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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.

I Do LOVE These

I love everything I fave, however these appeal to me just a little more, for one reason or another.

dA Artists - Stills

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

dA Artists - Traditional, Digital, Etc.

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

dA's 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.


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Artist | Literature
United States
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Bio: Female, age 66. California born and raised except for 5 years in Arkansas. Married too young and too long (28+ years) until I divorced him. 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 in an unusual... complicated... almost (I said almost) hopeless... yet Very Loving relationship... with a man who is also my Very Best Friend.

And if it's not already fairly obvious, I'm very candid and comfortable speaking my mind. It's how I believe we all should be. --Claudia, July 2014
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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

:iconflowerredplz:About my literature:
I'm not a poet, per se. I dabble only. But I have been writing (and typing) in general ever since the age of 8.

Amusingly I began with plays in 4th to 7th grade that my teachers liked so well they invited my classmates and myself to perform one or two a year. What fun! Years later in junior high school I wrote a few finished and unfinished plays, then never again. More years later in high school and college were the obligatory essays, journals, quite a lot of short stories, mostly unfinished, and three completed novellas. Encouragement was rekindled every English and Creative Writing class when my efforts were graded highly and chosen as one of the best, if not the best.

Afterwards I went through a few decades of creative famine due to my situation and severe illnesses. And then I was hit with a stroke from which I almost died and which forced me to re-learn how to do most things, including write. I'm still recovering even after 24 years.

More recently I've been exploring and expressing with free verse, and the occasional short story and/or shorter six-word one. As for the novels I vowed to myself all my life that I would write, I'm still lacking the health and energy to dive into my characters and remain therein to the end of the book. And oddly, for better or worse, now that my life finally became my own I no longer have the desperate need to escape into an imaginary one so as to survive my reality. My reality may not be the greatest at times, but compared to my rear view mirror it's a vast improvement! For that I thank God. :iconflowerredplz:

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.

:felinoid: by Helen-Baq:owlnoid: by Helen-Baq

Music, News, Trivia...

Makes me sad when I look out and see most of the many trees around this condo villa dropping dead leaves as if it were Fall, as hot dry winds rip them apart, shred the bark and create stumps. I long for misty cool breezes and green. This drought is more than depressing. Sad sad sad. Trying to cheer up with a bit of excellent jazz, piano, guitar, and Joe himself. (Later: I'm buying this album. Love them all!)
:iconmusic-1plz: Joe Satriani:
Wind in Trees…
Light Years Away…
Wormhole Wizards…

:cd:Chris de Burgh:…………… :iconraining-plz: Please, God? Thank you. <3…

flower34 by LuckygayEmoticon bike by clairebearer


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Weissglut Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Writer
Thanks for faving my work!
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks for faving my work!
FiguraArto Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thank you very much.
Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thanks Claudia for :+fav:ing 'Golden Lily' :D
Golden Lily by Deb-e-ann
Celem Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: on my bryce canyon pic :)
Shiaty Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist
Thank you for the +fav ! :) (Smile) 
RainySkyz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   Writer
dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thank you, dear. I appreciate you liking my stormy vaca photo. :iconcloudsplz:
RainySkyz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   Writer
:iconheyaplz: How y'all doing this summer?  I know the weather everywhere has been one extreme to the next, but hopefully yer gett'n through safely.  Not much going on with me. I log on now and then and continue to enjoy all the great work around here.  Be well!  :heart:
UnmaskArt Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for liking some of my work, I really appreciate it a lot!
I hope you can find some time to check out my YouTube channel too, where you can watch most of my newest pieces being completed.
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BadfaceAKABima Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank u for collect :)
danielag82 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for faving  :blowkiss:
old-school-photo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Thank you for the fave, take care!
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thank you very much for the faves, Claudia, I really appreciate it!  :heart:
Wishing you well!  :hug:
SkySinger92 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the delay, but thanks a bushel for favoriting a my little Brachiosaurus ami! ^_^ I'm uber glad that you like him! =D (Big Grin) Hug 
Pinedrop Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I'm glad you liked my photo of the "castle".  :-)
gallindz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
thank you for faving!! :)
Shiaty Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  New member Hobbyist
Thank you for the fav Hug 
Placi1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thank you for the fave!
Galadriel34 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Thank you for the fav :)
JocelyneR Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Thank you so much for the faves, Claudia!  :heart: :hug:
Stevegillettart Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for adding my 'Whispering Love' drawing to your favourites.. I'm pleased you like it.. If you have any questions about this or any of my other drawings then feel free to ask.   :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin)
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