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AWW V II / 2014

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 11:55 AM

Who are Angel without Wings?

 

They are those fellow deviants:

:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink:  who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink:  who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink:  who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink:  who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest seniority every now and than
:bulletpink:  who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink:  or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it HERE





Every first weekend of the month 4 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
 featured by me and my fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):

 

ANGELICA-LILY Angelles-LaVeau Annissina Bushaqua CelestialMemories DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi Digithalie drifter-dallyings Egil21 Etsuko-Hime  EveLivesey gigi50 iDJPanda kvdolan MayEbony msfowle  :PhotographsByBri  PurpleInk777 roses2011 Sserenita signmeupscotty Stygma suezn TheGalleryOfEve Tigles1Artistry  WishmasterAlchemist


On Hiatus for the time being: Tricia-Danby


Wanted: New Gangstas of Love!  If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now!  It’s a simple task that you need to do once every month.  Journal content is given to you, complete.  Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature.  Simply note me :iconnameda: to apply.


Now without further delay on to the  4 brand new angels:

 

:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: its a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
remember you now can display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journal or ID :D


:iconendorell-taelos: nominated by mirz-alt

Alicia is a beautiful and spirited deviant who is known throughout for her selfless generosity. She regularly gifts subscriptions to random deviants, has written numerous feature-centered articles, and keeps a daily feature on her page that offers a chance for one and all to receive more feedback and attention. You can also always count on her to prepare fun and fascinating competitions! As talented as she is supportive, Alicia excels in gorgeous photo-manipulation, and is working on creating a fair amount of her own stories. Many around the community have praised and thanked her alike for her kind and considerate demeanor towards all. Alicia also served as a Community Volunteer on-site for a while, and is still quite active in the forums. She even received the "Sweetest Deviant" award last year, a decision that is opted by community members and administrated by LadyLincoln. If that doesn't speak enough for this wonderful artist's large heart, one conversation with her will be enough to convince you. She truly is an Angel Without Wings, and we are blessed and happy to have her here on deviantART.

+ S E L I N E + by Endorell-Taelos 
  In Her Frozen Masquerade by Endorell-Taelos




:icondigithalie: nominated by Dieffi

I want to suggest my dear friend for an Angel Without Wings! Sweet-hearted and kind beyond compare, this lovely lady from Belgium is popular for more than just her breath-taking art; Nathalie is a dearly valued, mindful and loving friend. She gifts her friends not only with loads of heartfelt support in form of favorites and thoughtful comments, but with her very presence in the lives of those who love her and are grateful for her friendship. In turn, she is constantly thankful, and also endlessly generous. Her art speaks for itself, in a phenomenal and ethereal array of gorgeous fractals and other digital mediums. Nathalie creates stunningly beautiful presents for her friends, hosts countless features, and administrates three groups in addition to the countless others she is active in. Last, but certainly not least, she is a Gangsta of Love, meaning that she goes out of her way to spread love and confidence to various artists across the community. This sweet-spirited lady is certainly deserving of the title Angel Without Wings!

For Natasha by Digithalie Jwa by Digithalie Soft Flowers by Digithalie




:iconplynwfire607: nominated by Nameda & Sserenita

Amanda is such a very special deviant, whose profile page is dedicated to selflessly showcasing artists, groups, and competitions. It only takes a short time of knowing her to become highly impressed with her caring and friendly nature, shown by her quick responses on each and every comment. She is so passionate about the dA community and helping people and causes in need. Her Project Passion is a celebration of all artists, and she is a frequent granter of wishes at dAWishingWell Her friendliness, the number of her features for other artists, her extreme kindness and gratitude all shine out from this beautiful soul. I immediately saw the Angel qualities the second I first visited her page. Amanda exactly typifies the kind of person that the Angels Without Wings Awards belong to. You can't help but see this in her heart, shown by her interactions with others, and in every single thing that she says and does. A wonderful and truly deserving AWW, Amanda really is generous and considerate, also showing incredible compassion for people who are suffering emotionally. Thank you for the incredibly touching contribution that you make to all those who cross your path Amanda!

Kermie 4 by Plynwfire607 The Dark Forest by Plynwfire607 Night of the Comets by Plynwfire607



:iconmypeanutgallery: nominated by suezn

"Penny is one of those lovely deviants whose presence brightens everybody's DAY! It's impossible not to notice her, because she's dedicated to provide pleasant and uplifting comments to encourage others and to express her positivism! Her beautiful features reflect her thoughtfulness and the joy with which she does her best to help other people get noticed, adding her words of wisdom, her knowledge, or simply little anecdotes to create beautiful atmospheres throughout her journals! She has a helpful nature. Those who have the privilege to know her really well, can to her "happy to help you" attitude, which is something priceless in a fellow artist! She's truly angelic, and her work reflects her incredible inner beauty and her upbeat nature! We love Penny!"

Adventure 4 by MYPeanutGallery Oh Good! They're Finally Up! by MYPeanutGallery Good Morning Sunshine by MYPeanutGallery




:iconwingsplz: Wanted – Nominations for new Angels Without Wings :iconwingsplz:

If you know any deserving deviants who meet the criteria at the top of this journal, please tell us!  We are always looking for new Angels to award.

 

Simply Note :iconnameda: :icondieffi: :iconmayebony: or :iconthegalleryofeve: with ‘AWW Suggestion’ as the subject, along with at least 5 sentences telling us why the deviant deserves to earn their Wings.  Please, one suggestion per Note only!

 

If you do suggest, please have a look to make sure the nominees good deeds are visible for everyone visiting their pages!!  Everyone needs to clearly see why the person deserves their Award.

 



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AWW V I/ 2014

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 11:09 AM

Who are Angel without Wings?



They are those fellow deviants:

:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink: who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink: who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink: who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink: who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest seniority every now and than
:bulletpink: who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink: or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it HERE





Every fortnight 3 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by me and my fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):


ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua CelestialMemories DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi Digithalie drifter-dallyings Etsuko-Hime EveLivesey gigi50 iDJPanda kvdolan MayEbony msfowle :PhotographsByBri PurpleInk777 roses2011 signmeupscotty Stygma suezn TheGalleryOfEve Tigles1Artistry WishmasterAlchemist

On Hiatus for the time being: devTricia-Danby:

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love! If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now! It’s a simple task that you need to do once every 2 weeks. Journal content is given to you, complete. Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature. Simply note me :iconnameda: to apply.



Now without further delay on to the 3 brand new angels:



:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: its a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
remember you now can display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journal or ID :D


:iconemerald-depths: nominated by Nameda

Danielle has to be one of dA's sweetest deviants. Her community spirit is contagious; she does so much for everyone, expecting nothing in return. She is just an amazing person all-around, she is active in an incredible number of groups and offers critiques for others. Danielle even assists with some make overs for those who are still learning. She is just so friendly and approachable, and even manages to answer a fair amount of the huge number of comments that she receives, especially those which go beyond 'thanks for the llama' etc. Her profile page shows just how incredibly generous she is with her time, her help, and with sharing her knowledge to those who need assistance. You would be hard pushed to find a more generous, kindly and loving person anywhere.

A New Beginning by Emerald-Depths  Skylight by Emerald-Depths
Cerulean Skies II by Emerald-Depths




:iconegil21: nominated by Dieffi and MayEbony

Elsa is a truly caring and beautiful person who goes out of her way to promote others' art by being a 'dA Linker' as well as through her group, TheFavouriteShowcase where she encourages over 2,000 members to promote their own, and others' works. She has such a sweet and giving heart, and what is so particularly unique about Elsa is that she also helps deviants to think about, and appreciate those people who have been of value to them. Elsa goes above and beyond the expected, always giving more of herself than anyone could imagine. It’s those surprising additional touches that really speak to your heart of her incredible love, sincerity and desire to give so freely of herself to others. Elsa is a true friend, and a credit to the whole of dA.

Algarve Sunset by Egil21
Secret Garden by Egil21
Another Butterfly by Egil21





:iconflamingodancer123: nominated by TsalagiMahariel

Cathy is a truly amazing dA member. She gives encouragement wherever she can, offering helpful critiques, including her views on even the little details, and graciously answers her notes and comments. She's helped me, as well as a few other deviants I know, who were in need of help, in many ways, like suggesting our art to others.. I've never met a kinder person than Cathy; she's the type of Angel who discretely encourages other artists and does good things in such a quiet and unassuming way. A visit to one of her groups, Lotr-hobbit-club also shows her kind and patient manner when dealing with others. Her beautiful comments are scattered all around, including to some people who really need encouragement. Cathy truly is a beautiful person, right down to her core.

Flower by flamingodancer123 Yellow  Bird by flamingodancer123
Mushroom by flamingodancer123





:iconwingsplz: Wanted – Nominations for new Angels Without Wings :iconwingsplz:
If you know any deserving deviants who meet the criteria at the top of this journal, please tell us! We are always looking for new Angels to award.

Simply Note :iconnameda: :icondieffi: :iconmayebony: or :iconthegalleryofeve: with ‘AWW Suggestion’ as the subject, along with at least 5 sentences telling us why the deviant deserves to earn their Wings. Please, one suggestion per Note only!

If you do suggest, please have a look to make sure the nominees good deeds are visible for everyone visiting their pages!! Everyone needs to clearly see why the person deserves their Award.



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A little venting and a big feature

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 6:15 PM
Hy folks

you all know that I am not one for ranting or even get into political things, even less both together.

but, once in a while it has to be!

Today in our news, they started to say that we have to pay back the bad bad we did to the greeks.... at the time of WWII!!!
Not enough that we bad bad germans are reminded in news at least every two weeks how bad we are and what we did to the jews, not they want to add the greeks on top of that??!!

Yes add to that that I met people from US and Australia who seriously told me how bad we germans are as we are guilty her grandfather died through the evil germans :faint:


Sorry????

I mean, count, WWII ended in 1945, now we have 2014 thats 70 years next year!!!!
so I wasnt born then, nor was my mom, many who are still alive from that time where babies and kids back then!! the ones in charge back then lets say they where extremely young back then 30 (I don't think any of the known big bad guys where any younger than that, so IF they are still alive, they are 100 by now (at least).


So if you don't believe in reincarnation than 99% of modern germans wheren't even born back than!!! Do many of you know that until today we still pay reparations unto the jews?!!
No other country has such ridiculous many and high taxes as germans (not on some things which are counted as luxury and have extra taxes in some countries like for example Austria.)

Tell me why we have to do that? I didn't do anything, I am not racistic, my beloved granny was a victim of the war as many german women where!!! She lost everything, (before the war our family was quite wealthy and in the steel buisiness. The winners take it all is true to the word here!  Her husband was a prisoner in Russia (and don't ask me how evil the prisoners where treated there!, someone I know around the age of 70 told me when he was a small child, he , his granddad (too old to be made a soldier) and some women and children where out on the fields in a real rural area (so no buildings but some farms, no plants or anything alike. They had loaded hay onto the wagon, pulled by an old horse, when 3 US planes flew over them in formation. One of those turned his plane and started to shoot on the old men children and old women!! All what saved them, was that the grandad quickly pulled them under the haycart and they huge stack of hay (and most probably god's grace). Does this sounds like heroes? That rather sounds like insane creeps. This same man saw how american soldiers raped women as they liked. Heroes? Rather abhorrent whimps.

But do I hate americans because of that? No, because none of you where born back than! That is as all the world still would hate the spanish people, because they mainly eradicated the Atztecs and Maya. Yes exactly that sounds not only ridiculous, but it is ridiculous.

And how many indian indians where killed by english people?, how many people from the Netherlands U.K:, France and other nations caught Africans and made them into slaves? How many want to remember that Australia was a prison country so many do have a criminal in their ancestral line?

Yes it is a bad memory and its surely nothing anyone should be proud of, but, it is past!! I don't judge anyone living nowadays on that past but on what character each one displays, if s/he is a caring, honest person!

Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

                                                (Matthew 7.1)

Judgement by r-chie Judgement of Ani by DevilsHaven

I don't believe that one country, one race, one person is without guilt, Every nation has its old sins, it black marks. Like we all do even personally. Everyone probably has done at least once a thing he rather would make unhappen or are at least ashamed to have done.

Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone

                                                                            (John 8.7)

ashamed by hunter-of-photo  Shame by Jack-13

I any of us germans would dare to be as proud as you Australians and americans are of your country... we would immediately be called Nazis!! 


And for those who, like me do believe in reincarnation and karma? well, those know all those souls are reborn. Maybe the criminals from once are now victims, slaves, the raped ones? Possible in my opinion, but I do believe that we can start over through God's git of forgiveness!!!

Forgiveness is the divinest of victories.

                                                          (Friedrich von Schiller)
Forgiveness is the divinest of victories by LiLen forgiving by Hanymoon65

Even the old testament tells of a Jubille years, that every 50th year shall be a year of jubillee where every debt is cancelled, every slave is returned to freedom. Its written in Leviticus. 

Forgiveness by saurukent 
put God, Christ, Krishna, Jahwe instead of Allah or any other name of God instead to make it valid for all of us!

MotivationalPoster-FORGIVENESS by the-shadowwolf


When you forgive me for harming you, you decide not to retaliate, to seek no revenge. 

You don’t have to like me. You simply unburden yourself of the weight of resentment 

and cut the cycle of retribution that would otherwise keep us ensnarled in an ugly samsaric 

wrestling match. This is a gift you can give us both, totally on your own, without my 

having to know or understand what you’ve done.

                                                                                                   (Buddha)

 Peace Upon You.... by Tigles1Artistry Jesus Christ Lives by danidraws

A person is said to be still further advanced when he regards all--the honest well-wisher, friends and enemies,
the envious, the pious, the sinner and those who are indifferent and impartial--with an equal mind.

                                                                                                                                          (Bhagavad-Gita Ch 6.9)

Moonlight by Develv Jagganatha Subhadra Balaram by Nameda

Shouldn't we rather forgive, than be vengeful, holde a constant grudge? When is the time to forgive if not now? If we don't start NOW, than never! If we don't start with ourselves, each single one of us, then who? 

If God is Forgiveness, if God is Love, then how can we not at least strive to follow him? To hold a grudge, to be vengeful requires a good portion of wrath, one of the seven cardinal sins?
Why do people still put us as the bad germans? After all that time? Shouldn't we rather strife for a better world? A world of compassion? A world of love? A world of Peace? A world full of trust and truth? 

A world where money is put rather in Welfare than in Warfare? 2 letters difference, but, oh, a world apart

War by samburley lost paradise by jerry8448

Yes I know, Paradise, that means something slightly different for each of us, but that is ok :), See we are all different, But yet, we are all sparks of one greater consciousness, Yet we are not alone but rather all-one! We are one. Didn't Jesus taught us Love one another as I have loved you? Haven't all avatars /prophets preached the same, love to god, love for oneself and each other? 

We ARE ONE! We breath the same air, we see the same sun and moon, we watch the same stars (though from slightly different angles); We may have different skin colours, but we all have a beating heart, we drink, eat, pray, laugh and cry; we may have different religions, but we pray to the same god, we may live in different countries, but we walk on the same planet our Mother Earth!!! 

Shouldn't the similarities we share not surpass the differences? Should not truth and honesty win over betrayal and deceit? 

Should not forgiveness win over wrath and resent? 


Holding Hands by annakoutsidou Namaste by TheSignmaker Namaste by Naikhan

Should not love and hope shine over hate and fear ?

And now these three remain: 


Faith

Faith by infernal-moltres Leap of Faith by mooing-duckerberry

Hope

HOPE. by danydiniz Hope by mawn

Love

Love conquers all by Nameda PANIHATI pot - Yasioda with Krishna and  Balaram by candrika108
Lionheart by leksbronks Rescued By Love by wraithdt

but love is the greatest of these.

                                                               (1. Corinthian 13)
Faith Hope Love by Nameda






And for those who are not religious the quote of a genius:

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals
himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

                                                                                                                           (Albert Einstein)













AWW a Blast from the Past

Tue Mar 4, 2014, 12:10 PM
Hy folks,

as probably hardly anyone ever looks in the old journal AWW
I thought I'd feature some of the old Angels which are still
somehow to fully active on dA.

All of them wonderful persons and one of them nowadays
in the core team of AWW and one just this month got
awarded with the deviousness award :dance: 

So here ya go 6 Angels from the old days of AWW
2008/09 Go and spoil them a bit :)




Who are Angel without Wings?


They are those fellow deviants:

Bullet; Pink who more or less regularly feature other deviants
Bullet; Pink who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
Bullet; Pink who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
Bullet; Pink who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
Bullet; Pink who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
Bullet; Pink who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
Bullet; Pink who take the time to suggest seniority every now and than
Bullet; Pink who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
Bullet; Pink or whatever else helpful, kind, supporting they might do

Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink Bullet; Pink

I wanted and still want, that those people who do such a lot for the 
community, who make dA the great place it is, get the well deserved 
attention for all their kindness and help.

That's why I want that this Project gets big, I mean really BIG, 
so we find more of those Angels, and those awarded 
get the recognition and attention they deserve so much.



Long ago awarded

but not forgotten Angels:

in alphabetical order

:iconcorvidae65:

Oneness by Corvidae65 Misty River by Corvidae65
All The Pretty Lights by Corvidae65

:icondavincipoppalag:
Barque Picton Castle by davincipoppalagLovely Flowers 2 by davincipoppalag
Dar Pomorza by davincipoppalag

:icondieffi:
sunny darkness by Dieffi red autumn by Dieffi
gull on red and blue by Dieffi


:iconkkart:
A Late September Landscape by kkart Summer Guardian by kkart
A Vivid Autumn by kkart

:iconlilyas:
Bodhisattva White Tara by Lilyas Indigo Soul by Lilyas
Rainbow Dream Rose by Lilyas

:iconteaphotography:
Brown Sugar Sweet by TeaPhotography Form and Flow by TeaPhotography
Coastal Poppy Magic by TeaPhotography


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Free Stock and Resources outside dA

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 4, 2014, 10:30 AM

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I updated and added new stuff on: March 9th 2014


Hy folks,

before I started doing my own art, I was an avid incredimail email- stationary creator.
(All legal always with freeware, according to terms, with written permission etc)

For that reason I have collected a massive bunch of pages with stockphotos (free for profit reasons)
free & shareware fonts, plugin pages and so on.

I thought that it might be as useful for creating art for some of you.
The quality and resolution of the images varies so check yourself :)

I met several people who don't know much free stock outside dA..
although dA holds fantastic stock photographers and artists too! one can never have enough choice ;)
Where possible I added a link to their TOU (Terms of use) beside the link to the mainpage

As a disclaimer:
I am not affiliated with one of the pages linked to, nor am I to hold liable for any content there. You visit those sides at your own risks!


If you have any suggestions for freeware please let me know, but make sure, it is real!! freeware.
I won't publish any cracked and illegal stuff here at all!

so here we go:

Stockphotos 


Big Foto   Big Foto TOU  
Burningwell   Burningwell TOU: 
CG textures  TOU: look under FAQ
DHD Multimediagallery  DHD TOU  
Fotosforall    Fotosforall TOU (only german sorry!)  
Free Nature Pics   TOU must be shared alike (some rights reserved)  
Free Stocktextures.com  TOU scroll down 
Freestock CA TOU directly on the mainpage founder is: somadjinn
Free Stock Photography TOU: see mainpage
Geek Philosopher   Geek TOU
Dennis Hill & Friends TOU: see mainpage
Lost &  Taken   Lost & Taken TOU
Imageafter  Imageafter TOU  
Morguefile  Morguefile TOU
NOAA TOU:www.photolib.noaa.gov/aboutima…
Photomanips are ok unless special TOU's are mentioned at the photos and credit to NOAA and photographer has to be given
Photos Public Domain  PPD TOU


Free Fractal Programs


Apophysis ~ Fractal
Double Fractal
Fractal Explorer

Free Image Editors & Viewers 

& free photoshop substitutes 

Photoscape Free Image Viewer, Converter Editor
ExifPro Image Viewer
Irfanview
XnView
raw converter
RAW Thumbnail Viewer
Psd Thumbnail Viewer


Free and Shareware Plugins & Software


GIMP
Auto interlace from namessuppressed.com 
A vast multitude of Photoshop Video tuts

:new: Photoshop stuff

styles, brushes, filters, gradients, plugins, tutorials etc.

8bf.net  
Brusheezy.com TOU beside each download
Freephotoshop.com 
Luce plugin
meshiplugins.com
My Photoshop Brushes (and more) TOU beside each download
Pencilpixels free PS styles
Pencilpixels free PS styles 2
Photoshop Filters net
this is prolly the best page download of free plugins , link to commercial ones 
and!!! preview of prolly most filters and what they do!
PSD tutorials actions - german  
pspug.com
redfieldplugins.com 
redpawmedia.com 
Smashing Magazine Photoshop actions 
:new: CoffeShopBlog actions TOU  



Other useful non graphic software


Abylon Shredder
media converter
Colour Spy
Real Hide
Revo Uninstaller
Spybot Search & Destroy
small but useful!!! Unlocker 32 bit Unlocker 64 bit
Winrar 3 deutsch/ german


Photoshop tutorials


Vlad Studios Photoshop tutorials
Photoshop tutorials.de only german
candle tutorial
Tutorialvault loads of tuts not just photoshop
vector tutorial for photoshop
15 amazing tutorials for photoshop


unsorted but useful stuff


Color Combinations and Color Schemes
Giveaway of the day each 24 h a new free program/ game/ plugin allways available for 24 h only
Multicolr Search Lab for Flickr
might be helpful to find possible artthefts
Knit Pro ~ make knitting patterns from your art
photography marketing

Free and Shareware fonts 


I didn't check most of the pages below

Font View


1001fonts.com 
Easy system: green button beside download button free for commercial usage, red not free
absolutelyfonts.com
abstractfonts.com 
acidfonts.com
arcadiaclub.com
betterfonts.com 
I downloaded 3 fonts as a test.. in all 3 zips the usage terms of author where included
  eternalfonts.com
  fontastic.com
fontboom. com
fontframe.com 
fontplay.com 
fontriver.com 
type of liscense given in the extended description
fontsquirrel.com 
All fonts are advertised as free for commercial usage
fonts101.com
freefonts.org   
I downloaded 3 fonts as a test.. in all 3 zips the usage terms of author where included
fontsgoldenweb.it 
mouserfonts.com  
free-, share- email ware written below each font
  myfont.de
newfonts.net
searchfreefonts.com 
simplythebest.net   
I downloaded 3 fonts as a test.. in all 3 zips the usage terms of author where included
themeworld.com 
urbanfonts.com   
I downloaded 3 fonts as a test.. in all 3 zips the usage terms of author where included
webpagepublicity.com 

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AWW V / 2014

Mon Feb 24, 2014, 4:28 PM
Yep you might wonder why we are early this time, but one of our lovely gangstas accidentally scheduled the journal wrong so the new names are out there and, as you say you can't put the cat back into the bag: :XD:
So for this exception we will be one week early, but the next Angels will be as usual on the third weekend of the month (March)


Who are Angel without Wings?



They are those fellow deviants:

:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink: who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink: who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink: who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink: who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest seniority every now and than
:bulletpink: who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink: or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it HERE





Every fortnight 3 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by me and my fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):


ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua CelestialMemories DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi Digithalie drifter-dallyings Etsuko-Hime EveLivesey gigi50 iDJPanda kvdolan MayEbony msfowle :PhotographsByBri PurpleInk777 roses2011 signmeupscotty Stygma suezn TheGalleryOfEve Tigles1Artistry WishmasterAlchemist

On Hiatus for the time being: devTricia-Danby:

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love! If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now! It’s a simple task that you need to do once every 2 weeks. Journal content is given to you, complete. Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature. Simply note me :iconnameda: to apply.



Now without further delay on to the 3 brand new angels:



:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: its a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
remember you now can display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journal or ID :D


:icontalty: nominated by Nameda

When I think of Talty I think of apparently delicious, incredibly realistic miniature cakes. But do Talty’s talents end here? Absolutely not! Talty is one of the most helpful deviants you are ever likely to meet. She goes to great lengths to write, or video, incredibly informative step-by-step tutorials. Her sweet voice tinkles with joy as she so generously shares all of her knowledge and skills so liberally. There’s no holding back of secrets here. Dear Talty just lives to help others in as many ways, and as much as, she possibly can. Talty is kindness itself. No question goes unanswered and she truly cares that you have understood her meaning and that she has helped you as much as you need before she counts the job as done. Never stop being wonderful you, sweet Talty!

The Cake is a Lie by Talty Lotus Flower and Opal Crescent Moon by Talty Polymer Clay and Bamboo Hair Chopsticks by Talty




:iconmaytel: nominated by Nameda

Where does one begin to extol the virtues of dear Maytel? If ever there was a selfless, loving, helpful, kind and giving deviant, Marie is that one. As a recently retired CV for the Artisan Crafts section of dA she absolutely could not give any more of her time and love, it just wouldn’t be humanly possible! Marie is that one who has spent countless hours creating interesting challenges, featuring unseen and unusual crafts as well as the more mainstream ones, and granting DDs to deserving deviants.
Marie bakes, makes gorgeous fimo miniatures, jewellery, and shares her beautiful and inspiring recipes as well as creating wonderful tutorials. Congratulations on the birth of your second son recently Marie, and we know that you will still contribute to dA in your amazingly generous and kind-hearted way! Thank you for all that you are.

yummy mini oreos by maytel My little Felix by maytel Classic Peanut Butter Cookies 2 by maytel




:iconriemea: nominated by Dieffi

This German lady and Senior Member is such a very helpful, active and friendly person and deserves very well to be called an Angel! In her 'I Love, You Love' features she gives us the chance to "share work you love and to discover new deviations you might fall in love with." She also creates other gorgeous features named 'Monday Muses', where she shares "artists and artworks that inspire you." This is a really commendable and lovely activity that Kathi so generously created, and it surely deserves our support and collaboration! Kathi is very involved with acting as an admin of 11 groups and supporting the 'DeviantART Compliments' project. Apparently it is a very important ambition for her to assist other people and the community. There is no doubt at all that she has already achieved this. Kathi truly is more than all of these wonderful things! Kathi is a beautiful inspiration to many of us and, as always, very aware of those who surround her while watching for any opportunity to be kind, communicative and such an amazing friend.

Ginko Necklace by Riemea In the moment by Riemea Rose by Riemea





:iconwingsplz: Wanted – Nominations for new Angels Without Wings :iconwingsplz:
If you know any deserving deviants who meet the criteria at the top of this journal, please tell us! We are always looking for new Angels to award.

Simply Note :iconnameda: :icondieffi: :iconmayebony: or :icoThegalleryofEve: with ‘AWW Suggestion’ as the subject, along with at least 5 sentences telling us why the deviant deserves to earn their Wings. Please, one suggestion per Note only!

If you do suggest, please have a look to make sure the nominees good deeds are visible for everyone visiting their pages!! Everyone needs to clearly see why the person deserves their Award.


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AWW IV / 2014

Sun Feb 16, 2014, 10:48 AM

Who are Angel without Wings?



They are those fellow deviants:

:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink:  who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink:  who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink:  who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink:  who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest seniority every now and than
:bulletpink:  who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink:  or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it HERE





Every fortnight 3 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by me and my fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):


ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua CelestialMemories DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi Digithalie drifter-dallyings Etsuko-Hime  EveLivesey gigi50 iDJPanda kvdolan MayEbony msfowle  :PhotographsByBri  PurpleInk777 roses2011 signmeupscotty Stygma suezn TheGalleryOfEve Tigles1Artistry  WishmasterAlchemist

On Hiatus for the time being: Tricia-Danby

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love!  If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now!  It’s a simple task that you need to do once every 2 weeks.  Journal content is given to you, complete.  Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature.  Simply note me :iconnameda: to apply.



Now without further delay on to the 3 brand new angels:



:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: its a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
remember you now can display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journal or ID :D


:iconrhynwilliams: nominated by ArtByCher

Rhyn consistently features deviants who are underexposed. Whether you have been here for years or just a few months, he generously doles out the recognition that every artist deserves. His words are golden in their usefulness, and very fair. As kindhearted as he is talented, Rhyn is also always willing and eager to aid various projects throughout the community; he stands as a pillar of support and assistance with artistic and technical aspects, such as FAQ translations. It's no easy work, but he tackles it without complaint, and exceeds excellence in every result. On top of all else, his demeanor simply bursts with positivity and cheer; he never fails to bring laughter with him on any occasion, a trait which is certainly invaluable. Rhyn's ceaseless activity for the community's well-being and his constant encouragement of others only strengthens my belief that he is well-worthy of being called an Angel Without Wings. I urge you to go and explore his profile; you may well gain a wonderful friend on top of fantastic talent and support.

Owl by RhynWilliams Be my Valentine by RhynWilliams Swallowtail Butterfly by RhynWilliams



:iconstelari: nominated by SandraHultsved

When I heard about this project I immediately thought of Sylwia. She has done a lot for the community on DA, foremost by what she is contributing through her groups by making fun contests, donating prizes, featuring unseen talented artists and always being there to help! One of her groups :devrimmgloomtale: is for me the best group on DA. She is not only very generous with her praise and encouragement, but also extremely supportive and friendly. Sylwia regularly creates really beautiful journals to feature other artists, some of them relatively unknown. It is obvious that she puts a lot of love, thought and planning into these. Sylwia is also a very talented artist in her own right and, with her quiet, gentle love and support for all, a perfect candidate for the Angels Without Wings award!

My Sun Moths by STelari Read yourself comfortable by STelari Her Frozen Majesty by STelari




:iconsweediesart: nominated by Dieffi

Dear Karin is the sweetest Swedish artist since ABBA! From the first moment you meet her you can't help but notice how friendly, cheerful and heedful this lady is in all of her actions here on dA! She always shows such solidarity to her friends, always giving a lot of very kind and respectful comments to others. Karin handles your art with high attention and respect by giving a lot of faves. She is very busy with administrating 7 groups, as a member of 50 groups and creating a lot of awesome and wonderful digital art, photos, stocks and tutorials. However she always finds time to be a communicative and truly lovely friend. Karin is collecting points in her donation pool for prizes and memberships and taking commissions. She also shows her incredible kindness and generosity of heart by creating so many beautiful features for supporting other artists.

Playmates by SweediesArt Breezes of Blues for Ravens by SweediesArt Passion for Music by SweediesArt






:iconwingsplz: Wanted – Nominations for new Angels Without Wings :iconwingsplz:
If you know any deserving deviants who meet the criteria at the top of this journal, please tell us!  We are always looking for new Angels to award.

Simply Note me, :icondieffi: or :iconmayebony: with ‘AWW Suggestion’ as the subject, along with at least 5 sentences telling us why the deviant deserves to earn their Wings.  Please, one suggestion per Note only!

If you do suggest, please have a look to make sure the nominees good deeds are visible for everyone visiting their pages!!  Everyone needs to clearly see why the person deserves their Award.


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Happy Valentines Day my friends!!

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 2:36 PM



Hello my friends and watchers :)

On this day I want thank you to each and everyone of you :heart:

For watching, faving, commenting, but, much more for inspiring me, for being my friends, for being kind, for cheering me up, for giving me a smile when I really, really need it, for helping me to evolve as artist and for believing in me when I don't do!!! 

Friendship is a facet of Love by Nameda

I so wish people would much more remember all year round, how important all this is, the positive we share. 

I have quite a low self esteem and I am one of those introvert extroverts. I feel much more secure behind my screen than meeting people in reality. I don't seem to be, but I am quite shy and vulnerable. I suffer on and off with depression, and my health is pretty bad too.
I am not begging for attention and I don't want pitty!!! No, I am telling this to beg for others! I know so many here on dA and elsewhere, who have serious problems, be it financial, health-wise or mental. People who share positiveness, even when they are crying inside, people who are desperate, yet the kindest ones you might imagine. 

Timeline - Friendship (Cute) by cendredelune

But, how often we think that there is a real person behind the screen? That a negative comment, a mean and unnessecary remark. can push someone over the edge? That it can cause a drop back into a severe depression, a complete breakdown or worse?

I have been harrassed online for one sentence I said, blocked and banned not only on dA but years ago that badly on yahoo groups, that it pushed me in the deepest episode of my depression I had so far. 
So bad, even getting up was hard work, all that kept me alive back than was that I had a toddler who needed me.

As well think on the language barrier. Often people tell me that I had been rude and I am like huh? WTF? I didn't intend to sound (and believe me if I intend to be rude, there will be no mistaking that!!) well talking it out.. it turns out it was just my darn bad grammar. We all come from all around the world here and we never should forget that!!! Next time you think someone is rude, don't slash back, but politely say, hey you have been rude/ unpolite, why did you say this? Maybe just maybe it turns out it wasn't meant to be :)

Love Yourself... Love Your Health by TeaPhotography

For all of you who might have mental problems be it depressions, OCD or else there is a wonderful new group called :iconmental-health: Not only meant for people with mental health problems but as well for those who do care. Thanks so much everyone :heart:


The Valentines Cards I received:


Thanks so much everyone Heart it means so much to me Love

Have a Warm and Fuzzy Valentines Day by Katmomma Love nurtures by Nameda Happy Valentine's Day by Stygma 
Friendship doubles your joys and divides your sorrows
 Sweet Valentine's by BeccaCollis Happy Valentine by TammyPhotography
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same 
Elbert Hubbard

Love Letter by Ferelwing Happy Valentines Day by Sabbelbina Kisses for Free by pranile

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Happy Valentine's Day by Lilyas Valentines Card 2 Year 2014 by The-Lost-Hope
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust
Valentine's Day by Digithalie Andy - 17 by zurisu
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flower For You by Annissina Happy Valentine's by Dieffi
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
valentine 2014 by sewer-pancake Happy Valentines by gigi50
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Thomas Aquinas
Happy Valentine's by Ingelore Appreciation by DriPoint
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde
Happy Valentine by SarahharaS1 Valentine by Kawiku
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa
Kitten in Love. by Lilian-Vorne Vintage Valentine - Kitten by DemonGemini6 

Friends Valentines by Mirz123
Valentine by arefin03 Be My Valentine by Nesmaty  Lick for Love by Tigerty 






Love & Friendship


Happy Valentines Day by naquada Little Peony - Valentines Day 2012 by YueYuki 
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly
Valentines day card. IM LATE. by lio-ns Valentines Date by MarcoBucci
A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
Doug Larson
 Valentines Day by svet-svet Valentines. by kwedo
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Rabindranath Tagore
Schmoopie Day by atryl Friendship by ollaaa
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
Hubert H. Humphrey
Sweetest friendship by ShadowsOfTheDay Friendship by W0LLE
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
Max Muller
Friendship by groovigyrl Friendship by xbastex 
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau
Friendship by toniart57 Friendship is Magic by Livvy-S
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Khalil Gibran
friendship by Su58 Friendship by Thapojo
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Friendship by mmebuterfly Friendship by YUYUrawwr Friendship by xsolox
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Henry Ward Beecher
mother and the child 2 by HALFMAX mom and child by CeKeyBula
Krishna And Yashoda by visualxscape
God says:  If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it.
BG 9.26
PANIHATI pot - Lord Nrsimhadev and Prahlad Maharaj by candrika108Radha-Krishna by leksbronks 
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
Saint Teresa of Avila
KRISHNA FRIEND by YOGESHVARA Jesus and the children by striderjack

And for final a beautiful inspiring story for you all:



He was in the first third grade class I taught at Saint Mary’s School in Morris, Minn. All 34 of my students were dear to me, but Mark Eklund was one in a million.   Very neat in appearance, but had that happy-to-be-alive attitude  that made even his occasional mischievousness delightful.   

