Fear is where the greatest opportunities are.What are you afraid of?Fear is where the greatest opportunities are.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Failure? Rejection? Boredom? Not being good enough for something or someone?
I'm starting to notice in my own life that fear is usually a good indicator of where I have the greatest opportunity.
I'm not talking about fear of running into freeway traffic. That's a healthy respect for the laws of physics.
I'm talking about those things that if you are still long enough to listen to your own heart, you hear it telling you what you really hope for.
And usually there is a voice right behind it telling you why you cant have it, and all of the reasons why.
This past year, I have made an effort to start listening to the first voice, and and not to the second.
As I have been practicing this, I have started to notice something that I missed for years...
That fear voice is actually covering up the simple fact that I just have to choose. And then choose again. And again.
Every day wake up, live in gratitude, love the people around you, and know that you CAN. Really know tha
Something that happened todayOnly it isn't today any longer, it almost never is but the one time,Something that happened today3 years ago in Personal More Like This
but still it was today when it happened.
There's been no poetry poking about in my soul
these days but I've been circumspect about it
and counseled myself that like a bear in winter
it may not be dead but only growing cubs,
living off stored fat, and sleeping.
Today I was at the grain store buying feed
for my four horses. The man who loads the grain
out of the warehouse is leathery and lean as an old bean.
He's chatty and kind, and when I have dogs in the car
he gives them too many biscuits and has to wait to load
the grain bags till they finish.
So as I said, this vessel for the poetry she-bear (me)
was buying and he was loading and chatting and about the third
bag he asked me what kind of horses I had, and I told him,
and then he said to me that when he were a young man
there was a Morgan mare lived on the farm of a man he worked for,
and only he could load this mare onto a horse trailer when it was time
for her and
Beautiful Photography ++Think Photography is easy as a pie?Beautiful Photography ++2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll tell you what. Photography is the sum of a good amount of virtues. It is talent and inspiration. Creativity and imagination. Commitment and devotion. Patience and attention. Skill and technique. Team spirit and concentration. Art knowledge and innovation. Also, it requires a whole lotta time. And the list may go further and further.
So before you start judging the others' works, think. Don't go throwing sour remarks. Try to be a little sweet and understanding. And if you don't have anything nice to say, just move on. Find what you like and let others do what they like.
To every photographer who recognizes the need of all above, and never stops learning in the pursuit of those virtues, don't forget to Always protect what is yours. And don't you let anyone underestimate you. For I'm sure you put your mind, and body, AND soul in every single photograph you take.
The Street Journal: Best of MarchThe Street Journal: Best of March1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
move by arslanalp
Selfie by sandas04 Flying Hat by Vermontster
C o l d by pigarot Untitled by michaelaresphoto
Urban olympics by veftenie
He, around him by mariomencacci girl on the sky train by hersley
January 2014 Photojournalism DD RoundupJanuary 2014 Photojournalism DD Roundup2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mad Max by Vlad-Off-kru
Meryem by MustafaDedeogLu
Chinese Acrobatics V by davidsant
warrior is a child by hersley
midwife from desa Jake, Kuansi by kresnobagus
If you've been featured here and received some hell from the trolls and would like them
hit over the head with a figurative hockey stickaddressed. Note 1pen or Moonbeam13
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* Send me the link or the thumbco
Macro Spotlight Vol. 70MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol. 702 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 70
The Light Inside
Take a bow
A Time for Magic II
August ~ Top SubmissionsWe had some great submissions to our Favourites folder for August and this blog is a feature of some of the top photos that were shared with us this past month! Each photo that's chosen also gets selected to go through our main gallery folders, which as you know are not open to the general deviant public. So if you'd love a chance to have your work in a blog like this and appear in the inboxes of all our watchers as a deviation - just head over to our Favourites and get your work in for September.August ~ Top Submissions2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Skills ContestOkay I've been wanting to do a contest for a very, very long time but I have never had the time or opportunity to do one. So here we go:Skills Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There will be 3 categories you may submit 1 picture to each category so you can potentially have up to 3 submissions. A winner will be chosen from each category. You can only win 1 category. If you win multiple categories your best category will be yours and the second place category winner will be chosen in the other category(ies).The 3 category winners are the 3 participants eligible for further placement and prizes. Of the three category winners an ultimate winner will be chosen by poll vote. The other two will fall in second/third based on the poll. You do not have to use my characters in these pictures but you may. These categories are meant to test/hone specific art skills vital to being a successful artist. Even I haven't mastered all (any...) of them. Please even if you don't feel like you will win take th
Blue contest, 3000 points giveawayNew contest, aoao2 & lieveheersbeestje are holding a contest again.Blue contest, 3000 points giveaway3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest theme What do you have to do.
