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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.


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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

Bio: 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 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

:music: (Whoa! New to these guys! Super cool!)
Whitehorse: No Glamour In The Hammer…
Baby What's Wrong…

Bukka White: Old Lady Blues…

(Be a hero, even if at first your very own.)
Superchick: Hero…

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


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donnatello129 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much for adding my photo to your collection :):happybounce: 
ihsans-Art Featured By Owner 6 days ago  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 :)
jeanbeanxoxo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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..:)
TashfiaS Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so honoured you added my oil painting to your collection! Thank you :D
Grees19 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav! :)
awjay Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
many thanks for the faving...:D
SvenjaSabrina Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Thank you very much for adding "What's this?" to your faves :) 
Loffy0 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Thanks for the fave it means a lot :aww:
JonasComba Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav!
TripleHearts Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional 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 Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
...and for the second one as well!
samgreal Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave Claudia! :heart:!
gingersfunkyphotos Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015   Photographer
Thanks for the fav on my bird image!
RainySkyz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015   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 Feb 28, 2015  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 Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Claudia!  Thanks for adding "Country Road" to your collection!
ingeline-art Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015   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
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