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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.


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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


Female, age 67. 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 and keep you well and happy.

Thank You by KmyGraphic For your time and faves.

Music, News, Trivia...

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Brian Wilson!!! I'm so glad you're back. SO glad! Not that you ever really left. But now you're at your absolute best! Makes me smile finding all these tunes. Definitely going to be buying. I especially love Half Moon Bay. It's almost a personal song for me, because I grew up hanging out there (in California). Thank you for all this great stuff! I know you've suffered heavily, and yet you survived and are better than ever. Truly! Keep keeping on. God Bless! :heart:
Half Moon Bay ft. Mark Isham…
The Right Time ft. Al Jardine, David Marks…
The Last Song (Brian)…
(There are many more. Go listen! And support Brian's music!)

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Herainia Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave!
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Brandzai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving Fritillaria meleagris :)
nehab16 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav. It means a lot
Katsur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015   Artist
Hi. Thanks so much for the favorite=)
delmagni-momentis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
Astarsia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
I appreciate the :+fav:
ScorpioMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Thanks so much for +faving!! Please feel free to watch!! :D (Big Grin)
etienne242 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favourite :)
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Socratim Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot for the fav back in december! :blush:
donnatello129 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much for adding my photo to your collection :):happybounce: 
ihsans-Art Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hope you will get better.. :)
Coramina Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav :-)
ZombieWil Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav Rainy!!
fredasurgenor Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding "Padua Canal" to your collection, very much appreciated.
YfirHaf Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Thank you for the fav! :) (Smile)
PrincessNarutofan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for fave <3 have a nice day
Brandzai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving Meow :)
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Thank you very much for the fav! :aww:
RainySkyz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015   Writer
I don't always reply to each person who comments here.  I do read all of your thank you's.  And so, you are...

Very Welcome - hearts by AStoKo
I enjoy your art so much! It makes my life happier! Always. Thank you!
Nipntuck3 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
So many thanks for the Fave..:)
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