dA Life is a series of journals at fella, on a mission to introduce deviants old and new to fun stuff, useful stuff and downright devious stuff to discover, get involved with and enjoy. The dA Life series also exists to empower artists to use the amazing resources found at deviantART to create their own deviously artistic experience!
dA Life #01: Sharing Your Art
dA Life #02: Improving Your Art
dA Life #03: Browsing and Collecting Art
dA Life #04: Places To Go, People To See
dA Life #05: Art For All
dA Life #06: Dealing With Abuse
dA Life #07: Get in Touch and Get Involved
dA Life #08: Hosting a Contest on dA
dA Life #09: Browsing with Mature Content filter
dA Life #10: Mature Content on dA
Welcome to Fella's ArtFest!
Fella's ArtFest is a monthly contest in which the DeviantArt community can display its love and appreciation for art and all its forms.
Each month's ArtFest has a particular theme! To participate, create an original piece of art (all media are accepted) and submit it to DeviantArt as a deviation! From there, simply submit your deviation to fella's very own gallery into this month's ArtFest gallery folder.
The theme for May's ArtFest was flowers.
The entries are below!
Showing of Great FondnessShowing of Great Fondness
Many greet you and many mourn you,
But so few are spared over your existence
That they might as well not exist at all.
Those lucky enough to receive tell tales of wonder;
Of smells perfume enough to hide the greatest stink of humanity,
Of colours bright enough to hide the dullest mind.
Those who don’t receive mourn silently…
‘Why not me’ they wonder in bitterness and internal argumentativeness.
‘Why not me’ they proclaim to their inner soul’s mate.
Many greet you and many mourn your passing,
But to receive during life is the best blessing of all
And a showing of great fondness.
No RosesNo Roses
Today we bought her flowers for mother’s day and I remembered you;
Flowers I will never receive,
A persona non grata because you died inside me
And never got to see the light in my eyes;
Never got to light up my life with your flowering smile.
Today we bought her flowers for mother’s day and I thought ‘why’ and ‘why not’.
Why did you have to go so soon,
Before my time with you had filled me completely
With that joy they say only children can bring?
Why not? Why not leave when this world is a cruel, cold place
Filled with angst and violence and prejudice?
Today we bought her flowers for mother’s day and I mourned you again;
Remembered you because you got a single rose
Whose petals I still keep,
Dusty on a shelf that will never be dusted for fear of disturbing those petals
And the memories they contain.
You got a rose that day,
Today I got no roses but I still thought of you.
First Place goes to barananduen who will receive a 6-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
Second Place goes to AlexanderPaupoff who will receive a 3-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
Third Place goes to mayuralover who will receive a 1-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
* Prizes are courtesy of DeviantArt.
See you all for next month's ArtFest!