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deviantArtist questionnaire

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 10, 2015, 7:27 AM

How long have you been on deviantArt?  It's been 7 years. I followed my kid here; they moved on (very possibly because I followed them here...). And I haven't. At least, not totally.

What does your username mean? It's from the Sinead Lohan song Bee in the Bottle.
"The sting is in the dying."

Describe yourself in three words. Poet, writer, editor.

Are you left or right handed? Right.

What was your first deviation? "A Day Well Spent." Written 10 years ago, give or take. Hard to believe, eh?

A Day Well Spent
Sand between the toes.
The roar of the ocean.
A child's laugh.
Coming home, tired, sun baked, and wet,
Yet happy: A day well spent.

What is your favorite type of art to create? Poetry. Not much of a surprise there.

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?  I used to be reasonably good with an SLR camera; I'd like at least the same level of skill on my DLSR. (I finally learned what most of the settings mean, so maybe....) I'd love to be able to sketch in charcoal. But I can't sketch. I'm hopeless.

What was your first favorite?
I think it was this one, by Slinkers:

Unfortunate Thing. by Slinkers

What type of art do you tend to favorite the most? Poetry. Not much of a surprise there, either.

Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist? "All-time favorite"? I hate lists, and this isn't meant to be one. A few people have stood out, though—not simply as artists, but for a lot of reasons, and in no particular order: Bark, FuzzyHoser, riparii, STelari, Scarlettletters, RichardLeach, thetaoofchaos. Love to you all.

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? Someday Ms. FuzzyHoser will actually grace us folks on the Left Coast. She's been taunting us with it for ages. I'd go visit her, but I can't speak Southern.

How has a fellow deviant affected your life? Wow, now I'm tearing up. Mr. Bark believed in me, and so I started to believe in me. RIP, my friend.

What are your preferred tools to create art? My Asus Transformer notebook, or any laptop. I barely remember how to write long hand.

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? Pubs. Hands down. They are great places to be solitary enough so you can write but not so solitary that you feel as if you are totally alone in the world and nobody loves you.

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? A while back now, I stumbled on this really kewl pen that had a hat icon on it, so I sent it to RichardLeach for reasons that should be obvious. I was chuffed with myself (and apparently still am...). For those not in the know, Richard's icon is:

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  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: The clock tick, now that it's finally fixed.
  • Reading: Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen.
  • Watching: CBS This Morning.
  • Playing: At knowing CSS (ha!).
  • Eating: Nothing.
  • Drinking: My morning coffee.



Artist | Literature
United States
Poet, writer, editor.