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Oh, the joy of green beer!Have a great St. Patty's weekend everyone!
St. Patrick's Day, although not a legal holiday anywhere in the United States, is nonetheless widely recognized and celebrated throughout the country. It is primarily observed as a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture; celebrations include prominent displays of the color green, feasting, copious consumption of alcohol, religious observances, and numerous parades. The holiday has been celebrated on the North American continent since the late eighteenth century. -Wikipedia.com
Kiss Me I'm Irish and I'm Hot by ashleymnolan
National Cheese Doodle Day!!!As most of you don't know, today is National Cheese Doodle Day!!!
"Cheese Doodles have long been America's favorite bright orange snack. First introduced to the world as Cheese Pixies in the 1950s, the total volume of Cheese Doodles produced each year could fill 36 swimming pools. Oddly enough, the Cheese Doodle swimming pool 100 meter relay isn't catching on as well as the snack itself." - TheUltimateHolidaySite.com
To commemorate this day, I present you with a cheesy snack feature! ENJOY!
Cheese Wiz King by princefala
Easy Cheese - animation by tei
Artists: Born or Created?Are artists born or are they created?
These are questions that has been debated throughout human history. Are certain individuals somehow given a trait at birth that allows them to excel at creativity? What about others that desire to become an artist? Can these individuals be taught the skills necessary to become an artist. Or, is it a melding of both inborn talent and knowledge gained from the study of artistic techniques?
The poll: What do you think?
"Are artist created or born?"
Becoming an artist takes education and practice.
Artists are born with a natural creative ability.
I don't know?
If you have not participated,
feel free to jump over and cast your vote!
We decided to take a poll here on deviantART through the #seniormentors group to see what the community thinks on this
SMP Newsletter: March 2013Welcome to the March Newsletter for the Seniors Mentoring Project!
We have lots of great and exciting things to report from the Seniors Mentoring Project! First, is that WhenPigsFry (that's me ) has volunteered to devote way too much time to the project. I will be trying to organize and keep things running around here. Some of you may have seen my first journal entry talking about needing to change a bunch of stuff. I think I came off wrong in it, so I wanted to talk about that really quick.
My intent wasn't to completely overhaul seniormentors but rather discuss what is and isn't working and find ways to improve it! Thanks to the help of LostKitten, WDWParksGal, Astrikos, and many other Senior Members, I have been able to take a look at some areas that need to stay the same and some that needed changed. Some of it has taken place and some is yet to come!
Also, don't think
The Art of DeceptionA quick personal note:
Not that anyone noticed, but I recently took a short 1 month break from deviantART due to the passing of my Grandmother whom I was very close to. During my time away, I have lurked some and tried to keep up-to-date on some of the happenings around the site, but I do still have a stack of messages to go through, but I've had bigger piles before. Anyways, I'm hopefully back and will be trying to get involved a little more over the rest of this month.
Things around deviantART
So, what will I be getting my hands dirty with around the site in coming future? Well, there has been a lot going on over at seniormentors lately. LostKitten has been working her tail off trying to get the group pumped-up and going strong once again. With that, have come many changes to the group and things are still changing. Head over there and watch the group to find out more about the exciting things coming down the pipe! And, if you're a
Artisan CraftsSince it's Artisan Crafts Month on seniormentors, we wanted to introduce you to each of the sub-galleries within Artisan Crafts and show some examples of great art in each of these categories.
The Artisan Craft Gallery is a very expansive category here on devinatART. Ranging from Culinary Arts to Basket Weaving to Woodworking to Jewelry Making and much, much more! Because of this, it may be easy to get lost in the Artisan Crafts Gallery. To help simplify, an Artisan Craft is a physical piece of art made by an artist or a crafter. Many times, the items are unique and one of a kind, other times the items are replicated either exactly like the original or with variations. And, with the fluidity of the subject, you will often times find Artisan Crafters pushing the boundaries and creating extremely innovative artwork.
Anthro art involves animals or objec
2200 Points Giveaway, 40 Winners! [One week!]Ok, its time to start a New Giveaway!
In this Giveaway, will 40 Lucky People get 50 Each!
You heard right, 40 people will get 50 Each!!!
Each winner can also win one to some of their friends!
I will also add one month free premium in the prize list if more then 1000 Favs!
Be sure to follow me, when I got some plans to have a Art/story contest in not to many days with more then 80$ or 8000 points in the starting price list!!!
Some Amazing Prices that can Be Yours, and what you need to do is Following:
Fav this Journal!
Write a Journal about this Giveaway (write link to your journal in comments, cant be a poll.)
500 Point Giveaway #13How to participate:
1. Add this journal to your favs
2. Write a new journal about this giveaway, and include a Mention of me so that I receive a notification of your journal.
3. Include what I do at dATrade. For example:
:icondatrade: is holding a 500 point giveaway!
At :devdatrade:, you can donate points for an easy way to receive watches, llamas, favs, comments, and critiques!
10 points = 5 critiques / 10 comments / 10 watches / 40 llamas / 50 favs
Go check it out today!
There will be a total of 15 winners who will be selected with a random number generator!
One 200 point winner
Four 50 point winners
Ten 10 point winners
Deadline: Sunday, April 20th
:iconflyingheartsplz: :icondatrade: Alice
PREMIUM + POINTS GIVEAWAY /Project EARNPREMIUM MEMBERSHIP & POINTS GIVEAWAY
AS PART OF PROJECT EARN
Prizes: 3 month premium membership, 1 month premium membership, 300 points
I told you a new giveaway was coming! This time I do it to spread the word about my current dA project PROJECT EARN which focus on encouraging awareness in different topics every month. The current topic is about bullying and everyone is welcomed to participate! Read more here: Project EARN introduction
This will be my 3rd giveaway and it will work the same way as the other times. The difference this time is that you have the chance to win a 3-month premium membership!
1st: 3 MONTH FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP (1 winner)
2nd: 1 MONTH FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP (2 winners)
3rd: 100 POINTS (1 w
April Giveaway: 3 month sub!------------
A deadline's been set for April 20! Enter by then and you may have this chance
Two 3 month subscriptions, of course
I like doing these when I'm offline for a while. It's my way of apologizing for not keeping my promises to be more active. I'm trying! Thank you to those who continue to support me. It really is great having a backbone of support on devART-- especially when you're in a college full of super talented art MAJORS X'D I'm just a journalist major who really loves writing about her characters and occasionally drawing them.
There are two requirements, as always!
1) Be a watcher.
2) Favorite this journal.
*Otherwise, no rules. If you want to post a comment though, I'd love to talk to you! On a side note, I'm now on the MMO Final Fantasy 14! It's so pretty
And I did a thing! For the first time in forever
NEW CONTEST: Draw Izka or Amelia!!So I decided to open a new contest, draw either one or both of my original characters: Izka & Amelia!
I really hope you will be interested in entering
~~~~~~~~~CHARACTERS: Izka and Amelia~~~~~~~~~
Click the image below for more info about the characters!!
- Draw my Original Character: Amelia or Izka, or both girls.
- You can draw only one girl or both together.
- You can add your own original characters to the picture as long as theres Amelia or Izka in it! (or both)!
Especially animals or creatures, since both girls love animals/ creatures a lot!
-Please draw Amelia with her bunny ears & tail
Pixel Raffle - Closed!
To celebrate Spring Break, as well as 200+ watchers, I decided I'm going to hold a pixel raffle! Basically I'll be giving away a journal doll, a set of linked icons, and a single icon for free! Just read the information below to enter.
Ends in about 48 hours, on April 14th at 8:00 AM. Winners will be announced shortly after.
After the raffle closes, I'll be using random.org to chose the winners! The name that comes up first wins the doll, second wins the linked icons, and third wins the single icon!
+Fav this Deviation. That's it!
To Increase the Odds:
Advertise this Deviation in a poll or journal, and link me to it below. This will add your name to the pool a second time, to double your chances, as well as letting more people know about it!
What I Do and Don't Draw:
Wolves, Dogs, Cats, Horses, Lions, MLP, Original Animal Species, e
And then I returned...It's been a while since I've been actively online.
But even though temporary, it did changed my perspective on some matters.
It's weird how much the internet can become an influence, and how this process goes so unnoticed. At a certain point the countless voices of people around you blend into a continuous buzz. A buzz that you soon get so familiar with that you forget there was a life before it. I guess that's what social media does in general; creating a buzz. An artificial need for you to continuously be online and check your messages, because you might just miss something otherwise. Life, in general, has become so infused with the internet that it sometimes scares me. I'm part of the internet industry. Hell, I even made it my job! But even I sometimes find myself wondering where the time has gone that I could work on an artwork for hours straight, without feeling that creeping itch to check my messages.
The last few weeks before the break, I've repeatedly felt bad about
The World's Grumpiest Charity CollaborationThe long wait is over! The new charity collab is officially OPEN!
Take a close look at my previous collaborations:
Honoring our antagonists/supporting antagonists
Celebrating Kirby's Anniversary
Biggest collab on deviantART by far with 270 people!!
I am happy to announce the next theme!
Grumpy Cat is the theme of this collaboration!! Let us honor the world's grumpiest cat and raise money for the Animal Shelter!!
For every submission I get, I will add $0.50 to the pool. That money will be sent to the SPCA right here in Swift Current. this is a "no kill" shelter and the are in a bind right now. Every grumpy cat will be for a good cause! Help me reach 200 people again! If I get 200 submissions, I will donate 50 do
2014 Contest: Summer sa Pilipinas!Hi sa lahat! :iconlucywaveplz:
This is cryingAnarchy at your service!
May isang taon na rin ang lumipas nung huling beses tayong nagkaroon ng activity. Taon-taon, madalas may kinalaman sa Araw ng Kalayaan ng bansang Pilipinas ang tema ng ating mga contests.
Nung nakaraang linggo, humingi ako ng mga suggestions niyo para maiba naman ang activity natin ngayon. At malamang dahil sa mainit na panahon, halos lahat 'summer contest' ang gustong gawin. At para rin mas lalo pang maging exciting, dapat may kinalaman sa mga lugar sa Pilipinas ang paligsahan natin, para na rin maipagmalaki ang likas na kagandahan ng ating bansa! Kaya ito na ang...
'SUMMER SA PILIPINAS' CONTEST!!
:iconrainbowsparkleplz: :iconpambansang::iconwatawat1: :iconrainbowsparkleplz:
Start date: April 9, 2014
End date: July 9, 2014
▌ Mga Patakaran ▌
Gamit ang tema ng 'summer', gumawa ng artwor
Show Yo-Mo!Ready to show off your Mo?
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Ready to help? There's a few things you can do to help out!
Spread the word with journal entries and this stamp:
Give you're Avatar a Mo:
Give yourself a Mo on your devID:
Can't grow a mo?
...or, use these templates!
Feeling a little crafty?
Craft a Mustache Contest!
Join one of the dA Mustache Teams
Keep in Touch!
Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More