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About Varied / Professional Senior Member Jacqueline Barkla22/Female/Australia Groups :iconilovephotographyclub: iLovePhotographyClub
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:bulletpurple: :bulletpurple: new portfolio website :bulletpurple: :bulletpurple:
Thank you Crevado (my portfolio host) for featuring my site on their website front page in the 'top 9 featured example portfolios' out of 183,000+ creatives! I am blown away :D
My Deviantart gallery is under construction.

Hey guys!

Time for something new, I just wanted to make a fresh (short and sweet) journal and feature some work which inspires me. I haven't been too active lately (due to life things/full time work + I'm re-processing old images that I feel they can be better, so everything else is paused until I finish - stay turned!) But I just wanted to say thank you for all the support and comments you give me, thank you to all my new watchers :tighthug: and a big thank you to those who take the time to communicate with me often and have become my good friends :D much appreciated :heart:
I hope you stick around with me to see what's to come! I've decided to give digital painting a go :eager: digital art has anyways inspired me so much (in a different way to how photography inspires me) and I'm eager to try! hopefully I can create some art worth sharing with you shortly :D

One of the most magnificent sunrises I have ever seen. And, also one of the first images taken with my first dslr.

Stormy by JacquelineBarkla:bulletyellow:First sunrise of 2014! :aww:
First Sunrise of 2014 by JacquelineBarkla
:bulletred: Sunrise from the top of Mount Batur - Bali, Indonesia.
Sunrise above the clouds on Mount Batur by JacquelineBarkla

:bulletblue: :bulletgreen:  I found these videos narrated by philosopher Alan Watts to be quite inspiring, take a minute and see what you think - some life inspiration to get you motivated :meditation: :bulletblue: :bulletgreen:


May the force be with you :meditation:
:huggle: :heart:
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Bon Iver.
  • Reading: More.
  • Watching:
  • Playing: Piano: Divenire - Ludovico Einaudi


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Jacqueline Barkla
Artist | Professional | Varied
Draw Crowd :bulletblack: Prints

Please do not use my work without permission. :paranoid:

:bulletyellow: Thanks for visiting! I'm fairly new to photography (self-taught) and have decided to give life back to my rather old; and slowly rusting, DA account and share some stuff starting 2011. Here is pretty much the only place people (many who are now dear friends) have shown (such amazing and unexpected) support for my photography. I can't express how appreciative I am, it means the world! I'm so humbled that I've been able to inspire others :tighthug:

I know I will be passionate about photography forever. It's a great way to express yourself and appreciate the beauty in this world. Hopefully my photos improve over time (I look back on many of my photos and cringe haha but I won't delete them - shows how far I've come ;) I'm only just now (2013) starting to reach the standard I'd like to with my photography. I hope to one day (one day soon) be as talented as many of the stunning photographers I've come across! :eager: hope to travel extensively in the years to come sharing my visions of the world around me with you :meow: Landscape/travel photography is my most favourite.

Stay tuned!

Current Residence: Melbourne Australia
Operating System: Human
Personal Quote: 'A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.' - Oscar Wilde.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience but rather we are spiritual beings having a human experience " - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

"Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something." - Plato.


Bell by TamberElla

TamberElla did this beautiful painting for me in memory of my little girl who passed away recently. I am
blown away by all the lovely comments left for Bell! such kind hearts here on DA :huggle:

Bell passed away in my arms on the way to the emergency vet. As heart-breaking as it was, I am so grateful to of been with her. We kept each other company for 11 years.
You will be missed dearly little Bell, I love you forever :heart:

:bulletyellow: A little something like an interview
+ another more recent interview by the lovely TheGalleryOfEve :D
:bulletpurple: Feature interview
:bulletblue: Beautiful poem by AlexScott1990 inspired by my work
:bulletgreen: A Lovely 'Artist of the Month' feature and such kind words from DsyncStudios  :heart:
:bulletred: Beautiful featured comments from beautiful people :heart:

Something I wrote a while ago now :meditation:
Life's Journey - What It Takes To Come Alive pt.2Life is a journey. One's destination is unique to our hearts and lives in our souls. It is a state of the mind. A new way of seeing things. An altered perception. A notion of achievement. An idea of happiness. Our destination is never a place, nor are the things we want most really things at all. We take the journey. Our destiny is shaped in our moments of decision. As fate looks down upon us, we follow the roads of desire with home in our hearts and our hearts on our sleeves choosing our paths, making new ones, searching until our destination sits in sight on the horizon. We keep moving. We take others along with us. We wave hellos, we wave goodbyes. We take our journey. Our treasures of love, collections of loss, bundles of experience, wisdom, and memories we've picked up along the way are carried high on our backs and we grow. We have courage. We take risks. We observe. We change. We develop. We cry. We fall down. We get up. We smile. We follow our dreams. We listen to our hearts. W

'I love the wisdom of it. Especially the last two sentences which encapsulates everything important about our existence on our planet.' - i-am-a-retro-lass

Something a bit more recent:
A Thought on Inspiration
It does not matter if it’s one person or 100 people who you have a positive effect on and influence in your life (in any means) 100 is no greater in significance than 1. Who you are and what you do in your life can effect what others do and who they become in their life and that can be so beautiful.
Today I am celebrating 3 great achievements! – I acknowledge that I have (well and truly) over 1 MILLION views since I started sharing my work online!
My online portfolio (via is featured at NUMBER 8 out of 175,000+ portfolios on their home page as part of their 9 example portfolios - right in front of a graphic designer for the Aus Cleo/Madison/girlfriend magazines!
And finally, I am so grateful to of recently earned the great honour of becoming a ‘Senior’ on - the internets largest online art community. Wow. Out of 35 million users only 1000 or so have received this title! Given to those for a range of reasons includ

Hey guys! I made an instagram specifically for my art! please feel free to add me :huggle: 

4 deviants said digital art specific username: jacqueline_barkla_art (have a whole lot in line to post!)…
3 deviants said share yours? looking to build my art instagram and fill it all with my DA friends too :D
1 deviant said photography/misc. specific user: jacquelinebarkla


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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
Hello Jacqueline I want to personally thank you for joining my group I am happy to have you as a member and hope that you will enjoy being a part of this group welcome

Avatar 17 by smault23:iconbestofblackandwhite:
vesssel Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks for the faves! Feel free to check out my Facebook page for more art. :D
Mika246 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Hi! I used two photos of yours to practice drawing :) 
I've mentioned you there but if you're still not ok with it tell me and I'll take it down!

This is it:
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aw wow! thank you for sharing! I love your work :huggle:
Mika246 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Thanks!! Means a lot, btw I looove your gallery, you take really good photos! =D
Oh and thanks a looot for the fav!
Indigoblau Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! =D

Thank you for the watch.:cuddle: Means a lot. :iconcuteyoyoplz:
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're most welcome my friend :)
Indigoblau Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bassika Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
Stunning is your work!
How long working with Photoshop?
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
I have been using photoshop for maybe 8 years :)
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