatever the medium you use to express yourself and your innate ability. The artists I've been privileged to interview have all kept that same commitment to persevere and achieve their goals no matter the setbacks or disappointments they encounter. I admire their positivity, enthusiasm, and willingness to share their stories. I am always eager to listen and assist in any way I can.

It's because of my time at DA that I was inspired to create a blog last year, as a way to connect with more art enthusiasts and share the wonderful works that can be found here in the community and elsewhere. That blog now has over 20,000 followers and reveals the concerning fact that I have become a full-fledged art junkie (with no regrets). Art also complements my training in literary analysis. For each book I study I can imagine the artist's style that would be best suited to it, or the scene they would magically bring alive.

A year after joining DA, it was only a hobby. Now DA represents a passion project, a place of friendship, a love story. This Deviousness award feels like the apex of that entire experience for me, and I am sincerely grateful and honoured to be the month's chosen recipient. There's still so much I want to do, to engage and continue to find ways to effectively promote artists. Thanks for all your support, and for making this community a second home.

October 2017

Deviousness Award Winner

lovelessdevotions has been a member of the DeviantArt community for four years and has already become easily recognizable as a mentor and friend to many. She embodies the true spirit of the community by spending much of her time promoting and celebrating the works of others. Her vast array of collections and frequent features that showcase talented artists throughout the community prove that having an eye for talented artists and inspirational displays is as important of creating art oneself. Her commitment to the community is what led to her being selected as a Community Volunteer, and she won’t be stopping anytime soon. She’s always the first to lend a hand and celebrate deviants, and it is for this reason that we are honored to bestow the Deviousness Award for October 2017 to lovelessdevotions.

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Don't let the username fool you, the amount of work and love lovelessdevotions invests in the community is something to admire, constantly featuring art not only in the form of Daily Deviations, but also promoting the art of fellow digital artists through her journal and even outside DeviantArt in other social networks, something she has been doing long before becoming a volunteer, which shows her love for the community isn't something that came with the symbol but comes from within her heart."

lovelessdevotions is an incredible asset to the DA community. I know that sounds corny, but she really is dedicated to the entire concept of what a community really is. She devotes her time to making the artists of DA feel appreciated, to letting them know that their work is outstanding. She promotes their efforts, spends time seeking out underloved works and artists, dedicates an incredible amount of her time on DA to looking for la crème de la crème - even if she can't feature everyone with a Daily Deviation. Her features and her interviews are always intriguing, from series like Decoding DDs to Loveless Midnight to The Next Big Thing (and its interview series). lovelessdevotions' intense efforts cast a light on those works of buried treasure hiding in the depths of DA. I don't know what drove her to choose the screen name "lovelessdevotions", but I can say that her devotions are anything but lacking in passion. She is one of the true gems of DeviantArt."

lovelessdevotions is such an incredible presence within DeviantArt, with a near-unparalleled level of commitment when it comes to promoting and curating artwork from the galleries of our community members! Her Decoding Daily Deviations series has really taken features to a new level... It's easily my favorite that she creates! The time and care she puts into sharing her finds with us is admirable and she's been an inspiring teammate to work with on the volunteer team. Apart from all that, she is a very warm and friendly individual who is easy to talk! It is exciting to see her receive Deviousness and I hope that those being introduced to her via this article for the first time are inspired by what they see and read! Congratulations!"

lovelessdevotions has a high level of professionalism and made a significant contribution to the formation and development of art on DeviantArt. I like how she does her unique projects and reveals talented artists around the world. It's not such an easy job. To swim on this course should be one - this thing called love for art. The love of art lives in her heart. Which is why her projects so good. Congratulations, lovelessdevotions!"

lovelessdevotions is a tireless and devoted curator of exceptional art on DA, whose carefully selected daily deviations and many outstanding journal feature series are always of interest and often surprise. When it comes to art on DA from areas I am unfamiliar with, most especially fantasy art, lovelessdevotions is one of my primary sources for finding quality. I, therefore, concur with this award being given to lovelessdevotions, who is assuredly a staple of DA, and I continue to look forward to her features!"