Mark talked incessantly. I had to remind him again and again that  talking without permission was not acceptable. What impressed me so  much, though, was his sincere response every time I had to correct him  for misbehaving - “Thank you for correcting me, Sister!” I didn’t know  what  to make of it at first, but before long I became accustomed to hearing it  many times a day.   

One morning my patience was growing thin when Mark talked once too  often, and then I made a novice teacher’s mistake. I looked at Mark and  said, If you say one more word, I am going to tape your mouth shut!”   It wasn’t ten seconds later when Chuck blurted out, “Mark is talking again.”  I hadn’t asked any of the students to help me watch Mark, but since I had  stated the punishment in front of the class, I had to act on it.  I remember the scene as if it had occurred this morning. I walked  to my desk, very deliberately opened my drawer and took out a roll of  masking tape. Without saying a word, I proceeded to Mark’s desk, tore off  two pieces of tape and made a big X with them over his mouth. I  then returned to the front of the room.   As I glanced at Mark to see how he was doing, he winked at me.  That did it! I started laughing. The class cheered as I walked back to Mark’s desk, removed the tape, and shrugged my shoulders. His first  words were, “Thank you for correcting me, Sister.”   

At the end of the year, I was asked to teach junior-high math. The  years flew by, and before I knew it Mark was in my classroom again. He  was more handsome than ever and just as polite. Since he had to listen  carefully to my instruction in the “new math,” he did not talk as much in  ninth grade as he had in third.   One Friday, things just didn’t feel right. We had worked hard on a  new concept all week, and I sensed that the students were frowning,  frustrated with themselves and edgy with one another. I had to stop this  crankiness before it got out of hand. So I asked them to list the  names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving  a  space between each name. Then I told them to think of the nicest thing  they  could say about each of their classmates and write it down. It took the  remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the  students left the room, each one handed me the papers. Charlie smiled.  Mark  said, “Thank you for teaching me, Sister. Have a good weekend.”   That Saturday, I wrote down the name of each student on a separate  sheet of paper, and I listed what everyone else had said about that  individual.   

On Monday I gave each student his or her list Before long, entire  class was smiling.   Really?” I heard whispered. “I never knew that meant anything to anyone!”  I didn’t know others liked me so much.”   No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. I never knew if  they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn’t  matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were  happy  with themselves and one another again.   

That group of students moved on.   Several years later, after I returned from vacation, my parents  met me at the airport. As we were driving home, Mother asked me the usual  questions about the trip, the weather, my experiences in general.   There was a lull in the conversation. Mother gave Dad a sideways glance  and simply says, “Dad?” My father cleared his throat as he usually did  before something important. “The Eklunds called last night,”  he began “Really?” I said. “I haven’t heard from them in years. I  wonder how Mark is.”   Dad responded quietly. “Mark was killed in Vietnam,” he said. “The  funeral is tomorrow, and his parents would like it if you could attend.”  To this  day  I can still point to the exact spot on I-494 where Dad told me about  Mark. 

I  had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before.  Mark looked so handsome, so mature. All I could think at that moment  was, “Mark, I would give all the masking tape in the world if only you  would talk to me.”   The church was packed with Mark’s friends Chuck’s sister sang “The  Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Why did it have to rain on the day of the  funeral? It was difficult enough at the graveside. The pastor said the  usual prayers, and the bugler played taps.   One by one those who loved Mark took a last walk by the coffin and  sprinkled it with holy water. I was the last one to bless the coffin. As  I  stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up  to me. Were you Mark’s math teacher?” he asked. I nodded as I  continued to stare at the coffin. “Mark talked about you a lot,” he said.   

After the funeral, most of Mark’s former classmates headed to Chuck’s  farmhouse for lunch. Mark’s mother and father were there, obviously  waiting for me. “We want to show you something, his father said, taking a  wallet out of his pocket. “They found this on Mark when he was killed. We  thought you might recognize it.” Opening the billfold, he carefully  removed  two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded  and  refolded many times. I knew without looking that the papers were the ones  on  which I had listed all the good things each of Mark’s classmates had said  about him.   “Thank you so much for doing that,” Mark’s mother said. “As you  can see, Mark treasured it.” Mark’s classmates started to gather around  us.  Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, “I still have my list. I keep  it  in the top drawer of my desk at home.” Chuck’s wife said, “Chuck  asked me to put his in our wedding album.””I have mine too,” Marilyn  said.  “It’s in my diary.” Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into  her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled  list to the group. I carry this with me at all times,” Vicki said without  batting an eyelash. “I think we all saved our lists.” That’s when I  finally  sat down and cried. I cried for Mark and for all his  friends who would never see him again.   

The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that  life will end one day. And we don’t know when that one day will be. 

So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and  important. Tell them, before it is too late.













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Contests + Projects around dA 2013/14 upd. 24/02

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 10, 2014, 8:44 AM


Updated February 24th

Remember if you know of great contests or hold one yourself, let me know please and I will add!

Have a look many of the contests have great prices Premiums, 1000 and more points, $$$ 

I have pulled this up front (i.e. newly submitted as the original was submitted years ago and hard to find

Please fave it so your contests get seen :D Thanks :heart:



From now on I will keep all contests I find interesting and think you all might like in this journal, as my main journal is just getting too long.
Plus keeping it here, makes it easier for you to have a quick look :D

If you know contests that should be listed here or hold a contest yourself let me know and I will add :)
(Apart from very dark/evil/satanic kind, I am not featuring this  as its not my personal taste sorry)



Projects

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Ongoing Projects

 Project AWW

Project Educate

Recommend A Friend Project

DeviantART Compliments 




DLD Literature Group


Giveaways:

100 points giveaway





Contests & Challenges


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February 2014


7 Seas Pirate Contest Deadline February 28th



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March 2014


:new: Journal Feature Contest Deadline March 5th

Design a dress Contest Deadline March 14th

In space Contest  Deadline March 15th

 DHP Character Contest Deadline March 31st



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April 2014



Draw My OC Contest Deadline April 30th

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May 2014


  Nature Photo Contest Deadline May 15th



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June 2014


  A Tale of Descension Contest Deadline June 1st




Hey! :icondahub: is giving :points: to people who watch, give llamas, and fav other people's work

You can also be featured if you donate some :points:

So visit dAhub now! :D



Polymer Clay Brands

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 8:19 AM


Polymer clay Brands




hi folks :)

many people who start working with polymer clay usually do so by taking the brand they have available in a store around the corner. 

For me that was Fimo, which is still a regular in my polymer clay box. I have tried several brands, though not all, thats why I borrow (with permission!)  from other nice people which are credited in the bottom and in the intro, to give you a full picture. All the product pictures are copyright of the respective brands which I have written permission to use. (And got free samples from Fimo & Pardo just for asking! Thanks so much once more)

Did anyone of you know that Fimos goes back a long time and is probably the first polymer clay? It was originally invented by the famous doll maker Käthe Kruse. When in 1939 the mass didn't turn out to be used the way for doll heads as she wanted, her daughter Sophie dabbled on with it. It took another 15 years until she did perfectioned it that far that it could be sold in shops. 1954 Fimo came into the shops under the name Fimoik, which was a composition of her nickname Fifi and Mosaik (german for mosaic) 10 years later the rights where sold to Eberhard Faber and the recipe was improved and from 1966 sold as Fimo. 1978 Faber was sold to Staedler. The rest is history.

What is Polymer Clay? Polymer clay is nontoxic, man-made modeling clay material that work and feel like ceramic clay, it would not dry out when exposed to the air. The clay can be bake in a regular or toaster oven at a temperature of around 270° F / 130° C (depending on the brand) as compared to ceramic clay which are fired in a kiln at 1500° F. Once baked polymer clay can be sanded, carved, drilled, bufedf and rebaked eg.(when required to replace or duplicate broken parts or features to your clay project).

When the clay is baked at the proper temperature, varying from 230 to 270° F (110° C to 130° C) depending upon the make and color, chemical changes occur and the particles fuse into a solid mass without a lot of shrinking (Usually between 1 and 3%.

With such a wide varieties of clay, as there are available today, there are many option for artists, crafters and kids using it. 

Polymer clay can combined with many other materials and accessories to enrich your artwork. You can add cabochons, beads, rhinestones and whatelse. Polymer Clay is your passport to a rich and imaginative world of shapes, textures and colors. You will be a happy and less stressful person and it will help children to develop their fine motor skills and improve hand eye coordination, motivate, and encourage them to live their artistic streak. Creative play with clay build the confident in the kids. It is the most versatile clay art medium, for the professional artists and crafters.

This article is based for a great bit on monsterkookies Battle of the Brands - The Polymer Clay Conundrum which I extended through pictures, colours, links, mixing tables etc. and added brands she didn't have on her list and edits on the brands I do know myself as well as some extras. 


Each of the polymer clay brands have their own distinct characteristics, pros, cons, and baking times. These are our findings in point form:



FIMO® 
Since 2006 all Fimos are phtalate free

 
FIMO® Classic

Baking: 230°F / 110°C for 30 mins (per 1/4"  / 6 mm thickness) Do not exceed 265°F / 130°C
• The firmest of the clays. 
• I bake my Fimo at a little higher temperatures up to 130°C and have very good firm results with it. Very light colours can darken a bit at the higher temperature.
• Difficult to work with, especially for beginners as it is pretty hard. Since they changed the formula in 2008 its easier than before though.
• Needs quite a bit of conditioning, preferably by using a mallet or by using a pasta machine, because if you use your hand they wil start to hurt quite a bit.
• Tends to crumble over time, especially if poorly stored which can be helped a lot by mixing it with Fimos own conditioner Fimo Mix Quick or even Fimo liquid.
• Great for caning and firm enough to sculpt easily, great for fine detail work.
• Certain colours can darken in the oven.
• Very hard after baking.
• Comes in 24 wonderful colours, including pastels the 56g block is divided into 8 portions for exact mixing colours. Colours A pdf table on mixing is availabe on the page of Staedler. 

 
FIMO®  Soft

Baking: 230°F / 110°C for 30 mins (per 1/4"  / 6 mm thickness) Do not exceed 265°F / 130°C
• I bake my Fimo at a little higher temperatures up to 130°C and have very good firm results with it. Very light colours can darken a bit at the higher temperature.
• Extremely easy to work with.
• Good for beginners.
• Softer than Fimo Classic but not as soft as Sculpey III.
• if brittle because poorly stored it mix with Fimo Mix Quick or even Fimo liquid.
• Does not need any conditioning, and can be worked with right out of the package.
• Can get sticky or mushy when over worked.
• Can be britlte after baking, but not as britlle as Sculpey III.
• Darker colours can bleed into lighter colours.
• Comes in 24 wonderful colours, including pastels the 56g block is divided into 8 portions for exact mixing colours . Colours A pdf table on mixing is availabe on the page of Staedler. 

 
FIMO®  Effect

Baking: 230°F / 110°C for 30 mins (per 1/4"  / 6 mm thickness) Do not exceed 265°F / 130°C
• I bake my Fimo at a little higher temperatures up to 130°C and have very good firm results with it. Very light colours can darken a bit at the higher temperature.
• Extremely easy to work with.
• Good for beginners.
• Softer than Fimo Classic but a little harder than Fimo soft.
• Does not need any conditioning, and can be worked with right out of the package.
• Can get sticky or mushy when over worked.
• Can be brittle after baking, but not as brittle as Sculpey III.
• Darker colours can bleed into lighter colours.
• Comes in 37 beautiful colours 1 glow in the dark, 7 colours with lots of glitter, 7 Translucent colours, 3 stone colours, 7 metallic colours (mica), 6 pastelcolours and 7 gemstone colours (not all on the picture ruby and others are not listed yet)
• The gemstone colours are translucent when thin and have beautiful mica shift effects

 
FIMO®  Air light

An air drying clay not a polymer clay but can be used for lightweight jewellery and more

• Extremely easy to work with.
• can be easily treated like sanding, carving, painting and even glueing painted drying. 
•  97% from natural materials
• ideal for like infants mobile or anything you want to hang somewhere for decoration 
• can be microwaved too
• is not sticky at all
• there are other air drying clays from Fimo too like Fimo Air basic(6 colours), Fimo Air papier-mâché and  Fimo Air natural (9 colours)
• available in 2 colours or in mixed packages with 6 colours

Pardo

My personal favourite!

