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WishingWell Weekly, Ed. 149

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 1:35 AM


:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Welcome (BACK) to WishingWell Weekly! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:

:star: MONTHLY HOPPER NEWS: JAN./FEB. :star:
Month Hopper News: January/FebruaryFebruary Wishes
For now on, every wish received will be featured in February. It will leave time for the admins to write the last January journals and it will also avoid confusion with wishes. The Showcase will remains, with January wishes, until Sunday. Don't forget to note the group with your new wish for February. Forever wishes don't have to be renewed but they must be changed at least every 6 months.
We now have options about being featured! You can choose one of those options. If you don't mention any specification, the admins will select themselves the art to feature, as usual.
If you don't want your art to be featured with your wish, please add "Do not feature my art" in your note.
If you want to select the artworks/journals to be featured, please include up to 3 thumbnails or links to the artworks/journals in your note.If you want

It's IMPORTANT to BE FAMILAR! :thanks:

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Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Visitors,

    
WELCOME TO dAWishingWell!

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Many SUPER Things Happening Here!

:pussypompoms: by spongee0990 :pussypompoms: by spongee0990 :pussypompoms: by spongee0990


:eyes: CHECK IT OUT, "Fishing for Wishes":
Fishing for Wishes 16.1.3
Please DO Comment if you help, we would really appreciate it so much! Thank you! :love:

:eyes: YAY :w00t: "The Wishing Jar":
The Wishing Jar 16.1.3
Please DO Comment if you help, we would really love your help, if you could! Thanks so much! :love:

:eyes: And See "Wish Fondue":
Wish Fondue 16.1.3
Comment if you help, please and thank you, kindly! :love:

:eyes: AND, Check Out, "Wishing Upon a Star":
Wishing Upon a Star 16.1.2
If you help, please comment, and thank you so much! :love:

:eyes:  "Tuesday Treats!" is always exciting! :excited:
Tuesday Treats:
Tuesday Treats: People
:note: It's always a super fun topic! :w00t:

:eyes: Let's not forget:
"Weekend Fun!!"
Weekend Fun
GREAT Info. Here. :rose:

And...
:icongrouphugplz: WELCOME :new: NEW MEMBERS!
"Thursday Greets!" :clap:
Thursday Greets
:handshake: :highfive: :handshake:


:icongiveroseplz: BIG Thank You's :icongiveroseplz:
:iconcuterainbowplz: Thank you to everyone who has been supporting this group, in a variety of ways, such as through your donation of POINTS :points:, HERE: TheWishingWidget, promoting us in your Profile Journals, Group Journals, participating in our various Group Activities, Commenting on our other very Special Features that we have, and :+fav:'ing the work that we are sharing with you, AND

:star:ANYTHING to do with helping to make dA wishes come true!:star:

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

This is all VERY IMPORTANT support and participation, and we are truly grateful for all of it!

Most recent POINT & Good Deeds Feature:
:new: December Good DeedsPoints Donators
This is a feature for everyone who donated to our point collection account TheWishingWidget :la:
:points: All the points donated are used to grant wishes. :points:
If you would like to be featured in the next update please donate to TheWishingWidget
"Anonymous" donors are not featured but we thank them just as well. :heart:
500+ :points:
:iconevesoderlundofficial: EveSoderlundOfficial 548 :points:

100+ :points:
:icondragondoodle: dragondoodle 200 :points:

:iconfarand: Farand 200 :points:

:iconteaphotography: TeaPhotography 110 :points:
:new:

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO DONATED POINTS TO OUR POINTS WIDGET,
and to THOSE WHO HELPED MAKE WISHES COME TRUE!!
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:icontreasurechestplz: The Treasure Chest, #54 :icontreasurechestplz:



"The Treasure Chest"- truly OUTSTANDING work, found from around dA from Active Deviants, any genre, with 299 faves or less.
:eager: :eager: :eager:

THE TREASURE CHEST!
:icontreasurechestplz:

Agate Phoenix by Zephiriara[Fan Art] Kida by AilithirHope by Aheng711

Wolf on the Pumpkin Field by Hanna-RiikkaReindeer by XxanaAACEO: French Grey by DanielleMWilliams

A Cup Of Tea by ABilroDark Cherry Blossom by PeonyModelRiver Roots by jonathanjessup

ONISHEEP SUBSPECIES- Minisheep Ref by AtomicRaptorPainting Over the Past by CeloTheImpossibleThe Lion and the Lamb by Sublime-Feline

Winter cat by ArtGallaCut and Paste by GliophorusTime by kos1604

Buddies by doodlepadMother's Day by LinzuDonkeys by niveky

four looks by MrOrwoDo You Have A Pet Buffalo by InayatShahHome at last by sptanwar

Borneo leopard by toniart57



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Elephant Love by Arkus83Bryce Canyon 4 by arnaudperretDrought by Mozartography

Coverage by VixSkylittle lioness by awphotoartGreece in flower perspective by Rikitza

Enteignung by Pippa-pppxThe Pinnacles by JoycelynSiewMoonlight Village by Alina-Kurbiel

The Shadow of Light by KvartsiittiSun And The Sunflower by okhascorpioBeacon by DMMDesign

The Hunter by landkeksRampaging Elephant by philippeLFlowers in the water by miirex

I Can't Find Animal Planet Chanel by sesam-is-openJakomini's Folks by datvimozNight scented stocks on a teacup by UszatyArbuz

Safari Sundown -copyright by Sublime-FelineWhat Dreams May Come by LUCILALEYLABad Moon Rising by Stygma

Red Maple Leaves by bamakoSwimming with Dolphins by poca2hontasEast of the Sun, West of the Moon by zarielcharoitite

Icy mountain by marijebertingFire Down Below--original by Ancient--OneListen, the snow is falling by marijeberting

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDINA... by Tigles1ArtistryFrost and soft by gigi50the Journey by FurkanHolmes

Apo Jellyfish by wolfepawRural graffiti by fablauA Rainbow In The Darkness by Lior-Art


Caught by RogueMudbloodThe place where xmas baubles come from by BGaiA Good Read by Queen-Kitty



If you would like to participate in "The Treasure Chest" feature, simply refer to the criteria above, and IF you are an Admin., Member, or Friend of dAWishingWell you may feel free to suggest, UP to three deviations you feel are worthy of being found in The Treasure Chest.

All you have to do, is place the thumbcode or link of the deviation, in a comment below. And that's it! :w00t:

Yes, this is for the work of someone else, besides yours, in this type of activity. :XD:
Just please remember, that "three" is a MAX number. One is fine- but please don't suggest more than three... per week! :la:

:note: A Question came up: Yes, the intent is ONE work of Art, per ONE Artist each. So three different Artists featured, at the most, with one work each.

Thank you!!!! :love:

The following Members and Friends of The Well, helped by suggesting the work in PART I.

:iconuszatyarbuz: :iconlilith-the-5th: :iconclu-art:
:iconcrgphotography: :iconstygma: :icondaniellemwilliams:
:iconplumita1: :icondeb-e-ann:


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WEEKLY BIRTHDAYS!

:iconhappybirthdaycakeplz:

We are wishing the first week of FEBRUARY babies a HAPPY BIRTHDAY,
whether we have a chance to feature every person or not. :XD:
We ARE calling for FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS, HERE:

Call for February birthdays!

Please leave a comment here if you have a birthday in February or a friend of yours on DeviantArt has a birthday in February!
Birthdays are featured in Weekend Fun, usually at the end of the week of the birthday. No need to be a member! You do not have to disclose the date of your birthday or age, but you can if you really want to :XD:.
Important: If your recommend friends, please make sure they want to be featured. Not everybody likes exposure.
:icondawishingwell:



But check out our weekly BIRTHDAY Features in our
"WEEKEND FUN" Articles, For Example, HERE:

Weekend FunTuesday Treats | Thursday Greets | WishingWell Weekly
Welcome to Weekend Fun!

Group News
Call for February birthdays!
Month Hopper News: January/February
Group Highlight
Lets meet one of our affiliates.
:iconpixelchallenges:
"Weekly pixel challenges! New theme every week, new experience, new friends!"
Meet the staff
:iconarichy:
:iconuszatyarbuz: :icondracse: :iconcandyfied: :iconamarantheans:
Share some points
:iconpixelfairyhome:

PixelChallenges Gallery


:iconcatlaplz: Weekend Fun :iconcatlaplz:
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Please keep an EYE :eyes: out for our next weekly wishing and feature articles and events to participate in- as they are outlined and summarized in the top portion of this weekly news article!

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As you can see... Lots of really beautiful things happen here in our group!
Check back every day!
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Thank you so much to Members and Staff Alike! :thanks:
We, at dAWishingWell would like to WISH all of our Members, Watchers, Visitors,
a Fabulous February! :love:
Butterfly love by Nina1love1

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:iconblowkissteaplz:, Tea





The Treasure Chest- Ed. 15

Mon Feb 1, 2016, 6:08 AM


:icondevnews: DevNews :icondevnews:

:icongrouphugplz:Welcome To Our VISUAL News Showcase :icongrouphugplz:
What is it?
:icontreasurechestplz:THE TREASURE CHEST:icontreasurechestplz:
"The Treasure Chest"-
Truly OUTSTANDING work, found from around dA from Active Deviants,
any genre or media, with 299 faves or less.


:note: We've had a couple of good questions about what is considered ACTIVE for this monthly event.
ACTIVE: If the artist has not shown ANY signs of ANY activity within Eight (8) weeks, or so, I would not suggest them. At least not for the time being- they may return of course, because two months isn't  super long.

Activity does not necessarily mean submitting deviations, though. They could be here every day commenting, replying, doing features for other people, and otherwise being supportive, but perhaps NOT submitting their own work for say... a YEAR, for example.
And this is still considered ACTIVE, in my opinion.
I hope this helps. :aww:


This Activity began as a weekly activity within dAWishingWell's Sunday/Monday weekly summation News Article:
"WishingWell Weekly" about two years ago.

It has been well received and includes participants who want to suggest a few of their own.  SO, we decided to do a similar News Article, but one that's only focused on the treasures, as a MONTHLY Article here at DevNews. :D

We really hope you enjoy it!
:la:



:icontreasurechestplz:The Treasure Chest, ED. 15:icontreasurechestplz:




The place where xmas baubles come from by BGaiMy-Fair-Lady by SueJOPoem:  No Longer Alone--  Art is by UszatyArbuz by Amarantheans
Centaurea montana - mountain cornflower by CBKphotos 18.VIII.14Słucham jak milczysz kucając nad wodą
Nie znam widoku który w dłoniach trzymasz
Codzienne modlitwy w tę noc mi nie pomogą
Wierzę w Ciebie, w siebie wątpić zaczynam
Widzę Twą twarz, choć oczy dłonią zakrywam
Rytmicznie w blat stołu stukam palcami
Nastaje wschód słońca, noc leniwie odpływa
Muszę samotnie walczyć z myślami
Będę czekał i znów odprawię rytuały
Zapełnię swoje dni słuchając Twego milczenia
Przez wszystkie godziny które mi pozostały
Zaczekam, aż będziesz mieć mi coś do powiedzenia.
Ragin' Shadows by Tao247
distant satellites by philbyA Good Read by Queen-KittyDS 9: The Decision by Gypsy-Rae
Saint Sebastian by Tales-of-TormentOn The Astral Plane by PantherModern23Miracle on 34th Street by donchild
Colony by SchafpilzIn the land of black trumpets by mladenigorContinuous Perception II by Matty-Chan1
Loki (pencil drawing) by DegasClover FadingHave you seen my words?
I've searched everywhere.
I know this sounds absurd,
They're neither here nor there.
Have you seen my words?
Without them I am lost.
Please return them hastily,
I care not for the cost.
Have you heard my voice?
I fear I lost it too.
I've been so clumsy lately.
Oh, what am I to do?
Have you heard my voice?
I know not where it went.
I try to make a sound,
But silence supplements.
Have you seen my inner self?
I think she left me too.
Darkness has me surrounded
And I know not what to do.
She's not here to guide me,
She took my voice and words.
I'm alone with my demons
And I cannot be heard.
Have you seen my words?
Have you found my voice?
Please, it's getting darker...
I fear I'll be destroyed ...
Untitled by RJBG
Friendly song)) by Alik-VolgaHo.. Ho.. Hold it! by madaigual
Attack! by LillithICalibrating by jojo22THE BIRD THAT SINGS by Sublime-Feline
Simba Kopje, Lemala Camp by Okavanga'in a gentle way, you can shake the world' Gandhi by knowhopeinme
Fishermen and Eilean Donnan Castle by YorkshireSamDragonfire 2 by MaciejKarczWolves drinking water figurine by Kesa-Godzen
Many Paths... by TeaPhotographySister in the Mirror by SorellienaTutorial: How to clean traditional art photos! by LauraPex
Legion is coming by Asilh87



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Blustery Day (color) by tinylaughsWipe Out by FractalholicSoft Heart by bridgetbright
SECRET SIN.. by chryssalisDrought by MozartographyPassing by DrKnowles
little lioness by awphotoartCoverage by VixSky091 by awjay
Enteignung by Pippa-pppxGreece in flower perspective by RikitzaElephant Love by Arkus83
Bryce Canyon 4 by arnaudperretThe Pinnacles by JoycelynSiewCicada by Alina-Kurbiel
Koala Bear by nivekyMoonlight Village by Alina-KurbielThe Shadow of Light by Kvartsiitti
Sun And The Sunflower by okhascorpioThe Hunter by landkeksRampaging Elephant by philippeL
Flowers in the water by miirexSnow Beauty by TheMysticWolfUntitled by Placi1
Lycaenidae by mqRinaAutumn with black cherry III by rosaarvensisWe'll be okay by MaresaSinclair





:note: If you would like to participate and make this an interactive News Article,
this would be super! :aww:

All you would have to do, is suggest 2 or 3 deviations, using the criteria from the beginning of this Article,
and place the thumbcodes or links in a comment of this Article. If they do meet the criteria as outlined above, they will be featured in NEXT month's edition of DevNews's TREASURE CHEST. :heart:

:icontreasurechestplz:

Thank you to the MANY following Members and Friends of DevNews
who have helped with this Edition of The Treasure Chest by suggesting
the First 58 Treasures:

:iconsublime-feline: :iconuszatyarbuz: :iconandorada:
:iconleothefox: :iconclu-art: :iconfelizias:
:iconmalintra-shadowmoon: :iconcoastbeachartist: :iconstygma: :icondeb-e-ann: :iconcrgphotography:
:iconsurrealistic-gloom: :iconlilith-the-5th:

:star: There were more than usual this time, and that's fabulous! :la: :thanks: :heart:

:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:


:note: Well, I'd said this next Edition would be out by the end of January 2016, but it looks like I've missed that by a day!
I'd like to take this moment to wish you all a most lovely February 2016, and see you in approximately a month! :heart:

:thanks: Thank you in advance to anyone who comments with suggestions for the NEXT ONE!! :wave:
:iconblowkissteaplz:





NEWS 'til Hell freezes over
Estd: Sep 5th, 2010
dA
devnews.deviantart.com
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Free


Skin design & coding Copyright © CypherVisor

Welcome to NOV.-DEC. 2015’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature
:iconhappysunplz:

Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome each one of you, and your support! :thanks:
And we are welcoming SO MANY of you back here for a SUPER YEAR in 2016!


