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I've seen SO many YouTube come out videos lately that it made me think why is this even necessary in these days. 

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To all the staff members that were unceremoniously laid off... 

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Why don't you explain changes to us, dA? Charging double for a PM is a big change if you ask me. 

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Inspiring Digital Artworks       Try browsing dA. Many of the most popular artworks ever are uploaded in Digital Art gallery. Then have a look at some of the most popular digital works in the last hours and compare them to some other popular deviations from different categories. What do you notice? - What i did a long time ago: there's a difference between them; digital artworks usually have more views, more comments, more faves. And it made me wonder "Why is that?" - Is it because many people are fans of fantasy characters and great landscapes? Is it because they enjoy looking at an enhanced figure or at a reality-defying picture?     
        Of course they do, but that's not the only reason. It's mostly because people appreciate good work and stunning details, which are sometimes harder or impossible to achieve through other arts. It is also because this is the medium that imposes no limits to your power of creation - you ca
Interview with *yangtianli
          Yangtian Li was born in China 23 years ago, but moved to Australia to follow her dream of becoming a professional illustrator and animator for games, magazines and books. She agreed to answer a few questions, so let's sit back and take a few minutes to see what she has to say.


Clown Girl
          
What drawn you towards digital art, paintings in particular? How was your first experience with this kind of art and how long ago was it?
       Like many artists, I have always been interested in drawing since a very young age, it was really just a natural thing. I love animation and I've always been watching lots of animations since i was a child. As I grew, I also found huge interest in comics (manga particularly) and games, and these have always been my inspiration. So my goal was always to become a professional artist i
Thoughts about Photography - part 1In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47
Abstract & Surreal

AndyDragonPark says: "Abstract Photography is not something people immediately think about when you tell them you are a photographer. Most people ask " do you do landscapes, action, portraits or weddings". The truth is I do all these things but my favourite is Abstract Photography. Many definitions on abtract art will tell you that an abstract is one without a
Thoughts about Photography - part 2In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47
Architecture



canismaioris says: "The most important in Architectural Photography for me is:1. Finding the right perspective. You should always look for an interesting foreground, first plan can totally change perception. 
2. It's good to use wide angle, show as much as you can, use a wide angle lens or make panorama, but this trick doesn't work in every case and situation. 
3.
Thoughts about Photography - part 3In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47
Darkroom



pestilence says: "Photography, combined from the Greek words, Φώτο - γράφω, writing with light, as the above sentence suggests the pure essence of photography is light, without light there can be no photography. I have been asked many times what are the details of a good capture, what are the elements that compose a good pictur
Thoughts about Photography - part 4In here you will find a few examples of works specific to different types of Photography, followed by various artists' opinion about what they think it's most important regarding their art and how to make it. You will come to see that while on some types of Photography many artists have similar opinions, on others their thoughts differ a lot, so read them all carefully and enjoy the article! - lintu47
Still Life



AmbientExposures "Still Photography is one of my favorite forms of photography. To achieve better results in still photography or product photography, I use various equipments. These are some of the essential equipments I use in my photography. Tripod: the tripod is very essential to still photography. I find myself working with very high F-stops (8-22) to produce sharpn


Project Educate

















The world of Traditional ArtIntroduction into Traditional Art
by lintu47
          As part of the Project Educate, this article, which is primarily a feature, wishes to bring to your attention some of the most common forms of traditional art. It also includes a short description about each one of them that leads you into the wonderful world of traditional artworks, so you could appreciate the beauty of the examples at their true value.
          Traditional Art represents any art created through the use of real media. It is the most known form of art, as well as the oldest one. Below are the most encountered forms of this art. Enjoy!
Body Art
          Body Art is the art made on, with, or consisting of the human body. The most common form of body art are tattoos, but other types include full body tattoo and body
Typography: An inside lookTypography: An inside look
by lintu47
          Typography is an old form of art, everybody heard about it. But what exactly is typography? Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible while taking various forms, such as animals, objects, faces, hands or more direct inspirational quotes.
          Objects:


          The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, line spacing, adjusting the spaces between groups of letters and adjusting the space between pairs of letters.
          People:
Project Educate: An Interview with popoksProject Educate:  An Interview with bebefromtheblock
by lintu47
bebefromtheblock is an inspiring artist living in Germany with one of the most colourful galleries on dA that I’ve ever seen. Her stunning skills and creativity are a source of inspiration to all photographers around. Aside from her well known photos, she also draws, although photography remains her primary way to express her artistic side. I had the luck to be able to interview her last week and below is what I’ve found out.


