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About Deviant Senior Member Kathryn O'DriscollFemale/Unknown Groups :iconburdenedhearts: BurdenedHearts
Uniting, Supporting, Surviving
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Senior Selections

SeniorSelections stands to feature premier artwork from the deviantART community through weekly features from each gallery category. Its a group of senior members who are going to showcase their favourite picks from around the deviantART galleries every week.

I am accepting suggestions (in the Fashion Photography category only). You can see a list of who you can suggest other gallery deviations to here.

To suggest a piece to me please send me a note with the thumb in, however I cannot feature the same artist within a 6 month period so please check the list below of the works I've featured.

:bulletred: Circles by jackiewilliams19
:bulletred: LIGHT AS A FEATHER by black08ice
:bulletred: M III by Amatorka
:bulletred: schwarz. by Senju-HiMe
:bulletred: A n a s t a s i a by simplearts
:bulletred: snake squeen by Rinksy
:bulletred: Untitled by NickSachos
:bulletred: Pearl of Hamburg by SebastianTschebull
:bulletred: Mary Faith by Eman333
:bulletred: Madonna of the Rosary by Widmanska

My Groups

A group that encourages people to reach out and build support networks. We have a chatroom here and we try to provide a safe, supportive environment in our group and chat for everyone.

A group that collects truly exceptional works for the enjoyment of art lovers. Mainly I focus on high fashion and editorial artworks and macro, as these are the visual elements I enjoy most, but the group has a variety of artworks from all mediums.


Some of the people who I hold deep in my heart, those who inspire me and my work or who just make my life more bearable. :heart:


:icona-lovely-anxiety: :iconaerode: :iconastrikos: :iconaurora9912: :iconcamelopardalisinblue: :iconchromeantennae: :icondamirsoull: :icondearpoetry: :icondeaths-lament: :icondorianharper: :icondreamsinstatic: :icondrippingwords: :iconintroverted-ghost: :iconfourteenthstar: :iconfoxofebony: :iconglossolalias: :icongregorydelve: :icongrew-up-a-screw-up: :iconinknalcohol: :iconguineveretogwen: :iconhfeather53: :iconhjstreet: :iconirrevocablefate: :iconithaswhatitisnt: :iconshedares: :iconghostoftheemptygrave: :iconkonjuku: :iconladyofgaerdon: :iconladylincoln: :iconlombregrise: :iconmagicaljoey: :iconmoonbeam13: :iconneurotype: :iconnichrysalis: :iconnightshade-keyblade: :iconofonesoul: :icondailybreadcafe: :iconpatchwork-poet: :iconmotleydreams: :iconlupus-astra: :iconsammur-amat: :iconscarletwave: :iconshehrozeameen: :iconstory-of-a-mind: :icontarosmyr: :icontechgnotic: :iconthegalleryofeve: :iconthetaoofchaos: :icontwilightpoetess: :iconuntamedunwanted: :iconwinterleave: :iconwreckling:


See all of my precious reviews here

"You are without-a-doubt one of the most impressive writers I've had the pleasure to read from. As a young writer myself, I look up to you and your beautiful usage of words." - RebbleDiamonds

"heartbreakingly beautiful. Just raw and honest and everything that makes reading poetry worthwhile." - Flermigan

"Honest, economic, filled with verbal realism, and pitch perfect. Sensational work." - Dmofosho

"this is Ginsberg for the 21st Century." - exquisiteoath

Think DeviantART should have a 'Reviews' widget? Me too. Click here to fave the suggestion.


I'm in a lot of pain, and it means I can't write so I haven't been here with you guys. chromeantennae just reminded me that I have such love and support here though. I am ashamed to say I forgot it. I'm sorry I am struggling so much that I forgot how much love you guys give me. Thank you, thank you always.

OHAI There!

Supah nice to meet you, I'm Kate but you probably know me as...


or by one of my previous usernames
`KathrynODriscoll and `Flutterings

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My names Kate, I've been here on DeviantART for approximately forever.. I like to help people and make people smile. I write quite dark, disillusioned poetry and prose about the world, mental health, disabilities etc - but at the end of the day a lot of hope, belief in humanity and love sneaks in there too.

I am 27 years old, currently a mature student at the incredible Bath Spa University working towards a degree in Creative Writing, looking to use my gift to influence representations of mental health and disabilities.

and finally, you don't need to thank me for watches, faves, llamas, whatever. They are for my benefit ;] Purely selfish!

