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May's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature and NEWS!

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 16, 2013, 12:20 AM

Welcome to MAY 2013’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! :thanks:

We continue to grow each month, with more talented artists of a variety of art media!
We are so close to 4,000 Members!

A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!

:squee:  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :squee:

And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fabulous Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we simply wouldn’t be here. :aww:


We usually have an ALL-MEMBERSHIP voting, as we believe this is the Group's Group, but once in a while, we have a few months during the year, where only the Admins. vote.

For APRIL, we had an ALL-Membership voting, and so we thank ALL of the Members and Admins., who took some time out to vote on what they thought were the best submissions for the month-
we appreciate their time and efforts!

:clap: :heart: :clap:

:new: If you have not yet seen this, it would be a great idea to do so, since we do have a couple changes in our original general folders, and also since we have added NEW folders for 2013:
COMPLETE FAQ and Folder Rules for Unframed-Nature:iconhappysunplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature,
and to Our NEW Complete Group FAQ & Folder Rules for 2013!
:iconwhiteflowerplz: Introduction and Welcome! :iconwhiteflowerplz:
First, I would like to take a moment to wish ALL of our Admins., Members, and Friends of our Group,
Below you will find our Group's New FAQ, New Folder Rules, and New Folders for 2013.
This Group News Article, intends to contain everything you need to know, in order to understand what we are about at Unframed-Nature, and what types of art work we are looking for, in each one of our folders.
We have made a few changes to our current folders, in order to hopefully clarify a few issues we've had during the past year, and we've added a few NEW folders, in hopes to give more meaning to our group, with both a

If you only need to know something very particular, scroll to the section that you need.

:note: Also, for your convenience, and the convenience of our Admins., the inside of each gallery folder has all the information and rules for each folder!

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 MAY 2013.

[:note: Each section/folder has a small group, at the VERY TOP, where those had received just slightly more votes. These will be copied to the Featured Folder.
The others are in no particular order.]

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

Spring Grackle by 8TwilightAngel8Green Ratsnake by BiBiARTsThree's a Crowd - Hooded Mergansers by NambrothAfternoon by LiquidFaeStudios
Swan on an evening lake by AlesGolaFantasy Lands Hopper by chamatheLonely Mourning Dove by JocelyneRBird Practice Layer Paint by charfade
Butterfly-3 by DragonflyAndromeda


Summertime by imagaseBelize qeen by RadekDemjanHome Again by clippercarrilloDay 102 - Kaa by MonsterBrand
Hybrid (b/w version) by OliverBPhotographylovebirds by 63BiscuitOh Happy Day... by plumita1G O L D by MartinPrievalsky
Transcendence by Yanagi-no-YumeDeep Brown Eyes by SilkenWinds20130414 145620-1 by alanwoollettreptalia-serye#11 by erwinpineda
Lonely Mourning Dove by JocelyneR:thumb331533909:Female Mandarin. by andy-j-sScarab Beetles by FauxHead
reptalia-serye#9 by erwinpinedaHi There by SalemCatSitting for Detail by MichelLalondeMerlin headshot.. by quaddie
Spring Heaven by GallynetteBring me the dew by diensilverButterflies by Globaludodesign
Sweet Sips by Sarah-BKEnhanced butterfly photo by AndehDulac:thumb366546032:I'll Share With You by DeviantTeddine
A Penguin's Winter by altergromitLovely Pine Siskin by JocelyneRWanderlust by SchwarzWieEbenholZetourneau sansonnet 02 by raskal27600
.: Spring is here :. by VictorianPrincess

:iconflower-plz: From: Wild Animals

tell me about stars by morhoCrazy horses in the mist...... by BetuwefotograafSand cat portrait by Triumfa:thumb372078097:
Is This All There Is To Eat? by SilkenWindsNom Nom Nom by SalemCat


The Hunt by AckuroonSpring Fever by Clu-artGazelle Herd by batmantooFluffy by Misfits13th
Baby Zebra by AnneMarksCome closer by GallynetteDon't struggle with loneliness - bear with it... by Panda-kiddieNap of the Sumatran Tiger by Momotte2
The Eye of the Tiger by Kiara-VestigiumPlaying jaguar by AlesGolaThe cutest of them all by woxysKoala 2 by zaphotonista
Tree Kangaroo: Reach by TVD-Photographylovebirds by 63Biscuit

:iconflower-plz: From: Domestic MAMMALS

By his side by xXNaemyXxAfternoon Tea by MarkLuceySunlight~ by TheFandomChick36Beautiful Eyes by philippeL
Piccolo by TeaPhotographyWho is knocking.... by lichtschrijverShe Dreams by blackmaster111I love my mum by shimahi
intense by PASSiON--PHOTOImagine that ... by JutynaMurko by jankolasIt Goes On by WindInTheCoffeeCup


