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:pogonia: by a-kid-at-heart :forget-me-not: - NaNoEmo 06 by a-kid-at-heart :BlackEyedSusan: - NaNoEmo 09 by a-kid-at-heart :LongStemRose: by a-kid-at-heart :ArizonaSunFlower: by a-kid-at-heart :Gladiolus: by a-kid-at-heart :PeaceLily: by a-kid-at-heart :Lotus: - NaNoEmo by a-kid-at-heart :LilyoftheValley: by a-kid-at-heart

Current VP Project: Community

A large piece, static, this will take a while...






Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I'm an amateur photographer whenever the opportunity provides. Most often that's in the warmer months. I spend most of my creative time making emotes! =D First and foremost though, I'm a husband and father.

I appreciate it when people take the time to go through my gallery and comment/fav. I don't always get the chance to reply but I read them all and they encourage me to do more/better.

Support Stamp BurgerBunny by a-kid-at-heartSupport Stamp happy-gurl by a-kid-at-heartSupport Stamp IceXDragon by a-kid-at-heartSupport Stamp  Kath602 by a-kid-at-heartSupport Stamp Krissi001 by a-kid-at-heartSupport Stamp MafiaVamp by a-kid-at-heartSupport Stamp for MerelyCubed by a-kid-at-heartSupport Stamp Mirz123 by a-kid-at-heartSupport Stamp Sinister-Starfeesh by a-kid-at-heartSupport Stamp stuck-in-suburbia by a-kid-at-heartSupport Stamp SparklyDest by a-kid-at-heartSupport Stamp Synfull by a-kid-at-heartEMTC Support by happy-gurlEmoticonists Support Stamp by PhlumFriends Give Spoons by a-kid-at-heartOctopus Army Recruit by stuck-in-suburbiaNever... by prosaixI own 'Claymotes' by... by Kohaku0827No one likes a smartTard by a-kid-at-heartSome Days... by a-kid-at-heartI Love Rats Stamp by a-kid-at-heart

Awards! :happybounce:

June EMTC 2012 Close Contender by Web5teR Best Emoticon of the year - 2012 by Krissi001 EMTC Stamps Close Contenders by happy-gurl Emoticon-of-the-week-stamp by Krissi001x5! EMTC Stock Winner by happy-gurl Bugbie Judge by Krissi001 EMTC Hats Close Contenders by happy-gurlCompleted the VP NaNoEmo - badge by Krissi001 EMTC December Honorable Mentions by happy-gurl Emote Awards 2013 - Best Static Emoticonist by Waluigi-Prower Emote Awards 2013 - Best VisualPurpose Emoticonist by Waluigi-Prower 2nd place badge - Love is in the Air by Krissi001

Made for me by others:

Emote Secret Santa 2014 - a-kid-at-heart by CubicInsanitya-kid-at-heart Support by happy-gurl A Kid At Heart Support Stamp by stuck-in-suburbiaI Support a-kid-at-heart by IceXDragonPrize for Upsguy1997 by Nice-Spice a-kid-at-heart and Bugbie Sprite by Kohaku0827 a-kid-at-heart Support Stamp by spring-sky upsguy1997 Support Scroll by SparklyDest UPSGuy1997 Bday Balloons by Mirz123 Young at Heart Sign by Mirz123 Happy Birthday a-kid-at-heart by sugarislife28 Les Aventures de Bugbie by Leichenengel Apple Blossom by Lady-Compassion Prze for: a-kid-at-heart by mootoss Akidatheart Gift by sugarislife28

Commissioned works made for me:

Bugbie OCtopus by Syns-Stuff Bugbie Vector :comm: by Phlum Commission Dragonfly Patronus by Lost-in-Hogwarts

Thanks to them, and to you for stopping by!

Current Residence: Michigan, USA

How did you find my page? 

110 deviants said I saw one of your DD's :deviation:
52 deviants said I was browsing Categories and saw your work :gallery:
48 deviants said I don't have a clue how I got here :confused:
37 deviants said I read a comment you made :blahblah:
37 deviants said I heard you had food :chew:
31 deviants said Another Deviant sent me here :phonecall:
22 deviants said Your art was in a Group I watch :groups:
22 deviants said I can't be bothered with such things. Be happy I made it :smoking:
:gallerysucks: by a-kid-at-heart
There has been much discussion over the fives years I've been emoting (and I know there was a great deal before that as well) regarding the organization of the Emoticon Gallery. Though implementing Add Media was anticipated, and we appreciate the ability of all of us to contribute to the available emotes in comments, its use of the emoticon categories and the inability to keep icons out of them has made a mess of things.

:rut: by a-kid-at-heart
This has, in my opinion, contributed in large part to the lack of activity in the emoticon community. Most of us looked forward to (or depended on) browsing through the gallery for inspiration, concepts, techniques, and most importantly, like-minded deviants. I don't believe there has been a more helpful and pro-active group of deviants on the site. The feedback from and interaction with other emoticonists has been the one thing that has kept me coming back here during those years. Long story short, no gallery... no community.

A solution we at the TheEmoticonGallery are proposing, is to do it ourselves. All emoticonists, and fans of emotes, are invited to join TheEmoticonGallery!

:curious: by a-kid-at-heart
There you will find a gallery structured in simple and well described terms. It has a grand total of 5 categories (folders) to submit to. No icons, no photo packs, no miscats, just emotes with all skill levels encouraged. There will also be a monthly journal that you will be able to contribute to.

Home is where the heart is... by a-kid-at-heart
Over time, we hope that the group will become a hub, a place to not only start for new emoticonists, but one for all of us to come back to to see what's happening in our community, find inspiration, or challenge ourselves! A place we can call our own!

I hope to see all of you there! :icontheemoticongallery:

Skin by SimplySilent
  • Mood: Optimism



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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015   Digital Artist
Hello, thanks for the fav! Have a fabulous week! :Pineapple la:
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! Do the same!:LongStemRose: 
Clu-art Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Support! :D
a-kid-at-heart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pleasure's mine! =D
Clu-art Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves! :D
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