:love: A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our :new:NEW:new: MEMBERS! :love:

:squee: :dance:  :clap: :w00t: :clap:  :dance: :squee:

And a HUGE thank you to all of you loyal Members who have been submitting fantastic
Nature Work to our Group for years by now! :nod:
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here. :aww:

:icongiveroseplz:

Thank you to our Admins. who voted on the four main folders for us, this time! (Usually, but this one time a year, it is OPEN VOTING!)

:iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz:

So we hope those Members who usually like to vote, and any other Members who'd like to participate in this every OTHER month event, will join us next time for voting in the TOP SUBS of JAN.-FEB. 2016. :heart:

After all, we believe it's the Group's Group!
:icongrouphugplz::community::community::community::icongrouphugplz:


So, let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s what it’s all about-
combining our love of Art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!

Without further ado...


Please Enjoy The Voted Top Submissions of NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2015.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SELECTED!


[:note: Each section/folder has a small group, at the VERY TOP, where those had received slightly more votes. These will be copied to the Featured Folder, AND eventually :+fav:'d by our Points :points: Account at Unframed-Nature-PTS
The others are in no particular order.]

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:iconflower-plz: From: Birds, Invertebrates, Aquatics, Amphibians, Reptiles

Starlight - timelapse painting by ZephrostEvanesce by VixSkyDOG Reshaded by CalluMany Paths... by TeaPhotographyLilac-Breasted Roller 4 by OkavangaSmall Pincertail - Onychogomphus forcipatus by Mendipman

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Lezard blue Swaziland by KlaraDrielleDouble Trouble.. by NarcoticDreaming
Spring is coming. by surrealistic-gloomLycaenidae by mqRinaGetting eye to eye with a Magpie by BGaiYoungsters by starykocur
Crocodile Eye by JaaviiToad by CyclicalCoreScreaming Red Kite by AmBr0Inverted by NoelleMBrooks
Sparrow - II by InayatShahCrimson by rndmprsnlilyDolphin Jump by ManuelAdrianzenIn all of her finery by Honeycello-Kid
ladybugss by lisansWading in the Blue by parallel-pamThe Mountain Of Pink Sees You by KDizzle90River Otters 2 by kootenayphotos
Duendecito by maletitia




:iconflower-plz: From: Land Mammals, Wild & Dommestic

Bighorn Ram-Charge! by JestePhotographylittle lioness by awphotoartJack's Birthday Paper by TeaPhotography
Lone Wolf-copyrighted by Sublime-FelineThe Hunter by landkekscernunnos by Luperkalia

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satisfaction by MaresaSinclairUntitled by steyfiLion Cub by zdrer456My Kitten by surrealistic-gloom
Life in the Highlands by Miguel-SantosZesty Zebra by philippeLInsomnia? by cricketumpirelook into my eyes by vularia
Rescued Everyday by TeaPhotographyVulpes Vulpes XXVI by blizzard2006Hubertus by GoldzwergPlease Sir.. More sunflower seeds by natureguy
Elephant Love by Arkus83A0559 - Red nose. by LothringenKoala Bear by nivekyLion 5 by EdgedFeather
Shy by starykocur




:iconflower-plz: From: Nature Much Closer

Autumn pinecones by TammyPhotographyOpen to Life by TeaPhotographyBlue elfcup by Oniroid
The Seat of the Mind by LaanscapesMissing you by SeaWhisperfrosty leaves by edinaB

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Drought by MozartographyWater Drop by PhunkyFeelOneCatmultiple choice by Pippa-pppxFragile Structure by isischneider
Blue orb by rosaarvensisBeyond the Rainbow by Davils-PhotographyEvening Sunrise by organicvisionFloral gem by irrlicht71
flower 178 by EphemeralMindDown the memory lane... by bindiiBougenvillea by o0oRaijinShuo0oFlowers in the water by miirex
Of Beautiful Reds by MiarathA hint of gold by FinnyanneWatching the world burn by TheDewdropFairy
*** by FatalvLittle Joys of Compassion by TeaPhotographyBeauty Of The Dark! by as15245467






:iconflower-plz: From: All ‘Scapes

Mikuni Mountainrange by Furuhashi*** by FatalvEarly November by tvurk
 The Shadow of Light by KvartsiittiKirkjufell by Lilleninja
        
        
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Washed with sunlight by LordLJCornellPhotosFire in the Sky by saphirestaubFade to Change by TeaPhotographyindian summer by MartinAmm
Stock: Winter at Bryce Canyon by CelemTree Of Life by ShazireKirkjufell by LilleninjaSo They Disappear by MiarathNatural Treasures by TeaPhotographyMorning Star by MarcoHeisler*** by Fatalvlaguna colorada by wam17
The Pinnacles by JoycelynSiewThe waves in the sand by LinsenSchussLake by LaerianBeacon by DMMDesign
Dawn with poplars by rosaarvensisCathedral Peak by rctfan2Golden Hues by MarcoHeislerA place to recall Highland legends by LordLJCornellPhotosSome Winter Scene by Cyan707




FROM OUR FOUR SPECIAL FOLDERS...

:iconflower-plz: From: Animal Adoption and Animal Welfare

Santa Paws II by Aventine-ImagesBrown and Blue, I Love You by TeaPhotography


:la: The above are important pieces! Please...

:note: Admins.- Please find/request more, AND dear Members, if you have any please SUBMIT them, or suggest them to us, BY NOTE, if you find them, so we can request them!
:eager::eager::eager::eager:

:thanks: This would be a HUGE HELP! :thanks:


:iconflower-plz: From: Endangered Species & Environmental Issues

Duck Stamp Comic by NambrothGo Green by Sublime-Feline
Bat by RKsaikiaDeath Can Be Beautiful by RogueMudblood

:la: The above pieces are also so important! Please...

:note: Admins.- Please find/request more, AND dear Members, if you have any, please SUBMIT them, or suggest them to us, BY NOTE, if you find them, so we can request them! :eager:
:thanks: This would be a HUGE HELP! :thanks:
:eager::eager::eager::eager:



:iconflower-plz: From: Humans, Architecture, & Transportation in NATURE

View from Tintagel by joachim-hagenA path to happiness. by Roo-PGSunset in Jbail by CarmelRoseRegencia
Broken wings by leoatelierWhen the water sleeps by LewiARTsA Rainbow In The Darkness by Lior-Art
Fabulous Peacock by BiervomFassFrosty night by Sevi-SageWorking horse by Felizias


:iconflower-plz: From: Still Life, Concepts, Abstract, Crafts, Fantasy in NATURE

Rural graffiti by fablauCollaboration - Lion's song by thomasVanDijkFelicanus by aviagua
Quercus - Oak Leaf -Fine Silver Leaf Earrings by QuintessentialArtsthe Journey by FurkanHolmesWinter Flower by luisbc
Sailing Along The Forest Trail by gigi50HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDINA... by Tigles1ArtistryWreathed in Winter Colour by Velvet--Glove
Fire roar by FlashWListen, the snow is falling by marijebertingFor Anna by poca2hontas
Fire Down Below--original by Ancient--OneThe Shelter Project STARS by TeaPhotographyBetter Connection in the Forest by Sublime-Feline
Sunset on a beach profile design 'n coding by UszatyArbuz

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:iconsnowflakeplz::iconsnowflakeplz::iconsnowflakeplz:
From: WINTER THEME '15-'16: Holiday Hearth or Ice & Snow

THANK YOU so much to every single Member and Admin. who participated in this lovely little mini-event, during our nearly-full Holiday closure time.

I hope you had a bit of fun with it, as I have been truly delighted to see what a HUGE TURN-OUT we had- 70 wondrous submissions!

I want to share them all with you, because they're ALL so marvelous, but, there is just NOT the space, but PLEASE feel free to check them out,
HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…

I do want to share some with you here though,
and do some rewarding, though a little differently:

:trophy: FIRST PLACES :trophy:
These caught my eye as First Place Winners:
(Each to receive 35 :points: )

:iconmarijeberting: with: Icy mountain by marijeberting
:iconingelore: with: ice crystals by Ingelore
:iconkariliimatainen: with: a quiet winter evening by KariLiimatainen


:trophy: SECOND PLACES :trophy:
So beautiful- group of Second Places:
(Each to receive 15 :points: )

:icontinacaper: with: Hart of the Storm by TinaCaper
:iconawesome43: with: Pure joy by awesome43
:iconlandscapesaxony: with: deep-frozen by landscapesaxony
:iconwam17: with: ice and rock by wam17
:icont-maker: with: Winter Scenery by t-maker


:rose: RUNNERS-UP :rose:
Fabulous- a group of Runners-Up:
Happy Holidays Bruce and Patrick by Sublime-Feline by :iconsublime-feline:
Dashing Through the Snow.... by StephGabler by :iconstephgabler:
Merry Christmas! by surrealistic-gloom by :iconsurrealistic-gloom:
Snow and ice by resh11ka by :iconresh11ka:
Under the mistletoe by MirachRavaia by :iconmirachravaia:
Icy Beach by cheslah by :iconcheslah:
Red Lake Winter by DMMDesign by :icondmmdesign:

(ALL of the ABOVE, to be COPIED to the FEATURED Folder to and then eventually FAV'D by our POINTS ACCT.)
Unframed-Nature-PTS



:iconballoonsplz: Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS! :iconballoonsplz:

:iconflower-plz: RE-Featured From: “The Group’s Donors’ Folder”
from the last TWO Months' Donors, To be Copied to the Featured Folder, and THEN... eventually :+fav:'d by:
Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts:

In the Land of Magick by Sublime-Felinei've had just enough time. by OkxieFlower in shades of moonlight by TheDewdropFairyHappy BD Lemmy by marthig
Surfs up by marthigShades Of Autumn by Lust0fADeeperPainLove by Lust0fADeeperPainLove by Lust0fADeeperPain
Lemons and limes journal skin by UszatyArbuzGame of stones by LordLJCornellPhotosI'm on top of the world ma! by LordLJCornellPhotosPainting with a fine brush by LordLJCornellPhotos
After the tide stayed out by LordLJCornellPhotosRock steady view by LordLJCornellPhotosReflected glory by LordLJCornellPhotosThat bottle green water by LordLJCornellPhotos
This warms me like whisky does by LordLJCornellPhotosIt Seems Endless This Way by MiarathLong shadows by MiarathBirthday Flowers VI by Miarath
Through Herbie's Eyes by TeaPhotography
New Year's Eve Blue Moon by TeaPhotographyMandel Bulb Butterfly by Ancient--One Nocturnal ShineTho' darkness owns the sky, and
Dreams hold the strings bringing life to
Myriad marionette-like
Fantasies playing out in
Minds at slumber, so she does toil.
Nocturnal labors of love;
She the entrepreneurial
Spirit in the night -
Creations conceived in Copper,
Of silver, of glass and in gold.
Fastened to a fashion, fusing
Antique with iridescent, as
Earth tones harmonize amid
Coils and loops, bangles and hoops.
In the heart of the night, the white shine 
Of the moon must compete with the
Fire and Ice in her hands -
For at this hour, she is the creator.
With heart and soul, she creates shiny things.
This Big World is Made of Small DetailsRuthless beings seek domination,
Of fellow humans, beasts and soil.
Their acts are an abomination,
As lesser people slave and toil.
Laying waste Earth's every resource,
Seizing control of all far and near.
Leaving good citizens no recourse,
But to fight them, or cower in fear.
As wars are waged and enemies fall,
Some selfish men believe they are kings. 
When we turn our eyes to what is small,
We see that life is made of such things.
Go put a smile upon someone's face.
Watch the ants march as they work together.
Give children your love, and a warm embrace.
These special moments won't last forever.
Let the telescope rest; Space will always be there.
Take a macro-lens look at the tiny details.
Think biggest is best? Of small things we should care.
Observe the raindrops, and ladybugs and snails.
The world will not allow humankind to rule.
This small but crucial detail should be taught in school.

Bunny by TomFawlsJungle Lizard - 20140803 - 00019 by TomFawlsPensive Panther by TomFawlsChipmunk by TomFawls
D A Y D R E A M I N G by BlueAnomiSThinking by BlueAnomiSDrop from a rose by berguntyYellow Buddleia by bergunty
Musk Mallow by berguntySummer Chafer ....looking for love? by berguntyA New Beginning by Emerald-DepthsThunder From The Pool Tyrannosaurus Rex by coastbeachartist
Terrible first impression by coastbeachartistSeriously! Who stole my pants? Art Nouveau by coastbeachartistRespect the Leopard and Beware the Dancer! by coastbeachartistRetelling of the origin of creation by coastbeachartist

:iconflowerthnxplz: Our Group’s MOST Recent Donors of :points: POINTS :iconflowerthnxplz:



LUCILALEYLA
El Beso by LUCILALEYLA

TeaPhotography
Hugs and Kisses xoxoxo by TeaPhotographySingin' in the Rain by TeaPhotography

sesam-is-open
A Ray Of Hope by sesam-is-openAlmost a Painting by sesam-is-open
Unforgettable by sesam-is-open

Sublime-Feline
Safari Sundown -copyright by Sublime-Feline

UszatyArbuz
Ruby topaz by UszatyArbuz

copper9lives
GlassTree by copper9lives

FoxShifterAdopts
Pearl Badge by FoxShifterAdoptsOotSecretSanta by FoxShifterAdopts

RogueMudblood
Caught by RogueMudbloodWake Me at Your Peril by RogueMudbloodMore Than You Can Chew by RogueMudblood
Despairing Winter's Eclipse                                           It came upon me suddenly.
The realization was quick,
and keen – and all the things
they tell you to be careful of.
It was, of course, the chance–
the opportunity that captured
my immortal soul.
I was slowly, surely dying.
Each of us is only granted
so much time on this earth.
                                           Mine was running out.
But when he'd come to me,
offering the golden opportunity,
I couldn't turn him away.
To start over was only
a pipe dream I'd once
given thought to.
It wasn't a matter of medicines,
of doctors who said life was
quickly leaving my frail frame.
                                        &
Merciless NatureDisclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anyone, living or dead, is purely coincidental. The author owns exclusive rights to this work.
_________________
I stand alone. In the field of grass high enough to tickle my bark three feet above the ground, I stand and I wait. It doesn't take long – it never does. My knotted branches fascinate them, and they come ever closer. If they're in large groups, I simply wait and do nothing. Too many, too fast, and they'll notice. They'll know what I am, and I have no defense against fire or blade.
So I wait, until it's only one or two that come. And then – then I smile inside as they spread out a blanket beneath my branches and set out their baskets with food and drink. I let them sup, having learned long ago that they're far easier to kill when they're full and lazily drifting to sleep with the warmth of the afternoon sun. That's when I strike.
Few notice that darkness is closing in on them as my branches bl
Re-CyclingMy heart lies deep within, buried
By the very beings whose life
I daily sustain.
When the rain comes, its cycle finished,
Their plates are full and their cups overflow
But they thank me not with words.
They thank me with tall buildings,
Metal erections that scrape against
My outstretched throat.
They thank me with jarring vibrations,
Causing the most deadly of waste
To fall in places unprepared for such toxins.
Their lands dry up, and plants cry out
Asking why their mother has forsaken them,
Not understanding my plight.
I have been trapped
By these beings whose lives depend on me,
Forced into a cycle of unending death.
The trees bend to my will,
Storms rock the seashores,
And men die by droves.
But my purpose is life,
And as my heart beats loudly,
My tears grow the grass tall.
Fields grow plentiful once more,
And again they forget.
They continue to attack my roots.
I cry out as I try to hold the world together.
I cry out as the heat burns my head and my feet.
I scream as the pain becom


CameronKobe
Day of the Dead Cat by CameronKobeJust Playing by CameronKobeEssential by CameronKobe
Severus by CameronKobeKaworu doodle by CameronKobeJust You And Me by CameronKobeSpock In A Pile Of Tribbles by CameronKobe

Stygma
Being watched by StygmaBad Moon Rising by Stygma
Into the Blue by Stygma

bergunty
Isolated ice crystal by bergunty



Again, we just want to give out a general thank you for the support we receive from
:icondawishingwell:
_____________________


Thank you greatly, to ALL of those who have been keeping our group going, in this particular way!
:iconbeatingheartplz:
We have been using many of the benefits that SuperGroup does offer us, which I might add, is helpful for a Group that is of this size and of this much activity. :nod:

:eager::la::eager::la::eager:

A COUPLE POINTS TO SPARE? THANK YOU WITH HUGE HEARTS, IN ADVANCE!

