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About Deviant Official Beta Tester Michael MayMale/United States Groups :iconvintage-postcards: Vintage-Postcards
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My Heart's On The Line 4U by oneofacard My Heart's On The Line 4U :icononeofacard:oneofacard 36 12 Beachy Keen! by oneofacard Beachy Keen! :icononeofacard:oneofacard 114 13 Love At First Bite by oneofacard Love At First Bite :icononeofacard:oneofacard 92 10 Good Morning Starshine by oneofacard Good Morning Starshine :icononeofacard:oneofacard 115 15 California Or Bust-ed by oneofacard California Or Bust-ed :icononeofacard:oneofacard 56 8 Mum's Not Quite The Word by oneofacard Mum's Not Quite The Word :icononeofacard:oneofacard 142 17 Cacti, Pink And Paler by oneofacard Cacti, Pink And Paler :icononeofacard:oneofacard 133 25 It's Only Natural by oneofacard It's Only Natural :icononeofacard:oneofacard 79 6 Life Begins At 40 by oneofacard Life Begins At 40 :icononeofacard:oneofacard 71 8 It's The Razzies! by oneofacard It's The Razzies! :icononeofacard:oneofacard 159 18 My Favorite Church Window by oneofacard My Favorite Church Window :icononeofacard:oneofacard 67 5 Square And Away by oneofacard Square And Away :icononeofacard:oneofacard 55 5 Smile! by oneofacard Smile! :icononeofacard:oneofacard 45 7 When Mimi Drops By by oneofacard When Mimi Drops By :icononeofacard:oneofacard 200 38 Not Quite Lunchtime by oneofacard Not Quite Lunchtime :icononeofacard:oneofacard 62 4 Together Forever by oneofacard Together Forever :icononeofacard:oneofacard 68 13

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My workings within contain their own distances, and in this enclosure remote expanses are made from mere dust, the earth in my muse revolves with or without gravitation, there is no ground or no necessity for foothold, a very slow raining descent falls from the air guiding the shifting of my affects, and the source of light is always swaying, dying and resurrecting and other modes of halfway surrender.  There exists an ideal, some model I am drawn to adhere, they are glimpsed, ironically, in the world in which I was born, yet their countenance still somehow evades every coherent semblance I’ve ever tried to assert, they are somewhere in the midst of all places I’ve witnessed at once, they are like the wildbird which I was told long ago landed in this place for mere moments and then ripped out through the heavens just as it came, I ask you, if you stand before me now, if your reach can ascertain my words, can you place your hand upon my control, and send ripple over my
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My sincere THANK YOU to whoever it was for the most generous Core gift!                                                              Growing Heart So Nice by JacqChristiaanJanuary 14, 2019

I'm heading into my sixth year here at dA (or DA) and it seems to have gone in a flash. I've made many friends, just one or two enemies, and many 'fly bys' who seem to have a time problem of their own.
I've found less and less time to submit work to groups, but almost always accept and really do appreciate requests.

There are countless great artists out there and I continue to fave works that I feel show merit, (often because of title/idea), tickle my fancy, or just to thank artists in response to their fave of my work.
The results have produced a Favorites gallery that is somewhat eclectic, with a touch of humor. Please visit the individual artists if you see anything you like.

Which brings me to this...        

I know we're all doing our own thing here and that is as it should be. I still believe in a fave for fave, llama for llama.
I grew up in a different era, learning about all types of art, all types of music, and so can appreciate just about anything.
What's a big turn-off to me is when I receive a thank you message that is just a wordy advertisement to come to that artist's site. If the artist really wanted me there, they'd have faved something of mine.
DA has made it really easy with their phone pad 'more from' sample system when viewing an image.
Don't see anything, that's okay too! :nod:
The other big turn-off is that ugly dA watermark...if I see it on an image, even if I like the image, I will more than likely pass it by and not fave it. If you are that concerned about art theft, others are available or a simple watermark of your own design is easy to do.
I know that, in kind, what turns many of you off is my use of icons, avatars and the like instead of typed out 'thank you' and 'welcome' messages...again due to lack of time.

I do really appreciate your faves and show my appreciation by visiting your gallery and returning them. :)

Please don't post routine 'Thank you' messages for the faves...

especially after we get to know each could be creating more of your fantastic works with the time involved. 


The work contained in my gallery is copyrighted. All rights reserved. My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission.


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MiguelofKing Featured By Owner 23 minutes ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx for the Fav! :D:+fav:
Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
:wave: Hi Michael. Thank you for :+fav:ing this :hug:
Lilac Lillies by Deb-e-ann
SenhArt Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
           Thank you very  much !!!  Cheering 

           Aracne by SenhArt

nethompson Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for fav'ing:)Chevymote 
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