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Current Residence: Los Angeles
Favourite genre of music: all good music
Favourite photographer: too many to list

Favourite cartoon character: Woody Woodpecker


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

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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skytire Featured By Owner Edited Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

I don't mean to come across as exigent, but I'm a fair bit concerned by the fact that the ProtectArt account have been inactive for a rather legthy period of time...

Also, nice photography. Keep up the great work :)
Electrolight6 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  New Deviant
You got photo skills :)
makepictures Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Thank you for saying so!
flagArtist Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Photos Are The Best!
makepictures Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
So nice of you to say so!  Thanks.
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer

Sure thanks again !
Drawpal-Art Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  New Deviant  Traditional Artist
Your photos are very good! they really make me think > <

Keep it up and Have a great day!
makepictures Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
Drawpal-Art Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  New Deviant  Traditional Artist
lepii Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  New Deviant
colleagues and managers     step and my photos were stolen . The account is fake accounts. Please let you know as spam ...   I need your help ...

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