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RIP Nameda

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 3:47 AM

Hello Everyone,

It is with a heavy heart today that I announce the passing of our dear friend and fellow deviant artist Nameda. Sources close to Natasha revealed that she "left this world" sometime this spring. No one on DA had heard from her after April and concern was growing as she had been very ill for quite some time. our prayers go out to her husband and young daughter.

Natasha was a well respected senior member who put nine years worth of passion and dedication into her DA career. She was a brilliant nature photographer and she encouraged so many people to take their art to the next level and be the best they could possibly be.  She was also well known as the founder of AWW and loved to give credit to those who make our community a better place. 

The staff at AWW would like to do a tribute to honor her and we would love it if you could share any memories of Natasha that you might have. It can be something regarding who she was as a person, or even something about her art. If you could send me a note with your kind words about Natasha, that would be wonderful. I would like to put the feature out before Christmas, so if you could get back to me by December 20th at the latest, I would appreciate it. 

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Dygyt-Alice Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend contacted her through my FB account after my mom died. I thought it was in May but could be wrong. She called me all the way from Germany without hesitation. I was informed that she really could not afford to make the call, but that did not stop her.

I knew she was not feeling very well and we talked about her cat and family. What a lovely Lady. I did not find out about her death until much later. She was beautiful and caring. I will never forget her or her kind
foreshadow10 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
I never got to meet Natasha, but this is still sad news. Rest in peace, Natasha. May you watch over the ones you love from beyond, even those you don't know.
suezn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
I had know idea about Natasha until just recently as I had been off-line for a while. I'm am so saddened by this news ans I believe I even still have notes from her with regard to AWW, etc.
My thoughts and prayers go out Natasha and her family.  She was very devoted to DA.  

Angel by Florhalie
LifeKnife Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist
I never knew Natasha, but I feel very sorry for her...Broken Heart Emoji Msn Heartbroken Emote

She really was a good person. Rest in peace, Nameda Emote - RS with White Flower 
unforgivable-porn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
Riixinkuu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel so sorry for her family, especially her husband and daughter. Even though I knew nothing about them, my prayers definitely go out to her family!
Xentrias Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
I just heard and am crying with a hurting stomach.. I am uneasy even though I haven't heard about her til now.. Such an inspiration, shall always be remembered, even for those who have not yet met her. I will pray for her and her family. Rest in peace, love.
Ganjamira Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
PS: I still have a huge fan made from peacock feathers I crafted for her, I was so happy she encouraged me to craft it:heart:
Ganjamira Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh dear heavens I already wondered why she dod not respond... She was something truly special, no one here will ever forget her!!!
SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I had no idea...till now :(
CRG-Free Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I had no idea. This is horrible news. She was such a kind and sweet person who loved to help others get there work to the next level. She is the one who suggested to me I get Topaz Adjust and gave me a coupon for it. Without that I wouldn't have the beautiful peafowl pics I have because it helped so much. D':
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015   Photographer
I had no idea. Such a kind soul. I miss her I cant believe. all my love to her family ♥
TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Professional Photographer
I have only just come back to DA after 7 weeks and have just learned of the news. I hadn't heard from her in such a long time and thought I'd check up on her, this is really sad news. It's sad that such good people seem to leave too early for their time :( RIP
BannerKitty2036 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
rest in peace to her :(
allison731 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so sad to hear this horrible news. She was my friend, always nice, friendly and full of support. I hope she is now real angel with real beautiful wings. :flowerpot: :iconwuvplz: Angel Trinket 
Flaretale52 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't KNOW her, per se, however, I DO have empathy for anyone who though of her as a sister. My mom has been dead for 3 years now. I'm currently 18, but I still miss her. Every year, On her Birthday, and the Date of deceased (Both on November 5th (Died in 2012)), I sing a special song from AWAITED to let her know I miss her. It's usually "O' Emmanuel.

Rest In Peace. (If I could find an emoticon that would signify a prayer, I would use it for a time like this.)
sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
This is so sad news!:(
I'm shocked!:(
Natasha was so beautiful friend and very generous and supportive, indeed this community lost a special member!:(
May God rest her in peace and take care of her family.:heart:
WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
May God Bless her and her family. Nameda was incredibly supportive of individual Deviants, as well as the community as a whole. She never had a bad word to say, always focussing on the positive. Even though she struggled through illness, Nameda still devoted time and energy to DA, especially when she honored others via Angels without Wings. Now she is an Angel with Wings. 
bubblymice Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I never knew her.
May you rest in peace. :(
flowertopping Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Omg so sad to hear. 
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
It was a shock when I found out.  I'd known her for years, about seven, I believe. I was among her first round of AWW's, and it is as much an honour now as it was then. We used talk a lot in notes, a few times about chronic illness... but anyway...  :hmm:

Thank you for putting *something* out. I understand the feeling people have and will have of wishing they could know more. Anyway, this is appreciated. :huggle:

LindArtz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She will be missed! :heart:  R.I.P. Natasha.
awesome43 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2015
Omg!!!!!!! I just saw this journal on one of Gigi's arts. My heart is broken in a million pieces at this moment.:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:  I had no idea, i just posted wishes for her birthday and I have been sending her notes. I am deeply shocked .

My deepest condolences to her beautiful family. :iconheartcandleplz:

Rest in peace my :iconfloatingheartplz: sweet precious friend.  Prayers by KmyGraphic  Angel by KmyGraphic  Virgin Mary by KmyGraphic  Prayer* by KmyGraphic  Candle by KmyGraphic  
RoseCS Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Sad Cutecookies Mascot No words!
jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh I am completely shocked at this News........ohhhh NO.
I made her a Birthday Card only a few weeks ago..............thank you for letting us know.
RIP Natasha....we all love you still.
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Just read about this today and this is really, really sad. My first thought was, but didn't she had a little kid? I never was really close with her, but she was always friendly and welcoming. And we talked quite often here and there.
Feeling so sorry for the family and all that loved her :rose: :heart:
Arichy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe. :noes: 

Miss her soo much. :( 
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:( :iconheartcandleplz:
spoems Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015   Writer
So sorry to hear that. I saw her seemingly everywhere on DA. I'm sure she'll be missed.
zydaria Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Oh my god what?? O_O I'm so sorry to hear that, I had no idea! :( I've seen her around here, she seemed a nice and cool person... and now I hear this, it's so sad!
Really, I feel very sorry for her and her family. :(

Rest in peace dear Nameda :rose:
pwassonne Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear... She used to be part of InternationalFAQ too. May she rest in peace.
Dediggefedde Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
I was wondering why I didn't hear anything from her lately...
It was really nice working with her and her journal designs to make journal skins!
I hope she rests in peace...
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
:( Rest in peace. <3
lost-nomad07 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
How sad. Rest in Peace.
CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry for you loss. Love to all who loved her.
coke-and-cake Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
R.I.P <3 
surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
We hadn`t see Natasha for a while indeed.
I am so sorry, she will be missed!    
Thank you for letting us know!  :iconsadhugplz:

RIP, dear Natasha!    Sincere condoleance by Digithalie
ikazon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015   Writer
News I never wanted to hear, but thank you for letting us know. :( She was always so positive and dedicated, definitely a great person the whole way round.
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:( I am sorry to hear this. I knew she was in poor health, and it always amazed me how much dedication she showed here despite her fatigue. She will be missed.
RogueMudblood Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015   Writer
My heart goes out to her family and all who knew her. I'm very sorry to hear about this. 
Talty Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015   Artisan Crafter
This makes me so sad :( she was always so kind and selfless, now I regret not talking to her more or finishing that project we once talked about. I don't even know what to say :heart:
Vincebae Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so sorry to hear this. R.I.P Nameda No, I disagree! Heart 
LUCILALEYLA Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so sorry to hear this :(  R.I.P our dear friend :iconheartcandleplz:
BLOODYALICE22 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student Artist
Rest in peace.
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student Interface Designer
:( sorry to hear this. Rest in peace and all the best to those she left behind :heart:
noxiren Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
RIP, even if I may have personally never known her.
my thoughts go out to friends, family, and anyone close to her.
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: :hug:
hosagu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
PixiePixelz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry for everyone who knew her and her family! Prayers for all involved!
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