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CONTEMPLATION :iconsandrapelly:SandraPelly 57 10
WIP 09112015 by SandraPelly WIP 09112015 :iconsandrapelly:SandraPelly 2 1 Lord is my strength and my shield by SandraPelly
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Lord is my strength and my shield :iconsandrapelly:SandraPelly 61 19
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PUTTING MYSELF TOGETHER AGAIN :iconsandrapelly:SandraPelly 92 24
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EVERYTHING STEMS FROM LOVE :iconsandrapelly:SandraPelly 38 19
INVICTUS by SandraPelly
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INVICTUS :iconsandrapelly:SandraPelly 39 17
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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS :iconsandrapelly:SandraPelly 46 33
So You Think.... by SandraPelly So You Think.... :iconsandrapelly:SandraPelly 11 25 SNAKE HANDLER by SandraPelly
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SNAKE HANDLER :iconsandrapelly:SandraPelly 53 31
Raise by SandraPelly
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KEEPING VIPERS AT BAY :iconsandrapelly:SandraPelly 64 38
Prayer by SandraPelly
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BENEDICTUS by SandraPelly
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Exhale by SandraPelly
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SUPERMASISVE BLACK HOLE :iconsandrapelly:SandraPelly 64 27
I WANT TO BE A WOLF by SandraPelly
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Young Artist by BRipin Young Artist :iconbripin:BRipin 1 9
As I have promised , I will be featuring exceptional surrealists that thrives the darkest recesses of DevArt.
What great privilidge have I got to give you the number one in my list of exceptional surreal/fantastic/visionary artist
that needs much focus and attention.
Behold the Art of Peter Zigga a polish artist i came across with several months ago...His works, done in Ballpointpen, Pastel, and Ink
captured a desollute and chaotic world filled with biomorphic creatures intertwined and metamorphosed into biomechanical castles and rocks set in a Landscape that recalls the work
of the Polish Artist Z. Beksinski...But what separates Zigga from Beksinski is his masterful way of organizing his visonary compositions that it
entrenches the viewer, enveloping them into the lush vegitative, biomechanical flora and fauna that is uniquely Peter Zigga!!
Here is a short selection of His masterful works:
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Heart   'open' by BrooklynMachineWorks Heart 'open' :iconbrooklynmachineworks:BrooklynMachineWorks 107 40 Inside Out by lieinbelieve Inside Out :iconlieinbelieve:lieinbelieve 2,089 274 watery ex by CLAYSURFER watery ex :iconclaysurfer:CLAYSURFER 93 17 Various - 5 by mjranum-stock
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The wrecked by Stahlerlikedollar The wrecked :iconstahlerlikedollar:Stahlerlikedollar 4 0 Heart  'closed' by BrooklynMachineWorks Heart 'closed' :iconbrooklynmachineworks:BrooklynMachineWorks 31 14 Here Comes the Clown by BRipin Here Comes the Clown :iconbripin:BRipin 6 17 telit03 by neofreud telit03 :iconneofreud:neofreud 3 0 telit by neofreud telit :iconneofreud:neofreud 2 1
Current Contests Around dA - Bi-Monthly Updates
Giving some fresh ideas to create, contests are essential to creativity!
Here are somes that are flying around!
PLEASE check out the DARFUR Contest!
It's important.
You need to have a look at this contest!

Want to advertize your contest?
Send me a note : "Contest Ad." including : link, title of the contest and deadline. Thanx.
ATTN : i only advertize dA contests and with a deadline!

And see if you can participate and/or help with any prizes donations!
Even a 'simple' journal feature is great for any contest holder!
=To get more expozure your contest are twice a week updated in my journal :

