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"
[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!
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:icondonatepointsgreenplz: To HELP the Group #Unframed-Nature with Contests, Mini-Contests, & Other Activities, that we'll be having during 2012, as well as to Continue our SUPERGROUP Status...
Please, feel free to Donate HERE: Points for the Group Unframed-Nature.
VERY IMPORTANT: When you Donate, PLEASE write in the DONATION MEMO that your Donation is for:
This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, as sometimes points are donated to me for other reasons, but these are considered personal points to me, and I must account for GROUP POINTS, separately from ALL PERSONAL Points.
Your MEMO, takes care of this!
ALL Donors WILL be publicly thanked & recognized.
20 and above will be thanked with features in certain Group Journals and have these pieces moved to The Group Donors' Folder. Then, mont
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: [link]
[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: [link]
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: [link]. 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: COFFEETuesday Treats!
... too tired ... too sleepy ...
So, our internet box is overloaded in the neighborhood, so it is hard to get online in the evenings. Because of that, I have to get up at 4am in the morning to do updates and check messages!! Thank goodness there is coffee! Do you like coffee? What do you use to keep your energy up? I certainly prefer coffee! Find some deviations that depict the ways you get energy throughout the day and link them in a comment on this blog! One deviation per member please. Each submitted deviation will be added to our gallery! Enjoy and have the best day ever!
Last time, right before my vacation, we were fighting a heat wave!!!
Have a suggestion? Just send the group a note with subject of Tuesday Treats Suggestion!
and: “Wonderful Wednesday”
Wonderful WednesdayThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print | Point Features | FAQFAQ
Hello Dear Members, Watchers and Visitors
It's the middle of the week again
:iconAHeartForYou: Time to share the artistic talents of your watchers or friends :iconAHeartForYou:
Here is what you can do to help promote your watchers or friends:
* Visit your watchers or friends list
which then get featured to, weekly to: “WishingWell Weekly”
WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats | Feature Friday | FAQFAQ
:iconcuteheartz: Welcome to WishingWell Weekly :iconcuteheartz:
Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Vi
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, 2012Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors,
Welcome to #DevNews 13th Edition, 2012.
Our aim is to bring you a collection of news articles, contest, features
and more from around deviantART Please do add this article to your
collection and share with your watchers and friends
The Staff and Admins of #DevNews have teamed up to bring our members
and watchers a weekly posting of news and information, we are in the
process of deciding what day of the week best works for our group
#DevNews is making this change to help bring you up to date news and
contest information and to reduce the size of our article collection in
your message centers
#DevNews is proud to announce "Ask Jose" Hosted by `JoseFelipeM
#DevNews Deviant and Group of the month, July 2012.
Deviousness Award, July 2012
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!Hi there, fellow deviants!
In this small introductory journal, I'd like to explain an idea for a project I'm expanding upon.
So stay put, it's going to be an interesting read, I promise!
What are Acts of Random Kindness?
Acts of Random Projects, also known as ARKs is a project that was initially started by `MzzAzn and builds upon the idea of "paying it forward".
Basically, each month you commit yourself to doing at least one or two (or more) random acts of kindness to spread positivity throughout the community.
This can be done by leaving small positive comments on pieces that haven't been commented on yet, by making art for someone, by giving points to donate towards someone's goal and in a various amount of other ways. The main idea is simply to do something constructive to make another person smile. It doesn't need to be a big gesture, it's the sentiment behind it that counts.
Why should I participate?
Besides the fac
our NEWEST AFFILIATE is hosting its annual
"Staff Appreciation Week"- Aug. 8th- 14th
Last year's event called "The Secret Project"
Please go directly to this Group to read more about it,
Also their most recent update is HERE:
dASAW 2012: Brief Update~dASAW-Points | #StaffAppreciation | #StaffAppreciation
Our official dates for 2012 will be the same as last year! Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 - Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
`JamminJo is our interview committee leader, and she has been working very hard to bring us some juicy interviews for this year's week of fun!
Our idea contest had a great turnout, and our judges are going to begin judging as soon as possible! Hopefully we'll announce the winners within the week.
Our volunteers are still plugging away at planning a great week. It's shaping up to be quite fun!
The 2012 #StaffAppreciation Team! `SanguineEpitaph | =litecrush | ^
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: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
is hosting a Great CHALLENGE/CONTEST!!
Night Dreams; THEME: Trees at NIGHT!
New Deadline Extension to: JULY 26th!
Night Dreams WinnersBefore I announce the winners, its has been brought to my attention that some of you have been pestering your watchers to vote for you.. THIS IS NOT FAIR..These Contests are for our members only! Not for all of Deviantart.. Especially the voting process!! When we do the "note voting" I try to check to see if those I'm receiving a note from are really members.. (sometimes that is impossible with 33 notes a day) What I really do NOT like is when you ask your watchers to vote on OUR polls because unfortunately.. you do not have to be a member to vote in our polls and I have no way of see who is voting... I want these contests to be fair to everyone in our Group.. therefore in future contests.. anyone caught trying to get their watchers to vote for them will be automatically disqualified from our contest.
Now Here are your Winners!!
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! :DEDIT: More prizes announced by the admin team
Members of our admin team will do journal features for the winner!
:iconwhitetippedwaves: - Victoria
:iconWindinthecoffeecup: - Taylor
:iconInspiredWithin:- Crystal! :iconyaayplz:
Well many know this about me by now, that I love to do surprises and give people a little bit of extra happiness to brighten their day.
Even the admin team is unaware of this contest.
So this mini-contest is going to be for the traditional and digital artists. We've had a lot of photography contests so this time it will be an ART ONLY contest, meaning no photographs this time. (And yes, photography IS art so I'm trying to be specific here. )
The contest theme is : The Big Cats- Close Encounters
I have made a folder where those who wish to enter can put their entries. You do not have to have expert skill, this is a contest for all sk
is hosting a Contest with this theme:
Ends: August 5th, 2012
Read about it HERE:
The Animals Went 2-by-2 Is holding a ContestThis will be a Mascot Themed Contest.
You will need to create two mascots. The winners will get prizes, recognition and credit displayed on the group’s page for all to see.
Participants can submit twice (2 different characters per concept) You need to be a member to submit to the contest
You have the freedom to create two mascots that can be either:
The same species of two animals, (Ex: a budgie and a canary) (Two budgies)
Two different species (Ex: a cat and a racoon)
Mix things up and make them interesting!
Two characters, no more, no less.
Animal characters only.
Full body portraits of both mascots, they will be reference for future contests.
Your characters will be made and used by this group only and you have to state in the Artist's Comments that it is for the #TheAnimalsWent2-by-2 Mascot Contest.
Art and characters you are proud of. Re
WINNERS of AFFILIATES' CONTESTS
From: "Navigating dA"
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"
Honourable Mentions - in No Order
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this GREAT Group who is 1 year old, this month of JULY!
From: "Dogs At Play"
Tied for Second with:
Runners-Up, in No Order
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.