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An Introduction to Medieval ManuscriptsEarly Christian and Byzantine Manuscripts
Before the book, there was the manuscript. I’m talking medieval manuscripts, those ancient tomes associated with dusty monasteries and devout prayers. In fact, most European medieval manuscripts were made for religious purposes, and the first known manuscripts, or codices, are early Christian. The codex was developed in the 4th to 6th centuries C.E. as a means to carry and read texts in an easier way.  In ancient times, scrolls and tablets were the common way to go. With the coming of the evangelic Bible, other means were needed to carry the Christian message across the world. The codex was lighter than a tablet, and easier to read than a scroll. It was also made from parchment or vellum, which lasted much longer than papyrus, the material used for scrolls. There are scientific, philosophical and mythical texts written down in manuscripts. However, by far the most manuscripts of Medieval Europe contain texts from the
BioillustrationIntroduction
Bioillustrations has been around for years, but lately it's become more of a hot topic. Some universities have added degree programs in Bioillustration including University of Florida. Other universities have established programs such as Iowa State University, University of Toronto, John Hopkins University(whose medical and biological illustration program  just celebrated it's 100th anniversary). 
What is Bioillustration?  It is the illustration of biological concepts and principles.  Bioillustration is all around you. Open a biology or medical textbook, all the diagrams and figures are bioillustration. 
For as long as there has been science, people have been devising ways to share their discoveries. The history of Bioillustration is hard to track down since it is not as widely studied. Instead of giving a history, I'm going to share about different historic artists and biologi
Jane Austen: A Realistic Romance    Jane Austen is one of those novelists who is almost always encountered in high school, whose realism, biting irony, and social commentary earned her the status of a great English writer. Her six works of romantic fiction critiqued the novels of sensibility that were very popular in the 18th century and highlighted the dependence of women on marriage for money and social status. Although she is now one of the most widely read writers in English literature, she received very little recognition while she was alive.
"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love."



A portrait of Jane Austen
Her Life


   Jane Austen was born on December 16th, 1775 at Steventon, in England. Although she had six brothers, she was closest to her sister, Cassandra, who was her most intimate friend and confidante. In fact, her moth

Irish Crochet LaceAs the Great (Irish Potato) Famine was spreading through Ireland in the 1840s many women and girls had to find work to help support their families. At that time, most women could do needlework and quickly picked up the techniques of lace making. They learned these techniques from religious and other philanthropic organizations who were willing to help women learn a new aspect of their craft in order to earn money. Each piece of lace was created as a joint effort of many lace makers, each contributing the chosen motifs. As the technique grew in popularity and fashion, it became sought by royalty and gentry throughout the world.
 
A seven inch piece could be crocheted in about 20 hours- a similar piece of lace would take about 200 hours to sew.
Irish Crochet Lace is made with a very small steel hook and crochet cotton or linen thread. Many different motifs and background stitches are joined together to create the lace fabric. Charact
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) is one of Britain's most loved poets. He had an strong influence on art during his lifetime, besides literature. Many of the Pre-Raphaelite painters adored Tennyson, particularly Gabriel Rossetti. Today artists and musicians are still intrigued by his poems, finding inspiration for art and songs.   The deviations throughout the article were inspired by Tennyson's poetry.

Tennyson was born in Somersby, England in 1809, the fourth of twelve children. Tennyson's family was wracked with turmoil which led him to turn to poetry to cope. Tennyson escaped the tumultuous home life in 1827 when he enrolled at Trinity College in Cambridge. There he joined the Cambridge Apostles, a secret society. He also published his first poetry collection with his two older brothers in 1827 at the age of 17.

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Still Life Photography - Wrap up and Winner!Our Still Life Photography Week has come to an end! Huge thanks goes to those involved including those who wrote articles and agreed to be interviewed. We hope that the things we shared were able to inspire some of you, educate and just give a little insight into the lives of some Still Life Photographers here on deviantART. If you missed anything this week - and want to know the winner of the challenge, read on!
The Articles This Week!
:star: Still Life Tutorials and Articles
:star: Still Life Groups
:star: Interview with Andokadesbois
:star: An Intervie
Traditional Art Week SummaryTraditional Art Week Summary (March 2014)

Oh my oh my, how time does fly! Our Traditional Art Week is now officially over, in case you missed any of our articles, here's the full list ♥
Many thanks to our hard-working contributors > Astralseed, ArtByCher, SylwiaTelari, Xadrea for their dedication!

Monday March 3rd

Traditional Art Week Introduction blog by jane-beata
Tuesday March 4th

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PE Dark Photomanip Week Wrap-UpHi all,
Thank you for your attention this week as we presented some insights about dark photomanipulation. Here is a recap of the articles:
Monday AM: Opening Blog and Feature (Aeirmid & Emerald-Depths)
Monday PM: Community Voices: The difference between "Dark" & "Horror/Macabre"<?a> (thefantasim)
Tuesday AM: Dark Resources (thefantasim, mippieArt, Nolamom3507)
Tuesday PM: Tips for creating dark art (mippieArt)
Wednesday AM: Interview: conzpiracy (mippieArt
Wednesday PM: Dark photomanip group feature (mippieArt
Thursday AM:

Macro Photography Week Roundup The Contest Winner! (Winning 500 deviantART points)

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The Critiques!
A couple of deviants gave and requested critiques. If you have any feedback for the below works then please visit the deviation and give them some comments and critique!


The Blogs
This week with the incredible help of MarcosRodriguez - we've bought you lots of articles and interviews focusing on Macro. We've given you the basics to get started and if you have any further questions please drop them on this article and we'll do our best to help you!
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Community Week Wrap-upCommunity Week Wrap-up: March 24th - March 30th
As we bring this Community Week to a close, we'd like to extend many thanks to those who participated this week as well as those who went out and wrote some articles for us! :clap: Your work and contributions are much appreciated!
Let's Recap!
Monday, March 24th
AM: Community Week Introduction by MiloticScale
PM: Notes on Co-Writing by OHiNeedTea
Tuesday, March 25th
AM: Shading Emotes by iDJPanda
PM: Stock and Resources by Cassy-Blue
Wednesday, March 26th
AM: Telling Stories with your Art by Xadrea
PM: Neo-Victorian Steam-powered Fantasy: Steampunk by SinistrosePhosphate
Thursday, March 27th
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:iconasmodin:
thanks for the request what a cool group *yummi*
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Thankyou for the request and the feature :)
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this group is amazing, thank U so much for the request! :hug:
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serel Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for inviting my cakepop photo into your gallery. I'll make sure to browse it with more time soon. What I've seen so far looks quite delicious.
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Windthin Mar 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
I just noticed that you have "Delicious Deserts."  You want "Desserts", unless you're referring to the Mohave or Sahara.
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