5 things + 10 more + 20!http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/23/creativity-_n_3956110.html5 things + 10 more + 20!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
be honest with yourself about the things you are doing in this article
deal with them
and then go conquer your shit
10 Mental Blocks of Creative Thinking: http://ispeakquotes.com/quotes/10-mental-blocks-of-creative-thinking
"However great a man's natural talent may be, the art of writing cannot be learned all at once." — Jean Jacques Rousseau
close to my heart... top 20 literary quotes about short stories: http://writerswrite.co.za/the-top-20-literary-quotes-about-short-stories
Tell Your Story: Fiction ChallengeI absolutely love fiction, but tend not to dedicate much time to it myself in between uni and what painting I can get done in between it. In light of this along with the series of paintings Ive done with little real direction Id very much like to give fiction-go-ers something fun! This competition is OPEN from now until January 1st 2013!Tell Your Story: Fiction Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WHATS THIS ALL ABOUT?
I have painted a series of pictures that go together. In the past I have been asked about the story behind them, however I have to admit Im a dreadful artist and generally theres nothing too deep in any of my artwork. I see something cool in my head - I paint/draw it! However this series of pictures has most certainly evolved to a point where they could paint images of a fantastic journey. What is it? you decide!
Im not a fan of rules and all they do in this case is squander creativity!
* Competition is OPEN until January 1st 2013!
FINISH WHAT YOU STARThttp://writerswrite.co.za/basic-plot-structure-the-five-plotting-moments-that-matterFINISH WHAT YOU START2 years ago in Personal More Like This
stop playing with your own shit in the dark and get it the fuck done
//leave me alone
///you got nine days
////unless it's an emergency
an interesting sentence from an excruciatingly long farticle/review of books that do this (excruciating because i have shit to do): "Whenever a writer comments on his or her own work, there's inevitably an attempt — futile and foolish — to control how readers engage with that work."
my research for the day --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPP8w0wMRgQ&list=RD02kp_bI2vU7dE
Stop Using Subscript in Your LitOr, Why Tiny Text Is Bad.Stop Using Subscript in Your Lit3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
(FACT: It's not just because some of us have crappy vision.)
I know some of you like the effect, but here's the deal: do whatever you want on your own monitor and keep your hands off mine.
Did you know that, in Windows, holding Ctrl and moving the scroll wheel up or down changes font size? You do now, and it's not much harder to change zoom size on a Mac (I hear it is most likely cmd++ or cmd+- , cmd+0 reverts it to the original size). I know it's just as easy in Linux, anyway.
I already have my browser's text size display set to what I want, thank you very much.
Anyone who uses Word must be familiar with the concept of font size in points: 12pt Times New Roman, especially, when it comes to turning in essays for teachers. (And 13pt periods for those of you who couldn't hit that minimum page count )
Well, here's the deal: Web display doesn't work quite the same way. You can force all text to be 16
Collages by RevolverWinds:iconrevolverwinds: :iconrevolverwinds: :iconrevolverwinds:Collages by RevolverWinds2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artistic InfluencesI AM GRATEFUL TO ...Artistic Influences4 years ago in Personal More Like This
audreysmith for infecting me with dots
LizCohn for introducing me to playing cards and birds
RichardLeach for teaching me about the complexity of simplicity
Robert-Alan for celebrating typography
begonias by Robert-Alan :thumb254265806:
LauraTringaliHolmes for courageous and thoughtful interpretations
The Egg-Handlers by LauraTringaliHolmes House on the Hill 1 by LauraTringaliHolmes Under Watchful Eyes by LauraTringaliHolmes
steve2727 for his color palette
let's start again by steve2727 yesterday felt like this by steve2727 the dream is over by steve2727
derkert for making me laugh
Balls by derkert Jump of joy by derkert Der knackebrot mann by derkert
RevolverWinds for his godlike scissor control
Gabriel by RevolverWinds Mad Tea Party by RevolverWinds :thumb8949703
Soulcollectors Weekly Feature...This week we love to feature marcgosselin :iconmarcgosselin: as member of the week. He's a very talented and creative Traditional Artist!Soulcollectors Weekly Feature...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Photomanipulation :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Photography :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Remembering the days by KarelSopek An Ancient Space by tourofnature Light Up My Light Bulb by DiamonEyes Camouflage by KelzJoannides
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Digital Painting - Vector :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Steampunk - Melissa -Parallel Earth by Glluengo Big Guns by ArtistMEF faces by DanNeamu Mind Games by Mariano-PetitDeMurat Hopeless by 1oshuart A Prayer Before I Sleep: Father NATHANIEL McKENZIE by IJS-Creations
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Traditional :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Ventral, Hound of Daniel by VentralHound the waiting room by EvilineMoonflesh Through the Iris I by nimra Scaretale by STelari third eye by Sasha-Drug The Musician's Hands by Jeff-Bartels
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Social Issues, Cause -Art With Attitude :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Frida in the 21st Century by SabinaNore Pipe Smoking a Pipe by Zyryphocastria :thu
Odyssey PropulsionArtists, Writers, Poets, Deviants.Odyssey Propulsion3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We want you!
