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Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 1:18 AM

:iconyellowpiedbudgieplz:Special Thank You Feature for Our Voters:iconparakeetplz:

A HUGE Thank You to our Super Special VOTERS, both Members and Administrators alike,  here at Unframed-Nature who voted on The TOP SUBMISSIONS of UNFRAMED-NATURE for the three voting periods of: 
JAN.-FEB., and MAR.-APR., and MAY-JUNE, 2014 !!

Jan.-Feb.'s TOP SUBS of Unframed-Nature and News!Welcome to JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2014’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
:iconhappysunplz:
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support! :thanks:

A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
:squee:  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :squee:
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fantastic
Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here. :aww:
:iconyellowflowerplz:
Thank you so much to ALL the amazing MEMBERS (and Admins.) who returned to vote on our main folders (and the THEME) for these months! :love:
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Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s what it’s all about-
combining our love of Art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!
March-Apr.'s TOP SUBS of Unframed-Nature and NEWSWelcome to MARCH-APRIL 2014’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
:iconhappysunplz:
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support! :thanks:

A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
:squee:  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :squee:
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fantastic
Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here. :aww:
:iconyellowflowerplz:
Thank you so much to ALL the amazing MEMBERS (and Admins.) who returned to vote on our main folders (and the THEME) for these months! :love:
:iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz:
Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s what it’s all about-
combining our love of Art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!
Without fu
May-June TOP SUBS of Unframed-Nature and NEWSWelcome to MAY-JUNE 2014’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
:iconhappysunplz:
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support! :thanks:

A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
:squee:  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :squee:
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fantastic
Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here. :aww:
:iconpinkflowerplz:
Thank you so much to ALL the amazing MEMBERS (and Admins.) who returned to vote on our main folders for these months! :love:
:iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbouquetplz:
Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s what it’s all about-
combining our love of Art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!
Without further ado...


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It is our philosophy that this is the Group’s Group,
:heart: :community::community::community: :heart:
and so this particular Monthly Activity is open to ALL Members. :aww:
Simply Watch :eyes: for the Group Blog announcing WHEN and HOW to vote.  
:note: The NEXT one will be out on AUG. 31st. :la:

For a very very long time, at least two, maybe three years, we voted on this "Top Subs..." event, every single *MONTH* AND ALSO produced a subsequent News Article to reflect the results, which also included our own group News, and news from some other extra special affiliate groups...

:note: HOWEVER since the very beginning of 2014, a super important change was made here at Unframed-Nature.

The event was changed to occur EVERY TWO MONTHS, instead. :nod:

So whereas last year, at THIS time, we would have had membership voting SIX times, and had published SIX resulting News Articles, INSTEAD, we have cut this event back in half, to membership voting THREE times, and THREE resulting News Articles. :)

There were a few reasons for this change, to be honest, but one very important one, which is easy to explain and understand, is the TIME and WORK factor. In this new way of doing this event, we save Members AND Administrators a lot of time and effort on having to go through our main folders, and sometimes the THEME folders, to vote! Rather than doing this EVERY month, now they're only doing this half that time! :la:

I mean, let's face it, should they choose to make the commitment to do this, at all, it is a great effort to be certain! There are still a LOT Of pages of work to sift through- and TONS of talented work to decide upon!  With TWO months worth of work to look through, there is MORE work to look through- even though we DID cut the submission limit, by a lot! Our membership continues to grow, so that affects it, too.  :nod:

So, their help, and dedication is just outstanding, and it is always appreciated, and will always mean a lot to me and the group in general! :aww: :heart:

This also saves me some time and effort, too, because I am not tallying votes, pasting them in my spreadsheets, and re-pasting them in the news articles, and putting together the news articles for publication *monthly* -rather every OTHER month. :D

So, it's just better all the way around. :)

Of course there's more point donors to account for and feature, (but hey, if there's one thing to have more of...! ;) ) and the choosing of more members of the month... so in some areas it can be almost twice as much work, but overall, I DO think it is better! :aww:


:note: So, the NEXT Special Thank You Feature for voters, would be for voting on the folders of JULY-AUG., and SEPT.-OCT., and NOV.-DEC. with the Feature coming out sometime in January... but likely due to all that goes on that time of year, probably later- like February or so.


