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Farewell Summer...!

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 9:52 AM


 The summer is almost over so I wanted to do a
memoir of all the beautiful flowers that made me so happy this summer,
to share my passion with you guys,

I also went and visit the galleries of my dear friends
and added some of their  summer photography only of (2014) in this journal:)

It is the first time that I feature my own photos in a journal.
I hope not to be perceive as egotistical I just wanted to say
farewell to a big reason for my summer smiles,
and immortalized their beauty for all to see:)

Thank you for viewing, my dearest friends:) 

My friends photographs:
Purple by Inspired-KOOlnessCilantro by barananduen
Birdie Food by nolaknowsJulia Dryas Iulia butterfly by Bimmi1111
Leaves of Change by TalonTaliWhite-letter Hairstreak. by AdrianDunk
BTFL by AmnHaussCosmic Rose - Free Premade Stock by somadjinn
the vineyards by little-one-girl. by vfrrichPoppies dancing in the wind by AStoKoPink Flower by ExclusiveArts-StudioFrozen In Time by sesam-is-open
.::Flower::. by zaranixNature-044 by Sys2013
Aquilegia by Ophelia-Yvainewhat could be found by Eve-23
Macro flower with drops by aleexdeeRISING by morningstarskid
Rhododendron by Lior-ArtFor dear Irene by sivandogan1212
Abrazame by LUCILALEYLAPostcard from Manhattan by maxlake2
for saira and josh . you are my life roses . by cobra2014Life by korwis
Humla by Richard-Cederfjard

Flowers from my garden:
Pink

Good morning... by virnagrayAzaleas...! by virnagrayBeautiful pink by virnagrayPicsArt 1410788824047 by virnagrayPretty pink Dahlia by virnagray
Pink Carnation by virnagrayA lovely touch of pink by virnagrayPetunias by virnagray multi-colored dianthus by virnagrayRosie cheeks ( dianthus ) by virnagray Pretty unknown plant in my garden by virnagray
my little rose plant by virnagray Carnation. by virnagray
Pink rose by virnagrayPretty pink by virnagray
My roses are for you by virnagrayHappy Mother's day...! by virnagray

Foliage

Blissful summer by virnagrayTropical foliage by virnagray
Tropical (Elephant ears) by virnagraybaby elephant ear by virnagray


Orange and yellows
my first Marigold of the summer by virnagrayA lovely pair of roses by virnagray
Little bee by virnagrayflowers in my mother in law's pond. by virnagray

My assistant. by virnagrayGiant Mary golds by virnagrayNature's cycle! by virnagray
Bathing in sun light by virnagrayWild beauty by virnagray
off to work... by virnagrayDay Lilly by virnagrayYellow tea hybrid rose bush by virnagray
Yellow Columbine by virnagrayTiger lily by virnagraystar clusters by virnagraybeautiful little friend by virnagray


Purple

Violet viola. by virnagraypurple clematis! by virnagraywild irises by virnagrayThe joy of gardening by virnagrayA pretty purple flower by virnagray

White
Open moon flower by virnagrayTiny flower! by virnagrayMoon flower by virnagraywhite giant lily by virnagrayLittle daisies by virnagraytogetherness by virnagrayMoon flower close up! by virnagray

Red
My red rose for you... by virnagrayLittle lily by virnagrayMy morning surprise! by virnagrayHollyhock flowers by virnagrayBeautiful butterfly by virnagraylittle Carnation flowers by virnagrayred rose by virnagrayTropical foliage by virnagray


A special showcase of last year favorites from my garden:
getting something to eat... by virnagraybeeeautiful... by virnagraysomething yellow, this got deleted by accident by virnagraydots by virnagrayworking hard. by virnagrayso what's up? by virnagray
butterfly by virnagrayAt the Ohio butterfly observatory by virnagray


Thank you for your lovely attention to my many posts:)

I love all of you Through my love for your works,
And the friendship that some of us continue to build:)

Halloween contest 2014

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 16, 2014, 1:45 PM
Ok so it's almost time for In-Obscuro 's annual Halloween contest. This is the only contest we host through out the year, so I would like to make this one big please.

