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About Deviant Artist Senior Member TanyaSimpsonFemale/United Kingdom Group :iconopheliafleurs: OpheliaFleurs
Preciously imaginative
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Deviant for 14 Years
Core Member 'til Hell freezes over
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If I Coulda I Woulda Volume 34
As promised, I am doing my best to (try) and submit a feature-journal a day..
Sharing Some DD Suggestions I Have Sent In Over Time.    
Please Don’t Forget To Fav, And Visit The Artists’ Galleries’!   Enjoy! :blowkiss:

Raphaelle by CarolineMadison
Wolf and Fox - Fimo Sculpture 2 by IdrilFox
3D Origami dragon by marakiO
Cheetah 5 by GothicRider
Egret 3 by CharlesWb
EEnE: Biding by Tybay
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Finding Serendipity: Vol. 4
Welcome to volume four of Finding Serendipity!
These features will include a variety of mediums: digital, traditional, literature, photography, etc. If you would like to promote a special deviant, please send me a note with the name of that person, 3 deviations of theirs, and a small blurb on why you enjoy their work or company. If you would like to see your community event or contest advertised here as well, send me a note and tell me about it!
Pixel Rose Divider 2 - Pastel Pink Pixel Rose Divider 2 - Pastel Pink Pixel Rose Divider 2 - Pastel Pink

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Discovered Treasures - Vol. 11
I started this series as a way of saying 'thank you for your support' in a way that's hopefully more helpful to my fellow artists. I hope you enjoy this feature, and encourage you to check out the works of these amazing people!
Thank you all again for your support, and keep up the amazing work!

kids with guns, kids with guns by LonesomeBookworm
An army of Pink - April 2019 by Linealonhoiden
Sailor Mars (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) by SelflessDevotions
[AT] Bouquet of Lilies by rainbow000pegasus
Celestial Guardian (collab and draw this again) by LualaDy
RQ: Onari by Iduna-Haya
Playful morning by Mrs-Durden
Triskaidekaphobia by Moonbeam13
Fugitives Flight by StarsColdNight
A Poem about the First Day of Spring by Yuukon
Tealpanda Artifacts - Red And Silver Dragon by TealpandaArtifacts
Man in the Moon Bracelet by theloftyballoon
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Some of the Faces Behind the Art... and more...

sleepin' by st2wokSelf III by PaigeMillsArt
A Warm Hello To All My Friends by sesam-is-open
A Lazy Summer Afternoon. by supersnappz16Illusion II by seek-and-hide
Me and a tiger by Peter-Gripenbark
me.. by candysamuelsA proper hat by davincipoppalag
Waiting For Sunset. by bigzosoWe've Only Just Begun by Arthur-Ramsey
Fix You by BatscebaSolo e pensoso by SenhArt
There I am... by floriaiglenoirKarolina 2 7-21-12 by Tailgun2009
Thistles ........ by TriciaS
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TheArtistLounge's Artistic Journey #9 #10
T.A.L. Artistic Journey is a monthly feature at TheArtistLounge where we feature various medium artworks from our members.
Be sure to show your appreciation by commenting or adding to your faves!

Amortograph by delphifilm Magenta Rage by DasGnomo Pain of the bipolar by Ai-Memoria Where's Wanda? by admdraws Bunny Queens | Palutena | SSBU by MiraiHikariArt Oasis of the Gods by ErikShoemaker

Mediterranean Sea - Pt II by SIUCAR Blue Hello by KizukiTamura still life pumpkins and pomegranate by LucaBianco1993 Masked by InayatShah g r i t u s a by KizukiTamura Jr Korpa 14 by jrkorpa Green Year: Cliffs of Moher by Malintra-Shadowmoon Floral beauty by thefirebomb Wind Loop by Season-5 Crystal Landscape by endprocess83
Geometric Pastel Digital Papers by MysticEmma
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Photography Newsletter: April 2019
Welcome to April 2019's CRPhotography newsletter, a round-up of photography goodness on DA from the last month. The newsletter is divided into handy sections to help you browse photography news and features from the last month. The links with a Fella icon are official CRPhotography articles and the newsletter is illustrated with beautiful pictures featured as Daily Deviations by our photography Community Volunteers over the last month.

Thank you, Tanya :heart:
You may have noticed that TanyaSimpson isn't the author of the newsletter this month since she's going back to regular deviant life. She's served the photography community on DA as a dedicated community volunteer for many years with her partner-in-crime Mrs-Durden and she's given her heart and soul to the DA community as a whole. Thank you, Tanya, for a
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Discovered Treasures - Vol. 10
I started this series as a way of saying 'thank you for your support' in a way that's hopefully more helpful to my fellow artists. I hope you enjoy this feature, and encourage you to check out the works of these amazing people!
Thank you all again for your support, and keep up the amazing work!

55th Anniversary Pendant by a-kid-at-heart
Roses To Be by TanyaSimpson
Where You Lead... by Yuukon
M I S C H I E F by LonesomeBookworm
Live free, Die well! by Chazing-Dreams
The Music Lesson - Scale Model by SophiaEowyn
Could This Be Paradise by vanndra
Mirabelle prune - slightly different angle by PapierowySzczur
Passion Fruit Butterfly by RebeccaM-Art
Pokemon Medieval - Zekrom and Reshiram by neshirys
Champagne and Gold Set by LadySeshiiria
Somehow you lost your wonder by Erdbeersternchen
Frost flowers by Suvi-Iloa
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ProjectPorkchop Vol 614
ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on DeviantArt daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.
see more..
see more..
goldfish by IMayl 
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Wallpapers Feature


Leafs by Bay-TEK
Shamans Journey 356 by love1008
Older Namine+Xion by Asteltainn
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The Heart and Spirit of Poetry
Poetry Week
The Abstract of It
When I read and write poetry, there are two aspects that I semi-consciously track. They’re the heart and spirit within the poems themselves.  These are by no means concrete things and, as you may have guessed, this article is about as un-technical as you can get.  It’s more intended to initiate a conversation between you and what you write and read, rather than tell you how to have the conversation or what to discuss.  I’m sure this is a completely different conversation between every reader, writer and every poem ever written.  I’m also of the opinion, that since much of poetry’s appeal lies rooted in its mystique, some conversations (like this one) should rightfully resist the urge to fancy them up into academic terms.
Poetry itself, is the heart and spirit of the written experience.  It provides a means to quickly pare down the periphery to get down to business… or to merely
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Green hour

Wonderful works from my favorites, I hope you enjoy..and don' forget to show these artists some love!

fireflies by evenliu
Forest by Juh-Juh
once upon a time..... by foureyes
Green Kiwi Slice by boldfrontiers
eggHDR1833 by The-Egg
Beautiful Iceland 47 by CitizenFresh
Iceland - LXIV by DimensionSeven
Sea, beach and sun by DavidMnr
Aurora over Kolgrafafjordur by morglin
Scottish treats by LawrenceCornellPhoto
...zaanse schans II... by roblfc1892
Misty Summer Day by isischneider
Memory Lane by Pajunen
Lonely Tree by BaxiaArt
Somewhere in Portugal 20 by JACAC
Au Revoir by Trippy4U
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Supporting Working Artists: Issue #2
how does this work?
Take a look at the artists featured below, add this journal to your favourites and leave a comment on this journal explaining who you would pick if you won, and why. On May 2nd a winner will randomly be picked. You will then be prompted to discuss what you would like from the artist you chose. Now of course there are limits to this, as you will see below, the artists explain what you could win from them, so you must carefully read that. The Community Relations team will be paying for the artwork you end up deciding on and receiving. So your favourite artist will be getting paid for their work, as they should. Indeed, this is a big part of this project: supporting working artists!
This issue's artists:
What does Skirtzzz do?
Where can I find Skirtzzz's art
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Color Theme Red from VisualWonders
Heart Presenting art by our fabulous members at VisualWonders with the color theme red. Heart 

Fading by hontor Angel De La Muerte by mirandaadria
Let's never stop falling in love II - oil painting by borda vegan by len-yan
:LotC: Candy Kingdom Princess by Dopaprime Festdays by YuriPlatov
Sonne by sarabraun1 Angel by Ravesne
Mi vin amas by Z-A-L
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Express This! A Poetry Contest
Poetry Week
One of the biggest hurdles anyone faces in a creative endeavor is pursuing originality. Being original is a near impossibility with just how much content we consume in our daily lives. From advertising to your favorite children's book, cliches are stuffed into our brains all the time. It's no wonder we'd spit them back out in our own creative process.
This contest aims to help you take an old cliche and give it a pinch of your own original style.
The Prompt
Leave a comment on this journal if you want to participate. I will send you a note with a cliched phrase.
Your job is to express that cliche in an original way. Use sensory details, extended metaphors, or any other tool you can think of. But never tell us what the cliche is! Only the judges should be aware of what the cliche you received was.
Don't mention it in the piece or in your artist comment (at least not until after the contest ends). Whoever does the best job of turning the cliche i
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Hot Pepper and Cold Sparklers by uosiek1 Hot Pepper and Cold Sparklers :iconuosiek1:uosiek1 20 6
Journals where my art has been featured


I'm a recreational artist. I do what I do, the way I do it, because it makes me happy. Creation is its own reason and its own reward. I share what I make because I find value in that as a connection with other creative people. I'm not here to give or receive instruction or validation.

In a past life, I went to college for photography and worked as a professional photographer. I ran a studio and taught photography, and I mostly took photographs of people. Now I mostly take pictures of nature and places and things, sometimes with a dSLR and sometimes with my phone, because I'm not selling anything and the tools don't matter.

I've written for organisations and publications, and I've worked in communications. Now I write because I have stories to tell and I find soul-deep fulfilment in exploring inner and outer worlds, in wrapping words around both real-life and fictional experiences and setting them adrift.

I’m a deeply passionate creative living advocate and I believe art is for everyone, always. Seriously. Just make stuff. deviant life

I've been on DA since 2005. I've been a senior member since 2007 and was given the Deviousness award in March 2012. I'm grateful for both of those things, because they're genuinely lovely, but I didn't ask for them and they don't govern my perspective or position.

Between 2008 and 2019, there were only two years when I wasn't a Community Volunteer. I neither had, nor wanted, the authority or influence people assumed I had. The visibility involved in that role was an unfortunate side-effect of the opportunity to facilitate creative growth for other artists.

Right now, I'm not here to organise events, administrate groups, judge contests, run projects, or teach anyone anything. I finally get to assert my personal boundaries and I don't owe anyone time, energy or attention. If you're not OK with that, I'm not your people.

...comments and other stories

Comments are disabled on my older work because I don't need to hear what some rando thinks about a photo I took in 2005.

While comments are enabled on some more recent submissions, I'm not actively seeking feedback. If you have something to say, go for it, but it's not necessary and other people's subjective opinions don't impact how or what I create.

A fave or collection add is a perfectly acceptable way to express enjoyment of something. I don't want anyone to feel obligated to comment on my work, because experiencing art shouldn't be about obligation. Just enjoy it. Or don't. Then go make stuff.




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Writer. Photographer. Witch.

Twitter: TanyaSSimpson
IG: TanyaSimoneSimpson


So...I've been moving a lot of stuff around in my faves/collections and I have a bad feeling everyone whose stuff I moved from one folder to another might be getting a notification about it. Sorry and/or you're welcome, I guess?


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PhotoartBK Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2019   Photographer
thanks for the fave :)
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Lots of thanks for the DD - featrure, Tanya :iconbummiesplz:

(I was afraid the picture was looking too faded ....)
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019
Aww, you're very welcome! I absolutely LOVED that photo when I saw it :hug:
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
:phew: Actually I have switched to a new software for organizing and editing photos recently ... I still have to get properly used to it so that I am a bit suprised myself about the results :giggle:
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