:iconunframed-nature-pts:

:rose: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :rose:
    
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:iconbeatingheartplz:

:iconheart5plz: Our Group’s MEMBERS of THE MONTH :iconheart5plz:

Thank you to these fabulous Members who have been loyal to our Group in various ways, and for a while now!
For example, doing things like:
Voting in THIS here- our Every OTHER Monthly Event, Supporting our Group/Articles with Positive Comments and/or Fav's, Supporting our Themes by Participating in them and Promoting them, Supporting our CONTESTS by participating and promoting and/or donating prizes/points, supporting the group through donating points, or helping out other members when they have a question and by faving each other's work, or simply submitting work regularly, and other ways, too! :nod:

(Of course NO single MEMBER of the MONTH is doing ALL of these, :XD: that doesn't seem possible!... but there are some Members, WHO strive to do as much as they can... :nod: )

How kind and generous of them! :nod:
We are very grateful for all they do and for being such valuable Members of our Group here! :heart:

:pointr: NOVEMBER :rose:
poca2hontas :iconpoca2hontas:
Swimming with Dolphins by poca2hontas
Happy New Year by poca2hontasThey Arrive by poca2hontasPeach Melba by poca2hontas

:pointr: DECEMBER :rose:

copper9lives :iconcopper9lives:
Lower Falls by copper9lives
Ring of FireWhere Fire and Earth meet
We are molten, tectonic
Dancing the interface, frisson subsonic
My solid foundation, floor of the ocean
Your underlying perpetual motion
Fluid dynamic, abyssal plummet
Twine, combine to fulminant summit
Convergent, we build
Transforming, we change
My coastal tsunami
Your mountain range
Together we are megalithic, volcanic
Irresistible force, magnetic, galvanic.
Aegean Choker set by copper9lives SaltSomeday, as you fall asleep,
My heart held to your ear,
You'll hear the susurration of the ocean's symphony.
We make our own waves, slow and deep —
I am the sea you needn't fear;
The moon between us pulls our tides in salty synchrony.



:iconfloatingheartplz:


:community: Becoming A Part of Unframed-Nature's Admin. TEAM :community:

We decided we'll still look for new Admins.

:note: If you would be interested in becoming a part of our wonderful Admin. Team
PLEASE NOTE ME, TeaPhotography.

You may want to LOOK at our APPLICATION, first, and answer as many questions as you want, or feel like answering.
It's MUCH MORE INFORMAL than it looks- really! :nod: :aww:
It just gives us an idea, as well, as you, our potentially newest Admin., a general idea of things. :aww:
 
Administrator Application for Unframed-NatureUnframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
Introduction
Before you apply, please know that volunteering for a large and active group here on dA, such as Unframed-Nature is a real and true commitment, which will take up some of your time on at least a weekly basis, maybe more.
Unframed-Nature is special in many ways, but from an Administrative view point, it is very special because we have always had good luck with our current Administrators, most of which have been with the Group, as Administrators, for a very long time.
We are a very friendly Team, both with each other, and with the Members, as well. This means when we do have to decline works, we do give a reason, and we are friendly about it.  It means, that upon occasion if there is something that we disagree about within the Admin. Team, we disagree nic


:note: Obviously you do NOT have to be qualified in every area, AT ALL, to become a part of the Team!
I certainly am not! :giggle:

:thanks: :heart: :thanks:



:pencil:Unframed-Nature's UpComing News Articles :pencil:

:bulletpink: "The Best of 2015"

:bulletpink: "The Special Thanks to Voters"



:trophy: Upcoming Themes & Contests :trophy:

:bulletpurple: A "Kick-Off" Activity or Game in Celebration of our TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY, this year- (April 26th, is the precise Anniversary) - Details, TO BE ANNOUNCED, time-frame- hopefully end of February.


:icondonatepointsgreenplz: POINTS for Our Group! :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

:bulletblack: We HOPE to continue to have TWO BIG Contests per year as we get further into 2016. :aww:

(Probably the FIRST one, around N.Hemisphere Spring, will actually revolve around activities, themes, celebrations involving our TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY- which is in April- so likely a series of smaller events- at least that is what we are currently hoping for.)

:bulletblack: We will continue with our semi-Monthly Themes, which are much smaller point prizes.

:bulletblack: The next Theme is planned for, AS ANNOUNCED Above!! :dance:

:bulletblack: We sometimes use points for other special occasions or circumstances, on a smaller scales.

:bulletblack: At this point, we DO plan to renew our SUPERGROUP Status next THIS VERY DECEMBER 1st, 2016-

:fingerscrossed:

:star: These are some of the things that your very generous points help us to be able to accomplish, as a large and active group.
 Thank you again for your fabulous help!
:blowkiss:

To help us to achieve these plans and goals, if you do have a few points to spare, feel free to donate to our group, HERE:
:points: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts: :points:

:star: Any point helps, and you will read there, how our donors are rewarded! :star:


:iconlookoutplz: FAQ Sheet for 2016 :iconlookoutplz:

Placed in multiple locations throughout our Group site, and inside of every gallery folder.
For both Members and Administrators:

:new:  UPDATED FAQ Sheet for Unframed-Nature 2016:iconhugpileplz: Welcome (Back) to Unframed-Nature,
and to Our NEWLY Completed Group FAQ for 2016!
:iconhugpileplz:
:iconcip25::iconcip26::iconcip27::iconcip28::iconcip29::iconcip26::iconcip25:
:note: ***If you need QUICK info. about "Submission Limits, Folder Descriptions, or certain Rules"
simply scroll DIRECTLY past this first section on "Introduction and Welcome" TO the SECTION where you will find exactly what you are looking for!
Thank you! Hope that helps!*** :note:
:iconwhiteflowerplz: Introduction and Welcome! :iconwhiteflowerplz:
First, I would like to take a moment to wish ALL of our Admins., Members, Affiliates, & Friends of our Group,
A REALLY SUPER YEAR in 2016!
:iconnewyear2plz:
If you are a NEW Member, thank you for joining us, and  Welcome to our Group! We really hope you will enjoy our fun-loving  Nature group, and our UNIQUE way of doing things!
:icongrouphugplz:
And if you'
:new:
Not expected to memorize, read in one sitting or remember every thing you DO read. :XD:

Simply scroll to the very section you are needing to know something about.
Such as to understand about a particular folder, or submission limits,
OR, times when our Group Closes such as every OTHER month, for a week, and during the holidays, once a year.
Please be aware of our group closures! :thanks:

You ARE responsible for what is held in FAQ, but we are kind and helpful group. :aww:



WE ARE A COMMUNITY SUPPORTING GROUP! :heart:
    HERE ARE A FEW GROUPS WE SUPPORT REGULARLY!

:heart::community::community::community::heart:
 Feel free to check them out, you'll be glad you did!

:icondawishingwell: :icondevnews: :icondeviantheart:

Other AWESOME Groups, Founded by our own ADMINS., HERE!

:iconfractal-love: Founder: :iconannissina:
donate here: Fractal-Love-Points

:icondogsoftheworld: and :iconcome-one-come-all:
Founder: :iconlacedshadowdiamond:

:iconflowerspassion: Founder: :iconkeziamara:

:iconbirds-and-blooms: and :iconnature-showcase:
and :iconworld-of-wildlife: Founder: :iconsublime-feline:

:iconnatureshaven: donate here: NaturesHaven-Pts :thanks:
and :icongreatwildlifeartists: Founder: :iconancient--one:



Dear Fellow-Admins.,
If I have missed any of you, who are working as a FOUNDER of another GROUP,
PLEASE DO let me know! :heart:



:iconlovegreenplz:


:trophy: Affiliate Groups’ CONTEST WINNERS! :trophy:



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YOUR GROUP WINNERS COULD BE HERE! ;)

PLEASE CHECK THE CONTESTS WE ARE PROMOTING FOR AFFILIATES ON THE LEFT SIDE OF OUR PROFILE PAGE!!
:note: If you want us to PROMOTE a Contest or EVENT from YOUR GROUP, send us a GROUP NOTE! If you want us to FEATURE the WINNERS, let us know and then, send us the WINNERS in a GROUP NOTE, as well. :aww:


:iconlawooplz:

Thank you for your attention to our Wonderful Affiliates. :thanks:
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Thank you ALL,
to our Active Members and Actively working Admins. alike!

A serious and :heart:HEART-FELT:heart: THANKS to ALL of my fellow-Admins.,
There are just no words great enough to express my utter gratitude for all that they've done in the past, present, and future. :love:

:iconbeatingheartplz:

:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:

I just love our TEAM!

An EXTRAORDINARY TEAM it IS!

:iconfloatingheartplz:


We, at Unframed-Nature hope that the rest of JAN., and ALL of FEBRUARY, will be SUPER!
NOT to mention that we hope it will be a wonderful 2016 for us all, both here at our GROUP, and in our lives! :dance:

:icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz:

:iconblowkissteaplz:
Tea :iconteaphotography:
Your Founder, aka Senior Team Leader...



:iconhugpileplz: Welcome (Back) to Unframed-Nature,
and to Our NEWLY Completed Group FAQ for 2016!
:iconhugpileplz:

:iconcip25::iconcip26::iconcip27::iconcip28::iconcip29::iconcip26::iconcip25:

:note: ***If you need QUICK info. about "Submission Limits, Folder Descriptions, or certain Rules"
simply scroll DIRECTLY past this first section on "Introduction and Welcome" TO the SECTION where you will find exactly what you are looking for!
Thank you! Hope that helps!*** :note:

:iconwhiteflowerplz: Introduction and Welcome! :iconwhiteflowerplz:

First, I would like to take a moment to wish ALL of our Admins., Members, Affiliates, & Friends of our Group,
A REALLY SUPER YEAR in 2016!
:iconnewyear2plz:

If you are a NEW Member, thank you for joining us, and  Welcome to our Group! We really hope you will enjoy our fun-loving  Nature group, and our UNIQUE way of doing things!

:icongrouphugplz:

And if you've been with us for a while, THANK YOU FOR YOUR AMAZING LOYALTY, and returning with us for another fabulous year of expressing our love of Nature through our love of ART! :love:
Infact, this is the year of our Group's 10th ANNIVERSARY!!!
:party: 2006 - 2016 :party:
(As a result we hope to have a couple little surprises in store...! :la:

:party: x10 ;)


Below you will find our:
Group's Updated FAQ, General Rules, and Everything you need to know about Submitting & Folders & Rules!

This News Article here, intends to contain as much as possible about what you need to know, about Unframed-Nature. It is a TOTAL FAQ Sheet- and will contain more than just simple rules.
:note: However, to find something specific, simply scroll to the HEADER that you need! :thanks:

:new: There are only, VERY FEW CHANGES, within our group, and to our folders, in order to hopefully address a couple of folder issues we had during 2015, which we already implemented as the year went along! In my opinion, it already made things a little easier. :fingerscrossed:

 
Of course it will help if we ALL read the parts that we NEED to know, or REFER to them in the future, as we really are not expected to remember everything. "WHAT??? We're not?" :XD:
This FAQ SHEET 2016, will be made readily available through out our Group's Site, for Members AND Admins alike! :heart:

:dance:

ALL Administrators will use this FAQ sheet often ourselves, to become very familiar with the Group, AND to refer MEMBERS to, when they are having questions that can be answered here inside.

:star:  If ENGLISH IS NOT YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE, and you do NOT understand something, PLEASE TELL US BY GROUP NOTE, or COMMENT. MORE than half of our ADMINISTRATORS speak/write in several other languages! We WILL TRY our VERY BESTS to help!
Our OTHER Languages (Besides English):

*Spanish
*German
*French
*Romanian
*Bulgarian
*Russian
*Estonian
*Japanese

Help in some of these languages might be more readily available faster than in our other languages. Thank you for your patience. We are happy to have any of these other languages at all, to attempt to be of further service to you. :aww:

:icongrouphugplz:


:bulletred: In general, PLEASE, NO spam, NO rude/disrespectful comments, to each other, or to Admins. These will not be tolerated, and most likely, will simply be ignored.

In ANY other case, we are genuinely here to help, to make things easier, clearer, and more efficient!
We are known to be a group, who loves to help!

:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:


:icondivider1::icondivider1::icondivider1::icondivider2:

:iconwhiteflowerplz: Submission Limits, Folder Descriptions, Folder Rules :iconwhiteflowerplz:

:note: Please NOTE: For the convenience of all of our Members, AND our Administrators, this FAQ sheet will be posted inside ALL individual folders.

THE MAIN SUBMISSION LIMIT IS: TWO [ 2 ] Appropriate Nature Works per WEEK, to the Folder Labeled:
:iconpointrightplz: Members, SUBMIT Appropriate Nature Work HERE!

:bulletgreen: It MUST be Nature-Related ONLY, or of course it will be declined.
:bulletgreen: It MUST be APPROPRIATE for OUR GROUP- meaning, it must be a work that WILL fit into one of our available Nature folders, or it WILL be declined! If it is accidentally accepted, we do reserve the right to remove it later, and we apologize in advance, but we do work with new Admins., and plus we're all human, and things happen.
Thank you for understanding.

