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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
Vintage 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-Rose


Female, age 67. California born and raised except for a few years in Arkansas. Married too young, too long, divorced, and then my ex died. I've a son, who is a kind person and close friend among my others. Teaching myself to draw traditionally and mix it with digital. Hopefully traditional water color. I'm happy to know that after a lifetime of thinking I couldn't draw stick people, I can actually do better than that. As to whether I have enough time remaining to devote and improve, that is yet to be seen. I still play around with music (keyboard) but haven't gotten far. Meanwhile, I've poetry, novels, and story ideas somewhere between my ears. There's always so much I want to do even as one person, thing, or another prevents me from staying my path. In between all that, I'm always busy, never bored, wishing for more hours in the day and less time required for illness, including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue which began harassing me in the 1970s. Sadly in this decade of my life I feel I'm running against a clock tightly wound against me. Despite it all, I remain very forthright, truthful and comfortable speaking my mind, which is how I believe we all should be...otherwise why bother to speak to anyone, or even to yourself?


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, comments, favs,
watches, everything. I'm pleased you stopped by. :)
Sorry if I can't always reply.

Trivia, Movies, Music, My Thoughts, News...

{ Free Icon } --  Red Headphones by HardrockangelPeaceful and quiet moments by KmyGraphic{ Free Icon } --  Green Headphones by Hardrockangel
Note: newer entries always on top.

Satriani: If I Could Fly…

David Darling…

Bruce Springsteen…

The Tower And The Fool:
My Heart Is Dead In New York City…
Fade Away…

Harris and Crowell: Hanging Up My Heart…
Knopfler and Harris: Done With Bonaparte…
Emmylou Harris:
You Never Can Tell…
For No One…

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Hearts-of-fantasy Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav! Much appreciated!
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IMikeMedia Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Claudia...for the fave.  :TipOfTheHat: 
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thank you for the fave! :airborne:
AEShepp Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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vvh1827sf Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Edward-Raphael Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  New member  Traditional Artist
thank you!
LaMoonstar Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Writer
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Thank you for the fave!
RainySkyz Featured By Owner May 4, 2015   Writer
:) Thank you for such a nice reply. And you're very welcome.
nehab16 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. Its nice to hear about you and your pen pal.

There are beautiful and interesting places all over the world but it is the people who make all the difference. I am sure that being with you will be much more heartwarming and satisfying for your pen pal than going around the country. You are a beautiful person with beautiful thoughts and emotions. And you both are lucky to have such a long and strong and a beautiful relationship. I do hope the day comes when you both meet each other. With time living does take its toll on our health. But you must take care of yourself. A person with so much creativity, experience and richness of thought can never be boring.
I very much like to hear from you. Your way with words is so true and just touches a chord. May good health and good fortune always be with you.
And I am very honoured and flattered that you like my art style😊
Thank you
RainySkyz Featured By Owner May 4, 2015   Writer
nehab, you are very welcome. I really enjoy your style of painting. It's lovely.

And just now noticed you are from India.

I've a special fondness for India because I have a pen pal/friend my age who has lived/worked in Mumbai and Pune.  I've known her ever since 1965, we've written, voiced, shared tons of photos, but as yet she/I have never met in person.  Her and husband's jobs took up all their time, then raising their son, and now in retirement raising two grandchildren. Someday they will visit USA. It is my friend's dream to come here and look around...and to meet me...even as I tell her, "You will be so disappointed. I'm just boring plain jane. Often too ill to be much fun for more than an hour or few. So if you come to USA, come here to tour USA and spend most time with all your other friends and family who have moved here. Don't waste time and money on me."  But then who knows how I'll be should that day arrive.  Maybe I'll be feeling better!  :)

Anyhow, nehab, good luck with your art!  :heart:
nehab16 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the favs. Means a lot to me😊
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Thanks for the Llama stranger :D
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