Pardo is a top quality clay tested by eminent members of the German Polymer Clay Guild and developed as a result of their  observations to get 
the best polymer clay... and yep they did hit the goal in my opinion. Unfortunately the most expensive of all the clays. I prefer the Art & Mica Clay a little over the jewellery clay

 
Pardo ®   jewellery clay 

•  Baking: 240°F / 120°C for 30 mins (per 5mm thickness) Do not exceed 265°F / 130°C
• Extremely easy to work with.
• Has no odor before, during, and after baking because it is made with beeswax
• Pardo translucent clay is one of the best (if not the best) translucent clays available right now,
but it should be baked hotter and longer than given on the package 
• quite soft not as soft like Fimo soft. If it gets to soft for you, just put aside for a few minutes and its unlike other clays even without fridge perfectly workable again
• doesn't get sticky
• good for caning
• ease of slicing, the canes don't squish and with refrigeration for 10-15 min. makes it even easier to slice.  
• Canes reduce wonderfully and keep clear/crisp colors. 
• holds texture superbly
• identical consistence through all colours
• When baked, it is strong and flexible
• some colours get darker and richer through baking 
• When baked, the clay is very glossy where it has touched a smooth surface
• sanded it has a satin sheen, buffed wet it gets glossy without being varnished
• The pigment levels are more intense than in many other clays and the colors are a lovely natural range. The metallic effect clays like Tiger eye are just amazing!
• 45 colours including mica effect and gemstone colours, 11 glitter colours, 4 neon colours, 6 marble effect colours, I was told that they also closely align with the Swarovski Crystal bead colors.


 

Pardo ®  Art & Mica clay

• for all facts not listed below look above at Pardo jewllery clay. I only noted differences
• Easy to use more firm than pardo jewelery clays
• ideal for mica shift technique
• Colours get at maximum a little darker when cured!
• perfect for caning
•. Many of the clays have a mica inclusion, which makes useful marble effects for miniature tiles, surfaces and containers, but which won't work for miniature foods.
• 5 mica colours silver, gold, bronze, platin and copper most intense metallic effect of all clays I know.
• 15 colours including translucent

here is a fantastic page for colours as it looks for all pardo Jewellery Mica and Art clay pearly colours:   plain colours:  glitter & Neon colours: with baked pieces of each colour!
Be aware though that the pictured doesn't do justice to the rich pearl and mica effects! The pendant at the bottom on top of the Mica Clay part is made from Pardo clay,


 

CERNIT®   

In the 1960's a Czech entrepreneur enlisted the help of chemists from the University of Prague to give his doll-making wife, Cerna, the perfect material for her craft. The clay proved to be a success. A decision to commercialise it rapidly followed, and the German market was chosen to first launch "Cernit" as it was aptly named. In 2007, there was a change of ownership to a progressive management that further developed the product in a modern factory in southern Belgium. The company is The Paint and Clay Factory SA.


• Baking: 230°F / 110°C - 275°F / 130°C for 30 mins (per 1/4"  / 6 mm thickness)
• Cernit is a natural clay mixed with plastic and is known as an oven ceramic
• It is a strong clay when baked, it is a very good clay IMO for durability.
• good for caning
• It's heat sensitive and will get soft and sticky and even floppy if overworked, but the plus on this is, you can get extremely smooth surfaces!
• during baking, it may tend to droop more easily if projecting areas are not supported
• Cernit comes in glorious colors and they do have a porcelain sheen, but it can bake up with a similar sheen and polishes up to look like glass,  for those people who are willing to sand. 
•All its colors are slightly translucent, which will show up after baking as a somewhat-porcelain effect
•.It's range of flesh colors in larger bars are used by some doll artists because of the beauty of the translucent flesh
•.To make any colour, just add white clay or if using a Cernit white, must use their "Opaque White".
• Cernit behaves very much better when conditioned well, as proper conditioning seems to greatly affect the sheen and translucency
• Cernit is very good for baking between tiles (to create a shiny finish)
• dont bake on low temperatures and long, Thats a no go with Cernit as protruding party may loose its shape when not supported.
• if varnished, Cernit loses some of it´s porceline-ish look
• Cernit-Premo blend holds up much better for me under similar situations
• Their metallic clays do not have as vivid mica shifting as Premo & Kato have, but they still are lovely
• 13 Cernit no. one colours including neon colours, 17 Glamour colours (pearl effect & metallic), 6 transparent (translucent) colours, 6 nature colours Colours 


 

Sculpey® III

Baking: 275°F / 130°C for 15 mins (per 1/4"  / 6 mm thickness)
• Extremely easy to work with.
• Great for beginners.
• The softest clay to work with.
• Does not need any conditioning, and can be worked with right out of the package.
• Can get sticky or mushy when over worked.
• Can be very britle after baking - the weakest of the clays.
• Colours tend to stay the same before and after baking.
• Translucent Sculpey tends to brown while baking.
• White Sculpey is very bright.
• One of the best colour palettes of clay there is. There is metallics, stone, textures, pearls, translucent, glow in the dark, pastels, fluorescents, etc.
• Not very good for caning, but some people HAVE accomplished it.
•  comes in 45 colours including Pearl and metallic colours 2nd colour chart 

 

Premo! Sculpey®  

Baking: 275°F / 130°C for 30 mins (per 1/4"  / 6 mm thickness)
monsterkookies choice as the best clay to work with. Highly recomended!
• Easy to work with.
• Softer than Fimo Classic or Kato, but not as soft as Fimo Soft or Sculpey III.
• Needs minimal conditioning.
• Premo is very temperature sensitive... this is good for some things, but can be more of a problem in hot rooms, for those with hot hands, so it can be a bit stickier than other clays under some conditions.
• Certain colours can be a little soft, but most are nice and firm.
• One of the strongest clays after baking.
• Colours tend to stay the same before and after baking.
• "Frost" Premo is one of the best translucent clays.
• Has an "artist palette" when it comes to colours. Such as Cadmium Red, Zinc Yellow, etc. Artists find this fantastic, but if you aren't very aquainted with the artists palette, it can be a little difficult to mix colours.
• Not as many "fun colours" compared to other clays.
• It can be very temperature sensitive, so it can get mushy on hot days and really hard to work with in the Winter.
• A great "all purpose" clay, and a total happy medium between all other clays.
• comes in 24 colours, also available in a package with 3 glow in the dark colours + b & w

 

Premo! Sculpey®  Accent

Baking: 275°F / 130°C for 30 mins (per 1/4"  / 6 mm thickness)
• the same as • Premo! Sculpey
• Premo! Accents comes in 24 colours: 5 pearlized colours, 6 metallic colours, 6 translucents colours, 2 granite colours and 5 glitter colours and 

 

Sculpey®  Amazing Eraser Clay

• Baking at 250 °F  / 130 °C for 20 minutes (per 1/4"  / 6 mm thickness)
• Easy to work with
• Very soft clay, ideal for kids
• After curing like a real eraser, can be baked directly on the pencil
• Not as good as a proffessional eraser for artists but fun for kids :)
• Comes in a box with 7 bright colours

 

Sculpey®  Bake & Bend

• Baking at 250 °F  / 130 °C for 20 minutes (per 1/4"  / 6 mm thickness)
• Easy to work with
• Very soft clay, ideal for kids
• Comes in a box with 7 or 10 colours
• My honest opinion? its crap I got that for my kid and it doesnt act like on the package if you bend more it simply breaks, though its more flexible than any other clay.

I did read recently that the formula has changed and that it is a good clay for making pattern sheets and molds. I did read as well, when mixed with Sculpey III, it actually makes the Sculpey III strong.

 

Super Sculpey®  & Super Sculpey®  Living Doll

I didn't use that nor did monsterkookies so I took the text from the sculpey page for completeness. If anyone knows more, please help me to write this part according to the others. Thank you

• very unique polymer clay, loved by artists & dollmakers. 
• ceramic-like feel, 
• can also be mixed with Premo or Sculpey III to change the color. 
• it is easy to condition right stays soft until you bake it. 
• Super Sculpey features fine tooling and detailing characteristics, and does not “fill in” after tooling. 
• can be sanded, drilled carved and painted with water-based acrylic paints. 
• Super sculpey is available in a semi-translucent beige that, once baked, captures the glow of real skin. 
• Super Sculpey Living Doll is available in 4 colours   which easily blend with each other

 

Sculpey®  UltraLight™

no experience taken from webpage, if you used it please let me know so I can edit the text accordingly

• Bake at 275 °F  /130 °C for 15 minutes (per 1/4 in  / 6 mm thickness)
• UltraLight is lightweight and extremely soft but bakes so hard that it won’t crack or break, even in larger pieces. 
• remains flexible when rolled thin, so it is ideal for paper crafts. 
• UltraLight can be used as a filler for polymer clay beads, helping to keep jewelry - especially larger pieces - light and comfortable.
•can be sanded, drilled, buffed and painted with  acrylic paints.
• it even floats, making it perfect for floating candle holders or bathtub toys. 
• Making Christmas ornaments that don’t cause tree branches to sag
• UltraLight is a great replacement for tin foil armatures, offering a smoother base for clay projects to be built around.

 

Sculpey Mold Maker

no experience taken from webpage, if you used it please let me know so I can edit the text accordingly

• Bake at 275 °F  /130 °C for 15 minutes (per 1/4 in  / 6 mm thickness)
•Mold Maker is designed to create permanent, flexible push molds in a matter of minutes. 
• Ideal for repairing picture frames or sculptures, 
• It is soft enough to shape around even the most intricate details and, after baked, can be used with Plaster of Paris, wax or polymer clay. 
• Mold Maker also works great as a conditioner and softener for firm clay. Simply pinch off a small piece of Mold Maker and knead it into a handful of clay until thoroughly mixed. Add more Mold Maker until you have the perfect consistency.
Video tutorial on how to use.


 

Kato®  Polyclay

Baking: 300°F / 150°C for 10 mins (per 1/4" thickness)
• A very firm clay, but not as firm as Fimo Classic.
• Not recommended for beginners.
• Needs conditioning - preferably with a pasta machine.
•  All colours share the same consistency and softness
• With continuous kneading and working, Kato Polyclay does not become sticky 
• Can become crumbly if poorly packaged.
• Does not stay conditioned (workable) for long.
• Baked Kato Polyclay has a natural sheen.
From uncured to cured, no color shifts more than 1/2 shade, with the majority remaining unchanged. It is virtually "true-color"
• Surface seems to reject waterbased glazes like Varathane.
• Great for caning.
• Not as many "fun colours" compared to other clays.
• "Translucent" Kato Polyclay is very transparent.
• Strong after baking.
• Has a very strong smell during baking. Almost like the smell of "new doll".
• Tends to *gunk* up the sandpaper if you are sanding it.
• Is very good at smoothing and leaves little fingerprints.
• 21 colors available in the Kato Polyclay line. This includes 8 spectral colors, 5 neutral colors, including translucent, 4 metallic colors, and 4 concentrated colors Mixing Chart


Special Clays



 
Pendant made from Pardo ©Viva Decor

Mica Effect Clays

The shiny property of metallic clays are flat pieces of mica.  When you roll the clay through the pasta machine a few times the mica particles all line up the same direction so that the flat surface will be very shiny.  However if you cut the sheet you will notice that the cross-section will be a much duller dark colour of gold (not shiny).  This property can be used for great effects - canes can be made using the dark and shiny properties to make patterns which can be then sliced into beads or used as veneers etc.  For more information on Mica Shift check out Mike Buessler's work and other information available on-line and in books.  Fimo Soft, Premo, Sculpey & Kato all have metallic clays which have mica effects.  These do not include the glitter clays which are sparkly but don't have the special 3-D & meallic look effects of Mica clays.


Liquid Polymer Clays

Fimo as well as both Kato (Kato Liquid Polyclay)  & Sculpey (Translucent Liquid Sculpey) make Liquid Polymer Clay which has a huge variety of uses:  Image Transfer, Adhesive (great for adhering baked clay to baked or unbaked clay - then baked again), Coloured as a filler for polymer mosaics or for 3-D effects, a surface covering to protect transfers or fragile images - can be polished to a high shine after baking also.  The different brands vary in their translucency - Kato is the most translucent after baking, followed by Fimo and then Liquid Sculpey which is the least translucent.

If anyone has experience with Liquid Clays let me know please I would love to add a little more :)


Some tips on working with polymer clay:




Translucent clay

If you are working with canes or any project where you might need translucent clay read a very interesting article can be found HERE


Tips on soft polymer clay

A tip for you if your polymer brand is to soft for your purposes (for example caning), maybe because it is just new you can make it firmer by "leaching" it. The reason for the softness is a lot of oily plasticizers. Those you can remove by rolling your clay through a pasta machine on a thin setting 1 or 2 and place it between several clean sheets of paper. For example printing paper or cardbox paper from cereal boxes (inside) and put a (heavy) weight on top (some books) and let it rest for at least 30 minutes or maybe even several hours. Some of the plasticizer will have been absorbed by the paper, and the clay will be a lot stiffer :). If you take books put a plastic bag/ sheet inbetween paper and books!! One word of care though leaching doesn't work as good in my experience with Fimo classic.

Another tip for sticky/soft polymer clay is to cool clay when it gets too soft or sticky. Simply put the clay in the refrigerator for a while, doubly so before trying to slice a cane, or when you want to keep certain shapes which are to be assembled into a cane. Cool your hands down under the tab with cold water. 



Gale the Mechanical Birdie by monsterkookies Enchanted Forest Agate Pendant 2.0 by FelineArtisan

In Conclusion...



What brand you decide to use, is finally up to you. Its your preference, what kind of projects you do..... .

There is no such thing as an swiss army knife that covers all your needs (or as we say in german egg-laying-wool-milk-pork(something that covers 
every need) :XD: But you can find the brand you like most, or even mix different brands to get your personal best mix.

Play around make different projects lets say 3, a bead, a cane a small figurine with  several brands and try out which one works best for which project for you.
Most people say you can't do canes with Fimo soft, yet the only cane I did up to now turned out absolutely fine, so, maybe it can be done if you like it. 
Many loved the old formula extremely hard Fimo Classic, I hated using it. Conditioning was a task of ages and hurting hands for me. Thats why I lost interest in polymer clay for a long time. 

So the most important thing with polymer clay: get creative & have fun :D


and if you need tips on polymer clay tools, have a look HERE

And to get you started here are some amazing tutorials:

Polymer Clay Cake Texture Video Tutorial by Talty Polymer Clay : Toast Tutorial by CraftCandies video tutorial - polymer clay lettuce by FatalPotato 
Sushi Rice Tutorial by lava-tomato Video Tutorial Ramen by SmallCreationsByMel Polymer clay orchid by sugarcharmshop


Have a wonderful day :love:


Fimo Pictures® used with written permission © STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG All rights reserved
Pardo Pictures®: used with written permission of© Viva Decor (site under reconstruction)  All rights reserved
Sculpey® and all related brands used with written permission Sculpey© Polyform Products Company All rights reserved
Text Mica & Liquid Clay: Polymer Clay.com.au thanks kindly for your permission to use it
Kato Clay picture © Donna Kato Clay All rights reserved
Cernit Clay picture © The Clay and Paint Factory S.A. All rights reserved




AWW III/ 2014

Sat Feb 1, 2014, 2:43 PM

Who are Angel without Wings?

 

They are those fellow deviants:

:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink:  who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink:  who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink:  who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink:  who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest seniority every now and than
:bulletpink:  who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink:  or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it HERE





Every fortnight 3 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by me and my fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):



ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua CelestialMemories DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi Digithalie drifter-dallyings Etsuko-Hime  EveLivesey gigi50 iDJPanda jenepooh kvdolan MayEbony msfowle  mustingel PhotographsByBri  PurpleInk777 roses2011 signmeupscotty Stygma suezn TheGalleryOfEve Tigles1Artistry  Tricia-Danby WishmasterAlchemist

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love!  If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now!  It’s a simple task that you need to do once every 2 weeks.  Journal content is given to you, complete.  Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature.  Simply note me :iconnameda: to apply.



Now without further delay on to the 3 brand new angels:



:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: its a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
remember you now can display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journal or ID :D


:iconcakecrumbs:  by MayEbony & @ Nameda

Rhiannon is one deviant who stands out for her vibrant, sunny, fun and very generous character, as well as her truly remarkable skills as a baker. Her gallery will amaze even the sturdiest amongst us! Rhiannon is a dA Community Volunteer and works so hard to spread joy to other deviants through granting DDs, and through her many generous features and work amongst the artisan crafts area of dA. Rhiannon is incredibly helpful to everyone that reaches out to her, always willing to go that extra distance to give heart-felt assistance and be kind and generous… always with that wonderful injection of her own special brand of humour. Just one small trip to Rhiannon’s profile page will tell you much about her beautiful character – the page is full of delighted thanks and excitement at the many and varied splendid and loving things she does for so many people!

Blue-ringed Octopus Cake by cakecrumbs Lemon Meringue Petit Tarts by cakecrumbs I love it when we're cruising together by cakecrumbs



:iconsurrealistic-gloom: by Dieffi & suezn

A trip to surrealistic-gloom’s profile page is a journey that will leave you in absolutely no doubt that she really goes out of her way to give a lot of exposure to her watchers, friends, and even people who are not on her watchers' list. That's how I met her actually, she generously featured my work more than once, when I wasn't her watcher yet. ‘S-G’ answers the many messages on her deviations with kindness and encouragement towards others; you can tell how much love she puts into this community, and, deservedly, people really love her!!! Despite an overwhelming number of messages, on her profile page alone, ‘S-G’ answers every one of them. And, although she begs people not to give her any llamas, whenever you give her one, she's sweet enough to thank you for it, and she takes it pretty well. ‘S-G’ shows the true spirit of caring, loving, supporting and giving here amongst her dA family. She really is an Angel

A Flower for Judina by surrealistic-gloom Heading North by surrealistic-gloom River At Low Tide - 2 by surrealistic-gloom




:iconwhisperwings: MayEbony

Alicia is one incredibly special Angel amongst all the Angels. We wanted to award her particularly for her incredible bravery and cheerful spirit despite the dreadful odds stacked up against her. Alicia is a digital artist with great talent but, more than that, her encouragement and support of others is so incredible and outstanding at a time in her life where so many would crumble, or at best turn inwards. Yet here she is, offering support and love to everyone who crosses her path. Some would call her brave, and indeed she is that and more besides, but I would call her selfless - a true heroine in every sense of the word. I only hope I can be like her when the time may come. Here are some of her own words from a recent journal "Cancer is such a scary word…but I’m okay. I’m at peace with this. I do wish I had a little more time… But really I’ve discovered that with the last weeks of my life, I only have a few goals. I want to spend as much time with friends and family as I can, I want to leave behind as much happiness as I can, and I want to create as much artwork as I can :aww: I just want to leave behind a big bubble of love for you guys!" There really are no words in answer to a post like that - only feelings of the deepest respect and awe that can never truly be expressed. God be with you Lissy - whatever form you believe God to be! Every single one of us is richer for having known you!

Desert Flower by Whisperwings Merida by Whisperwings Silver Lining by Whisperwings






:iconwingsplz: Wanted – Nominations for new Angels Without Wings :iconwingsplz:
If you know any deserving deviants who meet the criteria at the top of this journal, please tell us!  We are always looking for new Angels to award.

Simply Note me, :icondieffi: or :iconmayebony: with ‘AWW Suggestion’ as the subject, along with at least 5 sentences telling us why the deviant deserves to earn their Wings.  Please, one suggestion per Note only!

If you do suggest, please have a look to make sure the nominees good deeds are visible for everyone visiting their pages!!  Everyone needs to clearly see why the person deserves their Award.


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AWW II /2014

Sun Jan 19, 2014, 1:15 PM

Who are Angel without Wings?



They are those fellow deviants:

:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink:  who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink:  who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink:  who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink:  who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest seniority every now and than
:bulletpink:  who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink:  or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it HERE





Every fortnight 3 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
 featured by me and my fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):


ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua CelestialMemories DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi Digithalie EveLivesey gigi50 iDJPanda jenepooh kvdolan MayEbony msfowle  mustingel PhotographsByBri  PurpleInk777 roses2011 signmeupscotty Stygma suezn TheGalleryOfEve Tigles1Artistry  Tricia-Danby WishmasterAlchemist

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love!  
If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now!  It’s a simple task that you need to do once every 2 weeks.  Journal content is given to you, complete.  Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature.  Simply note me :iconnameda: to apply.



Now without further delay on to the 3 brand new angels:



:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: its a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
remember you now can display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journal or ID :D


:icondemonmathiel: by Annissina, Nameda, & Dieffi

Matthias is such a sweet soul, and he's been around deviantART for a really long time. I dare say there are others, as myself, who probably wouldn't be here today if it weren't for Matthias and his encouragement! He is loved and adored by many, and I have no words to express my gratitude to him. Only someone who has received support from a person they look up to will be able to understand my love for him! Matthias’ features are so beautifully put together, on his classic black starry night backgrounds. They are always full of inspiring, lovely, underappreciated works of art, which he so generously showcases for all to see. Matthias has spent a year as a Community Volunteer and the work involved truly shows how his heart, love, time and energies have been dedicated to helping so many others in the dA community. Thank you Matthias for everything that you do, but even moreso, for all that you are!

Winged by DemonMathiel One Star In The Milky Way by DemonMathiel The Creation of Cat by DemonMathiel



:iconbibiarts: by Dieffi & Tigles1Artistry

Birgit from Germany is someone that you will instantly notice shows great interest in the works produced by others. She is so generous in sharing her opinions, and gives very kind and specific feed-back. She is one of those rare people who will also point out what could be improved, but in a really nice way, which is fantastic from my viewpoint.

Her own art, digital works and photography, are so wonderful, showing great talent, and her features are amazing. They draw so much attention, with many favourable comments from all who see them. Birgit achieves exposure for those she is drawing into the spotlight with big beautiful deviations for everyone to clearly see. Birgit is indeed a wonderful, caring, giving and beautiful lady. A very true and precious friend and Angel!

Green Ratsnake by BiBiARTs Candlelight ... D717699 by BiBiARTs Baby Lion by BiBiARTs




:iconapplemac12: by VasiDgallery & ArtBYbeverly I want to suggest a fellow deviant and a great friend Vin AKA Applemac12 for his inspiring, kind, loving and supportive ways that he bestows on his most loyal friends, watchers and new deviants. Vin is also a driving force in the group InspirationStation1 which encourages artists to comment in greater depth on one another’s deviations. Vin is one of the kindest and most supportive gentlemen you could ever meet, and his photography is distinctive and incredibly beautiful too. A very large proportion of his deviations are given as gifts to others which is typical of his loving heart. He proudly features many other artists on his profile page and is always encouraging to people in his comments under their art. No message goes unanswered with Vin, which really shows his compassion and respect for other people. Vin is a true treasure in our community.

