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Beautiful Floral, Forests, and Frondescence


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Severe allergies prevent me from outside activities I once loved doing, including gardening. But your art keeps me company and brings me much joy.

Especially Nice

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

Cats, Dogs, and Other Critters

I'm most fond of cats (raised many, none now), but also had dogs, birds, and horses. I like observing frogs and lizards and most all animals, including certain insects. I enjoy seeing what all of you have photographed, drawn, or painted.

Emo by luisbc

Stills

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.

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RainySkyz
Claudia
Artist | Literature
United States
ICON: Pencil by Cupcake-Kitty-chanInk 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
anywhere
at any time.
©3-10-2011

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

Music, News, Trivia...

Black Tea Avatar by Leafbreeze7{ Free Icon } --  Red Headphones by HardrockangelGreen Tea Avatar by Leafbreeze7

:D hehe Kermit is GOOD! lol www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gNuj8…

Alison Krauss: When You Say Nothing At All www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SCOim…
Whiskey Lullaby www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZbN_n…
This Time The Dreams On Me www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjneDz…
Sinking Stone www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ8IIP…
There Is A Reason www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWXNm9…
I'll Fly Away www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BPoMI…


Evgeny Grinko: Серенада "Serenat" www.youtube.com/watch?v=CArwQ1…

煉獄庭園 Winter Tears www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhLNsm…
Evgeny Grinko: Winter Sunshine www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttzKFf…

{ Free Icon } --  Green Headphones by Hardrockangel{ Free Icon } --  iPhone by Hardrockangel{ Free Icon } --  Yellow Headphones by Hardrockangel

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RainySkyz Featured By Owner 12 hours ago   Writer
Thank you, but I don't have time for much right now.  I pop on/off dA, maybe fave a little. I don't even find time to write or paint much lately.  But thank you anyway.  I wish you good luck.  Terry and I ran a group couple years ago, until we couldn't keep up with it, and removed it.  It was fun, but a lot of work to make it work.
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Madam--Kitty Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist

Hi. wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…

P.S. The group is about politics in case you were wondering.

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RainySkyz Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Writer
lol TY :)
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hat off for your post in the religion forum :heart:
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HaiaShouster Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks a lot for being in your collection!!

I like your writing and appriciate your art gallery!!
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Alik-Volga Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you for the fave!
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abyss1956 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks a lot for the +fav Heart 
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IsabelleWallgren Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the fav :)
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Brandzai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving Frustration :)
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Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Thank you Claudia for :+fav:ing 'Wide Awake But Dreaming Of You' :D
Wide Awake But Dreaming Of You by Deb-e-ann
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HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving.
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015   Writer
Many many thanks for faving my funny cat photo 'My coat has a face'!!!!!
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ekant-aadmi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  New member Professional General Artist
Thank you for all the favs!!!!!
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Harry-E-Hooper Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the fave Claudia! :)
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EdHyena Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! It means a lot! :)
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Ferra-Lyner Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
I thank you for the fave.
if you are willing, please watch me.
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LEVIATAN-666 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Thanks+fav 
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LEVIATAN-666 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Thanks+fav 
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tawunap159 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  New member
Thanks for the fav!!!
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for faving "a kitten's tail" :ahoy:
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Nikonoclaste Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the :+fav:!!! :peace:
And for your inspiring comment... :)
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Thank you very much for your support.Heart
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WhollyJeff Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorite, very much. I'm glad you liked him.
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015   Writer
I'm so honored! Thank you very very much for the feature! :hug:
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cyranosdemet Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Rainy, you speak with a poignant sincerity I full appreciate... not always comfortable, but always appreciated.  Funny thing, how the years strip away the reasons to not speak the secrets, and how those who have not the years never admit to already knowing the forbidden knowledge the conventions and convoluted conundrums of society demand remain hidden until it is to late for them to disable societies' predation on the younger  lives it holds captive with its' conventions... perhaps it is freedom from this that powers the younger folks' legends of the vampire and the zombie apocalypse where it is permissible to actually defend life against the forces of the undead broken out of sentiment and into a sad but rational reality.
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