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Journal Entry: Wed Jan 8, 2014, 5:50 AM

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Happy 2014, everyone!
A new year, and cliche as it is, I'm going to go with a couple of new resolutions.

One of them is doing my very best to do a monthly photography feature. I've got the reminder set in my calendar to search for photos each week and collect them for a monthly journal entry.
Another one is the monthly Wallpaper Project I've started, with a new wallpaper each month available for download here.
I'm also participating in a self-portrait 52 weeks project called Let's Get Creative. It has a weekly theme and a lot of photographers are participating, so it's a lot of fun! I'll keep mine on my Instagram and my Tumblr mostly to keep the pressure a little less. I'll see how it goes, my favorites will make it to Flickr and here.

Thank you all for your support in the last year, and I hope everyone has an amazing new year!
:heart:

Noukka

FEATURE



Forest spirit by Piscisvolantis

WOODLAND TALE ABOUT KARIN v by simsalabima


cold by FairyCat60s  *** by YuriChief

FLOWERY by simsalabima

Once you lose that innocence V by Moosiatko


  






Berlin Berlin (feature!)

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 12, 2013, 6:52 AM

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Hello everyone!

Big big changes around here, the biggest being my full time internship in Berlin.
It's strange going abroad and then working there full time in an English-speaking office.
I haven't seen that much from the city this time (I've been here before though).
Luckily I've been able to meet fellow photographer Clara (She-hates-mondays) and her friends,
and we did some fun stuff in the weekend :]

I'm feeling incredibly inspired, but with the 8 hour work days, it's just a challenge to use that feeling.
The weekends are basically my only outlet (so far I've only had one here haha).
I've been shooting mainly on film now, one of them is being developed now. So exciting!
If you're interested in my daily little adventures, I try to upload something for the city every day on Instagram:
instagram.com/noukka_signe or @ noukka_signe 


FEATURE
Sooo, to stay in the theme; I used "Berlin" as search word and here are the gems!
I absolutely love these photos, especially because the search word was so broad.




take me to the sea by mariascherlies

take me to the sea by mariascherlies
Avus racetrack by ShadowPhotography
Alexanderplatz VIII by iDie
Deep Light by KevinDanzerImages
Rivermouth by waldrose



Hope to see you guys on Instagram and my future uploads.
If you want to say hi or want me to check your work, please feel free to send a message!

:heart:
Noukka



Hello, website and another book cover!

Journal Entry: Tue May 21, 2013, 3:04 AM

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Hello everyone!
I'm turning 21 in a few days and have been quite busy more with "backstage" organizing of my life.
I'm now officially a business as "Noukka Signe" with a Chamber of Commerce number and everything!

Also, I've finally managed to get my self-built portfolio website right!
Please, check out the result here: www.noukkasigne.com
It took me a long time, and I'm really proud of the result. It's not completely perfect yet, but it works, mostly.
I'll keep working on it.


Another big thing that happened is that another book with my photo has been published!
The coolest thing is that the writer (the sweet Jill Hathaway) mentioned me in her Thank You notes, which made me squeal with joy.
It's a great Young Adult book, so if that's your thing, check it out (And the prequel "SLIDE"). Both books had me on the edge of my seat!

Flickr had a huuuge redesign today, and their Pro account is gone, so I'm a little sad.
Luckily, dA still has their amazing Premium feature which I still love so yay!

Also, if anyone from the Netherlands is here, and you need a photographer for something, you can hire me.
I feel like people don't think of that option, but technically, I'm a photographer and it's my job, so I need clients. 

How is everyone doing?

:heart:




  • Listening to: 30 Seconds To Mars
  • Reading: Making Ideas Happen

General update

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 24, 2012, 9:16 AM

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Hello amazing people of DeviantART!

It's been forever since I've updated my journal! Or replied to general messages!
I've just noticed that some comments in my inbox are over a year old! My sincere apologies!
I'm going to reply to most of them tonight, so if you get a reply to a very old comment, that's why ;]

In the mean time, I've finished my Project 366, you can see it here: www.flickr.com/photos/velvette…
I'm working on my portfolio website, but IE doesn't like my code, so I'm struggling with that, but hopefully it will be online soon!
You can follow me mostly on facebook, flickr or my blog now a days.
Not shooting that much anymore, trying to edit old photos to get better at that, and I'd like to do more assignments,
so I'm trying to organize stuff to set up more of a business. Something needs to pay for my food while I'm studying, so why not my photography?
It's not that easy, but I think it can be sufficient, and it would be a dream come true if I could live off what I love doing most.

In personal life, I'm in love and happy, busy with school and organizing events and setting up a magazine for my study.
Still trying to figure out what I want. I'll have to look for a place to get an intern ship soon, and I'd love to go abroad.
First have to build that portfolio!
I'm trying to get my stuff in order (still). Behind on emails and everything, I need to find a system,
and get myself disciplined to work on all that I'm behind on, instead of feeling guilty, and then just avoiding everything because it scares me and makes me feel bad.
Any advice for that?

And how is everyone doing?
I'll make a feature soon! I swear!
Any deviants you'd like to see in there?
Send me a note!

:heart:
Noukka

  • Listening to: Lana Del Rey
  • Reading: Making Ideas Happen

New username!

Journal Entry: Sun May 20, 2012, 8:18 AM

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YES! Finally does dA allow us to change our username!

Anyway, I'm still alive, busy as always and saying yes to waaay to many things.

Another incredibly humble and huuuuugeee thank you to Mercenaryhawk for prolonging my Premium Membership!
He doesn't have any deviations on here, but you can check out his work on Flickr.
Can't believe I'm this lucky, and it's incredibly motivating!
I know I'm not on dA that much, but I would be here even less if I weren't Premium..

I'll be in Spain for six weeks this summer, so that should give some nice shots as well, a whole new environment!

I promise I will do a feature again soon!
Do you know some work (your own, or someone else's) which you think should be seen more?
Send it to me in a note!


Much love to all,

Noukka Signe

  • Listening to: Andrew Belle
  • Reading: Whatever you think, think the opposite /Paul Arden

Big news!

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 24, 2012, 6:12 AM

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If you follow me on other sites, you might have come across a post about my photo being on a book cover...
Well, today I decided to see if it was announced somewhere and found it on Goodreads, WITH the cover (which I'd already seen)
So I've decided that I can make everything public now, haha, so here it is!

A very cool thing about it is that contacted me because they found the photo in my dA gallery!! :D

It will be out this August! :D
You can mark it as to-read here on goodreads!
It's really a dream come true for me!




There's actually two other books coming out with a photo of mine on the cover, but I'm not sure how far those are, so I'll keep them to myself for a little while longer :]

Take care everyone
:heart:

  • Listening to: Pretty Little Liars Soundtrack
  • Reading: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Stolen art! Help me report him!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 11, 2011, 8:54 AM

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Several people messaged me, letting me know that ALkaaN had stolen a photo of mine.
HIS ENTIRE GALLERY IS NOT HIS! And worse, all the works are for sale as prints
PLEASE, help me get him removed as quickly as possible by reporting him.

This is horrible and shameless behavior, I don't get how people can do this stuff,
shamelessly trying to make money off other people's work!

Please contact deviantart and report him!

Besides that, I'm very busy but doing very well, I hope to be back soon with some happier news...
:heart:

  • Listening to: Gotye
  • Drinking: Apple cranberry juice

Blonde!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 20, 2011, 3:06 AM

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OHNOES! Goodbye red :]
And, as usual, I'm going to try and be active on here again haha. I got my premium back, thank you all so much for the point donations!
Tell me, anything special you've been up to?

:heart:

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  • Drinking: Apple cranberry juice

Facebook page and subscription + feature

Journal Entry: Tue May 10, 2011, 5:46 AM

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Hello!