Golden Retriever Puppy drawing by WhizzieWhizzer:thumb367936028:Puppies play tug by lozzzyAs goodie as that~ by Panda-kiddie
Here comes Ginger! by alexgphotoLost - 3.5 x 5.5 inch miniature by AstridBruningMeeting in the Evening Sun by DeviantTeddineHeavenly Gaze by Narodenia
Antigravity by VikarusCross-Eyed Mary by HarmaaGriffinJust... LOVE by TeaPhotographyCalico Gaze by ThreshTheSky
:thumb371060848:Looking for greener grass by LiveInPix:thumb374642660:Come to see me! by JocelyneR
:thumb374082483:Huh? by Calitha-Lena

:iconflower-plz: From: Nature Much Closer

Crocus Fields! by ArtBYbeverlyThe dandelion experiment 1 by VampirbieneIce Drop by sarahbuhrYellow Rose 07 by s-kmp
part II by BaxiaArtSource of Life by Kara-aBlooming Dogwoods! (8115) by EmileeSelfG I F T E D by creativemikey
Lily of the Valley by Malgorzata-SkibinskaThe control center by plumita1Aquilegia by IngeloreContrast by John-Peter
Let Your Light Shine by TeaPhotographyGreen Island by UnkopierbarWhite May by VampirbieneBeing Beautiful by TeaPhotography
Delicate drop by DragonflyAndromeda


Pinky 2 by FrancescaDelfinoSeductiveness by mqRinaBubblese by roxanne608Dancing in the rain. by MauiMelle
mel... by virtualgadjoMyosotis by YunaHeileenSenses by TeaPhotographyBlu bouquet by bogdanpopa
Spring Flowers by Clu-artTHE NATURAL! by AudraMBlackburnsArtTiny blue flowers by TheDewdropFairyAlmost fell out... by Seb-Photos
Satelite by vabserkColours of Spring by plumita1Obsession by SchwarzWieEbenholZhabitat: sidewalk by BlauBeerKuchen
Fancy mushrooms by FilipoeMorning grass by RSA91:thumb371306205::thumb372531860:
Tulipa VII by blizzard2006Lobelia erinus by Blue-KoiA Few Days More by DeviantTeddinepink spring by Ingelore
Wonder by TeaPhotographyP U R E __ L by BlueAnomiSCat Dog by slowdog294Eperdument by amiejo
Flowers by Sam-432Bleeding Heart by CecilyAndreuArtwork:thumb371273731:Innocent world by deerArylide
Water Diamonds by NovaMcKnightensunsetIV by tikitakiTOGETHER by wiwionartGolden start by Trichardsen
The dandelion experiment 3 by VampirbieneHow's Life Outside of the Garden ? by DeviantTeddinePelargonie 01 by BiBiARTsPansies by imagase
The joy of new life by Stilleschrei:thumb372321357:android lungs by Pippa-pppxTwins by AdMalamCrucem

:iconflower-plz: From: All ‘Scapes

Spring and her reflection. Two by AnnaArmonaKnow what you want to do by ShinyHeelsBubblese by roxanne608Forest by madhurya333
To Dream by Dunn95.: One of Us :. by oguzcengEnthralled by the Wind of Loneliness by alexandre-deschaumes
Spring through the Reeds by mreinigJoyful by IvanAndreevichGlum by MichaelthienSupernatural by AljoschaThielen
Hunter's Moon by cindy1701dFogerty Beach Sunset by Thundercatt99Here comes the Sun by DanielHeydeckeSpring Comes Ashore by Clu-art


Castillo de Cabrillo by AndrewShoemakerMirror by IliketobeweirdLore by helios-spadaRoad to the Sun by Arty-eyes
:thumb371934210:Landscape II by DuchaARTThe Mist by ElleBorovic:thumb356559224:
Mountains and Clouds by CarolynYMSuperheroes. by craigbutikoferFusion by ZwoingReflecting by ShannonCPhotography
Poppy field by Piroshki-PhotographyMoonrise over Chilhowee Lake by CrystalMarineGalleryL'Ambene by thaliesen:thumb374386776:
First Holiday morning by ShinyHeelsCloud into pink by NorbertKocsisSunlight Surfing by ExplicitStudiosChina Ranch Badlands by SarahReneeCreations
Sahalie Falls by DreaErvin:thumb376232626:Treerow by Hoffnarr
Vermilion Eye by PeterJCoskunOtherworld by ErintiCherry evening by VampirbieneSpring Evening by TobiasRichter