Without having a gallery of her own, lovelessdevotions is proof that we don't have to be full-time professional artists to appreciate great art. In fact, she is probably the person with the most refined taste I know. During my time as community volunteer, she was already known among the team for her excellent DD suggestions across all categories. Once lovelessdevotions became a CV herself, her selections never disappointed, either. Months later I still find myself regularly checking the DDs to see what kind of hidden gem she found in the Digital Art galleries. Besides picking excellent DDs, lovelessdevotions writes a ton of articles and features every month. I'm puzzled by how she finds the time and inspiration to do that! It shows that she must really love what she is doing around here, and for that, the award is absolutely well deserved. To top it all off lovelessdevotions is a wonderful person and a lot of fun to talk to. I'm happy that she receives the deserved recognition. Big congrats, Kellie!"

lovelessdevotions has left a great impression on the DeviantArt site, she has helped promote countless amounts of artistic talents & has helped alot within the community, she is a shining beacon & I'm glad she's been given the deviousness award, Congratulations!"

lovelessdevotions has impacted countless lives through her service as a CV, leadership, and journal features. Both servant and community leader, she volunteers her time generously to promote artists around the globe. Over the past few months, it has been a pleasure to work with and follow her as she curates incredible content from hundreds of undiscovered artists. I am thrilled beyond words that she is being recognized for her efforts and look forward to all that she has in store for us!"

Congratulations to lovelessdevotions!

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In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community. Join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.
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pulbern Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So proud! Well done!!!!! :glomp:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
Ohhh my goodness, I missed this last month, CongraSUPERtulations lovelessdevotions!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconyaayplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
:D Thank you! :heart: 
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
Belated Congratulations lovelessdevotions
LukasFractalizator Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely well deserved award! Congratulations lovelessdevotions ! :hug:
Aesara-Dayne Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations, dear! It's incredible how far you've gone in the art world, but not unexpected given your excellent eye for spotting talent and your taste. To think we started here just looking for fun and our small personal project, and now you're a celebrity. :)

I do think bringing you here in the first place was one of the best things I've done. The artistic community has gained a lot with you.
lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
Thanks, my dear :hug: It has been a long, unexpected ride! Listening to you continues to be an excellent rule to follow :P 
bubbybubbles12 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017   General Artist
lovelessdevotions, that was the most accurate, eloquent, beautiful description of DeviantArt I have ever read.  Thank you for putting the community into words. :) Congratulations on the Deviousness Award!
lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
:aww: Thank you :hug: 
SelflessDevotions Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017   Digital Artist
Congrats on the Deviousness Award lovelessdevotions!
BLACKMASK-COMICS Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
Congratulations lovelessdevotions Congratulation 
Andorada Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
Awwwww lovelessdevotions :heart: Congratulations! :clap:
lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
:aww: Thanks, dear!
MidnightExigent Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's more digital than ones and zeroes. I'm so happy she got this recognition!
Rushy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally this is out, bis congrats once again lovelessdevotions :) :party:
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
Yay! Congratulations lovelessdevotions :heart:
lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
Thank you! :hug: 
GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats on your deviousness award :heart::hug:
trully well deserved !
KPEKEP Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
:clap: :clap: :clap:
cpalamara Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional Filmographer
lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
:squee: :hug:  
RogueMudblood Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017   Writer
Hearty congratulations, lovelessdevotionsHamtaro Hamster Emoji-07 (Cute Dance) [V1] 
LindArtz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovelessdevotions  Congratulations to you, sis!
GuardianMajor Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
cosmicbound Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
The anticipation was mounting for when this was going to be released. Congratulations to an inspiring light in the community.
Catgirldstr11 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
Congratulations lovelessdevotions
lovelessdevotions Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
Thank you!! :) 
Rhyn-Art Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017   General Artist
finakiyomo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! lovelessdevotions! :clap: :heart: :love:

Well done, congrats on your well-deserved award! :la:
Exillior Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a glitch or a change to the usual start-of-the-month award? :paranoid:

Only asking because I legit thought for a moment there that we were just starting October, and I had a moment of horror because I was meant to be on night shifts at the start of October and here I am at home chilling to music... :lol:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hah it's all good you aren't wrong, this one was delayed because we had several campaigns going at the same time and didn't want it to get buried. Thankfully lovelessdevotions was aware :) We will return to your regularly scheduled programming in November!
Exillior Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh that makes total sense. :lol: :heart:
RTNightmare Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations lovelessdevotions! Well deserved! :D
DeltaPonyRainbowDash Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Student Artist
AkashiCloud Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017
Congrats! lovelessdevotions 
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