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Because there's no snow anymore. And flowers begin to bloom.

Our cats are all confused now: my father had the bigger of the two spruce trees in our small garden cut down. It was becoming too big and completely shadowing our windows...
I expected to feel sorry for it; but I actually liked the smell of the freshly cut wood, and I know the wood will be used (probably just for heating, but still). So no, I don't feel sorry for the tree. Not even when I know it was probably as old as me. It's a bit strange without it, but it also feels... more free. It was really shadowing the whole garden.

And it's good to see blue skies in the morning when I look out the window from my bed.
  • Listening to: The Beatles
  • Reading: Guards! Guards!
  • Watching: Alarm für Cobra 11
  • Playing: Refashioning a T-shirt
  • Drinking: Cocoa
And I mean lots. Like something you'd normally only see in the mountains around these parts, and certainly not in my hometown. It makes me feel all warm and childish and mischievous inside. Perhaps we'll get stuck in the snow! :plotting:


Plus, I discovered the fantastic Good Omens fictions by Daegaer on livejournal daegaer.livejournal.com on Saturday evening, and I'm slightly overdosed by now. It is reflected in the influx of Good Omens pictures in my favourites... I need to buy that book. And some others, too. Which makes it complicated. Whatever. I'll enjoy the fan-fiction in the meantime. And I suggest you do the same.



I want to finish this meaningfully but, um, it refuses to be finished meaningfully. Expect silly Good Omens fanart.
  • Listening to: Mark Knopfler
  • Reading: Daegaer's Good Omens fictions
  • Eating: Bread with honey
  • Drinking: Black tea with milk
I sure want to add more little quotes to my list, and I will. But now I'd rather post this thing, which I take from Niphredill's journal, and she took it from someone else's... and it's quite an interesting questionnaire.

Do your ideas seem 'external'? Are you most often inspired by what you see?
Yes, they do. I do always need something internal in my ideas to make them work for me, but for me, it's usually not my emotions, it's more like something inexplicable that appeared in my mind out of nowhere. So, in my own view, almost all of my ideas are external: if I make something up completely and consciously only in my mind, it doesn't work. I am not inspired by my emotions, unless they're my reactions to something external... I can work my emotions and experiences into my work, but the original impulse is usually something external. Or my dreams, I admit, but even then I'm always inspired by the more external dreams, those that have interesting landscape in them or a lot of characters...
Which is funny, because I suspect I must seem like a very introverted, daydreaming person from the outside.
But, then, if you look at my gallery here, you can clearly see that the majority of my work here is photographs of what I saw and liked. Take it as a proof I'm not making the above things up.

Do you tend to think of concepts in your mind first, and then incorporate them into a work?
No, I don't think so. It's usually the other way round: first I think of a story, or an image appears in my mind, or I take a photo of something I like, and then I think, what the concept and meaning of it actually is?

Are you inspired by what you feel, your emotional state?
Already mentioned. No. I tend to skip over my emotional states. I mean, sure, I'm angry or sad and I feel it strongly, and surely I annoy people close to me with it at the moment I'm angry or sad, but that's it. I like stories and images, and there are no stories or images in emotions.

Do you find it difficult, or very easy, to absorb ideas from others?
Above all, this is something I do not bother thinking about... whether I *find* it difficult or easy. It's not something I do consciously. From this point of view, I guess I should say I find it difficult. When someone gives me a theme to write about, or draw a picture on, it's not something I do easily, I have to force myself into it, unless I already have a similar idea lurking in my head. (Thus I always wrote short stories about my already existing characters at school, whenever the theme we were appointed to write about allowed it.) But, at the same time, I suspect a lot of my ideas actually come from somewhere else than just my mind. I'm inspired by books I read, and pictures I saw, and maybe also by concepts I encountered.

When you get an idea, can you let it 'simmer', or do you feel you must drop everything and work on it NOW?
It depends. Some ideas demand to be worked on NOW, and some call for a long time of simmering, sometimes years and years.

Are your ideas stand-alone concepts with nothing to do with your other work?
They're usually connected, but not always. I think that depends on the media we're talking about. Most of my stories – most of them yet unwritten – are connected, and such is, of course, also the case with my illustrations to them. But then there are ideas for other pictures that have absolutely nothing to do with my "worlds"... think of Green Joy marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/G… , that image just appeared in my mind and the concept has nothing to do with my stories.

Do your ideas tend to 'branch out', with one central concept powering several related works?
Tell me what a central concept could be, and I might tell you whether the answer is yes or no... But I guess it's yes.

Do you tend to explore a concept serially, with several works, one after the other, in a certain order?
No, not really. Certainly not in a certain order.

Do you actively seek ideas? If so, do you do this only as long as it's enjoyable, or do you drive yourself on until you have found something?
No. Not ideas. I actively seek things to support them with (maybe techniques I haven't tried yet, maybe a bit of a research on a place or time I want to locate my story in, something like that), but ideas have to come on their own.

Do you sit back and let ideas come to you?
I usually do this when travelling by train through the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. When I'm alone in the compartment, or at least can sit at the window. I sit at the window, look at the running landscape outdoors and let my mind run, too. Sometimes I only end up with a bit dizzy feeling, but sometimes I do get ideas. I like doing this.

