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I'm the Photomanipulation CV, along with Emerald-Depths!

Here are my basic rules:

  • I only take Digital Art > Photomanipulation suggestions and some Mixed Media suggestions (if they involve photographs being manipulated). I cannot feature anything else. For general digital art suggestions, please direct the note to Thiefoworld.
  • Make sure that the deviant hasn't already received a Daily Deviation within the past 6 months. FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?
  • Credit must be provided to stock artists, and stock must be from legitimate sources (i.e., not Google). FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
  • Please let me know if you want to remain anonymous as a suggester; if you do not specify I will assume that you want your name listed on the DD.
  • Send your suggestions to only ONE Community Volunteer!

How to suggest

Just hit the "Note" button on my profile page and add the subject: DD Suggestion. Include the thumb code for the deviation and, if you desire, the reason why you think the deviation should be featured.

I may not reply to all suggestions. Rest assured that I do give every suggestion careful consideration.


Sunset at Fox Mountain by Foxfires

Sunset at Fox Mountain

by Foxfires
Here are some amazing works from some amazing artists! Deck your halls, people!!


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Photomanipulation DDs July 2014

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 7:37 AM
Please give one more round of applause to July's Photomanipulation DD selections:

Features by Emerald-Depths

aquarius by evenliu
Under their wings' swish by SvetlanaKLimova
Little friend 2013 by ilona-veresk
~ Dragon Village ~ by ChristianGerth
To The Wonder by lorency
Whisper of hope by artorifreedom
Night's Mantle by Brumae-Art

Features by Aeirmid

Our Ends Are Beginnings by ParadisiacPicture
Nautilus by IrKos
THE YEAR OF THE HORSE by Cantatus-Promise
GAZA IS BURNING! by A7md3mad
Slowly Drifting by Sangelus
Root Lord by conzpiracy
Ravurious by Twistyh-stock
Shadow of Mind by SheerHeart
Fairy in the woods by msriotte
Comm: DreamIHaveBorrowed by foolishsunsets
Playing With Monsters by maximegirault

Want to suggest a photomanipulation DD?
Note Aeirmid or Emerald-Depths!
Here are our guidelines:
Photomanip DD guidelines - April 2013Hello everyone!
I wanted to refresh my Daily Deviation (DD) guidelines for you in hopes of clearing up some confusion. As always, please feel free to ask me anything you are uncertain about.
I gladly welcome all Daily Deviation (DD) suggestions and am always excited to receive them from you.
DDs are meant to showcase the best deviations that the community has to offer. Anyone, popular or not, can receive a DD if they do exemplary work. That means you! :D For a better understanding of what they are and their purpose, you can visit :faq61:.
Basic Requirements
Your suggestion MUST:
:bulletpink: Be a photomanipulation. This means it needs to be in the category Digital Art > Photomanipulation. A photomanipulation involves 2 or more photographic images that have been combined to make something new. [That being said, I may feature Mixed Media (Digital Art > Mixed Media) if there is at least 1 photographic element.]
:bulletpink: Have stock properly credited. You
Photomanip DD GuidelinesI will be featuring Photomanipulation DDs along with Aeirmid, so I will be more than happy to take your suggestions. :heart:
For starters, here is some helpful FAQ:
:bulletpink: I am only able to feature art from the Digital Art / Photomanipulation gallery and Digital Art Mixed Media (as long as there's a photographic element)
:bulletpink: The deviant cannot have more than one Daily Deviation in a 6 month period


:bulletpink: Stock should be credited in order for the suggestion to be considered, and the stock must be legitimate (ie Google images is not legitimate)
:bulletpink: To make a suggestion, simply send a note titled "DD Suggestion" containing the thumbnail of the artwork you'd like to suggest (the thumbnail code can be found on the right side of the deviation's page, above the stats - just copy/paste). You are welcome to write the reason why you're suggesting it, but it isn't mandatory.

FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?

Whose life is it, anyway?

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:10 PM
All I do these days is write. Manuscripts, dissertation, course schedules and syllabi . . . it never ends. Tonight I got tired of writing, so I decided to organize something. The obvious choice for me was my CD (I just aged myself, I know) and blu-ray disk collections.

