Hello and Thank You to Anyone who has a chance to read my journal.
1. NEW- GIFTS
2. NEW- Short Personal Note
3. NEW- Special Groups & Other Special Info.
4. NEW- Extra [EXTRA!] Special Thank You's!
5. NEW- Said & Did Features, Plus B-Day Features
6. NEW- 107th Special Random Feature!!
7. NEW- Special Edition Feature: "La Tour Eiffel"
8. NEW- Treasure Chest Features- Profile Page, Left-Side...
I know time is very precious. I'm think I'm running behind, more than is usual, and it's far into January, by now.
But I think you can still send out wishes for the new year, through the end of January!
I do wish for you ALL, a wonderful 2013, full of many good things!
I hope the rest of January is Joyful, and...
that you will have a Fabulous February, as well!
I won't be here to make a Profile Journal in February.
[See Personal Note...] GIFTS
Thank you to my very kind friend Melinda
I adore this image so much, and the thoughtfulness behind it. The story about it is very sentimental for me.
Please visit her wonderful work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my sweet friend Benita
How beautiful and refreshing! Plus, I really appreciate the intent behind it.
Please visit her awesome work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my wonderful friend Teresa
Truly fantastic pieces, full of much joy and cheer- the latter so delightful, quaint, and peaceful.
Please visit her fabulous work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my very good and long-time friend Sam
What a delightful and peaceful feeling, the way I appreciate the holidays. The words of such thoughtfulness with this, truly moved me.
Please visit her amazing work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my lovely and long-time friend Mia
Just love it, it's so creative, and I appreciated the wishes!
Please visit her fantastic work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my dear friend and brother Mel
Absolutely lovely, and full of hope! I appreciate this, and all the kindness!
Please visit his outstanding work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my sweet friend Tina
How totally precious is this? And perfect for "new beginnings"!
Please visit her beautiful work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my wonderful friend Samii
I adore this, and it's so well done! Plus, I appreciated the wishes!
Please visit her wonderful work HERE: [link]
Thank you so much to those who gifted me PM's & Points & Snailmail over the Holidays!!!
It is amazing generosity, to say the least! Other Types of Gifts!
Thank you to my dear friend Kitty
for the honour of being her
first FEATURED MEMBER OF THE MONTH at her new and very lovely group:
SPOTLIGHT & SHOWCASE--TeaPhotography
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT TEA
Tea, of Tea Photography, has been working in the Arts in some kind of realm since she was a child.
She was a ballet dancer for six years, and learned some of a couple other dance forms, too.
She has played mostly piano, and clarinet since childhood, learned less of a couple others, but especially loved what little she gleaned from guitar in her older years.
Additionally, in her older years, she became heavily involved with Martial Arts, specifically Kemscrima-Doh. Black belt certification was eventually earned. It is a beautifully
Please do feel free to check out this really beautiful group:
I love it, and I think you will, too!
Thank you to my good friend Mike
for the honour of being December's Member of the Month
in his awesome and fun group:
December's "Artist of the Month":icongrafoplzleftyyum:HAPPY NEW YEAR PEOPLES!:icongrafoplzleftyyum:
I just want to say what a pleasure it has been to head :iconmanip-your-music: this past year and here's to 2013 may it be full of song :iconyaynessplz:
Take a look at some of her awesome work here:
Please go and congratulate her
Just to remind everybody- You are all special in this group
chosen by creativemikey
If you don't know this group, you really should! So, come check it out:
I have been proud to be a part of this wonderful group, as a Contributor, for a long time now!
Thank you to the wonderful $fourteenthstar
for the following announcement, and all that was put into this:
Seniority Announcements - January 2013
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
This is a humbling honour in which I seem unable to express with the right words to reflect my feelings.
I've been on dA for nearly five years... I just know this is a rather unique surprise for me.
I do want to also thank those involved with suggesting or nominated me... it is absolutely beyond kind and generous, that anyone would think of me.
I also appreciate #dAWishingWell
for their ongoing instrumental efforts in this area, with the monthly nomination journals, and with helping to fulfill the wishes of those who actually make the wish to become a Senior.I want to CONGRATULATE all of the other new Seniors!! I am even more humbled when I realize what great deviants they are! Personal NOTE
I will be away for much of February. I will be traveling by plane from here in Oregon to the southern most part of Arizona.
My mom is having her 3rd back surgery.
This time they will be placing a rod through the full length of her spine, from tailbone to neck.
It is also worrisome, because with her past back surgeries, she has had trouble coming out of the anesthesia, due to the heart conditions she's had since her twenties, and this 3rd back surgery is far more involved and invasive, and will take much longer- about five hours! So she'll need to be under the anesthesia a LOT longer.
But, if she does not have the surgery, she'll be in a wheel chair, permanently, in less than a year, and she doesn't want to do that.
She's living in constant pain with her back, both legs, and both hips, and they hope this may help at least 50%, and prevent being wheelchair bound.
I am going there to take care of her for about two weeks, and to relieve my dad, who will care for her immediately.
It will be difficult for him, given his own issues, so I will be there to take over.
My last day on dA will be: Monday, February 4th
and I plan to return on: Thursday, February 21st
But, depending on how things are going, I MIGHT
be able to check dA once or twice while
I am there. But I won't be able to do anything major, like work on any news articles, or projects- but perhaps check notes, deviations, other messages, and see how my groups are going, IF that. So, we'll see.
Obviously, my mom and my purpose for being there is priority. Special Groups & Info.!
My Main Group of #Unframed-Nature
re-opened on Jan. 8th!
We have some changes, which we hope will be very positive both for our Members, and in general!
I think it's very exciting!
Our Most Recent News Article & Feature:
December's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature and NEWS!Welcome to December 2012’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support!
Since the beginning of January 2012, we’ve grown just over 1,500 Members!
That means, in one year, we’ve grown between 125 and 150 Members per month!
So, a GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
Thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting to our Group for a long time now. Without you, we wouldn’t be here. :aww:
Thank you to ALL of the ADMINISTRATORS who helped me with this Group Article by voting on this monthly event!
We usually have an ALL-MEMBERSHIP voting, as we believe this is the Group's Group, but once in a while, we will have a few months during the year, where only the Admins. vote.
We completely appre
Our NEXT Theme is the February:"Heart-Shaped Nature"
You can read all about in the above news article or...
directly inside the Submitting folder, HERE: [link]
It opens: Feb. 1, 2013
Also if ever you might be interested in becoming a part of the ADMIN. TEAM at our Group,
Administrator Application for Unframed-Nature#Unframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at #Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
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
And remember, that each item listed in the application section is NOT a requirement, but as a whole, we are simply assessing what might be known by the applicant.
Also our Group's Points
Account is HERE: ~Unframed-Nature-PTS
Thank you to ALL, who have donated so far!
#SolutionsSanctuary Have you ever wanted to be part of the SOLUTION??
This might be the Group for you!
Check out a couple of News Articles:
Daily Deviation Suggestion Drive!Back By Popular Demand!
In January of 2012, the community was challenged by `thorns to do something about their complaints on dA. Thus was born this very group! But before the group, it was just a fledgling idea on `Kneeling-Glory's account that began with a DD Suggestion Contest. The results of that contest were overwhelming. And so, under the prodding of quite a few Community Volunteers, we're going to do it again!
UPDATE: Less than 1 week in and we've already got 100 suggested DDs and 2 accepted suggestions!! Keep up the great work guys and gals. Please remember that you need to leave a link to every deviation you suggest in this journa
Membership is open to everyone, and all requests are automatically approved. Keep in mind that through March 31st we're running a membership drive. Details are here!
Our gallery is still under construction, check back soon for more details about submissions.
Our favorites gallery will be reserved for helpful articles and tutorials from around deviantART. Check back soon for more details!
Every month we will offer prizes for various activities, contests, prompts, etc. We'
This great educational group about "The Love of All Dog Breeds"
has been on dA for a long while now!
They also support animal adoptions, in general!
