Read, Comment, Move onI've just had a dream, that basically made me relive my whole life til today...Read, Comment, Move on3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Starting from the gun shot at age 3, through all the bullying and bad teachers through school, to the near death experience of the worst case of pneumonia at age 12, to the shark at age 13, to the drug bust of my friend a few months ago...(I'm the one who told on them, I never did drugs)
Then around 2:00 am, I woke up to the song playing Live This Life by Big & Rich
I'm sorry if you're not a big country rock fan, but I think God was trying to tell me something in one of the best ways He could.
He's telling me that if I can survive all those things, you can live your life no matter what it throws at you..
If you're going through a tough time in your life, have faith in God. Pray to Him...
Because with God, all things are possible..
Life is God's greatest gift, don't throw it away.
Live until His return, or He calls you home.
That's all I've got to say...God bless you..
Live this Life ~Big & RichMet a man on the street last night said his name was JesusLive this Life ~Big & Rich3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Met a man on the street last night
Thought he was crazy till I watched him heal the blind man
I watched him heal the blind man now I see yeah
I'll live this life until this life won't let me live here anymore
Then I will walk yes I will walk with patience through that open door
I have no fear angels follow me where ever I may go
I'll live this live until this life won't let me live here anymore
Met a girl in a chair with wheels but no one else would see here
Met a girl in a chair with wheels
Every one was so afraid to even look down on her
And she just spread her little wings and flew away
I'll live this life until this live won't let me live here anymore
And I will walk yes I will walk with patience through that open door
I have no fear angels follow me where ever I may go
I live this life until this life won't let me live here anymore
Live here anymore
Met a kid on a bridge last night contemplating freedom
Met a kid on a b
Devious Journal EntrySo somebody walked up to me a while ago and asked me about my sexuality in a demanding and accusing tone(I'm a straight ally). I had heard part of his previous conversation unintentionally, and it was mostly filled with gripes about how sexually diverse our generation is. Rather angrily, my response was:Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Sexuality? Why the hell are you worrying about sexuality when you should be worrying about reality? The reality that it shouldn't matter? Or the reality that it only does because people like you want it to?" He spat at me and walked away. It was worth it.
It's hard to know quite what to sayOver the past couple of days, I've received so much support from my comrades, my watchers and even Evelyn's watchers.It's hard to know quite what to say2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I seen the many, many comments on her profile page, wishing her to rest in peace.
I thank you all so much, and I know this can be a difficult time.
We all have to move on, when we're ready. There is no fine-line either; our mouth may speak of them less, but our sketch pencil may take over. And our memories will always let us know.
And just because we move on, it doesn't mean we love the people we mourn any less. We are blessed to meet those so amazing, that they're kindness becomes unforgettable, and they remain with us always.
So it's time to smile again,
and do your best.
Thank you all so much once again.
And thank you NurseRozetta95 for this tribute ^^
FREE CONCEPT ART INSTRUCTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS!FREE CONCEPT ART INSTRUCTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello my friends! For a limited time only, if you purchase my ebook( my art book) for only $9.99, I'll give you the entire collection of my concept art and illustration technique videos for FREE!
That's over five hours of video lessons, showing you the techniques I use daily to create my images. The downloads also include the final art, reference material, and photoshop brushes!
You can't beat this deal
If you're interested, visit my blog: http://mindovermachinebook.blogspot.com/ and at the top right, click 'Buy it' or click the 'Mind Over Machine: The Art of Alex Ruiz EBook' image. You can pay safely through paypal or use a credit card.
The ebook can be downloaded immediately and looks great on any PC or Mac, iPad and iPhone!
Once you've downloaded the ebook, forward me your receipt from Tradebit.com to email@example.com so I can send you t
Stop Persecution and Abuse "C'mon, we're going to the movies." My sister's face peeked into my room from the hallway.Stop Persecution and Abuse3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I nodded, typing a goodbye to a friend that I was chatting with online then the hurry to finish eating the leftover piece of chicken and get ready to leave was a mad rush ending with me rushing out and hopping into the burgundy luxury car that awaited outside; everyone else was already inside. I sat there with my Skullcandy earbuds dangling around my neck as we pulled off to our destination. We were already running a bit late. Something inside my head spoke hastily, a little voice that seemed to have urgent advice, "Get in your little bubble. Isolate yourself as usual with music. Put your headphones in!"
Why would I isola
The PathI stand gazing down a dusty path that seemed to stretch on without end. The path stretched into the horizon through rugged land filled with jagged cliffs, dense jungle, swamps that swallow men without a trace and perhaps even more. Overhead, clouds gathered lowly as my head had hung on my approach like a low ceiling. Turning my gaze to the path that I had already traveled so far, it seemed so long. Long and shrouded with a dusty mist in the far distance, the path seemed so long. Trials that I had faced only a haze now in my memory almost, mountains that I had climbed had turned to dust that swept through my mind in a sweeping storm. The pains I went through nearly absent. All that is left are the scars that only my eyes can see; what I did to myself. Those cordial scars that still tingled with a soft sting only a fraction of the aching deep within each fiber of my very being; that dreadful weariness. I had come to a halt in my travels having gone so long without rest...without pause. UThe Path3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Moustache Madness Competition! VOTE NOW!VOTE NOW!Moustache Madness Competition! VOTE NOW!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi there The-Average-Alex here.
The 5 finalists have been chosen! Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, we are really happy that many of you participated. Here are the pieces that have made it to the final round.
NOW IS THE TIME TO VOTE! to vote please us the Poll which is located above this journal entry. If you don't all vote i will be sad.... very sad...
The theme for this contest is Moustaches ( didn't the title give it away?)
Moustaches of all shapes and sizes are welcome in this competition, they can be impractical, evil amazing or just plain crazy! But remember with a great moustache comes great responsibility!
This can be in the form of moustaches riding solo, on a character, ON THE WORLD!! RULING THE WORLD!!!! ON A LAMMINGTON!!!!!
pretty much anything that is non po
GratitudeGratitude3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
Strange dA people + ZOO in autumn - PHOTOSHi!Strange dA people + ZOO in autumn - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got all scared and hysterical that I waisted all sunny autumn days so I have no chance to take any wolf photos with colourful background this year. So when the sun made it to shine through the clowds today, I ran to the ZOO to take some shots. Well, the leaves are still on the branches and nicely golden, so I have some autumn shots in stock again the foxes and wolves are fluffy again, but both of those species were sleepy - I had to wait a lot before wolves decided to move a bit. You might say it is a deal of photographers, but it is something unusual, local wolves tend to have only short moments without activity. Both alpha and beta female seem to be very tired and thin, but at least they seem to have some grown fur I hope they will manage to survive the winter, but it is really a sad sight. Atila, on the other side, is fluffy white pillow as usual, and again his own pups made him feel very uneasy. He is so cute.
The title: yup, there are some great persons on this site
Love Needs a HeartLove Needs a Heart2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Kingwood Botanical Gardens XV by MadGardens Bleeding Hearts by MadGardens Pure Spirit by MadGardens
HEART by MadGardens Burning Blooming Heart by MadGardens Heart Throb by MadGardens
Unfolding Beauty by MadGardens Tickled by MadGardens Cuddle Fish by MadGardens
The Lovers by MadGardens When Souls Kiss by MadGardens As Long As There Is the Two of Us by MadGardens
My Sunny Day I by MadGardens Twisted by MadGardens
Love Needs A Heart - Jackson Browne http://youtu.be/UFb1rqY549w
The Ultimate Naruto Quiz!The Ultimate Naruto Quiz!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE!!!!!!!! New prizes added! :iconTickTickclock: has offered prizes for 1-3 places!
1st - 5 favs, 1 headshot sketch request
2nd - 4 favs
3rd - 3 favs
Also! The deadline is: September 25! That leaves another month! Good Luck~!
1. Answer as many questions as you can without using the internet or books!
2. Submit your answers in a note.
3. HAVE FUN
Also! There are no questions from Naruto Shippuden, just the original series.
1. Every participant recieve a free headshot commission from me
(All participants will also be featured in this journal, so more publicity for you guys o3o)
2. 4th through 10th place recieve a free half-body commission from me
3. 1st through 3rd place receive a free full body commission from me.
1. Name the 5 countries. (they all start with "Land of...")
2. List the 5 kages. (titles, not names.)
3. Name all 9 of the hidden villages.
4. Who sealed the nine-tailed demon fox insid
100 Point Give Away (CLOSED)One of my arts -> this giveaway is from the uk ! Also it will be closed in the night of the uk time ! ONLY! If I sleep the night sometimes I stay up so pls read this before doing anything! xD!100 Point Give Away (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
100 point giveaway !!!!!!!
welcome guys To the 100 point give away not much but it is better then nothing !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
Your account must be more than a week old.
No multiple or plz accounts.
Fav this journal
And just give me a llama! (( for the ones who did the over giveaway who did give me one is okay ur fine with it ))
Also don't forget to watch me guys ! ! ! !
And fav this http://skywolf62.dev
Project Educate Fractal Week - Apophysis TutorialsAs you might have noticed, this week of Project Educate is dedicated to fractals.Project Educate Fractal Week - Apophysis Tutorials4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In this news article, I would like to present tutorials for Apophysis and show you examples of fractals made with these resources.
I hope that this way I'll bring your attention to resources you've never tried to work with or (in case you are already familiar with these) show you a new possibilities of what can be created according to that particular tutorial.
There is not enough space to feature all the wonderful tutorials and I am forced to make a selection of just several of them. The key for selection is me being already familiar with them, thus recommending to you some of the tutorials that helped me a lot.
Here we go:
Julia Uncovered v.2.2
by :iconClaireJones: ClaireJones
Tutorial - Splits elliptic
327th feature - Photography - ArchitectureJournal CSS by Jamaal10327th feature - Photography - Architecture2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
CSS best viewed in Firefox
Please visit the list of Maltese Devianst & Clubs
Have you ever wondered if any of your pictures have been ripped and utilised on other websites? If yes then you should sign up for TinEye
Would you be so kind as to visit srawberry-lillas blog?
are more then welcome
On the 2nd October 2009 Sortvind posted a news item which I would like to bring to your attention ........ How to make your uploads Stronger
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Urban Exploration #5 Urban Exploration: The Motives?Urban Exploration #52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in November, Bradley Garrett discussed the motives and politics behind urban exploration at a talk in Brighton. The article afterwards opened up my eyes when I read it, whilst Bradley's views are strong and many disagree with them - he does have an underlying point. "We have a right to explore public infrastructure. Anything funded or maintained (or not maintained) by tax money belongs to us and we should be able to use it as we like as long as we don't permanently damage it or cause harm to the citizen body." What are your thoughts on the legalities and permissions of Urban Exploration? Do you agree or disagree with Bradley? Have you been 'caught out' Urban exploring in the past? Or have you stumbled across an explorer...? Read more here.
This Weeks Features
VOTE on October and Other News!VOTE on October and Other News!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconpurpleflowerplz: Voting on Top Submissions of OCTOBER 2012! :iconpurpleflowerplz:
TIME TO VOTE ON OCTOBER 2012's FOLDERS!
Hello Admins., Members, and Friends of Members!
I have only just now returned to dA, after being away for 8-9 days or so...
I see I have MUCH to catch up with, in all the parts of dA that concern me, and it will take me a while...
I DO appreciate your patience over the next few days or MORE!
I am having everyone vote on OCTOBER, as is our MOST usually way to do things,
but this voting blog is being posted about 24 hours later, than when I normally post it...
Thank you for your understanding... and simply vote as normal!
You still have only until the 7th, as usual.
For details, PLEASE read below!
~~~ :iconpoppy3plz: ~~~ HOW TO VOTE ~~~ :iconpoppy3plz: ~~~
Most Months, we hold a WHOLE GROUP Membership Voting, and we Welcome our
12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway!Are you an artist? Do you want a premium membership, but don't have the money to spare?12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm giving away 1 Yr Premium Membership for free!
Deadline is December 16; to enter, simply fav this post: http://fav.me/d5nzgy3
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.
VIEW THE RESULTS AT: http://fav.me/d5oa3z6
PE - Project Animate Introduction + BasicsHello all and welcome to Project Educate - Animation!PE - Project Animate Introduction + Basics3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This week is going to feature stunning animation, interviews with amazing people and a strong focus on Pre-Production within Animation. Also during the week I'll have facts about animation that you might not have known about!
I'll be featuring amazing animation, helping newbies get their feet wet and how to upload your animations to deviantART. I will also be talking about web animation sensations on websites such as Youtube and Newgrounds.
Before we start, I'd like to push my Art History articles - I wrote two journals about the History of Animation up until 1990, so if you feel you dont know your Fleischers from your Windsor McCays then step this way!
Of course, though, animation exists everywhere and has done for hundreds of years! There ar
Valkyrie Sword 0.1 DemoEnglish.Valkyrie Sword 0.1 Demo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well... we decided to upload and share of course, a little demo of Valkyrie Sword, there's not much to show, but we hope you enjoy, at the moment we need some help here with draws and original music, so if you enjoy this demo maybe you may be interesed in the novel project
Pues bueno, decidimos sacar un pequeño demo de Valkyrie Sword, no hay mucho que mostrar pero esperamos que sea de su agrado, de momento estamos atorados con el dibujante y nos gustaría agregar música original, si alguno está interesado en el proyecto ya sabe donde acudir
Thanks to :iconnameless353: for the programming
EDIT: Video demonstration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPkCOoXgKdU
Octobers OpalOctobers Opal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
by Mary Hamrick
Autumn is like an old book:
Marred spines turn mean yellow,
staples rust red-orange.
Every stained page is stressed
by a splat of color. Rough-red,
like an old tavern,
we become hungry birds
and prepare for fall.
Autumn with lime flavor by malaladanila
Belle et fragile... by Douce-Amertume Pans Residence by LarsVanDeGoor magical autumn by Iulian-dA-gallery
upstairs by Ingelore toamna murind... by verutzu
Hanging on by Enalla Morning Light by John-Peter
:thumb336391511: 741 by TheDarkenedBride
golden october by augenweide
Is anybody here? + news + ZOO animals - PHOTOS.Hi!Is anybody here? + news + ZOO animals - PHOTOS.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, ok, ok, I am almost scared - what happaned? It seems that this site is totally empty for last week!
I wonder what caused this: Sandy? Or do Americans have some Halloween holiday so they are not online? Or... is there some secret and slow Zombie attack?
Of course dA decided to use this time to announce free shipping usually they do it before Christmas and I usually get pretty nice money from it. This time I got just few dolars, so I hope dA will repeat the action - just before X-mas as they did the last year. Because this site really seems to be empty now! as a response to a free shipping, I released Free calendar for 2013 - I think I have never had so few faves, views and downloads on it. What a pity, what a bad time
I know about Sandy, it was covered by Czech media a lot
Poor people, I hope everything will be fixed as soon as possible. I did not know it affected so many people
You also know I asked you to vote for Allerlei's photo - thank you
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 60malaugusto'sPeople and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 602 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 60
People and Portraits
Alfheim Online - Titania
Flawless Heart XI
GDD Contest: To tell a story - 5 days left!GDD Contest: To tell a story - 5 days left!9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
GetDailyDeviations is hosting an exciting contest for you ALL to participate in! We hope you're all very eager to create and submit your entries, please read the description, rules, and guidelines below!
To Tell a Story:
The theme of this contest is to tell a story, which is vague, but also very to-the-point. All artwork tells a story whether it intends to or not, as we all interpret what we wish to, when we see it. Your goal for this contest is to create a piece of art, with a specific story in mind. It can be your story, the story of someone you know, it can be fictional, it can be short, it can be sad, it can be ha