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Hello all my sweeties.
It has been a very long time sense the last time I was here. Many things have happened, and many more to come.
I hope to be here more often but if I'm not I'm still thinking of you.

As you may remember I had to take on a second job to put my oldest son through university. Now comes the payments of the loans I needed to take out. Also my second son has just entered as is in his first year. So I still have to work two jobs. But I'm not complaining just letting you know.

When I do have some time I play around with my 3D programs. I will try and upload when I can.

Love you all and miss you so very much.

Taking a little time out

Journal Entry: Thu May 17, 2012, 7:38 AM
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Hello all my dear ones.

I'm going to be taking a small break. I have been currently working again two jobs. I'm not sure how long of a break I will need but I will be popping in as often as I can.

:iconmissalmostperfect: will be doing our next contest for :iconmanip-contest: I know you will enjoy what she has done.

Love and miss you so very much.
Donna

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Human and Music Contest Winners Feature

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 4, 2012, 9:45 AM
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Oh wow this was such an exciting contest. There was so many entries and so many to love. Wish everyone could win.

Here are the winners and a few items from their galleries

First Place Winner

Requiem For The Fallen by StarsColdNight

I can not believe the detail here. You can tell :iconstarscoldnight: really took a lot of time and thought in this wonderful piece. Here are some more from her gallery

The taste still remains by StarsColdNight  The new beginning by StarsColdNight  The vampire is out to play by StarsColdNight  Frozen in time by StarsColdNight

Second Place Winner

RocknRoll by Flobelebelebobele

I really love the creativity on this one. Color and balance very well executed. Here are a more pieces from :iconflobelebelebobele:

Welcome to the party pal by Flobelebelebobele  Knight by Flobelebelebobele  How To Catch A Mouse by Flobelebelebobele  Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker by Flobelebelebobele

Third Place Winner

Magic sounds by KalosysArt

I love the colors and the imagination that was used. The model is just perfect for this piece. Here are some more pieces from :iconkalosysart:

Valeria by KalosysArt  Missing dreams by KalosysArt  Twilight by KalosysArt  Luz de Luna by KalosysArt

If you get a chance show a little love to these wonderful artists :heart:

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Happy Valentines and Feature

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 14, 2012, 7:12 AM
Happy Valentines day
I hope that you all will find love in your families, friends, and loved ones.

Today I find myself sick as can be. My wonderful husband gave me his cold and now I have bronchitis. But... I still love him.

Anyway... here is a feature of art that has caught my eye this past week.

Valentine you stole my heart by kongvmax  All that Remains by DesignbyKatt  The Abbot by MadameThenadier  :thumb284755884:  Heart of the Forest by brandrificus  Solitude Shared... by tndrhrtd37  LEARN NOT TO BREATHE.. by chryssalis  :thumb284654164:  Magic in the Attic by Pennes-from-Heaven  Spell Caster by DesignbyKatt  Perseverance by JenniferHealy  Hot delivery by SweediesArt  A MERMAID WATCHES by HumbleLuv  Heart Gallery by thefantasim  Black Balloon by EnchantedWhispersArt  Lets eat cake... and watch the revolution by rustymermaid  :thumb284135123:  Where do we go from here,Fluffy? by elthudor  Eleanor by Jennyeight  Bath Time by Frama  :thumb283985289:  I dont Love You .. by Miro-Des  Precipicio by DanielPriego  Eden Harmony by DeadLulu

I hope you enjpy because I sure did :heart:

Some Outstanding 3D Art

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 7, 2012, 4:13 PM
I have started again making 3D art again and i'm having a blast. DAZ  www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/all-… is giving away several of it's Pro products including DAZ 4 Pro. This promotion will only go till the end of the month. Even if you don't want to learn a new program it is worth downloading because you never know if you will change your mind. Here are some outstanding pieces that just may change your mind.

:thumb283770805:  :thumb283776315:  :thumb283747605:  Magic by Lantios  Getting There V5 by sKyLinKd  Bum III by SimonJM  Please I am reading by janedj  :thumb281778867:  Clown by ruudcoenen  Violin by mattiarib  :thumb283203814:  Babushka by RobD3  Ariana Willow by BramaleaArtist  Ivory by Petra3D  Flapper Dancer by VirtualWorld  Delilah or Who goes there by Petra3D  Photophobia by borodin3  Origami Nubile by akulla3D  Country Beauty by Nicholas2004  Dat bum! by Zhack-Isfaction  Fall by sallymalene  Ice Blue by CaperGirl42  Autumn Fairy Aina by AelarethElennar  At the edge of the meadow by sallymalene

There are so many more but i'm just not able to put them all in my journal. :heart:


Here are some of my own pieces. :heart:

Blowing You A Kiss by kitiekat4U  High Key Portrait by kitiekat4U  Body Form 1 by kitiekat4U  Mandy by kitiekat4U  Surprised by kitiekat4U  Mer Love by kitiekat4U

A Few Dear Friends

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 23, 2012, 6:19 AM
This is a feature to a few dear friends who have helped me out when i really needed it :heart:

:iconpennes-from-heaven:

Fantasy In Flight by Pennes-from-Heaven  For the Love of Puppies by Pennes-from-Heaven  Between Reality and Fantasy by Pennes-from-Heaven  I Am Athena by Pennes-from-Heaven  Lost World by Pennes-from-Heaven



:iconsupersnappz:

        




:icondevious227:

:thumb209699239:  :thumb212128785:  :thumb213355244:  :thumb207390005:  :thumb211611782:



:iconmarahscott:

courage by MarahScott  dependancy by MarahScott  secrets travel like burdens by MarahScott  please by MarahScott  asher of dorana by MarahScott



:iconhoney-stock:


Fair Flory 1 by honey-stock  cloud love60 by honey-stock  Unaltered Fabric Texture by honey-stock  Treasure Hunter by honey-stock  Texturize 1 Pack by honey-stock


i hope you will enjoy them :heart:

Hip Hip Hooray!!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 26, 2011, 6:56 AM
We have two wonderful winners of the "Dream World" contest at :iconmanip-contest:

One of the prizes was a feature and an interview. Please read and enjoy :hug:

Winner of the Beginner category:

Dream Planet by RebeccaLongArt  :iconrebeccalongart:

Here are a few more of her wonderful work:

Captured by RebeccaLongArt  Taming the Unicorn 2 by RebeccaLongArt  Dreamer by RebeccaLongArt

BarnCatt said the following:

1. How do you feel about winning this contest?
I was very excited to read the news that I had won this contest.  I have never won a contest in this group before so I wasn't expecting a win.  I'm very pleased that my artwork has been selected out of all of the entries from all of the great artists that this group has.
2. How did you come up with this entry?
I was coming back to feed the horses one morning and thinking about how I don't like living here so much and how I wished I could have a different world to go to.  I was also regretting not having manipulated as much lately, having been away the whole summer.  And then I figured out that I could totally manip my own planet, and it would fit the theme of this contest.  It was certainly an idea that popped into my head pretty much fully formed.  
4. How long have you been maniping?
I believe I started around March of 2010, and found dA when I was looking for a stock resource.  A few months later I joined dA.  It took be a bit before I started to participate in activities and interact with the community, but it's been a wonderful source of inspiration.
5. What is your favorite kind of manip?
I don't really have a firm favorite type of manip.  I enjoy any manip that inspires me or make me think.  I do enjoy fantasy and horse manips though.
6. Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a 16 year old girl who lives in North Carolina, USA.  I am homeschooled, but am also attending community college with the plan of earning credits to transfer to a larger university in a couple of years.  I'm considering majoring in graphic design, but I'm not sure yet.  For the past few years I have had a business selling jewelry that I design.  I try to put profits from this towards my horse.  I've been riding ever since I was seven and in January I purchased a horse named Golly Gee.  I haven't competed at all this year, but in the past Golly and I have shown dressage.  I hope to start competing again soon and also learn eventing with him.  Erm..anything else interesting about me?  I'm vegan and I have a passion for tie-dye.
7. What got you into doing manips?
I played on a horse SIM game and some of the players would create custom graphics for their horses.    I wanted to try it too so I did!  I've also always been interested in techniques used in designing magazines and ads.  I started out with GIMP and then eventually got a copy of cs5 which is the program I use now.  Last winter I also got a  tablet, albeit a cheapy knock off brand one.
8. Anything else you would like to share?
Just that I'm really pleased with this and that this group has meant so much to me over the past year or how ever long it's been.  All of the help and support I've gotten through this community means so much to me (that means especially you Donna!) :heart:

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Winner of our Advance category:

Peace of mind by Meropa  :iconmeropa:

Here are a few more of her wonderful work:

The Secret of Moonacre by Meropa  Hope by Meropa  Desperation by Meropa

Meropa said the following:

Oh my gosh! Thank you so much!! :glomp: :eager: That's amazing! I'll do my best to answer those questions :aww:

1. How do you feel about winning this contest?
It feels AMAZING. I can't even describe how happy this made me. Seeing the note where you notify me about my achievement got me literally out of my chair jumping up and down! Thank you for that! :heart:
2. How did you come up with this entry?
Well, I think it all just came into place. Only looking for the right stocks took me forefer, after that was the fun part. To be honest, I wasn't sure what I wanted it to look like when it's finished, I just knew that I wanted a peaceful looking landscape, so I just went with the flow.
4. How long have you been maniping?
I believe I started when I was 12, so that's about four years. It was the most primitive kind of manipulation, of course. :) I began with changing colour tones, hues, then adding more objects to the picture. It took me a long time before I learned how to blend it all together so it looks as natural as possible.
5. What is your favorite kind of manip?
I don't think it matters what's on the picture, more important is that it gives you a feeling. But to answer the question, I don't have a favourite kind of manip. It all depends on the artwork itself.
6. Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a sixteen years old girl from Bulgaria. I just came back this summer from a year long scholarship program in the United States that really got me liking this country as a place to start my career (which I am still not sure about). I am *slightly* indecisive, as you just found from the last sentence, but also really ambitious. Apart from my love for Photoshop I also enjoy photography and I'd like to get into digital drawing as well (after I buy my first tablet).  
7. What got you into doing manips?
DeviantART, definitely! Other people's works have always been inspiration to me. I just wanted to learn how to do things the artists out here were doing.
8. Anything else you would like to share?
I want to give one HUGE thanks to the organizors of the contest and also to the people who have been sticking with me, following my works and commenting. I wouldn't be here without you! So thank you!

Thank you and feature

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 21, 2011, 7:07 AM
OMGosh!!!! I can't believe how wonderful you are. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

This is such a wonderful gift you have given me. As some of you know my husband and I are having major financial problems. Because of the rescission, or in my words depression, our nursery has taken a huge tumble. We have lost our home to fore closer so I have been working on finding us another place for us to live. We rely heavenly on our florists. Our main business is supplying the florist with quality plants. We went from having over 300 florists down to about 30 and more of them are going out of business or trying to sell. I'm now working on planting spring plants for spring. I hope we will be able to sell them.

I'm taking a day off today to thank you all for such lovely gifts. You can not believe how dear to my heart each and every one of you are to me. As I'm looking at the wonderful pictures tears are flowing down my cheeks. I'm having a hard time typing so please forgive any typing errors.

I want to show you my love back. This is for you all my dear ones :heart: :tighthug:

Sally Rags by JennLaa  Corpse Bride by SweediesArt  The Corpse Bride by refro  I have come in Peace by kimsol  Headless Jack by Jester-Puck  DISCOVERY by SpyderGenie  :thumb253421805:  Sleepy Hollow by Elacee  Sleepy Hollow by Elacee  Corpse Bride by martap84  :thumb253041441:  My Dearest Friend by PhoenixLumbre  :thumb244364070:

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

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Light and Dark Contest


This has been a very hard past two months. We are getting ready to go back to school, college, university. Many of us are trying to find new jobs or another job. And many of us are moving. Trying to find time to do a contest is very hard. I totally understand :hug: So I'm not going to announce the winners of  this contest, but I'm making a feature for those who did find time in their busy days to participate.