How will you know if it's "APPROPRIATE"??
Familiarize yourself with our Group, AND what Nature folders are about, BEFORE submitting! :nod:
:eyes: SEE BELOW, for descriptions on EACH folder! :eyes:

You may ALSO take a previous LOOK :eyes: INSIDE of each folder, to get a good idea.
We do NOT have tons of folders to go through, so it won't take too long. :aww:

Your friendly staff, will be moving your work FOR you, to the correct folder, so you don't even have to be absolutely sure of which folder is the most correct, and it will save you a bit of time. So it doesn't get any easier than that for you! ;)



:note: EACH of the following FOUR [ 4 ] folders, are considered are the FOUR Main Folders. They are the ones, the MEMBERS & ADMINS. get to vote on in our Group's Every OTHER Monthly Event, "The Top Submissions of (whichever two months)" which we've held for a many years by now!
   
For the other Four [ 4 ] Special folders, it will be your SENIOR TEAM LEADER'S (Founder's) choice.


  
:iconpointrightplz: Birds, Invertebrates, Aquatic, Reptiles, Amphibians

:bulletred: NO humans present AT ALL, EVER, in any of the works that go into THIS folder!

:note: If there is a work that includes one of these creatures, AND there IS a human hand or face showing, it will be submitted/moved to: Humans, Architecture, Transportation in NATURE.
For details, read the folder description and rules for that folder.


:pointr: Birds - This means ALL birds, including what is now considered to be domesticated birds. If they are birds at zoos, or even pets...
AND please, :note: REMINDER: Birds in the SKY, GO TO THIS FOLDER,
and NOT the "ALL 'SCAPES" folder. Sorry we have to choose one, so we are choosing THIS FOLDER.

:bulletred: However, NO submissions allowed with bars or cages in front of ANY birds.
Bars could be behind them, IF they have to be, but we prefer to think of birds as much in their natural environment as possible. Thank You for understanding.

:pointr: Invertebrates - “Animals without backbones.” This includes 97% of all animals species. For anyone who ever wanted to know more about Invertebrates,
go HERE: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverteb…

Basically these are your living insects and mollusks. 
So your spiders, worms, butterflies, snails, and slugs would also go to this folder.

:pointr: Aquatic - All animals of the sea, lakes, and rivers.
This can even include the domestic goldfish and other aquarium fish.
BUT for aquarium fish, be sure we do NOT see too much the aquarium, in order for it to be accepted.
( :note::note: We improved over the year before, so just a reminder: with Aquatics- they belong HERE, and NO where else. Aquatics will continue to go to THIS FOLDER. THANKS! )
   

:pointr: Reptiles & Amphibians - To understand better what these are, or to compare and contrast these animals, go HERE: www.diffen.com/difference/Amph…

Examples of Amphibians: Frogs, Toads, Newts, Salamanders
Examples of Reptiles: Snakes, Lizards, Crocodiles, Turtles

:note: Again, TRY to keep terrariums out of any photos, as much as possible.


:bulletred: No mythical creatures or fantasy-type animals to be submitted to THIS folder.
:note: IF you do have such a work, please submit it to:
Still Life, Conceptual, Crafts, Abstract, Fantasy NATURE
For details, read the folder description and rules for this folder.


:bulletred: No dead animals, blood, gore, or violence.




:iconpointrightplz: Land Mammals, Wild and Domestic

IMPORTANT: Mammal - Any of various warm-blooded animals of the class Mammalia whose young feed on milk produced by the mother’s mammary glands. Unlike other vertebrates, mammals have a diaphragm that separates the heart and lungs from the other internal organs, red blood cells that lack a nucleus, and usually have hair or fur. All mammals, but the monotremes bear live young. www.thefreedictionary.com/Mamm… [3rd of 4 definitions.]


Based on the above definition, of what is a Mammal, such animals, wild or domestic, may be submitted or moved to this folder.

AND please, :note: REMINDER: If there is a Mammal or Mammals in the image, and they are a bit far away... they STILL go to this folder,

Similarly, :note: REMINDER: Domestic Animals, especially as PETS, GO TO THIS FOLDER,
and NOT the "Humans, Architecture, & Transportation" folder.

Pets can't help, but be in their surroundings provided by their human owners, which may include their homes inside and out,
the ONLY EXCEPTION IS IF A HUMAN IS IN THE PHOTO!!!!
THEN, put it in the "Humans, Architecture, & Transportation" folder.

This reminder is already expressed in this section.

:bulletred: No humans present at all in ANY of the works that go into THIS folder!

:note: If there is a work of such a WILD animal, AND there IS also a human somewhere, it needs to be submitted to: Humans, Architecture, Transportation in NATURE.
For details, read the folder description and rules for this folder.


THIS folder includes ALL animals that are considered wild, but which are NOT any birds, invertebrates, aquatic, reptiles, or amphibians as these would be submitted to the folder would contain those.

These CAN include wild animals in captivity, such as in zoos, AS WELL AS, wild animals actually out in the wild,
however, we would hope to not readily be able to tell by looking at the photo that it is a wild animal in a captive habitat.

:note: It is VERY important to remember that, either way, the animal is STILL WILD.

:bulletred: NO submissions with bars or cages in FRONT of such animals.
They could be behind them, if they have to be, but we prefer to think of them in their natural environment as much as possible, and of course we just want to able to see them best! :aww:


:note: If there is a work of such a DOMESTIC mammal, and it IS your PET, such as a cat, dog, or rabbit, AND there IS also a human face or hand visible, it DOES need to be submitted to: Humans, Architecture, Transportation in NATURE.
But, if it IS your PET, exceptions MAY be made for its surrounding HOME area, feeding bowls, blankets, etc. as long as these are background items, and the PET is obviously the focus..


:bulletred: No mythical creatures or fantasy-type animals to be submitted to this folder.
:note: IF you do have such a work, please submit it to:
Still Life, Conceptual, Crafts, Abstract, Fantasy NATURE
For details, read the folder description and rules for this folder.



:bulletred: No dead animals, blood, gore, or violence.



:iconpointrightplz: Nature Much Closer


:bulletred: NO humans, architecture, or transportation, AT ALL, in any of the works that go into THIS folder!

:note: If there is such a work that is focused MOST on the Nature, but has a human, or human hand, or some man made objects, it needs to be submitted to: Humans, Architecture, Transportation in NATURE
For details, read the folder description and rules for this folder.


Think the opposite of "ALL ‘Scapes, and anything that is a close up of Nature, is submitted to this folder.

:bulletred: NO animals or insects submitted to this folder.
:note: If there is an animal or insect in the submission, please submit to the MOST appropriate of the TWO animal folders.

This folder includes closer ranges to, close-ups OR macros of:

single trees where the shape of the land scape is NOT visible, tree branches, pine cones, leaves, flowers, blades of grass, rocks, feathers, water drops, nests [without birds], seashells, etc.


:note: Water is allowed as long as it is NOT a waterSCAPE. It MUST be a close up.
:note: Water drops are allowed as long as they appear to be natural, and appear to be in a natural setting.


However, in the following examples:
If any food colouring is used, or the colours are changed to be a colour other than the colour of water, it becomes a Conceptual or Abstract piece, since the water is no longer natural looking, and it will NOT belong to this folder.

:note: Such work will be submitted to:
Still Life, Conceptual, Crafts, Abstract, Fantasy NATURE
For details, read the folder description and rules for this folder.


We do NOT want to see manmade containers that this might be experimented in, appearing in the image being submitted. If it LOOKS natural, it WILL be submitted.

A water drop that was sprayed on a flower did not get there naturally, but since the water is natural and looks natural on the flower it WOULD be submitted.

Water drops in bowls, where the bowl is visible, or on top of CD’s or other distracting manmade objects will NOT be accepted to this folder.

:note: Anything where you are creating or using water drops to express a concept or idea about Nature,
PLEASE submit to:
Still Life, Conceptual, Crafts, Abstract, Fantasy Nature
For details, read the folder description and rules for this folder.

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:bulletred: No blood, gore, or violence.



:iconpointrightplz: ALL 'Scapes

This folder seems pretty self-explanatory! :)

:bulletred: No humans, architecture, or transportation, AT ALL, in any of the works that go into THIS folder!
NO EXCEPTIONS!

:note: If there is such a work that is focused MOST on the Nature, but has a human or two, or a house or barn or two, or a car or boat, or a statue, or monument, or any kind of bridge, or a bench, or paved streets, or some other man made item, it needs to be submitted to: Humans, Architecture, Transportation in NATURE.
But for details, read the folder description and rules for this folder.


This folder includes ALL 'Scapes of Sky, Water, and Land.
It includes sunrises and sets. It includes forest scenes with tree-scapes, too.

:note: Close-Ups of a Single Tree should be submitted to: Nature Much Closer.
For details, read the folder description and rules for this folder.


:note: If there is ANY animal in the submission, please submit to the most appropriate of the TWO animal folders.

:note: If you are submitting a whole "Cityscape" or "Skyline" be sure that it is NATURE you are trying to share, in such an image, and that it focuses MOST on Nature- such as the sky or water, or both. And if so, then it would go to Humans, Architecture, Transportation in NATURE.
But for details, read the folder description and rules for this folder.


:note: DIRT paths ARE okay to this folder.
PAVED roads are NOT. PAVED roads MUST go to:  Humans, Architecture, Transportation in NATURE.

:note: Parks for tree-scapes, MIGHT be possible, IF you can AVOID buildings and statues and monuments, and park benches.

Otherwise, if it is has these Urban items at all, it needs to be submitted to: Humans, Architecture, Transportation in NATURE.
But for details, read the folder description and rules for this folder.


:bulletred: NO mythical, magical, or fantasy-type scenes to be submitted to this folder.
:note: IF you do have such a work, please submit it to:
Still Life, Conceptual, Crafts, Abstract, Fantasy Nature
For details, read the folder description and rules for this folder.


:bulletred: No blood, gore, or violence.



:iconpointrightplz: Animals for Adoption and Animal Welfare

:bulletred: NO humans, architecture, or transportation, AT ALL, in any of the works that go into THIS folder!

This special folder is for any work showing animals that are currently up for adoption at a humane society, at the time the work is submitted. For photos or traditional or digital work of such animals to be accepted here,

:bulletgreen: There MUST be a functioning link, or complete info., to or about the actual humane society, animal shelter, pound, foster care group, or other type of animal facility, where the animal is up for adoption, in the ARTIST COMMENTS of the image.

In most of the cases, these animals will be cats or dogs, but NOT always! 

There are cases where rabbits, horses, chickens, ferrets, goats, and MORE, have found their way to such animal facilities due to a wide variety of reasons.

:note: This folder is also for any animal work, that seeks to raise any funds FOR donating TO the needy animals that currently live at such a facility, while waiting for a forever home with a loving person or family.

:bulletgreen: But again for ANY such work, There MUST be a functioning link to the actual humane society, animal shelter, pound, foster care group, or other type of animal facility, where such donated funds are going, in the ARTIST COMMENTS of the image.

:note: Additionally, this folder is also for any work that seeks to promote the adoption of animals, in general, from the above TYPES of facilities.  Such works MAY include stamps, posters, and literature pieces!

:pointr: You may ALSO, submit any work that promotes the spaying and neutering of such animals,
which is actually beneficial for MANY reasons, but for ONE- it helps control the the overpopulation of these unwanted animals, not to mention it is usually required from these adoption animal facilities, when they enter, and definitely before they get adopted.

:bulletred: Do NOT submit any work advertising animals, such as baby animals, where the owner is intentionally breeding them for profit, or supplying them to stores to sell for profit.

:note: Sometimes, nowadays, stores like PetSmart receive animals from humane societies and certain foster care groups, that they partner with, in order to help with the adoption process, and to alleviate problems of space at the animal facilities.  This can be a very beneficial program of partnership, because it can increase the chances of adoption for many animals, who have not had anyone show interest in them at the animal facility.

IF this is the case, the ARTIST COMMENTS must be able to reflect this.


:note: It is VERY MUCH preferred that any work showing animals up for adoption, show them with NO wires or bars of the enclosures in front of them. It is just TOO difficult to really see these lovely animals with the front part of the enclosures in front of their faces.

It is MORE understandable and acceptable if you can see part of their enclosure behind them or on the side, but we do NOT need to see the front of the enclosure in front of their faces, to know they are available for adoption through an animal facility.


In some facilities, there are certain rooms or areas where cats are allowed to roam quite freely. 

Also in some facilities, a volunteer or an employee might be available to assist you, if you want to have the door of a cat enclosure open, in order to photograph them without the wires or bars in the way.

Additionally, a volunteer or an employee might be available to help you by taking a dog to a designated outside play area for a photo.

All you can do is ask. :)

If all else fails and all you have is a photo of an animal available for adoption with the enclosures in front of them... be VERY sure it is at least focused on the animal.

Some artists actually draw, paint, or do digital artwork of animals in need of adoption! We would love to see these works, too! :nod:


This folder is about helping animals in need of adoption, promoting the idea of responsible adoption, the spaying and neutering of these animals, responsible pet ownership, and the humane treatment of animals in general.

Photos of stray cats and dogs, or other domestic mammals of unknown owners, including feral cats belong to the folder: Domestic Mammals,

A feral cat, may be "wild" due to the lack of human care and interaction from his or her own individual beginning, but they come from the species of cats which were domesticated by humans thousands of years ago, by now.

IMPORTANT EXCEPTIONS to the Above:
If your intent in your ARTIST COMMENTS speaks to Animal Welfare, and the lack of care, humane treatment, and lack of spaying and neutering- certain things which have led to the situation which has led the animal to become stray or feral, then it CAN belong to this folder!

An animal or pet that already has an owner,
belongs to: Land Mammals, Wild or Domestic
or in some cases to: Birds, Invertebrates, Aquatic, Reptiles, Amphibians

:note: If you do update your image later, when the animal has been adopted, that's okay! The image will stay in the folder.
Works from this folder will be periodically featured with "The Top Subs..." News Articles, for the dual purpose of sharing the artwork itself, AND for reasons to inform and spread awareness.


:note: Any work is welcome here that speaks to the treatment of Animals and their Welfare, in an informative way!


:bulletred: No dead animals, blood, gore, or violence.


:iconpointrightplz: Endangered Species- Environmental Issues

We at Unframed-Nature absolutely LOVE nature, especially the beauty of nature.
And because we love the beauty of nature, so much, we are also very much interested in protecting that beauty, and helping to preserve it, including the protection of our endangered species!

This special folder is for work that brings to our attention issues and problems that adversely affect nature, and therefore all of life, plants and animals. It is for work that seeks to be informative and spread awareness about what threatens Nature, and our natural resources, in general.

:heart: :earth::earth::earth: :heart:

:bulletred: No humans, architecture, or transportation, AT ALL, in any of the works that go into THIS folder!
( :note: Unless, it IS something that is clearly part of illustrating concerns regarding "Environmental Issues!" )

This special folder is for any work that depicts an animal, or plant species, that is specifically considered ENDANGERED, and you are submitting it for the purpose of spreading awareness and information. It would further help if you have stated something accordingly, in the ARTIST COMMENTS of the submission.

Besides photography, traditional or digital work, of such animals or plants themselves,
we would LOVE other images and literature that reflect issues concerning clean air, clean water, recycling, growing organically, global warming and climate change, rainforest preservation, urban sprawl, toxins, and etc., the environmental issues that are important to YOU.

