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About Deviant Artist Jaq in the boxFemale/United States Recent Activity
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Crochet basket/bag by rockie7777 Crochet basket/bag :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 1 0 Book bag by rockie7777 Book bag :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 0 0 Basket of wash cloths by rockie7777 Basket of wash cloths :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 2 0 Blue baby blanket by rockie7777 Blue baby blanket :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 2 0
She stepped out of the woods as if she had not existed a moment before; silent, unblending herself from the back ground, nearly the same color as the thick road dust onto which she stepped a moment later. Softly tanned skin, with numerous small cross hatchings of scars on hands, arms, feet, legs. a drunken line of freckles slipped across her nose to scatter over faintly pink cheeks. ragged hair curled away from her head in colors of autumn leaves. hair matched her eyes, which also held flecks of new-leaf green with in their gold and hazel twinkles. she was clad from neck to knee in silken doe skin; a gift given to her by a naturally dying grand dame of the nearby herd. she has used hoof and bone from the doe also to fashion needles and buttons. she was properly grateful to the deer and had mourned her loss to the herd and herself. life continued from death, as always, a lesson the girl had learned very young and very often in her short life.
Her name was Jema. that's all she knew about
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hat by rockie7777 hat :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 0 0 socks by rockie7777 socks :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 1 0 Bowls, socks by rockie7777 Bowls, socks :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 1 0
He was beautiful as stained glass
in a muddy puddle,
thin and barely upright.
mazed with illness making his breath whistle
most softly, his words slow flute notes
sweetly offered, gratefully taken.
He carried a blue book, silvered on the edges with age,
Daily caress of hand and eye.
Belgium had sent sternly blind soldiers,
Ignorant doctors into the congo
For reasons better unknown.
That earth's people had more centuries
Living with the dirt and rain,
The swarms of the small and the microscopic,
Longer than enough to survive and thrive
Until projectiles of rare substances
Removed arms, legs, lives.
The clouds of burnt powder and
Shrill whimpers of pain ate holes in most souls.
His soul was patched with kindness, humility, love.
Hunched over stuttering steps he read hope
Humor joy tears from his book tying his soul to theirs.
I caught him tumbling from a cough
That ripped and rippled through his core.
His bones felt on the outside,
no covering of substance holding them together.
I wanted
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Elfin Warrior by rockie7777 Elfin Warrior :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 1 0 wip what is it? by rockie7777 wip what is it? :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 0 0 Book cover rip off by rockie7777 Book cover rip off :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 0 0 Blasted tree with water color by rockie7777 Blasted tree with water color :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 1 0 Lunch time milk by rockie7777 Lunch time milk :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 2 0 False Alarm 1 by rockie7777 False Alarm 1 :iconrockie7777:rockie7777 0 0
Searching ... Part 5
Mother and Father were a mixture of all the children. Mother had Jani’s auburn hair, medium gray eyes and creamy skin with a small smattering of freckles on her nose. She was taller and thinner than Father, which made the children giggle when they were young but which they took for granted as each of them grew. She was a natural teacher often staying a half step ahead of a child in a subject they found interesting but that she had not studied in depth.
She was gracefully athletic even after seven children and encouraged the children to participate together and separately in physical activities such as riding with and without tack, sitting or standing, and shooting arrows at targets, dancing (which they all giggled about but found useful at festivals), and various games with balls that they had to make up themselves. She and Father both insisted on concentration and control in everything by making each activity relevant to the children’s special interests.
Father was solidly b
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I'm at the mall, sitting on a bench, with a notebook on my lap, and I'm scribbling out random dribbles and drabbles of thought. They're melting together, but not making sense, and the sketches of nothing in the corners bordering it are starting to worry me.
I don't notice the first time she says hey, but the second time catches my attention. I almost thank her for it, but she would never have understood why.
She asks what I'm drawing. I tell her I'm not, I'm writing. She laughs, and asks what I'm writing. I look at the words and turn the pages back, and realize that it's not my style of writing. It's not even my handwriting.
But my hand wrote it.
I just tell her I'm not sure, that I was writing out thoughts, and they rarely come out clearly. She smiles and agrees before asking if she can join me. I say yes, and scoot over on the bench.
She sits next to me and pulls out a notebook. She flips through pages of drawings before she comes to a blank one, and sets her pencil to the paper. She
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Pajarito by NiraGonzalez Pajarito :iconniragonzalez:NiraGonzalez 172 99 Glass bottle in the snow by SWFAN6429 Glass bottle in the snow :iconswfan6429:SWFAN6429 1 4 Companion by Geinen Companion :icongeinen:Geinen 2,252 508 So What by EuroFoxx So What :iconeurofoxx:EuroFoxx 54 233 braced for speed by motterhorn braced for speed :iconmotterhorn:motterhorn 25 16 Cityscape by kerembeyit Cityscape :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 6,306 517 Really Old Stuff - Mill by westernphilosopher Really Old Stuff - Mill :iconwesternphilosopher:westernphilosopher 6 9 Bubblegum Pop by Foxfires Bubblegum Pop :iconfoxfires:Foxfires 269 61 Spring Trees by westernphilosopher Spring Trees :iconwesternphilosopher:westernphilosopher 3 22 gueule de bois by MarcSimonetti gueule de bois :iconmarcsimonetti:MarcSimonetti 737 62 Sunrise Speedpainting by westernphilosopher Sunrise Speedpainting :iconwesternphilosopher:westernphilosopher 6 18 ProjectDescriptive-2007-12-16 by jermilex ProjectDescriptive-2007-12-16 :iconjermilex:jermilex 87 81 Columbus by Foxfires Columbus :iconfoxfires:Foxfires 1,841 542 Ten Points - A Tutorial by DarthFar Ten Points - A Tutorial :icondarthfar:DarthFar 169 148 Lackadaisy Quick-fix by tracyjb Lackadaisy Quick-fix :icontracyjb:tracyjb 6,510 1,315



