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Treasured Gifts from Friends 2014

Thank you so much!!!

:iconvasidgallery: Angel by VasiDgallery
:iconmsfowle: Tulips Wallpaper by msfowle
:iconginas-cakes: Just for you :) by ginas-cakes
:iconblueivyviolet: dedicated to...part 3 by BlueIvyViolet
:icondigithalie:For all the Gangstas of Love by Digithalie
:icondigithalie: Marley by Digithalie
:iconvineyard86: Today's Halo by Vineyard86
:icontigles1artistry: Tsurus and the Japanese Legend by Tigles1Artistry
:iconvasidgallery: Woman by VasiDgallery
:iconvasidgallery:May blues by VasiDgallery
:iconiskarlata: A Swan Lake Moment by iskarlata
:iconiskarlata: A Swan Lake Dance Moment by iskarlata
:icongigi50: West Indian Cana by gigi50
:icondarkallegiance666: Little Witches at Work by darkallegiance666
:iconarte-de-junqueiro: Peaceful Times Ahead by Arte-de-Junqueiro
:icongigi50: Pretty Plumeria for May by gigi50
:iconkmygraphic: May by KmyGraphic
:iconraikanearthdragon: MayEbony's Gift by RaikanEarthDragon

With Love for Those Who Suffer

Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are NOT a sign of weakness. They are signs of having tried to remain strong for too long. Share the support. Let those who struggle know they’re not alone…


My Awards

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda
How can I thank you Eve :iconthegalleryofeve: and Gigi :icongigi50: for nominating me for the Angel Without Wings project? This is such an honour to join you both, and the other amazing Angels, I'm so happy and thankful to have been nominated. This award also included features by
:iconnameda::iconsignmeupscotty::iconangelica-lily: :iconevelivesey::iconwishmasteralchemist::icongigi50:
:iconannissina::iconbushaqua::icondieffi: :iconthegalleryofeve::iconstygma:


Angels And Gangstas Group Monthly Award by MayEbony
Thank you to all of the very sweet Angels and Gangstas, and particularly to :iconmypeanutgallery: for presenting me with the monthly :iconangels-and-gangstas: Award in June 2014 . I guess it was for starting up the group for all of the dear 'Angels Without Wings' and 'Gangstas of Love' and getting everything off the ground.


Heartist by Nameda
My goodness, I've today (17th Jun '14) been awarded with a deviantHEART from :icondeviantheart: Thank you so very much dear Denise :iconsserenita: and all at deviantHEART: that means so much to me!
The text they so kindly wrote reads...
May is one of those wonderful people that you don't get to meet very often in life. She is a shining example of a caring and loving deviant, and her entire page is a tribute to the community she loves. She is constantly showing her gratitude through special projects and features bringing stand-out deviants into the spotlight. Most prominently, May is a representative for The Angels Without Wings program, as well as a recipient of the award herself!

May is beloved by so many people and is just a shining ray of light spreading love and joy wherever she goes! She is proud of her beautiful family and her gallery is a testament to her love for life. She is truly someone that we all look up to and aspire to be. It is with great pleasure that I bestow the honor of Featured Heartist on MayEbony!


Thank you so much to dear Beverly :iconartbybeverly: for this beautiful award (created by the talented :iconkmygraphic:) for Beverly's group :iconinspirationstation1:
You Inspire Me by KmyGraphic

Interviews & Whole Journal Features

Sincere thanks to...
:iconangels-and-gangstas: authored by
:iconmypeanutgallery: May A-A-G AwardI am honored to present  Angels-And-Gangstas Monthly Award.
May's Award goes to :iconMayEbony: MayEbony

May is the kind of person we all aspire to be.
She is devoted to her wonderful family,
dedicated to AWW and Angels-And-Gangstas,
a gifted and talented artist in many mediums,
and always ready to encourage us to do our best.
May even made the Award Angel!
Here is a glimpse into her beautiful world.


:iconoptionator: Thank You May for 3 Months Premium!!!The greatest THANK YOU to MayEbony for giving me premium membership for tree months!

Happy Birthday and Bright Tomorrows Eve by MayEbony
Wangara Plantation Sunset by MayEbony
Balinese Living Wall by MayEbony Imposing Petronas Towers KL by MayEbony

:iconsesam-is-open: Beautiful Couples In Life And In Art - Part SevenIn a time when nothing is more certain than change, the attachment of two people to one another has become a rare thing, but just this increases its beauty.
All of us want to love and to be loved, but this is not easy at all!:icontruesmiles:
Love doesn't means only "I Love You", love means commitment and respect, a strong shoulder who can support your head at any moment, a warm heart who can  receive your joys, an energetic hand which can relieve all pain and depression, a mysterious smile during a dance, which always conjures the First Dance, but above all, love is the only feeling  that shines over time when our hair is white and our wrinkles talk about memories.
This is love and life, this is what all of us dream to have and to share this is what we have to respect and cherish.
I had the chance to meet some beautiful couples in our  dA community and I have the pleasure to dedicate a series of journals to them.
I want to do this because I want to let them know how

:iconsesam-is-open: Beautiful Lilies for May!Today is a special day for my lovely friend May :iconmayebony::iconsomehugsplz::party:

Yellow Leaves by MayEbonyIndian Ocean and Green Rocks by MayEbonyHe Fell In Love by MayEbonyImposing Petronas Towers KL by MayEbonyStatue With Reflections by MayEbony
Nusa Dua, Bali Sunrise by MayEbonyLove Like Sugar by MayEbonyTulips Bright by MayEbonyCamel OOB by MayEbonyWTHT 44 by MayEbony
Grevillea Banquet by MayEbonyCup of Tea by MayEbonyRose in Green by MayEbonyPhang-Nga Bay Junk Cruise by MayEbonySisters OOB by MayEbony
Winthrop Hall Arches at Night by MayEbonyGreen Goddess Cala Lily by MayEbonyMain Course and Dessert by MayEbonyPurple Duranta by MayEbonyElephant Ride by MayEbony
My dear May, I wish you a beautiful life full of love, health and  joy and I want you to know that your wonderful words and attitude, always warm my heart.:tighthug:
Happy Birthday and may all your dreams to flourish like a gorgeous lily!:iconpinklilyplz::iconcakecookieplz::iconchampagneplz:
Flaming Flower 2 by jerryfrencho:thumb170638769:Virtuous by MissSpocksgroup of yellow lillys by Nipntuck3With Open Heart by Vividlight
Sun Salutation II by HanafaeLilium by Biljana1313:thumb16020

:icontoni-r: Interview with MayEbonyMayEbony
:bulletgreen: How did you got into photography? :bulletgreen:
My grandfather belonged to a camera club and asked me to go along as the model for his group one month.  The experience fascinated me.  This was in the days when film was the only choice and they had to wait until they’d finished the roll to see their results.  I was 13.
:bulletgreen: Which piece from your gallery are you most proud of, and why? :bulletgreen:
I still love Wave Spilling Over Rocks   I’d had my DSLR 6 months by then and was finally starting to understand its functions so this is one of my earliest pieces that I’d had to learn a great deal in order to take.  I’d really worked hard to earn this shot.  Plus I love how much there is to look at in the shot as well as the basic colours.
:bulletgreen: Have you ever achieved any awards for your photography? :bul

:iconinspirationstation1: Our Member Feature ~ May Ebony!Hi Everyone, we would like to introduce you to May, our second featured member!  Thank you Blue for a wonderful interview with May!
Here is just a small sample of May's amazing gallery of beautiful photo's:
Blue asked May: How long have you been an artist and do you remember what it was that lead you down this path in life, to be an artist?
I think I’ve had a love of beauty my whole life, but as far as creating art – that probably started when I got my first camera for my 11th birthday.  That was long, long ago in 1967 and my father bought me films that I could take only 12 pictures with, and a flash cube that gave you 4 flashes before you had to buy a new cube :iconteheplz:  My beautiful and beloved Grandfather was a good photographer and oil painter so I loved photography becaus

