Hello guys and gals!
I know I've not been around a lot lately. I always remember dA though and try to come around once a day.. it's sort of working these days. Lots going on.. etc. However, today, we celebrate dA's 14th Birthday!!! How cool is that?? So much has gone on over the years here at dA and I'm actually about to celebrate 8 years here myself.
Anyway, here's my story...
I've always been into art and music. Growing up, both were a part in my life one way or another. I either played with play-doh or had a paint brush or even a marker in my hand doing something. Then computers came around and of course I was in that old Paint Program all. the. time.
As time went on...and things changed..you know, you kind of grow up, get married or something along those lines.. think everything is awesome and WHAM... things fall apart. Smh... yeah... that's where dA comes in...
See...I was at the point in my life, that a lot of stuff had happened to myself and hubby. When I got depressed however, I had other means to figure things out and art ended up being my outlet again. I picked up the camera...the old ones.. film, then of course, digital... and I walked away from the crap going on around us and started looking into the lens of the things ...the beauty... going on instead.
From there... I wanted somewhere, where I could meet new people and show off the things I was working on, learning and such. I have a wonderful friend, Asilwen
, who introduced me to dA and it was
at first sight!
dA means a lot to me... I know it doesn't seem like it these days and I know others have walked away... I'll admit, I did too, for awhile... to gather my thoughts and things here and again around me.
Things are great now. Well, okay, they are SOOOO much better now than they were lol. And I'm thankful for deviantART and all the friends I've made and still have to this day for it. So, thank you guys and gals and Happy Birthday, dA!!!
Here are some awesomeness that I just happened to pick out. They're my favorites and I'll tell you why!
Pam, aka ImaginedMoments
is one heck of an artist. This is all free hand by her and I am so blessed to know her! Please check out her gallery. You won't be disappointed whatsoever. m-lucia
is such a great photographer. Little things like a leaf such as this one... just looks to good to not hang up on a wall.
Go check the gallery out! Ada-Darvis
is an amazing artist. I just love the photomanipulations. You really have a hard time telling that they are manips. They're THAT good. Please check out this gallery! Kiarya
is another wonderful artist. I really thought this was a photograph at first and was amazed to see that it was a digital work!
Talk about blown away! Take a look, and you'll be blown away, too! Angie-Pictures
is AWESOME! I love ladybugs and this shot is just...
Please go take a look at her gallery! It's SO COOL! wolfepaw
and those fractals... WOW! I just browsing through this gallery and faving everything!
Go check it out!
I could go on and on about how great all these works are, but then this journal would be more than a mile long!
Enjoy looking at the features folks and enjoy today! 14 years is a wonderful accomplishment! Let's aim for many many more!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEVIANTART!!!