Do you perceive ideas as they form, or do they tend to go unnoticed until they are 'complete'?
I think usually I perceive them as they form, but not always. There are ideas that come all of a sudden and complete. Again, think Green Joy.


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:icontolkien::iconteratophilia-club:
  • Reading: Three Men in a Boat and on a Bummel
  • Watching: Saturnin
  • Playing: with knitting
  • Eating: bread with home-processed lard and salt, yum!
  • Drinking: milk
I originally wanted to post something about my writing and characters, but after having spent half a day by taking silly random tests/quizzes online (which really isn't my usual pastime), I thought it would be too serious and boring. So here comes my pack of random favourite quotes instead. And I mean random. No meaningful deep thoughts about life and universe and love and such things. Although, if you like, you can draw those from them.

I mean, sometimes I'm just delighted by a sentence or two in a book for no particular reason. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's nicely worded and sometimes it's simply... no reason at all.

Like this:

     `Yrch!' said Legolas, falling into his own tongue.
- although, admittedly, I like this one a bit more in Czech. Because the word in Czech is "skuruti", not "yrch", and somehow it sounds better to me. Probably because I'm Czech and the word for orcs is "skřeti". Which makes me wonder how amazing the Czech translation of The Lord of the Rings is.

And, hey, don't you just love Little My?
Because her reactions on learning that they're going to live on an island (which they know only from a map) were:
     "I've always thought it was a flyspeck."
and
     "Don't be silly! Everything's fantastic! More or less. The most fantastic thing would be if we arrived there all gung-ho and with all our odds and ends and realised it was really a flyspeck."
(Translation mine, from Czech...)

And one of the cutest comforting sentences, from a Czech book about two rabbits who live in a hat (because they used to be magician's rabbits):
     "Bob, I'm afraid!"
     "Don't be afraid, Bobek, I'm too!"


I think I'll update this journal with more quotes, once I remember them...

Do you have such favourite quotes like I do?

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:icontolkien::iconteratophilia-club:
  • Listening to: Misztrál
  • Reading: Return of the King
  • Watching: 13th Warrior
  • Playing: with online quizzes
  • Eating: apple
  • Drinking: Black tea with milk
That is, I have my father's old camera - which is the usual route for cameras in our family.

There's sugar in the old one. That's not so usual. I carried a package of sugar to my school flat in my backpack, together with many other things, including the camera.
I hadn't realised the package was paper and could get torn. Which it did.

The new-old camera is almost the same as the old-old one. It's only better. So I don't have to be getting used to anything new.

And I'm still alive.
  • Reading: Maigret
  • Watching: Poirot
  • Drinking: Black tea with honey
I should be drawing the requests.
I should be drawing more in general.
I should be drawing more of my characters to begin with.
I always end up drawing more of Yaron.
  • Listening to: Led Zeppelin
  • Reading: The Horse and His Boy
  • Watching: Driving Miss Daisy
  • Eating: Oatmeal porridge
  • Drinking: Black tea
I'm not happy anymore. I'm angry. Someone is phishing out passwords from dA users and it obviously spreads. If someone - even your friend - gives you a link that turns out to look like dA login, don't fill it in, NEVER!!! It wasn't your friend who gave you that link. And it won't be you who will post a link on someone else's dA account if you fill in that "login"...
dA is already aware of this: forum.deviantart.com/devart/st… , so all that's left to do is... do nothing. Don't fill in that form. And don't blame your friends if they gave you that link, because it wasn't them. (Try to contact them outside dA and let them know...)
I'm just terribly happy. And I've been rather neglecting this place recently - I didn't even change my age when it changed!
But right now I'm terribly happy, and it's more or less all you'll learn from me now...
I've just learned that I passed an exam I thought I hadn't passed. And that means I've already passed all my exams! And I'm free! Free to draw, write, sew, bake cakes, read, whatever I want to do!
And a friend of mine from the US, whom I haven't seen for almost two years, promised to come visit me.
And my uncle read my story (Beyond marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/B…) and liked it.
And I baked a cake today and there are holes in it.
And, you know, I'm just terribly happy. I hope you're too, or will be.

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:iconalmeruve:'s Timeless Eyes Challenge has ended, the winner has been announced: :iconniphredill:'s "The Child Dreamy Eyed". niphredill.deviantart.com/art/… And this makes me even more happy.
I absolutely have to feature the winning piece this way, even though it's just by linking. My original comment at the picture - on December 16 - was "The more I look at this picture, the more I like it". This has proven to be perfectly right. Now I love it. I'm totally absorbed in it. Go check it out.

Almeruve's new challenge is "Trees in Tolkien". almeruve.deviantart.com/journa…

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I found this in journal at :iconstabat: and I thought it was a good way how to force myself into drawing...

The first 10 people who comment on this journal will get a sketch, free. That is, I'll make sketches/pictures of their characters (eventually of someone else's character) and put them into my gallery with a dedication to them.
Unlike in the original version, I have no conditions, except for your comment here, because I don't want to force you into this if you don't want to. However, if you feel generous, you can repost it and do it yourself. And in such case I'll be pleased to demand a sketch from you. :XD:

In your comment, include a link to a reference picture of the character you want me to draw. Or write me a description. Doing both is the best option.
Only one character per person - remember, this is FREE. (More characters in one picture are possible for me, but keep it easy and not very crowded, please. :-))

1. :iconladic: - unnamed ragged boy
2. :iconaljas: - sketches of hands. ;P
3. :iconsuthnmeh: - Serin
15/02/08 Finished! marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
4. :iconnelleke: - Vienna
5. :iconinouestar: - personificated music
6. :iconstabat: - her original character(s)
22/03/08 Finished! Hana: marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
7. :iconlinaku: - Mika
8. :iconremotelyxpainful: - one of her characters
9.
10.

I cannot tell you when exactly will the pictures be done, but hopefully soon.

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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

Plus I'm joining this club: :iconczech-club: I hope I don't have to explain why. :XD:

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconelegaer: :iconsonggryphon: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens: :icondrinking-mercury: :iconwinip: :iconbarbarasobczynska: :iconpentelka: :iconalexandra35: :icontabithabianca:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconhannah-dora: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconannewipf: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Listening to: Arnoldas Jalianiauskas
  • Reading: My own story
  • Eating: Sponge cake
  • Drinking: Cocoa
"On taas se aika", says Viivi in a strip of Viivi ja Wagner, a Finnish comics. It's that time of the year again. And my inbox here at dA is getting filled with Christmas journals, so I feel terribly unoriginal with writing one as well. But here it goes.

Because, what would the life be like if we didn't have something to come back to? Books we used to read when we were children? Our old favourite meals? Our old favourite music? Our old favourite friends? Family? Home? And, in the line of this, also Christmas?

As far as books are concerned, I always come back to the good old adventurous ones when I have holidays. Like books by Karl May, those I normally despise for being... naive? Something like that. But this time, being reminded of it by a drawing, I dug out my own old story of Vladyka. With it, I also started reading Meč Vontů ("The Sword of the Vonts"), one of the books that inspired it. Who knows, maybe you'll soon get a taste of that story, after I translate it. But that's no promise. The translating won't be easy.

Meals? Well, potato salad isn't quite my favourite, but it belongs to "tämä aika". Hot cocoa isn't quite a meal, but I like it, and it goes together with the story, because my character Vladyka loves it (as you'll see if you find time to read "Beyond" marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/B…). And it also goes well with the wintertime, even though when I look outside, it doesn't look very winter-like.

Music? Those medieval Christmas songs are part of my Christmas, absolutely. Being medieval, not everyone would like them, I guess. But I grew up with them. They're irreplacable.

Friends! Last Sunday, me and two of my good old friends went to visit other good old friends: our former art teacher and her husband, our former philosophy teacher. That sounds great, huh? Well, that's what they are. I'm pretty sure the lady influenced me most in my creating. She's taught me a lot of things, among others how to work with wire. So the wire bracelet I uploaded yesterday is also a result of her teaching. We sat down at a hot stove, drank tea, tasted Christmas sweets and talked. And since they have a small gallery, each of us got to choose a photo by a Finnish photographer, Anssi Mellblom, who exhibits his work there regularly. I already have two of his photos now, because last year we were there as well. It feels really special. It is a special couple.

Family. Well, family. I guess you all know.

And Christmas? Let me say with the Christmas spirit in another Viivi ja Wagner strip: Haluan vain toivottaa joulurauhaa. I just want to wish you a peaceful Christmas.

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I'd like to promote a challenge I'd love to participate in: :iconalmeruve:'s Timeless Eyes Challenge. news.deviantart.com/article/61…
The point is in capturing the feeling of elvish eyes, full of past ages and yet timeless. I love the idea and I think, if enough people participate, a really interesting collection of pictures could be created. Are you up for the challenge?

This challenge was prolonged, so you can still participate!

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I found this in journal at :iconstabat: and I thought it was a good way how to force myself into drawing...

The first 10 people who comment on this journal will get a sketch, free. That is, I'll make sketches/pictures of their characters (eventually of someone else's character) and put them into my gallery with a dedication to them.
Unlike in the original version, I have no conditions, except for your comment here, because I don't want to force you into this if you don't want to. However, if you feel generous, you can repost it and do it yourself. And in such case I'll be pleased to demand a sketch from you. :XD:

In your comment, include a link to a reference picture of the character you want me to draw. Or write me a description. Doing both is the best option.
Only one character per person - remember, this is FREE. (More characters in one picture are possible for me, but keep it easy and not very crowded, please. :-))

1. :iconladic: - unnamed ragged boy
2. :iconaljas: - sketches of hands. ;P
3. :iconsuthnmeh: - Serin
15/02/08 Finished! marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
4. :iconnelleke: - Vienna
5. :iconinouestar: - personificated music
6. :iconstabat: - her original character(s)
22/03/08 Finished! Hana: marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
7. :iconlinaku: - Mika
8. :iconremotelyxpainful: - one of her characters
9.
10.

I cannot tell you when exactly will the pictures be done, but hopefully soon.

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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

Plus I'm joining this club: :iconczech-club: I hope I don't have to explain why. :XD:

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconelegaer: :iconsonggryphon: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens: :icondrinking-mercury: :iconwinip: :iconbarbarasobczynska: :iconpentelka: :iconalexandra35: :icontabithabianca:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconhannah-dora: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconannewipf: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Listening to: Christmas carols from the Jistebnice hymnal
  • Reading: Jiri Hogan: Mec Vontu + my own story
  • Eating: Potato salad with sausage
  • Drinking: Hot cocoa
I was tagged by :iconhannah-dora: to write some random things about myself. I deliberately break the rules by not writing down the rules and by not tagging anyone. I could tag someone for sure, but I don't want to. If you want to do this in your journal, if you think it's fun, or interesting, do it. If it would annoy you, if it doesn't fit the mood your journal usually has, if you don't want to tell others random things about yourself, ignore it.

So, what's random about me?

I study English, and I've never been to England. I study Finnish, and I've never been to Finland.

Randomely, I actually study Finnish because I like blue and white. Long story.

I like the Czech word for frog, "žába". I think it's the best name the animal could have.

I have a friend since we were three. I just visited her yesterday again. She lent me the Stardust film, suggesting how I'm going to like it. I really did.

I wish I could draw like :iconhannah-dora: does. Or like :iconsuthnmeh:.

I get ideas in dreams. Or half-dreams.

I tend to keep things for a long time, and repair them to keep them for longer. Not only that; I tend to keep things I should have thrown away a long time ago, like random doodles on scraps of paper which have no meaning anymore and I actually don't like them. Or things that simply COULD be used for SOMETHING, ONE DAY. One day, they will.

My ideal wardrobe would consist entirely of clothes somebody else didn't want anymore, or things I made from those. I've always loved lofts filled with old treasures and thinking of how these could be brought back to sunlight. In this aspect I'm an ideal ecological person. In others I'm totally not.

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I'd like to promote a challenge I'd love to participate in: :iconalmeruve:'s Timeless Eyes Challenge. news.deviantart.com/article/61…
The point is in capturing the feeling of elvish eyes, full of past ages and yet timeless. I love the idea and I think, if enough people participate, a really interesting collection of pictures could be created. Are you up for the challenge?


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I found this in journal at :iconstabat: and I thought it was a good way how to force myself into drawing...

The first 10 people who comment on this journal will get a sketch, free. That is, I'll make sketches/pictures of their characters (eventually of someone else's character) and put them into my gallery with a dedication to them.
Unlike in the original version, I have no conditions, except for your comment here, because I don't want to force you into this if you don't want to. However, if you feel generous, you can repost it and do it yourself. And in such case I'll be pleased to demand a sketch from you. :XD:

In your comment, include a link to a reference picture of the character you want me to draw. Or write me a description. Doing both is the best option.
Only one character per person - remember, this is FREE. (More characters in one picture are possible for me, but keep it easy and not very crowded, please. :-))

1. :iconladic: - unnamed ragged boy
2. :iconaljas: - sketches of hands. ;P
3. :iconsuthnmeh: - Serin
15/02/08 Finished! marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
4. :iconnelleke: - Vienna
5. :iconinouestar: - personificated music
6. :iconstabat: - her original character(s)
22/03/08 Finished! Hana: marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
7. :iconlinaku: - Mika
8. :iconremotelyxpainful: - one of her characters
9.
10.

I cannot tell you when exactly will the pictures be done, but hopefully soon.

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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

Plus I'm joining this club: :iconczech-club: I hope I don't have to explain why. :XD:

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconelegaer: :iconsonggryphon: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens: :icondrinking-mercury: :iconwinip: :iconbarbarasobczynska: :iconpentelka: :iconalexandra35: :icontabithabianca:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconhannah-dora: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconannewipf: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Listening to: Silvertown Blues (Mark Knopfler)
  • Reading: Fellowship of the Ring
  • Watching: Stardust
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Tea
At the end of summer Bisha started looking very pregnant, until one day - I don't remember when exactly - when we heard some kitten screams. But we didn't find the kittens and Bisha didn't seem very concerned after that day, so we thought the kittens didn't survive the cold nights.
Until this week, when father discovered them in one of his wooden boxes with tools.
Bisha managed to hide the kittens for so long, that now they are already wandering about and (!) munching on the adults' food. :o
There are three of them. Three seems to be a constant number of Bisha's kittens. This time each of them is different; the one I didn't manage to take a good photo of (it kept running away from me and hiding in the shadows) more or less resembles Křemílek, the other two are black and white, but the black might turn into dark brown or tabby in weeks to come.

It is an extraordinarily sunny day, a completely blue sky, and it's warm in the sun. Perfect day for them to explore the world, and... wait... for drying laundry. Excuse me, I'm going to put it into the washing machine.

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I found this in journal at :iconstabat: and I thought it was a good way how to force myself into drawing...

The first 10 people who comment on this journal will get a sketch, free. That is, I'll make sketches/pictures of their characters (eventually of someone else's character) and put them into my gallery with a dedication to them.
Unlike in the original version, I have no conditions, except for your comment here, because I don't want to force you into this if you don't want to. However, if you feel generous, you can repost it and do it yourself. And in such case I'll be pleased to demand a sketch from you. :XD:

In your comment, include a link to a reference picture of the character you want me to draw. Or write me a description. Doing both is the best option.
Only one character per person - remember, this is FREE. (More characters in one picture are possible for me, but keep it easy and not very crowded, please. :-))

1. :iconladic: - unnamed ragged boy
2. :iconaljas: - sketches of hands. ;P
3. :iconsuthnmeh: - Serin
15/02/08 Finished! marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
4. :iconnelleke: - Vienna
5. :iconinouestar: - personificated music
6. :iconstabat: - her original character(s)
22/03/08 Finished! Hana: marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
7. :iconlinaku: - Mika
8. :iconremotelyxpainful: - one of her characters
9.
10.

I cannot tell you when exactly will the pictures be done, but hopefully soon.

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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

Plus I'm joining this club: :iconczech-club: I hope I don't have to explain why. :XD:

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconelegaer: :iconsonggryphon: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens: :icondrinking-mercury: :iconwinip: :iconbarbarasobczynska: :iconpentelka: :iconalexandra35: :icontabithabianca:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconhannah-dora: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconannewipf: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Listening to: Jauns Méness
  • Reading: C.S. Lewis: Four Loves
  • Playing: with the kittens
  • Eating: Bread with hermelín (camembert)
  • Drinking: Tea with milk
My father said that about the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, and I wholeheartedly agree with him. I spent a week with my friends in Pustá Rybná. Actually, it was my prebytery's youth's holiday camp. We were living in a school; playing games, hiking, picking blueberries, singing, reading Rychle sipy (the oh-so-famous one-of-the-first-Czech-comics), helping local people, watching an unbelievably funny travelling theatre company with the whole village, admiring the landscape and lots of other things that I leave out just because the sentence would become too long. And having fun, of course.
And taking photos. The first three of my selection are up now, although somehow I'm not able to make them show up on my home page, I see them only in the gallery. Maybe it will be better tomorrow.
Well, and why the world looks like what it should look like there? I hope you'll get an idea from the photos. And if I tell you that we got goat cheese from local people? That there was heather and Carlina acaulis en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlina_… growing on the slopes? That not only the sunsets were awesome, but also the mornings? And that, above all this, I had wonderful times with my friends, who, after all, are more than friends, but brothers and sisters, and I could feel it?
I wish everyone such great times.

After coming home from Pustá Rybná, I spent three days serving as a guide through Prague for a Taiwanese friend of mine, whom I met last summer in the US, and her friend. So not only I have beautiful photos from Pustá Rybná, I also have beautiful photos from Prague. Weather was extremely nice to us.

All this means a lot of photographing and not much of other creating, but I sketched something yesterday and I'd love to make one picture I've had in mind for a while this week. I really, really want to. Wish me luck.

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I found this in journal at :iconstabat: and I thought it was a good way how to force myself into drawing...

The first 10 people who comment on this journal will get a sketch, free. That is, I'll make sketches/pictures of their characters (eventually of someone else's character) and put them into my gallery with a dedication to them.
Unlike in the original version, I have no conditions, except for your comment here, because I don't want to force you into this if you don't want to. However, if you feel generous, you can repost it and do it yourself. And in such case I'll be pleased to demand a sketch from you. :XD:

In your comment, include a link to a reference picture of the character you want me to draw. Or write me a description. Doing both is the best option.
Only one character per person - remember, this is FREE. (More characters in one picture are possible for me, but keep it easy and not very crowded, please. :-))

1. :iconladic: - unnamed ragged boy
2. :iconaljas: - sketches of hands. ;P
3. :iconsuthnmeh: - Serin
15/02/08 Finished! marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
4. :iconnelleke: - Vienna
5. :iconinouestar: - personificated music
6. :iconstabat: - her original character(s)
22/03/08 Finished! Hana: marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
7. :iconlinaku: - Mika
8. :iconremotelyxpainful: - one of her characters
9.
10.

I cannot tell you when exactly will the pictures be done, but hopefully soon.

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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

Plus I'm joining this club: :iconczech-club: I hope I don't have to explain why. :XD:

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconelegaer: :iconsonggryphon: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens: :icondrinking-mercury: :iconbarbarasobczynska: :iconpentelka: :iconalexandra35: :icontabithabianca:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconannewipf: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Listening to: Music from Quo Vadis
  • Reading: W. Golembowicz: Chemical cases of Sherlock Holmes
  • Watching: Zahada hlavolamu (1994)
  • Eating: Bread with pumpkin and ginger jam
  • Drinking: Milk
I think it's time for a new journal, because I've already seen a lot of the kittens, and you with me (although there's much more to see in reality).

What's the opposite of an artistic block? Whatever it is, I have it. Hopefully it will stay with me for a long time. I'm creating and making up things to create. I'm going through my old stories and my old scraps of stories and correcting what seems wrong after the time. Maybe I'll even write something more. Finally.

Maybe I'll even make some of the requests finally.


And somehow I managed to get over 3000 pageviews without really noticing it. Thanks, that feels good.


EDIT 16/07: I aimed most of my creativity at our household, together with my sister. It really seems to need it. So I'm not sure how much of what I make will be good for posting here, but maybe something will. And, anyway, it makes me happy to see the house getting slightly nicer. :-)

The kittens, Yksi and Kaksi, are fun to look at... and it's so relaxing to watch them! Really...
Chlapci a děvčata,
pěstujte koťata,
Země je kulatá
a místa je tu dost.
Kotě je solidní,
nervy vám uklidní,
nabuďte nevlídní
a hned vás přejde zlost.

- that's a Czech song by... who's that? Suchý and Šlitr? Yeah. Generally, it says you should "cultivate" kittens to be happy. :XD:


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I found this in journal at :iconstabat: and I thought it was a good way how to force myself into drawing...

The first 10 people who comment on this journal will get a sketch, free. That is, I'll make sketches/pictures of their characters (eventually of someone else's character) and put them into my gallery with a dedication to them.
Unlike in the original version, I have no conditions, except for your comment here, because I don't want to force you into this if you don't want to. However, if you feel generous, you can repost it and do it yourself. And in such case I'll be pleased to demand a sketch from you. :XD:

In your comment, include a link to a reference picture of the character you want me to draw. Or write me a description. Doing both is the best option.
Only one character per person - remember, this is FREE. (More characters in one picture are possible for me, but keep it easy and not very crowded, please. :-))

1. :iconladic: - unnamed ragged boy
2. :iconaljas: - sketches of hands. ;P
3. :iconsuthnmeh: - Serin
15/02/08 Finished! marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
4. :iconnelleke: - Vienna
5. :iconinouestar: - personificated music
6. :iconstabat: - her original character(s)
22/03/08 Finished! Hana: marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
7. :iconlinaku: - Mika
8. :iconremotelyxpainful: - one of her characters
9.
10.

I cannot tell you when exactly will the pictures be done, but hopefully soon.

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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

Plus I'm joining this club: :iconczech-club: I hope I don't have to explain why. :XD:

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconelegaer: :iconsonggryphon: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens: :icondrinking-mercury: :iconbarbarasobczynska: :iconpentelka: :iconalexandra35: :icontabithabianca:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconannewipf: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Listening to: Jauns Méness
  • Reading: G. K. Chesterton
  • Watching: Rio Bravo
  • Playing: With wire, sewing machine and so on
  • Drinking: Cocoa
Latest news! Our cat Bisha has kittens. We haven't seen them yet, because she has them on the loft and we decided not to disturb them. But I heard them. :-)
They must have been born last night or this morning.
So be prepared for a lot of cat stuff later on. :XD:

Apart from that I exhausted myself on preparing green beans on cream with potatoes and eggs... It's one of my favourites meals to make, because it's pretty easy, there's almost nothing to do wrong and the result is always exquisite, but today it tired me somehow... so much that I even didn't finish my portion. :-(


Oh yes, and if anybody from the Czech Republic (or maybe even Slovakia) is reading this - I bought Haló Jácíčku in our local library, for 1 crown. Do you know that book? Is it as special for you as it is for me? Were you also so scared by Krtonožka? Pufodédr, anyone?
:dance:

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I found this in journal at :iconstabat: and I thought it was a good way how to force myself into drawing...

The first 10 people who comment on this journal will get a sketch, free. That is, I'll make sketches/pictures of their characters (eventually of someone else's character) and put them into my gallery with a dedication to them.
Unlike in the original version, I have no conditions, except for your comment here, because I don't want to force you into this if you don't want to. However, if you feel generous, you can repost it and do it yourself. And in such case I'll be pleased to demand a sketch from you. :XD:

In your comment, include a link to a reference picture of the character you want me to draw. Or write me a description. Doing both is the best option.
Only one character per person - remember, this is FREE. (More characters in one picture are possible for me, but keep it easy and not very crowded, please. :-))

1. :iconladic: - unnamed ragged boy  *no idea so far (well, there's one... very slight)*
2. :iconaljas: - sketches of hands. ;P  *right now thinking of making sketches of such hands I'll be able to use in my planned pictures later*
3. :iconsuthnmeh: - Serin  *working on preliminary sketches to get the pose right* senshistock.deviantart.com/art…
*almost finished - four dragons left :giggle:*
15/02/08 Finished! marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
4. :iconnelleke: - Vienna
5. :iconinouestar: - personificated music *some preliminary sketches done, but I like the idea so much that I want to make it a real painting, so it will take a long time...*
6. :iconstabat: - her original character(s)
22/03/08 Finished! Hana: marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
7. :iconlinaku: - Mika
8.
9.
10.

I cannot tell you when exactly will the pictures be done, but hopefully soon.

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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

Plus I'm joining this club: :iconczech-club: I hope I don't have to explain why. :XD:

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconelegaer: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens: :icondrinking-mercury: :iconbarbarasobczynska: :iconpentelka: :iconalexandra35: :icontabithabianca:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconannewipf: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Listening to: Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Reading: Arthur Ransome
  • Watching: Sherlock Holmes
  • Playing: With my camera
  • Eating: Beans on cream
  • Drinking: Black tea
EDIT: Stabat made a picture of my character Vladyka marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/P… for me! Take a good look at her picture, because it depicts a darker, sadder side of Vladyka I haven't shown you myself yet... that's him when he feels things went wrong, or when he is deep in thought. It's here: stabat.deviantart.com/art/Sket…

I found this in journal at :iconstabat: and I thought it was a good way how to force myself into drawing...