I apologize for a great error that I had made.  :hmm:
If you voted on the above folders between June 1st and June 5th,
the 'Scapes you voted for, were actually from APRIL, rather than MAY,
because in the original VOTERS' BLOG, about HOW TO VOTE, I forgot to change
the TITLE and the LINK from April to MAY, and so you all clicked into
Blue-Koi did leave a comment at some point on that blog,
but I was off-line for a few days, and I rarely ever see comments when I am gone,
and then have to catch up.  
But then  Blue-Koi also sent me a note, which I received
late on the 5th, and I immediately went to change the title AND LINK to MAY...

however, only those who voted on June 6th or 7th, got to vote in the correct month,
for the "All 'Scapes" folder, and so the easiest or quickest "action" I could take,
was to help out for MAY, in THAT folder, ONLY, by adding some votes of my own-
as I usually do NOT do the voting part of this monthly event. :aww:

I thought I should simply let you all know what happened, and I'm very sorry-
I've not made that sort of mistake before, but I've been making more mistakes in general lately...
just- lots going on.

:iconflower-plz: RE-Featured From: “The Group’s Donors’ Folder”
To be Copied to the Featured Folder, and then eventually :+fav:'d by:

Baggage by VampirbieneGrowing by VampirbieneFresh Spring by Vampirbiene:bigthumb302515503:
:bigthumb302489618::bigthumb329143614:My Daddy by BiBiARTsFlying With The Moon by BiBiARTs
Bar-tailed Godwit by nordfoldPlumeria VII by nordfoldMakarska III by nordfold Of A Rose And A NightingaleOf A Rose And A Nightingale
The Nightingale seemed to enjoy silence and peace of night when he could just sit on a branch of an abandoned tree and compose his breathtaking melodies to express the wonders of this world spinning so fast...
One night he decided to come closer to where people lived and he smelled the sweet perfume of a red Rose - a beauty shining through the night...
He sat on a nearby bush and sang her songs of bright stars and a palm's warm touch, of how deep kisses taste and how cold tears feel on one's cheek...
She was listening to him with passion and the more emotion he put into his songs, the more she blushed...
Once He sang to her again and asked "my pretty Rose, aren't you afraid a pair of hands will pick you to make you a sweet gift? I so fear that moment when they may try to take you away from me"...
She smiled on him and replied "no, my precious Songbird, I am looking forward to that moment - that's what I live for - to be a symbol of love; I can't sing like yo

Malaysian Passion Flower ~ The Lotus by ArtBYbeverlyFor Shweetheart by Applemac12A Touch of Fall by SalemCatRemembrance by RavingEagleMedia
Keeper of the Graveyard by TeaPhotographyThe reminiscing cat by TeaPhotographySoulis: Impression, Orchid of Spring II by soulis0White-rumped Shama by Riphath
Passion by VasiDgalleryDurbi Flower Garden by Velvet--Glove

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

The Pink Tree by BenoitJWildMy eternal flame by BenoitJWildAn Icy Touch by BenoitJWildBlom by BenoitJWild

Junco Before Heading South by JocelyneRAfternoon Self-Service by JocelyneRNaptime... by JocelyneRMy Rebel Kitten by JocelyneR

Where are my snowboots? by plumita1It's raining peanuts... by plumita1

Peacock by bewilderedconfusedPink Crepe Myrtle by bewilderedconfusedFlowers in the evening sun by bewilderedconfusedJust chillin' by bewilderedconfused

Once there was a Supernova by philippeLPsychedelic Cat by philippeLWondering Brontosaurus by philippeLDescent on the Jade Planet by philippeL

yellow Iris by Ingelore

Birthday Present for Sherry by FractalBeeBirthday Present for Cat by FractalBee

Blue Water by CarolynYMPoppies and Butterflies by CarolynYMOystercatchers by CarolynYMBird over Beach by CarolynYM

happy friends by VasiDgallery


THANK YOU! :thanks:

Lilac Flowers by surrealistic-gloomDear Kitty by surrealistic-gloom

Hmmmm by essencestudios

REVOLUTION IN THE AIR? by AudraMBlackburnsArt


THANK YOU! :thanks:

I'll Never Forget You by DorotejaCCosmos by DorotejaC

A New Day by gigi50


: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- submitting their work, voting each month, commenting / faving our articles, and supporting our Group in many other ways, too!
We are very grateful to them for all they do and for being a fantastic part of our Group here! :heart:

Hansmar :iconhansmar: :iconflowersplz:

A walk in the park by HansmarFungus by Hansmar
Snowbridge by HansmarWindermere by Hansmar

Lust0fADeeperPain :iconlust0fadeeperpain: :iconflowersplz:

Nature by Lust0fADeeperPainTrees as tall as the sky by Lust0fADeeperPain
Pretty Tulips by Lust0fADeeperPainMother Nature by Lust0fADeeperPain

:icontulipplz: Promoted to Co-Founder :icontulipplz:

Thank you for all of your hard work, loyalty, and help with our group! You rock!

