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Templum by ivankorsario

Ivan's Templum fractal. What to say about it. Well, for one, this is probably the longest I've stared at one single piece of art, anywh...

The Glowing Horizon by GlazeAnna

hi GlazeAnna. You know, I'd never really looked through yr art, cause -yeah, I'm one of those ppl who couldn't look past the at first s...

Echoes by Katerina423

One can not critique this photograph, without looking at the other 2 photographs of this series. So pls see for full critique here unde...

Worthless Piece of Shit by Katerina423

sorry it's long, cause here's 3 critiques in 1 post. Can not pull these apart. For one can never exist without the other.. ) hi Kat you...


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Thu Nov 14, 2013, 6:34 PM
Hello world !
Sat Mar 30, 2013, 7:04 AM
Iz yuh still ther er wut???
Sun Mar 24, 2013, 3:26 AM
Been Stripper fishin the CCBT hookin 40 pounders... 16 sofar this month, iz veri goot
Wed Dec 5, 2012, 5:13 PM
Going to Hatteras Island Sunday foa week surf an fish sum I will
Fri Aug 24, 2012, 1:07 PM
I've got 107 points. I want to give them to somebody who's going to be happy with them.  Post here in this journal, don't forget to mention what you'll be using it for, and I'll pick somebody. :icongrin--plz:

Also, if you're in the giving mood, check out (RandomActsOfChristmas)…. Maybe you can help make somebody's Christmas. Buy a gift for a child? A Christmas meal for a family?  Anything that will surprise someone and make them smile. I love what's going on on Reddit at the moment.  :w00t:  

ETA: the points have now been donated.  Thank you! :)

How does one find a particular artist on dA 

5 deviants said How do I find out?
4 deviants said Does he have an account on dA?
No deviants said I saw Rob Wareing on youtube. (portraits, superb! check out the beer drinker!)
No deviants said If I browse art it doesn't come up with user names..


Artist | Traditional Art
Avatar: my wheaten terrier, Molly. She just seems to come along wherever website I go. :) Check out both my dogs here on an old youtube account…

Personal Bio:
My name is Louise, and I am still a relatively new artist. I was born in The Netherlands, lived in France for 10 years, backpacked through India, Sri Lanka, and trekked in Nepal. I arrived in Canada 12 years ago, and am married to a Canadian, who often advises me on my artwork, gives me new ideas, and is really my very best critic.
We both love bird photography. We're blessed with the most beautiful birds in our backyard and close surroundings, so a camera in hand comes naturally.

Artistic Bio:
I've been posting on DA regularly for the past 2 years; photographs and traditional art. I received 4 DD's (Daily Deviations) for both categories, one of which is a depression awareness poster. Over the years I participated in the Ottawa Art s-in-the-Parc Show, sold some of my works there as well as in our local Christmas fairs. One of my earliest and prettiest works is even adorning a big dental office in town. I am feeling incredibly happy to have touched some people with my artwork, enough for them to want to look at it every day. It's a special feeling, knowing your original artwork is hanging on a wall somewhere in different places.. in Holland, Canada and the US. Inquiries for purchasing any of my original works are always welcome.

Two years ago, I started with acrylic paint out of pure curiosity as to the feel of it. I worked on canvasses with paint, white, silver and gold pigment ink. Then I discovered foamboard and artboard. And I went from paint to Sharpies, on to Copic-, Touch-, Pro- and Prismacolor- markers and finally moved over to Bristol (vellum) and drawing paper, and Faber-Castell Polychromos colour pencils.

Artistic vision:
I most love working tedious and intricate designs. So it wasn't long before I discovered mandala's (circles) Working on one shuts out the world, my mind goes blank, and at the same time, I become extremely alert. Drawing them is a kind of meditation, or I rather call it personal training. Sometimes, what looks like a mistake was done on purpose, and other times, a true mistake does happen and offers opportunities that I hadn't counted on but accept happily, since it ends up making the piece different and more interesting. I try to never, ever waste a sheet of paper. Mistakes or not, I will finish my circle. However, I don't post everything I make ;)
Suffering depression and anxiety, I found working with art can be a wonderful outlet.
Current addition:
Over the years I've posted so many deviations, that currently I'm in the slow process of cleaning my page and reducing my gallery to a more manageable quantity.

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Gifts from my friends

Floral Card by elero by :iconelero:
Shining Stars Of Deviantart 2010-2011 by ArtByCher by :iconartbycher:
I :heart: Llamas by elero by :iconelero:


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0wikusiak Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Your photos is great! ; )
Your artwork is amazing! ;D
JiaJenn31 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Photographer
Used your stock here…
MSchmidtPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I am late and I am sorry. Thank you for the fav!
primalfuryan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
A very warm,healthy,successful & magically filled with love & happiness new year 2015 to you & your family,
take care and stay safe!Hug
Warmest Greetings by KmyGraphic ChristmasWishes by KmyGraphic Merry-Christmas 2015 by KmyGraphic 
Lidia-v-Essen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Dear Luise! Merry Christmas and happy New Year!Hug 
kawgraphics Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you again for letting me use your artwork. And thanks for the fave!

Lou vamped up! by kawgraphics        submarine dreaming by Lou-in-Canada

My vamped up version and your beautiful original artwork!
kawgraphics Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you again for letting me use your artwork. And thanks for the fave! It's been popular so far. I'm really pleased...

Co-lou-ful vamped by kawgraphics         Online Friendships by Lou-in-Canada
MSchmidtPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I added two more parts of my book. One may be a little tough to read. 
x-xSpitFirex-x Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Tiger's Christmas 2 by x-xSpitFirex-x  Thank You!!!
Egil21 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014

I'm Elsa, the founder of TheFavouriteShowcase.
I'm here to invite you to take a little time to visit the group, since you are a member and I haven't seen you around much - I'd like to see more of you!

Currently, we are voting here  Monthly Themes NOVEMBER_ANIMALS win points!:iconthefavouriteshowcase:


Hello dear members of TheFavouriteShowcase, friends and deviants,
This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge at TheFavouriteShowcase: instead of using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites! 
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watcher

to find the favourite works to our challenge WILD ANIMALs. 
Would you please help the voting? 
By :+fav:ing the blog you will also enter a draw to win 10 :points:.

Our theme for December is SANTAandGIFTs. The folder will be open on the 1st December and it would be great to have your participation Nod

Thank you for being a member Thanks for everything!

Other contests you may like on our geminate groups:

Global-Photos (photography and photomanipulation)  
 Global-Photos Contest LIGHTs * OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS

Soulcollectors (drawings and paintings on traditional and digital art) 
CONTEST PORTRAITS - drawings and paintings *OPEN

:iconthefavouriteshowcase: We love to +fav your work!
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