Folding Australia 2009 Origami ConventionClick on the title to read about llifi-kei's detailed personal account of her trip to the Folding Australia 2009 origami convention that was held last month on September 26 and 27 in South Melbourne, Australia. She taught one of the many master classes and her journals describe each day's events and include many photos that she took at the convention. Don't forget to click on this link so that you can read about the second day of the convention as well.
Day 1 at Folding Australia 2009
Day 2 at Folding Australia 2009
Artisan Crafts DDs for September 2009September's DDs
Here are all the Artisan Crafts Daily Deviations that were featured for the month of September. Besides this journal feature, there is also the feature news article series on the DDs from the Artisan Crafts gallery and September 2009 is the ninth month in this series because I started the series at the beginning of 2009. The news article includes the DD descriptions and the suggesters' names. I hope you enjoy and Artisan Crafts DDs for September 2009.
If you would like to send a DD suggestion, just send me a note and include its thumb (copy the :thumbxxxxxxxx: code and paste it into your note) and write a short explanation on what it is about the deviation that impressed you so much.
Artisan Crafts DDs for September 2009This is the ninth month in the series that features all of the Artisan Crafts Daily Deviations from the previous month. In addition to each Daily Deviation will be the DD description that went with it, which sub-gallery it is located in, and the name of the suggester. I hope you enjoy this series and this month's DDs for September 2009!
Sept 1 -- "Handable" Series Goblets- by JDilorenzo (Sculpture & Glass)
"It has such a fascinating dark feel to it and such a sinister elegance. I really don't know how to describe it, but I think its most powerful quality is the impressive resemblance to roses, which is also subtle enough to let the mind explore it in several aspects. Those glasses look as if you could drink the most delicious looking poison from them." Suggested by drop-asd.
For the next couple days...I need to switch out that depressing journal and put a more up-beat one in its place. Please go check out Sexy Food. It's Part One to a new feature series on the Culinary Arts gallery and I hope you like it and fave it! What will be Part Two? Well, I've already got a start on both Parts 2 and 3 and I have a pretty good idea what Part 4 should be on. I probably won't be able to post the next one until sometime next month, but it's looking like it's going to be named "Pretty Food." Did I have fun putting Part One together? Why yes, yes I did and I hope you do too and also fave it!
I have tomorrow off from work and because the Rohan: Blood Feud website was down for a couple major upgrades and is finally back up, that's where I'll probably be for the next day or two. If you ha
Sexy FoodThese foods could be equally as good for consoling yourself if you just haven't had luck in getting any lately, but what is there that might pop into your mind if you have to settle for something other than sex, or at least take your mind off it? Chocolate obviously comes to mind, but what about a soul-satisfying serving of prime rare beef, or rustic lamb, or lobster! Or something just sinfully wonderful, appealing to the gourmand in all of us during foreplay (think the bawdy food orgy scene in the 1963 film Tom Jones), during sex, après sex, or instead of sex? Not "comfort food," mind you, but food that tempts you, food that is hearty and lusty, or elegantly and tantalizingly intriguing. These dishes are not pretty or "proper" per se, but are all-out deep, rich, gorgeous, and lusty, and they could possibly be a good accompaniment to a good romp!
The best mo phuckin brownies by :devBurgerF
Criminally Insane - Therapeutic Treatment EditBoy, do they have some explaining to do
Maybe I'm too personally affected by this. In 1984 when my daughter had barely turned one year old, her father was killed in a car accident and the driver not only survived, but walked away from the accident, pinning the blame on her father and there was never an investigation or trial, which left closure very difficult for the family. Two months later, her father's last employer was judged insane and sent to the same mental institution in Spokane (that Phillip Paul escaped from four days ago) for killing a well-liked man in the community. He was released about 15 years later. In 2002, a 19-year-old boy was determined insane and given a 40-year sentence for the horrific brutal murder of one of my daughter's best friends and a couple years ago I wrote a journal about it on the 5th anniversary of his death. I knew all six men. The three victims were outstanding individuals in the com
For All Artisans... 9-09Singling Out an Artisan for Appreciation, Sept. 2009
This is the fourth month of giving some love and appreciation to members of the Artisan Crafts gallery. Near the middle of every month I will announce the name of one artisan who will receive a one-year subscription. This is not a contest nor a challenge nor an "artisan of the month" kind of thing because it is a gift, not an award, and everyone in the Artisan Crafts gallery is eligible. I troll the galleries of artisans a LOT and I also pay attention to their faving, commenting, journals, featuring, etc. etc. So, how will the artisan be selected? Well, the selected artisan will be someone who...
does not have a sub or whose sub is about to expire
uploads deviations at least somewhat regularly to his/her gallery
comments frequently on galleries of other artists (or on their news articles or journals)
is active in at least one club
features other artists in journals and/or fe
Artisans and Functional Art - August 2009 Featuring Fine Workmanship by Artisans
This is the seventh in this series that features art by members of the Artisan Crafts gallery that I feature daily in one of my journal modules. I add one each day and each is featured for 24-48 hours and then all are featured at the beginning of the next month as a group. These artisan works are found through my casual browsing and they could be very recently uploaded or they could be older works. They could have been made by very well-known artisans, by someone still unknown, or by someone very new to dA. They are random finds, so one gallery might be represented more than another and one artist might get featured more than once in the same month. My picks are totally random finds and that which struck me as something wonderful... I hope you think so, too, and that you enjoy this series!
Artisan Crafts Update - 9-3-09metalsmiths Club is Closing
The metalsmiths club with its very impressive member list of highly skilled metalsmiths is closing in about a week unless someone has the time and dedication to take it over and keep it open. Please contact the club if you're interested. Also, please go here if you're interested in their list of tutorials because apparently they'll be taking that list down by the end of the week if and when the club closes.
Gallery Restructuring Cont'd
If you saw my last journal on the Artisan Crafts category changes, you will have noticed that almost the entire gallery is getting overhauled and will have completely reworked gallery descriptions. Some galleries will be brand new and some will be moving elsewhere within the AC gallery. There has been a LOT of revising done in the last few days, especially with the Jewelry, Folding
Fan Art Friday: My Little Pony-Friendship is Magic
FAN ART FRIDAY: Friendship Is Magic
Mane 6 princesses
It’s been over 30 years since the original “My Little Pony” (a.k.a. “MLP”) franchise made its debut and its following has never been stronger.
The 2010 reboot by Lauren Faust (fyre-flye), “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic,” had its start on DeviantArt where Lauren originally posted the early concept art which would later evolve into the ponies we know and love t
Collection: Ends Of The Earth
Ends of the Earth
The photographs in the following gallery look like CGI artists’ conceptions for alien planet settings in science–fiction movies.
But the locations are all places to be experienced right here on Earth. So much of our world is becoming “flyover” territory in our high–tech mobile society that amazing places like those in these studies are becoming lost to us. Take a long look at each of these landscapes and then ask yo
Insomnia or the Cruelest Paralysis
Insomnia or the Cruelest Paralysis
Nightmares VS Sleepless Kid
How loud the quietest of sounds seem, the creaking of a floorboard or the ticking of a clock a room away, at the time between the Witching Hour and the dawn, a time when you should be asleep.
We lie there, mind wide awake, analyzing the mundane in minute detail while the voice of frustration tells us to shut up and go to sleep. We try, but a million things forgotten through the week have all chosen thi
Cosplay Friday: Skyrim
COSPLAY FRIDAY: I Used To Be An Adventurer
Skyrim - Dovahkiin Helmet
Dragons, Magic and Never Ending Quests.
Welcome To Skyrim.
Hailed by many as one of the greatest games of all time, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” may soon have its successor on store shelves. Rumors are flooding the web that “The Elder Scrolls 6” release date is drawing closer with speculation placing the drop date sometime between 2015 and 2016.
Now for those of you who wish
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black
Johnny Cash was without a doubt one of the most influential, acclaimed, and popular singer–songwriters of the last century.
February 26 would have been his 82nd birthday. Many of Cash’s recordings are now almost universally known—songs like “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” As a result of his work he has been inducted into the Country Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Video Game Review: Skyrim
ONLY IN DREAMS: Skyrim Stands Apart as a Modern Masterpiece in Gaming
Bethesda Studios announced that this year, for the first time ever, they’d be hosting their own press conference at E3
This news made waves in the gaming community with everyone anticipating one singular purpose for the conference: to announce the release of Fallout 4, the sequel to one of the studio’s most successful franchises. If you’re familiar with Bethesda, then you
Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Budapest HotelA Delightful Cinematic Confection
This latest marvelous exercise in sustained whimsy, the bailiwick of quirky director-screenwriter Wes Anderson, recently won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. It’s nominated for an Oscar and has the most overall Oscar
Movie Review: Birdman (2014)
WHEN LIFE IMITATES ART: Birdman Could Win Best Picture
Michael Keaton and Edward Norton Birdman
Alejandro González Iñárritu
“Meta” is a word that was on the fingertips of many a critic last fall while drafting reviews of presumptive–Best–Picture–winner Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzále
The Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White People
The Sundance Award Winning Film: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
Finding Ferguson by Nikkolas Smith
Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not be racist has just been raised to 2. Sorry, but your weed man, Tyrone, does not count.”
— Sam White, Dear White People
The Sundance award–winning film “Dear White People”
Marking the debut of director Justin Simien, examines
Interview with *cdlitestudioThe title is the link and takes you to The Creative Central Blog.com for an interview with cdlitestudio, talented and professional sculptor and dollmaker. Please this to help support deviantART's dollmaking community and Artisan Crafts' Custom Dolls gallery!