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  • Reading: Carl Sagan - Bilions and Bilions
A lot has been written about the subject but I want to take part on the discussion as well. I'm here to talk about creativity.

Yesterday I received a one of a kind feedback. A simple question. Some months ago I started a new project: Rules of Being Creative. It's not finished yet, but you can take a look at it at my gallery.

Rules of Being Creative is a study of my own methods in delivering a message. When I'm finished, I think it will be worthy a semantic study as well (maybe I'll write a book about it, one more to the pile of "how to be creative").

Rule #1 is to break your own rules. But someone asked me: Why make rules if you're going to break them? It seems a suitable question, right? But then, why live if you're going to die?

Maybe rules aren't the right word. Or maybe we should change our way of thinking. Creativity has no rules, and yet could have an infinity of steps to follow.

What is creativity? I'll not search for a Wikipedia definition or look into a dictionary. Would they really answer me? I prefer to look inside. Creativity is the association of ideas. Mere thought. And where do ideas come from? It can be from movies, books, experiences. But maybe, just maybe, the most powerful are the ones we decompose, the ones we break and reconstruct. Lego is a perfect metaphor in what regards to the brain. It not only picks fragmented pieces (redundant or maybe not) of reality but it also combines them to create new worlds.

We evolve. We're not the same as we were yesterday and certainly our life tomorrow will be a bit different than it is today. And rules will follow. Or else slavery and death penalty would still exist, homosexuals will never marry and women will never be considered entirely equal to men.

We need to change the question. Why follow rules if we don't challenge them?


Originally posted at designing dreams:…
  • Listening to: Shaaman - Fairytale
  • Reading: JosÚ Saramago
Hi dA dreamers!

Are you a fan of Elly Ang's (angelelly93) work? Then check out my inner-view with her, you won't regret it!…

And don't forget to congratulate her for her awesome work, ok? ;)

For my other inner-views take a look at:…

Thank you! :heart:


P.S. I'm starting my freelance career. Can you give me a hand? Share some tips with me. :D
  • Listening to: Apocalyptica
  • Reading: Ana´s Nin
  • Watching: Tasting China (舌尖上的
This Friday :iconscfrankles: (SCFrankles) is featured in my blog with one more amazing interview. It was really inspiring to chat with her and know a little more about the person behind the humouristic fictions she always presents us.

Have some fun reading it at…!

Have a wonderful day,

NÝcia Cruz :heart:

P. S. Inner-view is a little project of mine where I interview unique people, with passion for their work (being it amateur or professional), strong ideas and a different vision of the world. If you would like to see someone featured please send me a note and I'll consider it. :)
  • Listening to: Apocalyptica
  • Reading: Ana´s Nin
  • Watching: Tasting China (舌尖上的&#2
Hello everyone!

As you can see, I've been posting more than usual here in deviantArt. I'm on of those phases where I feel creative&confident. First of all, I want to thank hamletprimeiro for confide me in and ask me to do the cover for his newest book. You can know all about it in a special post I wrote on my….

Just an example: Book cover_Sobre o Amor version 7 by BlackLuna

I also started a typography project entitled "Rules for being creative". It's my own set of rules, things I learnt during my stay on Earth (yes, probably I'm from another planet), so I take no responsibilities if you use them.

Rules of being creative #1 by BlackLuna

But, most important of all, I decided to take my chances as a freelancer! (I can't find a job anywhere so I must create my own job). If you want to commission me feel free to send me a note. If you like my work, but can't commission me...well, all advertising is welcome! Please share this journal with your friends. I'll always find a way to thank you for your effort. :heart:

Here is what I can do (for more examples look at my gallery:…) :

Not to beLeave me in the desert
With my bare guts
Because the difficulty
Is to always have me around.
Squeeze my thoughts,
Melt them in the wind
So I can be nothing
And, in being right, not to pretend I am wrong.
I know how to be a book, I know how to be a design
I know myself in music and poem.
I know myself in an imperfect being.
I just don't know how to be no-one
For only in an infinite "who"
I can be and live.

- Writing (poems, short-stories, chronic, essays in Portuguese, English and French)

encoeur by BlackLuna
- Graphic design (logos, magazine layouts, book/CD covers, stationery, outdoors, flyers)

Mature Content

website encoeur by BlackLuna

- Web design (banners, flash websites, preloaders)


I work with the following programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and SonyVegas.

