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I was just going thru my messages for the first time in a really long time and I saw that I have been given Llama badges.
First of all, I want to thank everyone who gifted me a llama badge. All 87 of you. Thank you very much.

Now, I need to know what a llama badge is? How do you get them?
I was obviously given them.
But how did people get them to begin with?
What is the purpose of them?
And is there a proper etiquette to be followed when I receive one?
  • Listening to: the ocean out my window
  • Watching: fire works
  • Playing: with clay
  • Drinking: Miller Lite
Just finished adding up the scores from the three judges.
Only one prize was offered here for first place. It's 10:32 pm here in Hawaii so I made it! Thanks to everyone for their patience being that I'm a whole month late in announcing a winner. I'm very sorry about that.

The final pieces were picked by me off of my "gut" reaction. Pieces were judged on Vision, Originality, Technique, and Impact.

There was a tie for 3rd place.

The search for the lost dreams by gsdark  
Lady Lithriel by lithriel

2nd place was only half a point behind the winner.

Midnight Oasis by shoutsandwhispers

1st place

:thumb157650203:

Congratulations Erik!!

I wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful entries. It was so hard to choose favorites.
  • Listening to: the ocean out my window
  • Watching: fire works
  • Playing: with clay
  • Drinking: Miller Lite
I think one of the best things about being an artist is having an outlet. When my insides get so full that I think I might explode I am able to let it out this way. Solice might be too sad to appeal to anyone. I hope that's not the case because I need her gone. Soon.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?…

Solice Fairy Art Doll Full by LindaJaneThomas

Solice Fairy Art Doll by LindaJaneThomas
  • Listening to: the ocean out my window
  • Watching: fire works
  • Playing: with clay
  • Drinking: Miller Lite

Contest Deadline Approaching

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 29, 2010, 4:07 PM
Ok, there are a few things...

First, the Fairytale Contest Stamp by CearaFinn contest deadline is April 1st and it's almost here. If you are working on your submission still please contact me via a note!

Second, according to the contest rules, there canNOT be any visible signs such as watermarks that would prevent me from sending the judges a clear anonymous copy of the deviation. You can sign your wonderful art after the contest.  

Third, art is a personal thing. All of the submissions were wonderful. Therefore, I am not going to make the judges comments public. The only person who can view their own comments will be the artist and that is only if they request to view them.

Fourth, the judges are going to stay anonymous. Period.

Finally, if you don't see your submission in the file roxanne74.deviantart.com/favou… NOTE me with the thumbnail! I have had about 3000 notes since the contest started and I want to make sure everyone gets their submissions entered.

And something else for you...I've been contacted by another publisher and a three time published author of children's books. I've checked on both and they are real. Both want to use my dolls as characters in childrens books. I'm not writing this as a yay me because to me, it seems like a four letter word...WORK! I am already discussing doing a book with a publisher. I have the attention span of a gnat so listening to anyone on the phone past hello is tedious.
If I approve of the story line(s) I will allow dolls I create to be used in the books. They found me. They want me to sculpt dolls for the books. Basically, I already have the job if I decided to take it. They seem to have characters and a basic story line already. But they don't have my dolls yet so they probably don't have an illustrator.

I have a meeting set up in April to meet with a publisher who is flying to Hawaii. I had planned on just taking a few sculpts and figuring out what they want me to do and if I want to do it. But I was thinking I might be able to help a few people out here in the process. If I get enough of contestants showing interest, I will put together a short portfolio consisting of photo representations (just like we did here in this contest) of my dolls, only with your names, websites and any other info you think is pertinent.
It could be a way to get the artwork done here in the right hands. If it sounds like something you are interested in NOTE me:-).

This opportunity is only open to the people who participated in the contest and who actually made it through all the blah blah blah.

  • Listening to: the ocean out my window
  • Reading: faces in the fluffy white clouds
  • Watching: turquoise waves lick the white sands
  • Playing: with clay
  • Eating: Who can afford to eat now days?
  • Drinking: A tall glass of Sweet Tea

You have got to see this!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 28, 2010, 9:04 PM
First of all, I admit that I don't anything about digital art so this may not be all that amazing.
I have tried to keep up with the comments for all of the contest entries and I was browsing comments on this submission Lady Lithriel by lithriel by :iconlithriel:.

