Bad news, guys!I quit sugar and it's doing amazing things for my soul and body! It's only bad news because the only sweet baking I will do will be around birthdays and never for my own home or guests. Yeah, sorry, but really I'm not
I'm one of thoseI always told myself, I would never be one of those that disappear from deviantART without saying a word. I was a mom already, with tons of projects but I still could manage being an decent CV and bringing the community fun events (I hope?). It turns out that I'm a huge hypocrite. I became what I didn't want to become. Sure, I could blame the fact that I now have 2 children that depend on me or that I've been working more and more for my business but the truth is that I feel like an impostor. I lost interest in creating art. I start projects in my head but never follow through. I haven't even posted on my recipe blog in 3 months. My favorite memories of being on dA is being a CV and creating events and articles. The Community is what I've always loved most, it's what made me want to become a Volunteer in the first place. So why did I disappear? I'm not sure. Does this journal mean I will come back and dedicate more time to the community as a member? I don't know... I feel li
Architectural ModelsAs a previous CV and as an Artisan Crafts enthusiastic in general, I feel that the Architectural Models sub-category of Artisan Crafts is often left out of the spotlight. Mainly, I think because it is not nearly as popular as say jewelry making or knitting. I've always had a respect for architectural models, my first room mate had a huge city model that he built from scratch, he kept removing buildings and replacing them with new ones all the time. I could sit there on the floor of his room, watching him build and destroy for hours while we conversed about anything at all, it was therapeutic somehow.
Oh man, my life...First of all thanks for all the birthday wishes I spent my birthday and most of last week in a hospital with my newborn. I can easily say it was the most stressful and worst time of my life. He caught a nasty virus and had to be hospitalized and put on oxygen. Other nasty tests and interventions were done to him to rule out any infections and keep his breathing under control. He got RSV and bronchiolitis so we were put into isolation with 2 other children that had the same virus. After 5 days (on my birthday) we got to go home. Félix is doing much better but we're not out of the woods just yet, he still have a nasty cough but it's getting better. Sorry I can't and won't respond to messages and notes for a while. Hope you understand. That white thing in Felix's mouth is a soother btw, not some horrible medical contraption, lol.
I've been busy..Hello beautiful deviants, I miss you a lot. I wish I could be more active and reply in a timely manner to the billions of notes/messages that I received in response to my latest DD. I have about 792+ messages, notes and deviations in my message center to read. The truth is, I log in for about 5 minutes everyday and end up having to get up again. It's hard to catch up. But I'm still here and don't plan on leaving!I blame this adorable little guy Can you see the cute little penguin next to him? Brookette lovingly made it for him.Also something wonderful happened; I've been awarded my very own pair of wings! I you guys.
My etsy shop is live!Come take a look! I have a few items listed and more should be coming in the next few weeks! GO GO GO: A crafting mayhemHere's a 15% off coupon (not applicable to the surprise me listings): RELAUNCHYAYThis coupon expires Feb. 28th.Also, watch my facebook page for exclusive coupon codes and other promotions.I would appreciate any kind of pimping!Thanks!
New projectHey guys, remember how I wanted to get back into jewellery making but being a Mom with a 3 week old is kind of hard. I've been working on this line for a little while. I'm still in the testing phase.Yep, I am re-opening my etsy page and I have a brand new name to go with my project. I'm calling it "A Crafting Mayhem". You can expect to hear more about that soon. Here's a preview of what's to come.
Farewell to the old and Hello to the new year2013 has been a very crazy year for me and my family. So much has happened but here are the highlights:Right before the year began I became a CV for Artisan Crafts and was lucky enough to work side by side with Talty In February, I learned that I had PCOS. When it was announced to me, I was told that it was a miracle that I had gotten pregnant with Loïc in the first place and that there was no cure.Winter was rough for my family. My little Loïc got sick a lot.In April, drama happened and ties with long term friends were broken.A few days later, I learned I was 7 weeks pregnant! In your face PCOS! In May, cakecrumbs joined the AC CV team In July, my husband cut his finger and needed stitches. Also, we purchased our first home and had an ultrasound to that showed I was e
Felix Navidad, a prince is bornOn December 21st at 22:43, my little Félix was born after 4 hours and 30 minutes of labour. He weighed a massive 9lbs 11oz and measures 22 inches.The labour went well but I'm really exhausted so I hope you understand if I take my time in answering comments and notes Hope you have a wonderful Christmas