Thanks for reading me and have a lovely day! :heart:
  • Listening to: Vazquez Sounds - Gracias a ti
  • Reading: Life's Little Ironies
  • Watching: Desperate Housewives
Hello my dream readers!

I don't know if you know, but I've a blog called designing dreams ( where I write almost about art, passion, nature, creativity and inspiration. Every Friday I interview an artist, searching for their personal stories, motivations and unique characteristics. You can see a sample here:…!

It's being a lot of fun to know a little bit more the persons I admire and which inspires me. However, I want to take one more step in these stairs I'm walking and do a series with Crazy Inner-views.

Questions will be:

- a little more personal (but not too personal ;))

- will involve deep thinking (but it always do :aww:)

- you'll have to think outside the box (so it's a challenge!)

If you don't go with the crowd & like to have some fun, don't think twice and join me! Yes, I answered the questions myself. Go click: :D

1. Sell me an invisible pen.

Imagine the pen of your dreams. Now imagine I'm selling it to you.

2. What are three positive character traits you don't have?

1 - I'm always right.
2 - I never ask for advice.
3 - I'm perfect.

3. If you were a genie and a person asked you this wish, "I wish you would not grant me this wish" what would you do?

I would say: "I didn't, now you have two wishes left".

4. If you had to lose one of your five senses, which would you choose?

Taste. I'd still have the chance to imagine it by smelling. Why not the other way around? Because my memories are very related to smell.

5. If there was a next life, would you reincarnate in yourself? Why?

Yes, I don't know how to be anyone else, maybe I would screw them.

6. If you could have only 3 electrical appliances in your house, what would they be and why?

1. Hoven (to make delicious meals and desserts!)
2. PC (to work and have fun)
3. Coffee machine (or another hot beverage, because I love them)

7. If you could chose between always being obese and living a long life, or never getting fat but only living until 40...what would you chose?

I love being alive so: welcome, fat world! (Ok, this goes against my ealthy life style, but if I live long that means I have a healthy life, right? And how sad it is to trade years of life just to be thin?)

8. What's your first memory?

It's one of the best memories I have and (yes!) it's a smell memory! I remember when I was on kindergarden and in the afternoons, right after lunch, we slept in a kind of an attic, with our favourite teddy and the mattress smelled like naphtalene. I didn't know that at the time and it was a nice smell to me because it was attached to a good moment. I only realized what naphtalene smelled like some years ago (3 or 4!).

The other one (happened at almost the same time so I don't know which is the first one) is also a smell memory: at the age of 3 I was trying to help my father taking the car off the garage. He didn't notice me so one of my fingers got pinched on the garage's door. I don't remember much of that, just the situation on itself, no pain is in my memory. That only comes later. My finger lost some meat and I went several times to RED CROSS to make the bandages. I remember that it hurted a lot. The all place smelled like ethylene. As I spent a big part of my time there, that smell also makes a good impression on me in spite of not being the best of my memories (but it's also not a bad one).

9. If you had the chance to be a you-version of the opposite sex for one day what would you do?

I would examine how my brain&heart works and see if there's much of a difference with the actual me.

10. And for the last one: If there was no wolf, which one of the 3 little pigs would you be?

I'd be Willie, the wood one. I'd like to live in an eco-friendly house and with some comfort.  

Send me a note or comment in this post if you're interested!

Have a lovely day!

Nícia Cruz:heart:
  • Reading: Chinese Essays
  • Watching: Desperate Housewives
  • Eating: Chocolate cake!
Stereotypes are one of those things that makes me...furious. I hate them so much because it only shows how people are ignorant and how they like to stay that way. Everyone has some kind of stereotypes, I know that, but they can be easily erased if we get our brains working and start studying about the subject or better: talking to people! Trying to understand them!

I'm going to expose myself right now. I'll use the 'x' mark to point who I am and how probably people think of me because of that & a 'y' mark to point my own stereotypes. This is a meme to myself, to remind me that, no matter how much open-minded I am, I'll always make misconceptions about what I don't know. Next, I'll do my research ant try to be a better person. Will you join me on this quest?

