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Especially Amazing

I love and admire everything I fave, and even ones I don't have time to fave. But the ones here are even more special to me for one reason or another. You're all so very talented!

Benches and Swings

I don't know why but I've always loved benches and swings.

Cats, Dogs, and Other Critters

Drawing, Painting, Photo, Scupture, Etc.


Artist | Literature
United States

Female, age 67, in a relationship. California born and raised except for a few years in Arkansas. Married too young, too long, divorced, I've one son who is my good friend. Teaching myself to draw traditionally and mix it with digital. Plans to teach myself traditional water color. I still play around with music (keyboard). And I've poetry, novels, and story ideas somewhere between my ears. There's always so much I want to do. I'm always busy, never bored, wishing for more hours in the day and less time required for illness, including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Meanwhile fwiw: I'm very forthright, truthful and comfortable speaking my mind, which is how I believe we all should be...otherwise why bother to speak to anyone, or even to yourself?


Favorite Colors?
Medium to Light Blues,
Purples in all Hues,
Soft Sunny Yellows,
Everything Greens,
and All In Betweens.
~~©Claudia 2010

"It's not how piercing the comebacks,
but how meaningful the argument." ツ
~~©Claudia 2011

"If the light be truth, I always choose the light.
If the dark be illusion in which to hide,
I choose to illuminate.
If in between I fall and must again choose,
I hope always to use the dark as the direction from which I depart,
and not arrive."
~~©Claudia 11/2011

This LifeThis life is not . . .
 who you are, how you look,
 what you get, or how you deal
It's about . . .
 who you met, what you said,
 how you gave, and what you feel.

~~©Claudia 1/5/15

I'd lost this collaboration and refound.
J-vdb made my poem even more beautiful.
Take this heart by j-vdb
~~J-vdb and Claudia 7/13/2011

Letters . . .raw thought
pieced together
my heart
without interpretation
Poetry, ah!, poetry
images in mind
I can neither see nor find
I only feel
and back to music reel
Then to a thought
Soon to another
and so I write
Letters . . .

~~©Claudia 1992/2001

Just A MessageI say,
make friends with yourself,
be at ease with yourself,
as the old adage "Wherever you go, there you are"...
You cannot leave yourself behind,
nor should you even try.
Let it go with you everywhere,
as both shadow and leader...
Learn, grow, make friends, and be at peace
with the one you first met
and will last hear with your last breath,
the person you know best...
an individual unlike anyone else
at any time.

~~©Claudia 3/10/2011

dA LamentOver three years ago
in warm little cubbyholes
we convened here at dA
happy children at play
behind avatars, emotes, plz's
icons, flirts and teases
A fantasy land where each
could share his or her dreams
amateur, professional alike
site open day and night
at least one party a brew
even if between just a few
Some chatted in rooms safe
others took it face to face
lonely nights were held at bay
boring days faded away
None of us were quite the same
once we passed this way
filling the empty holes
in our hungry souls
Happiest time in my life
at the moment I want to cry
Where has it all gone?
it's too quiet now
Cubbyholes filled with light
have dimmed from my sight
Oh how I miss, I miss, I miss, I miss...
*blows dA a silent heart-shaped kiss*

~~©Claudia 12/20/2014

Thank You by KmyGraphic for your time, comments, faves, watches, everything. I'm pleased you stopped by. :) Sorry if I can't always reply. And, btw, I fave you not because you faved me. I fave because I love your work. Please don't feel a need to return the favor unless you sincerely do like my work. That way we know it is our work that is being appreciated and not just loyalty. TY.

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Andrea Giuffredi: Cruso…

Hi peoples!

I've not been around very much. Not a lot of free time, and its preciousness is required for working on my own music, doing the daily household, and keeping company with my guy. Art is never at the fore. Even my writing is shoved closer to the lowest level. Always so many things I must and want to do, thus must prioritize. At least I have pleasant things to do. Not complaining. Really.

And it's been raining just fine in California, yip yip yippy!

Be happy! :heart: --Claudia

:music: (winter)
Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee…
Dean Martin…
Dave Brubeck…
Tony Bennett……


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tuningmyheart Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave! :rose:
be-a-sin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav !
You can like my facebook page if you enjoy my work ! It would be really appreciated (beasin illustrations) !
Have a nice day
nehab16 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the +fav on "requiem..." ....means a lot to me :) (Smile) 
Giuko Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Thank you very very much for the favs!!!Hug 
Jay-tastic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for the faves~!   hug 
dottys-friend Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Claudia for the recent :+fav: of my photo Western Australian Christmas Tree
sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016
It was a beautiful time indeed and I'm glad you had a good time too, Claudia.:heart::tighthug:
MariAnrua Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for the fave and llama!
Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for my late response but I had some important changes at my personal life. So, I came here to thank you for your friendship and great support :D
altergromit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav on "The Moon Song"! :D
rollarius55 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx a lot for faving, Claudia!;-)

Comfort the self by rollarius55
nikkiontherock Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Thanks for the collection add!
Cisowa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for ading to collection ^^
RainySkyz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016   Writer
True. Agree.  I'm North California. Did have relatives down south. Loved the Santa Maria/San Luis O'Bispo area.  I have been most everywhere in CA and the more western states.  Thank you.  And best of luck to you. Enjoy!
aztlanwayne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Thanks! Life is always hard. We have to take the good with the bad. Old age has its pluses and minuses. I used to think I missed California, but I think I really missed the 80s. I lived in Orange County for 45 years, but it changed a lot. I went through many earthquakes and santana winds. Thank you for all the faves! You have a beautiful page also...
RainySkyz Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2016   Writer
Hi aztlanwayne. Fellow Californian. :D  But I don't have gout or liver disease.  I have spinal injuries, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue, plantar fasciitis (which is much improved a year ago), severe allergies, tmj, and formerly ptsd/agoraphobia/anxieties (I can deal with those three now).  I used to be extremely healthy, but having to live housebound for too many years because of allergies and other illnesses, I'm not as healthy as I could be.  I dearly miss being athletic and gardening.  But what is, is.  I have other things to be happy about. There is always something to be happy about.  I do everything I can to be happy, after years of severe depression in a very miserable, trapped, and unhealthy marriage.  I'm glad you like where you live.  That makes a big difference.  I'm living with family, which I enjoy being around, we get along great--but I do not like this area, haven't liked it the many times I lived here before.  I long to live near the ocean--but without tsunamis and hurricanes.  lol  (edits, sheesh.)

Your art is lovely!
aztlanwayne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Hi! Thanks for featuring my painting and thanks for your bio. i'm also a Californian, but I moved to Mexico after 9/11. I'm a little younger than you, but with similar ailments (gout, liver disease), but I think I extended my life by moving. Mexico is so beautiful, and I hope it is reflected in my art. Mucho gusto en conocerte!
Spookyx12 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the favorite! c:
ScorpionArt2 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Thanks for the favourite and that little feature :)
SarkaSkorpikova Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the old  faves and the watch! I'm slow to thank :TipOfTheHat: 
fotografka Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for :iconfavbomb-plz::huggle:
MBO13thXundergroundX Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav...Aww 
Pajunen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the +fav
vanteya37 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave and happy new year~
ab39z Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +fave!
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