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I have not submitted anything in FOREVER!! I have been slammed with just being a stay at home mom to my two wonderful girls as the world swirls around me, keeping me safe in my own little vortex.  I've not had any time for my art journaling but I am  playing around with acrylic paint and canvases.  I'm trying to teach myself the basics of abstract painting and I am having fun with it.  I just wish I could get the paint and brush to do what I want.  I need a good brush tutorial and some help with blending.  I may post some of my canvases just to get some good advice.  Visit my stock account :iconrowaneagle-stock:
  • Listening to: VAST
  • Reading: Anne Lamott!!!! She ROCKS!!
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: With Photoshop
  • Eating: Nothing, damn diets.
  • Drinking: Crystal Light
Ok, so I have two pictures of bats in my gallery, I took them at the zoo.  Somebody reported them saying they were in the wrong place in my gallery, basically they said these pictures should be under photo manips and not photography.  Well, they aren't photomanips, they really just came out looking kinda groovy like that (or so I thought).  So I sent a note to the powers that me who responded saying that they will trust me that they aren't photomanips but that these pictures should "not be in your gallery because they offer very little clarity."  I guess I am just a little butt-hurt about that.  I mean, what exactly is unclear? They are bats, it is clear.  There is some funky technique in there.  But what kind of person says something like that?  Sheesh! I did not ask for a critique, so it was a totally unwarrented and somewhat mean comment.  Anyway, I am just blowing off steam.  Thankx for listening!
Brandi

Oh, and please visit my stock account :iconrowaneagle-stock:
  • Listening to: VAST
  • Reading: Anne Lamott!!!! She ROCKS!!
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: With Photoshop
  • Eating: Nothing, damn diets.
  • Drinking: Crystal Light

Groovy Thoughts

Wed Sep 3, 2008, 10:35 PM
Art journaling rocks!

OK, so I have posted SOME of my art journal, but for the most part I FEAR it will be judged for its lack of perfection or lack of pretty much anything.  When I create in my journal, I try to tell the perfection fairy to take a hike, but she laughs at me, so I take her and drown her in the glitter bottle I am too afraid to use anyway, that really ticks her off, but it keeps her at bay long enough for me to create a page or two.  Having a two year old provides me with plenty to do with my time, but when she is asleep and I have no homework (yeah, right), I get the bug and pull out my journal.  While most of my art posted here is my photoshop and photography, creating in my art journal actually gives me the greatest sense of freedom that I can feel.  If only I could stop being afraid of it.  :)
Brandi

Visit my blogger!! notsorryformyart.blogspot.com/

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  • Listening to: VAST
  • Reading: Anne Lamott!!!! She ROCKS!!
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: With Photoshop
  • Eating: Nothing, damn diets.
  • Drinking: Crystal Light

Journal feature: KIDS

Thu Jun 12, 2008, 6:36 PM
Please check out these awesome kid deviations and stop by the gallery of the artist to let them know what you think.

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I chose my favorite six:

Bear Attack by Starry-eyed25 :thumb87561483: :thumb88378910:
Fragile by Malla13 Booed by andotsiry a memory by puella-pia

Thank you to everyone who submitted for my first journal feature! I hope to have plenty more.

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Clubs I belong to:
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  • Listening to: VAST
  • Reading: Anne Lamott!!!! She ROCKS!!
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: With Photoshop
  • Eating: Nothing, damn diets.
  • Drinking: Crystal Light

Personal Feature

Wed Jun 11, 2008, 4:32 PM
BECAUSE I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SHOVE PICTURES OF MY CHILD IN YOUR FACE!!! HEHEHHEHE. :) Hey, maybe I can do a feature on this stuff? There is an idea!!

Dream in Color by rowaneagle Awe of a child by rowaneagle Curiosity by rowaneagle
Sydney 4 by rowaneagle Sydney 3 by rowaneagle quak quak by rowaneagle

My own personal feature: My daughter.  Because I subscribed and I can put pics in here now, LOL!!!

