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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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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. 

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

Angels Without Wings 14/2014

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 9, 2014, 10:02 PM

Who are Angel without Wings?  

They are those fellow deviants:

:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink:  who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink:  who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink:  who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink:  who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
:bulletpink:  who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink:  or whatever else helpful, kind, supportive they might do
You can read all about it HERE

:bulletpink: :bulletpink: :bulletpink:

Every first weekend of the month 4 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by Nameda and her fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):

ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua CelestialMemories DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi DigithalieEgil21 Emerald-DepthsEveLivesey Felizias gigi50 iDJPanda InklingsOfOblivion  KiwiCocktail kvdolan MayEbony msfowle  MYPeanutGallery PhotographsByBri RoseCS ShackledMuse signmeupscotty Sserenita Stygma suezn Tales-of-Tao TheGalleryOfEve The-Lost-Hope TheRafflesia Tigles1Artistry Tricia-Danby   Windklang WishmasterAlchemist

On Hiatus for the time being:PurpleInk777 Etsuko-Hime

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love!  If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now!  It’s a simple task that you need to do once every month.  Journal content is given to you, complete.  Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature.  Simply note :iconnameda: to apply.

:bulletpink: :bulletpink: :bulletpink:

Now without further delay on to the 4 brand new angels:

:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:
:iconwingsplz: it’s a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:
Please do remember to leave comments for each of our dear Gangstas who feature you in their individual journals. And, you can now display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journals or ID :D

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda
Jonathon :iconmiloticscale: suggested by GrimFace242, cinyu & Nameda

For the longest time, if you asked anyone who they think embodies the true spirit of dA community, one name always came to mind! MiloticScale, known to his friends as Jonathan, has been a dedicated member and an influential voice in our community for the past 5 years. Jonathan brings new deviants to light via fella's Welcome Wagon and also runs the monthly ArtFest contest at fella. He's always available when a deviant has a question and is a positive driving force in the community.

Jonathan has always shown the utmost motivation and enthusiasm and when he was not working on his beautiful Fractal Art, you could always find him frequenting the chats or contributing to his many groups which include fella, deviant365, projecteducate and dAseniors, to name a few. Unfortunately, every start has an end, and a few months ago, our dear Jonathan stepped down from taking part in community matters to focus more on other tasks. Jonathon still engages in the seniority community and is always there to help a fellow deviant in need. His tremendous contributions and tireless dedication will never be forgotten.  He truly is an angel, and those who know him can understand why we love him so much!

Bright Sky by MiloticScale  Milotic Tail by MiloticScale  Burning Fire by MiloticScale

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda
Katy :iconastralseed: suggested by Sserenita & Nameda

Katy is well known in the DA community as a volunteer for the Digital art and Community Projects categories. She is always friendly, courteous and helpful and truly cares about the opinion of the community at large. She puts out frequent polls and journals on various topics related to DA and allows users to voice their opinions on the subject. The most admirable thing about Katy is her tireless dedication to helping lesser appreciated artists get exposure for their work. She prefers to give Daily Deviations to those with less page-views and favorites and through her work at :devproject-porkchop:, she has given recognition to hundreds of talented artists who we may not have noticed otherwise! Katy is one deviant who absolutely deserves this award!

Apollos Wings Plushie by Astralseed  I could hear Frogs... by Astralseed  Barn Owls by Astralseed

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda
Lili:iconliliwrites: suggested by GrimFace242

I think it'd be nearly impossible to find anyone that's involved in the Literature Community that doesn't know LiliWrites. She’s been around for a long time, and is known for both her outstanding artwork and her supportive, selfless, caring demeanor. Lili is among those people who have both skill and patience to write a critique for an artwork, and uses this ability as well to help out aspiring artists. She also leaves helpful comments on artworks for this purpose. Not only she expresses her thoughts, Lili also creates tutorials about giving critiques, leaving constructive comments, or becoming an inevitable member of Deviantart community. She has a kind word for everyone who passes by her page, and is a voluntary helper of several groups on Deviantart. The way she gets people interact through contests and artwork, reflects on her true devotion to this community.

Letter to a Friend Far AwayWhat do you write to a soul mate you've never actually met? Whose hair texture you can imagine, scent you can almost detect? Whose laugh rings still - garbled by continents, oceans, timezones, and the fallible nature of technology - to echo contentedly in your memory as pen crosses page? Dear friend, this letter is late and I apologize. But please understand.
The words are too many and oh so few. How do I explain the clustered silence that your chatter (beloved as it is and will be) ought to fill? How do I narrate the beauty of the skyline where Highway 101 meets Interstate 5 if you are not here to watch my hands tell the story for me? The more intimate details of human interaction depend on physical presence, don't they? Or do they?
I question this because were I blind, or deaf, I think you and I might still find our way to friendship. Dear friend, this is how I see a soul mate - not as the mythical bond between man and woman that so limits our ability to define love - but as the ines
   March 11
Japan quakes, bereft
of her children; I build cranes
tens upon thousands.

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda
Grim :icongrimface242: nominated by Sserenita

Grimsey is one of the sweetest, coolest deviants I've met so far! He is a big pillar in the Literature part of the community, but he's also a beloved friend to people from all corners of dA! He involves everybody in all sorts of sweet, fun ways, through features, challenges, recommendations, fun polls, and so much more! Anyone who has had the privilege to get to know him can attest to the fact that he's the friend we can go to, when we need ANYTHING! He will be there, with his honest opinion and a ton of ideas!!! But he doesn't stop there, he also does such a lot for his friends. He treats us all with the utmost kindness, to the point that he even sends paper notes via regular mail to those who are in need of more of his sweet contact! I love you dear Grimsey!!! So much!!!

XD by GrimFace242  Moments by GrimFace242  Have a Nice Fall by GrimFace242

:bulletpink: :bulletpink: :bulletpink:

:iconwingsplz: Wanted – Nominations for new Angels Without Wings :iconwingsplz:
If you know any deserving deviants who meet the criteria at the top of this journal, please tell us!  We are always looking for new Angels to award.

Simply Note :iconnameda: :icondieffi: or :iconmypeanutgallery: with ‘AWW Suggestion’ as the subject, along with at least 5 sentences telling us why the deviant deserves to earn their Wings.  Please, one suggestion per Note only!

If you do suggest, please have a look to make sure the nominees good deeds are visible for everyone visiting their pages!!  Everyone needs to clearly see why the person deserves their Award.And please write at least 5 sentences why you suggest this deviant :D

  • 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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ingeline-art Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving! -
That means so much for me!!!
Ingeline-art cologne ;-)))Heart Floating Santa Clause Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
angels watching over me by ingeline-art
MayEbony Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome dear Inge :iconpenguinsnuggleplz:
ingeline-art Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Traditional Artist
Heart Heart Heart 
Nameda Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
May are you allright? I am getting worried as I havent heard of you in weeks now and you are no longer watching me. what did I do wrong?
MayEbony Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh, I didn't unwatch you, I've no idea what happened :jawdrop:  I've just put the Watch back on :sprint:  I'm fine, really I am, just incredibly busy still since the party and our holiday.  David is still on holidays from work until Monday so I have no 'play time' at all and have been enjoying doing things with him as much as possible while we have the chance.  I'm very busy preparing hand-made gifts and cards for Christmas now, and still have to write stories (and process photos) for my blog about David's party and our holiday trip.  I'm so sorry if you've been worried dear Natasha, truly you have done nothing wrong at all.
I have 15 miniature Christmas cards to make before a special lunch tomorrow so I must go :iconmeizfastplz:  Heaps of love :iconflowersplz:
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