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ScottMan2th

Scott Mantooth
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Artist // Hobbyist // Varied
  • Mar 28
  • United States
  • Deviant for 11 years
  • He / Him
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My Bio
A new and almost exciting update to my profile:
(now less wordy for those with short attention spans)

This is what I look like (I'm sorry for any sudden feelings of nausea this image might cause.) I've been involved in some form of art (mostly photography) for a very long time ...although my skill set would greatly improve if given the opportunity to actually work in the photographic field. i've been unable to do so as of now. I do know a little about off-set printing and print layout techniques (years before digital took over (from high school) ...In addition to photography, I enjoy making collage, writing haiku and renga and short narrative free verse in addition to a new form I've discovered called Six-Word Stories (which is proving to be very addictive) I typically write in the morning when things are quiet and the voices in my head are not so loud. If I see something I like and it effects me in some way... you may get an example of my writing (good, bad or other) When I have the supplies, I also enjoy making handmade jewlery, and would like to do this as well as a means of acquiring the additional photographic equipment i need... however i usually wind up giving the things i make away(mostly for hugs) to friends or sometimes perfect strangers when i feel moved to do so or if i think they're having a bad day and need someone to show them they are not alone... never hurts to pay something forward...it might come back to you down the rode when you really need it.

Since my physical drawing skills (as of this writing) hover just below pathetic... we’’ll move on to other things. I grew up on real classical opera and classical music (Mozart, Bach,Vavaldi the list is long) so my tastes typically lean in this particular direction: I do like other things but I'm very picky... There are forms of music I do not like (I'm being more than kind here), but I’’ll keep the opinions as to what these genres might be to myself in order to preserve the peace and tranquility in the known universe. ( but you are welcome to guess) I enjoy the works created by Vangelis (Blade Runner, 1492) and a few others like Henry Frayne A.K.A. Lanterna. The solo works of Yo Yo Ma by Bach are also among my favorites. There are times when I like soft jazz (and when it fits my mood) as long as it’’s played in a coherent manner and not deafening or the band members are so drunk they can't figure out which side of the horn to blow or begin to intentionally slur their songs because the audience is equally as drunk and would not notice....or would in fact enjoy it even more. But for everyday ambiant sound, I could have Native American cedar flute music playing (very softly) in the background continuously day and night and be very happy. I'd like to travel around for a while... (another long and boring story that I will spare you) but to do that I need adequate funds and a reliable means of transportation which are very absent from my life.

I'd like to spend a few months out West and chase storms (with a professional team...of course) in order to capture better examples of lightning like the ones I currently have in my gallery: 1: scottman2th.deviantart.com/art… 2: scottman2th.deviantart.com/art… 3: scottman2th.deviantart.com/art…
4: scottman2th.deviantart.com/art…
and to document the terrifying beauty of severe weather. I consider lightning to be my personal (and rather dangerous) muse...so it’’s best not to annoy her when she calls you (although she has blown me a kiss before... but I didn't know it at the time...(see link 1) There are other motivations for going out West that would be difficult to rationalize them here, and to be honest they are very impractical for me to even be thinking about at this point in my life...maybe that’s why i feel so drawn to them...

Current Residence: Planet Earth (or someplace very much like it without actually being the actual Earth it could be)
Print preference: for art, any size that would look good framed
Favorite genre of music: Classical (yeah, I'm a geek)
Favorite photographer: Cary Norton, carynorton.com/ and many others

Favorite style of art: Depends on medium...however, Nick Bantock and the Brothers Quay are high on the list
Operating System: one that works
MP3 player of choice: paid for, easy to find, steam powered
Shell of choice: one that does not have something living in it to bite my ear off or inject a posioned tindril
Wallpaper of choice: velcro
Skin of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck, Roger Ramjet, Reboot, Wallace and Gromit
Personal Quote: Loose lips fall off

Favourite Visual Artist
Depends on medium...
Favourite Movies
Blade Runner, Brazil, Monty Python's Holy Grail, Big trouble in Little China, LOTR, Serenity
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Aimee Mann, Lanterna, Tobias Tinker, Lee Ellen Shoemaker (the tunnel singer) Vangelis
Favourite Writers
Douglas Adams, Terry Prattchett, Helen Cresswell
Favourite Games
currently not a gamer
Favourite Gaming Platform
see previous
Tools of the Trade
anything that makes a mark or that can be artisticly minipulated in some way
Other Interests
Photography, writing haiku, many forms of art, avoiding alien abduction, eating pineapple pizza
howdy out there in whatever passes for normalcy for those who might be reading this... sponsoring another kickstarter campaign that is offering neat promotional opportunities for those spreading the word so here it is...a tiny EDC pen made from Titanium that everyone truly needs: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1082442335/tipen-20-redefining-the-minimal-edc-pen/faqs lots of other amazing findings on this site and the eclectic nature of my synapse has proven to be at times costly to my savings account...but no matter my family or descendants will eventually obtain all my geeky artsy belongings when i'm no longer earth bound (not too soon mind you...not in that big of a hurry to shed my corporeal form.
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i back a LOT of things on Kickstarter...art related projects...a lot of card decks and games and EDC items i think are useful...sometimes these campaigns offer incentives for helping to get the word out about a given campaign and the notebook offered by Orangered Life fits that criteria: http://kck.st/3fvjLdU i've backed this campaign as i did their previous one so i'm sharing this with whomever happens to drop by to check out what i have to say...really encourage backing this one as the betterbook is just that...better in all respects design and material wise...worthy of preserving all your amazing thoughts and designs throughout the ages
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be the reason someone smiles today... or the reason they drink. whatever works for you.
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Hi Scot and Happy Birthday :sing:  Hope you manage some how to have a good day :kiss:
Be safe.
Hi there! ✧・゚

Thank you so much for the watch! It means a lot!

|| By the way, I'm hosting a raffle at the moment! So if you'd like the chance to win some art, please consider checking it out ^-^ Pastel Blue Heart Bullet by Planet-Spatulon

Thank you, & I hope you have a wonderful day x
Happy Birthday to you Scotty :kiss:'ssss :sing:
happy birthday my friendHug Airborne Have your cake and eat it too 
Happy birthday! :tighthug: :heart: :iconrainbowcakeplz: I hope you're having a wonderful day!!