The first 10 people who comment on this journal will get a sketch, free. That is, I'll make sketches/pictures of their characters (eventually of someone else's character) and put them into my gallery with a dedication to them.
Unlike in the original version, I have no conditions, except for your comment here, because I don't want to force you into this if you don't want to. However, if you feel generous, you can repost it and do it yourself. And in such case I'll be pleased to demand a sketch from you. :XD:

In your comment, include a link to a reference picture of the character you want me to draw. Or write me a description. Doing both is the best option.
Only one character per person - remember, this is FREE. (More characters in one picture are possible for me, but keep it easy and not very crowded, please. :-))

1. :iconladic: - unnamed ragged boy  *no idea so far (well, there's one... very slight)*
2. :iconaljas: - sketches of hands. ;P  *right now thinking of making sketches of such hands I'll be able to use in my planned pictures later*
3. :iconsuthnmeh: - Serin  *working on preliminary sketches to get the pose right* senshistock.deviantart.com/art…
*almost finished - four dragons left :giggle:*
15/02/08 Finished! marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
4. :iconnelleke: - Vienna
5. :iconinouestar: - personificated music *some preliminary sketches done, but I like the idea so much that I want to make it a real painting, so it will take a long time...*
6. :iconstabat: - her original character(s)
22/03/08 Finished! Hana: marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R…
7. :iconlinaku: - Mika
8.
9.
10.

I cannot tell you when exactly will the pictures be done, but hopefully soon.


My friend from Elfwood, Anne Wipf, is on dA now. And I love her paintings and I'm sure you'll love them too, so here's a command...
... go visit :iconannewipf:! :-)


Hoorray, loooong journal entries!
Marmota's just being a bit crazy. I guess it's the holidays. Once I start learning linguistics again, it will be gone, I guarantee you...
Maybe it's also because today, after a long time, I went for a walk to the poplar trees marmota-b.deviantart.com/art/R… again. I love that place. And sky was completely, totally blue today; and sun was shining like a 1000 kW lightbulb. (I'm quotating someone.)

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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

Plus I'm joining this club: :iconczech-club: I hope I don't have to explain why. :XD:

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconelegaer: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens: :icondrinking-mercury: :iconbarbarasobczynska: :iconpentelka: :iconalexandra35: :icontabithabianca:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconannewipf: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Listening to: Ilgi (+ J. Nohavica: Kometa)
  • Reading: My own story
  • Watching: Aš esi tu (You Am I)
  • Eating: Bread with cheese
  • Drinking: Black tea
I passed all the exams. And all the subjects, too, with the exception of one, where I have to write a paper, some 5 pages or so. Which I haven't written yet, but now I have time for it. Since it's only five pages, I think it will be no problem for me. My problem usually is that I write more than required...
And now I also have time for finishing some of my crafty projects, and maybe even some of my artistic projects *no promise*.

My sister was in Netherlands, AGAIN. (You don't know that, I suppose, but she studies Dutch and is quite crazy about Netherlands; and her boyfriend only supports her in that, because he speaks Dutch, too, and likes Netherlands, too... that's actually how they met.) I mention that because she brought me and father a 1 kg package of drop, that Dutch liquorice thing... as she's crazy about Dutch, we're crazy about that. Good thing to spend my little holidays with. But I'm really afraid father is able to get us rid of it in few days...

Oh yes, and now I also finally have time to watch all the films I've bought recently... there's a real wave of cheap DVD's here in the Czech Republic.
That brings me to the fact yesterday I was in cinema and after quite a long time the cinema I was in was FULL. Full of people, I mean. Everybody wants to see "Once"... and it's worth it.


EDIT: I have to share this. My friend from Elfwood, Anne Wipf, is on dA now. And I love her paintings and I'm sure you'll love them too, so here's a command...
... go visit :iconannewipf:! :-)


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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

Plus I'm joining this club: :iconczech-club: I hope I don't have to explain why. :XD:

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconelegaer: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens: :icondrinking-mercury: :iconbarbarasobczynska: :iconpentelka: :iconalexandra35:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconannewipf: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Listening to: Dire Straits: On Every Street
  • Reading: American Vertigo
  • Watching: Once
  • Eating: Zachte zoete drop *hehe*
  • Drinking: Cocoa
Yes, it's true. I have 20th birthday today.
But it doesn't feel bad. Especially when one gets gifts, and just the same gifts one used to get as a teenager, i.e. stuffies...
I've come back from a meeting/party with my classmates from grammar school, we met at our teacher's flat and had great fun; she prepared wonderful dinner for us and everything... And because one of my classmates also has birthday today, it was just perfect. We left much later than we wanted to leave at first. :XD:
Tomorrow will be a big family party; and more gifts, of course. :D It's only a pity that my older sister won't come, she's ill and stayed in our students' flat. :-(

And, in addition I would like to reccommend to those who don't know it the Czech film Postřižiny (Cutting It Short). I watched it yesterday and it's great fun. And, when I'm at it, I'll also give you a small feature, though I cannot do it properly, with thumbnail. Because this artwork reminds me of the heroine of Postřižiny:
bluebirdie.deviantart.com/art/…

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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

Plus I'm joining this club: :iconczech-club: I hope I don't have to explain why. :XD:

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconelegaer: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens: :icondrinking-mercury: :iconbarbarasobczynska: :iconpentelka:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Reading: Poslední tajemství Jana T.
  • Watching: Postřižiny (Cutting It Short)
  • Eating: Great salad, pasta with cream + Chinese dish
  • Drinking: Some wine... And tea
So here I am, going to the university... I'm going to study English and Finnish, two subjects I'm now very interested in, which means I will have a lot of things to do, so I suppose you won't see me here as often as I used to be here. So don't worry if I don't reply on something as quickly as you're used to...
But still I will visit this site, don't worry. So feel free to write me something and comment on my pictures (especially Scraps, please...) if you want to. :-)

I'm going to live in a flat with one of my sisters and another girl. It's going to be a lot of fun, arranging my part of it to look good... I want to hang some of my pictures on the wall one day. So they'll finally find a good use.