Going back through the CDs brought back a lot of memories for me; some of them were from high school, which was more years ago than I care to admit. :)  Each piece of music had a story and an attached memory, whether it was my beloved Def Leppard or some silly pop song. But, as I went through them and discarded what I no longer needed or desired, it suddenly occurred to me:

I'm not this person anymore.

At the core of my collection lay those things I treasure to this day. Evanescence. Def Leppard. Led Zeppelin. Old-school Aerosmith. Even the requisite Beethoven, Bach, Haendel, and Tchaikovsky. Things that make me cry. Things that make me want to sing along. Anthems that remind me of who I am on the inside. Things that I can listen to with a glass of wine and an open mind.

But, on the periphery of the collection were pieces I bought to please other people. The Allman Brothers CD was from a time when my boyfriend played guitar and loved Southern rock. I liked one piece on that album, but I had the album because he liked it.

The Chili Peppers. Nirvana. STP. Dave Matthews Band. All purchased so I could fit in with my popular friends and keep my seat at the cool table. I never liked much of it at all.

There was 311 because that's what my brother and his friends listened to. There was Rage Against the Machine because, as rebellious teens, we thought it was cool that they said, "Fuck you, I won't do what you told me." I was a straight-A student who was a student body officer and sang in the choir and show choir; I needed every bit of rebellion I could get. But, that music wasn't me, either.

What I learned from going through my collection of music was that I adapted my persona to fit in, to be cool, to keep the world from knowing that on the inside I am a nerd with a Ph.D. who really does like Vivaldi and (gasp!) Def Leppard. How much time did I waste trying to like what others liked? And whose life is it, anyway?

I guess the reason I'm writing all of this (after deciding not to write any more for the evening) and posting it in mental-health is that it shows how we are willing to chip away with ourselves to please others, even if we don't realize we are doing it. It's inauthentic, and it leads to suffering (an identity crisis, the loss of your sense of Self, your becoming a bit of a doormat for others, etc.).

Who we are really is okay, and it takes courage to show your true colors. I've discovered that others respect me much more when I say, "You know, I really don't like that" rather than going with the flow all the time.

More than anything, you are not alone.

Over the years, we evolve, and we decide what works for us and what no longer does. The dead weight-- that is, the things in our life that were only things we "tried on" to please others or that no longer work for us-- is a convenient disguise that can safely be discarded when we are ready to stand on our own. The people who love you will love you for all your demons as well as your wonderful qualities. All of these facets, good, bad, and quirky, make us whole.

I think I'll light a candle to my own evolution and the little bit of growth I've achieved tonight with what at first seemed like the most mundane of tasks.

How will you celebrate yourself today? :heart:


Artist | Digital Art
United States
I'm Jaimie, but my friends in "real life" and online call me Jade.

I'm a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Health. That takes a lot of my time, but in my free time I enjoy creating art and spending time with friends and family. My best friend is a golden retriever; my two-legged best friend is amazing, too. :XD:

When I can find the time, I enjoy photomanipulation and dabble in painting with acrylics.
My favorite styles of photomanipulation are fantasy and emotional, but I love all art that is done creatively and with heart.

My personal favorites are the color red and anything Halloween-related.

Proud to be an
Angel without Wings Award by Nameda





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maximegirault Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hello! I forgot the thank you for featuring my new work yesterday!! So thank you very much!
Aeirmid Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
my pleasure. :)
BWPhotographry Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Photographer
:wave: hey you long time no speak :)
Aeirmid Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
:wave: :love:
foolishsunsets Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for honoring me with
my first DD, I can't express my gratitude enough! :D
Aeirmid Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
my pleasure!!!
SheerHeart Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Wow, Thank you so much for the Daily Deviation! I really appreciate it :heart:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Digital Artist
my pleasure!
SheerHeart Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you for the fav :iconthankuplz:
nikkidoodlesx3 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Thank you so much Jade for the :+fav: on Restricted!! :heart: :hug:
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