The history of the birthday cakeOrigin of the birthday cakeThe history of the birthday cake1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In most parts of the world a birthday is just not a birthday without a cake. I thought it would be interesting to learn how this tradition started and how it transformed from one culture to the other.
Cake, the word
The word Cake goes back to the 13th century. The word is of Viking origin, from the Old Norse "kaka". It is described as a baked flour confection sweetened with sugar or honey; it is mixed with eggs and often includes milk and fat.
The cake evolution
Cakes were very different from what we know today, in ancient Greece they started off as bread-like, sweetened with honey.
In the middle-ages, Germany used a sweetened bread-dough in the shape of baby Jesus to commemorate his birthday. It was later that the Birthday Cake truly emerged as a celebration item
An easy wire-wrapping tutorialWhen it comes to making jewerly, especially silver, wire-wrapping technique is one of the nicest consider the availability and costs of the materials (it definitely beats Art Clay Silver at these points). But before you get silver wire and start making such fabulous pieces like the ones I've featured in the end, it's good to take your first steps using something cheaper - and here comes the copper wire - and making something simpler, to get used to this lovely technique.An easy wire-wrapping tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This tutorial I originally posted on my blog a couple of months ago and I thought about sharing it also here.
This is what we're planning to get.
First of all, we need stones - the more regular they are, the better. No need to think about any super duper expensive ones now (: I collected most of them in my garden, there are also parts of my old broken earrings and a small glass ball. We also need sharp pincers, round pincers and a wire, 0.6mm or thicker, 40cm at least. Copper wire i
PE: Polymer Clay Food Tutorials CollectionWelcome to a new polymer clay love article, specially written for projecteducate, find the program for the third Community Week here. If you missed the previous articles, please check out Introduction to Polymer Clay and Polymer Clay Secrets Revealed. This time I'm going to guide you through some of the best polymer clay food tutorials currently available in deviantART, enjoy and don't hesitate to leave a message if you have any question or suggestion for future articles.PE: Polymer Clay Food Tutorials Collection3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Food. Polymer clay food. There's a strange fascination between polymer clay crafters to make food, if you ask many of us won't even be able to explain what's so addictive about making fake food. Some of it is crafted for doll houses and doll props, some people make beautiful jewelry with food, but some just make it because it's so incredibly fun.
AMNESIA Crowd PSP ISO DOWNLOAD*THESE GAME ARE IN JAPANESE*AMNESIA Crowd PSP ISO DOWNLOAD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
finally this game has been released couple of days ago~
this is my artwork for Ikki from this game... i made it 3 months ago~
download it from the link above~
and Oh, this is a fan disk, which means you won't understand unless you have played the previous ones :
2)AMNESIA Later: http://mybestcollections.info/psp/amnesia-later-jpn-game-download
Third is the new one above
How to Put it into your Psp:
*your PSP should be modded + PSP USB cable
1) Download the 7 parts then extract them into your desktop
Updated Rules and InformationUpdated! http://fav.me/d6qemlnUpdated Rules and Information2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't like to be all seriousface over selling adopts. But everyone's gotta have a few guidelines. It been awhile since I posted these so here's a quick updated list.
Always give credit where credit is due. If you redraw your adopt just say 'original design by feralx1'. Its that easy.
Ask before sending points. Points must be sent within 24 hours after confirmation. Send to donation pool.
Adopts are first to request, but if points aren't sent within 24 hours, the next person has the opportunity to purchase. Except for Reserved adopts which are on hold for a specific user(s), then they get first choice no matter what.
Once you buy an adopt, you can tweak the design, give it a new name, change the species, etc.
