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Here is another wonderful interview to share with you all! TheGalleryOfEve, a senior member of the community, talks about being an active member of :devart:, as well as working in the groups she admins, a few of the "Angels without Wings" series, her favorite types of art and other details of interest. Be sure to check out her profile page where you can find the list of interviews she has conducted! Nem Morning So, sit down, have a cup of coffee and read all about 
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? You've been on dA at least five years. What brought you to dA in the first place and what aspects of dA caused you to stay?

A: I had a friend from work who gave me a copy of the Adobe family of products to play with and see if I liked it. This was back in 2007. I absolutely fell in love with those software programs, but they were too complex for me to figure out all by myself, so I started Googling for some tutorials :sherlock: It turned out that the very BEST tutorials I found were all coming from a site called "DeviantArt", so I started browsing through it more and more, and I was instantly addicted to it! Here I found not just tutorials, but a lot of inspiration, which unleashed my inner passion for Digital Art!!! :love: I was very quiet at first, and it took me 2 years to finally make the decision of opening my own DA account :ashamed: But once I started, I began to discover more and more cool aspects about this website, that made it more and more attractive to me. One of the things that caused me to stay was when I started making friends, it was an empowering feeling to me, it proved to me that there are no barriers in the world!!! :love: You can be in one country and have a friend that you adore, who lives in a different country or even a different continent!!! :wow: Now DA to me is much more than just an Art site, it's a second home!!! :iconloveloveplz:

? You admin ten groups on your site. What is special about each one? How did you get involved in "Angels Without Wings"?

A: Ohhh each one of the groups I'm involved with has a special something about them!!! :love: For example TutorialsForYou is an amazing spot where you can learn about almost ANYTHING you can imagine!!! :love: ... AllArtSupport has one of the most beautiful collection of artworks I've ever seen!!! :faint: ... AffiniTea has one of the best Conceptual Art selections of the whole site, it is the place I enjoy visiting after a stressful day, just to calm my eyes while I drink some hot tea or a coffee :love: ... 100FavsGroup has also a beautiful collection of works in it!!! :love: ... dAWishingWell has been one of my favorite groups ever since I joined DA :heart: It shows how if we all contribute a little something, we can all get our wishes come true!!! :love: ... FreeHugsForYou is a lovely initiative to spread warmth into the community :love: So many people out there might need a hug right now, and we're there to hug them!!! :tighthug: ... dAseniors is a group run by senior members, staff and Volunteers, but it is most definitely dedicated to the whole community, in a vast variety of wonderful ways!!! :heart: ... BeACritic is where people can go if they need feedback on their work, and it's focused on both the Literature Community, as well as the Visual Arts part of the Community!!! :eager: ... APlaceToBegin is a sweet initiative created to guide new deviants who might have questions or doubts!!! :huggle: It provides free mentorship, which we hope new deviants will take advantage of :love: ... DD-Suggesters is all about Daily Deviations, it is mostly an informative group, created especially to clarify doubts, to inform and to gather everything people need to suggest deviations successfully!!! :love: ... but there's another group I run, which is called ArtInOurHeart, which is dedicated to all kinds of art styles and art levels!!! :love:

Angels Without Wings has been one of the sweetest projects I've ever come across with on DeviantArt :love: It's easy for wonderful, selfless souls to go unnoticed, but with this project that'll never happen again!!! :la: I heard of it from one of my first friends here, Nameda, she created AWW back in 2009, but she had to put it in pause for a few years, we talked about "reviving" it, and when she found a good moment, she brought it back to life, inviting me to be a part of it!!! :love: Now it has become one of the most important projects I'm participating in, one way or another :iconsweethugplz:

Angel Without Wings - 2014 Feature 13Who are Angels without Wings?
They are those fellow deviants:
:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink: who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink: who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink: who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink: who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular base
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
:bulletpink: who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink: or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it Here
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Every first weekend of the month 4 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
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  Angel Without Wings - 2014 Feature 11Who are Angels without Wings?
They are those fellow deviants:
:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink: who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink: who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink: who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink: who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular base
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
:bulletpink: who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink: or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it Here
***
Every first weekend of the month 4 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
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  Angel Without Wings - 2014 Feature 9Who are Angels without Wings?
They are those fellow deviants:
:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink: who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink: who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink: who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink: who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular base
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
:bulletpink: who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink: or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it Here
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Every first weekend of the month 4 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
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 ? What type of projects do you like to run on dA? Any projects on other sites?

