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42 Freiberger Dom Silbermann-Orgel by fantom125 42 Freiberger Dom Silbermann-Orgel :iconfantom125:fantom125 3 1 WurliTzer 4027 by The-Necromancer WurliTzer 4027 :iconthe-necromancer:The-Necromancer 4 11 Christ Church Organ September 30, 2015 by ENT2PRI9SE Christ Church Organ September 30, 2015 :iconent2pri9se:ENT2PRI9SE 2 1 CD cover: 'Precision Bach' by 4steex CD cover: 'Precision Bach' :icon4steex:4steex 236 39 Bach In Heaven by jeighdeigh Bach In Heaven :iconjeighdeigh:jeighdeigh 4,317 705 Musical Grandeur by kontratwili Musical Grandeur :iconkontratwili:kontratwili 2 1 Three Organ Vinyls by 426maxwedgie Three Organ Vinyls :icon426maxwedgie:426maxwedgie 3 3 The organ of the Nunnery Chapel, being dismantled. by Trinomic The organ of the Nunnery Chapel, being dismantled. :icontrinomic:Trinomic 3 1 The organ of the Nunnery Chapel by Trinomic The organ of the Nunnery Chapel :icontrinomic:Trinomic 1 2 New Pedal Mechanism for the 1880s organ at Santon by Trinomic New Pedal Mechanism for the 1880s organ at Santon :icontrinomic:Trinomic 5 11 Golden Organ by Superduperhero Golden Organ :iconsuperduperhero:Superduperhero 3 11 The Mighty Moller by rwparker The Mighty Moller :iconrwparker:rwparker 2 5 Six Days the Silent Memnon Waits ... by Trinomic Six Days the Silent Memnon Waits ... :icontrinomic:Trinomic 2 3 Simple can be beautiful by kontratwili Simple can be beautiful :iconkontratwili:kontratwili 1 1 Drastic Measures by Trinomic Drastic Measures :icontrinomic:Trinomic 2 2 High Tech in the 1880s Forster and Andrews organ by Trinomic High Tech in the 1880s Forster and Andrews organ :icontrinomic:Trinomic 1 7
The King of Instruments


Marvel at these magnificent music making machines, giant boxes of whistles driven by air power. Found in churches, schools, theatres, homes, museums, parks, restaurants and skating rinks, they have been painting pictures in people's minds since the Bronze Age.

Newest Deviations

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These are the most recent additions to my gallery. Feel free to take all the time you want exploring the vast collection of art which I have submitted to dA as well as the huge collection of fine work from the many fellow deviants I have encountered and added to my favourites and watch. I am thanking you in advance.

Random Favourites

The mantle of Queen by Sergiba The mantle of Queen :iconsergiba:Sergiba 238 78 Undulations by Sergiba Undulations :iconsergiba:Sergiba 150 48 In the forest - Mally by Crystal-Marine In the forest - Mally :iconcrystal-marine:Crystal-Marine 9 9 Final Shuttle Rollout by OpticaLLightspeed Final Shuttle Rollout :iconopticallightspeed:OpticaLLightspeed 42 24 Nephila clavipes by flowerhippie22 Nephila clavipes :iconflowerhippie22:flowerhippie22 103 40 My vintage lens collection by ilNeofita My vintage lens collection :iconilneofita:ilNeofita 17 15 Tristan and Seiko Winter by usedbooks Tristan and Seiko Winter :iconusedbooks:usedbooks 1 2 Television by fantom125 Television :iconfantom125:fantom125 3 3 Walk This Way by fantom125 Walk This Way :iconfantom125:fantom125 4 2 Enchanted city Stock by ElenaDudina Enchanted city Stock :iconelenadudina:ElenaDudina 411 61 Red Pearl by Draken413o Red Pearl :icondraken413o:Draken413o 102 4 Urban Forms by Draken413o Urban Forms :icondraken413o:Draken413o 181 10 Yorkshire Stream by parallel-pam Yorkshire Stream :iconparallel-pam:parallel-pam 88 24 Punchy in pink by LordLJCornellPhotos Punchy in pink :iconlordljcornellphotos:LordLJCornellPhotos 62 22 A memory trigger by LordLJCornellPhotos A memory trigger :iconlordljcornellphotos:LordLJCornellPhotos 9 13



Here we have a random sampling of favourite artworks chosen for their artistic excellence rather than technical perfection. Many styles of art are chosen from the hundreds of wonderful friends and loyal watchers here on dA, as well as works visited during random browsing sessions.

There are almost 24,500 images in the Favourites Gallery, a little bit of something interesting and enjoyable for everyone. Artworks are arranged in folders by topic of interest, including photographs, 3D renders, traditional art and literature. If you like them be sure to post a comment or give a fave to the artist. Be sure to visit them. Enjoy!

Wishlist

Autumn Travels by kkart Autumn Travels :iconkkart:kkart 971 225 The Seven Deadly Sins:GLUTTONY by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins:GLUTTONY :icondahlig:dahlig 28,521 1,922 BBW Dance Party by derrickfish BBW Dance Party :iconderrickfish:derrickfish 359 44 Make a Wish Revisited by cosmosue Make a Wish Revisited :iconcosmosue:cosmosue 659 69 STS-114 Rollout by OpticaLLightspeed STS-114 Rollout :iconopticallightspeed:OpticaLLightspeed 5 2 STS-114, Discovery by OpticaLLightspeed STS-114, Discovery :iconopticallightspeed:OpticaLLightspeed 12 4 STS-124, OV-103 Discovery by OpticaLLightspeed STS-124, OV-103 Discovery :iconopticallightspeed:OpticaLLightspeed 28 55 'Crazy Horse' by OpticaLLightspeed 'Crazy Horse' :iconopticallightspeed:OpticaLLightspeed 28 5 OV-105 Endeavour by OpticaLLightspeed OV-105 Endeavour :iconopticallightspeed:OpticaLLightspeed 6 0 space by kc5mipYogie space :iconkc5mipyogie:kc5mipYogie 0 0 grand piano by suzi9mm
Mature content
grand piano :iconsuzi9mm:suzi9mm 14,743 3,357
little flower by erikalr little flower :iconerikalr:erikalr 2 0

In the Spotlight

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:iconspotlightplz: ~ Featured Organs ~ :iconspotlightplz:


What could be more awesome than the King of Instruments, the Mighty Pipe Organ? These magnificent mechanical marvels are among the largest machines constructed by the hand of man. No other musical instrument approaches their sonic power or frequency range.

Here in the spotlight are a few of the amazing pictures of pipe organs I think deserve extra exposure. Think of this little widget as SD's, or Slowdog's Deviations, sort of like the DD's given by the dA admins.

Public Relations on deviantART

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Artwork by the original dA Hero
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Ricardo on Community Spirit



It is a fine community we have here on dA, made up of a gajillion kinds of folks with a wide scope of interests, tastes, and styles. The internet has turned the world into a small village where people can bridge the barriers of language, culture, race, sex, or any other profound or urgent matter of humankind, all within a social environment which encourages the use of artistic means to achieve results. To that end, try to observe some common sense etiquette while moseying around in the Halls of Walnut Hill...




Rules of Engagement



:bulletred:~ Be kind to your fellow deviants, no matter what.
:bulletred:~ Extend that kindness to me and I will do likewise.
:bulletred:~ Never post destructive or bullying comments.
:bulletred:~ Please do not bring personal drama to my pages.
:bulletred:~ This account is free of politics and religion.
:bulletred:~ Please do not ask me for points or votes.
:bulletred:~ Points, badges or favorites require no thanks.
:bulletred:~ Favorites require no comments but all are welcomed.
:bulletred:~ Please do not tag me or invite me to a chat site.
:bulletred:~ Feel free to share what you know about art.
:bulletred:~ Feel free to trade llamas and leave friendly notes.
:bulletred:~ Do not claim my art as your own doings.
:bulletred:~ You do not need permission to use my art.
:bulletred:~ If you use my art as stock, link and credit me.
:bulletred:~ You do not have permission to steal my art.
:bulletred:~ Thieves will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.


Slow Dog's Community

Citizen of the world stamp by lennyconilEveryone IS Equal by bradleysaysNo war by Destruktive




:iconfella1plz::community: united colors of the world by wapamup :community::iconfella2plz:




United Federation of Planets by Warp-Speedunity stamp by smevstock
American Countries by Claire-stampsPageviews anyone? by Centauran


"We could prevent a lot of unnecessary hatred, strife, and war if everyone in the world could all just understand and have the courage to say, 'My religious beliefs/non-beliefs are my opinions/preferences. They will most likely never be proven/disproven in my lifetime. They may not be the same as yours, but they are no greater, nor lesser than yours.' This would remove a huge source of needless conflict from the world."

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Groups

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Smoky Mountain Llama Train

Llama Patrol

LLAMAS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF LIFE!

Llama Badge PNG by KomodoEmpire
Llama Wave by KinnisonArc




Llama Herding on deviantART



chasing llama by fear-the-brilliance:iconllamatruckplz: run llamas run by fear-the-brilliance


:bulletred: ~ If you view an artwork and add it to your favourites,
give a comment to the artist and perhaps a llama, too!
:bulletred: ~ If somebody gives you a llama,
give them a llama in return.
:bulletred: ~ The first time you visit somebody's page,
show them you liked their art with a llama.
:bulletred: ~ Trade a llama if offered a point
from somebody who wants a llama from you.
:bulletred: ~ If somebody adds your art to their faves,
give them the gift of a llama as thanks.

:star::community::iconjark::llama::iconhappyfellaavatar::community::star:




What is a Llama?


The llama (Lama glama) is a South American camelid, widely used as a pack and meat animal by Andean cultures since pre-hispanic times. They are everywhere in Bolivia. Many Native folks keep them as loving pets and hard working farm helpers. Llamas are very loyal creatures.

The height of a full-grown, full-size llama is between 1.7 meters (5.5 ft) and 1.8 meters (6 ft) tall at the top of the head. They can weigh between approximately 130 kilograms (280 lb) and 200 kilograms (450 lb). At birth, a baby llama (called a cria) can weigh between 9.1 kilograms (20 lb) and 14 kilograms (30 lb).

Llama on patio by Philip Greenspun, philg@mit.edu
An albino llama enjoys resting at Machu Picchu, Peru


Llamas are very social animals and like to live with other llamas as a herd. They can be trained to work as a team and are highly obedient, though temperamental at time as most camalids all over the world are known to be.

Overall, the fiber produced by a llama is very soft and is naturally lanolin free. The Natives weave it into colourful fabric to make the famous Awayo and Apaca garments worn by the local rural folk who live in the mountains of South America.

Llamas are intelligent and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When using a pack, llamas can carry about 25% to 30% of their body weight for several miles. They enjoy pleasing a loving master who rewards them for a job well done.

Llamas on National Geographic
A llama wonders among the ruins in the Chilean Andes


Llamas appear to have originated from the central plains of North America about 40 million years ago. They migrated to South America about 3 million years ago as the watershed moved and the climate changed. Humans had not yet appeared in America, being found in Africa at that time.

By the end of the last ice age (10,000–12,000 years ago) camelids were extinct in North America, around the time modern light skinned humans appeared in Sweden. Note that the Native Andean humans had appeared in the mountains of South America much earlier. Their culture was highly advanced by the time the fair skinned folks arrived in America about 800 years ago.

As of 2007, there were over 7 million llamas and alpacas in South America and, due to importation northward from South America in the late 20th century, there are now over 158,000 llamas and 100,000 alpacas in the US and Canada.

Click this WIKI en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llama to learn more.




Featured Llama Stampage

started with a llama by m0onjade
Llama Badges by eggy Llama love by OnWingsOfBlue
Llama Whore by PatrickRuegheimer Official: Llama Farmer stamp by pencilandpaperaddict
llama by o-pie Llama Stamp by Kaoz-Commander
Random Acts of Llama by Kawaii-Demonic-Thing Ninja Llama Stamp by PsychoMonkeyShogun
Llama Traders Tavern by Khalitzburg


I herd llamas on my deviant farm. The little buggers are everywhere on dA. Be it known that if you visit my page and I see your ike, you will get a llama from my farm. If I visit your page, I will leave a llama behind to give you love and respect. Also, if I add one of your works to my favourites, you will get a llama. And finally, everybody who gives me a llama will get one, a simple swap from your corral to mine. I do not buy llamas with points. However, I will trade a llama for a point from you. These points will be given to fellow deviants as awards of merit and appreciation.




My Herd of 9,301 Llamas

Current Llama Wrangler
Since September 3rd, 2013
:icongllbert:
GlLBERT

Llama Rampage by KinnisonArc Super Llama Pursuit by KinnisonArc
Ninja Llama Assault by KinnisonArc Fancy Llama Chase by KinnisonArc

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Going out, 7,104
:iconllamatruckplz:

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Coming in, 2,197
:iconllamatruckplz:


Out of every four llamas that come to my farm, only one gets to stay in the local herd. They breed rather quickly. I like finding homes for them. I am currently herding Fancy Llamas which will grow in numbers large enough to become King Llamas. I need only an additional 303 of these furry friends in order to advance my herd to royalty.