You ARE allowed to turn adopts into breedables, however you MUST put some further effort into the offspring afterwards. This means you can draw/design
Pink or Yummy FeatureHello watchers, friends, and anyone else who stumbles on my pagePink or Yummy Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My last journal was all dark and gloomy, I think I see the bright light at the end of the dark ass tunnel and thanks for all the "keep your chin up comments" you are all awesome
Now I've got a feature that will make you hungry or make you giggle because stuff is SOOO cute!! *awww*
COTTON CANDY BURLESQUE 2 by wingdthingCOTTON CANDY BURLESQUE 3 by wingdthing
Cotton Candy Reflections by La-Vita-a-BellaCotton Candy Beaches by La-Vita-a-BellaTricksy the Candy Corn Monster by mintconspiracy
Breakfast! by IviPivettaIHOP Stack of Candy Pancake Ring by ThePetiteShopCandy by TitusBoy25
:thumb322340893::thumb322132978:Is It Real? by Ideasplayer
Pretty In Pink by EnchantedWhispersArtPretty in Pink by FairieGoodMotherModels Pose by TitusBoy25
I'm also going to be doing some interviews with people around dA, is there anything you want to know of any artist? For example, what is their inspiration, dreams, what their favorite piece of their's is? Stuff like that...or if you have
Spring Trade event!That's right, if you missed the last one in November, Now is your chance to enter again! <3 the theme will be spring, so try to have a spring theme.Spring Trade event!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
No base makers, because those are not original.
No copying designs, that's just not cool.
No whining if you don't get the one you love.
Don't hate on others.
Here's what you can do:
Use bases ((mspaint bases, etc))
The start date is 2/20/13
The end date is 3/25/13
This gives you a month to do it! Yes, everyone will get an adopt. even if we get an odd number, ill pitch in and give you one.
If you have any questions, Feel free to ask! Also, Mention down in the comments if you are going to enter, i will edit the journal if you are and post a link when you are done.
But if you do have a question, DON'T ASK HERE! Send me a note! Alright, i look forward to seeing your entries <3
ALSO, i forgot the species! It can be anything, But not a made up animal/human. I apologize, but the person may not like your design of a ch
Fella Features You! Vol. 6Hey!Fella Features You! Vol. 61 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This is a biweekly feature series, coming out every other Tuesday that features art that YOU choose!
After enjoying the art content below, feel free to comment on this article with up to 3 pieces of art (your own or somebody else's) you want to show up in the next issue!
Here is what you chose last time!
1459 by adimymsg Silent Autumn by MeishkaBokeh
Urban Cats: The Series So Far - 04Urban Cats: The Series So Far - 043 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Urban Cats - 47 by MARX77
Urban Cats - 48 by MARX77
Urban Cats - 49 by MARX77
Urban Cats - 50 by MARX77
"The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it."
- Doug Larson -
People of Austria I have a mission for you!I was just informed earlier today that my work was featured in a newspaper from Austria yesterday, Friday 15th. I WANT THAT NEWSPAPER. I NEED THAT NEWSPAPER. I was told it was a small article but it doesn't matter, it's the first time I'm published so I want to own it Edit: I don't know which newspaper was it! All I know is that it's from Austria and the date.People of Austria I have a mission for you!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So here's what we're going to do. FIND ME THAT NEWSPAPER! Cut the article, put it in an envelope with some cardboard and send it to me. In exchange I will give you a $20 giftcard from for my store, you can pick whatever you want. I don't know how expensive the shipping to Mexico is so if it's more expensive than $10 send me the receipts and I will give you more store credit. I want you to receive double the value from me than you spend.
FLY FLY FLY! FIND ME THAT ARTICLE!
And to everyone else, if you could please fav this article so it gets more attention I would really really really appreciate it thank you! Also if yo
Design Contest!!! (WINNERS ANNOUNCED)Ok guys.Design Contest!!! (WINNERS ANNOUNCED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have finally decided what the contest should be. :3
I will give 100 points to the person who draws the best human design for any of my characters.
There will be a second place and third place winner.
Second place will get 75 points and third place will get 50.
