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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

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.

A group that combines the poetic explorations of both visual and literary arts. Focuses on soft, vulnerable and beautiful things based around the double uses of the word 'poetic'.

A group for people to put their 'Project Positivity' challenge entries. To do the Project Positivity challenge you must make a visual image that includes 10 things you like about yourself in text form. They must be real things and it cannot include backhanded insults. Some people find this almost impossible, those are the people who have benefited most from it. Everyone should do this at least once in their lives.


Checking Messages Stamp by Drake1 Friends stamp by Meddle689 I talk to myself... by prosaix Artist Rights by taruto Drugfree Stamp by LiveToCode Gay Rights Stamp by Raven-LaLupa Pinata Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Snoopy Writer Stamp by Mirz123 DA Stamp - Ernest Gaines Quote by tppgraphics Suggest a DD stamp by Thiefoworld STAMP: Dog Lover by zungzwang HA I'm Copyright Protected by de-Mote Eddie Izzard quote stamp by raygirl Social Anxiety Disorder by KaleidoKittles I laugh at trolls by prosaix I don't know you enough. by PrincessFlaw Help One Person Smile Stamp by Mirz123 Open-Mindedness by Chrysalislover


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: :iconbloodawni: :iconchromeantennae: :icondamirsoull: :icondearpoetry: :icondeaths-lament: :icondorianharper: :icondreamsinstatic: :icondrippingwords: :iconecholalic-ellie: :iconfourteenthstar: :iconfoxofebony: :iconglossolalias: :icongregorydelve: :icongrew-up-a-screw-up: :icongrimface242: :iconguineveretogwen: :iconhfeather53: :iconhjstreet: :iconirrevocablefate: :iconithaswhatitisnt: :iconjennydalziel: :iconkillerlord123: :iconkonjuku: :iconladyofgaerdon: :iconladylincoln: :iconlombregrise: :iconmagicaljoey: :iconmoonbeam13: :iconneurotype: :iconnichrysalis: :iconnightshade-keyblade: :iconofonesoul: :iconohineedtea: :iconpatchwork-poet: :iconmotleydreams: :iconprussianpersephone: :iconsammur-amat: :iconscarletwave: :iconshehrozeameen: :iconstory-of-a-mind: :icontarosmyr: :icontechgnotic: :iconthegalleryofeve: :iconthetaoofchaos: :icontwilightpoetess: :iconuntamedunwanted: :iconwinterleave: :iconwreckling:


If you are in pain for any reason and reading this then try to take strength in my love for you because I do love you all and wish only the best for you. Be brave, be strong, even if bravery just means 'I'll try again tomorrow'.

R.I.P. Robin Williams and love to all who care for him.

I just want to say that my poem 'Just Don't' that I wrote this morning is not related to this loss. I don't want people to think that so I just thought Id better say it straight away. Its just a bad coincidence.

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 26 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 O'Driscoll (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.


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

The DeviantART Compliments project focuses on spreading support and positivity by encouraging deviants to send in a compliment to another member or a group in the community.

You can submit a compliment here.

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Daily Deviations

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

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

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

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)


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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

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24-Stars-of-Nirvana Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Hello there~ c:
BloodshotInk Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
Hey :tighthug:
wolfticon Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for then fav
ChloeGee Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the llama!
GrimPerfectionist Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Thank you for the llama.
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