66 contests are listed! There are 19 new contests, in all medias!
== Current Contests ==
Love Couple Contest
By NikkiLovesValo
Deadline : May 16th
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Featured Prints Artist Interview with `sphilr
Featured Prints Artist: Samuel Philip Raffa
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Speciality: Paintings & Pencil Drawings / Contact: raffagraphics[at]yahoo[dot]com
This time we had the pleasure of going on a journey through the artistic life and mind of Samuel Philip Raffa, who goes by the nickname SRaffa in this green rabbit hole that is deviantART. Having had a lively imagination from early on, Sam found a way to keep it under control capturing his emotional struggles and joys in life. His skillfully mastered surreal drawings and paintings are full of vivid colors, amazing little details and mind blowing symbolism, perfectly blended together via his chosen artistic tools of the trade.
Who's the artist and person behind the sinister sounding nickname 'Sphilr'?
It does have this peculiar whispery quality to it, don'cha think? But it's just my name, kind of anagrammed - S. Phil. R.
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CFS Awareness Day
Chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, ME) is a debilitating neurologic illness that affects up to one per cent of the population. It can affect anyone of any age, even children, but is most common in adult women. Besides fatigue the symptoms can include eg. cognitive dysfunction, sleep disorders, chronic pain, muscle weakness, orthostatic hypotension (problems with maintaining an adequate blood pressure), headaches, hair loss, heart damage, increased suspectibility to infections, stomach problems, bladder problems and epileptic seizures. Some patients are entirely bedbound and unable to even eat. A small minority die of the complications. A distinctive feature of CFS is post-exertional malaise. Recovering from simple exertion can take days, weeks or even months.
The cause of CFS isn't known, but infections and genetic suspectibility are known to play a role in at least a part of the cases. I could tell you about dysfunctional NK cells, autoantibodies, infla
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Ležao je na neurednom krevetu u polutami. Zrak u sobi je bio zagušljiv i težak. Nije mu smetalo. Zatvorio je oči i počeo razgovarati sam sa sobom. ''Danas je taj dan. Nema više čekanja. Danas ću joj reći. Ma koliko teško bilo. Moram joj reći. Moram joj priznati. Oprostit će mi. Ako je istina da me voli, mora mi oprostiti. Mora.''
Lagano se protegnuo i ustao. Krevet je zaškripao, jedini zvuk u sada već tihoj sobi. Tromo otvori ormar i izvuče prve traperice i majicu koje su mu došle pod ruku. Pošalje joj sms. ''Budi u 8 u parku na starom mjestu. VTP.'' Volio je ova tri slova. Nije joj mogao poslati sms a da ga tako ne završi. ''Volim Te Puno.'' Možda će ona odlučiti tu ljubav danas prekinuti. A možda će vidjeti da taj mali grijeh što ga je u bunilu počinio nema veze s njegovim osjećajima. Strast nije ljubav, zar ne? Laganim korakom ode do kupaonice da se sredi. ''Sredi.'' Kako je to glupo zvučalo. Trebao bi sredit
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I thought the best to respond to everyone in the poll is one journal so I would not repeat myself. This is to answer all the comments under the poll I have posted, as well to explain why the poll was posted.  I am sorry I didnt get to this sooner I could not as I am incredibly busy.

Nevertheless it is to say that I am hugely disappointed with Australia's public school system.  That is why I have decided to transfer my child for year 6 and high school after it to Catholic school next to us.  I was thinking long and hard about it and here it is why:

- My daughter is grade 5 now, and she does not have basics down. She has trouble with spelling, and basic  pre-algebra .

- yes class size is small 21 students per teacher in public school however I have never seen such lack of knowledge passed to students as well as lack of discipline, I am not only talking about my daughter but also her classmates. My daughter is continually complaining about the high noise level in class, and that it is not allowing her to focus.   My daughter got hit during class, had her work destroyed by bullies continually, name it.  She was even drawn upon with a marker.Not to forget she was paint bombed and tossed over foundation at school destroying her school uniform and backpack... school with security cameras saw of course nothing.

- the teachers do not even know what syllabus is.  I have asked repeatedly for last few years for syllabus so I can see what my daughter is learning at school at home so we can review and expand on that knowledge and I was continually denied that by a number of her teachers.

- teachers do not spend enough time teaching. Students are left to study independently in groups of 5-6 hoping they would learn something.  Everyone knows what happens what happens when you end up with group of kids left to study to themselves, there is very little studying that they do themselves.  They are all called "independent learners" Yeah independent in learning jack shit.

- My daughter is repeatedly physically and emotionally bullied in school and receiving death threats.  School is doing nothing to protect her short of giving the offender slap on the wrist while I have to deal with my daughter being visibly upset every day.

- I have mathematics degree.  I spend every day teaching my 11 year old math because school did not teach her basics. I cannot teach much in 30 minutes a day while cooking dinner at same time, and she is dead tired, or upset by bullying at school.   I look at different approaches at math and try to find one that suits her best, and I know that my method is correct, and then teacher goes ahead and tells my daughter that the way I am teaching her is wrong and that you cannot do math like that. I feel like ripping her to shreds because beauty of mathematics is not about having one way of solving problem it is about being able to analyze the problem and approach it from different ways. To put it in English there is more than one way to skin the cat.  In the end I got sick of it and passed the collection of math books to her teacher, because I want my daughter to think with her head, as free thinker not to be a sheep.  She is good at math but bad teaching methods of the teachers  who are not teaching her foundations are killing her love for it.

- teachers have not explained the patterns in division to my daughter I have.  She did not know how to recognize which numbers are divisible by 3 or 6 for example.

- my daughter was not introduced to any decent literature at school.  I have 11 year old who loves reading, she even read Hobbit when she was 8 because I introduced her, she loves Guy de Maupassant, and I try to get her to read the books that are going to teach her something. I also got her to read "Sadako and thousand of paper cranes" as well as "Diary of Anna Frank" so she would know what happened during WW2.  She loved Tom Sawyer. At school they are left to their own devices of what they will read, not introduced to single good book by their teacher. And classics good luck if they even mention them. 

- I really do not agree with the lack of grades in school.  I for gods sake want to know that she got 85% on exam, ie she absorbed that much material she is lacking in this and that.  I really find it total utter bullshit the grading system where everyone gets C and if you are 6 month ahead everyone you get B and 12 months ahead you get A.  My daughter who is in year 5 has trouble subtracting, does not know her multiplication table and has a B? She was supposed to have mastered multiplication, addition and subtraction in grade 3 not 5.  How she is 6 months to a year ahead of her class is beyond me. When I see that I am very worried about her ability to learn anything down the track, because the basics the foundations are lacking. I have not been shown access to single grade or exam results.

- by contract with the school that both me and my daughter have signed she is supposed to have 30-45 minutes homework a day.  She has currently homework that is assigned for 2 weeks that she finishes in 15 minutes.  She and her friends think it's too easy, I could not agree more. See attached sample of homework for 2 weeks... HOMEWORK IS IMPORTANT... old saying goes repetitio est mater studiorum

- My daughter has NO BOOKS for school... I google math and other subjects I should be teaching her and teach her that... there is NOT A SINGLE TEXT BOOK. Every year I pay school books and there is not a single text book. How will she study without books?

- oh yes learning to use IPad is a school subject? I mean WTF?!?
- one of my favourites Science what is that?

- Where did history go? We learn from our mistakes and past decisions, she learned nothing of history short of glorifying Australias biggest ever war failure and making sacrificial lambs heroes,... We have not learned, state in history for what it is  not a myth.  Don't make a big slaughter a glorious event because it was not, unnecessary death because of idiocy and laziness of superiors who made decisions no one in right mind would.

- Foreign Language what's that according to school.  She is not taught single foreign language.

- Apparently according to school it is ok to go to lockdown mode because of siege near the school and them to call it incident and never admit it was siege (police said it was when I got turned away from picking my daughter up)

- Oh yes my favourite its ok to force kids to sit on muddy wet ground outside  in 8C weather with wind and rain drizzle... let them get dirty and wet because their parents will scrub them up and take them to doctors when they get sick.


Oh Here is her homework that is supposed to take 2 weeks to finish with 30-40 minutes work every day... I mean WTF:





Multiplication and Division

Write down and practise your 3s and 7s counting patterns. What do you notice about the numbers in these patterns? (Does the last digit of each number form a recurring pattern?) Can we use these counting patterns to help us with any other counting patterns?


It’s my birthday and I have invited 5 friends to my party, so there are 6 people altogether. If my mum had baked 48 cookies, how many cookies would each person get?

What would happen if I needed to share the cookies with my 2 little sisters as well as my friends?


Fact families

If I knew that 4x3=12, what are the other three facts that I must know in this fact family?

Can you work out what 4x30 is using the information you have already been provided? How did you work that out?



Commutativity is where we understand that 5x7 is the same as 7x5. Using this knowledge please answer the following equations and explain how you worked them out.

    1.     15x2=

    2.     7x3=

    3.     20x9=



Reading and Writing



We have been learning about metaphors and similes and how they can help to make a piece of writing more interesting. Make a list of metaphors and similes that you know of or have found while reading.



We have just begun learning about persuasive texts. While you are not yet up to creating your own persuasive piece of writing, we have been talking about forming opinions and coming up with reasons to back up your opinions. Statements like, ‘Kids should be paid to come to school’ often divide people based on their opinions. For this task, you will need to form an opinion about the topic and provide at least 4 arguments to support your opinion.





Spelling words are written in your diaries every Monday morning. You need to practise your spelling words every night.

Spelling Investigation

Compound words are words that are made when 2 smaller words are combined to make one word. For example ‘foot’ and ‘ball’ make the word football. 

You will need to make a list of as many compound words that you can find. Don’t forget to list the two smaller words that have been put together to make the final compound word.










Sandra Pelly
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art


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Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stopping by to see if you have been back.  Miss you and hope you are ok. 
CJ-Judd Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student General Artist
Mery Christmas Sandra.  I sure hope you're ok.
Your friends remember you and miss you.
Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where are you?!?  Hope everything is ok.  :hug:
CJ-Judd Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Hello Sandra, you ok? 
rollarius55 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still painting, Sandra? Hope you are well, dear!;-)
TomSoya Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016   Traditional Artist
Belated thanks for the fave!
CJ-Judd Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy new year Sandra, hope all's well with you and family.
rollarius55 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope you are well, Sandra..? :hug:
AmyKPhotos Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your support, Sandra! :aww:
joehortonart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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