For Bev by Applemac12 For you Ngawang by Applemac12 For Paulina by Applemac12



Do you know such Angel without Wings, well then help them
to get a pair of wings and suggest them to me :iconnameda:
or to :icondieffi: & :iconmayebony:

If you want to suggest please be so kind to write AWW suggestion
and the name of the deviant in the subject of the note
and explain why the suggested person does deserve the award
in at least 5 sentences. And please one suggestion per note only!


If you suggest, have a look if the nominees good deeds are visible
for everyone visiting that page!! I do appreciate if friends are
suggested, but think a second about the point, if others who
don't know that deviant, clearly can see why the person
deserves the award.



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AWW I / 2014

Sun Jan 5, 2014, 6:38 AM

Who are Angel without Wings?



They are those fellow deviants:

:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink:  who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink:  who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink:  who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink:  who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest seniority every now and than
:bulletpink:  who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink:  or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it HERE





Every fortnight 3 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
 featured by me and my fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):


 

ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi Digithalie EveLivesey gigi50 jenepooh kvdolan MayEbony msfowle mustingel PhotographsByBri PurpleInk777 roses2011 signmeupscotty Stygma suezn TheGalleryOfEve Tigles1Artistry  Tricia-Danby WishmasterAlchemist

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love!  If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now!  It’s a simple task that you need to do once every 2 weeks.  Journal content is given to you, complete.  Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature.  Simply note me :iconnameda: to apply.


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Now without further delay on to the 3 brand new angels:

 

:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: its a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
remember you now can display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journal or ID :D


:icontimberclipse: by Nameda

Zev is one amazing deviant. Involved principally in film making, his inspiration and support of others completely fills his profile page. Immensely engaged in giving his time, knowledge and skills to the community, Zev makes amazingly helpful tutorials, giving such welcome and appreciated advice to all those in the field. ‘Going the extra mile’ is more like 10 miles for Zev. He also leads groups like Fella. daWishingWell, deviant365 and many others. His manner is, without fail, always so kind, gentle, helpful, and patient as he so generously answers every question. Thank you Zev for the amazing person that you are, and for allowing that to shine through so clearly for the benefit of the entire dA.

Hanging On by TimberClipse Versailles Fireworks by TimberClipse Macro Rainbow Flower by TimberClipse


:icontiarashin: by gigi50 & MayEbony

Tiara is one of the world’s truly beautiful souls. Almost always the first to comment on the new deviations of those she watches, and always so positive and appreciative with her words. I see her comments and support in an ever-widening area all around deviantART as she praises and encourages everyone. Her artistic tastes are wide, and she is one of those unique treasures who would never ‘fave and run’, but always tells you in depth why she loves your work. Tiara always lifts your spirits with her enthusiasm, praise and kindness, as well as an available and confidential ‘ear’ if you need someone to talk to. She is also unusual and extra wonderful in that she answers every comment made to her and has the beautiful knack of making you feel happy to just be alive and in her company.

Berries and Flowers by TiaraShin Whirlpool by TiaraShin Hot 'n Cold by TiaraShin




:iconfunkichkn: by gigi50

Rachel is a really friendly, active and fun-loving deviant who takes great delight in Featuring others. She creates beautiful, compelling and colourful Journals full of art that may still be in need of exposure, bringing these deviations to light for so many to see and enjoy. Rachel always goes out of her way to care for those in need, offering understanding and empathy in a gentle, quiet and unassuming manner, yet leaving no doubt that she is there for you and will be an available and trustworthy friend. Founder of NaturePhoto-lovers, you can see her bubble and joy for life as well as her enthusiasm to encourage others in her comments to group members there. She is an active Watcher and Faver around dA, offering words of kindness, support, and her always tender and loving heart everywhere she goes.

the only way is up by funkichkn pink dragonfly_2 by funkichkn glory unfolding by funkichkn




Do you know such Angel without Wings, well then help them 
to get a pair of wings and suggest them to me :iconnameda: 
or to :icondieffi:, :iconthegalleryofeve: & :iconmayebony:

If you want to suggest please be so kind to write AWW suggestion 
and the name of the deviant in the subject of the note 
and explain why the suggested person does deserve the award. 
And please one suggestion per note only!

If you suggest, have a look if the nominees good deeds are visible
for everyone visiting that page!! I do appreciate if friends are 
suggested, but think a second about the point, if others who 
don't know that deviant, clearly can see why the person 
deserves the award.



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Merry Christmas + kiriban

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 18, 2013, 1:16 PM

Final AWW Journal 2013

Sun Dec 15, 2013, 9:28 AM

This is the final AWW for 2013 but, don't be afraid, 
we'll be back with new Angels in 2014

I wish all the wonderful Angels and all my lovely ganstas 
without whom AWW wouldn't be as successful as it is 
and all the lovely CV's who feature Project AWW:

Merry Christmas, Merry Krishna-mas, Happy Hannukah, 
Merry Yule, Happy Season (whatever you celebrate)
and a healthy, happy and blessed 2014


Who are Angel without Wings? 


They are those fellow deviants:

:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink:  who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink:  who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink:  who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink:  who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest seniority every now and than
:bulletpink:  who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink:  or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it HERE





Every fortnight 3 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
 featured by me and my fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):


 

ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi Digithalie EveLivesey gigi50 jenepooh MayEbony msfowle  mustingel PhotographsByBri  PurpleInk777 roses2011 signmeupscotty Stygma suezn TheGalleryOfEve Tigles1Artistry  Tricia-Danby WishmasterAlchemist

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love!  If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now!  It’s a simple task that you need to do once every 2 weeks.  Journal content is given to you, complete.  Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature.  Simply note me :iconnameda: to apply.


Now without further delay on to the 3 brand new angels:

 

:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: its a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
remember you now can display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journal or ID :D



 :iconmoonbeam13: by Nameda

 

Danielle is probably one of the most visible staff members here on dA; she's committed to this place in more ways that we can imagine! She's a wonderful human being, honest and straightforward, she kindly answers many of the notes and questions she receives, and we all know that she must get so many of those! But she finds the time to do it and does it in a very sweet way! She helps promote people's projects all the time, and gets involved in some of those projects even though her time must be so tight! She's a good friend, a wonderful co-worker and a sweet, approachable, caring human being in general! She does so much for deviantART! More than we can imagine! DeviantART would definitely not be the same if she wasn't a part of it!

 

Bloom by Moonbeam13 Baby Yoda by Moonbeam13 

Glisten by Moonbeam13 




:iconphilippel: by Tigles1Artistry

 

Philippe is a person who is always ready to give support to his friends. He is a true gentleman, who always seems to be there for you; ready to comment on your work and always trying to cheer up those that he knows who are going through a rough time.

When looking at Philippe’s profile page one can see by the sheer number of comments that he has made, that he gets involved with the deviantART community. He also has a number of custom boxes showcasing works by other deviants, as well as regular journal features of others’ art.


Upon the Ocean Moon by philippeL Beautiful Eyes by philippeL

Winterland Path Stock by philippeL 

 




:iconginryuzaki: by pokemonaddict06

 

I first saw Ginryuzaki’s name in the Daily Deviations section as a suggester. She suggests a lot of DDs in different art categories, as you can see in her collection of suggested DDs.
I also saw her featuring awesome artworks of other deviants, as she does her very best to make others reach the limelight.
She also manages a number of groups, and in the groups in which she's the Founder, she generously helps the members advertise their events, projects, commissions, etc.
She inspires me so much, because of her positivity and the help and appreciation she gives to other deviants and the dA community as a whole. Her kindness and love is so obvious in the generous and descriptive comments she leaves on her chosen Faves from other artists. Ginryuzaki is truly a blessing to dA and to all who are fortunate enough to know her.


Link x Zelda - Hug by Ginryuzaki Ascend by Ginryuzaki

Across the Rainbow by Ginryuzaki

 





Do you know such Angel without Wings, well then help them
to get a pair of wings and suggest them to me :iconnameda:
or to :icondieffi:, :iconthegalleryofeve: & :iconmayebony:

If you want to suggest please be so kind to write AWW suggestion
and the name of the deviant in the subject of the note
and explain why the suggested person does deserve the award.
And please one suggestion per note only!

If you suggest, have a look if the nominees good deeds are visible
for everyone visiting that page!! I do appreciate if friends are
suggested, but think a second about the point, if others who
don't know that deviant, clearly can see why the person
deserves the award.



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Ladybug Journal skin - Test

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 5, 2013, 6:49 AM
hy folks just a test if my christmas calendar CSS skin is working :D
I designed and Dediggefedde coded it a really lovely collab with matching gallery skin

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AWW IX / 2013

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 6:52 AM

Who are Angel without Wings?  


They are those fellow deviants:

:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink:  who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink:  who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink:  who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink:  who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest seniority every now and than
:bulletpink:  who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink:  or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it HERE





Every fortnight 3 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by me and my fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):

ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi Digithalie EveLivesey gigi50 jenepooh MayEbony msfowle  mustingel PurpleInk777 roses2011 signmeupscotty Stygma suezn TheGalleryOfEve Tigles1Artistry  Tricia-Danby WishmasterAlchemist

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love!  If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now!  It’s a simple task that you need to do once every 2 weeks.  Journal content is given to you, complete.  Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature.  Simply note me :iconnameda: to apply.



Now without further delay on to the 3 brand new angels:


:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: its a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
remember you now can display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journal or ID :D

:iconcelticstrm-stock:  by EveLivesey

Cheryl is one of the nicest people you can meet on deviantART, tireless in her contribution to the stock community, she maintains many helpful groups, posts wonderful stock, which aids deviants in the creation of beautiful artworks, and is always happy to promote others via the lovely features and journals she posts. Cheryl is also a great person to have watching your back; you know you can always depend on her to be there for you when you need moral support! A true friend who makes a great difference in this wonderful place!

Sunset Swirl Fractals by CelticStrm-Stock by CelticStrm-Stock Stormy Beach by CelticStrm-Stock (5) by CelticStrm-Stock
Morning Birds 2 by CelticStrm-Stock by CelticStrm-Stock





:iconrazielmb: by awesome43 and TheGalleryOfEve

Raz is one of those human beings that can be called a "true angel among us"! His incredible kindness is shown to every single person who interacts with him, whether directly or indirectly! He's going through so much in his own life, and yet he finds the strength to shine a bright spotlight on others, so that they can be seen and gain the sweet exposure he gives them! But it is the light inside of his selfless, BEAUTIFUL heart the one that shines the most! Those of us who are so lucky to call him a friend, can attest to the fact that he is one of a kind person! Someone so special and so deeply beloved that not even all the words in the world could ever be enough to describe his beautiful heart accurately! We love our beautiful friend, Raz with all our hearts!

The Angel without wings ~ Daily Inspiration by RazielMB The world in her hands by RazielMB
Thinking of you by RazielMB



:iconhmissxx:  halcyonshores gigi50

Christina from Greece is a very talented artist who uses many mediums – photography, paint, drawings, photomanipulation and more. She is always ready to lovingly comment on friend’s works and actually shares links that may be of further interest to them. The expanse of her own talents means she is very knowledgeable when helping others.
She is such a well-loved lady by all who cross her path, and she enjoys regularly featuring other artists in her journals. Just a short visit to her profile page shows how appreciative she is of others work as she collects Faves and leaves supportive words to their creators. Her messages to others are always so thoughtful and so kind. One could not aspire for a better and more loving friend.

Everything is Possible by HMissXX Woman of unknown origin by HMissXX
ANGELINA 2 by HMissXX




Do you know such Angel without Wings, well then help them
to get a pair of wings and suggest them to me :iconnameda:
or to :icondieffi:, :iconthegalleryofeve: & :iconmayebony:

If you want to suggest please be so kind to write AWW suggestion
and the name of the deviant in the subject of the note
and explain why the suggested person does deserve the award.
And please one suggestion per note only!

If you suggest, have a look if the nominees good deeds are visible
for everyone visiting that page!! I do appreciate if friends are
suggested, but think a second about the point, if others who
don't know that deviant, clearly can see why the person
deserves the award.