!RARE! Breed of the Month 2012 RecapInfo, Rules & Guidelines || The F A Q || The List of Targeted Breeds
The Complete Member List || RARE! BotM Features || stopBSL on FaceBook
Recap of Previous !RARE! Breed of the Month Features of 2012
The year is about to end, and so will our !RARE! Breed of the Month features... at least only until January, then we start right back up again with new breeds, new information, new facts and new photos! I hope you all enjoyed this passed year's RBotM features, I hope you found them informative and fun for your reading pleasure, and I
Featuring January's !RARE! Breed of the MonthInfo, Rules & Guidelines || The F A Q || The List of Targeted Breeds
The Complete Member List || RARE! BotM Features || stopBSL on FaceBook
Welcome to Our !RARE! Breed of the Month Feature!
2011 !RARE! Breed of the Month Recap
2012 !RARE! Breed of the Month Recap
Featuring January’s !RARE! Breed of the Month
Also, from the Founder, and my friend, Sass Operation TNR
KITTENS in NEED:
You can also find out more about them on their official site:[link]
Thank you to those who've helped or spread the news in any way.
They do continue to need help!
This awesome group is holding a great year-long project:"ART FOR TREES"
Art for Trees - project:iconspringtree-1plz::iconspringtree-2plz::iconspringtree-3plz::iconspringtree-4plz::iconspringtree-4pl5:
"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverb
Trees are important, valuable and necessary to our very existence. It's not too hard to believe that, without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. Trees are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and salts out of the earth and lift them up to the leaves, sometimes over 400 ft above. By means of photosynthesis the leaves combine the water and salts with carbon dioxide from the air to produce the nutrients which feed the tree. In this process, as well as wood, trees create many chemicals, seeds and fruit of great utility to man. Trees also remove carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, from
Also, the Founder and my friend Mirach,
is holding a game! WIN POINTS
sifro. - solve the codes and win points! Dec/24/2012 We have a next winner! It's =WintersRead, winning 306 points!
Nov/11/2012 - The second winner is =nuvak! He generously refused the point reward, so there is still a lot of points in the pool for the next winner!
Oct/12/2012 - We have the first winner! It's *ninquetari, who wins 475 points!
The easy day was yesterday! Today, the game begins! And It's just in time for dA's birthday!
First cipher: http://sta.sh/013oovslpt00
Submitting system: http://blazing-galaxy-3308.herokuapp.com/
to participate, you need do one (or both) of the two following things:
a) donate points into the pool on my front page (they are points solely for the prizes in this game) - you can donate any number of points, starting at 1, if you didn't already
b) post a journal about this game
(c) or at least this journal, if you really don't
This is a positive Group spinning the world of dA NEWS your way!
Check out these recent news articles, found in this wonderful group:
Fella's Film Contest!It's not long to go until the deadline for Fella's Film Contest! If you'd like to submit your film creations, remember that although the contest began on 5th January, you are welcome to submit films which were made BEFORE that date too. So if you have awesome film in your gallery that's 3 minutes long or less, you're welcome to submit it now! Here's all the original info for the contest...
Fella would like to invite you to be a part of a new contest, one that looks at a medium that is often overlooked on deviantART, Film.
Since before the 1900s film has been a part of people's lives. Today, feature films are created with huge budgets in mass of $200 Million+. But, often times short films, which do not get seen as much in the United States (but are more readily available in some other countries) are some of the most impressive films.
We would like to invite you to make a short film. All the details are below, so get on it!
Submission of film on d
Did You Know? - Browser Scripts, Notes Icons
Keep your eyes
open for what's next!
Not only does The Well help grant dA wishes, but we host
various weekly and also, monthly events:
Besides our ongoing weekly and monthly events, like..."TUESDAY TREATS"
Tuesday Treats: Resolutions!... hmmm, do I resolve to succeed or fail? ... "WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY"
Do you write resolutions for the new year? Do you keep them, toss them or find ways to edit them so you can finish them? If you don't make resolutions, why not? Find a deviation (or create a journal) that shows what you resolve to do in 2013 and link it in a comment on this blog! One deviation per member please. Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have the best day ever!
Last time, we discovered some yummy cravings!
Have a suggestion? Just send the group a note with subject of Tuesday Treats Suggestion!
