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VOTE on November and Other News!

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:43 PM

:iconpurpleflowerplz: Voting on Top Submissions of NOVEMBER 2012! :iconpurpleflowerplz:


:eager: :eager: :eager:

~~~ :iconpoppy3plz: ~~~ HOW TO VOTE ~~~ :iconpoppy3plz: ~~~

Most Months, we hold a WHOLE GROUP Membership Voting, and we Welcome our AWESOME MEMBERS/[plus ADMIN.!] to VOTE on what each feel are the TOP Submissions from the Month, out of our Folders!
We believe this is the Group's Group.

You May Vote on:

:bulletpurple: 2 from "Birds, Iverts., Aquatics, Repts., Amphibs. NOV. 2012" - HERE:…

:bulletpurple: 1 OR 2 from "Wild Animals NOV. 2012" - HERE:…

:bulletpurple: 1 OR 2 from "Domestic Mammals NOV. 2012" - HERE:…

:bulletpurple: 2 from "Nature Much Closer NOV. 2012" - HERE:…

:bulletpurple: 2 from "All 'Scapes NOV. 2012" - HERE:…

:note: TWO FOLDERS, "Domestic Mammals OCT. 2012", and Wild Animals OCT. 2012 have a CHOICE between voting on ONE or TWO images.

The MAX number of submissions you can vote on for this month is: TEN [ 10 ].

[If more is sent, I will choose from your own votes. Thanks. :thanks:]

:note: ONE of your votes, could be of ONE of your own submissions, but ONLY IF you wish! :)

:pointr: SEND in a NOTE to me, Tea of TeaPhotography :iconteaphotography: up to TEN [ 10 ] of what you believe is The TOP Submissions in the way described above, using THUMBCODES, please. :thanks:

:note: NOTE: If you do NOT know how to do THUMBCODES,
check out this tutorial:

TUT: Thumb Codes, Links + Emb. by TimberClipse

If still unsure, PLEASE ask in a comment below, for any Member or Admin. to answer, or NOTE any ADMIN., or SEND the GROUP a NOTE. :)

:pointr: VOTING is from starting NOW, DEC. 1 through DEC. 7th, ending sometime around the afternoon, MY time, which is Pacific Standard Time, giving plenty of time into the evening and night, for ALL! ;)  
:note: I will NOT be updating the voting journal, anymore, to say that voting actually closed. :thanks:


:iconcatearsplz: As soon as I possibly can, after NOV. 7th, I will assemble and log the votes, into my spreadsheet, and put together the Group News Article to showcase the body of work, The Members have voted on. :aww:

:iconcatearsplz: If you are actually IN the Group Journal, I will contact you directly, via NOTES about 4 days later.
PLEASE: If you DO SEE :eyes: it ahead of time, either COMMENT or :+fav: it, simply so that I *know* that YOU know, that you've been FEATURED.
This way, I do NOT have to send you a Notification from our Group.
This will save me SO MUCH MORE TIME, later. :phew:  Thank you! :thanks: :rose:

This Group is a FABULOUS TEAM!
:rose::thanks: :community::community::community::community::community: :thanks: :rose:

On behalf of the Administrators, we thank you for your truly phenomenal submissions during the month of NOVEMBER!
You continue to be AWESOME!
:heart: :wow: :heart:


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

:trophy: Thank you SO MUCH... Regarding our RECENT Autumn Contest :trophy:

If you did not see the results yet, check it out!
:iconautumnplz: Unframed-Nature's Autumn Contest and Group NewsI apologize for the delay... [a bit more on that, at the bottom...]
For now, let's get to the good stuff!
:iconautumnplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's AUTUMN CONTEST 2012: "Bold Perspectives on Autumn" :iconautumnplz:
We had about 160 fabulous Fall entries to this Autumn Contest, to share what each participant felt was a "BOLD Perspective on Autumn" and we were just stunned by these truly awesome entries! :clap:
This was a difficult contest for our wonderful judges to take on, as they were judging on both quality within the medium as well as adherence to the theme!  The judges commented to me, with high praise for all the entries, and our Admins., agree! So, well done to ALL participants. :rose:
I can't thank our judges enough for the time and effort they put into this...

