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Miniature Grey Squirrel sculptures by Pajutee Miniature Grey Squirrel sculptures :iconpajutee:Pajutee 312 28
The Great Tutorial Round-up: P is for...
Hello, my fellow artisans and crafters! :wave:
You know... it -would- be nice if I am on time once in a while... ^^; But I will also tell you that it's hard in the summer. It's kinda awful when your colleagues take their kids on vacation and you have to stay behind to keep the fort. But hey... that means I have the place (mostly) to myself. That's not half bad... because I have time to dig through more tutorials for you! :XD:
 What is it?
First mentioned in 1154, pasta is a staple of Italian food. Pasta is usually made from an unleavened dough of a durum wheat flour mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking. As an alternative for those wanting a different taste, or who need to avoid products containing gluten, some pastas can be made using rice flour in place of wheat.Pastas may be divided into two broad categories, dried (pasta secca) and fresh (pasta fresca). Both dried and fresh p
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Plug Parasite by IvanDuran9 Plug Parasite :iconivanduran9:IvanDuran9 38 12 Brigitte by raikoart Brigitte :iconraikoart:raikoart 9,930 252 Hidden Paradise by yuumei Hidden Paradise :iconyuumei:yuumei 13,369 260 My Heart Jumped by sandara My Heart Jumped :iconsandara:sandara 7,560 182 Chinese tank by Sinto-risky Chinese tank :iconsinto-risky:Sinto-risky 1,280 48 Valley Activity by Softyrider62 Valley Activity :iconsoftyrider62:Softyrider62 735 31 Long-winged Kite Spider (Gasteracantha versicolor) by Azph Long-winged Kite Spider (Gasteracantha versicolor) :iconazph:Azph 149 56 Late Spider-orchid by Terrydunk Late Spider-orchid :iconterrydunk:Terrydunk 5 0 Still Waiting by yuumei Still Waiting :iconyuumei:yuumei 9,770 166 #000591-2-2 by niakok01 #000591-2-2 :iconniakok01:niakok01 7 0 Asian small clawed otter by Maria-Schreuders Asian small clawed otter :iconmaria-schreuders:Maria-Schreuders 4,903 1,254 Dreamwalker III by Sturmideenkind Dreamwalker III :iconsturmideenkind:Sturmideenkind 723 24 Nsio explains: Simplifying the Complexity by Nsio Nsio explains: Simplifying the Complexity :iconnsio:Nsio 9,882 143 Night by GaudiBuendia Night :icongaudibuendia:GaudiBuendia 4,392 93


Today's art: Apophysis 7X and Photoshop

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  <xform weight="0.5" color="0" psphere="1" coefs="1 0 0 1 0 0" psphere_zscale="0" opacity="1" />
  <xform weight="0.5" color="0.826" symmetry="0.12" oscilloscope="1" coefs="0.443405 -0.256 0.256 0.443405 0 0" oscope_separation="1" oscope_frequency="3.14159" oscope_amplitude="1" oscope_damping="0" opacity="1" />
  <palette count="256" format="RGB">

Cat -4966
not my cat. One of the neighborhood cats. She was intrigued by the sound of my shutter clicking. 
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Last year I did art every day of the year. It wasn't much, some days, if I didn't have the time or the energy for more than a quick doodle or sketch. But knowing that I had to post the art daily (I did miss a few days while traveling and having no internet, or when I was quite sick) pushed me to create. It was very fulfilling, sometimes tiring and frustrating if I had no ideas, and in the end I had a fantastic album full of art and memories. 

This year, I didn't want to keep pushing the art. I'm not in school any longer (graduated! Yay!:happybounce: ) and am currently hunting a job, don't expect to be unemployed long, and am also reviving my writing. So I decided that I would take a photo a day, and put it here on DA (the album last year was on Facebook and it got very unwieldy by the end). So far, three weeks into the project, I've learned that it will still be a challenge. There will be days like today where I took rather a lot of pictures, and more than one was worthy of being that single photo. But there will also be days like last week where it was raining, I was busy, and squeezing those few seconds of time out for the photo (plus uploading, and editing, and... Waaaah!  ) feel like more than I want to do. 

But it's good for me, to push, to brush up my skills that I have been slack on while focusing on other things. I'll still do art; I've been itching to paint recently. And the writing is going, which is a relief. This novel is nearing completion, and I'm already getting glimmerings of story for the next one, which is in the series my fans clamor for. So! Even if a full-time day job drops in my lap Monday, I have my goals and habits in place. I'm ready for the coming year. Plus, my daughters are asking me to teach them things. One wants to learn photography, another wants to learn creative lettering (and heaven knows I'm no expert there, so we'll be learning together). I have to find my son's creative button. Other than Minecraft, where he loves to build and then take me on virtual tours of his creations. Which is sweet, but I want to deepen his skillset, too. 
  • Reading: A Short Guide to Writing about Biology
  • Eating: Peach Frozen Yogurt
  • Drinking: coffee, always!


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I am an author, scientist, and a hobbyist photographer. I write, mother, garden, and read more than is good for me. You can find my stories at, and I blog there daily on topics from art to writing and everthing in between.


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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
A blessed birthday, Cedar.
sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
vw1956 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much :huggle:
Neo128 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017   General Artist
:iconllamacopterplz: :meow:
Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you for adding my latest 'Find your way around DA' journal to your collection.
I hope you will find it useful :)

cedarlili Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I will, and thank you so much for taking the time to coallate that. 
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Hi!

Welcome to MyLovelyPet, a home to domestic and wild animals. We always have lots going on, from contests, to monthly themes - there is surely something for everyone! Looking forward to seeing your work in our galleries, and your ideas in our notes! 

If you have any suggestions, or questions, please feel free to contact us!

Have fun!(Enjoy!) 
cedarlili Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm looking forward to taking part. 
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! We looking forward to seeing your work! :hug:
cutelildrow Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the gift, Cedar! It was a big surprise and you made me smile all day ^o^
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