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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:


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: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!
136 / 2,000
I'd love to buy a print, but the chances are higher that I'll give the points away as Premiums or Prizes LOL

You must be logged in to donate.

Thank you for all the gorgeous Birthday Wishes everyone :heart: 

5 deviants said Woo hoo!!!
2 deviants said Going to a cottage in the woods with no phone or internet access
1 deviant said Will thank you all individually after our return on 26th July
No deviants said Just about to pack computer away to go on holiday

I Love Sharing Faves

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 18, 2015, 12:34 AM
Hi Everyone,

As you know, I only get to be on here briefly a few days a week.  I still love to visit and have a quick look through the deviations in my message centre.  I've now given up *all* of my commitments here, other than my little puzzle-photos group, :iconwhatthehecksthat: which doesn't take much time.  I've even given up being a Gangsta (journal producer) for the Angels Without Wings project.  I put a lot of time into that for longer than I should have.  It became really burdensome over the past year and is a large part of why I felt so exhausted with dA as a whole.  I finally plucked up the 'unkindness' to retire completely from that and now feel free, fully, to come here for pleasure and friendship alone.

I've been concentrating on my health this year and have lost 7 kgs (about 15 lbs).  Still have another 9 kgs to go, but I'm enjoying the process; which is just as well.  Post menopausal women have the hardest time of any demographic to lose weight.  Just my luck to be just that ha har!

There are so many Faves - because it's so long since I had a chance to do a Faves Journal.  I'll have to do several journals to catch up.  We'll see how I go with that LOL  And without further ado, here are a selection of my latest Craft Faves.  Please give the artists some love and appreciation for their incredible talents.

Candles On The Walls by AtriellMe  MOUSE BLOSSOM TEA CUP OOAK by WEE-OOAK-MINIATURES  Chihuahua Teddy bear. Adopted by SulizStudio

Ukki the Grandfather Mushroom by sojala  Bird's House Earrings by Aztilen-chan  Needle Felted Baby Duck by ZadaCreations 

Granny's cottage by geekySquirrel  Commission: Large Altoids Turtle Pond by Bon-AppetEats

Tiny Needle Felted Bulldog Puppy Dog in a nutshell by amber-rose-creations  Miniature Cottontail Rabbit * Handmade Sculpture * by ReveMiniatures  Cake Under Construction by CakeUpStudio

Treetop Creature Shop interior details 3 by Minifanaticus 

Blue Flower by Gorgeousnails  More Cherry Blossoms Pt. 2 by complimentarymints

Nail Art White Flowers on Gold Tips by Gorgeousnails  Spring Flower Nail Design by Gorgeousnails

Red, Black, and White by complimentarymints  Dreamcatcher Nails by Dark-Wings-Choco

blue mermaid 2 by Tartofraises  Africa Nail Design by AnyRainbow

Poisonous spider halloween nail art by sugarcharmshop
And one of my own.  A toy train which I painted for the miniature railway show we went to recently.
Toy Train by MayEbony

:iconflyingheartsplz: Bye for now :iconflyingheartsplz:
:iconflyingheartsplz: May :iconflyingheartsplz:

Thank you dA (not!!!) it won't show me a preview of this in st.ash.  Says it can't log in - repeatedly.  And now I daren't click 'Publish' in case it disappears and all my work is gone :(

  • Listening to: Rain, though the sun is out.
  • Reading: The computer screen (to prevent typos LOL)
  • Watching: The computer screen, hoping you'll love these
  • Eating: I'm between meals ;)
  • Drinking: 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 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
Thanks  so much for faving -
that makes me soo happy
Ingeline-art cologne;-) (Wink)))
Thanks Flower Thanks Flower Thanks Flower
Ingeline in flora garden cologne 2 by ingeline-art 
MayEbony Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist General Artist
The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
So sorry to be late with this. (Been rather busy lately and not even looked into dA) 

Belated Very Happy Birthday, May. I hope you had a great day. Loadsa :love: Dennis.
MayEbony Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
1 by KmyGraphic2 by KmyGraphic3 by KmyGraphic
So much for the Birthday wishes dear Dennis, I really appreciate it :heart:
We were away for a week with no phone or internet access so 'late' doesn't
matter a jot!
love birds by Chibivillecute
I had a really special birthday and a wonderfully relaxing holiday :relax:
:iconflyingheartsplz: Thank You for Bday Wishes by KmyGraphic :iconflyingheartsplz: 
TiaraShin Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No computer yesterday, so now a belated
:party::happy birthday: Free Birthday Icon :happy birthday::party:
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