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Special Thanks & Other News!

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:17 AM by TeaPhotography:iconteaphotography:
:iconblueflowerplz:Special Thank You Feature:iconblueflowerplz:

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:  
January, February, and April!
[See Below, for March!]

January's Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature:iconwhiteflowerplz:
Welcome to January 2012’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
:bulletblack: FIRST-OFF
:note: Please NOTE I will be away from dA and the internet from:
FEB. 16 - FEB. 28th
My Last Day: FEB. 15th  I Return: FEB 29th
I have a trip I need to take, where things have come up, and I am visiting family who I have not seen in a very long time.
It will be “crunch-time” when I return, but I will do my best to close and open folders and get voting going. Please be patient, as it IS, and will be a difficult time for me.
Thank you for understanding.
:thanks: :aww:
:bulletblack: NEXT
Our Contest: which has less than 2 days left...
has been updated with just a few more POINTS. :points:
I will be trying my best to have voting organized and in progress before I leave and while I am away... :)
Thank you for being her
Feb.'s TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature & B-DAY INFWelcome to February 2012’s Top Submission of Unframed-Nature.
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support! :thanks:

Since the beginning of January 2012, we’ve grown by over 300 Members!
:wow: :party: :party: :party: :wow:
So a HUGE welcome to all of our NEW MEMBERS!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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.
We had another nice voters turn-out for February 2012, and most people are understanding the new voting system very well! :D  :thumbsup:
Thank you as always, to you awesome special voters, who took the time to VOTE!
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 t
April's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature & MORE!Welcome to April 2012’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support! :thanks:

Since the beginning of January 2012, we’ve grown nearly 600 Members!
:omg: :party: :party: :party: :omg:
So, a GRAND welcome to all of our NEW MEMBERS!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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. :aww:
Thank you to ALL the Members who came back to vote again, for what is usually our monthly Membership Voting for this special event that we hold each month!
We completely appreciate you supporting your Group in this particular way. It is so generous of you to take the time to VOTE!
[Clap] [Heart] [Clap]
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

It is our philosophy that this is the Group’s Group, :heart: and so this particular Monthly Activity is open to ALL Members. :aww:
Simply Watch :eyes: for the Group Blog about it on the last or first day of each month.

It is truly a wonderful and loyal commitment to our Group, to take time out each month to look through our beautiful folders, and choose works for our monthly Top Submissions, and believe me, I KNOW it is not easy... given the extreme talent we have here. :nod:  
Not to mention, it takes time to do this, and we are ALL very busy. :nod:

And 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 pretty important, all the way around for our Group!

It is why, it is very important to recognize those Member and Admins., of our Group, who are very helpful in this process for us, and therefore supply us with this amazing monthly activity. :thanks:

Some even voted in two of the months, and some in all three! :aww:

Whatever amount of help that’s been volunteered,

:clap: :iconthankyouplz4: :iconthankyouplz4: :iconthankyouplz4: :clap:

Without further ado....

Excited by EnallaWhite alpaca III by Enalla
Baby Fern by EnallaSleeping Viljo by Enalla

Icy Flowers by DanaAndersonPure Tenderness by DanaAnderson
A Door to the Other World? by DanaAndersonHappy Birthday Teresa by DanaAnderson

.: A Birthday Sunrise at Vilano Beach :. by AdARDurden:thumb300494170:
Take a Chance on Me by AdARDurdenA Summer Sunset in Florida by AdARDurden

Wet Red by SchwarzWieEbenholZAnother day gone by... by SchwarzWieEbenholZ
:thumb302455395:Wimperntuerchen by SchwarzWieEbenholZ

The green twist by VampirbieneSunny heart by Vampirbiene
Lilac by VampirbieneSomething new by Vampirbiene

Jellyfish and the Glow in the Ocean below by Villa-ChinchillaRainbow Sea of Colors by Villa-Chinchilla
Chinchilla Babyboom by Villa-ChinchillaMeet my Chinchilla Picasso by Villa-Chinchilla

Thistle Triplets by Clu-artReturn of the Cat Patrol by Clu-art
Little Red Kitten by Clu-artShower in Blue and Green by Clu-art

Summer by Sasa-Van-GothFunicular Car by Sasa-Van-Goth
Another Way To Reach It by Sasa-Van-GothCastle's Stairs by Sasa-Van-Goth

Forest Heath by ausrejurkeShadow Rose by ausrejurke
Melancholy by ausrejurkeCat In Flowers by ausrejurke

