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31 Days of Wishes: Day 17Girasolia wishes for active watchers!
With some solid literature and a dabbling in digital art, Girasolia is looking for a little direction from her watchers. We have all been there... Everyone needs a few active watchers. So if Girasolia's art is something you are looking to see more of, grab a seat, watch and enjoy! And don't forget to leave a little feedback love while you are there
Admin Chat #2: *rainylakeWelcome to the second edition of our new administrator interview series! We will be cycling through some of our most active admins. Some of you will know her for being notorious for clearing up a lot of the purchasable list, she's: rainylake!
James--Steele: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
rainylake: Hey everyone! My name is Kathy, otherwise known as *rainylake. You can find me at the dAWishingWell, fella, deviantHEART, and projecteducate trying to help out deviants and spread a little community cheer. Essentially I am here to help you in anyway you need, so please feel free to note me if you ever need someone to talk to about life, have questions, or just want to chat about anything. Other then my life on dA, I have a few other hobbies, most of which are art related. I have been a photographer for a few years and it is my passion. My favorite things to photograph are birds and
Special Event: The 31 Days of Wishes!- COMPLETE!:icongingerbreadlaplzecember 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
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.
The Noms: January Resolutions & February Peak!The Noms
Get your fill!
The Special in January
January starts a new month and a NEW YEAR! Happy 2013 everyone! Lots of people make resolutions at the beginning of the new year to help them on their way to becoming a better person in so many ways! Some people want to be kinder, thinner, healthier, funner, happier, richer and more! What kinds of New Year Resolutions have you made? We want to know!
Coming up in February!!!
February is all about sharing the love and giving back! deviantHEART, a group we are affiliated with whose goal is to "Promote Positivity," is hosting an event, "14 Days of Features" (courtesy of one of their amazing admins, Astrikos!). Starting on Feb 1st, you can check out different features such as 14 kinds of Chocolates, 14 Different Smiles, 14 Ways to say I Love You, and more! And on Day 14 (Valentine's Day), there will be a huge feature on what YOU think of LOVE! No need to join the
So you want to be a Well Admin?What is a Co-founder and a Contributor?
As a Supergroup, Co-Founders are Supervisors and Contributors are VIPs. As a Supergroup, we also have a special rank called Special Teams for our group accounts.
By default, all new admins are given co-founder status. The way groups and admin privileges are set up, co-founder status is needed for you to perform your many admin duties. Contributors are the VIPs of the Well admins. Basically, contributors did their job as co-founder extremely awesomely and so get a reserved slot and an extra wish on the list. Contributors are also required to do NOTHING while co-founders are required to be active in the group for certain events, during certain times and to complete specific duties.
Most Current Requirements: 4/9/2013
To qualify to be CONSIDERED for an admin position at dAWishingWell, you must grant 1 non-purchasable wish (or pending wish if no non-purch wishes exist), grant at least 800 points in purchasable w
Pending Wishes to be CompletedHelp us finish granting these wishes!
Drop them a few comments, suggest a DD, give a watch or a fave, or simply tell a friend about this blog!
DD or Seniority
f1utterby3 wishes for a DD; was suggested by xX-Starduster-Xx on 10/21/2013
Sottomissione-di-Amo wishes for seniority; was suggested by WanderingFantasy & SavageFrog on 11/5/2013
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Savage Saturday Event: FRENZY (DONE)EDIT 2: OAO You guys are epic; a total of 8 wishes were granted during this event & plenty more were moved to pending~All the participants who helped grant a wish can link 2 deviations to be featured next Saturday & thank you for voting on who you wanted to see featured on the next Wish Jump feature! Stay tuned March 1st to see who was selected!
EDIT: Less than 6 hours left! I wasn't expecting such a response! Features will be up shortly!
HA! :icongetinfrogplz: I have kidnapped a group journal to present my froggy demands!
Based on the poll I hijacked a few days ago, most of you voted for an old wish to be selected for March’s 1st Wish Jump Event & so it shall be! Due to how expensive some of these wishes are, there’s a chance that we will be hosting only 1 WJ this month instead of the typical 2. We’re also running out of Gifts to feature in the poll so expect the occasional old wish to sneak up & appear in there!
So then…what’s this ab
Monday MusesWelcome to our activity on Mondays - Monday Muses!
It's all about the artists and artworks that inspire you!
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:
"`Fan-Gogh Is one of the most amazing human beings I’ve had the pleasu
A Serious WarningI am not playing around with this anymore.
And now a second warning since this warning didn't make it clear enough.
We have rules here. I and my admin team will not be further harassed by people who refuse to follow those rules or who think they should get special treatment for whatever reason.
We draw wishes at random. That is the final word on that.
If your wish is so difficult that it can't be granted easily or within 2 months of being randomly drawn, it will be listed as completed so you can make a new wish. We try VERY HARD to grant these wishes, but some just end up NOT BEING POSSIBLE. If you have a problem with this, stick to the types of wishes we outline in our FAQ. If not, don't complain to us when we do all we can but end up unable to grant it fully.
If you make a wish that is so hard to grant that it has to go to the pending list for 30 or 60 days after we do our be
January Community Events - Comment to get featuredJanuary
Community /Events + Projects
Calling All Traditional Artists ^Astralseed
A wonderful way to get involved in traditional art. #Traditionalists
Praising Life Project
Comment your inspiring words here.
The Unexpected Love Contest LadyLincoln
Be My Valentine Art Exchange
Odyssey Propulsion 7
PM Giveaway - 3 months! (closed)WINNER:
Hey, darling! Yes, you;
Do you wonder how it would be like to have a dART subscription? Did your subscription run out?
Or maybe you just want to extend your current subscription period?
Then take a look here!
Because of dART's current PM offer (read about it here: http://fav.me/d5nf2er),
I'll be giving away a 3 months subscription to one lucky person - for free!
Interested in joining? All you have to do is;
Just this journal so that I know who has entered
It's as simple as that, nothing more, nothing less, which mean you do NOT need to;
Watch me (because once you unwatch me, my fragile heart will break!)
Create a journal about this (simply because I hate doing that myself)
Give me a llama (but if you decide to give 1, you'll get one in return)
Fave any of my works (only do that if you actually like what I make)
You don't even have to comment (but getting som
Why You Should Keep Writing
Q: What do you guys think of my story so far? Should I keep going?
This seems to be a very popular question. I'll argue it's a useless question, and explain why.
This reply is directed at new writers, and despite the tone that may follow, I really do intend to be sincere and helpful. I was once a newbie, too. And although I'm certainly not going to claim to be great, I've fallen flat on my face enough times to learn how to pick myself up and produce something I'm proud of.
Here's why you need to not ask this question. You're either going to succeed, or you're going to fail. But, either way, you'll be better off for having:
2. Figured out how to motivate yourself to continue
3. Completed the entire first run of the story yourself
1 ~ I can speculate that there are plenty of people out there who are afraid of failure. I know first-hand. I'm not a professional writer. I teach mathematics. And it is my job every Fall to convince a hu
Starting the Year with LOTS of Cheer! 1. NEW- GIFTS!
2. NEW- A Special Project/Group News PLUS Contest!
3. NEW- First Watchers 2012 Feature
4. NEW- Extra Special Thank You's!
5. NEW- Said & Did Features
6. NEW- 93rd Special Random Feature!
7. NEW- New Years Special Edition Feature...
8. NEW- Treasure Chest Features- Profile Page, Left-Side...
Hello and Thank You to Anyone who has a chance to read my journal.
I know time is precious.
~~ GIFTS! ~
Thank you to my dear friend Martha :iconmarthig: for:
What a creative gift, and a wonderful friend! She's been one of my favourite dA people since I've come to dA!
You must see her amazing work, if you don't know her,
Kitten Feature http://lenazlair.deviantart.com/art/Bengal-kitty-216994077
Next theme will be: Demons
Comment on this poll to suggest the next theme! : http://rainylake.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3399178/
How photography helped end a warIt's said that a picture says a thousand words, but this isn't always true. Sometimes they say far more than that. Un-edited photography is the closest medium we have to capturing reality, and for that reason it's incredibly powerful. On a personal level, photographs help us capture memories of our loved ones, and of times gone by. On a larger scale, pictures can tell stories of hardship, suffering and hope in a language that transcends culture. Photography can evoke emotion - but more than that, it can move people to action.
The power of photography was maybe never clearer than during the Vietnam war (1955 - 1975).
There are three pictures in particular that became iconic. They showed the human side of war, and the inhumane side of it. They showed the true horror that people endure and what kind of brutalities it makes people commit to other human beings. As the war dragged on, there was a growing movement of people who opposed the war. These pictures served as a powerful catalyst, an
A Look at EmbroideryWhat is embroidery?
Embroidery is a sub-genre of Needlecraft. It is broadly defined as the art of decorating fabric or similar materials with a needle and thread (or yarn).
The applications of embroidery are as wide as imagination allows. It has been and still is widely used to decorate all manner of clothing, from wedding gowns to hats. Embroidery is used to make rugs, adorn quilts or even to make pictures out of.
Embroidery first found its roots in ancient China, around 500-300BCE. The need for stitches to mend, tailor and reinforce cloth led to the development of many new sewing techniques. The decorative potential of these stitches was quickly realised, and soon the art form of embroidery was born. Each culture has its own history, tradition and style of embroidery, each as beautiful and captivating as the next.
Today, machine embroidery has lessened the prevalence of hand embroidery, but there are still many individuals who practise it, both as hobbyists and pr
Features of DecemberHi everyone! Sorry for the lateness again! Here are the monthly features.
The Monthly Features
Tutorials on anatomy
Tutorial: Drawing the Body Part 2 (Form) by Akimiya
Anatomy Tutorial- Collar Bone by JillLenaD
Catalogue of Human Features by Majnouna
Tutorials on animals
Basic Animal Anatomy by Majnouna
Wolf Tutorial The Head by Ooupoutto
Tut: Drawing Bird Feet by DodgerWolf
Tutorials on general drawing
CLOTH PATTERN tutorial by real4fantasy
Texture Tutorial by Sadir89
Colour and Atmosphere Tutorial by inklou
docked Mech STEP BY STEP by dasAdam
Step By step: Lightning by zamboze
Step By step: Lightning by zamboze
Step-By-Step by Noss91
Step-By-Step by Noss91
Resources for PS/GIMP (software)
Rabies Star Brush
Daily Literature Deviations for Jan. 1st, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
Daily Lit Deviations for January 1st, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your pieces featured by DLD please note damina.
We will include you and your piece in a special recognition news art
After Holiday BREATHING: A PoemSo, the holidays are now over
The world has not ended
A group full of members
Now waits patiently as the admins mend.
Week one of 2013 is here
But oh my oh dear
Not a whisper is heard
Not an update is near!
Dear Lantiis is sleeping
While a little Froggy starts breathing
Little James is relaxing
While Rainy sits a-dreaming.
Our humble Hisa is giggling
And a sweet Heart gives a big hug
AJ dances a jig
While the Widget settles in...
Santa has packed up his bags
The confetti is swept off the floors
Our eyelids start to hang and sag
So a long nap seems at hand...
But rest assured
We won't be resting long
Random updates will appear
Filled with new year cheers!
So off we go
Snuggled up with pillows
Regular blogs will return in a week
So stay tuned our happy peeps!
Nervous MovementYou're a dime a dozen in a sea of billions.
Individuality has no significance in numbers so vast.
And while this fact makes looking forward hard
we can't keep living in the past.
You're a nervous movement in a freeze frame scene.
Steady hands won't help hold up such a fragile act.
And while you take your time keeping character
you fake what you can't take back.
With nothing more than a thought we form our actions
and this is where we extinguish the lie they tried to invent.
The lie that we painted our lives without passion
well conclusions are useless with no attempt to commence.
You're a song I can't name stuck in my head.
I've listened to you before and probably will again.
And while I can hum the melody all day long waiting
for it to hit me I still won't know where you've been.
You're a gust that has never changed direction.
Nothing can touch you you're only felt as you brush skin.
And while you can't be stopped nothing lasts
nothing escapes time not even the wind.
Keep in Touch!
Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More