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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 2:50 PM


Hello folks!
Yes, it's been far, far too long since I was around in these neck of the woods for more than a fleeting moment!
I've been busying myself with two jobs and a homelife, meaning I have little time to squeeze in those 5-hour long commenting sessions. Unfortunately, I'm a few thousand messages behind, as deviantART is adamant that my commenting is spam! Alas, it means I get to say a lot less on here than I wish to, but c'est la vie.

Anyway, since my last journal entry back in August 2011, my life has rather changed slightly. I now own a house, and not only have I got my full time job as before, I'm also juggling it with my small jewellery business. It's not a huge earner, and I'm far from quitting my day job, but then it's helping me to save for important things like decorating and fixing up my home with my fiance.

And on that note, in just over a weeks time, I'll be getting married, which is also where a huge amount of my time has been eaten away! Not only have I organised it all, but I've also made the invites, wedding favours, bouquets, table decorations, seating plan, order of service, jewellery, cufflinks and confetti. Phew!

This is my excuse fro being a smidgen busy, but it's definitely worth it. So, in just over a week, I'll be happy to call myself Mrs Hall. Wonderful.

A few of my favourites...
Raspberry Vanilla Cheesecake by maytel All for love by kyokosphotos Forest Mist by littlemewhatever Dragon Earring by Glasmagie Fold formed leaf pendant by elderarc :thumb347014811: kitten_18 by aviusst Our galaxy by Gautama-Siddharta Milky way over river Danube by BorisMrdja Pale Day Light by Nelleke Oh it's you again !! - Short-eared owl by Jamie-MacArthur :thumb352988469: minefield by JonnyTheRadford I grew a cat for yoou by xXAli-StarXx



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All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.

On the move

Tue Aug 23, 2011, 2:19 AM


Glad tidings
I've recently got engaged to AphexPhoton. It's a beautiful ring, and I'm so happy to be marrying this guy in the future- I'll have to share a picture of it with you guys soon! We've been living together for a while now, and hopefully we can save up some cash and get married in a few years or so. Good times!

The usual
Well, as usual, I seem to have taken forever in adding a journal entry. Things have been more than hectic recently and I've had barely enough time to sleep, let alone come on dA and spend my time as I want to.
I'm between homes at the moment- I'm currently buying a house, and in the process had to leave the house I was renting early to live with friends. This wasn't the best move, but considering the rental agents were being a bunch of idiots, we thought it best to get them out of our hair.
We had a letter from the rental agents 2 months before our lease end asking whether we wanted to stay for another 6 months. We called them up asking if it was possible to lease on a month-by-month basis, and if that was not possible, we'd be leaving at the lease end. They assured us they would ask the landlord and get back to us. A month later, we asked the landlord ourselves, as he'd had no such message from the rental agents. Two weeks prior to our lease end, we'd still had no correspondence from the rental agents and decided to call them up regarding our lease end. They seemed to take offence to the fact we were expecting to leave the property at the lease end, since they'd not contacted us to tell us we could stay, and we were told we'd not given enough notice to leave at the lease end and had to stay another 2 weeks- even though we gave notice 2 months before. They then proceeded to blacklist my phone number and ignored my calls- even when I wanted to arrange giving back the keys- very professional. We're glad to be out of their web, in all honesty.
Unfortunately, to add much stress to the situation, our work place is also moving, so before the 31st of August, all our rock sample preparation equipment has to be moved to the new site. This stuff is heavy and expensive to move and has been a bit of a farce so far. To add yet further annoyance, we are estimated to be able to pick up the keys for our new house on the same day, so things could turn pear shaped very quickly next week. AphexPhoton appears to be doing all the work for this move and I'm stuck, unable to help, doing the work a macro could to at the office part of work. Shit times.

Photography and jewellery
As mentioned, my life is currently upside down, so my passions for making jewellery and taking photos are being whipped into a dark corner while I wander around, unable to get my rage out. I hope to have some new photos sometime soon, as if not, I will explode.

FAYSEBOOK
I've recently set up a facebook page for my jewellery. Yes, it took forever, but I've been in a million different places for the past few months! I would much appreciate if any fans here added the page of their 'Like's. The photography page is just for photography. Xerces Art has all my jewellery stuff :)
Facebook page for Xerces Art
Facebook page for Xerces Photography

Much needed features! Featuring favourites regularly since 2007
Timelines by AphexPhoton Autumn XII GSMNP 2010 by TRBPhotographyLLC Cretaceous Sunset by kerembeyit the fog by werol Kraken-o-lantern by NParten :thumb175109125: Neytiri's Tears by Sheridan-J what else is there by Kechake :thumb180401329: Mush by mpdman Dragon Dew by jbrum Queen and King by TikerenQ Cute Black Dragon Hoodie by KayPikeFashion

Mature Content

Dark Christmas alternate by carrowsmith
Hidden by AddeG rawr. by buymeafuckingcupcake the truth is out there ... by KariLiimatainen :thumb186068147: The King is Gone by Oer-Wout :thumb186951133: Jestestymcojesz by YLULY-INK Fighting The Mountain by memod :thumb160158357: Eclipse by albino-Z

Mature Content

388 by Imagoo
:thumb202000154: crow by lichdrael :thumb201406396:



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© Xerces a.k.a. Kitty Tait.
All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.

  • Reading: World War Z

Time flies

Sun May 1, 2011, 7:56 AM


Holy jaysus
Where does time go? I swear it was Christmas about 10 minutes ago- now it is May?! Whut?!
Everything seems to be running smoothly these days. Had a nice time these past couple of weekends with free time off work. I've also had a nice training session on how to describe rocks under a scanning electron microscope. Win.

FAYSE
Well, I gave in to the Face your avatar courtesy of MyLastBlkRose who decided to ask me where my face was! Well, here it is in all it's black and white glory!
:iconxerces:
This photo contains me, a crisp and one of my many hats. Photo taken by my darling AphexPhoton at work :)

FAYSEBOOK
I've recently set up a facebook page for my jewellery. Yes, it took forever, but I've been in a million different places for the past few months! I would much appreciate if any fans here added the page of their 'Like's. The photography page is just for photography. Xerces Art has all my jewellery stuff :)
Facebook page for Xerces Art
Facebook page for Xerces Photography

Pimpage
For those that haven't ventured to my page in a while, I've got a new box above the comments to pimp anything worth pimping (Not images, mind). If you've got a news article, contest or journal to pimp, give me a shout and I'll add it in.