Take a photo of something, it must mainly contain the color blue Let's say around 80% of your photo has to have a blue color. You don't necessarily have to photograph something that's blue.. you can also edit it in a program, like photoshop. You may choose the subject yourself! Still life, flowers, landscapes.. every photography category is welcome.
Fav this article if you want to participate in this contest, so we know that you are in!
More details + summary:
One entry per person
Contest starts: today 12 aug '12
Contest ends: 12 sep '12
Your photo has to be a new one, submitted from today 12 aug till the deadline.
Judges: Megan and me Essa
(( Not sure about the final ro
Practicing session [Contest's WINNERZ~!] Edit: WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED HERE:Practicing session [Contest's WINNERZ~!]5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for the delay and thank you guys for joining!
On another note, I am not sure when the next session will be hosted, because I've been getting very busy recently. But I hope you guys still practice well without me hahah.
I will announce in this journal when I have time for the next session! It won't be daily anymore, just once in a while but we can at least have fun when it happens~! *winks*
Then, see ya around~! Keep practicing and have fun while you're at it! XD
The following information is for normal photo studying sessions, please disregard it for now. C:
How it works
This is a daily even that starts at around 8-10PM, GMT+7 (Vietnamese time), hosted LIVE on a streaming channel that will be linked in this journal around 30mins before it starts.If you're not sure about time zones, try out
Petition | Anti-War Flash Mob | Euromaidanhttp://www.stopfake.org/Petition | Anti-War Flash Mob | Euromaidan2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
RU: Борьба с неправдивой информацией о событиях в Украине во время крымского кризиса
Основной целью сообщества является проверка и опровержение иска
CLOSED!! Cats and Dogs contestAs soon as possibile I will open a poll where all deviants can vote their three favorite photos.CLOSED!! Cats and Dogs contest2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to a new contest, the theme is Cats and Dogs.
I'd really appreciate some prizes: points, features, PM, critiques, watch, faves, llama and anything else you'd be happy to give. If you'd like to donate something please comment on thi journal, thanks Everyone who donate something will be included in a feature at the end of contest. You can donate and join to the contest.
Thanks to all the people who are helping me in this great contest. You're fantastic and I greatly appreciate your help
Start: January 2, 2014
Deadline: January 08, 201
Middle EarthI made an amazing discovery this morning! Did you know that Middle Earth is in New Zealand? The movie set is open for tours! A new friend on DA - http://wolfblueeyes.deviantart.com/ visited and took some wonderful photos! Love the little Hobbit houses! The gardens turn my thoughts to Spring. Enjoy!Middle Earth2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hobbit hole by wolfblueeyes
something beautifulsomething beautiful3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(a personal thought: how i wish for a telephoto lens.......and some traveling around the world, eventually........)
Fan Art Friday: Beauty and the BeastFan Art Friday: Beauty and the Beast4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Tale As Old As Time
Beauty and The Beast
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast redefined the animated features genre when it became the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
It was a feat that had not been accomplished in over the 50 years since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs first established the genre in 1937. Beauty and the Beast was also the first animated film to earn over $100 million at
who needs colour?ok, ok, yes... i love black&white photos.who needs colour?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
mono photos are pure of magic.
i guess that every b&w photo have soul...
i would like to show you some of my favorite photographs b&w :
no smoking by A-Finch enjoys the simple things by Pawssou Look by vika-mark Wind by Artic-art You can't escape from your reality by NataliaDrepina Self-Portraits 2011.6 by green-jam Silent Sighing Song by Elfyah Agata by cherrilady Her Hair by josephhaubert silent whisper by GretaTu Rocker by Stephanie-van-Rijn Dazzle by prominent-portraits NASTYA by JanaCleve The Snow Queen II by TheFoxAndTheRaven Hairmoves - Step 2 by Who-Is-Chill there was a storm yesterday 3 by M0THart Retaining Autumn by NataliaDrepina Emilie by czoky i'll protect you by A-Finch YOU TOOK THE BETTER HALF OF ME by hypertech :thumb332052617: Bury your flame by xMissTake Opium Fairy by drkshp
Oscar Niemeyer featureOscar Niemeyer feature3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Oscar Niemeyer (1907 – 2012) was a Brazilian architect who is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. He is best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a futuristic planned city built from scratch in the late 1950s to become Brazil's capital.