The submission by itself is wonderful but she shows her process here and I haven't seen anything like it before. It's way cool. You have got to watch this!
Lady Lithriel Steps by lithriel

  • Listening to: the ocean out my window
  • Reading: faces in the fluffy white clouds
  • Watching: turquoise waves lick the white sands
  • Playing: with clay
  • Eating: Who can afford to eat now days?
  • Drinking: A tall glass of Sweet Tea

Bona Dea Fauna Auction

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 26, 2010, 6:34 PM
My newest art doll sculpture is up for auction on ebay.
Most of my collectors collect fairies so even though I think this little one is amazing I don't know who she will appeal to.

I really can't wait to learn a few tricks on photoshop so I can start writing cute little stories with the art dolls. The auctions will read like little fairy tales. It will be way more fun to view the auctions then.

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?…

Hope you like her and thank you so much for peeking at her!!

  • Listening to: the ocean out my window
  • Reading: faces in the fluffy white clouds
  • Watching: turquoise waves lick the white sands
  • Playing: with clay
  • Eating: Who can afford to eat now days?
  • Drinking: A tall glass of Sweet Tea

New Contestant Features

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 20, 2010, 6:22 PM
Please check to make sure your entry is in this folder roxanne74.deviantart.com/favou…

:iconmoonstar4183:

Keeper of the Zodiac Gate 7 by Moonstar4183 Botanical Conservatory 02 by Moonstar4183 Mosaic Fairy by Moonstar4183

:iconihsahnity:

:thumb155185265: :thumb152128591: :thumb140233990:

:iconpygar:

Mature Content

Summer Cooling by Pygar
Flying Without Wings by Pygar

Mature Content

Her Prince by Pygar


:iconmadmoisellemeli:

Geisha by MADmoiselleMeli :thumb141106675: Laughting Harlekin Pendant by MADmoiselleMeli

:iconthefantasim:

In My Woods by TheFantaSim The Giving Tree by TheFantaSim Deep Longing by TheFantaSim

:iconbitchinblack:

:thumb91984354: :thumb55196215: :thumb140477546:

:iconwannabebird:

:thumb152315384: :thumb146332350: :thumb144180406:

:icontytaniafairy:

Enchaated lilly by tytaniafairy

:iconyuna2007:

:thumb101270391: :thumb92359930: :thumb138050204:

:icondameodessa:

I just needed love... by DameOdessa Intimacy in the evening by DameOdessa A Pandora secret by DameOdessa

:iconyaolin-yaolin:

Full moon and cherry blossoms by Yaolin-Yaolin :thumb141147645: Toby's smile by Yaolin-Yaolin

  • Listening to: the ocean out my window
  • Reading: faces in the fluffy white clouds
  • Watching: turquoise waves lick the white sands
  • Playing: with clay
  • Eating: Who can afford to eat now days?
  • Drinking: A tall glass of Sweet Tea

New Entries

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 17, 2010, 9:45 AM
So all of the journals featuring the contest entries are full. I can't add anymore to them. And that makes me sooo happy because it means that this contest has been a smashing success.
Here are all the newest entries! I have been having a hard time with DA the last few days. If you don't see your entries please let me know. Some of the more recent ones that I added didn't show up. I apologize for that and will fix it as soon as I get your message :-)

