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
Time Traveling While You SleepShare|ArchiveTime Traveling While You SleepBy istickboy & TruepicturesincTime Travel in a Time of Regretby j3conceptsAn Experiment with Time is a long essay by the Irish aeronautical engineer J. W. Dunne (1875–1949) on the subjects of precognition and the human experience of time.John William Dunne was an Irish aeronautical engineer and author. In the field of parapsychology, he achieved a preeminence through
Fan Art Friday: Attack On TitanShare|ArchiveFan Art Friday: If You Don’t Fight, You Can’t Win!By DeevElliottAttack on titan by VeggieStudioRead MoreAttack on TitanAttack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received t
Setting Prices for Your ArtworkThere are few hard and fast rules when it comes to pricing artwork to sell. Why you ask? Well for one there are many variables that go into determining the cost of the artwork. It’s for that very reason that many artists (including myself in the past) sell themselves tremendously short. Another reason we as artists feel our palms getting sweaty when someone asks for a price to an artwork is because we feel as though we’re not being true artists if we accept money for our work. No, no no. Listen, I can tell you from experience that the “starving artist” lifestyle is waaaay less glamorous than it sounds when your pantry is bare for reals. There is absolutely nothing shameful about getting paid for honest work, so don’t try to make yourself feel guilty or ashamed of turning a profit. On the other hand, artists fall into the mire of not even knowing how to price individual artworks. This confusion only gets worse when you look at the price tags i
PE: Know your lineworkTraditional Art WeekWhen you like drawing, but seek for something stronger than pencil, ink might be a good choice. While it takes time to get used to it (like everything), it's not that hard when you learn the basics, and this article will focus on one of the common uses of ink - lineart.InkThe first thing that you need is ink. But what kind? Depending whether you plan to draw a lone ink drawing, or mix it with something else, there are different options for different ways of handling your picture. Here are the most common choices:Waterproof ink - is the most useful when you want to add a layer or layers of paint or water-diluted ink (with a brush) over your your lineart.Not waterproof ink, like Indian or China ink. It's suitable when your picture is 100% drawing and you don't plan painting over it (of course, you can go ahead and experiment with smudging it with water, but this article focuses just on the lineart).Coloured ink - whatever yo
The HyperloopShare|ArchiveThe HyperloopBy techgnoticTrain Station CITT Matte by rich35211Read MoreThere’s a really, really fast subway system in your future.Would you believe ground travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than thirty minutes? That’s the prediction of the Hyperloop’s financier, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk (the co–founder of PayPal). The Hyperloop is being designed as a driverless public transport train that will rocket between American c
Collection: The Heartbeat of Modern MusicShare|ArchiveThe Heartbeat of Modern MusicFrom the days of Beethoven and Franz Liszt, to the Vaudeville stages of America in the1880s to the 1930s, to the electronic keyboards anchoring the rhythms of today’s rock groups and pop singers, the piano has been the heart of the music animating our popular entertainments. Not as sexy as the guitar, nor as brash as the drums, the pianos have been the steadying source of rhythm and timing holding together songs and other compositions for the past several centuries. And, oh yes, while not being so overtly sexy, pianos can be very romantic. Enjoy this gallery of the musician’s most basic dream machi
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: