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Prints Available on EtsySome friends of mine have been pestering me for some time to make prints of my work available. And since another friend has the necessary equipment, I'm finally able to do that. In preparation, I've been reworking some of my old pieces just a little. So if you're so inclined, stop by and check me out.
Thank you most kindly for your support.
Oh My GoodnessI just got back from a long walk down a country road in the dark under the full moon with the glow of my town on the horizon, and with music in my ears. I even danced a little, because nobody was watching but God and the fireflies, and also because I was a little bit tipsy. It was kind of damp, but the earth smelled wonderful. You should try it some time.
Also, I've promised more than once to upload a large oil painting of Jesus, which I've been working on for years. I'm still working on it. I was just wrong about its being almost done, but this has been exacerbated by the fact that I keep thinking of things I want to add to it. One of these days. Soon.
All Of This Music"I hear in my mind all of these voices
I hear in my mind all of these words
I hear in my mind all of this music
And it breaks my heart"
from 'Fidelity' by Regina Spektor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wigqKfLWjvM
Long neck Banjo by LastwearLarger than life by Starsong-StudioVisual Music by deshrubber:thumb150074917:happy go lucky by marenkathleen:thumb158039633:Fire Within Me by AF-studiosViolin by chuckometti:thumb116862035:Inkorruptible II by sprat:thumb146299903:Superstar by kingbenjiOne man band by felixgi:thumb133281681:Street Musician I by bcdirectorThe Noble Art of Letting Go by MalaikahJamilaAutumn Celebration by zoozee:thumb44510655:stock - with guitar 1 by Lina-TsuBut I Adam by zannapicOld man with a fiddle by minimaOroccasa lapse of SILENT by aechandiaFORDandMUSIC? by mac13nphotographer22singsong - regina spektor by nawafiai:thumb137836316:The Mighty Fig Tree by CabronCreativeeniko by carbothronicDefeated Newman by peace-love-snowHalf Her Heart's Duet by sheppardartsSing a Melody by raine-angellife needs a soundtrack by She-hates-mondaysMe and You by deerestThe Bassist by kimnorgaardMyspace circa 1942 by SyboroLa doll by MadameFatalite:thumb66030009:My Friend Of Misery by me-inside515Lesson by lawrencew- No Title 23 - by KARRR:thumb154564816::thumb
10 000 PageviewsHuzzah! I finally made it to 10 000 pageviews. And it only took me just under seven years. A hearty thanks to all those who have visited and supported my work in any way. I am self-deprecating but grateful.
Also: whenever I see pictures of Miley Cyrus or the Jonas Brothers or suchlike on the front page, I like to report them for art theft, because I think that's wrong. And whenever I see an artless close-up some guy took of his own hairy thigh and flaccid penis, I like to comment, "Aww! It's little but really cute! Looks like it tries real hard." The same goes for women. "Oh, you have boobs. We hadn't noticed."
Piano love by Fort-oSharing Toffee Apples by MeMeReNe:thumb95113114:
New SubscriptionI just bought a subscription to deviantART. Please excuse me while I play with it a bit.
Deviant Things To Do:
Tidy deviantART journal, gallery, etc., including better shots of work, crops, etc.
Finish oil painting, "the Incarnation"
Finish new glomp-tackle-bearhug emoticon
Finish digital collage ikon of Brother Francis
Finish digital collage ikon of Jacob wrestling with the Lord
Get a print account
Create digital collage image of Noah's ark
Take more photographs
Feature more artwork
All About Them WordsPlease take a moment to read them. There is wisdom and humor and beauty and all kinds of good stuff.
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Consider the Lilies...
Lily and spider II by DianaLobriglioA Little Piece Of Wonderland by CrazyPersikGirl
Ready For My Close-up by PhantomDragoness:thumb76034514:Flowers 2 by MR-PIOPIOOrange Lilies by galeria-katarina
april is the cruellest month by nothingsongThrough the Mist by jg244Neon Lily by suvipajuYellow Flower by Chimmmy
Whenever You Remember by BrightStar2Stamen by the-unique-geekGrowl by Himmelmeeretiger lilly by firemagic
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My World Is One Big Painting by denimandfrillsOctober Red Wallpaper by Violet-Kleinertflowers_1 by grazappEye of the Tiger by hellfirediva
Children of garden by JasvenaSpider Lily III by faeriefly:thumb128022303::thumb128404933:
:thumb117685355:Beautifully wrong by TheangryuserThe Twins by Free-StyL3This is OUR house by samrizzo
Clouded Yellow Buttlerfly by shutterbugmomChaotic Lilly by CRISTYNNA-NECROPOLIS:thumb126650180:Lily of the Field 03 by billy-pilgrim
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Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUS
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
No more excuses, it's time to improve your art!You’re probably well acquainted with the old proverb “practice makes perfect.” And while I don’t fully believe that perfection is attainable, because the very notion of perfection is somewhat subjective, getting better at anything requires both time and effort. I’m going be very blunt here; if you want to improve your artistic skill you need to actually practice.
My heart goes out to everyone here who is struggling to improve so don’t feel that I’m purposely singling you out here. However throughout my time on dA (and in real life) I’ve met artists begging for advice on how to quickly improve and sadly when I tell them to begin practicing the excuse is always ‘well, I don’t really have the time for that.’
And I ain’t got time for yo attitude.
You do have the time
Inb4 “you don’t know my life!!!1one1!!” Listen here young padawo
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Basic CSS Style GuideIntroduction
CSS is a style language used to define the style and formatting of web pages. It is used in conjunction with HTML.
If we think of HTML as the building blocks of the web then, essentially, CSS is the painter and decorator. Very simply, HTML defines the structure of the page and CSS defines the style.
What I'll be helping you with here is getting to grips with the basics of CSS. I'll be explaining how use CSS as well as providing a number of examples that you can use to style your own web pages and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also written a brief glossary of terms and provided a list of useful links in case you wish to do some further reading.
A point of note is that while the information and examples I've given here apply to CSS use anywhere on the web, this guide itself is geared towards the use of CSS on deviantART. As such, and given that this h
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
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Of Angels and Demons
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JULY Challenge WATER vote and win points:icontransparentplz:
All works here
This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins 130 points;
the second place wins 80, the 3rd place wins 50 and the 4th wins 25 .
These prizes c
Streetside Stories: MonochromeAligopter by - DougNZ
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The Look Out by - PatrickMonnier
:: ghost town by - noahsamuelmosko
\-ooby - DinoKose
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shemsby - arslanalp
The hand of the player by - mariomencacci
Childhoodby - IFedorovskaya
Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!
Manip Academy (thanks, cristii, for inspiration for the name) is a new photomanipulation project inspired by projecteducate. We all love to learn, and we learn best from one another. Here's our chance to share what we know.
Manip Academy is an education initiative designed to spread the knowledge and the love. It is a collaboration between CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip. We will share tips and tricks for photomanipulation success. It is difficult to write tutorials, but anyone can write a simple tip or describe how they achieved a specific effect.
This project will feature two weekly articles written by the community every week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This will be an ongoing project within our community, and we hope that many people will take advantage of the chance to sign up to submit one blog or even just a few sentences to help the community.
How you can help
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