Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support!
Since the beginning of January 2012, we’ve grown 700 Members!
That means, in six months, we’ve grown an average of just over 100 Members a month!
So, a GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
Thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting to our Group for a long time now. Without you, we wouldn’t be here.
Thank you to ALL the Members who voted on this monthly event!
We completely appreciate you supporting your Group in this particular way. It is so generous of you to take the time to VOTE! You are wonderful!!
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 art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!
Without further ado...
Please Enjoy The Voted Top Submissions of May 2012.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SELECTED IN MAY.
[ Each section/folder has a small group, at the VERY TOP, where those had received just slightly more votes. They will be moved to the Featured Folder.
The others are in no particular order.]
From: Birds, Invertebrates, Aquatics, Amphibians, Reptiles
From: Wild Animals
From: Domestic MAMMALS
From: Nature Much Closer
From: All ‘Scapes
Featured From: “The Group’s Donors’ Folder”
Our Group’s MEMBERS of THE MONTH
Thank you to these long time outstanding Members who have been loyal to our Group in various ways- submitting their work, and voting each month, and being supportive and encouraging. We are very grateful to them for all they do and being a great part of our Group here!
Our Group’s MOST Recent Donors of POINTS
TWO New Contributors!
We’d like to Warmly Welcome our two new Contributors to our TEAM here!
Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS!
Our “Baby Nature” CONTEST!
Ends: In a Matter of a Few Hours...
1,100 available for FIRST PLACE!
Read ALL about it, HERE:
Unframed-Nature's "Baby Nature" Contest!:iconfireworkplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconfireworkplz:
:iconbeauroseplz: THEME: SPRING- "BABY NATURE" :iconbeauroseplz:
LIST OF EXAMPLES
Any kind of baby animals- newborns, young animals, newborn birds or their eggs.
Larvae of insects- insect eggs, cocoons, chrysalises, caterpillars.
Newly planted trees, or new saplings, small and young trees, new buds on trees, newly budding leaves or flowers, opening flowers, flowers of springtime preferably in their earliest stages, spring tree blossoms of early spring.
While this IS a Spring Contest, think of the most baby aspects of Nature, which usually do occur in Spring, and please DO submit your very BEST quality work with us!
ONE Entry per Group Member.
MUST be a Member to Enter; Feel free to Join.
Starts: Tues. May 1st; Ends: Sun. June 10th, 2012 midnight, PST: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/usa/pacific-time/
Judging is from: June 12th - June 18th...
I will compile their results and present them to you a couple days after the last day that judging closes.
July’s Monthly Theme: “Nature in Black & White”
OPENS: July 1st and
CLOSES: July 31st along with our 5 regular folders.
One Entry per MEMBER.
All-Media Welcome that would fit this theme.
For Example: Photography, Manips., Digital, Traditional, Animation, Fractals, ...
as long as it is Nature that is in BLACK & WHITE.
NO muted tones, sepias, tints, colour-selections. Stick to the THEME.
This theme is pretty black and white.
You May Submit, ANYTHING that you would normally submit to ANY of our five regular folders, as long as it follows our Group’s regular rules!
If you are NOT sure, check INSIDE of each folder for the specific rules for that folder.
Or for the overview our Group, which includes the rules for our Group,
go HERE: [link]
It may be old or new, but not previously submitted to the Group.
Submit your VERY BEST, as our Monthly Themes are treated as MINI-CONTESTS!!!
Members will VOTE, on what they feel is the TOP, during the WEEK of voting, on “TOP SUBMISSIONS of JULY” [Aug. 1st - Aug. 7th]
They WON’T vote on their own, in this folder, if they’ve participated to it.
1st - 125 & Big Feature
2nd - 75 & Big Feature
Two Runners Up - 20 EACH, and Feature
All from #Unframed-Nature
If anyone is promoting this July Theme/Mini-Contest, it is appreciated.
It’s not required to link back to this blog about the Monthly Theme, or to the Theme Folder, in your Artist Comments, the way we ALWAYS REQUIRE for our BIG CONTESTS. But you can if you want. It’s OPTIONAL.
We have begun to kindly ask for POINTS again for our group, because after especially our BIG Contest, we will need to build back up, A LOT, to help especially with the BIG ITEMS coming up for the REST OF 2012:
Our annual Autumn Contest
SuperGroup renewal in December
[We also hope to hold Monthly Themes, as Mini-Contests, most months.]
We don’t want to be rushed at the end of the year, when it comes to renewing, Super Group.
The Widget is HERE:
Unframed-Nature's Points Pool:icondonatepointsgreenplz: To HELP the Group #Unframed-Nature with Contests, Mini-Contests, & Other Activities, that we'll be having during 2012, as well as to Continue our SUPERGROUP Status...
Please, feel free to Donate HERE: Points for the Group Unframed-Nature.
VERY IMPORTANT: When you Donate, PLEASE write in the DONATION MEMO that your Donation is for:
This is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, as sometimes points are donated to me for other reasons, but these are considered personal points to me, and I must account for GROUP POINTS, separately from ALL PERSONAL Points.
