Note: all photos used in this blog are taken by `iamnotelectricnet (with the exception of the first group photo and the second-to-last photo) and are available for download on their respective deviation pages. To go to a photo's deviation page, simply click on it.
You can submit your Amsterdam deviantMEET photos to our 12th birthdAy bash folder. This folder will remain open until August 31, 2012. You have to be a member of #europeans to be able to submit to this folder.
On Tuesday, August 7, #Nederlanders
hosted a deviantMEET in honor of deviantART's twelth birthday. Despite the meet being rather short notice, twenty-three people showed up for a devious picnic at Vondelpark, a massive park in the middle of Amsterdam, the Netherlands!
The 2012 Amsterdam deviantMEET group raided the i amsterdam sign at Museumplein.
After meeting up at Museumplein, the group walked to the center of the Vondelpark, where we settled down for a picnic. As it had rained for days on end, we were fearful the deviantMEET would end up being held in inclement weather, but the weather was on our side! The grass was still rather wet, as some deviants experienced.
~ziennajames taking a plunge on the wet grass in Vondelpark, resulting in dirt stains on his jeans!
The wet weather inspired ~Tourash
to host a little contest with some the deviantMEET goodies we received from %hq
. Deviants were able to win goodies by drawing something on his umbrella. The first place price was a plushie + 4 stress ball keychains, two second placed deviants received a plushie as well and one third placed deviant received an emoticon button set!
Deviants drawing on the umbrella.
The deviantMEET group ensured there was no spot left on the umbrella to draw on, and filled it with some appropriate - and true to deviants' nature, some inappropriate
$namenotrequired lifting the umbrella so that all attendees could admire the drawings from the inside.
First, second, and third place winners and their winning drawings!
After this fun contest, we still had goodies to distribute. ~Tourash
led a group of deviants in a very fast-paced sketching contest, where they had 90 seconds to draw numerous objects. All participants won two stress ball key chains each, and the winner won a fella plushie!
~Tourash giving directions to the quick sketch contest participants.
Once this contest had ended, we started to pack up our stuff, and headed into town for a bite to eat and a drink or two at Slainte, an Irish pub well-known among Dutch deviantMEET regulars. But not before taking one last devious group photo!
Group photo at Vondelpark - taken on a humorous note.
All in all, the Amsterdam deviantMEET an amazing experience, and if you participated, we hope you had a great time! Are you looking forward to more Dutch deviantMEETs? Be sure to join #Nederlanders
as there will be plenty more Dutch deviantMEETs to come! Rumor has it the next one will be hosted in Utrecht on September 15... stay tuned to the #Nederlanders
blog for more information on that!
Miscellaneous shots from the deviantMEET day.
Until next time, stay devious, Europe!