Welcome to NOVEMBER 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 nearly 1,500 Members!
That means, in almost 12 months, we’ve grown an average of OVER 100 Members a month- about 150 per month, actually!
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.
Thank you to ALL the Members who voted on this monthly event! We completely appreciate you supporting your Group in this particular way. It is so generous of you to take the time to VOTE! You are fabulous!!
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 NOVEMBER 2012.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SELECTED IN NOVEMBER!
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.]
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”
To be Copied to the Featured Folder...
:thumb339744629::thumb339676168::thumb340923010::thumb341641556: Our Group’s MOST Recent Donors of POINTS
:thumb153830488::thumb116496474: 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, plus voting each month, 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!
:thumb272183104::thumb341298991: Welcome to Our New Admin.!
We'd like to thank our amazing and helpful new Admin., for deciding to join our awesome Admin. TEAM
here at #Unframed-Nature
She's been doing an absolutely wonderful job since joining. Her commitment and help, is so valuable and very much appreciated, and we want her to know that! Admins. for Unframed-Nature!
We did have one of our newer Admins., who had to leave our Admin. Team recently,
and then there are a couple more who haven't been on dA for a long time to be able to help,
I will be trying to contact them soon.
We are still willing to take 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,
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. Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS! VERY Important Group News! Our Group will close down during December. Our FIVE regular Folders will close sometime on Dec. 16th
. ONE FOLDER WILL REMAIN OPEN!
Our THEME Folder, which opened Dec. 1st,
will REMAIN open, and then CLOSE on Jan. 6th
- about FIVE WEEKS!
[See Below, for INFO. on the THEME!]
The reason that the group will mostly be closed, except for the Dec. Theme Folder,
is for TWO REASONS:
1. To give the Admins. a much needed break, and lighten their work considerably.
2. To give the group a chance to "breathe" in general:
I will be away from dA for two and half weeks, starting on Dec. 17th.
But I will actually return to dA in the middle of the 3rd week, for THIS GROUP ALONE, to do some end-of-the year organization, and re-organization of folders, and to make some changes, modifying some rules, and probably adding a few new folders!
The GOAL is to open the Group again, on Jan. 7th,
and hopefully all Admins., and Members, will take a bit of time to NOTE the changes!
Admins. will be voting on the December folders this time, and probably choosing from the Theme folder, too.Thank you for your attention to these very important dates, and issues, for our group!Our Group’s Upcoming THEMES
December - "Decorated Holiday/Christmas Trees"
This theme is mostly JUST FOR FUN!
Opens: Dec. 1st
Closes: Jan. 6th - About FIVE weeks long!
ONE Entry per Member!
Submit One Image of a decorated Holiday or Christmas Tree!
The tree could be your own, or someone else's, - that doesn't matter.
The tree could be outside or inside, as long as it is decorated for the holidays!
The tree could be real or fake - doesn't matter, either.
We are NOT looking for humans with the trees!
But it is understandable if we can see part of the inside of homes. Be SURE it is NOT a Close-Up of a single decoration or ornament
It is preferred that the image show 100% of the tree, but at least 80%!We want to see a WHOLE DECORATED TREE!
All-Media is welcomed as long as it is able to depict an image of decorated tree...
So, of course photographs are welcomed, but traditional, digital, manipulations, fractals, etc. are ALSO WELCOMED!PRIZES
Well, the Founder, probably with help from the other Admins., will choose a few of our favourites to feature...
but as far as "placements" with possible
it is not yet decided if we will have "placements" with points.
REMEMBER: This is mostly, really JUST FOR FUN!!
February 2013 - Theme will be announced when it gets closer! Our Group's NEXT BIG CONTEST
Probably, sometime in SPRING of 2013! Super Group Renewal!WE RENEWED OUR SUPER GROUP STATUS, on DECEMBER 1st, 2012, FOR ANOTHER YEAR!
This could never have happened without all of our amazingly generous donors of POINTS!
Last year, before we went Super Group for the first time, I wasn't sure about the benefits of becoming a Super Group,
but after a year of working within the group under this status, I have utilized many of possible benefits available.
If not for any reason, it certainly does help with a lot of the management side of things, i.e., folders etc.,
Thank you again for being so kindly generous!
As an added bonus for donors of points, ~Unframed-Nature-PTS
will SOON be giving out an extra
to ALL the works that are in our Featured Folder... and remember, that A LOT of the work from the "Group DONORS' Folder" is RE-featured in our Group Journals here, and those works are COPIED into the FEATURED FOLDER! Points for Our Group
First of all, #Unframed-Nature
can not thank enough our very generous Members, and Administrators alike, who have Donated and continue
Points to our Group! A few of them have done so, multiple times!
As we look to 2013, for our Group here, we DO plan on having AT LEAST our TWO MAIN BIG
Contests, that we usually host, one in the Spring and one in the Autumn...
We would also like to host more Monthly Themes, which we treat as Mini-Contests!
[We do NOT yet know if we will have placements and points for our current December Theme...]
Hopefully, we will plan our FIRST Monthly Theme of 2013, for February...
To achieve the above in a great way, while saving points for the next Super Group renewal,
our Groups' POINTS ACCOUNT will remain open for donations! The Widget is HERE:
~Unframed-Nature-PTS Any and ALL Donations are always HIGHLY appreciated... and you will read there how you will be recognized and rewarded for your kind generosity! CHECK OUT THIS FOLDER: “Featured News and Journals of 2012”
Updated 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! Group Reminders
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
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”
and: “Wonderful Wednesday”
which then gets featured to the weekly article: “WishingWell Weekly”
and our monthly event, which gets updated: "Nomination Station"
and THIS month, we are hosting a VERY Special Event:
To date, we've had NINE days worth of wishes!
Check the groups "Recent Journals" to find them,
and see if any still need help with granting these wishes.
And keep your eyes OPEN for the next ones, -
there will be one EACH day this month!
After all, YOU can help!
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 many times,
among so many wonderful things reported here... It’s a work of heart.
While a new Edition hasn't been created through the group in a while, and while the group is current UNDER CONSTRUCTION,
the group continues to search for important and helpful news to help bring more attention to great subject matter
here on dA!
Some great exmaples:
Current Contests, Projects, and Initiatives:
is hosting a BIG and Year-Long Community Project called: “Art for Trees”
Read about this wonderful and worthy project HERE:
The FOUNDER of the above Affiliate Group,
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
in her POINTS POOL!
Check out the Article about it HERE:
It's awesome! So finally, FEEL FREE to participate.
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
this IS the group for you!
This group is based on the cause of primarily the protection of DOLPHINS!Please READ MORE:
:thumb340684839:And 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!
is a completely awesome group!
It's about helping to run things more smoothly here on dA!
Voting by public poll is to take place anytime now!
A very friendly group about pets, animals, and nature!
We hope you'll join!
To donate points
to help them,
become a Super Group, one day, go to the page of the Founder:
is a fun and lovely group,
and they are holding a Contest about "Butterflies"
From what I can tell, voting is still taking place.... WINNERS of AFFILIATES' CONTESTS
a wonderful group, has finished their first contest:"Thanksgiving"
HERE ARE THE WINNERS!
CONGRATS TO ALL! Thank you for your attention to our Wonderful Affiliates.
Thank you ALL,
Members and hard working Admins. alike!
A SPECIAL HUGE Thanks to my fellow-Admins., for continuing to do an amazing and loyal job with our Group, here!
I just love our TEAM!
We, at #Unframed-Nature
wish you ALL a Delightful December!
We look forward to seeing more of your STUNNING submissions,
for about another week!
REMEMBER, everything here closes Dec. 16th, except for our THEME FOLDER...
So, hope to see more Decorated Holiday/Christmas TREES, throughout the month!
We, at #Unframed-Nature
would like to wish our members and friends of our members
a most wonderful Holiday Season, and lots of goodness during 2013!