Your MEMO, takes care of this!
ALL Donors WILL be publicly thanked & recognized.
20 and above will be thanked with features in certain Group Journals and have these pieces moved to The Group Donors' Folder. Then, mont
Any and ALL Donations would be HIGHLY appreciated... and you will read how you will be recognized and rewarded for your kind generosity!
A NEW FOLDER HAS BEEN ADDED CALLED:
“Featured News and Journals of 2012”
I have updated our TOTAL FAQ sheet, with regard to the RULES about this Folder, HERE: [link]
[Scroll, to under the other regular folder descriptions... ]
Or, for your convenience, I have placed the RULES to this folder, INSIDE the folder, itself, HERE: [link]
It is also possible, Admins., will request some News and Journals, that follow along these lines.
We are an ALL-Media Group, but NOT all Subjects. MUST be ALL Nature-Related. Read more inside the LINK provided just below.
DO submit your BEST QUALITY work- we are NOT an elitist group, but we DO want your best quality, please!
Do NOT Submit to the “Group DONORS’ Folder”, as it is being used for Group Donors.
DO Submit Birds, Etc. to the folder labeled WITH Birds, Etc., even though most birds are considered “Wild”...
We are MORE strict in 2012, than in 2011, with Architecture and will NOT be allowing nearly as much... We have certain restrictions with humans, bridges, BOATS, etc., as well.
If you have NOT read the COMPLETE “New Folder Descriptions and Rules” feel FREE to do so by going HERE: [link]. SCROLL to that section.
OR Rules for each Folder, are right inside of EACH Folder, for your convenience.
Affiliate Groups’ NEWS & CONTESTS
is an awesome wonderful Group!
It’s where “Wishes Can Come True!”
So if you have a dA wish, come check us out!
We also hold and participate in a variety of special and positive activities...
such as: “Tuesday Treats”
Tuesday Treats: Self PortraitsTuesday Treats!
How do you see you?
I sometimes wonder how other people see themselves. I see myself as pretty, especially my eyes. I also see myself as very outgoing, nutty, sporatic and optimistic! Or, no, that is just really me ^^ Go find a deviation of yourself OR a deviation that makes you think of you and link it in a comment on this blog! One deviation per member please. Each submitted deviation will be added to our gallery! Enjoy and have the best day ever!
Last week, we looked at what inspires you! It seems there are a few deviations that inspire you, but mostly it is other people who inspire you! Who knew the human element was so important?
:iconemilysoto: :iconteaphotography: :iconshehrozencvi: :iconevolutionhotline: :iconanimatrinity: :iconrann-rann: :iconalicexz: :iconagnes-cecile: :iconheise: :iconlaverinne:
and: “Wonderful Wednesday”
Wonderful WednesdayThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats |
which then get featured to, weekly to: “WishingWell Weekly”
Wonderful WednesdayThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats |
is a positive group spinning the world of dA NEWS your way!
Simply JOIN, to find out what’s going on in the dA world around YOU!
We, our group, of #Unframed-Nature has been featured with them a couple times,
among so many wonderful things reported here... It’s a work of heart.
Latest, June 1st Edition:
DevNews 10th Edition, 2012Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors,
Welcome to#DevNews 10th Edition, 2012. Our aim to to bring you news, contest
and features from around deviantART. Please do add this article to your
favorites collection so that we may reach more deviants though out the
We have a couple of announcements to share with you
#DevNews has two new admins
#DevNews Welcomes `TeaPhotography and `CypherVisor
`TeaPhotography is a Professional Photographer and long-time deviant of 4 years.
She is a dedicated and community driven deviant and will help #DevNews admin
collect and post all your favorite news articles Please do visit `TeaPhotography
profile page and check out her gallery of awesome works of art.
`CypherVisor is a Design and Interfaces Professional and will be #DevNews
CSS coder/designer & deviantART customization resource provider
Please do visit `CypherVisor profile page and check out all of
and also of utmost interest:
The Neglected Importance of the Online CommunityWhat is the Worldwide Online Community?
The Worldwide Online Community is simply a group of people from a wide variety of countries and continents who come together to share their skills, experience, and/or love for a subject. Online communities are a fairly new faction and are not fully understood, their importance is neglected and may not reach their full potential until the next generation incorporates them more and more. It wasn't until the '90s that the Internet or World Wide Web really became a part of the culture, but in less then 20 years its impact has changed society from top to bottom.
In order to really delve into the importance of the worldwide online community, one must first define what it is. There are hundreds of different definitions of what an online community is, but this statement is generally accepted throughout these definitions.
Worldwide online communities are groups of people who join together on the Internet with a common int
a group that’s all HEART!
This groups supports positive initiatives and projects around dA,
as well as a variety of positive art and artists. It is a helpful and kind group.
Here is a recent project underway, backed by #deviantHEART
Acts of Random Kindness!Hi there, fellow deviants!
