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Steampunk Robot Mark II by Xerces Steampunk Robot Mark II :iconxerces:Xerces 26 8 Puppies of The Day by Xerces Puppies of The Day :iconxerces:Xerces 2 1 Little tiny rainbow teepee ring by Xerces Little tiny rainbow teepee ring :iconxerces:Xerces 9 4 Valentine's red rose jewellery by Xerces Valentine's red rose jewellery :iconxerces:Xerces 102 24 Valentines dandelion glass orb pendant by Xerces Valentines dandelion glass orb pendant :iconxerces:Xerces 49 18 Make a wish dandelion glass dome ring by Xerces Make a wish dandelion glass dome ring :iconxerces:Xerces 234 66 Bullet With Butterfly Wings by Xerces Bullet With Butterfly Wings :iconxerces:Xerces 47 19 Key to your heart by Xerces Key to your heart :iconxerces:Xerces 96 24 Valentines steampunk locket by Xerces Valentines steampunk locket :iconxerces:Xerces 194 24 Stargazer by Xerces Stargazer :iconxerces:Xerces 56 15 Woodland walks Luna Moth vial pendant by Xerces Woodland walks Luna Moth vial pendant :iconxerces:Xerces 59 35 Steampunk optical lens pendant by Xerces Steampunk optical lens pendant :iconxerces:Xerces 67 31 Steampunk watch tile pendant by Xerces Steampunk watch tile pendant :iconxerces:Xerces 108 40 Kraken tiems: This ship is going down by Xerces Kraken tiems: This ship is going down :iconxerces:Xerces 29 16 Eisbach River by Xerces Eisbach River :iconxerces:Xerces 47 18 Bullet With Angel Wings by Xerces Bullet With Angel Wings :iconxerces:Xerces 144 33

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The A,B,C's of Horror!
The A, B, C's of Horror

***Horror / Macabre artwork, particularly that of a bloody nature is an acquired taste. If you do not enjoy seeing it, please, do not look. And just as is suggested for Daily Deviations, please do not comment on an artists work with your harmful or hurtful opinions of it. You have the ability to turn off Mature Content works by editing your settings. As with any art, horrific or not, if you have nothing constructive to say in a polite manner, then don't say anything at all.***
From ambiguous to zephyr, the A, B, C's of horror is a 26 week 'workshop' to bring to light some of the most spectacular and new-found work in the horror/macabre photography gallery. Extensive research and consultation with my dictionary to find obscure words to use while I utilize the search function without mercy bring to you...
The Letter I

I Is For Ill

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Art features!
I feature some inspiring artworks, I hope you like them! :)

Coming to get you by SelenaCarter :thumb158389844: The Eye by anyta90:thumb126669070:
Strasbourg: Notre Dame by Dioma Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris by EvranOzturk socket by L-u-t-h-e-r
Trypanophobia by Xerces
It's a special one, inspired by my art by :icondraculeariccy:
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In Blood We Trust #01

Driller Killer 3 by Aiko273:thumb105590662:dead series 1 revisited by suzi9mm:thumb90259783:Blood type. by scuroluce:thumb4318068:BLOOD BATH by TrishaMonsterrFrozen blood by Sandy515Killer Song by muratsuyurListen To Your Heart by HachekeCaptive blood enslavement. by vennectoblood by hakubaikoublow-my-mind by DawningStepsVow by Xerces:thumb69156929:.ended suffer. by DasMeinUndDeinput me out of my misery by probot-xOpen your eyes? by RebecaSaray:thumb80228985:Vampire by ro0tZombie Little London by Guerillaphotographyemophobia. by ZaphkySamurai Spirit 6 by Artgerm:thumb78146159::thumb32100787::thumb56194862::thumb100902685::thumb40424043:The Fall of an Empire Redone by TchaikovskyCFroyal games by suzi9mmThat Which We Call A Rose... by ModelingCitizenLet It Bleed by ElenarghhVampire Portrait by mennyothe mind by suzi9mmsangrazaaaa by josemanchadoDEXTER by Rahead:thumb105205883:Bury all your secrets by YEGINApocalypse by marcinxpEternal Love by SAB687exquisite II by suzi9mmLust For a Vampire by AdroVonCrow:thumb64221637:Bloody Mary by Janina-PhotographySmall women'secrets2 by armenejohnny by CordellOrr:thumb91294451:die cannibals women by tonysandoval:thumb97673818:vampire rosanna danna by jfrisonVampirella 2.0 by KidAntipathysilent night is the night by suzi9mm:thumb93305413:oops...she did it again by isasiBlood by exzezStitched Smile by ashsivils
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Lossie by AphexPhoton Lossie :iconaphexphoton:AphexPhoton 16 10
An Audience with Margaret Atwood


