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Can this site get any more f**king annoying ?????
Sorry but I've got to get this rant off my chest.

I've been here for 14 and a half years and have been lucky enough
to have sold quite a few prints and products during all these years.
Their choice of paying you your profits has always been by 'points',
'paypal', or 'check' (cheque)
I've always chosen check, and not had any problems. NOW they've
taken away the option of getting paid by check, leaving points or
paypal which I do NOT want (bad experience with paypal in past)

I wrote to the 'helpdesk' HA, that's a friggin pain in the arse to start
with, soooo many flaming clicks before you can actually get to the
box where you can explain your problem :frustrated:
They replied and said they're investigating an easier and simpler way
of paying out our profits. WTF, what could be easier or simpler than
signing a f**king check for gawds sake !!!
And WHY take away the choice while they're 'investigating' ??
They're also taking forever to send my last check, making excuses
and they keep saying they're working on getting it sent out. Well work
bloody harder then, and get it sent, it's MY money and I want it !!!!!

I am SO pissed off, and specially with the eclipse fiasco going on, this
was just the last straw for me.   I've decided I will no longer have any of
my art for sale here as prints or any products. I'm deleting everything, I
don't want DA to make one more penny out of my work.
WHY the hell are they making everything on this site so bloody difficult ??

And talking of difficult, as far as I can tell, I need to delete all my prints
one by one, can't find a way of doing them all at once. This is going to
take me f**king weeks I reckon :angered: :frustrated: :pissedoff:
I'm not even sure I want to stay on DA any more, but then I have to
be here for a while at least to delete all of my prints and products :shrug:

I did sit out by my pond before writing this journal, in the hope of calming
down, but that didn't work, I am still feeling absolutely furious at DA.
If you've read this long rant, I'm sorry for the cursing, I thank you and
hope you will understand my anger.

On to something a little lighter. I know I have many  wishes and gifts for
my birthday which was yesterday, and I will get round to seeing them all,
and thanking you as soon as possible. At this moment I am just feeling tired
and a little overwhelmed with the thought of all the work involved in simply
taking down my prints :phew: :yawn:

I had a lovely birthday with my grand-daughters Tara and Sherry, and my
great-grand-daughter Kyah-Rose. Sherry baked me a yummy chocolate cake,
and they gave me pressies of chocolates and a bottle of Baileys :D :yum:
Such a shame that DA ruined the mood with their email this morning, but
I do feel a little better having written down my rant, yay for journals :):)
Thank you once again for reading, and I'm so sorry this was such a very
long moan from me  :thanks: :love: :huggle: :bow:
Wow, I just got a DD :wow: :faint:
Thank you so much :iconellysiumn: for awarding me a DD on this work....
Daydream by Thelma1
I am super happy, and this has really cheered me up no end :D
All this stuff about Eclipse has been making me feel very very sad and
depressed, so this couldn't have come at a better time, thank you :thanks::bow::love:

Now I've mentioned Eclipse, I may as well mention my thoughts on it here too.
From everything I've read about it, it sounds absolutely horrible, like a nightmare.
I think probably 90% of people here don't like it, and friends have told me that a
lot has changed, they've got rid of stuff, changed the categories (for the worse apparently)
and it's hard to navigate etc' etc', it all sounds terrible :(
And the worst thing is, it will soon be forced upon us, we will have no choice.

It seems like we'll need to learn how to use Eclipse like we would a new site almost.
I've been here for  over 14 years, and like thousands of other members, I like this
site just as it is.
I'm old and I'm slow, I just don't have the time or the inclination to have to learn the
ins and outs of of this new layout called Eclipse.  If we ARE forced to use it, and the old
DA disappears, then like many other people have stated, I really can't see me being
bothered to stay here :(:(

WHY have they gone to such extreme lengths, why are they risking losing so many
members, not to mention membership fees.
It's like they're completely dumping the old DA, and making a new site altogether :confused:
And hardly any of us WANT this....If it ain't broke, don't fix it, for gawds sake !!!!!!!!!!

Well, that's my two pennys worth, had to get it off my chest as this whole Eclipse stuff
has almost brought me to tears lately. Thank goodness my DD has cheered me up :D

Just wanted to add this petition, it's a good idea, and you never know, it MIGHT just
get the DA admins thinking...IF enough of us sign...please help out and sign :please:
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I have sadly decided that I can no longer
thank everyone individually :(:(
I know you will all understand that it's mainly a lack of time,  please scroll down
a little to see "MY HEARTFELT THANKS" on this page :heart::thanks::heart:
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This is a HUGE thank you to the wonderful people who have purchased my prints or products recently, I am extremely grateful that you like my work enough to buy some of it, and I'm very flattered too.
:heart::love::thanks::bow::love::heart:
**************************
Just a note about the mugs... my fractals (or photo's) wrap around the WHOLE of the mug, and aren't just a little image on one side, so they are very good value for money  :):):)
**************************
Please take a moment to browse in my shop :please::please:

The 2 photo's below show a small selection
of my print products, Mugs, some Coasters,
and a Mouse Pad, all purchased from here
on DA. The quality is truly awesome :heart:
MY DA PRINT PRODUCTS by Thelma1 Mug Shot by Thelma1   I'm Starving Buy My Prints by tynana
................................................
HERE ARE SOME OF MY PRINTS

 Spiral Sunset by Thelma1      My Beautiful Lily by Thelma1
Purple and Gold by Thelma1      Horns by Thelma1
Psychedelic Meltdown by Thelma1      Glorious Silks by Thelma1 
Wild Flowers by Thelma1      Half Hidden Beauty by Thelma1  
Beneath the Blue by Thelma1      My world of rainbow colours by Thelma1
 Secret Signs by Thelma1     Babysoft Colours by Thelma1   
Drift into Dreamland by Thelma1      Rainbow by Thelma1
Rainbow Ocean. by Thelma1        Rainbow Breeze by Thelma1
Shadowy by Thelma1     Coffee and Cream by Thelma1     
Stacked by Thelma1     Psychedelic Dream by Thelma1     
Midnight Creeper by Thelma1     Meltdown by Thelma1   
First I want to thank all the wonderful friends who have donated points
to help me keep my core membership going. I truly appreciate every
single point, you are all so kind  :bow::love::bow:

Next, I hope you will accept my sincerest apologies for getting really
behind with my messages etc'. I mean, I am SERIOUSLY behind, I'm
afraid I have neglected my notifications and stuff for ages :(
There are quite a few conversations I was in the middle of which I just
haven't finished answering. I am sooooo sorry about this.
I have to admit I hate typing, just don't like having to use my keyboard
at all. I still only type with two fingers, I find it hard work, and plus I
get totally overwhelmed by my huge message center. As a result I
sadly tend to neglect stuff that requires typing, and end up posting
new work instead, which obviously just creates even more messages.

So, if you were having a conversation with me, or asking me something
and I just abandoned you, I apologize and I'm very sorry :forgiveme:
I AM trying my best to catch up with my messages and notifications,
but right now I'm going to be naughty and post some new fractals...
sorry, sorry, sorry hehe please forgive me. you know what it's like
when you've got new stuff, you just want to submit it :)
I hope you will all understand, and once again I am VERY sorry if I
just left you hanging in mid chat  :love::huggle::heart:











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I have sadly decided that I can no longer
thank everyone individually :(:(
I know you will all understand that it's mainly a lack of time,  please scroll down
a little to see "MY HEARTFELT THANKS" on this page :heart::thanks::heart:
**************************
**************************
This is a HUGE thank you to the wonderful people who have purchased my prints or products recently, I am extremely grateful that you like my work enough to buy some of it, and I'm very flattered too.
:heart::love::thanks::bow::love::heart:
**************************
Just a note about the mugs... my fractals (or photo's) wrap around the WHOLE of the mug, and aren't just a little image on one side, so they are very good value for money  :):):)
**************************
Please take a moment to browse in my shop :please::please:

The 2 photo's below show a small selection
of my print products, Mugs, some Coasters,
and a Mouse Pad, all purchased from here
on DA. The quality is truly awesome :heart:
MY DA PRINT PRODUCTS by Thelma1 Mug Shot by Thelma1   I'm Starving Buy My Prints by tynana
................................................
HERE ARE SOME OF MY PRINTS

 Spiral Sunset by Thelma1      My Beautiful Lily by Thelma1
Purple and Gold by Thelma1      Horns by Thelma1
Psychedelic Meltdown by Thelma1      Glorious Silks by Thelma1 
Wild Flowers by Thelma1      Half Hidden Beauty by Thelma1  
Beneath the Blue by Thelma1      My world of rainbow colours by Thelma1
 Secret Signs by Thelma1     Babysoft Colours by Thelma1   
Drift into Dreamland by Thelma1      Rainbow by Thelma1
Rainbow Ocean. by Thelma1        Rainbow Breeze by Thelma1
Shadowy by Thelma1     Coffee and Cream by Thelma1     
Stacked by Thelma1     Psychedelic Dream by Thelma1     
Midnight Creeper by Thelma1     Meltdown by Thelma1   
I would like to give a big thank you to :iconuniversalvoice:
Thank you sooo much dear JoAn, for gifting me a 3 month subscription;
I really really appreciate your kindness :thanks::love::heart::bow:

Also many many thanks to those who have donated points so I can
keep my core membership going, you are all very kind :bow::bow:

I was on the verge of leaving DA as they've made lots of people disappear
from my Watch-List in the last few weeks, (this has been happening for years
and they never fix it) plus lots of my messages and notes have disappeared too.
It makes me angry because they don't care, never explain, and never apologize :frustrated:

Anyway, I'll stay here for now as I'd hate to waste the membership gift :love::huggle:










~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I have sadly decided that I can no longer
thank everyone individually :(:(
I know you will all understand that it's mainly a lack of time,  please scroll down
a little to see "MY HEARTFELT THANKS" on this page :heart::thanks::heart:
**************************
**************************
This is a HUGE thank you to the wonderful people who have purchased my prints or products recently, I am extremely grateful that you like my work enough to buy some of it, and I'm very flattered too.
:heart::love::thanks::bow::love::heart:
**************************
Just a note about the mugs... my fractals (or photo's) wrap around the WHOLE of the mug, and aren't just a little image on one side, so they are very good value for money  :):):)
**************************
Please take a moment to browse in my shop :please::please:

The 2 photo's below show a small selection
of my print products, Mugs, some Coasters,
and a Mouse Pad, all purchased from here
on DA. The quality is truly awesome :heart:
MY DA PRINT PRODUCTS by Thelma1 Mug Shot by Thelma1   I'm Starving Buy My Prints by tynana
................................................
HERE ARE SOME OF MY PRINTS

 Spiral Sunset by Thelma1      My Beautiful Lily by Thelma1
Purple and Gold by Thelma1      Horns by Thelma1
Psychedelic Meltdown by Thelma1      Glorious Silks by Thelma1 
Wild Flowers by Thelma1      Half Hidden Beauty by Thelma1  
Beneath the Blue by Thelma1      My world of rainbow colours by Thelma1
 Secret Signs by Thelma1     Babysoft Colours by Thelma1   
Drift into Dreamland by Thelma1      Rainbow by Thelma1
Rainbow Ocean. by Thelma1        Rainbow Breeze by Thelma1
Shadowy by Thelma1     Coffee and Cream by Thelma1     
Stacked by Thelma1     Psychedelic Dream by Thelma1     
Midnight Creeper by Thelma1     Meltdown by Thelma1   
I now have a second Great-grandchild, a little girl called
Kyah-Rose, born safely this morning :woohoo: :D :woohoo:
Just wanted to share this lovely news with you all :love:
Will post a photo in a minute :):):)




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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I have sadly decided that I can no longer
thank everyone individually :(:(
I know you will all understand that it's mainly a lack of time,  please scroll down
a little to see "MY HEARTFELT THANKS" on this page :heart::thanks::heart:
**************************
**************************
This is a HUGE thank you to the wonderful people who have purchased my prints or products recently, I am extremely grateful that you like my work enough to buy some of it, and I'm very flattered too.
:heart::love::thanks::bow::love::heart:
**************************
Just a note about the mugs... my fractals (or photo's) wrap around the WHOLE of the mug, and aren't just a little image on one side, so they are very good value for money  :):):)
**************************
Please take a moment to browse in my shop :please::please:

The 2 photo's below show a small selection
of my print products, Mugs, some Coasters,
and a Mouse Pad, all purchased from here
on DA. The quality is truly awesome :heart:
MY DA PRINT PRODUCTS by Thelma1 Mug Shot by Thelma1   I'm Starving Buy My Prints by tynana
................................................
HERE ARE SOME OF MY PRINTS

 Spiral Sunset by Thelma1      My Beautiful Lily by Thelma1
Purple and Gold by Thelma1      Horns by Thelma1
Psychedelic Meltdown by Thelma1      Glorious Silks by Thelma1 
Wild Flowers by Thelma1      Half Hidden Beauty by Thelma1  
Beneath the Blue by Thelma1      My world of rainbow colours by Thelma1
 Secret Signs by Thelma1     Babysoft Colours by Thelma1   
Drift into Dreamland by Thelma1      Rainbow by Thelma1
Rainbow Ocean. by Thelma1        Rainbow Breeze by Thelma1
Shadowy by Thelma1     Coffee and Cream by Thelma1     
Stacked by Thelma1     Psychedelic Dream by Thelma1     
Midnight Creeper by Thelma1     Meltdown by Thelma1   
Ooooh, what an amazing surprise I got when I came online today :wow: :excited:
A wonderful person has gifted me a whole years membership subscription :woohoo:
He/she is anonymous so I'd like to  thank whoever it is from the bottom of my heart for
being sooo kind and thoughtful :bow: :thanks: I truly appreciate your generous gift, and
of course, this means I'll definitely be around here for a long time now, and this makes
me very happy as I've missed everyone so much.
:D :thanks: :love: :heart: :bow: :huggle: :woohoo:


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Hello to all my lovely friends :wave:
I know I haven't been here at DA for many many months, but I've missed you all :(

The last time I came online to this site I was absolutely shocked and horrified to see
that they had almost doubled the price of the premium membership, and given it a new
'ridiculous' name too :shocked:
I know the price of everything in life goes up, inflation etc' etc', but nearly DOUBLED !!!!!
And from what I read here, DA's only reason was "because we think we're worth it".
To me, that smacks of greed and arrogance :(

Anyway, that's my little rant over, but I have to say, I was so mad I didn't want to be here
any longer, and that's why I stayed away for soooo long.
I can't see me being able to afford the new hefty price for a further membership, I'm an
old-age-pensioner for Gods sake, and live on a measly state pension.
Doesn't DA know that old people and artists are mainly POOR ??

Well, I have 4 months left of my membership, so I thought I may as well come back here
until that runs out, hence this journal, and so you know I'm not dead haha :giggle:
After that, I'm not sure, I don't fancy going back to not having premium membership, and
it would be tough trying to scrape together that massive fee, so I may just leave, and take
my prints with me. I think DA has made quite enough money off of me.
I wlll decide when my 4 months run out :shrug:

For now I will post my works again, and I look forward to seeing all the fabulous art that I've
been missing. Not sure how I'll cope as I have thousands and thousands of messages and notes.
Please bear with me as I try to catch up, I may not be here as often as I used to be so it will be slow
going and I apologize in advance as I know I will have to delete quite a bit of stuff :tears: :(
And sorry for such a long long journal :forgiveme: :love: :heart:



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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I have sadly decided that I can no longer
thank everyone individually :(:(
I know you will all understand that it's mainly a lack of time,  please scroll down
a little to see "MY HEARTFELT THANKS" on this page :heart::thanks::heart:
**************************
**************************
This is a HUGE thank you to the wonderful people who have purchased my prints or products recently, I am extremely grateful that you like my work enough to buy some of it, and I'm very flattered too.
:heart::love::thanks::bow::love::heart:
**************************
Just a note about the mugs... my fractals (or photo's) wrap around the WHOLE of the mug, and aren't just a little image on one side, so they are very good value for money  :):):)
**************************
Please take a moment to browse in my shop :please::please:

The 2 photo's below show a small selection
of my print products, Mugs, some Coasters,
and a Mouse Pad, all purchased from here
on DA. The quality is truly awesome :heart:
MY DA PRINT PRODUCTS by Thelma1 Mug Shot by Thelma1   I'm Starving Buy My Prints by tynana
................................................
HERE ARE SOME OF MY PRINTS

 Spiral Sunset by Thelma1      My Beautiful Lily by Thelma1
Purple and Gold by Thelma1      Horns by Thelma1
Psychedelic Meltdown by Thelma1      Glorious Silks by Thelma1 
Wild Flowers by Thelma1      Half Hidden Beauty by Thelma1  
Beneath the Blue by Thelma1      My world of rainbow colours by Thelma1
 Secret Signs by Thelma1     Babysoft Colours by Thelma1   
Drift into Dreamland by Thelma1      Rainbow by Thelma1
Rainbow Ocean. by Thelma1        Rainbow Breeze by Thelma1
Shadowy by Thelma1     Coffee and Cream by Thelma1     
Stacked by Thelma1     Psychedelic Dream by Thelma1     
Midnight Creeper by Thelma1     Meltdown by Thelma1   
As some of you know, a very kind man (the father of my soon to be new neighbour)
gave me some lining to build myself a little pond :excited:
And so, I stayed off of my computer and started digging, in between days when the
weather was lousy haha :D
Now it is done yaaaaay :D :D
It was hard work, and it took it's painful toll on my poor old body heehee, BUT it
was soooo worth it. It's been a very enjoyable project, and the most fun I've had for
ages without taking my clothes off :rofl::rofl:

It only needs a few pond plants now, plus some flowering rockery plants too, and
of course I have to wait a while for some frogs-spawn :eager:
I used my collection of rocks and shells to edge the pond, and I'll post a couple of
photos in a minute for you to see the results of my hard work :):):)

Obviously I'm very far behind on here now, so please bear with me while I attempt
to catch up with all of my messages :slow: :phew: :love:

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I have sadly decided that I can no longer
thank everyone individually :(:(
I know you will all understand that it's mainly a lack of time,  please scroll down
a little to see "MY HEARTFELT THANKS" on this page :heart::thanks::heart:
**************************
**************************
This is a HUGE thank you to the wonderful people who have purchased my prints or products recently, I am extremely grateful that you like my work enough to buy some of it, and I'm very flattered too.
:heart::love::thanks::bow::love::heart:
**************************
Just a note about the mugs... my fractals (or photo's) wrap around the WHOLE of the mug, and aren't just a little image on one side, so they are very good value for money  :):):)
**************************
Please take a moment to browse in my shop :please::please:

The 2 photo's below show a small selection
of my print products, Mugs, some Coasters,
and a Mouse Pad, all purchased from here
on DA. The quality is truly awesome :heart:
MY DA PRINT PRODUCTS by Thelma1 Mug Shot by Thelma1 I'm Starving Buy My Prints by tynana
................................................

HERE ARE SOME OF MY PRINTS
Branching Out by Thelma1    I See Wonderful Colours by Thelma1
Purple and Gold by Thelma1    Horns by Thelma1
Crossing the Lines by Thelma1    Psychedelic Meltdown by Thelma1
Glorious Silks by Thelma1    Wild Flowers by Thelma1
Half Hidden Beauty by Thelma1    Sweet Stuff by Thelma1
Beneath the Blue by Thelma1    Lovin' Colours by Thelma1
My world of rainbow colours by Thelma1    Rainbow Love by Thelma1
Rainbow Breeze by Thelma1    Pastel Pearls by Thelma1
Colours of Happiness by Thelma1    Feel the Colours by Thelma1
Rainbow Swirl by Thelma1    Adrift in the Breeze by Thelma1
Acid Rainbow by Thelma1    Trip into Insanity by Thelma1
Drift into Dreamland by Thelma1    Rainbow by Thelma1
Spirits in the Desert by Thelma1    Rainbow Ocean. by Thelma1
Well, last week I began a massive catch-up on my message center here, but then I decided I had to start work on my garden to get it sorted for winter, plus get some other real-life jobs done too.   I DID  actually make a start on my garden, but then one day in town I bought the box set of Breaking Bad, series 1 to 5....and all else was lost haha :laughing:
I'm totally addicted to BB now, and even watch some episodes twice, so I'm still waaaaay behind here on DA :faint::phew:
I'll try to catch up a little more now, but I still have series 4 and 5 to watch yet...soooo  :shrug: :roll: :giggle:
And I still must do my garden, so if I disappear again you'll know I'm busy doing umm....something hehe :D

One more thing that has made me very happy.... Rainbow Bicycle. by Thelma1
This beautiful bike was built by a manufacturer in Scotland UK, and the lady
it was built for requested that my fractal 'Rainbow Ocean' be put onto the
chain-panel.  Her wish was granted, and I think it looks wonderful :love::love:

Apparently it is causing quite a stir wherever it is seen, and I am extremely
proud that my fractal was chosen to adorn this wonderful bike  :heart:
Links to the bicycle firms new website will follow soon.


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I have sadly decided that I can no longer
thank everyone individually :(:(
I know you will all understand that it's mainly a lack of time,  please scroll down
a little to see "MY HEARTFELT THANKS" on this page :heart::thanks::heart:
**************************
**************************
This is a HUGE thank you to the wonderful people who have purchased my prints or products recently, I am extremely grateful that you like my work enough to buy some of it, and I'm very flattered too.
:heart::love::thanks::bow::love::heart:
**************************
Just a note about the mugs... my fractals (or photo's) wrap around the WHOLE of the mug, and aren't just a little image on one side, so they are very good value for money  :):):)
**************************
Please take a moment to browse in my shop :please::please:

The 2 photo's below show a small selection
of my print products, Mugs, some Coasters,
and a Mouse Pad, all purchased from here
on DA. The quality is truly awesome :heart:
MY DA PRINT PRODUCTS by Thelma1 Mug Shot by Thelma1 I'm Starving Buy My Prints by tynana
................................................

HERE ARE SOME OF MY PRINTS
Ice and Water by Thelma1 Network Blue by Thelma1
Blue Seashells by Thelma1 Midnight Sky by Thelma1
Keep it Green by Thelma1 Dragon Skins by Thelma1
Peaceful Lake by Thelma1 Dreamy Green by Thelma1
: Colourful Curls by Thelma1 Storm in a Paintshop by Thelma1
Paper Spiral by Thelma1 Trippy Hippie Spiral by Thelma1
Raindrops on Clover by Thelma1 Passion Flower and Fruit by Thelma1
Beauty after the Rain by Thelma1 Stranger in the patch. by Thelma1
Flame Curves. by Thelma1 Carved Orange by Thelma1
Hot Pipes by Thelma1 :thumb73540009:
Twisted Blue Wing by Thelma1 White Wing by Thelma1
Soft Lilac Feathers by Thelma1 Wings by Thelma1
Psychedelic Reflection by Thelma1 Rainbow Ocean. by Thelma1
Eye-Popper. by Thelma1 Oil Paints. by Thelma1
Ever seen birds doing somersaults in the sky ?????
Whilst flying at the same time !!!
I'm curious to know if anyone else here has seen such a thing.

This morning, while sitting with my coffee, I glanced up out of my living room window, and saw a small group of Gulls flying past. There was 6 or 7 of them, and they weren't very high, just above the rooftops.
But the weird thing was, they were all turning their whole bodies over and over as they flew, actually doing somersaults !!
Their wings, feathers, and tails were all over the place, they looked like they were in a tumble-dryer, and were so ungainly.

I was really puzzled as to how they were still managing to travel, I mean, they weren't flying normally at all, and yet they were still traveling at the same speed that they would be by flapping their wings properly.
There was absolutely no wind, not even a slight breeze, so I can only assume they were caught in some sort of air turbulence that I couldn't possibly see ??
I hurried to my kitchen window to get a last view, just in time to see them disappearing over the distant rooftops, STILL turning those very strange somersaults :jawdrop::jawdrop:

Any answers...anyone ????

My health, and stuff...
I've rested a lot during my break, and am feeling somewhat better.
Have yet another hospital appointment on the 11th of November :roll:
BUT, the good news is, I finally felt like making some fractals, and have spent the last couple of days playing and having fun.
Making new fractals has done me the world of good, and my depression has lifted.
I feel a lot happier now and can't wait to post something. Please forgive me if I post several all at once, I'm just thrilled that I've made something new at long last hehe :giggle::giggle:

I'm sorry I didn't answer your comments on my last journal, I was just feeling soooo down and miserable, but thank you very very much for all your kind thoughts and wishes, and for taking the time to leave lovely messages for me :heart::heart:
I'll try my best to catch up with everything, and a big thank you for all the recent faves and new watches, I truly appreciate each and every one. I'll try to get to all of your galleries eventually  :thanks::bow::thanks:
If I go awol for the odd day or two, I'll just be feeling rough, so please don't worry.
I'm really happy to be back here with all of my dear friends, thanks for everything :love::love:


