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Ride That Hippo by Hippopottermiss Ride That Hippo :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 70 11 Bathtime Kids by Hippopottermiss Bathtime Kids :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 85 12 Black Stoneware Hippo Family by Hippopottermiss Black Stoneware Hippo Family :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 89 7 Up Up and Away by Hippopottermiss Up Up and Away :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 66 19 Hippopotapile by Hippopottermiss Hippopotapile :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 70 22 What? MORE Hippos? by Hippopottermiss What? MORE Hippos? :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 47 5 La Fete by Hippopottermiss La Fete :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 22 2 Candy Coloured Chickens by Hippopottermiss Candy Coloured Chickens :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 70 7 Emile and Tila by Hippopottermiss Emile and Tila :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 9 2 The Creche by Hippopottermiss The Creche :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 93 16 The Blue Badger Family by Hippopottermiss The Blue Badger Family :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 125 20 And the Acrobats Came On Stage by Hippopottermiss And the Acrobats Came On Stage :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 48 7 What do you think of my new hairdo? by Hippopottermiss What do you think of my new hairdo? :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 16 12 Bourges Cathedral in the Evening Sunlight by Hippopottermiss Bourges Cathedral in the Evening Sunlight :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 18 4 Paper Kiln Smoke by Hippopottermiss Paper Kiln Smoke :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 6 6 As She Whispers in his Ear by Hippopottermiss As She Whispers in his Ear :iconhippopottermiss:Hippopottermiss 76 14

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Surrender by Adelaida Surrender :iconadelaida:Adelaida 659 34
The L word - I L**E You!
:heart:Happy Valentines 2011:heart:
Or Happy Singles Day!
Welcome to the 2nd in the series of All you need is Love. Recently I asked deviants in a poll about their one most favourite work by an artist in deviantART, that relates to love or valentines, with a reason as to why they chose it, even if it wasn't mandatory. I also have a few more wonderful works to feature as well :meow:
Enjoy :heart:
Addones suggested :

BeehiveStudio suggested :

lindelokse suggested :

"In loving memory... remembering sweet HBKerr and all the beautiful fractal hearts she made :rose:"
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"Firkasa's, entry to a valentines contest. Her paperchilds are always amazingly detailed."
Cognitio suggested :

"because it is funny."
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Spahats Creek Falls by dove-51 Spahats Creek Falls :icondove-51:dove-51 48 41 The Chickadee Collection by dove-51 The Chickadee Collection :icondove-51:dove-51 57 52 Happy Happy Everything... by LadyAliceofOz Happy Happy Everything... :iconladyaliceofoz:LadyAliceofOz 20 22 Les papillons jaunes by SybileArt Les papillons jaunes :iconsybileart:SybileArt 3,982 277 Afternoon Dip Reloaded by seeing-the-dark Afternoon Dip Reloaded :iconseeing-the-dark:seeing-the-dark 41 10 Zhostovo by Liuanta Zhostovo :iconliuanta:Liuanta 115 44 Jungle Jaguar by AthenaTT Jungle Jaguar :iconathenatt:AthenaTT 1,402 710 I would like some JELLY please by Stillwater I would like some JELLY please :iconstillwater:Stillwater 4 47 Stylized Rose by Kancano Stylized Rose :iconkancano:Kancano 4 1
PE - Introducing Ceramics, Pottery and Clay
As part of the projecteducate Artisan Crafts Week, we would like to introduce the galleries within the Artisan Crafts main gallery. This week will be full of information, interviews and features related to all the different media and techniques that are at home in the Artisan Crafts galleries.
Today we are looking at the Ceramics, Pottery and Clay gallery. In the gallery description Ceramics, Pottery and Clay is described as "Works using mediums, such as clay, ceramic, synthetic sculpting compounds, papier-mache, sand, etc. "
Here on dA we have five sub-categories for the Ceramics, Pottery and Clay galleries.
While these sub-galleries are pretty much self-descriptive, I would like to show examples from each of these galleries to highlight a few recently uploaded pieces.
Hand-crafted miniatures including figurines, doll house furniture etc.
Many of the miniatures in this galler
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canister by cl2007 canister :iconcl2007:cl2007 10 15 Blue Oil Can -front- by CreativelyStrange Blue Oil Can -front- :iconcreativelystrange:CreativelyStrange 33 23 striped socks by corvusfrugilegus striped socks :iconcorvusfrugilegus:corvusfrugilegus 77 41
Stop Letting Photoshop Troll You
Alternate Pricing Options
Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to pay out your ass for a fully legal copy of Photoshop. If you know what you’re doing, you can get Photoshop CS5 for much less than the $400 price tag ($999 if you want that silly Extended version).
:bulletblue:Option 1: Student pricing. If you are a student, and I’m pretty damn sure a great majority of you readers are, you would do well to check out Student Pricing. You see Adobe isn’t as stupid as it looks. They know that if they make their products upwards of 80% less for the students and teachers, then they will buy their products, and learn and teach how to use them. When the students get out of school, the only programs they will know how use are Adobe products, but being as they are no longer students, they will be forced to pay full price for their Adobe stuff. It’s a very smart business plan. But anyways, check out the Adobe Education sto
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Long Time No Write!

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 26, 2014, 12:19 PM
Happy new year everyone :hug:
I made this specially for all my friends and fans, and enjoyed playing about doing it.
Happy New Year! by Hippopottermiss
Here in France we wish people Happy New Year rather than Happy Christmas and we have up until the end of January to do it, which suits me fine because I'm always so busy in the run up to Christmas.

So what's been going on recently? The weather this winter hasn't been very cold but it's been wet, wet, and more wet. Yesterday the sun shone but today it's back to raining. I took a lovely photo of my neighbour Emile one morning when the road by my house was flooded. He and my dog Tila were playing in the water.
Emile and Tila by Hippopottermiss
Since I bought my house in 1999 the river has only flooded over the road five times - three of them this winter!

Work is still being slowed down by my wrist which is still slowly getting better. I can do a lot more with it now but not everything, and it hates the cold weather :( I have made myself some woolly wrist-warmers from an old pair of woollen tights and I wear one almost constantly, including at night. It is helping, so I'll just have to keep wearing one until things eventually get back to normal.

My eyes are misbehaving again. Last week I developed some more black spotty bits in my left eye and have lost a bit more sight. It scares me a lot and I wish they would stop it! Since there's no treatment I'll just have to put up with it and do my best to slow it down. I'm seeing the ophthalmologist again in February.

I had the good luck to be able to go to The USA again in October, to the annual Hippolotofus reunion in Branson MO. Hippolotofus is the international hippo collectors group. This year's reunion will be in Portland OR so with a bit of luck I'll be able to tack on a few days on the Oregon coast and paddle in the Pacific Ocean. I've done the Atlantic and Indian oceans, the North Sea, and the Baltic, but never the Pacific. The coastline looks really nice. Hippos are still my biggest sellers and I still have lots of ideas for new ones :)

My favourite new thing from last year is my badger design. First I did some black, white and grey ones, then I tried them in colour. I have lots more experimenting to do with them yet.
Snazzy Badgers by Hippopottermiss
The Blue Badger Family by Hippopottermiss
I'll have some for sale soon at my next show, which will be at the "Festival Natur'Armor", a regional nature and environment festival here in Brittany in France. The theme is local biodiversity so I will only have local wild species on show.

Welcome to all my new watchers that add themselves a few here, a few there :hug: I hope you continue to enjoy what I post. I'm amazed and pleased that there are so many of you that like my work. I continue to enjoy visiting your pages when I have the time.

Love and big hugs to everyone - the world is a better place with hugs in it :D

And now I'm going to shamelessly indulge my everlasting passion for spirals and pretty colours :D
Color Within by SlightlyDraconic

Hummingbirds .... by eReSaW
Dangerous Passion by eReSaW
Spiral Stairs by dynamick

Doodles7 by KysonKyoko

Song of the Sun by seven-s
Pentagon by ScraNo
Sacred Spiral by Anocken
Downward Spiral by DeTea

Diseased by SuicideBySafetyPin
Not Here by lindelokse
Spiral Clock 001 - HB593200 by hb593200


  • Listening to: The wind and the rain
  • Reading: my journal preview of course
  • Watching: The time
  • Playing: I'm always playing :)
  • Eating: soon...
  • Drinking: Hmmm - could just do with a cuppa!

Journal History


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Jen Robinson
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
I'm a professional ceramic artist, and have been for a long time. My animals are all hand modelled.
I also love the world of colours and shapes and enjoy taking photos.
My website
My facebook ceramic animals page… to follow my news.
My facebook Hippopottermiss page… for just my hippo related things.

I am a nature lover and have always been fascinated by animals and plants.

Current Residence: a house by a river in France
deviantWEAR sizing preference: L
Print preference: nice ones
Favourite genre of music: Lots, but not opera.
Favourite style of art: ceramics, photography, glass & fractals
Operating System: my brain & my hands
Shell of choice: The one I found on Tiwi Beach
Wallpaper of choice: My photo of Lake Naivasha
Skin of choice: Octopus for a change?


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Amphiblack Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Incredible galery !!! :D
onjikun Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
acla13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
Animation Happy Birthday1 by LA-StockEmotes  All the best to you, and keep creative with your delightful works!!  Goood Job!! by LOVEMAYU  
catalin-ad Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:cake: La multi ani!
holymacro Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce::happybounce: :happybounce:
Andy-yarn-painter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Very beautiful work. 
hlodavysysel Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2016
You have an amazing talent.Clap
Your ceramic animals are so beautiful.Love
I like especially your seals and dragons.
Carl-Norwaydude Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Your work is beautiful
Vaishali-Mallik Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You're so creative!
acla13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday 7 by LA-StockEmotes  :iconpresentplz: :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz: :iconballoonsplz::iconcelebration1plz::iconcelebration2plz::iconyoureverywelcome: PARTY HARD 
With lots of joy, peace, health and :iconimagination1plz::iconimagination2plz::iconimagination3plz::iconimagination4plz::iconimagination5plz:
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