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Koi Carp Window II

Artist // Hobbyist // Varied
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My Bio
Current Residence: Allen, TX

Operating System: Stealth - Caffeine - Ruthlessness
Skin of choice: The one I'm in
Personal Quote: vive lumine disce opacum - live in the light, know the darkness

Contact email: ellygator13@yahoo.com

Favourite Visual Artist
William Blake, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, The Symbolists, M.C. Escher, H.R. Giger, Hans Werner Sahm
Favourite Writers
J.R.R. Tolkien, U.K. LeGuin, J.K. Rowling, Philip K. Dick, Brian Aldiss, Samuel R. Delaney, Kim Stanley Robinson, Philip Jose Farmer, Stephen Baxter, Ben Bova, Poul Anderson
Tools of the Trade
Silver, pencils, ink, glass, solder, beads, blow-torch
Other Interests
Drawing, Reading, Cooking, Running, Swimming, Jewelry design, Chaos Magic

Time for New Bead Instructions

Time for New Bead Instructions

Well, I did take a 3 day hiatus from DA, I even took some screenshots of the "pre-Eclipse" look of my site, just for nostalgic purposes and I guess now we have to see if we've made any kind of impact on the site owners' thinking. With plenty of time on my hands while sheltering at home I've put together some new instructions for some of my bead jewelry and objects. If you are looking around for new skills to pick up, or for a new project to tackle, here are my latest how-to's: Corona Virus Model Mumbai Market Caribbean Holiday 4 Elements Kaleidocycle For some simple demos of all basic beading techniques you can also check out my youtub

I am Joining the Protest against Eclipse

I am Joining the Protest against Eclipse

Since we've been informed that the choice between the traditional DA interface and Eclipse will be taken away at the beginning of May and we are all forced to migrate I've decided to join the temporary boycott of DA at #TheSoundOfSilenceMovement I believe the optical layout of a website where you showcase your art is of greater significance than for other sites. The traditional layout always struck me as minimalist and elegant allowing the art to be the feature in the foreground. This approach was similar to framing a painting: the painting is primary, the frame and matting reinforce and elevate, but do not overwhelm the artwork. The new Ec


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  • What?
  • Already switched over!
  • A few more functionalities and bug fixes and I'm ready to switch
  • It's giving me a headache, but I guess it's the way of the future
  • I hope they will allow people to keep the current look and feel if they want to
  • They'll have to make me use it...
  • I've thought about quitting DA if they make the switch mandatory

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:) thanks Elly for the :+fav:! :rose:

SpiritofdarknessHobbyist Digital Artist

:w00t:thanks a lot for the :+fav:S :squee:

tdcookeHobbyist Digital Artist

thanks for the favs elly!!

BubbleDriverHobbyist Digital Artist

Salutations ! Just dropping by to say stay strong in these tough times and being awesome !!!! Have a wonderful day !!!!

EllygatorHobbyist General Artist

Thank you for coming by and lifting my mood! Hope you're doing great despite everything.

TrulyStunningDesignsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your work is absolutely gorgeous.
EllygatorHobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Very happy that you're enjoying my gallery.