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
A Guide To Good-Looking Fire BreathersArchiveOur Top 5 On-Screen Dragons: A Guide toGood-LookingFire Breathers:iconeawood: eawood:iconr-valle: R-ValleSmaugTwitterFacebookGoogle+The dragon is a staple of so many fantasy stories that it can be difficult to keep up with them all.Dragons in different universes abide by different rules; some are friendly, some are clever, some are pure evil, and some are trainable. What all dragons have in common is that in the realm of TV and movies, they need to look good to properly play their part in the story. There are hundreds of dragons that have shown up on
Pokemon is ForeverShare|ArchiveForeword by techgnoticKay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.by damphyrAn incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
How to: Draw every dayIn follow up of the obvious "how to" journals on both anatomy and color, I'm gonna continue this series with a how to on drawing every day.Over the last year I've participated in many challenges that required me to do a drawing a day for a period of time. Most notably the color challenge and refinement challenge, but also a lot of speedpainting and daily sketching.Over the past few years a lot of people have asked me how the hell I would manage to do a sketch eve
Secrets of Superman's UnderwearShare|ArchiveSupermanby IhtaverACTION COMICS No.40 coloredby JoeJusko
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity WeekYour profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:Do:Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose fromShow off some art (that's what people are here for!)Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.Don't:Add so many images that your profile takes forever to loadUse garish or headache-inducing colorsMake text difficult to read with dark backgroundsNon-Premium WidgetsWhile many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and TricksProfile Presentation: Tips and TricksYour profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized! This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page. In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration. Basic Design ConceptsBefore we get started,
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
Tips for smooth clean line artHi,Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch: First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value. Then on the second layer
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsWhen it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!If you find the article informative, please it.----------------------------------------First things firstSo you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.TIP:Stick to what you're good at.Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.Now that you've mo
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: