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i need your help :D

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 23, 2013, 2:47 AM


so i've been entered into my very first ever wedding industry awards, but i only found out about it last night and voting ends at midnight tonight!

please please go to this link: www.weddingindustryexperts.com…

and vote for me, no signing up or anything, literally just click the green button :D

it would be amazing if i even got a look in on this <3

thank youuuuuu! :love:

ALSO i changed my name back......well, it wont let you change it back to the original name (why the heck not??) but at least i am back with ladytwiglet even if i do have an extra hyphen :P

i thought i'd outgrown it....but not on here. it didnt feel right on here!




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i need your help!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 13, 2012, 8:27 AM


so, thanks to the diagnosis of fibromyalgia i received late last year, i made the decision to defer my final year of the photography degree for a couple of years while i learn to cope with my illness.  unfortunately this means i went full-time at least 6 months before i was expecting to, so things are very tight at the moment financially.

heres how you can help, and its dead easy :)

i paid for a sponsored post on one of the worlds biggest alternative wedding blogs, rocknroll bride and i need people to share it and get word out for me!

favourites, journal reposts, stumbles, facebook shares/likes, google +1s, anything you can think of!  it would be very appreciated and would help me immensely at this difficult time!!


please click the link below and share this about :)
www.rocknrollbride.com/2012/03…


THANK YOU! :love:




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i am DONE!

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 29, 2012, 4:14 AM


i think i was probably the worst CV in the history of deviantart ever (thanks to life, cheers life!) but at least i got to feature some kick ass art, get into some seriously amazing troll conversations and facepalm some of the truly astoundingly horrific suggestions you could ever see.  artistic nude gallery, i salute you.  for being awesome AND scary.

thanks to all, it was a blast :love:

and now i have my tick back, BRING ON THE BITCHING! :#1:




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health update

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 13, 2011, 3:15 PM


yeah.  things have been pretty shit here for a couple of weeks.  i've been feeling more and more unwell over the course of this year, and just over a week ago i was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  i hurt all the time, i'm exhausted and i'm so depressed i've been a bit scared.  

what if all this-uni, dissertation, building my business up-is all for nothing? what if it gets worse and i end up having to jack it all in?

yesterday i had my lightbulb moment-i tried to say out loud to my husband 'i'm going to wake up in pain every day for the rest of my life.'  except i didnt get past the word 'life', i completely lost it.  and i mean COMPLETELY. ste said he saw the exact moment it happened, my expression changed completely and i crumpled.    i hyperventilated for quite some time, and sobbed harder than i think i have ever done in my entire life. saying it out loud made me realise exactly what was going on.  and i dont like it :(  

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromya…

my back hurts :\

/self pity




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anyone use shutterstock?

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 18, 2011, 1:45 AM


hey guys :D

i'm trying to get my hands on an image available on shutterstock for my new clickclickbang photography logo, but it looks like you cant buy individual pictures, only in blocks of 5.  i only need the one so was wondering if anyone had a shutterstock account and if they would be willing to let me use one of their download slots for a reasonable price :aww:

i REALLY like the new logo i've come up with, and i dont have the time or energy to vector one myself (although offers of that would be appreciated too!)

heres a VERY rough draft:

can anyone help? :please:




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apologies

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 9, 2011, 12:30 PM


got a lot on my plate at the moment, medical problems that would be evil to deal with if i didnt have Mollinda in my life, infrequent internet connection (which should be fixed tomorrow) and the very recent loss of a friend.  i'm still lurking and reading notes though, so dont give up on me ;)




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I have something very special to show you :)

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 15, 2011, 1:22 AM


over the past month i have been filming a music video for a local musician whos music i adore, Jay Stansfield (www.jaystansfield.co.uk) and last night, after a dedicated and passionate few weeks and a whole heap of creative and awesome people, it was finally released to the world!!  its a quirky little tune, jay always reminds me of a cross between the beatles and the beach boys-the song and video do take a much darker turn though, so dont be fooled ;)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqh9YD…

i would upload it here (with jays permission of course) but when i upload film, i cant select a preview image-gonna try again today.

i would really REALLY appreciate it if you could help promote this by sharing the link around in your journals and other places you post...and i hope you like it!!!




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I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Thu Jul 21, 2011, 9:18 AM


After a couple of months hiatus to get uni work and life in order, things have eased up a bit and i'm ready to jump in head first (again!) so you can stop harassing kinipelahh and start sending me artistic nude DD suggestions! :love:

so, how have things been? :B

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Taking a break

Sat May 14, 2011, 2:53 AM


hey hey guys and girls :)

i'm taking a short break from GM duties for the next few weeks, real life is kicking my ass a little and uni is stressing me out.  all is well though, i just need to get my priorities in order and i finish uni for the year in june so all will calm down again after that :)

please send all DD suggestions to kinipelahh who has kindly offered to look after the artistic nude gallery while i'm away :highfive:

love and kisses

Donna :love:

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chicagoooooo!

