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Butterfly butter, Butterfly fly !!!

Spring arrived at last and I am looking out for my first flying friends this year. I only saw 2 or 3 up to now :(
While waiting show me your butterfly art if you have some !!!!

Here are some great works from DA:

no photo of butetrflies, but handmade beauties
Butterfly by ellis-animals
everyone probably knows it, i still love it so much, i need to share
The magic light by Natsuki-3
wanted this as a print for forever
Steampunk Skipper by ursulav
awwwww
Butterfly by EdgarGomezArt
what colors !!!! amazing isn't it?
Zygaena by efeline
Greta sp. (mabe "oto"), seeing one of them live is true magic
The triplets of Clarity by Zoe-s-Maybe
want one so bad !
butterfly  pink by AngeniaC
this one is SO under appreciated, please show it some love
between earth and sky by tuutpiip


#49 by BeiHuiNing portrait with butterfly by s27w moth by CoconutMilkyway Skipper by duggiehoo New One Dollar Butterfly by orudorumagi11 Dryocampa rubicunda by Komical Poise by carterr Big Dusty by RacieB Blue butterfly hair slide by Beadmask ,,.Black Swallowtail.., by duggiehoo:thumb116148534: Long-tailed Skipper.,..., by duggiehoo Frailty Cuff by JuleeMClark Citheronia aroa, female - 04 by J-Y-M Isabelle, adult male - 5 by J-Y-M
last but not least Midnight Butterfly dark side by gbdreams Butterfly Metamorphosis by Tofubunnny Pink Pearl Butterfly Choker by cyborgbutterfly
  • Listening to: audiobooks - mistborn
  • Reading: the wheel of time part 2
  • Watching: some series
  • Playing: bloons td5
  • Eating: aspargus and strawberries
  • Drinking: water and tea
I love books, I am not picky about books, I reed chick stuff, children's books, history novels, the old classics ... I just love books in general.
To me every book is like a vacation, I could read for days and days and do nothing else,
in fact I did that some weekends, I only lay the books down for sleeping and toilet, though sometimes...well I don't wanna go into all the glory details :D
I just love books :)
and as I am not the only one here,
I am quite interested in your opinion.
So I thought I'd like to make up a tag thing, I found the "7 deadly sins of reading" on youtube very intersting,
created by  BookishlyMalyza www.youtube.com/user/Bookishly… and she got the idea from a beauty 7 sins tag thing.

I will take those 7 questions and add some of my own, hope some of you will participate, my answers will be last in the post.

So here we go: books books books

1. GREED What is your most expensive book? What is your least expensive book?
2. WRATH—What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
3. GLUTTONY—What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
4. SLOTH—What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
5. PRIDE—What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
6. LUST—What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
7. ENVY—What books would you most like to receive as a gift?


8. Is there a book in your collection you are ashamed of?
9. What 5 books would accompany you to a desert island ( no 5 series, actual single books)
10. What books are you going to read next and why?
11. What is the first book you remember from childhood?
12. Do you owe an e-reader?/ would you like one?
13. A book that truly changed your life:
14. A book you hated to read:
15.A book you would recommend to me:



I tag:
:iconmatthew-fuller: :iconmay-ly: :iconciaratheresa: :iconmisskatt66: :iconjays-kaleidoquasar:
:iconwingedgenesis5: :iconmurdermolly: :iconviveie:  :iconkaywenn: :iconnevilleandluna4ever:
:iconrezy16: :icondreamarian: :iconkangel: :iconjoyful-joy: :iconcookieeater33:

Even if I didn't tag you I'd still love to know our answers!!!, just thought 15 questions 15 tags :)
go ahead and tag some of your da-friends and watchers :)


My answers:

1. GREED What is your most inexpensive book? What is your least expensive book?
- inexpensive one is probably "the five people you meet in heaven" by Mitch Albom, which i bought for 20cents (Euro) in Spain in an English second hand bookshop,
it was the cutest place and the book was really a nice read.
Now my most expensive one is an anatomical drawing book, it's really huge and massiveand costed around 70 Euros (~90$)

2. WRATH—What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
- I guess Stephenie Meyer, I doI like the Twilight series, but her characters are flat and acting weird, I don't genuinely like them...it's weird

3. GLUTTONY—What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
- it's Harry Potter without a doubt, reread/listened to the books more than 10 times each

4. SLOTH—What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
- War and Peace  by Leo Tolstoy,
I want to read it, really, I started it some time, but all those names and it is so freaking long....yeah i know how that sounds from someone who just admitted she read all HP books more than 10 times^^
I hope I'll get around reading it one day

5. PRIDE—What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
- I never tried to sound intellectual talking about books, but I read a lot of classics, so maybe Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe,  Goethe and Schiller,
and I really enjoy reading those!

6. LUST—What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
-For women strong and smart characters, that are not so needy ( not Bella from Twilight),
for men it's harder, I guessa very male one, not the totally good guys, the hard shelled ones with a soft core, who have some humor.

7. ENVY—What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
- all Terry Pratchett books that I don't owe already, if someone wanted to be extra good, a signed book would be a great thing.
I usually don't give much about autographs, this one would mean something to me though.

8. Is there a book in your collection you are ashamed of?
- There was a time when I had a hard time admitting I liked Twilight, the movies are just so horrible and all that fandom
same with Eragon, some times people look at you funny when you say you liked those books.... I don't give a **** though anymore

9. What 5 books would accompany you to a desert island ( no 5 series, actual single books)
- yeap I know this is a hard one.
I personally would pick 3 Harry Potter books, the first, the 4th and the 7th to reconstruct the story :D
one Terry Pratchett book, though I am not yet sure which
and last a book that I havn't read yet,a big one, maybe War and Peace  by Leo Tolstoy :D

10. What books are you going to read next and why?
- I planned rereading Terry Pratchett books, next will be the carpet people,
I love Terry Pratchett he is my favorite author

11. What is the first book you remember from childhood?
- the name was "Kater Mog" translated "tomcat Mog", it a chubby tabby cat that goes around doing his thing and you always get shown what the kid is doing.
The cat washes itself with his tongue, wile the little boy is in th bathtub etc.
lovely book by Judith Kerr, I'd totally buy it for my children

12. Do you owe an e-reader?/ would you like one?
-I'd really like to have one,
as much as I love actual books, the prospect of always being able to carry hundreds of books with you and get all the classics for free, that's just great
still...eve if I had one I'd surly still buy books from paper.

13. A book that truly changed your life: How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

14. A book you hated to read: Homo Faber by Max Frisch,
I cheated and didn't read all of it, didn't even buy the book, but what I had to read in class was plain awful...

15.A book you would recommend to me: The is pointless without a person who was tagged, but my general suggestion is:
How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie, it mostly contains common knowledge, but it is good to be reminded of once in a while.
  • Listening to: Ron Pope - drop in the ocean (so beautiful)
  • Reading: the demonata book9+10 by darren shan - love it
  • Watching: cowboys vs aliens hopefully very soon
  • Playing: trine again...witing for trine2
  • Eating: protein-weight-control shakes -still:(
  • Drinking: water and tea
Hi,
I just had this idea for a "mass" art-collab in the style of the scribble contest.
My watchers might have seen that I had lots of fun with this contest.
I thought it was so much fun and very inspiring-> I want more like that.

I wrote a forum post >> forum.deviantart.com/art/digit…

But in short:

one person creates a scribble like we had in the contest,
without changing the settings of the canvas, a second person makes
a sketch or painting underneath the scribble,
a third person will render it all out on a layer over the scribble incorporates everything nicely,
paints details makes changes here or there...
after that he/she either calls it finished or let someone else take over who repeats step3
until some one finally calls it finished.

I think it could be lots of fun, inspiring each other, learning from each other etc.

would be cool if the one or the other of you would join us and don't worry about being not good enough or whatever, this is truly just about the fun
of creating some art together !!!!

And by the way, I recently reached the mark of  more than 100 watchers -wow ,
I'm truly thankful that you think I am worth watching !!!!!!!!!
Thanks to every single one of you, ven if I do not thank you after every fav you do, I always appreciate it very very much !!!!!!!

THANKS
  • Listening to: Ron Pope - drop in the ocean (so beautiful)
  • Reading: the demonata book9+10 by darren shan - love it
  • Watching: cowboys vs aliens hopefully very soon
  • Playing: trine again...witing for trine2
  • Eating: protein-weight-control shakes -still:(
  • Drinking: water and tea
It would be great if you could all take part in the survey for my study,
it's about gaming habits and will only take a few minutes!!!!

www.q-set.eu/q-set.php?sCode=H…

Thank you very very much !!!!!!!!
  • Listening to: audio books - harry potter again
  • Reading: Sookie books in dutch
  • Watching: maya tutorials
  • Playing: gemcraft once in a while
  • Eating: protein-weight-control shakes :(
  • Drinking: water and tea
So here is something I thought would be nice.

As you may have noticed I try to get back on the track of making at least one deviation every day.
Up to now I haven't done so good, only 54 of 181 that is quite poor.
But luckily i still have some month of the year left to change that :)

So as I am doing dailies again, I would like to give you the chance of getting nice-price commissions from me.
I'd like to have a premium account once to see what it is like,
so I'd say for every daily painting I do for you, you pay me the amount I would need for one day premium membership.
A day for a day :D

That's about 7 points.

I will be spending 30 to a maximum of 90 minutes on every piece, just as I did on all daily painting up to now (have a look at my daily gallerytrutze.deviantart.com/gallery/…)
sometimes they turn out better than other times, but I'll give my best- promised.

You would describe a rough idea to me, give me a reference picture or something around that,
and I go and see what I can do with it.

Important would be :

first --> that the reference is either your own, mine or free to use on DA, if you like to use my painting elsewhere it would be important that the owner of the ref is ok with that too !!!

Second-->  that I have enough creative freedom with your idea or ref as this is of course still my every day practice and with a too detailed idea I might feel forced to spend longer on the picture than actually intended

third --> as a week has 7 days only and some week i might not be at home each day or have other ideas etc, I'd say a maximum of 4-5 commissions each week

Any questions?

What do you think?
  • Listening to: audio books - harry potter again
  • Reading: Sookie books in dutch
  • Watching: maya tutorials
  • Playing: gemcraft once in a while
  • Eating: protein-weight-control shakes :(
  • Drinking: water and tea
Over here we have summer temps already and now it's Easter-holidays too, what a perfect combination!
My player is stocked with lot's of jazz and Billy Holliday and off I go to meet my family and have lots of sun :-)

Wish you all a great (short) holiday,
enjoy the weather if you are blessed with spring in summer as we are here
!!!!
  • Listening to: audio books - unseen academicals - finally
  • Reading: waiting for new Charlaine Harris book
  • Watching: princess and the frog (later)
  • Playing: Bioshock still
  • Eating: broccoli casserole with soy fake-meatballs
  • Drinking: water with sirup
You comment and I tell you...

1. Something I learned about you looking at your DA page for 13 seconds.

2. What color do you remind me of.

3. My first memory of you.

4. Something I've always wondered about you.

5. What I like the most of you.

6. I'll give you a weird name.

7. I'll tell you what it is on my shirt right now. (that'll be damn boring I promise)

8. Tell you a Pokemon you remind me of (I have to look them all up, the last time I seen Pokemons was when I was 13 or so and played the gameboy game)

9. I'll challenge you to post this in your journal as well.
  • Listening to: audio books - unseen academicals - finally
  • Reading: waiting for new Charlaine Harris book
  • Watching: princess and the frog (later)
  • Playing: Bioshock still
  • Eating: broccoli casserole with soy fake-meatballs
  • Drinking: water with sirup
I got tagged by :iconmatthew-fuller:


1. Put these rules.
2. Each tagged person must put 10 things about themselves in their journal.
3. At the end you must choose and tag 10 people and post their icons in the same journal.
4. Go to their pages and send them a note saying you tagged them.
5. No tag - backs

----- Okay so here come my facts and tags -----

1. as much as I love cats, my favorite animals are butterflies and spiders

2. I am an animal freak, I love all of them, but I changed my attitude towards pets.
I still have the feeling of * want want - want soo badly* when I see any animal I like,
but thinking about it, I do not really want to keep animals in captivity any longer
- well except cats and spiders ( yeah it's selfish but I can't do without cats and spiders anymore)

3. Terry Pratchett and Charlaine Harris must never ever stop writing books, I love them insanely and have no idea how to live my life without their books. Knowing that the end of books buy Terry Pratchett is coming closer makes me very sad.
It makes me even sadder, that Terry himself has such a hard time imagining his future, he deserved so much better.

4.there are some books i listen to as audiobooks all the time in a row and never get tired of:
All Charlaine Harris books - I am a big Sookie fan, but I love her character Harper Connelly just as much
the Harry Potter books, english and german versions---the german reader is awesome, I prefer reading the english version, but listing to the german because the voice actor is pure awesome
Twilight series.... since the movies are out you have to feel ashamed for it, but the books are really good
the saga of the dwarf  and albae by markus heitz (german)
and last but not least the good novels by Nicholas Sparks, I do not like all of them but he wrote some great stuff

5. I do not believe in god or any religious stuff and think the world would be a better place without it.
I do see that religion is helping some people in some stages of their lives and not everything religious is bad, but still ...

6. I am not vegetarian, but I try to consume as few animal products as I think nessesary and try to buy stuff from animal freindly producers only
I try living the motto : "Just because you can't do everything right, doesn't give you the right to do everything wrong"

7. I think soy-milk tastes better than "real" milk

8. I an not an easy person though I really wish I was, just can't help it...

9. I am too lazy

10. I never been to America, Canada or New Zealand but in my future I always picture myself there rather than in germany or the neterlands...well will all depend on where there is a job for me...you don't have a real choice these days anyway

So here are the lucky ones (uff 10 people is a lot)
:iconmay-ly::icontarisha::iconflowertail8::icontryingtobeanangel::iconthesaphiremoon:
:iconoronena::iconthat-random--artist::iconnoreydragon::iconchicken-eye::iconemagover:


PS: sorry for typing  and other mistakes, try to edit if I find some...but just do them all the time,
so deal with it *g*
  • Listening to: audio books - unseen academicals - finally
  • Reading: waiting for new Charlaine Harris book
  • Watching: princess and the frog (later)
  • Playing: Bioshock still
  • Eating: broccoli casserole with soy fake-meatballs
  • Drinking: water with sirup
Some people say, that every human is precious, unconditionally.

I can't believe that.

"I am worthless but not unworthy, I can gain worth"
“What does ‘worth’ mean, Mr Nutt?”
“It means that you leave the world better than when you found it.”

quotes from Mr Nutt, character by Terry Pratchett from the book "Unseen Academicals".

I really like that point of view.
Of course some may argue, that the world already is a better place because you were born,
but to me that sounds unlikely. Actually the world nowadays is a worse place because you were born, there are too many humans anyway.

Every single one of them needs to gain worth, or end up worthless. Good thing there are many ways to gain worth, but as hard as it may sound, I think there are some leaving the world worthless.

Which of course does not mean I would rather have some killed or anything, every creature has a right to live of course and I like the thought that every being has the same chances of gaining worth, no one is born unworthy.
  • Listening to: audio books - unseen academicals - finally
  • Reading: waiting for new Charlaine Harris book
  • Watching: kick ass - wasn't too good
  • Playing: Bioshock again
  • Eating: sandwhiches today
  • Drinking: water with sirup
When I was younger, 10-16
I had so many creatures and characters in my head and I just drew them without reference etc.

That seems to got lost while ageing, I have the feeling I lost almost all my creativity and I pretty much hope it will return when I draw more often.

Any tips on how to get it back faster?
What do you do to get inspired?

Did you had such years without creativity too and got back to being creative one day?
if yes, did it just happen out of nothing or did you do anything special, did anything special happend?

I do not know if the loss of my creativity has any connections with rough times in my life, maybe,
but it really sucks.
  • Listening to: audio books - as always
  • Reading: waiting for new Charlaine Harris book
  • Watching: easy virtue (Ben Barnes, Jessica Biel = hotties)
  • Playing: Bioshock again
  • Eating: broccoli and potatos
  • Drinking: water with sirup
COMMENT AND I'LL...

1. Tell you something I'll learn about you by looking at your dA page for 13 seconds.
2. Tell you which color you remind me of.
3. Tell you my first memory of you.
4. Tell you what animal you remind me of.
5. Ask you something I've always wondered about you, and your answer has to be as vague as possible to keep the suspense.
6. Tell you my favorite thing about you.
7. Give you a weird nickname
8. Tell you what's on my shirt right now.
9. Challenge you to post this on your journal

Challenged by :iconthat-random--artist:
and I think I missed :iconmatthew-fuller:'s challenge some time ago
  • Listening to: audio books - as always
  • Reading: rereading Pride and Prejudice
  • Watching: 3DS Max tutorials
  • Playing: Gemcraft
  • Eating: maccaroni and cheese, to lazy for proper cooking
  • Drinking: water
Erm... did anyone recognize how deviant art is desaturating the images?

After my last uploads it's been very obvious, the images appeared so much colder here that I compared them directly to photoshop, than my photo viewer, my website, other artforums etc.
Everywhere my images where warmer.

Why is that?
it sucks.....
next time I'll add extra yellow layers, to make it less cold for deviantart... tz
  • Listening to: audio books
  • Reading: Unseen Academicals (enjoying it a bunch)
  • Watching: Vampire diaries (yeah I know- do not comment)
  • Playing: Trine ( amazing game)
  • Eating: mostly pumpkin these days
  • Drinking: water
So I have no big news, but I thought I like to see some new entry here.

It's been some time now, that I actually use DA
and I really enjoy it.
Hope I can get myself to update more regularly in the future.
  • Listening to: audio books
  • Reading: Unseen Academicals (enjoying it a bunch)
  • Watching: Vampire diaries (yeah I know- do not comment)
  • Playing: Trine ( amazing game)
  • Eating: mostly pumpkin these days
  • Drinking: water
Wow,
I barley remeber registering here and now I get the message for being here a year,
I REALLY should start using this profile.

Well, first I have to finish my portfolio-website,
but this comes straight after it in the list of things to be done.
  • Listening to: Fireflies
  • Reading: Dead in the family (finally)
  • Watching: Maya tutorials
  • Playing: Bioshock
  • Eating: not sure for today
  • Drinking: water