Odyssey II is the second mass collaboration event to be conceived on deviantART this time under the watchful gaze and guiding hand of none other than Clive Barker - - the master of fantastical narratives. The result will be published next year in digital and traditional book form.
Read about the Project and participate in the creative event of the new millennium (before it ends, of course, with the apocalypse). Here is the current prompt inspired by the latest Odyssey II chapter chosen by Clive.
Prompt for Chapt
You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams, XIVYou Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams, XIV2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Poet by BeatrizMartinVidal Under the same stars by Lumi7
The Owls Three by IsaiahStephens Ode to the Evolutionary Theory by blackdahliah
Ornithologist by RevolverWinds The Muses Awaken by Canankk Where there's a will... by saperlipop
Thanks for stopping by.
WIN ONE YEAR PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP - SEMI HIATUS Between 18.01-25.01 I'M NOT HERE. I'm heading to the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice to watch Starctaft II tournaments and to visit my friends and family. I will have a very limited internet connection durning that timeWIN ONE YEAR PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP - SEMI HIATUS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finally got my holiday calendar for the next year (I'm a working woman ) and I will be away on 18th-31 January.
So, because of that I'm extending the contests deadline date to 3rd FEBRUARY
Now you have more time to finish your works
Fellow contest participants, please remember that I don't watch everyone on DA and if you drawn an entry for my contest please submit it to the gallery folder here http://the-black-mirage.deviantart.com/gallery/40452409 or send a note, comment.. anything. I don't want to miss any of your wonderful entries~!
The contest topic is: Draw a character(or characters) from Mirage Noir
The characters are:
More Great Art Water Poppies by Alicique Notebook12 by Professor-R let it grow again by WednesdayM0rning the dragon by flowformed Gloom by Haychel good sign by arturasrozkovasPoppies by Moownique swiggity by Yutaan Jammin' in the Forest by Rin-Uzuki Cat Girls by hungerartist Chilly Breath by fightbeast All In Ruin by Wolberdan Abstract Fluid Painting 54 by Mark-Chadwick KUUMEUNI by korintic hl_6_map01-2 by rabbiteyes Gryphon sky by Glad-Sad Always Remember It by MrGremble marquis by paulmaybury 'Flight from red house p.1' by Pluto52 Building a galaxy by mathiole hot nurse by boblitt Spin by tolagunestroMore Great Art9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
My deviantART StoryI joined deviantART when I was still in college. in 2004, the fall of my senior year. Mostly to look at fan art. I think a lot of us started out here this way. Admit it. Don't be shy!My deviantART Story1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I started posting some amateur photography, mostly self-portraits (which I'd like to think could have been, you know, better if I'd a) had a better camera and b) known how to use the camera that I had). I posted some DIY clothes I was making and selling to pour souls on eBay who didn't know how terrible I was. (I didn't know I was terrible, to be fair. I was having fun. And art is really about fun, isn't it? About joy?) These forays into the textile arts lead to a bit of a pissing match with ohnojaylo, which I'm sure she doesn't remember and which I get a laugh out of now. But I digress.
Anyway, it wasn't long before I looked past the visual arts. And I was like, oh, look, a literature community! Look at all these noobs! WATCH ME SCHOOL THE NOOBS.
Waiting for springI'm feeling rather blah today, so I shall blame it on winter and wish for spring.Waiting for spring4 years ago in Personal More Like This
geometric by Lumi7 :thumb202792227: Dream as every your wish comes true by yourPorcelainDoll Postcard Three by lonesomeaesthetic Last collabs of 2011 by audreysmith The Artist by xetobyte NANA by Athena-chan The Morning Star by RevolverWinds Wicker work by IDeviant echo by kidchan Sisters by flea-sha oh that is magic by patrycjanna Protector of the Tree by flea-sha Grosbeak by audreysmith Vintage Stock-Fairbank sisters by Hello-Tuesday pride and prejudice 3 by sonny123
ACTA Lives: EU and Canada using CETA as backdoorRe-post from Michael Geist's blog, who is a law professor :-ACTA Lives: EU and Canada using CETA as backdoor3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last week, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to reject ACTA, striking a major blow to the hopes of supporters who envisioned a landmark agreement that would set a new standard for intellectual property rights enforcement. The European Commission, which negotiates trade deals such as ACTA on behalf of the European Union, has vowed to revive the badly damaged agreement. Its most high-profile move has been to ask the European Court of Justice to rule on ACTA's compatibility with fundamental European freedoms with the hope that a favourable ruling could allow the European Parliament to reconsider the issue.
While the court referral has attracted the lion share of attention, my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) reports that there is an alternate secret strategy in which Canada plays a key role. According to recently leaked documents, the EU plans to use the Canada - EU Trade A
Need help suggesting a Daily Deviation?Need help suggesting a Daily Deviation?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is a Daily Deviation?
The Daily Deviation is a daily feature chosen from the galleries here on deviantART.
A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large.
The staff/volunteer members responsible for selecting submissions for the daily feature often are open to suggestions and individual community members may direct their attention by noting the appropriate Community Volunteer or staff member with a direct link to the deviation which you are suggesting and a brief description about why you think the work in question should be featured.
How To Suggest a Daily Deviation:
-Find a deviation on deviantART that you would like to see feat
Watchers Raffle - WINNERSAnd the winner is...Watchers Raffle - WINNERS1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you didn't win, don't be disappointed... I will periodically do features of my watchers, and another raffle when I reach 200 watchers!
Random Participants Feature
I noticed that I have about 150 watchers! I know that many of them aren't active anymore, but I want to celebrate anyways with a little giveaway for my watchers!
Add this journal to your favourites
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Feature: The Curious Destination of NowhereYour Guide To NowhereFeature: The Curious Destination of Nowhere9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Before setting out for nowhere, get advice and a ticket.
This allows you to find your way to nowhere.
There are many ways you can get to nowhere. Dive into it, go by train, plane, ladder, stairs, car, or simply walk. Walking is probably best for cardio, although diving has some merit too.
Nowhere... by Spinewinder Nowhere Land by visionart
Oh look, a sign! We're finally here. The landscape looks...interesting.
Lost in nowhere by DacsMayn
Dammit! I think I'
New featureTime has passed and the moment for a new feature has come. I hope you will enjoy the recent collection because I certainly do.New feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
People working hard for their art deserve our time to admire the wonderful things that they have created!
Silva sancta by hypnothalamusMilk Man Moon by richardcgreen
:thumb362267337:saare by utopyamSum by DomesticRx
The Nest by marzenaablSilva noctis by hypnothalamus
Dreaming house by marzenaablJourneyToPrimordialSpirit1419 by OoooKATIoooOBaroque: Crinoline by luka-basyrov-art
longing by alkor12M13 Forgiveness by Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoMAquarian (Alternate) by Senecal
Bury what dies. by NaagromFrancobvitchThe kiss by pedroluispalenciaMan Ray inspiration 2 by anaNeamu
Gut Check by tabsquaredA Moment of Subtle Insanity by MoOnshine90Caelestra by TALONABRAXAS
New Moon Rises - the painted version 1 by KingaBritschgiAb13 Abstract World 2A by Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoM
Homo floris XXI by FrodoKIn Magical Grove V by FrodoKMaster of Reality III by FrodoK
. by golpista:thumb342913668:Theory of relativity by fudaryli
Pragnienia by Galadiera:thumb340614971:Natalia by inwersjaa
60546 by kubickithe REINCARNATION PATH by oneoftheclanThread by RAichy
My neurons --- c o n n e c t e d ---- to an amazing collective creative mind: see our work - ...and still making connections... Velvet Worms by JacquelineRaeFeather Duster Worm 4 by Art-PhotoCRUSTACEAPODS by RSConnettchaetoceros by airdsgainneTiny Life by blackcookieDDSnowy by Kung-Fu-Kiwifruitfeeding the pets by ullakkoHell Maw by RevolverWindsWAIT! by BawarnerPassepartout365 by JazochromaticIn The End I'm With You by davegoldartgallerymoon pendant by danielramosruizmy half apple by danielramosruizComplexity 2012 1 by piritipanyMeiosis I by Banvivirieseptic system by relaxederBrooke's Elephant by BlueBurgStudios:thumb285081713::thumb284530657:wheel of fortune by Bull53Y3Dreamtime... by Bernhoft..that time we almost met by PeteHamiltonfor my friend 265 by chriseastmidsMy neurons --- c o n n e c t e d ---4 years ago in Personal More Like This
...pick up the trail of breadcrumbs here: http://fav.me/d4mxnln
And don't forget my creature contest with deep-sea-soft-coral-tastic prizes ^_^ http://immy-is-thinking.deviantart.com/journal/I-m-holding-my-first-contest-281609662
Wicked Wednesday Feature!Happy Wednesday to one and all!Wicked Wednesday Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have finally, finally reached 20,000 pageviews! (update) Also broke 400 Watchers! Thank you Thank you so much!
Thank you to any and all who have ever found themselves at my dA page.
We have many birthdays this week peroni68 MirellaSantana Elandria shiny-shadows-Art
So Happy Birthday, many happy returns and lots of love to you wonderful people
On to the Art!
Boredom by freakodo Vampyre by jodeee
Magic Bird by Alex-Asakura
WINNERS: BFC Challenge: Steampunk ReinventionIt's been an amazing challenge! Kudos to all of the creative, wonderful artists and writers who bravely put forth their creations and let their imaginations be tested in the boiling waters of fandom. From the steamy throes of competition have arisen our champions for this round. But let it not be said that these works won single-handedly without dispute. For there were many grand and amazing entries submitted. In the end, it's the members who benefit from the thrilling and beautiful creations by our competitors.WINNERS: BFC Challenge: Steampunk Reinvention3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So a big applause for everyone who contributed!
FIRST PLACE: by :iconemedeme:
SECOND PLACE: by :iconxantheunwinart:
THIRD PLACE: by :iconAbsoluteApril:
FIRST PLACE: by :iconNemonus:
SECOND PLACE: by :iconblackcherryangel:
THIRD PLACE: by :iconbanshee56:
Note: Winners, you will get a Note in
All Creatures Great and Smallby Unbearable Lightness :iconunbearable-lightness:All Creatures Great and Small4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dr. Carla Johnson http://drlightness.blogspot.com
This gallery show is dedicated to my American Eskimo dog Sunny. I just discovered that, in dog years calculated by her age and breed, she is 95 years old! And she's still beautiful and always will be to me
Cheers to all the magical creatures great and small in our incredible world!
Flora by Talkingdrum Tim by ksushiks :thumb244898044:
Dove by Chris-Lamprianidis breath of fresh air by DietrichVonSchwarz Link's Asleep by sugarpoultry
Maitre Yoda by Daturanoire mackie burrows by merpagigglesnort nameless beauty by clippercarrillo
King of the Night by HelaLe :thumb267936295: The keeper by Blooomberg
Funny Boy by ZoranPhoto Sleepy Heads by ZoranPhoto What's Your Perception? by therampantbookworm
Red Is the Colour by badpicsofbugsetc Mother natures glow by masscreation Blue November by xXHizumi-loverXx
bigbutterfly2 by serkanavcioglu . by anihilacja Afterburner by badpicsofbugsetc
:thumb257924196: Leo by DietrichVonSchwarz :th
12/25/2012 Game News and UpdatesHow's everyone doing? Hi, I'm Mangoman and from now on I'll be the official news updater for the group. My first time doing something like this so, don't be too hard on me if I'm bad at it12/25/2012 Game News and Updates3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Even though I had some hesitations about doing this since I thought about giving up my hope for Dragon Age, I changed my mind after days of replaying DAO, DA2, and reading news. I decided not to give up on the Dragon Age team and cheer them on because I believe they will make the Dragon Age games into the ultimate RPG series this decade!
Now that that's done with, I'm gonna bring you up with updates and news from the last few months.
First of all, Bioware are definitely not gonna disappoint their Dragon Age fans.
They have announced the 3rd installment to the series, titled Dragon Age III: Inquisition, and as you may know they are considering every point that the fans brought up as dissatisfying, fixing every problem from the previous games, mostly from D