:iconkristeli10: Dreaming Away From Home by kristeli10
:iconremizia: Putting on her ruby necklace by remizia
:iconmaureenolder:
:icongniffies: Contest by Gniffies
:iconmotherearth01::thumb156877526::thumb156877216::thumb156877377:
:iconfairyfreakster: Funny Girl Fairy by fairyfreakster
:iconleeannekortus: Moon touched wings by LeeAnneKortus
:iconkiriya: My Special Wish by Kiriya
:iconbonnieyoung::thumb156952565:
:iconthefantasim: The Dark Power by TheFantaSim
:iconmadmoisellemeli::thumb156996309: Pixies Secret by MADmoiselleMeli:thumb157563842:
:iconchris10: Raisa by Chris10 Elva by Chris10
:iconlunebleu: Fairy's lost tale by LuneBleu
:iconmrscullen: back for your love by MrsCullen
:iconpygar: No Cranberries by Pygar
:iconjolly-imp: Fairytale by Jolly-Imp
:iconartofedge: Glow by ArtOfEdge
:iconblackthornart: curious by blackthornart
:iconlochnessa2: Vortex by lochnessa2
:iconarianereis: wonderland by arianereis
:iconvanthmithra: Fae by VanthMithra
:icondsibley: Sister Moon by dsibley
:iconithildiel: Passage to Fairy by Ithildiel
:iconanotherwanderer: Gothic fairytale by anotherwanderer
:iconkatiezgreatie: FaerieTale by katiezgreatie
:iconsomnolentimages:
:iconsweetangel1: sweetfae by sweetangel1
:icons0wil0: Tink in Red by S0WIL0
:iconmiracledrugs::thumb157230021:
:iconintano::thumb157248397:
:iconlavolpecimina: Hyaline by LaVolpeCimina
:iconziizii-rock::thumb157352180:
:iconihsahnity::thumb157650203:

  • Listening to: the ocean out my window
  • Reading: faces in the fluffy white clouds
  • Watching: turquoise waves lick the white sands
  • Playing: with clay
  • Eating: Who can afford to eat now days?
  • Drinking: A tall glass of Sweet Tea
Featuring the latest Fairytale Contest Stamp by CearaFinn roxanne74.deviantart.com/journ… submissions. These artists have created serious digital magic by creating a classic fairytale feel using one of a kind, artist made fairy dolls made by :iconlindajanethomas:.  Hope you enjoy looking at the submissions as much as I've enjoyed them!

Abby Green Fae 2 by LindaJaneThomas

:iconkristeli10: Dreaming Away From Home by kristeli10

Ruby Slippers Face by LindaJaneThomas

:iconremizia: Putting on her ruby necklace by remizia

Ruby Slippers by LindaJaneThomas

:iconmaureenolder:

Ooak BABY Faerie by LindaJaneThomas

:icongniffies: Contest by Gniffies

Sea Nymph Mermaid by LindaJaneThomas Finished Wip by LindaJaneThomas Commission Part 1.b by LindaJaneThomas
:iconmotherearth01::thumb156877526::thumb156877216::thumb156877377:

Funny Girl Full by LindaJaneThomas

:iconfairyfreakster: Funny Girl Fairy by fairyfreakster

Sister Moon by LindaJaneThomas

:iconleeannekortus: Moon touched wings by LeeAnneKortus

Tilt 2 OOak fAIRY Art Doll by LindaJaneThomas

:iconkiriya: My Special Wish by Kiriya

Monarch Fairy Male 2 by LindaJaneThomas

:iconbonnieyoung::thumb156952565:

Burden Fae by LindaJaneThomas Commission Part 1.b by LindaJaneThomas

:iconthefantasim: The Dark Power by TheFantaSim

Pez Fairy by LindaJaneThomas

:iconmadmoisellemeli::thumb156996309:

Ruby Slippers by LindaJaneThomas

:iconchris10: Raisa by Chris10

Tattered Fairies OOAK Fairy 7 by LindaJaneThomas

:iconlunebleu: Fairy's lost tale by LuneBleu

Gothic Bride Doll by LindaJaneThomas

:iconmrscullen: back for your love by MrsCullen

Commission Part 1.b by LindaJaneThomas

:iconjolly-imp: Fairytale by Jolly-Imp

Pez Fairy by LindaJaneThomas

:iconartofedge: Glow by ArtOfEdge

New WIP 2 by LindaJaneThomas

:iconblackthornart: curious by blackthornart

Mature Content

The Angel OOAK ART DOLL by LindaJaneThomas


:iconlochnessa2: Vortex by lochnessa2

Summer OOAK Fairy Art Doll by LindaJaneThomas

:iconarianereis: wonderland by arianereis

Perri OOAK Fairy by LindaJaneThomas

:iconvanthmithra: Fae by VanthMithra

Sister Moon by LindaJaneThomas

:icondsibley: Sister Moon by dsibley

Pale by LindaJaneThomas

:iconithildiel: Passage to Fairy by Ithildiel

Gothic Bride Doll by LindaJaneThomas

:iconanotherwanderer: Gothic fairytale by anotherwanderer

Sister Moon by LindaJaneThomas

:iconkatiezgreatie: FaerieTale by katiezgreatie

Fairytale Photo Manip/Digital Art Contest Update

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 9, 2010, 3:44 PM
Fairytale Contest Stamp by CearaFinn Created by :iconcearafinn: If you are not familiar with Lauren's work you must visit her galleries. She is such an amazingly kind and superbly talented artist. Thank you for the contest stamp Lauren! You are such a gem!

I will regularly update the journal with new entries. Please scroll down to the bottom to view the new entries. Click on the images and let the artists know that you support them. That is what DA is all about. There are so many beautiful pieces in their galleries.

The prizes:
An original, one of a kind, fairy art doll sculpture made by me. Larger than most of my art dolls this sculpture measures 10 inches standing height. She's almost done. I have a hard time putting value on my work but my pieces sell on a weekly basis anywhere from $200-$600. The winner of this contest will receive a Fairy via priority mail or the cash proceeds from the sale of the doll. Average final sale prices are currently $387.00.
Contest prize 2 by LindaJaneThomas    Contest 1 by LindaJaneThomas (this art doll is still a work in progress much more still needs to be done.)
If you win this contest, and happen to want the money more than a fairy sculpture, note me. I will sale it to my collector base and send you the money via paypal (because its immediate) or by whatever method you prefer.

Finalists will receive a feature in Laurens :icongingerkellystudio: journal.  And I am collecting additional volunteer features for the finalists.
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive features and stamps from :iconvaledhelven: Finalist will receive a feature from Eleanor :iconwintersmagic:.

All entries will be featured (and linked back to the artists DA gallery) on my blog which is being heavily advertised by the Honolulu gallery from my upcoming April show. Already it is receiving over 100 new viewers per day.

The rules:

1. Following the theme of "Fairytale" you must use one of my photos in my gallery and create something with a classic fairytale feel to it.
2. Note me to let me know which photo you plan on sending and I can send the photobucket link if it is available.  
3. By entering the digital artist grants me permission for me to post their entries on my blog and in my journal here. All work will be credited and linked back to the deviants gallery.
4. Your submissions will be seen by many. Take pride in your submission. Whether it is a digital painting or a photo manip, make it your own. Take all the artist liberties you need to put your personal style stamp on it. All entries from all levels of skill are welcomed but remember that the grand prize is going to be at the very least $200.00 USD (or the art doll) which spends very real.
5. The entries will be narrowed down to finalists by me. This is not a popularity contest. It is an art contest. The submissions will be judged based off of the artists abilities to create.
6. The finalists will be judged by 3 people that know more about digital art and photo manipulation skills. At this time, I wish to keep them private so they can't be influenced. They will be presented with the deviations and judge creativity, skill and technique.
7. The entry deadline will be Sunday March 14th. After March 14th no more entries will be accepted. However, the art submission deadline is April 1st. I set it up this way to give artists time to commit to the entry, choose a fairy, and create with no rush.
8. Final entry submissions canNOT have watermarks on them. The finalist judges should not be thinking about who they judge. They should think about what they are judging.

If you can't participate but know of someone who might wish to please help promote the contest. Also, if you would be willing to feature the finalists in your journals please note me.

Update: I have received many requests for better photos. Unfortunately, I'm not a great photographer. Quite honestly, I suck. With some images I can help by providing more options from a photobucket account, but some of the images only have what is here in the gallery. I will work with you the best I can.

This is my first ever contest. Please help me make it a success! I can't wait to see what the creative artists here come up with. I thank all of the participants, and Deviants that have promoted the contest, from the bottom of my heart.

Please click on the thumbnails to got to the artists deviation and look at the enlarged files. There are so many details that just don't show up on the smaller files.

