The Adventures of Squicken... Week OneMy name is Cameron Michael but all my friends call me "Squicken". It's a mixture of "Squid" (what Mommy calls my Dad) and "Chicken" (what Daddy calls my Mommy). I was born last Tuesday the 18th, and have learned SO MUCH that I asked Dad if I could write about it here in his journal.The Adventures of Squicken... Week One2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dad gave me permission so here goes my first attempt at writing. Don't judge me too harshly because I'm only a week old and I've got my hands full trying to learn stuff. For instance, eyes!!! Wow, eyes are tough to control! It's hard to focus them and move them all around. I can't really see all that well yet but I think I recognize Mom and Dad and I CERTAINLY recognize a fine nipple, which makes Dad proud. Of course, I don't have much experience with other nipples but, I have time to fix that.
I spent a few days in ICU (Mom, Dad, and I called it "jail") at the hospital because Mom ran a fever during birth and the docs said they found some indication of infection in the blood samples they took from me
someone like yousomeone like you5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Your Sinful Muse by kazarinakristina Diana by idaniphotography
Sugarmoth by FlexDreams Kathi by raetselleben Ephemerality by OlgaAthens
*** by tdum KT Van Stone by Hart-Worx Jace Liisa by idaniphotography
Summer sun by EbruSidarPortrait the girl with no name by EbruSidarPortrait Blue Eyes 2 by Pixelfusionen
Flower Snake by IllustratedEye :bigthumb45678
This is a myth, a curse and a blessing.I want to spend this moment complaining a little, make you think,This is a myth, a curse and a blessing.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and maybe in the process making a few of you laugh, a few of you cry.
I offer only the truth...... or rather, my interpretation of it.
As a modern, caring, fun-loving creature of earth i have noticed a sharp decline in the average IQ of late.
It seems our most basic survival skill of all has finally vanished.
Is this a new age? what the hell is going on?
and can anyone really explain poptarts?
not what they are, just... why...they are?
There seems to be a real weird thing going on in the world these days,
in which people just wont talk to each other face to face.
To those of us out of the loop it really looks like people are living purpousfully lonely lives.
I see people on buses that simply refuse to even look at anyone else, lest they may catch some good will or something.
I see door-to-door salesmen that are shirking the cups of tea offered because they dont trust strangers, even when visiting the stranger's home; and
New Free WallpaperI decided to start uploading free wallpapers on http://fliiby.com/zoranphoto/ and put a link in journal and Facebook page so you will be notified when a new wallpaper is available for download.New Free Wallpaper5 months ago in Personal More Like This
You have to open an account there (it's free) to be able to download wallpapers.
http://fliiby.com/ is digital content publishing and monetization platform built for creative artists and developers, that can help you monetize your music, videos, documents, photos and more...
It works like YouTube when it comes for monetizing files, so I hope that many of you will find this site useful, especially now when you can monetize photos.
Click on photos to go on download page:
Secret Origins Of The Lord Of The RingsSecret Origins Of The Lord Of The Rings6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Secret Origins of The Lord of The Rings
Gandalf and the dwarves by moonxels
The Beginning of The Lord Of The Rings
We’ve all had at least one special book that we’ve loved and reread but when it comes to books that have defined and influenced us that list becomes much smaller. On most peoples lists J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic work The Lord of The Rings would be at the top of the list.
Without it many of
Remembering Neil Armstrong: 1 year anniversaryThe Dryden Flight Research Center will be renamed to The Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center...Remembering Neil Armstrong: 1 year anniversary3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to rename a NASA flight research center after the late Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
The resolution, which late Monday (Feb. 25) was approved unanimously in the House, calls for NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in southern California to be renamed the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center. The bill (H.R. 667) also renames the surrounding Western Aeronautical Test Range after Hugh L. Dryden to continue honoring the aeronautical engineer.
"Not many people know the relationship between these two men," said Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. "Dryden was the visionary behind NASA's X-15 rocket plane and the Apollo program. Neil Armstrong was the one who flew the spacecraft Dryden envisioned."
This is at least the third time since 2007 that the House of R
The Rabbit Hole ConspiracyWhat is spyed up to? Whatever it is, it has been being planned for a LONG time. Strange, non-replied comments dating back years ago, left with quotes from The Matrix & links to this new 'Down the Rabbit Hole' badge.The Rabbit Hole Conspiracy4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hundreds of comments were left by spyed, which stated:
Have you ever had a dream, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire deviant life, that there's something wrong with the story. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.You take the blue pill, the story ends. Your browser closes and you believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland. And, I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.I offer only the truth, nothing more.Take: Th
NEW FRACTALS HD stockNEW FRACTALS HD stock1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
- Zazzle - -society6 - redbubble.