If you are one of the persons I stereotyped, please don't be angry at me, but leave a comment anyway or send me a note: take the wrong out of me & place the right feelings and thoughts. Thank you. :heart:

Oh, I almost forgot! I took this from :iconlinaevange:.

[ ] I'm SKINNY, so I MUST be anorexic.

[ ] I'm EMO, so I MUST cut my wrists.

[ ] I'm a NEGRO so I MUST carry a gun.

[ ] I'm BLONDE, so I MUST be a ditz.

[ ] I'm JAMAICAN so I MUST smoke weed.

[ ] I'm HAITIAN so I MUST eat cat.

[ ] I'm ASIAN, so I MUST be sexy.

[ ] I'm JEWISH, so I MUST be greedy.

[ ] I'm GAY, so I MUST have AIDS.

[ ] I'm a LESBIAN, so I MUST have a sex-tape.

[ ] I'm ARAB, so I MUST be a terrorist.

[x] I SPEAK MY MIND, so I MUST be a bitch.

[x] I'm a GAY RIGHTS SUPPORTER, so I WILL go to hell.

[ ] I'm RELIGIOUS, so I MUST shove my beliefs down your throat.

[ ] I'm ATHEIST, so I MUST hate the world.

[x] I don't have a RELIGION, so I MUST be evil and have no morals.

[ ] I'm REPUBLICAN, so I MUST not care about poor people.

[ ] I'm DEMOCRAT, so I MUST not believe in being responsible.

[ ] I am LIBERAL, so I MUST be gay.

[ ] I'm SOUTHERN, so I MUST be white trash.


[ ] I'm a GUY, so I MUST only want to get into your pants.

[ ] I'm IRISH, so I MUST have a bad drinking problem.

[ ] I'm INDIAN, so I MUST own a convenience store.

[ ] I'm NATIVE AMERICAN, so I MUST dance around a fire screaming like a savage.

[ ] I'm a CHEERLEADER, so I MUST be a whore.

[ ] I'm a DANCER, so I must be stupid, stuck up, and a whore.

[ ] I wear SKIRTS a lot, so I MUST be a slut.

[ ] I'm a PUNK, so I MUST do drugs.

[y] I'm RICH, so I MUST be a conceited snob. (Only my experience talking, I guess I had no luck.)

[x] I WEAR BLACK, so I MUST be a goth or emo.

[x] I'm a WHITE GIRL, so I MUST be a nagging, steal-your-money kind of girlfriend.

[ ] I'm CUBAN, so I MUST spend my spare time rolling cigars.

[ ] I'm NOT A VIRGIN, so I MUST be easy.

[ ] I FELL IN LOVE WITH A MARRIED MAN, so I MUST be a home-wrecking whore.

[ ] I'm a TEENAGE MOM, so I MUST be an irresponsible slut.

[ ] I'm POLISH, so I MUST wear my socks with my sandals.

[ ] I'm ITALIAN, so I must have a "big one".

[x] I'm PRETTY, so I MUST not be a virgin.

[ ] I HAVE STRAIGHT A'S, so I MUST have no social life.

[ ] I DYE MY HAIR CRAZY COLORS, so I MUST be looking for attention.

[x] I DRESS IN UNUSUAL WAYS so I MUST be looking for attention.

[x] I'm INTO THEATER & ART, so I MUST be a homosexual.

[ ] I'm a VEGETARIAN, so I MUST be a crazy political activist.

[ ] I HAVE A BUNCH OF GUY FRIENDS, so I MUST be fucking them all.


[ ] I have Big BOOBS, so I MUST be a hoe.

[ ] I'm COLOMBIAN, so I MUST be a drug dealer.

[x] I WEAR WHAT I WANT, so I MUST be a poser.

[ ] I'm RUSSIAN, so I MUST be cool and that's how Russians roll.

[ ] I'm GERMAN, so I must be a Nazi.

[ ] I hang out with GAYS, so I must be GAY TOO.

[ ] I'm BRAZILIAN, so I MUST have a BIG BUTT.

[ ] I'm PUERTO RICAN, so I MUST look good and be conceited.

[ ] I'm SALVADORIAN, so I MUST be in MS 13

[ ] I'm POLISH, so I MUST be greedy.

[ ] I'm CZECH, so I MUST love beer and sausage and be stubborn.

[ ] I'm HAWAIIAN so I MUST be lazy.

