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Journal Entry: Tue Jan 20, 2009, 11:16 PM
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New CSS!

You have probably noticed that we're sporting some spanking new CSS on our journal and a shiny new icon to match.  The fractal tree image was made with a formula from one of our members, misterxz.  He has some very unique fractal art in his gallery that's definitely worth checking out if you're looking for inspiration.  Any thoughts or comments you have about the CSS or icon are welcome and appreciated.

Club News

We're going to start a new regular journal feature that will give all of you the chance to have your art posted in the journal for constructive suggestions, help and feedback from fellow members.  It could be either a finished piece that's posted in your gallery, or a nearly-finished work in progress posted in your scraps.  Either way, we all get stuck sometimes and I think this could be a great way to help each other out.  Giving help and constructive suggestions is a great way to get yourself thinking about ways to improve your own art too.  Even if you don't feel comfortable participating, I think we can all learn from comments and suggestions from other members. :)

If you have a fractal that you would like some help with or want to offer up for constructive suggestions,  please send a note with a thumbnail of the piece and a short description of what you would like help with.  It could be a specific problem area or maybe you're just looking for some different perspectives.  If you like, you can also provide parameters.  This could be especially useful if you want help with something specific or technical, but is of course optional.

Coming Soon

I have an interesting idea for our first big contest and would be eternally grateful to anyone who is able to donate any kind of prize for our winners.  I will be personally donating at least one subscription to the first place winner for our first contest to get the club rolling.  Please note me if you would like to help out.  Thanks so much to anyone who even considers this.

We also have some chat events coming up in the very near future.  Keep an eye out for those, and more contest details to come.

Community News

DWALKER1047 is holding a
Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Themed Contest.
Details are available on her journal.

If you have any events or news you think our members would be interested in, please send us a note.


Journal Design by trystianity
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
why haven't i seen any updates :cries:
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice refreshed look - Simple and clear new css, amazing fact the journal page layout ties into the new logo :thumbsup:
Finally the whole UF Club page reads like it has graphic intentions :hug:
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Ultra-Fractal Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
thanks, yeah it was kind of a mish mash of a bunch of different winning contest entries before. I thought it needed a cohesive design. :)
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Integrity is very important :)
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ersi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
I definitely like the new look, congratulations! :iconsomehugsplz:
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Ultra-Fractal Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Thanks. :hug:
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Mythos721 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
can you at least put credit for the Hover Gallery CSS on there
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Ultra-Fractal Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I changed the snippet completely to remove redundant code/unnecessary divs, align it properly with the rest of the CSS etc. Especially since I added the thumb table this morning. Check page source if you like. :shrug:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009   General Artist
This is very good news - I like the critique idea! At the moment I can't afford to offer a donation, but I would willingly offer an Interview News Article for the first place winner (although that might have to be changed if the winner has already been interviewed by me recently). I would also offer a journal feature of all the placed winners :)
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Ultra-Fractal Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I hope the critique thing goes over well. :)

Thanks for considering a donation, I appreciate it. I think the interview is a good idea, even a journal feature is great. :)
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009   General Artist
OKay that's fine with me to state interview of winner and journal feature of all winners :)

I'm trying to dig something up for a critique! What does always fascinate me is why it should be that some of my images really take off in a big way, but others not so. Only perhaps once have I sussed out the reason for one of them standing out, in that it had a more simple and demure background; maybe some others are just a little too "fussy". (Obviously I'm referring to my fractal scenes; maybe I'll put up a comparison or something to see what's said. I'll send a note when I've got things together :))
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Ultra-Fractal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Sorry, I accidentally replied with the wrong account. :lol:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009   General Artist
:lol:
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trystianity Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Yeah, that is always curious. :) That would be great, I think it's something that everyone wonders about sometimes. And sometimes I think you do need other perspectives to make sense of it. :)
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009   General Artist
:nod:
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FarDareisMai Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
This all sounds very exciting. I'd be willing to write in-depth news features for the winners, if you think that would be a good prize.
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Ultra-Fractal Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Thanks. That sounds great.
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