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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 mayhem
Here's a 15% off coupon (not applicable to the surprise me listings):
This coupon expires Feb. 28th.
Also, watch my facebook page for exclusive coupon codes and other promotions.
I would appreciate any kind of pimping!
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
Mid-month Artisan Crafts News and Features #9Got Artisan Crafts related news to share?
Leave a message below.
This month the mid-month article is a bit early because I'm due to give birth in TWO days!! So odds are that I will be too busy to publish it on the 15th.
Brookette joined cakecrumbs to become an Artisan Crafts Volunteer. Read the announcement here.My term (maytel) came to an end as an Artisan Crafts Volunteer. cakecrumbs wrote a lovely journal for me here.ArtisanCraft posted their latest News + Weekly Gallery Highlight.projecteducate is looking for writers to participate in writing educational material.
It's hard to stop cold turkeyHi girlitas and boyitos,
My CV term is over
From what you can probably the icon next to my username has been changed from a heart to a medal, that's because my term as an Artisan Crafts CV is over. Do not fret though, I still plan on keeping active in the Artisan Crafts community and helping out on CRArtisanCrafts as much as I can. This means though that I do not feature DDs anymore. If you wish to continue sending suggestions, make sure to send them to either Brookette or cakecrumbs.
I'm nesting so hard right now
For those that don't know, I am expecting my second baby any day now. The latest he will come out is in three weeks. The wait is killing me. I hate not knowing when I will go into labour and almost die (yeah, I'm pretty dramatic). So in the meantime, I'm trying to keep myself as busy as possible.
Future project? maybe.
I was browsing etsy today and I realized that most things that I wanted to buy I could do myself because I have the supplies and the skill
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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Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUS
When image must speak for the silenced voice
Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De
Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)
DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy!
Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot!
Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art!
commission - Batgirl by marciotakara
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio
New Batgirl by Robaato
Batgirl by bear65
Withdrawal by LAlight
Solitude by sodisenchanted . . . by sandrawiklander
no expressions by Aisleyne
Sunny day by AStoKo lilie by Bodghia
silent evenings by laura-makabresku
*** by Fatalv
Poppies by PassionAndTheCamera
Ten Portrait Photography TipsPeople & Portrait Photography
Check your Angles
Avoid unflattering angles, don't frame your model with their arms or legs chopped off unless it works for the image. If in doubt, fully frame them and do the chopping afterwards in post-processing! Don't forget to check that the tops of their heads and their feet are in focus. Missing feet are disconcerting!
Be the Director
As the Photographer, most people will be looking to you for direction. There's no time to be shy when you're behind the camera! Keep calm to help your model remain relaxed but make sure they're not made to feel awkward if you lack giving instruction. Pose them well, avoid direct bright sunlight and check out your background.
Eye contact...or not
Eye contact isn't always necessary, in fact candid journalistic style photographs often work best. Your subject doesn't have to be looking directly at the camera for it to be a successful shoot, but yo
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
Everyone is en
Novel Expression Cover ContestWe are excited to be officially launching Novel Expression and as part of our Grand Opening festivities,we thought we’d see what the deviantART community can do with our images!
While our current collections are geared toward romance, your deviations don’t have to be romance covers. They can be romance, paranormal, suspense, mystery, or any other genre that inspires you. Just to help spur your creativity,
click here for a few examples.
We do ask you include text for a title (feel free to use Book Title or something generic) and an author name (Jane/John Doe is fine) in your design.
Prizes include(some to be added!):
1 yr membership
3 exclusive stock packs from CelticStrm-
Feature Friday: Haikyuu!!
Haikyuu!! (ハイキュー!!), a manga and anime series that focuses around volleyball player Shoyo Hinata as he strives to become the best he can, has gained popularity both in and out of Japan since its manga debut in 2012, and more recently due to the anime adaptation that began airing in April 2014.
Deviants around the globe have taken to Hinata and his team, and have made a variety of incredible creations in homage to the series. Check out these deviations!
Haikyuu!! by Rui05
Haikyuu - Hinata Shouyou by Shumijin
King of the Court - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
Haikyuu- Tobe! by Gin-Uzumaki
Haikyuu! Karasuno Senpais by AmenoKitarou
Murder of Crows - HAIKYUU!! by vythefirst
December Artisan Crafts DD RoundupHere is my DD roundup for the month of December, you can find Talty's roundup here
Features by maytel
Patchwork bracelets by TriquetraZone ABERDEEN by artpoppy
Cardboard views by MaboroshiTira 'Taiga' #6/25 by Kaa-Annaku The Peacock by MartaGrzywna
Hervor new costume by VendelRus Tokenekie by DragonsAndBeasties Amigurumi Jedi by missdolkapots
Old Fame Trio - Am Sportplatz by datvimoz Tribal Portrait VI by Genevieve-Amelia Miniature Butterflies Glass Dome Pendants by Gloomyswirl
Estigia: Sheep and squirrel by elypsiaproject The Cake Before Christmas by MeYaIeM 12 Days of Christmas :: 4 Poinsettia Jocondes by cakecrumbs
Merry X-Mas Cookie Necklace-Polymer Clay-Miniature by ThePetiteShop Comb 'Kraken' by WhiteSquaw The Lady of the Forest by TheIronRing
Smallest Viking Hat by Drgibbs Dwarven Treasure - Mithril Sheen by ce-e-vel Swordsinger assembly 2 by Flacusetarhadel
Dragon Rooney from the White Forest by Tantalia
Read my detailed guidelines here
[transmissions of a dead girl]i am the
moon: i am
the silver pill
to weigh down
into leaden eyes--
i am the
of the dark.
the stars are
all dead in their
you'll be safe, dear,
as i am the moon,
with all of your
(i am good bye and yet,
you think only of romantic
i am the moon.
i am the crescent
and dead altogether,
i still die.
All Here For A ReasonI turned onto a shady, well-manicured driveway that, for all intents and purposes, looked harmless enough. Maple trees lined both sides of the street, and a parade of Canadian geese marched across the road to a wide duck pond with a flamboyant fountain. There were blooming crepe myrtles and rose-of-sharons, and as I grew closer to my destination, neatly trimmed gardens with neatly trimmed bushes.
I stopped to let the geese pass. They looked at me; one hissed. I honked my horn and moved around them.
At the end of the road sat a collection of grayish buildings and a number of signs directing me to the appropriate parking lot. "Welcome to Ten Creeks Hospital," said one of them. "Please enjoy your stay." I parked in the visitor's lot. Surely I wouldn't be staying.
I was shaking when I got out of my car. I had spent the morning getting high. One foot in front of the other, flip-flop noises, hot sidewalk. Mulberry and magnolia trees, freshly shaved grass. A bench and pan for smokers. A set o
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