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How to suggest

Just hit the "Note" button on my profile page and add the subject: DD Suggestion include the thumb code along with the reason why you think the deviation deserves a Daily Deviation.

I may not reply to all suggestions but I do read, consider and appreciate every suggestion :heart:.

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Artist | Professional | Digital Art
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I'm one of your resident Community Volunteers (CV). As a CV, I assist with Digital Art (Drawing & Paintings, Mixed Media, & Animation), Chats, and Forums. Also, I am one of DeviantArt's Official Alpha Testers over at devBUG.

You can almost always find me on dAmn in DeviantArt's Official chatroom #devart or assisting user's in the Official Help chatroom known as #help.

However, should you have questions or concerns pertaining to Daily Deviations please contact me via note. For all other inquiries, you may contact me via note or through my email:

RIP Buddy Mayes

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 3:57 PM

Hi loves,

It seems unreal to be writing yet another entry involving the passing of a family member when I just went through this and have yet to process the first death fully. You see, yesterday while dealing with some of the final details of my grandma's passing on July 5th (ie: estate and will etc) we received a phone call that Buddy had passed away; 3 weeks to the very day of my grandma's passing. I have no words to describe what it feels like to be grieving and be dealt more grief even though I have been put through it now numerous times in the last year. Perhaps, I am simply becoming an expert with the grieving process or I am merely numb awaiting the eventual breakdown. :shrug:

Anyway, I wish I had more uplifting news for everyone and maybe I will later on, but for right now this is what my REAL life is. I wish it was not, but hey that's life right? I want you all to know the only reason why I have always even before becoming a CV been so transparent about my life is because I do not believe in hiding parts of myself. If you are going to know me you will know both my triumphs and failures, my blessings and my pains. To me, friendship even if you are miles away from me means you get to see the reality of a person's life and soul... not just the fake ass mask many people like to wear for others to accept them. So, although I am deeply regretful to share tragic news so often if you are to be in my life as a real friend you will have to accept the beauty that comes from the chaotic storms within my life. If you cannot accept this... I understand and wish you well.

Either way, I want you all to know that due to how unexpected this death was for me I ended up taking the night off last night and most of today off to just get my head clear as well as spend time with my boyfriend. Thus, if you sent me a message of some sort and I have yet to respond I will be getting to my messages later on this evening. Please note, if you sent an email, skype message, or any other form of message to me I will also be getting to those later on tonight so do not fret. :heart:

I hope you all are well and please have a safe week. :heart:


Skin by SimplySilent

Project Reveal .02

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 9:44 PM
Project Reveal is a new art feature series, in which I will reveal one artist per issue to share with the community. Each artist revealed has been selected for their art or for their amazing community spirit. :heart: by dxd


Let me now reveal to you arisuonpaa or Ari Suonpää!

Viking Portrait by arisuonpaa

Ari has been a member of our beloved DeviantArt for seven years. His gallery is a beautiful collection of both traditional and digital paintings largely influenced by his Finnish roots. Also, for those desiring to learn more about painting... Ari has some fantastic tutorials in his gallery that are free for everyone! 

Here are some of my favourite pieces from Ari's gallery:

Hazy Afternoon by arisuonpaa
Meadows by arisuonpaa
The Fox and the Crow by arisuonpaa
Temple Ruins by arisuonpaa
Swamp's End by arisuonpaaCherry Valley by arisuonpaa
Gone Fishing by arisuonpaa

Like what you see? Make sure to add this article to your :+fav:'s! :heart: by dxd
Do you have someone in mind that you would like to see featured through Project Reveal?
If so, comment below or send a note to diphylla.


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DisneyRadiantli Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama~
OtisBee Featured By Owner 12 hours ago   Interface Designer
hi :D (Big Grin)

uhm, in your "How to suggest" box you mentioned that a DD suggestion should include the "reason why you think the deviant deserves a Daily Deviation."

i think that it should read "why you think the deviation deserves a Daily Deviation".
or better yet... "why the deviation should be featured as a Daily Deviation".

please apologize, but if things haven't changed, then a DD is never about the deviant and how he/she is such a great person, has birthday soon, suffers from this and that and whatnot.

from FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen? comes this:
"...An assortment of submissions are chosen each day by this select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large..."

the way you have put it right now it only contributes to the confusion and common misconception imo that many still believe that a DD is some sort of an award for someone in particular or for what he/she has done or achieved, which of course it's not.

it's all about the art that's shown. always has been, always will be. well, of course you know that already. ;) (Wink)

sorry again for my blunt and maybe wisecracking approach, i just thought i'd mention it and mean no offense. Hug
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DarlingChristie Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the llama, dear!! :heart:
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maxlake2 Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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Thanks so much for the :+fav:!
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RealmsOfNowhere Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! :-D
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