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Jacqueline Barkla
Artist | Professional | Varied

Given 2015-11-19
Pretty neat. Thank you! :heart:

Melbourne & Perth · Australia
:bulletwhite:(new) instagram: @ jacquelinebarkla
:bulletwhite:DA Seniors instagram: @ deviantart_seniors
Please feel welcome to join! :above:
:bulletwhite: August app: Jacqueline Barkla :bulletwhite:


'A question I always ask myself before posting is, "Who am I posting this for?" The answer is, "Me and one other person." Me and that one other person who might find value. They may not comment or press "like," but I trust that they're here. Looking. Listening. Reading. Sharing themselves in whatever way feels comfortable.
I thank them too. They've given me a gift.'

- Wentworth Miller


Ikigai (生き甲斐) The reason for being; the thing that gets you up in the morning.
Meraki (μεράκι) To do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work.
Yūgen (幽玄) Relatively undefinable. Contextual. A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe. An awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious for words. Yūgen suggests that beyond what can be said but is not an allusion to another world. It is about this world, this experience.
Dedication. Discipline. Perseverance.
"There is no such thing as a neutral word... Either you are speaking life... Or you are speaking death..."
"May your choices reflect your dreams, not your fears." - Nelson Mandela
Be well.
Thank you for looking :heart:

The panther kitten - Comet (aka 'Little Chin'). My right hand man.

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

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butterfly-V Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi darling. 
I recently joined your club "captivating captures" to see if I could showcase some of my photographs there. But every time I try to submit my photographs, the review time expires.
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Hi butterfly! :aww:
I must admit the group is somewhat abandoned, when DA made all those site changes and many people left so did two of the friend I had here who were adminning the group with me! now I'm there by myself! I will try to visit more frequently :) or, if you're interested in becoming an admin at all hehe :D 
butterfly-V Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
It a shame to hear that about your club.
I would love to try and contribute some of my photographs to help you and your club out. It might help in attracting new members. 
ShadowWorldRed Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! :handshake: I greatly appreciate your work! ❤
Estheryu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
very nice gallery!
nice to meet you here!
have a nice day!:love:
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :aww: and likewise lovely :heart: thank you for stopping by :tighthug:
euphoriaofart Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
Is it fair to say you bring out the  Yūgen (幽玄)  in me? Your universe, the part you live in, I have not seen except through your eyes, your lens, the magic you make with camera and editing. It is exciting and wonderful, a place for dreams in my head, beautiful beyond words.

I Thank YOU for sharing! I am now and will remain eternally grateful my dear friend. 
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
My dear friend, you know, it's people like yourself that keep me snapping away and who give me the great joy of sharing my work :aww: DA is a little dead these days, but I am thankful for your presence here with me!
You spoil me with your kind words! - as always. I am the one who is eternally grateful :tighthug:
euphoriaofart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
DA is dead lately.... I too have ignored it to be honest. We moved the computer and I have just not gotten on like I used to do. I did send you a note on FB... I think you are not there often either. :) I do hope all is well with you and Daniel, I have heard no news from you in ages it seems. (Must be winter!)
It is true that your photography is inspiring beyond words. Look at all you have done, book covers, theater posters and ads, calendars, band photos, several websites and very noticed .... I, at one time, wanted to be like that, but did not put forth the effort, I didn't think it could happen. You have proven to me it is possible. You have a bright future ahead of you, and you have earned it. I have tried hard to express it, to let you know how remarkable I feel you are, and I always feel like I am coming up short. My words don't spoil you enough!! You have a heart of gold and the eye of an eagle. If I could give you a long :tighthug: I would.
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
It is a shame! but it's hard to ignore the changes :s I will check my fb messages! I am so terrible at replying on fb sometimes haha! (especially when I always seem to do the ol' open message, forget to reply, assume I have because it's not highlighted!) All is well over this side of Aus, thank you my friend :) and I hope the same for you! Summer is rolling around now! not much to report honestly haha just work work work!
This means a lot to me to hear :aww: it's truly what keeps me going! :D I sure procrastinate a lot so I've been making sure I pause to realise this and force myself to stop haha. Anything is possible! it just can require a whhhhole lot of hard work :D aw you're simply the sweetest :aww: I am forever grateful for your kindness and the time you give me :tighthug:
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