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 13, 2011, 5:31 PM


is where i am right this moment-had my very first air journey, and am currently at onestar's home to photograph his wedding on saturday :lol:

i'm back on monday, so behave yourselves ;)




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Away!

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 4, 2011, 4:08 AM


will be absent from dA for the next 4 days as i am photographing a wedding at the other side of the country tomorrow :D

and on sunday i will be watching devin townsend woooooooooo!!

behave yourselves, send me lots of lovely DD suggestions!




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Stock DD WOOOOOOO!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 2, 2011, 12:59 AM


So i woke up this morning to see i have a DD on my stock image of Tamsin here:

Mature Content

harlequin 3 by twigstock


i'm a fair bit gobsmacked, including the stock DDs it means i have had 7 altogether!!


thanks so much to shelldevil for DDing it! :love:




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Need Some Help Please!!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 27, 2011, 6:52 AM


www.saatchionline.com/showdown…


please please go to this link, sign in via facebook (if you have one!) or quickly sign up for an account and vote for jennifer tullochs picture of the dog in the forest, shes a good friend of mine who is SO CLOSE to the finals of this competition but is 30 votes short, it ends at 8pm tonight, please help me help jenn get her gorgeous photograph to the finals of this comp! :love:


i totally owe you one :eyes:




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DistortedSmile is having an official community relations contest, aimed at pinup and glamour art, go check it out! news.deviantart.com/article/14…



so i've been a GM now for just over a week. and so far its going swimmingly!! i've had some amazing DD suggestions, lots of lovely comments and, of course, the inevitable trolls :lol:  but its been lovely featuring the amazing art and seeing the positive comments towards this sometimes controversial genre of photography :love: i'm loving it! :heart:

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i'm totally on board! :D

Sat Jan 15, 2011, 4:19 AM


look, i haz shiny GM journal skin and everyfing :B

so i thought i would take a moment to write an 'official' OH HAI I'M A GM journal and show you what requirements i have for DDs and other such important things :)

firstly, i would like to thank Moonbeam13 for giving me the chance to be the GM for the Artistic Nude gallery, its something i am very passionate about and i cant wait to get stuck in.  THANK YOU DANIE! :love:

Requirements for DD suggestions

The Deviant mustn't have had a DD in the past three months.

The image must be in the Artistic Nude gallery.

and thats it! :lol:

Other pointers

please send ONE suggestion per note and include a thumbnail of the image you are suggesting.

if you want to suggest yourself, you can (i know some GMs dont like that) but be warned, i will be a little bit extra hard to impress if thats what you do, so make sure you send me your most spectacular work thats going to blow my socks off :eyes:

and i am ALL FOR featuring AN images of men, there aren't nearly enough of them in the AN gallery or featured as DD's, and this needs to change!

BE POLITE.  I'm a stickler for manners :B

If you have any problems at all with a DD featured by me, please take it up with me directly, don't start on the artist, as they weren't asked to be featured.  I am VERY intolerant of rudeness and nastiness, and I have no problem whatsoever with reporting people who step over the line either.  I'm horrible like that :evillaugh:

above all, remember i'm a mum of two with a photography business and part way through a degree, I will try to respond personally to all your notes but please dont be offended if i dont-i want to spend my time as GM improving the AN gallery and if that means my note replies suffer, i'm willing to accept that.



how does that sound to you guys? :love:

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WHAT IN THE HOLY FUCK IS THAT????

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 14, 2011, 1:47 PM


oh it appears i have a new hat!! :B

Artistic Nude Gallery Director, at your service.

:iconteheplz:

(thanks to Moonbeam13! so excited i feel like squeeing!!)




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swine flu

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 12, 2011, 2:08 PM


so i got a phonecall off my dad today telling me that my beloved nanna is in hospital with a very bad case of swine flu.  apparently when they took her temperature it was the highest temp the nurse had ever seen.  so far she is up and down, and is being pumped full of antibiotics, and needless to say i am terrified.  a young mum who lived up the road from me died just before christmas from swine flu, and i'm so horribly scared that my nanna, who is 75, is going to go downhill :(

this is fucking shit.




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OMG ANOTHER DD!!!! life kicks my ass,

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 6, 2010, 1:35 AM


thank you so so much to Mollinda for suggesting and overdebated for featuring my beautiful little love Ethan as a DD today, i'm gobsmacked and a bit overawed at my 5th DD :faint:  and helloooooo to anyone who finds me as a result of it :D


lifes been a bit up and down recently, those of you on my facebook page (www.facebook.com/donnacraddock… ) might have an idea of whats been going on but basically,  i got ill (a REALLY bad throat infection which laid me up for almost a week) and the day i felt well enough to edit the big 9 hour calendar shoot i had done the day before i got poorly, i plugged my memory card in to transfer the images and everything had gone.  EVERYTHING.  i tried 4 different recovery programs but nothing :( i lost the calendar shoot and a family portrait shoot and have had to reshoot them again which was incredibly stressful.  its really knocked my confidence, i'm terrified of it happening again, i back every single thing i photograph up on a mirrored harddrive but there is NOTHING you can do when your memory card is corrupted :( its going to take me a while to get over that one, but at least it wasnt a wedding on that card (OMFG the thought of that makes me feel physically sick!)

and then, on the final day of shooting the replacement calendar images (yes, i had to reshoot 9 girls, 12 themes and get the makeup artist and hair lady back in, eeeeep!), ethan had an unfortunate sofa-bouncing incident where he bounced right off a sofa and whacked his head on the corner of a table in a cafe.  cue blood and ambulances, general anaesthetic and stitches. :ohnoes:


thats after they sent him home on the day it happened, no stitches or anything, just a bandage-we had to take him back first thing the next morning for that.



and thats his manly scar.  he had his stitches out this morning and was an absolute star from beginning (complaining in the ambulance that he had had no dinner!) to end (just sat quietly while the nurse took his stitches out, not a single complaint)

its cool though, chicks dig scars :#1:

so, hopefully thats it now, things will start calming down and my life can stop being so hectic.  i've struggled this year because i've over-stretched myself with the photography, degree and family life and been so so stressed, but i've learnt to say no now. 2 weddings a month max until i finish my studies and i'm only working with models i REALLY want to work with rather than just accepting every thing that comes my way.

on a plus note, ITS ALMOST CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

how are you guys doing??




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so yeah, i'm an art thief, apparently :P

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 22, 2010, 1:19 AM


jtotheotothee.deviantart.com/j…

:lmao:

thats what happens when you tell someone they are an idiot because they accuse someone who has used a tutorial of art theft. (hover over the 'potential reaper' link) not to mention changing the content of the poll to suit them.

and i'm blocked, so i cant even reply.

not that i'm bothered :lol:

just further proof that people ARE idiots :giggle:




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Hey Guys! :heart:

I recently took the decision to combine my portrait photography business (clickclickbang.co.uk) and my wedding photography business (radiant weddings) to make things easier and reflect more on my personality as a whole, so its all going to be done under the clickclickbang moniker.  I'm very alternative and heavily tattooed, and i think the radiant weddings thing is too 'pretty' for me, whereas clickclickbang will attract a more alternative nature of customer which is exactly who i want to be photographing.  alas, the logo i have at the moment i knocked together in 10 minutes, and i reckon someone on dA could do MUCH better :)

old logo by Lady-Twiglet
my old logo

I need something thats funky, alternative and eyecatching that can either be used as a watermark OR be adapted to become one .  no colour scheme as such, but i prefer simplicity, my favourite colours are black, purple, red and hot pink. If you can provide the logo as a suitable filetype too would be a bonus (e.g. full layered .psd file) to save me having to get it vectored (or whatever, i am desperately unknowledgeable with those sort of things!)

I provide wedding photography, alternative photography, child and family photography (just look through my dA gallery-that'll give you a good idea of what i do :aww: ) and in return, you'll get a full years subscription and the A2 print of your choice from my gallery :)

i'm a vintage-inspired, tattoo-getting, zombie-loving, cupcake-eating, horror-film-watching mo'fo'tographer :heart: take as much inspiration from that as you like ;)

me and my chestpiece: moi and my zombie heart by Lady-Twiglet


some examples of logos i like:

Muno Cafe Bistro Logo by cihanYILDIZ Adorable Bees Baby Wear Logo by AnnaBramble corrupt souls by Delicious-Daim Logo design by splitmindplush Vanilla-Cupcake by MoogleGurl Old KITE Army Logo by justflyakite Dashi logo by russoturisto squid and octopus by BlueOctopus Biomedical Engineering Logo by Moh3nn


i am FULLY aware that this is a really really broad range of logo tastes but i am very much open to creative interpretation of the brief :lol:

The deadline for this is the 30th of November so you have plenty of time to get your thinking caps on! :#1: