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SA Interviews - JacquelineBarkla

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 9:25 AM

Congratulations to JacquelineBarkla for receiving seniority on July 7th, 2014! :squee:

Albert Salt by JacquelineBarklaForever by JacquelineBarkla

What is it like to be a part of the senior hut? How do you feel about receiving the Medal? How did you receive the news?

To me being apart of the senior community is a great honour, I am so humbled to of received Seniority. Deviant has been my 'rock' for years and to be recognized by the community and honoured with this title has blown me away - I never thought something like this could happen to me! I am very appreciative and grateful to of been noticed :aww:  I logged on and saw a shiny seniority badge next to my name and my jaw literally dropped! I quickly went to investigate to make sense of this and started to see that fellow seniors were congratulating me! Let's just say I spent a little too much time grinning at my computer :D I am very proud to be a part of this wonderful community.

You have an incredible collection of photos in your gallery! What made you interested in Photography?

Photography has always fascinated me. The creative possibilities are endless, it is utterly unique, and it allows you to witness the world around you in a way your naked eye is not capable of. To capture (collect and share) beautiful moments, scenes, and people has always been what drives my photography interest.

What tools are you using to take such beautiful photos?

I use a Nikon D7000 and two lenses (18-55mm + 70-300mm). I also use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for post-processing. My equipment is not the most expensive top-of-the-range photography equipment. In my opinion, it's how you use (and understand) your equipment and your post-processing skills that is the key to producing wonderful photography - that has always been my focus.

I would love to use this space for some promoting. Do you have any artists you wish to promote? Go ahead! :)

The talent on this site is phenomenal - some recent inspirational work I've discovered. I could go on forever!
... by absentii Trion by JenniferHealy twelve months.4. by smokepaint Morning Song by Nelleke Hello Friend by sakimichan The Elder Grove by goldfishkang Some mist and a tree by carlosthe

Thank you very much for the interview! Do you have anything you wish to share with us? Any Last words?

Thank you so much for taking the time for me! I am honoured and humbled and very appreciative to receive this title. I feel like I'm only just beginning my photography/art journey so this has inspired me very much :)

My last words would be - 莫忘初衷
A Chinese phrase which means to never forget your motivation, the motivation that inspired you to embark in the first place.
Stay passionate and stay inspired!

Thank you Cinyu :glomp:

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Weekly Hunt Winner Feature!

:la: This week's winner is: SilverInkblot

Old SoulsDoc says I’m an old
soul, with my postcards
and letters, and waste-no-words
policy. Doc says old souls still make eye
contact instead of playing with iPhones,
mirrors that stare back, and tell
us who we are by knowing
who they are.
Doc tells me I’m an old
soul in a young body, taming
wild Internets and bringing my words
to heel like a triple score
in a game of Scrabble.
That I was born in the wrong
decade, that I was meant to punch
typewriter keys like a boxer,
that the twenty-first century
wasn’t made for old souls like mine.
Doc thinks I’m too old
to be twenty-three, constantly forgetting
the barriers of my few years.
Like that I never wrote about myself
until he gave me moments
worth writing down, and cared
about the person behind the words.
That I learned who I was by learning
who he was, and drew a timeline
of intersection points where each
node became a poem, and each poem
became a stepping stone.
Doc unearthed an old
soul in my notebook.
Old like a favori
Turn my words against me.I want my words to take
root in your stomach and grow
up your esophagus, the calyx
of your tongue brushing the edge
of your teeth until the words blossom
from your lips in a slow
explosion of elegance, jawline
trickled with nectar, charming
hummingbirds and honeybees
with the promise of butterfly kisses.

Architects paint with light and concrete.I dreamt I was an architect,
a handful of doubts and
corrosive intellect.
The clock tower has the most lonely
view of the industrial sunrise,
rising like the old Indian song inside.
From where I sit, sunlight
drips like honey fresh
from the earth over concrete elegance.
Sometimes autumn feels like winter.
Once a classy hotel
and now an urban puzzle,
consumed by kudzu creeping
all along the broken windows,
choking the windchimes.
How do cities understand
what soul sings behind their windows?
There’s so many different suns
desperate to connect;
the light through a dirty
windshield; the sun in an empty
room; something ordinary in the quiet
presence of light and shadows.
Some moments are golden,
as if even the city knows
the art of being perfectly still.
Autumn was my first love.October, I follow you -
from the magic lights of New York
to moonshines in Georgia,
until the colors dissolve.
The anxious poetry of autumn
made a memory of me.
Here’s to things I take for granted:
September blues,
chasing airplanes,
country road thunderstorms.
Unspoken words, unwritten ideas.
October, I follow you;
I thought I saw you on the shore
where the river runs through gold
on the last boat leaving the city of a hundred spires -
or perhaps Pittsburgh
(it was the lights I guess).
Here’s to the things we leave behind:
sunbeams in November,
letters addressed to no one,
poems, wounds, dead birds.
I’ve got that summertime sadness.
Maybe you’re gonna come back;
we’re changing our ways, taking different roads
and loneliness knows me by name
but October, I follow you;
without you I’m a winter heart,
a love story you don’t want,
a November shade of grey hunting ghosts
in cities that sleep inside our heads.
You told me you lied the night you kiss



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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Join requests are closed?
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Voracious-man Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
How do I suggest a friend of mine's art for daily deviation? I don't know who to ask on here.
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LoByteSo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the request, I appreciate it! :-)
TiagoSilverio Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx for featuring my art!
iDJPanda Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
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IFreischutz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Awww I hope I can be here someday :iconmahfeelsplz:
But until then, congrats to those who have been selected!! :heart:
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the invite! :D
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   General Artist
Congratulations, all new seniors! :love:
C-91 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Silly question: are the submissions to the galleries on hold? :ponder:
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Branchewski Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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raysheaf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for inviting me!!!
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rainylake Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the invite :aww:
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iDJPanda Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I have a question, has the mustache always been associated with seniors? Or is it just something every single fancy old person needs? :lol:
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pwassonne Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for inviting me! ^_^
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh my goodness, I'm so happy!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: Thank you so much everybody!!! :iconloveloveplz:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have joined and I want to thank everyone so much.
BIG :hug:
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iDJPanda Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student General Artist
666 members?

*cue bloodcurdling scream* 
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iingo Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Swing No BallsRacing Girl Emoji (Lovely bye bye wave) [V3] Thought I swing by to say hi
Hug Pikachu angry 3 then and hugs you all :heart: :hug:

Have a good day seniors
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CRGPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Any Seniors here like Tigers? :D

Read the comments and see you like Visitations. Would this be considered one of Close Encounters of The Third Kind? Or of the .5th kind? Who knows. xD
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iDJPanda Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm a little late but a hug is a hug! You guys all deserve one! :tighthug:

Thanks for being so awesome. :love:
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farand Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I heard from iDJPanda that you guys like visitors.

I have Jack Daniel's and a tight-fitting Kim Jong-unesque uniform, we could have a lot of fun with a young, sprightly young man like George!!! :eager:
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iDJPanda Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
This page looks different. :shifty:

I'm sorry for bothering you old people. xD I just heard that you guys like visitors. c:
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iDJPanda Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student General Artist
You know that picture up there really disturbs me every time I visit here. xD 

I always think it's real blood.
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