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Treasured Gifts from Friends 2014

Thank you so much!!!

: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 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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Birthdays Everywhere

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 20, 2014, 8:22 AM





Hello Everyone :wave:

As you know, I've had a husband under my feet - I mean, on holidays from work - for the past 3 weeks.  We also went away from 4th to 12th July and I am now so far behind with absolutely everything that I'm meeting myself coming back (as the saying goes!) :D

I've had many exciting and heart-touching events in the past few weeks also, so let's begin to get through everything that I am excited to share...

On 15th July, with thanks to dear Maytel :iconmaytel: for nominating me, I was awarded a DD for one of my nail art paintings...
Tropical Romance by MayEbony
The :iconstarhugplz:s came pouring in and it's currently on 665, I just can't believe it.  I was also very grateful to receive a lovely critique from :iconsupremextreme: Thank you Susaye :iconflowersplz:  Here is one of her own amazing works...
Amber Afire Seven Stones by supremextreme
Then on 18th was my birthday and I've been totally blown away by the sheer number of birthday wishes and love that poured in.  I'm so very grateful for the many dear, sweet friends that I have here on DA :iconttaasst:  And as well as the countless wishes there were some precious gifts of photos, photomanips, animations, digital art, traditional art, journal features.  And one that I could barely believe my eyes - it's an incredibly accurate crochet rendition of my avatar that is now in transit from America to my house.  Designed and created by the very talented Brookette :iconbrookette:  Can you believe this? Here's my avatar next to it so you can check!

MayEbony by Brookette :iconmayebony:

And here are all of the other totally gorgeous birthday gifts.  Thank you so much to each and every one of you for the warmth of your hearts and friendships.  And please, if I've missed anyone, *do* tell me.  I've been rather drowning in things to do lately, even more than usual, but I would never deliberately miss anyone.

:iconarte-de-junqueiro: Happy Birthday Angel May by Arte-de-Junqueiro
:icontigles1artistry: Hues of Joy by Tigles1Artistry
:icongigi50: July Birthday Wishes by gigi50
:iconmaiarcita: Scent of Memories by maiarcita
:iconblueivyviolet: Happy birthday May!! by BlueIvyViolet
:iconkmygraphic: May Wishes by KmyGraphicLoveMay by KmyGraphic
:icon1001g: Happy Birthday May by 1001G
:iconlindartz: Relaxing with Nature  by LindArtz
:iconjennystokes: Happy Birthday Dear May. by jennystokes
:iconingeline-art: Happy birthday May Ebony by ingeline-art
:icondigithalie: For May by Digithalie
:iconstygma: Happy Birthday MayEbony!Today is MayEbony's Birthday! :party: :cake:

:iconbrookette: Happy Birthday May!Today is MayEbony's Birthday! If you watch May you know she dedicates a picture and features others' birthday's every month. So I wanted to return the kindness by featuring her! :la:

Piano :la:Music Note Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U Music Note Bullet (Purple) - F2U! Music Note Bullet (Light Pink) - F2U Music Happy Birthday dear May, Happy Birthday to you!!Music Music Note Bullet (Light Pink) - F2U Music Note Bullet (Purple) - F2U! Music Note Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U
Here's your gift from me

It's already on it's way to Australia!
Misc Emoji-03 (Sparkling Gift) [V1] 

:iconapplemac12: Happy Birthday May by Applemac12
:iconbibiarts: Admiral by BiBiARTs
:icontherafflesia: Three in one by TheRafflesia
:iconjocelyner: Purple Finch at Easter by JocelyneR

I also wanted to particularly spoil those friends with birthdays close to my own with a little feature...

   16th :iconelsapret: My Gentle Monster by Elsapret
 16th  :iconbibiarts: Sunset  D71-4893 by BiBiARTs
18th  :iconpammymcb: Moccasin Bend by Pammymcb
 19th  :iconcharlottejks: Gunter Plush! by Charlottejks
19th  :iconphils1761: 6298 Yellowstone Canyon by PhilS1761
 20th  :iconsserenita: Strawberry Shortcake by Sserenita
 22nd  :iconartbycher: Harmony by ArtByCher
 23rd  :iconthegalleryofeve: Good moments together by TheGalleryOfEve

I hope that you all had/have truly wonderful Birthdays and I wish you love, health and every happiness for the year to come :iconttaasst:

Any my hearty congratulations to dear Eve :iconthegalleryofeve: on her new Seniority status :iconyaynessplz:  Well done Sweetheart :iconloveloveplz:

I have new Faves to share, as always, but I will save those for another day so that this isn't a huge journal.

Love to you all :heart:


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!!!

I'M ON HOLIDAY/VACATION NOW. Flying later today :relax: Messages obviously won't be answered until my return on 13th July (or more probably later than that :D

18 deviants said It's OK May, we know you can't do everything when you are leaving so soon and will have no internet while you're away :pat:

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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Swift-Tiger Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
Thank you very much for the llama. :) :hug:
MayEbony Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hugs by LOVEMAYULoveMay by KmyGraphic
wolfgirl501 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama!:D
MayEbony Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hugs by LOVEMAYULoveMay by KmyGraphic
TheRafflesia Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you really much for the faves, dear May! :hug: Greatly appreciated! :hug:
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