:bulletblue: Forum Features 16
:bulletblue: Reports of Malware and Virus Advertisements
:bulletblue: Forum features 15
:bulletblue: Face your avatar
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:bulletblue: One Cat, One Fruit, One Clock Semi-Finalists
:bulletblue: Putting the ART in #devART Vol. 19
:bulletblue: The LOL Corner [#107]
:bulletblue: I Came, I dAmned, I Founded [12]
:bulletblue: Those dAmn Rules Explained! [ #1]
:bulletblue: Recommend a print
:bulletblue: Earth Day, 2011
:bulletblue: Volume 13 Contests Accepting Artisan Craft Entries
:bulletblue: Interview with metalsmitten

Jewellery
I''ve been on a total roll this weekend in hyper concentration mode making loads of jewellery. All I need to do is take photos of all the things I've made now before they get put up online. I have a few bits and pieces to submit to dA shortly- some of them seem to be quite popular. One sold before I had a chance to put it on dA for you all to see D:

Much needed features! Featuring favourites regularly since 2007
True love II. by Evey-Eyes Stem by noah-kh I Waited for You... by Veganvictim :thumb182032888: :thumb181729724: Vampires- The Blood Opera by ValentinaKallias Symfonia z Agatem by Theopanu Quantum leap 1 by IMNIUM Industrial CIR Torc Necklace by frawgzdezignz Naiade by Faeriedivine Zombie Ghost Modern Warfare 2 by DoomCMYK Rot Spider Pig Piggy Bank by Undead-Art Grow Your Wings by Trapiki stars and trees by Torsten-Hufsky Glow On the Crest by Dani-Lefrancois start a r e v o l u t i o n by gutterface :thumb172289196: Welcome to the Asylum by AsylumWitch Ergo Proxy mask by ThundersSilence :thumb184337639: Tin Mans Heart by monsterkookies forever smile by milky78 Cradled Pastels by KenSaunders :thumb184408275: LMS - GABRIEL - UNLOADED by DanLuVisiArt LMS Comic Con Poster - by DanLuVisiArt Road Lightning by AphexPhoton Cyborg by ulorinvex my geisha by thevierde Praia da Ursa by TobiasRichter Waterfall - Proxy Falls by La-Vita-a-Bella Full of Hot Air by baldrickthecunning Possessed by both sides by pluritomia Execution - Splash Page by AustenMengler



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Xerces a.k.a. Kitty Tait.
All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.

  • Reading: World War Z

Shortest Journal evar

Sun Feb 6, 2011, 10:28 AM


And by short I mean..
Not that short :B
A lot has gone on since my last journal back in November. Alas, it has been much too long, but my life has rather been cast into turmoil these couple of months, and unfortunately, I have had no real internet connection of which to speak while I've been tidying my life up.

WTF happened?
In short:
:bulletblue: My grandfather died
:bulletblue: I split up with my boyfriend
:bulletblue: Got together with my best friend, AphexPhoton
:bulletblue: Moved out of my house unofficially and into my bosses house
:bulletblue: Moved out officially
:bulletblue: Taking steps to move in with AphexPhoton and begin a new life together

While this above description seems simple, it was indeed a rather messy affair and has caused me a lot of grief and hurt in the process. I'm not particularly innocent in the way it has all happened, but I do not regret what has happened. This series of events, although including that of my grandfather's passing have made me realise a lot of things, and although I've been so sad as a result of this loss, my choice of getting together with AphexPhoton has made me very happy- happier than I ever imagined I could be.
It's odd feeling to see that friends and family are so happy for me getting with Robert- like they've all been waiting for it or something. It was made apparent that a lot of friends had seen us getting closer, but hadn't said anything. Perhaps that is why they're happy too.

Normality will resume shortly
Once I get a place to live, a consistent internet connection and my desktop beast up and running again, normality will resume in the form of more photography and more jewellery. I can't wait to get it all started again. Work and my personal life have rather taken over recently, and I have many messages still to respond to and many deviations to comment on. My apologies for not being able to get to them all sooner.


Thank you
Thanks to everyone that wished me a happy birthday last month, and also many thanks to all of you that sent your kind words and feelings in November when my grandfather died. It has been a very hard tome for me, and it is so nice to know that there are so many people that care- even if just that little bit to send a quick message. It was much appreciated


Welcome
Welcome the new recruits to the MN@ team, the lovely junoknight, evilsyndicatemember and TRlCKS!

Also, send some love to ananasjihad, dxd, Oukan and kit-y for their upgrade to MN@ mentors! Well done! :excited:

Much needed features! Featuring favourites regularly since 2007
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Mature Content

Tasting Crimson by Offended-By-Light
:thumb124310346: :thumb148155124: The Slow Wanderer by CyanideJack Destruction of Hometree by Sheridan-J Maldives -  Underground by MURIELFREEMIND Commission Blue by Jayetta Wings of Fire by shuttermonkey Palm Tree by robertvine Elabana Falls 3 by robertvine And Then You Die by HoshisamaValmor Strix- World of Darkness by kurios The Violinst by RadiusZero Lauren of the Dead by Ghouldaddy dA muro skull study by zilla774 Box2Bounce by MixedMilkChOcOlate Happy Tree Emotes revamp by MixedMilkChOcOlate My Wings II by 3wyl

Mature Content

Disengagement by UnicycleWhore




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All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.

Transmission will resume shortly

Fri Nov 19, 2010, 4:23 PM


Sad times
My grandfather died today while in the garden.
Very sudden.
I was going to tell him how much I enjoyed my trip to Munich for mine and Geoff's 5th Anniversary, but I missed my chance. I'm confident he knows it all the same. I'll miss him so much.
A guiding light and a beautiful person. Someone that has gone so far, and seen so much. I've learned so much from him, and it pains me to know I will never get to learn more.
I'm not a religious person, but I would like to believe we all end up where we think we will- heaven, a parallel universe, wherever. I'm sure he's ended up where he thought he would, and that is bound to be a good place.
May he Rest in Peace.


