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Maureen Brett Ward
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
Digital Art is my winter hobby. At the moment I have an enduring passion for Fractal Art
****Meadow Sweet by GrannyOggSacre Verde by GrannyOggCy Generalised Durbi Practice 1 by GrannyOgg***
In the summer I build things. I have just built a chicken run at the back of my garden. I lost two chickens to a big brindle backed male fox. during the winter. My son bought me another one for mother's day. She is a Mille Fleur Bantam and we have named her Vienna. Sun Dance hatched six eggs in late May so I am extending their sleeping and laying boxes.
*****Scruffy by GrannyOgg********************* Fluffy by GrannyOgg****
I have built a large wooden raised strawberry bed out of decking. Summer was late here in England. We had months of rain in the winter and now the ground is dust dry!

************************ FOTM June-Pink winnerDear friends,
FOTM June-Pink finally has a winner:
by our dear friend :icongrannyogg:
More from the artist's gallery:
Flowers for a Ghost by GrannyOggJaponica by GrannyOggBarnsley + Parameters by GrannyOggPansies by GrannyOggGrand Designs by GrannyOggThe Hands of Time by GrannyOgg
Previous winners
Sunny Yellow Orbit Flowers by wolfepaw  by :iconwolfepaw:Green dream by flaming-butterflies by :iconflaming-butterflies: March Purple by Gerda1946 by :icongerda1946: Grandmother's Garden by Velvet--Glove by :iconvelvet--glove: Silver grey in december by theaver  by :icontheaver:September Flower by MadameLuciferiby :iconmadameluciferi: Morticia's Garden by Shadoweddancer by :iconshadoweddancer: Clematis by Moonlight by Velvet--Gloveby :iconvelvet--glove:January White 2013 by Frankief by :iconfrankief:
Meadow Sparkle by Shadoweddancerby :iconshadoweddancer:July Orange 2012 by Frankiefby :iconfrankief: Raspberry Sunrise by rockgemby :iconrockgem: :thumb299816801

Favourite art forms
Surrealism and fantasy

Favourite Artists
I like so many - Salvador Dali, Boris Vallejo, Jean Baptiste Monge, David Galchutt, Felix Mas, Karol Bak to name a few

Favourite TV shows - At the moment Game of Thrones

Favourite books
The Land Of Laughs, The 13 Clocks and The Wonderful O, Game of Thrones, His Dark Materials, Lord of The Rings, The Shadow of The Torturer

Favourite writers
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Ursula Le Guin, J G Ballard, Isaac Asimov, George R R Martin, Stephen Donaldson, J R Tolkein, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Sarah Ash, Jonathan Carroll, Gene Wolfe

Tools of the Trade

UF 5, Adobe Illustrator, Bosch power saw, plastic, wood, wire, bricks and mortar and sometimes even paint brushes

Other Interests
Gardening, Decorating, Building, Reading, Cooking
Flower by DigithalieWell - Like the saying goes all good things come to an end and our Flower Festival Challenge is now over.  We did enjoy looking at all your entrants and as promised the winners will each have their own special feature at :icondailyfractalfeatures: prepared by :iconannakirsten:  So without more ado I would like to announce the winners.

First Place 1st Trophy goes to :iconsallyslips: with Natural Purples

Natural Purples by SallySlips 

A runaway winner with 100% voting.

Winners Journal here Our Flower Festival 2015 1st Place Winner:iconSallySlips:
SallySlips is from Ukrane and works mainly with Apophysis and or Chaotica.  He has produced many very beautiful works of fractal art, with excellent renders and great thought to colour and composition.  I believe our winning fractal could well be in the running for a Daily Deviation!
First Place Winning Fractal of the Flower Festival 2015
held by DailyFractalFeatures and DOUBLE-DUCKS 

"Natural Purples"
The colours and lighting are phenomenal with exactly the right blend and impact to bring the eye to the smaller flower on the left.  I adore the positioning of the focal point to the slightly smaller flower on the left, as it gives the impression of looking further into the scene and thus the bokeh lighting compliments the positioning of the larger right-hand flower perfectly, adding to a real sense of faerie-tale mystery.  It is most certainly an eye-c

Second Place 2nd Trophy goes to :iconmoonhigh: with Just After Sunrise

Just After Sunrise by moonhigh 

Also a popular choice with the judges

Second Place winners journal here Our Flower Festival 2015 2nd Place Winner:iconmoonhigh:
Richard is a very competent Fractal Artist from the US and works with several different programs, making a nice variety of images.
2nd Place Winning Fractal of the Flower Festival 2015
held by DailyFractalFeatures and DOUBLE-DUCKS

"Just After Sunrise"
Made in Apophysis, this is an interesting piece, making great use of the blur variation, graduating to a nice crisp finish at the centre of the flower at the top of the picture.  The muted blues offset nicely by the stone colour, all textured with dark spots, give this a pleasant viewing experience.
@moonigh 's Daily Deviations
"Ancient Technology" and "Here Come the Hedgers" awarded DD's on 17 November 2011 and 21st June 2013 respectively.
More Interesting Works From Richard's Gallery

