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Why I've Been Away From DA Lately

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 14, 2013, 9:37 PM
Hello friends,
I thought I would give you all an update as to what has been going on in my life. Maybe some of you have noticed that I am not as active as I once was here on DA. The truth of the matter is that my family is undergoing a massive health crisis. My son has been battling MRSA.. I have severe Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue as well a being a Type 2 Diabetic,  it is taking a ravishing toll on my entire body and my beloved husband has been in the hospital since Monday.. he will have his 3rd surgery tomorrow and a bone and skin graft in the near future. He has a chronic  bone infection in his leg. I am not on here much anymore because I am either at the hospital or I am completely exhausted and getting some much needed rest.. As soon as I am able I will be back. Please understand that I will not be around to fav your work or leave comments or answer comments right now. I will most likely turn off  my messages until I return, I am under so much stress right now that I just don't feel like dealing with viewing hundreds of submissions and comments. I know that you  will understand because you are all such good supportive people. Please pray for my family or send positive energy to us. Much love to you all... Deb

  • Listening to: The sound of my weeping
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing

Happy Valentines Day!

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 9:53 PM

Happy Valentines Day Everyone! :hug:
I hope you all have a great day today...
Here are some wonderful photos that celebrate the beauty of love, I hope you enjoy them! :D

2010_247 by Angel-Thanatos Splash Kiss by BilSign Together. by fotoholiczka It is love by maska13 Lovers. by Lileinaya An old man's last stand by kalizoomba sister by vvola -M.A by myfotos between generations by brethdesign If I had just one kiss, by yudidie Love and rock. by Lileinaya time after time by marenkathleen Sunrise by Anezka123 When The Tough Fall In Love... by JaimeIbarra And we're alone, love by HopesOnAir Gay Love by yellowcaseartist words of love by oprisco Youlooklike.. by goodmusicgoodpeople Kiss. by arazugur lovers by ElisabethAnna:thumb97282592: Love doesn't know distance by mcneal Kiss by BeKa15 Let Love In.. by Khomenko Iliya i Masha 06 by PYFF The kiss by Dave3of4 Lovesongs by SmiLe-in-RaiN Teenage Love by Andriana22 In Our Own World by FDLphoto:thumb281002039::thumb298439620: love by oprisco Punk Love by drmarten Two Little Princesses by Teeslpscreations He's My Dad by Teeslpscreations love by idilsalihakuntuz motherly by VaggelisFragiadakis The Sweet side of the army by gilad Lazy Sunday afternoon by WildRainOfIceAndFire My pet, my friend by ZoranPhoto Kitty by oscarsnapshotter Good Bye by Teeslpscreations Tuca Getting Older by CameraDude Human And Animal Connection by BeautifulDragon322:thumb255859483: Leokadia by beata-bieniak The Friendship by metal-steffi:thumb208673614: I Love my Daddy by amigaboi:thumb203739946: Recipe Of Love by Teeslpscreations:thumb165263086: Friends by TamaraWill Animal Lover, 02 by LadyTara:thumb199472081: I love you soooo much mom by Eltasia valentine by cloe-may:thumb346819056: Lovers kiss by emmil:thumb329254725: Smoochies by DeniseSoden:thumb328789215: Mother and Baby Wallaby Hug by Creative-Addict Love and tenderness in Paris by Eltasia:thumb92980477: Love me, love me by woxys Gimme a Kiss, hun by W0LLE Kitty-mart 08 by hoschie Love in Slow Motion by KeldBach Reptilian Love by bernizzle Love by PeterJCoskun Parrot in love by wiltz In Love by Arwen91 :: love is everywhere i go 2:: by HarisDrako amor de familia by felinos-FC Otter hugs by Vitaloverdose friendship by Twins72 Luv luv luv by Eltasia Sweet Love by amaliabastos Love you x by TamarViewStudio 709 by evy-and-cats Sweet Kiss by Eltasia An Elephant Kiss by loveforRuka Love animal by filbuster Valentines Day Contribution by zodiark619

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  • Listening to: The sound of the falling rain
  • Reading: Romeo and Juliet
  • Watching: Wuthering Heights
  • Playing: with the love of my life..Mr. Salem Cat
  • Eating: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Drinking: Ice Cold Water

Can Anyone Help Me..UPDATE!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 29, 2013, 1:15 PM
Well I think I finally have it fixed, it would appear that somehow I installed something call "Amazing Coupon" funny, I don't remember installing it..anyway, I just removed it from my computer and checked the journals on DA...everything looks normal again!!! :woohoo: Thanks everyone for responding to my cry of help! :hug:

Can anyone please help me, For the last few days I have been viewing everything in what appears to be Stack mode. All journal features I try to view including my own are all stacked on each stamp collection..everything that has more than one photo is stacked!!! I don't have the slightest clue as to what can be happening but it is extremely frustrating!  I recently took off Java but it has worked since then. It does the same thing on Firefox and Chrome..does anyone know what the problem is..Thanks, Deb

  • Listening to: The rain falling and the wind howling
  • Reading: Ghost stories
  • Watching: Vampire Diaries
  • Playing: with Salem
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Water

Delightful Doggies of 2012

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 19, 2013, 3:06 AM
Hello Friends,
Today I would like to share with you some of my favorite Dog photos from 2012.
But first I would like to introduce you to two truly amazing photographers. Their names are Maaira  :iconmaaira: and gDani :iconwordup: They both have some amazing shots of the most adorable dog photos I have ever seen! I'm sure you will enjoy them as much as I do! :D

Maaira :iconmaaira:
best friends by Maaira explore the world by Maaira Stella by Maaira bearded collies by Maaira panda by Maaira April by Maaira Sally by Maaira bed of flowers by Maaira it's getting cold by Maaira autumn leaves by Maaira it's winter by Maaira run! by Maaira

Wordup :iconwordup:
Sweet by Wordup Kiwi by Wordup Dio II by Wordup Nutella III by Wordup Wink by Wordup Trio by Wordup Vi and Tep 2 by Wordup What's up? by Wordup Tep by Wordup Trio II by Wordup Dash II by Wordup Kool Kid by Wordup

Featured Dogs:

:thumb306251929: Friends 2 by Hestefotograf Erkanmatik_2012_04 by ErkanKalenderli Puffy Fluffy by ZoranPhoto Chico the Chi by SaNNaS Basset hounds in the light by Ksuksa-Raykova Joe by PASSiON--PHOTO Little red beauty by Rozowynos Pose by chipset .2 by vadalein Circus by Ksuksa-Raykova watersports by Wolfruede:thumb299460512: Little owlet by Ksuksa-Raykova:thumb281118602: Gaston by darkcalypso Dog pyramid by Ksuksa-Raykova Bella by Pebels the sad basset by Ksuksa-Raykova Dainty Steps by tleach0608:thumb286182789: Autumn Aussie by Sensenfrau ready... steady.. GO by zuzkys A little Pianist by Vikarus Gruesome by phospherant:thumb334564290: Little Husky by DeingeL-Dog-Stock Yorkshire Terrier 4 by Katrin-Elizabeth Manolo by MTC001:thumb297534834: Australian shepherd by Ksuksa-Raykova:thumb303657660: Posing is Serious Work by ShelleyVPhoto East Valley Animal Shelter 20 by Deliquesce-Flux Dee dee by Rozowynos All Ears For You by TeaPhotography Incredible Kes by Rozowynos Winter by Janaita Words Unspoken by feanutri Take Me Home...Please! by Hobgoblin666 Happy Up Here by HiawathaPhoto Queen of Autumn by feanutri

Tea :iconteaphotography:  Rest in Peace Precious Malori   Beagle and Human Mama by TeaPhotography

Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, Filling an emptiness we don't even know we have...

