Beadweaving Feature - StarsStar is one of my favourite shapes. And not just mine. Stars have fascinated people from the earliest times - both celestial objects and geometric shapes - and we have assigned different meanings to different star shapes. I don't want to discuss any of them. I don't care about them. I just wanted to show you how many different star shapes one can make with beads.Beadweaving Feature - Stars2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Bugle bead 3D star
Bugle bead star
Fat 3D beaded star by ~BeadJangles Blue Silver Crystal Earrings by ~BiBikoh blue earrings by ~bluenozdkitty :thumb1910
Jewelry Spotlight: Statement EarringsIn the last few years or so we've seen cocktail rings, bib necklaces, loaded, chunky charm bracelets, and thick bangles. Statement jewelry is always hot, and now it's the earrings' turn. Be it chandalier or shoulder duster, statement earrings are it It jewelry of summer, and are a fabulous compliment to strapless tops and tank shirts, a nice way to make your wardrobe pop if you just don't feel like wearing a necklace or loading up your arms with bracelets during the dog days of summer.Jewelry Spotlight: Statement Earrings1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Art of Percussion Tiny bit about the boss:The Art of Percussion2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many years ago, I made my first drum and shared it with a friend. We started calling it a SlapDrum.
I was encouraged to share these instruments by the musicians who played them. The music industry is rewarding and full of wonderful people.
I have been making music (noise to some) and SlapDrums ever since.
It is ongoing - 'cause it's fun!! But, a long long time ago, I made my first SlapDrum and shared it with a friend, Erik. He records music, plays guitars and drums; Erik has a natural talent for finding the groove.
I brought my first SlapDrum to Erik. After a bit of ribbing and teasing about how "I had made this… all by myself" - the typical friend harassment - then he picked up and gave it a slap.
Surprised at the sound, his eyebrows raised, then nodding his head in a slow and approving manner, he said, "Whooa… cool!" Then it went to the studio for more recording and I have been making music (noise to some) and SlapDrums ever since.
If you're in
Feature + 30% Off Holiday Sale on EtsyHello everyone!Feature + 30% Off Holiday Sale on Etsy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to do a quick feature for my beautiful friend ~Rafaeliyah :iconrafaeliyah: She's a silly goose and doesn't want me to because she thinks her dancing is not good enough yet, but I think she's amazing. Check out her wonderful dancing to the music of Orphaned Land:
She's also a wonderful model. I love her work not just because she's gorgeous on the outside, but also because the light within her shows through her eyes, and it's even more beautiful still:
What I love best about ~Rafaeliyah is her genuineness. There's no affectation in anything she does. She leads a faith-based life--but not the kind that's full of dusty tomes and words with forgotten meanings. Her every breath is a gift to her Creator, and her art is inspired in the truest sense by her relationship with the divine. Her art is a
How to start making wire jewelry - materials andtoolsHow to start making wire jewelry - materials and1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Didn't fit in the title
It is not difficult and it does not cost a fortune. All you need is a strong will to create, any other problems can be solved
You may find some of the advice written here ridiculous but this is how i began so i'm speaking from experience
- intro over -
If you are a complete beginner i would highly recommend using cheaper metals such as copper, aluminum, anodized aluminum or lacquered copper. You will ruin some to substantial quantity of wire while learning. Don't let that bring you down; it is normal and everyone who makes jewelry has gone through that phase So, unless you are wealthy, get the cheapest wire possible and experiment. Learn how it behaves. If you bend it 3 times will it break? What pressure is the best to hold it tightly without marring it with pliers? I learned on the cheapest wire available so i did not have to think THAT much about the money i was ruining with my failed attempts. You can get these in most craft or
ETNO tries to limit internet neutralityAlthough it sounds like a balcanic music style, this member of ITU is nothing as benevolent as that. It seems that they are outraged by the freedom of the providers to give us the best service for our money so they came with a proposal to restrict that. You, me and all internet users might find ourself one day with crappy connections because they want to impose something called "per click basis". To learn more about this new attempt at the freedom and neutrality of the internet by companies who don't actually have the right to modify that, read this article: https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2012/10/16/say-it-aint-so-etno-dangerous-proposal-threatens-net-neutralityETNO tries to limit internet neutrality1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fake freedom, hidden controlWhile things like ACTA, SOPA and PIPA have been swept under the rug and the controversy of those bills have now been silenced, things have taken a more sinister turn and they become slowly worthy of a dystopian novel. The more talk about freedom there is, the less it seems it actually is. And to justify this affirmation, check back into the legislation of your own country for the past year. While ACTA SEEM to have been put aside (for now), there is a tacit implementation of internet and phone control on all the countries. Special divisions have been formed, sites of sharing and torrents have been brought down, people convicted. Your private information is mandatory stocked into servers for months or even an year and, to top it all, YOU don't have access to it. I mean really, you don't have access to your own information! Yet third parties (like police and other governmental institution) can get access to it at any time, check on your moves *GPS tracking of your phone is kept in storageFake freedom, hidden control1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Attention! Turkish democracy needs you!Attention! Turkish democracy needs you!Attention! Turkish democracy needs you!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
After a series of peaceful demonstrations for preserving a recreational area in Istanbul city center which is planned to demolished for the construction of a shopping mall, Turkish police attacked the protesters violently with tear gas and water cannon, directly targeting their faces and bodies. Dozens of protesters are hospitalized and access to the park is blocked without any legal basis. Turkish media, directly controlled by the government or have business and political ties with it, refuse to cover the incidents. Press agencies also blocked the information flow.
Please share this message for the world to become aware of the police state created by AKP of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, which is often considered to be a model for other Middle Eastern countries. Turkish democracy expects your help. Thank you!
Morepork Speed Painting videoMorepork Painted using Photoshop CS6 and Wacom Intuos3 Tablet. Time taken: approx. 10 hours.Morepork Speed Painting video9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Morepork is New Zealand's only surviving native owl. They are found in mainland New Zealand's forests and on many offshore islands.
Merry Christmas and happy new year!I wish you all the essential healthMerry Christmas and happy new year!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
a little bit of luck
and a lot of love given as well as received.
May you feel a lot of inspiration to continue creating all the beautiful things as you did this year and also contentment and happiness of your doing.
And ya, sure, don't forget to share it here with us
Merry Christmas and happy whole next year! :icondoublehugplz:
ITU and its dangersYet another attempt to the independence and freedom of the internet. I grow weary even speak about all this but I try to increase people awareness about how useless the politic system has become and how they represent their citizens less and less and play for whatever big corporation or commercial interest fill their pockets or sponsor their campaigns.ITU and its dangers1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here is a small movie who speaks about what is ITU. Its also a petition you can sign against it if you feel like involving yourself. I urge everybody to share this link and involve him or herself: https://www.whatistheitu.org/?ref=an
Answered PrayersHello! I may only have a handful of watchers, but I rejoice in getting to write this for you all to read. May the Lord use this according to His good and perfect will.Answered Prayers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the past couple of months, I have been coming to the LORD in prayer with more energy than ever (the energy is fueled by His grace). I have lifted up my petitions to Him -- my worries and distresses, along with my praises and offerings of thanks -- and He has heard me.
What a simple and obvious concept; OF COURSE He has heard me. There is never a time when He does not hear me.
I believe that what I am trying to say is this: Please come to the LORD, humbly, and bring you petitions to Him. He is faithful, and He is your Father -- and fathers always sustain their children. Every distress, worry, anxiety, fear -- along with every praise and offering of thanks -- bring them to Him. Bow before Him; fall to your knees before Him and pray.
I am just now beginning to experience the true and real power of sincere prayer. I, mys
I got a dog!It's final! I got a dog!I got a dog!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am soooo happy and excited! He is a sweetheart, and really tiny and adorable.
His name is Pippin. :3 He is a Welsh Corgi and Chihuahua mix, though the group we adopted him from said there might be some pug in him, too, since he is stubborn and his bark(and snore xD) sounds more like a pug's.
You can see a picture of him at http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w469/Mew_Mew_Lychee/pippin-1_zpsa7dfcc45.jpg. You can see how small he is compared to my dad's foot. xD
You'll probably see a LOT more photos of him on my dA, though I promise I will make them artistic. :3 That's why that photo is only in my Sta.sh.
I'M BACK!Finally got my masters degree!! xD I'm free as a butterfly and let me tell you, it feels amazing!I'M BACK!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Right now I'm just resting, warming up to start crafting again. Have a few things in mind, I'll see how it goes.
Jewelry group up and Going!!! - Check it out!!!SO... I got the group up and running and so far all is working smoothing!!!Jewelry group up and Going!!! - Check it out!!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconjewelryshowcase: [Woohooooo!] [Bullet; Purple] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue]
I hope you all will come check it, watch and join if you want as well! [:happybounce:]
[Bullet; Purple] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Purple] [Woohooooo!][Woohooooo!][Woohooooo!] :iconjewelryshowcase: [Woohooooo!] [Woohooooo!] [Woohooooo!] [Bullet; Purple] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue]
I'm so excited because I've already gotten members and posts and submissions! [:happybounce:]
[Bullet; Purple] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Purple] [Woohooooo!] [Woohooooo!] [Woohooooo!] :iconjewelryshowcase: [Woohooooo!] [Woohooooo!] [Woohooooo!] [Bullet; Purple] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue]
Okay, so what do you think of the avatar design???????? (think I put it up there enough? LOL :gigg
Craft Account! Please Read! Also, watchers gift!Please please please visit this page! ~SistersOfTheCraft my sister and I have created a craft page together. We have a variety of small poly clay crafts for sale, and we are always taking requests! The prices are low, and we're willing to work with you on the prices!Craft Account! Please Read! Also, watchers gift!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some of our crafts currently posted;;
Yellow Cake Charms
Sting Ray Necklace and Earring Set
We have no limits on what we can do! We are also willing and able to do traditional art and all metal/bead necklaces!
We've just started up! Please check it out!
Also, a note for my watchers! I'm at 97 watchers.
To me, that's a huge deal. (I count one off because one of them is my craft account).
If I can get to 100 watchers, I'll make a HUGE free adopt sheet, just for my watchers! Of course, you gotta watch me to get one before the sheets come out!
Art Challenge for 2013 CanceledI'm afraid I have to cancel my 30 day art challenge for 2013. It' been over a month since I had to take a break from it and my life has become more crazy, hectic, and downright busy than it was when I began my break. My life has changed quite a bit in the past month and it's somewhat overwhelming. It's both good and bad, (more good than bad) but at this time I'm not ready to talk about what exactly is going on. I still plan on posting more art, but not a drawing a day. (Unless I get more time to draw. )Art Challenge for 2013 Canceled10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here's all four (I ONLY LASTED FOUR DAYS?!?!?!) pictures I drew for the art challenge...
That's all for now! :3
Keep Calm and....Hey everyone! So I wanted to try something new for earning points. What I'm going to do is create different "Keep Calm and..."s and set them up like adoptables. They will be ten points each which you can place into my donation poll and tag them as 'for the keep calm'. If you see one that you would like then comment on it and it's your's!(after you donate lol)Keep Calm and....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
2nd DtA and WtA WinnersWell, Hello There. :32nd DtA and WtA Winners8 months ago in Personal More Like This
The DtA and WtA Sheet:
First of all...
Thank You, ~DOC-Ash1391!
She helped me judge all the entries.
Thank you to everyone who entered!
I loved seeing all of the images, and I loved reading everyone's bios.
If you didn't win...
I'm sorry, I really am; however, do NOT try to make me or others feel bad.
Everyone had a fair chance.
Every entry was judged the same.
I don't want to read any comments like:
"I never win anything."
It makes me feel like crap.
Before I announce the winners I am going to try to explain how the entries were judged.
Each entry was judged 50% on the drawing itself then 50% on the bio they gave the character.
Each entry had a chance to win a total of 40 points.
We broke the judging down even more then that.
For the drawing, I rated it 1 - 10.
10 being awesome and 1 being not so great.
I did the same thing for
AlrightSome how I can't wait for school to start. I guess I might just be a nerd like that.Alright1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Once school starts I'll definitely be able to post more art, and post it more regularly.
I think I'm also going to start using a new medium, called zome tool. Its a ball and stick construction.
I know I'll be making more art, in various mediums, because I have an art class in my schedule.
Oh well. I got a camera, but it needs some batteries. .-.
And still these emotions still cause problems....
O.oSo... I've started looking into the furry fandom... and slowly being swallowed alive by it. Its to the point I'm checking out, and getting estimates for fursuits....O.o6 months ago in Personal More Like This
=Koleszictic what have I followed you into...
NUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!:iconKoleszictic: Wants to Dominate the World!!!!!!NUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Porn vs. the rest of photographyI could rant but...Porn vs. the rest of photography8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll keep it very short. There's just one thing I want to point out.
I just came across a gallery that was um...all crotch. Very exposed and very focused specifically.
There was a comment under one of the images along the lines of 'why is this on DA, too mature'. The mature tag was on of course but...
Then there was this other comment; "That's the reason why it's labeled mature content. And the composition has artistic elements to it, overall a very good work of art. Not everything that's nude means pornography."
Can...can I just say it? Can I just say that porn is an artform, and porn can and often times is photographed well and artistically?
There is artistic nudity, and when you start to focus in on the crotch, I think it starts to cross the line into porn there. Porn IS a form of art. But porn doesn't belong here. A photographer has every right to photograph what they want, but at a certain point yes, it is porn.
Great Resources and Blogs for Historical FashionHey guys! :iconwisdomspearl: here to bring you some news! I have come across some amazing sights (tumblr blogs, Pinterest boards and users, etc.) and wanted to let you all know about them!Great Resources and Blogs for Historical Fashion8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pinterest user P8ronella http://pinterest.com/p8ronella/ has 340 boards covering almost every fashion century. They have been lovingly sorted and organized for the Historical Fashion lover's access. Go and check it out, grab some resources for your next art project, or drool over the clothing. She also has boards for ethnic costume (Estonian, Spanish, Greek, etc. to name only a few).
User Elisa Edgren http://pinterest.com/isiswardrobe/ also has a ton of reference boards sorted into several fashion eras. She also has boards for historical accessories.
Here is a board for Historical Clothing Patterns http://pinterest.com/historygrl/historical-clothing-patterns/
User Lucinda Brant http://pinterest.com/lucindabrant/ has 80+ boards dedicated to the 18th century
I will update this list as I find