1) If you could bring one deceased legendary artist back to the current time, who would it be and why them?
Johann Sebastian Bach & Kurt Cobain (because 2 is better than one), although I think it's not necessary to bring a deceased legendary artist back to the current time, since Clint Eastwood and Anthony Kiedes are still around.
Project Educate: An Interview with ^pica-aeProject Educate:  An Interview with pica-ae
by lintu47
Anne is an inspiring member of our community that makes a difference here every day. Her modesty and dedication towards the community are a source of inspiration for all the people on dA. She was kind enough to find the time to answer the questions for this interview. Enjoy!

1) Tell us a few words about yourself.
I am Anne from Hamburg in Germany and currently Community Volunteer for Text & Typography on dA. That means I set DDs from Traditional Art > Typography and Digital Art > Typography.
When I am not on dA I work as a webdesigner.
As you can guess, I love Typography. But I also love chocolate and spring and gather any random information I can get.

2) How did you found out about dA and why did you join the community?
I found dA because I was looking to Photoshop Brushes :B I hear that is quite a common thing to happen :lol: I used
PE: ^Talty about Artisan CraftsProject Educate: Talty about Artisan Crafts
by lintu47
Talty is an amazingly talented artist who does wonders in turning her imagination into reality with her skilled hands. She’s in Mexico, so any passionate traveller or anyone living there should pay her a visit at some point and then prepare to be amazed. I asked her a few questions about what she’s doing and I  really hope you’ll find her answers both inspiring and helpful. Enjoy!



1) Tell us a few words about yourself and the art you're practicing.
I'm Talty, I live in Mexico and I'm studying university. I love cats, food and miniatures! My work revolves around polymer clay, I mostly do miniature food but I also do jewelry and I'm trying to expand into different figurines.

:bi
PE Interview with =agnes-cecileSilvia is, without any doubt, one of the most marking figures of this site. Many thousands love her works and some artists consider her to be the role model of their artistic life. Instead of rambling about how she is a popular figure of this site, i decided to show you what other people think of her.
Green-EyedGhost says: "Her art is inspiring, emotional, brilliant, incredible, indescribable. Her every single work is what actually can be called art. She always inspires me, she is the most amazing artist I've ever seen in my life!"

airheadOMer completes: "...she has a brilliant and copious use of color. All her work is very intricate and lavish while remaining fairly luminous and simple. It has a wonderful flow to it and is, basically, quite beautiful. She has ineffable talent and her work shows that."
With this being said, let's see what agnes-cecile has to say!
You are a very succ
PE Interview with *SoulOfDavid and *mashamaklautDavid is an amazingly talented artist who works wonders using only editing programs... With Photoshop, he portraits some of the most famous celebrities in a way that makes you wonder, are these really paintings, or photographs?

Maria is one of the artists that made themselves noticed on this site through their hard work and incredible attention to details. Her works, both digital and photographic, are of the highest quality. 
These great artists have something in common: they both used to paint traditionally and now they both adopted the digital style. Let's meet them :heart:


You are both successful artists, what do you believe are your most important qualities that made you stand out?
David: I think my style. I'm using Photoshop CS6. It's a new technique, not mentioning my e
PE Interview with =Aida-ArtInna is a young talented artist who paints... digitally! Her personal quote is "Impossible... but doable" and this can also be seen in her works, where she achieves pure awesomeness!


You are a very successful artist, what do you believe are your most important features that made you pop out of the crowd?
That’s a tough one  Personally I think the most important thing is that you need to love what you’re creating. Always put your heart and soul in your creations and make them for yourself, not for public. 

What do you want to express through your artworks? What inspires you the most?
The answer is really simple – my soul. I always express my vision of beauty through my artworks. Beauty is everywhere and I capture it the way I see it. 

In your opinion, the quality of your art depends more
PE Interview with ~ScorpionEntityIulian is an inspiring photographer that i had the honour of meeting in real life. He's on deviantART for more than 6 years now and i got him to answer us a few questions, so you can meet him too!


You are a very successful artist, what do you believe are your most important features that made you pop out of the crowd?
I don't consider myself talented, I practice a lot and still try to improve. First of all, I started photography by doing lots and lots of shot, and those got the attention of the public I might say. In time, I've perfected the concepts, editing, composition etc, but the idea still stands.
I try to do something different with all shots, and the photo sessions to be different from one another.

