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There are a few simple things about the pursuit of perfection that are easy to forget, so here's a healthy reminder :)

Rule 1.  Nobody - and i mean NOBODY is "perfect". Ever.

Rule 2.  See rule 1.


Perfection is boring

Perfection is hard edges and rules and disapproval of anything not deemed to be perfect.

Art isn't created from perfection, nor is it created by perfect people.  Art is messy, chaotic and curious, it has quirks and mood swings and tantrums, just like its messy, chaotic and moody creators.  Art is a reflection of all of this wonderful, beautiful chaos and no two people ever conceptualize a single piece of art in quite the same way, so perfection is ultimately impossible.

Aiming for perfection is aiming for disillusionment, frustration and goals never met.  Aiming for perfection is comparing yourself to others and feeling disappointment because you aren't them - you are YOU.

Its time to throw the word "perfection" out of the artistic window and wave it goodbye and have a party right after! 


So if perfection didn't exist as a concept, what would/should we aim for?

Satisfaction 

The very word "satisfaction" is warm and welcoming, like a giant hug and a free cupcake on a cold day. 

Satisfaction in your own creations.  Your messy, chaotic, beautiful art which bears no comparison to any other, for it is a reflection of yourself who without perfection to be compared to; has no limits. Satisfaction in your own progress and skills and works in progress and coffee rings on your first manuscript placed there in those frenzied chaotic moments of pure joyful creativity.

The pursuit of satisfaction has some rules too....

Rule 1.  Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE can achieve satisfaction - isn't that a lovely thing!

Rule 2. See rule 1.

Creativity is boundless, so don't allow concepts and notions of perfection hold you back. Satisfaction will never disappoint you, or be disappointed of you.  It is not a bad thing to seek satisfaction, nor is satisfaction second place to perfection.  Satisfaction is an achievable, realistic, be super proud of yourself and show yourselves off moment that everyone can celebrate together! 

So, from one very messy, imperfect creative to another, be satisfied, and proud of your imperfect beautiful selves, and how much you have achieved so far in your lifetimes, take some time to appreciate your own achievements, small or large!

Go ahead, show us some of your own works that make you super duper satisfied!! \ o /



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:bulletgreen: Please feel free to join up HOWEVER! PLEASE remember, Divas is here to encourage excellence in all fields! We are a showcase of the VERY BEST our members have to offer from their galleries :D
:bulletgreen: All membership applications are subject to vote by our staff based on the quality of current work in your gallery!
:star: PLEASE NOTE WE ONLY ACCEPT ACCOUNTS HELD BY INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS.

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DesigningDivas at our very core has always strived to be a showcase of excellence, whether that be in photography, or traditional media and everything in between. We have limits on the amount of artwork our members may submit to the group weekly in order to ensure only the very best of what gets created is submitted, if you become a member and create 1 piece of artwork every day, make sure you only submit the very best piece from the week! We endeavour to make our galleries a place of inspiration, where artists may celebrate their achievements in the artistic fields of their choice.

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:bulletred::new: New submission Protocol all pics to be based on following the club gallery theme of Fantasy...Must have a Diva or dude as part of the pic


:bulletblue: Are subject to vote by our staff!
:bulletblue: Must be submitted to the correct category AND have all necessary credits ***
***CREDITS MUST BE ADEQUATELY GIVEN FOR ALL SOURCE MATERIALS AND IF THEY AREN'T YOUR WORK MAY BE DECLINED BECAUSE OF IT
:bulletblue: Please ONLY submit work for consideration to the group gallery that you feel fits with our mandate!
:bulletred: PLEASE do not be offended if your work is ever declined by our moderators, under the circumstances remember that we are human, we have our own opinions on what excellent artwork is - which may not necessarily be the same opinion as your own, or the other members of the admin staff. We are but one small group when there are many thousands on DA that might better suit a particular piece of art. Our declining a piece of your work is no reflection on yourself, if you are a member in the first place then you are deemed to already show excellence, so don't forget that!

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YES. We are interested in getting some more staff on board as mentioned in our last journal.
:bulletorange: IF you feel you have the TIME and ENERGY it takes to be part of this group please submit a moderator application.
:bulletorange: Take the time to TELL US WHY you fit our requirements!
:bulletorange: Empty applications will be declined immediately.
:bulletorange: This is a TIME limited offer!

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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015   General Artist
Thank you!!!!! :hug::sun:
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Nyrine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me!
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StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist

:wave: thank you very much for the help, you will be featured after the contest is over :hug:

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TalXorFire Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me. :) (Smile) 
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CaroleDamz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks bunches for accepting me as a member. I'm honored! ❤️❤️❤️ 
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CaroleDamz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, how does one submit a piece? 
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EvyLeeArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) Hatsune Miku-19 (Miku Miku Shite Ageru) 
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Elsapret Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Mrs. Claus employment Misc Emoji-01 (Christmas Tree) [V1]     Misc Emoji-02 (Snowman Heart) [V1] 

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a Blessed Christmas for you

and your loved ones!!!

                Misc Emoji-03 (Sparkling Gift) [V1] 

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SweetHoney3d Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me !:hug::rose:
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