A: OOohhh I love to do Interviews!!! :iconloveloveplz: I also love doing special features, like the "Angel Without Wings" monthly feature, or my new series called "Amazing", in which I present my watchers with amazing artworks created by some of my watchers or just random deviants :love: ... There's also the occasional giveaway, where I enjoy donating premium memberships and other things :love: ... I judge in contests!!! :eager: ... and I just wrote my first article for projecteducate, which will be published on November 27th :love: ... I also enjoy Art Trades!!! :love: (I'm currently working on one :eager:)

? Do you have a favorite art genre that you like to do or add to your favorites?

A: Yes, my biggest two passions are Vector works and Animations!!! :iconloveloveplz: ... I worked with Vectors from the very beginning, in fact, the very first Adobe program I learnt was Illustrator, and it's my main software to this day!!! :love: Animation is my other passion, which is what I would LOVE to study if I could afford it :giggle:

? You are so active on dA! Do you take breaks for a bit to not get "burned out"?

A: I try to take breaks when I feel burnt out :faint: But it's not that easy for me, I have too many tasks to run, and all my friends to keep in communication with, that sometimes it is not possible for me to take a break :facepalm: ... Lately I've been a little quiet, because it's been a while since I created some art, and I really miss it ... if I can't create, I feel dead inside, so I've been slower than usual when it comes to answer comments :ashamed: For that I'm totally sorry, but I know that my friends know me and understand me well!!! :love:

? What advice would you give to a new deviant?

A: Don't be shy!!! :la: Show your work to get the feedback you need!!! Join groups, exchange comments!!! :love: Don't take critiques in a personal way (unless the critiquers are being rude, of course), because critiques are meant to point out the flaws as well as the good aspects of our work!!! :love: It's how we learn and grow as artists!!! :la: ... Lighten up, don't focus so much on the fear of getting your artwork stolen :facepalm: I remember when I started I put all kinds of watermarks on my work, to the point that nobody could truly enjoy them :shrug: ... Lighten up about that, enjoy yourself, we're all in the same boat here, and if you have noticed, those artists you admire the most, probably don't have watermarks on their work, do they? :aww: So try to learn as much as you can, look for tutorials!!! :love: And most importantly, please keep in mind that this is a site that invites people from all around the World, people who speak different languages, be careful of how you talk to people, don't take things too personal, make sure that they understand your jokes if you make a joke, but try to be sensitive about those "jokes", because what's funny to you, might be insulting to someone from another country :facepalm: We can't see each other face to face, so it's very easy to have misunderstandings, use your words wisely, and remember that you should treat people with the respect you think you deserve!!! :love:

? What advice would you give to a new senior member?

A: Well I'm a new Senior Member myself :granny: :giggle: The advice I could give to new seniors is to keep going!!! :love: Keep doing what you're doing, which was the reason why they made you a Senior Member, and strive to be even better, if you can!!! :love: Being a Senior, in my opinion, is a big honor and a big responsibility at the same time, so remember that you now kinda "represent" a small group of people who have been given this honor as well, so make the best of it, keep being you!!! :iconloveloveplz:

? How would you suggest deviants get more involved in the community?

A: Join "Projects" :love: There are a ton of projects all around DeviantArt, join them, be a part of something bigger than your little corner!!! :love: It will give you the chance to meet more people, to do great things for others, and it will inspire your own watchers to follow your steps!!! :love: Feature people's work!!! :gallery: Nothing feels better to someone whose work is under-appreciated, than when they see they've been included in one of your features!!! :love: We all feel that tickle in the heart when someone features our work, so do it for others, and try to make a habit of it!!! :love: ... Give feedback whenever possible!!! :love: Try to be encouraging, pointing out the positive aspects more than the negative ones, sometimes that's what new artists need to hear, many people get easily discouraged when they get critiques, so make sure you're helping, not bringing people down :hug: Suggest Daily Deviations to the Community Volunteers; suggest Senior Members and Deviousness Award candidates to fourteenthstar without suggesters, those things are not possible, so you have the power of helping make a dream come true for someone!!! :love: ... Volunteer!!! apply either as a Community Volunteer or as an Admin of your favorite groups, that's something that helps a lot of people in a magnitude that you cannot even imagine!!! :faint: ... Start a Project youself Think about what would benefit the community, what needs can be met, what things could be done from your own perspective, and start a project, start a group, find a way to be a part of something larger than life!!! :love:

? Is there anything you would like to add?