Nice to meet you.

:bulletred: Name: Kathryn (aka Kate)
:bulletred: Nationality: British Irish
:bulletred: Home: Bath, United Kingdom (I love this city! Every street feels like home)
:bulletred: Favourite Colour: Silver, I'm a bit of a magpie like that. After silver I'd say yellow or Tiffany blue.
:bulletred: Addictions: Coca-Cola, Fashion, Interior Design, Romance, Hugs, Ebay, Helping Folks, Coding, General Ridiculousness.
:bulletred: Role Models: Wiliam Shakespeare (my homeboy), Alanis Morisette, Bob Geldolf, Michael Evis, pretty much anyone who goes out of their way to help people somehow.
:bulletred: Literary Inspirations: Stevie Smith, John Betjeman, Sylvia Plath and my Shakey.
:bulletred: Favourite Place: Golden Cap, Dorset UK.
:bulletred: Fears: Living, Dying, the usual. I worry a lot about those I love being hurt. I also am not a big fan of moths. FUCK YOU MOTHS. :P
:bulletred: Phobias: I have social phobia (a phobia of being judged negatively) and angraphobia (phobia of anger, including other people's and my own).
:bulletred: Loves: Dogs. I have one dog, Vinny, because my own dog Jasper recently passed away. But I love my dogs generally.

Avatar made by Kezzi-Rose. Profile page background stockist FairieGoodMother. Stars by angelishi. Stripes by Snowys-stock.

Daily Deviations

2014-09-21 | Ironman by BloodshotInk is tender and a little bit gross; its honest tone makes it a powerful genealogy (Awarded by ShadowedAcolyte.)

2014-01-10 | Wrapped Up In Herself by BloodshotInk suggested by camelopardalisinblue (Awarded by DorianHarper.)

2013-07-1 | Tattoo by BloodshotInk (Awarded by BeccaJS.)

2012-12-26 | OfOneSoul suggested Fisherman's Blues (Awarded by BeccaJS)

2008-03-13 | OpheliaWhispers suggested Grace by =Flutterings and as I read it, I couldn't help but feel beautiful, and warm inside. Perhaps I'm a sap, but these lines make me smile, and that's all that matters. (Awarded by StJoan.)

2008-08-29 | He Loves Me Not by Flutterings-Plus (Awarded by UnicornReality. )

2009-03-22 | The delicate, silk-like composition of the flower is beautiful and especially appropriate for today - Happy Mothering Sunday! Branches and Apricots (Awarded by dandelgrosso)


BloodshotInk has started a donation pool!
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Right now I am collecting points to try and get my group BurdenedHearts super group status. Feel free to donate, or just go have a look at the group and enjoy it! :love:

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I was awarded seniority on December 10th 2008. This was a huge honour and one of my favourite days on deviantART to date. I will never ever forget getting 'ticked off' by fourteenthstar alongside my good friend leoraigarath.

I came in the top ten for the nominated Sweetest Deviant award run here by LadyLincoln :love:

BloodshotInk is so community-orientated. Kathryn is always willing to lend a hand, though she might be feeling a little down, and she always encourages writers to keep going, even if they don't have faith in themselves. Kathryn is one of the sweetest people I've ever met, and her poems and stories encourage me as a writer to keep going and improve.” – ithaswhatitisnt

I was honoured with the Angel Without Wings award in 2013.
Angel without Wings Award by Nameda
"Kathryn is one of the sweetest, most compassionate human beings that anyone could ever have the privilege to meet! She is dedicated to make a positive difference in this world, and she has found a way to do so with the creation of several groups that are dedicated to help the community in a more personal way, like her group BurdenedHearts, in which she lovingly supports whoever is in need of a kind word or a friendly hug! She cares, she truly cares about people and their feelings! Her kindness reflects her beautiful heart! She inspires us and touches our soul with her writings! She's truly one of the most precious friends one could ever aspire to have! And we love her so much!" - WinterLeave

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kanyiko Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Plenty of thanks for the llama badge!! :hug:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Artist

Just wanted to thank you for the fave!

Also, since I'm currently focusing on music, I was wondering if you'd be interested in supporting me in that endeavor of mine?

If you are, I can link you to where you can find that stuff!

-Dylan Seto
DalekCaanII Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the Llama!! :hug:
lucifergoes666allday Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a great writer, Kate. Such a free-flowing mind.

Don't give up on your writing, ever.
zydaria Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Thanks a lot for watching me! :highfive:
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