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Journal Entry: Sat Nov 26, 2011, 6:06 AM



My health this past year has been totally abominable, so I don't spend that much time on dA. I hardly have time for art anymore either, much less stock. It kindof makes me miserable. :( Must work 6 days a week until Xmas. I don't even CELEBRATE Xmas; damn you capitalism.

I can see that I have 64 notes and thousands of messages to go through...*cringe*.

I'm about to embark on them, and I'm pretty sure some of them haven't been opened since September. *double cringe*

I'm sure people are going to be mad at me. *triple cringe*

Lanny's a mod now! *happy face!*

There are all kinds of weird new things to look at... *pokes at Stash..thingy*

I made my very own drum in October. *happy face!*

I've been in and out of the doctors/hospitals for serious lung problems. *frowny face*

I have begun leatherworking as a new hobby. *happy face!*



So yeah. My job is soulsucking and time-murdering, sorry guys. This is in addition to all of the time my clergy study program demands and my grove (read: church) demands. I miss everyone. :( I've been having anxiety issues and logging into dA makes me weirdly anxious anymore. STILL. If you need to find me urgently, email or FB please. I'll find it.


Okay. I'm digging into my messages now. Spare a good thought for me, LOL. :)

-Ash

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How is it that...(rambling follows)

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 18, 2011, 9:14 PM



Art is worth everything and nothing?

I can't help but notice the trend of abusing adorable little art students, coercing them into art-related jobs, and underpaying them by a ridiculous sum, all under the guise of building a portfolio. What it really does is devalue art altogether. Craigslist is like a freaking playground for people begging to get something for nothing. That isn't how it works, folks. You don't get something for nothing. Ever.

Humanity cheapens the sacred every day by stealing the work of others and selling it for profit when the artist themselves is struggling. They cheapen the sacred by devaluing the lives of others for their own gain. It's something they're good at, but ONLY if you let them. They can only take from you what you aren't willing to give IF YOU ALLOW it. Copyright your work. Get a CONTRACT SIGNED. Watermark your work. Ignore the naysayers; they aren't about to pay your legal fees are they? Unlikely. Protect yourself; you're the only one that can so don't drop the ball here.

While it's all well and good to create "art for art's sake", certainly for individuals whose only gift is arguably their ability to create art one can grant a little leeway on the scale from 'wealthy' to 'sellout'. Just because you attempt to sell your work (time, inspiration, pure creation) doesn't mean you're a sellout or that it isn't worth anything. Yes, it's hard to put a price tag on something you love, and I'm one of those people that wrestle with it daily when I photograph events.

The hard truth of the matter is this: Our society sadly tends to perceive worth by measuring on a monetary scale. Don't be ashamed to ask what you are worth. Or your work is worth. While the best things in life are free in that they don't cost cold, hard cash, they still cost the time to appreciate them at minimum. Time is precious; you don't get much.  All too often, art becomes more important after the artist has died, and that's definitely no fun for the artist.

I guess I'm one of those strange people who sees the value of art (in all its forms) for what it is; sacred. It's absolutely sacred. It's someones time and vision that they've created and shared. It is absolutely worth something. It's not a luxury; it's a basic need of expression. Expression isn't a luxury; it's what we as humans do every day.

At any rate, the moral of this late night ramble is for all the artists out there: Don't let them take advantage of you. You have the power of creation that they do not possess. Do not overlook or underestimate this blessing. You are the future that cannot allow the loss of our expression under any circumstance; so rock on. You're awesome. :horns:


Oh, look. Some thumbnails.
PureMorning by DennisChunga.I'm looking at you right now. by WhiteSpiritWolfYummmmy by KylieFayet a n t . s ' e n v o l e by gaelsacreBoing by Wheels-Of-Joy

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Song of Ice and Fire Feature

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 20, 2011, 6:34 PM



So, I was a fan of the (annoyingly still unfinished) books before the HBO series came out, but I can't be more ecstatic with the way they went ALL OUT on the series. Yes, it's obvious HBO is running things, but it still retains that "drawn from the book" quality that satisfies my geekness. By the way, the Table Top version of this series is almost unplayable. Been there, done that.

Anyway, I was browsing dA to find some art that honors Martin's series because I find it both highly inspiring and a sharp reminder that I need to keep writing.

Enjoy!

Art Feature
ASOIAF SPOILER by bananoramaJon Snow by SharksDenFire and Blood by Mwarasoiaf: Dany by MathiaArkonielasoiaf: Lannister Gold by MathiaArkonielThe Hound by AmmotuThe Red Wedding by leahcaitilinMelisandre by CarrieBestDaenerys by CarrieBestJaime Lannister by AmmotuTyrion in King's landing by MarcSimonetti+Tyrion Lannister+ by Yo-tan


Stock Feature
Cersei Lannister XIII by PrincessAndDragon:thumb201708316:A knight in shining Armor by atistatplayLady Knight 3 by miladygrimmKnight Stalk: Seven... by OccasionalArtistBarbarianette and Knight 5 by TasastockWarriors in the Woods 7 by DewfooterBlack Knight III by suicidecommandoRoyal Red - 6 by mjranum-stockKnight I by IQuitCountingStockFairytale contest by magikstockLS CoupleStock 2 by LetzteSchatten-stockArmour Stock 1 Preview 4 by Cobweb-stockMedival Photoshoot - Hood 1 by fervalosious-stockDeus Vullt - 2 by mjranum-stockWizard Duo 41 by AilinStockSpiritMaster 068 by ElandriaSummon the storm - 2 by mjranum-stockSkydancer-Stock 4378 by skydancer-stock:thumb38171286:Dragon 1 by markopolio-stockE-S Dragon Land by Elevit-StockJierdan III by Grinmir-stockViking stock 35 by Random-Acts-StockGray Wolf 1 by SalsolaStock3R Stock - Raven by NEOkeitaro



That said. We really need more Maesters. And a lot of other things.*sigh* To the drawing board I go. And modestly so I don't wind up casting and costuming my entire group of friends.

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Inspiring Stock You Should See

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 5, 2011, 9:51 PM



I've been away a while and haven't shot stock since what...Yule? with the "For Your Entertainment" series. I sortof miss it, but at the same time I'm busy getting my life together and all. Stock will happen more often later this year though. :) I have ideas.

In the meanwhile, I was delighted to discover that the quality of stock in general has gone up tremendously and there are a lot of new talented folks out there since last I checked. So, I waded through the occasional flash of cock and Street Fighter Porn to bring you some all stars of stock and resources that impressed and inspired me.

Fave em! You know you wanna!

climbing shot 01 by BokoGreat-STOCK18 by La-Esmeralda-StockPearls and Lace 1 by Kechake-stockCCE Scorpion 1a by jagged-eyeTo Mordor the Happy Hobbits Go by ElaineSeleneStockrusty gearwheels stock by mrhdMaverick, posing by FurLinedStella 1 by MissSouls-stockSmall Island by Burtnavalon myst stock by marlene-stockElf Ranger 35 by TasastockWaterfall 35 by raindroppe:thumb211817019:Glamour Turkey 181 by Falln-StockBus 080 by Aurora-DawnTrain 103 by deathofsphinx

That's enough exploration tonight. Enjoy!

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This is interesting.

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 2, 2011, 4:36 PM



I'm just sayin', if you're going to use someone's work and NOT notify them, maybe you ought to at least try to make it unrecognizable?

Mine: Luna 3 by lindowyn-stock

Theirs: www.artofgiovanna.com/go/view.…


I found this as a FIGURINE (see? www.artofgiovanna.com/go/view.… ) in a store I was in earlier and recognized it immediately. Right down to the bow. And I'm not alone. It's like a game! How many dA artists can you find in this website without credit or notification?

www.artofgiovanna.com/catalog.…

And you know she's making a lot of money off of this. I don't want any of it; I just wanted to be notified. Bad etiquette. Oh well.

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I have this problem. Whine. LOL Also...

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 2, 2011, 8:10 AM



Hello guys! I have missed you. I've got lots to share with you all!

First of all; I really do have a problem. No comments/favorites/any image stats are showing up on images. What's up with that? Is it a bug or something or did dA decide that we no longer needed those? I dunno. So anyway it skeeved me out; so instead of commenting on works like I normally would I've added them to my favorites until I can see comments again. I feel awkward being the only one commenting on something or offering critique when I can't see the rest of the conversation; like those points had already been covered somewhere else and the issue was taken care of. Oi oi.

Anyway...I've been overworked, underworked, photographing many paid jobs (yay!) and spent some good quality time in the hospital. That's where I have been. *sigh* In that stupid hospital where I was denied access to my church's website (and consequently clergy) because it was a "nontraditional faith." Screw em.

I have also had the extreme privilege of visiting my best pal TheArcher777 in Edinburgh. We went ALL OVER THE PLACE. I even got to meet the fabulous Mollinda and joannastar in person. Really! We have photos! Even though we could only spend a couple of hours together, I really want to go back. And hunt down Elandria and Amazonofexeter for shenanigans. :D

No, I really REALLY want to go back. I went to Ireland and had serious trouble leaving. The husband and I have been talking seriously about retiring there one day. Have many photos to share and for those of you I'm not facebook friends with (why I don't know. add me!) I have a ridiculous note describing my adventures in the UK. I will update it to include the rest soon. Dublin rocked. The Beltaine Fire Festival? Did not. :omg:

"1.) I actually really like flying. The commuter planes are nothing short of terrifying as I suspect they are held together by scotch tape and prayers, but the international flight I was on was awesome. Seeing the sun rise above the clouds? Awesome. Airline food? Quite good actually. I enjoyed watching movies and seeing my little plane tracker as we journeyed across the big blue ocean. Also, the rivalry between the English stewardess and the Scottish one was amusing. TSA was not unkind or unpleasant to me. They had to investigate my camera equipment in the UK and pat me down when my emergency medical bracelet set off the alarm, but it was no big deal. I got out quickly and painlessly, and they were nice about it the entire time.



2.) British toilets confuse the hell out of me. And I mean the actual toilet, not the entire bathroom. Getting them to flush is a process. You have to make some sort of offering to the toilet gods first that I've been missing, because if the toilet is displeased it will only gurgle at you and not move.



3.) Their monies are prettier than ours. And I have a pocket full of significant change. As in, I'm not sure the UK ever got over the whole Scrooge McDuck swimming pool of gold thing. That's what this feels like. I have a pocket of pound and two pound coins and I feel like a pirate.



4.) The rivalry/open hatred between England and Scotland is glaringly obvious. Will have more photos evidencing this later.



5.) I freaking love sheep. Not in the 'Highland' way, but even when I have a roaring fever (guess I get sick when I fly D: ) seeing the little baby lambs being hilarious baby lambs jumping around in fields is STILL amusing.



6.) Loch Ness. The water is FUCKING COLD. I know first hand. So does Taryn. Before you ask, no. I didn't see Nessie apart from a statue. It's a beautiful Loch though. And of COURSE I took photographs.



7.) So, Molly, Joanna, and Andrew are just wonderful people. Molly completely surprised me with news of her pregnancy. It was so good meeting them FUR REALZ. hehehe



8.) Iced Tea is a completely foreign notion. Somehow they don't understand that "making tea and chilling it with ice" IS iced tea. That's exactly how you make it. Lipton is gross; it's powder and water. Will have to school some folks on iced tea deliciousness.



9.) I have not tried the haggis yet, though there have been opportunities. Votes on whether or not I do, please. ( I did not)



10.) beans on toast. WTF. I know I'm not the weird one here when I say those to were never meant to go together. I'm a fan of weird things on toast, but not beans. It just seems wrong.



11.) Edinburgh is officially my favorite Scottish city I think. I haven't seen Glasgow, but I still suspect Edinburgh is superior. Inverness wasn't terribly impressive to me, although the LANDSCAPE was. My aching legs have had enough of the hilliness. I am making them deal with it. >.>



12.) I miss my family like burning. Bagpipes make me cry. In the good way when they're played right, and in the bad way when it sounds like they're swinging a chorus of cats by the tail.



13.) I won't lie. Carlisle Castle is fucking creepy. Like, chill me to my bones creepy. As Molly and Taryn and I noted "ah...a lot of people died here..." They were smart and avoided the dungeons. I, of course, nanced right in. More on this later. :D "


Anyway, I'm being called away by friends who want to investigate some store or another an hour away so I'll come back later and detail some more craziness and share photos! And probably the UK: Candy Edition. :D But if you're on FB you can see some of them here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

-Ash

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Winners! These are Them! Check Them Out!

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 16, 2011, 10:51 AM



:trophy: Announcing the Winners of SizzlingHotStock's Mythology and Folklore Contest!! :trophy:

The winners for the Advanced category are:

First Place :iconannezon:
Pygmalion and Galatea by Annezon


Second Place :iconhyenacub:
How Coyote Stole Fire by hyenacub

Third Place :iconinsaneivi:
Medusa meets match? by InsaneIVI


The winners for the Beginner category are:

First Place: :iconxternal7:
Jason of Argonauts by xTernal7


Second Place: :iconstamatissssss:
:thumb191420419:

Third Place :iconebony-draygon:
Golden Toy by Ebony-Draygon

And from what I understand, the entrants gave the judges a run for their money. Both first place winners will receive an Exclusive Pack from me as soon as I hear back from them.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

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Life is Transition is Change

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 16, 2011, 10:45 AM



This shouldn't surprise anyone when I say I've been sick. And it shouldn't surprise anyone when I say I've been busy.

Both of those would kindof be understatements, but that's not important. What is important is this: I'm on dA probably two times a month to answer messages. I have absolutely ZERO time to do any photography that ISN'T a paid job or artwork or any kind of self expression. It's really aggravating. Two years ago I was on this website practically everyday, several TIMES a day, answering notes, comments, looking at work and being a valuable member of the community. I've made good friends here, but I'm no longer valuable in this community.

Not only do I have the audacity to stand up for myself, but I'm also irresponsible in my ability to get back to people. I tried to make my rules as loose as possible so people could still do what they want without me being around to have to contact. Every time I login, there's another tragedy that needs to be addressed. Someone needs something. They always need something, and I don't get paid to sit at my computer and give it to them. Or stop what I'm doing right away and pump out requests that will never be used. My giving spirit is dead. Killed. Caput.

On April 26th, I'm flying to Edinburgh for the Beltane Fire Festival and visiting TheArcher777 and chances are I won't take my laptop unless I have space for it. I'm going to Dublin on the 1st of May, then heading home to Maryland. Maybe vacation will help liven me up a bit and make me less feisty, but I doubt it. I'm a bitch. My time right now doesn't belong to me. It belongs to my employer(s), my Grove, and my family. I don't get days off.

So. If during my absence you need me for some burning OH EM GEE I need this RIGHTFUCKINGNOW, hit me with an e-mail please. Or if you just want to talk or something. It's easier to find me there and on facebook than it is here. Everytime I login here I'm reminded of what a moron I am. The email is lindowyn at gmail dot com.

Additionally, if there are those of you that KNOW you're going to need passwords in the future, let me know. Next journal will be a feature for SizzlingHotStock's contest winners. That said, I have an awful lot of passwordless stock AND also have an unrestricted stock folder now. Check it out if you want.

To all of my friends, I miss you guys and I hope you're doing well.

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Happy Imbolc and Updates!

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 1, 2011, 3:45 PM



Hooray for February!


Happy Imbolc if you celebrate, Happy February if you don't!

So we're supposed to be getting this ginormous ice storm, but all I see is fog and a lot of birds. Not that I don't like fog and birds, but I was expecting something more dramatic. Usually this time of year I'm cleaning out parts of my life that are gathering dust, so you can expect a photo dump or two. In FACT...I've added an Unrestricted Stock folder to my gallery. It's here if you want to check it out: lindowyn-stock.deviantart.com/…, there will be more soon. I bet you'd never thought you'd see the day.

As a working artist (which is what so many of us are...we're just not always working on art ;) ), it frustrates the crap out of me to get eleven million permissions from people to do something simple like make a print, especially when they don't get back to you. (Not all stock artists do that, I'm just saying that I've run into it quite a bit.) Trust me, artists, I get it. I wish I could post model stock as unrestricted, but I don't have model permission to do that. I can at least post photos of myself though as unrestricted. It might happen. MIGHT.

If you have not seen it already, shelldevil has launched a Call to Arms to help offer flood relief for victims of the flooding in Queensland. A lot of these folks have lost their homes completely, so every penny helps. She's shooting to raise 500 dollars, but has only raised about a fifth of that. I have created a stock pack to offer to donators to the cause, which you can see here: Flood Relief Exclusive Pack by lindowyn-stock  Details about the fundraiser are on the image's artist description.

In other news, I'm hitting the photography scene pretty hard because I have to pay the bills somehow. Same with the crafting and all of that good stuff. Lifetouch isn't working me enough hours, so I have to be resourceful. I've actually gotten a few art jobs, too. Fingers crossed, because if I fail I'm not going to get to go to Scotland in April. :/ Don't mind me. Just word vomiting. I did update my website though! lindowyn.com I have jokingly referred to it as my Irish Heritage edition.