Submissions could easily include: stamps, posters, and literature on the subject of Endangered Species or Environmental Issues!

The purpose of this folder is to spread awareness about Endangered Species and Environmental Issues, and possibly inform viewers in general, about how they can help!  We would like the work in this folder to inspire anyone who sees it!

The artist submitting work to this folder, must be knowledgeable and know, for example, if the animal or animals within their deviation, IS, in fact "endangered".

For a complete list of animals and one of plants, which is each compiled of lists from several governments and agencies, AND updated DAILY,
go to: Earth Endangered-ANIMALS, and
Earth Endangered-PLANTS.

The above links can be used as a helpful resource and reference for both our Admins., AND Members.

:note: This folder is for helping to spread knowledge so we want to make sure that work contained here is about species that ARE endangered, or about the subject in general.


:bulletred: Works solely about animals/species which are already extinct- such as prehistoric art,
 go to: Still Life, Conceptual, Crafts, Abstract, Fantasy Nature.
For details, read the folder description and rules for this folder.


Since we also welcome Environmental work to this folder to help spread the news of what problems our planet faces, and ways we can be a part of the solution.

Here are TWO lists of Environmental Issues:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_…
and
www.globalissues.org/issue/168…

:note: To be accepted to this folder, the work needs to have an obvious clear message about the protection of Earth and Nature, and the promotion of Earth's wellbeing. If it's not readily obvious by the submission itself, the message must be stated in the ARTIST COMMENTS of the submission.


:note:  Works from this folder will be periodically featured with "The Top Subs..." News Articles, for the dual purpose of sharing the artwork itself, AND for reasons to inform and spread awareness.


:bulletred: We will NOT accept work that is volatile, or that expresses violence, including profanity, in any part of the work.
While many of these issues can make us compassionate Artists, feel incredibly passionate to the point of anger, be sure the submission is MUCH MORE about the ISSUE and/or the SOLUTION... and LESS about ranting and raving.

:bulletred: No dead animals, blood, gore, or violence.



:iconpointrightplz: Humans, Architecture, Transportation in NATURE


HERE is the folder for ANY Nature work that might also contain a human being or two, or a house or barn or two, or a car or boat, or a statue, or monument, or a bridge, or a bench, or paved streets, or some other man made item.

:note: However, it is VERY IMPORTANT to understand that the submission MUST still be about and focused on NATURE!
The intent of the submission is about NATURE!
 
Think of it like this:
It just so happens that there is a human or something man-made as part of it, but it is small part.

:bulletred: Examples of what NOT to submit:
If your intent is to actually share a PORTRAIT of your child, and they are the MAIN focus, front and center, it would be declined.
But, if there is a child in a landscape holding a flower, or playing with leaves, and they are interacting with Nature, it is okay.

Similarly, a couple of people on the beach is okay, but if ALL we can see is a crowded GROUP of people, it would be declined.

If you want to show an airplane or car, and it takes up the WHOLE image, it would be declined, but if it is a small part of the image, where we see mostly sky or mostly trees, this would be okay.

Similarly, if a boat is front and center and takes up most of the image, and we can barely see the water, it would be declined.
But if the boat is just PART of the waterscape, and we can see LOTS of the water, this would be okay.

If it is a CLOSE-UP of a JUST a park bench, it would be declined.
But a park bench as PART of the 'Scape, and we can see lots of trees, etc., this would be okay.

If the whole intent and focus is on a statue or monument, it would be declined.
But if the statue or monument is simply part of the 'Scape, and we can see lots of trees or land, this would be okay.

A WHOLE City-Scape, is NOT acceptable for this group. If it is about the city, and the image is mostly the city, it is just NOT appropriate for our group.
A couple of buildings far away okay, IF we can mostly see land or water, and sky formations.


:note: I hope this helps! :fingerscrossed:

So, basically if such items are simply a PART of the submission, it would be accepted.

NATURE MUST still be the focus of this folder, because it is the focus of this GROUP! :D

:note: Similarly, if there is a human HAND, holding a puppy, or flower, it would be submitted to THIS folder.
If it is an image of a person WITH their pet, it would be submitted to THIS folder.

:note:  Works from this folder will be periodically featured with "The Top Subs..." News Articles.

:bulletred: No dead animals, blood, gore, or violence.




:iconpointrightplz: Still Life, Conceptual, Crafts, Abstract, Fantasy NATURE

(The reason why "Crafts" is underlined *here* is because, there has never been space to fit it in the title of the gallery folder itself- but it is just as welcome, as the others.)

This special folder includes other ways to be creative in different ways, when expressing NATURE artistically!

Still Life NATURE

NATURE depicted in still life, such as vases of flowers, and other artistic arrangements of nature, like pumpkins, fruits, nuts, pinecones, shells, etc.

:note: In still life, it is understood that there is a setting, such as a vase, bowl, a table top, a window sill or a step, etc., that is housing the presentation. Submissions of such still life showing the setting is okay, but should be minimal. We still want to see the nature, first and foremost! :aww:
It is also understood that it is purely the Nature itself, that is the intention, in such work.


Most often, the artist would categorize such work under Still Life.

Conceptual NATURE

Images of work which express a certain idea or concept ABOUT Nature, where certain special materials are used to to share something very specific about Nature. It is the intent to bring some IDEA across about Nature.

:note: Be sure the concept of NATURE is somehow obvious.

More often, the work would be categorized under Conceptual.


Crafts of NATURE

Any craft work that YOU, yourself, have created by hand, and represents NATURE in some way, would fit well in this folder.

:note: It must be obviously about nature, for it to be accepted.
For example:  homemade bowls with trees painted on them, animals sculpting, nature-themed quilt, or a necklace that has an animal pendant.




Abstract NATURE

These are works completely about NATURE, where the view of what is real is bent or departed from.

:note: As Administrators interpreting an image, it may not be readily understood as an expression about Nature.
In order to accept it, the TITLE or even a description in the ARTIST COMMENTS of such a work should be descriptive of the NATURE that the work seeks to represent.


More often, the work would be categorized under Abstract.


Fantasy NATURE

This is for artwork that depicts something about NATURE through magical, supernatural types of themes.
Or themes about animals depicted that no longer exist, like dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.

:note: They could include mythical or magical creatures, as long as they are OF nature... such as fairies, or a humanistic beings, fantastical animals, or extinct creatures, interacting within Nature,
and that the WHOLE piece does speak to NATURE!


More often, the work would be categorized under Fantasy.


:note:  Works from this folder will be periodically featured with "The Top Subs..." News Articles.


:bulletred: No dead animals, blood, gore, or violence.


:note: OTHER TYPES OF FOLDERS


:iconpointrightplz: Featured News and Journals


THE TYPE OF NEWS AND JOURNALS ACCEPTED:
:bulletgreen: HIGH-QUALITY NATURE-RELATED JOURNALS
:bulletgreen: ANY news or journals that contain causes related to nature and animals.
:bulletgreen: ANY news or journals that supports other positive, helpful, or compassionate events or causes.  In other words, it does NOT have to be nature-related, but we as a nature group, would support other happenings in news, that would be considered kind, good, and helpful, in some way, humanity-wise, too.
:bulletgreen: ANY news or journals containing contests or projects related to ANY of the above!
:bulletgreen: ANY news or journals with helpful tools or tips, on how to DO something-- such as tutorials!
We will look for any such WONDERFUL NEWS and JOURNALS! :heart:

WHAT NOT TO SUBMIT:
:bulletred: Highly personal news- journals which are mainly only about your personal life.
:bulletred: Negative news- such as public gossip about other deviants, or a lot of complaining in general. etc., Simply NOT what we're looking for.
:bulletred: Mature Content, or anything that would be considered dark, as in blood, gore, or violence, for the sake of promoting such things themselves.
:note: News about subjects like Medical discoveries or ANTI-Violence WOULD definitely be considered.
:bulletred: A random feature of work, with no explanation of the intent or purpose for which inspired you to make such a collection.
That would be a basic journal feature, and we would only be submitting high quality news, which would need to have an obvious meaning and theme.                                                                                                

Remember...
HIGH QUALITY,
and positive, helpful, news!
ENJOY!
:love:



:iconpointrightplz: Group DONORS' Folder

This folder is reserved specially for our Members and Admins. who have donated, continue to donate, and newly donate ANY amount of points to our Group.

Depending upon the amount of points donated, each donor of points gets a certain number of works REQUESTED to this folder, [ 20 :points: or more] and with those SAME works, they are thanked with a feature in the next appropriate Group Journal.
Even donating LESS than 20 :points: each donor is mentioned and thanked in the next appropriate Group Journal.

:la: However, regardless of the amount donated,
ANY DONOR MAY SUBMIT TWO [ 2 ] appropriate works per WEEK, to this folder!
:aww: :heart: :thanks:

What is submitted to this folder must follow ALL of the other rules of this Group, meaning must be ANY work, that could likewise also fit into any of the other Nature Folders! :aww:

For the detailed information on this subject, feel free to read the Journal at: Unframed-Nature-PTS
:points:  Thank You SO Truly Much!:iconbigpointsplz: WELCOME to UNFRAMED-NATURE'S POINTS POOL :iconbigpointsplz:
:heart: :icondonatepointsgreenplz: :heart:
FIRST off, we at Unframed-Nature would like to thank you in advance for every single point you donate! We truly understand the value of each and every point, and we need you to know how much you are appreciated for your generous donation, of whatever amount you donate!
:love:
Our Group, Unframed-Nature is a large and very active and talented Group, with a SUPER Administrative Team, and an OUTSTANDING Membership, full of truly supportive Members who seem to really care about the Group, everything that we strive to do, and our many activities.
:iconspreadmoreloveplz:
To understand more about our Group, please feel FREE to visit us at:
Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:.
:icondonatepointsgreenplz: To HELP the GROUP Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature: please donate at:
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:points:


:bulletred: If you have not ever donated points, this folder is not yours to submit to. If you submit to this folder anyway, your work will be declined.
Please submit to the folder labeled: Members, SUBMIT Appropriate Nature Work HERE!

:star: We have Admins. keeping a list of our donors.
If you are a brand NEW donor, give us a bit time for your devname to be updated on our, before you will have your full access to this folder. If you do submit, and we do ask you about it, just tell us that you have recently donated, and we will double-check on it!
Thank you for understanding! :aww:


:note: Remember: Many of the works from this folder, get RE-Featured in subsequent Group Journals, in the "RE-FEATURED" section, and those works are moved to the FEATURED FOLDER, and then they eventually receive a :+fav: from the account at:
Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts:
and then they will appear on the account's profile page in the Featured Box called: "Random Favourites".

:rose: Thank you to ALL who have ever donated, and thank you in advance to those who donate in the future! :rose:

We couldn't do everything we do, without YOU!

:iconshinyheartplz:




:iconpointrightplz: FEATURED

This folder is reserved for Admin. use only.

The featured folder is used for:

:heart: The Art that was voted with "the slightly more votes" that we see at the top of each folder section featured in the Every OTHER Monthly TOP SUBMISSIONS News Article, as voted on by the MEMBERS who vote on the folders, each month.

:heart: The Art that was featured out of "The Four Special Folders" in the Every OTHER Monthly TOP SUBMISSIONS News Article.

:heart: The Art from the Group Donors' Folder, that was featured with the Monthly TOP SUBMISSIONS News Article, in the "RE-FEATURED" section.

:heart: The Art that wins in any of our Contests or Monthly Theme Challenges.

:note: Additionally, every piece of work that makes it into the Featured Folder, in one of the ways described above, will receive a :+fav: from our :points: Points Account:
Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts:
and as a result, will appear on that account's profile page in the Featured Box called: "Random Favourites".



:iconpointrightplz: Monthly Theme Folder

We will hold Monthly Theme Challenges, MOST but NOT all months.
:note: In reality, as it turns out, they are about every OTHER month. :)
We will not usually have one running during the time of a BIG CONTEST.

:new: Sometime during 2014, we started having some of our Monthly Themes run during TWO month periods, in which case points prizes were higher, and more winners were recognizes. This may or may not continue.

Themes are NOT considered FULL Contests. They could be considered Mini-Contests, or Challenges.

Most of the time, winners will be offered point prizes, though smaller in amount compared to our TWO BIG CONTESTS per year and featured by our own group.

The purpose is to find a theme, where artists of a wide variety of media can participate.

It is meant to prompt and motivate us to feel more challenged than usual, and push our skills in our media of choice, and to encourage group participation in another way.

Usually, it is only ONE Submission PER Member.

Theme Challenges, lean more toward the intrinsic values, especially since the prizes are smaller.

:bulletred: No dead animals, blood, gore, or violence.


:iconpointrightplz: Contest Folder

We usually host TWO really BIG CONTESTS per year.

Usually there is one sometime during Spring,
and one during Autumn. [Northern Hemisphere]

For these BIG CONTESTS, we DO try to offer BIG PRIZES, and many prizes,
and we also try to gain as MUCH support as possible from our Affiliates, as well as from our individual Members, with promoting and advertising our Contests, 
as well as offering features for prizes.

Again, the purpose is to find a theme, where artists of a wide variety of media can participate.

It is meant to prompt and motivate us to feel more challenged than usual, usually in some kind of meaningful way,
 and push our skills in our media of choice, and to encourage group participation in another way.

Usually, they are about five weeks long.

Usually, it is only ONE Submission PER Member.

[Bullet; Red] No dead animals, blood, gore, or violence.





[Note] IMPORTANT RULE FOR ALL OF OUR FOLDERS:
[Bullet; Red] No dead animals, blood, gore, or violence, including profanity.
NO Mature Content, as outlined by dA, is permitted in our group.

Why?
Simply because our Group has always been "Family-Friendly".

[Note] IMPORTANT SUBMITTING RULE, AFFECTING ALL FOLDERS:
[Bullet; Red] Please do not submit two or more works that are the same or similar in a row.
We will likely choose one, but not the other.  We may even decline the 2nd similar one if you submit it the following week.

Likewise, our Admins. will NOT request two or more of similar works in a row either, from the same artist.

[Note] MOST IMPORTANT RULE FOR ALL OF OUR FOLDERS:
[Bullet; Green] HAVE FUN! [La la la la]
Why?
Why not! ;)
After all, life and art, is always MUCH better, when we remember the "fun-factor"!



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:iconwhiteflowerplz: The Basics on WHO We Are :iconwhiteflowerplz:


What type of Art Media is accepted at Unframed-Nature?

The quickest answer: ALL! :D

We are an ALL-Media group, and we are proud of this fact!
We welcome ALL Artists, no matter your preferred medium of Art.

We want every type of Artist to feel at home here.

One unique aspect of our Group, for a very long time now, is that our MOST our folders are not really divided up by art media, except for somewhat the last two.

Mostly we do share the folders among artists of all variety of Media! :)

This way, we are free to view other types of mediums that express something about Nature.
We can learn from others who share the same media that we, ourselves, participate in, but we can also learn from others who express themselves in art media that is different from our own.

This is one truly very special thing about our Group, which has NOT changed. [Aww]

If it is about Nature, and would fit one of the subject matters we offer, and can be expressed through your preferred Art Medium, please submit your work to the Folder Labeled:
Members, SUBMIT Appropriate Nature Work HERE!

