Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Photography / Hobbyist Community Volunteer Nina.TFemale/France Groups :iconcommunityrelations: communityrelations
Foster Creative Genius
Recent Activity
Deviant for 5 Years
Premium Member 'til Hell freezes over:
Given by pearwood
Statistics 305 Deviations 10,588 Comments 94,386 Pageviews

Random from DDs I've Featured

DD Guidelines



DD Guidelines



Photobucket


I'm the Artistic Nude CV! Alongside Nyx-Valentine



How to suggest


Just hit the "Note" button on my profile page and add the subject: DD Suggestion include the thumbnail along with the reason you think the piece deserves a Daily Deviation.
Self suggestions are welcome!


I may not reply to all suggestions but I do read, consider and appreciate every suggestion :heart:.

Highlights from my Gallery



Enjoy!



Stillness by Mrs-Durden
If only I could fly by Mrs-Durden
Contemplation by Mrs-DurdenMorning Glory by Mrs-DurdenLa douce agonie de l'attente by Mrs-Durden
Tell me... by Mrs-DurdenI can't let go of the past by Mrs-Durden

Daily Deviation:

Is he behind?.... by Mrs-Durden

Visitors

:iconplage-photo:
Plage-Photo
Jul 30, 2014
7:20 am
:iconsketchywerks:
SketchyWerks
Jul 30, 2014
6:32 am
:iconhidarime-images:
hidarime-images
Jul 30, 2014
5:47 am
:iconilikemsao:
Ilikemsao
Jul 30, 2014
5:30 am
:iconncc-1701-jg:
NCC-1701-JG
Jul 30, 2014
5:24 am

Round-up of recent events: 

50%
1 deviant said GDD Interviews: GrimFace242 on LiteratureHello everyone!
Welcome to the seventh of many Community Volunteer interviews! Community Volunteers are responsible for many things here on DA, one of them being Daily Deviations. Since Daily Deviations are the focus of this group, we thought you might enjoy interviews of the folks in control of the features! The seventh edition is with GrimFace242 , one of our Literature CVs, we hope you'll enjoy the read!
1. Why did you choose to become a CV? How has the experience been for you?
I applied to be a CV because it was the next step in giving back to the community.  The deviants here on dA are the reason I keep coming back, so I want to do as much as I can for them.  As for the experience, I've enjoyed my CVhood since I started back in August 2013.
2. What would you say are the best and worst parts of the job?
The best part has to definitely be giving DDs and hearing the excitement from those I feature.  I save ea
50%
1 deviant said Eating Disorder AwarenessWelcome to an article about eating disorders, aimed at spreading awareness, advice, knowledge, and support into the community.
What is an eating disorder?
There are many known eating disorders in today's world; anorexia and bulimia are the most notorious ones. An eating disorder has to do with mental, emotional, and physical issues in regards to food and ones own body. There is no perfect description of what an eating disorder is, however, because every individual lives it in a different way. The only important distinction I can make is that an eating disorder in many ways cannot be controlled, it is an illness, and not a choice.
"Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. They are not just a “fad” or a “phase.” People do not just “catch” an eating disorder for a period of time.  They are real, complex, and devastating
0%
No deviants said Eating Disorder Interviews - SnowInHadesWelcome to our first interview as a continuation of my Eating Disorder Awareness article which you can find below:

Please thank SnowInHades for taking the time to answer these questions for the community!


1. How have you experienced eating disorders, has it been through friends or family, or a personal experience for you? Can you tell us a little bit about it? 
My experience with eating disorders is personal and through friends. My first contact with an eating disorder was when I moved in with a lady who was bulimic. I was about 17 years old (1987) and I hadn't even heard of eating disorders back then. Unfortunately, once you find out, you never forget. I have struggled with an addictive personality my entire life and at that time I was a bit chubby and not happy with myself. I had started to exercise, which turned into an addiction in itself and it's something that

Features and Interviews



Features:


To share what you love:


A feature of recent works from all galleries that I've fallen in love with

Recent issues:
To share what you loveHello everyone,

It's been such a long time since I've done a feature just for the heck of it, without any purpose whatsoever other than showcasing things I love. I've been so busy on here with young-photo-club, Death-Chicks, GetDailyDeviations, and my own Group Spotlight features that I haven't been able to do a feature of random things I've seen and adored here on DA! So here it goes!




Ines II by KimberlyMeade A Little Sadness by Queen-Kitty Thranduil Cosplay - One with the forest by Abessinier
To share what you love IIHey everyone,

A little while ago I posted an art feature called To share what you love, because it had been a long time since I had done a feature just for the heck of it, filled with works I love, unaffiliated with any of the groups I'm an admin of, or any other specific purpose for the DA community. I figured I would do another one, just to share some amazing work that I love. So here it goes:




 


Group Spotlight:


A feature of groups that are involved in the community, and the work submitted to their galleries

Recent issues:
Group Spotlight vol.1Hello everyone,
I'd like to start a new series of features where I spotlight a group that contributes to the DeviantArt community somehow either by promoting unknown art, doing regular features, holding competitions, promoting critique/comment systems, showcasing resources to help members improve, etc. I'm hoping to possibly bring to light some great groups here on dA and possibly attract them new members or watchers, by showcasing deviations from their gallery after a brief introduction of the group in itself. Enjoy and :+fav: please! :heart:
:Iconsoftness-art:
Softness-Art is a group centered around photography that is "soft", "sweet", "emotive". Those are the words I would use to qualify the photography that they submit to their folders. It's a group where you will find touching, beautiful, delicate yet strong, and emotional photos from some talented photographers. They are fairly strict when it comes to quality, but remain fair, and simply wish to share great photography wit
Group Spotlight vol. 2Hello everyone,
I'd like to start a new series of features where I spotlight a group that contributes to the DeviantArt community somehow either by promoting unknown art, doing regular features, holding competitions, promoting critique/comment systems, showcasing resources to help members improve, etc. I'm hoping to possibly bring to light some great groups here on dA and possibly attract them new members or watchers, by showcasing deviations from their gallery after a brief introduction of the group in itself. Enjoy and +fav please! Heart
:icontrees-with-character:
Trees with character is a group for tree loving people. They accept photography, digital media, traditional art, and artisan crafts giving their watchers a variety of tree centered art to enjoy! They've hosted many contests in the past, and are about to announce a new one. The quality of art has a wide range, accepting both amateurs and professionals, and I'd recommend any nature an
Group Spotlight vol. 3Hello everyone,
I've started a new series of features where I spotlight a group that contributes to the DeviantArt community somehow either by promoting unknown art, doing regular features, holding competitions, promoting critique/comment systems, showcasing resources to help members improve, etc. I'm hoping to possibly bring to light some great groups here on dA and possibly attract them new members or watchers, by showcasing deviations from their gallery after a brief introduction of the group in itself.
Enjoy and +fav please! Heart

:iconhigh-quality:
High Quality was created about 6 months ago and has been doing extremely well ever since. Every week they feature one of their members in a journal on their page, and while they are named "High Quality", do not let that convince you they're an elitist group, because they are not. They regularly accept unknown art, or art from unknown artists which is quite
Group Spotlight vol. 4Hello everyone,
I've started a new series of features where I spotlight a group that contributes to the DeviantArt community somehow either by promoting unknown art, doing regular features, holding competitions, promoting critique/comment systems, showcasing resources to help members improve, etc. I'm hoping to possibly bring to light some great groups here on dA and possibly attract them new members or watchers, by showcasing deviations from their gallery after a brief introduction of the group in itself.
Enjoy and +fav please! Heart
:iconcute-quaint-quirky:
Cute Quaint Quirky is "a fun, new group all about finding the cutest, quaintest and quirkiest bits of art out there on dA! We're looking for clear, creative photos with a vintage feel and a pop of life. We like photos with a warm, whimsical, soft, and dreamy feel that adds a new depth to photography for us."
You can find feel go

Groups and Projects



Young-Photo-Club


:iconyoung-photo-club:
Critique 4 Critique:
Young-Photo-Club has a monthly critique event where anyone within the group can send us a note with photos they'd like to have critiqued, and anyone within the group can then critique these photos, and be rewarded by a feature of their work. Find more info here.

Unknown Artists Project
Young-Photo-Club will feature unknown artists from within the group each week in order to showcase amazing and overlooked art and artists who deserve more recognition, find out more on our front page.


Mental-Health


:iconmental-health:

Eating Disorders Awareness

Eating Disorder AwarenessWelcome to an article about eating disorders, aimed at spreading awareness, advice, knowledge, and support into the community.
What is an eating disorder?
There are many known eating disorders in today's world; anorexia and bulimia are the most notorious ones. An eating disorder has to do with mental, emotional, and physical issues in regards to food and ones own body. There is no perfect description of what an eating disorder is, however, because every individual lives it in a different way. The only important distinction I can make is that an eating disorder in many ways cannot be controlled, it is an illness, and not a choice.
"Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. They are not just a “fad” or a “phase.” People do not just “catch” an eating disorder for a period of time.  They are real, complex, and devastating
Eating Disorder Interviews - SnowInHadesWelcome to our first interview as a continuation of my Eating Disorder Awareness article which you can find below:

Please thank SnowInHades for taking the time to answer these questions for the community!


1. How have you experienced eating disorders, has it been through friends or family, or a personal experience for you? Can you tell us a little bit about it? 
My experience with eating disorders is personal and through friends. My first contact with an eating disorder was when I moved in with a lady who was bulimic. I was about 17 years old (1987) and I hadn't even heard of eating disorders back then. Unfortunately, once you find out, you never forget. I have struggled with an addictive personality my entire life and at that time I was a bit chubby and not happy with myself. I had started to exercise, which turned into an addiction in itself and it's something that


GetDailyDeviations


:icongetdailydeviations:
Works to Suggest for DDs:
Do you think your work is worthy of receiving a Daily Deviation? Join the group and submit! Here are some features of the work we've received in the past: GetDailyDeviations: Works to Suggest for DDHello everyone,

Welcome to a GetDailyDeviations feature! In this journal you will find artwork that was recently submitted and accepted into our galleries. These are some of the pieces that stood out the most, and that we believe deserve to be suggested, and potentially featured as Daily Deviations. Please show your support to the artists by checking out their work, and adding this journal to your favorites!

:police: Any insults towards any of the artwork featured here, community volunteers, daily deviations as a whole, or anyone, will be flagged as spam! Keep your negativity to yourself please! Respect the artists!




, GetDailyDeviations: Works to Suggest for DD, vol 2Hello everyone,

Welcome to a GetDailyDeviations feature! In this journal you will find artwork that was recently submitted and accepted into our galleries. These are some of the pieces that stood out the most, and that we believe deserve to be suggested, and potentially featured as Daily Deviations. Please show your support to the artists by checking out their work, and adding this journal to your favorites!

Police Any insults towards any of the artwork featured here, community volunteers, daily deviations as a whole, or anyone, will be flagged as spam! Keep your negativity to yourself please! Respect the artists!





Death-Chicks


:icondeath-chicks:
Monthly Features:
Every month I post a themed feature of recent photographs submitted into the group:Glamorously Vulnerable | Badass Babes | Black is the new Black | Embrace your body | Au naturel | Beautiful Brunettes

About Me



Who is Mrs-Durden?


You can call me Mrs-Durden or Nina, either one is fine. Nina is my nickname, and as most of you will notice I use different nicknames and fake last names online because I believe in privacy even in the world we live in now.

I'm 20 years old, I'm from France yet was born in Athens, Greece, and am currently residing in the United States to attend University. I'm most often described as a sassy angry French woman, which may not transpire through DeviantART that often, but is actually quite accurate.

I have a short temper, I don't like dealing with people's crap. I'm a very honest and straightforward person, I may seem harsh at times but I do have a heart deep, deep down. No, but really. I'm nice. But I'm also just a lost little kid in this gigantic world who doesn't know what she's gonna do with her life.

I love portrait photography, art (esp. neoclassicism or baroque), cinematography, music, traveling, writing, a lot of things really. I'm a history, international relations, and political science major...if that can tell you anything about myself and my interests. And that's all I can think of saying, so here, look at my face!

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconotisbee:
OtisBee Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Interface Designer
hi :D (Big Grin)

uhm, in your "How to suggest" box you mentioned that a DD suggestion should include the "reason why you think the deviant deserves a Daily Deviation."

i think that it should read "why you think the deviation deserves a Daily Deviation".
or better yet... "why the deviation should be featured as a Daily Deviation".

please apologize, but if things haven't changed, then a DD is never about the deviant and how he/she is such a great person, has birthday soon, suffers from this and that and whatnot.

from FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen? comes this:
"...An assortment of submissions are chosen each day by this select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large..."


the way you have put it right now it only contributes to the confusion and common misconception imo that many still believe that a DD is some sort of an award for someone in particular or for what he/she has done or achieved, which of course it's not.

it's all about the art that's shown. always has been, always will be. well, of course you know that already. ;) (Wink)

sorry again for my blunt and maybe wisecracking approach, i just thought i'd mention it and mean no offense. Hug
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconsmith4891:
smith4891 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I cannot imagine how much time you put into having to correct submissions, take them out entirely, or just send messages to the appropriate people for their errors, but thank you for what you do. :)   Volunteers like you make this website such the enjoyment I am able to make out of it. I enjoy art of any kind, and love the fact that it gets sorted a specific way, not just for rules or limits, but also because of how well organized it tends to be. :heart::hug:
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconmarkavgust:
markavgust Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you  very much Nina for DD)
pleasantly surprised 

Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconateliersylphecorsets:
AtelierSylpheCorsets Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the Daily deviation, my great pleasure  for sure.Take care.Joëlle from France.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:icondarkknight1986:
darkknight1986 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
I'm so grateful for the DD. I'm used to getting 10-20 notifications a day and I woke up to over 800 today. It has been amazing and has brought in the greatest feedback. I love it and appreciate this so much!!! :) 
Reply
(1 Reply)
Add a Comment: