FRIDAY'S FEATURESpring 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!FRIDAY'S FEATURE6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Emeralds of my EyeIt's Time to think Green!Emeralds of my Eye6 months 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!1 year 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 Garden1 month 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.....1 year 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
October Feature.October Feature.11 months 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
Logs to BurnAs well as being able to make wonderfull things with wood, it's also great to keep you warm. Here in the UK the weather is starting to turn to Autumn, which means it's a good time to start making sure the log pile is stacked up.Logs to Burn1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you have a woodburner it good to know what woods are best to burn, as well as make wonderful things with. So here is a lovely little poem I thought I'd share with you about it.
Logs to burn, logs to burn,
Logs to save the coal a turn.
Here’s a word to make you wise,
When you hear the wood-man’s cries.
Never heed his usual tale,
That he has good logs for sale.
But read these lines and really learn,
The proper kind of logs to burn.
Ash –wood wet and Ash-wood dry,
A king may warm his slippers by.
Beech-wood fires burn bright and clear,
If the logs are kept a year.
Store your Beech for Christmas tide,
With new cut Holly laid beside.
Chestnut’s only good they say,
If for years it’s stored away.
Birch and Fir-wood burn too fast,
Updated Bird List March 2013The highlight of last month was definitely the great gray owl.Updated Bird List March 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
It seems that Montana & the Dakotas are the last states to see spring migrants returning (based on e-bird reports of some spring migrants). Boyfriend saw the first turkey vulture of the year here. Hoping to see the ospreys returning as well. The rough legged hawks are still around, but they should be migrating north soon. We'll be getting Swanson's hawks after they leave, which are also neat looking hawks.
Planning to head Southwest for the end of the semester (11 more stats classes left!!!!!)
Also, dA...your April fools thing is kind of pedestrian.
New birds: 7 Total birds: 230
Geese, Swans & Ducks
Preparing for BattleHi guys,Preparing for Battle4 months ago in Personal More Like This
These past few weeks I’ve been sharpening my pencils and polishing my vocal cords to make sure that graduation stays in sight. It's a true battle to be sure.
Anyone who’s ever been where I am right now – waiting for my final grades to dribble in, that one e-mail that announces you’ve done it and will be proudly holding that paper in your greedy hands – knows what I’m talking about.
It’s stressful. It’s exhilarating. It’s tense. And it’s awesome.
Unless of course, things don’t go as planned. But let’s stay optimistic and say everything’s going to work out. That we’ll go into our Summer vacation a graduate, and will actually have deserved that trip to Edinburgh. I’ve dreamed of Scotland for a long time, and though I’d like to say, from the point of view of a history student, that I long to see a Scottish castle in real life instead of on photos, the truth is… I
Turned Pens For SaleI've been making a lot of pens (http://dragon-sigma.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2x3khr) lately for a local craft fair. I've decided to sell some before then as well.Turned Pens For Sale4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The photos I've posted show a few pens, but I have a lot of blanks available so I can make commissions as well, for the same price as the finished pens.
The thinner pens (with my personal touch: the curve near the tip) are Slimline. Most of my blanks are bought to fit these, although I could get thicker acrylics for the Cigar style. Those work well with figured or dyed wood, and likely with Corian (faux-stone countertop material) as well.
A movie of the pen-making process: http://www.doublediamond.net/PenTurning/PenTurning.html
Slimline, in any material: $25
Cigar, in any material: $30
Shipping is $5 within the US
PS: Does anyone have any tips on photographing reflective/shiny/cylindrical objects such as my pens? Most of my photos turn out too dark or have too much glare.
Devious Journal Entrytv show about my work enjoyDevious Journal Entry9 months ago in Personal More Like This
one more video from tv show about my workone more video from tv show about my work6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Air pyrography.What it is?Air pyrography is the kind of an art, where the image is created at the surface of the wooden board, as well as cardboard or heavy paper, using hot air.Air pyrography.What it is?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The only "paint" that is being used is a natural carbon layer resulting from the combustion reaction.
The main difference between the air pyrography art and the well-known method of contact burning pyrography is the ability to create smooth tonal transitions in color, ranging from slightly brown to black, yielding images that give the perception of the three-dimensional depth on the plane surface without changing the surface topography.