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Hello?

Hello?

Knock, knock? Anyone here? Is this thing on? I can't tell if I'm speaking into the ether, since most of you were here for fractal art, and that's obviously not been happening. But in case anyone cares about what's currently happening: I have been working on a flowers/vegetables farm. It's very awesome and rewarding work, and I love it! My kids are 15, 14, 13, and 7. They are busy and amazing people and I can't believe I had anything to do with how they're turning out. My husband hasn't changed. At all. So life is terrific, if a little hectic. How are all of you? What is up with the fractal scene these days? Anything amazing? I hope to be

Long time, no see!

Long time, no see!

Hi everyone! Thanks for the birthday wishes and the comments, faves, and watches. I'm sorry I've been gone for almost a year. I'll be ready to come back on a limited basis, soon. I hear your new GM's are doing a spectacular job, which is totally awesome. Miss you all and hope all is well. Natalie

Project Educate: Fractal Week! A Great Success!

Project Educate: Fractal Week! A Great Success!

:bulletblue:Project Educate: Fractals-- the results of our community's hard work!:bulletblue: We had a terrific Fractal Week for Project Educate last week.  I felt guilty at first that the community had to "do my job for me," as I only had vague plans and ideas with catchy titles, but then I watched as the community spirit poured out and my vague plans and ideas were transformed into something totally awesome and added upon by fantastic ideas I hadn't even thought of! :typerhappy: Did anyone outside of the community learn about our medium? I don't know. I hope so. :shrug:  Did our community get to know each other better? Yes! :w00t: Did beg

Project Educate...NEXT WEEK!!!

Project Educate...NEXT WEEK!!!

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: DD Suggestion Box Temporarily CLOSED!!! :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: Um, yes. I am very, VERY behind with the Daily Deviation features. I am sitting on over 100 DD suggestions; which means were I to approve each and every one of them, I would have enough for every single day between now and when my term as GM is over, plus some. Since you guys and I both know that is unlikely, I will probably open suggestions up again at the end of this month or in the beginning/middle of May. SO...go ahead and keep browsing or bookmark or favorite things that you find that you love, just don't note them to me yet, okay

Personal News, as in, where the heck I've been.

Personal News, as in, where the heck I've been.

:bulletred: DD Suggestion Box Temporarily CLOSED!!! :bulletred: Um, yes. I am very, VERY behind with the Daily Deviation features. I am sitting on over 100 DD suggestions; which means were I to approve each and every one of them, I would have enough for every single day between now and when my term as GM is over, plus some. Since you guys and I both know that is unlikely, I will probably open suggestions up again at the end of this month or in the beginning/middle of May. SO...go ahead and keep browsing or bookmark or favorite things that you find that you love, just don't note them to me yet, okay? I'm a little swamped right now.... Heck. I

Fractal Gallery DD's, March 2011!

Fractal Gallery DD's, March 2011!

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: Fair Warning!!!!! :bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: More journals coming soon, like as in, today!! May flood your inbox, even! **IMPORTANT NEWS WILL HAVE STARS, LIKE THIS!!!** That is all. :) Back to your regularly scheduled March DD recount. :aww: :bulletblue: Fractal Gallery DD's from March! :bulletblue: This is my favorite part of being a GM. I love DD's and seeing your suggestions and putting them up. You can find the dA news article on the same subject and give it a happy little heart here! :thumb80305441: Sukiyaki  by DayStarArts (https://www.deviantart.com/daystararts) Ah, Sukiyaki! Our suggester says, "For the sake of making people

Fractal Gallery DD's for March!

Fractal Gallery DD's for March!

:thumb80305441: Sukiyaki  by DayStarArts (https://www.deviantart.com/daystararts) Ah, Sukiyaki! Our suggester says, "For the sake of making people happy, I search through ~DayStarArts gallery and found this beautiful piece of hers!" And doesn't it just? Crisp lines, subtle texture, warm flowy colors and little tiny spirals. A perfect way to entice spring to come to us. (Featured by NatalieKelsey (https://www.deviantart.com/nataliekelsey), suggested by guagapunyaimel (https://www.deviantart.com/guagapunyaimel)) :thumb195082642: Stranger  by findzha (https://www.deviantart.com/findzha) I always enjoy when deviants outside the fractal community bring me DD suggestions, and todays suggester admits, "I honestly have no experience whatsoever with fractals, but when I found...Stranger...I

Fractal Community News

Fractal Community News

:bulletblue: A Mistake, A Public Apology, and Why Our Community Rocks :bulletblue: A preface note: I'm not going to use any names in this story, because mostly the mistake was mine and because the matter was handled wonderfully and is over. So if you know who I'm talking about, there's no need to mention it, and if you don't know, there's no need to ask. Okay? ;) A month or two ago, I made a rather large mistake in giving one of our Daily Deviation features and I would like to make a public apology. Because the artist I planned to feature had given credit for the original parameters to the artist that person had obtained them from, I didn't

February 2011 DD's from the Fractal Art Gallery!

February 2011 DD's from the Fractal Art Gallery!

:bulletblue: Fractal Gallery DD's from February! :bulletblue: New and improved and now in the correct week for the feature! :giggle: Life is still hectic around here, but I'm trying to be more on track with my schedule and hopefully I'll be able to keep up all month! :fingerscrossed: You can find the dA news article on the same subject and give it a happy little heart here! :thumb195319764: Return  by neonrauschen (https://www.deviantart.com/neonrauschen) Like an event in space, Return is impossible to turn away from. Brilliant lighting, incredible reflection and shine, "stunning translucence," intriguing lines and composition, ~neonrauschen really knows what elements to brin

February 2011 DD's from the Fractal Art Gallery!

February 2011 DD's from the Fractal Art Gallery!

:thumb195319764: Return  by neonrauschen (https://www.deviantart.com/neonrauschen) Like an event in space, Return is impossible to turn away from. Brilliant lighting, incredible reflection and shine, "stunning translucence," intriguing lines and composition, ~neonrauschen really knows what elements to bring together to draw the viewer in. Our suggester pays him the highest of compliments, "I wish I had created this!" (Featured by NatalieKelsey (https://www.deviantart.com/nataliekelsey), suggested by Pharmagician (https://www.deviantart.com/pharmagician)) :thumb190558212: Altarian Badlands  by dainbramage1 (https://www.deviantart.com/dainbramage1) Tired of nothing but snow, snow and more snow; I cross the galaxy to find the exotic landscapes of the Altarian Badlands, filled with...more snow

Fractal DD's for January!

Fractal DD's for January!

:bulletblue: Fractal Gallery DD's for January! :bulletblue: Sorry these are taking me so long lately. But I hope you guys like seeing them! The official news article can be read and faved here! :thumb180762027: CLASSIFIED  by Translucent-Image (https://www.deviantart.com/translucent-image) =Translucent-Image ushers in the New Year with CLASSIFIED. Sleek, minimalistic, and bright, this piece is a knockout! (Featured by NatalieKelsey (https://www.deviantart.com/nataliekelsey), suggested by fanficbug (https://www.deviantart.com/fanficbug)) :thumb159191788: Black and White Final  by TanjaGrimstvedt (https://www.deviantart.com/tanjagrimstvedt) Our suggester says of Black and White Final, "That spiral's been struck with a beam of light, and glows. It's a great sight."  ~TanjaGrimstvedt is a lon

January DD's for the Fractal Art Gallery

January DD's for the Fractal Art Gallery

:thumb180762027: CLASSIFIED  by Translucent-Image (https://www.deviantart.com/translucent-image) =Translucent-Image ushers in the New Year with CLASSIFIED. Sleek, minimalistic, and bright, this piece is a knockout! (Featured by NatalieKelsey (https://www.deviantart.com/nataliekelsey), suggested by fanficbug (https://www.deviantart.com/fanficbug)) :thumb159191788: Black and White Final  by TanjaGrimstvedt (https://www.deviantart.com/tanjagrimstvedt) Our suggester says of Black and White Final, "That spiral's been struck with a beam of light, and glows. It's a great sight."  ~TanjaGrimstvedt is a long-time contributor to the stock community, and has a fantastic way of bringing out great shapes in black and white. (Featured by NatalieKelsey (https://www.deviantart.com/nataliekelsey), suggested by heavenriver (https://www.deviantart.com/heavenriver)) :thumb186375327
I'm not dead! I swear! I haven't made art that is postable in a long time, but I'm not dead. I work on a farm, my big kids are teenagers, the baby I left here to have is now 6, and I'm busy busy. I check in here once in a while and I miss you all. :)...

