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
A Guide To Good-Looking Fire Breathers
Our Top 5 On-Screen Dragons: A Guide to
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
The Procrastinator: A Day In The Life
The Procrastinator A Day In The Life
Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before a deadline.
I wrote the title for this piece three weeks ago.
So, it’s Friday night. Work week over. Tomorrow I get to write my own mate
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-22-15
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 22, 2015
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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
— Helen Keller
The trailer for the newest installment of James Bond movies has arrived and it's everything you'd expect from 007 — car chases, explosions and not one but two Bond girls — played by Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux.
Mrs-Durden is challenging you to
Secrets of Superman's Underwear
ACTION COMICS No.40 coloredby JoeJusko
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-20-15
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 20, 2015
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We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
― Luciano De Crescenzo
Chuck Jones: Evolution of an Artist
Artists, no matter how skilled or successful, are always growing. This video does a masterful job of breaking down the evolution of renown Loony Tunes creator and artist Chuck Jones. Keep creating, keep growing!
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do 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.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Can Advertising Be Art?
Be Art? A Community Roundtable
Can advertising be art?
Don Draper seems to think so. If you’re familiar with TV’s “Mad Men” — the second half of its final season begins airing in April — you know that one of the central conceits of the show’s plot is sparked when Don, the protagonist, has his artistic integrity challenged or questioned by uninitiated, small-minded clients. With a little foresight you can ask t
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity Week
Your 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:
Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose from
Show off some art (that's what people are here for!)
Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.
Add so many images that your profile takes forever to load
Use garish or headache-inducing colors
Make text difficult to read with dark backgrounds
While 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.
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissions
When 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 first
So 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.
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
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!