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Leaving for awhile..I was going to wait until after Thanksgiving, but with the way things have been going, I feel like it's my time to go now.
I'm taking a hiatus from deviantart, and I don't know how long it will be. You might see me posting a feature here and there, but for the most part, I will be gone.
Group admin duties (for the small amount of groups I still am part of) will be on hold/very restricted. Recommend a Friend is on hold, and will probably get a huge makeover once I return. Basically, everything is on hold and I will be a ghost. If you need me for anything, your best bet would be to contact me via skype, or send me a note. I probably won't be responding to messages, but I will be checking my notes occasionally.
Holiday Card Swap is still in effect though! I will be sending out cards shortly, so never fear. If you still want to swap addresses, please note me
I would like to explain what happened, but I'm honestly not in the mood right now :/ I guess it's a combination of stress, burnout
ThoughtsThis journal may seem a bit rambly and random, but I need to let a few things out.
New job= awesome. They have been really kind to me and super understanding of every issue that has been brought up. Somehow I still feel scared to be back out "in the field". It's been so long since I've had work, especially work that involves talking to people all the time. I'm more so used to being surrounded by animals . I get stressed about it constantly though. So much has happened to me in the last year and it's really affected my ability to function semi normally. After being in and out of the hospital the last few months, I have a few physical problems that make life a bit more difficult as well. Hoping things go back to the way they used to be (physically and mentally at least) soon. Still going to be stuck in this house for god knows how long. I really miss having my own space, my own room, and most importantly, my own kitchen .
Now, why all this matters. I haven't been ar
Christmas Card SwapHello all It's that wonderful time of year again, so it's time to announce the annual Christmas/Holiday card swap
Basically how it works is, I'll send you a Christmas/Holiday card, and if you'd like, you can send me one too. All you need to do is note me your address, and I will note you back mine(or if you prefer, you can ask me to note you first). It doesn't matter where you live, I'll ship cards around the world. I promise, your address will only be used to send you a card, nothing more.
Last year, there was a big turn out, so I'm really hoping it will be similar this year.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Cats and Kittens GaloreToday feels like a cat nap day, so have a cat filled feature
If you enjoy this feature, feel free to give it a . If you have suggestions for my next feature, feel free to send me a note or leave a comment.
Step by step... by ~Suzie18What did you say? We don't have milk? by ~Suzie18Baby kitten.. by ~PebelsKitty tetris by *ZoranPhotoCharlie: Go green 1 by ~ernest-artoops~!! by ~kimerajamBox break by *ZoranPhoto.eh?. by *awphotoartHey you down there. by ~Suzie18Euphoria of Simba Iceberg by ~Katrin-Elizabeth093 by *weelxFelek. by ~lookowanaCurious Mr. Whiskers by *alexgphotoDiscover the world by ~PebelsLittle cat by *TiefenschaerfeBecause two are better than one by ~Suzie18Watching You Watching Me by *alexgphotoFive of Us by ~friartuck40name search by ~vadaleinGreen everywhere by *ZoranPhoto
In Search of Prizes + FeatureThank you all for donating prizes for the "Musically Inspired" contest! This is a mini feature for all those who helped out
I am also in search for prizes for my next contest (features, art, points, subs). It's going to be a big one . If you are willing to donate anything, please let me know. I have started a donation pool on my profile page for any point donations for the contest. Anything and everything is appreciated!.
Anyone who donates a prize will get a feature once the contest is over. Contest info will be coming out shortly
My first black paper drawing, ~Piano~ by *DustywallpaperSkogafoss by *LilleninjaMy lady by `lintu47
Musically Inspired Contest WinnersWINNERS ANNOUNCED
Man this was a hard choice! There were a lot of great entries Thank you everyone for participating, I hope to see more from you in future contests. I'll be announcing a new contest soon enough, so stay tuned!
If you promised a prize, please send it where it belongs. The prize list can be found below. Thanks again for donating prizes.
IN THE EVENING by BLACKNIGHTINGALE81
HOW LOVELY YOU ARE by RIEMEA
The Hats^:Featuring :devValasedai:First, a brief introduction. The Hats^ is a new series of articles aimed to show you a bit more about our community volunteers(aka CV). Each article will contain a featured community volunteer, a brief interview with them, recent Daily Deviations they have given out, news from their galleries, and a bunch more .
OUR FEATURED CV THIS WEEK IS ^ValaSedai
Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about the gallery(ies) you look after.
My name's Vala or Val if you prefer that and I'm a hardcore gamer with a love for black metal and anything oldschool or high fantasy. I tend to daydream a lot and always enjoy being out in nature, particularly when it's cold and windy.
The galleries I'm looking after are Icons and Handhelds, two subsections of Customization. The first ranges from avatars as we use them here on dA for our accounts over dock icons for your computer up
Artisticanimals Point Donation Feature: OctoberThis feature is posted every month , in order to thank kind people that donated to ~artisticanimalsfund within the month. Thank you all for helping! If you would like to be featured, please consider donating a few points to us by clicking the button below. All points will be used for contests, future chat events, and for keeping %ArtisticAnimals super.
Support us by donating some
Wonderful Watchers: 007Welcome to Wonderful Watchers!
As a way to thank my wonderful supporters, I've decided to start a new feature that showcases their artwork. Please consider visiting their galleries and giving them some love. Without further ado, the artists.
December 1000 Points GiveawayWho will win it this time ???
Maybe it's you .. Only if you follow the following rule:
1) Fave this journal
2) Become my watcher
3) Spread the word about it (Optional)
4) One of you will be selected randomly (Via a random number generator software)
5) Deadline will be on 15th of December 2013.
Goody good luck to all :iconcocoloveplz:
Check my free Xmas skins in here:
1,400 points giveaway!Rules:
To join all you have to do is favorite this journal entry!
The winner will be chosen from the list of favoriters using a random number generator!
if the winner watches me they will get 1400 points!
if the winner is not watching me they will get 1000!
You do NOT have to watch me to win!!
WINNER CHOSEN ON DECEMBER 15
Browse Gallery |Watch Me
800 Point giveaway!
Like promised, here is my giveaway!
prizes 400 200 100 50 50
How to enter
You have to favourite this journal in order to get a number. (Your number comes from the favourite list).
You have to be (or become) a watcher.
This is required to enter!
Want to increase your chances? [Star!]
Share this journal by making a journal/poll about this (this will give you TWO extra tickets/numbers). Post a comment with the link as proof.
This is optional!
[Star!] How will the winners be selected? [Star!]
The winner will be decided randomly with random . org
[Star!] What is the deadline? [Star!]
The winners will be announced on Friday, the 27th of December. You can enter until they are announced.
The prizes will be given out on the next day.
You can always help me with this giveaw
DRAWING CONTEST: DRAW MY OC (OPEN)If anyone is willing to help me advertise this contest I would be very grateful for your kindness.
UPDATE: NOW 13 WINNING PLACES NEW HONOURABLE MENTIONS CATEGORIES ADDED
Theme: "Draw Ophia" Create a drawing in a medium of your choice of my character Ophia Dumont.
Media: Digital or Traditional
Entries: Unlimited entries however you can only win once.
Deadline: 01 MARCH 2014
Please mention in your artist description my avatar/username, the contest and a link to this journal
Do NOT change her clothing or colour palette she must be wearing one of the provided outfits
Do not trace, copy or use bases, no
$500 GIVE AWAY- COMMENT TREE MENTION BATTLEYES. YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT, I AM GIVING AWAY $500.00 COLD
through paypal/points AND a free custom adoptable (plus a dragon adopt!); AND SOME GODDAMN COLD HARD ART FROM MY FRIENDS WHO WOULDN’T DRAW ME SHIT IF I BEGGED. All you have to do is mention your friends.
This week I earned $500 just from art alone- a goal I had for March. But I reached it early! So I’m celebrating!
As you know, I am going to trade on the stock market, and place my first trade February 1st. I need to feel unemotional about losing $500.
Uh, because I love you. HAPPY FUCKING CYBER MONDAY!
You are allowed to comment on this journal ONCE/ plant ONE comment tree;
this one comment will have: (called the base tree)
your favorite artists (1pt each)
your friends (2pt each)
one artwork / link (10 free points)
for each unique friend that comments under your tree, i will multiply your base po
XXXXXXXXXX== GIVEAWAY CLOSED == XXXXXXXXXXXHai peeps!
Welcome back for another giveaway-
In the spirit of the season, i'm being more generous than ever- now doing more giveaways than EVER BEFORE. So you can go out there and buy something with these points! You can't take it with you, amirite?
The winners from last giveaway are here:
Each got 50points:
I bet you'd like to know how to enter, wouldn't you?
It's easy as 1-2-3.
How to enter:
1.This journal- This generates a list I can choose the winner from.
2.Be a watcher. (Ignore if already watching)- I would really appreciate it if you did, plus it's an easy way to say "thank you". (These things are very expensive to do) Who knows- you might even like my art- why not take a look and find out?
And besides, being a watcher gives you exclusive first access to future giveaways and raffles, allowing you to enter and WIN!-
I take care of my friends and fans, and only they are sel
Christmas Art Contest - 8000 Points + Real Money.If you want to feature this Art Contest, Your welcome to do so!
Updates: All Participants have been added.
Christmas Art Contest!
Ok, its time for an another art contest. This time, it gonna be a little bigger then normal. Most of you might think that the Theme for this contest gonna be Christmas... But it wont.
The Theme for this contest gonna be "Cold (temperature), Freezing or Frozen."
What Can I make?
You can do everything from photography, Digital art, Hand drawed art, sketch, colored art, even a Story!
Everything is allowed.
What you need to remember when making Your Entry.
You need to remember the Theme for this art contest. Its important that the Theme have a role in your Entry. Exemples for this might be someone thats Freezing, playing in the snow, having warm clothes on, looking out on the cold weather, frozen water, or someth
Why many artists suck at marketingWell. I can at least say that the average artist's mentality towards marketing never ceases to amaze me.
Either the guys here are young and naive --that's what I hope it is, since still being pure hearted in a time like this is good-- or they are willingly unaware of what's happening around them.
It all started with a question that came to my mind.
Would people be willing to pay a few point in exchange for a feature on a busy page?
How I got to the idea?
Well, I'm doing contests and giveaways now and then. Things for the community, you'd say. To get some feedback, feature stuff, promoting unknown artists, and that kind of stuff. In order to host those contests and giveaways I often need DeviantArt points. Now, I do get a lot of them by sheer donation. But that always seemed a bit empty to me. So I thought up some kind of idea. To give beginning artists the chance to get featured, and make use of the traffic on my page, in order to get their work viewed by people all over the website. S
1. Add the photo above to your Faves.
2. Fav this jounal. (optional)
2. This contest is only for my watchers so Watch me > hyazintha.deviantart.com/
3. Selected randomly ( www.random.org )
4. Deadline will be on 21.12.2013
5. Tell me in the comments what would you want to get for Christmas! Any gift, however unreal!
6. If you share the information about my giveaway in your journal you'll recieve an additional 50 points (if you get chosen)!
300 deviantart points
30 deviantart points
3 deviantart points
I'm waiting for your comments and good luck to
Chat Event Announcement-CLOSEDThank you everyone for such a great time! It was wonderful being able to host this event. I will be handing out prizes shortly. Congrats to all the winners.
Hello everyone! Welcome to the chat event announcement. Please come to the %communityrelations chat room at 11:00am PST (find your time here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Critique+and+Trivia+Chat+Event&iso=20121221T11&p1=137) today, December 21st for a few fun activities.
We will be hosting a critique event and have some trivia games afterwards. Please join us if you are looking for helpful suggestions to improve your work.
We will be giving out a few cool prizes, including premium memberships, points, and more.
I hope to see you there.
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