A Long Overdue Update

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Hello everyone!  I hope this finds you all doing well and looking forward to the holiday season.  I apologize to taking so long to update my journal.  I apologize to :icondesktop-artwork: for leaving the "Blue" Contest up so long.  That was quite rude of me.  It's been over for quite sometime, and congratulations go out to the winner, :iconsed: with this beauty:
Observation Deck by sed

Second place winner was :iconvulcania: with this wonderful entry:

And third place was won by :iconkensaunders: with this lovely piece:
Withstood the Test.. Unscathed by KenSaunders

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks so much to everyone who entered.  The more, the merrier!

I hope to make up for my tardiness by reminding everyone of :icondesktop-artwork:'s latest Contest, The Winter Contest.  Entries close on Dec 15, 2010 so don't wait.  Get your entry in now!!

UPDATE:  The Winter Contest at :icondesktop-artwork: is now CLOSED.  Please do not submit any more entries.  The contest is being judged now.  I will announce the results and feature the winners when it is completed.


Other news, I'd like to thank all my dA friends who so kindly wished me a Happy Birthday and a special thank you to those who made beautiful gifts for me.  Two people, :iconcreativemikey: and :iconliuanta:  I was so touched and thrilled to receive such lovely gifts.  I will add them to my profile page as a permanent feature of your work and as a testament of my appreciation for the wonderful gift.

Wouldn't you be thrilled to get such gifts?

From :iconcreativemikey:
Sundown by creativemikey

And from :iconliuanta:
Rose for Peggi by Liuanta

Thank you both so much for these wonderful birthday presents!   :iconpounceglomp:


OK, also...I got another DD!!!!:iconpyrodanceplz::woohoo::w00t::jawdrop:
UF and Apo Christmas Tree by wolfepaw
Thanks so much to :iconnataliekelsey: for choosing "UF and Apo Christmas" for a DD on December 1, 2010!!  I was so thrilled and honored!  I am so lucky to get a 2nd one!  Thank you so much, Natalie, for choosing this for a DD. You gave me a wonderful early birthday gift!


Also, I've been standing in a bit in the :iconmandelbulbers: group while :iconhypnogoddess: took a small break.  I didn't do a lot, but now I would like to feature a few of the fabulous images that are in this group.  Some of them will absolutely stun you!!
The arrival of the ark by hmn Flytier M3D 0080 by flytier Play Thing by YewTree
Psychedelic Gathering by AureliusCat Queen of the Hive by lar3ryca Home Alone by AureliusCat
Microscope Virus by Direct2Brain Cosmic Debris by VickyM72 The Day of the Urchins by LLFlash
Red Roses for a Blue Lady by mario837:thumb183096923: Inside Eldorado by LLFlash

Now, an animated one by :icontabasco-raremaster:that will definitely enchant and amaze you:
Bismuthium preview by TABASCO-RAREMASTER

And for those of you who wish to learn how to make this type of beautiful fractal, here is a wonderful tutorial done by :iconhaltenny:.  Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial by HalTenny

These are just a very small sample of the beauty that awaits in the :iconmandelbulbers: Gallery.  Do yourself a favor and take a travel through this magical, mystical and magnificent world of 3D Mandelbulbs.  Will the wonders of fractals never cease.  Once again, I have to tip my hat to Dr. Benoit Mandelbrot, may he rest in peace, for giving us the tools to create this amazing art.


Well, I could go on, but I really need to get this new journal entry up.  So I may update later, if I get some time.  I have a lot of other things to say, regarding the sudden untimely passing of :iconhbkerr: (Gosh, Helena, it's hard to believe you're gone, Godspeed and may you rest in peace), some of the Challenges and Contests for fractal artists going on right now and other bits and pieces. But, anyway, please have yourselves a wonderful, peaceful, festive, safe Holiday Season, regardless of how you celebrate it!  Here's wishing you all a prosperous and Happy New Year!

I should really do a feature of some of the marvelous Christmas and Holiday fractals being posted.  Great stuff!  In the meantime, here's some of my Christmas and New Years fractals as a Christmas Card to everyone.  I hope you enjoy!!
Gold Star Ornament by wolfepaw FE Holiday Spiral 1 by wolfepaw Perlin Christmas Wreath by wolfepaw Christmas 2010 RR PW1 by wolfepaw
UF Christmas Tree by wolfepaw Apo Museum Gift Shop Christmas by wolfepaw Apo Christmas Ornaments by wolfepaw Blinking Apo Christmas Tree by wolfepaw
Twelve Gnarls of Christmas by wolfepaw Christmas Fire Mum by wolfepaw Christmas Candy by wolfepaw Christmas Cheer by wolfepaw
Christmas Pinwheel by wolfepaw Christmas Spiral Decoration by wolfepaw Stained Glass Christmas Heart by wolfepaw Christmas Ornament Spiral by wolfepaw

And a Happy New Year, too!
Apo Fireworks by wolfepaw

Well, that's it for now.  I'm posting it right now!

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DeviantMary's avatar
I'm waaay late with this, but a belated happy bday and congrats on the DD :)
(haven't quite been myself the past while, so I got way behind on devs and journals and such :) but better late than never ;))