Submissions:

:iconim1happy: Treasures Unseen by im1happy I Just Want To Play by im1happy   
:iconjellybellyzee::thumb155372576:
:iconkimsbutterflygarden: Fairytale Contest Entry by KimsButterflyGarden  
:icondameodessa: Waiting for my mother... by DameOdessa Come on, play in the twilight by DameOdessa
:iconmoonstar4183: Fairytale Contest - Forgotten by Moonstar4183
:icontopazlights::thumb155114103: My Gift by topazlights
:iconbitchinblack::thumb155262247:
:iconvoodoo-butta: What kind of creature are you? by voodoo-butta
:iconyuna2007::thumb155447458:
:icontytaniafairy: For Just Jane by tytaniafairy
:iconbellasofran: fairytale contest by BellaSofran
:iconaaafotos::thumb155506542:
:iconshatteredself::thumb155543186::thumb156046354:
:iconjenna-rose: Fairy of the Forest by Jenna-Rose
:iconalosa: Tell me the story by Alosa
:icontroll711::thumb155785147:
:iconann-mclaren: Faun And Fairy by Ann-McLaren
:iconnovadrakkon: Sun Baby by NovaDrakkon There's A Story to Be Told by NovaDrakkon Finding My Wings by NovaDrakkon
:iconyaolin-yaolin: Would you lead me... by Yaolin-Yaolin
:iconlady-adonia::thumb155929017::thumb156019782:
:iconmorteque: .:Help me find it...:. by Morteque .:A Fairy In The Woods:. by Morteque
:iconeowynrus: The request for the help by EowynRus Expectation of a miracle by EowynRus
:icondonnyjrmail: Sad Littla Luma by donnyjrmail
:iconmelaniematerne: Luma by MelanieMaterne
:iconaloneinuniverseart: The Little Match Girl by AloneInUniverseArt
:iconjazzine: Waters' Edge by Jazzine
:icons0wil0: Gothic Water Goddess by S0WIL0
:iconanotherwanderer: Gothic fairytale by anotherwanderer
:iconmistraven:

Mature Content

Abandoned by MistRaven
Playtime by MistRaven
:iconfaoiltiarna-wolf: Underwater Dreaming by Faoiltiarna-Wolf
:iconviolscraper: Neverland Mourning by violscraper
:iconecathe: So far away from here by Ecathe
:iconnicolecijsfantasyart::thumb156157250::thumb156250843:
:iconirinama: Sister Moon by irinama
:iconshadeybabey: I Dream... by ShadeyBabey
:iconhannsaki: the light fairy by hannsaki
:iconazurylipfe: Soulmates by azurylipfe
:iconvaledhelven::thumb156178314::thumb156227237:
:iconpatriciarodelaartist: Drifting In Dreams by PatriciaRodelaArtist
:iconpaperdreamerart: Fairy Dreamer's Pond by PaperDreamerArt
:iconthefantasim: Dodi by TheFantaSim Pale by TheFantaSim
:iconjasime-gyspy: Faeire Light by jasime-gyspy
:icongltrbear21::thumb156193701:
:iconwintersmagic:
:iconda-snigdha: Sad fairy by da-snigdha
:iconflottycrumptee: Fairytale PhotoManip by FLoTTycRumPTee
:iconartisalma: :thumb156390728:
:iconwannabebird::thumb156343470:
:iconsylwia77: Rosy Fairy by Sylwia77
:iconcocodrillo::thumb156374246:
:iconvinternv: Keeper of Tales by VinternV
:iconblackthornart: Little Fae by blackthornart
:iconflina: Tiny by flina Small Wonders by flina
:iconsaeliel-lamorte::thumb156498119:
:icondesignbykatt: Deep in the Oaks by DesignbyKatt
:icongetemono:
:iconromanticfae: ladybugs and strawberrys by RomanticFae
:iconrustymermaid: Calling the butterflies by rustymermaid
:iconziizii-rock: Magical Moment by ZiiZii-RocK
:iconmaureenolder:
:iconbatty-phoenix: Midnight In Cottingley by Batty-Phoenix
:iconmanwathiell: Sleepy Oak Baby Fae by Manwathiell
:icontwins72: Please don't go by Twins72
:iconnataly1st: La Fata Sognatrice by Nataly1st
:icongertrudisesmeraldina: Beautiful nightmare by gertrudisesmeraldina
:iconsilaynne: The Forgotten Fairytale by Silaynne
:iconellyevans679: Fairy Friends by Ellyevans679
:iconithildiel: Passage to Fairy by Ithildiel
:iconmadmoisellemeli: Pixies Secret by MADmoiselleMeli

  • Listening to: the ocean out my window
  • Reading: faces in the fluffy white clouds
  • Watching: turquoise waves lick the white sands
  • Playing: with clay
  • Eating: Who can afford to eat now days?
  • Drinking: A tall glass of Sweet Tea

Digital Art with Dolls Contest Entries pt 2

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 9, 2010, 3:44 PM
Here are the contest entries so far. I have separated them by doll in order to appreciate the different styles and techniques of the digital artists who have participated in the contest!
Please let me know if you submitted an entry and you don't see it here.

