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
Collection: In The Shadow of Dragon
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: Alternative Universe
The “alternative universe” has long been a sci–fi trope, usually simply a good–guy bad–guy heroes and villains reversal. Like the Star Trek episode (“Mirror, Mirror”) in which a transporter glitch lands Kirk on an evil pirate “parallel universe” Enterprise where Spock is a goateed murderer with mutiny on his agenda. But real scientists have complicated things considerably, with “string theory” positing at least eleven (and possibly an infinite number) of “alternative/parallel universes.”
Once upon a time, we pondered our relative insignificance as sin
Paul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt Part 2
Paul Tobin’s Scavenger Hunt PART 2
Neytiri by PaulTobin
Avatar & Narnia: Inspirational Tutorials
Masterful Resources on DeviantArt
PaulTobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has worked at Weta Workshop of New Zealand since 2003.
He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avatar and most recentl
Animals Within, Spirit Animals
Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Collection: The Steampunk Menagerie
The Steampunk Menagerie
The magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.
Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.
Project Porkchop Vol. 300
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Cosplay Friday: The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings
Cosplay Friday: My Precious
The ring bearer by SusaStrawberry
The characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been enticing readers for over 60 years.
Today fans are able to journey to the magical realm of Middle-earth through the wizardry of Peter Jackson’s revolutionary six film cinematic adventure.
Jackson ushered in the age of the modern day movie franchise by questionably shootin
Jane Austen's Prevailing and Perpetual Prose
Forever Austen Jane Austen’s Prevailing and Perpetual Prose
Becoming Jane by discret
First Edition of
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
—Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The opening line of Jane Austen’s
Hayao Miyazaki: The Castle of Cagliostro
LUPIN by yocco
Foreword by techgnotic
The Today Page welcomes Sylwia Telari with a review of the one of the most beloved animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki, “The Castle Of Cagliostro.” A DeviantArt community member for over six years, Sylwia is a traditional artist, working mostly within the mediums of ink, graphite and water color, as well as a wonderful storyteller and concept artist. Sylwia is also a Community Volunteer for Traditional Art, so please let her know if you see an artistic work that you feel is worth
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!