[ ] I'm PERUVIAN, so I MUST like llamas.

[ ] I'm a STONER so I MUST be going in the wrong direction.

[ ] I'm a VIRGIN so I MUST be prude.

[ ] I'm STRAIGHT EDGE so I must be violent.

[x] I'm a FEMALE GAMER, so I MUST be ugly.

[ ] I'm BLACK so I MUST love fried chicken, kool-aid and watermelon.

[x] I'm a GIRL who actually EATS LUNCH, so I MUST be fat.

[ ] I'm a SKATER so I must do weed and steal stuff.

[ ] I'm a PUNK so I must only wear black and date only other punks.

[ ] I'm ASIAN so I must be a NERD that does HOMEWORK 24/7.

[ ] I'm MIXED so I must be screwed up.

[ ] I'm MUSLIM so I MUST be a terrorist.

[ ] I'm in BAND, so I MUST be a dork.

[ ] I have BLACK FRIENDS so I MUST think I'm black.

[ ] I'm HISPANIC, so I MUST be dirty.

[x] I'm NOT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, so I MUST be a loser.

[ ] I'm OVERWEIGHT, so I MUST have a problem with self control.

[ ] I'm PREPPY, so I MUST shun those who don't wear Abercrombie & Hollister.

[ ] I'm on a DANCE team, so I must be stupid, stuck up, and a whore.

[ ] I'm YOUNG, so I MUST be naïve.

[ ] I'm MEXICAN, so I MUST have hopped the border.

[y] I GOT A CAR FOR MY BIRTHDAY, so I MUST be a spoiled brat. (Depends on the Portugal most of the university students have Mercedes, Audis and BMWs.)

[ ] I'm BLACK, so I MUST love watermelon.

[ ] I'm BI, so I MUST think every person I see is hot.

[ ] I'm an ASIAN GUY, so I MUST have a small penis.

[ ] I'm a GUY CHEERLEADER, so I MUST be gay.

[ ] I'm a PREP, so I MUST be rich.

[ ] I don't like the SUN so I MUST be an albino.

[ ] I have a lot of FRIENDS, so I MUST love to drink and party.

[ ] I wear tight PANTS and I'm a guy, so I MUST be emo.

[ ] I couldn't hurt a FLY, So I MUST be a pussy.

[x] I have ARTISTIC TALENT, so I MUST think little of those who don't.

[x] I don't like to be in a BIG GROUP, so I MUST be anti-social.

[x] I have a DIFFERENT sense of HUMOR, so I MUST be crazy.

[ ] I tell people OFF, so I MUST be an over controlling bitch.

[ ] My hair gets GREASY a lot, so I MUST have no hygiene skills.

[x] I'm DEFENSIVE, so I MUST be over controlling and a bitch.

[ ] I'm a NUDIST, so I MUST want everyone to see my boobs/nuts.

[ ] I'm a METALHEAD so I MUST worship SATAN.

[x] I read Manga, so I MUST be a weeaboo.

[ ] I hang out with a FORMER PROSTITUTE, So I MUST be a whore myself.

[ ] I'm TEXAN so I MUST ride a horse.

[ ] I'm a GOTH, so I MUST be a Satanist.

[ ] I'm a CROSSDRESSER, so I must be homosexual.

[ ] I draw ANIME so I MUST be a freak.

[ ] I am a FANGIRL so I MUST be a crazy, obsessed stalker.

[ ] I'm an ONLY CHILD so I MUST be spoiled.

[x] I'm INTELLIGENT so I MUST be weak.

[ ] I am AMERICAN so I MUST be obese, loud-mouthed and arrogant.

[ ] I'm WELSH so I MUST love sheep.

[ ] I'm a YOUNG WRITER, so I MUST be emo.

[ ] I'm CANADIAN, so I MUST talk with a funny accent.

[ ] I'm a GUY, so I MUST ditch my pregnant girlfriend.

[ ] I'm CANADIAN, so I MUST love hockey and beavers.

[ ] I'm DISABLED, so I MUST be on Welfare.

[ ] I'm a FEMINIST, so I MUST have a problem with sexuality and I want to castrate every man on the earth.

[y] I'm a TEENAGER, so I MUST have a STEREOTYPE. (Everyone has! Don't they?)

