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i'm a pretty nice person. kinda odd sometimes. oh yeah and i have another personality. it's :iconcrazyruthie:, if you like my work see the continuation of it at my alternate account!


Secret Garden Contest at Swirly Artists

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 30, 2014, 12:04 PM

this is going to be great fun, i hope you decide to participate! the prizes are AWESOME. the art will be supremely awesome. a swirly world  is a beautiful world!

this journal was written by :iconkuume:, founder of :iconswirly-artists:

When you open the gate to your own Secret Swirly Garden, what do you see? What kind of vines twist around the rusty fence and what sort of spells or swirling haze fills the space between the dreaming flowers? Imagine the perfect refuge from the world, a secret spot you can disappear to, a place filled with profuse greenery or other natural forces that bring you to a meditative state, that is both comforting and inspiring.

:bulletgreen: All mediums except literature, photography and fractal art are allowed. Crafts are also okay, if they convey the idea of a garden. All submissions must also follow general gallery guidelines (see below).

:bulletgreen: The submission must be swirly. More swirls means better chances of winning.

:bulletgreen: The submission must have been created for the contest.

:bulletgreen: You don't need to be a member of the Swirly Artists to join.

:bulletgreen: Please submit your finished piece to this folder:…

:bulletgreen: The deadline is April 13th, after which a jury of three will vote for the winners. 

:heart: Important!! Please comment in the journal if you would be interested to join! Also, if you'd like to help out in promoting the contest on your own deviantart page, it would be really helpful! 

:heart: Please go see the original journal here:…

:shamrock: :star: Prizes :star: :shamrock:

:star: If you want to help us out with a prize - a simple journal feature of the winners, a free commission, some Deviantart Points, a subscription or anything else that you can think of, please comment below and share the good will. :heart: I am still asking around for some additional features by our affiliates.

:bulletgreen: All placements will receive journal features at Swirly-Artists, and on Kuume 's and crazyruthie 's journals.

:rose: 1st place 3-month subscription from Kuume
600 deviantart points from Karenee-Art
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
100 deviantart points from merpagigglesnort

A free A4 pencil commission from Kuume
A small drawing by Immy-is-Thinking

Rose 2nd place 1-month subscription from Kuume
600 deviantart points from Karenee-Art
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
100 deviantart points from merpagigglesnort
A free drawing from ToniTiger415 's Etsy shop
A word illustration by Karenee-Art ( Examples:… )

:rose: 3rd place 1-month subscription from Kuume
400 deviantart points from Karenee-Art
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
100 deviantart points from merpagigglesnort
A free drawing from ToniTiger415 's Etsy shop
A word illustration by Karenee-Art ( Examples:… )
100 deviantart points from crazyruthie
A small drawing by crazyruthie

:bulletgreen: The submission must follow gallery guidelines: 

:bulletred: Visual art containing both flowing movement and swirly lines. (Twisted, curly; wavy and flowing.) Syntheses of expressive and realistic elements are encouraged, but purely abstract designs are also well appreciated.  

:bulletred: All visual medias allowed, except for fractal art and light painting. Heavily mirrored work is alright, if you can still make out the shapes in the original drawing from which it has been generated.

:bulletred: No rough sketches. Linework is all right if it looks clear.

:bulletred: No single-line flurries of swirls as the main "swirly" part.

:bulletred: No blurred/stained/overexposed/shadowy/pixelated photographs or scans, or huge watermarks.

:bulletred: No work drawn on checkered or lined paper.

:bulletred: Please crop the borders of scanned/photographed pieces so the rims of the work are not visible. (Does not apply to handicraft.)

sincerely...ruthie! i'm going to promote my own group...:which is affiliated Swirly Artists....
:iconspirals-and-swirls: i think our members are into contests... w00t!   and i KNOW they love swirls, so get going guys!

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: caravan palace
  • Reading: "the ocean at the end of the lane" by neil gaiman
  • Watching: crap accumulate on my desk!
  • Playing: with my dog
  • Eating: pancakes
  • Drinking: iced tea

what's the last movie you saw? was it good? 

7 deviants said we'd like to know! :)


:icondigital-abstract: :iconthe-grass-oven: :iconsomnambulist-aisle: :iconcrazycatladies: :iconspirals-and-swirls: :icontherapy-through-art: :iconthink-abstract:


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DasGhul Apr 13, 2014   General Artist
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday :iconmerpagigglesnort:, happy birthday to you. :bow:
salman-khan Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Let this new year of your life be special, full of precious moments, bright emotions, full of happiness and joy!
Let Love follow your footsteps everywhere you go!!!
Wish you a very Happy Birthday Hug
many thnx for the faving...much appreciateddendo la 
graffitica Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :hug: :cake:
jim373 Apr 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, don't giggle and snort too much at your concert!! :party: :boogie: :hug:
astrostar12 Apr 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
HAVE A GREAT DAY!birthday cake happy DA B-day :3 
get any cool gifts?
happy birthday! if it is indeed your birthday... :D :horns: :w00t: 
merpagigglesnort Apr 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
thank you!yes, it's my honest to goodness birthday! 
i'm going to a show tonight, a band called Caravan Palace
i don't think you'll like the music, but you can see it'll be a fun show. :)
i haven't gone to a big show in wow i dunno, ages. 

how are you? 
doing o.k., was out when you responded, then at work.  so how was the show?  actually sounded pretty cool, but then I'm into a lot of J.G. Thirlwell's various projects...…
CrushMeSoundless Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

This shadow you feel, should it all be real, has been your incarceration for long enough standing

But you should remember merely to breathe, and let those tears proceed to sharpen your sight,

This I do mean for your tears have cleared your scope such as to grant you so exponentially more

Of the Fields of the Lord, that your clairvoyance has rendered you elevated and soaring

Above the rest of us

This dilapidation of which you are so convinced, you would not leave if the door stood open before

You, would not condemn it for all the ecstasy in the world, it has taught you too much

And that storefront to the World in Love looks now like so much thin ice

I ask you don’t turn from the awaiting course, learn to swim in these unfriendly tides until the

Odd New Romance of this Fallen Atmosphere meets your hands and raises your wearisome weight


Be patient and be glad this Romance is Real and it pines for you, already


:iconpresentsplz::iconpresentplz: :iconcakeplz:

crazyruthie Apr 12, 2014   General Artist
happy birthday, dear merpa. 
oboudiart Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) (Smile) ,,,,   +fav ,,,,Heart ,,,, :) (Smile) ,,,,   +fav ,,,,Heart
Jolly rolly b-day dear, hope you enjoy today's offer:…
KellyNGin Apr 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYYYY :woohoo: :heart:
So here is where you hide your other you :D
Awesome :D
WilliamDallwitz Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!! :hug:
StephenMerrigan Apr 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the new faves and watch :D
Happy Birthday :party: :heart:
:cheers:  To my dear and sweet friend, Ruthie. I hope you are having a wonderful day today on your Birthday! :cheers: 

Happy-Birthday by KmyGraphic
doodler89 Apr 12, 2014   General Artist
Happy Birthday! :love:
AnimaCreations Apr 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Happy birthday again, lucky woman who get to celebrate twice.  :)  :)  :)

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