The Beach by philippeLShore Bound by philippeL
Lemur catta by philippeLTowards the World's End by philippeL

Moostropfen 1 by feigenfruchtMohnblumen 1 by feigenfrucht

a tulip by Ingelorelilac by Ingelore
blue spring by IngeloreNorth Sea sunset by Ingelore

Peek-a-Boo! 06 by JocelyneRPretty White Flower by JocelyneR
On A Cold Winter Day by JocelyneREnd of the Bay at Dusk by JocelyneR

foottime by Twins72for free fella by Twins72
koala bear by Twins72schaefchen by Twins72


Scape With Dragon by CarcaneloceChaffinch - Female by Carcaneloce
Lady Desert Wheatear by Carcaneloce

Mikkel and Marley by Gex78A colorful path by Gex78
flower by Gex78

Atlas by sesam-is-openRaindrops by sesam-is-open
Dancing In The Rain by sesam-is-open

Rustica rubra by vojisStreet to the West by vojis
White Water Lily by vojis

G E N T L E__W H I S P E R by BlueAnomiSI See You by BlueAnomiS
Daffodil by BlueAnomiS


Snow in summer by hoshitsuFlower ceiling by hoshitsu
Lindt Easter Bunny by hoshitsu

Bluebonnets 2 by AldistarPurple Pom by Aldistar
Meerkat IV by Aldistar

The Amazing Telekinetic Squirrel by SalemCatDayBreak in the French Quarter by SalemCat
Lafayette Cemetery Cat by SalemCat

Overgrown Window by coffeenoirShadows on the Floor by coffeenoir
Zaphod Waking up by coffeenoir

My Pumkin Pie by Iluvbiscuit2Little Pink Piece of Heart by Iluvbiscuit2
Soon To Be Mothers 2 by Iluvbiscuit2

white mum. by silenttragedy37yellow. by silenttragedy37

Uh Oh, They Spotted Us! by kurios-katI would Never catnap Fella! by kurios-kat

Enchanted by SilivrenTinuRomanticism by SilivrenTinu

Spring Garden At Sunset by RavingEagleMediaIf Looks Could Kill by RavingEagleMedia

A Precarious Perch by Brian-B-PhotographyLast look at the Highlands by Brian-B-Photography

FMN02 by WolfieDeviantSunset at my place by WolfieDeviant

At the end of day by gold-roseRoyal Beauty by gold-rose


Tree of Tales II by MirachRavaiaSlavic Oak by MirachRavaia

Ist nicht alles Sturz by AkuZekuat each step by AkuZeku

Delicate Sweetness by DarkestSideOfTheSunWhite as Snow by DarkestSideOfTheSun

Watching stars with you II by Lirulin-yirthMoonlit darkness... by Lirulin-yirth

:iconlovewhiteplz: Thank You Admins. for March :iconlovewhiteplz:

Some of you may recall, that I had to travel a couple times this year for personal family reasons... and as a couple or few times can happen during the year, MARCH, was an ADMIN. Choice Month for our Top Submissions of March 2012.

This does help my work load a lot, even though I do prefer to open it to the total Membership.

I am so happy with my fellow-Administrators. They are excellent people to work with, and they do work SO hard for this group!  :heart:

These featured here, may be repeated as having voted in the other months, already mentioned,
but I wanted to give an extra feature to the following Administrators who helped me by voting in The Top Subs of March 2012, so that I could put that monthly article together.

March's TOP Subs of UNF-Nature & Super Info.Welcome to March 2012’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support! :thanks:

Since the beginning of January 2012, we’ve grown almost 500 Members!
:omg: :party: :party: :party: :omg:
So a MAJOR welcome to all of our NEW MEMBERS!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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. :aww:
For March, we had a special Administrators’ CHOICE Month for the Monthly voting, which sometimes happens a few months out of the year, when things become extra busy for me, and most all of them helped with this,
and I thank these wonderful Admins. who helped with this, SO MUCH!
[Clap] [Heart] [Clap]
And Dear Members, PLEASE feel free to come back to vote again as usual for APRIL’S TOP SUBMISSIONS!  
We do love the COM

And I just can’t thank them enough for this, and all that they do.

:clap: :iconbouquetplz: :clap:

Just a rose by VampirbieneA rose for you by Vampirbiene

Mhilow by Iluvbiscuit2I Made A Wish by Iluvbiscuit2

Confessions Of A Spring Morning by sesam-is-openR is from Rose by sesam-is-open


In My Dreams by AnnissinaOrange July by Annissina

At the Water's Edge by SilivrenTinuThree Ladies in Pink by SilivrenTinu

A Happy Squirrel by JocelyneRSpring Asters by JocelyneR

A new pet? by philippeLThe great white death by philippeL

:note: Please NOTE:
ALL my fellow-Admins, who work here regularly, mean so much to me, for ALL the support that they give to me, and to this Group, and therefore the Members.

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

:trophy: Our “Baby Nature” CONTEST! :trophy:

Ends: June 10th
1,100 :points: available for FIRST PLACE!

Read ALL about it, HERE:
:iconfawnplz: Unframed-Nature's "Baby Nature" Contest!:iconfireworkplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconfireworkplz:
:iconbeauroseplz: THEME: SPRING- "BABY NATURE" :iconbeauroseplz:
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! :aww:
:bulletgreen: ONE Entry per Group Member.
:bulletgreen: MUST be a Member to Enter; Feel free to Join. :aww:
:bulletgreen: Starts: Tues. May 1st; Ends: Sun. June 10th, 2012 midnight, PST:


And we have begun to kindly ask for :points: points again for our group, because after this contest, we will need to build back up, A LOT, to help especially with the BIG ITEMS coming up for the REST of 2012:

:bulletyellow: Our annual Autumn Contest
:bulletyellow: SuperGroup renewal in December

We don’t want to be rushed at the end... :aww:

The Widget is HERE:

:points: 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.
:thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
:note: 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! :nod:
:heart: ALL Donors WILL be publicly thanked & recognized.  
20 :points: 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!


:new: NEW FOLDER :new:

“Featured News and Journals of 2012”

Of course, I have updated our TOTAL FAQ sheet, with regard to the RULES about this Folder, HERE:…

[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:…

:note: It is also possible, Admins., will request some News and Journals, that follow along these lines. :aww: :thanks:

:iconlovepurpleplz: Affiliate News & CONTESTS :iconlovepurpleplz:

:icondawishingwell: is still a fairly :new: NEW 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 awesomely positive activities...
such as: “Tuesday Treats”
Tuesday Treats: Naughty Pets!!!Tuesday Treats!
All my pets are naughty. Oh so naughty...
I have a new cat. She is cute, kind of cuddly, and overflowing with naughty! I think she may be made of naughty! But oh-so-cute... Do you have any pets that are overflowing with naughty? If you do, find a deviation depicting your pet or someone else's pet being naughty 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!
We had lots of interesting security blanket ideas last week. It seems that love is the greatest security blanket of all! So here are a few lovey-finds that stuck out in my mind.

and: “Wonderful Wednesday”
Wonderful WednesdayThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats | Feature Friday | FAQ

which then are featured, weekly to: “WishingWell Weekly”
WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats | Featu

:rose: :rose: :rose:

:iconourarea51: is hosting a lovely Contest: “Reflections”
Starts: May 1st
Ends: May 31st
Please Read about it HERE:
DW #53 Flower Photography & CONTESTHi everyone!
First of all - the CONTEST begins tomorrow!
The theme is "Reflections" and all media are welcome!
The contest starts on May, 1 and ends on May, 31
Here are the rules:
:bulletblue: 1. The entiries should be new, submitted not earlier than April 2012.
:bulletblue: 2. The entry should depict some kind of a reflection. If it's not obvious an explanation should be given in the comment.
:bulletblue: 3. There should be this in your comment < b >An entry to the contest "REFLECTIONS", held by : iconourarea51 :< / b > (spaces should be removed for the code to work)
:bulletblue: 4. Each artist may submit not more than 3 entries (in one or different media)
:bulletblue: 5. The entries should be submitted to the contest folder (it will be opened for submissions on May, 1)
The results will be defined in the beginning of June by the judges whom we'll choose from outside the group. All submissions will be divided into three (so far) groups - photoraphy, fractals and drawings & manips (as o


:iconanimalsoftheworld:  is a wonderful Group! Extra thanks to them and their Founder
SilkenWinds for Promoting OUR GROUP right on their Profile Page! :aww:
They are having a fun Contest: “Colourful Birds”
Ends: June 15th
Please Read about it HERE:
NEW CONTEST- COLORFUL BIRDS PHOTOGRAPHY!Well members voted and we shall begin our "Colorful Birds" contest!
The rules will be as follows-
All submissions go into our gallery folder labeled "Colorful Birds Contest".
:bulletblue: Must be a member to submit, and only one entry per member.
:bulletblue: 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 -
:bulletred: Photo is not focused on a bird.
:bulletred: The


:icontreelovers: 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
2014: This is the 3rd year of the project. There are many people supporting it, featuring it in their journal and offering art. BUT... There have been NO trees planted for it in the last year (I don't count mine). So, instead of talking about it, how about getting up and actually planting a tree, if you are able to? There is a lot of wonderful art waiting for you as a reward!
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


:iconsolutionssanctuary: is a GREAT Group about being part of the SOLUTION! :aww:
Their latest Contest: “Navigating deviantART”
Ends: May 31st
May Contest: Navigating deviantART:new: The contest deadline has been extended to June 10th! There will be no further extensions, so get your entries in ASAP!

