Fabric Stores and AndrocentrismA message from an artist and someone who works at a fabric store: Stop gendering your babies with colour!Fabric Stores and Androcentrism4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every day I have parents and grandparents-to-be come in and have fabric cut to make quilts, blankets, baby clothes, diapers, curtains, etc for their soon to be newborn. And yet, I'm always asked the same questions over and over:
"What do you have that's for girls?"
"Where is the boys section?"
"We won't know the gender, so we need to keep it neutral until it's born"
And worst of all: "Does this fabric look too girly to you?"
I usually give some sort of half-hearted, "Well, it's your choice, I'm sure they'll love it!" response, but my secret answer is: QUIT IT. No, that fabric is not "too girly". Why would an infant boy care if his pillow has pink flowers on it? Why would a girl care if it has footballs or zoo animals on it? Why are pink and blue so wholeheartedly reserved for girls and for boys that the thought of giving that colour to the other gender is laughable, or worse
22 Feature Members - 3 Made by MembersNEXT WEEK THE FEATURE WILL AGAIN MADE BY MEMBERS OF THE GROUP :iconoldarchitecturelover:22 Feature Members - 3 Made by Members4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- MEMBERS CAN SEND ME 4 THUMBS OF 4 PICTURES OF HER OWN GALLERY
- THE 4 THUMBS OF THE PICTURES MUST BE SEND BY ''ONLY ONE'' NOTE WITH YOUR ICON
: iconFilipaGrilo : : thumb265826684 : x 4 thumbs (WITH THE SPACES)
IN THE LASTS JOURNALS I REQUEST TO MEMBERS TO SEND ME 4 PICTURES OF YOUR OWN GALLERY.
:icondantesangreal: by ~DanteSangreal
:iconfueledbyfreestock: by ~fueledbyfreestock
:iconIkaylyon: by ~Ikaylyon
Fachada de la RAE by IkaylyonThe Palace of the Parliament by Ikaylyon
:icondavidfriedrich: by ~davidfriedrich
Santa Maria della Salute (Venezia) by davidfriedrichDun Eideann by davidfriedrichBelfried of Brugge by davidfriedrichThe history of Scotland by davidfriedrich
:iconmoerthammer: by moerthammer
:iconeDDie-TK: by *eDD
Transformers relatedTransformers la:Transformers related5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Featured Art collectionHey everyone!Featured Art collection2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, yesterday, after my daily shower, while blowing my hair, I took a pair of scissors and I started cutting my hair without thinking. Yes, it's not like I always think but I had this urgency of changing. And the fact is that I spent the past two years complaining that I wanted/want long hair like Rapunzel... whatever.
I think this is the richest collection of artworks I have ever featured here on dA. It's full of my personal favorite works of 2013 that you may enjoy. Show some love to these amazing artworks and get inspired
Feature: Art is..**Update, I'll come back next week!and I'll send the links to all the people that I've featured **Feature: Art is..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Valaid "art is something that comes from your soul, if you have a soul you can always make art in any shape, way or form. Written, photo, music, singing and everything"
Aurelia-Isabella "For me, art is a way to be and express myself. I have so many characteristics and likes I can't show in my day-to-day life so I show these through my modeling. I can be a fairy, a gothic lady, a burlesque girl, an elven princess, a fairy-tale character...I can be everything And I really need to slip into other worlds and be creative, otherwise I'd go mad in this dull and boring world full of normality. I need fantasy and creativity and travelling to other worlds It's fun, compensation for the general boredom in the "normal" world and - haha
New Challenge! Re-imagining the Greek GoddessesChallenge is closed nowNew Challenge! Re-imagining the Greek Goddesses3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The new one will be open soon!
Hello my lovely ladies!
Its about time we had another art challenge!
By popular comment vote, we will be re-imagining the Greek Goddesses!
A complete list of all the Greek Goddesses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Greek_goddesses
There are so many to chose from and all of which are acceptable!
If you are not sure of a Goddess or would like to contribute something slightly different (example: a Medusa themed image) feel free to comment and ask!
The piece only needs to be themed. It does not have to be of the actual Goddess.
HAVE FUN LADIES!
Your deadline is May 1st!
Mikey's sobriety + New Ray interviewYesterday marked the eleven-month anniversary of Mikey's sobriety. I'm so proud of him. Gerard gave him a loving shout-out at last night's show:Mikey's sobriety + New Ray interview1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And you can read a new interview with Ray here. Whoa, Ray with glasses And Christa's going to sing in one of the songs. That's exciting.
I’ve always loved challenges, learning new things and pushing myself to become better. On that side, it’s completely liberating because I get to grow as an artist. Towards the end of My Chem—and this was my own doing, I guess—[I felt] a little stagnant in my guitar playing. Having a different role in this project has gotten me to learn a lot of different aspects of recording and producing. That’s the liberating stuff.
Artists of Loreithia - Vol. 9WELCOME TO ARTISTS OF LOREITHIA!Artists of Loreithia - Vol. 92 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Artists of Loreithia is a feature article series featuring artists and artwork from my novel series project Chronicles of Loreithia (otherwise known as Loreithian Chronicles), this article series also doubles as an article series featuring gifts and art for me. As I usually showcase works made for me whether in polls or various journals, I wanted to try and do a more formal series in which I will be publishing once a month whether it would be contest entries, gift art or commissions, anything will be featured as a show of gratitude, of course I cannot feature every single piece an artist creates but you can always find them at LoreithianChronicles or in this folder. So here it is!
:iconFayerin: :iconEeren: :iconMoonchildinTheSky: :iconLiberLibelula: :iconDjinngin: :iconKat-Nicho
M0onqueen's coloring contest featuresThis journal will be entirely devoted to promote artists who have won a contest in which I'm a donator or judge It's really easier to have only one journal to promote themM0onqueen's coloring contest features4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconM0onqueen: 's Colouring Contest Winners
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(Je vais pas me featurer moi-même hein XD)
Marie-Claire + Ra'jah - M0onqueen's color contest by magPInvocation by UinnMarie Claire And RaJah by R-GardM0onqueen's color contest by black-Khisanth:thumb53
Three Worlds Fairytale Contest CommentaryFirst of all, I would like to extend a huge thank you to CristianaLeone and Endorell-Taelos for allowing me to participate in this contest with them. I feel their characters are far superior to mine, and I am humbled to have shared the stage with them.Three Worlds Fairytale Contest Commentary2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To see the official Winners Journal with prize listings, click the thumb below:
Contests are an amazing thing. They allow you to stretch your artistic skills, taking on subjects and characters you might not otherwise. Of course, there is also the desire to win a prize and/or recognition. I think most of us can say, that even when we do light entries we don't think will win, we have that small hope in our hearts that they will. I think that is the hardest part of being a judge. It's not picking the winning entry, but realizing there will be losing ones; it's hard to know that artists spent time and effort on a piece, pouring their hearts into it, and they will not receive a p
Life****Life1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This so far I haven’t got time to explain. And maybe I should start from the beginning. The last two years of my life were a terrible nightmare and mix of bad decisions.
Ever since I started doing my Languages BA I became incredibly unhappy because I saw one of my biggest passions being slowly and silently forced aside of my life. Working with arts were always the real goal of my life. But I couldn’t just drop my first BA off and join an animation school as I always wanted because my parents disapproved it. And every time I tried to mention something like this, even as a joke just to see how they would react, and their reaction was horrible and it made me feel guilty and hopeless about my dreams....
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The Outsider features! FAQS - Website - Commissions OPEN - Blog Index - Shadowness - My Daily Deviations - Resources RULES - Dark Portfolio - Behance - InstagramThe Outsider features!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The movie is out!Depending where in the world you are, the movie is opening in theaters today!The movie is out!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am going to watch it on Saturday and I cannot wait! If you have already watched do share your opinion but PLEASE NO SPOILERS! We don't want to ruin the experience now, do we?
Watercolor Gods :iconauroreblackcat:Watercolor Gods1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Secret Valentine by Kutty-SarkCommission: M0onQueen by Kutty-Sark
Bring it on by Dark134 Cosette by Dark134Blossom Tattoo by Dark134You're a song by Dark134
.the world is protesting;.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
screaming and shouting and
shaking and heaving, pouring
it's molten red heart out
and i do not want to be laid
to rest with a great grey slab
weighing me down, and i will
not be burned again, so i think
i'd like to sleep in nature's
bed, yeah he can take me, remove
my layers one by one and powder
my bones with lichen
(the world doesn't like waiting for anyone)
Compare yourself to yourselfThere is only one constant in the universe: Change.Compare yourself to yourself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We all change. Time affects us as much as interactions with objects and people.
You should not compare yourself or your drawings to other people's drawings or another person's self - this will only lead to depression in most cases. Some people are able to look at others and think of it as an aspiration, but most see the distance others have traveled and feel sad that they are not as far along their road.
We should remember that our own road is the only road we should be focusing on. To look back and compare where one has come from is the only way to measure where one is. To measure one's own road compared to another is similar to comparing one's physical appearance to another's. There is very little we can do to make our road like another's, and drawing focus onto their path will distract us from the focus our own path deserves.
To look at another's road (drawing) we should look for things that we wish to incorporate in our own path,
The CourtCase: The JuryRoom Day I Part V(Juror Number Five sits outside the JuryRoom. Jury Number Twelve comes out and sits next to him)The CourtCase: The JuryRoom Day I Part V4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Number Twelve: How ya doin'?
(Number Five is silent)
Number Twelve: Look, 'm sorry that 'ad to 'appen to ya. I know what ya mean. My-
Number Five: You don't fucking know!
Number Twelve (Sighs): I do. I know the direction ya headin' from. (There is a pause) If we were decidin' the fate of a man tha' bea' 'is son, I'd be sittin' ou' 'ere, an' another juror 'ould be talkin' to me. Ya kno'?
(Number Five is silent)
Number Twelve: Whe' I was five, me father lost 'is job, me mum couldn' work, and I was havin' trouble countin'. He go' pissed after while an' started hittin' me mum. One day when I was seven I came 'ome and she couldn' even stan'up. I asked 'im wha' 'appened an' all 'e did was punch me. He wouldn' stop. He 'it me for years, an' each time 'e 'it me mum next time I'd see 'er they'd be kissin'. That's 'ow I grew up with love. That's what I thought love was. Thus, when I lef' 'ome at sixt
DA's New Logo, and Leaving DA?DA’s New LogoDA's New Logo, and Leaving DA?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Looks like crap. I don’t really have anything else to say other than it’s absolutely shitty design work. Apparently the story is that DA had a logo designing contest, but didn’t consult their lawyers till AFTER the contest began. The lawyers advised not using any of the submissions which is why we get this new ugly shitty logo that represents NOTHING about DA other than the usual blatant disregard for community input. Shame too, cuz the art from everyone else looks INFINITELY better than what DA eventually decided to go with.
I dunno if that story is true, but it sure sounds like it could be. Please feel free to correct me in the comments below if I’m wrong.
(PS: Also the Russian studio Platzkart’s logo looks HIGHLY similar to DA’s new ugly one.)
I’ve been getting a lot of people recommending to me that I delete my D
One Year LaterDo you remember? It was exactly that we were celebrating MCR with the World Wide MCR Media Blast. It's been 1.5 years since they split and I'll be honest, I'm still sad about it. But what makes me particularly sad is what's happened to this group. Now I know (or at least hope) that this doesn't represent the entire MCR fan base, but we've been very inactive over this past year. There's only a handful of members that continue to submit and take part and there are a few new faces that will popup. I know it's been a while and that the members of MCR are all off doing their own things but I think we still need to stand united as the MCRmy and as My Chemical Romantics. Personally, I still live on MCR songs, they've help make me who I am now and if you feel similarly, I hope that you'll want to help keep this alive too. Just because MCR as a band is done, doesn't mean that we have to forget. We need to keep the music alive because it's moOne Year Later1 year ago in Personal More Like This
B.F.F. + EC InterviewYou can watch the video and read an interview about Frank's new single here: http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/frank_iero_b.f.f._video_premiere I think mychemicalcollective made a good point about it: http://www.mychemicalcollective.com/post/77748962728/video-for-the-song-premieres-tomorrow-on-the Like she pointed out, please don't pirate this song, since the proceeds go to his kids' college funds.B.F.F. + EC Interview2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Electric Century also released a simple video for "I Lied": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4ThIf3iU5U And Mikey and Dave did a short interview with MTV about the song: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1722860/electric-century-i-lied-exclusive.jhtml?utm=share_twitter (And Mikey says that he's recovered from his drug addiction, so I guess Sarah's infamous tweet really wasn't about him? Hopefully the fandom can stop debating this now.)
Are you THAT guy?Hey long time no see patients! I've oodles busy lately, but still developing new topics for discussion with you guys This blog is about what to do what to do if you happen to be that guy. By that guy, I mean someone who gets offended, hurt, defensive, or otherwise moody after a critique on his or her artwork. Now, I've talked extensively about unhelpful and abusive critiques, but have not yet talked about this. So let's talk about how to get more self aware and what to do if you are indeed that guyAre you THAT guy?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Critical Responses Are NEVER Fun to Receive
I should begin this investigation by empathizing with you. Critical (or negative responses) toward something you have worked very hard on can be soul crushing. Unnecessarily personal or hurtful comments about the work (or yourself) can also be troublesome. I'm not at all negating your emotions during a strong critique of your artwork, so please bear with me here, the remainder of this blog might seem har
Commission Guidelines*Edit 5/11/14: I have opened up non-food commissions again on a commission by commission basis. This is mostly for things like koi ponds or Altoids ponds. Just note me what you're looking for and I'll see if I can do it!Commission Guidelines4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I do take commissions on my Koi Ponds! Please note me for more information.
Here are some quick and easy steps to make sure the commission process is started quickly and efficiently.
1. Be very specific with what you want. Give me the details about everything you can possibly think of - size, color, type (key chain, necklace, earrings, charms, etc). If it's a character or a type of food, provide me with a link of exactly what you want, or if it's something I've already done in my gallery, just provide me a link with that.
2. All payments must be made up front. No two commissions will cost the same amount; this is because every commission varies, and I take into account the amount of material and time that will go into each one. Once we've hashed out th
Dreams Do Come True! (A Giveaway) - CLOSEDHello All!Dreams Do Come True! (A Giveaway) - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to announce my first giveaway! I am feeling very happy right now and would like to spread the happiness around!
So… (drumroll please!)
I will be giving away 10 to 10 lucky winners! (each winner will get 10 points)
points courtesy of RobinHarrison
Rules on how to join:
1. please fave this journal
2. you must be a watcher of mine (and please watch me because you like my works. I'm trusting you to be honest about it!)
3. (this rule is optional) let's spread the joy around more, please watch one of my very lovely watchers!
This giveaway will close Feb 28
That's it! Thank you all!
New Twisted Princess?!That's right, you heard me! I've been finding time to work on the latest entry in my Twisted Princess series and I'm hoping to have her done sometime this week. I originally planned to have her done this weekend but stuff got in the way...like it always does. Anyway, I hope you guys end up liking her. I don't know if anyone saw her coming. I eventually need to draw another "real" princess though haha. Can you guys guess who it is? I wish I could tell you but where's the fun in that .New Twisted Princess?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, head on over to JeffandCeleste http://jeffandceleste.blogspot.com and pick up Beatrice: Volume One! You know you want to!