[ ] I WEAR A BIG SUNHAT when I go outside, so I MUST be stupid.

[y] I like BLOOD, so I must be a VAMPIRE. (This is too crazy for me. ^^)

[ ] I'm an ALBINO, so I MUST be an evil person with mental abilities and is A MURDERER.

[ ] I'm ENGLISH, so I MUST speak with either a cockney or a posh accent, love tea and cricket, and have bad teeth.

[ ] I'm WHITE, so I MUST be responsible for everything going wrong on the planet: past, present, and future.

[ ] I don't like YAOI or YURI, so I must be a HOMOPHOBE.

[x] I'm not the most POPULAR person in school, so I MUST be a loser.

[x] I care about the ENVIRONMENT so I MUST be a tree hugging hippie.

[x] I CHAT ONLINE, I MUST be having cyber sex.

[ ] I'm PAGAN so I MUST sacrifice babies and drink the blood of virgins.

[ ] I'm CONSERVATIVE, so I MUST be against Abortion.

[ ] I'm SWEDISH so I MUST be a tall blond blue-eyed lesbian.

[ ] I'm a LESBIAN so I MUST want to get with every single girl that I see.


[x] I like READING, so I MUST be a LONER.

[x] I have my OWN spiritual ideology, therefore I MUST be WRONG or MISGUIDED.

[ ] I am WICCAN, so I MUST be a SATANIST.

[x] I DISAGREE with my government, so I MUST be a TERRORIST.

[ ] I'm A WITCH, so I MUST be and OLD HAG and fly on a broomstick and I MUST worship the devil.

[ ] I love YAOI, so I MUST be GAY.

[ ] I DON'T CURSE, so I MUST be an outcast.

[ ] I'm SWEDISH, therefore I MUST be WHITE.

[x] I SPOT GRAMMATICAL ERRORS, so I MUST be a pedantic bastard.

[ ] I'm STRONG so I MUST be stupid.

[ ] I'm AUSTRALIAN so I MUST hunt crocodiles and talk to kangaroos.

[ ] I go to RENFAIRES, so I MUST talk weird, be a loser, and not be up with the times.

[x] I'm NOT CHRISTIAN so I MUST just need converting.

[ ] I LOVE MARCHING BAND, so I MUST be a friendless freak.

[ ] I DRINK and SMOKE, so I MUST have no life.


[ ] I CRY EASILY, so I MUST be a wimp.

[x] I'm a PERFECTIONIST so I MUST check everything ten times, then burst into tears at one mistake.

[x] I DONT LIKE to talk about my personal life so I MUST be having problems.

[ ] I like YAOI so I MUST pair up every male anime/manga character I see.


Just a little add in consideration to this last affirmation: "I'm a HUMAN BEING, so I MUST be LABELED". I think it's the other way around. We're human beings so we label everything. This is a chair and that's a table, I'm a girl and you're a boy, you're pretty and I'm ugly. She's nice, but you're lazy. It's the way we organise our world. It's the way we think and communicate. It's even the way we feel towards others and ourselves.

I invite you to read Why It's Dangerous to Label… & Why are people so keen to use labels to describe themselves or others?…. You're welcome. ;) :heart:
  • Listening to: 黃美珍-途中
  • Reading: Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  • Watching: Community

Hi everyone!

Holidays are coming and all we can think of is sun, relaxing and fun, right? Well, not for me I'm afraid...

Some months ago I thought I had found a job (a paid internship, really) but it's taking ages for my papers approval to get out. I really need some money right now to pay all my bills and as life cost here in Portugal is rising to the impossible I need to search for other forms of getting paid (and enhance my portfolio as well).

I'll not be very picky with my prices, they're all negotiable and you can commission me by Paypal or money order (in Euros) only. Please read my policy before you order anything and if you have any questions don't be shy and send me a note!

I'll always do my best to fulfill your requirements. If you don't like something please make me aware of that so I can refine my skills. :deviation:

I've 5 slots available!


:bulletred: Commissions are for personal use only. Credit me if you use it inside or outside deviantArt.

:bulletred: I'll upload the commission in my gallery, unless you state otherwise.

:bulletred: All my works have my logo on it. Please don't remove it in any circumstance.

:bulletred: You'll need to up-front half of the payment. The other half just when the project is completed.

:bulletred: Please send me a note entitled "Commission" and be as detailed as possible in your description.

:bulletred: I do minor edits for free. Major ones will cost you a fee.

:bulletred: I'll send you a sketch (or more that one, it depends of what you asked), by e-mail, of your order before any payment.

:bulletred: When the work is finished I'll send you a high resolution file, also by e-mail.

What I'm able to do:

:bulletgreen: Logos (3€)

encoeur by BlackLuna

:bulletgreen: Typography (5€)

The devil is in the details by BlackLuna

:bulletgreen: Vector characters (6€)

owl by BlackLuna

:bulletgreen: Wallpapers (vector or digital) (8€)

(see Photo-manipulations or Typography to get an example)

:bulletgreen: Banners (static or animated) (6€)

Banner Noteme by BlackLuna

:bulletgreen: Ads (print, web, flyers) (8€)

europacolon '01 by BlackLuna

:bulletgreen: T-shirt design (5€)

Mirrors like Shadows v2 by BlackLuna

:bulletgreen: Stationery (3€)

Classic Letter by BlackLuna

:bulletgreen: Photo-manipulations (8€)

I wanna be like you by BlackLuna

:bulletgreen: Flash websites (50€)

Mature Content

website encoeur by BlackLuna

:bulletgreen: Short-stories (10€)

No name yetPrologue
Blindfolded, and gently, I take one step after another. I hold tightly to the arm of my companion and let him guide me through this smooth and warm line. This soft and wrinkled path. The wind caresses my face and makes my hair flutter. I'm nervous. I only wear a short dress straps and am barefooted. My skin is all bristling, in spite of the sun smiling brightly.
- We're almost there - tells me Denshi - Do not be afraid. I just nod and try to trust his words.
The beating of my heart betrays my gestures. I hope Denshi does not notice that. We give a few more steps and suddenly we stopped. I feel the water cooling my feet. On an endlessly going back and forth. Some birds squawk as if it was a bad omen.
- Dao-Ming, are you ready? - Asks Denshi.
- Not yet – I answer. - Let me enjoy this moment a little more time. – Can you help me to sit?
The boy does so and we both stay listening to the sound of the ocean. Is it as beautiful as the sound in which it dresses? I bet

:bulletgreen: Poems (5€)

Not to beLeave me in the desert
With my bare guts
Because the difficulty
Is to always have me around.
Squeeze my thoughts,
Melt them in the wind
So I can be nothing
And, in being right, not to pretend I am wrong.
I know how to be a book, I know how to be a design
I know myself in music and poem.
I know myself in an imperfect being.
I just don't know how to be no-one
For only in an infinite "who"
I can be and live.

If you can't commission me, but still want to help me please share it with your friends. I'll keep that gesture in mind and reward you for your kindness. Or my motto wouldn't be: Love me and I'll love you back. :)

Thank you for the bottom of my heart. :heart:



  • Listening to: 陳奕迅 - 爱情&#36716
  • Reading: The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
  • Watching: Autumn Concerto&Four Gifts
  • Drinking: Red fruits tea
It's time for some more featuring. Please share the love and fav, comment, watch these people: they really deserve your attention! :heart:

Supports by KobraPhotography

Desire........ by fransiscaeve

Starry Night by rockstarwiener

Mature Content

Toxic Gestation. by sircostas

Ship Wrecked by biotwist

Waiting on cloud nine by bookdresses

pinky princess by senkova

Faery Hood by BenJogan

Happiness is not a Destination by AhmedGalal

  • Listening to: the wind
  • Watching: Desperate Housewives
Since we, no-premium subscribers can already post thumbnails, I'll start to feature amazing, but unnoticed artworks. I still don't know if I'll do it in a random away (as today will be) or with a theme associated. What do you think?

Well, for now just enjoy the art! :heart:

Lake heron by pacifier

I Am Where It Takes Me II by daga6070

kik2 by lauraverde


Spring 17 by hamti

Small in small by gameshalo70

Pier Sunset by Nylons
  • Listening to: Yann Tiersen - Violin And Bit
  • Reading: The Mute's Soliloquy by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  • Watching: Drop Dead Diva
  • Playing: with my hair
There are days more productive than others... and I'm glad to say that today was one of those. For the first time in 7 years (!) of membership on deviantArt I finally managed to participate in two kinds of projects I always wanted to.

