SpringSpring arrived yesterday. Well, maybe in some parts of the world Spring has sprung. Not so here in Northern Ohio. It snowed this morning... So, the trees haven't budded yet, and the daffs, tulips, muscari and crocus remain snug underground. Perhaps we'll see some warmer weather soon? Hopefully? In the meantime - ENJOY!Spring1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Emeralds of my EyeIt's Time to think Green!Emeralds of my Eye1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Follow the Emerald way my dear friends, and enjoy!
Earth and Water by brandtcampbellSpring is in the air by George---KirkMeaningless by WishmasterAlchemist
Califnornia Rainbow by DaisyDinkle
Seeing Stars...Star Cakes by theresahelmer
loner by clochartist-photo
Enchanted by John-Peter
Getting Lost on Purpose by LASKANWLF
Mid-Summer Trail by LASKANWLF
Don't let anyone belittle you or your work!I've been catching up a lot on dA since I got back and have been a bit surprised by some of the things going on. I've noticed that some of the wonderful artists I love and admire are being pushed aside for some ... interesting works. I won't get into a debate on this, at the end of the day, this is just my opinion. But how can a quick sketch that has been edited in photoshop to add some sparkle, outrank something that someone has put 30+ hours into and is pencil perfection? I don't understand the world anymore. Anyway, I just wanted to say I still appreciate your work and dedication .. for what that's worthDon't let anyone belittle you or your work!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The next thing I want to say, and this is based on observation and on a conversation or two I've been having. Have you ever felt belittled or put down in your art because someone tells you that 'it's not the right way'? I have some issues with this and felt the need to vent a little bit, so I'll list my wafflings below
Q) Have yo
Flower GardenEnjoy!Flower Garden9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Close up flower by MegnRox15 Innocence by VasiDgallery
cockade wallpaper by SvitakovaEva I'd Know You Anywhere by Vividlight Incandescently Happy by SharingMyDreams
Blumen-Poster - Flower-Poster by rembrantt collage number 1 by MT-Photografien Blumen Poster 02 - Flower poster 02 by rembrantt
Pink Peony by jewels4665
There is this plugin called spher.....that i really really love....There is this plugin called spher.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so i thought i would post some params and maybe while i am gone for the weekend someone will make something awesome and share their params here in this journal!!!!!
give me some ideas of something different to do with these
MeltdownHi everyone -Meltdown4 months ago in Personal More Like This
As most of you know, I left DA for a couple days.
I am over my meltdown, and back where I belong.
Thanks to all of you who have given me such wonderful support.
I hate drama, and I'm really not a drama queen.
Perhaps it was fatigue from the move.
We are all settled in now.
The kittens love it here!
Perhaps it was a huge misunderstanding with a dear friend.
Hopefully, I will be able to repair this friendship.
I should have listened to uguardian.
I should have listened to Andorada
I should have had a brandy and a good night's sleep.
A special thanks to SharingMyDreams and LASKANWLF:
for saving BrightandCheerful
They did a great job!
A special thanks to MaresaSinclair and allison731:
for bringing me back to heavenlybackyardbird and WhisperMeWish.
And a big thank you and hug to
who, as always, was so gracious.
It is great to be back on THINGS-OF-NATURE.
I am truly home again.
WATCHER'S FEATUREHere is the beginning of what will be an ongoing feature of watchers and people I watch. This week, it is a selection of people who watch me. Thanks very much to all of you who do.WATCHER'S FEATURE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb440980492: Untitled by Anastasia-Vilenken Water Under the Bridge by r4v3nlun4t1k
Red light by PumpkynModel Bridge by zasexydarkangel
Church of Ilha Bela by f1r2s3 Beneath Bridges by Tapola Nothing Less by Acaelousque
Portrait in Digital Watercolor #11 by tsukiko-kiyomidzu Paysages (38) by Arkonis
Clown by phishfoodt Sant Celoni046 by BellaBlackPhotos 1936 Cord - front 3 quarter by HodrodderX
Madeleine by RaeymaekersP Untitled by Blowinginthesky
Loreen-A 0091 by LoreenAhe Gondola by Sergiba Heather Mason - Cosplay by Nicole-Rose
Dsc 9221-2 by diartemiss :thumb4357027
Today's moodThank you all my friends and watchers and all of you that supported me lately.Today's mood1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I just do not have enough words to express my gratitude, so please do enjoy this wonderful piece of music with me:
this song!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K2pep_RUS0this song!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
when i hear it i think of my irl friends and
cutieypie161 sweet-peeps Scottman23 sleepbabie Spartan-dash Isa09042001 Mindless-Genius KatRox-Chibis5502 Kyla-The-Endergirl Chrissi-queen AskTruMUsLuver
[Take me to the sea][Take me to the sea]1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Last Light by Andyw01
Austinmer Dawn by InnerComaLighthouse Blues by photosopherA piece of my vision by Philippe-Albanel
Enchantment by Thomas-KoidhisUntitled. 062 by AlexEdgIn the wild sea by ivancoric
Emerald Beach Creek by DrewHopperwhen I wash my memory by foto-graf-hiCote d'Albatre by TobiasRichter
first snow 3 by ownroomunder the pale-lit sky by sarahlouisejohnsonthe calm blue sea by xthumbtakx
October Feature.October Feature.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Secluded by m-eralp
Moving in silence by thrumyeyeLOVEYOU by RadekDemjanBlue and Gold Macaw by JacquelineBarkla
Starfire by TrichardsenAurora Borealis by porbital
Young Milk frog by AngiWallaceUntitled by lisansHighways and Galaxies by tourofnatureBlack Sands Raven Fluff by DeeOtter
I haven't done a feature for a while and I thought it'd be a great idea to make an October feature and I found a lot of wonderful
Just out of Random Fun...and EmbarrassmentStolen from :iconmayaatmidnight:Just out of Random Fun...and Embarrassment1 year ago in Personal More Like This
10 of your friends:
(sorry if you're not here, I could only
name 10 friends x3) <- Same
For each of your friends, answer these questions according to their numbers.
1. What would you do if Number 4 was put into jail?
I'd try to bail her out, but if that fails, probably break her out and hide her somewhere.
2. What would you do if Number 1 and 10 were drunk on your bed and invited you to get drunk with
o-o Fish, what have you done to my good friend Seth, you know he's too young!!!
3. What would you do if Number 8 was a new substitute teacher?
That would be the best class ever. So much fun...
We'd take down the rest of the school with our awesomeness.
4. What would you do if you walked in on 6 in the nude?
Something That EVERYONE Needs To Know!!!!See, here's the thing, I have been trying to find a way to say this to all of you... It's just been hard ya know. It's a little something from me to youSomething That EVERYONE Needs To Know!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"I've Seen Heaven, You're Beautiful."
To anyone that thinks they aren't beautiful, to anyone that doesn't have the will to live, to anyone looking for a turning point in their life. You're beautiful. If you need something to pick you up, you're beautiful. Every last one of you is beautiful.
As you all know, I am gearing up for my new store it will 95% likely run through Ebay. So if you are interested in my stuff then you're going to want to get one of those. I will have several different types of things available for order.
Custom orders will be available (If you want anything I h
Inspiration to shareWow, it seems to be my first journal entry during my 3 years total on DA! Well, congrats Anyways, what the whole stuff is about - I just wanted to share some things that really impressed and inspired me recently. Varied, belonging to different spheres and genres - just the way I usually like itInspiration to share1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To begin - some music, sure, who can live without music? Check here http://www.reverbnation.com/mrm1 and enjoy this awesome band, especially the first track. I guarantee you enjoy it, if no - I'll compensate for your lost time. I'm being serious - come on, just write to me and say - 'Hey, I've listened to that piece of..whatever that you recommended and it is bullshit, need my compensation, sis' - and no prob, I'll feature one or even some of your works, I promise, guys. A deal? Alright.
Well, if we're here, let there be photos. Liked them for different reasons and now I won't even comment on them, just enjoy.
Thank YouWarning: I have a tendency to get a bit wordy, so please forgive my rambling, and if you choose not to read this, I perfectly understand. I've never posted a journal entry before, so here it goes...Thank You1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all a big thank you to Tessa http://sleepbabie.deviantart.com/ for her amazing gift of a 3 month premium membership. Her support of comments, faves, and so forth has been so encouraging to me, and now this just sort of leaves me speechless. So if you haven't already, check out her gallery, she does some really great work!
Next, I want to thank everyone who has added me to their watch list. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the support. It doesn't matter to me if you are the next Picasso, or Ansel Adams, or you just like to doodle or take silly snap shots, you are all artists and it is a great honor to me that my work interests you.
I also want to thank everyone who has commented, and added my work to their faves. All the money in the world can't buy the feeling I get when I se
MLP Resource: Tips + Tricks for Working with MinkyMy Little Pony Plushie StyleMLP Resource: Tips + Tricks for Working with Minky3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What: Minky is a polyester, microfiber fabric that is extremely soft. It is often used in baby blankets and quilts, but also seems to be the fabric of choice for many plushie makers.
(Please keep an eye out for more helpful journals centered around plushie making! More will be made in the future!)
These tools can help make your experience working with minky much easier...
Rotary Cutter: http://www.beverlys.com/olfa-rotary-cutter-28mm.html You can use this to cut the minky directly around your pattern pieces on a flat surface, instead of trying to pin the pattern and hold up the fabric while cutting with scissors. The smaller the blade size, the better, because they go around tight curves easier.
Walking Foot: These sewing machine accessories are very useful. When sewing, because minky is slippery, the fabric may slide around a bit and get off track, making your plushie (or whatever you're making) not as accu
What are Duck Stamps about?The US Federal Duck Stamp-- why should anyone care?What are Duck Stamps about?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am often surprised when I talk to fellow birders and peers that are interested in conservation... I am surprised that not only do they not know what the federal duck stamp program is for. Some haven't even heard of it, or think that it is a postage stamp!
I am also frustrated at the birders I talk to that scorn hunters, and yet themselves would not consider buying this stamp. It is estimated that 10% or less of non-hunters buy this stamp. That's pathetic. I have seen people crying that one should consider donating that $15 to other organizations instead, but if one researches into their organization of choice, one will find that most of them contribute far, far less than $0.98/dollar to the fund of choice ($0.98/dollar goes directly toward buying wetlands with the duck stamp program). Go ahead, plug in a popular charity that protects wetlands! See where your money really goes. http://www.charitynavigator.org/ With many of thes
Stylenoir Monarchy ContestStylenoir Magazine is the world's largest dark style magazine and, after three years online, they launched to print earlier this year with tremendous success - selling out within the first month! Stylenoir wants to share this success with us, by offering a limited number of deviants features online and in print in the form of a contest!Stylenoir Monarchy Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Stylenoir features digital and traditional artists alongside their fashion photography editorials - the Retribution print issue featured dA artists AUTR3 and Dan-Heffer - and this contest will reflect that diversity with three separate categories!
The theme for the next issue of Stylenoir is Monarchy. Your entries should reflect this (keeping in mind the aesthetic and ethos of Stylenoir Magazine). We want to see your Monarchy artworks!
Please submit your entries to the Stylenoir Monarchy category.
