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About Varied / Hobbyist Core Member Melanie JoyFemale/United States Group :iconpoetic-youth: Poetic-Youth
For the young poets of dA.
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Messy Puddle by meljoy68 Messy Puddle :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 7 2 Solitary Leaf by meljoy68 Solitary Leaf :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 2 3 Tread Softly by meljoy68 Tread Softly :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 8 5 Going UP! by meljoy68 Going UP! :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 3 3 Crooked Branch by meljoy68 Crooked Branch :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 3 8 Uphill Climb by meljoy68 Uphill Climb :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 5 3 Choose Your Path by meljoy68 Choose Your Path :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 2 2 Sunset on Tims Ford by meljoy68 Sunset on Tims Ford :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 6 3 insignificant by meljoy68 insignificant :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 3 2 Washington Monument by meljoy68 Washington Monument :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 2 0 One in a Crowd by meljoy68 One in a Crowd :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 2 0 After Halftime by meljoy68 After Halftime :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 2 0 Love Is In the Air by meljoy68 Love Is In the Air :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 5 3 misty Monday morning by meljoy68
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misty Monday morning :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 3 5
Jasper by meljoy68 Jasper :iconmeljoy68:meljoy68 9 6

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There's something about a path leading off into the unknown... it makes me want to go explore.

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If I were to make a new year's resolution, (which I usually don't), it'd be to for me to be more active on dA! I realized I haven't posted any new deviations in years!!! So I'm rectifying that!!  I have done some hiking and exploring around where I live and taken a LOT of photos.  I haven't written anything new in a while, though, but I'm going to try and change that as well.

In other news, I introduced my youngest child, my 17 year old son, Jason, to dA and he's been submitting his photos for all to see. I think he has a great eye and I hope y'all will be kind to him. LOL  He's posted a question in his journal that maybe one of you can answer? It'd be much appreciated!!

I hope everyone had a good 2018 beginning!! Happy New Year, my friends!!
  • Listening to: the hum of the vending machine at work
  • Reading: the writing prompts for :evSixWordStories
  • Watching: The fog roll around outside
  • Playing: with words
  • Eating: valentine M&M's
  • Drinking: decaf w/Chocolatini creamer... mmm.
Solitary Leaf
This was taken while walking The Great Stone Door trail in another part of South Cumberland State Park in TN.  From a online tourist post, "The Great Stone Door is a 10-foot-wide, over 100-feet-deep crack in the sandstone bluff that rims Big Creek Gulf. Along with Savage Gulf and Collins Gulf, Big Creek Gulf helps form a crow’s foot-shaped maze of canyons, or “gulfs” as they’re known in this part of the country, which drains into the Collins River. The Great Stone Door has been used for centuries as a means for people and animals to get up and down over the bluff. Native Americans used it before the arrival of European settlers. It’s also rumored that bison used it when they inhabited the Cumberland Plateau before the mid-18th century."

There are no filters, it's exactly how I saw it, the leaf is what caught my eye, the lighting was a bonus. :)
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Tread Softly
Fiery Gizzard is littered with pathways and bridges and trails and lots of forest litter. I loved hiking this trail.
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Poets: What's Your Poetic Style? 

39%
45 deviants said I write whatever mood I'm in.
21%
24 deviants said I'm more comfortable with free verse.
14%
16 deviants said I like to experiment with my own style.
7%
8 deviants said Other/None of the Above (please explain)
4%
5 deviants said Structured: sonnet, villanelle, etc.
4%
5 deviants said Ballads, Couplets, etc. are what I prefer.
4%
5 deviants said Short and sweet: haiku, cinquain, etc.
4%
4 deviants said I like to write poems bordering on prose.
2%
2 deviants said Abstract and obscure, ie concrete or shape poetry.
If I were to make a new year's resolution, (which I usually don't), it'd be to for me to be more active on dA! I realized I haven't posted any new deviations in years!!! So I'm rectifying that!!  I have done some hiking and exploring around where I live and taken a LOT of photos.  I haven't written anything new in a while, though, but I'm going to try and change that as well.

In other news, I introduced my youngest child, my 17 year old son, Jason, to dA and he's been submitting his photos for all to see. I think he has a great eye and I hope y'all will be kind to him. LOL  He's posted a question in his journal that maybe one of you can answer? It'd be much appreciated!!

I hope everyone had a good 2018 beginning!! Happy New Year, my friends!!
  • Listening to: the hum of the vending machine at work
  • Reading: the writing prompts for :evSixWordStories
  • Watching: The fog roll around outside
  • Playing: with words
  • Eating: valentine M&M's
  • Drinking: decaf w/Chocolatini creamer... mmm.

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Melanie Joy
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Tennessee
Favorite genre of music: Whatever moves me.
Favorite photographer: I don't play favorites.
Personal Quote: If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got
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:iconannie1289:
Annie1289 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch :)
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thumbs Up 
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018   General Artist
A very Happy Birthday to you! :iconhappybirthdaycakeplz:
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:iconmeljoy68:
meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly! :aww:
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018   General Artist
My pleasure. :huggle:
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Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
Happy Birthday!

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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
CAKE!!!! I love cake, especially birthday cake! Thank you!! :D
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duggiehoo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
Birthday cake  icon KimRaiFan's Bday Cake Birthday Cake (3) Blower fella (Party) 
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the birthday cheer!!!!  :D
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Poetrymann Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for faving my work!
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meljoy68 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what I like! :)  lol 
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wb-skinner Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017   Photographer
hello Melanie! :wave: :hug:
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