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Secret Garden Contest at Swirly Artists

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 13, 2014, 10:29 AM
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!

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Artist | Varied
United States
i'm ruthie. i live in the san francisco bay area, the best place in the world!
i paint, draw, and think, oh, and worry, too.
all abstract all the time!

i am also :iconmerpagigglesnort: check her/me out in that account.

avatar by :iconingase:

do you have a problem with feeling guilty about things you say or do? 

6 deviants said comments!

llamas if you please!

send your llamas my way and i'll send one back to you!



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CristianoTeofili 13 hours ago   Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav :)
Matt34564 15 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Random hello from me
crazyruthie 14 hours ago   General Artist
specific hello to you too!

how's art going? i'm making collages a lot lately. it's always fun to try a new medium!

my dad is at the British Museum at this very moment (he texted me)! he and my stepmother took the train up (they live in Hove/Brighton) to London to see an exhibit of Viking stuff. you should check it out sometime!

what are you doing these days?
Matt34564 13 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist

good to hear from you, I am just creating art really lol, and I am trying to do know things with my work. 

Are you planing to come to London & a friend of mine works in the British museum 
crazyruthie 13 hours ago   General Artist
are you on tumblr?

i live just outside of san francisco, so it's not really an option, lol. 

i don't even know how to go about selling my work, but i don't think it's the kind of thing that would sell.

creating art all the time is awesome, i'm doing the same thing! :)
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Nakilicious 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav: Hug 
Thank you so much for the +fav.
EintoeRn 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconfavouriteplz: Thank YOU !
mabe1993 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for joining #transcendingdeviance
check out the main page for submission guidelines, and take a moment to check out the contest we have going! I look forward to seeing your work.
PonderHope 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Your work is so nice! Thank you for the comment and favorite by the way! You got a watch from me....
thank you for following my work
thanks!!Azurill Hug 
crazyruthie 6 days ago   General Artist
iluvtenten123 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama! :iconllama3dplz:
EintoeRn Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

dear !
crazyruthie 6 days ago   General Artist
how's your day going? :)
EintoeRn 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Good Friday ! Bank holiday ! Thanks ! ;-)
crazyruthie 5 days ago   General Artist
oh yes, good friday! i was wondering when easter was. (i'm pure atheist, my parents were, but they sent me to catholic school, i know all the religious holidays. gah! catholic school! i never had a boyfriend in high school cause i didn't know very many guys, there weren't any boys at my school! 

it's not a bank holiday here, business as usual. :)
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