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Thank You Pixel-Spotlight

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 11:43 AM


Sunbreak by Pixel-Spotlight

Please join me in thanking Pixel-Spotlight for her time as a Community Volunteer for the photography community. Merry spent her time shining a bright light on the fashion photography community and sharing her experience in an effort to help others. She has always been a positive and inspring force and while we will miss her presence on the team, I know she's going to continue to be a role-model in the community and I look forward to seeing what she does next.

Thank you Pixel-Spotlight :heart:

Stylenoir Utopia Cover by Pixel-Spotlight

Georgia Rose by Pixel-Spotlight 
Mimi by Pixel-Spotlight

Menswear Mafia by Pixel-Spotlight

Victims of a Misguided Truth by Pixel-Spotlight  Victims of a Misguided Truth by Pixel-Spotlight

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Danielle Ward
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Canada
My name is Danielle Ward and I am the Director of Community Relations. The Community Relations department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our deviantART community. Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment.
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Thank You Pixel-Spotlight

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 11:43 AM


Sunbreak by Pixel-Spotlight

Please join me in thanking Pixel-Spotlight for her time as a Community Volunteer for the photography community. Merry spent her time shining a bright light on the fashion photography community and sharing her experience in an effort to help others. She has always been a positive and inspring force and while we will miss her presence on the team, I know she's going to continue to be a role-model in the community and I look forward to seeing what she does next.

Thank you Pixel-Spotlight :heart:

Stylenoir Utopia Cover by Pixel-Spotlight

Georgia Rose by Pixel-Spotlight 
Mimi by Pixel-Spotlight

Menswear Mafia by Pixel-Spotlight

Victims of a Misguided Truth by Pixel-Spotlight  Victims of a Misguided Truth by Pixel-Spotlight

Skin by Dan Leveille

Thank You Pixel-Spotlight
Join us in thanking Pixel-Spotlight for her time as a Community Volunteer. :heart:
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Celebrating Deviousness - July 2015

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 12:00 AM
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In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.









Introducing DestinyBlue






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“It's probably a true to say I would not be a professional artist were it not for DeviantArt. When I joined the site 11 years ago I didn't want to be an artist, I just wanted to draw; I never imagined this place would help carve my career in art. But then I never expected a lot of what happened to me to happen. My early works were filled with fantasy, but art grew to be more than just a creative outlet for me, it grew to be an emotional one. As times got darker so did my work, drawing gave me a channel to explore and express my feelings, and through DeviantArt, I could connect, and it's been these personal connections, to thousands of people, often thousands of miles away, which have been most important to me.




Recently I opened up about my struggles with mental health, and the community has been unbelievably supportive. I consider DeviantArt my home on the internet, and the only reason a place is a home and not a house is because of family. It's the family here who I treasure, the people who I laugh with, share with, and who are always there to lend support when needed.


It's touching to think that the site which has nurtured me so much, considers I've given something back to it in return. Without DeviantArt I could draw, but with DeviantArt I could become an Artist. So thank you, for the award, and everything.


Peace, Love and Crowns.”
















July 2015

Deviousness Award Winner







DestinyBlue is one of DeviantArt's most recognized and beloved artists. She is a long-term deviant who regularly pours her heart and soul into the community, and spends much of her time each day leaving thoughtful, helpful comments for other artists on their work. In addition to the kindness and energy she puts forth into the community, her art is instantly recognizable, covering a variety of themes that any viewer can appreciate and connect with. It is our pleasure to name DestinyBlue the recepient of the Deviousness Award for July 2015.










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DestinyBlue can be described as nothing less than extraordinary. Her art is astounding, but even more astounding is the flawless depth of its meaning. She extends her heart to people who have experienced all degrees of hardship, and expresses their strenuosity in a way that can be understood by those who haven’t. Incredibly, Blue is a master of both language and art. She’s an iridescent guide and inspiration to artists and non-artists alike.However, more than all of this Blue is a person, a real and approachable person.


For those who have met her at conventions, you will know that your love for her art was reinforced by the smile she greeted you with. Her love and support for her fans is undeniable, and for this Blue is more than deserving of this Deviousness Award.






DestinyBlue brings a sense of magic and surrealism to her work but at the same time it's both very beautiful and emotional. With many of DestinyBlue's works you can definitely feel a relation to the emotions depicted in the work.






DestinyBlue is an amazing artist and inspiration, her attitude towards her fans and the community has always been outstandingly positive and welcoming. Her glowing artwork has always captured many emotions from dealing with self-image to loving the beauty in the world which reaches out and speaks to so many, including myself; one her latest pieces for example "depression" she speaks out about her own battles and struggles which I believe connects her even more to her fans and audience on such a personal and emotional level. It is without a doubt how deserving she is of this honor.









DestinyBlue has been one of the most wonderful people I've had the pleasure to meet via the internet and then magically in real life. (Good old London comic con!) :Aww: Her history is so inspiring and the fact she's been open to the public about her past struggles is so amazing. She's told us how struggling in life can lead to great things and you really can achieve your dreams if you work hard an believe in yourself. :Star: To say DestinyBlue's art is good... would be an understatement. Her art is SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOSIOUS. :dummy: Her drawings are just superb, her colouring is beautiful and the messages within each piece of art is just wonderful. :heart: Some of her drawings really touched my heart. She knows just how to portray feelings into her art which makes her gallery so much fun to view. I believe she deserves all the love on DA because she really is such a lovely girl. :Hug: I wish her nothing but the best in life and hope to see her again in the future to purchase more of her wonderful art!






DestinyBlue is a long time deviant with a tremendous influence in the digital art community! Her distinctly beautiful painting style and emotionally relatable works have earned her tens of thousands of fans and her passion for working with people has made her a role model for her fellow artists. She definitely deserves the recognition!





DestinyBlue has a very distinctive style of art. One look at her artwork and you know it's hers. The colors are beautiful, soft and it is just simply beautiful.










DestinyBlue is definitely someone who deserves this Deviousness award, a truly wonderful artist with a heart of gold. She really brings people together on DeviantArt with her thought provoking and heartfelt art that speaks volumes where words fail. A long time member of DeviantArt she inspires and lifts many artists both online and at conventions with her enthusiasm and dedication, including myself!






Ohhh my goodness! DestinyBlue is one of those artists whose work installs directly into your heart! Her use of colors and light are her signature, but also the emotions she makes the viewers feel from the very first second we look at her pieces of amazing artworks. She is absolutely inspiring, and I admire her profoundly for sharing her heart with all of us, since the stories her works show are all about her, about her struggles, about her beautiful heart! She’s beloved around here! She gives a lot to the whole community through not only the inspirational artworks, but also through all her conventions! She gives opportunities to other people, and that is AMAZING of her! Her sweet disposition makes her unique, a one-of-a-kind human being!!! And I couldn’t be happier to see her getting this Award!!! Congratulations my sweet dear DestinyBlue, you SO deserve this!






DestinyBlue is one of those unique people that can convey a very strong message without even using words. The art she makes isn't only stunning on a technical level, but every single one of her artworks carries a strong underlying message. She isn't just a person that makes art, she expresses herself in it. She shows the courage to not only talk about the beautiful things in life, but also about the darker and more confusing stuff that happens to all of us when we are busy figuring life out. Many of her artworks evoke discussions, in which she gladly takes part. To me, her artworks embody a shining light of hope.









I have been hooked on DestinyBlue's gallery for a long while now. It has been a treat seeing her progression over the past several years. Each piece of art she turns out still amazes me. Her emotional concepts and use of vibrant colors and light are her signature style, and it makes her work easily recognizable. Each of her works tell a story. She goes above and beyond for her fans. She attends a lot of conventions around the world to touch base with so many people and to spread the love of art. Blue is an easily approachable person and an all-around sweetheart.






I really love DestinyBlue's artwork a lot; loads of colors and a unique style that's stands out. I've watched her for a long time, and I still love the artworks she's made. Congrats to her!






Not only is Miss Blue's artwork stunning and poignant, but she is also one of the most lovely people I have ever met. I met her at my first convention, and since then every time I have met her not only has she been lovely to me, but every single one of her fans. She has time for everyone, she listens to their stories and always has time for the people she sees.

She draws from the heart and her artwork — its colours, its themes and its messages — encapsulates her own feelings, while also making something that speaks deeply to her audience. She builds a feeling of unity and understanding with her audience; that someone else knows what they are going through, creating stunning artwork while giving those feelings a physical form for people to identify with.
















Congratulations to DestinyBlue!


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Celebrating Deviousness - July 2015
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community. Join us in celebrating the latest recipient of the Deviousness Award.
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Pimps and Whoas - June 29, 2015

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 1:53 PM


coffee. by karolaks


News from the Team


:bulletpurple: Celebrating Deviousness - June 2015
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Collaborative Discussion
:bulletpurple: Site Update: Deviousness 2.0
:bulletpurple: Site Update: New Thumbnail Grid
:bulletpurple: How do you find other deviants?
:bulletpurple: Welcome tiganusi and hosagu
:bulletpurple: Watch Notifications and Mobile Updates
:bulletpurple: Top Community Feature Requests and Our Responses


depthRADIUS



:bulletorange: Collection: Ships Of Voyages Of Destiny
:bulletorange: Movie Review: Porco Rosso
:bulletorange: The Resurrection of Mara Jade
:bulletorange: Why is Winter Coming?
:bulletorange: Achievement Unlocked: Equality

:star: Looking for more articles like this? Follow us at depthRADIUS  Want to submit any ideas, suggestions, collections, or an existing work for consideration for the Today page? We'd love to look at it. Email us at share@deviantart.com


Official Contests


All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests.
:flagus: denotes US only contest

:bulletpink: Anthro Challenge #120 - One Big Mistake - Deadline June 30, 2015
:bulletpink: (Australia and New Zealand Residents Only) Toshiba Seriously Japanese Contest - Deadline August 9, 2015


Community Relations Projects



projecteducate
Project Educate is a joint venture between Community Relations (communityrelations) and the DeviantArt community. Every week, the project brings you a new set of articles with information, tips, and tricks about one of the many galleries within DeviantArt. Every month, we also have a Community Week built into the schedule, where everyone in the community has a chance to submit an article to share!

Currently - Street Photography               Coming Up - Photojournalism

:bulletpink: Photojournalism - Questions for the Experts
:bulletpink: Digital Art Week July 13-19th

:star:View the whole schedule here:star:



Informative News & Events


:bulletblue: Challenges Around DeviantArt
:bulletblue: Chats and Forums Newsletter
:bulletblue: DA How To: General Etiquette
:bulletblue: Digital Hacks 3: Add Copyright Information in Ps
:bulletblue: Literature News
:bulletblue: Artisancraft's News and Weekly Gallery Highlight
:bulletblue: Photographers: Your Terms and Conditions
:bulletblue: Poetry Rejection by the Numbers
:bulletblue: Senior Mentors Quarterly Update - June 2015
:bulletblue: The CVs on DDs - A Group Interview
:bulletblue: Art Critiques: Sometimes It's Best to Say No
:bulletblue: Steampunk My Page Contest

Features & Interviews


:bulletred: Collage'd Best of Tutorials
:bulletred: A Lonely Tribe
:bulletred: APN Adventures Vol 22
:bulletred: Are You Super?
:bulletred: Artisan Crafts 2
:bulletred: Browsing By Newest v22
:bulletred: Fabulous Photomanipulations
:bulletred: Fan Art Friday: Young Justice
:bulletred: HiddenSparks Vol X: meuphrosyne
:bulletred: I Like Your Face - Issue 28
:bulletred: Illustrating Westeros ASOIAF - Artists Speak XIV
:bulletred: Love DA Lit Issue 211
:bulletred: Macro Spotlight Vol 171
:bulletred: ProjectPorkchop Vol 449
:bulletred: Spotlighting Commenters 64
:bulletred: The Ladies of Lit Volume LV
:bulletred: The Treasure Chest Ed 9
:bulletred: This Week in CSS
:bulletred: Wonderful Water
:bulletred: Deviously Poetic 9
:bulletred: Manga Monday Features 2
:bulletred: What's in the Undiscovered Section 9

Commissions


:bulletpink: Commission info for saviroosje
:bulletpink: Commission info for yanguchitzure
:bulletpink: Commission info for Tudalia
:bulletpink: Commission info for firefox2171
:bulletpink: Commission info for rydi1689
:bulletpink: Commission info for ilantiis
:bulletpink: Commission info for madjesters1
:bulletpink: Commission info for roemesquita
:bulletpink: Commission info for jademere
:bulletpink: Commission info for saniika
:bulletpink: Commission info for bpavlica
:bulletpink: Commission info for Astarsia
:bulletpink: Commission info for Destron23
:bulletpink: Commission info for thiefoworld


Whoas - Theme: Coffee



Slush by JillAuville

Coffee in Asgard by JamesBousema

coffee by faust-sayuri

Coffee Girl by Coolgraphic

coffee by Katari01

Gandalf and Radagast in coffee by Adnaurian

coffee romantica by lightdrafter

coffee sun by Avaril


Current Mood in Gloomy Day by LzCassiopeia

Good morning by FiorOf



. coffee . by Countess-Grotesque

Aztec Coffee by screwbald

Coffee 404 by thanshuhai



Cup with coffee beans by gabiano












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What I'm looking for from you guys:
:bulletred: News, Features or Interviews you want to promote
:bulletred: Groups you want me to feature or highlight
:bulletred: deviations that follow the theme for that issue
:bulletred: DevMEETs or events going on around you or being hosted by you.
:bulletred: Commission information for those looking for Commissions
:bulletred: Anything else you feel you want the DeviantArt community to know about!


Next issue to be posted July 13th and the theme for the "Whoas" is Black and White.

Wanna suggest a theme? Note Moonbeam13 with your ideas!

Skin by Dan Leveille

Pimps and Whoas - June 29, 2015
A collection of news, features, interviews and events from around the DeviantArt Community.
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Miracle Cures

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 6:56 AM


Olive Oil by FallOut99

This weekend started off relatively uneventful with Rob and his dad going golfing Friday morning while I was busy working away.  In the late afternoon however, Rob sat on the couch and I guess something didn't agree with that position because he got a sharp pain in his back.  Figuring it was a muscle strain he asked me to massage it :eyes: and once I touched the spot on his back, he literally hit the ground.

Now, I would be lying if I said I wasn't worried, I mean here's my beast of a husband lying face down on the floor unable to really turn around -- he was turtled. However, I would also be lying if I said I wasn't in hysterics. Those of you that know us will know that this is normal for our relationship. Regardless! We got him flipped over and after a few home assessments, came to the conclusion that he had put his back out.

As we've been down this road before, we weren't too worried, I just headed out to pick up the supplies of muscle relaxers, ointments etc and returned home with my bounty of remedies.

Weekends are usually a chore time for me, and this one wasn't that different save for a family dinner at our place on Saturday.  By this time, Rob had realized that the zero-gravity chair on our patio was exactly what he needed to be sitting in and that's where he was for most of the day.  Once everyone left, we moved it into our living room :P.  Who said patio furniture was only for the outdoors? We like to challenge societal norms -- we're devious like that ;)  

Come Sunday, it was time for me to get the grocery shopping done so I got up, took a shower, put on my deodorant, dried my hair, got dressed and walked into my office where I proceeded to make my list.

Then it happened.

First it was a cooling sensation, and I thought 'I'm not used to my deodorant feeling so.. cool?' and then it quickly escalated to burning - excessive, excruciating, burning - emanating from my armpits.

I ran into the bathroom and discovered the culprit -  Rob's 'Stop Pain' roll-on was suspiciously near my actual deodorant.  I had done this to myself and I wanted to die.

I'd like to say I played it cool (pun intended) but I did not, I screamed and then I laughed and then it was a laughing scream and then I ran into my office and started Googling the most ridiculous strings of search words to find a cure to what felt like burning flesh eating disease.

Google of course has answers and some of them were obviously ridiculous but one stuck out as being plausible, and at this point I was seeing stars because of the pain.  I ran into the kitchen yanked the golden cure from the cupboard and began madly dousing my armpits.

Now, if you've never witnessed a grown woman insanely applying olive oil to her armpits, you haven't lived.  Rob was standing on the other side of the island saying helpful things like 'It's a good thing you're pretty' and I was too wrapped up in the quest for pain relief to throw anything at him.

I'm happy to report that olive oil did indeed make it stop, almost immediately.  So, if you ever find yourself in a situation where something that shouldn't be on those sensitive spots, ends up there anyways? I've taken one for the team and now you know the cure.

So, my dear friends, some questions for you!

1. Have you ever done something silly? If you're willing to share it, I'd love to hear it!
2. Do you have any wacky home remedies? 
3. What did YOU do this weekend?

Skin by Dan Leveille

Miracle Cures
How olive oil saved my life.  
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Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
It is not often we bestow deviousness upon someone who is already a member of staff, but sometimes you need to bend those rules when there are exceptions to the rule like $Moonbeam13. She has been heading up the crew of Gallery Directors as head of Artist Relations for going on a year now, listening to suggestions from the community, enacting her own ideas, getting input from the volunteers, and bringing you massively cool contests. And that’s just some of the things she gets done in a single day. It is with great pride and a huge vote of “thanks” that we give deviousness to $Moonbeam13 on the verge of our 6th Anniversary!
-awarded August 2006

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:iconcail-couture:
cail-couture Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Student General Artist
Your photography is very nice! I love your gallery ☻ 
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:iconpuffedlianblue:
puffedlianblue Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  New Deviant
www.puffedlianblue.deviantart.com/?givepoints
can you give me some points please???
i`m trying to get the premium membership!
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TheUkuleleLadysDude Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student Photographer
Thank you so much for the feature! I can't believe it! 
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KittenLover126 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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dorenna Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Excellent feature on Destiny Blue, I forgot to thank-you in my comment.:HarleyHugs: 
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KIMxxii Featured By Owner 2 days ago
wow thank you so much for the DD! To get so much appreciation for my work feels truly amazing.. Meow :3 
I still can't believe it O-O 
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skie-balloon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
thank you! :love:
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GlassLotuses Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so so so much for giving me the premium membership. I'm assuming this is the one I won from the poetry contest? :)
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sallen623 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I have an emergency notification for you! There is a terrible Triple Threat of secret trade agreements being proposed that could potentially endanger the future of DeviantArt if they are brought into effect. Based on what has been leaked of them, the three agreements - the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) - are threatening to undermine democracy by enriching corporate power in every area of human life, from labor to food safety to the environment. The corporate advisers and Big Government statists that are negotiating these treaties are not making peace with those they were put into the world to serve: instead, they are causing a global corporate coup.
In the case of this site and the Internet in general, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the TPP, TTIP, and TiSA threaten to “strip Internet users of their rights to privacy, free speech and access to knowledge and culture, and could even work to undermine their very purpose of enabling and promoting innovation and creativity.” This could potentially endanger the future of DeviantArt by substantially restricting the rights of its users, as online artists, to “create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment” as you encourage them to do. The interactions of the site’s users would be policed and monitored by ISPs and governments in a “Big Brother”-esque manner, which you certainly do not want. Under these agreements, DeviantArt could be shut down and many of the community’s members and staff could end up going to jail just for their posts and interactions. So prepare yourself to defend DeviantArt from the most dangerous corporate assault on democracy you may have ever heard of! For more information about these dangerous treaties, see the following links:
* TPP: www.flushthetpp.org/about/ - for Internet freedom specifically, see www.exposethetpp.org/TPPImpact…
* TTIP and TiSA: stop-ttip.org/ and www.stop-ttip-ceta-tisa.eu/
* Also see this article: economyincrisis.org/content/fi… "Five Ways the TPP and TTIP's Internet Rules Will Affect You", by Economy in Crisis.
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KittenLover126 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;A; this made me cry!
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