My deviantART StoryHappy Birthday dA!!My deviantART Story by Riemea
My deviantART story started a little more than three years ago. I had stumbled over dA because some of the artists I followed on German art sites had profiles here, like Papaya-Style, algenpfleger and janaschi. Somehow I ended up browsing artworks on dA more often than on the German sites, but I was a little too shy to make an account here, because I felt my work wasn't good enough. I did create an account eventually, but at first only uploaded photography.
After dwelling in the shadows for a few months I discovered that one could get involved in groups, and decided to help out in a few of them. Admining in groups was my gate to getting involved in the community at large. I was an admin in many groups, but my two most favourite groups are
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Through ProjectComment I met such
I want some points... soooooooo...Simple Profile CommissionsI want some points... soooooooo... by iLantiis
Like my profile and journal skin? Want one customized for you or your group? I can do that.
Comes with... Two backgrounds.
One for your widgets on your profile. One for your journal. Up to 3 custom headers / logos
Two for your widgets on your profile.
One for your journal
I will organize and fit your current profile content to the new profile theme. All of it, to include custom links done in button format and email you the files with the code (all you do is
DaWanda Shop OpeningA while ago I already mentioned that I opened an Etsy-Shop, but as I am not sure if it wouldn't cause legal troubles later - because it's a mess with invoices etc - I canceled that project.DaWanda Shop Opening by ginkgografix
After much thinking, pondering and preparing I have now opened a DaWanda shop and am pretty much excited about it.
For now I have four crafting tutorials available. So far only in german, but if there is enough interest I will also translate them to english.
Not sure if I will sell actual crafted items later as well yet. Again it can be a hassle with all the german laws and such - at least if you want to do it right.
Anyway if you are interested check out my shop here http://ginkgografix.dawanda.de (or click the fancy banner below)!
I might do a little give-away in a few days as well. Just not sure how and what to give away so far though.
Any kind of feedback and support would
Doodles for Donations CASH or POINTS CLOSEDUPDATE: Got the necessary amount for both fees~thank you to everyone who helped!Doodles for Donations CASH or POINTS CLOSED by SavageFrog
Not exactly feeling too happy about having to post this now instead of in May but the situation's really sucking right now. Last week I got a call saying that my financial aid for my studies have temporarily been suspended (I didn't do too well in a class & due to some new rules in the scholarship program I participate in regarding "academic performances"...I'm not eligible for aid until mid April/May). I ended up using the money I had been saving on my paypal to pay for the rent of my current apartment & some food items (P.S. Thank you to those who donated last time, it was really unexpected).
This aid mess also caused yet another issue: I can't pay for my grad school admission fee or my graduation fee & I've got til the end of the month to pay for them (can't ask for help from my parents since they're covering their own medical expenses right now) & the chance of landing a job is still lo
New projectHey guys,New project by maytel
remember how I wanted to get back into jewellery making but being a Mom with a 3 week old is kind of hard. I've been working on this line for a little while. I'm still in the testing phase.
Yep, I am re-opening my etsy page and I have a brand new name to go with my project. I'm calling it "A Crafting Mayhem".
You can expect to hear more about that soon. Here's a preview of what's to come.
Shy like a FlowerIf I don’t say hello to you
don’t go away
because sometimes for me it’s not easy,
… it’s hard to say …
I’m like a shy flower that blooms
in early May
which goes through struggles just to open
so if you see me turning red
think of today
and just remember what I’m saying …
… just please stay …
Creative Craft Challenge: Tsumami KanzashiSuggested by CaycaCreative Craft Challenge: Tsumami Kanzashi by ArtisanCraft
Hello everybody! I've got one last submission to this month's challenge to share with you:
Beautiful! Well, I'll see you all next week with a new challenge for September/October!
Another beautiful submission to this challenge, check it out:
Next week will be the last for this challenge, and then we'll have a new challenge for September/October! See you next week!
Hi! We have a few new submissions to the challenge this week, another fun and unusual use of tsumami kanzashi: eyepatches! You all are so creative, I love it!
Also, I noticed a few tsumami kanzashi that were submitted to the gallery folders but not the favorites folder for the Challenge, so here's just a friendly reminder that it doesn't count for the Challenge unless it's in the favorites gallery (but it can be in both, so fear not- you don't have to choose between them!).
Anyways, see you all next week!
August Arts and Health Challenge: JoyHi everyone,August Arts and Health Challenge: Joy by Aeirmid
We are opening a new month on a positive note; the challenge theme for August will be Joy. Living with a health condition (or caring for others who do) does not have to be all doom-and-gloom! What are the things that bring you joy, even amid the darkness?
Joy is essential to life. Researchers have shown that, generally speaking, people who have more joy in their lives tend also to be healthier. Sometimes in life, it is too easy to forget to take a moment and drink in something that makes us joyful. It is medicine in and of itself.
Your entries to this challenge should focus on the theme, "JOY."
Here are the rules:
You can enter as many times as you want, but you must be a member of Arts-and-Health to participate.
The admins and/or guests will choose one winner to receive a three-month subscription-- something large enough to be rewarding but not so large that it is coercive.
We will judge based on, "Which piece moved us the most?"
Beyond Boundaries: Contest THEME!Hi everyone,Beyond Boundaries: Contest THEME! by Aeirmid
I hope your team collaborations are going splendidly! You are about halfway through the competition! Congratulations on making it this far.
Today marks the start of Week 5, and it's time to reveal the theme for your contest photomanipulation entry!
The theme is . . .
One Moment in Time
I left this theme vague intentionally.
Basically, your deviation can be a snapshot of an historical time period, OR it can represent a moment in someone's own life (now) that really stands out. It can be a good memory or a bad memory, nice or scary. It can be anything you want as long as TIME is represented somehow (figuratively or literally).
Also, in your artist's comments when you submit, please write one sentence describing the moment in time that inspired you to create this deviation.
As a reminder:
You must already be a member of this competition to join this part of the contest.
Your coach and your team can
"Angel Without Wings"
This lovely award
was given to me
Thank you so much, Natasha!
"Shining Stars of Deviantart"
This lovely award was given to me
Thank you so much, Cher!
evyallen (read) (Conducted by me, published by mamorukin during my hiatus)
aurora-boredomalis (read) (Conducted by me, published by mamorukin during my hiatus)
These are the groups where I’m currently volunteering as an Admin. Please take a moment to visit them and if you think it’s right for you, do not hesitate to send a join request or add them to your watch list! They ALL have wonderful aspects about them!!! But I think it’s fair to say that they’re all so great because I’m there!!! ( just kidding )
” This group aims to focus on uniting people and encouraging them to support each other through life. We will actively encourage members to share their stories and talk to each other to make new friends, we will discuss important issues that may affect our members and we will accept all artworks that deal with an emotional issue. This is not limited to mental health issues, and the group is open to anyone.”
” The group is about encouraging people to share knowledge, opinions and ideas. To talk to each other about their art. Talk about how they came up with their ideas, how they achieved their results and how could others create their own artworks using those techniques. Here you will find the best tutorials for every medium to help you improve your own set of skills and be the best you can be. There is a "Life Hack" folder dedicated on skills and knowledge that will improve your life. A lot of people like ART in general, but they just don't know which art field they would like to get into or start doing. So hopefully the group will help them find themselves..”
”The Official dA Senior Group!Senior Members are users who have a medal as their symbol on deviantART.This group serves as a connection between Senior Members and the deviantART community. Only Senior Members may join this group as a Member. However, all deviants can get involved with our current happenings by watching us to stay tuned for our latest updates. Please browse the group for more Senior-related information.”
Beauty of a SoulThere is the whisper of a soft voice,