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Deviant for 6 Years
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Blackberries and Cream Cobbler by cedarlili Blackberries and Cream Cobbler :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 4 1 Apod 172: Spider's Web by cedarlili Apod 172: Spider's Web :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 4 0 APOD 158: Wild Carrot by cedarlili APOD 158: Wild Carrot :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 2 0 APOD 154: Camping by cedarlili APOD 154: Camping :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 0 0 Apod 157:Skipper by cedarlili Apod 157:Skipper :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 3 1 Apod 155: Mulberry by cedarlili Apod 155: Mulberry :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 3 0 Apod 156: Beauty by cedarlili Apod 156: Beauty :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 6 3 Apod 153:Beetle on Fleabane by cedarlili Apod 153:Beetle on Fleabane :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 3 0 Apod 151:Odd Ohio by cedarlili Apod 151:Odd Ohio :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 2 0 Apod 150: Brisket by cedarlili Apod 150: Brisket :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 4 3 Apod 149: Giantess by cedarlili Apod 149: Giantess :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 1 0 Apod 148: Bumblebee for Scale by cedarlili Apod 148: Bumblebee for Scale :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 3 0 Apod 147: Flight of Dragons by cedarlili Apod 147: Flight of Dragons :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 5 2 APOD 146: Butterfly by cedarlili APOD 146: Butterfly :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 3 3 Apod 145: Dead Man's Fingers by cedarlili Apod 145: Dead Man's Fingers :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 3 1 Apod 144: Inky Caps by cedarlili Apod 144: Inky Caps :iconcedarlili:cedarlili 3 0


The Banded Garden Spider by bmxer197 The Banded Garden Spider :iconbmxer197:bmxer197 51 44 Smoke explosion BRUSH PS by FrostBo Smoke explosion BRUSH PS :iconfrostbo:FrostBo 558 68 Particle Smoke by pstutorialsws Particle Smoke :iconpstutorialsws:pstutorialsws 2,459 255 16 Photorealistic Explosion Brushes by pstutorialsws 16 Photorealistic Explosion Brushes :iconpstutorialsws:pstutorialsws 909 74 Watercolor Splatters by pstutorialsws Watercolor Splatters :iconpstutorialsws:pstutorialsws 8,465 461 Black and White Winter by DonBowling Black and White Winter :icondonbowling:DonBowling 227 97 Winter in the forest 3 by Dreamnr9 Winter in the forest 3 :icondreamnr9:Dreamnr9 75 15 Tree swing by t1na Tree swing :icont1na:t1na 19,621 772 snowball by Apofiss snowball :iconapofiss:Apofiss 3,073 54 River Boats by VityaR83 River Boats :iconvityar83:VityaR83 1,149 44 Digital Painting Tutorial: Painting Vegetation by SoldatNordsken Digital Painting Tutorial: Painting Vegetation :iconsoldatnordsken:SoldatNordsken 211 13 My painting brushes (Concept art, speedpainting) by SoldatNordsken My painting brushes (Concept art, speedpainting) :iconsoldatnordsken:SoldatNordsken 10,276 473 Tree Silhouettes vol.2 - Conifers by Horhew Tree Silhouettes vol.2 - Conifers :iconhorhew:Horhew 96 4 Snowflake by IngaMonica Snowflake :iconingamonica:IngaMonica 60 13 PROJECT -X.SD_Black and white by 35-Elissandro PROJECT -X.SD_Black and white :icon35-elissandro:35-Elissandro 96 5 Tutorial: Painting Sky in PS by ToySkunk Tutorial: Painting Sky in PS :icontoyskunk:ToySkunk 3,019 122
Last year I did art every day of the year. It wasn't much, some days, if I didn't have the time or the energy for more than a quick doodle or sketch. But knowing that I had to post the art daily (I did miss a few days while traveling and having no internet, or when I was quite sick) pushed me to create. It was very fulfilling, sometimes tiring and frustrating if I had no ideas, and in the end I had a fantastic album full of art and memories. 

This year, I didn't want to keep pushing the art. I'm not in school any longer (graduated! Yay!:happybounce: ) and am currently hunting a job, don't expect to be unemployed long, and am also reviving my writing. So I decided that I would take a photo a day, and put it here on DA (the album last year was on Facebook and it got very unwieldy by the end). So far, three weeks into the project, I've learned that it will still be a challenge. There will be days like today where I took rather a lot of pictures, and more than one was worthy of being that single photo. But there will also be days like last week where it was raining, I was busy, and squeezing those few seconds of time out for the photo (plus uploading, and editing, and... Waaaah!  ) feel like more than I want to do. 

But it's good for me, to push, to brush up my skills that I have been slack on while focusing on other things. I'll still do art; I've been itching to paint recently. And the writing is going, which is a relief. This novel is nearing completion, and I'm already getting glimmerings of story for the next one, which is in the series my fans clamor for. So! Even if a full-time day job drops in my lap Monday, I have my goals and habits in place. I'm ready for the coming year. Plus, my daughters are asking me to teach them things. One wants to learn photography, another wants to learn creative lettering (and heaven knows I'm no expert there, so we'll be learning together). I have to find my son's creative button. Other than Minecraft, where he loves to build and then take me on virtual tours of his creations. Which is sweet, but I want to deepen his skillset, too. 
  • Reading: A Short Guide to Writing about Biology
  • Eating: Peach Frozen Yogurt
  • Drinking: coffee, always!


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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I am an author, scientist, and a hobbyist photographer. I write, mother, garden, and read more than is good for me. You can find my stories at, and I blog there daily on topics from art to writing and everthing in between.


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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
A blessed birthday, Cedar.
sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
vw1956 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much :huggle:
Neo128 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017   General Artist
:iconllamacopterplz: :meow:
Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you for adding my latest 'Find your way around DA' journal to your collection.
I hope you will find it useful :)

cedarlili Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I will, and thank you so much for taking the time to coallate that. 
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Hi!

Welcome to MyLovelyPet, a home to domestic and wild animals. We always have lots going on, from contests, to monthly themes - there is surely something for everyone! Looking forward to seeing your work in our galleries, and your ideas in our notes! 

If you have any suggestions, or questions, please feel free to contact us!

Have fun!(Enjoy!) 
cedarlili Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm looking forward to taking part. 
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! We looking forward to seeing your work! :hug:
cutelildrow Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the gift, Cedar! It was a big surprise and you made me smile all day ^o^
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