Disney Buys Star TrekArchiveDisney BuysStar Trek:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott:iconmakepictures: makepictures:iconbullzito: bullzitoSpock at DisneylandTwitterFacebookGoogle+To:DeviantArt Today’s Page News DeskFrom:“Gary Seven” (Reporter Without Portfolio)I just received a call from “Gary Seven.”DeviantArt has many surprisingly well-connected members and one of them, a top Paramount executive, contacted us two days ago with a rumor so powerful that we wanted to be 100% certain before publishing it. We now know: Di
Expensive Taste: When Money Is The MediumArchiveEXPENSIVE TASTE When MoneyIs The Medium:iconeawood: eawood:icontylerdobbs: TylerDobbsFive Dollar BatmanTwitterFacebookGoogle+Our currency is covered in artwork.Engravings on a coin or the images on the back of a dollar help us differentiate between denominations, but they serve other purposes as well. They are used to prevent anyone outside of the government that issues the currency from creating duplicates, and the images are supposed to provide cultural touchstones that bond together its users. Any American can rec
The Real Life Big Hero 6ArchiveThe Real LifeBig Hero 6:iconspotted: spotted:iconbehindinfinity: behindinfinityBig Hero 6 First MeetingTwitterFacebookGoogle+Disney’s Academy Award Winning Big Hero 6 pushed the boundaries of realistic animated storytelling with Hyperion, the new software developed specifically for the film.It simulates the physics of light, creating a more lifelike environment. Hyperion allowed the Big Hero 6 team to capture the air and light of San Francisco in a way never before possible and the spectacular results are visibl
Art + Anatomy book Recommendations15 books I recommend for anatomy, art fundamental study and art inspiration. Please note that these are simply my personal recommendations and books that's helped me a lot in the past. I've taken photos for these books, so Here's a less image-heavy list (on tumblr)This took so much longer than I first anticipated so I really hope people find this helpful cause, seriously, spending 3 days on this does not feel like it was worth it edit: I'm putting the tl;dr list here first as a preview of the books I'm recommending. TL;DR List of booksAnatomy BooksAn Atlas of Anatomy for Artists The Art of Animal Drawing Anatomy for the Artist
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblinDo you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics. This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format. STEP 1First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Harvest Moon: A Return To The Simple LifeArchiveHARVEST MOON: A Return to the Simple Life:icondamphyr: damphyr:iconneosorcerer: neosorcererHarvest MoonTwitterFacebookGoogle+“Harvest Moon” is known in Japan as Bokujō Monogatari.In a day and age when critics are openly decrying violence in video games, one game in particular is finding great success without the element of fighting or any kind of violence. Harvest Moon first premiered in Japan in 1996, and has grown into a thriving franchise with more than 20 games in the Harvest Moon seri
Dungeons And Dragons: Basement And DiceArchiveBasements and Dice Playing Dungeons And Dragons Is Not What It Seems:iconeawood: eawood:iconeddy-shinjuku: Eddy-ShinjukuDungeons and Dragons Antheia AnRaza IITwitterFacebookGoogle+When you think Dungeons and Dragons, you may be inclined to picture a dark basement with broody, antisocial teens whispering spells and incantations over leather-bound tomes.Perhaps D&D owes its cultural notoriety to the religious backlash against it in the 80s, as well as the over-the-top depiction of fantasy gaming and its players
How to: AnatomyHuman anatomy is, for sure, one of the hardest things to draw. But at the same time it's one of the most interesting things to draw, because... hey... we love making characters, and it's nice if they at least look a bit like a human being. I'm still far from perfect at drawing the human body, yet I've accumulated some very useful tips, tricks and websites.Good exercisesDrawing from lifeDrawing from life is awesome!Look for life drawing classes in your environment, or if they're not available; ask your friends to pose for you. Go have a drink in the city when the weather is nice, and sketch people passing by. There's nowhere you learn more about human anatomy than by observing and sketching real people. There's only one downside to this; dynamic poses are tricky, as it's hard for any model to hold a difficult pose for a long time. And no... drawing (nearly) naked people in a drawing class isn't awkward. I
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December Artisan Crafts DD RoundupHere is my DD roundup for the month of December, you can find Talty's roundup here:iconmaytel:Features by maytel Patchwork bracelets by TriquetraZone ABERDEEN by artpoppyCardboard views by MaboroshiTira 'Taiga' #6/25 by Kaa-Annaku The Peacock by MartaGrzywnaHervor new costume by VendelRus Tokenekie by DragonsAndBeasties Amigurumi Jedi by missdolkapotsOld Fame Trio - Am Sportplatz by datvimoz Tribal Portrait VI by Genevieve-Amelia Miniature Butterflies Glass Dome Pendants by GloomyswirlEstigia: Sheep and squirrel by elypsiaproject The Cake Before Christmas by MeYaIeM 12 Days of Christmas :: 4 Poinsettia Jocondes by cakecrumbsMerry X-Mas Cookie Necklace-Polymer Clay-Miniature by ThePetiteShop Comb 'Kraken' by WhiteSquaw The Lady of the Forest by TheIronRingSmallest Viking Hat by Drgibbs Dwarven Treasure - Mithril Sheen by ce-e-vel Swordsinger assembly 2 by FlacusetarhadelDragon Rooney from the White Forest by TantaliaDD SuggestionsRead my detailed guidelines here:FAQ61::FAQ18::FAQ313::FAQ873: