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Birthday Gifts From Friends 2014

Thank you so much to all of these dear Friends for your friendship, love, support and constant kindnesses!!!
:iconbrookette: MayEbony by Brookette
: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:

:iconapplemac12: Happy Birthday May by Applemac12
:iconbibiarts: Admiral by BiBiARTs
:icontherafflesia: Three in one by TheRafflesia
:iconjocelyner: Purple Finch at Easter by JocelyneR
:iconnameda: Sign of the Covenant by Nameda

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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Here's the rest of the Dr Who Party story 

8 deviants said Thanks May I was looking forward to this and will read it :eager:

Angels Without Wings 1-2015

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 12, 2015, 11:19 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 ArtBYbeverly Bushaqua CelestialMemories DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi Digithalie Egil21 Dygyt-Alice  Emerald-Depths EveLivesey Felizias gigi50 iDJPanda InklingsOfOblivion KiwiCocktail kvdolan MayEbony msfowle MYPeanutGallery PhotographsByBri  PurpleInk777 RoseCS ShackledMuse signmeupscotty Sserenita Stygma suezn Tales-of-Tao TheGalleryOfEve The-Lost-Hope TheRafflesia Tigles1Artistry TouchofArtistry Tricia-Danby Windklang WishmasterAlchemist

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

Felizias :iconfelizias: suggested by KiwiCocktail Nameda & TheGalleryOfEve

Feli is an amazing friend with a wonderful sense of humor. She’s always ready to cheer people up and she achieves that beautifully!!! She’s dedicated to this community via group work and mentoring other deviants and leaving thoughtful comments on our pages. She features people all the time, she truly goes out of her way to make us all stand out!!! :love:

Her uplifting comments and cheerful personality is something that makes those of us who have the pleasure to interact with her often, happy to call her our friend!!! It’s rare to see people who can connect with others the way Feli does, but she does it, she succeeds making her friends and watchers feel special!!! :heart:

I think not just this community, but the WHOLE world is a better place because of her existence!!! :heart: I love our Feli, and I nominate  her because she has earned her wings through the love she spreads around on a daily basis!!!

As a side note, when I lost two of my core gangstas due to personal circumstances and I desperately needed help, she jumped in to help without even batting a lid. When it turned out that Eve would not return it was logical to make her a core gangsta, so this is kind of a double celebration.


   Bonnie by Felizias  Addicted by Felizias   Fort Königstein by Felizias

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda

WDWparksgal :iconwdwparksgal: suggested by GrimFace242

The words charming, passionate and dedicated don't even begin to describe our next angel! Phyllis is one of the kindest and most supportive deviants around and is always helping others in any way she can. Her gallery is overflowing with positive energy and you can feel the joy in everything she shares! She's always there for a deviant that might be struggling and not sure where to go next and she supports those she watches by spreading their informative journals, contests, and projects through DevNews.

In addition to her main account, she also has a stock account where she offers high quality stock with lenient rules. Her efforts earned her the "Great Stockers with Fair Rules" award in 2014. Phyllis is also a highly respected member of the Senior community where she is an avid contributor! Just recently, she started a brand new interview series through DevNews to further give exposure to outstanding members of the community. If you add one new name to your watch list today, let it be won't be disappointed!

Cinderella Castle at MK by WDWParksGal  Happy 14th Birthday DA Card by WDWParksGal  The Old Cottage Premade by WDWParksGal

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda

chromeantennae :iconchromeantennae: suggested by SpriteBlayde

Ricky is a beautiful soul and an incredible artist. He is a staunch supporter of literary community with his groups like LitRecognition and literatureroadtrip and is also a swing admistrator for DailyLitRecognition.

He takes the time to supports fellow deviant with features on his profile page, with HTML coding, in giving valuable critiques and wonderfully uplifting comment. He also runs many features in his journals, including a monthly interview series. His gallery encompasses alluring pieces of poetry that inspires us and touches our heart and soul!  A wonderful and truly deserving AWW, he really is generous and considerate, also showing incredible compassion for people who are suffering emotionally. Thank you for the incredibly touching contribution that you make to all those who cross your path Ricky!

lesson in wordplayi was sitting in my kitchen
and thought about white bread.
it is the holder of life, money,
and policemen. 
it had eggs, cheese,
and bacon.
think about that.
bacon comes from pigs,
it is a slur for cops.
cheese, the slang for money;
eggs are holders of birth
for lifeforms.
life forms
as the meat of the sandwich.
life forms from the egg
as lifeforms
in the meat of the sandwich.
the main material
or the meat, being the bacon.
or how life is formed in the egg
or how they become lifeforms
from the egg.
egg in soil of a woman,
a less vulgar term
for birthing a lifeform.
blood from the cord
stemming from the flower.
egg relating to the egg
spoken of previously,
egg being the stem
being born like a flower,
a less vulgar term
that births a life form
with the cord that holds
life together, like a plug.
it is a flower. 
until it drew blood
and is untamed,
until it blew blood
like it's both gangs.
blew and blue are homophones.
blue is the color of crips.
a gang with blue as th
       and to my longest friend:i'm looking for the right words
like i was sifting through hallmark cards
in the friendship section.
and i can't seem to find
an all-encompassing emotion packed,
sentiment riddled piece
that lets you know how much
you really mean to me,
but i guess that's what happens
when you're looking
in the wrong places.
and that first stanza
is indicative of the friendships
i had before i met you
nearly 3 years ago.
the times are changing
and we're in different spaces
with our friendship tested
but our loyalty never faded
in the face of mistakes
and time wasted.
now, in the face of education
turning over yet another leaf
in the spring semester,
we are here again.
my longest friend,
we've nearly made it 3 years together
and i'm so glad that we've traveled
together on this journey
of dreaming, losing, crying
and living.
i thought of ways i could make this poetic
with abstract verbiage about a friendship
that is as solid as concrete foundation,
but i've come to appreciate the finer points
of sim

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda

sserenita :iconsserenita: suggested by JPMNeg

Denise has been a member of Deviantart for a year, yet she has made perhaps even more contribution to Deviantart than someone who has been here for ten times as much. It’s impossible to see that she  has gone full force in every aspect of making DA a great community. She is there whenever there is a worthy cause to promote, or an artist to give support. She leads a group for digital artists and a senior contributor to another one, helping another people in her field to get some attention. But that’s not the only way she helps fellow artists to get more exposure. She’s the founder of The-Feature-Showcase and a moderator at GetDailyDeviations , both aiming to discover outstanding art. She also often suggests daily deviations, mostly in her own category – digital art -, but is helping photographers as well. She’s also moderator of a group which is specialized to bring underestimated artists to the spotlight, not to mention her astounding features and interviews with digital artists. Talking about community, Denise is a contributor to several reputable groups trying to promote positivity, holding communities together, helping newbies to start their own way, and is a supervisor at of dAWishingWell and helps to grant wishes of really many deviants. And last, but not least, she’s been a gangsta of love for a really long time – and after so many acts of kindness, good deeds, devotion and love given to every single deviant she knows, she really deserves to earn her wings!

Christmas Cookies 2014 by Sserenita   Submission for KKG art book by Sserenita    Strawberry Shortcake by Sserenita

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: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!!!


MayEbony's Profile Picture
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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awesome43 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Happy Valentine's Day  :heart: May Love Tango by awesome43 :iconfloatingheartplz:
WoodLily Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
This was inspired by your picture Joy is Gold and I hope that you like it: Joy is Violet
MayEbony Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz: I am honoured, thank you so much for letting me know :iconflyingheartsplz:
WoodLily Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
You are so welcome!
TheRafflesia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for all your support, dearest friend! :tighthug: Have a great week and some sweets! :hug:
IceCream Foryou by KmyGraphic LOVESweets by KmyGraphic
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