  • Listening to: VAST
  • Reading: Anne Lamott!!!! She ROCKS!!
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: With Photoshop
  • Eating: Nothing, damn diets.
  • Drinking: Crystal Light
Does anybody read these things? I have been on DA forever and I still have only 3,000 page views.  I am wondering why.  I don't even PRETEND to be as good as some of the manipulators and photographers on DA, but what I would like is some good, honest, crits, tell me how to make my photography better.  I am %100 self taught, and I do not resent help in the form of gentle crits.  So, if you read this, take a look at my gallery and offer some tips, espeically on the photography.  Thank you!!

Oh, and I have a stock account with large images, nature and random pics mostly, have a look!  

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  • Listening to: VAST
  • Reading: Anne Lamott!!!! She ROCKS!!
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: With Photoshop
  • Eating: Nothing, damn diets.
  • Drinking: Crystal Light
What to say here? I have no clue.....my mind is a huge, warped bowl of M&Ms, Bananas, and Steven Wallace poems melting over a smallish fire.  Nothing else can fit in the bowl, and so it must eventually come to overflow into this journal.  




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  • Listening to: VAST
  • Reading: Philipa Gregory
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: With Photoshop
  • Eating: Nothing, damn diets.
  • Drinking: Iced Tea
As I am sure some of you have noticed, my website of many years, www.groovythoughts.com is no longer in service.  I have to cut expenses and it has been a good site and a lot of fun, but it was time to say goodbye (tear, tear).  I hope to start it up again with a new theme that isn't WLS related, perhaps an artsy site with all my street photography, most of which I haven't posted here due to the rampant theft of art.  :)

Brandi

visit my stock account rowaneagle-stock
  • Listening to: VAST
  • Reading: Philipa Gregory
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: With Photoshop
  • Eating: Nothing, damn diets.
  • Drinking: Iced Tea
In spite of everything, I am happy.

-B

God is good, yes?
  • Listening to: Norah Jones
  • Reading: Philipa Gregory
  • Watching: The Riches
  • Playing: WOW
  • Eating: Dried Pinapple.
  • Drinking: Iced Tea
So yeah, this is my journal.  Not much going on I can go into much detail about, but I plan on writing a short story on the happenings of the last few days at some point in my chaotic life.  :)
  • Listening to: Norah Jones
  • Reading: Philipa Gregory
  • Watching: The Riches
  • Playing: WOW
  • Eating: Dried Pinapple.
  • Drinking: Iced Tea
Wow, it's been a while since I have posted any new work at all.  School has kept me so slammed, not to mention that little person who keeps following me around calling me "mom".  I will try to get on that, I have a photo outing planned for the next few weeks at some point, and yes, I could be more vague!  

I have decided to take the summer off from school, PSU can wait, and I am so burned out!!  I am looking forward to an easy going summer spent with my friends and family, and short of a trip to the Cook Islands, that is as good as it gets.

So my new quote to go with my art feature "TRUTH" is: Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.

Pslams 31:5

If we keep our eyes on him, it seems easier to hear the truth, and even to speak it to ourselves, wouldn't you agree?
  • Listening to: Norah Jones
  • Reading: Philipa Gregory
  • Watching: The Riches
  • Playing: WOW
  • Eating: Dried Pinapple.
  • Drinking: Iced Tea
Well, I got photoshop elements for Christmas.  It isn't the full photoshop I was used to, but I must say, I am REALLY impressed with it so far.  I have submitted several new deviations today.  I hope ya all enjoy!

OH, and please please use my stock for your manips!  
:iconrowaneagle-stock:

Not to beg, but nobody uses it.  LOL!  

Kisses
Brandi
  • Listening to: Norah Jones
  • Reading: Philipa Gregory
  • Watching: NIP TUCK
  • Playing: WOW
  • Eating: Pizza Pockets
  • Drinking: Iced Tea
I realize I haven't posted anything new in AGES, basically not since my baby girl was born back in February.  Also, it's a little bit of a lack of PHOTOSHOP! I don't have it anymore, I could cry.  I am also a full time student still, so time is short.  But I am thrilled to see people have kept visiting my page.  Please post a hello for me, I love adult conversation, (no, you perv, not that kind of adult conversation).  :)

Brandi
I feel like Evil Willow, you know, from Buffy? Not my cat, who is also named Willow and very evil.  I am trying to disguise my powers though, subtle is better for the momment.  I will choose the right time and place to unleash my greatness upon the world.  ROFLMAO!   Who am I kidding?  The world will never be ready...hehehehe

Life is good, but I am soo antsy!! Being off school for a term is most likely the cause.  I am pumped up to go back.  I have decided to go all the way, so I am going to OHSU for the Radiation Therapy program.   What does this mean? More money!! And more pre-reqs to take before hand.  I need to take icky stuff now like chem and physics, but I have most of the other stuff taken care of.  It still scares the beejezus outta me though.  

My website now has almost 800 hits.  Of course it's been up since July...ugh!  I am proud of it though.  I also put a link up to a new photoblog I just created.  I figured it may be fun and it will occupy some of my time.  This is good.  :)  

don't forget to visit my stock account.  :iconrowaneagle-stock:

Photography

Thu Feb 3, 2005, 11:43 AM
WHOOHOOO!

I found a bunch of my old pictures on disk from last year.  I went a little nuts and uploaded my favorites for all to enjoy (well, mostly me, LOL).   :)

Don't forget to visit my stock account!
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Mood

Fri Jan 21, 2005, 8:42 PM
Much better now

I am feeling much better now, guess I had a bit of a post-holiday depression.   School is still the hardest term yet, but I am thinking with my head on straight and I know I can do it.  

I am taking a look at things and thinking I am really lucky, I have a supportive family, awesome boyfriend, 13 neices and nephews I adore.  I have it pretty good.  It took a very close friend of mine going through something horid for me to realize it.  My art has been kinda dark lately, but it isn't really a reflection of my mood, just creativity in general.  I am setting out to make a point of doing some light-hearted, happy stuff now.  :)  TA TA

stock

Wed Jan 5, 2005, 5:11 PM
Keeping myself buisy

I have a stock account now, mostly nature-type pictures for now, but more to come.  All are large, clear pics for the most part.  Check it out  :iconrowaneagle-stock:    
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Also cyber-stalking people from my past.  Maybe it's cause I am feeling old, lonely, detached from who I used to be.  Maybe I am just developing unhealthy obsessions.   Maybe I just wish I were exciting enough to develop any obsession at all that isn't bubble bath.   Mmmm.  

I miss staying out all night, cruising the streets, not being responsible.   I always promised myself I would never grow up.  I want Care Bears, my Spiderman Big Wheel, and my life back.   But then again, I am happy now.  I am in love, happily, getting good grades; I have goals, hopes and dreams.

I just have a job I hate (means to an end), school is stressing me out, and I look in the mirror and don't know (or like) who is looking back at me anymore.  Am I lying to myself or everyone else?

I am soo in the Christmas mood, but sick as a dog, soar throat, and very bad ear infection (again)! I hate it! These ear infections happen all the damn time, had to leave work early today, loosing out on lots of money, and am sitting here at the computer in a drug-induced daze.........

Wondering if I will create anything groovy today, I will call it the vicodin daze.  :)
I have been complimented by a real artist (hiya, MZ. Zeborah).  I feel soooo lucky.   :)  I never really, honestly thought I would get so many positive reactions, but most of it, is really due to the awesome stock artists here.    I always welcome critiques and stuff.   

SOOOO, anyway, still luvin' Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Meatwad is toooooo cute.   Can't stop watching it really once I see it is on, like the Teletubbies.   Did I REALLY ADMIT THAT???  

::::hangs head in shame::::::

go ahead, mock me.  :)
I am in love with Meatwad, ya know, the little meat ball guy, the cartoon?  He is the cutest!  

Anyway, I have had an amazing time looking at the awesome art here (see my favorites), and am getting alot of ideas on improving my own, since I am a newbie at all of this and never really considered myself an artist, it's just an area I like to explore.   So far, I am having a lot of fun.  But there are people on this site with serious talent, just outstanding, but don't take my word for it, check it out....    
~Brandi