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Journal Entry: Sun Aug 9, 2015, 10:17 AM
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
    Wow has it really been 8 Years

2. What does your username mean?
    my Proper name is James T Elliott and as a baby there was a Question of a nick name my grand parents said jimmy or II (named after GrandPa Elliott.) mom said JTE  (she also nicknamed dad Tree (Thomas R Elliott) he is taller then her.) My nick name was used so much that bye the time I graduated form High school to compile all my grades they had to put a AKA in the system ( to many of my Teachers turned it in under my nick name )  when I joined here I just added Art to the front ArtJTE 

3. Describe yourself in three words.
    Hardworking Honest Loser (I know harsh but true I can't win life at the bottom of the hill.) 

4. Are you left or right handed?
    Righty

5. What was your first deviation?
Death Flower by artjte  This was my Intro to Photoshop in my first Graphic art class heck had to save its progress on a Zip drive disk.

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
    Wood block prints but I don't have access to a press to print as much as I would like
MrPM-Red by artjte Teddy Bear Hunt by artjte  the Onoin by artjte At the Corner by artjte  Sweet 1 by artjte  Cherry Petals by artjte

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

    I think that's a trick Question because I you ask a master of any stilly they would say that there still learning.
on the honest side the art of the sale. The starving arts thing is to true.

8. What was your first favourite?
    

Mature Content

Happy Halloween by HitmanN
 now I think I took the Deviant thing to far but love Halloween and she is cute.

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
    Good art any stile as long as there is hart and honesty and also a Little fun and humor. Most of all things that make me think and give my new ideas 
 
10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

jollyjack.deviantart.com/  jollyjack  mans work is top notch and has a great sense of Humor. 

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
jollyjack.deviantart.com/  Jollyjack same reasons

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

    I don't have many Wachers but just a few the come by and see what I'm up to encourages me to keep making Art

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

    Pencil, note book, Chip carvers Knife, brush and canvas, and my Wacom Cintiq 13HD 

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

     I have a little studio whit the local artist coop

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
     I made a comment on this Pic that turned in to a informative back and Froth with the artist.





fun Painting the Street

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 21, 2015, 7:48 PM
                                Paint the Street

Untitled by artjte

my mind sort of went blank so I did this 
work and fun  but a note's for next year
- poll & tape so I don't have to kneel down to paint it all
- tent "I bake in the sun"
- smaller brushes for the details
- cooler with more water and snacks got a little low toward the end.
- box of Crayola sidewalk chalk 
- knee pads or garden foam pad

this time I did it for the Pharmacy but next year I might get my own 6x6 square. 


wow I realy need to up date more...

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 3, 2015, 11:14 PM

Yes I'm Still Alive


    Were to start still in Springfield Still working at Monty's Subs www.montyssubs.com/ and trying to make a life with Art. To that end I joined a art group here in Springfield Called The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space www.facebook.com/thepharmacyga… and have been making new work and showing them now I just need to master Selling them.
    Pics of works from the Last show Have and Have not by artjte  Morel Nouveau by artjte I really thought I would sell the money one I know a 4 foot tall mushroom is a hard sell. 

    Now I'm working on a wine bottle with my stylized Nouveau style and on another tangent Im thinking a head to the fall and new faces for Pumpkins but that's hard with out Pumpkins so I made my own
hand carved Small Pumpkins by artjte
  sm Pumpkin #1 by artjte  sm Pumpkin #2 by artjte  sm Pumpkin #3 by artjte  sm Pumpkin #4 by artjte  sm Pumpkin #5 by artjte
yep I am Crazy...

More to come this I promise more by this time next week even if its old but never Posted here before.



My Work

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 7, 2011, 11:54 AM
To Long time readers (ok I don't Wright that much) I'm the Manager of a local Sandwich shop Called
Monty's Submarines in Springfield IL. I'm also its Graphic Arts not that I get payed really for it.
Monty's patch by artjte

The Owner the business is Bob and he came to me Wanted a Tee shirt Designs
Monty Nouveau by artjte
Pure Design thought I did a good job.
Secret Sauce Tee by artjte Cookie Tee by artjte Plu-19- Ultimate by artjte
Food Work the Dressing is called the Secret Sauce, I try to get people to buy Cookies by doing a Hipp-no hand thing, and our Ultimate Sub's PLU code is 19.
Monty's Submarines by artjte Monty's Navy Anchor by artjte Monty's Navy Wheel by artjte
-The Navy- Hand to play with the Submarine thing
Monty's in the Sky by artjte Air Force Monty's by artjte
-Air force- had to do a different branch of service

and that's what i did.
More to Come.

  • Listening to: the Decemberists (the King is DEAD)
  • Reading: Abe Lincon Vampire hunter
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: pocket frogs (Ipod touch)
  • Eating: monty's
  • Drinking: to much soda

Finally My final project For Digital Photography..

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 24, 2011, 7:22 PM
OK I finally did some thing in a Timely manner. Well semi timely.

-----This was the Final Project 10 images with a common Theme + artist statement.-----


---Artist Statement---
___Sometimes a single image tells a vast story and other times its just a moment pulled out of time, Silent. Here lets try to give thoughts silent moments a little more of a voice.

___Lets take a Walk,
In this busy world of ours its nice just to leave it all behind and take a walk and let our minds go were ever they want to. (NO I did not do any illegal drugs before hand.)

___Down by my store is one of the major Railroad lines so one day I took off early and had a Quiet (although slightly illegal) walk on the tracks. As I came up to a modern train I think back to the old Iron Horses that would of rolled down the tracks. As I look at the engines walkway I think of Billy the Kid up there ready for anything. Later look-en at a Grain car I see a big hand wheel and my mind go's away to the open Sea and the deck of a tall ship with a Pirate at the Ships Wheel Yo-Ho-Ho. Uh-oh here comes a train so its time to go before I get caught, but I still feel like I need more. The next day I'm free (and not in Jail) so lets try a old Train track that's now being turned into a bike trail. As I start off I pick up a leaf and think of the little guy on the NO trespassing sign the other day free to walk with me today. Now this trail is still being worked on but there are barricades more for motor vehicles then Me, I think, but in some places I think they could be put to better uses. Now when this was a Railroad it was used to haul grain form large farm elevators built by the tracks. These towers of the prairie have always made me think of some sort of secret launch sight. Sometimes you see just some old broken thing parked by someone on some unused speck of land forgotten. Don't you think these things remember better days. As I come upon the first finished bridge they have a barricade up and all I can think of is (what is this suppose to stop). Later I find what its Suppose to stop.

___Thanks for taken a Walk with Me and my Mind
a lot better then some Pitchers of flowers...

1-Jump-the-fence by artjte 2-Iron-Horse by artjte 3-Train Rober by artjte 4-Train-Sailer by artjte 5-Walken with Nature by artjte 6-Trail vs Road by artjte 7-Mission Control by artjte 8-Land Boat by artjte 9-Danger by artjte 10-Pay the Toll by artjte
This last Image was Just tacked on the bottom of the Artist Statement
Flowers on the Trail by artjte




There were to my Pleasant Surprise a good Few that liked my work.
I already Thanked them
but still I would like to do so aging here 12 Favs buy
:iconrememberxixlovexyou: :iconimaginethearts: :iconironrose123: :iconkatiethewolf98: :iconmounthrize: :iconmewmewitems: :icondragonoftheicestorm: :iconsures1109:

also got a Watcher out of it
:iconmewmewitems:

Thanks to All *



more to come about my current work

  • Listening to: the Decemberists (the King is DEAD)
  • Reading: Abe Lincon Vampire hunter
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: pocket frogs (Ipod touch)
  • Eating: monty's
  • Drinking: to much soda

Sorry for being gone for so long...