itamaraty by kezs
MONumental II by peve Continuing by oO-Rein-Oo Museum by maidane alnost by 4TTIL4
Untitled by CarecaBarros From Outer Space by Hisdem Nightfall at Niemeyer by RolerDib Lights in the dark by thebluemermaid
Niemeyer's Tv Tower by miolha Copan I by luiscds Blue Through by leoschu Brasilia.1 by dasens
MAC by Blurryblue PCF XXXI by Masterciel Niemeyer by pedrocairo . Niemeyer . by Yusura
House And Senate, Brasilia by SergioLang National library by bella-brito :thumb194247291: Supreme Federal Court, Brasilia by SergioLang
Museu Oscar Niemeyer by augustophoto Auditorio Ibirapuera - SP by makys Niemeyer by bella-brito Niemeyer by sh0ggy
:thumb294171329: Architecture talk by CarlosBecerra :thumb72484237: PCF I by Masterciel
Today's favouritesKrake by feigenfruchtCherry tomatoes by VinaApsaraI won't be blinded by the light by AlicjaRodzikFloating Lanterns by psychoticwunvoid and darkness by deadforest17Devil Conduit by IanGrayArtfragile flesh by drareg-reviloFrance inbound by 121199sky. by HauntingLonelinessBirb by KingPorkchopFirst sweet cherries by AleReyWorld News by halloween893Our skin is canvas to nature by iNeedChemicalXForest creature by drizzledustsubway lady by DakannFOOL! by kewlsk8r95skeletonA03 by drkneCrop by robotkaratemanwindy day by FrozenSaturaToothy Grin by SinnedWolfUntitled by Lalilliliee t h e r e a l by freaky208Driving Lesson by ForlornTreasuresLa Lectrice by ForlornTreasuresthe boiling lake 2 by rayna23Seashells by tennybProject 52 Week 23 Lemon and Lime by Luna1282Arctic Fox #2 by LyraTheDjFoxa by AngieAvadaKedavraForest creature III by drizzledustToday's favourites3 months ago in Personal More Like This
People and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 95malaugusto'sPeople and Portraits Spotlight Vol. 951 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 95
People and Portraits
the windsor knot
Last Days of Summer II
Aurora - THE IMAGINARIUM UNDERWATER
Kwak Ji Young V
Terry Pratchett: The Final Walk With Old FriendTerry Pratchett: The Final Walk With Old Friend6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
TERRY PRATCHETT: Takes the Final Walk With Old Friend
Farewell Sir Terry Pratchett
April 28, 1948 — March 12, 2015
Terry Pratchett, the immensely popular British fantasy writer best known for his “Discworld” sci-fi/fantasy series, has died from a dementia and Alzheimer’s-related brain “embuggerance” (his term for it) at the relatively young age of 66. One of today’s most prolific authors (70 titles
Awesome Stock: Male Stock ModelsAwesome Stock: Male Stock Models1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Crusader STOCK II by PhelanDavion Warriors 17 by CathleenTarawhiti
Crouching-Sneeking 03 by Null-Entity Firebending 1 [C] by MostlyGuyStock Mopp (6) by anyman82
Operator Soldier Stock - 39 by Nemesis-19 Yayo by borisspears Lormet-Cultural-Dancer-0294sml by Lormet-Images
Sword Pose 18 by deswitath
Gray Wizard 2014-01-01 02 by skydancer-stock
Complain Thursday + win 200 points. closed.Hello, sweetiesComplain Thursday + win 200 points. closed.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I feel like it's a good day for complaining.
So, complain about anything you don't like.
It can be life problems, general state of mind, a person, something deviantART related... anything you want.
Just let it all out.
I might try to help with an advice.
Plus, you can win 200 points.
In order to participate you only have to:
a) this journal
b) and complain about something that gets on your nerves.
I will use random.org to pick one lucky/grumpy winner
I hope you like this idea, and have fun complaining
My complaint (dA related):
I hate it when people keep posting body pics to get attention from perverts/stalkers.
Especially, if they repost 42354235 times to get more favorites on certain photos. Gets on my nerves.
The winner is
Kiriban @ 170 118170 118 - gogogoKiriban @ 170 1182 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1st person that sends note with the exact number will get pm
Kiribans are listed below. Ice & Fire prizes are psd files of my artworks (5000x2840px 300dpi), and the last one is 3 months premium membership. And you know how it goes, catch one of the numbers listed on my pageview and note me screenshot of it (please upload on DA stash).
(158 984 Flazilla ) (160 028 oOAutumnSkiesOo )
(164 984 nothinimportant ) (168 028 oOAutumnSkiesOo )
3 Months Premium Membership:
170 118 - 1st person that sends note with the exact number will get pm
Hope Justeena by Kyruto-ChanA song for a sad heart by RazielMB
Fate by cronasonlyfriendCommission: Master Chief by abe70280Hell Above by xTeckuillaFor Oxori (IMVU comm) by MATicDesignS
Holy Spirit by MiaMightConstellation by SourAcidKim Kardashian by luxuryzzMist by C3NTRIC
Cruel world... by ShikumekaNeo as a horse by GaloppingLady:thumb42353827