The Fancy Llama
When the herd reaches 1,000 llamas

fancy llama by KGBigelow

Llama Club by easydisplayname Super Llama Club by easydisplayname
Albino Llama Club by easydisplayname Super Albino Llama Club by easydisplayname
Ninja Llama Club by easydisplayname Fancy Llama Club by easydisplayname




Featured Lllama Art

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Ninja Llama by TrollGirl

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Mystical Llama by SaiyaGina

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Da Ultimate Llama Collection 3 by booboojim




Llama levels by =computercomedyguy

deviantID

slowdog294
Ricardo
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
~ :iconshakecaneplz: ~


Volunteer Safety Ranger, Freelance Musician, True Geek, Loving Papaw.

:iconsmokeybearplz:




Only YOU can prevent forest fires.
Those who forget history repeat mistakes.
When in my park,
take nothing but pictures,
leave nothing but footprints,
and keep your feet on the trail.
Thank you.



Music is the language of life.
It is pure math and universal.
A song can give you joy.
An organ can take you places.
Music and Nature are one and the same.
It all depends on where you are.
Find that place of total peace.
Share it without limits or conditions.
Interests

Journal History

Ricardo's Beginnings



Although I go by Ranger Ricardo here on dA, I was born Richard Elmer Mogridge of William Edwin Mogridge and Mary Naomi Perkins in Maryville, Tennessee on October 21st, 1956. I grew up in Townsend, Tennessee on the farm known all over Blount County as Fallbranch Hollow. I am primarily of Scottish descent, though the 1/8 Cherokee blood in my veins from my Dad's side of the family dominates my genetics.

The land I grew up in, which is mostly wooded, was originally purchased in 1930 for 10,000 dollars by my grandparents on my father's side, William Frederick Mogridge and Mary Alice Walker, who had relocated there from their previous home in Zainsville, Ohio where my father was born in 1923. Most of my people are from New York.

The beautiful farm is famous for a spring fed waterfall located at the north end of the property where a limestone cliff of 115 feet in height separates the mountains above from the valley below. It is lush woodland that looks like a fantasy scene straight out of a Walt Disney movie.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only three miles east of the farm, now owned by Romulus Myers, Attorney At Law, who purchased the 40 acre tract from the family in 1976 for 100,000 dollars. Today, it is worth over a million.

Happy Birthday, Jack. by manda-louTownsend, TN 2 by r3w1nd
Gatlinburg Tenn. by SybiezDowntown Knoxville - JFG by robicus

Who I Am and What I Do

So how would one describe me? Obviously, I am a flower child of the '60's, a mild mannered farm boy from East Tennessee who loves music and art, living by the way of the Hippy and following the teachings of Pachamama. Some would call me spiritual yet somewhat pagan, being a scientist by nature, a rather retiring and crusty old professor who holds Jessie Crawford, Uncle Albert and Madre Terra in the highest of reverent esteem. I also love the dearest younglings who bless me every day with their presence in my life.

Quality Jam Time by slowdog294
Quality jam time with Doctor Zander


I like music in all its forms. I am an active musician, though I officially retired from the industry years ago. Folks in the Theatre Pipe Organ world know me as the Bone Doctor. At Rocky Branch Community Center in Walland, Blount County, Tennessee, I am known as Guru. Every Friday night, one can find me playing mountain music with those whom I grew up with, fellow students, close friends, cousins and family.

Standing among giants by slowdog294
Standing among giants - GSMNP


I am a man who enjoys nature with a passion. Hiking and camping in the remote backcountry are the ultimate forms of rest and recreation for me among a few close friends. It is what I do on most weekends these days.

I an outgoing in public. However, I am a gentlemen with the ladies. To me, women are the artwork created by the Makers. They come in all sizes, shapes and colours, and they are all beautiful, each in their own wonderful way.

House Rules by slowdog294
Camp at Kepart Shelter - GSMNP


Women deserve to be treated with kindness, respect, adoration and equality as humans, for they are better equipped to handle stressful scenerios, and as an added bonus, appreciate art in ways men cannot.

Building Spanky 35 by slowdog294
Spanky BIOS M.I.T. screen


When I am not building computers or making music, I can be found outside doing the greenskeeping, gardening, riding my bike, or observing the sky and woodlands during hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Hiking Twenty Mile Loop by slowdog294
Getting hiking bearings - GSMNP


I enjoy scale model construction, bowling, rollerskating and swimming. Diving from high places is a real thrill. I also enjoy flying in small airplanes. Anything that goes fast or has lots of power is pleasure for me, because I am a thrill seeker at heart. Boys never grow up. They just get bigger toys.

