|Monti Shayna Nemo|
The Lazy GardenerAt the moment I love nothing more than going out into our little garden and see how the plants are doing. We moved here three years ago and the garden is still under construction really (lots of open spaces that can do with yet another new rose... :} ) We had far too little rain when we were on vacation, so there's some damage, but I am hauling bucket-loads of water into the garden now, so within a few weeks all should be well again.
Gloria :iconglo-he: shared her lovely first rose on DA which inspired me to rush out into the garden with the camera
The good thing about roses and clematisses is that they go well together and that they are almost maintenance-free, especially with the climbers I planted. Some water, some plantfodder, relax and enjoy
PS That hideous fence came with the house and we are not allowed to change it due to some weird legal construction... Oh well, we can but hope that nature takes it's course... and quickly ;}
Well it's official..Diabetes is my new friend!
SO to celebrate the wonderful news I've been getting lately I'm doing a feature of some of the biggest joys of my life! You may recognize some of them, others just bring me joy seeing them!
Just part of the family that adopted me!
I miss them all so much!!
long time no write...Ok, so yeah, I've been mostly absent from dA lately, just checking messages, answering a few, and not much else, have not even been viewing much art, and making pretty much none... it's because recently, I've been so busy with work, and things just got a lot worse.
About a week ago (it would have been last Sunday as I write this) the other assistant blacksmith (who also helps out in the sign shop) didn't come in for his shift. On Monday, he was supposed to work in the blacksmith shop with me, and again, didn't show. The "boss" called him and let him know he had two strikes for not showing up for work, and he told the boss he would be in on Thursday to pick up his check, essentially quitting over the phone.
This would not be a huge deal all in all, it would make things tougher for me, and for the head blacksmith and the sign shop guys, but there's worse. It seems it was the head blacksmith who had gone out on a limb to get him the job in the first place. Gene (the head blacksmith) was a
dA members, you might want to read this postThe following journal is supposed to be a satire to the copyright rules of deviantART. It is not trolling or an insult or an attempt to harass a $taff member if I'm pointing out the facts of what occurred. Thank you for understanding and reading. Hope you enjoy the reality of the $taff members of this corrupted website.
In case you were wondering what the deal is with why certain cases of 'theft' aren't taken seriously. Pretty much sums it all up with evidence.
I know that protectart. isn't our favorite admin, and considering what kinda shit he cause 4 weeks ago, it only proves how this community will seriously go downhill after this. And no! Do not go and harass him. Call the admins and tell them what this protectart. is trying to do. It's the only way to force him to do his job well. If not, then tell them to fired him.
The short story: The reason why 90% of the reports for theft aren't really fixed, especially 3rd party
The Art Theft Discussion
Art Theft DiscussionTopicsStealingTakingCopyrightPermissionFan ArtMoral RightsProtectionResolving Disputes
Blast from the Past, Issue #11Hi again from heavenriver, your usual Blast from the Past host
Following on with the series of UF oldies whose galleries definitely deserve a thorough look, we will be featuring FractalEyes today!
This is her current ID and avatar, and it truly does represent her style, showing almost ALL its distinctive elements. Her work is both eminently classical and exquisitely geometric in nature. She has a fantastic affinity with shapes and analogous palettes, especially of the metallic, marble-like, and sandy kinds.
"But aren't spirals and flowers boring?" I hear you cry, and rightfully so. The answer is: yes, but not in her case. Just like many other styles, spirals and flowers are two types of fractals that can be done and dusted and even OVERDONE to death, until you see so many of them you just want to go hide in a corner and cry because they all look the same. This is the strength of her work: while doing mostly cl
My Designs on ProductsSome sample products with my designs on them arrived in the post today and cheered me up! . So I thought I would share them with you
My son is really happy with this cushion he asked for and I'm really pleased with how it came out and is a suede like material
Below, cushion, travel mug, iPhone case (now on my phone) and mug
My neighbour requested this as gift as she is moving
Thanks for looking!
Your lack of faith is disturbing-religion in scifiReligion and science fiction make strange bed fellows, though the intertextuality between the two is as old as the genre itself. In this post I want to explore what it means to me as an atheist sci-fi writer to use religion within my work, and look at the broader context of how religion is used within the genre to explore the meta nature of religion. There are potential spoilers across the whole genre within this piece, though I only briefly look at ideas from 2014/2015.
Right from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, where the good doctor is an allegory for human hubris in trying to take God’s power through to Parson Nathaniel inWar of the World to modern examples like the faith in the 12 vs monotheism in Battlestar Gallactica and the exploration of personal faith in the Mass Effect trilogy religion permeates the stories as metaphor, allegory, and personality trait for characters driving the narrative forward. This is why I like having religion within
A little Love for BrownBROWN
A colour that does not always get much attention
After all it is the colour of chocolate
ENJOY some ART
In the beautiful rich Brown tones
GOLDEN LADY by Bojan1558 Natural by LaPurr
Inner Mechanism by LaPurr
Rose Range Rising by LaPurr Treehoppers - Entylia carinata by ColinHuttonPhoto
Ursa by TalynDraconmore
The Time Collector by CaryAndFrankArts
Critique of Fractal ArtCritique of Fractal Art
The first step is to define what is critique after all. Lets quote Wikipedia (an old version of the article, though):
Critique is a method of disciplined, systematic analysis of a written or oral discourse. Critique is commonly understood as fault finding and negative judgement, but it can also involve merit recognition, and in the philosophical tradition it also means a methodical practice of doubt.
Critique is an accepted and established process of orderly scholarly and public debate. In the fine arts and the humanities, and especially in writing, critique is influenced by the scientific method of analysis. Critique is based upon an informed opinion, and never upon personal opinion. Informed opinion is accepted as being technical knowledge, personal or professional experience, or specified training.
So what does that means?
First, critiques are commonly negative. You are not supposed to point out positive aspects of the work when writing a cri
Not here....againSorry I haven't been around......again.
My real life is pretty hectic at the moment, and I'm finding it hard to cope.
Now someone has hacked my bank account and run up an overdraft of several hundred quid
The bank is investigating, but warned me I may have to pay this sum in the end.
I've never liked banks and I only use mine to pay my TV licence and my subby here, so there's never much in it.
At this time I had just over a £100 in it as my TV licence is due soon, but obviously that has gone
There's never much in my bank as I live on a State Pension, so thank God I'm poor haha
Had my eyes tested last week, then got a phone call today saying I need to go back for further testing.
That's never happened before, and the lady cheerily says 'nothing to worry about'...but you DO worry.
I'm trying my best not to worry about anything in my life these days, and I laugh and joke all the time, but my sense
of humour is taking a bit of a battering lately
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