:iconcazcastalla: Light and Shadow by cazcastalla Above and Beyond by cazcastalla   :iconldymech: :thumb245786762:  :thumb252453218:  :iconannewipf: :thumb245620258:  :thumb245773945:


:iconsweediesart:  I Want to go Home. by SweediesArt Broken Dark Angel by SweediesArt  :iconkimmiekrazy:  :thumb245687899:  



:iconkaciist:  :thumb252884386:  :iconpranile:  :thumb252591574:

Big Prize Contest

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 5:02 PM
Hello all my dears

YAY!!!! :iconmanip-contest: is going to have a big prize contest!!! Yep Yep Yep we are!!!! :squee:

This contest will take one month for you to get in. It will be a very hard one. On this contest there will be two judges only!!! It will be :iconkitiekat4u: and :iconspydergenie:

Only two winners will be announce. One for beginner and one for advanced.

The judging will be on a point system. Each entry will be judged on how well the rules were used, light, shadows, cutting, blending, over all flow, creativity.

We will have three folders available Beginner, Advanced, Non-competitive.

Each entry will be critiqued and at the end of the contest given their points.

:sun: The theme on this contest is "My Dream World" :sun:

Rules:

1. Must be a manipulation.

2. There will be NO human or humanoid placed anywhere in the piece.   Animals or birds are OK as long as they are not the main subject.

3. You must have a link to the stock itself and not just to the stock provider. Points will be taken off if not to the stock itself.

4. You must thank the stock provider for the stock used. Points will be taken off if not done.

5. Absolutely NO pre-made backgrounds allowed.  

6. You must have this icon :iconmanip-contest: (type :icon manip-contest: with no spaces) with the name of this contest "My Dream World".

7. Must up load to the largest size. (this is for judging. we need to see the detail)

8. Have fun.

:squee: YES!! You may submit more than one. :squee:


You will be able to start uploading to the My Dream World folders Beginner and Advanced starting August 1st till Sept 3 2011.




Point System: (points will be given or taken away)

1000 points - given to each entry.

300 points - completing all the rules.

250 points - light. Is the light source seen and does the light fall according to that light source.

250 points - shadows. According to the light source, does the shadows fall correctly.

250 points - cutting. How well the cutting was done and how well it blends.

250 points - blending. Does the entire piece blend together. In other words does everything looks like it belongs. We have worked very hard on learning this.

250 points - over all flow. Eye movement is very important. Look to see if the eyes continue to flow around the piece or do the eyes fall off the page.

250 points - creativity. I love to see something different. Be creative. Look in side your imagination and come up with what you dream a wonderful world would look like.

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Prizes so far:

We are going to use some of those wonderful points that were so graciously given :heart:


To each winner

a 6-months subscription from :iconmrnoxx:

500 points from :iconmanip-contest:

500 points from the both of us  :iconkitiekat4u: and :iconspydergenie:

250 points each  from :iconkimsol:

An exclusive stock pack from :iconthefantasim:

Your choice of three stock items from :iconpoint-stock:

An exclusive stock pack from :iconkpep:

An interview and feature on :iconmanip-contest:

A feature by :iconkitiekat4u:

A feature by :iconspydergenie:

A feature by :iconkimsol:

A feature by :iconpennes-from-heaven:



If you would like to add to the kitie prizes please note me :heart:


Here are a few of the entries so far:

Beginner

my dream world by piercedxstars  Imaginario by Sandrahm

Advanced:

Dreams Start Here by DesignbyKatt

Non-competitive:

In Dreams Forgotten by Cynnalia

If you are interested in joining in please follow the rules. You are welcome :heart:

Happy Birthday Thank You

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 3, 2011, 7:07 AM
OMGosh thank you so much for the birthday wishes. You are all so sweet. I had a great birthday so far. My husband and my sons took me out for lunch and i think i ate my brains out. They are going to take me out for breakfast this Sunday too.

I want to thank all my dear friends who have given me such wonderful gifts:

A moment of inspiration by Mishelangello from my dear friend :iconmishelangello:  Corpse Bride by SweediesArt from my dear friend :iconsweediesart:   from my dear friend :iconsupersnappz:  Kitty Cat by cazcastalla  from my dear friend :iconcazcastalla:  Mysterious Girl by TitusBoy25 from my dear friend :icontitusboy25:  :thumb211351185: from my dear friend :iconraytash:  Autumn Jumper by RebeccaLongArt from my adopted DA daughter :iconrebeccalongart:  Summer wallpaper by JoeDiamondD from my sweet diva  :iconjoediamondd:

I want to thank all my dears who have wished me a happy birthday:

:icontndrhrtd37: :iconshesabromide:  :icondevious227: :iconkirstenlane:  :iconsupersnappz:  :iconwintersmagic:  :iconelanordh:  :iconliquid--skies: :iconnikkidoodlesx3: :iconveronicake:  :iconvileone:  :iconmishelangello:  :iconmissevanesce:  :icontwins72-stocks:  :iconmetadored: :iconhiaamir:  :iconthefantasim:  :iconelenadudina:  :iconi-am-jenius:  :iconshlomitmessica:  :icondeadlulu:  :iconviolscraper:  :iconbrokenroses92:  :iconstaceyquay:  :iconcazcastalla:  :iconcrilleb50:  :iconsweediesart:  :icontahncreole020:  :iconkimsol:  :iconcazcastalla:  :icontitusboy25:  :iconraytash:  :iconjess8181:  :iconmadebyrona:  :iconalshain4:  :iconsharonleggdigitalart: :iconxxnightrose14xx:  :iconaudiosonora:  :iconkongvmax:  :iconnahu-argentain:  :iconprincess-flopy-13:  :icondeemo247:  :iconbaronofthewillows:  :iconlarosaperlata:  :iconjess8181:  :iconjoediamondd:  :iconwaterfall24:  :icondiantha75:  :iconspydergenie:

I was given wonderful drawings on my profile from :icondevious227:  :iconmissevanesce:   and i got a wonderful song www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZhFmn… from  :iconmishelangello: and i got a beautiful poem from :iconhiaamir: and a birthday feature from :iconsupersnappz: i have receive two wonderful cake badges from :iconkimsol:  :iconlissyh:



This is my thanks back to you all my dear friends:

Dreamer by tndrhrtd37  Rapture by ShesABromide  :thumb209548761:  The Storyteller by KirstenLane      Enchanted Forest by elanordh  . by liquid--skies  Window Of Dreams by nikkidoodlesx3  Snow Angel by VeroniCake  Summer wind by Mishelangello  :thumb207953455:  Twins72-Stocks-Background-21 by Twins72-Stocks  Steampunk Explorers by Metadored  Fruit Face by hiaamir  Above The Flowers by thefantasim  El gatito by ElenaDudina  Humming bird's Whispers by i-am-JENius  perfumed drop by ShlomitMessica  La Maison Des Chats by DeadLulu  Bibliophile by violscraper  :thumb146669369:  4 cats by StaceyQuay  You make me mad by cazcastalla  Strange by crilleb50  Flight over the Daisy Meadow by SweediesArt  :thumb204580337:  Magic Dust Motes by kimsol  Halo by TitusBoy25  :thumb202624325:  :thumb210856732:  Hold On Little One by MadeByRona  Forgotten wanderers by Alshain4  Taming the Unicorn 5 by RebeccaLongArt  :thumb173554008:  Invitation Inside by xXNightRose14Xx  Star duster by AudioSonora  Life long goal by kongvmax  :thumb199834006:  My gift for you... by Princess-Flopy-13  Private World by DeeMo247  Water Pattern by BaronOfTheWillows  ::Deliver me:: by larosaperlata  :thumb210914589:  :thumb209977541:  little fairy by Waterfall24  :thumb211443332:  Nature Calls by SpyderGenie

We have just finished up our second Photoshop Ping-pong at :iconmanip-contest-award:. We had so much fun doing this. We were to use the theme a "Midnight Walk". What would we find if we took a walk at midnight. Each person that signed up was paired up with a partner. We were to pass the project to each other four times. This is what we came up with. Enjoy :heart:

Midnight Dance with Wolves by kitiekat4U  Midnight Dance with Wolves by RebeccaLongArt  Midnight Dance - Step by Step by RebeccaLongArt  The Nightwraith -Collab- by streamline69  The Nightwraith - collab by kimsol  Making of Nightwraith - collab by kimsol    Midnight Circus by rainbow-magic  Midnight Circus Process by rainbow-magic  Moonlight Magic by brandrificus Moonlight Magic by Reddawgi  Moonlight Magic Process by brandrificus  Magical fountain by ik-ben-10eke  :thumb208702993:  Magical fountain - stages by ik-ben-10eke  Collaberation: Midnight Stroll by Emma-Fay  A midnight Stroll by MarahScott  A Midnight Stroll Overview by MarahScott  Babie's Magical Wings... by tndrhrtd37  Babie's Magical Wings by kitiekat4U  Steps Of Babie's Magical Wings by tndrhrtd37

Photoshop Ping-pong 2

Journal Entry: Fri May 20, 2011, 6:34 AM
We have just finished up our second Photoshop Ping-pong at :iconmanip-contest-award:. We had so much fun doing this. We were to use the theme a "Midnight Walk". What would we find if we took a walk at midnight. Each person that signed up was paired up with a partner. We were to pass the project to each other four times. This is what we came up with. Enjoy :heart:

Midnight Dance with Wolves by kitiekat4U  Midnight Dance with Wolves by RebeccaLongArt  Midnight Dance - Step by Step by RebeccaLongArt  The Nightwraith -Collab- by streamline69  The Nightwraith - collab by kimsol  Making of Nightwraith - collab by kimsol    Midnight Circus by rainbow-magic  Midnight Circus Process by rainbow-magic  Moonlight Magic by brandrificus Moonlight Magic by Reddawgi  Moonlight Magic Process by brandrificus  Magical fountain by ik-ben-10eke  :thumb208702993:  Magical fountain - stages by ik-ben-10eke  Collaberation: Midnight Stroll by Emma-Fay  A midnight Stroll by MarahScott  A Midnight Stroll Overview by MarahScott  Babie's Magical Wings... by tndrhrtd37  Babie's Magical Wings by kitiekat4U  Steps Of Babie's Magical Wings by tndrhrtd37

Happy Easter and Feature

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 24, 2011, 8:05 AM
Happy Easter all my dears.

May God bless each and everyone of you :sun:

I was tagged a week ago by :iconbrandrificus:  :iconspydergenie: and :iconkimsol: I had posted it but for some reason DA farted and lost all of my work. So now that I have a little time I thought I would try it again. I will not go by the rules and tag 10 more of my friends. They all have gotten tagged as many times as me if not more. :heart:

1. My name is Donna (for those who don't know) and I am 52 years young. (Oh by the way my birthday is June 2. hahahaha).

2. I have been married to my ultimate best friend for 20 years. We have been together for 26 years. :party:

3. We have two wonderful sons who are the apple of my eye. Jon our oldest is going to the University of the Pacific. He is just finishing his first year. Nick my baby is finishing up his freshman year in high school.

4. I have an adopted DA daughter :iconrebeccalongart: whom I love dearly.

5. We have currently five outstanding dogs of whom we can't get enough of. I had two wonderful cats that recently passed from old age. :heart:

6. My dear husband and I own our own nursery business. We are currently growing indoor houseplants and topiary. We had a very hard winter and lost about 85% of our houseplants.

7. We live in the worst city to live in called Modesto. It was rated the number one worst city to live in the second time in a row. (that is so sad)

8. I have done all kinds of art from watercolor, oil, ceramic etc... but my all time favorite art is manipulations. (I think is the hardest art to learn so far)

9. We are going to have a BBQ if it doesn't rain for Easter.

10. Sad. My sons are to old for Easter Egg hunts. :(

Here is a feature of some Easter art by my dear friends:

HE AROSE by HumbleLuv  Hello World by LT-Arts  :thumb205978973:  Casting Lots by violscraper  Happy Easter by Amosha  :thumb205876603:  HOW MANY EASTER EGGS? by HumbleLuv  :thumb205974005:


Here are some more of my dear friends:

My Best Friend by SweediesArt  The Artists' Faeries 3 by CaliPamplemousse  Titania's Daughter, Colored by GingerKellyStudio  The Lady of Shalott by violscraper  Earth-2111 by lrasan  The last floor by streamline69  Waiting For My Love by Wesley-Souza  Intrigue by Children7  Unconsciousness Discrepancy by aritakaruka  Happy Holi by Jettalyn  Let's Play Loco Joko Together by reinheaven  Good evening by Blooomberg  :thumb205948030:  A Cinderealla Tale by thefantasim  :thumb205960369:  Waterfairy by refro  Vanitas by jerry8448  Arya Stark by LuLebel

We had so much fun with our first  Photoshop Ping-pong at :iconmanip-contest-award: Everyone was paired up and passed each other the theme JUMP. We all made new friends and learned a little from each other. Please check them out. They all turned out wonderful.

:iconcazcastalla: and :iconbrandrificus: were paired up and this is what they made A New Direction by cazcastalla  A New Direction by brandrificus this is how they did it Ping-Pong Process by cazcastalla

:icontndrhrtd37: and :iconkongvmax: were paired up and this is what they made WTF by tndrhrtd37  WTF by kongvmax this is how they did it WTF progress by kongvmax

:icondarkwitch2008: and :iconmarahscott: were paired up and this is what they made JUMP by Darkwitch2008 Jump by MarahScott this is how they did it Jump Ping Pong Overveiw by MarahScott

:iconspydergenie: and :iconpennes-from-heaven: were paired up and this is what they made Magical Moonlight Frolics by SpyderGenie Magical Moonlight Frolics by Pennes-from-Heaven this is how they did it Magical Moonlight Frolics SBS by Pennes-from-Heaven

:iconkitiekat4u: and :iconstormlightloren: were paired up and this is what they made Tag You're It by kitiekat4U  this is how they did it Tag You're It Step by Step by kitiekat4U

:iconrebeccalongart: and :iconemma-fay: were paired up and this is what they made Jump by RebeccaLongArt Collaberation : Jump by Emma-Fay this is how they did it Jump: step by step by RebeccaLongArt

:iconkristencavanaugh: and :iconkitiekat4u: were paired up and this is what they made :thumb201339425: Jump for Safety by kitiekat4U this is how they did it Jump for Safety process by kitiekat4U



We had a wonderful challenge from :iconmanip-contest: on the "Inspired by Literature". The participants were to take this poem Shade Enough For TwoHigh upon this hilltop,
a single tree does stand,
spreading shade enough for two,
across a velvety grassy land.
With our future ahead of us,
my sweet Michael and me,
would sit and make our plans,
in the shade for two of this tree.
When Michael received news,
ordering him to a senseless war,
he promised to make it back alive,
and not leave me wanting more.
I still come to this hilltop,
and I wail out in misery,
with a baby not yet due,
and Michael buried under me.
Plans of naught had been made,
where this single tree does stand,
spreading shade enough for two,
across a now bleak and barren land.
A war which wasn't a war,
took my love away from me,
and left me crying in yearning
of what was supposed to be.
by our wonderful artist :iconapatchworkproduction:

Shade Enough for Two by RebeccaLongArt  Forever in my heart by lrasan  Unbearable Pain by kitiekat4U  Widow by MarahScott    Shade Enough for Two by violscraper  TOGETHER AND MOURN by HumbleLuv



We also had a challenge from :iconmanip-contest: on the "Member's Challenge". The participants were to take this challenge from :icongiseekant: take two giantress and have them invade a city.

Showdown by 0Novem0  small step v02 by megakorean  Favorite Toys by Hoverland  :thumb203100749:  Giants In The City by kitiekat4U  GIANT DESTROYER AND DEFENDER by HumbleLuv

Inspired By Literature

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 5, 2011, 7:31 PM
One of the nice things we do at :iconmanip-contest: is have fun things to do. This is our Inspired By Literature fun thing to do. We had some very wonderful participants. Please enjoy :heart:

All these wonderful works were inspired by :iconstuartreading: wonderful poem called "To A Passing Butterfly". to a passing butterflyin storage  Please read the poem and then enjoy these wonderful pieces of art.


Butterfly Hopes by RebeccaLongArt  A bite of frost by ik-ben-10eke    Lonely Flower by cazcastalla  :thumb195083852:  Waiting by StellaTheStarDesign  Nature Calls by SpyderGenie  To a Passing Butterfly by digimagicnb


Please share with them your love :heart:

Tears

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 20, 2011, 10:45 AM


Good Sunday morning all my dear friends.

Wow what a fun time we had with this contest at :iconmanip-contest:.



Here are the winners of our wonderful fabulous Beginners:

We have three wonderful First Place Winners
(in no particular order)

:thumb197383138: face the truth by DarkRilux Inbound Escape by Jester-Puck

We have two Second Place:
(in no particular order)

melody of  death by xxaika-sanxx Its Over by SpyderGenie

We gave two Third Place:
(in no particular order)

Don't leave me, too by AnOtherSunrise :thumb197136253:

:star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star:

And now for our unbelievable wonderful Advanced:

We have three First Place:
(in no particular order)

All I Can Think About Is You by brandrificus Drowning in Sorrow by Cynnalia Ice is gone again already.... by digimagicnb

We have two Second Place:
(in no particular order)

Even divas cries... by martap84 Tears for a Lost Love by Pennes-from-Heaven

We have three Third Place:
(in no particular order)

Dandelion by Georgina-Gibson Angel by brandrificus

:star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star:

Each of you are wonderful stars. :star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star:

 


A Little Love

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 23, 2011, 9:00 AM
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Hello all my dear friends

I want to share with you some artists that deserve a little love.

The "Fun Fun Fun Thing to Do" for :iconmanip-contest: is now over and these are the participants:

Tree of Life by Methyss  Good Job by Frama  growing by stormlightloren

Become alive by AnOtherSunrise  watering yggdrasil by MarahScott  In her garden by StellaTheStarDesign

:thumb190314271:  The tree keeper by streamline69

These are all inspired by :iconik-ben-10eke: wonderful piece Yggdrasil's little attendant 2 by ik-ben-10eke

If you have a little time today please give them your love :heart:

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Feature for my dear friend

Sun Jan 9, 2011, 10:02 PM
Hello everyone. This is a feature of my dear friend who has given me a wonderful gift of a three month subscription to DA. She has been a constant encouragement to me.

This is for you dear :iconbrandrificus:

Brandi has entered many of my contests at :iconmanip-contest: I would like to show you many of her wonderful pieces.

Fairy Me In Wonderland by brandrificus  Faeries of Cottingly by brandrificus  Day Dreamer by brandrificus  Forgotten Dreams by brandrificus  Drake and Nissa by brandrificus


Here are some of my favorites over this past year:

Evening Innocence by brandrificus  Solitude by brandrificus  Joy by brandrificus  Belive in the magic by brandrificus  Jade by brandrificus

Thank you again my dear sweet friend
:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

OMGosh

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 7, 2011, 6:00 PM
OMGosh I can't believe this!!!!!!!! I just got home and found that :iconbrandrificus: had given me such a wonderful gift of a 3 month membership. OMGosh!!!!  OMGosh!!!!!  OMGosh!!!!! Oh you are sooooo sweet my dear friend. I will give you a great big feature when I learn how to do this. :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: