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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.

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 | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
flower divider by Sugaree33-Artflower divider by Sugaree33-Artflower divider by Sugaree33-Art
Bio: Female, age 66; California born and lived here all my life except for 5 years in Arkansas; Was married 28+ years until I ended it 1993; I have one son, no grand children, but I'm Aunty to many nieces/nephews and Graunty to their kids and Grraunty to theirs. I wonder if I'll make it to Grrraunty? Which sounds something akin to what Tony The Tiger might have said? Anyone remember Tony? Or did he die from a sugar OD? :D
flower divider by Sugaree33-Artflower divider by Sugaree33-Artflower divider by Sugaree33-Art

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
Pinkierosie by Sugaree33-Art
Star-Crossed Lovers©:iconcelticstarplz:
Why must be it thus
you and I love so much
Yet crossed in day
Crossed in night
Starring, yes
in that we're right
But too far
Always too far
What world
where --
to be less unfair?
~~ Claudia (for Terrence Feally) 3/24/2012

.....©lil rose by Sugaree33-Art
Again and again
always you
Today Tomorrow
I must be true
It's all I know
how to do
So stay or leave
but please believe
after the seasons
all run dry
beyond the death
of eternal time
devoted I belong
only to
you my dear
~~Claudia (for Terrence Feally) 1/14/2014

The cruelty of how loved ones use silence as wall and weapon:©
Silence, . . .when words should be spoken,
is to a relationship like, . . .
dark skies to a flower garden,
drought to a rain forest,
and breathless lungs
a bloodless

Much of my life despite how cheerful and caring:©
Song For TodayHollow as a rotted-out walnut shell
blown, dropped, shattered
at the bottom of a waterless well.
Where are you now?
Silent to the end.
Hear me screaming?
Not a sound.
Find me, please?
I'm lost without.
I wished to be
lost within.
What can I say.
Song for today .  .  .
Leaving Hope.

But then, goes full circle again:©
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.

Music, News, Trivia...

Flowers by Sugaree33-ArtFlowers and Butterfly by Nina1love1Flowers by Sugaree33-Art

:icona-bicycle: 4/17/14 A nice relaxing Zen'ish biking at 14+ mph. :) Video runs 1-1/2 hours.
ATB - Future Memories…


Ralph Vaughan Williams, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis:…

Yo-Yo Ma. Ennio Morricone - Moses and Marco Polo Suite:…

Shakira - Empire:…

Pharrell Williams - Happy:…


Exerpeutics Folding…


To my watchers, acquaintances, and friends...if you still remember me and wish an update:
I'm sorry I haven't interacted much for ever so long. I pop in now and then, view and fave a little, then pop back out again. As of the end of last year I moved from the town of my nieces and their children, from a building where I'd been living unsafely and unhappily since 2009. And away from a town where it was not safe or healthy since 2004. Into a home more caring, relaxed and owned by family. There still are problems in this abode with the keeping an older building in shape. But at least I can do as I please, for the most part. But I'm not as well last year and this one. What time and energy I do have are devoted to my Terry, local family, and recovering onslaughs of flu, dealing with the chronic fibromyalgia (aka, fatigue, all over body pain, difficulties sleeping, anxiety, chemical sensitivities, etc.), plantar fasciitis (heel/arch fascia--improved vastly however!), allergies (general and life-threatening), etc. But do know I have a life, people, love, and companionship--especially a bed and roof over my head, any kind of food I wish to buy (having fun learning Chinese cuisine), basic plans, hopes, and still a few dreams. Things have settled down considerably for Terry and me. We're resigned to our fate. But happy for whatever we have. Especially that we met and salvaged each other from a fate worse than death.

Be well all of you. Love and be loved. And find happiness at least some time every day. And it goes unsaid: LAUGH! A lot! And out loud! :) :heart: :hug:

:readingBS: by spongee0990:letsplay: by spongee0990:rose4you: by spongee0990:catyawn: by spongee0990

Piano Player Stamp by Drake1Composer STAMP by grace-noteMusic by Komali100

Are you an empath? generally psychic? possess foreknowledge? Please share any thoughts or personal experiences about this? 

3 deviants said Yes I am. No I don't wish to talk about it.
2 deviants said Yes I am. Yes I will tell you about it.
1 deviant said No. No experiences. Nothing.
1 deviant said Other. Please explain, if you can?
No deviants said Maybe. Haven't decided yet.
No deviants said I have no clue what you're talking about.
No deviants said I'm still trying to get in tune with my own self at this time.
No deviants said No, but my (whomever) is.
No deviants said I'm a paid psychic. Paranormal is my passion.
No deviants said If I have these abilities I attribute them to God (my Higher Power) (Other).


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Drowy89 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for adding "flower" to your folders :) (Smile) 
CapnSkusting 22 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks for faving "sunset observers" :ahoy:
thewolfcreek 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav my friend...
ncgirl 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama!  :happybounce:
Hey thank you for adding my work to your folders…

It's much appreciated :D 
Thank you very much dear Claudia and Happy Easter to you and your family!Hug
ncgirl 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave on "Skinny"!  :hug:

Many thanks Claudia for adding "Copy Cat" to your favourites. It is very :iconmuchsignplz: :-) :w00t:

Hedwigs-art Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconexcitedblushplz: :iconbigfav1plz::iconbigfav2plz::iconbigfav3plz::iconfav3dplz: :iconexcitedblushplz:
Hey, I just met you

and this is crazy

but thanks for faving

and watch me maybe?


Please visit my gallery when you have time... That would be VERY nice of you and you'll get a cookie:iconcrumblingcookieplz:
CapnSkusting Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for faving "we'll keep a light on" :ahoy:
Thanks so much Claudia for the :iconcutellamaplz: :-) 
Thanks Claudia for :+fav:ing 'Lemon' :D
lemon by Deb-e-ann
RainySkyz Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
BlueButterflies by KmyGraphicYou're welcome, Everyone. Continue creating! Take care. :hug: --Claudia
Thanks so much Claudia for the recent fav on "Guess My Age" It is hugely appreciated :-) :highfive:
Thank you kindly for the faves, Claudia! :heart:
Wishing you well!  :rose:
LauraHolArt Mar 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave! :happybounce:
MSchmidtPhotography Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the faves! :)
chiruruzuhenu Mar 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
thanks for the fav :)
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