Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Photography / Professional Wertyla21/Female/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 7 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 740 Deviations 10,936 Comments 60,581 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

Possible Drain Plug Observed On The Tall Ship Lynx by Wertyla Possible Drain Plug Observed On The Tall Ship Lynx :iconwertyla:Wertyla 1 0 View Of The Delaware River From The Tall Ship Lynx by Wertyla View Of The Delaware River From The Tall Ship Lynx :iconwertyla:Wertyla 7 0 Monkey's Fist Aboard The Tall Ship Lynx by Wertyla Monkey's Fist Aboard The Tall Ship Lynx :iconwertyla:Wertyla 0 0 Ropes Aboard The Tall Ship Lynx by Wertyla Ropes Aboard The Tall Ship Lynx :iconwertyla:Wertyla 1 0 The Tall Ship Lynx Comes To Old New Castle DE by Wertyla The Tall Ship Lynx Comes To Old New Castle DE :iconwertyla:Wertyla 6 0 The Tall Ship Lynx Spotted Off Old New Castle DE by Wertyla The Tall Ship Lynx Spotted Off Old New Castle DE :iconwertyla:Wertyla 5 0 A Strange Juxtaposition Old And New Ships by Wertyla A Strange Juxtaposition Old And New Ships :iconwertyla:Wertyla 1 0 The Tall Ship Lynx Docked In Old New Castle DE by Wertyla The Tall Ship Lynx Docked In Old New Castle DE :iconwertyla:Wertyla 1 0 Flag of the Tall Ship Lynx by Wertyla Flag of the Tall Ship Lynx :iconwertyla:Wertyla 0 0 Glorious Double Rainbow At Sunset by Wertyla Glorious Double Rainbow At Sunset :iconwertyla:Wertyla 4 6 Welcome To The Graveyard Immanuel Episcopal Church by Wertyla Welcome To The Graveyard Immanuel Episcopal Church :iconwertyla:Wertyla 0 0 Large Winged Insect Struggling In A Spiderweb by Wertyla Large Winged Insect Struggling In A Spiderweb :iconwertyla:Wertyla 0 0 The Arsenal From An Unusual Angle Old New Castle by Wertyla The Arsenal From An Unusual Angle Old New Castle :iconwertyla:Wertyla 0 0 Colorful Brick Sidewalk Design For Desktop by Wertyla Colorful Brick Sidewalk Design For Desktop :iconwertyla:Wertyla 2 0 The Place That Still Flies The Betsy Ross Flag by Wertyla The Place That Still Flies The Betsy Ross Flag :iconwertyla:Wertyla 1 0 Side View West Wing New Castle Courthouse Museum by Wertyla Side View West Wing New Castle Courthouse Museum :iconwertyla:Wertyla 0 0

Journal History

Groups

Photos coming soon!

Wertyla :iconwertyla:

deviantID

Wertyla

Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
NOTE: Although I am working as a professional photographer now, everything I post on this deviantArt page is strictly as a hobby and I do not accept commissions/requests.

Photography isn't the only thing I do, either. I also draw and write. Basically, I post whatever I want whenever I have time and my gallery is pretty eclectic.

:iconrnopenplz::iconcnopenplz::iconpcnopenplz::iconatnopenplz::iconconopenplz::iconkirinopenplz: so please don't even ask me!

:iconllama3dplz::icongivellama1plz::icongivellama2plz::icongivellama3plz:
If you give me a llama, I'll give you a llama!
Interests

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconclockworkmultiverse:
ClockworkMultiverse Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I am sorry that you have been going through difficult times for so long. I want you to know that, although we have our differences, I have always greatly respected and admired you. You are very industrious and strong-willed, and also quite intelligent. The world needs more people like you.
Reply
:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Professional Photographer
Well, that's quite a compliment! Thank you! I suppose I cannot quibble TOO much about differences. After all, no one on Earth is exactly alike and in agreement about everything (not even identical twins). The art of agreeing to disagree is a fine one.
Reply
:iconniteowlx:
NiteOwlX Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
missed the llamam trade, here is one anyway ^^
Reply
:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I'll give you one back.
Reply
:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional Photographer
I just found an article online about Japanese beauty standards. Apparently, I would be drop-dead gorgeous if I lived there... only I'm an American and beauty standards in the USA right now are pretty much the opposite of the standards in Japan. Darn it. Oh well. Adorable Menacing Neko Dango Medium Emoticon 
Reply
:iconflamingcockatiel:
FlamingCockatiel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018
I'm curious. Do you have a link to the article?
Reply
:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Professional Photographer
Yes. It's over here: www.thejapanguy.com/japanese-b…

Here's how I measure up:

1. Light/white skin - I'm so pale I have trouble finding a shade of concealer that's white enough not to make me look like I have jaundice. Fortunately, I'm just not that into make-up anyway and a tiny bit of concealer every now and then is as far as I'll go. (Maybe some pimples pop up on my face that don't get totally hidden, but concealer seems to be ineffective for that anyway. I'm hoping that if I just wait another year or two, my puberty will finally settle down and my skin will be clear again. Of course, then again, I'm 21, so I don't really know if I'm still undergoing puberty at all. Those breasts I was promised? Never happened. Oh well. Noticable boobs are overrated anyway. So are curves... and growing above five feet tall... and not looking about 12.)

