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Beautiful Floral, Forests, and Frondescence

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Especially Nice

I love all that I fave, but these are especially nice.

Cats, Dogs, and Other Critters


Beautiful still life by talented dA artists. My most favorite art form is still life, including that which I try to do myself.

Traditional, Digital, Mixed, Etc.

All of these are by wonderful dA artists. I enjoy looking at them very much.


:iconjonascomba: :iconsecretgardenofnobody: :iconcmac13: :icondiana-0421: :iconltiana355:



Artist | Literature
United States
ICON: Pencil by Cupcake-Kitty-chanVintage Typewriter Avatar by Kezzi-RoseInk and Paper Icon by vanmallAvatar - Crayons Coloured. by NeuzaKCPalette FREEAVATAR by MellotheMarshmallowfree rainbow piano avie by beorangeVintage Camera Avatar by Kezzi-RoseFree Avatar Books by oOLuccianaOo

Bio: Female, age 66. California born and raised except for 5 years in Arkansas. Was married too young and too long. I have one son, no grand children. But I'm Aunty to many nieces/nephews, a great aunty to even more, and more recently a great great to two. That makes me smile. Meanwhile... I'm candid and comfortable speaking my mind. It's how I believe we all should be. And... still in a relationship of many years... the on again, off again... only because of life situations, mutual illnesses, and general struggles. In between, I'm always busy, never bored, always wishing there were more hours to the day, and less time required for illness, especially chronic fatigue. Too often feeling like I'm running against a clock that is tightly wound against me.

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

My quotes, philosophies, and poetry: ©
"One thing I've learned in this long life of half joy and half sorrow,
it's Love that decides when and how it loves -- not I."
~~Claudia 6/2010

"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

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

About DeviantArt during a sentimental moment.
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

Prayer* by KmyGraphic God Bless you, keep you well and happy.
Thank You For The Faves by Undead-Academy

Music, News, Trivia...

{ Free Icon } --  Red Headphones by HardrockangelLove and Baloon by KmyGraphic{ Free Icon } --  Green Headphones by Hardrockangel

:iconwaterbottleplz: (Not music. For health. Informative, hopefully helpful?)…

I was born too soon. THIS is what I've been looking for all my life; i.e., combination full acoustic grand piano + electronic one with multiple instruments + convenient music composition/performances/storage/editing, etc. If I could get the left hand fixed, afford a home with a room for this, and the money to buy it, I'd be there in a heartbeat!! (The first one would be the most difficult to achieve; the second almost as difficult; the third might be manageable.) Mainly, just to have an acoustic piano again, especially a full concert grand which I'd never before had. With a traditional acoustic piano, then all the stuff this silent one offers can still be done, even if in less convenient ways, using computers, software, separate electronic instruments, and so on. But.. lol.. I still recall back in the 1950s-1970s.. me with a couple cheapy mic's plugged into a r/r, then later one with sound-on-sound, and later a cassette deck (two in fact), trying to accomplish what people nowadays do as routine.…

:music: I like this music very much! By dA artist Danman87.…

:cd: Plumb: God Will Take Care Of You…

Black Tea Avatar by Leafbreeze7Free Icon: Kawaii Pink Ipod by Kimi-JuuTeacup Stack - Free Icon by JupiterLily{ Free Icon } --  iPhone by HardrockangelGreen Tea Avatar by Leafbreeze7


:iconpoetry-all-the-time: :iconheart-of-poetry: :iconsurfaceartgroup: :iconillustrated-poetry: :iconself-taughtartists:


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JonasComba Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav!
TripleHearts Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for faving my "Lost in a Painting" photo.  It is much appreciated! :wave:
Lost in a Painting by TripleHearts
samgreal Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
...and for the second one as well!
samgreal Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave Claudia! :heart:!
gingersfunkyphotos Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Photographer
Thanks for the fav on my bird image!
RainySkyz Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Writer
Thank you, Jamie. And, yep, I'm a very organized person. Well, when it's important, necessary, or makes life easier for me. And it just seems to look prettier than when things are thrown at the wall and left to fall...wherever.  :D :D
JamieTr Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Student Digital Artist
thanks for the fav, Claudia! I love your collections of favs too! I'm not sure if I'm right but just saying, you seem to be organized and have the tendency to put things into specific folders. Yes, I have the addiction to put things into folders too :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
DonBowling Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Claudia!  Thanks for adding "Country Road" to your collection!
ingeline-art Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving -
that makes me sooo happy !
Ingeline-art cologne ;-) (Wink)))Valentines Valentines Valentines 
My newest painting from today :
colour your world :
colour your world by ingeline-art
kiew1 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave!
Coraline29 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very mutch!! :)
Casthor Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the faves Hug 
Darius84 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks for the Favorite! :)
Staar-Gaazing Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank YOU by Staar-Gaazing   
nakedcrayon23 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi claudia:wave:Thank you:iconkisssplz:Hug by Digithalie
altergromit Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav!! :D Crow2 by altergromit  
ingeline-art Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving -
tht makes me sooo happy!
Ingeline-art cologne ;-) (Wink)))Heart Flower Emote - Free to use Kittens
A smile from Ingeline by ingeline-art
Markkus76 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :iconfavoriteplz:

Fire color by Markkus76

... And hop, I'll give you a :iconlamaplz:, I hope you give me one back ;)

Have a good day  :) 

Placi1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you for the fave!
CrYpToZ Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thnx for the :+fav: :D
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
"A monument which shall last..." was complemented by a poem by Allana-san which deserves a wider exposure on dA. It fits the image perfectly   :typerblank:    
            My day comes, I shall remain here,
            Becoming one with the earth once again.
            I'll disapear from your eyes, but I swear:
            Never from your memories...

Thank you very much for the fave  Favourite Star  and of course the other two as well

                         Please do keep on watching Claudia???  :blowkiss:
ArienSmith Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist

Thank you so much for the :+fav: on this piece!

Watercolor Building Study by ArienSmith

I think you’d like the rest of my gallery or tumblr too, so I’d love if you looked. :D Maybe you'll like some of my other art too, and I would love your support.

awjay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Sheep Emoji-1 (Being Kawaii fluffy) [V1] thnx for the faving,,,,appreciated Sheep Emoji-1 (Being Kawaii fluffy) [V1] 
CrystalMarineGallery Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:s! :)
ColeSixlet Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for adding my painting in your collection.
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