What are Examples of Art-Media that can share something about Nature?

Photography, Photo-Manipulations [with credits!], Traditional Work such as Drawings and Paintings, Digital Work, Fractals, Fractal-Manips., Animations, Stamps, Crafts that YOU have created [which is ONE that does go to a specific folder], and  Literature such as Poetry and Visual Poetry, and Etc.

[Note] LITERATURE is VERY MUCH WELCOMED! We LOVE it! [Heart] Of course, it MUST be about Nature, and depending on what it is about will determine which folder it gets moved to.
For example:
If you write about your pet, it will be placed in: Land Mammals, Wild and Domestic,
If you write about a sunset, the ocean, the sky- or all of it- it will be placed in: ALL 'Scapes,
If you write about ways to help Mother Earth, it will be placed in: Endangered Species and Environmental Issues

If it depicts Nature in some way, we want it!
:iconcatlaplz:

[Note] Several types of Art-Media fit well within our various types of folders!
It mostly depends on the subject of the folder.!




What level or levels of artistic skills do you accept?

The quickest answer: ALL :D

We are definitely NOT an elitist group, by philosophy. We feel, that we learn best from those who have progressed in years and experience in their artistic trade, as well as the fact that we are able to learn from those who are just beginning. So we DO include and value ALL levels of ability.

Your work will NOT be declined based on our opinions of quality.
Work is ONLY declined, if it does not fit the rules of the folder which it was submitted to.

However, it is important to NOTE, we also value what is YOUR own BEST work at any given time
and we believe you should also. 

In other words do NOT submit a work that is five years old, IF you have improved, and can share a current reflection of your best work.
In general, do NOT submit work that you feel is not your best.
If YOU are not happy with it, then do not submit it.

You should only submit your best work at all times.

[Nod]

Take a look through our gallery folders and you will note, that we DO have very high quality work, in nearly every medium.

One reason, is because Every OTHER month there is an opportunity for the MEMBERS to VOTE on what THEY feel are the TOP SUBMISSIONS for two months in a row, which is then showcased in a Group Journal, "The TOP SUBMISSIONS of UNFRAMED-NATURE for (whichever two months)"

This can help to individually challenge each one of us, to improve.

It is also a wonderful way for Members to become more involved in a personal way.

We usually have a LOT of Members who vote each time we have this event, and we love and appreciate such participation!

:iconloveyouplz:

After all, we truly believe that this is the Group's Group!

:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:


Is there ANYTHING at all, that Unframed-Nature would NOT accept?

This is a great and important question!!

One thing is we do NOT accept WIP's i.e. "Works In Progress"...

These are actually very valuable works, that should indeed be uploaded and shared on deviantART.

It is always interesting to see the progression of any type of work, how it started, and how it evolved.

But as far as the group goes, we will only accept FINISHED PIECES.

So, if your title, or category, or artist comments section, indicates that it is a WIP, it would be declined, but with a warm welcome for you to please submit the finished piece. [Nod]

We also would NOT accept OC's, or fan art that a traditional or digital artist might draw themselves, or have colored from someone else's line art.

[Note] HOWEVER, The ONLY exception COULD be, is if the OC or fan art is being used in some message for an Environmental Cause. :)

What does the name "Unframed-Nature" even mean?
   
The name of our Group, means Nature that is unhindered!
Nature is NOT hindered, or at least it shouldn't be.  Therefore we don't want to hinder, any type of Artist from having the opportunity to submit their art that reflects nature in some way, to our Group.

The name does NOT have to do with putting actual frames or borders on any visual images. So if this is part of your style, please feel free to do so! Do NOT feel hindered.
 
[Dance!]


What else is important to understand or unique about Unframed-Nature?

Over the past years, my fellow-Admins. and I have seen comments, and received feedback in various ways, about how exceptionally friendly, welcoming, encouraging, and positive our Group is! Each time this has been noticed, it has made us VERY happy!

:iconsmile--plz:

We believe, that this is the best way to interact with each other on the Admin., Team, and with the Members of our Group, with our Affiliates, and basically, that this is simply the best way to interact with people in general.

We also believe, that Nature, itself, is a positive subject matter for so many reasons, from sharing all the beauty of Nature to some of the more educational facets of Nature- in helping to spread awareness of specific issues that affect Nature.  Therefore it is essential to share different works of art that represent these things, through our various artistic mediums and abilities. THIS is certainly positive!

Furthermore, our group has become about camaraderie, and partnerships with other Groups and sometimes individual Members, who are also doing something significant that is positive, through art.

It is why we opened the folder: "Featured News and Journals" in 2012, so we could help promote
BOTH News/Journals about Nature, AND help promote News/Journals about OTHER amazing, helpful, and positive subject matters, from groups and individuals around dA!


Additionally, in most ALL of our own Group Journals, our NEWS section features awesome things from mostly other Groups, and sometimes from individuals, as well.
We also keep a Promotional Section on our Profile page!

NOTE OUR GROUP if you have a Contest or Project, and you are Affiliated with us!

As a result, Unframed-Nature, is pretty active in the deviantART community, where we support really wonderful things around the community, and encourage community group, and such happenings in whatever ways we can. [Aww]

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:iconwhiteflowerplz: Other Important Information & General Rules :iconwhiteflowerplz:

Affiliation Rules, and Info.

ONE MAIN RULE:

We do NOT accept Incoming Affiliations with Groups that encourage or allow MATURE CONTENT in their Rules or Galleries...
[This includes Groups with Hate/Violence/Etc.]

Just our group has  always been "Family Friendly"... that's all.

There might be a very rare occasion where we could SEND a request TO a group, that could have Mature Content, but the reason for it might be because we are wanting to affiliate for another and very specific reason.

And so this is reserved for the judgement of the Senior Team Leader (Founder) and other Administrators as well.

:iconlovegreenplz:
Primarily, we LOVE to affiliate with other nature and animal groups.
But we also enjoy to affiliate with groups that focus on certain medias of art-
such as general photography or general traditional groups, for example-
but are without Mature Content categories.
Additionally, we really LOVE to affiliate with groups that have very POSITIVE reasons for coming together, as a group, such as groups that promote causes that serve to benefit something. Certain Community-based groups would fit such a description.

We love our Affiliates!
:iconshinyheartplz:

Conduct of Members and Administrators

The quickest description for this section is: Mutual-RESPECT

We work to be sure we are respectful of each other as Administrators, and we also aim for our Administrators to be respectful of our Members.

We also want our Members to be respectful of each other while participating in ANY aspect of our group.

This is very important to us, in order to maintain positive and friendly relationships, as we work together to share our various works of art.

This includes stating comments that are rude regarding any winners of Contests or Monthly Themes, that we host, or rude comments about any work that is featured in our Monthly Top Submissions Articles, or any other event or special News Article.

It is offensive to the Members whose work is chosen, it is offensive to those who chose the work, and it's offensive to any of the Admins. who have worked hard on the News Articles, to bring forth such work, as well as to any of the Admins. who assisted with these News Articles in some way.

This also includes stating comments that are rude regarding the way we run our group, or the way our group is organized.
Simply, if you are not happy with our particular group, you do not have to be a Member, as there are plenty of groups on dA to choose from.

Our response will aim to be calm, but we will be firm about such an offense.

If it should continue, you might be ignored, suggested to leave the group, or banned from the group, depending on how severe things get, which is left to our judgement.

To date, I, as the Founder, have never actually banned any Member,
and the above described issues have only occurred very very rarely! [Aww]

However, because there have been a few such cases, it warrants these explanations.


Also, your work is NOT declined based on our opinions of quality at our group [though we do expect you to submit work that YOU feel is YOUR best, that you are happy with- as we have already covered].

However, your work CAN be declined if it does not belong to our group, at all, in any of our folders,
Or if it submitted incorrectly.

As part of being respectful on the part of the Administrators, we at Unframed-Nature will always try our BEST to give a reason for declining, and a re-direction for the correct folder the work should be submitted to, when applicable.

We aim to do so as kindly as possible, with the understanding that we are each unique individuals, and therefore, some Administrators's personalities may not be interpreted as warmly as others. Some of us come across more warmly over the internet than others, that's all. 

But we will not intend to be rude or mean to you, in ANY sort of way...

However, if any members become unnecessarily upset over what are our rules, and replies in anger with rudeness to the Administrators,

we will calmly but firmly tell you that it is not necessary to be rude to us.
And again, if it should continue, you might be ignored, suggested to leave the group, or banned from the group, depending on how severe things get, which is left to our judgement.

As I already mentioned, to date, I have never banned anyone from the group, since becoming Founder.

The above issues are quite rare, but as they have occurred once in a while, it warrants these explanations.

So, let's be mutually-respectful of one another, and remember that ANY of these such examples described in this section are really small, in comparison to LIFE-
in other words nothing that may happen, such as features or winners or group organization, or being declined, is ANYTHING to get so upset and rude about.

Thank you for understanding!

:iconbouquetplz:


Administrators at Unframed-Nature are HUMAN Volunteers

This actually goes hand in hand with the previous section: Conduct of Members and Administrators

This is simply a reminder that the Administrators at Unframed-Nature are both Humans and Volunteers,
and therefore "Human Volunteers"! ;)

This seems obvious, and comical to even state it, but it is a reminder worth expressing.

As human beings, we get sick, have emergencies, have other things to do, and basically have busy lives, outside of dA- all contrary to popular belief! [XD]

As volunteers, we give as much time as we are able to give, and many of us have specific jobs in addition to voting on the submissions that come in.

We are NOT paid in any kind of way, and any other extrinsic perks are very minimal.

We are simply asking for your patience...

If a work you have submitted is not accepted as fast as you think it should be, please have patience.
We are doing the best we can to be of service, but as a volunteer organization, we can't always do everything as fast as you may want.

Additionally if you have sent a NOTE to the GROUP, it will be answered as soon as humanly possible.

If a Contest or a Monthly Theme Folder, does not OPEN or Close, EXACTLY when it has said it would, please be patient and understanding.

We are doing the best we can. 

Similarly, please be patient and understanding, when our whole Group or at least some of our folders are closed for a certain length of time, and they are not opening as soon as you thought they should.

Things happen, and it has been known to happen that we get behind.

Also as human volunteers, it has been known to happen, that we do make mistakes. ;)

Please understand this, and know that whenever it is possible we will do our best to correct a mistake.
Know that any mistakes we may make, are not personal.

Plus, sometimes, there may be decisions that need to be made, which are actually subjective, despite our best efforts to make things as clear and definitive as possible.

As individuals, it is known to happen that even with what appears to be factual, we are bound to interpret things differently from a member, or even from another Administrator.

We are a TEAM of Administrators from around the world, and it is also true that English is not the first language of many of our Admins., and so sometimes things might be interpreted differently for these additional reasons.


The Times When Our Group Closes

:icongoodbyeplz: Our Group closes down briefly at the end, and beginning of every OTHER month. Actually, it is closed from the 1st - 7th, the first week, of every OTHER month- during the time that MEMBERS and ADMINS., are voting on the TOPS SUBMISSIONS for the previous TWO months!

We would appreciate it if you did NOT submit to whatever folder or folders that MAY remain open, just because it is any folder that is open!

If it doesn't belong to that folder, DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR WORK, and WAIT UNTIL THE CORRECT FOLDER IS OPEN AGAIN!
[Aww]

It often happens that our Group Donors' Folder, which has rarely closed, gets flooded with work from Members who have NOT donated, just because it is a folder that is opened.

You will be declined.  Please have patience and understanding, and simply return later to submit your work to the correct folder, when that folder opens again.
:iconwave-plz: We always re-open again, and it doesn't take too long!

:icongoodbyeplz: Our Group closes down more FULLY once a year, sometime during the middle/end of December through the beginning of January.
This is usually a closure of about three weeks.

Exact dates are always posted somewhere on the Group's Profile Page, as well as in the most recent Group Journals.

This allows the administrators to take more time for more of break, that they DO deserve!! [Heart]

It also allows some time to make some changes, much needed updates, and do some year-end folder maintenance, etc.

:iconwave-plz: Please return to the group when we are open again, as we always welcome your ongoing participation! :iconcatlaplz:


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Application to be An Administrator at Unframed-Nature

Administrator Application for Unframed-NatureUnframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
Introduction
Before you apply, please know that volunteering for a large and active group here on dA, such as Unframed-Nature is a real and true commitment, which will take up some of your time on at least a weekly basis, maybe more.
Unframed-Nature is special in many ways, but from an Administrative view point, it is very special because we have always had good luck with our current Administrators, most of which have been with the Group, as Administrators, for a very long time.
We are a very friendly Team, both with each other, and with the Members, as well. This means when we do have to decline works, we do give a reason, and we are friendly about it.  It means, that upon occasion if there is something that we disagree about within the Admin. Team, we disagree nic


We accept Applications to be an Administrator at Unframed-Nature
and you will receive a reply.

We may be looking for more Administrators at any time, but even if we are not, the application that you send WILL be saved for the next time that we are looking for more Administrators.

The application is NOT at all, as formal as it looks. You can simply answer what you want or what you can.

All of the parts are included, to simply assess what are the areas of strength of each applicant, so we can better get to know you, and understand where [and when] you might best be of service.

Thank you!

:iconblowkiss-plz:


Our Points Account

If you would like to donate points :icondonatepointsgreenplz: to our Group,
our Points Account is HERE: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts:

The perks for donating are located at the Account, on the following Journal:
Thank You SO Truly Much!:iconbigpointsplz: WELCOME to UNFRAMED-NATURE'S POINTS POOL :iconbigpointsplz:
:heart: :icondonatepointsgreenplz: :heart:
FIRST off, we at Unframed-Nature would like to thank you in advance for every single point you donate! We truly understand the value of each and every point, and we need you to know how much you are appreciated for your generous donation, of whatever amount you donate!
:love:
Our Group, Unframed-Nature is a large and very active and talented Group, with a SUPER Administrative Team, and an OUTSTANDING Membership, full of truly supportive Members who seem to really care about the Group, everything that we strive to do, and our many activities.
:iconspreadmoreloveplz:
To understand more about our Group, please feel FREE to visit us at:
Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:.
:icondonatepointsgreenplz: To HELP the GROUP Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature: please donate at:
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Read more back UP at the Group DONORS' Folder.

Thank you to ALL who have ever donated, either once or repeatedly, and no matter the amount!
Also, thank you in advance to those who plan to donate in the future.

:iconblowkiss-plz: :iconshinyheartplz: :iconblowkiss-plz:



A Work in Progress

This Complete Group FAQ sheet is always a work in progress!

For minor changes, like grammar and confusing content, this will continue to be edited, as needed.

But for any actual BIG changes, that affect the Admins., Members, or Group as a whole,
we will do our very best to be informative of such changes-

We always ADVISE that you read the NEWS SECTIONS of our "Top Subs of Unframed-Nature" News Journals.

Please continue to refer to this sheet. It is not something to memorize, but to refer to.


:iconwhiteflowerplz: In Closing... :iconwhiteflowerplz:

Yes, the length of this Complete Group FAQ sheet is quite long, but this is often the case of FAQ Sheets for many organizations.