Maybe you don't know, but this year I'm reinventing myself: physically and psychologically. It's time to be my dream woman. I lost some weight, I started writing again, I'm leaving old bad habits and embracing fresh healthy ones. I also started conquering some of my dreams that were for too much time on a closed drawer.

First, I'm entering a Portuguese contest to develop your own business. It's held by Super Bock/Unicer & Serralves and it's called Indústrias Criativas (Creative Industries). Mine is a sustainable project. :D

Then, I read the lovely journal by RavensQuill, as you also should. And made my entry with this work:
walk in her shoes by BlackLuna

I'm also sure you heard about it by now: the deviantWEAR Original Quotes Challenge. Yes, I did my first t-shirt design to enter this competition and I'm really proud of the result. If you liked it don't forget to click the "I'd wear this" button. :hug:

Mirrors like Shadows by BlackLuna

Thanks all for reading! :heart:
  • Listening to: Yann Tiersen - Violin And Bit
  • Reading: The Mute's Soliloquy by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  • Watching: Drop Dead Diva
  • Playing: with my hair
If you want to win some points, check this giveaway by Kiwikku! Go here:
  • Listening to: Model - Pembe Mezarlik
  • Reading: Sharpe's Escape - Bernard Cornwell
  • Watching: Pretty Little Liars
EDIT: I want to thank the Anonymous Deviant, from the bottom of my heart, for donating me 100 points. It's much appreciated. All my love to you, my dear friend. :)

Hi everyone!

How are your dreams going?

I got back to my blog and creative endeavours, so I hope to make this journal alive and hear your thoughts about my journey.

I don't know if you know, but I'm doing some interviews for my blog. In the last one I featured the beautiful work of AndreeaRosse :iconandreearosse:, you can read it here. She's an amazing artist & a very kind person: it was an honour to interview her. Thank you Andrea for taking part on my dream!

I'm sure you know a lot of inspiring artists that need some more exposure, so send me a note with your suggestions. All inner-views are unique as I try to understand the person beyond the works.

I have also a space to anyone that would like to be featured (with or without the interview), if you're interested, once again, drop me a note. It will be a pleasure to have you in my blog.

I also would like to hear your suggestions about how a creative blog should be, because I want to have one. :)

Don't let life hold your dreams on,


P.S. If you're an artist/creative person and have a blog please share it with me and we can be friends&follow/comment/watch each other! :)
  • Listening to: Model - Pembe Mezarlik
  • Reading: Sharpe's Escape - Bernard Cornwell
  • Watching: Pretty Little Liars
What do you think about this? Do you agree? I'm not sure if I do. When I do something wrong (a grammar mistake, a bad action, a bad hair cut in my photomanipulations or an awkward use of patterns in my typographic works) I would be like to be told. I always thought is through critiques (the ones that tell us: this is wrong) that we learn. If people see and run I'll never know how can I improve. Saying "well done" doesn't help either.

OK, it wasn't one of my best moments. Saying "no big deal" wasn't very constructive. But that doesn't mean that people need to be so angry about it and try to start a fight. They should know that I don't like fights. I accept the good and the bad comments, and if I don't like what I've been told, I just smile and thank them for the comment. Being polite to a harsh comment hurts more than playing the game. =P

I apologized already and I hope we can know move on with our lives.

But really, do you think we shouldn't comment when we don't like something? Just shut up and eat?
  • Listening to: Grey Gardens - Rachel Portman
  • Reading: The Lords of the North - Bernard Cornwell
  • Watching: Being Erica
  • Playing: with your mind
So, I think it's time to buy myself a premium membership. If you want to help please donate some of your points. You'll be kindly rewarded by a free commission. Feel free to check my gallery and see what I can do for you.

Thank you! <3
  • Listening to: Avantasia - Twisted Mind
  • Reading: The Lords of the North - Bernard Cornwell
  • Watching: Being Erica
  • Drinking: Hot coffee
This is a post from :iconcrossea: that I found interesting and a great challenge for all artists in and outside dA. Take a look:

"At the moment, I am working on a project together with some fellow students.

Step one: Create website and DeviantArt Group.
Step two: Gain an audience/ Find people that are willing to put some time into this project.
Step three: Launch website and DA group.

