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Such Good News ...Headspace:
Now: I have finished the book. Well, finished as in the story is complete and I now need to edit it, but the hardest part is done. All the heart and soul I have put into it already feels validated, and once the editing is done, I can move towards publishing so that the world can read it. Hopefully, it touches some people. In other news, I have also reconnected to Facebook for a while. I don't know how long I will be on there, but it is nice to see what people have been doing in my absence (or shoulder I say, during my writing obsessed black hole time warp).
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Ugh, I feel terrible. I have been in an awful state of mind for over a month now and not quite sure how to rectify it. Something deep inside me asked me, "How did you pull yourself right in the past?" The truth is, simple things like listening to Oasis, driving to my favourite places, running, traveling, and of course good ol' deviantART. So I logged back i
Happy 2012 ...
Well I am back from holidays and happy and hopeful for 2012! What a year 2011 has been and 2012 is set to be just as full of jet-setting adventure! This is the first year I haven't done an NY's post with resolutions, and I guess that is because I feel NYE was in the middle of so many big things that were either already started or yet to start so making resolutions ontop of them seemed a bit silly.
So I may not have been posting as much, but I view everyone's works, reply to all comments people make to me and on mine, and favourite as much as I can. I would like to thank the beautiful staff at %Aus-Art for being so patient with me during my 'adventure year' as my online time has to be prioritised and they don't get as much of it as they used to but still support me regardless so thanks guys!
I am looking for moderators at #GrandGallery to help ~EthanRobson and I vote through submissions. It isn't a very busy group, there aren't many rules, and moderators are able to
DD? *blushes*Thanks For The Spoilage:
I got a DD today on this photograph aswell. It's nice to think a few more people might be even looking around my gallery again too, especially when I feel my photography is getting better. Thanks once again ^Kaz-D! xoxo
I just got a lovely note from the fantastic ^Kaz-D to let me know that I came second in the dA Abstract Architecture Photography Contest. I am over the moon! You can see all the winners here: http://kaz-d.deviantart.com/journal/Abstract-Architecture-The-Results-267746042
It's been forever since I have won something with my art, and on my photography, well that just makes me feel even better. I sometimes wonder if things are worth uploading and this has just reminded me that you can be surprised what people find merit in.
Dearest Mister Gallagher:
There is something quite incredible about the moment when you discover that the right words and musical tones combined together have saved your soul. That
The Most Honest Me ...What It Takes:
So I'm sitting here, finally past the 40,000th word in a story I have finally picked up again after a few years. It has made me come face to face with the terrible truth that I've had my heart locked away for a decade as I approach the age of 28 in a couple of weeks.
Years ago I began a story. It was far from my own life. It was absolute fiction but to me the characters felt incredibly real. This was my first mistake, to base my main two characters on real people and put them in a situation that would never become reality.
Within a few months I had made it to my 30,000th word and had fallen so deeply in love with this impossibly perfect version of a person I loved in real life that when real life began to crush me it also crushed the life of the story. It was left to rot in a little text file fated to be forgotten.
It never was forgotten though, and neither was he. If it were that easy to forget the scars that had been left then the story would never have been pushed asi
Writing.Back To It:
I think it just seems that I needed all this time to take my mind out of the tunnel I was travelling to get my writing inspiration back. The 33,000 words (40 odd pages) that I had abandoned during some hard times has all of a sudden taken my interest again. It'd be nice to finish the story and make it complete. I'll add it to my year abroad to-do list.
Dreams to Reality:
My first trip booked: England and Ireland. Ireland always has been very high on my list, as has England. I'd liked to have done Scotland too but if I want my budget to take me to all the other places on my list (France, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, etc.) then I really have to balance my time and money. Oh my I love life!
Planning Is Hard:
So I'm sitting here in Hamburg, babysitting my nephew and waiting for him to wake up so we can go to the park together or maybe make a cubby house, haha. I'm sitting here thinking I should write a new journal and what better to write about than travel plans and what life ha
Hamburger.Ich Bin Ein Hamburger:
LOL. Qucik message: I made it. No jetlag. Got alot to take in, but all great! I'm looking forward to taking it easy, absorbing what's around me and then working out what I want to do next. Big hugs to all.
In Transit: Singapore:
Here I am, using free internet in Singapore Airport. First leg from Brisbane to Singapore a breeze. Slept most of it and had an entire row to myself. Lets hope the next leg is just as blissful. xoxo
I took two pictures today. The left is before (I do have a fringe - or some call it bangs - but was lazy and put my hair up in a headband) and on the right is the NEW ME! It's my new ID. Poll: http://emeraldsugar.deviantart.com/journal/poll/1888135/
Someone wants to buy some of my designs on T-shirts, so I finally spent the day doing up my old Cafepress store. It got a 100% overhaul and I think it was well worth it. Check it out: Click Here.
Gifted Hearts Contest - WINNERS!!!The Winners:
One tote bag - http://fav.me/d39ioa9 - from `emeraldsugar.
One custom-made bracelet from `emeraldsugar.
One pink heart plushie - http://damaskangel.deviantart.com/art/Valentine-s-Gift-197235123 - from *damaskangel.
A 1 month subscription from ^Emerald-Depths.
75 from ^Emerald-Depths.
Features from !CSnyder, `jdrainville, ~dianar87, ^Emerald-Depths and `Rogue-Of-The-Night.
One pair of earrings from `emeraldsugar.
50 from `emeraldsugar.
[Bullet; Blue] Features from !CSnyder, `jdrainville, ~dianar87, ^Emerald-Depths and `Rogue-Of-The-Night.
[Bullet; Red] One pair of earrings from `emeraldsugar.
[Bullet; Red] 25 [Points] from `emeraldsugar.
[Bullet; Blue] Features f
The Good News.23-FEB-2011:
I did another sweep of all my stuff to see what else could go to charity. lol. Got another two big garbage bags full. Feels so amazing to both give all this STUFF away and declutter my life. It's win-win. After all the furniture I gave away, now the books and clothes and stuff going has made my list of possessions lighter and also my heart. Nothing else new except I hope people are working on their Competition Entries.
`Rogue-Of-The-Night is a true deviant with style, talent and great community spirit. She needs help raising points for prizes for her regular running contest, and to do this she is offering 50 commissions for TOTALLY CUTE CHIBI'S! I commissioned her to do - http://rogue-of-the-night.deviantart.com/art/Commission-Emeraldsugar-196645221 - which is the chibi version of - http://fav.me/d2z6nph - and it's so cute!! She's also running a collab contest - http://rogue-of-the-
Queensland Needs Your Help.
Imagine more than one entire US state or European country under water. Imagine an entire modern city completely evacuated and dangerously flooded. Imagine the hundreds of thousands people who have lost everything. Imagine the animals, domesticated or wild, that are completely helpless. Imagine the damage. Imagine the lost lives.
Aerial Video Of Brisbane City Flooded.
These are the things that need your help. Please consider donating. No matter what country you are in. No matter who you are. You can help. Please donate and PLEASE spread the word. Please.
The Australian Red Cross Flood Appeal.
The Queensland Premier's Flood Appeal.
If you have donated please let me know as I'd like to add your name to the deviation description called <
RAFFLE: Fullbody Colored Sketch + FeatureThis is going to be a series of features and/or raffles that I'll be doing from now on .I've been wanting to do this!
Get a chance to win a fullbody drawing from me. Just add this journal to your faves!
You'll win something like this: (There will be 3 winners)
Let's make this journal known so that more people will see the AWESOME artist,:iconmasaki768:!
A total digital painting and concept art master!
Suggest AWESOME artists as well!
Make your own judgement: Do these artists deserve to be more known by the community?
Raffle ends December 3, your timezone.
Weekly photo #021 + Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro by *oO-Rein-Oo Deep in the center of Milky Way by ~Gautama-Siddharta Magical Phase by ~FlorentCourty .:Antelope Canyon II:. by *RHCheng Red Leaves by =nikicorny My best profile? by ~Gallynette Walking through winter by *m-eralp Tales of the Forest II by *LG77 Magic Garden by *Pyr0sky equals by ~bailey--elizabeth Jumping Spider (Hyllus sp.) by *melvynyeo Tiny Garfield by *ZoranPhoto It's snow! by ~Zluvka November through my eyes by ~9207011401 -Chasing vision- by *Janek-Sedlar Border Collie by ~Zheltkevich Snowy Beach by =mydigitalmind You Look Tasty by *GlynEdmunds Hotel in the Mountains by *AbandonedZone salt by ~vampire-zombie Free one. by *Lileinaya Stragglers by ~Northstar76 .. .. . . ... . . .. ..... .. by ~Frozen-photo a song of ice and fire. by ~Hamish-Frost Banana Peanut Boy by ~dubowik What grows in me by *Anina-Bird Le chemin blanc... by ~ChristineAmat Loty by ~aussiefoto
Lady of the lake - common kingfisher by *Jamie-MacArthur Forrest Of Delusion by *GODEVIL666
November Mornings. by `dragonfly-oli
New Door by ~Image-heart The Atlantis by ~Hengki24 uuuu by *ohyda Dreams To Reality by =jkrab Untitled by ~BlackCocktail The Return by *Oer-Wout The wind is golden. by `dragonfly-oli Mg 1364 by *indojo
Autumn Maple by *WindyLife Katy by *Hart-Worx Candle Lit Lake by ~PeterJCoskun Into Space by ~jyoujo
RoF Feature: Rise from the Dead
Rise from the Dead
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Thralls to the 7th Throneby Cryptcrawler
Transcendental Deity Regularby neisbeis
Queen of the Dead Artby Artgerm
Dark Armyby thiennh2
Manga/Anime Beauty #9 - Rini-tan
Manga/Anime Beauty - An Interview with =Rini-tan
Manga/Anime / Digital Media / Paintings / SAI
Hello! Today is a beautiful day.... a day for a new interview!
Welcome to the ninth issue of Manga/Anime Beauty.
After several requests, I interview a star within the dA M/A world, an incredibly talented, kind and lovely european artist - =Rini-tan !
I love her art so much, her style is so special and her digital painting is to die for. I'm so glad she agreed to be interviewed - thank you so much!
I hope you guys will like this interview, and right after it don't miss the chance to visit her gallery if you haven't already, her art is fantastic!
Now, let's get started!
Please note: All the artworks featured on this article were chosen by the devia
Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 1
The Digital Showcase
presented by the Digital Artists
If you like this art feature please this blog to help spread the word.
Dark Queen Guinevere (Advanced)by Cryptcrawler
Miss Summerby su-ke
Water Goddess regby Toru-meow
Cry of a Broken Winged Birdby Vanleith
CI Monthly Feature - #16Hello dear members of %Creation-Inspiration,
Another article featuring works from our members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 42k members and 37k watchers!
How can I get featured?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
Best of November 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in November, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.
New Perspectives (Part 5) by *EinsilbigGlencoe by =Greg-McKinnon
The Odyssey by *ColinHSillerud
Be Proud by =Kara-aBruarfoss by *Michaelthien
Early Winter's Magnificence by ~MaximeCourty
Division by *IvanAndreevich
Golden Hours - Feature
Butterfly by ~CasheeFoo
Winter sunshine by ~nomatterwhy I'll never let go by =lpdragonfly
DEATHOFTHESUN : The Wandering Fire by =iamthewoodendoor home is. by ~gloeckchen
Held in sunset by ~FairyLady19007
Dreaming of the Sea by ~Tracys-Place Spun Gold by ~KatieLindPhotography
Sunset by ~AngieAvadaKedavra Reality Dream by ~Thinking-Silence
1106295 by ~Vanilladisaster
Snap Grass by =WildGuardian Sunlit Field by ~NODSOLDIERGIRL
CATS AND KITTENS - FEATURE!
Cat eyes by ~hiramf Kittydog II by ~MikiYoshiUzuki Patch by ~haggins11
Ezequiel 2 by *hiram67 Autumn cat by *VasiDgallery Miss Gizzy by *SalemCat
Black cat by ~Alexandra35 High key cat by ~Alexandra35 Russian Blue by *Trippy4U
The Light by ~dimitricaceaune Mrs Cat by ~Alexandra35 INNOCENCE... by *chryssalis
Discovering the Wild by *JocelyneR Sushi 1 by =DianaGrigore Cat Sitting by ~zapfino
Gifted: Vol. 7A series simply highlighting a select few deviants and talents. Each article will begin with a featured overlooked artist and then follow on to a short collection of featured deviations from multiple artists across deviantART. If you wish to suggest an artist or deviations for feature please note `emeraldsugar.
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Les Tulipes V by ~DinnerSpoiler Letting Go by *damaskangel Two by ~artemuse The resurrection of Cleopatra by ~Davo15 :thumb82578429: Kill Bill by ~floaty-real James Dean in the habit by ~freemax Ribbons HQ by *artbydarryl Another Angle on Things by `cypher-neo forbidden fruit part2 by ~Photoworker
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^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More