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Loraine A. Baird
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  • Oct 14, 1968
  • United States
  • Deviant for 12 years
  • She / Her
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My Bio
Quixotic, sometimes cheesy, silly, artist, fiddler, painter, drawer, Inkscaper, Super Vector Girl, lefty, INFP, Neo-Jungian, perennial philosopher, still learning, changing, growing, late bloomer, religiously unaffiliated but highly spiritual, overly obsessed with music, art, and colour, post-depression, Scrabble player, idealist, Promethean, black sheep, loathe unanswered questions therefore a researcher, somewhat of a geek, very bookish, Open Source software junky, retro, iconoclastic, tolerant, open-minded, compassionate, passionate, peace lover, human rights supporter, best friend, soul mate, mother, genealogist...quintessential nifty oddball

:thumb84022529: Inkscape ObsessorUser Stamp by ToadsDontExist :thumb41557956: benday and halftone by QuicheLoraine black sheep stamp by QuicheLoraine Ukiyo e stamp by QuicheLoraine social life stamp by QuicheLoraine MyLandIs_Where_No_Armies_Stood by katesw :thumb135255786:
Comic Angst tee by QuicheLoraine. Available from MySoti.com.

Current Residence: Nashvegas
deviantWEAR sizing preference: noneya!
Print preference: Gilcee, Lino, Silkscreen
Favourite genre of music: Gypsy Swing, ambient groove, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, folk, Garage Punk, Zydeco,
Favourite photographer: Man Ray
Favourite style of art: Surrealism, Pop Art, Ukiyo-e, vintage advertising, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Pre-Raphaelite
Operating System: Ubuntu
MP3 player of choice: VLC Media Player
Shell of choice: All hail the magic conch shell!
Wallpaper of choice: If we're talking interior wallpaper- ik! 'Puter wallpaper- usually something I have design
Skin of choice: soft, blemish and wrinkle free and I'm kinda stuck with the colour
Favourite cartoon character: Felix the Cat

Favourite Visual Artist
Frida Kahlo
Favourite Movies
O Brother Where Art Thou, Triplets of Belleville, too many to mention
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Django Reinhardt, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Louvin Brothers, Jethtro Burns, Ella Fitzgerald...who has one?
Favourite Books
Dao De Jing, Perennial Philosophy, Man and His Symbols
Favourite Writers
Aldous Huxley
Favourite Games
Scrabble, Othello
Favourite Gaming Platform
The kitchen table
Tools of the Trade
Inkscape, Rotoscope, Adobe CS5, acrylics, 100 lb vellum Bristol
Other Interests
Art, Graphic Design, Music, Perennial Philosophy, Dao, Quantum Physics, Open Source, Inkscape, SVG,

Nervous about my upcoming design firm visit!

Nervous about my upcoming design firm visit!

Early on, in my bachelor's degree program, I researched local design firms and came across Anderson Design Group here in Nashville and my initial comment to my husband was, "THAT is where I want to work!" It is a small firm comprised of a handful of award winning designers with an impressive client list, clients from all over the country from small to large, including many of the major music recording and book publishing companies (which Nashville is known for), and are illustration-centric (LOVE! Eye Candy!). One of my assignments this week is to visit a firm, and so I made arrangements for Thursday afternoon. What really made me --gulp!-- n

If I am not for me...

If I am not for me...

If I am not for myself, who is for me, but if I am for my own self [only], what am I? And if not now, when? -Rabbi Hillel, Mishnah, Pirkei Avot 1:14                                        :thumb119918757: :thumb84022529: :thumb64799848: :thumb41557956: :thumb124334034: :thumb124338341: :thumb124357086: :thumb124382629: :thumb139052007:

SIX free, out of print art instruction books!!!

SIX free, out of print art instruction books!!!

Had to share this! Andrew Loomis http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/loomis.htm wrote and illustrated some of the best books on figure drawing, cartoon drawing, illustration and painting from 1939-1961. Sadly, these books are now out of print, hard to find, and in spite of popular demand, it doesn't seem the publisher has any intentions of reprinting them. However, I have found a link to PDF copies of all six books here http://www.placidchaos.com/AM/index.php?title=andrew_loomis&more=1&c=1&tb=1& The easiest and fastest way is to right click the pictures of the books at the link and "Save link as". Whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginne

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kishorrHobbyist Artist
Wish ya happy birthday with loads of fun..! Clap Heart Airborne I love deviantART! 
Happy Birthday :cake:
Happy birthday :cake:
weknowProfessional Digital Artist
happy birthdays
happy birthday!
xterminadorHobbyist General Artist
Your gallery are awesome!
redbeltboxerHobbyist Interface Designer
yours art done are really cool.