Icon and journal doll by D-hedgehogadoptables /Synthetic--Ecstasy
Drawings by MoonLightShadowRain
Drawing by Luminent-Soul
Drawings by CelestialBunny
Customs by gr33n-puppy
[Bullet; White] 75 [Points]
[Bullet; White] Icon by D-hedgehogadoptables /Synthetic--Ecstasy
[Bullet; White] Drawings by MoonLightShadowRain
[Bullet; White] Drawing by Luminent-Soul
[Bullet; White] Drawings by CelestialBunny
[Bullet; White] Customs by gr33n-puppy
[Bullet; Black] 50 [Points]
[Bullet; Black] Icon by D-hedgehogadoptables /:devdr
Coloring Contest!Coloring Contest!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
to celebrate the debut of my first coloring book, "coloring with your octopus" published by baby tattoo books i am hosting a contest here on deviant art. the grand prize is a signed copy of my coloring book with an original hand colored image by me inside! the rules are simple: just download any of these hires images, (you can either print them out or color them digitally) when you are done, upload your work and be sure to add the tags, #briankesinger and #ottoandvictoria. please do not remove any of the text or copyright information from the page and most importantly have fun. to give people a fair chance, there will be three age group categories and a winner from each category age 3-12, age 13-17 and 18+
the deadline for entries is august 18th, i can't wait to see what you all come up with!
An Essay Everyone in Fandom Should Readhttp://aiffe.tumblr.com/post/43660300604/for-all-the-women-i-have-loved-who-were-dragged-throughAn Essay Everyone in Fandom Should Read2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I found this through a blog I stalk, and while it's a little long I think everyone should take some time to read it and reflect on their fandom behavioral tendencies, especially us ladies.
I think we've all been guilty of some of the behavior mentioned in the text. I know I have. While I like to think of myself as an equal opportunity lover/hater of characters, I've found myself falling into the traps. It's something I'm aware of and every time I see it happening I try to step back and give myself a little finger wag.
I'd like to add that #5 "Die for our ship" doesn't mention fans' OC/self-inserts for getting with the male characters we want to bang. Since that's something we see a lot of on DA I think it is worth mentioning that some fangirls will hate on canon ships and the woman involved because it means the man is 'taken.' I used to do this. I'm still guilty as hell of self-sertion, but
Giveaway and great news!GIVEAWAY CLOSED, WINNERS TOMORROWGiveaway and great news!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Guess what guys! I'm reopening my stores (Etsy and Storenvy) and commissions, I can finally announce that I'm getting married and I need to save as much as possible for the big day, July 27th. And just before anyone asks, the wedding is not improvised we've been planning it for a long time but there's still a lot of things to buy and consider, I could use some more money to save
So buy my stuff to celebrate the reopening I'm also doing a giveaway! Actually it's three giveaways running simultaneously on deviantART, Facebook and YouTube, you can join any of them or the three of them to have more chances to win.
To join DA's giveawa
The Cutie Mark Crusaders:iconloveyellowplz:Apple Bloom:iconloveredplz:The Cutie Mark Crusaders3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Character QuizCheck out this quiz I made :"D http://www.quotev.com/quiz/3532800/Which-Lupisvulpes-character-are-you/Character Quiz2 years ago in Personal More Like This
See which character of mine you are! x"D
On dA for 10 yearsI'm happy to have been here for this long.On dA for 10 years2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It doesn't feel that long - but in a few more years I'll have been on this site for half my life. Sheesh!
I've improved so much having an audience to show work to, even if the point of the work wasn't an audience - just having a platform from which I could do anything at all has been really amazing for me over the years.
And then... PMD-e... which has been a really tremendous learning experience for me (and others!), in so many ways. I don't want to turn this journal sappy or anything, but I've been lucky to have met so many people and have gotten the chance to help create a community with its ups and downs.
And... speaking of such...
I'll be making a journal later about the state of PMD-e right now - I know the updates have been sporadic, and this has been for a few reasons. I've been thinking about how to word things for a few days now, and I don't think I've quite gotten it yet.
Anyway, for those of you who've been around since
[Discussion] 2 Page mangaDirectory | FAQ & Rules | Promotions[Discussion] 2 Page manga7 months ago in Personal More Like This
You really need to check this out We've got a 2 page manga with Naruto&Hinata's first date!!
I suppose that some of you haven't seen the movie yet , but you don't have to worry about spoilers, I haven't seen the movie as well, so if you are interest you can give them a try
Also those who are livnig in the USA are really lucky, because they will have the opportunity to watch Naruto the Last in cinemas - February 2015.
the rest of will have to wait until June 201 to see the film
P a s t . D i s c u s i o n s
Side Story Books
Big news guys !!
When Naruto ended a few weeks ago, along with a Naruto Part 3 by series creator Masashi Kishimoto, it was revealed a series of Naruto side story books would also be published.
The publisher behind the Naruto manga, Shueisha, has today announced the topics of those offi
todo una shit!:oNADIE leerá esto u.u pero igual escribiré(-8 si lo lées comenta tu opinión *u*todo una shit!:o2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CONTRASEÑAS & LINKS
Está bien que le pongan eso a sus cositas, las hacen ustedes eso nadie les discute, pero cuál es la necesidad de ponerselo A TODO LO QUE SUBAN A SU GALERÍA .-. Hasta quieres ver un blend suyo & le ponen contraseña; te dicen 'COMENTA AMABLEMENTE, ALABAME, O NO VERÁS MI BLEND!' bitch please, no es necesario ponerle a todo lo que subas contraseña, o que pidan link(! está bien que le pongas a algunos, PERO A TODO(? ah? si le vas a poner a todo solo por recibir un comentario bonito, no subas; solo para que pongan 'WOW ERES LO MEJOR, EDITAS GENIAL, AMO TODO' en vez de un simple 'BONITO, LA CONTRASEÑA' o sea entras para descargarlo & usarlo, NO para mentirte & ponier cosas que no siente uno solo por una contraseña o link u.u Yo pongo así cuando es realmente, pero a veces me harta ya tanta contraseña.-. además, tardan en pasarte algunos/as D: pero ya u.u me olvidaba, algunos ponen s
Applejack:iconloveorangeplz:Applejack:iconloveorangeplz:Applejack3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Breakthrough Manips - New Feature Series!Breakthrough Manips shows off works by talented artists whose work receives less than 100 favorites. It's designed to help breakthrough the tough crowd called "popularity." We all want to be popular right? But is that really what's important? no. Sure it's nice to attract attention, to get your work out there and be known to create fabulous artworks. But being popular tends to block the way for other wonderful artists to be seen, and there are TONS of incredible artists whose work goes unnoticed. Just take a look at the first series of outstanding manips with less then 100 favorites. Go give them some lovin'!Breakthrough Manips - New Feature Series!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In Wonderland by clair0bscurKochana by Skategirl
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100% Pony Approved2x2100% Pony Approved3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My 1st Point Giveaway [CLOSED]Hi guys!My 1st Point Giveaway [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just for anyone interested, and that is really needed points, simply follow info.
*and if you interested in helping, please contribute a small or big donation, would be a great value!
Enter in my profile page: ~Help-donate-points~~
1. +Watch me.
2. +Fav This Journal!
3. Tell a friend or make a journal about this giveaway (add the link of this journal).
4. Comment below with the [link] to your friend or journal!
As long as you do all 4, you will be entered! Good luck!
Little Black 'n White Feature :)Something doesn't have to be coloured, so it can be beautifulLittle Black 'n White Feature :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rescue mission by xbastex17. Maerz 2013 by FilterkaffeeStripes by JtheQca pousse by BlauBeerKuchenDrip Off by EintoeRnTurn, turn, turn around by EintoeRndive by PaLiAnCHoFearless by kayjensenNot everything is black and white by sietske-78all the arts of hurting by partiallyHere:thumb372025753:breathless by kittycrimeJellyfish by cherriukiBlop by hotarox-xBroken Fairytale by Akirahpawsuntitled by Nilanja
Take a look at these beautiful pictures, they're all amazing!