Chemical ImbalanceI'm not sure I know what to say,More Like This
And I can't find the words to take it away.
I'm lost within my every thought,
Impulses, and chemicals, all shot.
Trying to find a remedy: a cure,
To return to a mindset that once was pure.
I'm lost within the misery,
Bereft of pleasant memory,
Enslaved to my own anxiety,
All that's left: insanity.
EllipticalHe talks to CometsMore Like This
tells them Secrets and Tales
they listen with rapt attention
sometimes crashing and burning
sometimes passing innocuously
through the Universe
Sometimes, the Comets tell their own tales
streaking tails of tales across the night sky
passing sleeping cities, flying over pastures
we watch with rapt attention
sometimes crashing, sometimes burning
but never innocuously
We wish, we hope, we dream
of catching Comets in a jar,
keeping them like wildflower jam
and spreading them on brainy toast
and savoring every Cosmic bite
But, He talks to Comets
tells them they belong among the stars
to sail away and find a new lover
Far away and return when they feel free
The Train Now DepartingQuiet and self possessed the black dog lays down to wait outside the supermarket,More Like This
His people are one of the raggle-taggle families from the dilapidated quarter of town.
Immigrants from some foreign place where the sky is always blue but hope has failed.
Here they wander the well-stocked aisles of plenty, drifting apart and coming together,
Searching out the affordable, trailing ragged clouds of chaos.
Notice amongst the children, the little girl,
In the frivolous pink dress decked out with bows and frills
Carrying an unspoken challenge in her dark gypsy eyes
“Use your imagination
Stand in my shoes for a moment and feel them pinch.
How easily our places might have been exchanged,
But for the rolling of the dice,
But for the inscrutable ever-rolling dice.”
In the cities of recurring dreams,
The wise walk amongst the foolish, the uncaring and the faceless.
Put an ear down to the pavement and deeper than the noise of the traffic,
Those who have ears to hear will hear the rumble
There is no Other“All hate is one hate,More Like This
All love is one love.
I swear this truth on any book you care to name.
Behind the illusion of self
We are all limbs of the same creature.
There is no other.
Who would mock his own clouded eye,
Or ridicule his twisted foot?
The clouded eye sees visions in the mist,
The twisted foot might aid our balance
And carry us on a little way yet.
There is no other.”
Having spoken his piece the unreliable witness falls silent,
Fumbles for his or her varifocals,
And limps down from the witness stand.
“Call the next witness.”
31To those in my life I love the most...More Like This
Here upon my birthday, I bid you a toast.
You've enriched my life with humor and wit,
And stood by me even when I was a whiny twit.
You've given me pleasure, and eased my pain,
And keep me level when ought I'd go insane.
You share sage counsel, and make me chortle,
Even if you insist on reminding me I'm only mortal.
A soul must endeavor to hold on to those most dear,
And with all of you around, I might make it another year.
Getting sued for infringement in my stock accountI got some disturbing note on my stock account :iconphilippel-stock: from few people accusing me to have stolen some of their pictures have been used by me... One of them, I don't know about the laws on his/her country, but they say that I can be sued even if I am in Canada... I don't know if I should believe this... There are so many people concerned about art theft these days... Maybe a solution would be first to eliminate those pictures from my gallery. I don't like false accusations.More Like This
Those are the "suspect ones", according to them:
I might delete them pretty soon, so please fave them and/or download them ASAP if you want to collect them...
CAN YOU BELIEVE?? One of those people is convinced that my texture here was from them, and that I used it as a Photoshop brush for one of my latest digital paintings. I don't know... They claim
Artists That Inspire Me 22Below are the artists whose work has inspired me since my last journal entry. The selections made by no means cover everyone that deserves to be here. In time many many more will follow, as with each passing week I discover so many more talented creative people on here, that one journal entry could never do them all justice. So many of you out there are producing work that leaves me in awe, and it would be unfair of me not to acknowledge the creators of work that has caught my eye and imagination.More Like This
I would encourage you all to visit the pages of these fine artists, there is much to learn and so much to be in awe of. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at this journal, I hope you gain some inspiration not from the journal, but from the works contained within it.
Welcome To The Today PageMore Like This
Welcome To The Today Page
Dawn by Smattila
The wonderful thing about the shared global art narrative is that it’s constantly evolving.
A new chapter in the deviantART story has begun, with a new Today Page focused on outreach and engagement, telling our stories and bringing a devious lens to the world around us. We seek to monitor, analyze, report on, and most importantly, be a part of encouraging the bond between art, life and the human spirit using the pulse of the first digitally-oriented art collective and in ways older, established media cannot.
Many online communities are capable
Loving a WriterWhen you read their work –More Like This
and it is work,
and you will often come second to the job –
it’s best to know which pieces are fictions,
which ones are wishes,
and which parts are for you.
Bangkok Through My EyesI recently saw an excellent journal, (I don't exactly remember whose it was), It was about trying to convey the reality of a city, beyond its architecture and usual tourism images by words and images. It was a wonderful journal and inspired me to attempt the same. I have just come back from a small business trip to Bangkok. I have been to Bangkok quite a few times and I thought I could attempt something similar from my collection of images of Bangkok. I searched and thought and tried to materialize the idea. I found myself miserably lacking in being able to put together anything that could construe what Bangkok is like.More Like This
For me a city, a place, a country is defined by its people and then by the environments, Its defined by human interaction, by scents and aromas, by sounds and tastes and so many intangibles that one could write a thousand books and one could show a million images, but they could not even begin to the experience of just a single day there or
Cold Springs Eternal3/29/15: March was a crazy month... Family crisis, work dysfunction, two bouts with Clostridium difficile Colitis... Cold and raw weather Wind cuts through like a knife edge. Saddened by the loss of one of my favorite DA railfan-photographers... Not much railfanning or art... more poetry writing a reading and watching endless episodes of Law And Order. I'm always so cold. The west and Alaska bakes and east of the Mississippi it is cold raw overcast and windy.More Like This
For Railblazer... an example of your timeless art.
ART WITH HEART....More Like This
ENJOY AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK.........
FLAMENCO in the painting by renatadomagalska
Flamenco by CrisVectordancer no 25-2011 by renatadomagalska
Flamenco by dimitrosw
Jump by Rachael023The Blues Sisters... by ansdesignflowerpower jump jump by freestockswirls
Go Granny! by MayEbonyChitty chitty Oh NO.... by PattiPix
Puffers Dream Girl by StarfireArizonaHappy days by MadeByRonaStrike a Pose! by LindArtz
p a s t e l II by HopesOnAirBeneath the Starry Sky by EmilySoto
A Big Thank you for All the Birthday Wishes!More Like This
The Dawn - Vesuvius - The silent brother of Etna by Tazunee
Thousands stars for Joe by luisbc
Happy Birthday Joe-Maccer by PaMonk
lights for Joe.. by iytj
Hearty.... by FeliFee
cottageJoe by fractal2cry
Striped mosaic curves by TheRafflesia
feelin' the groove by TanteTabata
Thanks to all!
I hope I didn't miss anyone.
Just catsI love catsMore Like This
Here are some of my favorites
The cat by T-Solnechnaya
Hi Speed Kitten by thrumyeye Catch me if you can by ZoranPhoto
Black Cat by dreamingdecembers 3446 by aleksandra88
Cat And Butterfly by elvirazakharova Hi, I'm Muppet by Azzeria
pq by grezelle .: Pretty Kiki :. by Rare-Pearl
I guess I saw a mouse... Mickey, come here! by Seb-Photos 8. I'm Innocent by LadyLazarus28
Valentine's Day Contest-Supporters Feature Thank you to all donors who have provided generous awards for this contest.More Like This
Beautiful works from their galleries, for more visit their profiles and enjoy the beauty of art.
Why I Can No Longer Be The Me I Want To BeHello visitors, old friends, and new friends.More Like This
I am so sorry that I have not been around and that I've been neglecting all of my responsibilities here at deviantArt. I didn't think I could return, but I've had so many positivity coming from friends, through calls and notes, that I feel I can continue to be a deviant, just different.
You see, I lost my best friend, my lover, my love. I knew him for twelve years (he always asked me how I knew how long we've shared a special friendship, and I would always answer "women remember what is the most important"). I found deviantArt and showed him the site saying, "You need to be here. I'll join when I tie together the loose ends at my Yahoo group." That was June 4, 2004.
We did so many projects together over the years, including helping me with my The Sims Yahoo group, and running two dA groups, HumanConditions and MadHattersSociety. The Mad Hatters Society is still fairly new. I will continue with that group so go ch
No Other Words - Part Seventy- TwoI don't want to imagine a world without friendship, support, respect and love!More Like This
This is the reason for I started this feature, for all my Watchers and Friends and now it's time to start again!:icontruesmiles:
It's a big project but I hope I will manage and most of all I hope you will like all the beautiful works of this wonderful Artists.
I'm grateful to all of you and each of you, brought in my soul a gleam of joy.:iconhugglesplz:
I have the pleasure to start this presentation with the very special gift made for me, by my dear and very talented friend Vivian. :iconskizzplz:
L'ANTOLOGIA4 x 3More Like This
:iconmirpiphotography: :iconcPaos: :iconMarinaCoric: :iconbirgzett:
:iconImpaled-Corpse: :iconOceanum-MMA: :iconmarcusgravus: :iconebbing-gale:
2014 GiftsHello dear Friends,More Like This
Last year (in a far more timely manner, in January!) I made a Feature Journal for all of the deviation gifts that had been so kindly gifted to me in the prior year. So here I am at last - featuring these beautiful deviations, gifted by such treasured hearts and friends. Thank you, one and all, as I move these deviations from my profile page to this journal so that I can easily access them again in the future - and to share their beauty with all who pass this way.
Here are the gifts that were for my birthday in July...
This was the actual crocheted version of my avatar which Brookette posted to me. It hangs on the wall right by my side when I use my computer (which is often!)