You would rather...

  |  133 votes
  • ...show up late with everything you're supposed to have.
  • ...arrive on time despite missing some things you need.

Signing up in DW's journal for Project Educate Fractal ...

  |  55 votes
  • Combined Art and Math Class: writing an article about fractal fundamentals.
  • Glorious Tutorious: doing a live tutorial in chat about a fractal style or technique I am good at.
  • Feature Frenzy: Choosing a theme and creating a news article featuring fractal pieces with this theme.
  • Community Member Interviews: Filling out DW's interview questions for her interview article series.
  • I've Got a Better Idea: I'm going to note DW with my own ideas and try that for Project Educate.
  • I've Already Got it Going On: I'm going to note DW with my regular challenge or group challenge already happening next week.
  • Some or all of the above. I can't choose, or I like multiple choices.
  • None of the above. I am a spectator/observer at community events.
  • None of the above. I dislike all choices/I will be out of town. (Specify.)
  • Other. (Specify.)

Fractals week is coming up for Project Educate. What do...

  |  141 votes
  • Articles on featured community members
  • Articles on fractal styles
  • Articles on fractal programs
  • Articles on fractal groups at dA
  • Contests and games
  • Chat events
  • Some of the above, specified in my comment
  • All of the above
  • None of the above, but I have an idea in my comment
  • I am willing to volunteer, I have an idea for an article or event I can do.

What are your holiday plans?

  |  160 votes
  • Visit family
  • Family visits you
  • Visit friends
  • Friends visit you
  • Vacation somewhere warm
  • Vacation somewhere cold
  • Be home alone.
  • Other

How will you participate in the Mandelbrot Tribute Cont...

  |  99 votes
  • With an entry!
  • With multiple entries!
  • By promoting it in my Journal!
  • By promoting it in my Group!
  • By promoting it in my Chatroom!
  • I will donate a journal feature for the winners!
  • I will enjoy and comment on and fav the entries!
  • Some or all of the above!
  • I'll moan and complain and be generally grumpy.
  • Other/None of the above

One more time! Which "Woodland Creatures" fabric desig...

  |  57 votes

Which of these other 21"x18" fabric calendar designs do...

  |  52 votes

Which of these 21"x18" fabric calendar designs do you l...

  |  67 votes

I haven't entered the Abstract Colours Contest because....

  |  107 votes
  • ...I didn't know it existed. :o
  • ....I don't like contests. :yawn:
  • ...the prizes don't appeal to me. :shrug:
  • ...the contest theme did not appeal to me. :no:
  • ...I'm still working on my entry. :worker:
  • ....wait...I DID enter! :typerhappy:
  • Other :twocents:

Favorite Halloween Tradition?

  |  72 votes
  • Dressing in Costume
  • Trick or Treating/Candy
  • Jack 'o Lanterns
  • Spooky stuff...monsters, ghosts, zombies, mummies, etc.
  • Haunted Houses
  • "Haunted" amusement parks
  • Halloween Party
  • Other

What should we re-name the "Raw" Fractals category?

  |  145 votes
  • Nothing, "Raw" is fine.
  • "Pure" I don't care about all the controversy behind the term "pure fractals", it's still the best choice.
  • "Natural" I don't care if people think this is for ferns and broccoli.
  • "Unretouched" Cause it means the same thing but sounds better.
  • "Unadulterated" Cause my fractals adhere to the Ten Commandments.
  • Just plain "Fractals" even though that might negate the new subcategories and let people dump whatever in here.
  • "Unpostworked" even though this term is unwieldy.
  • I have a much better term, and I will tell it to you in the comments.
  • I don't have a good suggestion but I want to put my two cents in anyway.

Have you tried submitting something to the new fractal ...

  |  105 votes
  • WHAT?! NEW! No way! I'll try it now!
  • YES! It's awesome!
  • No, and I won't. Hmph.
  • Yeah, and it doesn't really meet my needs.
  • Other