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- Drinking: Lemon water
Long time no see!Hello Everyone.
Sorry for the long... long pause. I had to take a break from Deviantart. The fact that there were so many (and still are) ill shot photos... photos that are obvious shots to heighten the subjects self esteem were ruining my hope of the creative group I have come to know here. Among other reasons, as people stealing my photos from this site, watermark issues, website issues, time issues, health issues... well many reasons and yes, excuses to ignore my DA. Well. I am back. I will update my portfolio on here, keeping it to the more creative ideas and hoping to get a great group of people commenting and supporting each other!
My website is up here: http://samkaczur.com if you are too impatient to wait for me to upload photos!
Missed everyone here! PLUS I will update you on my life and this year.
Missing photographer!!! NEW WEBSITE!!!I feel shy coming on here!
I have been insanely busy. My new website is up but if you read my previous journals I have a lot... lot going on at home. One of my friends was diagnosed with bipolar... insane ride... literally. And now another of my friends died... due to a doctor's mistake. It breaks my heart. Really...
My health is going up and down and I am just wanting to relax for once!!! I may plan a week away to travel alone in the fall, just so I can screw my head back on.
All my photoshoots are postponed right now and my editing as well. There is just too much I need to sort out and do before I am able to focus fully on my work! GETTING HEALTHY! I need to badly as its sad that I am exhausted from walking up 4 flights of stairs and having to nap after it. Tired of pain meds and the like! GRR!
Ok calming down. SO! Please check out my website!!! And tell
The bipolar entryHello!
Sorry for the sudden stop in activity. Many many things have gone on in the past week.
- family issues
- friends taking advantage of me and my photography
- getting my new website up
- my laptop died and is in repair
- health went down hill again... YAY
The last is the thing that is consuming most of my time. A dear friend of mine is going through many many health problems and I am helping his family cope since I am the only one who knows what he could be going through. I just hate the stigma this area has created on Mental health. Its sad and revolting. Its demeaning and I wish it would stop! Just because blood isn't pouring out of a wound doesn't mean it isn't there. It can't be healed with just a pill or band aid. IT DOES TAKE TIME. It does take weeks, months and sometimes YEARS for things to get to a stable state. You don't see cancer patients dancing a jig after one
Schmidt Sting Pain IndexHaha random journal but this made me laugh so hard. I'll tell you a story.
So, I was sitting in the kitchen, on my laptop, browsing DeviantArt when I heard a strange buzzing, not any type of buzzing. I had ignored-- by now-- the buzzing of various other bugs, but this was louder, deeper and more powerful, like a mini helicopter. I looked up, to see, right beside me was a giant hornet-esk type bug. My eyes grew large as it browsed the colourful photos of DA just like me. I stayed still, unsure of how this bug reacted to movement.
Eventually it got bored with the deviations, something a bug can not appreciate fully, and decided to fly at the window. Thud. Thud. Thud. As it preoccupied itself with ramming its head against the invisible force I decided to grab a glass and trap it, which I did successfully. I am the type not to kill but trap and release. No point in harming an insect because it flew through the door you l
The next 10 daysHmm 10 seems to be a theme.
I hope you all are fine. For the next 10 days I will be working hard at relaxing. Yes, I know that is unreal. I need to go through a lot of files, photos and documents. I have over 4 moving boxes of books to read and I will use this time to organize what I have with me right now. I have done over 4 photo shoots and have not edited them yet. I will, don't worry! I just need to work hard at fixing the foundation before I build on that.
I'll be posting journals more often I think! Yay!
10 Facts about me1 - I write a lot (essays, stories, poems).
2 - I am obsessed with Architectural Digest.
3 - I hate chocolate, whip cream and warm/hot milk.
4 - I love Hot Chocolate.
5 - My beer has to be cold, European and in bottles. (Grolsch, Heiny, Becks, Stella)
6 - I know palmistry, dream interpretation and physiognomy.
7 - I was the captain for my high school Rugby team.
8 - My first gallery exhibition was when I was 14 years old.
9 - I write myself To Do Lists every day.
10 - I will live in a castle. Dead serious.
Slow and steadyHello Watchers,
I hope you are all ok and haven't forgotten about me. Please write me a comment and let me know how you are doing! I am eager to come back.
My subscription ended and I would love to thank :iconZen1965: for his generous donations. He is currently ill so everyone, please wish him well!
On my health, slowly I'm moving again. I can not sit for long periods of time, I can not exercise, stress out, laugh too hard, cry, cough or sneeze without my ribs hurting. I am taking my meds for it but it doesn't seem to help much anyways. I may go in for more tests... yay. I wish the tests would end. Now they want to stick me in an MRI machine and take more blood. You'd think by now after going through at least 50+ vials they would just take a pint or two instead.
Speaking of blood! I am planning about 2-3 large photo shoots, which may take place this summer, if everything is organized. Its pretty big.
Update on StatusWell, its been a while. Thank you everyone for your support and caring words. They definitely have helped. The past few weeks have been rocky with emotional, physical and mental hurdles. All I have to say is I have fallen down on most of them and learned as well. I am truly happy for everything that has happened, strange I know.
Physically. To update those who don't regularly read my journals, I went to the Hospital a few weeks back with chest pains. Heart conditions run in my family so the doctors wanted to check. Turns out that I have a rib condition that was recently declared chronic. Its painful. It basically rips my ribs out of the cartilage if the muscle cramp is bad enough. I'll survive. I am not allowed to exercise because my muscles just tear. Except for hot yoga. Its great and I LOVE it. It relaxes those tense muscles.
Don't worry, I have big pro
ADOPTABLE 100 THEMES CHALLENGEYeah. I don't like the other one. SO HERE WE GOOOOOO!!!
2. Think pink
3. Chocolate kisses
4. Crisp apple
14. Sun conure
26. Candy floss
32. Bumble bee
40. Peanut butter jelly
45. Orange sherbet
50. Tea and cake
73. Aquafresh toothpaste
ALL Next Gen Fun Facts!This is fan made!
All Next Gen Fun Facts! :iconwoootplz: Everything from my previous fun facts journals as well as some new ones are in here I probably won't make any more new Fun Facts journals. Instead, I'll just add them in here and let you know if there are any updates (if they are worth mentioning of course) I'll probably add more to the younger characters later since I'm still developing them. HOLY FRICK THIS JOURNAL IS LONG!
If this journal in particular is too long, you can look at these kinda shorter ones that narrow the characters down by category
Main: Royalty: Side: Children:
Valiant goes by "Lance"
Valiant's love life isn't very successful even though he's kind, charming and handsome. He's been out with quite a few ponies making him seem l
30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) ChallengeI originally posted this on my Tumblr blog, and since it seems to be popular I thought I'd challenge people here.
30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell.
I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!
Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell (more for Tumblr posts, but I suppose you can do it here too) so everyone can follow along and see each other's awesome artwork.
What are you waiting for? START!
Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference Draw a figure that's in action, using a reference - link to referenceDra
The 30 Day Character Development Challenge~![Stole off someone's facebook]
1.) Describe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don't have any, is there a reason?
4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
5.) What's your character's ranking on the KINSEY SCALE?
6.) Describe your character's happiest memory.
7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
8.) Day of Favorites! What's your character's favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
9.) Who does your character trust?
10.) Can you define a turning point in your character's life? Multiples are acceptable.
11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the time
Pony Price ListGeneral Commission Info Hat Pricing FAQ
All plushes are minky with applique eyes and cutie marks, unless otherwise agreed upon.
"Starting prices" are listed for all types of plushes. "Starting prices" are defined as the price for the most basic pony of that kind. I start from my base pony price and add charges according to how difficult the character is to make. Design elements that add complexity such as difficult or multicolored manes, body markings, and modifications to the basic pattern will add cost. For a full and amus
[CLOSED+WINNER] FREE ADOPT RAFFLE 17 - PIFFIESWaaah thanks thanks thanks to all participants...nnngh a lot of lovely comment and HAPPY HOLIDAYS WISHES THANKS!! HAPPY HOLIDAY TO EVERYONE \;////7///;/!
Omg I can't believe every time I have to edit a raffle my cat come to my table and start lick my nose and lie down on my hand....I think she have some strange power and she feel when I have something to do...so I have just one hand..thanks Michelle...
But now the winner x°°D!
The winner is... :iconjustlovearts: WAAAH I'M HAPPY FOR YOU \T///7///T/!!
Now in max 24 hours justlovearts choose her favorite piffies and the other five will be put on sale,
OFFER TO ADOPT this time, something different I have think about the right way the last two days and I hope in this way people can offer the amount they want without "fight" with other directly ;;
(I excluded set price or AB because the last time they gone in few seconds ;_; ) the only thing : I have some problem accept/refuse o
MLP: NG Timeline= Birth = Death =Random Event
=Crush begins =Crush ends =Relationship begins =Relationship ends =Marriage
=Not Canon (but could happen)
Valiant Heart is born
Illusion is born
Red June is born
60 poses theme challengethis seems like a really awesome challenge and i think it will help me a lot now that i'm back into drawing! everyone should try this!!
60 Pose theme
For the artists who want to do pose practices and studies.
Try to draw full body.
Try different angles on each poses.
You may include environments around the characters, but keep the main focus on the character.
Fanart/Original art either is fine.
1~50 is One character, 51~60 is with Two characters.
7. Falling on the butt.
8. Holding the head
9. Sitting with legs crossed.
11. On their knees
12. Hugging their knees
13. Hands/Knees/Head on the ground(Deep apology pose).
16. Looking up
17. Laying on the back
18. Laying on the stomach
19. On tiptoes
20. Hands and Legs spread apart.
21. Arms crossed
22. Climbing up
23. Climbing down
365 Day drawing Challenge!So I've decided on doing a 365 day drawing challenge! I've compiled a list of 365 things (adjectives, ideas, verbs, etc.) and I will pick one at random every day. After a year, I will have 365 unique drawings!! I actually started yesterday, and I have to upload the pic. I did #35. If I remember, I will upload every pic I draw.
Update: If you'd like to use this list, please go right ahead and do so! My permission is not necessary, but any comments or credit to me would be greatly appreciated!
Here's my list. I will not be doing them in this order, I'll pick a random one each day. I'm so excited!
1. Draw one of your friends if they were the opposite sex
2. a tragedy
3. Create a new OC and draw their debut
4. a romance
7. draw one of your current OCs as detailed as possible
10. a self portrait
11. an advertisement
12. a collection of stick figures on post it notes (drawn by different friends)