No one particular piece was singled out for Third Place  Winner so we are pleased to show you the diversity of admin choices as all are worthy of mention


014 - Blue Garden by Velvet--Glove Universal Dream........ by littleriverqueen Sauvage by aartika-fractal-art    Dandelions by littleriverqueen Marigold flowers. by semenocatya

Reef Flower by WestOz64    Decorative Mystery by 3xternalResourc3

Gold Flowers by Digithalie dream a little Dream by eReSaW          Inside a Bubble by O-Bakemono-sama                     

Thank YouRose by KmyGraphic all for participating and we hope you enjoyed it

Judges were: :icongrannyogg: :iconannakirsten: :icondeadened-glow: :iconpoca2hontas: :icongerda1946: :iconfractalholic: :iconsinspunkt: :iconrockgem:

Graphics curtesy of::icondigithalie: and :iconkmygraphic:

Prepared by :icongrannyogg:

Daily Fractal Feature for 17th August 2015

On a daily basis we, at DailyFractalFeatures, are aiming to showcase a small selection of fractal artwork to the community.
I am pleased to provide today's Feature.
Do please show your support by +favloveing this News Article and please comment and +fav the works featured, as well as congratulate the artists if you have been inspired by what you see!


Songs from a Broken World by Sinspunkt

Songs from A Broken World by :iconsinspunkt:

An original and dynamic piece, contemporary and choc full of interesting little details.  An eloquent title, both thought provoking and rhetorical.  Read into this piece what you may it will always fit.

150722i20f by MadFractalist

150722i20f by :iconmadfractalist:

Christian Isnardi hails from Austria.  He has been on DA for 6 years and works in just about every fractal generating software going.
This piece was manipulated in Art Rage - and has distinctive fractal like qualities.  Nice fluid forms.

spring 3 by Oxnot

spring 3 by :iconoxnot:  A pretty and delicate composition in MB3D that looks like a jewellery set.  I'd like those earrings!

Vintagebrot by :iconstottyk:

Karen has had a DA account for a number of years but, unlike some of us, doesn't use it a great deal.  This piece - a UF minibrot shows off her aptitude for colour and composition.

Potato Thrills by rxgrafix

Potato Thrills by :iconrxgrafix:

 Eric hails from France so I do hope he won't mind my English Giggle .  An enigmatic title and I have no idea what it means.  Yet if you view this piece from a distance you may well see what I see.  The piece is full of pathos.  In the foreground a tortured, twisted skeletal form.  In a spasm of agony it arches its back.  In the background a nightmarish machine trundles ponderously towards it - cleaning up perhaps!


Bullet; Red We are still looking for more Co-Founders to help out with our daily features.  Please take a look at the details on our Home page. Bullet; Red

For more information, including how to suggest a deviation to be featured, please visit us atDailyFractalFeatures.
Thank you so much for supporting the fractal community and this project!

Don't forget to enter our current challenge  Flower Festival 2015Hi all  Flower 
For the months of July into early September we are running a Flowers Challenge. We know that many of you enjoy making this type of fractal and hope that lots of you will take the time to make something pretty. Flowers can be generated in most if not all fractal software.  For instance Ultra Fractal, Apophysis and Mandelbuld 3D maybe Incendia and Chaotica, Frax even.  I don't have user knowledge of a lot of fractal software so will be guided by you, but please.... no manipulations.  Show off you skills with Raw Fractals.  I guess an exception would be Light Maps used for colour and with DIFS.
UF users might want to explore the flower shapes in RKB.ulb, though I know there are lots of other ways to make flowers. and if any one knows a good tut for Apo flowers then do leave us a comment and I'll add it to the detailsFlower Bullet (DarkTurq) - F2U! 

Happy fractalling folks!

There is an ongoing donation pool for DailyFractalFeatures & Fractal-Resources to become SuperGroups over on :icondeadened-glow:'s page
Feature Prepared by :icongrannyogg:


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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave of UF Chain Pong 204 :D :sun:
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moravid Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Animation4 Thank you for faving 
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TABASCO-RAREMASTER Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your turn again my dear.
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer

Lots of thanks, Maureen :highfive:
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instantfennec Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  New Deviant Professional Writer
Did someone say fractals? :eager:
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matze2001 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
thx for feature (days ago) "mixpinski castle". More fractalized:…
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Sinspunkt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  New Deviant Professional Writer
Oops, I thought I was already watching you. Well, I am now!
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Darkestnightmare Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015   General Artist
Thanks for the fav on Bulb Making Machine! Sharon
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Tranekaer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
Hello, thanks a lot for your
friendley feedback and i wish
you many fantastic Images.

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FractalsFromHome Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! Thank you so much for the favorites!
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