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Tanya
Artist | Photography
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We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

MY DEVIANT LIFE
I've been on dA since 2005 and a senior member since 2007. I've been a Community Volunteer twice, first looking after Photography > Horror & Macabre (November 2008 - June 2010) and Photography > Darkroom (June 2012 - May 2013). These days I'm pretty much just here to share and enjoy art.

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`RockstarVanity's gallery is filled with striking, vibrant photography and endless inspiration. Throughout her time as a Community Volunteer, Tanya promoted positivity whilst providing constructive feedback and suggestions from the community. Tanya always goes above and beyond to provide helpful resources and tutorials, not just encouraging you to improve your creativity, but to improve your citizenship within our community too. If you are ever in need of motivation or a friendly nudge of encouragement, `RockstarVanity should be your first deviant to visit. Congratulations, Tanya!
-awarded March 2012

Instagram, Wikia, Nostalgia

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 12, 2015, 11:47 AM


After a lot of dithering about whether or not to set up an Instagram account for my art photography (as well as the one I already have for my happy snaps and random crap), I went for it. If you wish to stalk me there, I am (not surprsingly) RockstarVanity. I also wrote a reviewish kinda thing on my blog about Instagram, with lots of love and a couple of gripes, which you can read here.

Also, here's a cool thing you might not know about. DeviantartWikia is lots of stuff about DeviantArt (I will never get used to not writing it like deviantART...sigh, nostalgia etc) that I know almost nothing about cause I only found out about it today but wanted to share it cause it looks kind of awesome. I was asked for some details about my periods of joyous servitude as a Community Volunteer (and a Gallery Moderator, as we were back then...sigh, nostalgia etc) for the History of Community Volunteers page and realised I didn't actually know the dates when I started and finished CVing. I had a hunt through my journals to find said dates and guess what? Sigh, nostalgia etc.

I so rarely have time to spend on dA these days. I so rarely have time to spend on photography at all these days. I miss it so much. I have missed it so much. I pick up my camera and I feel like I've found a part of me that I'd lost somewhere along the way. When I stopped doing photography-as-business cause of health stuff (still putting the bits of my metaphorical heart back together after that) I really needed some time away from all of it, from everything, to figure shit out, find some meaning in other places and throw myself into other things to get over the hardcore sads caused by having to close the doors on the business I'd built. 

Since then, I've found my way back to photography-as-art and fallen in love again. Because I'm not really able to do photoshoots with human models and heavy lights and being upright for hours, I've been noticing the world around me more, pointing my camera at things instead of people, and it's been kind of amazing. As much as I miss photo-work, taking the pressure away has completely changed how I approach taking and sharing photos. It's been more about play and experimentation, the way it was in the beginning. I feel like I'm finding my feet again, but wearing different shoes. I like these shoes. They're good shoes. They're comfortable. When I'm wearing them, I can dance again.

Since starting my forensic psych degree in February, I've realised I need to cut back on the volunteer work I'm doing (health stuff again, because my life is a balancing act) which also makes me a little bit sad but does have a lovely shiny silver lining - hopefully, in a couple of months, I'll have some more time to spend on creating art and enjoying art. You might even see me around these parts a little more often. After all, I've been a DeviantArtist for over 10 year now and this is still my home, even if it has gained a few fresh coats of paint, a massive extension and a few million more residents since I moved in.


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Munching on dairy-free white choc easter eggs and setting up an Instagram account for my photography. Happy Sunday!
I'm kind of in the mood to be helpful and give some critiques but all I can think of to say is "Just create something you think is beautiful, something that brings you joy". Maybe it's not the right night for helpful critiques after all.
Spent some time hanging out with my dSLR today. I need to do this more often.
I really need more hours in the day to look at art.
Browsing on the dA mobile app. I approve.

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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014   Photographer
Thanks! :aww:
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
You're welcome! :3
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birthdays Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's December 21st which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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Transylvanian-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Happy birthday, dear! :blowkiss: :tighthug: 
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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Kenmolimg Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Your photograffy just inspires me :)
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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df14-blacksnow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student
Thank you so much for the Llama :)
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amour-raven Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Writer
I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your support. :love:

Your fav on my newest literature feature: Literarily Speaking v.I means a lot to me. 

I hope you remain interested as the series progresses. :heart:
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Joey Stamp by AnnaethGreenleaf
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DrJEMProductions Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama Badge! Heart 
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner May 18, 2014   General Artist
I :heart: you!
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   Photographer
Not sure what I did to deserve that, but it made me smile :heart:
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   General Artist
Just for being spectacular :love:
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itaZuran Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the points! :glomp:
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner May 19, 2014   Photographer
You're very welcome :hug:
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df14-blacksnow Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student
Thank you so much for the Llama :)
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MipCrackestan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014   Artist
thanks for Llama <3
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DistantRedemption Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for the Llama! :D
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pampd Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the llama! Here's one for you aswell plus a hug! :hug: :heart:
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AzoreaWitchOfRage Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for the furry mammalian creature!
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks for the delicious llama! 
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Thanks for the :llama:! c:
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