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.....to get back into dA. how's everybody doing?
Working on band photography lately, and busy decorating cakes at my retail job. How's everyone doing?
Slowly but surely, returning to deviant ART :D
i dont really use this anymore. anyone wanting to keep in contact with me, feel free to add me on facebook. www.facebook.com/ampphotos
i just ordered 3 more prints from faboarts for the twins nursery :nod: i wish i had a darned subscription so i could show some pictures in my journal of their room in progress but ahh well. i realized after buying prints i could have used my deviant dollars towards a sub haha. anyways, things are coming a long great. all of my tests and exams are coming back great with the babies. i'll update more later :)
Baby Update:


TWINS. can you believe this? O_O lol! two babies for Amanda!
ya know. i have grown a little tired of paying for a sub here. i have been a member for 8 years now. EIGHT YEARS. its getting costly to pay for membership all the time. anyone else agree? :/
news: due date - march 17th-ish. yep. im preggers.
please go have a look at this website.

Days with my Father.com

..and tell me what you thought. i was just about in tears.

HELP! No More Camera. HELP!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 11, 2009, 11:46 AM


I need help. Bad. My rebel finally decided to off itself :( I am now cameraless. There i said it. omg. Ya know, thats really hard to say. Also, I have 3 weddings scheduled and 2 more possible weddings. AND NO CAMERA. What do i do?! My poor camera has went through so much and I really don't see the point in spending hundreds more to fix something that just a few months down the road will mess up again, which it has. For good. I havent taken any pictures in 2 weeks and i am ready to go insane. Please everyone, go check out my gallery and purchase a few prints. Its for a good cause! Pretttttty Pleaseeeeeeee? With sugar and cherries and buttercups on top? If there is something in my gallery that you would like that isnt available for print, please ask and i will see if i have it.

-amanda

Some of my Prints:

2009 Nature Calendar by mrsselfdestruct Colorful 2009 Flowers Calendar by mrsselfdestruct watercolors by mrsselfdestruct swim swim by mrsselfdestruct
kiwi by mrsselfdestruct twined by mrsselfdestruct FFFF00 ii by mrsselfdestruct raven by mrsselfdestruct

Just Portraits - A Community

In loving memoryLovexthexpuppy by justportraits do you remember..? by justportraits Contest Winner punkshits by justportraits mlle-crudites 10.18.08 by justportraits
justportraits is a community I started for portrait photographers here on dA. Anyone with any experience level is encouraged to join. We have contests from time to time and are growing in member numbers every day!

New Pig!

Everyone, this is Pixel. The newest addition to our little pig family. Is he not the most precious piggy you have ever seen?


pixel and chewie by mrsselfdestruct




Journal Design & CSS
By blissart

sub. new shots coming. new pig!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 20, 2009, 4:28 PM


I finally renewed my subscription that ran out a few weeks ago. Got a new layout and will be uploading some new shots soon from a wedding I shot on the 10th and some engagement photos I will be taking this coming Saturday.

Just Portraits - A Community

In loving memoryLovexthexpuppy by justportraits do you remember..? by justportraits Contest Winner punkshits by justportraits mlle-crudites 10.18.08 by justportraits
justportraits is a community I started for portrait photographers here on dA. Anyone with any experience level is encouraged to join. We have contests from time to time and are growing in member numbers every day!

New Pig!

Everyone, this is Pixel. The newest addition to our little pig family. Is he not the most precious piggy you have ever seen?


pixel and chewie by mrsselfdestruct




Journal Design & CSS
By blissart

Betty Page Dies. :(

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 12, 2008, 6:42 PM






Bettie Page dies at age of 85. This is not acceptable. she was such an inspiration to arists of all kinds. She will be missed.:no:


From CNN:  LOS ANGELES, California (CNN)  -- Legendary pinup queen Bettie Page died of pneumonia at the age of 85 in a Los Angeles, California, hospital Thursday, a week after suffering a heart attack, according to her agent.
Pinup queen Bettie Page was credited with helping to usher in the sexual revolution.

Pinup queen Bettie Page was credited with helping to usher in the sexual revolution.

"She captured the imagination of a generation of men and women with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality," said agent Mark Roesler in a written statement. "She is the embodiment of beauty."

Page, said to be one of the most photographed people of the past century, became a recluse in recent decades. Yet, her images continued to be used around the world to market Bettie Page action figures, clothing lines and other merchandise.

"Her popularity as an underground, guilty pleasures phenomenon has continued to soar despite the fact that the reclusive Page disappeared almost a half century ago, leading many to believe that one of the most photographed individuals of the 20th century was already dead." Roesler said.

The Web site, BettiePage.com, logs about 20 million hits a month, Roesler said. A TVGuide.com poll recently placed Bettie Page as the "ultimate sex goddess," outscoring others such as Marilyn Monroe.

Page was born to a poor family in Tennessee on April 22, 1923. While her birth certificate spelled her name "Betty," she changed the spelling later in life to "Bettie."

At a time when few women pursued a college education, Page earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from Peabody College in Tennessee in 1944, according to her official biography.

Her teaching career, however, was hampered by her looks, she said.

"I couldn't control my students, especially the boys," she is quoted as saying.

After her modeling career ended, Page returned to Peabody College to work on a master's degree, the bio said. Her Southern drawl and a refusal to sleep with a Hollywood producer hampered her acting career, according to her bio.

"I didn't like his looks," Page said. "I wouldn't have gone to bed with him anyway. He was a creep. He drove off in his big car and scolded me, 'You'll be sorry.' I wasn't."

Page said she regretted not accepting studio boss Jack Warner's offer of another screen-test, but it came while she was trying to save her marriage to her first husband, Billy Neal.

Her modeling breakthrough began after she divorced Neal in 1947 when she met a police officer whose hobby was photography. He suggested the black bangs, which became her trademark, her bio said. Not long after, her images were everywhere, gracing magazine covers and locker pin-ups.

Page wore nothing but a Santa hat in Playboy's January 1955 centerfold. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said her appearance in his magazine's first year was a milestone.

"She became, in time, an American icon, her winning smile and effervescent personality apparent in every pose," Hefner said.

"A kinky connection was added by Irving Klaw's spanking, fetish and bondage photos, which became part of the Bettie Page mystique," Hefner said. "They were playful parodies that are now perceived as the early inspiration for Madonna's excursions into the realm of sexual perversion."

Perhaps the most memorable photos of Page were her bondage poses, which she said were all pretend.

"I never understood how anyone believed those poses were sexy," she later said. "To be tied up? I don't get it."

"She was a remarkable woman, truly someone that changed the social norms, not only here in this country, but also around the world," Roesler said. "While Jackie Robinson was changing the racial attitudes, Bettie Page was changing our attitudes on sex. She became a James Dean type of 'rebel' figure as she allowed people to be less inhibited and look at sex in a different way."

Saucy photos of Paige in skimpy clothing or none at all helped to lead the way for the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

Page suddenly disappeared from the scene in 1958. It was only decades later revealed that she re-emerged to explain that she underwent a religious conversion and moved to Florida.

Her life took a dark turn starting in 1978 after her third marriage failed, Roesler said.

Page went through "some mental instability, violent mood swings, and serious trouble with the law" and was eventually diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, according to her bio.

Page reappeared in public in December 2003 for Playboy's 50th anniversary party, where she made a grand entrance with Anna Nicole Smith.

It was the only time in the past 50 years that Page allowed her photograph to be taken, Roesler said.

A private funeral service is planned for Tuesday. Page will buried at Westwood Cemetery in Los Angeles, just a few feet away from Monroe.

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LOL Yeah. Right.

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 4, 2008, 8:23 PM



UPDATE: OMG LOL. This is great. just great. You all know I founded justportraits right? Well who would have thought that when i ran the latest contest there, that the two winners prizes would cost me an arm and a leg just to send to them? Holy Cow! dA says to send them some prints from my print gallery would cost me:

fork drops by *mrsselfdestruct
4x5 Inch Matte Print Artist Discount: $2.68 1 $0.32
$17.50
Subtotal: $17.82

Total: $17.82

Yeah. almost 18 freaking dollars to mail a damned 4x5 print to romania. It weights NOTHING. Jeebus. What to do now? I have one to send to bulgaria too! Anyone think that the Post Office would cost this much too?</sub>

Fall La La!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 23, 2008, 1:30 AM



UPDATE: I have 3 photos on national geographic.com! ! ! I am ready to plop over. check them out!!

say a little something by mrsselfdestruct @ National Geographic -

crazy world by mrsselfdestruct @ National Geographic

domestic by mrsselfdestruct @ National Geographic




Also, please head over to JPGMAG and vote for me!




some fall shots from my gallery.
release by mrsselfdestruct church colors by mrsselfdestruct fall scape ii by mrsselfdestruct fall scape by mrsselfdestruct to a point by mrsselfdestruct fall scape 5 by mrsselfdestruct fall scape iiii by mrsselfdestruct buffalo by mrsselfdestruct fall la la la by mrsselfdestruct
pliny church by mrsselfdestruct - R E D - by mrsselfdestruct Bridge Day 2008 v by mrsselfdestruct rustic by mrsselfdestruct fall scape iii by mrsselfdestruct fall scape 6 by mrsselfdestruct leaves on the roof by mrsselfdestruct autumn by mrsselfdestruct change by mrsselfdestruct yellow orange by mrsselfdestruct Bridge Day 2008 ix by mrsselfdestruct Bridge Day 2008 by mrsselfdestruct
secluded by mrsselfdestruct Fall 3 by mrsselfdestruct Fall 1 by mrsselfdestruct pumpkin fest by mrsselfdestruct Coonskin Park - Fall - 1 by mrsselfdestruct F a l l W a l k by mrsselfdestruct F a l l D r i v e by mrsselfdestruct Color Infinity by mrsselfdestruct The way to Valley Falls by mrsselfdestruct




:thumb63262373: Retro Gamer Stamp by Sora05 :thumb43889010: :thumb53621983: :thumb60459067: :thumb55779339: Nintendo DS Original Stamp by NCWeber Fav and Run by Fractoid TWC stamp by TreesWithCharacter Turtle love by Animal-Stamp Guinea Pig Love stamp by Animal-Stamp Futurama Stamp by Destruktive:thumb27702108:



Fall is on its way. I am so excited and just wanted to share some of the great photos of the season by the great photographers here on deviantART. I hope you enjoy the selections and even maybe post links to your favorite fall shots!

All photos featured here can also be found in my Fall Season Collection! - mrsselfdestruct.deviantart.com…

Softly Fall II by McKenzie-James Red by mrcool256:thumb86453104: Autumn Leaves... by MichiLauke The Fall of the VW by tedhieron Fall Leaves by BCBlondie autumn leaves by howiedoin:thumb844904::thumb68226474:
red shift by elementality Yellow and Red Maple Leaves by houstonryan Fall in my yard II by kayaksailor Fall Leaves by Divanartem

:thumb69214039: autumn in park I by Wilithin Yellow by almost13:thumb76097044::thumb65597480: Yellow Ferns Sharp Autumn by houstonryan autumn by Paik666 Raining Leaves by Sarah--Lynne Fall Leaves by trinieMonster oh, fall. by sloppysunshine:thumb68349628: Fall Leaves 2 by m1ssed rustic by mrsselfdestruct
Color Of Autumn Death by emmysdaddy Touch Of Autumn by Sortvind Autumn Gate by ZephonSoul Colors of Autumn by digitaldreamz666 Yellow autumn by minicri What Fall Was Like by ashali Late Fall Leaves - II by froggynaan never by detail24

autumn rain by soulfuric Colors of Autumn . by Free-y0ur-Mind Robin Fall Leaves Yellow by houstonryan Orange fall leaves by simoner fall is near by mrsselfdestruct Fall Wish by Plasmastorm leaves by ashhumb orange leaves by angelfaine Orange by OpheliasNightmare Blazing Orange by Shockbox
Autumn Blues by Ji-Owon Autumn by werewolf-dol Fall Light by maisondezion:thumb68860040: Autumn Leaves by Kuffara Final: Leaves by LDFranklin Field of orange by nalugirl orange leaves by thebeesharps:thumb75254599: release by mrsselfdestruct

3 photos on National Geographic!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 29, 2008, 11:19 AM



UPDATE: I have 3 photos on national geographic.com! ! ! I am ready to plop over. check them out!!

say a little something by mrsselfdestruct @ National Geographic -

crazy world by mrsselfdestruct @ National Geographic

domestic by mrsselfdestruct @ National Geographic




Also, please head over to JPGMAG and vote for me!









:thumb63262373: Retro Gamer Stamp by Sora05 :thumb43889010: :thumb53621983: :thumb60459067: :thumb55779339: Nintendo DS Original Stamp by NCWeber Fav and Run by Fractoid TWC stamp by TreesWithCharacter Turtle love by Animal-Stamp Guinea Pig Love stamp by Animal-Stamp Futurama Stamp by Destruktive:thumb27702108:



Vote For Me!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 25, 2008, 10:01 AM


vote for me over at jpgmag!









:thumb63262373: Retro Gamer Stamp by Sora05 :thumb43889010: :thumb53621983: :thumb60459067: :thumb55779339: Nintendo DS Original Stamp by NCWeber Fav and Run by Fractoid TWC stamp by TreesWithCharacter Turtle love by Animal-Stamp Guinea Pig Love stamp by Animal-Stamp Futurama Stamp by Destruktive:thumb27702108:



1000 deviations

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 1, 2008, 7:16 PM


1000 deviations. in over 8 years. hoorah.







:thumb63262373: Retro Gamer Stamp by Sora05 :thumb43889010: :thumb53621983: :thumb60459067: :thumb55779339: Nintendo DS Original Stamp by NCWeber Fav and Run by Fractoid TWC stamp by TreesWithCharacter Turtle love by Animal-Stamp Guinea Pig Love stamp by Animal-Stamp Futurama Stamp by Destruktive:thumb27702108:



1000 deviations

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 26, 2008, 6:40 PM


Journal
myspace | webaperture | artbistro | justportraits | kuler


1000 deviations. in over 8 years. hoorah.

- <a href="www.ampphotos.com>ampphotos.com</a>


Recent Photo Faves
Purple Flowers by BrokenFayth ,,yellow, by Kazutaka-A A Matter of Balance by thrumyeye 2 by SOOO some colors 06 by SOOO
Psycho Bucktooth by iKate On the Blue by cemplux Blossom - 2 by anjali Redbull Air Race. by KeremOkay united colors of benetton i by FlowerBogy

Amazing art piece
Features





Clubs
:icontreeswithcharacter::iconjustportraits:

Stamps
just portraits stamp by justportraits :thumb63262373: Retro Gamer Stamp by Sora05 :thumb43889010: :thumb53621983: :thumb60459067: :thumb55779339: Nintendo DS Original Stamp by NCWeber Fav and Run by Fractoid TWC stamp by TreesWithCharacter Turtle love by Animal-Stamp Guinea Pig Love stamp by Animal-Stamp Futurama Stamp by Destruktive:thumb27702108:

  • Listening to: Cake
  • Watching: Me, You &amp; Everyone one we Know
  • Playing: animal crossing
  • Drinking: water

website back up

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 2, 2008, 5:38 PM


Journal
myspace | webaperture | artbistro | justportraits | kuler


my website is now back up and running. go check it out.

- <a href="www.ampphotos.com>ampphotos.com</a>


Recent Photo Faves
Purple Flowers by BrokenFayth ,,yellow, by Kazutaka-A A Matter of Balance by thrumyeye 2 by SOOO some colors 06 by SOOO
Psycho Bucktooth by iKate On the Blue by cemplux Blossom - 2 by anjali Redbull Air Race. by KeremOkay united colors of benetton i by FlowerBogy

Amazing art piece
Features





Clubs
:icontreeswithcharacter::iconjustportraits:

Stamps
just portraits stamp by justportraits :thumb63262373: Retro Gamer Stamp by Sora05 :thumb43889010: :thumb53621983: :thumb60459067: :thumb55779339: Nintendo DS Original Stamp by NCWeber Fav and Run by Fractoid TWC stamp by TreesWithCharacter Turtle love by Animal-Stamp Guinea Pig Love stamp by Animal-Stamp Futurama Stamp by Destruktive:thumb27702108:

  • Listening to: Cake
  • Watching: Me, You &amp; Everyone one we Know
  • Playing: animal crossing
  • Drinking: water