ALSO, I have a stack of notes I am going through, so fear not; I will answer messages ASAP. Elric2012 I will return that form to you soon!



These Rock My Stocks

Ridley Creek Park Stock 39 by FairieGoodMotherFur Coat I by Eirian-stockWaterpower 2nd by BurtnMore Woods 2 by auroradreamsMother and Son Sweet V by IQuitCountingStock


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Gratitude. I remember.

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 26, 2010, 7:42 PM



Thinking about the end of the year...


Not sure where I'd be if it weren't for deviantArt. Seriously; I've met some of the coolest people here who are nonstop sources of kindness, inspiration, and generosity. Their vision and imagination frequently astounds me. It's a wonderful thing to know so many artists. I can't imagine a world without art, I really can't.

In the four years I've been providing stock, I had hoped to do a number of things. One of them was to provide a resource for artists who were having as much trouble as I was finding the right stock. I never dreamed it would turn into what it has. It started me on the road to realizing my dream of becoming a photographer. I'm not the best; there will always be people better than me, and there will always be people who I am better than. One thing everyone has going for them is that they aren't me; They are who they are. And I am so very glad they are that. One of the greatest feelings I have ever experienced was the feeling of INSPIRING other people. I didn't expect that at all. I didn't expect that through knowing other artists it would encourage me to work harder at my craft.

A lot of people say that deviantArt is a social network with double standards and doesn't focus on art anymore. I know that sometimes I feel that way, too. I feel like some of the stuff posted here shouldn't be allowed here, but it's not my place to say so. I've given up on bigger goals. I can only help individual people at a time and hope that it's going to help, rather than trying to help a lot of people at once. The individual friends I have here really do make all of the negativity bearable, and that's really something. I've literally watched my friends grow and blossom into spectacular artists who are also realizing their dreams.  

I've seen a lot of people in a tizzy about stock art and a joint pay site for stock and all sorts of things, and I think it's still a wonderful idea. As you can see, the FREE stock gallery isn't going anywhere, and as long as there are artists it's not going away. Don't forget, stockers are artists too. We create stock AND art AND stockart. It's like being a triple threat, really. hehe. Yeah, I do create exclusive stock....but most of what I do is free. And anyone that's ever asked me about commercial agreements can tell you how easy it is to get whatever they want from me. :lol:

I hope that for the next year I can be more present for those people on here and in real life that mean a lot to me. Happy Holidays, guys. :heart:

P.S. If you want to be facebook pals, note me. ;)Just be warned; I'm vocal and opinionated. Like this surprises anyone.

P.P.S. This year, my mother beat breast cancer, my little sister beat her demons and lived, I graduated college and am making my living as a photographer, I've grown spiritually and artistically, and have met some freaking amazing people. For all of it's sadness and heartache, 2010 seems to be a pretty balanced year.




These Rock My Stocks

Jedi Pose 1a by jagged-eyeHow to Barge In On Someone - 7 by mjranum-stockWarriors 1 by MissSouls-stock:thumb189073868:318 by DrunkHobo-StockColoful Canoes 8942047 by StockProject1Alaska Mountains I by gerryrayfrosty morning 3 by LucieG-Stocklynx by bookscorpion:thumb187820118::thumb187896355:


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The Return of Inspiration

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 16, 2010, 8:17 AM



I must be dreaming...


So, somewhere amidst all the work I've had to do both for my job job and my freelance job, I just got full-body struck by inspiration. FINALLY. It's so nice to see her again. I think I'm technically in layoff right now at work, and it'll start up again in February. Until then I'm going stir crazy BUT! I have photoshop.

Perusing the stock gallery is always a laugh and a half. I am impressed at how many people are actually submitting high quality work, and how we are finally seeing models with varying ethnicities. It's about time! ...and of course there are still the obligatory underwear/boob shots of those poor folks who are just looking for some validation in their lives. At any rate, there's a lot of excellent stock out there. I may just start adding new stuff soon. :D Also, in opening photoshop I've found that I just CANNOT manipulate pictures of myself for art. I just can't do it, and I don't know how other people do it. It feels so strange to me. Kudos to those that can...I just can't fight the feeling that it is somehow self serving. (even if it isn't.)haha.

I've also had some tragedy in my life, but for the sake of privacy for her situation, I ask that if you have a moment to please descend with love upon :iconpsycheofatrium:'s page. As you probably know, she is my littlest sister who just needs a little reminding that she is needed and loved. I think we could all use some reminding that we are loved and needed in our own lives; if not for others then at least to yourself.

Also, when did the literature gallery get so sexy? I may have to start writing again, too. :D

These Rock My Stocks

Haunted 2 by Kuoma-stockFlame Haired by Aurora-DawnHotR : Gryphon Statue 01 by taeliac-stockSunrise by Lebah96Burned Hills 2 by TerAelis-StocksStand My Ground 084 by Elandriamodel female XXVIII by TF-Stock


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Life Beneath the Stone

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 4, 2010, 7:07 PM



Samhain is coming...


I guess I've been too far wrapped in real life rather than deviantArt over the past couple of months. I think it was a break I really needed. I've been in and out to check messages, but am only just beginning to piece together that which I have missed. It looks like I've missed some new amazing things...like shelldevil and Mollinda, and that says to me that I still belong here in a way. I've been feeling so estranged from this website for a while now, and it's so sad because I miss my pals. It occurred to me that I might miss the yearly Autumn Country contest if I don't pay attention, but to be entirely fair I work 6 days a week with 12 hour days. I certainly do not have the kind of time I used to, and with my laptop exploding I haven't created an art piece in far too long. The Hard Drive failed, and of course it didn't create working backup discs when I asked it to, so I lost the OS as well. If I can track down, somewhere in this world, or blow 200 dollars to get Vista working on my computer, that'd be nice.

That stuff said, I've been working to improve the quality of my stock. My standards have risen too much for my own good, hence no stock posted lately. My living room is situated in such a way that stock is impossible to make indoors, but outdoors is still a possibility. I do have access to a studio now, but I'd have to schedule a time to be there in twenty minute intervals, so balls to that for now. Many of my friends/models are impossible to get in contact with or are overseas, and the last stock I posted of myself was not used a single time. I'm just no good at modeling. :lol:

It does feel good to be working and helping support my little family (consisting of the husband, the roommate, and the cats). I've also been getting a lot of photography contracts for Bar Mitzvahs and Weddings, of all things. You'd think by now and with shooting every single day I'd be less nervous about them, but I always am. I also grossly undercharge my clients, but just lack the confidence to look someone in the eye and go "X much". I've never been able to do that. It's not that the quality of my work isn't worth it...it is. I just need some opinions or appraisals from fellow photographers to make me feel that way.

Also, it is finally fall. That means spiced, hot apple cider, pumpkin goodness, and Samhain celebrations. The smell of burning pumpkin, brisk night air, the yellow and red dappled forest...and me hoping I have time to slow down and enjoy it all. I'm making salmon tonight and enjoying some cider...before I have to be to work in the morning at 4:30 am. :)


Important Things


If you need me, and I don't answer here in three days, or if it is an emergency, please email me at lindowyn at gmail dot com. I check that every day. I'm also on facebook if you're inclined to care about my mundane life.

Wonderful Things

Flames stock pack - I by MD-ArtsRaven Pack by Tasastock:thumb179419349:Wrath of Angels by mjranum-stock



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  • Drinking: ANYTHING

Heat Wave! Ugh.

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 9, 2010, 7:17 AM



100 Degrees in the Shade


I'm not sure if this is going on where everyone else is, but Maryland is positively baked. The grass is brown, the trees (or at least the younger ones) are shriveling up. Riverbeds are going dry. I have contemplated rolling myself in river mud and then not moving for a few days. It's humid and awful and 106. All of these are reasons for which I will justify my current desire to move to Canada. Don't get me wrong, living in America has it's perks, but so does a longer lifespan.

Still no job yet...a couple very interested parties but they can't make a decision until the end of the month or something, so life is in limbo once more. I'm starting to have to beat off school loans people with a stick. I like the stick..so far it seems to be working.

To summarize, I'm gonna make with a rain dance in a few minutes...followed by a HIRE ME DAMMIT dance. Here also is a tiny list of things I want to do this summer...and if not this summer...sometime soon:

-Get a job
-Pet a killer whale
-Go swimming
-Visit dad in Vermont (>.>)
-Help Taryn get her stuff squared away to go to Scotland
-Get a passport
-Go on a photo excursion on the Chesapeake Bay
-Get my website squared away some more *tweaktweak*
-Learn to play a song on the violin. I learned to tune it and bridge it all on my onesie. ^^

Also, it appears to be dA's birthday...so Happy Birthday dA. :) Did put up some new stock about a month ago, but since it's not been used I'm figuring it won't be. Perhaps if I posted a ton of landscapes the horse people would use it. >.> Of course, we can always use more landscapy stock I'm sure. Or useful objects. That's kindof where I'm at right now because it's too freaking hot for costumes.

Stay cool everyone and drink lots of water!

I'm going to feature pictures of places I would rather be right now. LOL
Places Not Currently Being Assaulted by the Sun

Farewell to Nova Scotia by londonxpressPeggy's Cove, Nova Scotia by stepheniekoerneInverness Dune by EvaMcDermottBritish Columbian Scene by PaulMcKinnonLake O'Hara British Columbia by swoyerCasualty by LukeAustinCelebration of Light by KobraPhotography


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  • Mood: Sunny Mood
  • Listening to: Alejandro- Lady Gaga
  • Reading: Warlords of the Desert (MERP)
  • Watching: POTC2
  • Playing: 7th Sea, Shards, and Mage
  • Drinking: ANYTHING

Tickled to Death

Journal Entry: Mon May 31, 2010, 8:08 AM



First Order of Business


FantasyStock

I couldn't be happier (and somewhat relieved.) GF if you need help or support at any time, you couldn't be in a better community.

Ugh, it hurts...


Earth is still bleeding. Thanks BP. It's like watching a slow motion train wreck, and the joke is people think that because they don't live near the Gulf of Mexico it won't affect them. Hurricane season is coming, and the oil plumes are already in the gulf stream. That means it will probably be saying hello to Europe at some point. My heart aches. I am still continuing the Prayer Sessions/Emergency Response rituals every Friday night. Ever felt like a mosquito barking at a brick wall? (They bark in my imagination >.> ) Cause that's how I feel about it. Human beings just do not want to change, even if it's for the better. And for some reason? What Justin Bieber had for eats with Miley Cyrus is more important news according to yahoo.

Save the Gulf by Sinnocently

Troubles With Stock


I'll tell you guys outright, if you want to be a stock photographer one of the things no one tells you is this: Art theft WILL BE A PART of your "job" as it were, and providing stock *will* be a full time job if you intend to do it properly. Only thing is, it doesn't pay at all (in fact, you are the one paying out of pocket except for the occasional kindness of others) and a lot of people seem to think that you OWE it to them to continue doing this. People are kindof jerks. Here's what I suggest: Do it for yourself. It's an art form, and we know that. You don't need to impress anyone; just do work that you yourself could use. It's a thankless existence, and if you can't get used to that save yourself the trouble of getting involved with that mess. Your feelings -will- get hurt. I've been diplomatic, bitchy, accommodating, ruthless, generous, and protective of my friends. Quite frankly I don't care what other people say about stock-- I know the law. I read it when I get a free moment. A lot of people try to tell me "how it is" and what they want stock to be, and I don't care. Everyone is welcome to their opinions, and I am welcome to mine. Passworded stock? Yes. I *have* to and I HATE it. I wish I could give you guys everything you wanted, but I simply can't. I wouldn't still be suffering all this shit if you guys weren't so awesome you've made me cry with happiness before.

That Said, Here are Some Beauties Made with Our Stock

In no particular order:

Beyond reach by essteraSister of the Moon by ChaosPriestessNature Spirit by DantiaXWild Child by flina:thumb162753924:mad as birds 2 by justonegringoKnight by desperadofromhellPoe by jfarsenaultFlying Blades by TygersonThe Highway-Woman by 3D-blasphemy


And stuff that made me laugh recently, or semi recently:
REQ22_sortof_last by jademacallaPotential Disney Princesses by ArtsammichStupidFox - 26 by SilentReaper


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  • Mood: Happy Tears
  • Listening to: I Like It - Enrique + Pit Bull
  • Reading: Warlords of the Desert (MERP)
  • Watching: POTC2
  • Playing: 7th Sea, Shards, and Mage
  • Eating: a little chocolate cupcake
  • Drinking: tea

Be Still My Little Beating Heart!

Journal Entry: Tue May 18, 2010, 3:00 PM



Can It Be True?


Guess who just passed her first math class in 10 years??????

>>>>>> THIS GIRL <<<<<<

GUESS WHO IS GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE AFTER TEN YEARS OF SICKNESS, PAIN, AND LOSS?!?!

>>>>>>THIS GIRL <<<<<<<


Sorry. I had to get that out of my system. I can't believe it. I'm freaking graduating on Thursday. ME. It's official now. :)

I know you guys are probably like either one of two things:

"Math? pft. It's all in your head. Anyone can do math. I like math. I dream of math every night. I have math wet dreams. I eat math for breakfast and elevensies. Math is my best friend. We are due to be wed in Spring."

OR

You are of my school of thought, which is more along the lines of: "Math...I hate the word...as I hate hell, and ALL Montegues." It has always been my Waterloo. A "C" might not be the best grade ever, but I wish to hug it and take it home with me.

Whew. Alright, now that my Hell Semester is out of the way, I should have more time to be around these parts. You guys probably thought I curled up and died or something...only sort of. I've already filled out two job applications, and have ideas for new stock. I have this pretty little blue dress, and a plum robey capey dress from Moresca I haven't shot yet (or at least shot well) and have had since Amazonofexeter was here. EEK! I have a lot of warrior-esque things to do as well. We will see how the weather holds and if I can steal The Archer from her 40 plus hour workweek for photos. And you know...if you all are interested. >.>

So, that's the latest from me. I am so excited. And I have a cupcake. :D

Also, Disney's Princess and the Frog? Hi-larious. Recommend it. :thumbsup:

BEHOLD THE BEAUTIES!



Aoife by InertiaKThe Knife by navateBaalhu by navateStarblossoms by BettinaMarsonMorgoth and Fingolfin 2 by Mentosik8Night of the Hunter by Driven-CrazySketch_256 by czarnystefanFaerie Folk, Fantasy Calendar by GingerKellyStudioGirl On The Stairs by ConceptblokeSEA OF FEATHERS by leebleebGoddess of the Night by eurynomos


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  • Mood: Happy Tears
  • Listening to: Bulletproof - LaRoux
  • Reading: Warlords of the Desert (MERP)
  • Watching: POTC2
  • Playing: 7th Sea, Shards, and Mage
  • Eating: a little chocolate cupcake
  • Drinking: tea

Dessert or Disaster

Journal Entry: Mon May 3, 2010, 1:44 PM



Thar she bleeds!


I have been absolutely overwhelmed. Making time for dA is becoming more and more difficult (but I still love you guys!) Everyone should take a moment to congratulate Mollinda on a very well deserved Deviousness award. Go go go! I'll be here when you get back.

Back? Okay.

That's pretty much what I've got in the way of good news right now.

In other news, Momma Earth is wounded badly. I can't even express how torn up I am over the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill that's going on right now. It's gutwrenching, and far bigger than anything we could have imagined Exxon Valdez to be. The east coast is going to be forever changed by this, the Gulf Coast most especially. I am not going to point blame. Blame is a human word for "waste of time".

My heart goes out to those families of the workers that lost their lives. If you are the praying sort, energy or light worker ( I don't care which religion/denomination/etc you ascribe to, everyone and anyone can participate), please drop me a note. I don't like talking about my spiritual beliefs all that much on dA, but my Grove (read: Druid church) and I are attempting a mass unified effort to stop the flow of oil from the wellhead, minimize the damage from the oil slick, and empower the healers to help those that can be helped and help the deceased to move on via ritual(s). Often in disaster response, there are three types of people: The political pocketbooks, the people who provide the manpower, and the spiritual people who are looking to heal the damage. I fall somewhere in the last two categories.

If you are interested in participating (you don't have to physically be there, in spirit is fine and encouraged), please hit me up for the facebook event information.

Here are some links for those who are unaware:

Today's updates on the spill:
news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100503/a…

BP has agreed to foot the bill completely. Evidently they were only leasing the rig.

Latest updates from CNN (which has nearly constant updates)
news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/03/…

www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-43953… "Dear Gulf, I'll miss you." The dead are already arriving on shore. When birds get covered in oil, they are as good as deceased already. Birds preen, and the moment they get that oil ingested it's all over for them. Hundreds of species of wildlife are going to be affected.

Dear God(s), help us to help ourselves before it's too late. I pray it isn't too late.

:thumb30539139::thumb155861671:'Un'Natural Disaster. by TwistedHeartsBlack Death by StrixMoonwingAre We Losing This? by Okami-Rain


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  • Mood: Gloomy
  • Listening to: Keening Song- Aine Minogue
  • Reading: Warlords of the Desert (MERP)
  • Watching: POTC2
  • Playing: 7th Sea, Shards, and Mage
  • Eating: WAFFLES
  • Drinking: tea

Human vs Troll: Rumble at 4 o'clock

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 5, 2010, 11:38 AM



Once Upon The Internet...