How is everyone? :]

I recently made a facebook page for my photography, with more realtime updates and more photos!
and I would really appreciate if you'd show your support by liking the page :]

facebook.com/noukkasigne

Thanks in advance!

Also, my subscription runs out in 3 months, so I've opened a donation pool.
I've paid for my subscription 3 years in a row, but I'm pretty broke at the moment,
and with becoming a student in September, I won't get any richer...
I would love to keep the features going and show my support to the dA community and artists,
so each point is highly appreciated!! And if someone donates over 50 points, they'll get a (individual) journal feature :]

For the rest my life is pretty quiet....
So let's move on to the feature!
I stayed close to... home? this time by featuring people I watch, so check them out!

Features!

:thumb207875562: :thumb204594025:
Week Sixteen. by ennabird Arrival of the birds by halucynowa
Istrochem by fogke :thumb206265551:
:thumb207408222:

  • Listening to: Adele
  • Reading: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Drinking: Apple cranberry juice
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So first of all a huge thank you each and everyone of you for adding me to your watch,
to all of the comments, favs and features I've gotten and for your support in general.
I still find it difficult to update dA regularly, but I'll never leave it.
Also, I sold my first 3 prints last week, which made me extremely happy :D :D :D
:heart:

I actually want to do something to celebrate the 1k watchers but I don't know what...
Any idea?

I'm in Berlin at the moment, which you can see loads of photos of on my blog.
I wasn't accepted by the art academy, which I was a bit sad about, but I found another study which I'm really enthusiastic about,
it's called Communication & Media Design, and it's pretty creative and broad. I'll never quite photography and I still hope to get far with it,
but I also find it nice to have a degree in something broader. (I'll be a designer when I finish the study).
So for now I'm just working in a cafe/restaurant till school begins.

By the way, I started a donation pool to finance my next subscription, I would appreciate it heaps if you'd donate, even if it'd be just 1 point. All the little bits help!

:heart:Feature:heart:
q0086 - traveling II by SlevinAaron relax by mk-w
:thumb198158150: :thumb205351027:
bend your arms to look like wi by EvsuVdo to keep warm by EvsuVdo

  • Listening to: the radio
  • Reading: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Featured Artist:

Mon Mar 7, 2011, 3:13 AM
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In case you haven't seen her deviantART or Flickr yet, let me introduce you to Laura Zalenga:

don't take her away by LauraZalenga down... by LauraZalenga little blue by LauraZalenga last one by LauraZalenga after noon by LauraZalenga feel my soul by LauraZalenga feel the time by LauraZalenga eggshell by LauraZalenga behind green leaves by LauraZalenga adore the forest by LauraZalenga

She's beautiful, talented, inspiring, and very sweet. These thumbs up here are just the beginning, so head over to her gallery for more amazing stuff!

-

In other news, my introductory morning at the art academy is the day after tomorrow. It's part of the admission process and I'm so scared and nervous.... Wish me luck...
:heart:

  • Listening to: Lights
  • Reading: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

New feature!

Sat Feb 19, 2011, 7:24 AM
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My life isn't particularly interesting, so yeah, just a feature.
Oh and check out my blog for photos that I haven't posted here and a few before and afters :)


:thumb197044775: flowering out vii by farbanomalie
Tragic moment by LujLious love you... by TheAutumnLeaves
:thumb185576762: noble as her flowers vi by farbanomalie
on the skirts of the wood x by farbanomalie red, red autumm by luuae
             Silence by ennabird

  • Listening to: Flyleaf
  • Reading: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Watching: Skins
  • Eating: Chips
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola

Features

Sat Feb 12, 2011, 10:03 AM
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Hello again!

A week has gone by so it's time for a new feature! :D
Nothing has really happened in my life, so yeah, no babbling this time :]
So check out these wonderful works I've come across the past week!

Mature Content

newspaper online by idzpowinoiniewracaj
Into the Thicket - IV by xrosesxrulex sand hill by morrbido
hello stranger by Koralowa :thumb195511267: :thumb196295429:
:thumb195919541: Things Behind the Sun by sarahilyx Kiss from a rose by halucynowa

Also, if you know a deviant and you think he/she deserves a feature, don't hesitate to send me a note and I'll look into it and see if I agree with you (: It's gotta have quality and fit a bit in my taste and not be too popular already, but send me anything and I'll just look! :)

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New feature + question :)

Sun Feb 6, 2011, 2:17 AM
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So, it's been a while again huh :]
I have quit my study in the meantime and am now in the process of applying to the art academy in the Hague :]
I'll just have a full time job the rest of this school year, and then hopefully study photography next school year!
There's a range of assignments you need to do to apply, so it's a lot of work, but worth it. I am so sure I want to do this.

So, I always try to feature new artworks and people in each new journal entry,
but I must say, it's kinda hard to find quality work in 'Newest', it takes pages and pages and pages (with 120 thumbs)
So I was wondering if you guys had any tips on finding quality, but not (yet) popular works?

Anyway, hope everyone's been doing well :] I have :]
Oh, and happy Valentine's day next week! :D

:heart:
Noukka

Features
: sunday love : by sOphie1992 To ethereal by FromAshesToEden
cloudy seas by DarkGomo reaching the middle by DarkGomo
Broken Afternoon by ennabird   abcd. by LAMASSUdesu
:thumb185183140:

  • Listening to: Anberlin

Happy 2011 + Feature!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 10, 2011, 10:20 AM





Hello!


Hello everyone!

Been a while since I updated my journal here...
I've finally emptied out my feedback inbox, and going through my devwatch inbox from time to time,
but I'm definitely not planning to comment/answer everything because that would be a full time job...

I've started a 52 weeks project, and I will be updating deviantart every week with the result. :]

I've been pretty good, studying and stuff and still not happy with my study, but oh well. I'll finish the year. I'll be applying for photography at the art academy, and if they accept me, I might decide to do that :]

I have a blogspot, which I update from time to time, but not too often ;p
Mostly just out takes from shoots, or other stuff I've photographed/made/done.

I wish everyone a beautiful, wonderful, creative 2011 full of love.

Take care!
:heart:





Featured:



8 by The-Aesthetic-Effect
it snows by halucynowa modern prestige by lightsunbulb
:thumb192914912: :thumb192083198:
:thumb192203493: forgetting by october-fairy




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Daily Deviation!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 22, 2010, 3:39 AM





Hello!


I could really use a wish by noukka

Wow!
I was checking my comments and surprised about the amount on a photo I posted quite a while ago now, so I checked and oh my god! I'm shaking that's how excited I am! I've been on DeviantArt over 4 years now (nearly 5, my first account is from November 28th, 2005!!!) and seeing all the amazing Daily Deviations again and again and I could only dream of being between them one day. And now it happened, and it does feel kinda like a dream come true!
So thank you so much ArtAndStock and Shalora! :heart:
And thank you all for the comments and the :+fav:s and the :+devwatch:s, I'll try to thank you all personally.

It's funny how this happened just one day after I decided I should really get back to dA again, so I had just started replying to comments and then this happened :D
Anyway, expect more activity from me in the next coming months, hopefully I'll keep up with it :]
You don't even want to know what my message center look like, so please, don't feel ignored too easily, I'll come to you eventually :]

Thank you again!
:heart:
Noukka

P.S. for the curious ones, there's more on my flickr at the moment :]





Featured:



will be filled again next week :]



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  • Listening to: Lights
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince, again

Summer! Feature + Update + On vacation.

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 12, 2010, 6:45 AM





Hello!


