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On My Way Back

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 23, 2018, 4:00 PM
Hi everyone,

I would like to apologise for my sudden and prolonged absence from DA.  Things just got on top of me last year.  After losing my Dad.  Since the there have been several bouts of flu and a sudden house move.  It has been a really draining time, and I just needed time out.

But now the move is over and the unpacking has begun, I wanted to let you all know I am well and on an even keel now.  I will be back fully after Easter, by then the most of the boxes should be unpacked.

I hope everyone is doing ok, I have missed you all.


Winners Feature

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 6, 2017, 3:14 PM

The winners Of The " Nothing Extra Contest "
Hosted By


Level 1


floating in stock images by Multiartis

Level two


The secret theater by Amaranta-G


Not Your Lolly by AWPhotography607


The Locomotive by Mandelblute

Advanced level


Falling Apart by SlichoArt


The Book Of Shadows by silviya

Congratulations to all of the winners, and Well done to all who took part in this fantastic contest.

Stock Feature

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 12:27 PM

News Flash

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 31, 2017, 4:27 PM

Breaking Good News!

After all there is plenty of bad news right now in our divided world.  So I am going to spread a little goodness lol

I have decided to make some of my HDR images available as stock.  Please check out my HDR STOCK GALLERY within my main STOCK GALLERY

All of my stock is UNRESTRICTED USE.  All I ask is to be credited and for you to link back to my image page.  That way I get to see your wonderful work and share it in one of my features.  Below are the first few images made available as stock images.  Enjoy

Please note 

only the images in the HDR Stock folder may be used in your artwork.

Up The Steps by supersnappz16    The Old Market by supersnappz16    Under The Bridge by supersnappz16    Quaint cottage by supersnappz16


Contest and Feature

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 12:40 PM
Manip 4 Fun  Logo by supersnappz16

Come and take part in The Photo Manipulation Tornament 
More details check out the Journal below

Recently Submitted Feature.

Spirit of Deep Winter by FrostAlexis   
Cube by MrTinyx

Book cover by Amaranta-G

The Medusa's gaze by gayaliberty

Autumn breeze by VanessaPadua

Longing by JassysART

Chess by LenaNik

Queen Of Hearts by ektapinki

The death room by Julianez

alone... by GestiefelteMieze

Ice Queen by RenatoSs

Star Wars #4 by MrTinyx

. . . Time . . . by ChIandra4U

Happiness is... a full moon. by gustiidiaz

Via30+ Members Feature

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 10, 2017, 4:09 PM


Photography Gallery Feature 

A small selection from our Photography Gallery. 
 Other gallery features to follow soon

Time by tahirlazim

Whose are cones in the forest? by Daykiney  Cannes. France. by jennystokes

Eyes Full Of Questions by InayatShah

Longing for Spring by EyeOfTheKat  Old Jewish Cemetery V. by rembo78

Starolesnianske pleso 1986 m. n.p.m. by miirex

After Darkness,shines the Light by JonnyGoodboy  Close to home V by EyeOfTheKat

What's a blue bike doing here? by jennystokes VII... by roblfc1892  Juvenile Iora  by vinsky2002

Green grocery tuk-tuk. by jennystokes

Blue Ochid by vanndra  Summer dance. by Phototubby

Ein Tag ein Bild - 103 by Merkosh

Creston Valley by kootenayphotos

Winter Blues Contest Winners Feature.

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 9, 2017, 5:25 AM

Winter Blues Contest Winners

 hosted by :iconstewed-tomatoes: 

Congratulations to all of the winners, and a big well done to all contestants.

First Place


Winter Friends by supersnappz16

Second Place


Contemplating Crossing by BluScreenPhotography

Third place


WinterBlues by KarmaRae

Level 2
First place. 

Winter's tale by Lubov2001

Second place

Little Fox by mrscats
Third Place

The Lone Southern Wolf by JayGraphixx

Level 3 
First place

Winter Blues by annewipf

second place


Hungry by SlichoArt

Third place

Winters Guardian by Splat-Shot

Christmas / Winter Feature.

Thu Dec 22, 2016, 5:40 AM

Autumn Contest Winners

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 3:39 PM

Autumn Contest Voting Rd2

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 4:57 PM
Manip 4 Fun  Logo by supersnappz16

Autumn Contest  Voting Round 2

Dear Member,

When I posted the first round of voting,  I assumed that only group members would get the Journal.   But unfortunaitely I was wrong.  
I think it is important that group members are the voters of our contest and therefore I have decided to have a second round of voting, 
Please read below for detailed instructions on the voting for round 2.   I am sorry that my instructions in round one were not clear and detailed.

!!! Important Please read the instructions below for voting in round 2 !!!

Only Members of Manip 4 fun  who joined the group before 1 December are allowed to vote this round.

All participatiants 
must vote.
You may not vote for your own work.

Please vote on your top 3 images from below in the comments box.
Below are entries that gained the most votes in round 1. 

The winners will be chosen by the results of round 2 votes only.

Voting Will Close at 11.59pm GMT Wednesday 8th December.

The Runaway Umbrella by Lora-Vysotskaya

Autumn breeze by VanessaPadua

Autumn Fairytale by Lolita-Artz

Hidden - Autumn by Olgola

Friends by LovizZ

Fall Cantata by annewipf

Walking the autumn by Amaranta-G

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Autumn 2016 by nudagimo

Watching the leaves fall by SlichoArt

Found my chico by annemaria48

Autumn Contest Voting Open.

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 11:34 AM

Autumn Contest The Vote!

Please note due to circumstances all winners will be chosen via you all as as stated below.  There will be three winners and one second and on third place winners.

Please select the 5 images below that you like the most.  Vote by commenting with the 5picture numbers  like #55 #61 #82 #61 #42 #29 at the bottom of this Journal.  You are not allowed to vote for your own image. Voting will be open until  11.59pm Sunday night 4th December.  The winners will be announced soon after.

As you can see the quality if images are excellent and choosing just three images will be very difficult.   Thank you to all who entered the contest and good luck.  I would also like to thank prize donators once more for their kindness.

A Dream Picnic by SlytherclawPadawan

The Runaway Umbrella by Lora-Vysotskaya

Autumn levitation by dudeckaya

Autumn breeze by VanessaPadua

Autumn Fairytale by Lolita-Artz

autumn  day by rocheleheart10

Autumn Contest by lumpi69

And once the storm is over, by gustiidiaz

Autumn Melancholy by Mvicen

Hidden - Autumn by Olgola

Autumn Love by ShawneeDawn

Autumn baby by annemaria48

The triumph of love by Julianez

Friends by LovizZ

Survivor by RenatoSs

Autumn is almost over by HILIF

An Invitation for Dinner by LoloAgain

Autumncontest1 by KarmaRae

Automne by Fairling

Fall Cantata by annewipf

The cosmos is within us by cheker123

Melody of Autumn 2016 by nudagimo

Walking the autumn by Amaranta-G

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Autumn 2016 by nudagimo

Watching the leaves fall by SlichoArt

Found my chico by annemaria48

Autumn Contest 2Days left.

Wed Nov 16, 2016, 3:34 PM

Creatures of the night - Contest Winners Feature

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 14, 2016, 5:15 AM


Little Vampire by Asteltainn

Oh hi by StargazingMongrel

Sheruff Ollie by StargazingMongrel   LeahRGD by StargazingMongrel  The flying ship of Orraul by StargazingMongrel

Creature of the night by ashihmin  63 by ashihmin   Star Souls by ashihmin

aMuddledAttempt by wafar2798  theFallOfAllThings -Watercolor by wafar2798  ScalyBaby -Watercolor by wafar2798

Demented Werewolf by Anesthetic-X

Zombie Transformation 2.0 by Anesthetic-X  Dead Star Cat Prosthetic by Anesthetic-X  Bats! by Anesthetic-X

Full Moon by she0wolf

Caracal by she0wolf  Friendship by she0wolf  Realistic Wolf by she0wolf

Congratulations to all the winners and entrants of the contest.

Manip 4 Fun  Logo by supersnappz16


I would like to appologise for my lack of journals.  I have been very busy and also full of flu.  

Autumn Contest Open Till 30Th November.

We are still looking for a few more prize donators, to add to those who have already been so generous.  Please PM me with any pledges of prizes,  Features, Stock images, Free print your own image (you allow them to download and self print one of your images)  And of course points are all welcome.

Halloween Special Feature.

 I put a spell on you... by AmethystRaven-Art

   Haunted House 2016 by nudagimo   October by CobaltOfMarch  

The Scarecrow.. by AledJonesDigitalArt

Quel che resta del Ricordo by CobaltOfMarch  Bad Bunny by LoloAgain

Married to Death by Danilo-Costa
   The Little Holloween Witch by ektapinkiNight Merch by NUBES112

Peculiar Child by Renata-s-artThe Night Before Halloween by JayGraphixx  The Hitchhiker by JayGraphixx

Happy Halloween by 4LadyLilian

ShadowBinder by cheker123   This Is Halloween... by AmethystRaven-Art

I'm Taking You Back by JayGraphixx

Vampire by LenaNik  
Let's fly by AnnMLoveArt

Prize Donators Feature

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 5:16 PM
Manip 4 Fun  Logo by supersnappz16

Have you entered our Autumn Contest yet?  

Autumn Contest on Manip4FunFall leaf - F2U Fall leaf - F2U Fall leaf - F2U Fall leaf - F2U Autumn ContestFall leaf - F2U Fall leaf - F2U Fall leaf - F2U Fall leaf - F2U 
Autumn / Fall, brings it's warm blend of gold, brown and read leaves. To warm us as the night temperature  drop.  Many also find Autumn a time to be thankful for what we have / What nature has provided for us.  Others find autumn is warm and dreamy whilst they are looking out of a window at all the wonderful blends of colours as they sip a hot cup of coffee.
:leaf: :leaf: 

You still have over a month to get your submissions in!

And Have a chance of winning some great prizes that have been kindly donated.

Below is a feature for our prize Donators 


Colors of Autumn 2016 by nudagimo

Spooky Night 2016 by nudagimo

Childhood 2016 by nudagimo


Love conquers all, even the fear of a scarecrow by SlichoArt

Turtle Island by SlichoArt

Desillusion by SlichoArt


Malevolence by StarsColdNight

Home is where You are by StarsColdNight

Ask me to stay by StarsColdNight

Thank you to all of the above donators for your kindness.

If you would like to donate to the contest please message :iconsupersnappz16:  All prize donators will receive a feature.
We have some great prizes donated for the winners.

Autumn Contest on Manip4Fun

Sun Oct 16, 2016, 6:13 AM

Featured Artist Of The Week

Mon Oct 10, 2016, 3:36 PM
Manip 4 Fun  Logo by supersnappz16

Featured Artist Of The Week.

Our Featured artist this week is softyrider62 :iconsoftyrider62: 
Please view check out his galleries, They are truly amazing.  Below is a small selection of his work

Bye Summer by Softyrider62

Far Resort by Softyrider62

Home For The Imaginative by Softyrider62

Changes by Softyrider62   

This is a repost from the talented hands of Phillis 

You must read this all the way through....
Thank You.

The Dedication of Stock Providers:

Stock Providers on DeviantART work to provide free or low cost stock for the community. They put in their own time at their own expense to provide quality stock for use by any Deviant (and often allow offsite use as well). Because of their generosity, time and expense, the very least anyone can do when using the stock is to Read the Rules and to Properly Credit the Stock Provider!

Credit is important. First of all, it shows respect for the stock artist; Secondly, when a Stock Provider is properly credited in the Artist Description at the same time the Deviation is submitted, then the Stock Artist will be notified via mentions. When the stock credits are typed in when editing later, then the mentions will not notify the Stocker.

HOW to Properly Credit the Stock Provider:

Type or copy/paste a Direct Link to the stock used into the Artist Description. Simply putting the stock provider's site name isn't sufficient. Why? Stock isn't always readily recognizable once edited, and it helps the Stock Provider to show others the stock that is available on his/her site. Even when using your own stock, at least put in the Artist Description you're using your own resources. It avoids confusion when submitting to groups that check resource links.

Core Members can use up to six (6) thumbs in the Artist Description; however, it works best to keep the thumbs at FIVE (5) until ALL the stocks and brushes are credited, because, for some reason, DeviantART's code won't allow another thumb to be pasted in order to be converted to a link after six thumbs have been placed into the Artist Description. So, to avoid issues, decide which five to use until all links have been included, then choose the sixth thumb. Also, it is best when using a thumb to provide a text link as well, in case the Core Membership runs out sometime in the future.

Non-Core Members must use links in the Artist Description, since using thumbs is a Core benefit.

Once the Deviation has been posted, notify the Stock Provider as per the Stock Provider's Rules (more about this below*). Rules may require notification in a comment of the stock or brush, via note or profile comment. If multiple stocks are used from a single Stock Provider, it may be okay to notify the Provider via Note explaining which stocks were used. Check the Provider's rules to be sure. 

Proper Crediting Example: 

The following is a Mixed Media Deviation along with the Artist Description showing Credits for Stocks and Brushes (mixture of both links and thumbs ~ click to open full size in
As Posted by TheStockWarehouse 

Sweet Dreams Young Prince by TheStockWarehouse  Crediting in Artist Description by TheStockWarehouse


Well it is just over a month since I started this group and we already have 53 members. Below is the latest member introductions. If you have not already done so, why not click the link in the next paragraph and introduce yourself to the group. It is totally voluntary and you can give as much or as little info that you feel comfortable with.

Member Introduction

Welcome to the first of our new member introduction feature #2. The idea of the feature is not only to show off new member artwork but to allow us all to get to know each other a little better. If you have not done so already why not follow the instructions in A warm welcome to Via-30+  And you will be added to a future edition of Member features.

Your real first name: Melissa, aka Mel

Country you live in / born: Maine, USA

What your skill is and how you got started: My focus is digital art and photomanipulation. I actually got started as a writer looking for stock and tutorials on how to make my own ebook covers and everything evolved from there. These days, I write AND create book covers for other indie authors at

Your very first image posted on Da:
My 3rd Birthday by msfowle

Three of your choice from your galleries:
Fairy On Stage by msfowle
Firefly Theater by msfowle
Disillusional by msfowle

A little more info: I'm a mom to an energetic almost-7-year-old, a wife to a hardworking husband, I would literally lose my mind if I couldn't write, I'm thankful for finding the dA community to help me discover an artistic side of myself I didn't realize was there, and I'm very blessed to have all that I do. Love

A random selection of images taken from our galleries. I must say looking at the selection below, leaves me speechless of how high quality work is in our galleries. 

Hard At Work -III by InayatShah  Torside Reservoir... by TheBaldingOne  Rise by AnthonyPresley   Biddulph Grange 2 by WilliamEiffert   The Dutch Cottage by supersnappz16

Summer Wheatlands XXI. by realityDream  House by the river by Pajunen  Strandarkirkja by LordLJCornellPhotos  Misty Gold Mountain Sunset by somadjinn  May Lily by Deb-e-ann

tree002 by ov3  In my heart and in my soul by Merkosh  Red Canoe by kootenayphotos  Double Trouble by InayatShah  St Ives Harbour by Deb-e-ann

Ratrace by SlichoArt  Just Like Me by StarfireArizona  Entrance to the Promised Land 2016 by nudagimo  The Nanny by StarfireArizona  Clocks And Stairs by TheFantaSim

Gathering by robhas1left  Queen Of Nature by Elchanan  Sleeping fairy by IgnisFatuusII  The Return Of The Prodigal by Lora-Vysotskaya  Drowning in to valentine by shades-of-art

Desillusion by SlichoArt  Spring Time by supersnappz16  My lonely place 4 by IgnisFatuusII  Sometimes..............things just happen. by jennystokes  A morning in a magical forest by shades-of-art

Broken stairs by SabakuNoShi  When darkness falls by petronellavanree  Death And Taxes by Lora-Vysotskaya  The Ruins 2.. by AledJonesDigitalArt  The King And His Queen by TheFantaSim

Autumn by HILIF