So how do you deal with non-human entities on the internet? If you're on deviantArt there are a number of ways to defend ones self, such as liberal use of the block function. However, some of us (myself included) wind up being barraged with personal attacks every day. It happens to everyone, and those it has not happened to have either been 1.) Lucky or 2.) Logged out indefinitely. The internet is essentially land of "every man for himself" (and if you don't believe that, try being a stock artist for a month and being awarded a daily deviation).

We all have lives outside of the internet, which is largely responsible to my absence of late. it can be very difficult to make time for everything without having to deal with negativity. It can be even MORE trying to not take these insults personally. Just remember that :

:bulletgreen: pixels aren't all that offensive and go away when the computer is turned off.
:bulletgreen: Most people that pick on other people do it for a number of reasons, such as: Boredom, jealousy, low intelligence, prejudice, general mischief making, low self esteem, small genitalia, etc.  

I recommend applying the following principles when dealing with non-human entities:

1.) Let the energy flow past you. The only way it can affect you is if you let it. Learn to ignore that which does not serve you.
2.) Say that you take art seriously; chances are the troll doesn't. Big troll hands have trouble with shutter releases, wacom tablets, paintbrushes, and big words. When you think about it, it is actually quite funny. Embrace the comedy of the situation. If you opt for the route of comedy, make sure you are fully armed! I highly recommend quotes from Shakespeare, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Some samples:

Application 1: Shakespeare.
Troll: u r ugly plz stop fat ppl shouldn't take picurs of thmslvs
You: You speak unskillfully: or, if your knowledge be more, it is much darkened in your malice.  


Application 2: Pirate Treatment
Troll: WHY DID YOU NOT ACCEPT MY SUBMISSION YOU ARE A HORRIBLE SOUL OF ANGER AND CORRUPTION!!! I HOPE YOU LEARN TO GROW UP ONE DAY!!!!one!11!!
You: Yes...but why is the rum gone?


Application 3: Monty Python Treatment
Troll: I'm sorry I just don't like this. Whoever chose the DD's must be blind!
You: Wink wink nudge nudge say no more say no more Say. No. More! ;)


Application 4: Get creative!
Troll: I want 2 cum on ur feet
You: Haven't got any feet...all I've got is this albatross. Prithee, do what thou wilt with thy member but be forewarned: moose bytes can be pretty nasti.


The possibilities are quite endless, but there's no reason whatsoever to take these people seriously while they're being hurtful, yeasty codpieces. REMEMBER! The moment you take it seriously is the moment the game is over. Don't let it get to you.

Resources for you!

Shakespearean Insult Generator

Yep.

Resources for Your Artistic Needs

Arwen 1 by chirinstockScorpio by DaeStockTuscan Romance 11 by mizzd-stock:thumb156344647:


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  • Mood: Pirate
  • Listening to: The Journey- Dolores O'Riordan
  • Reading: Warlords of the Desert (MERP)
  • Watching: POTC2
  • Playing: 7th Sea, Shards, and Mage
  • Eating: WAFFLES
  • Drinking: tea

Team Edward?

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 1, 2010, 8:44 AM





Stock Rules




:D :bulletred:RULES FOR USE OF MY STOCK:bulletred: :D

:bulletblue: If you use any of my stock, you must credit me in your artist's description and notify me of each stock use.

:bulletblue: MAKE AN EFFORT. Changing the colour, dropping a filter or texture over, conversions to black and white or adding a frame is NOT A MANIPULATION. Do not submit derivative works to the photography gallery. Violators of this rule will be reported.

:bulletblue: Please, respect my models. Do not make sexual remarks or lewd comments. You will be reported for this behaviour.

:bulletblue: No one is permitted to use my stock in deviations that promote hatred towards animals, people, religious groups, races, or any other act prohibited by dA policy. Use of my stock in pornography or fetish images are also unacceptable. You ARE allowed to use this stock in religious/spiritual devotional work so long as it does not condemn other religions. This stock provider does not care who you pray to.

:bulletblue: dA Prints are ALLOWED. Feel free to submit your work as a print, provided you have followed the above regulations. Please notify me so that I may add it to my wishlist. OTHER commercial products NOT provided by deviantART require my written permission.

:bulletblue: You may post derivative works containing my stock offsite in personal websites, portfolios, forums or what have you PROVIDED you credit me as you would submitting your work here.

:bulletblue: Have fun already!


What is this new devilry...




I never thought it would come to this, but I think it's time I revealed the truth.

I know what you're thinking; "I thought she'd be a Team Jacob sort of girl!" and you'd be right! ...that is if I read those books at all and was able to take a side...

Still. All of those years of me hating vampires...their emo qualities, the fact that they are parasites, no one can seem to agree on what actually kills them, and now their newfound sparkly features...I was lying to myself. I had no idea that I was pushing away that which I truly loved because I was too afraid to understand what I was feeling!

So now, it seems, it is time I come to terms with my inner Fangbanger and admit it: Vampires are the shit. Besides, even if Edward sparkles...so what??? So do many good things like...nickels! And mica! It's good to be a vampire! Not only do you get to live for freakin-ever, but you SHINE in the sun without the use of tanning oil! (So what if the sun burns and destroys other vampires...minor detail)

AND the number one reason to be Team Edward:

You get to play baseball games in thunderstorms with your overpowered friends. ENOUGH SAID! I am sold!


Back to eating my waffles now. (My CSS is all funkified..wonder why? la la la la)



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  • Mood: Pirate
  • Listening to: The Journey- Dolores O'Riordan
  • Reading: Warlords of the Desert (MERP)
  • Watching: POTC2
  • Playing: 7th Sea, Shards, and Mage
  • Eating: WAFFLES
  • Drinking: tea

Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 8, 2010, 5:27 PM





Stock Rules




:D :bulletred:RULES FOR USE OF MY STOCK:bulletred: :D

:bulletblue: If you use any of my stock, you must credit me in your artist's description and notify me of each stock use.

:bulletblue: MAKE AN EFFORT. Changing the colour, dropping a filter or texture over, conversions to black and white or adding a frame is NOT A MANIPULATION. Do not submit derivative works to the photography gallery. Violators of this rule will be reported.

:bulletblue: Please, respect my models. Do not make sexual remarks or lewd comments. You will be reported for this behaviour.

:bulletblue: No one is permitted to use my stock in deviations that promote hatred towards animals, people, religious groups, races, or any other act prohibited by dA policy. Use of my stock in pornography or fetish images are also unacceptable. You ARE allowed to use this stock in religious/spiritual devotional work so long as it does not condemn other religions. This stock provider does not care who you pray to.

:bulletblue: dA Prints are ALLOWED. Feel free to submit your work as a print, provided you have followed the above regulations. Please notify me so that I may add it to my wishlist. OTHER commercial products NOT provided by deviantART require my written permission.

:bulletblue: You may post derivative works containing my stock offsite in personal websites, portfolios, forums or what have you PROVIDED you credit me as you would submitting your work here.

:bulletblue: Have fun already!


It's True




STOCK ART! Use them. Credit Them.




:thumb153055944::thumb153353022::thumb153288921:Snow covered valley by tkrain-stockUrban Decay by cosmosueUrban imp sotck 12 by Random-Acts-StockUrban Grit stock 46 by Random-Acts-StockAgent - 21 by Nemesis-19All to Do by PersephoneStockNYC IV by fetishfaerie-stockFive by xn3ctzNYC sunset by Designdivala



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  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: The Journey- Dolores O'Riordan
  • Reading: Warlords of the Desert (MERP)
  • Watching: POTC2
  • Playing: 7th Sea, Shards, and Mage
  • Eating: leftovers
  • Drinking: tea

Completely Mystified

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 2, 2010, 9:37 AM





Stock Rules




:D :bulletred:RULES FOR USE OF MY STOCK:bulletred: :D

:bulletblue: If you use any of my stock, you must credit me in your artist's description and notify me of each stock use.

:bulletblue: MAKE AN EFFORT. Changing the colour, dropping a filter or texture over, conversions to black and white or adding a frame is NOT A MANIPULATION. Do not submit derivative works to the photography gallery. Violators of this rule will be reported.

:bulletblue: Please, respect my models. Do not make sexual remarks or lewd comments. You will be reported for this behaviour.

:bulletblue: No one is permitted to use my stock in deviations that promote hatred towards animals, people, religious groups, races, or any other act prohibited by dA policy. Use of my stock in pornography or fetish images are also unacceptable. You ARE allowed to use this stock in religious/spiritual devotional work so long as it does not condemn other religions. This stock provider does not care who you pray to.

:bulletblue: dA Prints are ALLOWED. Feel free to submit your work as a print, provided you have followed the above regulations. Please notify me so that I may add it to my wishlist. OTHER commercial products NOT provided by deviantART require my written permission.

:bulletblue: You may post derivative works containing my stock offsite in personal websites, portfolios, forums or what have you PROVIDED you credit me as you would submitting your work here.

:bulletblue: Have fun already!


Huh.




I realize saying things like this is usually in bad taste, but I'm just not sure what to make of it. I do not know who moderated this report ticket, but perhaps if someone out there does know they can help me out a little.

So. Yesterday I found a deviation that used my stock without crediting or notifying. I submitted a report ticket because quite frankly, I try to avoid dealing with art thieves for fear that I may catch what they have, and received this in response:

"Your My Work Used Violation Report on -omitted- was reviewed by a member of the staff and action was taken, marking the report as Invalid.

Additionally, the following comment was provided:

A member of staff has reviewed this report and found that the concern expressed was valid but required only that the Artist's Comment area be edited.

No action was taken beyond this minor change. The report was marked "Invalid" due to the minor correction required.


Please click here for more information.

This message was generated automatically.

-- deviantART Staff"

------------

So. Let me get my head around this. Because the moderator edited the artist's comments, this is meant to be satisfactorily resolved? Do my rules not clearly state I need to be credited and notified? That would mean that just adding a credit is not, in fact, satisfactory. I didn't even know anyone but the artist could edit the artist's comments.

Now. Because the work used improperly was Stock Art, does that mean that the moderator considered this to be outside the realm of art theft? Is art theft minor? I'm confused. I thought Stock was art...I didn't realize that dA suddenly felt that it wasn't. Stock and Resources get DD's and everything.

Perhaps someone can shed a little light on this for me. You know. Before I drop another sum of money into costumes and stuff. I love you guys, but I don't feel comfortable submitting work right now.  

Now. In general, today has been awful. I am cranky, pantsless, and it's been one thing after the other. Nothing is where I left it, I'm missing my most awesome class (which is a shame, because I have a lot of aggression to take out), and I have a tension headache.

I woke happily to find the above note in my inbox and a comment telling me "There is hope in Jesus. Seek it."...and you know? I'd dearly love to see someone invest technology to install an e-punch button on my computer. And maybe just for kicks, a groin-punch button...because sometimes it really is that bad. If science really wanted to out-do itself it could install a button that would permanently prevent asshole users from breeding. Like a punch to the genes.

Oh yes. I am snarky today, but my boiled blood has calmed for now. Now I'm just fucking confused.



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  • Mood: Stumped
  • Listening to: The Journey- Dolores O'Riordan
  • Reading: Warlords of the Desert (MERP)
  • Watching: POTC2
  • Playing: 7th Sea, Shards, and Mage
  • Eating: leftovers
  • Drinking: tea