Wonderful Wednesday and YouHello Dear Members, Watchers and Visitors
It's the middle of the week again
Share the artistic talents of your watchers or friends
Here is what you can do to help promote your watchers or friends:
* Visit your watchers or friends list and pick one from the list you would like to share.
* Visit your chosen deviants gallery and pick one deviation from their gallery.
* Copy the deviation link and paste the link into the comments of this blog.
Next: Tell us "Why the chosen deviant and deviation is Wonderful?"
Example deviation: the deviation reminds me of bright and sunny day.
Example deviant: the deviant is always positive, kind and friendly.
Please remember to leave a comment and link to this blog on your friends or
watchers profile page, by doing so they will know you are helping them
gain exposure in a very positive way
All of it gets reported in..."WISHING WELL WEEKLY"
WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print JAN. Nomimations
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats |
The Noms: January Resolutions & February Peak!The Noms
Get your fill!
The Special in January
January starts a new month and a NEW YEAR! Happy 2013 everyone! Lots of people make resolutions at the beginning of the new year to help them on their way to becoming a better person in so many ways! Some people want to be kinder, thinner, healthier, funner, happier, richer and more! What kinds of New Year Resolutions have you made? We want to know!
Coming up in February!!!
February is all about sharing the love and giving back! #deviantHEART, a group we are affiliated with whose goal is to "Promote Positivity," is hosting an event, "14 Days of Features" (courtesy of one of their amazing admins, `Infinite-Heart!). Starting on Feb 1st, you can check out different features such as 14 kinds of Chocolates, 14 Different Smiles, 14 Ways to say I Love You, and more! And on Day 14 (Valentine's Day), there will be a huge feature on what YOU think of LOVE! No need to join the
A Group about Love and Positivity!
Here's some great things to take note of:
I LOVE: Now ClosedThis project is now closed. Please look forward to other great #deviantHEART projects!
February Top 2 LOVE HAPPENS
Happy New Year, Updates, and News! Happy New Year Heartists!
It is a new year with some fun new ideas being passed around! `LostKitten has launched our Intern Program, we are trying to get back in gear with more frequent chat events, and we have a need for a new Special Project!
Have a Special Project?
Each year, #deviantHEART takes on a couple group initiatives and one special project. From last year, we are rolling over a couple of our own initiatives plus continuing to partner with some great positive and giving groups! We have also added another new Initiative, with two slots still available and are in need of a new Special Project for 2013. Initiatives are things that may or may not take the entire year to complete. They may require point donations, critiquing/comments, features, etc. They must be positive and showcase what our group is all about.
A Special Project, however
A wonderful and pet friendly group!
To help this lovely group finally become a SuperGroup,
consider donating POINTS
Thank you so much to those who donate
Other Great Active Groups to Consider Joining,
and participating in their awesome activities! Very Interesting Contests Being Held By A Couple of Friends!
is organizing a very wonderful contest about "changing the world for the better"!
I love this idea! Read more about it HERE:
Welcome 2013 with Open ArmsHappy New year to those celebrating now. i know there are more than a few who have a new year at other times of the year.
well its a new dawn, a new day. and i am preparing a contest, with a real prize for the winner. so to give you all a head start, its all about changing the world for the better. what do you feel is wrong with this world, and how would you change it. this contest is about a designing posters and banners and well, anything you would use in a campaign/protest. and a detailed writing about how you would go about making these changes to the world.
now, to justify me giving out this premium membership, i need a load of people submitting. there will be one campaign per deviant, so spread the word. get people thinking and planning. i want to see people making a change to the world this year. instead of wishing someone else would.
so what is it that angers you about this world, killing endangered animals, animal testing, war, famin, homelessness, third world poverty, guns, c
is hosting a contest to redraw one of her digital works in your own style and skill.
It sounds really cool! Read more about it HERE: The South Coast Humane Society
here, on the SW Coast of Oregon continues to keep me very busy... I do the photoshoots of their animals for adoptions for "Adopt-a-Pets" and "Pets-of-the-Week" for the newspapers, plus I work on the photos for the animals and upload them to their page at Petfinder.com. The same photos go their fb page. I share SOME, of these same photos with you here on dA!
It's always busy! The Shelter Project! Info. From The TWO ANNIVERSARY
The Shelter Project: Two Year Anniversary!Special Edition News Article:
HAPPY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY to "The Shelter Project"
:iconlovetigerplz: :iconwalkingcatplz::icondoggyplz::iconblack-kittenplz::iconlilplz: :iconlovetigerplz:
:iconhurrahplz: As of this month of August, "The Shelter Project" is TWO Years Old! :iconhurrahplz:
~~ Intro., Purpose of Article, History, and Info. ~~
Welcome to The TWO Year Anniversary of "The Shelter Project"- http://teaphotography.deviantart.com/gallery/2537930!
EVERYONE is welcome to be here, to be a part of the celebration, to learn more about this project and why it continues to be so important, and find out all about those here on dA who have even made this worthy cause even possible as something to participate in, right here on deviantART!
Truly the MAIN PURPOSE of this News Article is to give thanks and gratitude to ALL of the outstanding AFFILIATES of "The Shelter Project", as THEY are the ones who have made this
Thank you so much to everyone for all the truly outstanding support of this project during its FIRST TWO YEARS,
and since then!
It has meant so very much.
REMEMBER- The South Coast Humane Society
DOES welcome The Shelter Project: [link]
as an official fundraiser of theirs.
They are happy to have this, and help of any kind. EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU'S! First of All...
THANK YOU, [AGAIN] to those who have
'd "Part 2"
of THE SHELTER PROJECT,
HERE: The Shelter Project
was presented first, HERE:
I had updated with:
as a SPECIAL Thank-You to ALL dA Affiliates of the Project.
This was the most recent upload which thanks those who purchased during 2012, and gives the total donation amount for 2012:
Thank you to all who continue to
the Project to at least simply spread the word, about helping animals in need.
is a big deal with a project like this, because by
'ing it DOES at least spread the word for a good cause.
The following person/friend/artist, is the NEXT person from dA, who has supported "The Shelter Project"
through actually purchasing a set of greeting cards, all of which were for supporting the animals in need in regard to the project, itself!!!
I can't thank Cecelia
enough for this fabulous support which directly helps the animals in need!
A permanent feature of her work continues to appear on my profile page, as this is her 2nd time to help in this way!
Here is a new feature of her work:An Extra Special Thank You
to the Following Artists and Groups who have recently featured for the FIRST time, or re-featured The Shelter Project
on their Journals or Profile Page, created something or even donated
on behalf of the project.
Those who CONTINUE to feature, have featured other times before, or also maintain
a Promotion of The Shelter Project
on your Profile Page or Journal- Thank you for your ongoing support.
The names of those who have taken The Shelter Project further in a variety of ways, through their various types of features of the Project,
on behalf of the project, and Purchases DIRECTLY through Tea Photography
© are placed on my Profile Page inside the Custom Box, titled: If Only- The Shelter Project
and are listed in the AFFILIATES
SECTION, because their type/s of support have earned them their official AFFILIATION with this project. Their names, or Group's names are also placed inside,
in the Artist's Comments sections of each one of certain official pieces of associated with The Shelter Project
. This is a permanent status. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS KEPT AND MAINTAINED PROMOTIONS & OF THE SHELTER PROJECT ON THEIR JOURNALS OR PROFILE PAGES! THIS IS MORE THAN I COULD HAVE EVER EXPECTED!
The EXTRA Special THANK-YOU Features for DIRECT PURCHASES,
are also on the Profile Page, on the Left-side.
is there for the OTHER project that we worked on together, where she sponsored the 5-piece set of framed prints of my images for the Shelter, as asked of me by the manager to donate, HERE: [link]
. While not the same as The Shelter Project, "The Shelter ART Project" STILL went to benefit that SAME Shelter!
are still there, and remain there, for their business AND repeat business of my work.
Repeat business, is not even all that a few of them have done, even though that's the epitome of awesome, and is direct help. But the repeat & ongoing promotions on the Journals and Profile Pages of Philippe, Jocelyne, Cheryl, Dana, Cecelia, Sandy, and Teresa, is phenomenal.
They have worked so hard to help promote, in addition to their purchases. I never could have imagined, not just awesome customers, but as if partners, throughout this whole Project.