SugarFlesh. The melancholic biomech.:iconsugarflesh::iconsugarflesh::iconsugarflesh:SugarFlesh. The melancholic biomech.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A year ago liransz and I collaborated in our work TECHNIFICATION mixing her dark dolls style with my dark cybernetics biomechanicals and we loved the results, we thought that it was so strong and that we should explore a bit more that path, that way born Sugarflesh a therm that mix well the two concepts we want to explore, cuteness/romanticism - dark/biomech.
We would like to find our propper path and that you enjoy our works.
We will still submitting wallpapers of the works periodically, remember to check it out.
At the borders of the ice age - 3D fractal tripIt has been a long since I've done a video. Felt like I would do something with the cover image of my bookAt the borders of the ice age - 3D fractal trip3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Made with Mandelbulb3D
Soundtrack courtesy of zzzzra
I Won!!I Won!!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
What a nice surprise I got this morning! My fan fractal was the winner in its category and will be added to the Mandelbulb 3D default parameters in dark-beam's next update! Thank you so much to all who voted for this entry, and especially to Luca for the fun contest.
take a chance on meToday I had some more 80's tunes come into my head. My memory is wild at times. Music for me is like how they say smell is. It can spark memories like it was yesterday. A couple of songs sparked the year 1986 when I was working in a mailroom as a supervisor for a large clothing chain by the name of Grafton Fraser in Toronto. I was nineteen going on twenty and yet it seemed like yesterday hearing that song that was playing in the mailroom all the time. It was We Built This City..On Rock n Roll, by Starship, and I wasn't really fond of the song but the crew in the mailroom played the same station everyday with the top 40 and so you'd hear that song every single day! And I remember how a Greek guy in there who was named Theo was always asking to leave early or have a day off, because he had to be checked for VD or something to do with his sex life. And he'd tell me in minute detail. And I learned back then why people lie about why they can't make it to work. It's just polite.take a chance on me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
when i should be sleepingthere's something really fantastic about the fact that people still come to my page on here,when i should be sleeping3 years ago in Personal More Like This
still favorite my work,
still comment on drawings i've posted,
(not to mention, drawings i posted years ago)
and are just generally the sweetest fans a girl like me couldn't even begin to hope for.
i really wish i had the time to answer you all...
it sounds so insincere- but thank you.
very soon, i'll post more Blosper.
partly because i feel so guilty for dropping the ball on that comic, and because i miss drawing them.
COMMISSION STATUS: CLOSED.
ART TRADES STATUS: CLOSED.
neil young - downtownThis one goes out to :iconmiincdesign: - in tribute to her latest amazing fractalneil young - downtown2 months ago in Personal More Like This
And on a personal note - I wish to thank you all for making my first active year on DA a fantastic learning experience, and a great pleasure. My best to you all - I hope you have a great weekend.
Tardis-inspired tee now available!Tardis-inspired tee now available!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi guys! My t-shirt design "All of Time and Space" (pictured above) is now available to buy HERE on Threadless.com! I would hurry though - it's only been up for two days and is already in danger of being sold out! The shirt is available as a men's regular tee and two girly style tees (regular and boat-neck) and is currently retailing at $20 USD.
BUT, enter the code DECEMBER40 for 40% off your purchase! There's also free shipping for US orders over $49, if you feel like adding a few more shirts to your cart.
I want to thank EVERYONE who voted for this design. It got the highest score ever on Threadless and I'm super happy that it came out right around the Christmas season. Happy Holidays everyone!
Extreme Mandelbox MorphingDiscover the wonders of the Mandelbox.Extreme Mandelbox Morphing2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Soundtrack "Morituri te salutant" courtesy of zzzzra.
Explore a digital space, a space that has got different dimensions. Navigate in a universe made of numbers, formulae, and iterative calculations. This is our own universe. Thanks to fractals you can visualize the naked beauty of nature.
This video is a panorama of the Mandelbox parameter space. The Mandelbox is a 3 dimensional fractal object discovered in 2010 by Tom Lowe and named after the father of fractal geometry Benoit Mandebrot.
What we see here is actually a fixed cut in the middle of the Mandelbox, which has a cubic shape in general. We don’t travel in our usual 3D space, instead we explore another 3D space, where each dimension corresponds to one of the 3 parameters found in the Mandelbox formula.
All the morphing going on is due to the variations of these 3 parameters - see links below for a detailed explanation of the Mandelbox formula -. They are the 3 axis of the space
Artist's toolbox: Watercolor EquipmentArtist's toolbox: Watercolor Equipment2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Watercolor Equipment
Watercolor is a painting technique in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble binder. Usually, the result is transparent and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with a few fillers obscuring the pigment color. This medium was never taken as seriously as "high art" techniques such as oil painting and was rather seen as pale and miniaturist, but it's gradually reclaiming it's place as a vehicle for the most beautiful and unexpected artistic expression. Watercolor can be vibrant and large, very vital, spontaneous and leaning a little on luck. All these aspects make watercolor painting a medium with great potential for new discoveries.
✿ This article will introduce the most ba
musicHere are some that are good music to listen to, especially if you are romanticmusic2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tell me if you like, and share your favorite song
Gifs!It was suggested I try .gifs to show my art dolls off better! A fantastic idea, tricky to implement! However I present to you a sneak peek gif of an upcoming commission with a ball-and-socket sculpted bone tail.Gifs!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Quality isn't so great! It definitely needs some work But it's a start!
You can keep up with this stuff as it happens over on my tumblr! But it has lots of other junk like me ranting about my ongoing battle with a mysterious anon neighbour who keeps complaining to the council about my cockerel, and stories about my other pets. It's a very loosey juicy goosey place that I relax in, like a comfy sofa. It's my comfy sofa blog.
Remembrance Sunday 2012For The FallenRemembrance Sunday 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden
PE: 5 ways to sabotage your career as an artist5 ways to sabotage your career as an artistPE: 5 ways to sabotage your career as an artist2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Very few possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass."
Wait for an inspiration
The mood is just not right today. Sure, you could pick up a pencil, sit down and push yourself to practice but the result would probably end up in a trash can. Waste of time, waste of material. Besides, the guy that commissioned you two months ago found a professional for the work already.
Expect the success to happen quickly
A year or two, tops, that's all it takes to build a reputation. Being an artist isn't a job like any other, therefore you don't need to work on it every day. No need for
NEW VIDEO OF MY ARTWORK PLAYED ALONG TO MY MUSICYes I am also a songwriter/singer/musician. I created a new video of my artwork placed in accompaniment with a song a wrote and recorded a few years back. Please check it out and click the LIKE button if you like it and please do COMMENT /share on the video comments . Much appreciated!! The link to the youtube video is posted below.NEW VIDEO OF MY ARTWORK PLAYED ALONG TO MY MUSIC3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Final Halloween Contest Rules & PrizesHALLOWEEN WALLPAPER CONTESTFinal Halloween Contest Rules & Prizes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
**** IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! ****
I HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE CONTEST DEADLINE TO OCTOBER 31st. WE ARE GETTING SOME ADVERTISEMENT BY SOME OTHER GROUPS AND THIS WILL GIVE THE NEW MEMBERS THAT WOULD LIKE TO ENTER THE CONTEST TIME TO CREATE THEIR ARTWORK. IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT.
The contest will officially begin October 1st and will run for four weeks ending on October 31st. The winner of the contest will be determined by poll voting along with 2nd and 3rd place. However the contest folder is open for submissions now.
1st Place: 3 Month Premuim Membership - Sponsored by :iconbigcyco1:
2nd Place: 1 Month Premium Membership - Sponsored by :iconbigcyco1:
3rd Place: 100 DeviantArt Points - Sponsored by :iconhacktheplanet24:
1 Entry Per Member (you must be a member of the Virtual Customs group to enter)
PE: Procrastination and Creativity Procrastination and CreativityPE: Procrastination and Creativity2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
You are well-aware of the importance of this project, in fact you can't wait to get to it! Too bad you promised your friends to go for a drink, and then there's that movie. Also, your productivity is at its strongest at Midnight, first Tuesday after the Full Moon, starting earlier would be a waste of time. Make sure you are well-rested! After all, is there a better way to prepare yourself for a productive tomorrow than an enjoyable today?
Your diagnosis: Procrastination positive.
"Someday is not a day of the week."