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 over 800 Members!
That means, in about 7 months, we’ve grown an average of over 100 Members a 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.
For JUNE, we had a special Administrators’ CHOICE Month for the Monthly voting, which sometimes happens a few months out of the year, when things become extra busy for me, and just over HALF of them helped me with this, and
I thank these wonderful Admins. who helped with this, SO MUCH!
And Dear Members, PLEASE feel free to come back to vote again as usual for JULY’S TOP SUBMISSIONS!
We do love the COMPLETE Membership Voting process.
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 art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!
Without further ado...
Please Enjoy The Voted Top Submissions of JUNE 2012.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SELECTED IN JUNE.
[ Each section/folder has a small group, at the VERY TOP, where those had received just slightly more votes. They will be moved to the Featured Folder.
The others are in no particular order.]
From: Birds, Invertebrates, Aquatics, Amphibians, Reptiles
From: Wild Animals
From: Domestic MAMMALS
From: Nature Much Closer
From: All ‘Scapes
Re-Featured From: “The Group’s Donors’ Folder”
Our Group’s MEMBERS of THE MONTH
Thank you to these long time fabulous Members who have been loyal to our Group in various ways- submitting their work, voting each month, and supporting our Group in other ways, too. We are very grateful to them for all they do and being an awesome part of our Group here!
Our Group’s MOST Recent Donors of POINTS
And for DONATING Directly to our last BIG Contest: "Baby Nature"
An Extra Special Thank You to Our Judges!
Thank you so much to the wonderful judges who were able to take the time, and had the difficult task of
judging our recent BIG Contest: "Baby Nature"
The Awakening Moon by *BrightStar2
[Of course, now that this is over, feel FREE to join our Group, as we would LOVE to have you! ]
Thank you to EVERYONE, both individuals and groups who featured this Contest:
Thank you to EVERYONE, both individuals and groups who promoted this Contest:
If I have missed ANYONE, I DO apologize, and please let me know, so I can add you to this
Thank you ALL of the Admins., of %Unframed-Nature who worked so hard on this contest, and during the contest!
I wish I could give ALL of the above a feature also, but it would be near physically impossible for me to do that.
Thanks for understanding!
Promoted to Moderator
Thank you so much J-L. We appreciate everything!
Jaswand by ~ShirimasenAnticipation by ~ShirimasenCaligo by ~Shirimasen
Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS!
Our Group’s: JULY THEME
"Nature in Black and White"
Begins: In Progress- About 10 days left!
ENDS: JULY 31
Read for the RULES, right inside THE SUBMITTING FOLDER:
1st - 125 & Big Feature
2nd - 75 & Big Feature
Two Runners Up - 20 EACH, and Feature
All from %Unframed-Nature
Anyone promoting this July Theme/Mini-Contest, is appreciated.
Thank you to our wonderful affiliate for publishing and promoting our JULY THEME!
Our Group’s Upcoming THEMES
September- "Reflections in Nature"
Our Group's NEXT BIG CONTEST
October- Likely some Autumn Theme!
SuperGroup renewal is in December!
We have begun to kindly ask for POINTS again for our group, because after our recent BIG Contest, we will need to build back up, A LOT, to help especially with the BIG ITEMS coming up for the REST OF 2012:
Our annual Autumn Contest.
SuperGroup renewal in December.
We don't want to be rushed at the END of the year, when it's time to renew for SuperGroup.
Plus, we do hold Monthly Themes, most [not all] months, and they are treated as Mini-Contest, with a small amount of Points, from the Group.
The Widget is HERE:
Unframed-Nature's Points Pool by %Unframed-Nature
Any and ALL Donations would be HIGHLY appreciated... and you will read how you will be recognized and rewarded for your kind generosity!
Please NOTE: Since I'm not always on dA, I may NOT see your donation right away, so I can't place your name inside the Donors' Folder right away... but I will do it as soon as I am physically able. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Also, don't forget to STATE in the MEMO, if it is for the Group: %Unframed-Nature
so that I can account for the points properly.
A NEW FOLDER HAS BEEN ADDED CALLED:
“Featured News and Journals of 2012”
I have updated our TOTAL FAQ sheet, with regard to the RULES about this Folder, HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…
[Scroll, to under the other regular folder descriptions... ]
Or, for your convenience, I have placed the RULES to this folder, INSIDE the folder, itself, HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…
It is also possible, Admins., will request some News and Journals, that follow along these lines.
UPDATE: So far, this folder is being used quite successfully!
We are an ALL-Media Group, but NOT all Subjects. MUST be ALL Nature-Related. Read more inside the LINK provided just below.
DO submit your BEST QUALITY work- we are NOT an elitist group, but we DO want your best quality, please!
Do NOT Submit to the “Group DONORS’ Folder”, as it is being used for Group Donors.
DO Submit Birds, Etc. to the folder labeled WITH Birds, Etc., even though most birds are considered “Wild”...
We are MORE strict in 2012, than in 2011, with Architecture and will NOT be allowing nearly as much... We have certain restrictions with humans, bridges, BOATS, etc., as well.
If you have NOT read the COMPLETE “New Folder Descriptions and Rules” feel FREE to do so by going HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…. SCROLL to that section.
OR Rules for each Folder, are right inside of EACH Folder, for your convenience.
Affiliate Groups’ NEWS & CONTESTS
is an awesome wonderful Group!
It’s where “Wishes Can Come True!”
So if you have a dA wish, come check us out!
We also hold and participate in a variety of special and positive activities...
such as: “Tuesday Treats”
Tuesday Treats: COFFEE by %dAWishingWell
and: “Wonderful Wednesday”
Wonderful Wednesday by `JamminJo
which then get featured to, weekly to: “WishingWell Weekly”
WishingWell Weekly by `TeaPhotography
is a positive group spinning the world of dA NEWS your way!
Simply JOIN, to find out what’s going on in the dA world around YOU!
We, our group, of %Unframed-Nature has been featured with them a couple times,
among so many wonderful things reported here... It’s a work of heart.
Latest, June 17th Edition:
DevNews 13th Edition, 2012 by `JamminJo
a group that’s all HEART!
This groups supports positive initiatives and projects around dA,
as well as a variety of positive art and artists. It is a helpful and kind group.
Here is a recent project underway, backed by %deviantHEART
Acts of Random Kindness! by `Hardrockangel
our NEWEST AFFILIATE is hosting its annual
"Staff Appreciation Week"- Aug. 8th- 14th
Last year's event called "The Secret Project"
The Secret Project by `SanguineEpitaph
Please go directly to this Group to read more about it,
Also their most recent update is HERE:
dASAW 2012: Brief Update by `SanguineEpitaph
is hosting a BIG and Year-Long Community Project called:
“Art for Trees”
Read about this wonderful and worthy project HERE:
Art for Trees - project by =MirachRavaia
is hosting a Great CHALLENGE/CONTEST!!
Night Dreams; THEME: Trees at NIGHT!
New Deadline Extension to: JULY 26th!
Night Dreams Winners by %Trees-With-character
is a wonderful Group!
They are having a SURPRISE Mini-Contest: The Big Cats- Close Encounters
Ends: August 9th
For Art that is NOT Photography- Read about it HERE:
Surprise Mini-Contest! :D by %AnimalsofTheWorld
is hosting a Contest with this theme:
Ends: August 5th, 2012
Read about it HERE:
The Animals Went 2-by-2 Is holding a Contest by #TheAnimalsWent2-by-2
WINNERS of AFFILIATES' CONTESTS
From: "Navigating dA"
FIRST with: Getting Started on DeviantART, a Tutorial (Part 1) by `LiliWrites
Second with: da made easy (tutorial) by ~strictlyhandmade
Third with: :thumb304046491:
Please consider using these tutorials, for yourself whether you are NEW to dA or not!
Because they are each very helpful in their own ways!
I know that I will use them by referring new deviantART Members to them, if they should need help.
They are great and helpful tools.
From: "Why You Love Your Pet"
FIRST with: The Dog by ~marinsuslic
Second with: The Face of Evil by =tanikel
Honourable Mentions - in No Order
with: Why do I love my pet by ~Fall-of-rain
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this GREAT Group who is 1 year old, this month of JULY!
From: "Dogs At Play"
FIRST with: joy by ~Polciak
Tied for Second with: Splits by ~quasi-Virtuoso
with: Little But Tough by =PhotographsByBri
Runners-Up, in No Order
with: I See You by ~DemonDogZuko
with: Bestest Friends by ~BlurryShadow
CONGRATS TO ALL!!
Thank you for your attention to our wonderful Affiliates.
Thank you ALL,
Members and hard working Admins. alike!
We, at %Unframed-Nature wish you the VERY BEST during the REST of July!
We look forward to seeing more of your sensational submissions,
as we soon prepare for August.