Thank you again to the following who offered to donate prizes, of whatever kind to our Contest:
:iconunframed-nature-pts: :iconsilkenwinds: :iconfeigenfrucht: :iconarielyiningloh: :iconannissina: :iconsurrealistic-gloom:
:iconjocelyner: :iconkay-noire: :iconblueanomis: :iconsesam-is-open: :iconcazamelia: :iconenalla:
:iconinspiredwithin: :iconthedarkenedbride: :iconsetsiangelsailor: :iconastrikos: :iconteaphotography: :icondanaanderson: :iconlirulin-yirth: :iconcmac13: :iconmirachravaia:

:iconunframed-nature: :iconwolfydeviants: :iconprofits-for-animals: :iconpetpicks: :icontrees-with-character:
:iconanothercontestgroup: :iconanimalsoftheworld: :icontreelovers: :iconbird-photography: :icontheanimalswent2-by-2:
:iconourarea51: :iconskyandnatureclub:

And we also want to thank the following who helped to promote the Contest:

:iconjocelyner: :iconsesam-is-open: :iconcazamelia: :iconvalasedai: :iconastrikos: :iconteaphotography:

:iconunframed-nature: :iconwolfydeviants: :iconprofits-for-animals: :icontrees-with-character: :iconanothercontestgroup:
:iconwereallylovephotos: :iconanimalsoftheworld: :iconwater-and-nature-art: :icontreelovers: :icondawishingwell: :icondevnews: :iconbird-photography: :icontheanimalswent2-by-2: :iconourarea51: :iconskyandnatureclub: :iconcommunityrelations: :iconsolutionssanctuary: :iconmesmerizing-animals:

[If I left, anyone out of the above lists, I apologize in advance... feel free to note me, or comment below if I have left anyone out!]

Again, thank you to ALL of our Admins. who worked so hard on our Contest! WHAT A GREAT TEAM!


Also a SPECIAL Thanks to our most recent donors of POINTS :points: which helped us have a great amount of points to donate as prizes for this CONTEST... [not to mention the help it gives for renewing SUPERGROUP]...
The VERY most recent donors of points, will be featured as always, in our NEXT Group News Journal!


And a little feature to THANK our very wonderful judges who had the challenging task of judging this Contest:

:heart: :iconvisualpoetress: :heart:
Beauty In A Bubble by VisualPoetressLady in White by VisualPoetressMoonstruck by VisualPoetress

:heart: :iconbrightstar2: :heart:
The Spirit of Adventure 2 by BrightStar2What a Wonderful World by BrightStar2All You Got To Do Is by BrightStar2

:heart: :iconastrikos: :heart:
Morning Dreams by AstrikosBurning Soul by AstrikosTake me Home? by Astrikos

:heart: :iconjusuart: :heart:
10.40 Am by jusuartIceland Panorama by jusuartCity Biker by jusuart

:heart: :iconcowboyb0b: :heart:
Everything Will be Alright if We Just Keep Dancing by cowboyB0BI've Waited A Hundred Years by cowboyB0B My Heart, as it is Unclaimedlight a fire
a flame that craves
the clarity of a cityscape 
after the first fall rain has
washed away the summer smog
air that made it hard to breathe
hard to see, answers
(who i am)
a confusion of preferences
along intersecting indifference curves
the fear of attachment
found only in the state of nature
don't show your heart
nor the insecurities worn on your sleeve
keep yourself hidden
beneath layers, sweaters, and scarves
holding warmth
but never warm enough
shivers from chilled souls
empty bones
that flutter in longing
for an end to self-preservation
give yourself up to dreams
quick, hot breaths
the brush of butterfly fingertips
outlining a fragile skeleton
bare, exposed,
like a maple tree
stands in a pool of red leaves
blood that paints
over scars of the past
white ghosts haunting
the lovely on your wrist
to the 
never enough of forever
on your ribs
ink drawn by blades
in late night spurts of creativity
coupled with the loneliness
of a moonless sky
shadows cast, tra

:heart: :iconsavagefrog: :heart:
There's a Crane in my yard by SavageFrog:thumb332726712:Carousel by SavageFrog

:heart: :iconmim304: :heart:
Double Rainbow II by mim304Take Me There by mim304Olive by mim304

:heart: :iconceleste1528: :heart:
Jaguar by celeste1528Paint Horse by celeste1528Guide by celeste1528

:heart: :iconseven-s: :heart:
Field of Dreams by seven-sRainbow Jellyfish by seven-sSuigetsu by seven-s

:heart: :icono-gosh: :heart:
the one i love by O-Goshpier with a red roof by O-Goshall the time by O-Gosh

:heart: :iconilantiis: :heart:

:heart: :iconwdwparksgal: :heart:
Lake Erie Backdrop for Group Pic by WDWParksGalGradient Bloom Wallpaper by WDWParksGalPeach Mistress of Time by WDWParksGal

:heart: :iconthedarkenedbride: :heart:
Crimson TidesCrimson Tides
Wind speaks harsh words
To poppy field inhabitants
Mice rarely argue
And flowers just sway
Dancers dressed in balance wheels
Practise pirouettes
Counting down petals
Until the lesson's over
Time took its tax on four-leaf clovers
And lovers returned home
After reapers collected
Almost every grain of sun
Troops of gold diggers
Put their shovels and spades to rest
Leaving the scene tranquil
For crows to announce the curtain call
Empire brought down to its knees
Keeps the hope alive
With help of hallucination
Promising rebirth for the chosen ones
Structures will break
But painters will remember
The crimson tides now buried
Under frosty ornaments
769 by TheDarkenedBride Ladder To HeavenLadder To Heaven
Motley in red boots
Sits on balcony handrail
Dressing cityscape
Into cigarette smoke
Too close to god
To just throw in a joke
Aware of how hard it is to entertain
One who's eternally supposed to smile
Streets look like braided reeds
Cobweb on fire
Queues of matchboxes
Built in domino style
Nightfall tastes sour
And people seem even
Windows sleepily wink
On figure on the brink
Playfully swinging his feet
To traffic's fractured beat
Tiring yet strangely sanative
Like aroma of rum in a plastic cup
How easy it would be
To climb the ladder to heaven
How liberating
To fall upwards head over heels

:heart: :iconrezzanatakol: :heart:
Autumn by RezzanATAKOLCats by RezzanATAKOLPopy by RezzanATAKOL

:heart: :iconmarthig: :heart:
chal158-Shapes-22onBlueSignd by marthigChal156-twos-8-final4-signd by marthigBfly2-FEw7 by marthig

[Though, I know a few of you already have, you may feel free to JOIN OUR GROUP, now, if you wish!]

Our Group’s Upcoming THEMES & Other Events

:pointr: December 2012's THEME: Decorated Holiday/Christmas TREES!

This theme is mostly JUST FOR FUN!

Opens: Dec. 1st
Closes: Jan. 6th - About FIVE weeks long!

:bulletgreen: ONE Entry per Member!
:bulletgreen: 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.
:bulletred: We are NOT looking for humans with the trees!
But, it is understandable if we can see a little of the inside of homes, for any inside trees.
:bulletred: Be SURE it is NOT a Close-Up of a single decoration or ornament!
:bulletgreen: It is preferred that the image show 100% of the tree, but at least 80%!
We want to see a WHOLE DECORATED TREE!

:bulletgreen: 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!


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 :points:

it is not yet decided if we will have "placements" with points.

:note: REMEMBER: This is mostly, really JUST FOR FUN!!

:note: SuperGroup renewal is DECEMBER 1st! :la:

Our Group will be renewed to SUPER GROUP, at any moment now!

:eager: :eager: :squee: :eager: :eager:


:iconshinyheartplz: :iconbouquetplz: :iconshinyheartplz:

Admins. for Unframed-Nature!

We have another new Admin here at our group,
and I will officially announce her, and welcome her in our NEXT GROUP JOURNAL...
:clap: :love: :clap:

However 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,
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

It's not as formal as it looks, we just want to understand better who are potential Admins. are!

:thanks: :heart: :thanks:

:note: IMPORTANT: Our Group Will MOSTLY Close Down... :note:

Our Group will close down during December.
:note: Our FIVE regular Folders will close much earlier than the last day of the month.
In fact, these five folders will close sometime on Dec. 16th.

It opens with our five regular folders, Dec. 1st,
but will REMAIN OPEN, and then CLOSE on Jan. 6th- about FIVE WEEKS!

SEE :eyes: INFO. ABOVE, for details on the THEME! :la:

The reason that the group will mostly be closed, *except* for the Dec. Theme Folder,

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 of these three weeks, starting on Dec. 17th.
I will actually be returning at the beginning 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 take :note: NOTE :note: of the changes!

Admins. will be voting on the December folders when the time comes, and probably choosing from the Theme folder, too.

Thank you for your attention to these very important dates, and issues, for our group!

: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 are still mentioning our finances, even though we are able to make renew our SUPER GROUP, which will happen at anytime now! ;)

The above Contest was our LAST BIG CONTEST of the year.

This Contest, plus renewing SUPER GROUP will take most all of our points.
But I do think we may have a few points left...

In the new year, we would like to continue to host at least TWO BIG CONTESTS, and a few Monthly THEMES, which are like Mini-Contests.

You can help us do all of this through your generous donations of POINTS! :points:

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

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


:iconautumncolorplz:Fall Leaf Divider Line Graphic by Mirz123Fall Leaf Divider Line Graphic by Mirz123Fall Leaf Divider Line Graphic by Mirz123Fall Leaf Divider Line Graphic by Mirz123Fall Leaf Divider Line Graphic by Mirz123:iconautumncolorplz:


:iconlovepurpleplz: Affiliate Groups’ News & Contests :iconlovepurpleplz:

: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...
such as: “Tuesday Treats”
Tuesday Treats: Winterscapes... white and pure ...
Winter landscapes are different in every part of the world. I grew up in a place where the sky blanketed my backyard in a pure white layer of snow! And now I live in a place where snow is as rare as a shooting star! Find a deviation that reminds you of your home in winter or brings back happy winter memories 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!

All that TWINKLES! ...
.:Wish upon a star:. by SuperCaterina Midnight Voyage by Regulus36

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

and: “Wonderful Wednesday and YOU”
Closed ~ 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 
Wonderful Wednesda

which then gets featured to, weekly to: “WishingWell Weekly”
WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats |

Please NOTE December's Special Event: The 31 Days of WISHES!
:santa: Special Event: The 31 Days of Wishes!- COMPLETE!:icongingerbreadlaplz:December is the MONTH OF GIVING!:icongingerbreadlaplz:
That is right, we have a special event going on during the month of giving! As a group dedicated to giving, we thought it would be fun to grant one wish every single day of the month! Get out your

:damphyr: How it works...
Every single day, iLantiis will get online in the morning, update the wishlists, update the database, and pull from the ENTIRE DATABASE three names. She will submit those names to her team who will verify, starting with the first name drawn, that the accounts are still active and within the rules of our group. ONLY ONE wish will be granted (or none if all the users are in violation of our policies which shouldn't happen since we just did a massive clean-up in November). The two members whose wish was not granted simply get added back into the database for future drawings as though their names were never pulled.

: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:

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:
Site Update: deviantART muro Brushes, deviantIDIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
What's New
deviantART muro Brushes Are Now Free!
deviantART muro, our cutting edge in-browser drawing tool, offers a variety of different brushes for use in creating digital paintings. In the past, we've offered some brushes for free, and others as part of premium brush packs. We're happy to announce that from today onward, we're offering all brushes for free.
Read more
Text Brush in deviantART muro (Beta T

How to: Make thumbs big in features?I get this asked a lot!
Back when they introduced, I didn't really use it. Because it seemed hard to get used to. I always wrote my articles in the old way.
Then I toyed with it a little and noticed that is is something really awesome! 
Not to mention that the only way to make articles and journals is through Writer.
So I assume not so many if you know that there is a way to make thumbs big!
That is actually pretty easy. All you have to do is add big in front of a thumb code!
For example:
: thumb159252268 :
This is the "regular" size

: bigthumb159252268 :
This is the big size
Of course: without the spaces between the colon ( : )

But this is not what I wanted to show :shifty:
Fancy Features with Writer
Go to your!
After that, hit the

  RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE is a weekly feature to recognize one artist that stands
out within our deviantART Community. This deviant must be an outstanding
deviant within the community, someone who cares about other deviants
and the deviantART Community! This deviant can be anyone, anywhere on
deviantART. I believe it is important to recognize outstanding deviants
for their time and dedication to our deviantART Community.
Dedicated to Arichy
:dalove: :dalove: :dalove: :dalove: :dalove: :dalove:
Arichy is a Dedicated Community Driven Deviant, her tag line reads "Help 'til Hell freezes over" and I believe the help Arichy provides to our community comes from her heart :heart:. Arichy has volunteered countless hours to help support chat and muro drawing events, she supports fellow deviants via her profile page, regularly suggest DD features, publishes journal features. Arichy is alw

BIG HUGE UPDATE ON WARM WINTER PROJECT!GUYS! I have to update on the Warm Winter Project. Now, I completely forgot that with Black Friday, there would be a sale. When I saw the 30% off ALL PRODUCTS sale and the note in the announcement showing that the 10% Premium Member would be added on as well, I figured if I got 40% off my entire order, why not go ahead and order some of the hoodies?
So, I originally intended to order 15 Medium Men's and 15 Medium Women's hoodies, but when I saw that I would have PLENTY left over, I went ahead and put a total of 25 of each in my order. Unfortunately, my order couldn't go through when I received a notice saying there were only 16 of one and 19 of the other. I went ahead and filled the order to it's max and order the remaining 16 of my 50 hoodie goal in another design.
As for the deviant $taff's offe

While the regular editions have been placed on a hiatus for a while,
Please keep your eyes :eyes: out for the NEXT one.


:icondeviantheart: a group that’s all HEART! :heart:
“Promoting Positivity”
This group supports positive initiatives and projects around dA,
as well as a variety of positive art and artists. It is a helpful and kind group.
Recent awesome articles, about great stuff!
Secret Santa! Deadline PASSED: 2 More In: 2 to Go!Remember, art is due December 31st. Note iLantiis with a link to your finished piece or comment here. If you aren't going to make it, please let us know ASAP!
for :iconRequiemachina: from :iconIdellechi:
for :iconthe-lantiis: from :iconRockNRollGal:
for :iconCallineXoP: from :iconpatamfreti:
for :iconfoxrose819: from :iconalerion19:
for :iconwdnest: from :icontwelveofdecember:
for :iconIdellechi: from :iconCallineXoP:
for :iconalerion19: from :iconaj333:
for :iconpatamfreti: from :icon102vvv:
for :iconArichy: from :iconGigaCake-MmmKay:
for :iconCyilla: from :icondeweydeweydewbah:
Secret Santa by wdnest for :iconLydiaRhianne: from :iconwdnest:
The mind and hearts key by IceShadow3 for :icondeweydeweydewbah: from :iconIceShadow3:
HeartART Secret Santa Kitty by Child-of-Minerva for :icon20Tourniquet02: from :iconChild-of-Minerva:
:thumb345738282: for :ic

ARKs: Kindness Quilt Contest! Winner!:heart: Acts of Random Kindness Contest
What are Acts of Random Kindness?
What is a Kindness Quilt?
Winner: Mommy-of-Ein

Please see the prizes you will be receiving at the bottom of this journal.
Unfortunately, even with a month-long extension, most participants were unable to finish their quilts. With that issue, does anyone have any suggestions for how we should approach or run the next Kindness Quilt Contest?
:star: The Contest Specifics
Start date: November 1
End date: December 31
Quilts accepted: After October 15
Gallery: ARK Quilt 2012
Category: Community Projects / Projects & Clubs / The Ki

deviantHEART 2012 Group Initiative! CELEBRATE!!!GOAL REACHED!
PrinceJose has reached his goal!
How do you think the 100 premium subs should be given out?
We are raising 63,600 points to give 100 3-month premium memberships on Christmas Day of 2012, to give a little something back to deviants who give a lot to the community.
To donate to this cause, go to PrinceJose's page or supportHEART's page and click "Donate" on the donation pool, or go to the "Give" drop-down menu at the top-right of the page and select "Give Points." No matter which way you give, you will be featured by PrinceJose!
Don't have points but want to help?
Repost this in your journal or in the news to spread the word! Just leave a comment with a link to your feature here or in a note!
:heart: Lantiis

The Kindness Quilt Community ProjectThe Kindness Quilt is a blanket created from the love of deviants right here on deviantART. This quilt is built upon love, respect and gratitude. Every person has a reason to and a means to create their own quilt square. To say thank you, to share a collaborative work, to show off a gift, commission or request, as a present, or simply as a design. The quilt square is 500x500 pixels, and when included in a completed quilt, can be resized smaller. Quilt squares are submitted to the Quilt Squares gallery.
Quick Links
Download the quilt square


:iconcheetahplz: TAKE NOTE OF THIS IMPORTANT PROJECT HAPPENING ON dA! :iconcheetahplz:
Use your art to help save an endangered species! Please join the International Cheetah Day Challenge, hosted by Save-The-Cheetah and the-cheetah-archive and get involved! The challenge is simple: submit cheetah-themed art to deviantART on December 4th, International Cheetah Day. See this journal for details!…

: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!
THE MONTHLY FEATURE..This is the first in a monthly feature that i have started..
The first beautiful drawing for our Sept seaofsadness-sos is..

Suspended Animation
By the wonderful jbeau3d
Great job
___s$$$$$ ' $$$$s,__
_s$$$$$$ ' ' ' $$$$$s___

My dear friends..The pod of pilot whales are gone..
The first killings in the cove..
Has begun...
There are no words that i can say..
only a black saddness..
This will be a long fight my friends..
Because of GREED AND MONEY>>>>>>>
These as us..They are us....Must die..
You will truly be missed..
Iam truly saddened..
RIP..My Dear Dear childern of the sea..
Two more Pods have been neted after trying to excape and a five to six hours of swiming for their freedom..Bottlenosed dolphins this time..So they are in the cove for the  killing..I will up date  you on how many were murdered..
The last pod of pilot whales their were 22 murdered..May they rest in peace..

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!
:icondolphinplz: :icondolphin-plz: :icondolphinplz: :icondolphin-plz: :icondolphinplz:

:iconsolutionssanctuary: is a completely awesome group!
It's about helping to run things more smoothly here on dA! :heart:
Most Recent Articles:
November ThankstivityIt is easy to point out the flaws....
Cliques, lack of communication, bad art that gets too many views, good art that doesn't get enough views, crappy DDs, and on and on and on. The complaints people have about deviantART could fill a book the length of the Bible, but November is a month for remembering what we have to be thankful for and so I challenge you, Solutions Seekers, to take a look around and find at least three things about deviantART that make you thankful for the community.
The Challenge
Create a deviation or journal that explores at least three reasons you're thankful for deviantART. It can be anything from tutorials and other resources to friends you've made to great art you've stumbled across to a favorite group. Whatever it is that keeps you coming back, I want to know about it.
:bulletpurple: One entry per deviant.
:bulletpurple: For this challenge, no mature content please. Let's make

:community: :handshake: :community:

:iconcool-photos: is hosting their first contest.
The theme is: "Thanksgiving" and it's almost over!
Check it out here:
Cool-Photos' First Contest - ThanksgivingEDIT: There are only two days left! Be sure to submit before Friday afternoon! Good luck to all who enter! :tighthug:
EDIT: This is the last week for submissions, so please submit your work if you haven't already! Thanks everyone for participating and for donating features and llamas and points! We couldn't do all of this without you all! :tighthug:
First Contest from Cool-Photos! Theme: Thanksgiving
Hello everyone and welcome to our first Contest. Our group is happy to present the following Thanksgiving Themed Contest! 3 photographers will be chosen by our Founder (JessicaDobbs) and Co-Founder (JeffreyDobbs). They will take the time to look through the Contest Folder and vote on 3 photographers and their pictures that best showcase the Spirit of Thanksgiving.  
How do I Win?
So, you would like to join in our Contest? Great! Simply follow the rules below and have your chance at winning!
Make sure you're a member of our group. Simply join our group if you're not already;

I'm sure we'll be finding out the results, soon.

A wonderful group..
Please join!
To donate points :points: to them,
go to the page of the Founder:

:heart: :iconwalkingcatplz: :heart:

We hope you'll join!  :D

:heart: :iconlilplz: :heart:

:iconanimalsoftheworld: is a fun and lovely group,
and they are holding a Contest about "Butterflies"
Butterfly Competition Contest- Voting Stage 1 !:iconSilkenwinds:
I'm bumping this journal to remind all that we need more votes!! Member or not, please feel free to make your choices! Thank you for your participation! :hug:
EDIT-  Please FULL VIEW the journal so that the numbers do not confuse you.  Otherwise, it won't look right.  Leave your votes in comments only so it's easier for me to tally at the end.  Thank you! :3
Hello all! :D  We were absolutely overwhelmed by your interest in this contest! Such talent and beauty, doing this journal really allowed me to get a great view of all your submissions and my jaw dropped! :jawdrop:
The amount of entries is so high (201) that I will have to do the voting in stages! :faint:  So here's what I'm going to do to make this as simple as possible.  The entries will be put into groups.  You will vote for your favorite from each group.
The tally winners for each group will then go into a stage 2 vote where our members and affiliate members alike will decide the next set of fav

Actually, it is in the voting stage #1!

:iconwater-and-nature-art: A wonderful group with winners from their last theme:
"My Favourite Place"

They are having an "End of the Year Challenge"
Check that out HERE:


Affiliate Contest WINNERS!

:icontrees-with-character: and their winners from the Contest:
"Autumn Melancholy"

:trophy: FIRST :icontadbeer: with: ATMOSPHERIC FOREST WALK by TADBEER
:trophy: SECOND :iconsyrjusz: with: Dark Park by Syrjusz
:trophy: THIRD :iconnelleke: with: Lily's Past by Nelleke

:star: RUNNERS-UP :star:
:iconingelore: with: nevermore by Ingelore
:iconmichilauke: with: Just a rainy foggy day III... by MichiLauke
:iconhelale: with: Somewhere in autumn by HelaLe

:rose: Honourable Mentions: :rose:
the turn I by stachelpferdchen Magic forest by Vlad-Off-kru
E n d l e s s by dizzylizz Melancoly by Valentina-Mustajarvi    

:heart: :icontreehuggerplz: :heart:

:iconphotos-of-the-season: and their winners from the Contest:
"The Autumn Effect"
:trophy: FIRST :iconweissglut: with: misty autumn III by Weissglut
:trophy: SECOND :iconphotopathica: with: Autumn Haze II by Photopathica
:trophy: THIRD :iconflowerfreak: with: Lovely day next to Moosehead by FlowerFreak

:heart: :iconautumncolorplz: :heart:

Thanks for your attention to our Wonderful Affiliates


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

:note: A SPECIAL THANKS to my ADMINS., for continuing to do an amazing and loyal job with our Group, here!

I just love our TEAM, here!

:iconbutterflyplz:  :iconbutterflyplz: :iconbutterflyplz:

We, at Unframed-Nature wish you ALL a Delightful December!

We look forward to seeing more of your outstanding submissions
during this last month of the year!! :aww:


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Photopathica Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   General Artist
sorry for seing this so late, but thank you for including me :D
Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a wonderful and fully explained journal! Thanks for sharing!!! BTW---Are you still open for admins?? I am very interested!

sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Beautiful article as usual, dear Tea.:hug:
Thank you!:):rose:
BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Thank you dear tea, wonderful journal as always :rose: :iconhearthugplz:
Ingelore Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
OMG! Hard working Tea! :lol:
Thank you so much for the feature!:heart:
Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ms. Busy Tea is at it again! Great journal/news! Many hugz and Much Love!
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are so cute and funny! :glomp:
Glad you liked this article, and thanks for the support.

Much love to you, too! :heart:
Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For having such a genuine caring and soft heart you sure have made it through some pretty tough times! I'm so happy life hasn't caused you to be bitter!
JulianasGrandma Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Well done, Tea:hug:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
So much appreciated, as always! :cuddle:
JulianasGrandma Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
You are very welcome:iconninjacatplz:
DorotejaC Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Voted. Lovely.

TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
I will check my notes later, and I will reply when I see your votes in my note!
That rhymed! :lol:

And thank you, too. :heart:
marthig Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and "newsy" journal as always Tea :iconheartglompplz:
and :iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2: for the feature of some of my fractals. Take care and Happy Holidays :xmas:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it, and so much my pleasure to feature you! :heart:
Thanks very much for always being so supportive of our group here!

Happy Holidays to you, too!
marthig Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: :icongiveroseplz:
mim304 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Photographer
Thanks so much for the features, Tea! Totally unnecessary, but, so appreciated! :hug: :-) Beautiful News Article! You always seem to out do yourself from the one before! :clap:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
It was so much my pleasure, and may I say, I am so very happy to see you!
I miss you so often, and just love seeing you when I do. :hug:

I love to thank people who are supportive in every way, but making a feature for them.

So happy to do it, and I'm so glad you like my articles, too. :cuddle:
SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Tea. Myself and my group are always happy to help and appreciate your support! :3
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are so welcome, and vice versa, of course! :heart:
Just let us know! :hug:
Nameda Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
great feature dear let me know if you want me to put the contests on my contests list if yes give me theme deadline and link to journal where the contest is announced and I will add :)
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
I will try to remember to keep this in mind!
We have monthly THEMES, in most [but not all months] but we ARE having one right now in December! :boogie:
And we have two BIG CONTESTS, per year... our next one will be Spring sometime of 2013.

Thank you for your wanting to be so supportive of our group!
And may I say, welcome back again! So lovely seeing you around again. :hug:
Nameda Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
its a pleasure hun :hug: ya know me I love being supportive to my friends :)
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Many thanks dear Tea:huggle:
I wish you a wonderfull weekend with view of my city istanbul [link]
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are so very welcome, dearest Rezzan! :huggle:
I hope for you that you are having a great weekend, too!
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Thank u so much dear:huggle:
it was really:))
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for including my article!
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very happy to do so! :hug:
And super article, by the way. :rose:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
iLantiis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your features are alwasy so awesome and fun! :love:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, that's so sweet of you! I'm glad you think so,
and I loved including you! :hug: :heart:
Weissglut Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
This is really gorgeous ! Thanks a lot ! :aww:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
A pleasure, really! :hug:
seven-s Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Wonderful feature, Tea; thank you!:hug::):heart:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
It is absolutely my pleasure! Thank you for always being so supportive of our group here!
:hug: :heart:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wheeee =D :hug:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh Dave, you always make me SMILE! :D
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehehe Yay!!![]=D
Samcatt Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   General Artist
Is this the contest I entered. There are so many. And yet again. A wonderful journal x
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
No, those results were posted a couple weeks ago.
The feature you see is to thank the judges who judged on the contest..
and the overall article, especially the part at the top, is just our regular voting by the members, on our regular folders, that we hold each month.

Feel free to vote, if you like! :D
We do this every month. :hug:

Thanks for great comment. :heart:
Samcatt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   General Artist
im too lazy to vote.
celeste1528 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful!! and thank you!! :glomp:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad you think so, and you are truly welcome!
Thanks for joining by the way! ;)
celeste1528 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
haha about time i did XD
Nelleke Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thank you! :)
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are very welcome, and congrats again!
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