Winter MusingsWinter Musings
"Baby, it’s cold outside!" We all know this song, and boy, is that true! Ok sure, winter could always be worse, like in Siberia (ranging from -27° to -46°C - brrr ). US East Coast is ranging from +6° to -11°C (similiar for Germany - thankfully I'm in the plus area, but still brrrrr ). So go, get out the mittens & scarfs, the parkas - the thicker the better, the heavy boots, and so on...and then try to look stylish in winter clothes!
Winters like this - with lingering snow & growing snowdrifts, freezing winds, chilly early morning temperatures barely above zero, and night temperatures falling below zero - reduce life to its essence :staying warm, staying fed, connecting with family & friends, keeping the TV remote or the computer mouse within reach. Noone goes out freely in this we
My deviantART StoryToday is DA's 14th birthday!! I've been an active deviant here for just over 6 years (oh god I'm OLD) and, in honor of their birthday, here are a few featured pieces that have really inspired me and helped me grow as an artist over those 6 yearsMore Like This
In no particular order, a piece from some of my favorite go-to works for inspiration. These works have blessed my All-Time Favorites folders because they all invoke an atmosphere for me-- a strong feeling of connection. Some of the artists are friends, some are strangers, but all are amazing:
Celestial Fish by SethFitts
Freedom by Torajio
The Chattering Stars by shirotsuki
light by satiiiva
Feature - SNOWMENLink to the original http://flaxias.deviantart.com/art/Snowman-s-Castle-387801783More Like This
EVEN SNOWMEN HAVE A PERSONALITY ALL OF THEIR OWN!
You are what you eat. by yty2000
Snowman on the moon - 1 by Valaly Snowman by ArtAnda snowman by sumeragisama
Winter Golf by jimmyemery Snowman I by moonowl1
Snowy Bliss by Cyrite Skiing Snowman by Myriadelle holiday trio by annaparma
Bunny snow party by nienor friends in winter by matamataja
Snowman by KmyGraphic and Happy New Year by KmyGraphic
New Snowman Free Icon by Katana-Nova-Cat New Snowman Free Icon by Katana-Nova-Cat New Snowman Free Icon by Katana-Nova-Cat :snowflake
Tis The SeasonMerry Christmas!More Like This
Tsuki's Meowy Cats-mas by TeaPhotography
Silent night by Liuanta Merry Christmas by Princess-Suki-W
Merry Christmas from Eddie by mim304 Santa Claus 2013 by SethFitts santa's gifts without glasses by hillfreak
Buon Natale by hiram67 Merry Christmas for all my dA friends by soiman I Bring You Joy by sesam-is-open
Merry Christmas by Kaz-D
Snowmencard by ArtAnda
Let it Snow by Brainfruit Little Santa in a Chimney by Ploopie Bless all the dear children... by MissCosettePontmercy
Wish Upon a Star by Ploopie Hurray It's Christmas by CozyComfyCouch Happy Holidays! by SayuriMVRomei
Merry Christmas 2009 by AlexAlexandrov This Year's Gift... by SRudy Happy Holidays by CReevesABudd
Hall Of Fame ( 43 - November 2013 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Hollow by CustardCookie Cubular Growth by Mathness Cheer up, little buddy by ArtAnda Time Travel by TheDreamIsTrue Special Forces - Type 13 and 69 by DanarArt
Female illustrator feature + childrens booksI thought it was finally time to get this feature out of my mind and online! Here are some of the female illustrators on dA which I love and would love to own any children books from. It was tough just picking ONE piece from each artists so please do check out their galleries.More Like This
My limit of 20 proved difficult so it ended up being 30 but it could have easily been 40 but I realised I had to stop myself
Reflected Memory by miyumonSprite by Mar-ka Forlorn Redux by LiquidFaeStudios
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!More Like This
#Primavara.Salutare, salutare!More Like This
Avem un feature primăvăratic de care să vă bucuraţi. Cum toate lucrurile învie, aşa face şi activitatea noastră pe DeviantART. :iconcheerplz:
Nu uitaţi de pagina noastră oficială de Facebook: http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?https://www.facebook.com/TalentPurRomanesc
Toate aceste 10 lucrări se regăsesc în galeria grupului nostru şi sunt realizate de români talentaţi, aşa cum v-am obişnuit.
Rugămintea noastră este să oferiţi orice fel de feedback acestor 10 lucrări şi artiştilor ce le-au realizat. Orice doriţi voi: , watch, comentarii.
Show them some looove!
Fella Features You! Vol. 1Hey!More Like This
This is a biweekly feature series, coming out every other Wednesday that features art that YOU choose! After enjoying the art content below, feel free to comment on this article with up to 3 pieces of art (your own or somebody else's) you want to show up in the next issue!
Without further ado, here is the art that you chose last time!
Calyptomena viridis by Samantha-dragon ACEO/ATC: Cuddle More by Samantha-dragon
if you're serious about boycotting, read this.another edit, about the money stuff.More Like This
here's spyed talking about issues with revenue and money stuff, and hinting at core.
and more discussion about lack of communication.
there was some discussion in the comments about how DA could possibly be broke, with getting $10million in 2013 to keep it the top art website. but after a discussion with a website dev, it's entirely possible for a website to cost millions of collars to host. Similar websites like tumblr and imgur have received 4x and even 100x money in funding.
(but there's also this if you want to read it too.)
any other insight on this topic would be helpfu
The Art Theft DiscussionMore Like This
Art Theft DiscussionTopicsStealingTakingCopyrightPermissionFan ArtMoral RightsProtectionResolving Disputes
Something about talentI've always disliked the term "talented".More Like This
It implies that things come to you naturally and without any effort, while in reality the people that are considered extremely talented rarely get to the top without any practice. And the 'rarely' is an understatement. I've never seen anyone reach the top without effort. Not ever. I dislike how 'not having talent' is often used as an excuse for not being good at something, while in reality the only real reason that keeps people from accomplishing things is not working hard enough for it. And sure, not working hard enough can have its reasons. Very valid reasons like having different priority's in life, not having enough time next to your school, job or family life, or even battling an illness. It doesn't change the fact that you're capable of doing it.
I always tend to compare art (or any craft in that matter) with running a marathon. Anyone that's not severely handicapped could run a marathon, but it takes a lot of dedication
beautiful days n nightsHope everyone is experiencing a lovely Spring! We're having history making rain and such here ... Oklahoma City .... and we're in for more of it through Sunday .... return of severe weather outbreaks tomorrow and Saturday *sighs* I'm sick of it!!!More Like This
But the flowers are beautiful, or um were till the storms tore 'em up! I had beautiful Peonies and Irises! What flowers do you have blooming in your garden? .... What are your favorite flowers?
I was sick of my last journal which is part of the reason I'm writing this one ... I hate the new icon, but as this is probably a "dead horse beaten to death already" I'll only add that I showed this site to someone the other day because they didn't know what I was talking about. And he asked "what does the "Z" stand for *laughs* which was what I thought the first time I saw it ... anyways ......
I love you guys and miss those of you who note back and forth with me. I've had some rt issues that have kept me away and may still but truly wanted to sort o
Tuesday Treats: InsomniaMonday Muses | Thursday Greets | Weekend Fun | WishingWell WeeklyMore Like This
Insomnia! Hours of ceiling watching, analyzing all sounds. All asleep nightmares, unseen people whispering in your ear. Eyes wide open, absorbing the night without rest. Agony without feelings. And what about that spot on the wall, growing and growing? Did it just moved?
This is not an horror movie, ladies and gentlemen; this is Insomnia.
Have fun with the theme... or not!
Suggest one deviation (even from your own gallery) by linking it in a comment on this blog. Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have a good day!