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 11, 2011, 9:06 PM
Well were to begin Class went well but I have not posted anything i a bit because my connection has been so slow.
did some good stuff at the end of class and I want to put it all together for you to see and laugh at.
form my class here are a few.
Let Sleeping Bears lie by artjte   Fire guys by artjte   Mouse Trap by artjte
Man at Work by artjte   Worken Late by artjte   How Many by artjte
Easter is Coming by artjte   Putting Girls to Sleep by artjte   SPKR Rusted red Cap by artjte
White Violet by artjte   Odd Bloom by artjte   Apple Bloom by artjte

this last one is me expementing with my birthday gift my new B+W +5 filter lens for my camera
true Micro Photography.
Chain link flower by artjte

  • Listening to: the Decemberists (the King is DEAD)
  • Reading: Abe Lincon Vampire hunter
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: pocket frogs (Ipod touch)
  • Eating: monty's
  • Drinking: to much soda

donig weird things in class

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 4, 2011, 7:13 PM
been a bit scenes I last posted
not much to report
class is going well.
relitives are droping like flyes.
work is trying to kill ME.
ow and my sister is comeing to town.

a lesser man would be asking (do I want ketchup on my Cyanide)
but realy the worst is not haping to me its just around me still leaves you with a funny feeling like now is not the time to fly anywhere.

on one good point my cosine came to town with her new little girl Elisia. Cute dose not even beging to discribe this kid. I was holden her and she was fighting taken a little nap and I was talking to my mouther and cosine and she just went to sleep in my arms acourding to her mom that never happens.. I have a pic that I used for a class assingment I think I will post it here.
fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/201…

  • Listening to: the Decemberists (the King is DEAD)
  • Reading: Abe Lincon Vampire hunter
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: pocket frogs (Ipod touch)
  • Eating: monty's
  • Drinking: to much soda

start of class

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 10, 2011, 4:07 PM
well here i'm killing time before my first Photography class cinse high school and that class used the oldest 35mm camras alive and I use that spareally becuse every one of them had a problem with the shuter or the apacher or one had a crack in the lens. to save money we used black & white film, but we did learn how to proses film and use a dark room. This class is in Digital Photography. and meets in the graphic desing computer lab at LLCC.
the teach is talken so should go.

  • Listening to: streaght no chaser
  • Reading: Kat Richardson Labyrinth
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: pocket frogs (Ipod touch)
  • Eating: monty's
  • Drinking: to much soda

Sitting at B and N

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 7, 2010, 7:43 PM
Sometimes I think what am I doing with my life for the last week I have been trying to do a Operating system upgrade on my Ipod to day was complete it or see about shot-en it in to space and the later whall been really unrealistic even with the worst case scenario had a higher chance of making me smile.. But with this I'm glad to say it finally worked now all I have to do is pull the pins out of the Steve Jobs voodoo doll.

    In the mean time I did sing up for a digital Photography class this spring at LLCC so looking forward to that. But in the meantime I have to put the last touches on some winter works I have been doing for the coming holiday pic to come after they get them..

    the Sony calendar contest really has my hopes up no one faves my work but I'm hopeful that at least one gets in the calendar..

  • Listening to: streaght no chaser
  • Reading: Kat Richardson Labyrinth
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: pocket frogs (Ipod touch)
  • Eating: monty's
  • Drinking: to much soda

Yes I'm Still alive

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 17, 2010, 9:24 PM
the last time I did a journal entry I was taking a spring Figure Study class that I loved the Professor Mister Al Shull was very kind in letting me use my Laptop my Wacom tablet with Photoshop to Draw in class.

Now onto Summer not to say I did nothing at all for 5 mouths. Not that i have a lot to show for it Did some pumpkin Carving Here and for the City's park. maybe I will post more about that later. Also Spent a lot of time Work-en on my Halloween Costume (the Black Knight) Armor is a pain to make.

Here in the next 2 weeks IM going to post some of that work and start posten more Journal's about what I did am doing and what I hope to do.

  • Listening to: Vishten
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: min gore (Ipod touch)
  • Eating: monty's
  • Drinking: to much soda

class 3-01-2010

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 1, 2010, 7:34 PM
end of the night in Figure Study class. here is my work

03-01-10-fig-1st-30-min artjte.deviantart.com/art/03-0…:
03-01-10-fig-2nd-40-min artjte.deviantart.com/art/03-0…:
03-01-10-fig-3rd-35min artjte.deviantart.com/art/03-0…:

last was a outside assignment to draw our hands. artjte.deviantart.com/art/Hand…:

  • Listening to: Vishten
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: min gore (Ipod touch)
  • Eating: monty's
  • Drinking: to much soda

class

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 24, 2010, 7:30 PM
Monday's class was canceled and this wednesday i was just to rusty
here is the work
artjte.deviantart.com/art/02-2…:
artjte.deviantart.com/art/02-2…:
the 3rd would of been posted but tried something new and it did not work needless to say.
till next time
ow do any of you now how to do flash have a skeleton problem to do and need to see about try-en flash will see.

  • Listening to: Vishten
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: min gore (Ipod touch)
  • Eating: monty's
  • Drinking: to much soda

live from my Fig study class

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 17, 2010, 7:25 PM
Drawing in fig study class
usen my laptop and wacom.

check it out.
artjte.deviantart.com/art/02-1…:
artjte.deviantart.com/art/02-1…:

  • Listening to: Vishten
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: Peggle
  • Drinking: to much soda

up date at last

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 15, 2010, 4:06 PM
been a bit and this will not be a totale journal update.

one xmas was good my great sister got me a Lg Intuos4 wacom tablet man do i love it.

taken Figur Study this Spring and usen said tablet with my laptop in class to draw in PhotoShope. ( more on that later. )

  • Listening to: Vishten
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: Peggle
  • Drinking: to much soda

want a new wacom

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 19, 2009, 8:55 PM
i know Xmas is coming and i could ask the family but need to do it my self. need to do a lot there are a lot of little art projects that need my full attention.

ow UIS had a juried art show and Lincoln's tome won 1st place in Drawing and Printmaking (is it just me but why do thous always get lumped together.)artjte.deviantart.com/art/Linc… Lincoln's Tome Final by artjte

so stick that in your Ear IL state fair.
busy weekend lots to do and little time just the usual 5 different directions at once so here is hoping

  • Listening to: The Crow five string banjo by Steve Martin
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: Peggle
  • Drinking: to much soda

what is a coment.

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 22, 2009, 9:37 PM
last night before bed i log-in and knocked about for a little bit and whale looking at the newly semited work i came across this kid form Texas work he took this pic of some tulips nice and all but i asked if he thought about taken the shot form a lower angle and i listed some resigns about how Tulips look down. and he came back at me about how that was not his artistic view. (really defensive) i apologised and back off and now I'm thinking maybe that was not the right thing. the kid has skills no lien there but he was making simple work and passing it off as high art and it wasn't.

Nice is one thing but some times you need to take up a challenge and make something from it he could of just read my comment and thought about it the next time he was out shot-en and left it at that. but when he fired back all i thought was what a nut job..

i know no one reads these but if you do and you come across some thing in my gallery that you think (gosh if he just did this of why not that) SAY IT i could use the help. and I'm not to proud or full of my self to refuse it.

:thumb137839413:
his work one of the ones that show his promise

  • Listening to: The Crow five string banjo by Steve Martin
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: Peggle
  • Drinking: to much soda

to much to do.

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 20, 2009, 7:51 PM
the first is up date this Journal

ow well next weekend is the apple and pork festival in Clinton IL my fave fall festival in the area. asked for the hole weekend off to go.

projects include some printing it is sad when you have to scratch in the time to just scratch a plate.

also behind on the work for my Halloween costume for this year. more maybe later.

  • Listening to: The Crow five string banjo by Steve Martin
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: Peggle
  • Drinking: to much soda

Fun and Problems

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 21, 2009, 1:54 PM
here it go's the last journal besides been poorly spelled was quick and hastily made so this one I'm try-en to put some more thought into so were so we begin..

My Italy Greece trip talk about FUN 10 days walking in history lot of travel time but so much to see man i need to go back. Took a lot of pitchers on two cameras 1933 Pic and video for over 8.24 GB ya a lot but a lot were a little blurry or poorly framed or were test shots when i was trying to to get the right light exposure. So cutting the crop down i got 667 Pics for 2.92 GB not bad. just cant post them here well i could but most were taken in museums or of some very famous places our just my EF tour grope haven fun. That said how to get them out there for the group answer Picasa i made a gallery even added some more storage so here it is if you are interested picasaweb.google.com/artjte .

The trip ended on the 4th but that brings us to the problem portion of this journal. Right before my trip my computer died. (really died) So when I got back i had to get a new Laptop with the money i didn't spend on vacation and my mad savings. More problem's always the first i tried (never a good way to start) was a 14.1 Toshiba with a Intel P8400 processor nice right but problem after problem some of the volume controls did not work then it could not find the CD/DVD drive or even all the programs for it. Just to many problems for the first 10 days with a new computer. So usen Best Buy (aka the only game in town) return or exchange police I got a HP Pavilion dv7-1285dx same Intel P8400 processor but it is 17in so bigger but has more memory and a bigger hard drive. Now this one is working perfectly just a little less portable but most of my work is done at home somewhat.

Now the Programme Problems namely Adobe. I had a student edition of Creative Suit 2 but it was on my old laptop when it died so i was unable to transfer the licence for the new Laptop so now I'm with out Photoshop or Illustrator. I'm not going to wast the time with get the license transferred then buy-en a up grade to CS4 because that would be more expensive then just buy-en a new Student edition. So a little down time from that sort of work.

but everthing else is worken just fine. mabe i can post some micro pics i took hear.
will see

Yours -artJTE-

  • Listening to: The Crow five string banjo by Steve Martin
  • Watching: in plain sight
  • Playing: Peggle
  • Drinking: to much soda
Ok that needs a little explaning. I had a opretunety to take a EF tour of Italy & Greece with a focuse on art history. I planed to do this the first day in Rome but never had the time to find a wifi hot spot and time to even check my email let alone to do this.
So what have I seen the better ? is what haven't I seen in Rome the bergaze gallery, colloseam vatican museam, Florence ufitze gates of paradice ow ow my brain hurts try to remember all the things I have seen and how to spell them when I get home I will post some pics and list it all properly.
  • Listening to: The Crow five string banjo by Steve Martin
  • Watching: Some thing in greeck( who has the time)
  • Playing: Sudoku
  • Eating: Baclava
  • Drinking: Iced frapachenos with bayles
---- Well that idea did not work out like it should of. in Oct i said that i was going to post more works that i was doing but noughten came you say well there are two reasons one my scanner died ya that is a big one two my computer got a virus a noughter big one and three I'm laze now that is a nouther really big one now some of you would say but the other stuff.

--ya the scanner and virus helped in the excuse department but I could of still done a journal post use my i-pod.

-- Well now that the self flogging is over what did i do for X-mas made my employees and neighbors very cut candy buckets (cant find the pics)
- started class Printmaker more just a excuse to use the schools inks and press then credits. been very productive 3 intaglios and starten my 3 woodcut need to post pic of all the work planing to borrow the schools scanner so after that maybe i will share more with you.
oooow 12:12am and i have to work in the morning so  good night..    8)
  • Listening to: Willie and the Wheel
  • Watching: Castle
  • Playing: Sudoku
  • Eating: soup
  • Drinking: cream soad