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dA Loving Day!

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 21, 2008, 12:11 PM
  • Mood: Compassion
  • Listening to: Amy MacDonald - This is the Life!









"To love is stronger than to be loved" [D. Balavoine]


dA Loving Day by karemelancholia


dA Loving day 2008 is dedicated to
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

who died a few days ago...
Rest In PEACE!




:heart:

Si tu n'as pas de voix
HURLE
Si tu n'as pas de jambes
COURS
Si tu n'as pas d'espoir
INVENTE

:heart:

If you have no voice
SHOUT
If you have no legs
RUN
If you have no hope
INVENT


[PLEASE view this part of my journal : Alegria by Le Cirque du Soleil, it will explain how these sentences and the song help me and can help you.
This is the song that gave me the idea of this event and i want that EVERYONE could read it, hear it, view it. It will bring light in your eyes and joy to your heart!]



For the second year we celebrate dA Loving Day!




Some times ago i had problems in my life, many deviants supported me.
We all pass through hard moments in our life, and there is so much solidarity and carying feelings here that i wanted to make a special day on dA for spreading love.

I remember listening to a song that brighten my heart and put tears of joy into my eyes.

So why not sharing all that with you all? Why not showing our feelings to dA?



:heart:AUGUST 9th:heart:
"Special Show your Love Day".
In The French Calendar it is the day of "Saint Love"!

Show your love to those you love, give a hand to those who need it!

        Come on now!
        Spread the LOVE,
        Spread the Message!




This day will be filled with events!
Let's show our love for this community, artists, deviants and most importantly our favorite charities and humanitary projects!!
Awareness is the key!
Spreading the word about these causes with our art is sometimes the very best thing we can do!

Depression?
Loneliness?
Animals?
Disease?
Aids?
Breast Cancer?
Hunger?
Peace?


Above all we can show our support to deviants who need a hand, kind words, support, and not only deviants but people around us in our family, relatives, neighbors.
We all have around us people who are lonely. In January i've seen my grand-mother dying in loneliness in deep sufferance, because of solitude. I swear that simply holding her hand warm her heart. You can't imagine the light i've seen in her eyes. You can't... But now yes you can just doing it.


Celebrate love!


It can be the love you feel for your friends, family, relatives...
It can be support for deviants, for homeless, give a hand.
Give a phone call to those who are alone, let message to those who feel sad!
Well anything in our life that makes our hearts beat!

This day is just a symbolic day.
Showing our love, our support in our daily life is important!



What do you think about this? Are you ready to get involved? Is your group? Is your favorite chatroom? Your club? What a great way to get your art noticed and your favorite "love."



:new: :pointr: View the Official News article Here.


Support this project with this stamp :

dA Loving Day by karemelancholia

:new:
And add the banner to your journal (see at the right top corner of this journal) : Make your journal attractive with the banner.
Want the code for the banner? NOTE Me!.

Spread the message, spread the word, SPREAD THE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!


And don't forget that on August 7th is dA bday!!!!
So show your LOVE TO deviantART also!!!!!
:cake: HAPPY BIRTHDAY dA!!! :cake:
happy birthday dA stamp by SheilaBrinson










karemelancholia is the coordinator of this event.
I want to give a special hug to Danie who's helping me a lot. :poke:

Communities and Deviants would participate to this project as they want, it can be a special support for one deviant, for several, for a cause outside of dA, it can be a project such as a contest, letters to people who need support... Well anything.

:pointr: Use the menu above for the different categories.
Remember if you have a project to let me know : All projects will be promoted and gathered HERE :
You want to participate to dA Loving Day? Lemme me know clicking HERE, and give me details about your project with a link to it.

:pointr: Support the Project with this stamp :
dA Loving Day by karemelancholia

:pointr: And add the banner to your journal (see at the right top corner of this journal) : Make your journal attractive with the banner.
Want the code for the banner? NOTE Me!.


:pointr: Here is the OFFICIAL Folder for this Project :
Community Projects > Events > Community Projects > dA Loving Day 2008
. ATTN don't miscat with the 2007 ;-) Care to put your deviation in the correct folder.
(for your own contest you'll have a subfolder).

**Note that the folder & subfolders will be active on august 9th**


I Support Community Projects by GoodiesForYou


:pointr: If you hold a contest you should do this :

1) Specify that it is organized for the dA Loving Day : karemelancholia.deviantart.com…
2) Link to this journal entry where all sub-contests and events will be gathered : karemelancholia.deviantart.com…
3) Use this stamp : dA Loving Day by karemelancholia
4) Your contest should have a deadline.
5) Your contest should have prizes and let us know if you need help.
6) Your contest should specify in its rules that all stocks and other resources must be credited even if you used your own or if the stock provider didn’t specify he had to be credited
7) Your contest should specify in its rules that in all entries description this sentence should be written : ***I give permissions for all Mods in the "dA Loving Day 2008" Community Project  to use image for this event only.***
8) ALL entries WOULD be uploaded into a specific subfolder under this main one : Community Projects > Events > Community Projects > dA Loving Day 2008 > Your Subfolder HERE
9) Once your contest is up with the above specifications send a Note to karemelancholia including these infos : the title and link of your contest specifying it is for the dA Loving Day.
Then you'll be noted back with the link of the subfolder where your contest entries should be uploaded.</b>





When i was down i heard this song. it gave me so much, that i wanted that you could discovered it.
It's for those who actually feel bad, to send a bit of joy in their heart. I personally think about some deviants that i know. I'm here for you sweet hearts, listen to this.... you'll see.

Le Cirque du Soleil is a Circus company from Canada/Québec. Their last show is named "Alegria". The song i want to spotlight here has the same name.
Visit the website in english : www.cirquedusoleil.com/CirqueD… and listen to the song here : www.cirquedusoleil.com/NR/rdon…
Visitez le site en français : www.cirquedusoleil.com/CirqueD… et écoutez la chanson ici : www.cirquedusoleil.com/NR/rdon…

At the begining of the clip you can read this in french (i translated it under) and that's the message i want to deliver to you all today and ever :

Si tu n'as pas de voix
HURLE
Si tu n'as pas de jambes
COURS
Si tu n'as pas d'espoir
INVENTE


If you have no voice
SHOUT
If you have no legs
RUN
If you have no hope
INVENT




ALEGRÍA

Alegría
          Un hymne à la joie…
Un rêve de lumière…
          où l'imprévu
                    surprend à chaque tournant.


Alegría is a mood, a state of mind.
The themes of the show, whose name means "jubilation" in Spanish, are many.
Power and the handing down of power over time, the evolution from ancient monarchies to modern democracies, old age, youth—it is against this backdrop that the characters of Alegría play out their lives.
Kings' fools, minstrels, beggars, old aristocrats and children make up its universe, along with the clowns, who alone are able to resist the passing of time and the social transformations that accompany it.


- Lyrics -

Alegria
Come un lampo di vita
Alegria
Come un pazzo gridar
Alegria
Del delittuoso grido
Bella ruggente pena, seren
Come la rabbia di amar
Alegria
Come un assalto di gioia

Alegria
I see a spark of life shining
Alegria
I hear a young minstrel sing
Alegria
Beautiful roaring scream of joy and sorrow,
so extreme
There is love in me raging
Alegria
A joyous, magical feeling

Alegria
Come un lampo di vita
Alegria
Come un pazzo gridar
Alegria
Del delittuoso grido
Bella ruggente pena, seren
Come la rabbia di amar
Alegria
Come un assalto di gioia

Del delittuoso grido
Bella ruggente pena, seren
Come la rabbia di amar
Alegria
Come un assalto di gioia

Allegria
Como la luz de la vida
Alegria
Como un payaso que grita
Allegria
Del estupendo grito
De la tristeza loca
Serena,
Como la rabia de amar
Allegria
Como un asalto de felicidad

Del estupendo grito
De la tristeza loca
Serena,
Como la rabia de amar
Alegria
Como un asalto de felicidad

There is love in me raging
Alegria
A joyous, magical feeling




dA Loving Day est un jour symbolique au cours duquel on montre ce que l'on peut faire pour aider l'autre.
Cela peut être fait de différentes façons et pas seulement sur dA mais dans la vie de tous les jours.
Aider une personne à traverser la rue tout simplement ou bien aider financièrement ou bénévolement une cause... cela peut être un sourire, une epaule donnée, une main tendue;
l'important est d'être là pour celui qui en a besoin.

Voilà l'esprit de ce jour!





Write messages to those who need support!
Help them in any way you can!

Show your love! express yourself!



:pointr: Iriesurfinchick needs your help here : iriesurfinchick.deviantart.com… - Her husband has a broken collar-bone, following an unprovoked attack by their teenage son they are pretty shaken by this, and are worried about financial support for the coming months if he has to have surgery.

:pointr: Healersmoon needs your help here : healersmoon.deviantart.com/jou… - Sweet Debra has many bad issues since somes weeks. Health, she has Glaucoma. She's really a nice being, believe and she deserves many LOVE!

:pointr: Sequeena needs your help here : sequeena.deviantart.com/journa… - One of her relatives has been mruderred. The murderer has been arrested. Support her!

:pointr: MelGama needs your help here : melgama.deviantart.com/journal… - Her mother is in hospital, on an artificial respirator... She has Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
:pointr: cutofakiss needs your help here : cutofakiss.deviantart.com/jour… - Lauren feels that lately nothing has turn out right for her, and she's a big failure in life...

:pointr: AlanRalph needs your help here : montemplar.deviantart.com/jour… - Allan is suffering from arthritis go send him some love! Please give him many love, he helped me when i need a hand, now it's him who need help!

:pointr: DistortedSmile needs your help here : distortedsmile.deviantart.com/… - she's homeless, please help, she's a great addition to this community!

:pointr: TreLore needs your help here : trelore.deviantart.com/journal…

:pointr: chinaroses needs your help here : chinaroses.deviantart.com/jour… - Jess is feeling lonely and thinks she has alienated all his friends, feeling regret.

:pointr: mikey-madness needs your help here : mikey-madness.deviantart.com/j… - he recently lost is 11 year old daughter. Support him in this hard moment!

:pointr: watergal28 needs your help here : watergal28.deviantart.com/jour… - she has economical and sentimental problems, she needs friends that care about her and people who are able to give her some love.

:pointr: Spookeriffic needs your help here : spookeriffic.deviantart.com/jo… - She's being hammered by the courts for support payments, in spite of the fact that she cannot afford to pay and still feed herself.

:pointr: damorpheus needs your help here :  - seems to be in need of desperate help.







Create something for this project : a contest, a chain, an event. Just for this day and/or dedicate it to someone.
Write messages to those who need support!

Show your love! Express yourself! SHARE!

:pointr: Your project should be created as a journal entry and if it's a deviation it should be uploaded in this folder : Community Projects > Events > Community Projects > dA Loving Day 2008
ATTN : Please be sure to read the guidelines if you hold a contest and remember that your contest will have a SPECIAL dA Contest subfolder created!



And don't forget...






dA Loving Day is a symbolic day  during which we show what we can make to help a person.
That can be made in various ways and not only on dA but in daily life. To help a person to cross the street or to help financially or voluntarily a cause… That can be a smile, a given shoulder, a helping hand; the important is to be   here for the person who needs it.

Here is the spirit of this day!






Yes i'm challenging you all!

You certainely have some person(s) far or close to you that you love, that you miss. Or maybe someone you knew and you hurt, this happened to all of us. We can hurt so easily someone without wanting it. words have a great power, but this power can be negative as well as positive.
Now turn your words into a positive action!

Go tell them you love them, smile. If they are far give a phone call. Or easier : write them something.

  • So here's the Challenge : You certainely have cards in one of your drawers, at least papers and envelops. Take them. Sit down. Just write : "i'm thinking of you" and add some personal words you think they suit the person.
    Sign with your name. Take the envelop, write down the name and address of the person. Put a stamp. Put the card or letter in it. Close the envelop (you can also add some of your artworks).
    Repeat this at least 10 times for other people. (They can be kids from an orphanage, persons in an old people's home...).
    Now the worst part. Take all your envelops. your bag, a bit of money and RUN to the post office... Quickly before it close!

    (...)

    Now you're at home.
    How do you feel?

    P.S. this should be done on august 9th. So yo have time to collect the address, to get cards, papers, stamps and envelops. And to think in what you'll write!
    Isn't it? ;-)

GO!!!!!!


:pointr: View the news article about the Challenge and fave it : news.deviantart.com/article/54…









Create something for this project : a painting, photomanip, poetry, text, photo well anything. Just for this day and/or dedicate it to someone.
Write messages to those who need support!

Show your love! express yourself! SHARE!

:pointr: Your dedication should be uploaded here : Community Projects > Events > Community Projects > dA Loving Day 2008 > dA Loving Day Dedications.
ATTN : folder will be active from august 9th until august 31st! So that means that you have until august 31th to submit your dedications ;-)




:bulletred:  Dedications Made by YOU!  :bulletred:


:thumb93257957: :thumb89921236: :thumb93489490: :thumb94141961: :thumb93057861: :thumb93058179: for Christina by snikkio for Jennifer by snikkio

:heart: ----- :heart:


:new:
And warning, you might recieve some marvelous roses from SecretAdmirerPlz ;-)








:pointr: Your project should be created as a journal entry and if it's a deviation it should be uploaded in this folder : Community Projects > Events > Community Projects > dA Loving Day
ATTN : Please be sure to read the guidelines if you hold a contest and remember that your contest will have a SPECIAL dA Contest subfolder created!




:pointr: There are communities that spread the love over there (listed here the active ones) :

:iconaspieauty:
This is a club for autistics, the friends and families of autistics, and anyone else who supports the concept of Neurodiversity- support and acceptance for all people, regardless of how their brain functions.

:iconartistsforcharity:
You can give to this club some of your creations, they will sell them for a humanitarian/social cause.

:iconassorted-nuts:
They are here for the benefit of people who suffer from some form of mental condition or emotional turmoil. This is a place where you are in the company of others who will understand where you are coming from!

:iconcare-club:
They are here to help you as the artist gain exposure.

:iconcircleoffriends:
Circle of Friends is a group that will readily offer any type of support, and friendship to people on DA that are having problems and might need to talk to someone. It is not your typical club, but we feel it is of great importance to show support to our fellow deviants when they need it.

:iconda-sisterhood:
We want to strive to creating a well organised deviant sister program. Just see it as your own personal Sisterland.

:icondeviantsforthecure:
This is a group, designed to bring awareness to the major disease called cancer.

:icondysmorphics:
This is a community created to support the artists that suffer with eating disorders, like bulimia, anorexia, compulsive over-eating and the artists who have depressive behaviours like harming themselves, suicidal thoughts and sadness. You'll find information about eating disorders and depression, their symptoms, consequences, causes and some help in how to do deal with them.

:iconheart-club:
Heart-Club exist to promote an environment that influences artists to create art in any media that expresses love and care for others, be it another human, an animal, or anything else personal to the artist. We are a HEART-ART-GIFT-GIVER Club and we invite all carers and givers who appreciate the Heart to join us in our indeavors

:iconhere-to-help:
This Club is for everyone who has a problem, who needs/wants advice with something, or who needs to get something off of their chest.

:iconitdoesnothaveme:
Through this group, we will be able to express to one another through creativity while inspiring each other, as well as be able to find each other more easily for those times when you just need someone to talk to who gets it. This is not a support group, it is a subcommunity among a larger community of artists. First the art, then the illness, and above it all, us.

:iconsaveafrica:
Charities for Africa.

:iconthe-heart:
The-Heart is a gallery of "Found Hearts" at DA, run by people who love the heart, and where other lovers of the heart can have a home to showcase their heart shape deviations. The selection of Found Hearts will change from week to week, but older features will be archived for you to enjoy whenever your heart desires!





dA Loving Day es un día simbólico en el cual se muestra lo que se puede hacer para ayudar a otras personas. Algo que se puede hacer diariamente y de distintos modos no solamente en dA. Simplemente ayudando a una persona a cruzar la calle o ayudando financiera o voluntariamente a una causa ... Puede ser también dando una sonrisa, el hombro de apoyo o dando una mano.
Lo importante es estar allí para la persona que necesite una ayuda.

Ese es el espíritu de este día!


[Thank you Ed, you're such a helping hand as usual.]






In the World...
"An estimated 25.000 people die from an effect of hunger everyday. That's about One person every four seconds."


This contest is made to fight against poverty.
We can all show our support, we can all lend a hand.
This contest is really special.
The prizes for the winners will be : FUNDS for a NGO (Non-Governementale Association) : CONCERN (You know this association from the White Band).




The Solidarity Contest Stamp 2 by GoodiesForYou










The Solidarity Contest Stamp 2 by GoodiesForYou




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