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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.

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Print preference: Lustre (any size is good)




SQUEE!!! I got my first photo in a magazine! It's so amazing to have a photo in a magazine that I subscribe to. This is Ply it's dedicated to spinners and other super cool Fiber Arts stuff. I love being able to support awesome people who make kickass stuff like Akerworks and these spindles! :D

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Today's Help Desk tickets are being handled in part by Petrie, Momo, and Teemo my sugar gliders.

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Started a new project today on a brand new #Akerworks bobbin! I'm loving these spring colors.Untitled by ewm
Many of you may know that I'm a sucker when it comes to Ladybugs. This piece is absolutely awesome!!! I love the concept and it's carried out beautifully. Andrey especially did a great job with the anatomy of the ladybug which looks spot on! :giggle: spot... on :lmao: sorry... :)

Bugrider by AndreyAlekseev
Untitled by ewmCleaned out my Studio yesterday to remove stuff that didn't belong there. It's such a wonderful space to create every day! I have some exciting projects coming up can't wait! :)
Finished part two of three total parts for one of my latest projects. This is on an #Akerworks Trillium spindle.

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Spinning along with my #Akerworks  Trillium spindle. Going to Spinning Guild today to hang out with some friends.

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Here's a peek at my latest spinning project on my #Akerworks Trillium spindle. It's amazing to see different art medium coming together. This spindle uses a carbon fiber shaft and 3d printed whorl. Spindles have been used since ancient times to spin fiber, to see new technology mix up things is pretty darn awesome.

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The #DeviantArtApp represents creativity and inspiration where ever you go! It's a huge achievement and I cannot be more proud of <3

HeartBleed Hoax and May 21st Hoax

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 17, 2015, 4:03 PM


Hiya Everyone!
There has been a lot of stir lately concerning HeartBleed and accounts becoming "hacked". I'd like to clarify that "Heartbleed" was never an issue for DeviantArt or DeviantArt profiles and that it never functioned in the way these journals are stating. It appears what is happening is that "Heartbleed" is being merged in with the popular "Hacker" hoax to make a new, completely fake, scare tactic. The actual Heartbleed situation occurred almost a year ago and you can find more information about it on this Wikipedia page.

I'd highly recommend reading over the following two blogs and that you watch the hq group as any important information about actual security issues will always be announced there directly.

Account Security - An UpdateRecently, there has been some rumours spreading throughout the community about a hacker going around taking over accounts and deactivating them. We'd like to  reassure you on this matter, and to also provide you some useful pointers in order to keep your account secure.
Upon hearing these "hacker" claims, we put our supersleuth dT Team to the task of making sure that nothing untoward was going on, and to verifythat there was no exploits within the deactivation process. We have been assured that there's no exploit that is being used to access accounts and deactivate them. There is a far simpler and less sinister answer, however and it's something that every one of us can take a proactive stance towards -- passwords. You need them for just about everything these days. What's the point of having them if you're only going to make them something really simple?  The use of strong passwords is one of the most basic aspects of internet security.
Take a look at the image bel

Site Update: Mobile Deviations, Verold IntegrationIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
What's New
The New Mobile Deviation Page
The deviation page on the mobile website has just gotten a huge uplift!
In uplifting the mobile deviation page, we re-evaluated what the most important functions and information on the deviation page were, and altered the page to present them in the most easily accessible way. From there, the deviation page was given a visual refresh for ease, clarity, and simplicity.
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The best way to ensure that your account is secure is by not giving out your password, not sharing your password, not selecting easy to guess passwords as described in the account security article, and making sure to logout of your accounts when leaving a publicly accessible computer. I hope this helps alleviate some of the worry that is going around.

Have a great day! :D



There has been a secondary rumor that has been going on for almost a year now concerning MAY 21ST and the deletion of fake accounts. THIS IS A HOAX.

deviantART Rumors dismissedHi Everyone!
Upon checking the Help Desk this morning we've come across a terrible rumor rumor spreading throughout the community that the staff will be removing 'wasted'  accounts on May 21st, and that you should copy and paste the 'warning' to your journal if you want your account to be safe from deletion. This is totally false and should not be spread around dA. If you happen to see a misinformed deviant sharing that information in their journal feel free to link them to my journal here. :)
Keep in mind that any official dA news will be announced at hq so if someone is stating something about deviantART that you think is questionable pop by HQ and if it's not mentioned there please consult the Help Desk before inadvertently spreading possible misinformation. If you're receiving notes or comments about this false mass-deletion from an individual claiming to be deviantART staff, please block them and report them to the helpdesk. Thankie! :)

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.

–David Bailey


Evanita W Montalvo
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States

My name is Evanita W. Montalvo. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography and minor in Art History. I am a wildlife and nature photographer. In my spare time I tend to my many pets, take pictures at several nature parks and zoos, and work on fiber arts projects.

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I am part of the Community Operations department as the Help Desk Team Leader. Part of my responsibilities include helping lead those working in the Help Desk, oversee Bug Reports to make sure they are sent over and fixed by the deviousTechnology department, and help make decisions on general help desk stuff such as improvements to our Zendesk based Help Desk and ways for us to improve our ability to help all you deviants! We are constantly improving our Help Desk so if you have any suggestions please let me know via note. :)

You can find me helping alongside of Ikue and Thunderstatement in our Customer Service Central Help Desk. I specialize in dealing with Bug Reports but I also handle emails sent to and sometimes General Help. I also enjoy helping out in the #help chat on dAmn when I get a chance. :typerhappy:

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Please feel free to send me a note with Daily Deviation suggestions relating to nature and animals. :gallery:

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Blog - My Blog @ Blogspot

Current Residence: Pacific Northwest
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Unisex Medium (no women sizes as they do not fit right) S/M hat
Print preference: Lustre (any size is good)
Favourite style of art: Art Nouveau, Steampunk
Personal Quote: The day you leave your camera behind is the day you'll wish you would have brought it.


Need Help?

If you have questions concerning bugs :bug: and other site issues, how to use deviantART, or about deviantART in general, DO NOT note or post them on my user page, instead please direct your question(s) to the HELP DESK where I and other administrators can help you best!
Thank You :hug:

Make sure that before you seek help at the Help Desk or the #help chat that you check out our awesome Status Forum as well as our FAQ section.

FAQ #264: Is there a description of the Help Desk contact categories?
FAQ #590: What are the hours of operation for the Help Desk?
FAQ #713: Who is on the Help Desk Team?
FAQ #630: Are there any rules for the Help Desk?
FAQ #741: How are Help Desk responses sent to me? Can I have them e-mailed to me?

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FnafQandA2 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you like Pokémon?
ewm Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course!!! I played the original Red, Blue, and Yellow on a yellow Pikachu game it color. I've played several of the newer but it's so hard to catch them all with how many there are now hehe :)
FnafQandA2 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trisste-stocks Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello :wave:
Is there any progress with unstoring Deviations issue?
ewm Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry I don't have an update on it. Any updates will be announced in the Status Forum post about it.…
HearseGurl Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I know it's late but Happy Birthday and I hope it was a good one. :hug: :cake:
TheEeveeFan Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
happy late birthday as usual me
KCrutcher100 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day today :)
diphylla Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :bug:
ewm Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thankie thankie :bug::bug::bug: :giggle:
diphylla Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:bug: :bug: welcome :bug:
Mock1ngb1rd Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
        Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3DHappy Birthday!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D
I wish you all the best and a fantastic day!
ewm Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankie so much and nom nom all the cake! :D
Mock1ngb1rd Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Bon appetit. :)
They're only for you!:happybounce: 
TehMaster001 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :party: :cake:
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