The Magic Dust of Child ArtistsThe Magic Dust of Child Artists in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Sep 12, 2012 by $techgnotic
When recently asked how his political candidate would explain certain positions taken during the
nomination process with contrary positions to be taken during the general election, the campaign chief
replied that stated political positions were “like an Etch A Sketch,”—meaning they could simply be
flipped over, erased and begun over from scratch.
Were it that adult life were as simple as a happy Etch A Sketch memory from childhood.
(The campaign chief took heavy heat for his flippant, if truthful, statement.) The incident made
me wonder how many of us had early experiences as “sketch artists” with that incredible red toy that
has become almost standard issue for so many children still to this day.
For those unfamiliar with the magi
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityThe recent explosion of Cosplay across the world has elevated “dress-up” far more into actual role-playing, with the fans not just trying to look like their favorite characters but actually “becoming” the characters for extended periods of time.Cosplay: From Fandom to Identity in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Goddess with Black Wing by ~lady-narven
From Fandom To Identity
Wed Feb 08, 2011, 11:00 PM
The recent explosion of Cosplay across the world has elevated
Holy Fucking Shit GuysSO i just found out about all of the horrible stuff going on right now thanks to :iconTheStrayLiger:'s journal entry and all I can do is wonder why the hell isn't any of this stuff on the news or anything??!! I mean, there's stuff going on in Texas I didn't know about. I live in fucking Texas and I didn't know about this until now!! I mean, just look at all this!Holy Fucking Shit Guys in Personal More Like This
Brazil: Massive Nation-Wide protests and riots caused by, among other factors, monetary focus on the World Cup and Olympics instead of the well-being of the populace Venezuela: Massive protests and riots caused by unjust elections and violation of democratic rights United States: Texas state law was declared invalid after being voted on after a deadline and being protested by both the people and a state Senator. Protests at the senate growing, and law enforcement called in. - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been declared inert in the US i.e people of col
GrrThere's a rich boy in my Biology class.Grr in Personal More Like This
I absolutely despise him.
No joke. I swear I'm going to end up slamming that motherfucker's face into the fucking wall as hard as I fucking can. I hate him that much. I've only been nice to him twice out of the entire school year. Twice. I'm nicer to rocks than I am to him. Hell, I'm nicer to cockroaches! :iconcockroachplz:
Also, my graphic design class thinks I'm satanist. :iconevilplz:
Why? Because on my skateboard design I did a fallen angel. And since fallen angels were condemned by God because they sided with Satan, I decided to put a glowing upside down cross on her chest. And I wasn't thinking religiously or anything like that. I just thought that it would fit since she was a fallen...It didn't end well. :iconsweatdropplz:
Join a SOPA and PIPA debate What are SOPA and PIPA?Join a SOPA and PIPA debate in Personal More Like This
The United States Congress is proposing two laws that address the problem of wide-scale unlicensed distribution on the Internet of motion pictures, songs, trademarked goods, and patented pharmaceuticals.
One of the proposals is called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and would direct search engines in the United States to block Internet sites outside the United States that are primarily engaged in distributing unlicensed content.Another proposal called PIPA (Protect IP Act) would block websites located in the United States as well.The Obama administration is putting a stop to these proposals. It wants the Internet companies and the content companies to get together and come up with more functional and less destructive solutions.
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder in Personal More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by `yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem
New Recipe ! Macarons !=> http://claralg.blog4ever.com/blog/lire-article-719742-9696371-recette_macarons__avec_meringue_italienne_.htmlNew Recipe ! Macarons ! in Personal More Like This
And Happy New Year everyone !!!!!!
Plated DessertsPlating can be such an underrated art form at times. I've often heard it dismissed as 'boring', 'sterile' and criticised for all looking the same. Maybe we just have a tendency to lust after the rustic, messy desserts. Maybe we like to tear down what is seen as a hoity-toity way of presenting food. Or maybe we just don't see the skill and technique that goes into plating.Plated Desserts in Art Features More Like This
Skillful plating up of food requires a good eye, a steady hand and a flair for design. Careful consideration goes into everything from which way the dish is offset, to the type of garnishes on it, to the type of plate it is presented on. It, in turn, necessitates learning a whole host of other skills and techniques to create the garnishes that adorn the dish.
These deviants show off their plating skills with a host of delicious desserts.
Devious Journal EntryOkay, so this journal is especially dedicated to :iconKabuki-Pixel: .Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
I'd like to start with the second artist/mangaka if there isn't any problem, because the 1st one *Yamane Ayano* has too many artworks so there's a lot to look for & I'll leave it for the last. For the others who don't know what I'm talking about, in this journal entry you can find download links of many yaoi manga(s). Here we go
2nd AKIRA Norikazu
- Beast & Feast : http://www.mediafire.com/?c4hx1t1v772x6m1
- Hachimitsu Darling : http://www.mediafire.com/?b5qn7oca59k2pyb
- Heart Strings : http://www.mediafire.com/?o83qqbz2obaa0b7
- Ichizude Karen na Ore-sama : http://www.mediafire.com/?awvmomoj2zz
- Koisuru Cupid : http://www.mediafire.com/?neszieyeewj
- Kyou, Hana no Gotoshi : http://www.mediafire.com/?krytyojmm14
- Neo Arcadia : http://www.mediafire.com/?bb636xhcpk6n22e
- Taking Home : http://www.mediafire.com/?im2g2znidmb
- Trigger : http://www.mediafire.com/?q5tzbh4ldgoxxvj
- Twins Labyrint
B-day cake time!I'm having my family over for some early birthday celebrations this afternoon... I prepared the cake last night (slapped a mix of cream and raspberrys between chocolate sponge-cake layers) but now it's decorating time... and I only have whipped cream and chopped chocolate to work with... hmm...B-day cake time! in Personal More Like This
Oh, a thing about Swedish cakes; we have no idea what frosting is... we use whipped cream all the way... I'm thinking of a grid-pattern thing, where the sides of the cake are still visible to show off the brown and pink of the chocolate and rasperrys, but I don't know... never done this before... I usually buy my cakes, though I prefer home-made...
Well, I better get to work, I guess...
Oh, and I wish for Llamas for my B-day! I only have a small herd and I like more so I can train them into a pack of spitting avengers and send them out to attack idiots... or just people who annoy me a bit...