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Please know that I don't mind if you fave and run :) I do it a lot, because I'm not very good at comments, I never really know what to say, and plus, like most of us here, there never seems to be enough time to do everything :phew:
I :love: this stamp, because when all is said and done, Favs stamp by ankewehner
dA Thanks Stamp. by jugga-lizzle STAMP: I love my watchers by djRimzi  



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**************************
This is a HUGE thank you to the wonderful people who have purchased my prints or products recently, I am extremely grateful that you like my work enough to buy some of it, and I'm very flattered too.
:heart::love::thanks::bow::love::heart:
**************************
Just a note about the mugs... my fractals (or photo's) wrap around the WHOLE of the mug, and aren't just a little image on one side, so they are very good value for money  :):):)
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Please take a moment to browse in my shop :please::please:

The 2 photo's below show a small selection
of my print products, Mugs, some Coasters,
and a Mouse Pad, all purchased from here
on DA. The quality is truly awesome :heart:
MY DA PRINT PRODUCTS by Thelma1 Mug Shot by Thelma1 I'm Starving Buy My Prints by tynana
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HERE ARE SOME OF MY PRINTS
Ice and Water by Thelma1 Network Blue by Thelma1
Blue Seashells by Thelma1 Midnight Sky by Thelma1
Keep it Green by Thelma1 Dragon Skins by Thelma1
Peaceful Lake by Thelma1 Dreamy Green by Thelma1
Sweet Candy Spiral by Thelma1 Storm in a Paintshop by Thelma1
Paper Spiral by Thelma1 Trippy Hippie Spiral by Thelma1
Raindrops on Clover by Thelma1 Passion Flower and Fruit by Thelma1
Beauty after the Rain by Thelma1 Stranger in the patch. by Thelma1
Flame Curves. by Thelma1 Carved Orange by Thelma1
Hot Pipes by Thelma1 :thumb73540009:
Twisted Blue Wing by Thelma1 White Wing by Thelma1
Soft Lilac Feathers by Thelma1 Wings by Thelma1
Psychedelic Reflection by Thelma1 Rainbow Ocean. by Thelma1
Eye-Popper. by Thelma1 Oil Paints. by Thelma1
Wednesday.
Hello dear friends, here is an update on this issue...
After getting the note that upset me, I replied and asked him why.
He noted me back with this reason...

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""It was a reaction on my part.
What I found irritating was this; When you fav one of my images, I often click on the link to see how it looks. I usually have to sort through multiple pages of dozens (if not hundreds) of images you've recently fav'd.
It seems to me that you fav everything in sight while paying little attention to the actual art work.
Manas""
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I've seen loads of people on this site who have like half a MILLION images in their faves gallery, I wonder what he'd say to them if THEY faved his work ? :omg:
My God, he'd probably have a heart attack from his anger :giggle:

Anyway, he obviously must have seen my journal, because not long after, he sent me another note saying he was sorry he had upset me, but he felt his images were 'lost' in amongst so many other faves in my gallery :roll::roll:

In my opinion, he's a big-headed, arrogant, and downright rude bastard. I've always loved his work and very much admired his style with UF, but I will never ever look at his work again, and he can stick his 'reaction' and his 'apology' where the sun doesn't shine.
I'm not surprised he doesn't have many faves with his attitude.

I'll quickly explain why I got so upset yesterday. I came on here feeling all happy, and intended to spend the day catching up on my thousands of devs and messages etc'.
His note was the first thing I looked at and it was like a slap in the face.
I was totally confused, I mean, who in their right mind would ask someone NOT to fave their work :|:|:|
I myself love faves, to me, they are the ultimate compliment, it means the faver likes or loves my work, and I find faves flattering and very encouraging.

Also the tone of his note seemed very nasty to me, and made me a little paranoid too.
I know that probably sounds a bit silly, but I thought, has he asked other people not to fave his images, or just 'me' ? I couldn't work out what I'd done wrong.
I actually felt scared to fave anyone else's work in case I got another nasty note, and it completely ruined my day and made me cry.
I don't know, maybe I'm too sensitive :shrug:

I do apologize if anyone got the impression I was going to leave DA. What I meant was, I didn't want to be on here at that moment, I just felt far too upset to stay on here for the rest of yesterday.
I love DA, it is my second home, my little escape place filled with the beauty of art, and I adore all of my friends on here :heart::heart:
There's no way I would leave because of one total dickhead :laughing:

I truly truly appreciate all of your wonderful comments here, and your support, and I hope you'll forgive me if I don't answer you all individually, but rather say a big thank you here instead :thanks: :love:
I'm sorry I used a curse word here in my journal too, but I feel much better now I've got it off my chest :forgiveme: :giggle: :D

Thank you so much if you've read all of this without nodding off to sleep heehee :rofl:
And I'm very grateful too for your comments that made me giggle :D
I made a fractal last night which I'll post in a min', and I'm dedicating it to my wonderful friends on here, and to all of the lovely friendly people here too :D
I love you all :heart: :love: :D :huggle: :glomp: :heart:



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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Tuesday.
I've just received a note from someone, saying...

"Please remove me from your list.
I don't wish to have my images fav'd by you."


No reason given :| :confused:
I feel extremely upset, and insulted, by this rude note :tears:
I don't want to be on here now :(:(:( :bye:
Goodness me, what a horrible morning it has been.
I'd just got on my computer today when suddenly there was a horrendous commotion outside.
Nearby where I live, there is a special school for trouble-making teenagers who have been thrown out of regular schools, and also for kids with ASBOs (Anti-Social Behavior Orders)

It just opened a few months ago, and somehow, around 20 of these kids ended up in the street right outside my house, and were all fighting. The air was blue with bad language, screaming and shouting, and as they all fought and crashed into parked cars, loads of alarms were going off too.
There were grown-ups there, teachers ? trying to stop it, but they were getting hit too.

I only dared look through the peephole in my front door, and I called the police because I felt soooo scared :fear:

I was impressed that the law arrived within minutes, a few years ago when I was burgled while I was in my bed, it took them 5 hours to get here !!
Anyway, they got here quickly, followed soon after by an ambulance, apparently one of the kids was stabbed.

I was very shaken up, and am still shaking now. I had an extremely violent husband years ago and I've always hated any sort of violence, I don't like arguments or even raised voices, so I was very very scared.
They have all gone and it's quiet again now, but I could definitely do with a stiff Brandy, anybody got one ? :)

On a much lighter, and happier, note, I got a new mouse yesterday. It's a laser optical thingy type, with a wheel on top for scrolling, much the same as my old one, but sleeker looking, and it was cheap :D

Well, last night, I accidentally 'tapped' the wheel bit instead of rolling it with my finger, and an eye appeared on my screen, with a little arrow at the top and one at the bottom, and it scrolled up and down the page by itself, without me touching the mouse !! :wow: :shocked: :laughing:
If I then moved the curser over the eye, I could make it go anywhere, slow or fast.
Heeheeee, I didn't know they did THAT !!
Am I really dim, or does anyone else not know they do that ? :| :giggle:

Thanks for reading this, it always amazes me how writing stuff in a journal here, can make one feel soooo much better :):)
I love you all :heart: :love: :heart:


dA Thanks Stamp. by jugga-lizzle     

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This is a HUGE thank you to the wonderful people who have purchased my prints recently, I am really grateful that you like my work enough to buy some of it, and I'm very flattered too.
:heart::love::thanks::bow::love::heart:
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Just a note about the mugs... my fractals (or photo's) wrap around the WHOLE of the mug, and aren't just a little image on one side, so they are very good value for money  :):):)
**************************
Please take a moment to browse in my shop :please::please:

The photo below shows a small selection
of my print products, Mugs, some Coasters,
and a Mouse Pad, all purchased from here
on DA. The quality is truly awesome :heart:
MY DA PRINT PRODUCTS by Thelma1 I'm Starving Buy My Prints by tynana
................................................
HERE ARE SOME OF MY PRINTS
Feeling Warm by Thelma1 Oil Paints. by Thelma1
Dragon Skins by Thelma1 I Love Blue by Thelma1
Out of Darkness by Thelma1 It's Showtime by Thelma1
Rainbow Ocean. by Thelma1 Two Twirls by Thelma1
Rare Green Flower by Thelma1 The Ribbon Shop by Thelma1
Fun Colours by Thelma1 Ghost Flight by Thelma1
Raindrops on Clover by Thelma1 Beauty after the Rain by Thelma1
Complicated by Thelma1 Blue Seashells by Thelma1
Swan by Thelma1 :thumb119162412:
Dreamy by Thelma1 It's Party Time by Thelma1
:thumb131223554: It's starting to Rain by Thelma1