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Lots of freebies on my (new) blog!

Tue Dec 6, 2016, 10:57 AM

Hi guys!

In an attempt to make the most stressful holiday of the year even more stressful I decided to have a big freebie event at my blog. Every day until the 24th I will be posting new free items for everyone to download. 

Check out my blog to learn about the freebies!

Today is a special day, it is December 6th and St. Nikolaus day, so the freebie today is especially big. It contains samples from previous products I released, some new items and some old items that are available for free already.

Here's a link to the post with the big freebie!

6-small by pica-ae

The entire website is actually new and fresh with the blog and it's homepage. It contains all the big ways in which you can find me online and contact me.

That said…

I have been rare on DA lately. I just didn't find a reason to go here and I am spending a lot more time on twitter, pinterest, dribbble and youtube. There are a lot of things I need to take care off and I sometimes don't know where my head is. Despite it always sitting on my shoulders, from time to time I feel like it just ain't there ;) 

I have been working on creating products to buy both on Creative Market and Society6.

If you want to help this artist that's me, please share my products. I'd obviously appreciate purchases more, but I will be very very thankful for every share as well! 

Here are some of the products you can find in my stores:

FOR SALE - 5 Merry Christmas Cards and Lettering by pica-ae  Bitch Please - Now as Print! by pica-ae  The Beetle - Print by pica-ae  wtf I - Art Print by pica-ae



Thank you for reading! :heart: 

Take care <3


Hi guys!

The Sunday through to Saturday feature is postponed for next week. I have not had the energy to focus on it this weekend. I don't want to go into detail, I think you are all aware of the horrible things that have happened in this world in the last week, and I am not one to virtue signal. Most of the time I am torn between lost for words and anger. 

Meanwhile I am working on a few commissions, so at least I can get busy with that. I want to open up more in the future, as mentioned in the previous journal.

Speaking of the previous journal.

After a long deliberation I decided to not give out the points. 

Why?

Because someone manipulated my pageviews to jump from 100 a day to 2000 in a couple of hours. I am very disappointed that this happened. This is a mean cheat and turned a fun game into an unfair farce. I am very unhappy that this happened. 

I don't want to lose many words on this, I sent a note to the people who caught the kiriban to explain it in more detail and I will not give out their names out of respect. 

I have no way of figuring out who cheated and how, but I feel extremely uncomfortable giving out so many points through an event that went down the way it did. 

I can deal with someone who is angry for not getting the points.
Even though I am not the person they should blame, they should blame the person, whoever they may be, that decided it would be a good idea to cheat on the kiriban. 


I still have the points, but I will do something else with them, something that cannot be cheated, to share the points with my watchers and friends on DA :)
I will keep you updated on that :la: 
Because if you don't stand up for the stuff you don't like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you've already lost.
― Neil Gaiman
P.S.: Of course I would put that motherfucking gif in here, are you kidding me?!

Take care <3

Kiriban caught!

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 5:29 AM

Hi guys!

I think it's time for a personal journal! 



You didn't see that one coming, did you?

Obviously now that I decided to write this journal I forgot what I wanted to say.

Oh, right!

Kiriban at 333.333 pageviews!


It is about 2000 views away, which is about 20 days judging from my daily pageviews, so I suppose I will reach it end of July or early August. 

If you reach it, take a screenshot and note me with it.
Actually even if you don't hit it exactly, I am probably letting win whoever came the closest. 

Wait, win?


Yeah, you can win something. I've collected quite a few of points that I cannot transfer to Paypal, so I thought I should share them with you. 

Win 1000 :points: if you catch my Kiriban!


Yeah, it's generous, but I want to give this away. 


I should probably hold a contest at some point to give away more of those points ;) 
But no idea yet, really.

Let's get personal?




You're welcome to follow me on all my channels listed below with colorful icons :eyes: I have uploaded a few more prints here on DA and on my Society6 shop.

(Shit, I need to update the instagram icon...)

I uploaded some videos on my youtube channel of my hand lettering:



"The planet is fine. The people are fucked." - George Carlin - YouTube
Brush Lettering "minimum" 3 Ways in orange - YouTube

Follow my Calligraphy blog on tumblr: Pica learns Calligraphy :la: :eager:

Commissions


On another note I am preparing to offer more items as commissions. I will put some in my commission widget, but I will also accept them via note and they can also be paid by Paypal. 

Definitely journal skin and other DA related CSS/HTML items will be there and I will consider also offering other design commissions such as logos and probably calligraphy and lettering commissions, in what context and amount needs to be seen. 

If you can think of something you want to commission me with, you are always welcome to contact me any way you want :) 

Well...    


I hope you are all doing good.

The last weeks & months have been insane on so many levels and I can't shake off a feeling of anger about so many things and people. The world has gone mad and it feels like we're heading straight toward the likes of 1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451, with banners in the wind and screams of joy, while Martin Luther King jr. and Christopher Hitchens spin in their graves. 

But I don't want to rant too much. It is hard to keep optimistic and in a good mood though. 

So I will just leave you with this:

“What is freedom of expression?
Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.” 
― Salman Rushdie



Take care <3


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geometric minilist arabic alphabet #2 by tariqdesignGrow but never Grow Up by request-art
Jeremiah 29:11 by sailorjessiTypo1 by withTO
Take It Further by johnluncoSarah by Dakiedoodles
Psalm 39:7 by sailorjessiBroken Forever by pgizzle618
Life is a dream by challeninAmpersand by Dakiedoodles
Typography #3 by arifstwMyrtanas Lyrik (Gothic) by Coreyrn
Inspirational 1 by gongel
Sarcastic by TranNgocMaiPsalm 56:3 by sailorjessi
Day 9 of 365  by CreativityQueenOne day by EmjaeSnow
Request: Blanco Como la Nieve by request-artCapital A by calligraphyartworks



Feel free to suggest your own deviations for the next issue. Only rule is that they are posted to either of the typography galleries and submitted after this article.

This article series features typography deviations that were submitted to DeviantArt from last Sunday to this Saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:


I did not spill the paint on purpose by rex-raxon
VIGNETTE Hand Lettering 001 AIDA by myhandfieq180577Mark 16:16 - Poster by mostpato
Islamic caligraphy Muhammed Rasool Allah by SHAHBAZRAZVIJohn 16:33 by sailorjessi
Logo Typography by thePixieintheWindTypography by arifstw
Crack the Sky(p)e by LychiCambessHave Courage - Hand Lettering Artwork by megcowley
Sandra Strnadt - Sleep by MShadesMaz Kanata Quote by fat-girl-dani
Dream by AlpacalligraphyAesthetic by CarlosPalmer



Feel free to suggest your own deviations for the next issue. Only rule is that they are posted to either of the typography galleries and submitted after this article.

This article series features typography deviations that were submitted to DeviantArt from last Sunday to this Saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:


New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:


Feel free to suggest your own deviations for the next issue. Only rule is that they are posted to either of the typography galleries and submitted after this article.



Feel free to suggest your own deviations for the next issue. Only rule is that they are posted to either of the typography galleries and submitted after this article.

This article series features typography deviations that were submitted to DeviantArt from last Sunday to this Saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:


New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:


Feel free to suggest your own deviations for the next issue. Only rule is that they are posted to either of the typography galleries and submitted after this article.



Feel free to suggest your own deviations for the next issue. Only rule is that they are posted to either of the typography galleries and submitted after this article.



New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:


sky is the limit by NOSLEEP-NS HAND-LETTERING  by SUSI-the-FUZZYHEAD
You by Kekstante Typography_INAS_inasfathiya by inasff35
Luke 6:40 by elhalfling Day 2 - How Very by GillianIvy
Black by samuelexander Spring is here by Kjherstin
Confidence by MarcyKiika The Masterplan by desideriumz
Captain America shield by evitart Daily Drawing #24 - 'Nefelibata' Typography [vlog] by ImportAutumn
Yesterday you said tomorrow by RenePoma thypography by aspongable
Text Wrapping by fama97 O1x1 by lowerlipdesign
 Selamat Pagi Jakarta by renobayuadha Proj Pirotec 2016 by ClaudioSdesign
Blue by 1121030199 Only God by CarlosBxp
Takes Another Card by PinkySb 



Feel free to suggest your own deviations for the next issue. Only rule is that they are posted to either of the typography galleries and submitted after this article.


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New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:


Feel free to suggest your own deviations for the next issue. Only rule is that they are posted to either of the typography galleries and submitted after this article.


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New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:


Feel free to suggest your own deviations for the next issue. Only rule is that they are posted to either of the typography galleries and submitted after this article.


Community Relations



New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:



Feel free to suggest your own deviations for the next issue. Only rule is that they are posted to either of the typography galleries and submitted after this article.


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Vexelove needs you!

Mon May 2, 2016, 2:49 PM


vexelove needs a new group founder or it will be closed. I do not have the time and focus to help out, so I am spreading the word here :) Thanks for your help! :heart:

Please take this groupCan someone please take this group off my hands? I need the admin spot for other things. Obviously I don't want to close the group, but if no one wants it, then that's exactly what I'll do.

Woah, what have I been up to?!

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 9:03 AM


Long time no talk :blush: I am sorry for my absence since my CV term ended and, well, still sorry for the absence before it ended :lol: :stare:

What's been happening? Lots of new things!

I opened a shop at Creative Market.
I started submitting to my Society6 shop again.
I have taken part in a threadless challenge and am hoping to work on more, if I find the inspiration.

Yes, this is a shameless self promotion post, so here's more places you can follow me that are updated more often than here:
twitter | instagram | dribbble

Also, cos I hate just doing self promotion, here are some of the 4.5K deviations in my notifications... totally random and picked by thumb ;)


What have you been up to? Let me know! :eager:

A heart full of memories.

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 7:17 AM


Today was my last day as a Community Volunteer for DA. I have already been around a lot less in recent times, than I was before, so it is probably not a surprise to most of you. But today is actually the day the heart will disappear from my username, but it will never really leave me. 

I really just want to thank Moonbeam13 for the opportunity she had given me to join this team and the support and trust that I received. I do not regret having been a CV for a second. I have met so many fantastic people and had the chance to join in so many great projects, that all the small negative things that happen, are not what I think of when I think of being a CV. 

So, thank you Danie, again, for giving this nutjob this fantastic time. :heart: :love: :huggle: 





Now comes the hard part, naming all the awesome people I met in my time as a CV… expect the music to set in any moment, as I cover the stage for way too long :XD:

Elandria kingmancheng Pixel-Spotlight Aeirmid Kaz-D Ikue KovoWolf Lyricanna Nyx-Valentine overdebated Oughter DaPineapple PirateLotus-Stock namenotrequired cakecrumbs Exillior FionaCreates ginkgografix neurotype NikiVandermosten SaTaNiA SRudy SRaffa kinipelahh Thiefoworld vanmall AND MANY MANY MORE

(In no particular order ;))

If you're not here, chances are you changed your username and I failed to notice :slow:
Or I would have met you independent of being a CV, cos I am not leaving DA, just that team :P

So at last, all the hugs! 




And lastely…

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
It's more about who said it, than what it means :P 

:heart: :thumbsup: 

Apologies

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 4:27 AM


Without going into too much detail in the last months I have been in a bit of a snail's house. I was on vacation in May and have a hard time catching up with everything. The hot weather had me down with migraine more than once and today I am struck sick with a cold.

I have a lot of catching up to do in regards to DA and there is a lot to catch up to as you are probably all aware of changes that have been happening lately and I can only tell you to hang in there :)

I am not one to share things that are ongoing, this is in regards to my personal life, let's just say I have to focus there and prepare for changes. I still cannot make up my mind entirely, so we're all in for a surprise :P

 

I've made the mistake of Netflix and am now stuck in a limbo of "omg I finished another show what to do now..."



Basically.

Well I hope I feel better soon and I am doign all I can to catch up with everyone :la: The chicken soup that is being made should help :B



So… 



How you doin'?




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New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:



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Project Educate Calligraphy Week

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 1:05 AM


Hi guys! I have scheduled a week over at projecteducate for calligraphy! :happybounce:

Monday, June 22nd - Sunday, June 28th 2015


In an earlier journal I have asked for interested deviants that would like to write journals on the topic of calligraphy. You will be working with me and the awesome team at projecteducate with your articles to make it an awesome week!

I am planning on running a challenge and a contest for the week and to write the introductory and summary journals.

The rest, well, that is up to us!

If you have an idea for an article, do not hesitate to let me know and I will save you a spot!

However if you would like to participate, but have no idea what to write, here are some ideas for the type of article you could write or just themes for which you could write one article:

  • Artworks or tutorial features
  • Artist interviews
  • The history of calligraphy
  • Types of calligraphy, f.e. blackletter or Japanese calligraphy, digital calligraphy
  • Calligraphy tools, traditional and digital tools
  • Product reviews
  • Tutorials or Tips

We try to have two articles a day posted on projecteducate, taking into account intro, summary, contest and challenge journals, this leaves 10 spots for articles. So not every topic that I mentioned above will be covered, the list is merely an inspiration, not a schedule ;)

Please let me know if you're interested! :eager: :la:

Some calligraphy inspiration







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New article series featuring typography deviations that were submitted to DA from last sunday to this saturday, found by browsing newest :heart: :peace:

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bad Than worse by DES-FAN Flux: by FullonComma
Sai lam - Tra gia by Poemhaiku Zoomed Font Study Thingy by Erasthamus
Charmander by Drindex Fantasy Language Fake Manuscript by StefanoLeiArt
Avance tout doucement by Alpacalligraphy Always Bear by MagpieMagic
:thumb522304891: 303 by AsylumDesignsLLC
Typography of Name in My Style by nuryantieryzart Mosri by bnamdari
Poster Tipografico1 by KenyaSZ :thumb523152991:
Tengwar Annatar by remanere Do Something Different by Ezartfala
Graphic Design by Kristinahughes Bless me, Bless you. by thepenmanship
Tea, Earl Grey, Hot by thekristinwilliams :thumb523176919:




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