I'm reading The Lord of the Rings again... partly in Czech and partly in English, because I have The Fellowship of the Ring in Czech and The Two Towers in English. :aww: I wish I had The Return of the King. :( (I'll have to borrow it from my sister who lives in a different flat when she's in school. :D Plus there's another thing that bothers me, we used to have a big map of the Middle Earth in our copy of Unfinished Tales, but the map was lost... where could it be? :O)
It's an awesomely inspiring book! I love the descriptions in it. And the Czech translation is great...  Moreover, the journey in it starts in this season... And it's a perfect thing to read in train on long journey to Brno. ^^; There are so many things in it. :excited:
So if someone of you haven't read the book yet - I'll end my journal with a request: read it! :w00t!: I hope you realised from my writing full of emoticons that I really, really like the book... the more I read it, the more I like it.

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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

Plus I'm joining this club: :iconczech-club: I hope I don't have to explain why. :XD:

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconelegaer: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens: :icondrinking-mercury: :iconbarbarasobczynska: :iconpentelka:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Listening to: Solid Rock by Dire straits
  • Reading: The Two Towers
  • Eating: Fried fish with potato mash
  • Drinking: Tea with honey, lemon and jam (haha)
I'm back, still tired, still catching up with our time, still haven't cleaned up my suitcase, but otherwise ready to catch up with things here already.
That will be a hard task, because, looking at the bar above, I see there are 944 unseen-by-me deviations by people whom I'm watching...
Moreover, there are many crafty projects I haven't finished yet, so that's another thing I have to do. On the other hand, you can be looking forward to seeing them here... hopefully soon.

I think I need to do something cheerful, like making something yellow and orange...

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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconelegaer: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens: :icondrinking-mercury: :iconbarbarasobczynska: :iconpentelka:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Reading: My own unfinished story
  • Eating: Bread with honey
  • Drinking: Briar and cranberry tea
But this time it wasn't The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, this time it was Once Upon A Time In The West. The ultimate western for me. And my absolutely favourite film.

And I saw it on big screen. :dance: (Strongly reccommended.) How does it come I saw it this way? That started as seminary work in History. I wrote about the historical events that inspired the film and that had to do with it. My teacher loved the work. And he loves the film. So he suggested to project it in school's film club, with a short presentation about how the film was made and about the historical things I wrote about in the work. So, we projected it today.

(I forgot to mention it was my big secret dream, to project this film in our school.)

As usual with Leone's films, I noticed some things I hadn't noticed before. That's one of the reasons why I'll probably never get tired of watching his films. This time it was mainly because of the big screen (= white blackboard) - I saw some details I hadn't noticed on computer. So, again, strongly reccommended to watch such films on big screen...

And, if you hadn't realised it yet, I LOVE Sergio Leone's films. :D If you have artistic mind (and I bet you have, being here on deviantART), you'd surely see the great composition of images in this awesome widescreen 1968 film...


Some more news. Big news. I'm going to the USA on July 2nd, for one month, to visit the First Presbyterian Church in Annapolis. Yes, I already knew it for some time, but I didn't want to write it until I have the visa. I got it last week, so now it's official. I go there. Don't expect me to be here very often. And expect some photos from America after I return home. ;P

Oh yes, and I passed the exams for university... Finnish and English. Let's see how I manage studying both... because I cannot decide which one I want to study more and my sister suggested to do both. :D


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My stock account: :iconmarmota-b-stock: Not much right now, but hopefully it will gradually grow.

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I joined :icontolkien: - because I love his works and am planning to make some pictures inspired by them, and because it cannot hurt. :-)

And I'm watching this club: :iconchildrensillustrator: - if you need to be comforted and pleased, this is the right place to visit!


Great artists:
:iconpeet: :icongold-seven: :iconisilinde: :iconfilat: :iconedelweiss26: :iconevy-and-cats: :iconkevissimo: :iconbrokenlens:

My friends. In alphabetical order. (And it doesn't mean they cannot be great artists, too!)
:iconaarchaic: :iconafrocyborg: :iconaljas: :icondreadpiraterobots: :iconladic: :iconlinaku: :iconmomotte2: :iconnamioevangelista: :iconnelleke: :iconnoredhel: :iconpishum: :iconreal-creative: :iconsusanh: :iconsuthnmeh: :iconterennum:

And one special, my friend Alja's photo account: :icongwynnibain:
  • Listening to: OUATITW soundtrack
  • Reading: Works by Karl May... haha
  • Watching: OUATITW on big screen!!!
  • Eating: Toasts with butter and garlic
  • Drinking: Tea with lemon