Jaq in the box
United States
Current Residence: Oregon coast, USA
Favourite style of art: Pencil, black and white
Wallpaper of choice: Dr. Who 7, 9 & 10
Personal Quote: "...sometimes a big green dragon is just a big green dragon..."
I sit mostly in my big blue chair crocheting, knitting, spending too much time on DVDs and Pinterest. As I indicated in January, I retired in October. I spent some time (months) going through various tests for heart and lung and hoping for some kind of magic bullet, so to speak, to make my beating and breathing that of a younger, more fit person. I didn't succeed. I also didn't exercise much more than a weekly walk around a few blocks. I spent two terms out of karate, more or less, which added to the problems. So here I am, just past birthday #63 out of shape, unable to breath, karate camp just a few weeks away and not ready.

I also decided to quit (on doctors' orders) meds that weren't adding anything except undesirable side effects. Too dizzy to stand up isn't good. But the vivid dreams I've been having during the weaning process are amazing. Full on movies with color, special effects, scent, beginning, middle and even endings. Endings on any of my writing is problematic at the best of times. I posted a free verse of one dream that broke my heart. The guy was so decent and sweet, I loved him inside and out, and I could only help him by carrying on what he started.

I also had a wonderful dream involving Doctor Who #10, but I'm not good at writing risque. I will probably write it as fan fiction someday, just to get it out of my head (and flush some hormones out). Wouldn't it be wonderful to be a Christmas special companion? Hoo boy!

I've plans for a memory book for my sister; something she can put ticket stubs and photos in with blank spaces for anecdotal material. Making everything from scratch except the paper and maps. My handmade paper is more suited to sculpture than pages. I've also got a Doctor Who journal in the works. Couldn't find blue leather so it will be distressed paper/book board binding built in layers for textures. Making books is something I can do quick and dirty, meaning using whatever is at hand, some glue and string...or a week long process involving lots of layers, cutting, special paper & glue, sewn bindings often with rivets and such. And mod podge. lots and lots of the stuff. I have clay baking pans that have never seen food; just weighted down drying book covers to prevent warping.

The crocheting and knitting can be viewed at wordpress under There are socks and lots and lots of hats, some of them perched on my the morning...before make up or coffee or shower... so don't judge me too harshly, please? ;-}

On another subject...I am ridiculously proud of daughter westernphilosopher and her significant scruffyzero. They have been working at their respective crafts with diligence and talent. They are always worth watching.
  • Listening to: traffic outside the window
  • Reading: Facebook and patterns
  • Watching: Nothing at the moment
  • Playing: Doodle jewels
  • Eating: M & Ms
  • Drinking: More water than usual


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FireBoar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faves, I am happy to have my art in your gallery!
NiraGonzalez Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
westernphilosopher Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks much for the faves, mum. :heart:
esraart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for the :+fav:
rockie7777 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
most welcome
JulienPradet Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving :la:
rockie7777 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
most welcome
westernphilosopher Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the faves mum. :)
westernphilosopher Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks much for the faves mum! :D
westernphilosopher Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks much for the fave mum! :D
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