Aside from all the incredibly beauty inside these amazing Nature folders, making it very difficult to narrow it down and choose so very few to vote on,
given that we are a large group, we DO need enough Members to vote, to give a nice enough representation of what is reflected in our folders.

So, as you can see, this is quite a pretty important bit of volunteer work for our Group!

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It is why, it is very important to recognize those Members and Admins., of our Group, who have been assisting us by participating in this process, therefore supplying us with this amazing monthly every-two-month activity. :lol:  Thank you ALLLLLL!  :thanks:

Some voted in ALL THREE of the dual-monthly periods, some voted in TWO of them, and others voted in one dual period. :heart:  And even once is so welcomed! :love:

Whatever amount of help that has been volunteered,
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: It is GREATLY APPRECIATED! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:

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SO, Without further ado....

:clap: :iconthankyouplz4: :iconthankyouplz4: :iconthankyouplz4:  :clap:
 
:iconblueanomis:            
G R A V I T Y by BlueAnomiSLittle T by BlueAnomiS
M Y __ S U N S H I N E by BlueAnomiSD A Y D R E A M by BlueAnomiS

:iconhansmar:            
Krokus5 by HansmarPhysalis by Hansmar
Droplets by HansmarFloating In The Canyon by Hansmar

:iconzenmoments:        
Day dreamers by ZenMomentsMemorial. by ZenMoments
Touched by a kind heart. by ZenMomentsThrough the city. by ZenMoments

:iconmittarimato:            
Forest Path by mittarimatoThe Big Oak by mittarimato
Sunset Meadows by mittarimatoThe Final Hour by mittarimato

:iconerozja:            
163. Mermaid princess - Fluorescence by Erozja87. Fairy of frost by Erozja    
156. Magic Fairies - angelic gardener by Erozja158. Steampunk angel by Erozja

:iconsilivrentinu:    
Autumn Scene 2 by SilivrenTinuLight and Shadow by SilivrenTinu
Shine by SilivrenTinuOn the Road by SilivrenTinu

:iconschwarzwieebenholz:    
Troestende Worte by SchwarzWieEbenholZTiptoe by SchwarzWieEbenholZ
Little Nation by SchwarzWieEbenholZLucky too by SchwarzWieEbenholZ

:iconyanagi-no-yume:        
Spring magic by Yanagi-no-YumePromises of spring VII by Yanagi-no-Yume
On my way by Yanagi-no-YumeSimple necklace - garnet by Yanagi-no-Yume

:iconravingeaglemedia:    
Fired Glass Beads by RavingEagleMediaTreasures of the Earth Necklace by RavingEagleMedia
Attitude by RavingEagleMediaGrand Canyon Panoramic by RavingEagleMedia





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:iconcacharoth:    
corn by cacharoththistle by cacharoth    
pink rose by cacharoth    

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Idyllic by SaraPereiraArtLet the sun shine by SaraPereiraArt
Put your lights on by SaraPereiraArt

:iconphilippel:
Siamese Friends by philippeLRunning Horse by philippeL    
Kissed by a Squirrel by philippeL    

:iconelen89:    
Tommi Watercolor by elen89Bambou by elen89    
Commissioned -Ellie- by elen89        

:iconjocelyner:            
Cutiepie by JocelyneRClose Encounter by JocelyneR
Fluffy Clouds Before Dusk by JocelyneR

:iconpeeshan:        
Aeon by PeeshanLorelei by Peeshan
Frozen Light by Peeshan

:iconausrejurke:
Needles of Flower by ausrejurkeWonderland Lawn by ausrejurke    
Cold Wind of Winter by ausrejurke    

:iconmiss-whoa-back-off:
Summer Dreams by Miss-Whoa-Back-OffThe World Looks Different Upside Down by Miss-Whoa-Back-Off
Collie on the Porch by Miss-Whoa-Back-Off
    
:icongigi50:                
Pink streaks by gigi50Highway view by gigi50
Before the rise by gigi50

:iconawesome43:               
Awakening by awesome43Night Bloom for my DA Grandson's birthday. by awesome43
Transformation by awesome43

:iconsesam-is-open:
My Corner Of Joy by sesam-is-openThe Perfect Place For Summer Dreams by sesam-is-open    
Unanswered Questions by sesam-is-open

:icondeviantteddine:        
Lavender Craze by DeviantTeddinePoppy Red Craze IV by DeviantTeddine
Herrenberg From Above by DeviantTeddine

:iconadardurden:            
uummm. . . .Why is everyone looking at me??? by AdARDurdenHappy Spring from Florida !! by AdARDurden
Roseate Spoonbill and Glossy Ibis - a580 by AdARDurden

:iconcoffeenoir:    
Single Stalk by coffeenoirSibling Chain by coffeenoir    
Tiger Lily by coffeenoir

:iconblue-koi:    
Daffodil by Blue-KoiRose 1 by Blue-Koi    
Lobularia maritima by Blue-Koi    

:iconingelore:                
busy by Ingeloremerry month of May by Ingelore
hydrangea by Ingelore




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:iconaltergromit:
Minnie the Cat by altergromitRookery by altergromit

:icondonnasueb:
Center by donnasuebThe Very Best Day by donnasueb

:iconkeziamara:
Princess by KeziamaraPsalm 139:9 by Keziamara

:icondeb-e-ann:
Sweet Peas by Deb-e-annGolden Lily by Deb-e-ann

:iconupironetopyr:
Unusual couple by UpironetopyrSyrphidae by Upironetopyr

:icongeak-of-nature:
Turtle Eggs by Geak-of-NatureNorthern Water Snake on the Trail by Geak-of-Nature

:iconannissina:
First kiss 98/365 by AnnissinaWave by Annissina

:iconlayaboutjoe:
Portland Japanese Garden 17 of 28 by LayaboutJoePortland Japanese Garden 22 of 28 by LayaboutJoe

:iconvampirbiene:
Ready for dinner by VampirbieneA leaf for two by Vampirbiene

:iconcarthaginian:
Standing Out by CarthaginianSepia Sunset by Carthaginian

:iconaldistar:
8 Of Wands by AldistarFunnel by Aldistar

:iconjewel-firefly:
On the Loose by Jewel-FireflyAlight by Jewel-Firefly

:iconrospberry:
Peer Into Purple by rospberrySleeping Leopard by rospberry

:iconlacedshadowdiamond:
The Gatekeeper (09.07.14) by LacedShadowDiamondBlack-Headed Gull 008 (04.03.14) by LacedShadowDiamond

:iconthedewdropfairy:
Simple pleasures by TheDewdropFairyWhere the wild faeries play by TheDewdropFairy

:iconshinyheels:
Bridge over troubled water by ShinyHeelsWhile you only see the seed by ShinyHeels

:iconlydiarhianne:
Burst by LydiaRhianneOrange Lacewing by LydiaRhianne

:iconclu-art:
Lilium album by Clu-artMountain Lake View by Clu-art

:iconmysteryprone:
Signature by MysteryProneLittle Ones by MysteryProne

:iconwindinthecoffeecup:
Flowing by WindInTheCoffeeCupNo flash photography please by WindInTheCoffeeCup

:iconsilenttragedy37:
Here Comes The Sun by silenttragedy37yellow. by silenttragedy37

:iconcottoon:
Mystical sweetness by CottoonLost at sea by Cottoon





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The Previous "Special Thank you Feature":

