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
Aquarius: Children Of The Celestial Sea
AQUARIUS: Children of the Celestial Sea
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.
For some the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one on the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and manneri
How to get noticed on deviantARTHi there!
People asked me several times when I've became 'popular' on this site and in which way. I must admit I smelled a bit of envy in their tones, but the thing that troubled me more was that they didn't think that my work was worth all the pageviews I got over the years.
Well, I wanted to explain this little thing right now... dA costed me a lot of work! It wasn't a 'BOOM! POPULAR!' thing at all for me.
I had to study other people's methods too and to work hard on improving my art, and it wasn't easy. At all!
So tonight I'm sharing with you some methods to get attention by dA community.
Don't take them as unquestionable laws, just take them for what they are... Hints.
They worked for me but they may not work for you.
And now that you have a dA account...
What should you do?
► POST FINISHED ARTWORKS ONLY
Your first post should be a fi
Lewis Carroll: Alice In Wonderland
Lewis Carroll: Through A Glass, Darkly
Alice Meets the Cheshire Cat by feliciacano
The more one is denied something, the more one desires it.
The more oppressive the strictures circumscribing one’s life, the more delirious become that person’s dreams. The more prohibitions and sacrifices one accepts as a life’s duty, the more ingenious must become the approved “escapes.
Collection: Rise from the Dead
Rise From the Dead
“Where are tonight the sword and its swinger, the holy spells and their singer? Where is the light to scatter the ghosts, the sight of dawn to shatter the frost? Fears can be hidden, and hearts’ fire kindled, but will shadows be caged and demons faced? The curses of liches linger like winds of winter, and wolves howl a hymn for the undead's hunt… who will be safe from the grim reaper’s swing, and who will fall in its grip?”
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Agent Carter: The Hero We've Been Waiting For
Agent Carter: The Female Comic Book Hero We’ve All Been Waiting For
By spotted, damphyr
Agent Carter by Knightreaver
“Agent Carter” is the latest Marvel Comics based show to hit the airwaves.
Picking up where the Captain America: The First Avenger movie left off, we find ourselves back in the 1940’s following the life of Peggy Carter after losing Steve Rogers (a.k.a. “Captain
Cosplay Friday: Alice In Wonderland
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Down The Rabbit Hole
Alice in Wonderland
Published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year.
Alice has been quite busy during that time. She’s had her story adapted into several movies, TV shows, ballets, plays, operas, and theme park attractions. Her trip to Wonderland is quite well known around the world. What is less well known is Lewis Carroll’s (whose real name was Char
Project Porkchop: Vol. 390
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
Fan Art Friday: Indiana Jones
FAN ART FRIDAY: Fortune &
Temple of Doom blu ray art
Indiana Jones. Professor. Adventurer. Archaeologist… or Raider?
With his iconic fedora, brown leather jacket and bullwhip, this rugged explorer has been sparking increases in enrollment for Archeology departments across the country since his cinematic debut in 1981. Created from the first collaboration between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones has not only become on
Mohandas Gandhi: The Architect of Peace
MOHANDAS GANDHI: The Architect of Peace
The Mahatma, the Bapu, the Visionary, The Architect of Peace.
As we celebrate the January 15th birthday of America’s greatest non–violent civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, we should also honor his mentor and role model, Mohandas Gandhi, who died on January 30th, 1948. Both of these Princes of Peace were taken from the world too soon by assassin’s bullets, the truth of their m
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!