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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist SL MitchellFemale/United Kingdom Recent Activity
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Winter Tiger by Migratory Winter Tiger :iconmigratory:Migratory 9 3 Mine by Migratory Mine :iconmigratory:Migratory 5 2 Having a Wash by Migratory Having a Wash :iconmigratory:Migratory 11 2 NaNoWriMo Calendar by Migratory NaNoWriMo Calendar :iconmigratory:Migratory 604 123 Can you lick your nose? by Migratory Can you lick your nose? :iconmigratory:Migratory 14 7 Flollop by Migratory Flollop :iconmigratory:Migratory 19 8 Head Over Heels by Migratory Head Over Heels :iconmigratory:Migratory 2 5 Watch It... by Migratory Watch It... :iconmigratory:Migratory 22 11 Lunchtime by Migratory Lunchtime :iconmigratory:Migratory 3 1 It's a big world... by Migratory It's a big world... :iconmigratory:Migratory 9 4 Get Off... by Migratory Get Off... :iconmigratory:Migratory 2 5 I know I'm beautiful by Migratory I know I'm beautiful :iconmigratory:Migratory 10 13 Just chillin' by Migratory Just chillin' :iconmigratory:Migratory 12 7 On a Mission by Migratory On a Mission :iconmigratory:Migratory 15 9 Tiger Toes by Migratory Tiger Toes :iconmigratory:Migratory 17 6 OMG by Migratory OMG :iconmigratory:Migratory 9 0

Random Favourites

Erised by TomScribble Erised :icontomscribble:TomScribble 1,105 182 The Snow Panther III by sekhmet-neseret The Snow Panther III :iconsekhmet-neseret:sekhmet-neseret 273 42 Face of Westminster by mikepaws Face of Westminster :iconmikepaws:mikepaws 1 1 Going To Sleep by pesare Going To Sleep :iconpesare:pesare 1,196 175 The Winter Bears by pesare The Winter Bears :iconpesare:pesare 1,234 209 Amber - Prince Corwin by Shaniah Amber - Prince Corwin :iconshaniah:Shaniah 18 17
Why Branding Isn't Bad
There is a movement out there. You can hear it. Shhhh. Listen carefully. Hear that buzzing noise? The one that sounds like a mosquito? Yeah that's the one.
The movement of which I speak is a somewhat recent anti-brand, anti-advertising, anti-marketing grassroots movement which aims to let the world know how useless, harmful, and evil advertising on the whole is.
I point to sites like and the anti-advertising agency as examples.
These movements and initiatives look for support from others who share the common goal or belief that corporate America is evil and marketing is to blame. While I revel in and enjoy the anti-capitalist sentiment (I honestly do enjoy rebellion), I think these movements are misguided, misinformed, and in some ways hypocritical.
Allow me to explain, if I may.
These movements' primary message seems to be that branding is bad. That it clutters our society wit
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No Clicky by Mr-Stamp No Clicky :iconmr-stamp:Mr-Stamp 668 127
Tempo Expo-Photography Contest

This is a photography Contest aimed to bring Exposure to your work & gallery and to promote unseen talent. Many past contests have also had a similar aim, but Expo Photo Contest will offer a lot wider audience. This is how:
+P R I Z E S
:bulletred:Winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd & SAW) will be featured in over 30 Journals.
         (Full list can be found at this
:bulletred:Winners will also receive subscriptions, donated by
:bulletblue:Short-listers: 1 weeks’ Feature in 30+ Journals.
:bulletblue:1st Place: 6 months’ Subscription + 1month Feature in 30+ Journals.
:bulletblue:2nd Place: 4 months’ Subscription + 1month Feature in 30+ Journals
:bulletblue:3rd Place: 3 months’ Subscription + 1month Feature in 30+ Journals
:bulletblue:S.A Winner: 6 months’ Subs
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music sooths by BadDaddy424 music sooths :iconbaddaddy424:BadDaddy424 13 26
AIDS Walk 2007
They say that one good turn deserves another and after the outpouring of love and support I received for my weekend to end breast cancer, I'm inclined to believe that.  As such, I'm writing today to draw attention to the fight against AIDS, a cause near and dear to many but more specifically, my friend GeneratingHype.  For those of us old enough to remember, the subject of AIDS was a media bonanza in the 90's and it was constantly addressed  in every newspaper, political platform, tv spot and magazine.  They talked about it and they talked about it often.  Unfortunately, that need to talk has slowed down, but the epidemic that is AIDS has not.
Over 25 million people have been lost to AIDS so far, and 4.3 million people were infected with HIV in 2006.  The spread of HIV is quickening, with more people infected in 2006 than in any previous year.
Why do I care? I care because it affects people I care about, I care.. because
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warhammer back piece by optimuspint warhammer back piece :iconoptimuspint:optimuspint 2,544 925 Young Muntjac Deer II by nitsch Young Muntjac Deer II :iconnitsch:nitsch 185 69
Contest: Six-word story contest
Got a funny story to tell?
Try to crack us up with only six words.
And yes, the theme is humor. :lmao:
:bulletgreen::bulletblue:Time frame:bulletblue::bulletgreen:
:pointr: August 26th to September 23th
:pointr: The judging will be complete by Sept 30th
:bulletgreen::bulletblue:The prizes:bulletblue:[Bullet; Green]
This is the bit you all want to know, the prizes! :iconftwplz:
First place
-A 3 month subscription from secondmagpie
-A 1 month subscription from WordCount
-Digital gift art from whateverwinnie
A feature from the following projects:
-Feature from WordCount
-Feature from TheFavoritesProject
-Journal feature from Iscariot-Priest
-Journal feature from BeccaJS
-Journal feature from JessaMar
-Journal feature from TheNeuf
-Journal feature from Kahlia
-Journal feature from wordworks
Second place
-A 3 month subscriptions by punkera
-A 1 month subscriptions by WordCount
A feature from the following proj
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I fav without commenting by BandaidPorn I fav without commenting :iconbandaidporn:BandaidPorn 7,727 551
Contests Around dA and More! BiMonthly NewsLetter!
Giving some fresh ideas to create, contests are essential to creativity!
Here are somes that are flying around!
Want to advertize your contest?
Send me a note : "Contest Ad." including : link, title of the contest and deadline. Thanx.
And see if you can participate and/or help with any prizes donations!
Even a 'simple' journal feature is great for any contest holder!
= I update frequently this newsletter in my journal here : =

Current Contests
Don't forget the Yellow Story Contest! Made for the dA Loving Day (august 9th)
:heart: Yellow Love Story Contest :new:
By karemelancholia
Deadline : August 25th
View details here

115 contests are listed!
38 new!
All medias are representated!
** note : a :heart: has bee
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Wow - it's 2009!
Hope everyone's well, and welcome to new watchers :-)


SL Mitchell
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom


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FirePyralis Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
I saw your nanowrimo calendars & they're amazing.
I'm just wondering if you'll be making one for this year too?
Migratory Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, but unfortunately I haven't had time this year - sorry.
FirePyralis Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
are you still planning to do nano?
TeSiamese Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Happy new year 2008 !
Migratory Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou - happy new year to you too :D
TeSiamese Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
sekhmet-neseret Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
thx for the fav on my Panther shot [link] :thanks:
Migratory Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome - it's a beautiful picture. Actually, your gallery is so full of them it's hard to choose just a few favourites :-D

And thanks for the fav on 'Having a Wash' :-)
LeAvrilSoleil Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Your gallery is very cool. I decided to feature a couple of your pieces in my Journal Monday. =D

It will be posted for at least a week. :thanks:
Migratory Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow - thanks very much! You're very kind :D
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