What do you look for in your models? What qualities do you appreciate the most in them?
Expression is the key to success. Also, the eyes. I believe the eyes are the d
PE Interview with =jane-beataI won't even try figure out how to present Jana, because, as her friend, my opinion only may not impress you, so i'm going to present to you what others think of her and her art:
13-realpeople-42-333: "She makes some of the best art pieces I've ever seen. Really inspiring."
Marts-NZ: "Her work is just amazing, i love coming back to see the immense beauty she creates."

InsomniaSquared: "Her art makes me feel like I've been kicked in the face by a unicorn dancing in a meadow of pansies and fairies. What I meant to say is: really excellent art!" (this is the most original comment i've ever read!)
Aside from praising her amazing skills and works, i will add that she's also a wonderful person, kind and involved with the community, always wanting to spread the dA love to everyone she meets.


First, please introduce yourself to those that might not know you yet.
Interview with ~yuriko-shirouMargarita is a mexican artist that has amazing skills and talent towards traditional art! Her works are brilliant and deserve a closer look, it would be a shame not to stop by to see the works she put so much soul into.


First, please introduce yourself to those that might not know you yet.
Hi everyone! It’s a pleasure, my name is Margarita Luna but I prefer to be named Yuriko. I’m 25 years old, I’m mexican and I am an illustrator. I’m working to be an art professor someday and to do art books as well. Painting and illustration are my biggest passions and I wish to dedicate my whole life to them. 

You are a very successful artist, what do you believe are your most important features that made you pop out of the crowd?
Thanks, I still don’t consider myself successful, so it’s a little difficult to answer but imagining I could be, I c
Interview with *MadspeitersenMads Peitersen is a professional digital artist that lives in Denmark. His gallery consists of unique artworks, so i advise you to make him a visit after reading what he has to say!


First, please introduce yourself to those that might not know you yet.
My name is Mads Peitersen. I am 33 years old and I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. Early in my life I quit highschool in order to pursue an education in Animation, Illustration and Art. Since then I have been working with everything, from Creating art for animation, Tv Series and movies, computer games titles to advertising. Right now I am working for Tactile Entertainment, creating iPhone and Android games. It is very fulfilling and I really love doing it :) It brings out the kid in me, sharpens my creative mind.

You are a very successful artist, what do you believe are your most important features that made y
Interview with *KaduflyerDavid is a Designer/Illustrator – Sculptor – Special Makeup Effects artist. His resume is impressive and diverse: he worked on Clash of the Titans (Senior Sculptor – Creature design), Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Sculptor and painter props), Dr Who Series 6 (Sculptor – Creature design – Make up application), Nintendo (Trainee – Puppeteer) and many, many other amazing films and projects. WOW! He's a well refined artist and as popular as he is, he is still a kind and modest person. Let's find more about him and his amazing work from the interview below! 


First, please introduce yourself to those that might not know you yet.
My name is Dave Bonneywell, I’m from England and for the past 20 years I have worked as a professional special make up effects artist for film and TV. 


You are a very successful art
Interview Puzzle    Hello fellow deviants! It's been a long time and no articles for this wonderful project from my part, so i decided it's time to pop up with something new! My last articles here were in fact interviews and since i'm told you love the artists i interview, i thought: why not bring you more within the same article? But not whole interviews, that wouldn't be original and would be way too long, wouldn't it? Instead i will bring you one artist per question and two of their representative works. Enjoy!

    The-Longfall-of-1979: Tell us, what defines you as a person?


   That is a good question. I don’t believe it is any one skill or trait that defines me — however I’ve made the best effort to listen to my life and see the mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it — no less than in the excitement and gladness. I’ve learned that for an artist, it

For more exposure of your art: 

Great Honor


I had the great honour to be painted by my dear friend jane-beata's talented hands... TWICE!
Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara

Timebomb, watercolor portrait speed painting by jane-beataCristina by jane-beataCloseup by jane-beata
Cristina by jane-beataCloseup by jane-beataTimebomb, watercolor portrait speed painting by jane-beata

Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara
Go show her some love and also check out her awesome community projects and her group for traditional art!

My dA milestones




















Joined deviantART - December 8th 2006

Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara

Seniority - December 14th 2011

Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara

Deviousness Award - March 1st 2013

Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara

Shining Star Of DeviantART - March 26th 2013

Shining Stars Of Deviantart by ArtByCher

Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara

So sweet Award - May 1st 2013

So-sweet-award by mirz-alt

Animated Pink Heart Divider by GasaraAnimated Pink Heart Divider by Gasara

Angel without Wings Award - September 21st 2013

Angel without Wings Award by Nameda



I am truly humbled by your amazing support, thank you! :iconlovesqueeplz:






dA love for everyone! #131

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 3, 2015, 4:59 AM


:DALove: by Ikue         :la:         :DALove: by Ikue         :la:         :DALove: by Ikue


I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!