In this small introductory journal, I'd like to explain an idea for a project I'm expanding upon.
So stay put, it's going to be an interesting read, I promise!
What are Acts of Random Kindness?
Acts of Random Projects, also known as ARKs is a project that was initially started by `MzzAzn and builds upon the idea of "paying it forward".
Basically, each month you commit yourself to doing at least one or two (or more) random acts of kindness to spread positivity throughout the community.
This can be done by leaving small positive comments on pieces that haven't been commented on yet, by making art for someone, by giving points to donate towards someone's goal and in a various amount of other ways. The main idea is simply to do something constructive to make another person smile. It doesn't need to be a big gesture, it's the sentiment behind it that counts.
Why should I participate?
Besides the fac
is hosting a BIG and Year-Long Community Project called:
“Art for Trees”
Read about this wonderful and worthy project HERE:
Art for Trees - project:iconspringtree-1plz::iconspringtree-2plz::iconspringtree-3plz::iconspringtree-4plz::iconspringtree-4pl5:
"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverb
Trees are important, valuable and necessary to our very existence. It's not too hard to believe that, without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. Trees are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and salts out of the earth and lift them up to the leaves, sometimes over 400 ft above. By means of photosynthesis the leaves combine the water and salts with carbon dioxide from the air to produce the nutrients which feed the tree. In this process, as well as wood, trees create many chemicals, seeds and fruit of great utility to man. Trees also remove carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, from
is a wonderful Group!
They are having a fun Contest: “Colourful Birds”
Ends: June 15th --- Just a few more days!!!
Please Read about it HERE:
NEW CONTEST- COLORFUL BIRDS PHOTOGRAPHY!Well members voted and commented...so we shall begin our "Colorful Birds" contest!
The rules will be as follows-
All submissions go into our gallery folder labeled "Colorful Birds Contest".
Must be a member to submit, and only one entry per member.
Submit what you think is your best capture of a colorful bird, whether it be wild, your pet, or at a zoo. Make sure the photo submissions are as follows, as the admin will be checking the submissions.
- Good focus and obviously centered on a bird.
- Submit what you think is your most colorful photo. The bird itself doesn't necessarily have to be the most colorful aspect of the photo. If you submit, for instance, a brown sparrow surrounded by colorful flowers (perched in a rose bush for example) that too will be accepted. We are just looking for color and composition to be the focus.
What will be declined -
Photo is not focused on a bird.
is a great group about pets and nature.
They are having a Mini-Contest,
Ends: June 22nd or pending...
“Why You Love Your Pet”
PetPicks Mini Contest! CLOSED PetPicks "Why You Love Your Pet" Mini Contest!
Voting is in Progress.....
We would like to present you with a small contest that will be presented before out big 'Birthday' contest in JULY!
All Submissions Go To This Folder; http://petpicks.deviantart.com/gallery/37451120
1 Submission Per Member
Why You Love Your Pet?
You may interprete this theme however you would like!
Exmaple; Your Pet with their favourite toy, playing ball etc
There are 4 places in the contest, 1st place, 2nd place and 2 Special Mentions.
10 ~ ~Iluvbiscuit2
3 Month Premium Membership ~ `JamminJo
Feature in the #PetPicks Journal
Feature on ~Iluvbiscuit2 (my profile)
Winning Image Requested to Featured - and also featured in our "Red Carpet" folder!
10 Photo Feature in a Custom Box - *LilSunnyGirl
1 Llama - *LilSunnyGirl
1 Full D
is back in the DOG GAME!
Our new Contributor here, ~Shirimasen has taken over this group as it’s new FOUNDER,
and is bringing it BACK TO LIFE!
If you LOVE your dog, you will love this group.
Please check it out, and support this new group!
Welcome from the new founder!Hey everyone! My name's John-Luke, and I'm the new founder of #BarknSnap! I hope to get to know more of you and we can get this group active again!
I'm opening the group up to ALL media, so if you have drawings, stories, etc. of our canine friends, please share them! I'm looking forward to seeing some awesome work from everyone!
I've also started to revise the rules and the folders from the group, which is on home page, but I'll update everyone now:
1) This is primarily a group about and for our domesticated dog friends! That is, a dog should be the main focus of your artwork. It is acceptable to have other pets or animals in your piece, but the dog must be the thrust of your art. Preferably, there will be no humans in the piece.
2) Please submit artwork of domesticated dogs only. However, you may portray hybrids of domesticated dogs and their closely related wild brethren; i.e., wolf/dog and dingo/dog hybrids.
3) This is an all media group! Share y
WINNERS of AFFILIATE CONTEST
First Place Winners - TIE!
Owl Stare Bengal Eagle Owl
Haliaeetus Leucocephalus I
What the Hell Do You Want?
CONGRATS TO ALL!!
Thank you for your attention to our wonderful Affiliates.
Thank you ALL,
Members and hard working Admins. alike!
We, at #Unframed-Nature wish you all any little JOYS of JUNE that you may find.
We look forward to seeing more of your sensational submissions!