dA love for everyone! #93

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As the title suggests, this news article’s goal is to spread the dA love into everyone’s heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!

Interviewed artist: thinkpastel :iconthinkpastel:

:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.

Believe it or not, I've been sitting here a good 10 minutes trying to come up with a decent answer to this question (I even considered Google-ing it. True story.)
Anyway, I didn't find any, so I guess that my almost pathological uncertainty is what best defines me :D

:bulletyellow: How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?

I wish I could tell you some sort of cute and interesting story on how I found out about deviantART, but the truth is I don't quite remember!
I joined dA approximately 10 years ago - at the time I was an art student looking for her path, and I loved the "community" approach to art, which is completely different from the 'academical' one that I was used to.
The possibility to share tips, ideas and opinions with people from all over the world intrigued me; this is probably why I finally joined.

:bulletyellow: When and how did you discover your passion for art?

As far as I remember, I have always been passionate about art. I guess I can say that I was spoiled in arts since an early age - my mom's an artist and she taught me to value art in all its forms.
I've always enjoyed expressing myself through figurative arts; however, I am hesitant to define myself an artist since I'm objectively lacking the imagination and receptiveness typical of artists.
I consider myself as more of an artisan than an artist.

:bulletyellow: What inspires you the most and when do you think your creativity is at its maximum?

As a miniaturist, I literally find inspiration everywhere - is it in a movie I've seen, a person I've met, a recipe I tried... virtually anything I see has the power to inspire me.
I was once inspired to make a miniature Jack-in-a-box just because I had a little strip of paper lying around! (Seriously.)
I feel particularly inspired to create whenever I see someone else's work - really, nothing is quite as motivating as other's accomplishments!

:bulletyellow: What do you think you'd be doing if you hadn't chosen this path?

I like to think I would be an international super spy, even if I will admit this isn't a likely scenario (I hate jet lag :nod: :D)
But seriously, I can't imagine myself going any other way; I recognize that I'm lucky to have a day-job that is related to my passions, but even if I had a different job, I would still be trying out various arts and crafts... it's my nature :D

:bulletyellow: What do you think it's your most meaningful deviation and what makes it special? Does it have a story behind it?

This is an hard one! In some ways, I'm attached to all of my works, even the bad ones.
For example, "Sweets - Clay Miniatures" are likely the worst miniatures I've ever made, but they were also the firsts; they ignited my passion for this craft, hence they are quite meaningful to me.
Another one I especially like is "Miniature Painting - Plates" because it was one of the most challenging works I've ever did, it really forced me to go out of my comfort zone.
And of course, all the works that were featured as Daily Deviations make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside because I'm an egomaniac and I love me some self celebration.  :psychotic:

:bulletyellow: Do you have any insecurities regarding your art?

I sure do! It's human, isn't it? However, I find that most of the times I'm more insecure about the final outcome that the actual creative process.

:bulletyellow: Did art ever helped you to deal with your life problems?

Absolutely; Indulging in an activity you thoroughly enjoy is one of the greatest antidepressant, it kicks apathy right out. (Oh, and chocolate. Chocolate helps, too.)

:bulletyellow: What is the one thing you always wanted to do but never got a chance to?

Drinking hot chocolate* while on top of a ferris wheel. But one day, I will! :la:
* You may start to see a pattern here.

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?

"Do what you love and love what you do". And always remember that any work will be better if you smile while creating it :giggle:

Photography Feature

Natalis Domini. Spring Garden by RavenaJuly the wait by schnotte:thumb420995179:
Christmas Hug by sandas04 Wake by JaimeIbarra Undead by I-Got-Shot

Traditional Feature

Mature Content

Shy by blueLudebar
Linen Installation by DChernov MOTHER of FEAR by MWeiss-Art

Digital Feature

The Joker by ArtXtreme101 Elderly Dementia by carts Death by JasonTN
butterfly prince, crow boy by genicecream Pixel Cute Xmas by Suzumeny-chan:thumb421304339:

Literature Feature

:thumb421296839: fouryou told me that
there was nothing beautiful
in sadness –
but i need to believe
that someone is going to see beauty
in the way the broken shards
of my heart
fall like loose teeth
from my sleeve.
and that maybe someone could love me
despite the albatross
around my neck
tightening like a noose
every time i think of the things
i've done wrong.
and i'm trying not to become
my sadness
but it slides down my throat
like my bottle of writer's tears
filling up the cracks
in my bones.
you told me that
there was nothing beautiful
in sadness –
and i tried not to cry,
because i think
that's the only beautiful thing
about me.
Chalk LinesYou are
the tiny scribble on the wall
drawn in innocence to last a lifetime
and hidden behind a book on the shelf
your lines refused to fade as you aged
    a few half-minutes full
   of ever-present seconds

the book had long since tumbled down
and you were right up against the wall
watching memories form burning ashes
and you looked at yourself with fear
as the scratchy line that was meant
to be your tiny foot, loosened from the wall
frayed but holding a strength all its own
    a year and a half of rain
   translated into whispers

and after a little shove and a push
you're standing in your flat body
watching the hand that gave you magic
you didn't believe in, but you know
you are the embodiment of that
which you refused to believe
   you stare in wonderment
   at the pale, pure white and paper-thin
   limbs, as the wind carries you
   to the eight-year-old girl
   sleeping serenely

she's broken, but he always breaks thingshis eyes were deep and she dived into them sound-
less of a dream and more truthful is the fact
that even before she flew or fell, she'd drowned
the protective shell grew on her with a crack
that let the tide pull her heart to the bottom
and caused her open soul to fully retract
he remained placid, he stayed rested and calm
as the core of her sunk into depths unknown
a conscience as guiltless as it could become
and up through the cold floor, her red shoots have shown
still pulsing and beating and trapped behind bones.

Group Feature

Threadless - everything they do gives you, and all the creative minds in the world, more opportunities to make great art. They started printing on tees and then realized tons of products make great canvases. They seek out these canvases, so you can continue to make and pick the best art. And every time you buy from Threadless, you're supporting great art too.

Featured artists

umibe :iconumibe:

Mokinzi :iconmokinzi:

cristina-otero :iconcristina-otero:

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GOSH sorry this is a little late, I've barely been looking at my messages.

I'm so honored to be here! Thank you so much, darling. It's so appreciated!