Sandy Iluvbiscuit2 :iconiluvbiscuit2:

Heart of Gold! by Iluvbiscuit2Stunning Sunrise by Iluvbiscuit2
Skylar by Iluvbiscuit2Riggs (02) by Iluvbiscuit2


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

We are still taking applications if you are interested in joining our team!
Please read the following application, and then answer the questions inside, and then NOTE your answers to me,
Tea, TeaPhotography

Administrator Application for Unframed-NatureUnframed-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

:note: And remember, it is NOT as formal as it looks, and of course you do NOT need to know everything,
but it is a very helpful tool for us to assess who might know what. :aww:

:thanks: :heart: :thanks:

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

:iconwhiteflowerplz: PERSONAL FOUNDER NEWS :iconwhiteflowerplz:
My LAST day on dA and the internet, for a while is: JUNE 30th.
I will be AWAY from: JULY 1st through JULY 18th.
I hope & plan to return on JULY 19th.

[This is a BIG reason, why I delayed the resuming of our Monthly Themes to August.
I didn't think it would be fair to start up again in July, and just leave it all to my fellow-Admins.,
despite the fact, that I find them very capable.]

The main reason for my absence is because, my parents are traveling a very long distance to visit me,
and I only see them once, maybe twice a year.

I am also taking a bit of a break, in general, from ALL of my work, schedules and routines, after my parents leave.

[I hope to have a chance to create & post one more Profile Journal, before I go, which may contain a few more details about this.]

Thank you ALL, for your patience and understanding!


:trophy: Our Next BIG CONTEST... :trophy: planned to BEGIN on OCTOBER 1st!

Theme and Details to be announced, later!



:trophy: Upcoming Themes :trophy:

We PLAN to resume Monthly Themes in AUGUST:

Details to be Announced, later.

:pointr: Idea for SEPTEMBER'S MONTHLY THEME: To Be Announced.


:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Our VERY Special Edition News Articles... :iconspreadmoreloveplz:

...have begun!

Volume One:

Unframed-Nature's Special Edition Article VOL. 1:iconhello3plz::iconhello4plz:
:iconcuteheartzblue: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Special Edition Article, Vol. 1 :iconcuteheartzblue:
:iconlovethesunshineplz: MAIN PURPOSE :iconlovethesunshineplz:
In Addition to our FIVE original folders that we've had since the beginning of 2012,
and the News Folder that we added in the middle of 2012,
we added FIVE Special Folders to our Group, at the beginning of 2013.
The main reason we did this, was to bring a deeper meaning to our Group, as far as our love and concerns for Nature.
With special news articles after every three months, which will reflect the work submitted to these folders, we are able to help share and spread awareness about particular issues that have an impact on Nature, which we would likely care about given the original idea for this group, to begin with.  If you joined this group it is because you love and care about Nature,

Next one due in JULY!

Please tell others about these special folders, so that more Group Members and Potential Members,
will have the benefit of submitting to them! :thanks:


:icondonatepointsgreenplz: Points for Our Group :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

First of all, Unframed-Nature can not thank enough our very generous Members, and Administrators alike, who have Donated and continue to Donate :points: Points to our Group! A few of them have done so, multiple times! :rose:


We usually have TWO HUGE Contest per year: the first one hosted in the Spring [NH], which we just had,
and the next one in the Autumn... :aww:

We just finished our first one, and we are looking forward to the NEXT!

We also try to host Monthly Themes, many months of the year, which we treat as Mini-Contests!

Our NEXT Mini-Contest for the rest of the year will be in these months:


And of course we would like to have enough :points: again, to renew our Super Group later in 2013...

To achieve the above in a great way, feel free to donate to our Group!

The Widget is HERE:
:points: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts: :points:

Any and ALL Donations are always HIGHLY appreciated... and you will read there how you will be recognized and rewarded for your kind generosity!


:iconteamoplz: Affiliate Groups’ NEWS & CONTESTS :iconteamoplz:

:new: From now on, Affiliate Groups asking us by Group NOTE, to PROMOTE a Contest,
WILL be Promoted on our Main Profile Page, in a Custom Box, down the LEFT-hand side.

Our Co-Founder, Sandy Iluvbiscuit2 is our new "point person" and manager of Contest Promotions.
She will alert me to any Affiliate Groups who are also asking for their Contest WINNERS to be FEATURED,
and we will continue those in these such News Articles.

Thank you, ALL, and thank you SANDY!!!!!

:icondawishingwell: 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...

Here are our most recent Articles:
WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
<a wytiwyg="1" wytiwyg="1" wytiwyg="1" href=>Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats |
Monday MusesWelcome to our activity on Mondays - Monday Muses!
It's all about the artists and artworks that inspire you! :painter:
There are many ways someone can be an inspiration. By displaying inspiring community spirit, or providing helpful resources for example. Or maybe you just stumbled over an amazing artwork that simply knocked you off your feet and inspired you to make something of your own right away.
No matter what it is, we want you to share it!
Simply pick an artist or deviation you find inspiring in some way, and post them in a comment on this journal. Please also include why you chose that artist or artwork.
Your suggestions will be featured next week!
This week's Muses are:
:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :iconSavageFrog: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:
"`SavageFrog is one of my muses because of how hard she always works! Si
Tuesday Treats: Remembering Me... how will you be remembered ...
Memory can be a tricky thing. You can have the best memory in the whole world, but a year from now, events and people will be remember differently than they actually were! How do you think you will be remembered? Will you be remembered for you looks? For your humor or personality? For your actions? Find a deviation that shows how you want to be remembered 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 week, we took cover from the sky...

Have a suggestion? Just send the group a note with subject of Tuesday Treats Suggestion!

Weary Wishes - AJ333'S WISH:iconbankissplz::iconnutellaplz::iconlovelyheartsplz: Hello!
Things have been moving a bit slow around the lists lately so let's see if we can get this thing going!
"Weary Wishes" is a new event meant to highlight some of the oldest wishes on the list & things you should probably get to know about that person.
Today's deviant is: :iconaj333:
AJ333 for entries to her contest!!! :eager:
What should you know about miss :iconaj333: ?
According to her own words "She's a kind of a dabbler, she loves trying new things. She knows one day she should focus and master one or two but for now she loves to experiment.", and when you visit her gallery you can see how much she lets her creativity flow! :love: Going from digital artworks, to pottery and even cake design!!! :faint: ... But she's also well known around here for her constant desire to help others via contests, features and her generous work at the dAWishingWell ! :love:
So here is the information you need to know about he
Fabulous FridaysWelcome to Fabulous Fridays! 
Here at #dAWishingWell We aim to grant wishes. However, we can only do this with the help of active members.
Here is a thank you to the outstanding deviants who have granted many wishes lately!. 
Note: This article is bi-weekly!

Gave 30 points to =halthewarrior and =Mochiibi
Suggested this [link] by ~dandelion-field for a DD

Come check out this amazing group, and help us make dA dreams come true!

:rose: :rose: :rose:

:icondevnews: 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! :nod:
We, our group, of Unframed-Nature has been featured with them many times,
among so many wonderful things reported here... It’s a work of heart.  :heart: :love:

Some great examples:
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Multi-submit is a tabbed interface built into the Submit page which allows you to upload and submit multiple deviations at once.
There are several ways to upload multiple files:
Drag and drop several files onto the Submit page at once. Select several files from your by opening the "Select file from" modal and dragging to select, or by using control+click (command+click, for Mac users) to highlight several files at once.
Submit an entire stack from your by hovering over a st
:bigthumb372107076: CSS Did You Know? - May 31st, 2013Volume 12
CSS can be difficult when you're unfamiliar to it. So that's why we're writing these articles! If you have any suggestions or would like to write a section in future CSS Did You Know? articles, please note CSS-DYK. :)
Google Webfonts by im-not-sana
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A great part of making an appealing web design, whether its a Website or a Journal article skin, is the Typography. Fonts play a big role in this. Many websites and journal skins had to resort to using common typefaces that were installed on all machines. With CSS3, several websites use the @font-face property to implement the font file in their web pages. As this feature is not available for Journal skins, there is another way to use fancy fonts that dA has allowed to integrate into Journal Skins (it's not yet available for use

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First of all, thank you to our participants. There weren't many of you, but the quality of the entries was extremely high. Thank you to namenotrequired who made my job of judging that much easier! :la:
LabLayers' script of EmilioEx's visual suggestion!

You have both won 1,000 points, courtesy of communityrelations. :points:
:winner: Winners :winner:
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Yes, a contest! Remember I wrote yesterday about how amazing and fun nail art is? It's your time to try it, and to encourage you we're putting together a contest! Complete with pretty prizes and everything. Tell your friends!
Get your polish ready and try it! And guys, we're not forgetting about you :lol: I think there's nothing wrong with a guy painting his nails, but if you're not comfortable with the idea ask your girlfriend to let you do her manicure and she'll be thrilled! (I speak from experience). Or well, there's always falsies :)

Entries must be made, photographed and submitted between May 3rd and 31st.The nail art can be performed on your own nails, someone else's nails or false nails, but it must be made by the submitting artist.There's no restriction on theme, materials o
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:bulletpurple: What is a personal painting style?
 - It's an identifiable style that enables the viewer to determine that the artwork was done by you
 - In some cases, your style can be viewed as an extension of your personality
:bulletpurple: How can one develop it?
 - Developing your style takes time, time and time once again. Don't have the time? No style for you!
 - It's not acquirable in an art class. While it can be helpful to study by an assistance of someone who's m

:heart: A Personal CauseSince it's inception in 2002, I have participated in the Weekend to End Women's Cancers.  This event involves a 60km trek and a personal fundraising minimum of $2,000. Over the last 10 years I have been involved, I have raised over 50,000 and it's never been easy.  The last couple of years have been particularly difficult because, let's be honest, there are a bunch of causes to support and only so much money to go around.  I completely appreciate that there are numerous causes banging on your door,  however, I will plead my case!  Over the years there are certainly numerous causes that have come to my attention and, like you, I have a limited budget. My cause is pretty simple - it's Cancer.  In my lifetime I have lost family members and it's tried to take my mother, twice.  
I witnessed my grandmother's fight first hand and I can't express the helplessness one feels when y
Please help my brother reach his goal for ALSMy :iconrbheartplz: brother Serge lost his courageous battle with ALS .
Serge Vaillancourt 2/09/1948 - 12/09/2014






:icondeviantheart: promotes Positivity!
Current Contests, Projects, and Initiatives:
A Hello and a WelcomeBeing the lead administrator (aka founder position) here for the last two years have been, undoubtedly, the best deviantART days of my life. However, all good things must come to and end. With that said, I have spent the last few months searching for a new deviant to take my position as founder since my life is so drastically changing through marriage and pregnancy (due July 29th!). I just don't have the time necessary to continue doing everything that I do here.
So, without further ado, please welcome

Icesis was one of two amazing deviants I have been speaking with over the last couple of months. Amanda is an admin here, the lead on our Submissions Team, was recently promoted to a Head Admin position, and she has a great deal of experience on deviantART and in deviantART groups. She has taken the time to learn about this amazing group we all call home and is stepping into the position of Founder. Please give Amanda, our new founder, your wa
ARKs Project Now Fully Operational!Please take note that this is an introductory journal to the newly completed and fully operational ARK Project. Please leave any questions you have in the comments. We are not currently hosting any special promotions, however the ARKwork galleries are open.
:heart: Acts of Random Kindness
Also known as "ARKs" or the "ARK Project."
Previously, we have introduced ARKs through this blog. Since their introduction, the ARK Project has grown by leaps and bounds. To date, we have several sub-types of ARKworks, have reviewed and updated the standards for ARKwork submissions, and we have a team of admins who now run the project flawlessly.
:heart: Meet Your Team!
The ARK Project is headed by the ARK Manager and Curator, iLantiis. On her team are Riemea, Icesis and amour-raven who assist in running the project which includes training new admins, disc
Heart Art Submissions Open!Heart Art Curator Icesis
Submit HeartArt Here
:heart: Heart Art
Submit your 3 most positive deviations to the current Heart Art folder, and you might earn points and features! You have two opportunities each month to participate, once in Week 1 and again in Week 3. Don't delay! Check out the activity guide for more information ♥
:new: Two votes are needed to have your work added to the folder. Please consider what you are submitting. Hearts, smiles, love, happy emotion, laughter, red, etc are just a few of the things you can submit (so many more possibilities), but simply cute or well done submissions that don't appear to be "HeartArt Material" will be declined.

Come check out our other Initiatives, Projects, and Features!


:iconenchanting-nature: one of our newest Affiliates,
is truly a MOST beautiful beautiful group, which lives up to its "enchanting" name! :D
Their most recent News Article:
Enchanting Nature Feature IVHello dear visitors, members and watchers! :wave:
Here is the latest Enchanting Nature Feature showcasing the most charming artworks around. I hope you enjoy it and add to your watch list and favourites! :la:



 Captured Beauty XXXV by tigaer
Berlin Alexanderplatz by INVIV0
Fox Felicity by thrumyeye Jumping Spider - Phidippus putnami by ColinHuttonPhoto
It shall be red by INVIV0
Morning Stroll by Emerald-Depths Purple Passion by NayeliNeria 

It is worth checking out this group, and please feel free to JOIN!