You might have seen groups on DA that have done something similar to what we hope to achieve, but we are going further!
Not only do we wish to make a fantasy world for people to fill with their OC's. We wish for the artists to create this world together, step by step.

Maybe you don't like drawing people? Then don't. Draw creatures, give them names, backgrounds and a place for them to exist in this world that is being created by you and your fellow artists!

Maybe you wish to draw landscapes and scenery?
Then you should! A world doesn't only consist of people, creatures and weapons! It consists of landscapes, cities, culture, religion, history and much more!

Don't even like drawing? Then write! A world in construction needs some proper storytelling!

If this sounds vaguely interesting, you should hit me up so we can talk. All help is appreciated.

At this point, what we need the most is a potent web designer to get the project going. Until we have us a WEB Page, the project stands still..."

Don't forget to check the dA group created for this project: :iconworldcreation: and please share the word because all help is appreciated. :)

Thanks for your attention. <3
  • Listening to: Blackmore's Night
  • Reading: When We Were Orphans - Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Watching: The Secret Diary of a Call Girl
  • Playing: AoE III
  • Eating: Soup
At least, for now. I didn't get all the resources I needed to study outside my country, but everything happens for a reason, so I'm not disappointed. I even discovered a great Graphic Design MA course in my own city at Faculdade de Belas Artes (College of Fine Arts) from Universidade do Porto (University of Oporto). I'll be applying on May (can't wait!).

Meanwhile, I'm doing some personal works to train my skills, writing at my blog and developing my creative CV. I'm thinking doing something relative to deck cards and because I'm not so good at drawing I'll use some stock and do it with photomanipulations (that's where I'm good at, in spite I know I've still so much to learn).

If you're a stocker (or know one) and you don't mind me using it for my portfolio, please tell me. It would be of great help!

Kisses everyone! <3
  • Listening to: Nyctalgia
  • Reading: The Little Blue Book of Advertising
  • Watching: Modern Family
  • Playing: AoE III
  • Eating: Soup
Hi everyone!

As I told you in my last journal, I plan in going to London, next year, for studying (and working) purposes. So I need money.

My last photomanip, submitted yeasterday, already received some fav's (I never received so many, specially in such a short-time). I think my skills are really improving! :D

This made me think that, after all, I could make some commissions. Two for the price of one (all prices can be negotiated), what do you think?

I'll do wallpapers, logos, photomanipulations and any other things related with graphic design. Please help me!
  • Listening to: London
  • Reading: London
  • Watching: London
  • Playing: London
  • Eating: London
  • Drinking: London
I have a dream. My dream is to study Design in London, @ Goldsmiths College and obtain the Master degree. However I have a problem, a big problem (but not as big as my dream).

Not everyone can study in UK, it's very expensive. My course has an annual fee of £3,960 and I'm not financially prepared to pay it and still rent an appartment.

But you can help me. Here's the deal: I do wallpapers, photomanipulations&graphic design and you contribute with money. Also, you can always share your ideas, comments, thoughs...

If you want to donate or have some more information visit my blog designing dreams.

Please dream with me and share this with your family and friends. Thank you very much for your time and help! :heart:
Who wants to be feature?

I saw this thin on Tourash's journal:

1) Be one of the first 18 people commenting on this journal entry, and I will add you to the Promotional List.

2) For each of the 18 first people answering this journal I will put his/her avatar and the three deviations I like most from his/her gallery on the list.

But I don't have enough comments on my journal to do something like that (I had only two persons replying). So I ask You to send me some sugestions.

Tell me who's your favourite artist or some of your prefered deviations here or by note.



This one was hard, he's one of my favourite photomanipulators here in dA; in spite of discovering him only some days ago I already faved all his gallery. :giggle:

In Gods Hands by Tourash My Vision - good vs evil by Tourash What's in the box? Art-Jam by Tourash First Movement by Tourash Suffer by Tourash



He's portuguese, like me. Here are some great photographs he took:

Lost Beauty -Art Trade- by 0Heartless0 Love is like a flower by 0Heartless0 66. Traps by 0Heartless0 Crystal Flower by 0Heartless0 Through out the sky by 0Heartless0


I wish to feature cintila also, I met her today and was amazed by her creative thinking. She didn't comment on my journal, but this is my way to thank her. :hug:


Go show them some :love:!