Interviewed artist: Thimix2 :iconthimix2:

:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.
I think that as a person, I am defined by others by my actions. However, I define myself by the set of morals that I live by.


:bulletyellow: How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?
I found out about deviant art through my dad mburleigh8, he loved the art here.


:bulletyellow: When and how did you discover your passion for art?
I started doodling in second grade and it all grew from there but my teachers in high school are the people who really elevated it.


Exhaust by Thimix2

:bulletyellow: What inspires you the most and when do you think your creativity is at its maximum?
Movies for one reason or another tend to inspire me the most. I seem to be most inspired at like 1am.


:bulletyellow: What do you think you'd be doing if you hadn't chosen this path?
I still don't know what path I'm going down but without art I'd be one heck of a lot more confused.


:bulletyellow: What do you think it's your most meaningful deviation and what makes it special? Does it have a story behind it?
My most meaningful piece is Deserted because I made it right after a really hard break-up. It's the only think that I've made that was pure emotion. Most of my stuff I just make because I think it will look cool.


the land of reflective balls by Thimix2

:bulletyellow: Do you have any insecurities regarding your art?
I don't know that I have any insecurities but I know I can get pretty defensive and I want to learn a lot more.


:bulletyellow: Did art ever helped you to deal with your life problems?
Yes, the previously mentioned "Deserted", helped me deal with a break up. It helped me show exactly how I felt. Other than that, art is typically a distraction from my emotions.


:bulletyellow: What is the one thing you always wanted to do but never got a chance to?
I really want to travel the world, I'm an adventurer.


Greeble 2 by Thimix2

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?
A word to my fellow artists: Art only has to be what you want it to be. Don't let anyone tell you it must have some specific purpose. As long as you love what you do and it doesn't harm yourself or others and it makes you happy go for it. Also, for good measure, listen to Crazy Ones as spoken by Steve Jobs. Even the non-apple-enthusiast has something to learn from it.


thithimimi has no title by Thimix2Fro-zen by Thimix2Promises 2 by Thimix2


Please make sure to :+favlove: the article to help spread the dA love :DALove: by Ikue


dA love for everyone! #130

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 28, 2015, 8:35 AM


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I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!


Interviewed artist: signed-silence :iconsigned-silence:

:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.
Unfortunately, this just so happens to be probably one of the most difficult questions I could possibly be asked. I would have to say that figuring out exactly who I am is probably one of my biggest struggles in life. I don't know who I am – I don't now, nor have I ever truly – and I hate to try and give an explanation for something I can't put into words, especially since words always seem to hold such a sense of permanence in an ever-changing world. I'd rather be recognized for and defined by what I make and what I do in my life than by how I would describe myself (and trust me, I have attempted this far too many times to entrust in it any confidence). Life for many, including myself, is a search for identity, and art has always aided me in that process, whether it be in the form of writing or photography or whatever else happens to fancy me at the moment. I feel we all get caught up in how the rest of the world views us, but I'd rather be an impression to someone than a face. So I would like to define myself through my art and my writing, and perhaps, maybe, I would prefer to be defined by that and that alone.


:bulletyellow: How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?
Clearly, at least based on what I see so far, these are all going to be very difficult questions for me, but I'll try my best to recall... I've always been an introvert, and early on in my teen years, much of my social life existed online. I drew confidence and comfort being able to deliberate over what I showed to the world, especially as a faceless identity. I joined deviantART four years ago, though I can't for the life of me remember why. A friend probably introduced me or I might have just stumbled upon it. I can't remember if I'd started photography before or after I joined the site, but I know that I started experimenting in photography around the same time, again for God knows what reason. I think I became an active member because for one, I was immensely inspired by the work of the fantastic artists here, and secondly, because of the support I received from the community, even for the pitiful quality work I was producing at the time. In my opinion, one of the best ways to grow as an artist is to view and be inspired by the work of others, and that's what brought me to become a member of deviantART.


:bulletyellow: When and how did you discover your passion for art?
For a while, a large-scale drawing of a dinosaur I created when I was three or four sat framed atop the cupboards in our kitchen. My parents said that my preschool teacher had showered me with praise for creating depth in my work by drawing the long-necked creature at an angle, which was apparently unheard of for children that age. I don't think I ever discovered a passion for art; art was always just a part of my life. Throughout elementary school, I was the awkward and gangly child with a full foot on the rest of the student body as well an unfortunate amount of acne. Often I felt most appreciated and most accepted by my peers because of my art. I would draw all sorts of little things, which I would hand out to the students who would crowd around my desk during work-time, among other small, modest accomplishments (a drawing contest at Olive Garden and the back of the school's yearbook two years in a row). No, even now I would not acknowledge that I was ever particularly talented in drawing, and I for the most part refuse to draw at all now. I became passionate in writing when middle school came around and then aspired to become a published novelist by fourteen, which never happened of course, even with the level of support I received from my teachers. I always possessed a passion for art - it just manifested itself in a variety of ways. Art provided me with a sense of purpose that I constantly and irresistibly craved.


Sit and Ponder by signed-silence

:bulletyellow: What inspires you the most and when do you think your creativity is at its maximum?
Inspiration is such a struggle... as is motivation, but those two words might as well be synonymous for what they're worth. I think I am inspired most when I am able to fully appreciate the world around me, and become blissfully immersed in whatever good exists in the world. We all need to take a moment to forget everything once and a while. Like they say, ignorance is bliss. On the other hand, when I've hit rock bottom, I frequently equally as inspired, yet completely hopeless at the same time... The truth is, the world changes, people change, we change, and you just have to find a way to work with whatever you got. Take your circumstances, whatever they may be, and use them to your advantage. When we are most emotionally vulnerable is when I believe we as artists can create our best work.


:bulletyellow: What do you think you'd be doing if you hadn't chosen this path?
I don't even entirely want to think about it, to be honest. I can't imagine myself being happy without art in my life. When I was younger, I was quite the ambitious child, and I wanted to go into medicine, find the cure for cancer, yadah yadah. I don't think it would've been a terrible path for me to take by any means, but my life is as unstable and unpredictable as the ocean. I feel the life of an artist suits me far better, even if it does not guarantee me the same sort of success. Still, I believe you can incorporate all your strengths into whatever you choose to do, and I believe ultimately, that is what will make you the happiest. I've personally excelled in math and science, so I would like to explore interactive media and digital technology in college, at least to test the waters. What you have to remember – and what I have to constantly remind myself as well – is that nothing is ever set in stone. You have a lifetime ahead of you to figure everything out, so take your time and find what truly makes you happy.


:bulletyellow: What do you think it's your most meaningful deviation and what makes it special? Does it have a story behind it?
I wish I had a most meaningful deviation. The truth is, I've only recently began to experiment with conceptual and purposeful imagery. In the past – and even now, to be perfectly honest – I've valued aesthetics above everything. I have an enormous appreciation for color, contrast, texture, and on... I personally don't think there's anything wrong with hoping for your audience to just be in awe of the beauty of your work. However, I did recently post a deviation that showed a completely different side of my work and probably would be my most meaningful. My piece, “Sweet Affliction”, is by far my most vulnerable and personal piece. It takes a look at mental illness and self destructive behaviors, and examines the way that it can manifest itself in many more ways than one. This photograph reflects struggles that I face in my own life that are often not obvious to people because of the way that they affect me.


Blush by signed-silence

:bulletyellow: Do you have any insecurities regarding your art?
Most everyone has insecurities about their artwork, and if someone doesn't, it more than likely suggests ignorance and conceit. I'm not a particularly confident individual, and if ever appears that I am, it either means I'm attempting composure or I'm trying really really hard. Constantly I'm doubting my work, and I'm always comparing myself to those I believe are better than me. To be honest, though, this approach is what helps me to always continue to improve as an artist. As important as it is to retain some modesty with your art, though, giving yourself credit for your best work is equally important for maintaining some level of ego and confidence. What matters is how your deal with being your own worst critic. There's almost always an opportunity to use that to your advantage and allow that to make you the greatest artist you can be.


:bulletyellow: Did art ever helped you to deal with your life problems?
Likely, I could go into such depth with this... I mean, it's almost sub-conscious, the way that art influences people's lives. Just like eating and breathing, you don't necessarily realize how important art is in your life until it's not. Art has helped me in so many ways. It has helped to utterly transform the way I view the world, and it has given me a sense of purpose in life that nothing else possibly could.


:bulletyellow: What is the one thing you always wanted to do but never got a chance to?
Oh there is so much I wish I could've done... I am chock-full of regret and it torments me daily. I am both an fiercely ambitious individual as well as a rarely motivated one, which really makes for a bad combo. I always wanted to write and finish a novel, I wanted to be taken under the wing of another artist, I wanted to become world famous for something – anything! – I wanted to take classes and learn so many things, I wanted to be able to dance, I wanted to find a way to feel beautiful, I wanted to feel important... I am inherently pessimistic, but I'll take a moment now to say that it is never too late for anything, and you must always continue pushing forward. You are the only thing standing in your way.


Among the Yellow Flowers by signed-silence

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?
Chase your dreams. Never give up. Always strive for improvement. Never believe you are anything less than your best. Enjoy life and live it to the fullest. And above all, remember that nothing is so important as your own happiness.


Rush by signed-silenceUrsa Major by signed-silenceSweet Affliction by signed-silence


MAF 13

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 26, 2015, 7:27 AM


mushroom lover by da-bu-di-bu-da
Hinata -NSFW optional- by Namwhan-KTotoro by RedCloudlet0615 by Fenixann
what doesnt kill you, makes you wish you were dead by bulgolgiCoffee time by MaleSrdce
Serenity in the Sky by GodZmcwaterfall by jiyou0963
Eva Four by LaticisScherzo by gaeti
study by Zudartslee
old man 2 by SaskiaMilaVENOM (full) by dante-cg
Long-tailed tit in autumn leaves by Sergey-RyzhkovParkinglot by bwaworga
Camomile field by ShareDastSARDONYX by awfulowafaloDubai by MahmodOthman
That Was the Most Fun I've Ever Had by TheMichaelMacRaeOslo 2222 by ralphdamiani
DIABLO by KEKSE0719
Caped Crusader... by Dark-Indigowip by DanielGrzeszkiewiczApaintingeeryday109 by zacretz
[OC] Rabiah by lethal-harmonySumikko Gurashi - Tokage by rarachan
Redemption of a Traitor by shizen1102Take a rest by Netchandkhaleesi commission bust by aramismarron
Snow Upon The Deserts Dusty Face by Bree-LeedsHermit Kingdom [edit] wallpaper by leer5
..... by vvolaSecrets of the Cosmos by Qinni
Mally by DominikMuenchFuture Japan 2030 Concept by RobinTran
Mantis Dragon by KinokoKoneko'When in Rome' Watercolour street scene by Stu7art
Forest Nymph by SavageExplosiveMy kind of evening by LordLJCornellPhotos
Wolf by 16Shards[ F ] Kirin by ItsRieunaAll the stars by Eminora
Birbs by Boarzx
Summer Glow by SpaceTurtleStudiosRainbow grasshopper - Dactylotum bicolor by ColinHuttonPhoto
42. Mexican by Kp-8Heal by PudustazjaRenge Commission by DreaChu
The Chromatic Orb by SirTieflingAround a fairytail by calie-coco
Africa -Page 59 by ARVEN92Tulips - Drawing by shaynaJreddickFFVII: Dirge of Cerberus - Lucrecia Crescent by LadyxZero
Muscle Power.. by WelshDragonStockNArt
HOPE by ApolarBison Spirit by NovaArt18
Mc Cambridge Pool by PascalCampionNN 4 color low by sanjunFashion Plus France - 05 by corvus-crux
Journey Spitpaint by SpikingsMeleker Fursuit Head by Xeshaire
Sheep of Lofoten by m-eralpHome Fields VIII by AmyThunderbolt
The Prophet's Dream 2( Lava Confession) by QrumzsjemKisses For My Girl by Hestefotograf
Poem: Inches and ContinentsI was almost hit by a car the other day.
If you'd taken one more step,
you'd have been squashed by a bus.
We told each other and we laughed,
but I can't stop going back to it.
I can't lose you before I even get to hold you.
Readers, unless you've been in a long-
distance. You don't get it. I'm sorry,
you don't.
Long distance is the most difficult thing.
Ever.
Being so far away is so painful...
it's almost physical.
All I can think about right now is
cuddling
holding hands
dancing around the kitchen...
and looking like fools
falling asleep together.
All I can think about right now is
being
Inches
instead of
Continents
away.
     dear diaryi. dear diary,
      there is a girl who doesn't love herself.
      there is a girl who looks into the mirror with a broken heart.
      there is a girl who sees nothing but the worst.
ii. dear diary,
      tell me why it is not one girl, but many.
      tell me why there is an absolute definition of perfect.
      tell me why they will never think they're good enough.
iii. dear diary,
      to the girl in the mirror,
      every scar holds a story.
      to the girl in the mirror,
      every flaw does not define you.
      to the girl in the mirror,
      every part of you holds beauty.
    
Sugar WaltzOnly one flower was the colour red,
so we put a white ribbon on it,
Blue were the raindrops,
one and two,
my umbrella was yellow as I fell into you,
like the light of the city
reflected in your eyes.
Let's dance this sugary waltz,
hand in hand,
shoulder to shoulder,
under this sky,
a sugary waltz but no sweet kisses,
you see.
A faint scent of coffee,
and sparkling tears fall,
a sugary waltz but no kisses
from me.
     VoicesDisjointed doppler from my mind,
swirling vid clips behind eyes seeking
to connect with fatherless sounds long ago;
are any of them mine, or orphaned dreams.
The haunting cacophony of voices I hear
from all directions, like thunder
calling my name; endless rain
touching my soul as it starts to unfold,
seeing no peace
for as long as it needs to be told:
Put out your cigarette.
Why?
Get out of the car!
Get down!
Please, get off me.
I can't breathe... I can't breathe...
Hands up!
Don't shoot!
STOP!!
They were so nice to me.
I almost changed my mind.
We forgive him.
     Girls Don't Need Knights in Shining ArmorI step carefully, tip toeing with my words.
As I stand on the crevice,
Of just how much,
Could be worse.
As you explain to me,
From your vaulted position,
Atop a white horse,
In a deep and lofty voice,
Just how good I have it.
Stop
         complaining,
Stop
            bitching,
Just
          live with
                         the results.
I am forced to crane my neck,
To look up at you, from my position.
As I stand here, barefoot on the ground.
You are fully armored,
Impervious to all opposition,
And armed to the teeth.
Secure in your position well above me.
I stand before you, empty-handed,
With nothing but the clothes on my back.
The only armor I have is this thick lace dress.
I have no horse to charge my enemies with,
Let alone a weapon to take strength in.
These



Cristina's nighttime adventures

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 23, 2015, 3:29 PM


    Aka "How i lost my engagement ring" :iconimhappyplz: :iconfacepalmplz:

    There's no way i could make this not sound like my fault, so i will just write it down hoping you'll learn something from this. Just read :stare:

    Last Friday i went out of the city with Vlad and my parents at the countryside apartment where i used to live before i started high school. The next day we were going to leave for a trip to Transfagarasan and Transalpina (look them up on Google, they're amazing places/roads to see if you ever visit Romania) so we all needed a good, long sleep. I decided to sleep in the living room since it was cooler than in my old bedroom (i can't fall asleep if it's over 25 C degrees, and even if i do i just move around all night and wake up more tired than i was when i went to bed). As i said on other occasions, there are a lot of stray dogs there and, as it happens every single time i visit, the f*ckers start to howl and growl and  bark like they're possessed right in front of my living room (at around 12AM, just when we all went to sleep). So i just sit in my bed, waiting and hoping that they would stop so i could get some rest. Obviously, they didn't because... why would they? I think i just sat there for half an hour before i finally snapped and got out the balcony to whistle and shout at them so they would go away. I went outside and it had no effect, they were ignoring me because they were busy "communicating" with other dogs across the street so the next best thing i could do was to throw something at them - and this is where the real fun started.

    Now, there's two things i want you to know before i continue:
1) I lost weight over the past few months, so the ring that fit perfectly when i got engaged gradually started to slip off my finger to the point that now i can very easily take it off (if i shake my hand a few times it falls, but it fits perfectly on my middle and index fingers).
2) On the balcony there are a lot of flower pots of various shapes and sizes - my mom loves having lots of flowers, especially during summer.

    Being enraged by the crazy creatures, i started searching for something to throw in the pot that was closest to me and after a few seconds i found a small boulder which i firmly grabbed and threw in the dog's direction. Then, a split second after i opened my fist to release the peace bringing boulder, i felt the ring gently slipping off my finger and i could only imagine my face was all like Gollum's when he too lost the ring. What a precious thing to remember! ... *small pause for dramatic effect*... I realized right away that i had to go down to look for the ring cause there was no way in hell i would lose my precious over some f*cking dogs. I went back inside and told Vlad "I made a booboo. I lost the ring, it fell when i was throwing dirt at dogs. I'm going down to get it back" - there were the exact words. He said "Oh... no!". I took my phone, some slippers and went outside in my PJs.