:icontreelovers: 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
2014: This is the 3rd year of the project. There are many people supporting it, featuring it in their journal and offering art. BUT... There have been NO trees planted for it in the last year (I don't count mine). So, instead of talking about it, how about getting up and actually planting a tree, if you are able to? There is a lot of wonderful art waiting for you as a reward!
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


The FOUNDER of the above Affiliate Group, :iconmirachravaia:
who is also a very good friend and support to our group HERE,
is hosting a really fun and wonderful GAME here on dA, and you could
WIN HALF the Points :points: in her POINTS POOL!
Check out the Article about it HERE:
sifro. - solve the codes and win points! IMPORTANT: the login into the submmitting system currently doen't work. I'll try to fix it somehow, but until then, the "Try it without login" link still works. If you submit the solution to a cipher, it will give you a link to the next one. It just won't remember your position in the game, so better save that link, or remember the solution so you can get it again.
:new: July/7/2014 - After a year and half, we finally have a next winner! It's Dimensionwalker21, winning 360 points. Congratulations!
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! :D

It's awesome! So finally, FEEL FREE to participate.

:iconseaofsadness-sos: is a wonderful compassionate group, wanting to make a difference!
If you care about animals, as I know SO many of our own Members here DO,
this IS the group for you!
This group is based on the cause of primarily the protection of DOLPHINS!
Please Read Their Journals about this!
Then consider joining!

Not only will you be a part of a great group,
but at the same time you will part of a VERY worthy cause!
:icondolphinplz: :icondolphin-plz: :icondolphinplz: :icondolphin-plz: :icondolphinplz:

:iconpetpicks: A very friendly group about pets, animals, and nature!
We hope you'll join! :D
CONGRATS to PetPicks on their recent SUPERGROUP status!!!
It was a wish they made at dAWishingWell about a year ago, and
dAWishingWell finally was able to make this wish come true for them!

To donate points :points: to continue to help them, with possible future contests,
and to maintain their SUPER status, go to the page of the Founder:

Latest Articles regarding a NEW Activity!

Picture of the Week!All of us here at PetPicks want to thank everyone who voted in our poll this week. It was our most popular poll for Picture of the Week!
This week we had a tie! :party:
by :iconEquus-Photography:

by :iconLeny97:

:clap: :clap: :clap:
Others in the poll:

A Dogs Best Stick by HighVibeCreative Any flamingos up here? by RavenMontoya
happy by weetu Season of the Kitten by TeaPhotography
Don't forget to go vote in our new poll:
Picture of the Week!Hello members! Founder Taylor here with our new Picture of the Week!
by :iconTlCphotography730:

Others in the poll:

Wanna Dance? by Manu34
Evil Horse by SneachtaPix Cute pie by aoao2
It's Time by Lyalta our beach! by hermio
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Now go check out our new weekly poll!
Don't forget we still have Picture of the Month polls up!

:heart: :iconlilplz: :heart:

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

:iconphotos-of-the-season: with their WINNERS of the CONTEST:
"April Showers Bring May Flowers"

:trophy: FIRST: :icongobi-jovler: with: 5981--6034 by Gobi-Jovler

:trophy: SECOND: :iconwillaustinsarchive: with: Blossom by WillAustinsArchive

:trophy: THIRD: :iconplumita1: with: Colours of Spring by plumita1



Thank you for your attention to our Wonderful Affiliates. :thanks:


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

:note: A SPECIAL HUGE Thanks to my fellow-Admins., who are always doing a truly fantastic job here!
There are just no words great enough to express my utter appreciation for my fellow admins.
I just love our TEAM!



:iconbutterflyplz: :iconbutterflyplz: :iconbutterflyplz:

We, at Unframed-Nature hope you have been having a June FULL of Joy!

I realize that HALF the month is over already, and I apologize that this article is out a bit later than usual this time,
I simply have too much happening.
Thank you ALL, as ever, for your patience and understanding!


Remember, if still you are NOT sure about some of the changes that we've made for 2013,
after reviewing them from the Group's FAQ Sheet, or checking inside the folders, feel free to send the Group a Note, and we will do our very bests to help you!


