Happy Saturday!! Well, it's Saturday here, Saturday evening in fact, so it must be Saturday for the rest of the world by now
It's storming here and we've already lost power a couple of times today. My husband and I live 20 kilometres from the nearest town, and anytime there's more than a light breeze blowing, we seem to end up with no power...luckily today it's only gone off for a few minutes at a time, but I still want to get this done before it goes out again
So here we go...on with the news!
Project Educate - Vector Week Dates!!
I've finally confirmed the Vector Week dates for Project Educate!
We'll be having our awesome week from February 13, 2012 - February 19, 2012!
Along with `ChewedKandi, we're putting together some great events for this Fully Scaleable week of Vector Awesomeness!! But we would still LOVE to hear your thoughts and ideas! I'm throwing around some major contest ideas, but would also like to hear what YOU would want in a contest, so drop me a note and give me your thoughts
What is this Sta.sh Writer all about and how on earth do I use it?!
Yesterday, dA launched it's newest feature for dA, the Sta.sh Writer, which lets us write literature or journals SO much easier than before!! For those of you scared of change, or a little bit mad that dA has changed things again, never fear!! I think once you use this new feature a few times you'll fall in love with it
Not only does the Sta.sh Writer make things so much faster and easier, with an interface similar to many word processing softwares, you can also customise your journals more than ever!
With just a click of your mouse, you can BOLD, underline and italicise your type without needing all those messy codes! This feature alone makes it wonderful to me
You can save as you go! Perfect for those stormy weather days where you think you might lose power! lol
You can also customise your thumbnails, again without needing to remember all those messy codes!
Images are now able to be seen as thumbs or as full size, or any size in between by clicking on the image and grabbing the handles to drag it to the desired size!
HOW COOL IS THAT?!?
If all this Sta.sh stuff leaves you flustered and confused, don't worry, you'll get the hang of it, and there's an awesome little tutorial for it all!
So check it out, have a go, and I think you'll be pretty happy with it
SUGGESTING DDs TO ME!
I've been getting some really awesome suggestions for Vector DDs, thank you everyone, and please keep them coming!!
I just wanted to bring up a little topic that seems to have upset a couple of people lately, so that there isn't any confusion as to what I will and will not feature as a Vector DD. I've covered most of this in a previous journal, so I won't take up too much of your time, but one thing I haven't covered, and that is that I won't feature Vexel work. As wonderful as a lot of it is, and very deserving of DDs, I'm in charge of the Vector gallery, and only the Vector gallery. Currently there is an opening for a Vexel CV, so if you're interested, please fill out an application! There are a few openings for different galleries, and you can click on the 'Want to Volunteer' tab on the left side of this journal to find out what those openings are, and you can also see a list of all the current CVs and which galleries they are in charge of
SO...until the position of Vexel CV is filled with someone, please send Vexel DD Suggestions to the CVs in charge of the Digital Art Galleries, and those people are: Atramina, ^Syrilla, & ^alicexz
If you have any more questions about what I will and will not feature, please refer to my previous journal: Suggesting Daily Deviations
What's happening around dA, you ask?
If you want to know all the awesome things that are happening around dA, check out $Moonbeam13's latest version of PIMPS & WOAHS, and also check out Community Relations Sept-Oct Journal for heaps of great dA information and links!
That's about it from me for now Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and a safe and Happy Halloween if you celebrate the holiday!
and to everyone
Important Stuff & Various Odds and Ends
Suggesting Daily Deviations
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