Prize Donations


Ok so first an fore most we need some prizes for the winners. Any and all donations will be accepted. You can comment here or note me.  As always, after the contest I will do a feature for all those who donated to say thanks.

Theme


We need a theme. Last year I just thought one out, but this year I think I want to hear from you what kind of contest you want. Keep in mind that it has to be related to Halloween. You can post your theme nominations here, I will later post a poll so everybody can vote on it. 

THANKS!!!


here are some works from last year that were made for Halloween, just to get everybody back into the spirit.

Halloween Haul by Neikrom October Nights by IvannaDark Halloween Poster by streetX222 Happy Halloween! by thezork All Hallow's Eve by zummerfish Halloween 2013 by Nikulina-Helena Jack and Zero by Bonniemarie Halloween by inSOLense Jack by Ry-Spirit Paper Dream by LiliaOsipova The Guide to Trick or Treat by zummerfish Halloween Thrill by TitusBoy25 Sweet Halloween by Blavatskaya Bad Influence by alexnoreaga Halloween night by Anna-Marine Dead Man Walking by DominiqueWesson Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo by PerlaMarina



What To Shoot

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 12:00 PM by NovelExpression:iconnovelexpression:
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Stock & Resources

It’s often easy to figure out what you want to shoot when you have a creative, artistic idea as inspiration - you are bringing to life your vision. However, as much as we would like it to be different, there is not always a market for our artistic visions outside galleries. Stock gives artists a way to distribute their works, though sometimes there is a bit of a limit as to what will be sellable to a wider market.

Creating stock doesn’t mean you have to give up all your creative aesthetic or ideals, but it may mean you have to alter them a bit in order to make them more appealing to potential buyers.  At Novel Expression, we had to figure out how to get the most out of our shoots to appeal to the largest number of buyers possible.  While it would be much more creative to shoot our models in various locations and fancy them up a bit with Photoshop, leaving the backgrounds clean and shooting with somewhat flat lighting gives our end user a clean palette with which to work.



novelexpression NX0974 by NovelExpression



If there is something in particular you enjoy shooting or illustrating, do a bit of research and see if there is a site or company that distributes that type of work. There are numerous niche agencies out there for all types of topics, so you might find the perfect home for your work. However, if you are looking to get in with some of the bigger, more general agencies, you might have to make some concessions. 
YA Briana0830 by NovelExpression



First, find something that is missing in the existing collections.
Stay away from things that are common and find something unusual. Do you like to shoot flowers? Flowers and landscapes are beautiful, but they are very popular to shoot so make sure you find something that makes it stand out from what exists or shoot something in a unique way. 

How about food? It’s currently a very popular subject, but there are still some areas that can use imagery. When I did the occasional food shoot, I found there was a lack of regional dishes and international foods. I found the vegan market was lacking imagery, as were various cuisines such as Persian, Salvadoran, and Peruvian. I was able to make some lovely, marketable images and still stick with my enjoyment of shooting food.


onion salsa2B by NovelExpressionCincichilli by NovelExpression





If you can find the magic intersection between what inspires you and what might appeal to someone looking for stock imagery, then you are getting closer to turning your creative passion into a possible source of income. 





Dessert by NovelExpression


Tuesday Treats: Get crafty!

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 7:24 PM



Monday Muses | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Friday Fun | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly

deviantART is a great place to see marvelous crafts: miniatures, jewelry, dolls, sculptures, bakery and so much more. We love them all!


Select a picture of a crafted work (even from your own gallery) and link it in a comment on this blog. Limit of 1 deviation per member please! Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have a good day!



:bulletblue: Suggestions must be sent before Tuesday September 23th.


Summersunset_shademon by Remjie-Malham
Meet Summersunset the Shademon who lives with me! :meow:




Surrealism


War and man by marthig Steam-punk fish by ricky4
Anxiety by wildjellybeans The Music Plays Me by A-Wakefield Sleepwalk by syuka-taupe
landscape #36 by Sylar113 Half portrait by Windklang
WDW 10 CLXXIII by LDFranklin Insomnia by virnagray
Moon owl by SabakuNoShi Giving by EvaGataArtist
Wading for the Sun by jayalders Crossing by Hengki24
Surrealism project by muhmo


Thank you for participating! Heart


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Daily Lit Recognition for September 17th, 2014

We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!

You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.

Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!




Poetry

Featured by: TwilightPoetess

And To Your Healthi ripped an abalone from the craig,
kicked up on sour rocks that made my feet bleed and let salt lick the wound
i dropped her on the shore, i
picked up a rock and SLAMSLAMSLAM
and i
      gourged myself on raw flesh, the same sunset blush
of the outer shell,       true and true and true
i licked the mother of pearl,
      and she whispered to me,
"are you all like this?" in her innocent, dying breath
and i had the decency to tell her

And To Your Health by creataire



There is a breathlessly beautiful 
quality to this piece by creataire 
that will leave you haunted and slack-jawed.




Featured by: chromeantennae

planetscattered in techruined
datacrypt-shards
are memoirs of an idea;
a belief
that gave rise to empires,
built on nothing but paper
and dreams
and gold.
countless searchours:
rebuild.reclaim.
they will soon find me.
i, unlike dust,
cannot scatter in the wind.

planet by abunai59



Unique diction and quirky line breaks 
along with the wonderful imagery, 
the piece makes for a truly great read.





Prose

Suggested by: SilverInkblot

Featured by DrippingWords

Cleaning Up - FFM 2014 Day 19I sighed as I shoveled through the radioactive waste. They didn't care enough anymore to make us wear protective biohazard suits, so I left mine out in the break lounge. After nuclear war broke out hundreds of years ago, humans adapted to radioactivity anyways, so the worst that could happen would be similar to a stomach flu, at least at the levels this waste is emitting. I've heard some horror stories with the clean-up crew of fresh nukes, but that's not my job. Mine's at least 50 years old; there's no problems here anymore.
My job is just that of a glorified janitor, picking up remains of nuclear wars past and trying to revitalize the land for reurbanization. Sure, I have some clever gizmos that trick the uranium to decay faster that it does naturally, but that's just par for the course. It pays well enough, and I don't have to worry about impressing chicks, since this drives them away quicker than a rocket launch, saving me even more money. I don't need status, and I've got a house

Cleaning Up - FFM 2014 Day 19 by cjpolodo



Suggester says: A janitor in a 
post-apocalyptic world is still a janitor, 
jaded and worn down 
by the menial job he has to do.




Featured by: OfOneSoul

BansheeComes and sit a spell Child, your Uncle’s got a little ditty for you.
I’m-a tell you about the fate of little lads that wander far from their folks. What happens when you get away and hear the whistling in the trees.
The Banshees, boy, are woodland spirits. They climb high in the trees and watch you from above. When you walk alone and you hear the ripping wind, it’s really the Call of the Banshee. They cry and they cry for their own young, for they’re spirits who’ve died but don’t know how to move on. When they died, they didn’t know it, and because they didn’t, they can’t find their own on the Other Side. So when young lads and lasses go out walking, the Banshees cry from their high perches. And if you wander too far from home, the Banshees might swoop down and get you too.
Here’s a story about such a boy. A boy that looks a lot like you. He was a fine lad, he was getting tall and strong. And his head was big, too big for his

Banshee by Seaxwulf



A haunting piece of prose that appeals 
to our fears and uses old tales to draw us in.




Foreign Language

Featured by Malintra-Shadowmoon

The Lost Long Ship
[English translation further down]
Rimfaxe, Skinfaxe,  himlafålar
dragit fyra droskor då
ransplog ristat fast fåra
över Endils ursinniga ängar.
God vind vägfararnas välgång.
Vår väg som bi från båge,
framför draken; resans mål.
Gladde gjorde gynnsamt öde,
glömt var Nornas nycker.
Hejdats hade Hräsvelg.
Töcken täckte alla ting.
Härskade gjorde Hels håglöshet.
Sjöhästen stampa stilla, stoppad
av Ängrirs stilla här.
Som ur ett banesår
kämparnas krafter
vågsveparna vispade väck.    
Ur djupet ett odjur
babord spjut söndersleto.
Förnöjd krossaren
väntade vårt slut.
Hels bleka leda lättades när
missmodigt öde förbytes.
Himlens låga tändes oväntat.
Ögats väg låg utan hinder,
havet som en spegel.
Främmande kust
väckte vår

The Lost Long Ship by PeKj



A narrative poetry piece in 
traditional Viking style. It is a saga 
of the Nordic Gods and Viking warriors. 
Interesting piece to read. 
Extraordinary and mythical.




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to be featured, please visit us at DailyLitRecognition.


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Prepared by: TwilightPoetess



Skin by SimplySilent




Spotlight Vol. 109

People and Portraits




The Spotlight


Undiscovered Talent





Give love. Write comments. Collect Favorites. Watch Artists. Make Art.


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People and Portraits Gallery Moderator


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August Donors' Feature


Dear members and watchers, please enjoy the (very delayed :blush:) feature of our lovely point donors! :heart:

Because of the achieved Super Group renewal mission, this feature is a lot longer than the previous ones. Even more great art for you to admire! :love:

This feature includes everyone who donated points between August 1st and August 31st (even auction winners) AND the people who offered items for the auction.
You guys are all fantastic people! :iconlainloveplz:

Don't forget, you can get featured too!
Every point donation, no matter how big or small, is greatly appreciated! :huggle:

Donate here:
:pointr: :icondonatei-heart-colors: :pointl:


audre 



Red Jungle Fever by audre Pongalicous 098 .:Whoah. Baked, Totally. Dood:. by audre Pongalicous 096 .:Symmetricality:. by audre

The Lost Faberge by audre A Profusion of Poppies or Zinnias? by audre Modified Sentinels by audre

Elevated Ducks by audre Pongalicous 102 .:Llook Llarry, It's the Llamas!:. by audre Cosmic-Quintic-Tantra by audre


ColourTraveller



Frost-kun by ColourTraveller CopyRight Symbol by ColourTraveller Receptionist Toothless by ColourTraveller

Black-Hole AdventureIngvar spotted the small and yet seeming endless black hole in the ground near the goal post of the dragon soccer, He start to wondering about this strange hole before the ball was snatched by the opponent and was goaled. He groaned as he suddenly remembers some flashback of the abusive father yelling at him for letting down the Mocking-Morrison clan once again. He snapped out of it and flies away on Nightfire thinking about the hole. He felt strange bonds with the endless hole. He decided to return to the field by the nightfall.
---
Nightfire roared loudly in the dark night as Ingvar let him out of the stable. “Shhh.” Ingvar spoke in whispers before continuing, “We don’t want to let the villages know that we are sneaking out at the night.” The ferocious screeching misery lowered his head before letting Ingvar put the saddle on him and getting on him. “Let’s go.” was the only command before the mighty dragon bolt off into the starry night
  FlamesIt begins with small spark of life.
That small spark gives an birth to living creature.
That beast knows no enemy.
Nor does it know allies
It is only curious creature that wants to roam and explore.
But yet that creature yearn to destroy everything
That you cared and treasured.
It seeks high and low, far and near
Nothing can be hidden from destruction force
It thrives air and it roams far as it is unstoppable.
Yet it knew ages and knew nothing.
It lives and kills
Million of loved one has fallen victim to the fire.
It gathers strength to roam far.
Careless and boundless blazes reach every point.
  The Land of Axiellheim: The Beginning: PrologueLong time ago, when everything was still and nothing. Our leader, Mother Phoenix has risen from the ashes. She summoned the four balance to aids her in the creating of the new world, called Axiellheim, She summoned Life, Death, Myth, and Earth. Life, was an timid and quiet girl, she usually avoid rest of the four balances. She formed thousands of the immortals bodies before delievering to Myth. Myth, an adventerous boy, filled the immortals bodies with tales, histories and various of information that makes character before sending them on the Earth's backpack, Earth let the bodies roam on his back, they builds homes and things on his back. Earth carried them around the Sol and the Luna every day. But to lighten up the burden, Death always reaps the expired bodies. The remaining three of the four balance function quietly on earth's backpack, before earth left them on the ground and goes to join them and bring Mother Phoenix to see the wonderful land of Axiellheim. The Mother Phoenix dec

Saving Drowning Dog. by ColourTraveller Axiellheim: Land of Phoenix Book One Cover by ColourTraveller Dexeis by ColourTraveller 

TheGalleryOfEve



Glamorous Marilyn by TheGalleryOfEve  Mia ActsOfRandomKindness by TheGalleryOfEve Artist Block Series - Uno by TheGalleryOfEve

BeMineWordHeart by TheGalleryOfEve You are AWESOME by TheGalleryOfEve Bubblegum by TheGalleryOfEve

I saw you from the plane ... by TheGalleryOfEve I'm here for you ... by TheGalleryOfEve Admiration by TheGalleryOfEve

Stygma 



Starlight Griffon for Eelea by Stygma Eerie Forest by Stygma All Hallows Eve by Stygma

Painting a dream by Stygma The Ice Fortress by Stygma Sunset Bliss by Stygma

The Hunt by Stygma Encounter (collab) by Stygma Quiet time by Stygma

Windklang



Finally I can see the light by Windklang Hot Refreshment - Original for sale by Windklang Half portrait by Windklang

Love Card by Windklang Ember | Gift by Windklang Sunrise by Windklang

GORILLAA



Can You See Them? by GORILLAA Above it All by GORILLAA Nothing to See Here by GORILLAA

I Really Don't Care by GORILLAA

LittleChiChi



Ru-kun by LittleChiChi Rayven [AT] by LittleChiChi Extra for Mae by LittleChiChi

Zaiga Chibi by LittleChiChiWhere Do Balloons Come From? [C] 1/2 by LittleChiChi Beka [AT] by LittleChiChi

explosivelight



 Before the Rain by explosivelight Desert Grapes by explosivelight Coloured River by explosivelight

Pain-filled words by explosivelight Bonding by explosivelight .:Com:. Alibaba's Smile by explosivelight

plumita1



Angel's  face by plumita1 Never go out without your parasol by plumita1 Let's have fun! by plumita1

How to make a ribbon by plumita1 White Elegance by plumita1 Come in and enjoy! by plumita1

MidoriMurasaki



My name is Spring by MidoriMurasaki Lavender Lady by MidoriMurasaki A Boy and his Colors by MidoriMurasaki

Beer Between Pals by MidoriMurasaki WHY CAN'T I SEE MY FOREHEAD by MidoriMurasaki Really bad Queen by MidoriMurasaki 

copper9lives



Lost and FoundWe travelled through final Harvest together
And found a secret, long-forgotten;
You kept it hidden with such care!
And suddenly, I became aware
I had a secret I might share
Through growing friendship, new begotten.
As we descended through the gloaming
To the Vale's beckoning lights
I pondered all the lessons taught — 
The times we laughed, the times we fought,
The times we touched, or spoke, or thought — 
Bemused, I followed you from the heights.
We reached the fireside of the inn,
And, welcomed in from autumn's chill,
Amazed, I re-explored my heart
And wondered when you'd become a part
And how I could have let it start — 
The aching, and the thrill.
And now it is fully winter — 
Gone, the lingering warmth of fall
We've shared more love and misunderstanding
(You, elusive, I, demanding)
And I am contemplating handing
You the key to heart and all.
  The TrundlerThe waste land behind the fire station is always silent. No birds sing there, and even the wild rabbits and feral cats avoid it. Weedy wildflowers nod their seasonal heads in the breeze. Lying fallow in the midst of housing developments, shopping malls, the new movie theater — the vacant lot stands out like a knife wound on a woman’s placid face, shocking, brazen, ugly.
It is always empty. Except for one thing: a ragged heap of old trash, all nasty black tar paper and vicious snarls of rusted wire, car parts and broken glass and other junkyard jetsam. The embodiment of injury waiting to happen, an invitation to a tetanus shot...  the city never hauled it away. No one ever wants anywhere near it; it radiates an eerie sense of calculating watchfulness.
And at night, it wanders.
When darkness falls, and the last cars heading into the hives of tract housing stop illuminating the asphalt with moving-picture shadows, it… unfolds. Bitter, broken tangles, grotesquely mov
  Darkest HourDeath, death, divorce, desertion
Staggered against me, fallen one by one
Felled past
Failed future… 
When the last friend
Turned her shoulder
Politely excusing herself
From the wrack and ruin
I sat on the concrete — 
Hard as resolve was not — 
Astonished by the pain
    of simply breathing
At the intersection
Of next and nevermore.
Beyond me,
A double rainbow glimmered
Blithely on the sunlit sea.
  Traveling SongA body in motion
Against a world of dizzying speed
Photons spinning
In synchronized chaos
Thrown against a screen
    of nacreous sky:
A colloidal suspension
Holding a blood orange sun
Silver negative space
Hazy winter air
Blurring the sleep-deprived edges
Of images caught in bites...
Archetypal trees
Empty roadways
Here and there a face.
Change devours time
In all directions,
    over broken ground.
My first step on a journey
    of a thousand miles...
Around me, all I know
Hurtles toward uncertain goals
Unknown points of reference
Vanishing points of light
Where questions come into the world
    and parallel lines meet.


Purple Mountain Majesty by copper9lives Sunflare by copper9lives

lemgras330



Dripping In Colors by lemgras330 Always A Bridesmaid... Never A Bride by lemgras330 Come...Have No Fear by lemgras330

Splash! by lemgras330 Cousins  ~  Colored Pencil by lemgras330 Yellow Flowers by lemgras330 

icee-deeyah



Titanium by icee-deeyah Me by icee-deeyah Happiness by icee-deeyah

KnifeInToaster



Cross country riding by KnifeInToaster LynZ by KnifeInToaster Starkman by KnifeInToaster

 

FeatherQuilly



Day 57: Flowing Lights by FeatherQuilly Strut by FeatherQuilly Day 54: Heart-shaped Leaf by FeatherQuilly

nomi1993



Little bug by nomi1993 Vivi and little baby chocobo by nomi1993 Disney's Princess mulan by nomi1993

Zikschive



Snowflake Buizel by Zikschive Profile Header by Zikschive Cartoon Form by Zikschive

 



Thanks for reading (since you got this far! ;) ), be sure to keep your eyes open for the new feature next month! :happybounce:

Feature by KiwiCocktail


So I thought it would be nice to start featuring tatting, since it's not a very well-known craft, and yet it's very beautiful. Since I'm not always very good with words, let's just get to it! Here are 5 beautiful pieces from talented deviants!

Tatted pendant CARA by LacyLoveHandmade

Tatted Pendant CARA by LacyLoveHandmade

Rose hair pin in tatting by TataniaRosa

Rose hair pin in tatting by TataniaRosa

Beaded necklace and earrings by suncather

Beaded necklace and earrings by suncather

For Tobi 2 by NamiArt

For Tobi 2 by NamiArt

Sakura bracelet by dagetka

Sakura bracelet by dagetka

Contest Winners Feature!!

Tue Sep 16, 2014, 10:18 AM


Sorry for the delay, but here we go.



Earth Lady by Gawarin Avatar of Air by AdMacART Rain Catcher by NTGreen Lithium by itznikki530 Poppy Field Meadow 2 ~ Stock ~ AStoKo by AStoKo Uranium Elementals Contest by CD-STOCK



Rotkaeppchen by kuschelirmel Say Goodbye to Prudence by shoutsandwhispers I'll Cut Your Hair by Wesley-Souza

Congrats to all the winners!