|In Honor of Those Who Have Died In The United States Armed Forces|
All Gave Some...And Some Gave All...
Rest In Peace My Little PrinceRocky died earlier today. I couldn't write about it until now. I wasn't going to, but I can't keep it to myself anymore. He died at home, I was there when it happened. Me and my dad. He tried so hard to hold on for me, but I told him to let go. He wanted to much to make me happy, even in the end. He's been sick for a while, but I always thought he would pull through and get better, that's the kind of attitude he had. I've been crying so hard, and I don't want to. Rocky always got so upset when I did. We had a special bond, him and me. I upset my fiance, I'm so upset, but its hard to calm down. I've never handled death very well, and Rocky was the constant in my life that kept me grounded. He was my comforter, my best friend, my buddy, and my darling little prince. Rest well my little Prince, I hope you're in heaven now. I knew God would claim you someday, but never could have guessed it would be so soon. Rocky was 8 years old, and the best companion I ever had.Rest In Peace My Little Prince by PuppyPal1000
I still can't believe he's goneIts been a week since Rocky passed away. I still miss him a lot, and I'll always love him, but I'm glad my puppy isn't in pain anymoreI still can't believe he's gone by PuppyPal1000
Tomasz Opasinski: So You Wanna Be In PicturesTomasz Opasinski: So You Wanna Be In Pictures by techgnotic
Entertainment Advertising Creative Director
When his dream of one day being Captain of a naval vessel was taken away from him due to his irreparable poor eyesight, Tomasz Opasinski turned to his most powerful talent in life: he could draw and paint. Still in his native Poland, he enrolled in the School of Advertising, taking courses in computers and publishing.
The Polish Navy’s loss was an incalculable gain for worldwide creative arts lovers, especially fans of movies and the innovative movie poste
|Great work by fellow dA artists!|
Rhapsody In Zero GravityIs deep space silent?
The Guardian Wraith of Starlit SmokeOur sitting here by lantern-light together
Black-Hand SpadeOld green sedan
All Seasons PromenadeAll outside is dreary and grey
AntarcticaSnowlands lost and frozen
The Hard ManIrish laddy with a lavender bent
Hi folks! I'm a hobbyist photographer and writer. I love doing both...the sense of elation I feel when I find a great scene to shoot, or when the words flow onto the page seemingly of their own accord. |
The best part of DA is the wonderful people! I've made some great friends here, and I urge you to look through my friends and watch list...my friends are truly gifted.
Current Residence: Michigan, USA
Favourite photographer: William Eggleston/Lewis Hine/Margaret Bourke-White
Favourite style of art: Ash Can School/Art Deco/Surrealism/Industrial
Personal Quote: Those days are gone forever. ~ Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
|"I can make a lord, but only God can make a gentleman."|
~ King James I of England 1566-1625
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."
~ Red Adair 1915-2004
"A Steely Dan concert is akin to witnessing the passage of a single multiplex vehicle the size of a motorcade or convoy, its various segments comprising limousines, ice-cream wagons, hearses, lunch-carts, ambulances, black marias, and motorcycle outriders, all of it Rolls-grade and lacquered like a tropical beetle. The horns glint, as it rolls majestically past, splendid, a thing of legend, and utterly peculiar unto itself."
~ William Gibson, Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2008: July 2.
"I unconsciously decided that, even if it wasn't an ideal world, it should be. So I painted only the ideal aspects of it - pictures in which there are no drunken slatterns or self-centered mothers... only foxy grandpas who played baseball with the kids and boys who fished from logs and got up circuses in the backyard." ~ Norman Rockwell 1894-1978
"Let us upon new thoughts write antique verses."
~ Andre Chenier 1762-1794
"One must do coolly the things which are most fiery."
~ Hector Berlioz 1803-1869
Art is a force which frees the soul and through which one can grasp "certain rhythms of life and breath" which compel one "to fall in with it, like passerby who join in a dance; these rhythms compel us to set in motion, in the depth of our being, some secret chord which was only waiting to thrill."
~ Henri Bergson 1859-1941
"Hug and kiss whoever helped get you - financially, mentally, morally, emotionally - to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers. If you're too uptight to do that, at least do the old handshake thing, but I recommend a hug and a kiss. Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone."
~Stephen King, Commencement Address, U. of Maine, 5-07-05
"And what guarantee, pray, have you that your life will last longer? Who will suffer your course to be just as you plan it? Are you not ashamed to reserve for yourself only the remnant of life, and to set apart for wisdom only that time which cannot be devoted to any business?
How late it is to begin to live just when we must cease to live! What foolish forgetfulness of mortality to postpone wholesome plans to the fiftieth and sixtieth year, and to intend to begin life at a point to which few have attained!"
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca 4 BC- AD 65, on 'The Shortness of Life.'