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 August's ArtFest was birthdays.
The entries are below!
Another Year Has PassedAnother Year Has Passed
I missed your birthday this year, on purpose.
I find that if I celebrate it each year I’m thought of as weird;
Hanging on, not grieving properly, or somesuch nonsense.
But i remember deep inside the day you were supposed to be born;
Five days after my birthday and eleven after your father’s.
Happy birthday little one, happy birthday little son.
I love you dearly, always will. I loved you then and love you still.
I remember best the day you left, and how I felt, lost and bereft,
So happy birthday little boy, I hope you’re bringing heaven joy.
You were like a bulb planted roots up – no chance to properly grow a foundation in life –
And I, the stubborn soil, didn’t realise.
So each year you grow a year older in death as I grow one in life,
And I wonder still; was it my fault? Was it God’s? Was it ‘his’?
But I remember deep inside, the day you died, and the day you were meant to live.
Birthday BouquetsBirthday bouquets
Flowers of a different kind:
Confidence, kind words,
Peace and courage,
And of a lot more,
That does good.
Out of trust, joy,
Patience and soul,
Birthday bouquets are made.
First Place goes to euphoriarcane who will receive a 6-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
Second Place goes to LorenzoLivrieri who will receive a 3-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
Third Place goes to daniya-ART who will receive a 1-Month Premium Membership to DeviantArt!
* Prizes are courtesy of DeviantArt.
See you all for next month's ArtFest!