September's Manga and Anime DD Round-up!September's Manga and Anime DD Round-up!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:: The Fairy Tale :: Peterpan/Relation by Linea-Lucifer
Cross the World by Eternal-S
Empyrean Fantasia by Yun-Afezeria
Pixiv Fantasia New World by kumirice
Co. - Ethereal by naoyatoudo
-Pick a Fruit!- by Tink-desu
Invitation to the Illusion by longestdistance
Destruction of Creation by Arlequinne
A Little Witch by robekka
Spring Breeze by rhymebox
Ana by sammihisame
Princess balcony by ilolamai
bulb fiction by nuuti
S e y p h i r a by Neire-X
FluffyQueen by Readman
Paranoia laneway by sumiobunnya
PFNW / Shayul by Loika
Thievish magpie's - Kaleidoskop by nao--ren
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5th Naruto Fan Art Contest!:icontransparentplz::icontransparentplz: The Prelude5th Naruto Fan Art Contest!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The last fanart contest I had was in June 09!
That's almost year and a half ago!
Why didn't you guys remind me?
Draw 2 or more Real NARUTO characters in your favorite scene of a movie.
Naruto, Sakura & Killer Bee dressed up as Neo, Trinity & Morpheus fighting Akatsuki who are dressed in Agent Smith type outfits. (Matrix)
Gai is a cop on a bus & Kisame will blow up the bus if Gai's bus goes slower than 50 mph. He has to save it with his Youth ENERGY! (Speed)
Sakura gets pregnant with Sasuke's child. She has to give up the baby to Tobi. (Juno)
Naruto, Sakura, Sai & Kakashi go inside Sasuke's mind to convince him to come back to Konoha. (INCEPTION)
Kisame is a 11 foot tall Na'vi on Pandora & Yamato is t
I would like to be an atheist, pleaseOkay, so I came out to my mom about being transgender a few days ago.I would like to be an atheist, please1 year ago in Personal More Like This
According to her religion, it is a "sin" to want to be the opposite gender, and people who think otherwise are "screwed up."
I tried talking about it with her a second time, convinced I just needed to be patient with her, but no, that's actually what she thinks.
The second time I confronted her about it, she told me to "be strong," and made a bunch of empty threats after telling me to take my hairband off.
So now I'm considering becoming an atheist.
The only reason I ever go to church now is because I've been dragged there my entire life. What's the point of going if all I'm going to do is sit down for an hour and listen to some guy preach about "God's way?" What the fuck is "God's way," anyways??
Not to mention, I've always been a scientific person. I live based on scientific theories and facts that have been proven. Not some bullshit book telling me everything was made in 7 days.
How To Photograph Your CraftsThe absolute number one cause of rejection of DD suggestions for most Artisan Craft CVs is poor photography. There is nothing worse than seeing an otherwise brilliant piece ruined by a dodgy photo. But even beyond DD acceptance, if you want to people on dA to be able to appreciate your skill you need to be able to show your work off to advantage.How To Photograph Your Crafts2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes I'll tell a self-suggester that I can't feature their work because of the quality of the photography and they'll inevitably reply, "Oh, I'll have to get a better camera."
Repeat after me: the tools never make the artist.
You don't need a $9000 sewing machine to stitch a dress, you don't need a $1000 stand mixer to bake a cake, and you similarly don't need a top of the range SLR to take a brilliant photograph. It's all in how you take the photo.
To help us understand photography concepts a little more, Fella is going to help us out. Say hi Fella!
MLP Resource: Minky Color Guide(Please keep an eye out for more helpful journals centered around plushie making! More will be made in the future!MLP Resource: Minky Color Guide3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, keep checking back, as more characters and their colors will be added soon!)
MLP: Minky Color Guide:
Which minky color works best for ______ (insert MLP character here)?
This journal is an attempt to answer that question. There are more than 50 shades of minky out there, and as a plushie maker, I realize that it can be difficult to know which color will work best for the particular pony you're working on. This is made even more frustrating by the fact that many of the images of the minky do not show the true color!
I recently ordered a ton of swatches from fabric.com, and I'm continuing to collect swatches from various websites, in an attempt to get most of the minky colors. Because I have the actual fabric with me, I can compare it to the characters' colors to see which fits best, to ensure that you can make a plushie that is as show-accurate as possib