Hello everyone. My name is Diane lynn, ( last intials are kah in case any one was wondering where I came up with my profile name LOL } I joined FAR in 2011 and I am so glad I did. I'm new to digtal art, and fairly new to computers themselves. Never went near one until a few years ago, they seemed a bit too complicated for me but I have to admit that now I go through withdrawals if I'm without one LOL.
When I began digtal painting I had no idea what I was doing, just using a bunch of colors and manipulating them until I saw a form, and went with it. As 2011 ends I have began to do more detailed work. Many here at FAR have been really great influences on me and I have learned so much with others help. I have a long way to go to be able to paint the images that I see in my head, as of now I see a great deal of flaws in my own work, but then maybe we all are that way, I'm not sure. However, I am striving to learn more. For what began as a hobby, it seems to have become more a part of who I am while I paint. Goofy, serious, sad, angry, spirtual, nonsence, or witty.. all my moods are showing in my paintings and I have begun to put more of my soul into each piece.
if you spend too much time worring about tomorrow you miss the beauty of today
couldn't stay away so I'm back, no fun to do a painting and not get feedback from it
April 4 at 12:24PM
FLYBOBROV : Completely understandable
April 19 at 10:50PM
thanks those who said they would pray for my niece and her daughter. I was going to leave the site this month, but angleheart and donkeyoatey talked me into staying. I'm not happy with the situation that happened but I know how much I will miss everyone on here and it really is depressing to spend so much time on a painting that no one gets to see. I know there were some misunderstanding about why I was going to leave. I want to try to make it clear that it had nothing to do with the rankings or ratings of my paintings. I look forward to those postive critiques, if everyone always told me just how great my work was I'd come to two conclusions, one they needed glasses and two they just didn't want to hurt my feelings LOl Its always great to get those six stars and a good review but even I know none of my work is perfect. Please always stay honest with me and help me to be the best artist I can be.
February 14 at 8:46PM
donkeyoatey : Nice to hear you are staying!
February 15 at 10:34AM
sunshinelover : I used your "Sunshine" to illustrate a poem of mine on FanStory. I appreciate being able to do so--it has just the right feel for the poem. Thanks for sharing your work.
March 18 at 10:44AM
exclude the check mark remark on the last comment
February 2 at 3:44PM
I now that this is not the place to do this because it's a site for sharing our art, but I wanted to ask a huge favor of anyone who reads this. I have a beautful niece who isn't really healthy, but to add to her own health she I found out that her 6 year old daughter has cancer.
she has been at childrens hosptial in cincinnati for sometime now, and isn't doing very well. Please pray for her and her family. I can't imagine what it must be like to have a your child suffer from an illness like this.
thanks to all of you who respond
February 2 at 3:39PM
rooskanga1 : YOU got them Diane, that is sooo not right :(
February 2 at 5:05PM
lynnkah : thank you rooskanga it means alot that you'd take the time to do this for my niece
February 4 at 4:58PM
blairwacha : Diane, what a terrible situation. They are both in my prayers. I can't imagine how horrible it must be to have a child with cancer. We all want the best for our kids.
February 6 at 10:39AM
lynnkah : wanted to thank you for your prayers for my neice and her little girl. She got to come home from 2 month in the hsoptial, but she's still not out of the woods and has a long road ahead of her.
thanks again to both of you
February 22 at 11:18AM
FanArtReview wrote to lynnkah :
Penni is the new Digital Painting of the Month!
November 28 at 12:10AM
phil1950 : Congrats! well done
November 28 at 12:33AM
donkeyoatey : Congratulations,,so sweet!
November 28 at 9:57AM
Angelheart : Congrats girl.I just knew you would win this.
You go girl!!!
November 28 at 10:17AM
cleo85 : Congratulations! Well deserved!
November 28 at 10:19AM
chrissie. : Many congratulations - and well deserved!
November 28 at 11:00AM
MoonWillow : Congratulations, Lynnkah!! Beautiful work. :)
November 28 at 11:55AM
Sange : HA! Congrats Diane! Yippeeee! Fist bump!
Well deserved win girlie!
November 28 at 12:54PM
avmurray : Congratulations !!
November 28 at 4:48PM
Skyangel02 : Congratulations. Great work.
November 28 at 7:49PM
lynnkah : thank all of you so much. this was a realy close contest and I have to admit I had some really tough competion on this one, thanks for your support
November 29 at 12:31AM
ckbesq : You have improved your work greatly over the past year and are producing some great paintings. Congrats!
November 29 at 8:39AM
adr1an : well done diane-well deserved win gal!
November 29 at 3:52PM
FanArtReview wrote to lynnkah :
Regal is the new Digital Painting of the Month!