    Imagine looking for a slim ring in an area perhaps three times bigger than the one in the photo, with taller weeds, in almost complete darkness (i used a torch app to make some light) at 12:30AM.


10349864 723447827709907 9049734056766685899 N by lintu47
FUN!


    I was so pissed about the situation but not one second i thought it was really happening. It was like playing games as a kid when my friend used to hide a toy and make me find it; i knew it was hidden, but not lost and after a while when i got bored i used to say "okay now i can't find it, give it back" and poof, i would have my toy back. Only that now there was no one to give me what i was supposed to find on my own. Luckily for me, although i despise those strays, i don't fear them, so i could start the search. I started from right below my balcony and i dug through the wet/cold grass/weeds until i got to the ground. Nothing there. A few minutes later i found a frog, not what i was looking for, but a sign that stuff can be found. It hopped away pretty fast and didn't return than night. Fast forward 30 minutes after i covered all the area i thought the ring could be in and i was being followed by a small cloud of mosquitos and other small flying things. I started to get anxious. What if i am never going to find it? How devastating that would be for me and Vlad? How bad would it be for me, thinking i can't even take care of small things like this?

    Meanwhile, Vlad found a lantern and offered to come down to help. It didn't last long because he is petrified of dogs and since it's natural to have at least one in 3 to 5 meters distance from you i ended up in a few minutes looking after Vlad, rather than looking after the ring. I rushed him back inside as he was of no help. He got on the balcony and decided to look for the ring too. Looking back, it must've been a funny scene - me, already desperate and silently crying like a baby and cursing the dogs and the priest who lives above (i talked about it in a past post, there's no reason to condemn me), frantically looking for the ring for a second time, and Vlad, who was pointing the lantern from the balcony in random places and occasionally asking if i looked there too.

    Fast forward another 30 minutes, when i had to get inside to wash my face a bit, leave my dying phone and take Vlad's lantern which was so bad it made almost no difference in the dark. I kept searching in detail the whole area for a third time and honestly i was about to give up and search again in the morning; screw the trip, my parents could have a great time on their own too! There'd be plenty of chances to visit those places, but only one to find the ring... I already kinda made peace with the fact that i'd have to buy a new one myself since it was my fault entirely. But, as my luck has it i decided to give it another go for the night and search again the first 16m2 that were closer to my balcony. And as i started pulling out the weeds thinking this way it would be easier to search in the morning, i see a little glimmer on my left, at the base of one tall weed. As i kept getting the light closer i could see it clearly: the ring was right beside the stem, sitting up like it did in the box, with the little rock aligned perfectly at the top. I wish i could tell you i was happy, that i was overjoyed but in fact all i felt was relief that it all ended and i could go wash my hands and get some sleep.

    I took it, got up and went inside. Vlad wasn't sleeping but he gave up the balcony search so he wasn't aware that i was coming. When he heard the door closing he quickly came to me and i just showed him my hand, which by now had the ring back on. He smiled and kissed me and i think we both said something but i can't remember what. I went to the bathroom, washed my hands, my face (i looked terrible with my red eyes and runny nose) and my ring and went to the living room. I remember looking at the clock (02:07AM) and then i heard one mosquito flying past me. I looked on the walls and there were at least four more. Turns out that when Vlad got out the balcony to search, he didn't close the insect door and so, for more than one hour, a bunch of mosquitos and perhaps other flying bugs got in. My exact reaction: :iconkiddingmeplz: We ended up sleeping in my old bedroom, which is ironic, since not wanting to sleep there started the whole story in the first place.

    Fast forward to the next day while we were at Balea Lac (another beautiful place you should visit if you have the chance). I was looking at some lovely rocks and contemplating whether i should buy one or not (as i kid i had a big collection of beautiful and interesting rocks) and jokingly asked Vlad if he'd buy me one... at which he replied with: "I already bought you one and you threw it away last night. So no". Well played sir, well played, hahahahaha :stare:

    So there's that. In the near future i'll go to have my ring resized. There's three morals here:
1) Be patient, no matter how watery your eyes are or how bugging the mosquito cloud gets.
2) Don't wait until you lose your ring to figure out that you need to resize it and
3) For the sake of your mental health, don't lose any ring. Period.


Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
lintu47 always demonstrates unquestionable selflessness in her
outstanding commitment to helping others throughout our community.
Cristina has put her heart and soul into her DeviantArt experience, and has
inspired many deviants to follow the same path, spreading positivity through
creativity on a daily basis. It's without a doubt that we get a warm and fuzzy
feeling as we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2013 to lintu47
-awarded March 2013

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