Ready For Liftoff by slowdog294
Space Shuttle Discovery on Pad 39A
1/144 Scale Revell Plastic Model Kit


Men go from being content commanding the playpen to taking over the world. I simply want to become one with Nature and have fun doing it. The trick to living happy is remembering what made you happy to begin with as a child. As I was growing up, two things thrilled me the most. Romping around in Nature and human space travel. As a middle aged man, these items still bring me great fascination and joy. And all my life, the music has never stopped playing...

Adventure in the Smokies

East Tennessee is a unique place. To be found here are some of the oldest mountain ranges on Earth, where virgin undisturbed woodlands still grow. Folks who live here hold this magical land in such high reverance that a large area of wilderness, encompassing over 800 square miles in Tennessee and North Carolina, has been set aside as a nature preserve known as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Ranger Ricardo at Andrews Bald by slowdog294
Ranger Ricardo at Andrews Bald - GSMNP


Over a half million acres of mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers and streams combine with diverse wildlife, hardwood and evergreen forests to greet over nine million visitors per year. It is the most visited National Park in the United States, straddling the Tennessee/North Carolina border along the Appalachian Trail. I enjoy being outdoors and hiking in this wonderful place enough to have a strong desire to lend a helping hand to the land I call home.




Get Involved



The Smoky Mountains National Park has no admittence fee. Keeping it attractive for visitors while making sure that Nature stays in balance requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Many opportunities await folks who come here, not only to have fun and get away from it all, but also, to learn about the park and take part in the stewardship of this national treasure.

Visit the official website of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Visit the Great Smoky Mountains Association and shop for books and hiking supplies, park souvenirs, and fine mountain foods.Volunteer for duty with the National Park Service - Get involved!


There are three ways to get involved if you share my passion for the wilderness. Obtain a job as a Park Ranger. Join the Great Smoky Mountains Association. Become a member of the Volunteers in Parks program. You can help us make a difference. We can save the wilderness for those who follow in the years to come. Click on a logo above to get started on your journey.




Park Rangers and Volunteers



Cassius Cash - Superintendent - GSMNP by slowdog294
Superintendent Cassius Cash - GSMNP


There are two kinds of personnel working within the staff of the National Park Service. There are the real Park Rangers, proudly wearing their trademark campaign hats, appointed federal lawgivers who get paid to work for the Department of the Interior. These hard working men and woman carry guns and proudly wear the arrowhead patch on their left shirt sleeve and a badge above their left shirt pocket. Without these legendary American Icons, the park would not exist. We all owe the Park Rangers a great debt of gratitude. The Park Rangers are the true heroes of the wilderness.

Ranger Patch by crimsonacquittal
National Park Volunteer


Then, there are the many people who work tirelessly without pay right beside the Park Rangers. They do not carry guns but they do wear a Ranger uniform with the Volunteer patch on the left shirt sleeve. These enthusiastic and dedicated workers are part of the official park staff. Their reward is knowing the National Parks will be around for future generations to enjoy. As a dedicated park advocate, I am working toward enrolling in the service of the Volunteers in Parks. My intentions are to adopt a backcountry hiking trail with primative campsites to care for.




Call of Duty



Ranger Ricardo on Buckeye Trail 14 by slowdog294
Ranger Ricardo on Buckeye Trail


During the everyday responsibilities of working in the Smokies, the Park Rangers depend on the Volunteers, forming a great team of enthusiastic folks with an unlimited passion for sharing the love of Nature and preserving it for everyone to experience in the years to come. Hard work is always a prelude to more fun than you ever thought possible. We have a lot of work to do in these mountains, and we have a bunch of fun doing it. Join us and live the adventure.

Official Beta Tester

Official Beta Tester

Windows ver.2.0 by Rekizd
:thumb164942696:


I am an official beta tester. I am a member of the bug reporting team here on dA. I am also a member of the Microsoft Developer Team. I enjoy finding things that are not quite right and figuring out a solution. I have beta tested dA since becoming a member of this great community in 2004.

:bulletyellow: ~ I have served as an Official Beta Tester for Google and Microsoft since 1994.
:bulletyellow: ~ I have been a Premium Member and Official Beta Tester at DA for over ten years.
:bulletyellow: ~ I design high end cutting edge computing solutions for the music industry.




Internet Browsers



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:iconwindows7plz::iconmacplz::iconlinuxplz::iconintellogoplz::iconatiplz:


I use Internet Explorer as a default browser, but that does not mean I use it all the time. I also use other major browsers to proof my web designs, in order to make sure my work is consistent and uniform across platforms. A well designed site will look the same on all computers worldwide, regardless of the OS and its apps. I run WHQL drivers on Intel and AMD Radeon compatible hardware.




Operating Systems



IE stamp by MeisterMaximumO_o by Kaboose-18Windows Stamp by Stollrofl


I hear a lot of folks throwing off on Microsoft. It is easy to do unless you become aware of the sheer complexity of creating an operating system that will run well on a huge list of hardware that can be assembled and programmed in a myriad of mostly unknown and unpredictable ways by people who often know little about computers. My hat is off to this great company and the many hard working developer teams worldwide.




Technical Support



Website Notepad - Stamp by ConDecepticonWindows 7 by Tantawi


:bulletyellow: ~ I support the following MS OS packages:

:icondosplz::iconwindowsntplz::iconwindows95plz::iconwindows98plz:
:iconwindowsxpplz::iconwindowsvistaplz::iconwindows7plz:
:iconwindows-8plz::iconwindows10plz:


:bulletyellow: ~ I work with the desktop and server varients as well as the new mobile apps and embedded devices.




PC Platforms



Gigabyte GA-7PESH3 by slowdog294


:bulletyellow: ~ I still own and operate older 32bit computers.
:bulletyellow: ~ I also have some newer 64bit machines.
:bulletyellow: ~ I work with home and office solutions.

:hypermind::iconinternetexplorerplz::iconwindows7plz::iconintellogoplz::iconatiplz::hypermind:

Donate

slowdog294 has started a donation pool!
2,210 / 1,000,000



The 1,000,000 point donation drive is now open. First to donate and get things started is my fellow TPO enthusiest, David Irwin, from Ashland, Virginia, also known on dA as Passacaglia28. Thanks, Dave, for getting the ball rolling!

:iconpassacaglia28:

New devID by Passacaglia28

St. Anne's Church by Passacaglia28Mongomery House by Passacaglia28
York House by Passacaglia28M. P. Moller 2-20 Pipe Organ 6 by Passacaglia28




The Slow Dog wants to give back to dA what has been given to him, the pleasure of great art. Loyal patrons and wonderful friends who have enjoyed his art for over six years are owed many thanks. Words are not enough. He must do more.

One Million Points


To that end, a donation pool has been set up to collect a massive amount of dA points, to be given to various deviants as contest prizes and awards of artistic merit. One million points are to be collected before the contests begin. We are talking about major awards and prizes here.




Support Points Stamp by bigfunkychikenPoints by QuidxProxQuo
no points for llamas stamp by izka197
Points Stamp by ERHBuggyPLEASE DONATE POINTS stamp by KawaiiLizzie


A lofty goal. One million points. Not for my use, instead, to award all my fellow deviants so they can get subscriptions and receive their favourite deviantSTUFF. This is a long term project, so there will be no time limit. However, when the bar hits one million, the contests will begin. Here is a teaser...

:bulletblue: Best 3D TPO Render

:bulletblue: Best Clothed BBW Render

:bulletblue: Best Alien Planetscape

:bulletblue: Best Windows Desktop Wallpaper

:bulletblue: Best Artistic Nude BBW Photo

And so on...

Prizes and rules to be announced at the start of the contests, which will accept new deviations beginning on each contest start date. Older devs will not qualify.




deviantART Points Wallpaper by atty12


Thank you in advance for your generous donation. It shows that you too believe in giving back to the community what it has given you. Blessings and good karma be.


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RavenMontoya Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, there! You seem like a really cool person. Thank you ever so much for faving and watching my work! :PeachBlossom: 
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Sergiba Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for the fav! Gone Fishing, Got Skunked by Momma--G
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Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
:wave: Hi Ricardo!  Thanks so much for faving! :rose:
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LoloAlien Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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Sergiba Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks for the fav, Ricardo. Jerry Garcia dude... by Momma--G
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fiyonk14 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
:+fav:s :thanks: :iconflyingheartsplz: :iconoak-elfglitter:  

Koparilmis cicek gibi.. by fiyonk14  
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LoloAlien Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Animation2 Animation Thank You for Faving 1 Animation2 
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CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner May 14, 2017
Pansies by KmyGraphic

Thanks for the Fave!
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vw1956 Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much for the :+fav: on That Smell by vw1956 :)
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