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Best of My Friends and Watchers 2011Happy New Year Everyone!!!
Hard to believe that 2011 has already come and gone, seems like it just flew by! I've met so many new friends and discovered so many talented artists this year. You, my friends have amazed me! You've shown me places that I have always wanted to see.. So many times my heart filled up with joy and laughter at your sight of your delightful animal photos! Thank you for showing me that there are more seasons than just summer ( I do live in Louisiana after all! lol) I thank you for your encouragement and support but most of all, I thank you for your friendship!
In Jan. of 2010 I started a folder called the "Best Of", then at the end of the year I put together several features from that folder showcasing the most amazing works of art that I have found here on DA. In Jan. of 2011, I started my collection all over again. Now is the time that I get to share all the wonderful treasures I have found!
Favorite Scape Shots of 2011Hello Friends,
Today I am featuring some of my favorite Landscape/Waterscape photos from 2011 with a spotlight on two of my favorite photographers, Nelleke and Martin. I adore their photography! If you are unfamiliar with their work, go visit their amazing Galleries immediately...You will not be disappointed!
The path to a better tomorrow by =tomsumartinAt the beginning of the day by =tomsumartinThere, where I like go by =tomsumartinSumava by =tomsumartinWhere time has stopped by =tomsumartin
On the edge of the globe by =tomsumartinWhere they live pheasants by =tomsumartinMy mood by =tomsumartin
Here are some of the best Scape photos that I have favored last year and I must say...they are Brilliant!!! I'm sure you will love them as much as I do..
Peak Time by *KeldBachGolden Ceiling by *KeldBachGnarly Roots by *KeldBachWood B by ~LarsVanDeGoorGolden Colors by *thrumyeyeFall at the Oneida Falls by *IngoSchobert
Fiery Maple by ~joerossbachLate September by ~00AngelicDevil00Bs by ~LarsVanDeGoorAutumn Mantra by *Oer-WoutReverie by *Oer-WoutAfter the Rain by `LeashaAHooker
Being Thankful Watcher FeatureHello Friends,
With Halloween now behind us, our attention now focuses on our next holiday...Thanksgiving. There are so many things in my life to be thankful for, my wonderful husband, son and of course Mr. Salem. But I am also thankful to you, my dear watchers and friends. You have been such a support to me and my photography, I deeply appreciate each and every one of you. To those who have just started to watch me to those who have been actively watching me for the past few years...This feature and the next ones to come are for you! Thank You so much!!!
:iconsweedies:My Master Forever by =SweediesArtHeaven by =SweediesArt
:iconle-regard-des-elfes:Daenerys by ~Le-Regard-des-ElfesSirene's tear by ~Le-Regard-des-ElfesSnow White by ~Le-Regard-des-Elfes
:icontinca2: Little Dreamgirl by *tinca2Autumn Dance by *tinca2:thumb292614787:
Merry Christmas!!!MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!
Seasons Greetings by =silentfuneralA Victorian Christmas... by *krissybdesignsVictorian Christmas by ~Kimberly-MMerry Christmas by *SonOfTheSea:thumb188967055:Winter Warmth by *ForestGirlChristmas Night. Magic scene with flying Santa by ~AlexandraFChristmas Wish by *SilEnigmaArtsChristmas Is Coming by *StroodyChristmas spirits by ~arventurChristmas Card by ~AlexandraFChristmas Eve by ^Emerald-Depths:: Christmas Vision :: by ~mythicaldamienneChristmas Light by ~ArwensGraceChristmas by ~liamwChristmas Bunnies by *DragonDewNoche Buena by ~KalosysArtChristmas by *inSOLenseChristmas Night by ~dougurasuWaiting for Santa by ~WhisperingSoulSanta Sneak by ~Wild-E-eepCHRISTMAS IN THE FOREST by *FERNLMerry Christmas by =CindysArtSweet Christmas by =rotten-carcass:thumb145692983:Christmas Spirit by ~iria2kEsprit de Noel by ~MorbidMorticia:thumb145374336:Christmas Tree 2010 by ~BttrflyKissesA Cozy Christmas by ~mchasesteelyChristmas Scene by ~FalksenChristmas is coming by *WindyLifeChristmas Tree by ~DreAminginDigITalChristmas Family Room HDR by ~DreAminginDigITalLone Christmas Tree by =FrankiefChristmas tree by *MarvinDiehlChristmas by ~soulkissfaerieSanta's List by *FrozenStarRoMerry Christmas my friends by =CindysArtSanta in the Forest by =LeeAnneKortusSanta in thought by *ericthom57Poor Man's Santa by =Phatpuppyart-StudiosSanta Claus with Little Girl by ~MeeranUhmIn the Christmas Mood by ~thetopcrusaderChristmas night by *Nataly1stThe Christmas Wish by ~AuTuMn-LeeSanta's Calm by *ericthom57Christmas on the Way by ~robert-kim-karen:thumb273345078:Christmas time has come by ~yiiikeschristmas time...02 by *impatienss:thumb1
I LOVE CATS!!!Hello Everyone!
I am very sorry to be so late with these Features!
I honestly wanted to get this one out before now but was unable to.
So, instead of continuing on with the Wild Animal feature, I decided that
I wanted to go straight to my personal favorite.. Cats!
Today I would like to share with you some of my all time Kitty favorites from 2011.
I hope you love them as much as I do!
But before I do, I'd like to introduce you to a truly amazing photographer. His name
is Zoran Milutinovic from Serbia. I happen to come across his Gallery last
year and immediately fell in love with his work. He has some of the best Kitty
photos I have ever seen! With each photo, it's plain to see his great love for Cats!
So, if you are a Cat lover, be sure to check out his Gallery!!!
My Favorites From Your Gallery 2012Hello Friends,
With New Years day behind us, this is the time of year when I do "The Best Of" Journal features. I thought, what better way to start than to begin with you, my active watchers and friends. I went through your Galleries and chose my favorite piece from 2012. It was very difficult to do as you all had so many wonderful photos and manipulations to choose from! Thank you all for making me smile, laugh, cry and become completely awestruck by your amazing talent! I look forward to viewing all your future works from 2013!
Theatre des Vampires by *AlexisPhotoartDark mystic lake... by ~wolfcreek50The visitors by *tomsumartinDo you have a nut for me? by *starykocurPretty in white - for Tea by *JocelyneRSitting Room, Driehaus Museum by *SZenzA. Graves Mausoleum by *wiebkefeschThe BIG 12 - Happy Birthday Earthy by `CrystalMarine-ArtsDay Dreaming Rascal by *edwardvbDreams of Mr Fennec fox by *Momotte2For Marie-Agnes With Love by *saperlipopClark's Nutcracker by *Mac-WizHer World Lives In A Little Mirror by *33Mtizzz by ~MistyTableauLonely by *sesam-is-openChurch Ruins by *newcastlemaleNOWM by *shitpitcherDahlias - Spring by =hiaamir:thumb3085
Seeing Red Part 2Hello my friends and watchers
In my last journal, I told you all that my family and I were getting ready to evacuate for Hurricane Issac. We ended up checking into a pet friendly hotel for a few days. We lost power our first night there! When I reserved our room, I asked if they had a back up generator..they told me they did...They LIED!!! Myself and everyone else staying at that Hotel were less than amused! Anyway, Things got a little rough down here but I am happy to report that my family and I escaped the hurricane virtually unscathed. Aside from a few pieces of siding that came off our home and being in the dark for 3 days, we were one of the lucky ones! For others, recovering will take quite some time..
With that said, I would like to move on to Part 2 of my "Seeing Red" feature...I hope you enjoy!
Seeing Red Part 2
Red is hot. From passionate love to violence and war
Seeing Red Part 1 I just wanted to let you all know that I won't be on DA for the next few days. My family and I will be evacuating due to Tropical Storm/ Hurricane Isaac. I have blocked all deviations from appearing in my message box while I am gone. I'll do my best to catch up on your art when I get back. Keep us in your prayers..
Before I talk about my feature, I would like to tell you that I just went through another surgery for staph (MRSA). I am doing well, Still a little sore but on the road to recovery. Please forgive me if I can't leave comments or answer every comment I receive. As you can imagine, I've fallen quite behind on DA and there is no way I can take the time to catch up. Luckily I did this feature and also the next one before I had surgery! My illness is also one of the reasons I haven't submitted any new photos in awhile, so please bare with me. As soon as I can, I'll try to get something new posted. Hopefully when the weather starts getting cooler I'
Our Blue WorldHello Friends,
Today I am featuring one of my favorite colors...Blue! From the ocean to the sky, it is a constant color in our lives.Blue is the overwhelming "favorite color" among people from all over the world and is seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed, it also represents feelings of calm and peacefulness. In a garden, the blue Hydrangea, Iris, Forget Me Not and Morning Glories are just some of the flowers that can provide a soothing element. Speaking of a soothing element, my favorite bath products just happen to be called True Blue Spa by Bath and Body, I highly recommend them!
Here are a few phrases about the color Blue:
* True blue - someone loyal and faithful
* Out of the blue - unexpected (could be positive or negative)
* Blue ribbon - first rate, top prize
* The Blues (capitalized) - popular style of music sometimes characterized by melancholy melodies and words
* Baby blues - Blue eyes (also see Bad blue words)
* Once in a blue moon: an event that occurs infreque
Weekly Feature! Weekly Feature:
[Bullet; Pink] [Bullet; Pink]
Fragments Of The Past|Commission by *N-DeedFields Of Gold by =Dani-Owergoor
[Bullet; Pink] [Bullet; Pink]
The Rose and The Moon by *maiarcitaFort by ~RahmatozzDemon Bounty Hunter by *algenpfleger
[Bullet; Pink] [Bullet; Pink]
Colors of my fear. by ~Saturns-Child Forgotten Hopes by `DpressedSoul
[Bullet; Pink] [Bullet; Pink]
Lilith by ~IoannatheVixen Grotesque attitude by ~Ephynephryn Alexei by *tonare
[Bullet; Pink] [Bullet; Pink]
Stronghold of oblivion by *Aeon-LuxQueen Ravenna by *TitusBoy25 Ritual of the skull by =RodrigoBrito
[Bullet; Pink] [Bullet; Pink] [Bullet; Pink] [Bullet; Pink]
Special Feature 4 for you
A small feature and thank you for all my friends, watchers and loyal supporter !
... and those who do not appear here, I love you all !
Unfortunately I can't mention all here, but I send all my friends and watchers a lot of hugs and wish a great Sunday
and please leave your comment
This Magical World by =CindysArt Always by your side by =CindysArt
Inacheve by =buggs38 Totem by =buggs38 Aubepine by =buggs38
Aubepine by =buggs38 Gourmandise by =buggs38 La decouverte by =buggs38
NICE DAY FOR A WALK.. by *chryssalis REINCARNATION by *chryssalis WILLPOWER by *chryssalis
Halloween Entry 2012I am back! Just in time for Halloween again! But that doesn't mean I haven't been snooping around your galleries looking and downloading all your great art! It's been hard but I've come up with the best of the creepy I could find. These are my fav's. It's not that I just like dark & dreary but it is Halloween and that's the best time of year! I get in a colorful and happy mood too, fortunately – it doesn't long – So here's my review of my fav's for this year and my own interpretation. If you made my gallery, congrats. You're special. It means I visited your gallery at least 3 or 4 times to decide. Some are new from this year, some are a lot older I just discovered you.
1. Freeblood prowler Kitten by Vainyel –
Sheofbatsandshadows has a new pet!!! Behold…. Fluffy the vampire kitten! He's one of a kind, and sooooo adorable!!! Look at those sad little eyes! How can you resist?? He might destroy a few lamps while learning to fly, and a lot of furniture with those sharp li
New FeaturesHey all just wanted to say sorry I am running a bit slow with commenting and your work but I am pretty much update now, my oldest son moved out last Friday to go to UNI and although I am REALLY proud of him, it really broke my heart seeing him go, I know he will be back to visit but things will never be the same any more as he is all grown up now and he was the first to leave my protected nest, I really miss him. My youngest Jake is now walking! so as you can imagine my hands are pretty much full, hard to believe he will be 1 next month ANYWAY enough about me and on with the lovely features
:thumb327563318: Tiny and dewy by !DuncanJBerry don t look please by ~MaPhiRoS Stools by `davincipoppalag Imagine by ~VICINITYOFOBSC3NITY For You by ~Ruskatukka Diamond waters in the forest by `RezzanAtakol 002 Raspberry Tea by =BlackHeresy . : I m m e r s E : . by `J-u-d-a-s NOONE WINS THIS GAME... by *chryssalis Napping Kitty for Jocelyne by *philippeL
Invitation by AugustHoney 04/15/10 2:19amThe tune plays once again...
The sound of it's music fills the air
High and fast at first the sound of the violin
Deep and sharp sound of the drum
and slowly I dance.
Fear rises from within and I grab hold of...
I'm spun around in circles like a princess
My feet know every step and it feels
like I'm floating.
My hair twirls with every spin
My heart races and my chest feels like its about to explode.
I smile. My eyes closed as I'm brought close
and held tight inviting and sensual.
I pull my head back and feel coolness caress my neck.
The music begins to play softly with energy of excitement
I'm spun around, my hand released and freely I glide.
The music stops.
I'm stopped with a strangers hand on my waist
the other cupping my chin as to lift my head.
I open my eyes slowly to realize
I've been dancing with Death.
It's a tune I've heard many times before
So sweet.... So at peace...
Taunting me.. Inviting me...Wanting me...
Once again I decline it's invitation.
Dance of seduction.
Sanctuary Permitted. Home (internal landscapes) by ~LiliumEternal Seen by ~AndreyBobir Undefeated by *FictionChick The Truth by ~trulsespedal :thumb308005511: The Prayer`s by ~illdispose
Submissions Open/ New Staff/ Group Updates/FeatureHi guys.
I have been accepting submissions for the past few days already, but I just want to tell you guys that the submission are officially OPEN again now. Here's a quick overview of what folder you can submit to now.
I am working on a new journal skin and a new look for the group as a whole with another friend of mine. All of this should be updated within the next two weeks... Hopefully... If we can grasp all the coding, lol.
Beginner - This is for all submission that are at a beginner level.
Intermediate - For all submission at an intermediate level.
Expert - For all submissions at an expert or Advanced level.
Feedback Wanted - Please submit to this folder if you would like feedback on your deviation. (Read on for exciting news on this folder)
Resources - This is for all Manipulation related resources. Please guys, only submit resources that we can use in manips. It doesn't need to be high res, only relevant to the group.
PLEASE NOTE T
My great Birthday-Gifts
I want to thank you for the congratulations on my birthday and especially for the amazing gifts. I was very happy about it and so it was a great day.
:iconeufrosis::iconcelairen::iconeufrosis:Moth dance in light by =Celairen:iconeufrosis::iconsweedies::iconeufrosis:I See You by =SweediesArt
Personal Updates and Feature of AwesomenessWhere is _________? (the next chapter of Lyrium and Ashes, artwork of your characters, photomanip with your cosplay, contest entry, what else might you be waiting for?)
Time for a confession: I am a vampire and so the time scale on which I do things...
What, you don't believe me? Fine, have a boring explanation:
I am moving across the country in less than a month, immediately after I complete take my last final and thus complete my bachelor of science degree, and start grad school. In the mean time there are lots of things to finish, including classes and research, and added to that are unexpected unnecessary stresses and problems.
But it WILL be done... even if I must give the artwork to your grandchildren... :iconvampireplz:
Gems you may have missed or should simply see again!
Favorite Wildlife Photos of 2011 Part 1Hello Everyone,
Today I am featuring some of my favorite Wildlife photos from 2011. This feature was really hard to put together because I had so many magnificent photos to choose from. I decided to make this feature a two or even three part. You guys are such amazing photographers, thank you for all the Brilliant work you have shared with us in 2011. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2012!
Battle Ground by ~BogdanBoevBatman and Robin by ~BogdanBoevFood Time by ~BogdanBoevBeak Bag by ~BogdanBoevRainy days by ~BogdanBoev
Bee Eaters - Merops Apiaster by ~BogdanBoevAir brakes by ~BogdanBoevKingfisher games by ~BogdanBoevYellow eyes by ~BogdanBoevAlbino Sparrow by ~BogdanBoev
Courtship Dance by *FFornsAnhinga by ~AFornsGoing on a date by *FForns
Landing with shrimp by *FFornsSleeping Beauty by *FFornsNorthern Hawk Owl by *FForns
Yummy Peanuts by *EltasiaFull body baby face by *EltasiaHello by *Eltasia
Food Please VI by *EltasiaFull mouth by *EltasiaHey help me by *Eltasia
Keep in Touch!
^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More