Another note about the whole "pale skin" trend in Japan is that women apparently go to great lengths and cover up, even in the summer to achieve it. They wear gloves, long pants, long sleeves. etc. So do I, but more for modesty purposes (and don't ask about the gloves... I get enough of that already). You're not seeing me in slutty little short shorts!

2. High-bridged nose - They're not too common in Japan, so they're exotic and interesting. Now, I wear glasses, which tends to draw attention away from the shape of my nose, but every now and then, if I remove them (and am then extremely blind, but other people get to see me), I get comments about how I look like a totally different person. My own father told me, "Wow, I didn't realize that your nose was so... prominent." That's a nice way to say "big", but I console myself with the notion I also read on the internet that people with larger noses get more oxygen to their brains and also that I would be exotic and beautiful in Japan. Okay, so my nose is kind of big and looks like a lightbulb at the end, and my head is shaped like a huge lightbulb, too.

3. Small/slim face - Maybe my nose is just too big for the rest of my face. I have a rather small chin, I think. There is something about my face that seems to scream "child-like" to people, since, as I've said, I'm regularly mistaken for a 12-year-old.

4. Thin/petite - I am 5 feet tall, weigh about 85 pounds (which worried doctors for most of my childhood and almost got me taken away from my family on bogus "neglect" charges, although really, I eat loads of supposedly fattening food and just don't gain anything no matter how hard I try). Also, I have no curves to speak of. I think this pretty much speaks for itself.

5. Curly eyelashes - Okay, what is that thing they show in the picture?! I am NOT using that on my face. I don't know if my natural eyelashes qualify as curly at all, but they're fairly thick and at least they're natural. I don't like how fake eyelashes look.

6. Double eyelid - I think I have this. There's a little crease right above my eyes, which I thought was pretty normal for a white, Western person like me, but, again, isn't so common in Japan. My eyes do look pretty big and wide-set, though.

7. Long legs - How can a short person like me have long legs? Well, I can't... but I'm so thin that they sort of look long, I guess. People tell me that my fingers look long and say, "You could be a piano player!" Yeah, but I can't read music. Darn.

8. A polite, quiet personality - My late grandmother, for whom I had tremendous love and respect, was determined to teach me how to be a "proper little lady", and she meant "proper" by pre-counterculture standards when the American woman was expected to be quiet and polite just as a Japanese woman is now. (Perhaps the preference continued in Japan because they value tradition and respecting one's ancestors, something that seems to be getting rarer and rarer here in the USA.) I have been complimented by elderly people on my good manners, old-fashioned ways, and good, straight posture (which is kind of ironic because I have a mild case of scoliosis so I literally can't sit 100% straight). I have also been reprimanded for not speaking loudly enough (even supposedly being fired from my first job because of this, although I'm positive that my manager had it in for me anyway), and sometimes get overlooked and interrupted because people don't realize that I have spoken at all. My parents think my speaking volume is just fine, and when I was younger, they sometimes thought I was too loud, but from everyone else I've ever met in the world, I just hear, "Speak up. I can't hear you. You need to be louder. You need to talk more." (I've tried talking more. The result? People ignore me because I use too many "big words" that they don't understand or what I said just weirded them out. I can't win, it looks like. I'll talk as much or as little as I please, then, except in situations where being quiet is mandatory for clear reasons.)

Bonus: I read somewhere online that a single Japanese woman who happens to own a black cat is considered very beautiful indeed. About a year ago, a rather fat, pure black cat (who looked kind of like one of those Japanese neko dango things) in the local animal shelter found me as I was searching for my next feline companion, climbed into my lap, and the rest was history. Now, he just kind of waddles around making squeaking noises and curls up in bed with me at night. Cats are awesome.
Reply
:iconflamingcockatiel:
FlamingCockatiel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
Thank you for the thorough reply. It's courageous of you to post that sort of information about yourself.
I'm not sure how I would measure up. I'd tower above most Japanese women and might be considered more forceful simply because of that. Or, conversely, my quietness could endear me to them as well. Who knows?
Reply
:iconsawuscimitar74:
SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Happy late Birthday! Hope it was a good one! :D
Reply
:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Professional Photographer
Thank you! It was! I am legally old enough to drink now... but have been too busy to make an attempt. I ought to be careful, anyway... I'm small and have always been used as the example of a person who would probably get drunk easily! Hmmph.
Reply
Add a Comment: