Ramadan KareemSalam all .. Ramadan Kareem & Mubarak
Still buzy with life, but that wont prevent me from doing a feature or two
Enjoy these awesome Ramadan typography/calligraphy & graphics
Thanks.But I'm leaving now. I might be back but I don't think so. Thank you to all my watchers and commissioners for your lovely support.Thanks.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
yes another pass-it-onTHIS NEARLY MADE ME CRY.yes another pass-it-on1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this.
You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you've written and rewritten over and over and over You take out those razor blades, and cut for the very last time. You grab that bottle of pills and take them all. Laying down, holding the letter to your chest, you close your eyes for the very last time.
A few hours later, your little brother knocks on your door to come tell you dinners ready. You don't answer, so he walks in. All he sees is you laying on your bed, so he thinks you're asleep. He tells your mom this. Your mom goes to your room to wake you up. She notices something is odd. She grabs the paper in your hand and reads it. Sobbing, she tries to wake you up. She's screaming your name. Your brother, so confused, runs to go tell Dad that "Mommy is crying and sissy won't wake up."
Your dad runs
Two years ago......I was nowhere near where I am now.Two years ago...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I had just discovered this cool-looking art site called deviantART - I had even already posted a couple of pics, and every single one of the few faves they got meant the world to me.
I drew and wrote poorly, for solely myself; and didn't intend to reveal any part of my world to anyone else.
I had just committed to a real gymnastics club, and sucked big time.
I was shy and (more) introvert, with no intentions of changing that whatsoever.
I dreamt high.
Two years ago, I didn't know my life would change like this.
I didn't know I'd grow this much as an artist and meet so many amazing and inspiring people here;
I didn't know I'd stumble in school but always get back on my feet;
I didn't know I'd lose and learn to suffer the way I did, but see my efforts rewarded in so many ways;
I didn't know I'd find myself making heartbreaking decisions;
I didn't know I'd master handstands the way I do now (xD);
And I certainly didn't imagine I'd be
Happy Resolution day!!Salam!Happy Resolution day!!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Wishing all of you guys Happy Resolution Day!! As all of us know, its the election year. Be the part of the Change! VOTE and change Pakistan
Here's a small ART Feature of some of the best from our Gallery for Resolution Day:
Advice for holding your own art exhibitionHey everyone,Advice for holding your own art exhibition2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I recently was contacted about advice on hosting a show to exhibit your work.
I thought it would be really useful thing for you guys to know this because at some point or another you will have the option to exhibit work to the public. Exhibitions are a great tool to market yourself, and your work to potential clients and art buyers.
Remember...Exhibitions should never be scary or intimidating as long as you are focussed.
Galleries, like everything else, are a business. They rely upon the custom of exhibitors to ensure their space is always looking top-notch and full of cool and interesting stuff.
I have created a few tips that can make your exhibition experiences rewarding and hassle free.
1. No Artwork – No Show
Before deciding to go through with the exhibit, an artist should always make sure their work is ready.
2. Doing it solo, or as part of a group?
One of the biggest things to ask is if you want to exhibit as a solo artist, or as part of a gro
Spring is Finally Here Hello everybody / Alsalam alaikumSpring is Finally Here2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Yes , I believe that winter had ended and spring is finally here .:icondweebdanceplz:
The charming fragrance of orange flowers and other citrus flowers is filling the air in our garden ,as well as many other streets in Baghdad ,since the orange and citrus trees are so common in household gardens .
The swallows have returned . I like watching their fast movement as they fly between buildings . and I can spot some butterflies around every now and then while I walk in the morning .
Mom got some new flowers for our garden ,she bought pretty lavenders ,which I only used to see in pictures . Now we have them in our small garden .
The weather ,on the other hand ,is so moody . One day it's too hot like summer ,the other day it can rain .
I love flowers ,and there are so many flowers that I only see in pict
FeaturesI'll do like... a few more, like... once a week???(But I will not let the same people keep being featured ya know? I want everyone to have a chance, so if you don't get a spot now you might be able to next week!<3 (or sooner))Features3 months ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE do one in return! so you can help feature others!<3 I'll be a bit disappointed if I check out your page and you didn't do it
1. For each of the 10 first people commenting this journal, I will put their avatar and the 3 deviations I like most from their gallery on the list!
2. If you comment, you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!
Writers' Feature W.2It's time for another Writers' Feature ^^ Remember, I only feature those who I believe truly deserve it and I've actually read and commented on their works. I do it this way, so I can talk about their writing from experience and knowledge of how they write to help promote them in the best way I can. Also, if you wish me to critique your work, I'm still offering that. Though I have been busy randomly lately, I will get to it. Also, Diaries is now being posted with a new chapter every Monday and Thursday like before. So go check that out if you haven't already, and I'll be posting Aaron & Lance p.1 A tomorrow. So, until then, check out these amazing people belowWriters' Feature W.23 months ago in Personal More Like This
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QuotesOkay, I really have nothing to say but I got tired of looking at the Christmas journal so decided a change is needed.Quotes4 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you came to see what was going on, I offer a few quotes for your reading pleasure that I hope you enjoy to make it worth your while:
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former
. - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
"The fundamental cause of trouble in the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt."
- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
"Don't be so humble - you are not that great."
- Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat
"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."
- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Eid Mubarak 1433AH / 2012CEHey everyone,Eid Mubarak 1433AH / 2012CE9 months ago in Personal More Like This
May all of you have a Blessed Eid Day, and may all your fasting, prayers and good actions be accepted!
If your Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Humanist, Atheist or anyone else. I hope you have a pleasant day. A joyous occasion should be shared by all!
May we all attain happiness and guidance in this life and the success in the next!
What is 'Eid?
In the effort of bridging gaps of misunderstanding, please accept this explanation from me as a gesture to create better understanding. I hope you benefit from this little anecdote!
There are two Eid or large celebrations that happen throughout the Muslim lunar calander, 'Eid ul Fitr and 'Eid ul Adha. 'Eid ul Fitr is the celebration that happens on the 1st day after the month of fasting, Ramadan, is completed. 'Eid is said to be a gift or present from God that is for those who fasted, people aren't allowed to fast this day and the community is assembled for the Eid prayer. Ramadan was t
Random featuresWanted to show some art selected from my favourites folder and thank friends on a support:Random features10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you like 'em; show them you do!
Done with Bleach. (Spoilers for chapter 502)Yep. Kubo killed off Byakuya apparently in Bleach 502. So, thanks. I'm done with Bleach. I've come to love his character so much and since you've killed off Sasakibe, Izuru AND Byakuya, I'm done. I'll read the last chapter (after several mpre years of this BS) and see who does live. But Kubo has lost my support forever. Unless Orihime can magically heal him, or Unohana decides to FINALLY show us her bankai and heal him. Unless Byakuya comes back, I'm gone. Simple as that. Got it Kubo? I'm fucking done with you. You've crossed the line and at least 2/3 of your fans aren't happy. This how you want to go out in your final arc? You're gonna finish it with no fans. Cause you just lost at least 4-5 today that I know from this chapter alone.Done with Bleach. (Spoilers for chapter 502)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
All Words Fit to Print.Writers played a crucial role in our Original Quotes T-Shirt Design Challenge, as we challenged the community to create a unique t-shirt displaying an original phrase in a beautiful style. We were not disappointed! Your quotes were imaginative, and your designs were artistically presented. After much deliberation and heated debate, the winners have been selected!All Words Fit to Print.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thousands of deviants submitted great designs to the Original Quotes T-Shirt Design Challenge category, but there can only be three winners. Judges `TheRyanFord, $Ikue, and $techgnotic were charged with the extremely difficult task of narrowing down the top 50 designs, as chosen by deviants, to pick two of the winning designs. The third winning design was then selected from all of the entries.
So, without further ado, we give you the three winners of the Original Quotes T-Shirt Design Challenge
Cold Hard Facts About Making ArtHow is everyone doing?Cold Hard Facts About Making Art1 year ago in Editorials More Like This
I hope you guys are okay.
I just want to share some advice about creating art for the online community.
Making and posting art online is a great way for someone to learn skills and build confidence in a relatively safe and amateur setting. However like all beautiful countryside's, there is an ugly cow taking a huge dump in the middle of it or nuclear plant spewing its toxic waste all over it.
So here my cold hard facts about making art -
1. Don't waste inspiration
If you find the inspiration for a great idea, get it on paper immediately. The problem with inspiration is that one day it hits you like a speeding truck and the next day, just as quickly, it goes away. Don't be afraid - Enjoy the inspiration when you have it!
2. People will steal your art.
When you put your art online, everyone will assume they have the right to it. They'll put it on their blogs and they'll try to pa
Korra: Episode 10 (spoilers ahoy!)IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BE TEMPORARY IT HAS TO BKorra: Episode 10 (spoilers ahoy!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in Egypt!!Archaeology study tour has sent me to Egypt!!I'm in Egypt!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I arrived a couple of days ago, my first day wasn;t too fantastic, a bit of an issue with my luggage, it didn't get to Egypt with me, then my second day I spent at the airport waiting for my bag to arrive (Thank God I have it now safe and sound ) so today was our first day of actual study tour-ness, we went to the pyramids of Giza, its MASSIVE, and then Saqqara at noon (when its REALLY hot) then we trudged back.
So far EVERY single Egyptian person that I've met has told me 'Your face is 100% Egyptian' or some form of that. Apparently I do not look like my real nationailty, I look like a native, so much so that while waiting outside the Great Pyramid, a random tourist came up to me and asked if she could take a picture with me and proceeded to do so while I was asking her the key question: WHY in the world would you want to do that? I'm as much as a tourist as you. But too late, she had the picture taken as I told her: I'm not Egyptian.
What I have learnt about life.Love with no boundries, but set personal ones,What I have learnt about life.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
love with your whole heart, no if's, and's or but's,
it's okay to love him with all of your heart, just don't make him your whole world,
because some people grow together, and some people grow appart,
If someone isn't good to you, don't take it personally,
each person is responsibile for only there own actions,
nothing is personal, so take nothing personally,
for every person who doesnt like you, there will be another who does,
Have your own set of morals, and never sway from them,
some one elses opinion is just an opinion, stand true to yourself,
others arent always right, but neither are you,
when you do something wrong, say sorry, but not unless you mean it,
People in your life come and go, some are meant to stick around,
when someone leaves, it's only the end of that one journey,
and always the start of one to come,
do not dwell, all you have is to move forward,
Smile, but when you want to cry, cry it out!
laugh about the l
2days Quotes" People are enemies of what they do not know "2days Quotes1 year ago in Journal Scraps More Like This
Imam Ali (a.s)
"The means to secure high authority is breadth of chest (i.e, generosity). "
Imam Ali (a.s)
"God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them." Author Unknown
"Allah has revealed to me that you must be humble . so that no one oppresses another and boasts over another"The Prophet Mohammed (p.b.u.h.)
"A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange. " Author Unknown
"The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in." B.K.S. Iyengar
"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." Mark Twain
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
"It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens. " Cynthia E. Varnado
"Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleas
Love and RespectCourtesy of: :iconspring-sky:Love and Respect1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Attack black people = Racism
Attack Jewish people = Antisemitism
Attack women = Sexism
Attack homosexuality = Intolerance
Attack your country = Treason
Attack a religious sect = Hate
But when they attack Prophet Mohammed, it's freedom of speech!
TO ALL MY CHRISTIAN FRIENDS..TO ALL MY CHRISTIAN FRIENDS.... I want to apologize for not Wishing u Happy Xmas... There r few reasons..TO ALL MY CHRISTIAN FRIENDS..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(1) I don't believe that Jesus was God or Son of God...
(2) God's birthday itself is a Myth because Creatures r Born not the Creator,
(3) Jesus has no relation with Santa clause.. And I don't keep my Faith on fairy Tales,
(4) I love Jesus that is y I don't want to Celebrate Xmas in Bars and clubs drinking Alcohol and dancing with Girls which might end up in Adultery which is Against the 10 commandments ... Please no Hard feelings.. Its nothing personal... I still respect u
So proud of you Nora <3Assalamu'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!So proud of you Nora <32 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm just here to give a shout out for my lovely sister-friend, =NoraAlgalad
She just got her first DD and is a very well deserved one!
Please check it out:
SHOW HER SOME LOVE, PLEASE!
We've been working together before, but most of the works we did are not posted on my dA.
It was the collection of the Prophets of Islam, 25 artworks
check them here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.188282384537354.42453.121372111228382&type=3 (but they are not complete here)
but some of the other works that we did are here posted:
check them out:
She's such an amazing calligrapher and a very beautiful lady, masha'Allah.
i love you 7abibty, see you soon, insha'Allah!
May Allah(subhanahu wa'a Tala) bless you more and grant you Jannatul Firdaus for all these lovely pieces you've done to please Him
Ameen. Wallahi i am
Contest Winners: Macro Beauty in Everyday ObjectsWINNERS of the Macro Photography Contest : Beauty in everyday ObjectsContest Winners: Macro Beauty in Everyday Objects2 years ago in Photography More Like This
Original News Article : Macro Photography Contest : Beauty in everyday Objects
After a good and long review the judges have voted in the winners of this awesome contest. It wasn't easy and the final results were very very close. Let me start by presenting you some beautiful runner up photos:
Now let me present you the top 3 winners in a reverse order. All winners will receive a features from the following deviants and groups, besides the awesome prize packages for each winning place :
`photofairy #Design-of-Liquid ~AngeliqueRaindrops #ShownThroughMusic `shuttermonkey `petrova ~WH1T3-N0153 !CSnyder !bdwfh *phantaz `phoenixleo =KinoFou ~KuchikixRukia *Wheels-Of-Joy :devTr
Literary Compass - Vol. 8WelcomeLiterary Compass - Vol. 81 month ago in Literature More Like This
If one is looking for Literature, you don't need to go far on deviantART. There is a large community of writers and a plethora of work to peruse. Featuring genres such as fantasy, mystery, horror, and romance, one would be hard-pressed to find an area not covered. However, due to the nature of the site, shorter works tend to get more focus. It's easier to quickly read a poem or a short story, and thus many of the feature articles on dA showcase those works. However, there are many novelists and serial writers among the mix, oftentimes fighting an uphill battle to have their works seen and appreciated.
With that in mind, I have started an article to spotlight some of those artists and their literary-worlds. The works covered in this feature will exclusively be long-form fiction such as novels, trilogies, etc., or fiction serials.
Current Stop -The Caribbean
The next stop on our Literary journey is the swashbuckling world of the 18th Centur