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Heron by devilicious, visual art

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Urban Living by devilicious, visual art

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My Bio

discovered photography at age 19 when my father handed me his film Minolta complete with lenses, filters, tripod and a camera bag! i shot downtown with bnw film and i remember the looks on his face when he saw my prints. "these are GOOD NeNe" :) that was a rare thing - he is super critical. i beamed.

then i met isabel. my muse. she was my guinea pig for portrait photography before i learned the art of self portraiture.

then i got a macro lens.

then i got a wide.

i've won contests, been on magazine covers, have work hanging in commercial buildings and graduated with an art degree. in the end i just want to share - not compete.

beauty is all around us and within every human.

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Favourite Visual Artist
rothko, leibowitz, klee, kandinsky, sherman, gabbachoo
Favourite Movies
godfather flicks, scorcese flicks and woody allen flicks
Favourite TV Shows
food shows, liberal news, comedy stand up, SNL, the Chi, Billions, Shameless, Colbert
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
all music - rock/funk/disco/hiphop/pop
Favourite Books
the Illiad; the day the crayons quit; appropos of nothing; lolita; feminine mystique
Favourite Writers
nabokov, homer, hardy, woody allen
Favourite Games
Tools of the Trade
heart, eyes, Canon Rebel XT 350D slr, pc, photoshop
Other Interests
my son, photography, cooking, yoga, fashion

50 Days Free

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we grow in ebbs and flows we climb and we fall we stall we dive we bury we walk and we run but we KEEP MOVING you can do it be free
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Mic Check

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where do all the writers go? they slip back inside their minds and scribble, doodle, rant, scream away i suppose. i never thought my art would overwhelm me but it does. i snapshot with my phone as i walk through life, but it's not the same. i'm learning to find time again to create. life always gets in the way. i miss blogging every day like i did when i was pregnant. when i had an eager audience ready to respond. i don't miss poetry. i only write good poetry when i'm deeply sad. technology taking over has made me exhausted. i don't even want to look at a screen in my free time anymore. i just want to be in the sun, hear the birds, feel the wind, travel to the ocean. i still see the beauty every day. i express with artistic flare when i dress, put on makeup, do my hair, cook, speak...there is always a path. maybe one day i'll have time to write, photograph, just wallow in the freedom of time. in the interim, i hope to find reason to come back here often enough.
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she was like the sun - when he looked at her it was sometimes too much - when he didn't look at her, she was all he could see - he was like the moon - shining bright and full in front of her - but with time slowly faded to nothing.....only to return again and cycle over and over fireflies are like the moon - you chase them - they shine bright - they beg for you to follow - but they disappear into the night leaving you behind when they are done playing - ever the romantic, she chased fireflies and moons and shone like the sun - love shouldn't hurt
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Deviousness Award

At times a person will shine like the brightest star, `devilicious is one of those deviants. Mary has been personally committed to deviantART and its members since she joined. Not only does she leave an immense amount of intelligent comments on work, but she provides friendship, ideas and support for many deviants as well. People who can be dedicated on so many different levels to those they do and do not know for the simple correlation of one passion for art truly deserve to be honored. Congratulations and thank you to `devilicious.
Awarded Feb 2004

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On behalf of the birthdays team, I sincerely apologize that your greeting has arrived late this year.

We hope you had an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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Thank you so much for the badge!!:love:


Thank You For Your Kindness and Generosity

Hope it returns a thousand fold in your life.

you have such an amazing story to tell about your progress as a photographer. i hope one day i can present an inspiring story along with a few beautiful writings. keep up what you do!