It's a common complaint...
Particularly for our newer members. "I've set up my where do I go?"
May's contest aims to answer that question. Your challenge is to create a tutorial aimed at deviantART's new members that shows them as much of the site as possible. Think about when you were new - what areas of the site did you discover only after blundering around? What areas did someone else point out to you? What do you wish you had known as a new member that seems like common knowledge now?
The Rules
:bulletpurple:  You must be a member of SolutionsSanctuary to enter. All join requests are automatically accepted.
:bulletblue: All entries must be created specifically for this contest (uploaded on or after May 10th).
:bulletpurple: Entries should be uploaded to t


:icondevnews:  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! :nod:
We also thank them for supporting OUR GROUP! :aww:
Latest News Blog:
DevNews 9th Edition, 2012Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors, 
Welcome to DevNews 9th 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 community :)

DevNews Deviant and Group of the month, May 2012.

:spotlight-left: Deviant of the Month Mirz123 and Group of the Month RelativityComic :spotlight-right:

Deviousness Award, May 2012

devious Groups
:thumb221933692: 'Get Familiar' Comment Project [#3] by ProjectComment
Project Comment Interviews, Issue 49: VinceJay by 3wyl Project Comment Interviews, Issue 48: Ouijaplayer by 3wyl


:iconpetpicks: is a friendly Group, that is excited about growing!
Consider joining and supporting them. The Group and their Founder Sandy,
Iluvbiscuit2 is always supporting and promoting OUR GROUP! :aww:
We Have Reached 401 Members!!Hi All! :wave:
I can't belive that we have finally reached 400 and 1 members! :heart:
Back on August the 5th 2011 this group had 25 Members and I was near close to closing it down because I thought it was an absouloute FAILURE...
I am so happy that I didn't and I continue to be inspired by all your Photo's!
The Admin Team and I, Really appreciate your support and ethusiasim... :nod:
It was Only this morning that I was actually thinking, how cool would it be to make it from 396 members to 400 by the end of the week, yet we managed to make it past that by just 1 !! :heart:
So I have chosen to put together a Little Feature...
:note: The Feature has NOTHING to do with the 'Top Submissions for each Month' it is just to Celebrate 401 Members :hug:
:bulletblue: :note: In July we might have around 500 members and we will have our birthdays contest :party:
Please by all means feel free to donate points - If you do! this means that our contest will be a huge success and we might even be able to


:iconwildlifephotography:’s ANIMAL’S PROFILES CONTEST

:trophy: FIRST  :iconsimplydiscover: with -Seeing Double- by SimplyDiscover

:trophy: SECOND :iconcleverdarkelve: with  Osprey II by cleverdarkelve

:trophy: THIRD  :iconjeannieblue: with Been Partying With Charlie by Jeannieblue

Honourable Mentions

:rose: :iconquaddie: with Handsome fella... by quaddie

:rose: :iconredbeard31: with snowy324 by redbeard31

:rose: :icontienna: with Demoiselle Crane Profile by Tienna


Thank you for your attention to our wonderful Affiliates. :thanks:


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

:iconwhiteflowerplz: :iconpinkflowerplz: :iconwhiteflowerplz:

We, at Unframed-Nature wish you all a marvelous last part
of MAY.

We look forward to seeing more of your awesome submissions!


Add a Comment:
Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thank you very much for the feature =) Great journal!
WolfieDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much Tea :hug:
gold-rose Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so very much for including me too between these other great artists :bow: thank you :hug: :D
philippeL Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so marvelous :love: Thank you so much, Tea, and have a great weekend :sun:
0-kelley-0 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Thank you.:hug:
silenttragedy37 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
thank you so much for including my photos :hug: what a wonderful feature!
Annissina Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature, my dear friend! :love:
RavingEagleMedia Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
    Thank you so much for including my works in such a great feature.

Aldistar Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I love looking through all the choices, it's no problem!
redbeard31 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks so much for the feature!
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