Welcome to the world Soder, grandson #4, born Oct 6, beautiful, healthy, and strong - and a redhead! He and his parents are in for - and up for - a wild ride
Welcome to the world Sam! Our third grandson, born October 2, beautiful, healthy and strong
#helping-the-unknown Feature: March 2014 Welcome to this month’s helping-the-unknown feature!#helping-the-unknown Feature: March 2014 by cality
AstridMakosla's polymer-clay creations have so many intricate details, and are beautifully decorated.
EliBrockman's scratchboard pieces are neatly done. The red panda one in particular has very nice colour and form.
Nightmare ContestHello everyone!Nightmare Contest by DeviantsGallery
Our contest is on!
Our theme is… Nightmares.
Give us your dreams, the one that make your heart race. Show us that horrific nightmare that woke you in a cold sweat. Show me who haunts your dreams. Be creative. Have fun. All art forms are welcome!
Here are the details:
Contest submissions can be submitted starting today.
The last day for submissions will be 5/1/14. This gives you two months to come up with something great!
1. You must be a member of :iconDeviantsGallery: in order to participate.
2. One entry per deviant.
3. Entries must be submitted to the 'Nightmare Contest' folder.
4. All deviations entered must mention this contest in your artist comments.
5. Entries must fit the theme.
6. This must be a new deviation. Anything submitted to DA earlier than today (2/24/14) will be declined.
Now, onto the fun stuff. Prizes!!
500 points and a
PE: Wire-WrappingThis article is a short introduction to wire-wrapping, including information about wire-wrapping terms and tools, methods, tutorials and a feature of beautiful jewellery.PE: Wire-Wrapping by Riemea
What is wire-wrapping?
"wire-wrapping" is - like the name implies - a technique where wire is wrapped in whatever way. It can be used to hold gemstones in place, and create intricate jewellery. It has the big plus that soldering isn't neccessary, and therefore all the equipment needed is relatively easy to come by.
Terms and Tools
Wire comes in different different sizes and forms, and you can choose between materials as well - you can use brass, copper, silver and gold wire.
Wire diameter is measured in 'gauge' and ranges from 14 gauge (~1/16 inch) to 26+ gauge (1/64 inch), so the higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire.
#helping-the-unknown Feature: February 2014 Welcome to this month’s helping-the-unknown feature!#helping-the-unknown Feature: February 2014 by cality
gieffe22's elegant wallpapers are nicely presented.
Despite the brevity of many of her poems, silver-ships-fly always manages to make the reader really feel her words.
CRphotography Needs YOU!As a group, CRPhotography has a ton of potential. We realise that fostering this potential and allowing the group to grow requires a lot of helping hands. This is why we are reaching out to you!CRphotography Needs YOU! by Kaz-D
CRPhotography is not an exclusive group. It is accessible to every photographer, or anyone out there that has an interest in photography. If you are one of those kinds of people, or you generally like to help, then consider being an admin in our group!
The positions we have available:
Help out with critique and games nights in chat [once a month]
Choosing and blogging our top submissions of the month
Finding and submitting good examples of photography work on deviantART to our Gallery [a few deviations, once a week for these categories: Abstract & Surreal, Architecture, Commercial, Conceptual, Darkroom, Fireworks, Horror & Macabre, Photojournalism, Still Life, Street, Transportation and Urban & Rural
If any of these positions sounds attractive to you, please
TremblingFurious pleasure:Trembling by Cibbwin
You brush tears from my eyelids,
And lick fingers clean
memory or vibrationsis there a function of perceptionmemory or vibrations by alapip
'neath the level of awareness?
despite our careless observation,
somehow a documenting witness?
whence the seeming cosmic echo,
brings coincidence or deja vu?
is it internal or external,
puts our focus plus our action to?
we don't know all things we know,
neither know the things we don't,
it being nowhere in our mind,
but we recall it in new thought.
learn-ed scoff of spirituality.
ignoring quantum ground, they cite
their scientific certainty;
they prove the negative? - umm, right!
excuse my sarcasticity;
it's from an honest afterthought.
do i indeed believe? - i don't,
but totally deny? - i won't!
llp - may'10 - dA
NovemberNovember: the cataclysm,November by gallymont
The ruby red, bloody, murderous:
A year's death comes early.
Yellow of the wattle petals, turns a
Caramelised brown, baked and tormented.
Leaves, coil like defeated snakes, as if burnt
Colour dries, replaced by the crisp
Golden shades of Summer - where
Heat mirages twinkle like sarin gas in the air.
Nature's "scorched earth" policy, a reality. Dust
Rises every step (a toxin). Grasses shrivel, wrinkle;
October's ancient face at the close of a short life.
'This funeral elegy, bares inanity; our
Orotund orisons are emptied, evaporated -
In drought riddled extremis, November is a kiln.'
Pre-ApocalypticI live in a pre-apocalyptic world;Pre-Apocalyptic by LostinLullabies
Where buildings wait to crumble
on the ground bare of green.
Where smoke blends into the sky
like salt into water.
Where the minority live under roofs
and the majority in gutters.
Where when babies cry and dogs bark
they're never silenced.
Where bullet casings are more common
then water worth drinking.
Where grenades wait without patience
to blow up their makers
I live in a world;
that's begging to die.
proceed this way, pleasethere is comfort in the conclusionproceed this way, please by alapip
that the arrow of evolution
pulls us forward.
based upon evidence,
gives us confidence
that there is justice
in the process.
there comes our time
in natural selection
when the direction
points to peace.
for this to occur,
we'll have to show them how...
llp - may'10 - dA
sweet and beautifulbeginnings, now beginning -sweet and beautiful by alapip
[just the jotting of a starting]
this poem inspired by you,
you, more sweet than beautiful,
more beautiful than sweet.
does it depend on temperature,
time of day or night,
sitting to the left of me,
standing on the right?
no, it depends on how you feel,
the subject of the day,
relationships with others,
all the do and say.
both attributes will vary,
with daily ebb and sway,
...but neither sweet nor beautiful
shall ever fade away.
llp - may'10 - dA
Dreams within My DelusionIs it so hopelessDreams within My Delusion by bshuffett
to hold a dream
in one's heart?
I only wish to
to keep it
this dream apart.
"nothing lasts forever"
and I've grown
weary of this
to prove the
for I have
found no better.
May 24th, 2010