Thanks Rob for being there, and being an awesome friend.
Thanks Geoff for driving me home and being there.
Thanks big bro for calling me when I needed it.
My heart goes out to my dad, who lost his father today.


It's been a while since I wrote a journal without all the regular features, so normal transmissions will be resumed shortly.
Thanks for understanding if I'm not replying to your messages.
<3



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All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.



Once again, the MN@ team is here featuring the works of dA's beloved forumers!

Once per month we'll select one active user in the forums and we'll feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.

As we're kind and awesome, we also decided to give an opportunity to everybody to get featured! Every month, we'll create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a different theme. This thread will be made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs from your gallery matching the theme and, at the end of the month, we'll select our favourite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article :)

The best thing is that the only requirement is that you're an active member of the forums!


Featured Forumer of the Month: 3wyl


My Wings II by 3wyl selected by Xerces

"I love the stark and terrifying feeling to this piece. This diptych looks perfect with the differing depths of field, and has a great effect on the viewer."

Lacerations I by 3wyl selected by MegMcMuffin

"This is a beautiful and disturbingly meaningful piece. The coloring and focus add a lot to the semi-creepy feeling."

The Earth Will Shatter by 3wyl selected by kingmancheng

"This is everything it says on the tin, it cries of impact and boy and I feel like I'm looking at impending doom through the eyes of a warhead or a meteor! "

Flourish by 3wyl selected by FixMeKnow

"I love the colors and simplicity of it. "


Fragile by 3wyl selected by disintegration

"Jellyfish have always scared me, but this photo is so peaceful and lovely it's like its part of some submerged art gallery. I really like it."


World I Live In by 3wyl selected by deshrubber

"I love the movement in this piece."







Theme of the Month: Halloween



Here's a selection of thumbnails picked from the thumbshare thread: Halloween

All Hallows' Night snack by Griatch-art six. break away. by hannarchy Another Birthday by Levequeart
Pumpkin Carving is for Sissies by ArtOfRivana wicked green by HitomiMelissa Intoxication by Saiwen
Pumpkin Tower by Kamikaye :thumb180835541: Halloween Wallpaper by Pita-Parfait
The Angel of Death - complete by Bee-chan :thumb182167851:
Moon Time by Keylove


Past Features


Forum Features #1 - January (New Year Features)
Forum Features #2 - February (Love Features)
Forum Features #3 - March (Green Features)
Forum Features #4 - April (Fun Features)
Forum Features #5 - May (Flower Features)
Forum Features #6 - June (Industrial/Rural)
Forum Features #7 - July (The Sea)
Forum Features #8 - August (Birthdays)
Forum Features #9 - September (Back to School)

Happy Halloween! And omg, who dunnit?

Sun Oct 31, 2010, 8:14 AM


OMG WIN!
Who is the darling that sent me a set of dA 2nd Series emoticon stressballs as a present? I got home tonight from a rather wet and windy (but awesome) night photoshoot to find a FedEx package sitting waiting to be opened! Whoever you are, I give many many thanks. Clearly my stress is showing through to dA, and this little set will be at work with me tomorrow to help me through the day!
Thank you!

:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:


Happy Halloween, deviants
Hope you guys are all having a great time enjoying festive photography and food! Alas, no party for me this year, but I'll be celebrating in #devart tonight! Stay safe if you're heading out trick or treating, and don't get too drunk if you're too old for that stuff ;-)
Life here is busy, but good. Stuck in the lab for the foreseeable future- Awesome :aww:
Someone also told me there are only a few weeks until Christmas. PANIC :noes:
:B

Halloween contests
Man, there are a stack of contests going on with chances to win premium memberships and points, so get all your entries in soon!
Halloween forum and chatroom renaming contest!
Halloween writing contest!
Halloween PLZ Monster Contest!
Show your SCARY!!!!!
Show us HALLOWEEN!

dAMonsters!
Halloween Pumpkin Carving contest
Spooky Crafts Contest

Donations welcome <3
If you've not been to my page in a while, you will notice I've now added a donations box. I'm currently saving up for a super group status upgrade for my group Devious-Jewellery. Since my wallet has been kicked up the arse, I'm in need of a little support, so if you have even one point you can spare, I'll be more than appreciative!
All donators will be featured in my journal as a 'thank you'.
Even if you've just nipped to the llamatrade page for points, they're more than welcome :heart:

Donations features
Here is a quick feature for donators to my cause! Many thanks to all of you for donating points! :heart:

:iconicemaya: Icemaya The last of the light by Icemaya The tiny forest by Icemaya
:iconvtglassartist: vtglassartist Fan Necklace 15 by vtglassartist Fan Necklace 35 by vtglassartist
:iconjoshuavillanistudios: JoshuaVillaniStudios :thumb172386400: :thumb152255925:
:iconstephyriot: stephyriot :thumb179511180: :thumb183469562:
:iconkensaunders: KenSaunders

Mature Content

Dead Man's Rave by KenSaunders
Withstood the Test.. Unscathed by KenSaunders
:iconjezikikrv: JezikIKrv :thumb122225406: :thumb121409727:

My faves featured! Featuring favourites regularly since 2007
Vines by ellylucas Lossie by AphexPhoton The Orphanage by OminousSeed Glowing CrystalHeart Moonstone by Nambroth Penmon Point Lighthouse by Photosbykev Night Witch by hgjart Turns water to blood by Undeath19 Seek and Destroy by Suzanne-Helmigh The Airship Rose by mymysticgems Another Me by PatrickRuegheimer Sylvester by lenavvargo persian mythology creatures 1 by no1hellangle Wise Owl by lauralikeslemons Non omnis moriar. by Em-j-akahana lens broken II by KariLiimatainen The End by Madsky Commision - Axolotl MkIII by foxymitts Best Friends by spacecoyote Tough Job by jevigar :thumb172328961: 3 little damselflies by Antonymi1 :thumb171530311: Umbrella Man 45 by Rythmear X3 Emote :eeeee: by Chimpantalones



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All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.

  • Listening to: Pendulum
  • Playing: Bioshock

Busy tiems

Fri Oct 15, 2010, 2:00 PM


Grittinz
Hallo all! It's been much too long. Life has been too short for journal entries recently :noes:
I've been incredibly busy with work recently, and unfortunately, a project Geoff is working on at his place of work is meaning he has to work all the hours god sends. That in turn means I have to do everything house-wise. Cleaning, tidying, washing dishes, washing clothes, cooking- everything!
But, I digress!

Group Chat!
Kaz-D and 3wyl will be hosting a chat event on Saturday 16th October on behalf of GetExposure in #CommunityRelations at 7pm-11pm GMT (Click for your Local Time) on the topic of Exposure - Groups. For the first hour or so, the public will be interviewing/questioning successful Group Founders and other Guest Speakers, and then we will move onto general discussion on the highlights, lowlights, what's good, what's bad, on Groups, but most specifically, Exposure in Groups.

If it sounds appealing to you, feel free to pop in! I'll be helping out as a guest speaker, as well as some other awesome folks to tell you about our groups and help you with yours!

Donations welcome <3
If you've not been to my page in a while, you will notice I've now added a donations box. I'm currently saving up for a super group status upgrade for my group Devious-Jewellery. Since my wallet has been kicked up the arse, I'm in need of a little support, so if you have even one point you can spare, I'll be more than appreciative!
All donators will be featured in my journal as a 'thank you'.
Even if you've just nipped to the llamatrade page for points, they're more than welcome :heart:

Donations features
Here is a quick feature for donators to my cause! Many thanks to all of you for donating points! :heart:

:iconchaosdisorder: ChaosDisorder :thumb179214712: :thumb174884828:
:iconkakashimorph: KakashiMorph Kitty Nap by KakashiMorph The Perfect Cup Of Coffee by KakashiMorph
:iconpartymuffin89: partymuffin89 :thumb177738390: :thumb172867318:
:iconj-alex-darr: j-alex-darr Release by j-alex-darr Maurice by j-alex-darr
:icondemonmathiel: DemonMathiel Discoteque by DemonMathiel Frosty Pink July by DemonMathiel
:iconsterlingdragon78: SterlingDragon78 :thumb180052522: :thumb88270870:
:iconiskadesign: IskaDesign - Evil Eye Ring - by IskaDesign - Steampunk Key Necklace - by IskaDesign

My faves featured! Featuring favourites regularly since 2007
:thumb162020273: Go Fly a Kite by CleverLittleThings Moon Changes by Maylar Commision - Mud puppy by foxymitts Dino Hat by MikilofSouthern Temeraire and gang VS kraken by sandara :thumb171025682: Fire Falls by aFeinPhoto-com Magma Chamber Wrap Pendant by magpie-poet Rainbow Flight - print by Photosbykev :thumb171689753: :thumb168133387: the village still-life by arbebuk baby scops by VastandInfinite Shimmering Veil by Ian-Plant That Red Pyramid Thing by MissPH Morpheus by IreneLangholm Isolation by AphexPhoton



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Xerces a.k.a. Kitty Tait.
All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.

  • Listening to: Rammstein
  • Playing: Bioshock

Needs moar journal

Sun Sep 5, 2010, 3:39 PM


Much too long
Yes- it's been much too long since I last updated my journal. Too much has been going on, but I've been getting through it, and finally have a short while to say hello!
Welcome, new watchers, and thank you to everyone that has faved my work recently. My inbox is still bursting, but I'll get through it eventually!

Photoshoots
I had a very fun day yesterday with Herr-Flick and silverbolt2012 modelling and photographing. We've been working to complete some of Herr-Flick's projects. We've got a fair few photos done between us, and with only pizza to fuel us as well!
One of my pics is already up: Blood Brothers by Xerces and there should be plenty more to come within the near future :)

Treatment
I was upset to find that recently, the lovely anjules, has hung up her @ hat. Why? Largely because she was disgusted at the utter harsh and disgraceful language from some of the members of this site.
I'd like to just let people here remember what it is volunteer moderators on this site do. Not just MNs, but GMs as well.
Volunteers help this site massively- they sort miscats, give out DDs, moderate forums, moderate official chatrooms, think up and organise contests, organise features, write journals and news articles, helping with featured chats, choosing features channels, approving dAmnit quotes and checking out the other chatrooms on the network are behaving.
That's a fair amount of stuff to do, and it is all done without pay and in our own time. We're cool with not being paid, and with this being done in our own time- we wouldn't have applied, otherwise. But what is really not appreciated, is the minority of the members of the site being utterly foul-mouthed and spewing vitriol at every chance they get.
And the fact we volunteer doesn't make it okay for people to treat the paid staff of deviantART either.
I feel a lot of people hide behind their internet anonymity like some sort of shield, and they seem to think it's fine to throw all manners of shit out from behind it. We're not here for your shit, and we're not here to be the outlet for your pathetic vitriol. We're here to be a moving cog in an amazing machine- the dA machine.
Okay, so you don't like X daily deviation? Then tell the appropriate GM why you feel it is not suitable. Don't bitch at the artist, and don't bitch at the GM that chose it. The artist didn't ask for a DD, and the GM has chosen it because someone submitted it as a suggestion, and because THEY like it. Art is subjective! We know we can't please all the people all the time, and it's up to you to critique that, but do it in a mature and helpful manner! Don't insult the person you feel is responsible just because YOU don't like something they did. Don't throw a tantrum like a child and throw abuse. Say WHY you don't like it, and perhaps suggest what can be done to improve it. "You're shit" doesn't cover either of those bases.
Okay, so someone locked your thread. Don't fly off the handle and bitch and bitch because you think you've been unfairly treated. Sometimes we get it wrong, yes, but the vast majority of the time, threads are locked because they've been misplaced. If you've written a thread better suited to another forum, and we lock it, we tell you why it has been locked, and an alternative place to post it. Sure, it might not get the exposure you wanted, but that's not up to us. If you rabidly refuse to repost it in a more appropriate place, then we can't help you help yourself. You might think we're entirely wrong, but even if you do, how much effort does it take to tell someone maturely that you're not happy? Is it so hard to not call someone a cunt? Is it so hard to ask in real words "why does this thread not fit here? I thought this was okay to post." It's much more respectable to read something like that, rather than "Fuck off. This isn't against the rules. What the fuck is your problem?"
It's actually a breath of fresh air these days to receive a message from someone that wasn't happy containing eloquent and thought-out language. And I thank those people that approach us with respect and maturity, because your feedback and critique end up making the site a better place. Please don't dirty our views with abusive language and petty arguments to try and get your point across. Although we may seem to have thick skin, that's no reason to stick the knife in further and further each time you feel you've been wronged.
We volunteer here because we love the site and want to make a difference. Please don't make us regret that choice. :heart:

Donations welcome <3
If you've not been to my page in a while, you will notice I've now added a donations box. I'm currently saving up for a super group status upgrade for my group Devious-Jewellery. Since my wallet has been kicked up the arse, I'm in need of a little support, so if you have even one point you can spare, I'll be more than appreciative!
All donators will be featured in my journal as a 'thank you'.
Even if you've just nipped to the llamatrade page for points, they're more than welcome :heart:

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Xerces a.k.a. Kitty Tait.
All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.

  • Listening to: Rammstein
  • Playing: Bioshock

Headbanging the weekend away!

Wed Jul 28, 2010, 7:45 AM


Sonisphere Festival!
OMG OMG OMG! I might explode! Sonisphere festival UK is starting on Friday, and Geoff and I will be driving down to Knebworth for the weekend tomorrow morning. We're meeting up with sjdebdaly to camp, and we've got our fingers crossed for a good weekend with no rain! Camping isn't much fun in the rain ¬_¬
But I seriously can't wait! Will be my first time seeing Iron Maiden live!
However, it will also be my third time seeing Rammstein.
And my fourth time seeing Lacuna Coil :B
But ZOMG!

Warm welcome, plz
As a couple fo you may know, a good buddy of mine has joined deviantART! Robert, the thin section making buff, saw sense at last, so please head to his page, AphexPhoton, and give him a very warm welcome! Also, convince him helping me out with horror photos is 100% the right thing to do! :B
He has some wicked photography well worth checking out :heart:
:iconaphexphoton: Lossie by AphexPhoton Isolation by AphexPhoton Central by AphexPhoton Caravan by AphexPhoton Fire Twister by AphexPhoton

New things!
Check out the healthy new MNs joining the team. Go welcome opioid, BeccaJS and neo-the-foxycoon! :eager:

Epic tiems!
Get ready for the awesome featured chat with Margaret Atwood coming soon to dAmn! It's an awesome prospect for everyone with their finger on the literature pulse! Check it out here!

Donations welcome <3
If you've not been to my page in a while, you will notice I've now added a donations box. I'm currently saving up for a super group status upgrade for my group Devious-Jewellery. Since my wallet has been kicked up the arse, I'm in need of a little support, so if you have even one point you can spare, I'll be more than appreciative!
All donators will be featured in my journal as a 'thank you'.
Even if you've just nipped to the llamatrade page for points, they're more than welcome :heart:

Donations features
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My faves featured! Featuring favourites regularly since 2007
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  • Listening to: Iron Maiden
  • Playing: Bioshock

Almost back on track!

Tue Jun 22, 2010, 5:54 AM


Back from beyond
Phew. The trip to Poland was both epic and more stressful than anything in my life! The Big Four concert was fantastic, but we really did struggle with the language which made most things difficult. I think I'll need to be fluent in Polish before I return! I think I will be looking forward to Sonisphere Knebworth which I will be able to drive to, and also get back without worrying if I'm going to miss my flight out of the country >.<

Back online
Thursday the 24th June hails the day we finally get internet at our new house! Not too long now, at least. It's Geoff's birthday tomorrow, so I will be busy icing a cake tonight and eagerly awaiting the connection!
We did have a ridiculously arduous task sorting it out, but finally, BT realised it was a fault, sent around an engie, and we were sorted!
We're pretty much settled in now apart from a few bits and pieces. It's expensive business, moving out!

Problematic
I really hate myself to an insane degree for not getting any photos done while I've been away from the internet. I've been so stressed recently that I've just been unable to do any photos. I've tried 3 times to get some horror photos done and failed miserably each time for some reason or another. I kinda feel like I'm losing my touch, and unfortunately, I've not really got anyone to confide in and discuss the problem, which means I'm just getting more and more annoyed inside my head, meaning I'm much more stressed for when I try another attempt. The time wasted also makes me want to scream.
During this time, I'm just getting more and more stressed and more and more pissed off. I did get an awesome idea for a photo, but I'm still waiting for the props I ordered to arrive in the mail.. this means MOAR stress!
I'll have some decent photos soon, but I'm sorry they're going to be a while coming- especially since I have very little confidence in my abilities right now. I have plenty of ideas, but pulling them off seems to be an uphill struggle. Lets hope the ground evens out to some extent :heart:

dAnniversary
Once again I've missed my dAnniversary, although it does help to have the internet once in a while. I've now been here a grand 5 years :noes:

Shops opening again soon!
After a long stint of busyness, my online shops will finally be able to open again! I aim to have them up and running again by Friday, but if you're after anything sooner, please send me a note.

Donations welcome <3
If you've not been to my page in a while, you will notice I've now added a donations box. I'm currently saving up for a super group status upgrade for my group Devious-Jewellery. Since my wallet has been kicked up the arse, I'm in need of a little support, so if you have even one point you can spare, I'll be more than appreciative!
All donators will be featured in my journal as a 'thank you'.
Even if you've just nipped to the llamatrade page for points, they're more than welcome :heart:

Donations features
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:iconand-i-walk-alone: And-I-Walk-Alone ::.. m a y ..:: by And-I-Walk-Alone Innocent Love by And-I-Walk-Alone
:iconmr-tobi: Mr-Tobi P e a c e f u l - W i n t e r by Mr-Tobi :thumb155159859:
:icontoyskunk: ToySkunk Hammer Time by ToySkunk Dragon and the Maiden Collab by ToySkunk
:iconicemaya: Icemaya Caring warmth by Icemaya A life of color by Icemaya
:iconvtglassartist: vtglassartist Fan Necklace 35 by vtglassartist Ira Allen Chapel by vtglassartist
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Mature Content

Distress by velvetdelirium

:iconzorias: Zorias Clear Stone Wire Wrap Pendant by Zorias
:iconelderarc: elderarc The Basilisk by elderarc Ice Queen by elderarc
:iconrazzigyrl: razzigyrl A Demon's Charm by razzigyrl Blue Magic Battery by razzigyrl
:iconalina426: Alina426 :thumb152746714: :thumb159237643:
:iconjezzy-fezzy: Jezzy-Fezzy Sun in the Palm of my Hand by Jezzy-Fezzy Orangutan piece- with no cage by Jezzy-Fezzy
:iconamyriadvice: AMyriadVice Hidden Treasures by AMyriadVice Ruby in Zoisite pendant by AMyriadVice
:iconpola-444: Pola-444 My Heart..I bet if I walked into your room
it would be empty.
It would smell of
dust and loneliness.
I imagine that your mother,
she keeps your bed made
for the few days every three months,
that you come back home to stay.
I bet your tv is collecting dust
because you never used it in the first place.
And your Gundam figurines,
they're forgotten on their shelves.
And I can imagine
that your posters are still
chillin on the wall.
Waiting for an eye
to catch sight of them.
And I bet the sun,
it still hits your bulletin board
with all the junk you collected
over the past years.
The picture of you and a dog,
are probably fading with out your
knowing.
And I imagine that
Pepper and Digger,
they miss your terribly.
They miss sleeping at your feet
and on your head.
They miss going with you
to your bike jams
and for random car rides.
And you know what,
I miss you terribly too.
I miss laying in your bed,
staring at the bulletin board,
with the sunlight hitting it just so.
I miss the whirring sound of the f
New Year's Sunset .4 by Pola-444
:iconcalamityjay0: CalamityJay0 --_ by CalamityJay0 :thumb162307672:
:iconsongorsuicide: SongOrSuicide Winter 8 by SongOrSuicide Winter 4 by SongOrSuicide
:iconbriansouth: BrianSouth Carbon by BrianSouth Topsail by BrianSouth
:iconphoenixleo: phoenixleo :thumb164981006: :thumb158803886:
:icondemonmathiel: DemonMathiel Love Potion by DemonMathiel Fire by DemonMathiel
:iconshadow-whisper: Shadow-whisper Grounded by Shadow-whisper Music by Shadow-whisper
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:iconthe-sexy-whale: The-sexy-whale And the whole time... by The-sexy-whale Titles for the weak by The-sexy-whale

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Xerces a.k.a. Kitty Tait.
All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.

  • Listening to: The Prodigy
  • Watching: Black Books


Relentless bullshit
Well, the move went near-enough smoothly. Our house is furnished and such, and we're taking our time settling in. The place is lovely, and our commutes to work are pretty easy. I've been about 25 minutes early each day!
But of course, shit has inevitably happened, since life does not seem able to let us live in happiness and sanity
:bulletred: Bullshit number one: We're back to stage one with the phoneline, since after almost two weeks of waiting for our phoneline to be connected, the telecoms company have failed an incredible amount by connecting up a phoneline we're paying for at someone else's address. They said there was a problem with it having been accidentally connected at Geoff's old address, but after checking every possible phone line in both houses, we still can't find the phoneline we're paying for. We've now cancelled the order with BT after their absolutely SHOCKING customer service. They had the nerve to blame the problem on us.
If we're lucky, we might have an internet connection some time this century ¬_¬
In further developments, BT have decided to go back on the 'free disconnection' by charging us for a months line rental when we've not had a second of service from the phoneline. You fucking what. =|

:bulletred: Bullshit number two: The more shitty of the two piles of bullshit is the fact that NOW, Geoff's employers have seen fit to make him and two other people redundant. Why the fuck now? Why not in a months time when we're on our feet? Why not when our wallets have finally stopped crying.
Fucking Jesus Christ! Geoff had an interview for a new job this afternoon and he nailed it! Crisis over within a day! :faint:

A few good things
:bulletblue: I'm off on holiday next week to a massive gig in Poland. It's been called the 'Big Four' gig, since I'll be watching Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth AND Metallica! I cannot wait! The gig was free as well, since the tickets have come with the tickets we bought for the Sonisphere festival this July.
:bulletblue: I've bought myself the most epic thing in the world- A limited edition platinum disc for The Prodigy's Fat Of The Land album :drool:
Of course, I was not at all feeling guilty after buying it, but now with the sudden kick in the face, I feel guilty. I also bought Geoff a nice present for his birthday this month, but seems there won't be much to celebrate at the moment.

Contest winners
Apologies again for the lateness, but here is the contest feature for the Nightmare on Elm Street Mini-Contest. Congratulations!
Winner: A Nightmare on Elm Street by DraculeaRiccy
Other entries: Nightmare on Elm Street by xXPrettyWhenUCry

Mature Content

Nightmare.On.Elm.Street.7 by Jessi-Korpse
5, 6... by rcvision :thumb111439270: :thumb160050859: My Best Nightmare.The dream, the dream that wouldn't go away.
The walls no longer white, painted with blood.
The blood of the people I had blissfully murdered and were now lying on the stained carpet.
Their hearts ripped from their chests.
Their hearts were mine.
The greedy person that I am wanted everyones heart.
I wanted their minds too.
Some of them had such amazing minds. I ate the ones that weren't.
I ripped out the organs of the people who weren't as physically appealing as the others.
They were more beautiful "on the inside".
I thought everyone should know that.
For the ones who weren't beautiful on the inside, but astonishing on the outside, I covered them in their own blood.
Such a pretty colour. It suited them.
But this didn't make me happy.
Why should such awful people get to look so stunning even after death?
I cut off their best features and ate them too. I made sure what was left was horribly disfigured beyond recognition.
There was one girl amongest them who was special.
Pretty outside an


Donations welcome <3
If you've not been to my page in a while, you will notice I've now added a donations box. I'm currently saving up for a super group status upgrade for my group Devious-Jewellery. Since my wallet has been kicked up the arse, I'm in need of a little support, so if you have even one point you can spare, I'll be more than appreciative!
All donators will be featured in my journal as a 'thank you'.
Even if you've just nipped to the llamatrade page for points, they're more than welcome :heart:

Donations features
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:iconand-i-walk-alone: And-I-Walk-Alone ::.. m a y ..:: by And-I-Walk-Alone Innocent Love by And-I-Walk-Alone
:iconmr-tobi: Mr-Tobi P e a c e f u l - W i n t e r by Mr-Tobi :thumb155159859:
:icontoyskunk: ToySkunk Hammer Time by ToySkunk Dragon and the Maiden Collab by ToySkunk
:iconicemaya: Icemaya Caring warmth by Icemaya A life of color by Icemaya
:iconvtglassartist: vtglassartist Fan Necklace 35 by vtglassartist Ira Allen Chapel by vtglassartist
:iconvelvetdelirium: velvetdelirium :thumb155805020:

Mature Content

Distress by velvetdelirium

:iconzorias: Zorias Clear Stone Wire Wrap Pendant by Zorias
:iconelderarc: elderarc The Basilisk by elderarc Ice Queen by elderarc
:iconrazzigyrl: razzigyrl A Demon's Charm by razzigyrl Blue Magic Battery by razzigyrl
:iconalina426: Alina426 :thumb152746714: :thumb159237643:
:iconjezzy-fezzy: Jezzy-Fezzy Sun in the Palm of my Hand by Jezzy-Fezzy Orangutan piece- with no cage by Jezzy-Fezzy
:iconamyriadvice: AMyriadVice Hidden Treasures by AMyriadVice Ruby in Zoisite pendant by AMyriadVice
:iconpola-444: Pola-444 My Heart..I bet if I walked into your room
it would be empty.
It would smell of
dust and loneliness.
I imagine that your mother,
she keeps your bed made
for the few days every three months,
that you come back home to stay.
I bet your tv is collecting dust
because you never used it in the first place.
And your Gundam figurines,
they're forgotten on their shelves.
And I can imagine
that your posters are still
chillin on the wall.
Waiting for an eye
to catch sight of them.
And I bet the sun,
it still hits your bulletin board
with all the junk you collected
over the past years.
The picture of you and a dog,
are probably fading with out your
knowing.
And I imagine that
Pepper and Digger,
they miss your terribly.
They miss sleeping at your feet
and on your head.
They miss going with you
to your bike jams
and for random car rides.
And you know what,
I miss you terribly too.
I miss laying in your bed,
staring at the bulletin board,
with the sunlight hitting it just so.
I miss the whirring sound of the f
New Year's Sunset .4 by Pola-444
:iconcalamityjay0: CalamityJay0 --_ by CalamityJay0 :thumb162307672:
:iconsongorsuicide: SongOrSuicide Winter 8 by SongOrSuicide Winter 4 by SongOrSuicide
:iconbriansouth: BrianSouth Carbon by BrianSouth Topsail by BrianSouth
:iconphoenixleo: phoenixleo :thumb164981006: :thumb158803886:
:icondemonmathiel: DemonMathiel Love Potion by DemonMathiel Fire by DemonMathiel
:iconshadow-whisper: Shadow-whisper Grounded by Shadow-whisper Music by Shadow-whisper

My faves featured! Featuring favourites regularly since 2007
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All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.

  • Listening to: The Prodigy
  • Watching: Black Books


What a week...
Well, my car spectacularly failed me last week. After a long day at work, I unlock my car to hear a clunk. Moving forward, I hear the noise I really didn't want to hear of my front left suspension collapsing. Fuck. The suspension coil was dangerously close to the tyre as well, so I wouldn't have been able to drive it home. I'm thankful it didn't break while I was on the motorway, since I would not have come off well if my tyre had blown out going 70mph.
Suffice to say, I quickly became a member of the RAC, and two and a half hours later, was back at home cursing my car on the back of a flatbed truck. My final total for fixing the problem as £250- two news suspension coils and an RAC membership! Fuck ¬_¬

Busy busy busy
Apart from shit happening, I had a wonderfully peaceful weekend with my parents taking a holiday in France. Geoff and I got to do a bit of house/cat-sitting, as well as super action weekend choosing appliances for our house, watching TV and generally chilling!
I should get the move-in date this week, so that will keep me happy- but also incredibly stressed! We've got a lot of work to do to get the furniture into the place and sort out all the utilities and such.
I will be closing my ebay and etsy shops on 24th May so that the moving house won't impact on my stores and sales. This also means new commissions are now closed, but if you've already organised a commission with me, it will still be done, as current commissions are scheduled already.

Contests are on!
Plenty of contests are running at the moment- here are but a few!
:bulletblue: Sony: Take your best panoramic shot
:bulletblue: #ArtisanCraft Myth Contest
:bulletblue: #ViolentlyBeautiful Nightmare on Elm Street Mini-Contest

Quick feature
A quick feature for dhik-a for capturing my 99,999 comments. I hadn't asked anyone to grab that- so you've not missed anything- but it was cool to see it non the less :) Thanks!
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Donations welcome <3
If you've not been to my page in a while, you will notice I've now added a donations box. I'm currently saving up for a super group status upgrade for my group Devious-Jewellery. Since my wallet has been kicked up the arse, I'm in need of a little support, so if you have even one point you can spare, I'll be more than appreciative!
All donators will be featured in my journal as a 'thank you'.

Donations features
Here is a quick feature for donators to my cause! Many thanks to all of you for donating points! :heart:

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:icontoyskunk: ToySkunk Hammer Time by ToySkunk Dragon and the Maiden Collab by ToySkunk

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  • Listening to: Katatonia
  • Watching: Black Books

I don't fucking believe it...

Tue Apr 27, 2010, 3:33 AM


It's happening!

:excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:

Apologies for not being on much at the weekend, but good things have finally happened to me and Geoff! After a few weeks searching for houses with disappointment or being beaten to the post, we've finally found a place to live and will be moving out of our parents houses and into the place together within the next couple of months. The place is ours for at least 6 months, but the house looks beautiful so I imagine we'll stay longer than that. I can't wait to move in!
I'm going to have space and time to do photos- we'll have a garden to ourselves! The place couldn't be more perfect. Plenty of space, good rent, good efficiency rating and low bills. If we're lucky, in a year or more, we might be able to look for somewhere to buy.
Finally, my life is getting back on track!
After 3 years of living apart, Geoff and I can finally spend our time together! I'm looking forward to lazy weekends, relaxing in the garden and proper office (or Awesomarium, as we may call it :P).

Earth Day Contest 3 Winners!
Congratulations to the recent winners of the Earth Day contest held by PSYXXARTS. Check out the winners here:
Third Place:
:thumb160952298: by :iconelfin-grrl:

Second Place:
Ecology by inSOLense by :iconinsolense:

First Place:
one with nature by DalShiem by :icondalshiem:

More contest winners!
Here is a special feature for the contest winners of the :iconartisancraft: ArtisanCraft contest "Love Is The Greatest Refreshment In Life".

Third Place:
Plushie - Milk Drop in Love by AnneKo by :iconanneko:

Second Place:
Clear Heart faery chair by pureshaktifire by :iconpureshaktifire:

First Place:
Lemonade love by Itti by :iconitti:

Most Creative Entry:
:thumb155275549: by :iconkingdomofpain:

My faves featured! Featuring favourites regularly since 2007
Medusa by UptownPete Silver gardens by lostknightkg

Mature Content

Clown by evamorgan
Unicellular Conglomeration by liadys octi for plasticfigurines by KisayaMyst :thumb72891641: Reaper Arch Angel Unfinished by EzekielCrowe Harley Quinn: Arkham Asylum by ToySkunk DC COMICS - NEMESIS by DanLuVisiArt :thumb149859032: Wraith by Prasa Misfortune by Fyrrea My Pet by GaryckArntzen Momeran_tome by sabercore23ArtStudio :thumb115039279: :thumb154976698: :thumb148298916: :thumb153802778: :thumb153463301: Tragedy in the sky_final by Andrei-Pervukhin Wintermarket by svenart Skull Bird by beanarts South Georgia pano by Zefisheye Beautiful dream .. by Photographertech WA Coast - Trigg Beach by Furiousxr Winter is coming by BriceChallamel Tidal Swirls Ammonite by Nambroth Cemetery by VityaR83 Manchu in Color by Heatherzart raindrops on roses by photofairy



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Xerces a.k.a. Kitty Tait.
All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.



Holy moley! Chuck Anderson!
If you guys have had your dA head in a hole recently, you won't know that an awesome featured chat is on tonight in the :#Auditorium: chatroom tonight with Chuck Anderson! Check out this Chuck Anderson Chat News Article for all the details about when the chat is and how you can participate!
Chuck Anderson is a fantastic artist and designer, and has an epic portfolio of commercial and personal projects. Check him out!

Other news: HOUSE HUNTING!
Geoff and I have got our house hunting asses on, so should be well on the way to moving in together soon! Seriously can't wait for the wonderful peace and space! More space and time for photography as well! Liberation and a half. I'll keep you posted!

EARTH DAY CONTEST 3


Yes! Earth Day is rolling up fast, and with that comes PSYXXARTS's third annual Earth Day Contest! I'm one of the judges this year, so I want to see some epic entries for you folks! The contest is NOW ON!
Check out PSYXXARTS's contest journal and be sure to add the news article to your favourites!
Check the journal and news article for full rules and prizes for the contest!

:earth: This Year's Motive
One Planet To Live On.

:earth: Time table:
Open: 01.April.2010
Close: 21.April.2010
Results: Within one week from April 22nd

:earth: Objective
Create an art work to best contribute to one or more of the following.

:bulletgreen: create a warning concept that demonstrates damages we might be causing to our planet.
:bulletgreen: create a brilliant concept that demonstrates the natural wonders of our planet.
:bulletgreen: create an elegant -- or creepy if you wish -- concept that demonstrates a mystical or mythical mother-nature related character or event.

:earth: Media:
Digital or Traditional.
Written works are only accepted in form of typography or graphic design.

:earth: SUBMISSION:
To submit your entries send me a note with a thumb or link to your art work. Please mention "Contest Entry" in your subject.

:megaphone: Rules
:bulletred: All submissions must have been submitted to deviant art no earlier
than Jan of 2010. Have in mind that new submissions (submitted after April 1st)are subject to bonus points.
:bulletred: All entries must be submitted by the midnight of April 21st UTC. This deadline is by no means to be postponed. Visit [link] for time information.
:bulletred: The following has to be added to the top of the artist comment:
One planet to live on:
Submission for The EARTH DAY contest by +devPsy-XX+. replace "+"s with ":"s
:bulletred: All stock and resources must be list/credited properly in accordance to the providers' terms of use. Please mention if any personal resources are used.
:bulletred: Only one entry per person.


Contest winners!
Here is a special feature for the contest winners of the :iconartisancraft: ArtisanCraft contest "Love Is The Greatest Refreshment In Life". Apologies for the wait, but I've had so much on my plate these last weeks!

Third Place:
Plushie - Milk Drop in Love by AnneKo by :iconanneko:

Second Place:
Clear Heart faery chair by pureshaktifire by :iconpureshaktifire:

First Place:
Lemonade love by Itti by :iconitti:

Most Creative Entry:
:thumb155275549: by :iconkingdomofpain:


My faves featured! Featuring favourites regularly since 2007
Neytiri by Raishuu Amigurumi Cats by MyntKat dramallama by zilla774 let's dance by Daniel-Volpert :thumb150259813: Crimson Transition by aFeinPhoto-com Have a heart by Ghouldaddy all she knew by wordsrioting Bioshock-Cornered by loginatu BioShock - Mr. Bubbles Death by PsychicAbyss88 Always with you by Maca-mau Cristo degli abissi I by lordyoruno Lighten My Way by MarcoHeisler Anna's Sunrise by slickwilly182 :thumb147486097: JaranKepang by sabercore23ArtStudio Grow Up by 3Dswed Bookland by amorphisss



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Xerces a.k.a. Kitty Tait.
All work in my gallery is copyrighted to me and is not to be used by anyone else without written permission from myself. No part of this gallery is available as stock or available for use in the public domain, or for any profitable or commercial use or gain. Should any proportion of my work be found anywhere else but here, I will do all I can to have it removed due to intellectual property rights. You have been warned.

  • Listening to: Metallica