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When it rains it pours and feature

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 27, 2013, 11:48 AM


hy folks,

lately its really getting out of hand :faint:
First kiddio got into the wrong group of friends, on Halloween night they did some things, one of em was caught (smashing a halloween light (they all swore it was an accident) police got involved and as there happened some really bad things that night (smashed fence, kicked in door) they wanted to put all the blame to the group of kids age 12-14 yes kicking in a door very logical, none of them would have the the ability to do so, that must have been definitely older ones.  But they smoked cigarettes that night and drank some beer which is bad enough for kids that age :( No more meetings with those folks for a lengthy while .. and yep guess kiddios complaining on that!!

The smoke hadn't calmed down from that completely, kiddio got a heavy infection of the kidney, with antibiotics high fever, kidney pain.... yep guess why thin leggings with hotpants on top of it in November just don't do the job of keeping you warm.. but, do teenagers listen :faint: nope, they want to look cool.

Inbetween one of the friends went completely haywire, not that that kid wasn't a nutcase before but my kid sees that one still as one of the best friends  :((( Won't see that the other one is no good company at all *sigh* Luckily a shrink is involved now so hopefully that one is able to get some common sense into that kids head (got my kid fully drunken at the tender age of 12, lighting up the gas from spray bottles... nope not dangerous at all noooooooo ...... *growl* )

As if that wouldnt be enough this weekend my kids fb account got hacked (bad password reset by now) and thy wrote chats in my kids name that would have been fit for any porn page. I am by way not overly sensitive but that made me nearly vomit. I went to police next morning right away, went to school 's student advisor (don't know the correct term, the teacher students go to when the have a problem with a teacher or another student) on Monday morning with kid, to prevent that junk from spreading an ruining the name and reputation of my kid for good.

The only good thing?! The two culprits got taken out of the lesson from the schools principal (which is never good news :XD:) and where awaited by not only those but parents and police officers. I wish I could have spied on that :lmao: They probably nearly peed their pants in shock. They are out of smartphones, laptops, pc games and internet access at least until Christmas. Right what they deserved. I bet that hurts more than anything else.  One kid got back to class with really red eyes from crying he seems to have learned his lesson already, while the other one only stared hateful and vengeful at my kid, probably not even seeing his fault in the matter.  If I would have been there, I would have probably lost my temper and had given each of them a good measured slap.

I know that is pretty spiteful, but go against me.. hardly a problem, I am used to that I am to honest for my own good and thus used to get  bashed just for being me... harm my kid.... I rip anyone to shreds! And I mean that. The term we have over here like a lioness protecting her cubs fully describes me, when it comes to my kid.
And if you would have seen how miserable & hurt my kid felt the whole weekend, how sick of fear it was of what might happen at school  (being dissed, slight, harassed or laughed at) how hurt that people considered to be friends could have done that... you probably would understand!

I apologize for just deleting all deviations, 3/4 of the journals, but I was so behind there was no way I could have caught all this up.  Plus all that stress lately didn't do any good for my already bad health, so I was on my back  for 3 days.  And sorry for venting,  but I think I just needed that.


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Another batch of friends featured

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me;
I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Mysteries of the Universe by 3wyl Perky Little Tulips by Althytrion Spock by AmandaTolleson

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought
into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
George MacDonald

Baby dragons by Amisgaudi 'The colors of the World '~ in  'Sunsets'  #0021- by ANGELICA-LILY She's The One by Annissina

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rapunzel unicorn by AngeniaC Black Cap by BlueSolitaire star texture by beckas

I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can't get me away
from it because I commit that thoroughly. That's in friendship, that's a deal, that's a commitment.
Don't give me paper - I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that's for life.
Jerry Lewis

Crane by cality full house by marob0501

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
George Washington

Capturing the hunter by CypherVisor I hate when I am controlled by Damaged927 Allium Fancy and Frosted by gigi50

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship
 is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

the only way is up by funkichkn Tiger Stock 4 by GloomWriter And the rose fades with every breath of his lips. by Heavensinyoureyes

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
Robert Hall

Purple Essence of a Shooting Star by Hitomii Rising Sun by Industrial-Forest The Last Time by ibjennyjenny

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Friendship



A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard

Friendship by Libras Friendship by W0LLE Friendship by isincredible

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery,
by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Friendship by GraszlCristina Friendship - 2 by BenHeine Upside down by Nameda

Friendship is what unites the world and makes different races live together in peace
sanguisGelidus

Friendship by vids Friendship is... by sanguisGelidus The Friendship by Healzo

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want
is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Oprah Winfrey

 Friendship by ElenaDudina  Friendship by HaikuBaikuu Friendship by mhackett

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned
the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Muhammad Ali

Friendship by shiigirl friendship by Tigina Friendship Keeps Shining by msendy

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 Friendship by Benedikte friendship by dechobek friendship is the strongest by Lisa-Schneider

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

Friendship by groovigyrl Friendship by Marine-chan Friendship is Beautiful-HTTYD by lightskin

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Jim Morrison

A friendship tale by anxx Spirit of Friendship by AllesiaTheHedge friendship by johnberd

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Khalil Gibran

friendship by Oddesign Friendship by xsolox Friendship-3 by Acacia13

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those
who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those
who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant

Friendship by beccj Friendship by VisAnastasis Friendship by Omertohka

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence.
A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny.
And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Octavia Butler

loyal friendship by SvitakovaEva  Friendship by xCarnivalx Friendship by vpotemkin

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast;
a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Buddha

Timeline - Friendship (Cute) by cendredelune










AWW VIII / 2013

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 9:57 AM

Who are Angel without Wings?


They are those fellow deviants:

:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink: who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink: who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink: who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink: who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest seniority every now and than
:bulletpink: who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink: or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it HERE




Every fortnight 3 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by me and my fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):

ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi Digithalie EveLivesey gigi50 jenepooh MayEbony msfowle mustingel PurpleInk777 roses2011 signmeupscotty Stygma suezn TheGalleryOfEve Tigles1Artistry Tricia-Danby WishmasterAlchemist


Wanted: New Gangstas of Love! If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now! It's a simple task that you need to do once every 2 weeks. Journal content is given to you, complete. Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature. Simply note me :iconnameda: to apply.



Now without further delay on to the 3 brand new angels:


:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: its a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
remember you now can display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journal or ID :D



:iconartbycher: by Dieffi and TheGalleryOfEve

Cher is without a doubt one of the sweetest souls that this place could ever have! She offers her friendship lovingly to everyone, and her words are always encouraging and kind! Her beautifully crafted features give a chance not only to her watchers and friends, but also to underappreciated artists from all corners of dA, and are a beautiful addition to our inboxes! No one goes unnoticed with Cher, she does her very best to bring out the beauty to the surface! And she inspires us all through her own works or art! Her heart is truly transparent, she lets us all see what a beautiful human being she is inside and out, and it is with great honor that today we're putting the wings to this beautiful angel among us!

And yep hun believe it or not,  you where on the to be awarded list before I (Nameda) received your award :XD:

Windows Of December by ArtByCher Autumn in New England by ArtByCher Inner Energy by ArtByCher





:iconsugaree33-art: by Dieffi & Nameda

Audra is that nature loving, free spirited, adorable friend, who is always sweet in her correspondence with everybody! She's in a quest to make this world better through by creating awareness of the issues that are affecting our planet, through her group SavePlanetEarth ... With her friends, she's adorable, straightforward, caring, and always ready to lend a hand. She goes out of her way to help others in numerous ways, and she brings a lot of joy "secretely" to many deviants via llamas, donations and her unique, full of life comments! Her heart is full of kindness and her thrive for life is contagious! It is a real pleasure to have our dear Audra as a friend!

VIAGRA FALLS by Sugaree33-Art I'M SLEEPING! by Sugaree33-Art LOOSE LUCY by Sugaree33-Art





:iconbloodshotink: by WinterLeave & TheGalleryOfEve

Kathryn is one of the sweetest, most compassionate human beings that anyone could ever have the privilege to meet! She is dedicated to make a positive difference in this world, and she has found a way to do so with the creation of several groups that are dedicated to help the community in a more personal way, like her group :devBurdenedHerats:, in which she lovingly supports whoever is in need of a kind word or a friendly hug! She cares, she truly cares about people and their feelings! Her kindness reflects her beautiful heart! She inspires us and touches our soul with her writings! She's truly one of the most precious friends one could ever aspire to have! And we love her so much!

Stock: Countryside by BloodshotInk Gestures of FaithIt seemed surreal, following the hearse to St. Matthews. People continuing with their ordinary lives, with their ordinary days, became blurry under the smear screen of mourning.
Stepping out of the car my heel caught on a stone and I stumbled, falling ungracefully into Simon's mother who was undoing the dainty silver buttons of her long navy coat in preparation to go into the church.
She was too weary to be surprised, it seemed, and the only sign that she was aware of me was her shocked exhale into the stiff February air.
She righted me and we hugged for a long while. Silently acknowledging each other's torture. His father stepped up and placed his worn but kind hand upon my arm.
"It's time" he murmured, the strain in his voice untying the knots with which I held back my agony.
Simon's sleek birch-wood coffin passed through the church doors and people anxiously watched us for a cue, uncertain. I glanced again at my mother-in-law, seeing the emblems of unmistakable maternal grief etched
Stock: Branches and Apricots by BloodshotInk





Do you know such Angel without Wings, well then help them
to get a pair of wings and suggest them to me :iconnameda:
or to :icondieffi:, :iconthegalleryofeve: & :iconmayebony:

If you want to suggest please be so kind to write AWW suggestion
and the name of the deviant in the subject of the note
and explain why the suggested person does deserve the award.
And please one suggestion per note only!

If you suggest, have a look if the nominees good deeds are visible
for everyone visiting that page!! I do appreciate if friends are
suggested, but think a second about the point, if others who
don't know that deviant, clearly can see why the person
deserves the award.


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Polymer Clay tools

Sun Nov 10, 2013, 2:43 PM


Basic Polymer clay tools


Ok ok I admit it a little more than basic XD but its surely no polymer clay tools 101. ;) (Wink)
(see my Beading 101's)

The good thing on polymer clay tools is... you can invent them .

Seriously take for example a loop tool a tool needed for carving details into clay. Take a paper clip or a hair pin add a handle from fimo scraps cure it and you have made your own. Yep, you can not only get creative with Polymer clay, but as well by making tools, turning things into tools and inventing your own tools just as you need them.

There are basic tools one must have, like the polymer clay blades, an exacto knife, a rolling pin and a (non sticky) working surface. Those are the basic tools everyone must have and should buy to get started.

But everything else? its a matter of your mind getting creative. Like using an old toothbrush for textures (see maytel's wonderful tutorials on polymer clay cakes and cookies)

Go, go through your house and have a look what is laying in your drawers dusted in, but can be turned into a useful texturing tool for your polymer clay obsession :D (Big Grin) That beautiful textured little pebble on your next walk.. think if it wouldn't make  a decent texture on your next brooch! Or that miniature (metal) cookie cutters from the toy shop for kids, they could work perfectly for clay too. That old linoleum carving tools from way back in school.. Ask your dentist if he can hand you the next batch of tools he intends on throwing out/replacing. Awesome carving tools...

Really when creating polymer clay tools your are only limited by your imagination. There are as well a gazillion DIY tool tutorials out there just google them if you are on a low budget or have an overspill of creative juices :D (Big Grin)

I tried to list some to buy tools, some you may find around your house. Just the ones I have (or want to have), but, by no means all of them. There are so so many tools, and they seem to get more by the day, so it seems to be nearly impossible to list them all. I for example left out tinfoil and wire, which you would obviously need for creating greater figurines, but as I have no experience what gauges of wire etc, I left that out on purpose.

Here is the list of the tools I put together sta.sh/0c5ruc24yca


Have fun with polymer clay and creating whatever you like :D (Big Grin)