Did you know that Amphibians are threatened with extinction due to a killer fungus? This killer fungus is known as Chytrid and you can help fight it!
To learn more about this killer fungus and what you can do to help save our beloved jewels, please visit Amphibian Ark and watch the Web-isode created by Jeff Corwin entitled Vanishing Frogs.
deviantART is my home no matter where I am. It's hard to imagine it's turning 14!
For over 11 years deviantART has been there for me though high school and university as a source of artistic inspiration and for learning as well as a place to show off my artwork as I progressed through the various art classes I took.
During my Sophomore year of University I was asked by hexentanz to work along side her on the deviantART Help Desk which was amazing and at that time completely unheard. I was only part time back then along with part time for the University's Computer Lab Help Desk. Being able to work from any location on my favorite website was absolutely perfect and still is! The position became a great learning experience and helped me be more involved in this community I love. During my Senior year I was asked to go full time and I remember when I had my Senior Interview the professors asked me what sort of jobs I was looking for now that I was almost done. I said are you kidding? I already have the perfect job with deviantART I couldn't ask for anything better than working with people I consider family, helping out artists across the world, and being able to work anywhere! They had the most dumbfounded faces not realizing that my job was an actual REAL job. I can't believe it's been almost 9 years since I started at the Help Desk... time sure flies.
deviantART helped me find my love, on the #photography chat. We've been together now for almost 8 and a half years.
Four years ago I wanted to move across country all in the name of love. It was a big moment in my life. deviantART helped make moving across country easier with so much of my family being members so we could keep up to date with each others' artwork. Packing up and moving somewhere new is always difficult no matter how short or long a distance but no matter the distance deviantART was my constant to tie my old home with my new.
No matter the changes I experienced over the years my home here on deviantART was a constant. A place where I could learn, grow, and meet many wonderful people.
I've befriended many people through deviantART who have inspired me to become better, not only as an artist but as a whole.
I've even become friends with some artists that early on I was a huge fan of theirs never knowing that we would later become friends and inspire each other.
Many of the friends I've made I consider to be more like family no matter how crazy some are hehe!
It's hard to imagine that over 40% of my life I've been on deviantART. Whether it was to learn and grow as an artist, making new friends, admiring artwork and artists, and working to help all you deviants on site it has all been a remarkable experience. I always think about how deviantART is Art History in the making. Never in the history of Art has there been a collection of artists on this scale. It's remarkable to think of it in that light and I'm so glad that I'm able to be part of it!
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It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. In photography, everything can be so ordinary, it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.