The Transcript of the event can be found here

One of Canada's best-known writers, Margaret Atwood is an internationally famous novelist, poet, and critic.

Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than thirty-five volumes of poetry, children's literature, fiction, and non-fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include  The Edible Woman (1970),  The Handmaid's Tale (1983),  The Robber Bride (1994),  Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000.
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Costumery Week Feature - Steampunk
As part of the Costumery Week I am posting a themed 25 deviation feature from the Costumery galleries every day. I am also posting information, interviews and knowledge articles as part of this week, check them out here.
Today's feature theme is Steampunk! I hope you enjoy:
Steampunk II by MissEnthropy Scissor Bleach top by ByKato Steampunk Day Dress by IronSea World Steam Expo by versidian Volk the Huntress by Spirit-Candy Steampunk Gentleman by Clockwork-Butterfly :thumb163661619: Neo-Victorian Adventurers by Clockwork-Butterfly :thumb163202866: Steampunk Leia Corset for Sale by ljvaughn Steampunk Inventor Outfit 2 by DovSherman Steampunk Overlord - Color by Skinz-N-Hydez SteamPunk EFF 2010 by SteamPunk-Creator Miss Glass by Cap-n :thumb159118793:
Remember to :+favlove: this article and :+fav: and comment on any deviations you enjoy, it means a lot to the artists.
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Vines by ellylucas Vines :iconellylucas:ellylucas 16 6 Isolation by AphexPhoton Isolation :iconaphexphoton:AphexPhoton 2 9 Morpheus by IreneLangholm Morpheus :iconirenelangholm:IreneLangholm 461 226 That Red Pyramid Thing by MissPH That Red Pyramid Thing :iconmissph:MissPH 628 65 Mummy by dmsdeedee Mummy :icondmsdeedee:dmsdeedee 21 2 Shimmering Veil by Ian-Plant Shimmering Veil :iconian-plant:Ian-Plant 735 70 baby scops by VastandInfinite baby scops :iconvastandinfinite:VastandInfinite 558 189 the village still-life by arbebuk the village still-life :iconarbebuk:arbebuk 392 81

Steampunk Robot!






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mutual thing by Apofiss mutual thing :iconapofiss:Apofiss 10,191 835 love by oprisco love :iconoprisco:oprisco 11,436 837 Nom nom kitty by ideea Nom nom kitty :iconideea:ideea 8,314 565 norway II by denjazzer norway II :icondenjazzer:denjazzer 3,884 269



Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`xerces is a fairly legendary sounding name which is appropriate given that this is a fairly legendary deviant, who in just over 2 short years has contributed close to 20,000 comments on deviations and thousands of other comments elsewhere on this site. In addition to that she has worked hard via her journals and news articles to help educate the community to help keep the galleries clean in addition to her tireless work behind the scenes reporting images that are out of place.
She is indeed an example to follow, and has earned the honor of deviousness for November!
-awarded November 2007


Xerces has started a donation pool!
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I'm currently saving up my points for a super group renewal for my group Devious-Jewellery. Money is tight for me at the moment as I'm saving to move house.
Any amount- big or small- is welcome, and deviants donating will get featured in my journal as a small 'thank you'.