Beagle's Eagle Eye by TeaPhotography Yay, The Beagle Made It by TeaPhotography Fifteen by TeaPhotography From One to Another... by TeaPhotography Cut from Different Cloths... by TeaPhotography Fifteen Years of Santa's Little Helper by TeaPhotography

I opened up a stock account here on DA for anyone that is interested.. It's under the name salemcatstock. I will be adding new stock a few times a week.  Hope to see you there! :D

  • Listening to: The rain falling and the wind howling
  • Reading: Ghost stories
  • Watching: Vampire Diaries
  • Playing: with Salem
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Water

Favorite Cat Photos From 2012

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 14, 2013, 1:36 AM
Hello Friends,
Today I would like to share with you some of my Kitty favorites from 2012.
But before I do, I'd like to introduce you to a truly amazing photographer. His name
is Zoran  Milutinovic  from Serbia.  He has some of the best Kitty
photos I have ever seen! With each photo, it's plain to see his great love for Cats!
So, if you are a Cat lover, be sure to check out his Gallery!!!


:iconzoranphoto: Zoran:
Little orange furry ball by ZoranPhoto Play with me by ZoranPhoto Little furry ball by ZoranPhoto Little girls by ZoranPhoto Happy time by ZoranPhoto Snack Time by ZoranPhoto Tell us where to look, we are still young by ZoranPhoto Hello Kitty by ZoranPhoto Little Hunter by ZoranPhoto ULTRA FLUFFY by ZoranPhoto It was delicious by ZoranPhoto Surrounded by green by ZoranPhoto Hold Me, Mommy! by ZoranPhoto La la la by ZoranPhoto Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's a Fluffy! by ZoranPhoto Glowing eyes by ZoranPhoto Oh no, it's a ghost! by ZoranPhoto Fluffy time by ZoranPhoto You Talkin' to Me? by ZoranPhoto Staring at the sun by ZoranPhoto Reflection in the eyes by ZoranPhoto Milk was delicious by ZoranPhoto Colors of leaves by ZoranPhoto:thumb341328654:

Featured Kitties:

Erkanmatik_2012_03 by ErkanKalenderli:thumb293542938::thumb284686305::thumb285933780: hide and seek by Marcel-RN Kitten... by vertatp lady on the sofa by ildiko-neer I See You by BlueAnomiS seal point ragdoll kitten by venomxbaby Baltard Feline Show 2012 - X by darkcalypso E-183 by eongun:thumb344493765::thumb300393848: Oscar by vadalein Maine-Coon-Mix by vadalein A Beautiful Face by thrumyeye Oh! A flying ball... by sekhmet-neseret Awkward but cute Bath by DeeOtter CopyCat by thrumyeye Soul Thief by MonsterBrand Little Burmese by Katrin-Elizabeth Sullen and bored by kayjensen Erkanmatik_2012_15 by ErkanKalenderli YOUR KITTEN FOREVER... by chryssalis Bissel by Here-it-is The Smallest Thoughts by JonUriah Want! by weaverglenn Life Struggles by martintinaz The Guardian by MonsterBrand:thumb311770319: 038 by weelx Alexandria of Simba Iceberg by Katrin-Elizabeth Father And Daughter by Lady---Vengeance Cat On The Roof by darkcalypso Mini King... by Katrin-Elizabeth where have i been? by mohdfikree name search by vadalein Don't Leave by nibbia:thumb332753793: Can I get a hug? by Enalla Basil by islandtime I watching you1 by malaladanila occupied by uurthegreat Sweet kitten by blackmaster111 The Face of Evil by tanikel Shadow by SlashJohn21:thumb342153798: Bengal Kitten Leap 3 by FurLined White wedding :) by ankaszklanka Asymmetry by panna-cotta First day out by JessicaM Pose by JuhaniViitanen . by Fioleeetka The Light of Lucas by TeaPhotography


:iconjocelyner:   Poupi and Pipo  Rest in Peace Dear Kitties

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear..
R.I.P.  POUPI by JocelyneR R. I. P.  PIPO by JocelyneR

What is this? by JocelyneR Baby Poupine by JocelyneR Internalizing... by JocelyneR Loving Eyes  - BW by JocelyneR
Are you laughing at me? by JocelyneR Pipo's Profile by JocelyneR Nobility 2 by JocelyneR Pipo 03 by JocelyneR

  • Listening to: The rain falling and the wind howling
  • Reading: Ghost stories
  • Watching: Vampire Diaries
  • Playing: with Salem
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Water

My Favorites From Your Gallery 2012

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 3, 2013, 3:14 PM
Hello Friends,
With New Years day behind us, this is the time of year when I do "The Best Of" Journal features. I thought, what better way to start than to begin with you, my active watchers and friends. I went through your Galleries and chose my favorite piece from 2012. It was very difficult to do as you all had so many wonderful photos and manipulations to choose from!  Thank you all for making me smile, laugh, cry and become completely awestruck by your amazing talent! I look forward to viewing all your future works from 2013!

Old Sheldon Church 3 by MistressVampy Gulf Fritillary by DracoFlameus Swan Lake Ballet by Theressa Misty hills by LunarLass Rainbow Love by Thelma1 Haunted 2 by Metal-Bender Moira by MorbidMorticia Weeping Poppy by Jenna-Rose Peles Castle by honeysunshinetw Pink. by flendurica Theatre des Vampires by AlexisPhotoart Dark mystic lake... by wolfcreek50 The visitors by tomsumartin Do you have a nut for me? by starykocur Pretty in white - for Tea by JocelyneR Sitting Room, Driehaus Museum by SZenz A. Graves Mausoleum by wiebkefesch The BIG 12 - Happy Birthday  Earthy by Crystal-Marine Day Dreaming Rascal by edwardvb Dreams of Mr Fennec fox by Momotte2 For Marie-Agnes With Love by saperlipop Clark's Nutcracker by Mac-Wiz:thumb340200028: tizzz by MistyTableau Lonely by sesam-is-open Church Ruins by newcastlemale NOWM by shitpitcher Dahlias - Spring by hiaamir NOONE WINS THIS GAME... by chryssalis Cabin in the woods by kayaksailor A Warm Autumn Day In A Small Southern Town by TheMan268 Poulnabrone by Isyala Ildefonso Schuster by Sasa-Van-Goth:thumb285202224: Swamp Raven by raVen-MacKay Somewhere by Violet-Kleinert:thumb278038912: Stronger by TeaPhotography Pinkish Roses II by Philluppus Cause I am a Gypsy . . . by shiny-shadows-Art Prowl by Enalla Glistening Feathers by isotophoto Burying Ophelia by Leanan-Bloodflower Revelation by HippieVan57 Squirrel by miirex Dunguaire Castle by Pajunen:thumb282688806: Back in Time by ratinrage State Route 586 by jmarie1210 Somewhere in Transylvania by Ablackwind Sherlock by SallyGipsyPunk In Remembrance by CherishedMemories Dauphin Island 10-21-12 by LadyAliceofOz:thumb337249247: Heaven by KarinClaessonArt Winter Fairy by Le-Regard-des-Elfes Meerkat by Reto Dainty Steps by tleach0608 Free to Roam by Nate-Zeman Autumn Lights in Yosemite  13 by Mac-Wiz

                                                      Personal Notes PLEASE READ:

It's getting harder and harder to thank each and every one of you personally for Fav's.  I am spending way too many hours every day trying to keep up but I am failing miserably! I also appreciate all of you that have taken the time to comment on my work, I do read each and every one of them and try to comment back but I am not always able to. I have health issues that at times require lots of bed rest. Please know that I appreciate every Fav, Watch and Comment that you have given me and that I value all of your support!

I have been putting this off for awhile now because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but I feel I must address this issue...DA Watermarks..
I respect your decision for wanting them on your art ..BUT I find that they are such a distraction and that they take away so much from your photos or manipulations. I simply cannot enjoy them..I will not fav or feature anything that has that big DA Watermark. I am not talking about having your own watermark with your name. So, as I respect your decision to have them, Please respect my decision to not want them in my fav's or features..


  • Listening to: The rain falling and the wind howling
  • Reading: Ghost stories
  • Watching: Vampire Diaries
  • Playing: with Salem
  • Eating: Roast with Mashed Potatoes
  • Drinking: Water

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 22, 2012, 11:14 PM
Seasons Greetings my Dear Friends!
Christmas is almost here!!! :hooray:
I want to wish you all a wonderful Christmas day filled with lots of love and happiness! :santa: :rudolph:

My Christmas is going to be pretty quite, just the way I like it! :D
With my husband working out in the Gulf of Mexico, it will be just my son Bradley and myself. We're going to cook a ham, white beans and rice, potato salad and a chocolate cake! :hungry:

Then comes the best part of my Christmas day...The Doctor Who Christmas special!!! :squee:  Any other Whovians out there? I must admit, I am hopelessly addicted to Doctor Who!!!:love:

So my friends, here are some beautiful Christmas themed art for you to enjoy while having a cup of eggnog or a glass of wine! :ahoy:

To fully appreciate all the effort that went into these astounding works of art, Full View is best!

Christmas wonder by Fantasy-fairy-angel Nutcracker by Fantasy-fairy-angel:thumb274429334: I'll take you with me by MariLucia Christmas Angel by babsartcreations Christmas 2010 by Ablackwind Santa's Little Helper by Phatpuppyart-Studios Wishing You A Peaceful Christmas by KarinClaessonArt Christmas time by CindysArt Let it Snow by MachiavelliCro 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by RottenRagamuffin Solstice Gathering by Ironshod Merry Christmas by Wesley-Souza All I Want For Christmas Is You by PrincessMagical

Xmas Tree by amorphisss Merry Christmas my friends by CindysArt Christmas comes by PerlaMarina Ded Moroz by PerlaMarina Commission: Christmas Ball in Florida by MadameThenadier Spying Santa by Capricuario Santa by CindysArt Santa Claus with Little Girl by MeeranUhm Christmas night by Nataly1st Santa's Calm by ericthom57 The Christmas Wish by AuTuMn-Lee Santa's List by FrozenStarRo

@thenorthpole by Dani3D Christmas Punk by Dani3D:thumb148235445:
:thumb148235153::thumb148235257::thumb75373923::thumb45264090::thumb45263975: The Winter Stroll by CherishedMemories

The Prophecy - Speed-painting by Enigmatic-Ki Christmas by gemlovesyou Christmas 2012 by DeargRuadher Happy Holidays! by Nate-Zeman:thumb107081301: christmas wishes by wroquephotography Lone Christmas Tree by Frankief Happy New Year by vivist O Christmas Tree by Frankief White Christmas Dreaming by Frankief Christmas Wonder by Jenna-Rose Christmas Bunnies by DragonDew

Meowy Christmas by ibjennyjenny I'm ready to meet Christmas! by Panda-kiddie Christmas Merlin III by Artistic-Dodger Jolly Reindeer by JacquiJax ::Merry Christmas to all:: by blondepassion Siberian Christmas Husky by DeingeL-Dog-Stock Christmas lights by Thunderi A Gerbil Christmas is coming by ErikTjernlund Festive Abyssinian Kitten Stock 1 by FurLined Christmas is Fun by KayeShepherd Christmas Bunny by theworldiveknown:thumb341623790: Tsuki's Meowy Cats-mas by TeaPhotography Some Serious Holiday Wishes by TeaPhotography Merry Christmas! by EveVictus Christmas Cats by fornacon