July 28 at 12:10AM
donkeyoatey : A lovely picture, and a well deserved win my friend!
July 28 at 10:36AM
avmurray : Congratulations. Well deserved
July 28 at 11:11AM
Sange : Congrats Lynn! Hope you are feeling beter! This was LIONTASTIC! Bravo!
July 28 at 4:49PM
Skyangel02 : Congratulations. It is excellent work and deserved to win.
July 29 at 2:55AM
Happy Snappy : Very clever and awesome work. Well done on your win.
July 29 at 6:44AM
GaliaG : wow, great, you have no idea how happy I am you win it
July 29 at 7:25AM
lynnkah : thanks to everyone. Your reviews and congrats mean alot.
July 29 at 8:43AM
Thaneal : Congratulations, well done!
July 29 at 12:54PM
cleo85 : Congrats, just another well deserved tropy!
July 29 at 10:00PM
hekartstudio : Cheers to you. A stunning accomplishment-HEK
July 31 at 1:36AM
Hamza waqar : i am really impressed by the quality of work u have done it shows your passion towards art
August 6 at 6:11PM
looks like i'm dropping in ranks but thats okay most of the time I'm 'RANK' enough LOLOLOL
June 20 at 7:33AM
kbp painter : You are doing well on the art side of what you are creating. It seems that many on top, are not so good anymore. IMHO
June 22 at 1:27AM
lynnkah : it takes some time for me to paint one of my paintings because i don't use any 3D program, so I don't post that often Thanks for the vote of confidence kbp and the compliment to my work. rankings here to me aren't that important, but the help I get from other artist is always overwhelming, so I guess I'll have to live with the fact that although I'm not ranked high here, i am pretty rank anyway LOLOLLOL
June 22 at 6:10AM
donkeyoatey : Just do what you do..Iam looking at one WAY cool mousepad..talent..yes!
June 22 at 11:10AM
sarnewfie : The ranks are not important. It is the quality of work that is. I cannot possibly paint a watercolor in just one day. Not possible. Photography is instant gratification and then you work your tail off to be able to post two works a day with good results with lots of reviews helping your ratings. I was number 1 photog and number 1 reviewer and believe me you do not want to put the time and effort into achieving that that i did. Uggggggg. talk about NO life!!!!
August 4 at 11:35PM
lynnkah : I have to agree with you samewife, I enjoy painting and having fun with my weird stuff, the rankings are nice to see where your rated among your peers, but then I look at my work compared to alot of others on here and wonder how I managed to stay ranked as 6 when others are far better artist. so I have to say I'll be happy no matter where I place as long as someone says they enjoy my work and even those who say they don't like something I post, I still can get a smile LOL
August 7 at 7:47PM
here I set in the hospital yet again with yet another computer that doesn't want to work, fun fun fun. I want to thank everyone for such outstaning reviews on my lion 'Regal' and my fun piec 'singing in the rain.' I will thank you all persosnaly when I ger home and begin feeling better.
love you all and keep on creating
June 12 at 5:12AM
Sange : Awww... Lynn.... so sorry to hear you are in the hospital! Girl... paint you're way out!
I will be praying for you today...miss your twisted brush! Get well soon!
June 20 at 7:13AM
lynnkah : been out of sorts lately so sorry for the delay in responce to everyone, but to those who know me. I'm always 'OUT OF SORTS'..goes with my personality, although I think most refer to that as my weird side, but then that's the only side I have LOL
June 20 at 7:32AM
this completely stinks! my membership cancelled by a day and now I have to start the ranks all over again and my portfolio is gone, amazing how I've seen others on here go from premier to standard and they kept their rankings and their portfolio, oh well guess it's just me LOL,
April 29 at 7:46AM
Sinbackkk : From what I can see, you are still ranked #6 Digital artist, and #69 mixed media photographer...
April 29 at 9:59AM
TwistedZepher : I see the same thing as well o.o
It's strange that it's doing that on your side of things... maybe it's just a fluke?
April 29 at 10:03AM
lynnkah : I got my ranking back but my portfilo is all gone, really helps with The link from this site on my webpage, there's no paintings LOL oh well get to attempt out new anyway.. be prepared for some more very weird stuff LOL
April 29 at 12:49PM
donkeyoatey : I hope you get it resolved! I LIKE your "weird" stuff!
April 29 at 1:01PM
foureyes : Have you tried contacting FAR? Tom might be able to restore your portfolio if you act quickly enough.
April 29 at 1:54PM
cleo85 : Darn! Did you contact Tom about the portfolio? I am still abroad in Texas, was just going to catch up but found nothing but one picture of you. Hope you get it all sorted out.
You are currently in the d
April 29 at 9:13PM
Angelheart : This is a boatload of crap.A lot of good it does someone to have a bio and NO PORTFOLIO to go along with it.It's not about talent,it's all about MONEY!!
April 30 at 8:10AM
lynnkah : guess paying your membership means you get to go unranked! yesterday I at least was ranked as 6 digtal artist today my ranking is gone also. Yes I have contacted Tom, guess I have offended someone. winning digtal art contest may not be a wise thing to do on here LOL
April 30 at 8:27AM
Echo7 : I kow its possible to disable & enable a photo in your portfolio, If you click on your portfolio...you will see a bunch of links...where it will list the following
Mixed Media photos
etc...but at the end it will say "Disabled"
try clicking on that & see if it displays your images. If it does just enable them again.
Really not sure it will but its a small chance
April 30 at 8:54AM
Echo7 : Yeh winning contests here can sometimes lead to you being unpopular. I won the Traditional Photograph of the month a while back. I arrived home to see a horses head on my pillow. Not funny.
April 30 at 8:55AM
lynnkah : nope they are all deleted, and the horse head on my pillow the other day made a huge mess someone owes me a new set of sheets LOLO
April 30 at 9:20AM
Angelheart : It's 12:45 and I am very glad that the $$$ brought you back.Next question is...Will it bring back your ranking?? :-D
April 30 at 12:49PM
ducilla : Glad to see you are getting this straightened out! I love weird stuff so I am hoping you are still going to post it! !..lol dennis
April 30 at 3:39PM
lynnkah : yeah i'm back lol
weird stuff coming soon lol
May 1 at 12:18PM
YONNA16 : Hi great artists of today's future, im new on here...can anyone help me...just send me a message in my inbox
June 7 at 2:44PM
FanArtReview wrote to lynnkah :
Yorkie in A cup is the new Digital Painting of the Month!
March 28 at 12:10AM
Echo7 : Such a well done image Lynnkah. Massive congrats . You deserved this =D
Give me your email address & i will post a signed photograph of myself & beetle my pygmy cat
March 28 at 7:35AM
lynnkah : thanks echo check your messages
March 28 at 8:29AM
Angelheart : Congrats Diane!! I can't believe you are getting a signed photograph!! Woo-hoo!! How fortunate can you get??
March 28 at 9:46AM
foureyes : Congratulations.
March 28 at 1:27PM
chrissie. : Many congrats on your win - well deserved.
March 28 at 1:56PM
amfunny : congrats.. loved the yorkie.. well deserved win!
March 28 at 2:42PM
JjMayfield : Congrats, very well done.
March 28 at 5:51PM
donkeyoatey : Yeah, yeah, yeah my pal!
March 28 at 7:27PM
donkeyoatey : I guess I will keep them then....unless..maybe a new motherboard..hmm..that would probably mean a divorce though, but I CAN dream! LOL!
March 28 at 8:06PM
ducilla : Congratulations!! A wonderful creation that brought smiles to many faces!..dennis
March 28 at 8:17PM
Thaneal : Congratulations Lynnkah!
March 28 at 8:54PM
lynnkah : you are way too funy donkeyoatey LOL
March 29 at 2:38AM
lynnkah : thanks so much everyone
March 29 at 2:40AM
Chienmagique : Just noticed this. Congratulations
March 29 at 3:04AM
phil1950 : Congrats! well done.
March 30 at 4:04AM
marieann green : Congratulations. Looks just like my Yorkie! Well done
March 30 at 8:03AM
adr1an : well done diane-great work & reward is well deserved.
March 30 at 1:10PM
lynnkah : thank you all
March 31 at 2:26AM
simonka : Congratulations lynnkah, you deserve it! Just working on your photo, mail shortly!
April 5 at 11:46PM
I wanted to let everyone know that I haven't forgotton to thank each of your for your reviews of my work , computer is all screwy again and keyboard keeps sticking so it takes forever to type anything, but then it could be me, angleheart keeps tesing me about how many computers I go through,we'll just blame it on the grandkids not me shhhhh!
I'll get this one fixed and be back to buggin all of you for input and reviewing your fantastic work. I still am able to post and view your work and I want to give a special hello to some new people on here, I feel like i know you all so well now and it's only been a year.
love you all
March 27 at 4:58AM
foureyes : At least you didn't have a cat decide to *throw up* on your keyboard, which happened to me a few weeks ago.
March 27 at 12:59PM
Badger : I have a 100 percent water, coffee, tea, scotch and puke proof keyboard which is definitely one the best buys I have ever made.
March 27 at 4:07PM
donkeyoatey : I have a talent for killing motherboads..two on one and one on another..lucky me!
