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Wolfgang Dieffenbach
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Current Residence: Germany, Northern Saxony
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AWW XII / 2014

Sun Oct 5, 2014, 9:41 AM

Who are Angel without Wings?


They are those fellow deviants:

:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink:  who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink:  who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink:  who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink:  who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular basis
:bulletpink:  who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
:bulletpink:  who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink:  or whatever else helpful, kind, supportive they might do
You can read all about it HERE

Every first weekend of the month 4 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
 featured by me and my fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):


ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua CelestialMemories DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi Digithalie Egil21 Emerald-Depths Etsuko-Hime  EveLivesey Felizias gigi50 iDJPanda InklingsOfOblivion KiwiCocktail kvdolan MayEbony msfowle MYPeanutGallery PhotographsByBri RoseCS ShackledMuse signmeupscotty Sserenita Stygma suezn Tales-of-Tao TheGalleryOfEve The-Lost-Hope TheRafflesia Tigles1Artistry Windklang WishmasterAlchemist

On Hiatus for the time being: Tricia-Danby PurpleInk777

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love!  If you'd like to :iconlovesqueeplz: spread the joy :iconlovesqueeplz: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now!  It’s a simple task that you need to do once every month.  Journal content is given to you, complete.  Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature.  Simply note me :iconnameda: to apply.

Now without further delay on to the 4 brand new angels:


:iconsomeconfettiplz: congrats everyone :iconsomeconfettiplz:

:iconwingsplz: it’s a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :iconwingsplz:

Please do remember to leave comments for each of our dear Gangstas who feature you in their individual journals. And, you can now display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journals or ID :D

:iconallison731: nominated by Nameda

I would like to suggest the beautiful Ines for a well-deserved Angels Without Wings Award. While this lovely lady keeps her own page rather humble, one need merely head to her group, WhisperMeWish, to see the bounty of her efforts throughout deviantART. Ines selflessly grants wishes, gives monthly badges along with the confidence that follows, and responds to every comment on her own page with such sweet sincerity and kindness that you'll find yourself instantly charmed by her positive attitude and grace. Dear Ines is also quite talented; you'll find a plethora of exotic and useful stock resources in her gallery. She specializes in tiles and patterns, each of which are unique and breathtaking in their own way. As evident as Ines' heartfelt efforts to encourage, support, and lift up members of this community are, it is equally clear how deserving she is of the title "Angel Without Wings".
Roses by allison731
Lion Portrait by allison731 In Snowy Land by allison731
Crocodiles by allison731 Sunny Day by allison731


:iconshehrozeameen: nominated by TheGalleryOfEve

Shehroze is that special friend completely dedicated to making people's dA lives better!!! He's a very sweet protector of the Literature part of our community, but he also makes sure that no one stays behind! With his kind soul he does all sorts of wonderful things for others, for example he takes the time to note his friends about new deviants in need of a warm welcome, and he makes sure everybody has their quota of encouragement!!! He also mentions us when he gives his meaningful feedback on comments! I'm so delighted to have met him, and so thankful to dA to have been able to come across such a wonderful human being like Shehroze!!! dA would DEFINITELY not be this awesome if he wasn't a part of it!!! I love you, my dear friend!!!
Requiem - Last of the Idol Spirits
I am surrounded by withered
idols of an ancient era
gone, forever lost in annals
of human lore. Their presence a
reminder of a forlorn time;
a bygone era when the world was
devoid of any uncertain
circumstances which would lead to
the death of our ancestor's words
that bespoke to the heavens for
guidance and jurisprudence with
which they would beckon their people
to good acts of kindness and comfortable
sanctity. Alas
These sad artifices are the
only reminder of their existence;
for when passion grew
too much for their fellow man to bear,
when their voice became much more than
a petty cry to oblige
the gods that they had chosen to
accept as the masters of their
fate, only the turmoil that came
eventually could resolve
their problem - for goodness only
brings so much hope to those who can't
seek more than what they can manage
with their humane capacity
to comprehend the beauty of
life's bounties; where in the elders
could not stop the inevitable
from occurring. They saw as the
fall of t
cacophony of the past, lost in the dustThe night did die, forlorn is hope
Thus must I watch, in vain
For the moon must forswear, elope
Madness resides, disdain
A speck of dust that sings to me
A woeful bliss filled reverie
A speck of dust
A speck of dust
When shadows of darkness are free
Lamenting that fated call:
"I must bid you, farewell"
A lapse, benign, how could I fall?
Time I suppose will tell
Dreams that subside, thus will we rust
For the night did die, as it must
Dreams that subside
Dreams that subside
In the shadows; silence I trust
Now I must leave, while darkness sleeps
I cannot be reborn
For in dreams, memories, I weep
My lapse was madness, torn
Thus do I see blurred white stars
Is the ending near or afar?
Thus do I see
Thus do I see
You watching me, shadows cold, marred