It is long, because it is a TOTAL FAQ sheet for our group, which is meant to contain as much info. as possible, in a helpful and organized way.

In my own experience it is truly better to have too much info. in order to cover everything, rather than not enough...

The thumbcode of this FAQ sheet, will be posted throughout our pages at Unframed-Nature ,
inside our gallery folders, and regularly within our Group Journals, throughout the year.

We want you to have continuous access to all you need to know.

Here's wishing everyone a most wonderful NEW YEAR!

And hoping for another great year at Unframed-Nature too! :iconcatlaplz:

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 Walking Paw Divider (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreWalking Paw Divider (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreWalking Paw Divider (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreWalking Paw Divider (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreWalking Paw Divider (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

The Treasure Chest- Ed. 14

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 5:11 AM


:icondevnews: DevNews :icondevnews:

:icongrouphugplz:Welcome To Our VISUAL News Showcase :icongrouphugplz:
What is it?
:icontreasurechestplz:THE TREASURE CHEST:icontreasurechestplz:
"The Treasure Chest"-
Truly OUTSTANDING work, found from around dA from Active Deviants,
any genre or media, with 299 faves or less.


:note: We've had a couple of good questions about what is considered ACTIVE for this monthly event.
ACTIVE: If the artist has not shown ANY signs of ANY activity within Eight (8) weeks, or so, I would not suggest them. At least not for the time being- they may return of course, because two months isn't  super long.

Activity does not necessarily mean submitting deviations, though. They could be here every day commenting, replying, doing features for other people, and otherwise being supportive, but perhaps NOT submitting their own work for say... a YEAR, for example.
And this is still considered ACTIVE, in my opinion.
I hope this helps. :aww:


This Activity began as a weekly activity within dAWishingWell's Sunday/Monday weekly summation News Article:
"WishingWell Weekly" about two years ago.

It has been well received and includes participants who want to suggest a few of their own.  SO, we decided to do a similar News Article, but one that's only focused on the treasures, as a MONTHLY Article here at DevNews. :D

We really hope you enjoy it!
:la:



:icontreasurechestplz:The Treasure Chest, ED. 14:icontreasurechestplz:




Isle of Skye landscape by YorkshireSamJust a bit of sunshine by CharmingPhotographyLast Light by Capturing-the-Light
Christmas gift by luciekoutI will love you forever.. by WhiteRavenCosplay

Mature Content

Bronze Latex by pixielovesyou

The Mountain Of Pink Sees You by KDizzle90look into my eyes by vulariaPhoto: Yana Gallis by Lilta-photo
Wow! by SashaBelsyellow by ajkabajkaharpy eagle by hosanna9
Steam 67 by SamanthaJordaanRhino Noir by ConlaodhSunbathing Baby Fern by VBmonkey26
Indian summer by dusanvukovicAutumn by MRBee30Watkins Glen Gorge in Autumn 3 by kalika31

Mature Content

Vethonion and Tuilindo by HeilyAens
Celestial Ring_As Larissa (Neptune's Moon) by Miss-TaDaCommission - FFXIV White Mage by Rousteinire



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254 by Gelu59At Sunrise by Dreamnr9Atlantic Road Norway by nicoam
Stock: Convergence by Celemdrill by EintoeRnLucky Elephant Spirit Mirrored Invert by Speltier
Couple by SanctuaryWarriorBotswana 2015 - Burst of colors by Seb-PhotosSunshine by surrealistic-gloom
Lost in time. by PhototubbyLadybug in black and white...and red by TheFunnySpiderIntracoastal Waterway Fl by Sillybilly60
indian summer by MartinAmmSimone : Summer Goddess by 8PoeraOpetry8Thoughts by heidi137
Rooted in SeasonsFirm roots; her branches claw the sky,
Leaves fall; the oak is heard to cry.
Springtime rain and summer sun,
Of the past - each season done.
Autumn winds through branches sing,
Of winter sleep and dreaming.
Firm roots; her branches claw the sky,
Leaves fall; the oak is heard to cry.
Inverted by NoelleMBrooksHop Hop To The Sky by Miarath
Happy Birthday dark-beam by Undead-AcademyPainting with a fine brush by LordLJCornellPhotosCold Spring by offermoord
At The Shore by MarcoHeislerJellyfish by Cyan707Mechanical Worm by pillemaster
La vie en rose by awesome43Commission - Jack Russell Terrier by Captured-In-PencilGlacial lagoon by janapka
Gratitude by AndaelentariCycling towards the morning light by jchandersSquare in Geneva by Rikitza
Cathedral Peak by rctfan2Anthony 1 by AnstellosStreet view in Denmark by Laurlolz
Purple rain by marrgitUntitled by ChristopherPollariMorning Fog by kootenayphotos
Spread Your Wings by JasonGalterioAutumn Wind by SeaOfFireflies
Celebration of life by milenkadelicFall falls by MirachRavaiaTAXUS by LewiARTs
Winter Color by rooze23in the junkyard by GLO-HEAnty by albatros1
Working horse by FeliziasWelcome to the Hotel by Malintra-ShadowmoonInnocence by Andorada
Dream House by leothefoxFloral Nymph 3 by LindArtzLifeform X by jim88bro
If cats could talk...they wouldn't by RalucaFratea


Tiny winter night by UszatyArbuzChristmas by KmyGraphicWinter by DigithalieBlue-Christmas by KmyGraphicChat de noel by DigithalieMagicNights by KmyGraphic
HappyNewYear by KmyGraphic




:note: If you would like to participate and make this an interactive News Article,
this would be super! :aww:

All you would have to do, is suggest 2 or 3 deviations, using the criteria from the beginning of this Article,
and place the thumbcodes or links in a comment of this Article. If they do meet the criteria as outlined above, they will be featured in NEXT month's edition of DevNews's TREASURE CHEST. :heart:

:icontreasurechestplz:

Thank you to the following Members and Friends of DevNews
who have helped with this Edition of The Treasure Chest by suggesting
the First 21 Treasures:

:icondeb-e-ann: :iconcoastbeachartist: :iconuszatyarbuz:
:iconclu-art: :iconsabine62:
:icongigi50: :iconlilith-the-5th:




You all did an awesome job this past time-frame! :thanks:

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:note: It is likely that the next Edition of "The Treasure Chest" will be out right at the end of January 2016!!!

:thanks: Thank you in advance to anyone who comments with suggestions! :wave:
:iconblowkissteaplz:





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Vote on Nov.-Dec. and NEWS! - THEME!

Mon Dec 21, 2015, 12:14 AM

:sillydance: by catluvr2 Voting on Top Submissions of NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2015 & Last Theme! :sillydance: by catluvr2

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:iconpocketwatchplz: TIME TO VOTE ON NOV.-DEC.'S FOUR ORIGINAL FOLDERS! :iconpocketwatchplz:

:snowflake::snowflake::snowflake::snowflake::snowflake::snowflake::snowflake:

~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~ HOW to VOTE ~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~

MOST Months We Hold a WHOLE GROUP Membership Voting, and we Welcome our AWESOME MEMBERS/[plus ADMIN.!!] to VOTE on what each feel are the TOP Submissions from that time period, out of our Folders!
It's because we believe this is the Group's Group.
:heart: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :heart:

For this period, your Admins. only will be voting! It is the only time this year that we will have an Admin.-only vote.

:iconsnowflakeplz:

They will be instructed in an Admin. Announcement about it. It will be done similarly to how the WHOLE Membership votes, of course.

:iconsnowflakeplz:

They will have until about Jan. 8th to turn in their votes to me, and the results of "UNFRAMED-NATURE'S TOP SUBS of NOV.-DEC. 2015" will be out about mid-January 2016.

:rose::thanks: :community::community::community::community::community: :thanks::rose:

On behalf of the Administrators, we thank you for your stunning submissions during NOVEMBER & DECEMBER!
:iconwowplz:
Keep up the AWESOMENESS!
You Are Awesome by AudraMBlackburnsArt

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:note: PLEASE NOTE: Regarding our :heart:"FOUR Special Folders":heart:

Work from these folders WILL be included, too!!!
:iconlawooplz:

Just leave it to Yours Truly, aka your Team Leader, and with great difficulty, I will select a few (of the many) fabulous works from each of these most wonderful folders, and feature them also in the next "TOP SUBS OF NOV.-DEC.  2015..." :heart:

Butterfly love by Nina1love1

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:iconballoonsplz: Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS! :iconballoonsplz:

:note: Our Group has closed today, Dec. 20th, temporarily for the holidays...
EXCEPT, there will be one "Winter/Holiday" THEME folder left open, for fun!
:iconsnowmanlaplz: :iconsnowmanlaplz: :iconsnowmanlaplz:
:bulletred: PLEASE DO NOT USE IT FOR ANYTHING ELSE. Our Admins. would like to enjoy a bit of a break during the holidays. If something is submitted there which is obviously NOT related to the theme, we will have to decline it.
The theme is only THREE weeks long- read more below...

We will officially, and fully RE-OPEN: JAN. 12-13.

I will sneak back a few days earlier, though to update our annual FAQ SHEET for 2016, re-organize our gallery folders, re-organize our POINTS Page, and try to do much needed work in our Admins' Back Area as possible, before re-opening, and get our Admins. back together! I won't be on dA for much of anything else though- plus... then I'll be needing to work on the following articles RIGHT AFTER OPENING:


:pencil:Unframed-Nature's UpComing News Articles :pencil:

:bulletpurple: "UPDATED FAQ Sheet for Unframed-Nature 2016", should come out with in the 2nd FUll week of JAN. 2016. :aww: (Just before we fully re-open the group, about JAN. 12-13.)

:bulletpurple: "The TOP Subs of NOV.-DEC.'15" News Article, should come out by mid-JAN, about 18th-19th, 2016. :la:

:bulletpurple: "The BEST of Unframed-Nature 2015" should be out about the LAST week of JANUARY, 2016. :la:
(Your Admins. also take care of this, in a special voting procedure! :nod: )



:trophy: Upcoming Themes & Contests :trophy:

:bulletwhite: NEXT THEME:
The LAST THEME of 2015....:
BEGINS: RIGHT NOW, Dec. 20th ENDS: About, JAN. 12.-13th
(when group fully re-opens again- 3 weeks.)

THEME: "Holiday Hearth or Ice and Snow" - 2015-2016
:bulletblue: ONE Submission per MEMBER.
:bulletblue: Any media that can express ONE of the choices.

Instructions: Choose ONE of the two theme ideas, to submit. It is not cold enough everywhere, at this time of year (or any time of the year) to freeze for ice or snow.
So, for the first idea, "Holiday Hearth", you could submit artwork of a fire burning in a fireplace, or a holiday decorated fireplace, or a fireplace decorated with some natural things found outside in nature.

If you don't have a fireplace, AND no ice or snow, you can still submit an artwork of some still life of holiday decorations you found out in Nature.
And of COURSE, it doesn't have to BE a photo, OTHER MEDIA welcome to depict THEME.... :nod:

For "Ice and Snow", it could be close-ups of icesicles, frozen lakes, snow scapes, etc.

:iconstopplz: Do NOT use this folder for ANYTHING that is obviously not for the THEME, or we will have to decline it. This is only three weeks long, and we don't have time to ask you, if it was on purpousfully for the theme or accidental, as we are usually so kind to do, etc.

:trophy: PRIZES :trophy:
Placements and Prizes, to be revisted later, as it is unsure at this time.

:bulletblue: BUT HAVE FUN!!



:icondonatepointsgreenplz: POINTS for Our Group! :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

:bulletblack: We HOPE to continue to have TWO BIG Contests per year. :aww:

:bulletblack: We will continue with our semi-Monthly Themes, which are MUCH smaller point prizes than our TWO BIG Contests per year.

:bulletblack: The next Theme is planned for, the end of 2015, after our last BIG (AUTUMN-THEMED) Contest. So... one more Contest, and then the last Theme of 2015.

:bulletblack: We sometimes use points for other special occasions or circumstances, on a smaller scales.
For example, a few points here and there, such as for people who do special things, like creating skins for us out of the generosity of their hearts, [ hint: Annissina ]

:bulletblack: AND, At this point, we DO plan to renew our SUPERGROUP Status  next THIS DECEMBER 1st, 2016 -
which is EXACTLY, ONE YEAR FROM NOW!

:ohmygod: :faint:

To truly try to accomplish ALL of these things mentioned, that we've been used to doing, in the last few years, we have been needing to work extra hard... at the beginning of this Summer, I noticed our  donations were down a lot more than in previous years at the same time, and we would not have enough points, to complete our usual activities.


:new:
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE DONORS in 2015!!! We did it! :faint:
You're ALL amazing! AND we truly appreciate the extra help as wish fulfillments from those at:
 dAWishingWell :icondawishingwell: Founder: Stygma :iconstygma: :heart:




:icongrouphugplz: Admins. for Unframed-Nature! :icongrouphugplz:

We decided we will still look for new Admins.

:note: If you would be interested in becoming a part of our wonderful Admin. Team
PLEASE NOTE ME, TeaPhotography.

You may want to LOOK at our APPLICATION, first, and answer as many questions as you want, or feel like answering.
It's MUCH MORE INFORMAL than it looks- really! :nod: :aww:
It just gives us an idea, as well, as you, our potentially newest Admin., a general idea of things. :aww:
 
Administrator Application for Unframed-NatureUnframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
Introduction
Before you apply, please know that volunteering for a large and active group here on dA, such as Unframed-Nature is a real and true commitment, which will take up some of your time on at least a weekly basis, maybe more.
Unframed-Nature is special in many ways, but from an Administrative view point, it is very special because we have always had good luck with our current Administrators, most of which have been with the Group, as Administrators, for a very long time.
We are a very friendly Team, both with each other, and with the Members, as well. This means when we do have to decline works, we do give a reason, and we are friendly about it.  It means, that upon occasion if there is something that we disagree about within the Admin. Team, we disagree nic


:note: Obviously you do NOT have to be qualified in every area, AT ALL, to become a part of the Team!
I certainly am not! :giggle:

:thanks: :heart: :thanks:

Thank you to all of our current Admins., for such willingness to be so helpful! :heart:

:iconlookoutplz: FAQ Sheet for 2016 :iconlookoutplz:

COMING SOON!
(I don't foresee too many changes, I dont think... :aww: )

COMMUNITY GROUPS, WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT!
:heart: Feel free to check them out, you'll be glad you did! :heart:

:icondawishingwell: :icondevnews: :icondeviantheart:



Other AWESOME Groups, Founded by our own ADMINS., HERE!


:iconfractal-love: Founder: :iconannissina:
donate here: Fractal-Love-Points :thanks:

:icondogsoftheworld: and :iconcome-one-come-all:
Founder: :iconlacedshadowdiamond:

:iconflowerspassion: Founder: :iconkeziamara:

:iconbirds-and-blooms: and :iconnature-showcase:
and :iconworld-of-wildlife: Founder: :iconsublime-feline:

:iconnatureshaven: donate here: NaturesHaven-Pts :thanks:
and :icongreatwildlifeartists: Founder: :iconancient--one:



Dear Fellow-Admins.,
If I have missed any of you, who are working as a FOUNDER of another GROUP,
PLEASE DO let me know! :heart:



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:trophy: Affiliate Groups’ CONTEST WINNERS! :trophy:


:star: IF you are an AFFILIATE GROUP, and you have a CONTEST you'd like us to PROMOTE, send us a GROUP NOTE, and we will PROMOTE it on our FRONT PAGE, LEFT-SIDE!
If you also want us to FEATURE the Winners, please tell us that also by NOTE, and send us the WINNERS, when the CONTEST is OVER.
:nod:

Winners are featured in this section of these types of Articles.
:heart:

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Thank-you by KmyGraphic

Thank you ALL,
Members and hard working Admins. alike!

ThankYou by KmyGraphic

:star: A real and special :heart:HEART-FELT:heart: THANK YOU goes out to my fellow-Admins., who are working really hard helping and supporting our group here, and those especially keeping it GLUED together on a daily or regular basis!
(I truly, do not know what I would do without these Admins. :no: )

They honestly do an impressive job!
:clap::clap::clap::clap:

I do love our whole TEAM, and anything that anyone can do, at ANY time! :nod:

:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:


We, at Unframed-Nature wish for you to have a marvelous HOLIDAY SEASON, and NEW YEAR 2016!


We look forward to seeing more of your FABULOUS work, when we RE-OPEN in the JANUARY of 2016!- (meanwhile, enjoy the theme folder... )

:iconstars-plz:

:icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz:

:snowflake::snowflake::snowflake::snowflake::snowflake::snowflake::snowflake:

Winter by Digithalie

:iconblowkissteaplz:
Tea :iconteaphotography:
Your Team Leader


WishingWell Weekly, Ed. 148

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 11:31 PM


:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Welcome to WishingWell Weekly :iconspreadmoreloveplz:

:star: LAST CHANCE TO READ THIS: Month Hopper News: November/December
VERY Important NEWS!

:iconcatlaplz: :dance: :iconcatlaplz: :dance: :iconcatlaplz:

Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Visitors,

    
WELCOME TO dAWishingWell!

:icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz:

Many Wondrous Things Happening Here!

:pussypompoms: by spongee0990 :pussypompoms: by spongee0990 :pussypompoms: by spongee0990


:eyes: CHECK IT OUT, "Fishing for Wishes":
Fishing for Wishes 15.12.2
Please DO Comment if you help, we would really appreciate it so much! Thank you! :love:


:eyes: YAY :w00t: "The Wishing Jar":
The Wishing Jar 15.12.2
Please DO Comment if you help, we would really love your help, if you could! Thanks so much! :love:


:eyes: And See "Wish Fondue":
Wish Fondue 15.12.2
Comment if you help, please and thank you, kindly! :love:

:eyes: AND, Check Out, "Wishing Upon a Star":
Wishing Upon a Star 15.12.1
If you help, please comment, and thank you so much! :love:

:eyes:  "Tuesday Treats!" is always exciting! :excited:
Tuesday Treats: From One to the Next
:note: It's always a super fun topic! :w00t:

:eyes: Let's not forget:
"Weekend Fun!!"
Weekend Fun
Great Info. Here. :rose:

And...
:icongrouphugplz: WELCOME :new: NEW MEMBERS! "Thursday Greets!" :clap:
Thursday Greets
:handshake: :highfive: :handshake:


:icongiveroseplz: BIG Thank You's :icongiveroseplz:
:iconcuterainbowplz: Thank you to everyone who has been supporting this group, in a variety of ways, such as through your donation of POINTS :points:, HERE: TheWishingWidget, promoting us in your Profile Journals, Group Journals, participating in our various Group Activities, Commenting on our other very Special Features that we have, and :+fav:'ing the work that we are sharing with you, AND

:star:ANYTHING to do with helping to make dA wishes come true!:star:

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

This is all VERY IMPORTANT support and participation, and we are truly grateful for all of it!

Most recent POINT & Good Deeds Feature:
:new: November Good DeedsTuesday Treats | Thursday Greets | Weekend Fun | WishingWell Weekly
Points Donators
This is a feature for everyone who donated to our point collection account TheWishingWidget :la:
:points: All the points donated are used to grant wishes. :points:
If you would like to be featured in the next update please donate to TheWishingWidget
"Anonymous" donors are not featured but we thank them just as well. :heart:
500+ :points:
:iconevesoderlundofficial: EveSoderlundOfficial 677 :points:

100+ :points:
:iconmanajiwinp: manajiwinp 250 :points:
:new:
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO DONATED POINTS TO OUR POINTS WIDGET,
and to THOSE WHO HELPED MAKE WISHES COME TRUE!!
:iconspreadmoreloveplz::iconspreadmoreloveplz::iconspreadmoreloveplz:

:icongrouphugplz::iconpinklilyplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :icongrouphugplz:

:icontreasurechestplz: The Treasure Chest, #53 :icontreasurechestplz:



"The Treasure Chest"- truly OUTSTANDING work, found from around dA from Active Deviants, any genre, with 299 faves or less.
:eager: :eager: :eager:

THE TREASURE CHEST!
:icontreasurechestplz:

The Horn by author-AdornoGate to Pan's Garden by deskridgeStation by FerdinandLadera

Blue elfcup by Oniroidautumnal fruits by Attila-GMissing you by SeaWhisper

Two by Dryas-juasFall in love. by MemuiiPeach Rose by prancingdeer722

Ziegfeld  girl by SueJOOnly The Winds by T00xicpandaClearing by Oniendra-Stocks

Heavy Skys by Uk-snapshotsChildren Of A Lesser God - VIII by InayatShahACEO #117: Stars by MTToto

ChadPops' Working Girls Set 19 by AnastasiaCatrisLu be brave by WindklangWild poppies by Xantosia

New visitor in Town by ZeeShiKingTiny winter night by UszatyArbuz

Santa Paws II by Aventine-ImagesCandy Cane Kitten by Katerina-Art



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This Big World is Made of Small DetailsRuthless beings seek domination,
Of fellow humans, beasts and soil.
Their acts are an abomination,
As lesser people slave and toil.
Laying waste Earth's every resource,
Seizing control of all far and near.
Leaving good citizens no recourse,
But to fight them, or cower in fear.
As wars are waged and enemies fall,
Some selfish men believe they are kings. 
When we turn our eyes to what is small,
We see that life is made of such things.
Go put a smile upon someone's face.
Watch the ants march as they work together.
Give children your love, and a warm embrace.
These special moments won't last forever.
Let the telescope rest; Space will always be there.
Take a macro-lens look at the tiny details.
Think biggest is best? Of small things we should care.
Observe the raindrops, and ladybugs and snails.
The world will not allow humankind to rule.
This small but crucial detail should be taught in school.
Untitled2 by Ancient--OneLong shadows by Miarath

Inverted by NoelleMBrooksPainting with a fine brush by LordLJCornellPhotosCommission - Jack Russell Terrier by Captured-In-Pencil

Flowered Heart by Lust0fADeeperPainHappy Birthday dark-beam by Undead-AcademyGlacial lagoon by janapka

Pink flowers by DoraVavrovaHerbstwald by BibwueAt The Shore by MarcoHeisler

Lullaby of dead leaves by NarcissaForsworthSnail Tree by offermoordCome a little bit closer by plumita1

frozen by IngeloreIncredible Petals II by miincdesignIs this what heaven tastes? by leamatte

Go Green by Sublime-FelineDeadheads by berguntyMechanical Worm by pillemaster

Dia de los Muertos by RalucaFratealittle bearded dragon by cacharotheverglow by catch---22

A Moon Zaphire Birthday by rsiphotographyAstersummer by Ophelia-YvaineThe Announcement by richmel1

Blue umbrella and a cat by sanderusLa vie en rose by awesome43Alive. by OliviaMichalski

Floral Nymph 4  by LindArtzUF Today Is Red by chetjeBlue Postman on Blue Porterweed by TheSleepyRabbit

Cat and town by Mari-Ghostly:P by DelarizBirdy by AlivBonano

Space inside by OlggahColorful Sweets by MarthaTumaDecember Desktop by DragonsChest

Ice Storm Bokeh by davincipoppalagSending Your Way A Guardian Angel by DeviantTeddine




If you would like to participate in "The Treasure Chest" feature, simply refer to the criteria above, and IF you are an Admin., Member, or Friend of dAWishingWell you may feel free to suggest, UP to three deviations you feel are worthy of being found in the Treasure Chest.

All you have to do, is place the thumbcode or link of the deviation, in a comment below. And that's it! :w00t:

Yes, this is for the work of someone else, besides yours, in this type of activity. :XD:
Just please remember, that "three" is a MAX number. One is fine- and please don't suggest more than three... per week! :la:

:note: A Question came up: Yes, the intent is ONE work of Art, per ONE Artist each. So three different Artists featured, at the most, with one work each.

Thank you!!!! :love:

The following  EIGHT (8) Members and Friends of The Well, helped by suggesting the first 18 works!!

:iconcoastbeachartist: :iconclu-art: :icontinylaughs:
:iconsublime-feline: :iconlilith-the-5th: :iconuszatyarbuz:
:icondaniellemwilliams: :icondeb-e-ann:



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:iconhappybirthdaycakeplz:

WEEKLY BIRTHDAYS!

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Please keep an EYE :eyes: out for our next weekly wishing and feature articles and events to participate in- as they are outlined and summarized in the top portion of this weekly news article!

:iconwhiteflowerplz:
As you can see... Lots of really beautiful things happen here in our group!
Check back every day!
:iconloveitsignplz:

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Thank you so much to Members and Staff Alike! :thanks:
We, at dAWishingWell would like to WISH all of our Members, Watchers, Visitors,
a Dazzling DECEMBER!
Butterfly love by Nina1love1

:iconstars-plz:

:iconblowkissteaplz:, Tea





WishingWell Weekly Ed. 147

Mon Dec 7, 2015, 5:48 PM


:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Welcome (back) to WishingWell Weekly :iconspreadmoreloveplz:


:iconcatlaplz: :dance: :iconcatlaplz: :dance: :iconcatlaplz:

Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Visitors,

    
WELCOME TO dAWishingWell!

:icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz:

:star: PLEASE MAKE SURE, YOU HAVE READ THIS:
Month Hopper News: November/DecemberDecember Wishes
For now on, every wish received will be featured in December. It will leave time for the admins to write the last November journals and it will also avoid confusion with wishes. The Showcase will remains, with November wishes, until Monday. Don't forget to note the group with your new wish for December. Forever wishes don't have to be renewed but they must be changed at least every 6 months.
:rudolph: December will be a short month to allow our admins to take their Holiday break! You'll have until December 17 to send your wish!

We now have options about being featured! You can choose one of those options. If you don't mention any specification, the admins will select themselves the art to feature, as usual.
If you don't want your art to be featured with your wish, please add "Do not feature my art" in yo


Many Wondrous Things Happening Here!

:pussypompoms: by spongee0990 :pussypompoms: by spongee0990 :pussypompoms: by spongee0990


:eyes: CHECK IT OUT, "Fishing for Wishes":
Fishing for Wishes 15.12.1
Please DO Comment if you help, we would really appreciate it so much! Thank you! :love:


:eyes: YAY :w00t: "The Wishing Jar":
The Wishing Jar 15.12.1
Please DO Comment if you help, we would really love your help, if you could! Thanks so much! :love:


:eyes: And See "Wish Fondue":
Wish Fondue 15.11.3
Comment if you help, please and thank you, kindly! :love:

:eyes: AND, Check Out, "Wishing Upon a Star":
Wishing Upon a Star 15.11.3
If you help, please comment, and thank you so much! :love:

:eyes:  "Tuesday Treats!" is always exciting! :excited:
Tuesday Treats: Yellow
:note: It's always a super fun topic! :w00t:

:eyes: Let's not forget:
"Weekend Fun!!"
Weekend Fun
Great Info. Here. :rose:

And...
:icongrouphugplz: WELCOME :new: NEW MEMBERS! "Thursday Greets!" :clap:
Thursday Greets
:handshake: :highfive: :handshake:


:icongiveroseplz: BIG Thank You's :icongiveroseplz:
:iconcuterainbowplz: Thank you to everyone who has been supporting this group, in a variety of ways, such as through your donation of POINTS :points:, HERE: TheWishingWidget, promoting us in your Profile Journals, Group Journals, participating in our various Group Activities, Commenting on our other very Special Features that we have, and :+fav:'ing the work that we are sharing with you, AND

:star:ANYTHING to do with helping to make dA wishes come true!:star:

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

This is all VERY IMPORTANT support and participation, and we are truly grateful for all of it!

Most recent POINT & Good Deeds Feature:
:new: November Good DeedsTuesday Treats | Thursday Greets | Weekend Fun | WishingWell Weekly
Points Donators
This is a feature for everyone who donated to our point collection account TheWishingWidget :la:
:points: All the points donated are used to grant wishes. :points:
If you would like to be featured in the next update please donate to TheWishingWidget
"Anonymous" donors are not featured but we thank them just as well. :heart:
500+ :points:
:iconevesoderlundofficial: EveSoderlundOfficial 677 :points:

100+ :points:
:iconmanajiwinp: manajiwinp 250 :points:
:new:
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO DONATED POINTS TO OUR POINTS WIDGET,
and to THOSE WHO HELPED MAKE WISHES COME TRUE!!
:iconspreadmoreloveplz::iconspreadmoreloveplz::iconspreadmoreloveplz:

:icongrouphugplz::iconpinklilyplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :icongrouphugplz:

:icontreasurechestplz: The Treasure Chest, #52 :icontreasurechestplz:



"The Treasure Chest"- truly OUTSTANDING work, found from around dA from Active Deviants, any genre, with 299 faves or less.
:eager: :eager: :eager:

THE TREASURE CHEST!
:icontreasurechestplz:

Reminder of Summer.... by Tigles1ArtistryThe things he lost. by vexnirNew OC - Abriel by WatermelonBeach

Black Cat by Kajennahalloween 2014 by Humble-BumbleMagic Cat by Kajenna

+ Swim the Moon + by ShePaintsWithBloodDual by sighthoundladyShadow Man 4 by SavageSinister

Brume by sergejbagGrisaille by ManuelAdrianzenMorning fog by JoachimL

Midna by fridouwWolf cover by OlggahCM: Last smile by EllirhShaan



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ScopeFilm by Ancient--OneThe eyes of my Heart by SheilaBrinsonEncounter by AnnMarieBone

The Sound Of Harris by StephenJohnSmithRed dahlia by VerenSkyd i s s o l u t i o n  7325 by pesterle

Green cat's eye by Yanagi-no-YumeLandscape by Radan22The Sky is the Limit by PassionAndTheCamera

Pinewood - acrylic painting on canvas by DoodleWithGlueGunmuss i denn by EintoeRnHopes and dreams by gigi50

Autumn II by AndaelentariSleeping Beauty Castle CSS BKG by WDWParksGalBarwne Cyganki by stokrotas

Folklore by allthenightlongDance by LORETANA