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Much too long..

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 2:50 PM

Hello folks!
Yes, it's been far, far too long since I was around in these neck of the woods for more than a fleeting moment!
I've been busying myself with two jobs and a homelife, meaning I have little time to squeeze in those 5-hour long commenting sessions. Unfortunately, I'm a few thousand messages behind, as deviantART is adamant that my commenting is spam! Alas, it means I get to say a lot less on here than I wish to, but c'est la vie.

Anyway, since my last journal entry back in August 2011, my life has rather changed slightly. I now own a house, and not only have I got my full time job as before, I'm also juggling it with my small jewellery business. It's not a huge earner, and I'm far from quitting my day job, but then it's helping me to save for important things like decorating and fixing up my home.

A few of my favourites...
Raspberry Vanilla Cheesecake by maytel All for love by kyokosphotos Forest Mist by littlemewhatever Dragon Earring by Glasmagie Fold formed leaf pendant by elderarc :thumb347014811: kitten_18 by aviusst Our galaxy by Gautama-Siddharta Milky way over river Danube by BorisMrdja Pale Day Light by Nelleke Oh it's you again !! - Short-eared owl by Jamie-MacArthur :thumb352988469: minefield by JonnyTheRadford I grew a cat for yoou by xXAli-StarXx

My Stock account- :iconxerstock:

DAA Resident- Room 223 :thumb29708014: :icondark-arts-asylum:

Find me in #devart, #DAUnderworld, #Thumbsshare, :#HorrorMacabrePhoto:, #MNAdmin, #help

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No comment? Stamp by Little-Vampire

© Xerces a.k.a. Kitty Tait.
All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.


Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
Hello there! I am from the good ole' UK. I am a photographer and jewellery crafter

I've been on deviantART since June 2005. I got a seniorship in October 2007 and a deviousness award in November 2007. I was accepted into the MN@ team in September 2008 until June 2011, so I am a very proud member.

On deviantART, I am a keen photographer and horror SFX artist, as well as a long-time supporter of the other artists around.

In my other time, I work as a geologist, meaning if I throw a rock your way, I'll be able to tell you what rock it is, and how good it is for holding oil. But yeah- it won't be that much of a consolation if it hits you.

I also have my own business in the making, selling jewellery and accessories. At the moment, my work can be found on Etsy at Xerces Art on Etsy, and some items are also currently on sale at Firefly Shiny Shop, Wrexham , North Wales, UK

Current Age: Not bothered to keep updating this as the years go by, Current Residence: United Kingdom, Favourite genre of music: Rock/metal, Favourite style of art: Horror and Nature Photography, Skin of choice: Human flesh...


Shop and commissions status

Valentine's red rose jewellery by Xerces Make a wish dandelion glass dome ring by Xerces
Valentines steampunk locket by Xerces Dexter Blood Slide Earrings by Xerces
Steampunk Locket by Xerces Steampunk 'Time Flies' key by Xerces
Dexter Blood Slide Pendant by Xerces Woodland butterfly vial by Xerces

:bulletblue:My Etsy shop is currently Open

:bulletblue: There are currently no scheduled shop closures

:bulletblue: Commissions are currently Open


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specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce:
Are you still here? Haven’t talked in too long :noes: aaaa
Xerces Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
i am here, but not here if you see what i mean...
sockhiddenunderarook Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
Ooooh my god well I hope that you had a good Christmas and start to the new year. :D :hug: 
chivalryss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
your artwork is incredible, well done
Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
cheers :)
Quantum-Optic Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016   General Artist
happy birthday :)
Xerces Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
Happy birthday! Haven't seen you in a while, I hope your life is well and happy. :) Have a wonderful day and an even more wonderful new year of your life. :hug:
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