:heart: Very Special Thank You Feature:iconyellowpiedbudgieplz:Special Thank You Feature for Our Voters:iconparakeetplz:
A HUGE Thank You to our Special VOTERS, both Members and Admins., alike,  here at Unframed-Nature who voted on The TOP SUBMISSIONS of UNFRAMED-NATURE for the Months of: 
SEPT., OCT., & NOV., 2013

:note: JAN./FEB.'s TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature will be out in just a few more days!
Thank you for your patience!
:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:
It is our philosophy that this is the Group’s Group,
:heart: :community::community: :heart:
and so this particular Monthly Activity is open to ALL Members. :aww:
Simply Watch :eyes: for the Group Blog announcing WHEN and HOW to vote.  
:note: Traditionally, we were voting during the first week of each month, for the previous month...
but we have made a VERY recent change! We will try some
:heart:


:icongewalgon-divider1::icongewalgon-divider2::icongewalgon-divider3::icongewalgon-divider4::icongewalgon-divider5:



:iconballoonsplz: Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS! :iconballoonsplz:


:pencil:Unframed-Nature's UpComing News Articles :pencil:

:bulletpink: VOTING on "The TOP Subs of JULY-AUG. 2014" is due on AUG. 31st.


:trophy: Upcoming Themes & Contests :trophy:

JULY-AUG. THEME: CURRENT:
VOTE on MAY-JUNE and NEWS!   
Voting on Top Submissions of MAY & JUNE 2014
:icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz:
:iconpocketwatchplz: TIME TO VOTE ON MAY/JUNE's FOUR ORIGINAL FOLDERS :iconpocketwatchplz:
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~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~ HOW to VOTE ~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~
MOST Months We Hold a WHOLE GROUP Membership Voting, and we Welcome our AWESOME MEMBERS/[plus ADMIN.!!] to VOTE on what each feel are the TOP Submissions from that time period, out of our Folders!
We believe this is the Group's Group.
:heart: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :heart:
You May Vote on:
:bulletblue: 2 from "Birds, Inverts, Aquats, Repts, Amphibs, May-JUNE'14" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.deviantart.com/gallery/49433601/Birds-Inverts-Aquats-Repts-Amph

Scroll to the bottom to see details and prizes.
The DOUBLE or NOTHING, CLOSE-UPS Submitting Folder

AUTUMN THEMED CONTEST: Likely beginning sometime in OCT.


:iconspreadmoreloveplz: :new: Customized Group Journal Skin...  Coming Some Day! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:

My dear Members, and other fellow-Admins.!

I just wanted to take a quick moment to announce to you that there IS a :new: Customized Group Journal Skin, in the works... courtesy of our very own, very active, and very loyal Admin. Lily Annissina! :love:

I am VERY VERY excited about this, because this is something I have truly been interested in, for our group for a long time, but is not something I've been able to do myself, or have a chance to ask around for help, etc., :blushes:

Even, NOW, that she had surprised me with this by NOTE, quite a WHILE ago by now, :blushes: I am the ONLY reason, why this wonderful news is being delayed... because I still have so many notes that I have yet to answer because of everything from before, most of which still continues, and therefore my lack of time in general, and the lack of ability to get organized on dA within so little time.

But, I really want this to happen very badly, and I want to thank Lily, for taking this on, and I WILL be getting together with her about this, as soon as I am able!
:iconcatlaplz:


:icondonatepointsgreenplz: POINTS for Our Group! :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

We still have a lot to fund, currently, and coming up!! :eager:

To help us to achieve these plans and goals, if you do have a few points to spare, feel free to donate to our group, HERE:
:points: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts: :points:

:star: Any point helps, and you will read there, how our donors are rewarded! :star:

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Thank-you by KmyGraphic

Thank you ALL,
Members and hard working Admins. alike!

ThankYou by KmyGraphic

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