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Journal Entry: Mon Jan 11, 2016, 4:23 PM

David Bowie's Star on Hollywood Boulevard Today

Bowie memorial-1-3 by makepictures

Bowie memorial-1-4 by makepictures

Bowie memorial-1-2 by makepictures

Bowie memorial-1 by makepictures

Bowie memorial-1-5 by makepictures

Bowie memorial-1-8 by makepictures

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In The Spirit Of This Time

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 22, 2015, 1:43 PM

We define family on DeviantArt as a huge community of deviants spanning the physical globe and reaching into the expression of creativity in many forms by every kind of artist from all cultures.
We are a community of peers which does not make us alike but which enables us to find those with whom we are alike.  We have altered the calculus of excellence in the arts to mean the simple act of being a deviant.
These holidays are ones where we celebrate our own families and the future. We give gifts and we welcome a future with hope. And for some, these holidays are ones in which we reach out to others.
We share the nurturing and expression of creativity through this family.  But there are so many who may be completely different than we are or exactly the same outside the circle of deviants, as large as it is, living in our local communities as artists who are distant but can be drawn closer simply through recognition. 

Hands-composite Copy 2 by makepictures

Venice 3 by makepictures

Venice 1 by makepictures

I think he introduced himself as Willie explaining that his "Mexican" Fender Telecaster has "a real, solid maple neck." He's not a rock star, but he lives rough - - maybe rougher. He didn't sustain even a whole song most of the time; still there are moments of brilliance and craft laced with inspiration to produce great art. 

Venice 6 by makepictures

Venice 5 by makepictures

Venice 4 by makepictures

The artist is homeless and when in psychosis paints clowns.  These were placed on top of a 40-year old mural in Venice Beach, California. The mural was designated as a cultural landmark even though the name of that original muralist was lost to the owner of the building.  The clown painter has never, apparently, offered his name.  It's a hard question on whether the clowns simply deface the mural or if, instead, by speaking from it the mural lives.

There is no way to message or "fav" these two artists through DeviantArt.  But we can certainly celebrate them, their work and their contributions and in doing that bring their life and art to this community in the hope that the collective spirit of our family finds them and warms their spirits.

I celebrate Christmas.  And this was my present. 

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Journal Entry: Sun Dec 13, 2015, 8:53 PM



Clebrate France by makepictures

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Bolt Award

Each year, on deviantART's birthday, we honor one of our own with the Bolt Award the most prestigious award to be bestowed upon anyone. Ever. For his never ending enthusiasm and commitment to not just deviantART, but the empowering of artists on a global scale, we are extremely proud to present the illustrious Bolt Award for 2011 to makepictures. Josh's charismatic personality, and seemingly never ending knowledge enriches every person who interacts with him. A true living legend. Congrats Josh!
-awarded August 2011



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BaileyBushes Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
                        Party      Dance!     :airborne:    Dance!      Party 

                                 Bullet; Red Happy New Year my friend! Bullet; Orange 
Bullet; Yellow Every era has its errors, let's hope this new one has less than the last.Bullet; Green 
                             Bullet; Blue I look forward to 2016 with you! Bullet; Purple 

                        :Fireworks: by vita-luna   Balloon Divider (Rainbow) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre     :Fireworks: by vita-luna

~Bailey Butterfly Emote (Free) by Unsuspicious-Pizza
makepictures Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
.... and a good new year to you as well
BaileyBushes Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
Ehsartem Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
 Happy New Year by KmyGraphic 
Snowman fella- Happy new year (Messages)2 ( Numbers )0 ( Numbers )1 ( Numbers )6 ( Numbers )Success fella (Reactions)
Happy new year my friend:)
Blower fella (Party) fella's Gobbler (Party) Cheers fella white-wine (party)  Success fella (Reactions)  Vocalist fella (Music Band) Pianist fella (Music Band) 
Wishing you and yours health and happiness in new year!
makepictures Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Right back at you. No way to top it!
jules-101 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Josh, I know I haven't been around your gallery much, but to be honest, I haven't made it to anybody's gallery lately! Maybe 2016 will bring me more time- but I love your work and always appreciate it :) :heart:

MAIN ROSES- Happy New Year by jules-101  
makepictures Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
It is really marvelous to have your comments come in and to know that you are in the audience.  A big bonus that we seem to share interests and values as well.  Let's hope for a good year ahead.  The challenges are certainly many.
jules-101 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
So very true! Thank you for noting my interests and values, I am amazed that anyone notices me at all!  Since joining DA, I sometimes have a silly fantasy that if many of us artists with similar ethical codes joined forces, we could change the entire world! Silly, I know; but I did say it was a fantasy :D  Cheers, salut, ..have a great New Year's Eve! :hug: Oh, my Indie cat has dreams, too.

Indie- Peace by jules-101   
getcarter Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015   Photographer
Wishing you and yours a hppy new year.
makepictures Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
And you (three) as well!
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