March 27 at 4:45PM
lynnkah : LOL to all above
March 27 at 5:54PM
lynnkah : hey badger where did you buy that keyboard I need one LOL
March 28 at 5:51PM
ducilla : I love my waterproof keyboard!!! And the extra big letters on the keys are so good for those of us that still do a lot of hunt and peck typing...dennis
March 28 at 8:26PM
lynnkah : need a waterproof, kid proof, drop proof,big letter keyboard that can take a lickin' and keep on tickin' also need one that self corrects, any idea id Nasa has any in the designs yet LOL
owuld be great if it can go get my coffee for me too , just as an added benifit LOL
March 29 at 9:39AM
Wont be Around for awhile. Cable is out which means no internet. And no phone
So I won't be posting anything or doing reviews hopeyou don't understand forget. About 10 me to lol.hoping I'll. Be up and running soon. Not a too thrilled. With the dark ages. Lol
March 5 at 8:54AM
lynnkah : Hope you can decode. That I above message. I don't text very well especially with a phone I can barely see. I think if you read. Between the line s you'll get what I was trying to say so if not a I'll explain it when they get the power lines ba k on
March 5 at 9:03AM
Badger : Message relayed to Colossus in Bletchley for decoding, full transcript available on Wilileaks.
March 5 at 1:56PM
lynnkah : LOL, thanks Badger not sure if they decoded it or not, but THANK GOD THE INTERNET AND ELECTRIC IS BACK ON!!!!!!! that was one bad storm. A tornado hit just a few feet from our home, didn't damage anything here but two houses down, their house is totally destroyed. It's amazing what devestation mother nature can do in only a few seconds.
March 6 at 9:23AM
Badger : We get our share of tornados, the UK has more reported tornadoes relative to its land mass than any other country on earth. Sometimes the damage caused by the really bad ones can run into tens of pence!
March 6 at 1:22PM
FanArtReview wrote to lynnkah :
Quiet Beast is the new Digital Painting of the Month!
February 28 at 12:10AM
donkeyoatey : Congratulations!!You earned this!!
February 28 at 6:18AM
Thaneal : Congratulations Lynn! Well done!
February 28 at 8:50AM
foureyes : Good for you!
February 28 at 11:18AM
adr1an : well done on your win gal-i told you it was a good one did i not.
February 28 at 11:50AM
amfunny : Very good, my friend.... you did it!!! Congrats.. well done!
February 28 at 12:14PM
hekartstudio : Nicely done and Congrats!-HEK
February 28 at 2:51PM
I finally got home from the hosptial today, still a bit under the weather and more test to foloow but I'm back at my computer and at least the shakes from the withdrawls are over LOL. I had my daughtrs laptop but no drawing programs, man now that to me is called primitive LOl
glad to be back home and thanks for those who wished me well it is always a fantastic freeling to know that there are others who care, and you are all loved very deeply by this one gal in Ohio
January 30 at 11:47PM
donkeyoatey : Glad to have you back!
January 31 at 5:00PM
donkeyoatey : Glad to have you back!
January 31 at 5:00PM
cleo85 : Welcome back!!! Hope you will recover fast.
February 1 at 8:40PM
I want to thank everyone for the fantastic reviews that you have all been giving me over my last few post. I am currently in the hospital with another bad bought of the pnemonia..awhhh Ohio weather, so I won't be able to post for awhile. I borrowed my daughters laptop and will do some reviews when I'm feeling up to it. Keep on being creative, Your talents always inspire me to do more and improve.
special thanks to my mentor and my muze angelheart who has driven me hard at times,but without her honesty and opinoynator additude I would have never became the artist that I am now and hope to be in the future.To Cleoe who was always there to not only to explain what was wrong with a painting but would go out of her way to send me photographs to help me get the right angles and shadows, to Trailblazer and lorriane for turning me on to 3D art which I am so excited about, and to donkeyoatey, my animal talking friend,for the fantastic idea of the zodiacs which I am having a blast with.
And to the countless others whose advice has helped me stay going when I have felt so many times my work just didn't measure up. I love you all and hope to soon be back at my computer at home, creating more imaginative and odd paintings for you to review, and hopefully have a good a laugh at times.
until then, keep on creating you wonderful people
January 28 at 3:16AM
donkeyoatey : Get well, and take care!
January 28 at 9:50AM
cleo85 : Get well soon!!!
January 28 at 5:31PM
trailblazer101 : Yeah. Back to work and stop goofing off. I was diagnosed with pneumonia today and I'm still working. Well maybe not the wisest thing to do. One more steroid and I'll be dancing on the ceiling and defying gravity. Hope you get back at it soon 'coz I need people to tease. Otherwise FAR will lose my interest.
February 1 at 12:00AM
lynnkah : hey the steriods keep us going, bouncing off of walls anbd keeps the mind coming up with weird ideas LOL
February 8 at 12:00AM