Suggestions must be sent before
Treasure Trove #82GREETINGS FELLOW ARTIST'S AROUND THE GLOBE! HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL WEEK!More Like This
SHOWCASING THE MANY TALENTED ARTIST'S OF DEVIANT ART EVERY WEEK
THIS WEEK'S THEME IS "LOVED ONES, MOTHER'S DAY, & INTERESTING ART"...ENJOY THE FEATURE!
KEEP ON CREATING INSPIRE ME AND BE INSPIRED MY FELLOW ARTISTS
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father. "
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge~
How do you deal with haters?I got this as a question on my Tumblr, and I felt I could share my thoughts here as well because it seems it's something a lot of people can relate to. I hope this comes to helpful to any of you guys reading.More Like This
I’m certain there are people who dislike me. Some I come to know through whisperings because I have eyes everyyyyywheeeeere.
However, I don’t feel the need to acknowledge them or do anything about it unless they are causing any real harm, especially to people I care about.
There is a popular quote that I like referencing for this topic, which gets the message across in a charming way:
“You can be a juicy, ripe peach and there’s still going to be someone who doesn’t like peaches, so you can either submit to someone’s criticism of you, or you can get on with the business of being your own amazing self who attracts other like-minded people that appreciat
Life is Beautiful...Isn't it?More Like This
There are magical moments in life where I get the opportunity to remember that I'm nothing but an insignificant living being among 8 billion others.. on a planet among 8 in a solar system among billions in a galaxy among trillions and all in one universe-- possibly among others?-- where whether or not I died, would hardly leave a mark even in the face of my own city.
The world goes on without you.
Yet I once realized, that a meaning in life, is to give life a meaning.
Live your dreams! You only live once.
Don't do idiotic dares for the sake of saying you did them-- go tell that cute boy or girl you like them!
Go tell the world your name!
Why must everything be over after one failure..?
Sure, the humiliation of having everyone look down upon you is torture itself... but when you get back up and show everyone that you're somebody, it won't be you who'd be ashamed for not realizing your potential sooner-- but them!
There are mome
Is it Me? Or is Deviantart Dying?I was chatting to some art/writing friends online, and it seemed to be something we agreed upon.More Like This
Deviantart seems kinda dead, or like it's dying or something. Or is that just for me ( and the people I've spoken to?). Honestly, I think a lot of the changes they made are responsible.
Disclaimer (because I always need one for some reason). This is my journal. It is my opinion. If you have a different opinion I'd love to hear it. I'm not out to offend anyone (kind of sadly hilarious I have to post these more and more lol ).
I've been here a long time. Well, I suppose I wasn't active for many years. I lived in Japan and Deviantart has no presence there. But then 3.5 years ago I decided to teach myself to paint, so I suddenly became active.
I think a lot of the recent Site Updates to Deviantart have really made things hard for those of us who are serious about artwork ( or maybe everyone?). Usually, it was fairly standard that when you post a new
Contest Winners - Sunsets and SunrisesSUNSET AND SUNRISESMore Like This
A mixed media contest about trees in full flowering bloom or close ups of blooms from trees.
Miguel-Santos with Tree of Lite
Zugo with .:Tagus:.
comsic with Field At Sunset
JULY BIRTHDAY'S 15-31More Like This
To my Watchers
who Celebrate in July
To all my watchers who celebrate in July 1-31 from :icongigi50:
Birgit :iconbibiarts: from Germany
Peter :iconpcellis: from Canada
May :iconmayebony: from Australia
Christa :iconc-s-marcy: from USA
Philip :iconphils1761: from USA
Violet :iconviolet-kleinert: from Canada
BB :iconbusterbrownbb: from United Kingdom
Shaynelle :iconlpsfreak: from USA
Christian :iconcdrakephotography: from Germany
Patrick :iconmorsoth: from Canada
Flower Features III: African DaisyMy newest featuring series starring the flowery deviants! I've seen a couple of my friends feature deviants with specific objects, which was my main inspiration to do something similar~!More Like This
Make sure to these pieces so the featured deviants can achieve more appreciation~!
Note that the pieces I feature will not have any description underneath or otherwise; they will just be flat out features and nothing more.
Let the flowers grace us with their beauty~
(A brief description of the flower in question is a recent addition to the feature. I will also be doing all forms of media to broaden the exposure.)
The African daisy flowers are 1-1/2 inch wide flowers, which close at night, in the shade, and during cloud cover. The African daisy flowers are in shades of white, orange and yellow and apricot.
SOME FUN FOR YOUR WEEK END.....DEAR ALL.... FRIENDS, WATCHERS..... AND SO ON...More Like This
I AM STARTING THIS JOURNAL BY PUBLICLY MAKING A FOOL OF MYSELF AGAIN.... JUST AS I LIKE.......
THE FOLLOWING VIDEO STARTS WITH ME SPEAKING IN PORTUGUESE AS IT IS DEDICATED MAINLY
TO MY NIECE CARLOTA,
WHO WILL HOPEFULLY START STUDYING AT THE PORTUGUESE MUSIC
CONSERVATORY NEXT YEAR, AS IT HAS BEEN FOUND OUT THAT SHE HAS A REALLY GOOD VOICE..
AND NOW I HOPE THESE WORKS WILL BRING A SMILE TO ALL YOUR FACES....
GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP.....
Oh Good! They're Finally Up! by MYPeanutGallery
Thank you feature #4Hi Everybody ,More Like This
I can't believe it's nearing the end of June already, six months have gone so fast in some ways I'm sitting watching the FIFA World Cup Soccer highlights and wow has there ever been some upsets in regards to teams that we're favoured to win, and have been beaten by the "underdog's"...I have always my whole life, cheered for the underdog's and I think it's fantastic that finally, they too get recognised for their accomplishments
Some good news...I'm doing really good The nerve pain has gone in my neck finally, and even though I still struggle with lack of strength in my shoulders and the odd twang of pain, I'm managing quite well and able to do more things! Sleeping lying down is STILL an issue...so we are thinking of an alternative special bed that I c
May featuredTO MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS & GROUPSMore Like This
FEATURED ME IN MAY
AGAIN LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL ART TO EXPLORE IN THESE
It's Mushroom Time! by SharingMyDreams Features and Returning to Normality by MayEbony Happy Mother's Day! by SharingMyDreams
THANK YOU FOR A SPECIAL DAY! by sesam-is-open THANK YOU ALL... AND MORE.... by Tigles1Artistry SOME FAVOURITES I MUST REALLY SHARE... by Tigles1Artistry
HOW AMAZING CAN STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY BE...... by Tigles1Artistry Time for a new feature :) by Windklang Faves - heaps of them! by MayEbony
June Theme Folder by SharingMyDreams
ENJOY SOME OF THEIR BEAUTIFUL ART
:icona2matos: for :icondevpremium:
:iconerozja: for :icondeviantartsupporters:
Spotlight Features XXIIIThe following are some of my recent faves. Perhaps you have already seen them. If not, please check them out!More Like This
Featured in April ThanksHi! Sweet friendsMore Like This
Now I am trying to catch up
for the few days I am home
Had a superb time in Vancouver
and now look forward to our next adventure
So if you don't hear from me
Well you I will continue catching up in July
To all my wonderful friends and groups
who featured me in April
You are all simply
There is a great variety of art in these fabulous Journals
April Featured Member by InspirationStation1
Crazy Amazing Art 13 by Roses-to-AshesMy Birthday Project by AnnissinaHappy Easter and Spring by Erozja
HAPPY EASTER by DigithalieFluffiness and cuteness overloaded this Easter by momentsawAn Ode to Cats! by Scooby777
TULIPE by DigithaliePeople And Flowers by PhotoSeriesNo8 , Quotes and features by pagan-live-style
Spring Has Sprung by SharingMyDreamsThere's Always Something by Corvidae65Inspiration Journal~Spring by bridgetbright
Going Dark for a Week or SoMore Like This
Moving is upon us. I'll be without Internet Access until reconnected at the new place. Will be able to have limited access on my iPhone, but it isn't easy to do group work on the phone, so there will be a gap in some groups between when deviations are submitted and accepted; the same with join requests. Other groups have active admins, so there shouldn't be an issue. Anyhoo, so long for now and I'll see you on the other side of moving half way across the great state of Ohio!
Fully-sized stock pictures at the link. Some of the pictures are provided below the Preview Pane but the rest can be viewed in the link. Views include inside the apartment, front and back porches and views from the center apartment looking left, front and right. Stock is unrestricted. Preview Pane is posted in the gallery at WDWParksGal-Stock
#Deviant365 2015 Week 30Last WeekMore Like This
Last week, we asked you to make a journal that features 5 deviants artwork. Congratulations to ShonemZone and WDWParksGal-Stock who have each won a 3-month Premium Membership!
This week, we are asking you to share something that inspires you- inspire us too! It can be a song, work of art, location, anything that gets you into your creative flow!
All entries must be received by Friday, July 31st, 2015Submit entries by commenting below with a link or thumbnailOne (1) winner will receive a deviantART Print (up to $30)
Good luck, and have a fantastic week!
This Week in CSSAnother week in review. We didn't have any in the full CSS or Gallery Skin categories this past week. I would recommend waiting on gallery skins, as we may expect an overhaul of the code once again as dA updates their site. Keep up on the DeviantArt Timeline Updates to know what is happening that may effect the CSS community.More Like This
Design & Commissions
[Commission] Custom Journal Skin by KinziKritzkrieg[Commission] Polka dots and laces journal skin by MissBlackNailsKiato CSS by CyphonFiction[Commission] Custom Journal Skin by KinziKritzkrieg[Commission] Custom Journal Skin by KinziKritzkriegcannibal-nightmares custom skin by cacw
I cannot help but notice all of the above commissions are installable this week. If you have been featured, p
Awareness of the Arts Feature #3:iconwdwparksgal:More Like This
WDWParksGal is an artist, they won second place in OurDreamsWillCome's Awareness of the Arts Contest with this gorgeous piece!
They create miscellaneous works :O
They also have a stock account! (WDWParksGal-Stock)
My Project Portfolio I Decided to give a try of the Project Portfolio: My Shameless Self PromotionsMore Like This
So hope I am doing this right
Wish me Luck and here we go
Here are a few of My works here and Why Not.
Here are a few Artist that I look up to Every Day
And Admire Very Much of What They Do And What they create
CSS: Thoughts on ShorthandUsing a shorthand property is a lot like spring-cleaning: you want to decide what you keep and what you throw out, and just like spring-cleaning things can get confusing when you put it all in one bag.More Like This
border: 1px solid #000;
could very well be:
So, shorthand is cool, right? Gives the impression of being less code, you have everything in one line, and dang, does it make you look like you know sh**.
Yarp and narp. While I do use shorthand like I didn't know that three values in one property can actually mean that each value has its own property (remember the part about more than one value associated with a property equals the possibility of using shorthand and thinking it's the only way), I find it important to tell you that there are upsides to not using a shorthand despite its availability.
One, obviously, is to prevent confusion. When you're proficient in working with CSS, cool, but when you're
Challenge - Week 6Challenge : Fantasy StockMore Like This
:iconwdwparksgal: suggested by WDWParksGal / WDWParksGal-Stock
I hope everyone has had a fantastic and safe holiday weekend. Full of fireworks and cookouts. I know WDWParksGal has had a spectacular time, she has been posting lots of fantastic fireworks stocks. So, if you still wanted in on the 4th of July #CSSChallenge, then head over to her galleries. (The stock account will have more WDWParksGal-Stock)
(not all images here are stock)
This week's challenge is a fun one. Hit up all your favorite fantasy stock artists for castles, faeries, mythological creatures and whatever you fancy. Premade bgs can be made into beautiful journal skin designs, besides compositing your own journal banners, footers and bgs
People+Arts: Interview and Art Exhibit (Issue #7)In this Issue:More Like This
1.- Interview with: TheGalleryOfEve
2.- Art exhibiting (Various artists)
3.- Selected favorites
4.- Especial feature from a forum post
1.- Interview with: TheGalleryOfEve
Introducing Eve (TheGalleryOfEve)
Charming and friendly, two excellent words to start describing Eve (TheGalleryOfEve).
I found her gallery through other fellow deviant. Her profile page caught my attention immediately. Her art, interviews and activities inside the community are pretty awesome. While I was reading the interviews she has conducted, I found inspiration to scale the numbers and kind of questions in my interviews, looking for a better way to knowing more about the interviewed artists.
I send her a note asking permission to use or rewrite some of her questions and to my surprise, she answered me in Spanish, our natural language. She was very friendly and understanding, and she gave me permission to use anythi
An Absurd Interview with The Gallery of EveIn the beginning God created the earth, on the eight day God created... emoticons. But before that, God created Eve and Eve saw emoticons and thought: "They're good"More Like This
And so, Eve is here today and we are having an interview with her gallery. So without further ado, let's start with this interview to TheGalleryOfEve
Hello, I’m Eve, mostly known as … … Eve. I like Digital art, Nutella, espresso coffee, music, and things that "move" :iconwooooplz:
That's very interesting... what is the color of your socks?
Oohhh, it’s hot pink! :iconhurrplz: But how did you know I was wearing socks??? :iconbusinesscatplz: Are you guys stalking me??? Is that a camera over there??? I can report you for this!!!
Of course not! I was just.. I guessed. Yeah. Anyway, what is your favorite letter of the alphabet? what is your favouri
GermanyXReader - PervertMore Like This
A/N: Over used title is over used. Felt like writing this after a conversation with a friend. Enjoy~!
My body ached, every limb hurt and screamed with ever slow step I took as I got closer to my goal. My feet throbbed in the high heels I wore, and my skin would give off chilled goose bumps with every burst of cold summer wind. The breeze caused a shutter and a muffled squeal to erupt from my chapped lips as it drifted up the skirt of my dress.
I bit my lower lip and went on with my slow limp like trot to my destination. I was not going to walk home. Not at this hour and when I lived so far away. Instead I was going to turn to a close friend of mine. Even in the state I was in, which was sweaty, dirty and slightly intoxicated, I knew I could trust him with my life.
Ludwig Beilschmidt was an average person in my book. Although the occasional burst of hardcore sex dreams came along with him in it. I thought nothing of my little dirty feelings for him. I never thought an
Softness-art: Weekly feature LXII:iconsoftness-art:More Like This
One Summer's Day by arefin03Altis by Aenkill
...praha XXVIII... by roblfc1892
Nastya by werewolf-dolKissed by the Sun by wind-princess
magic light of June by kim-e-sens
Autumn splendor by matthieu-parmentierGolden Sunset by AlexGutkin
Nymph by Alessia-Izzo
** by EraskyFilled with joy.. by Khomenko
orange harmony by vularia
Freedom by SheilaBrinson
Feature-8More Like This
Pure Dreams 11 by GregorKerleCute Pseudeuophrys lanigera - Female by TheFunnySpider
Making Decisions by SheilaBrinsonStar by Chansie
Schlupfwespe by FeliDae84Drops 03 by kentnek
Treasures by Lady-Torililac space by augenweide
Orange Butty by StridsbergBurst of colours by pqphotography
Whispering by Ikarusthefirst.tonight we have the stars. by kyokosphotos
361. Pole vault by BullterNach dem Regen by Bildmalerin
Macro Spotlight Vol. 168MarcosRodriguez'sMore Like This
Spotlight Vol. 168
Wool Carder Bee Series 2-6
Look into my eye...