Dear RainThese drops from heaven
Falling on me and my brethren
Healing me, calming my mourning cry
These drops from heaven, falling from the abode high
Oh rain falling, please stay
Be my company at least for today
Shine upon me I pray
Leave not this romantist, filled with dismay
Revision 19 March 2013: This is trying to take the same theme of this poem and writing it from a different perspective.
tears of heaven rain on this domain
as my brethren and I am calmed
whilst scars and wounds of a past so profane
Is shed away by Nature's psalm
Lo! Dear Rain, bless your nobility
for your aid, when I needed thee
Subdue me in your sweet embrace
lest I forget your enshrining grace
  Gather the Roses, my Love, And Fly AwayGather the Roses, my Love, And Fly Away
I hope to awaken in autumn one day
And find myself alone, like these withered leaves
Gather the roses, my love, and fly away
Fate came, and tore us - thus were we set astray
Too late were we, for this weight that would not leave
I hope to awaken in autumn one day
The waves of the sea, their tides striking the bay
An undefined weight, a hard burden they heave
Gather the roses, my love, and fly away
This soul is lost, its cries led by the wind's sway
A heart taken, its pieces lost from each cleave
I hope to awaken in autumn one day
Markings left show life, as you would always say
The sea which cared for me, a friend who would grieve
Gather the roses, my love, and fly away
I waited by the sea, here is my last stay
I make my last wish, by the end of the eve
I hope to awaken in autumn one day
Gather the roses, my love, and fly away

  CrystalI take a deep breath, as the alarm awakens me to the dawn of a new day. Another moment of realization that I'm going to be living, breathing, walking, speaking, and existing - another individual, another human, another soul. Pity the alarm's something melancholic and inspirational at the same time, as if there's going to be hope ahead of me, and all I have to do is smile, grab it, launch it in the air, and  be glad I did that action.
Whatever it is meant to signify is irrelevant now. It is a sequence of events that I cannot disrupt - who can disrupt the sequence in which all things in this world begin and end? - and that is the truth which guides me onward to what I intend on doing today. Because if I don't, I will find myself in an abyss. It is an entity we all must acknowledge invariably. It’s a chasm where we ponder over what drove us onward, what guided us onward, what made us who we are, and in the end, it was this emptiness wherein I found myself remembering her.
I mis

:iconcanankk: nominated by sesam-is-open

"Canan is that breath of fresh air that you KNOW will have a sweet and positive thing to say, but she also has that lovely sense of humor that lifts people's spirits when they can use a smile! This talented Lady has the power of enchanting with her kindness to all those who have the gift of crossing paths with her! Our community would definitely not be the same without our beloved Canan; she promotes new and talented artists very often through the BEAUTIFUL and carefully thought journal features! Her kind words are indeed encouraging, and her creativity shows her special vision about classic and modern art! Her warmth truly transpires all over her profile and on the profiles she visits, so we're happy to see her get these wings today!"
Way to Home by Canankk Hello Kitty by Canankk
Borderline by Canankk Summertime by Canankk
The Stage - 1915 by Canankk



:iconvasidgallery: nominated by MayEbony & Nameda

Where do I even begin to tell you about the wonderful, special, loving and incredibly supportive Angel that is Vasi. Dear Vasi is always so very kind with all of her comments, giving love, praise and constant support to everyone who she comes in contact with. She answers every comment given to her with love and compassion, and she comments on nearly every deviation she faves. This is a rare quality - so many 'fave and run', but she takes the time to tell you why she appreciates and admires your work. And of course she comments on many, many more works, even is she doesn't fave them. Her journals are wonderful, as she so kindly feature other artists, using well-thought themes; taking the time to group deviations where they will be shown to best effect. Her own art is also very beautiful, showcasing Nature with such skill and tenderness. Thank you dear Vasi, for the terrifically fantastic friend that you are to so many people. You're a true and special Angel Without Wings.
Is a beautiful life ... by VasiDgallery Playground by VasiDgallery
Degrade by VasiDgallery They call me The Wild Rose by VasiDgallery
Dangerous by VasiDgallery



:iconwingsplz: Wanted – Nominations for new Angels Without Wings :iconwingsplz:

If you know any deserving deviants who meet the criteria at the top of this journal, please tell us!  We are always looking for new Angels to award.


Simply Note :iconnameda: :icondieffi: :iconmayebony: or :iconthegalleryofeve: with ‘AWW Suggestion’ as the subject, along with at least 5 sentences telling us why the deviant deserves to earn their Wings.  Please, one suggestion per Note only!


If you do suggest, please have a look to make sure the nominees good deeds are visible for everyone visiting their pages!!  Everyone needs to clearly see why the person deserves their Award.

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Here are the links to the complite collection of emoticons:
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Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks  for the Llama!:) (Smile) 
Dieffi Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
miirex Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fave!
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TheRafflesia Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen dank für die Faven! :hug: Ich wünsche eine schöne Woche! :hug:
Dieffi Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Danke, gleichfalls!
TheRafflesia Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Danke sehr! :hug:
pjenz Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so very much for the faves, very much appreciated :iconrbheartplz::iconballoondogplz:
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