:iconthefavouriteshowcase: You Are the Star! - =MayEbony:iconswingonastarplz: New Features - You Are the Star!
Hello dear members,
This is a special feature to show each other how beautiful your work is!
Starting today I'll be featuring regularly one member here:
you can be the only star :iconreachforthestarsplz: in this feature.
I hope you all enjoy these features and please support each other by :+fav:ing and doing some features too if you can.
:icontardwaveplz: Do you want to be here?
Please leave a comment so I can choose more members to feature. If you are the chosen one I'll contact you to know which works you want to see featured ;)
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: [Star!] [Star!] [Star!]
MayEbony :iconmayebony:


[Star!] [Star!] [Star!] [Star!] [Star!] [Star!]

:icondevpremium: Birthday Feature Vol. 172Happy Birthday to MayEbony
Add your birthday to the list and you'll get featured too!

So Blue
by MayEbony

If you'd like to read the articles just click on any of the thumbnails.



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MayEbony has started a donation pool!
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I'd love to buy a print, but the chances are higher that I'll give the points away as Premiums or Prizes LOL

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I'm healthy, happy and *frantically* busy. I do check in occasionally, and will return fully to dA ASAP. Probably next year. 

35 deviants said I'll wait for you May :heart:

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Journal Entry: Sat Oct 18, 2014, 9:13 PM

Hello Everyone :blowkiss:

I'm still largely absent around here.  Thought I'd finished the preparations for my husband's 60th.  Well, I had!  But my beautiful Daughter-in-Law was going to do rather a lot towards the day so I asked if she needed me to 'help' (considering she is still doing a heck of a lot to help me, that was hardly a kind offer on my part!).  So I'm back to being very busy creating again.  There *will* be photos, I promise.  But not until after the party when the Secret is out :iconhardlaughplz:  I've told David so many 'tall tales' over the past 8 or so weeks that my nose has grown longer than Pinocchio's!!!  If I'm telling fibs I always make them **really** over the top and we've had some laughs about this 'party from hell' as it so far seems in his imagination.  I've threatened all the things he hates the most from karaoke on up :rofl:  He knows this is not what's happening though.  Well, he hopes not :D

So, let's share some of the things I've been :iconstarhugplz:ing lately.  I've finally managed to get through the majority of my messages that had been burdening me so badly.  Slowly, slowly, I'm clearing the dA backlog.  Slowly, slowly, I'm getting there with the party stuff.  Then we have a holiday coming up the week after the party, 2 more weeks with David off work, and then it'll be time to prepare for the Family Christmas Day at our house.  Along with my commitments to David, my sons, my grandchildren, 2 camera clubs and a hobby club I don't have time to get into any mischief :iconmeizfastplz::iconimdeadplz: :iconhardlaughplz:

Book Mice by B-Keks  Friends set you Free by DestinyBlue   Congregation by peterpateman   Autumnal Mists... by Tigles1Artistry   Dry Paint Quote by PurpleInk777    A Kind Of MagicOne dream, one soul, one prize, one goal, one golden glance of what should be,
It's a kind of magic...

:heart: HOPE YOU ALL LOVE IT :heart:



Green eye by RadcliffeftShin   Green eye by Darknee   Elements- Earth Update by AkaCirce

Little yellow flowers by George---Kirk    detail on Narcizo by SvitakovaEva    Happy birthday Lewi! by CaryAndFrankArts    Jenny by 1001G    Coastal Poppy Magic by TeaPhotography
    Monday MusesTuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly

Welcome to our activity on Mondays - Monday Muses!
It's all about the artists and artworks that inspire you! :painter:
There are many ways someone can be an inspiration. By displaying inspiring community spirit, or providing helpful resources for example. Or maybe you just stumbled over an amazing artwork that simply knocked you off your feet and inspired you to make something of your own right away. No matter what it is, we want you to share it!
Simply pick an artist or deviation you find inspiring in some way, and post them in a comment on this journal. Pleas
   It is raining flowers..... by Tigles1Artistry  Teenage Mutant Ninja Squirtle by LleNelleBelle   Motivational Penguin by B-Keks Cookies please not CAKES by GrumpySnapper
Forth Rail Bridge In The Evening! ~ Pastels by ArtBYbeverly   Early Morning Flight by SharPhotography   Testing the landing by GrumpySnapper   Time to reflect by Arte-de-Junqueiro   Man the lifeboats by Arte-de-Junqueiro   Secluded Horseshoe lake by gigi50   Autumnal Hues... by Tigles1Artistry   This is my moment by LordLJCornellPhotos   Building on a vast scale by LordLJCornellPhotos   Glacier upon glacier by gigi50   Sailing.... by Tigles1Artistry   rain drops by 1001G   Sen070 z50x70cm by duongquocdinh   White Daises Stock by jojo22   Basking in a Different Light by Scooby777   May day by m-eralp   Catcher by IndigoSummerr   Any closer I'd need skis by gigi50   Fresh and salt water mix by gigi50   Wisps buildings and sails by gigi50   Happy Birthday Allan by 1001G   LES FLEURS by gingado   Choir by cd32919   dedicated to...part 3 by BlueIvyViolet   Sun Dancer!  Colored Pencils by ArtBYbeverly   Rainbird trail 16 by gigi50   dancing in the breeze by LordLJCornellPhotos   Let the Night Come by Toni-R   Busy as a bee twiddly dee by LordLJCornellPhotos   The Veils of Maya by Nameda   Happy Pansy Birthday by gigi50   Happy Birthday Amy!! by BlueIvyViolet   dedicated to...part 4 by BlueIvyViolet   Distant Cousin? by Ganjamira   Drops by BirdVision   Rain by sojala   My Rainy Autumn Day by Rick-TinyWorlds   Flowers look so much better when I'm around by RavenMontoya   Ruby Throated Hummingbird by Andres-Cadena   Taking another shot of that sweet nectar by LordLJCornellPhotos   Everly by msfowle   Soon I'm an oak by AStoKo   Sleepy Kitty Ginger by XeniaChowaniec   AttractCrow by maiarcita   Happiness by A-Motive   Passage into Beautiful World... by Tigles1Artistry   A very tired looking Mum by GrumpySnapper   This is the nature of my being by LordLJCornellPhotos   Tale of the white boat by m-eralp   Wayside Finds 111 by Frank-Beer   Peas by Scooby777   She's A Beauty (Peace Rose) by Scooby777   Papilio machaon by Lentekriebel   beautiful lilacs by BlueIvyViolet   I am the prince of flowers by RavenMontoya   Got it! by Tiefenschaerfe   colours of sunset by photofairy   Behold the mighty 'Satan'! by RavenMontoya   Fire In The Sky Updated by Scooby777   Sunrise by regayip   Heart that heals by jennystokes   Summer poppy love by gigi50   Aufgeplatzt ... dem Licht entgegen by BiBiARTs   What The Hecks That #7 by kevoka   Flower girl by Katarina-Zirine   Just a doodle...oil on masonite 6x20 inches by ChristopherPollari   young Spur winged Lapwing by Yair-Leibovich   Rainbow Tutorial - The Great Skywatcher Guide by DarkSilverflame   Step by Step - Manga eye Tutorial + video tutorial by Saviroosje    how to take someone for granted (instructions).i. when the weight of the world is on their shoulders, leave them be.
when the heaviness transfers to you,
expect their sympathy.
ii. goodnight cuddles and kisses add a nice touch
to a relationship; it is far too much
for them to ask you to listen.
too much time is wasted, you see.
iii. yes, when they are curled up crying with their blanket or duvet or whatever instead of you for warmth, you know you're doing well.
they are beginning to tell
that you only want them for your own need.
iv. endless messages flood your phone. inbox. voicemail. letterbox. they want you but you are not there.
you don't care. congratulations - you're not too attached.
v. now it's the time to find someone new
to bend-over-backwards and jump through hoops for you.
she has gone crawling to someone else for support and is trying to forget your existence.
and just how do you feel about that?

Leafy Chameleon by FauxHead
2807c by Digithalie
Wet-Head by lensladyGreen Mamba Up Close by 8TwilightAngel8
    A Little Big WisdomRead it slowly.
Chapter 1
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost... I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.
Chapter 2
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in the same place.
But, it isn't my fault.
It still takes me a long time to get out.
Chapter 3
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in. It's a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault. I get out immediately.
Chapter 4
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.
Chapter 5
I walk down another street.
- Sogyal Rinpoche
    Tutorial - Understand And Resolve Social IssuesToday I want to share one of my deepest insights into human behavior that I always try to keep in mind.
If you learn the 2 rules described and explained below, if you absolutely live and breathe them, you will wield immense social power. You will be able to understand and solve a lot of social issues - including a great many of the threads on the "help with life" forum here on dA. It's because all of these issues are just different manifestations of these 2 fundamental rules. I encourage you to actually learn them or even print them out.
The 2 Rules
Rule 1: "If someone is angry, they are actually hurt. If someone is hurt, they are actually feeling a loss."
Comment 1: Generally, loss means that an expectation of someone has not been met. To resolve someone's anger and feeling of hurt, you must understand their loss and address it.
Rule 2: "Whatever any human has ever said to another human is at its base either one of
And that's all for now.  Really hope you've found some more artists and deviations to :iconloveloveplz:  I still have some craft Faves to share another time.

Heaps of Love :iconttaasst:

  • Listening to: My son and grandson talking
  • Reading: The computer screen (to prevent typos LOL)
  • Watching: The computer screen, hoping you'll love the featur
  • Playing: Just been playing a board game I made up myself
  • Eating: I'm between meals ;)
  • Drinking: Herbal coffee with coconut milk - my favourite!!!


Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
The 'Dream Harp' that I made for myself at a workshop over the Australia Day long weekend 2013.
Awarded 'Angel Without Wings' status on 7th Oct 2013 I have now joined up as a 'Gangsta of Love' to promote other Angels as they are awarded. I was also honoured with both the :iconangels-and-gangstas: Monthly Award, and the :icondeviantheart: Heartist Award in June 2014
Angel without Wings Award by NamedaGangstas of Love stamp by NamedaAngels And Gangstas Group Monthly Award by MayEbonyHeartist by Nameda
Current Residence: Perth, Australia with my rather yummy husband of 39 years
What matters most to me: My amazing husband, 2 amazing sons, amazing grandchildren and amazing daughter-in-law. And I'm not being flippant - they're all such Treasures!
Favourite genre of music: Techno
Favourite photographer: My Grandfather 'Grandad Brown'
Favourite style of art: Realistic, Nature and Gentle Beauty
Operating System: Bones, Muscles & Blood
MP3 player of choice: It's bright pink, and old, and I want a new one...
Wallpaper of choice: Constantly changing
Favourite cartoon character: Despise them all LOL
Personal Quote: Don't make the same mistake twice - think up new ones!!!

Look What I Sold!!!

Through my RedBubble Account. Check out my art as Greeting Cards or Prints If you wish to request any photo from my dA gallery just let me know and I can upload it to RedBubble the next day :eager:
Purple Frilled White Iris for Rich by MayEbony Pink Kunzea by MayEbony


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moondancer3 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +favlove ! Butterfly Free avatar 
AsunaNigma Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
:Heart Thank You:  I appreciate your fav+fav  and your kind words.May Wink Icon 
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for the fave!
GargoylesBlood Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:shamrock: "Thank ye for the faves!" :shamrock: :iconlaloveplz:
Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

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