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Luminous Veil

Mon Jul 6, 2015, 8:53 AM


Untitled by Moonbeam13



On Saturday evening, Rob, my mom, and I headed to a Pan Am celebration that would include the official lighting of an art installation he helped to work on.  Let me start at the beginning :)  Rob is an Industrial Electrician and the art installation involved LED lighting of the Bloor Viaduct or Prince Edward Bridge in Toronto.  

The bridge has an ominous past.  It was opened in 1918 and by 2003 was the site of close to 500 suicides ranking it as the second most fatal standing structure in North America, after the Golden Gate Bridge. The city decided to put suicide prevention measures in place and architect Derek Revington came up with the plans for the Luminous Veil.  While the construction of the barrier was completed in 2003, due to budget concerns, the lighting was never completed.  Cue present day!  With Toronto hosting the Pan Am games -- and more efficient lighting technology -- funding was made available to complete the Veil and Rob was part of the team that helped to bring it to life.


Untitled by Moonbeam13



The lighting consists of 35,000 LED lights with a possible 16 million colour combinations.  Each foot of the lighting has the ability to be separately controlled but the real beauty, in my opinion, is the weather station.  The lighting changes based on the temperature and wind movement resulting in an always changing wave of colour.  



This is the largest and most expensive 'art project' in North America and there was a lot of grumbling about how the money could be better used, however, not only has this project brought literal light to the bridge -- it has sparked conversation about mental health support in Toronto and that can only be a good thing. You can read more about the details of the project here.





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Skin by Dan Leveille

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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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Luminous Veil

Mon Jul 6, 2015, 8:53 AM


Untitled by Moonbeam13



On Saturday evening, Rob, my mom, and I headed to a Pan Am celebration that would include the official lighting of an art installation he helped to work on.  Let me start at the beginning :)  Rob is an Industrial Electrician and the art installation involved LED lighting of the Bloor Viaduct or Prince Edward Bridge in Toronto.  

The bridge has an ominous past.  It was opened in 1918 and by 2003 was the site of close to 500 suicides ranking it as the second most fatal standing structure in North America, after the Golden Gate Bridge. The city decided to put suicide prevention measures in place and architect Derek Revington came up with the plans for the Luminous Veil.  While the construction of the barrier was completed in 2003, due to budget concerns, the lighting was never completed.  Cue present day!  With Toronto hosting the Pan Am games -- and more efficient lighting technology -- funding was made available to complete the Veil and Rob was part of the team that helped to bring it to life.


Untitled by Moonbeam13



The lighting consists of 35,000 LED lights with a possible 16 million colour combinations.  Each foot of the lighting has the ability to be separately controlled but the real beauty, in my opinion, is the weather station.  The lighting changes based on the temperature and wind movement resulting in an always changing wave of colour.  



This is the largest and most expensive 'art project' in North America and there was a lot of grumbling about how the money could be better used, however, not only has this project brought literal light to the bridge -- it has sparked conversation about mental health support in Toronto and that can only be a good thing. You can read more about the details of the project here.





And from below:



 

Skin by Dan Leveille

Luminous Veil
The lighting of the Luminous Veil for the Pan Am games.
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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

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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


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: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

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: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


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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

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Informative News & Events


:bulletblue: Challenges Around DeviantArt
:bulletblue: Chats and Forums Newsletter
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:bulletblue: Digital Hacks 3: Add Copyright Information in Ps
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: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

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: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

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:bulletpink: Commission info for yanguchitzure
:bulletpink: Commission info for Tudalia
:bulletpink: Commission info for firefox2171
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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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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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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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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
you should check out two groups fella and DAWelcomeWagon :) I'm sure they'd be glad to have you!
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DreamerOfExistence Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Ok thanks!
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ikimikiquicky Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
deviantart been my favorite site, so glad da support gay rights. Thank you anf i love deviantart! :dalove:
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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ROBLOX-t1ffanyOMG Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
deviantart has taste the rainbow~
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Gameshopplz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Draw the rainbow!
Taste the rainbow!
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angelGraham Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the rainbow icon. Thanks. DA wins again!
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TheDarkHeretic Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant
Hey, i just wanted to say that, i think its pretty cool, that you did this rainbow icon to celebrate the same- sex marriage decision of the supreme court. I always liked deviantART and that make me like this site even more :D great thing !

Thanks for doing /supporting that :) Clap Clap Hug !
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Love is love <3
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KodaBerry Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great icon great cause lots of respect to you and people who contributed to this icon
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