A: Thank you so much for this interview!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz: The last thing I'd love to add is my tag line "Be kind to one another" ... :iconloveloveplz: ... you cannot go wrong with that ;)

:heart: Many Thanks to TheGalleryOfEve for taking the time to sit down and talk with DevNews today!! 

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praporsiza Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
!!!!!!!!!!Love Love Love Love Love Hug Hug Hug La la la la La la la la La la la la I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. Giggle Giggle Giggle Neko Emoji-42 (Kawaii Moe Smile) [V3] Neko Emoji-41 - (Kawaii Waving) [V3] !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - this interview in one line XD
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Now that is a pithy interview! Just a line......... Giggle 
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
This was truly a wonderful interview Phyllis! Super job! :la: :hug:
Eve TheGalleryOfEve is such an amazing loving person. :heart:
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Thank you for reading! I agree, she is an amazing person :nod:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhh Tea, you're so sweet, thank you so much!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz: You too are amazing and loving!!! :happycry:
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Simbores Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations!!!!  Llama Emoji-09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] Heart Love Bunny Emoji-18 (Shower Love) [V1] 
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my dear!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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karamelo-serenity Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
:iconflyingheartsplz: Congratulations, my dear friend! :iconchampagneplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ooohhh thank you so much, my dear, it's been such an honor to me!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:

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karamelo-serenity Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
:iconflyingheartsplz: My pleasure! [as always! ^^] :iconaawplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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SAVALISTE Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014   Photographer
That's really great TheGalleryOfEve
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, my dear Savannah!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Thank you a lot for this lovely interview! :love: Eve is pure awesomeness!! :iconheartglompplz:
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
:nod: That she is :nuu:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AAaawww Eleni, thank you so much, you're so sweet!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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Sirena-n-Elsa Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Wow! This is so cool, this is the first time I read devNews! Awesome interview!sparkly la  
I didn't know you were so busy, Eve!! Kudos!!!:clap: clap remake 1a 
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Thank you for stopping by DevNews and reading the interview! Eve graciously took the time to do the interview, for which the admins here at the group are thankful :heart:
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Sirena-n-Elsa Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
You are most welcome!!Heart 
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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Ooohhh thank you so much, my dear!!! :iconaawplz:
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You're welcome!!!Chili Anime Emoji (Snuggy hug) [V2] FREE flying hearts Icon 
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Riemea Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful interview! Eve is such a lovely person. :love:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AAawww Rie, look who's talking!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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Riemea Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Nameda Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Bravo ! by KmyGraphic   That was so great my sweet friend!!:LongStemRose:   I'm very proud of you!  :huggle:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aawww Michael, how sweet!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz: Thank you!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::happycry::iconflyingheartsplz:
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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DMD-CT Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cheerleader :iconthegalleryofeve: Cheerleader 

my favorite DA friend! What a lovely interview!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's been such an honor for me dear Phyllis!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconaawplz::iconflyingheartsplz: Thank you so much for interviewing me, I had a wonderful time doing some introspection!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconloveloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: I appreciate your kind words and this wonderful feature of me and my work!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::happycry::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:glomp: :blowkiss: :heart: :iconyourewelcomesignplz:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great interview :clap:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
I agree! TheGalleryOfEve is simply awesome :iconawesomesauceplz:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AAawwww dear!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconloveloveplz: Oh Evee is so precious~

Dat Nutella loving diva EveStare 
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AAawww Froggy!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconilavplz::iconflyingheartsplz:

I miss my beloved Nutella :iconbankissplz::iconnutellaplz: I haven't had any in a LONGGGGGGG time!!! EveStare (Like a WEEK or something terrible like that!!! :grump:)
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Speaking of Nutella: there's a place in my area with Nutella ice cream
www.facebook.com/FroyoworldPR/…

:stare: Come visit me
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AAwww that's IT!!! :iconstubbornplz:I'm MOVING to PR!!! :icontantrumplz:
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
VISIT ONLY.

Things are bad right now Evee.
They laid off lots of people from companies who are leaving...if you come, can you bring me Dunkin Donuts?
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
:nuu: :aww: :nod:
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