Dodi Ooak Fairy by LindaJaneThomas Dodi Fae
:iconmorteque: .:Help me find it...:. by Morteque
:iconthefantasim: Dodi by TheFantaSim
:iconwannabebird: :thumb156343470:
:iconmaureenolder:

Commission Part 1.b by LindaJaneThomas Commissioned Doll
:iconeowynrus: The request for the help by EowynRus
:iconaloneinuniverseart: The Little Match Girl by AloneInUniverseArt
:iconvaledhelven: :thumb156178314:
:iconda-snigdha: Sad fairy by da-snigdha
:iconsaeliel-lamorte: :thumb156498119:
:icontwins72: Please don't go by Twins72
:icontroll711: :thumb155785147:

Gothic Bride Doll by LindaJaneThomas Gothic Bride Commission
:icons0wil0: Gothic Water Goddess by S0WIL0
:iconanotherwanderer: Gothic fairytale by anotherwanderer

Tattered Fairies OOAK Fairy 8 by LindaJaneThomas Gothic Fae
:iconmistraven:

Mature Content

Abandoned by MistRaven

:icongertrudisesmeraldina: Beautiful nightmare by gertrudisesmeraldina
:iconihsahnity: :thumb156397342:
:iconnovadrakkon: There's A Story to Be Told by NovaDrakkon

Faun by LindaJaneThomas Faun
:iconann-mclaren: Faun And Fairy by Ann-McLaren
:iconnovadrakkon: There's A Story to Be Told by NovaDrakkon
:iconwintersmagic:
:iconrustymermaid: Calling the butterflies by rustymermaid

Ametrine by LindaJaneThomas Ametrine
:iconjazzine: Waters' Edge by Jazzine

OOAK Baby Bunny Fae by LindaJaneThomas Bunny Baby
:iconnovadrakkon: Sun Baby by NovaDrakkon
:iconmanwathiell: Sleepy Oak Baby Fae by Manwathiell
:iconpatriciarodelaartist: Drifting In Dreams by PatriciaRodelaArtist

Old piece by LindaJaneThomas Green Fairy
:iconyaolin-yaolin: Would you lead me... by Yaolin-Yaolin

Ooak Fairy Bow by LindaJaneThomas Bow Fae
:iconshadeybabey: I Dream... by ShadeyBabey
:iconsaeliel-lamorte: :thumb156498119:

Tattered Fairies OOAK Fairy by LindaJaneThomas Blue Fae
:iconziizii-rock: Magical Moment by ZiiZii-RocK
:iconmadmoisellemeli: Pixies Secret by MADmoiselleMeli


Sea Nymph Mermaid by LindaJaneThomas Sea Nymph
:iconfaoiltiarna-wolf: Underwater Dreaming by Faoiltiarna-Wolf
:icongetemono:

Burden Fae by LindaJaneThomas Burden Fae
:iconviolscraper: Neverland Mourning by violscraper

Kim Fairy by LindaJaneThomas Kim Fae
:iconalosa: Tell me the story by Alosa

Chime OOAK Fairy 3 by LindaJaneThomas Chime Fairy
:iconhannsaki: the light fairy by hannsaki
:iconpaperdreamerart: Fairy Dreamer's Pond by PaperDreamerArt

Fairy Dreamer's Pond by PaperDreamerArt Pale Fairy
:iconthefantasim: Pale by TheFantaSim
:iconithildiel: Passage to Fairy by Ithildiel

Ooak Fairy Whatever by LindaJaneThomas Crimson Faery
:iconnovadrakkon: There's A Story to Be Told by NovaDrakkon
:iconvaledhelven: :thumb156178314:

Monarch Fairy Male 2 by LindaJaneThomas Monarch Male
:iconartisalma: :thumb156390728:

  • Listening to: the ocean out my window
  • Reading: faces in the fluffy white clouds
  • Watching: turquoise waves lick the white sands
  • Playing: with clay
  • Eating: Who can afford to eat now days?
  • Drinking: A tall glass of Sweet Tea
These are RANDOMLY picked features of a few artists who are participating in my digital art contest. Please visit  roxanne74.deviantart.com/journ… to see the rest of the submissions.

:iconim1happy: created this I Just Want To Play by im1happy from Finished Wip full by LindaJaneThomas

:icontopazlights: created My Gift by topazlights from Tilt 2 OOak fAIRY Art Doll by LindaJaneThomas

:iconshatteredself: created :thumb156046354: from Prosperity Fairy 4 by LindaJaneThomas

:iconda-snigdha: created Sad fairy by da-snigdha from Commission Part 1.b by LindaJaneThomas

:iconwintersmagic: created from Faun Full by LindaJaneThomas

:iconthefantasim: created Dodi by TheFantaSim from Dodi Ooak Fairy2 by LindaJaneThomas

:iconpaperdreamerart: created Fairy Dreamer's Pond by PaperDreamerArt from Chime OOAK Fairy 3 by LindaJaneThomas

:iconpatriciarodelaartist: created Drifting In Dreams by PatriciaRodelaArtist from OOAK Baby Bunny Fae by LindaJaneThomas

:iconvaledhelven: created :thumb156227237: from Fairy Friends by LindaJaneThomas

:iconazurylipfe: created Soulmates by azurylipfe from Abby Fae by LindaJaneThomas

:iconshadeybabey: created I Dream... by ShadeyBabey from Ooak Fairy Bow by LindaJaneThomas

:iconfaoiltiarna-wolf: created Underwater Dreaming by Faoiltiarna-Wolf from Sea Nymph Mermaid by LindaJaneThomas

:iconmelaniematerne: created Luma by MelanieMaterne from Luma full by LindaJaneThomas

:iconlady-adonia: created :thumb155929017: from Perri OOAK Fairy by LindaJaneThomas

:icons0wil0: created Gothic Water Goddess by S0WIL0 from Gothic Bride Doll by LindaJaneThomas
All digital artists are welcome.

:iconlindajanethomas: is having a contest for digital artists and photo manipulations.

Click here roxanne74.deviantart.com/journ… to see the rules and prizes.

A few example of submissions:
Twilight by     :icondameodessa:     Come on, play in the twilight by DameOdessa
Play by         :iconim1happy:       I Just Want To Play by im1happy
Fairytale by    :iconbitchinblack:  :thumb155262247:
Secrets by      :iconyuna2007:      :thumb155447458:
Fairy World by  :iconshatteredself: :thumb155543186:
Heart by        :iconmorteque:       .:Help me find it...:. by Morteque
Sunbaby by      :iconnovadrakkon:    Sun Baby by NovaDrakkon
Fairyland by    :iconlady-adonia:   :thumb155929017:

Visit the journal roxanne74.deviantart.com/journ… to see the rest of the amazing entries. There is still enough time the enter. Final date to enter is March 14th, 2010. Final date to Submit art is April 1st, 2010.

Prizes: Emily Fae by LindaJaneThomas Kim Fairy by LindaJaneThomas Ruby Slippers Face by LindaJaneThomas

        An original, hand sculpted, one of a kind art doll or the cash proceeds from the sale of the art doll (weekly sale prices range between $200-$600 USD)
:iconlindajanethomas: is having a Fairytale Contest Stamp by CearaFinn

Using an image from the :iconlindajanethomas: gallery to create a digital art deviation with a fairytale theme.

Entry deadline is March 14th, 2010

roxanne74.deviantart.com/journ… to contest.

The grand prize is an art doll or the CASH proceeds from the art doll (they sell weekly from $200-$600).
Fairytale Contest Stamp by CearaFinn

The prizes:
Features in a number of popular digital artists journals (still haven't fully updated the journal.)
An original, one of a kind, art doll sculpture or the cash proceeds that the doll generates (they sell on a weekly basis for $200-$600).
Featured on a heavily advertised blog with links back to your work.

Rules:
Using an image from :iconlindajanethomas:'s gallery, do a photo manipulation or a digital painting.
Create a picture that creates a story along the "fairytale" theme.

Please refer to the journal roxanne74.deviantart.com/journ… for contest deadline and details.

An excellent opportunity to win a cash prize or original piece of art, and increased exposure.
Fairytale Contest Stamp by CearaFinn Created by :iconcearafinn:

This is a contest for digital artists and photo manipulations.
Using an image from :iconlindajanethomas:'s gallery, create a fairytale. The contestants will be featured in my journal, my blog which is heavily advertised (with links back to your DA site). And one contestant will win an original, one of a kind, art doll sculpture made by me. My pieces sell on a weekly basis anywhere from $200-$600. The winner of this contest will receive a fairy via priority mail or if the winner prefers they can take the cash proceeds from the sell of the doll. Winners will also receive a feature in Laurens :icongingerkellystudio: journal.



The rules:

1. Following the theme of "Fairytale" you must use one of my photos in my gallery and create a fairytale scene.
2. Note me to let me know which photo you plan on sending.
3. Your entry grants me permission for me to post the entries (you will be reference with a link to your gallery).
4. The entries will be narrowed down to finalists by me based off the the ability of the artist to tell a story with their art.
5. This is not a popularity contest where the winner wins by votes. It is an art contest and submissions will be judged based off of the ability of the artist to put emotion and story into their entry.
7. The deadline will be Sunday March 14th.

If you can't participate due please help spread the word.

Note :iconlindajanethomas: if you need further details. And if you are a photo manip artitst or a digital artist, ENTER!!!!
I came across a stamp from a deviant that I watch. :thumb153205086:
This deviants :iconsassawj: photos show wonderful attributes about animals. I found their page and I thought "Haha, how cute, awww!" And I put this deviant on watch to admire the personalities of their pets.

This journal is about trying to understand a thought process.

The stamp description was set up not to receive comments...And what was written communicated that this deviant did NOT want someone like me who admires their deviations quietly watching them. They also seem not to want people who feel a connection of similarity watching or commenting on their page. They did not care for the comments of random animal lovers. They don't want people who aren't especially loquacious watching or commenting. They don't want people who aren't professional photography critics commenting. They don't want people who are not personal friends commenting. And the list went on...

I get it. I'm not welcome, so I take my leave.

But I don't understand the thought process...

What is the point? If not expanding and opening to new ideas, exploring how what we do makes others feel or feeling gratification from simple words of appreciation from others?

My take: I appreciate every comment and view. I don't expect all comments about technique or skill, because most people viewing are NOT sculptors; and a piece of art that cannot invoke or provoke is not art. In my eyes, skill does not make an artist it makes a craftsman. I'm happy with all levels of participation including criticism. It is my belief that art is subjective. At times I may be inclined to disagree with comments but that doesn't make the critcism any less useful or helpful or appreciated because it expands my awareness of what others see.

That's me. I would like to be enlightned. I want to understand the other side.
  • Listening to: the ocean out my window
  • Reading: journals
  • Watching: the afternoon waves
  • Playing: with clay
  • Drinking: Sweet Iced Tea
:iconvaledhelven: The lovely Ellen made me this awesome stamp and made my whole week super bright! Please take a minute to check out her gallery!!! She is the sweetest deviant! I just adore her!!!

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  • Listening to: the ocean out my window
  • Reading: journals
  • Watching: the afternoon waves
  • Playing: with clay
  • Drinking: Sweet Iced Tea
I wanted to share Ruby Slippers. My latest fairy for sale. Please check her out :-)

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Ruby Slippers by LindaJaneThomas
  • Listening to: silence
  • Reading: Lewis
  • Watching: faces of loved ones
  • Playing: with clay
  • Eating: thinking of chicken
  • Drinking: Sweet Iced Tea
Hi there! I have a new fairy up for auction on ebay!
I'm working on a few dolls that I don't think are my usual style. Because of that I probably list them on Etsy and wait for the right person to come along and appreciate them. I can't wait to finish but I'm really so busy I feel like my head is spinning off.

Take a look at my new auction!
Thanks so much

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Ametrine OOAK Fairy by LindaJaneThomas
  • Listening to: silence
  • Reading: Lewis
  • Watching: faces of loved ones
  • Playing: with clay
  • Eating: thinking of chicken
  • Drinking: Sweet Iced Tea