Tea :iconteaphotography:
Your Founder

CSS and Photo By Michelle Ramey
This is our monthly News Article,
to show the results our of monthly voting event!
It also features our Group's News,
and Affiliate News, too!
We are all about NATURE and the dA Community!
ENJOY! :heart:
Add a Comment:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
thank you :la:
Gobi-Jovler Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
erwinpineda Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
sorry for late response,thank you so much for the feature! :D
AndehDulac Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
As always, it's flattering to see my art featured along side REAL artists! Thanks again for the thrill! ;-)
philippeL Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very marvelous feature, dear Tea :iconbouquetplz:
Thank you so much once again :blowkiss:
ExplicitStudios Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Photographer
thank you so much for the feature! :D
DragonflyAndromeda Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much for the feature,Tea!:iconfurryhugplz:I really appreciate it:heart::aww:
DreaErvin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Photographer
Hey, thanks for the feature. It is much appreciated. :)
deerArylide Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for featuring me here !! :heart::heart:
AstridBruning Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
:iconcatdanceplz:...thankyou very much for including my work in May's top SUBS, very honoured, and much appreciated :iconyeahcatplz:
AljoschaThielen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
madhurya333 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the feature!
LiveInPix Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the feature !
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for featuring!! :D
DuchaART Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the feature! :)
All works are so amazing and beautiful. :)
8TwilightAngel8 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much for this feature!! :love: :huggle: You have been so generous to me and i greatly appreciate it Tea!
clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
You always make these features so interesting and put so much of your heart into it that I feel flattered to be included, but "lucky", I guess would be the better word, for the sense of community I enjoy that you have given life to.
WindInTheCoffeeCup Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Such beautiful art! :heart:
Panda-kiddie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for featuring two of my works!:hug:
Keep being an awesome group~
CrystalMarineGallery Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   General Artist
Kittyskittles Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
This is awesome ^^ . I love the way you did the layout for this :D.
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Why thank you so much! :hug:
I really appreciate this wonderful feedback! :heart:
A big reason for that, is because when I am creating news articles/features, 
I feel a sense that it is like creating another type of work of art. 
And therefore, your comment hold great meaning for me. :rose:
Kittyskittles Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
your welcome~!
I just had to give you feeback for doing this for all of us!!
Am glad (:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much for the feature :)
Gallynette Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the feature :heart:
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for adding my work for this month :hug:
HarmaaGriffin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Oooh, I'm so happy, thank you for the feature:333
Momotte2 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm soooo happy ! :glomp:
bogdanpopa Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great works here! Thanks for the feature!
jankolas Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feature. :hug:
miontre Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :aww:
surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
:heart: awesome artworks! :love:
quaddie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Wow,so many wonderful pieces of work to look at,there is more than one sitting here :)..

Thank you so much for including my Merlin photo in there too Tea :D.
Stilleschrei Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thanks very much for letting me be part of this wonderful collection!
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Amazing collection of images once more! :love:
Your group is at your image: awesome, dear Tea! :heart:

And thank you kindly for the feature! :hug:
s-kmp Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Thank you so much for including one of my pieces of work amongst all of these other wonderful images :)

:clap: Great feature by the way, as someone who does a weekly feature in my group, I appreciate the hard work that you put into these features :clap:
Vampirbiene Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so sorry that I didn't make it to vote this time.
Unfortunately, I am still quite under the weather, that's why I am checking in only now and then.
I really hope to be back on track soon, especially, knowing that you'll be away for well deserved reasons (it's so wonderful to have your parents around!)
We indeed had very beautiful submissions in May and this journal brings back heartwarming memories of spring.
Thank you for all of your work :hug:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw, dear Sinje, no worries! :huggle:
Who better to understand? :aww:
Yes, I will be away for quite a while in July for a couple important reasons... 
looking forward to my parents certainly, but I am not well, and can't keep up with my life lately,
and I just need to stop for a while, and see what to do. 
I hope to be better eventually, but I need you to know I understand and to take care of you, too.
Ingelore Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Thank you very much for the feature! :iconthankiesplz:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are so sincerely welcome! :heart:
Annissina Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful as always!! :clap:
Just wanted to let you know that there seems to be a scape in the Birds section :whisper:
Congratulations to Sandy! :iconcheerplz:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh my gosh! As I've been going through the article, work by work, notifying those that I don't think had known they were featured, I have realized that there are actually a few other similar mistakes... .I am not sure, but maybe somehow it could've been all on me, somehow pasting thumbs in very odd places!

Sure I am used to making mistakes in life, in general, ;)

but seriously, I tell you, I've been making a LOT more recently and of certain types I've never made before... 
[don't know if you read about the error, I admitted to, written in small print within THIS EXACT article...]

But anyway, I KNOW for a fact, it is all part of everything that is going on with me, that I've been trying to tell you, but without worrying you... 

Anyway, yeah, ugh. :blushes:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! :hug:

Yeah, I need more help with admins. going through the folders right at the end of the month and moving the ones that were obviously submitted to the wrong folders... it's hard for me to focus on all of these things and then get the journals perfect, at the same time! :giggle:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: :clap::clap: Fabulous :clap:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
:glomp: THanks so much! :hug:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sam-432 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Photographer
thank you soo much
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are very much welcome! :heart:
Blue-Koi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Thank you for the feature, and thanks to everyone who voted for my photo! I'm glad to have it included among so many great pics!
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are very much welcome! :heart:
It's nice to have your work voted and included here. :hug:
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