Well, I've been neglecting my message center for the past 3 weeks orso, sorry for that...
I will answer in a moment, because I want to have it all empty and done when I'll be leaving for vacation. (:
I've been busy with swimming and partying and other fun stuff :D


I'll be in Poland for 2 or 3 weeks, and probably with no internet access at all, or maybe very little, I don't know.
But I'm excited (: I'll be going with my boyfriend and his father and his little sister and her boyfriend. (:

I will miss you (because I did log in and read everything) and I hope you have a wonderful summer yourselves!

:heart: :heart:

p.s. if you have tumblr: my tumblr
comment or send an ask on tumblr to say you're from dA :D


News articles:


May's features!
June/July's features!



This feature's theme is SUMMER! Enjoy!





Featured:



Summer by Miss-UnderstoodX :thumb170937858: :thumb171006740: morning glory by BeeEpl Hot Summer by bloody-bubble summer forrest by juul07 Somewhere far away by Ankhura



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click here for May features!

I had these in my journal during June/July.
Enjoy! :heart:

JUMP feature:

Summer Chill by Higureko Just Like Heaven. by TinaApple Jump on demand by tallcookiekid
jump around by iamjulia Jummmmp by martsmallow Two in the sky by juiCZe
:thumb166076977: fly by Purpy Eclipse . by NaguKadi
:thumb166093851:


BOKEH feature:

Polp by Al-Baum Equisetum fluviatile by JoniNiemela bokehpluscatequalsWOWZA by jetsetaphrodite
:thumb168345769: butterflycup by chpsauce :thumb168255496:
:thumb168209712: I Love You by Tung-Sama Fracture of a moment. by Be-at
Whisper by FeliDae84 Gimme a hug by LaLillaa rain keeps falling by DavidSchermann
field of colour... by Lisa-Schneider


SUMMER feature:

Summer by Miss-UnderstoodX :thumb170937858:
:thumb171006740: morning glory by BeeEpl Hot Summer by bloody-bubble
summer forrest by juul07 Somewhere far away by Ankhura

Graduated + Bokeh feature!!

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 21, 2010, 6:55 AM





Hello!


I've graduated from high school!
I heard this thursday at the wedding from my cousin.
I expected it, but it's still great to hear and I'm happy with my grades (:

I won't be living at home for two weeks because I'm watching someone's house and cat (:
It's a pretty small place, but great and quite inspiring, so I can't wait to take photos!
They have all kinds of interesting and vintage stuff and there's pretty sweet light, so yaj!
Downside: no internet, or at least, I don't have my own notebook... but maybe I can borrow our netbook for a while ^_^


Feature!! BOKEH TIME!
This is such a fascinating phenomenon (don't you love that word?) and you can do so much with it.
Although I went through quite a few 'newest: bokeh' pages and I found beautiful stuff,
I'm slightly disappointed cause I didn't really find anything that really used bokeh,
like I've seen some people on FlickR do. I can probably find it, if I look further on, but I don't have that much time...

:heart:





Featured:


field of colour... by Lisa-Schneider rain keeps falling by DavidSchermann Gimme a hug by LaLillaa Whisper by FeliDae84 Fracture of a moment. by Be-at I Love You by Tung-Sama :thumb168209712: :thumb168255496: butterflycup by chpsauce :thumb168345769: bokehpluscatequalsWOWZA by jetsetaphrodite Equisetum fluviatile by JoniNiemela Polp by Al-Baum



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New features!

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 12, 2010, 3:06 PM





Hello!


I hope everyone has accepted that I'm the worst replier on earth,
and that I will, eventually reply, but it can take a while.
I have no idea why I'm that way, but I just can't bring up the energy even though I want to, or I freak out and don't know what to say (the latter happening most often).

I'm going to study Media and Culture next year, and that feels nice to know (:

:heart:

I've decided to torture myself and do a 'bathroom' search, luckily there were a few good and inspirational things. I really want to do a bath(room) shoot myself.





Featured:


rebound by GNVQ :thumb166235273: Modern Ophelia VIII. by nymphs-and-the-wolf bath by vonshe :thumb167271039: :thumb167175648:



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