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All creatures great and small.
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DayDreamer by WishmasterAlchemist

The entire setup of this photograph goes to show that, while taking photographs of pets is not an easy task for anyone, the results alw...

Did you see her Ferb? (Again -.-) by Purpl3Pickl3Pi3

I do not have any experience with drawing digital artwork, but I can see that your idea of putting this piece together looks to have be...

Do the names Olivia Newton-John OR John Farnham sound familiar? 

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6 deviants said Yes to Olivia Newton-John
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4 deviants said Yes to both of them
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4 deviants said No to either of them
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Hi there :)
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HEY THERE!!!!! :wave:
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Hi :)
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hi :)
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I hate Justin Bieber
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HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!
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I LOVE your photos!! :hug:
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Do the names Olivia Newton-John OR John Farnham sound familiar? 

43%
6 deviants said Yes to Olivia Newton-John
29%
4 deviants said Yes to both of them
29%
4 deviants said No to either of them
0%
No deviants said Yes to John Farnham

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This Saturday will mark 5 years since I joined the deviantART community.

I'm sort of keeping it brief because (as usual) a lot has been happening, most notably this week I finally was able to use a birthday present I got last October.

Earlier this Sunday night, I went to see two (British-born) Australian singing greats in concert, John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John, live at the Sydney Entertainment Centre (now the QANTAS Credit Union Arena).

Two Strong Hearts by BrendanR85

But what a long-awaited birthday present it was! And what did my ticket to the show include?
  • 3-course dinner in one of the theatre's function rooms
  • A free copy of the show's programme (signed by John and Olivia!)
  • A wine bag with bottle opener (but no wine :()
  • A "Two Strong Hearts" cap (thanks to an impromptu trivia question session during the dinner - for the record, Whispering Jack, one of John Farnham's albums, was released in 1986)
  • A front-row seat - so much in the front I was only about 3 metres / 10 feet from the very front of the stage (and I even managed to shake John Farnham's hand in the middle of a song - what a gentleman he was!)
  • And the piece de resistance - a meet-and-greet session with Olivia Newton-John!
We Go Together by BrendanR85

Four words to sum it up - Best. Concert. Experience. Ever.

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As many of the Australian and New Zealand users of deviantART will know, this Saturday also marks ANZAC Day, a day that commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand soldiers at the Gallipoli peninsula (in modern-day Turkey) during the First World War in 1915.

For that matter, this year marks the 100th anniversary of that landing, the campaign alone resulting in the deaths of 8,709 Australians and 2,721 New Zealanders (contributing to the deaths of around 60,000 Australians and around 17,000 New Zealanders during the course of the war).

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Lest we forget.

Lest We Forget by totallehmaddeh
Photograph by totallehmaddeh
  • Listening to: The Anzac (Adam Brand)
We Go Together by BrendanR85
We Go Together
In April 2015, I went to a live concert featuring Australian singers John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John.

I was lucky to have a complete VIP package as a birthday present; the package included a 3-course dinner in one of the theatre's function rooms, a front-row seat for the whole show (about 3 metres / 10 feet? from the front of the stage), AND a meet-and-greet session with Olivia Newton-John as well!

And at the age of 66, she still has an amazing voice and stage presence :)

(Photo by Dainty Corporation)
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Two Strong Hearts by BrendanR85
Two Strong Hearts
John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John, two of Australia's leading entertainers giving their all in concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

(April 2015, edited with Instagram)
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Olivia and Me by BrendanR85
Olivia and Me
Yes, it's THE Olivia Newton-John and me, taken after a concert in Sydney featuring both Olivia plus Australian singing sensation John Farnham.

(April 2015)
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This Saturday will mark 5 years since I joined the deviantART community.

I'm sort of keeping it brief because (as usual) a lot has been happening, most notably this week I finally was able to use a birthday present I got last October.

Earlier this Sunday night, I went to see two (British-born) Australian singing greats in concert, John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John, live at the Sydney Entertainment Centre (now the QANTAS Credit Union Arena).

Two Strong Hearts by BrendanR85

But what a long-awaited birthday present it was! And what did my ticket to the show include?
  • 3-course dinner in one of the theatre's function rooms
  • A free copy of the show's programme (signed by John and Olivia!)
  • A wine bag with bottle opener (but no wine :()
  • A "Two Strong Hearts" cap (thanks to an impromptu trivia question session during the dinner - for the record, Whispering Jack, one of John Farnham's albums, was released in 1986)
  • A front-row seat - so much in the front I was only about 3 metres / 10 feet from the very front of the stage (and I even managed to shake John Farnham's hand in the middle of a song - what a gentleman he was!)
  • And the piece de resistance - a meet-and-greet session with Olivia Newton-John!
We Go Together by BrendanR85

Four words to sum it up - Best. Concert. Experience. Ever.

-----------------------

As many of the Australian and New Zealand users of deviantART will know, this Saturday also marks ANZAC Day, a day that commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand soldiers at the Gallipoli peninsula (in modern-day Turkey) during the First World War in 1915.

For that matter, this year marks the 100th anniversary of that landing, the campaign alone resulting in the deaths of 8,709 Australians and 2,721 New Zealanders (contributing to the deaths of around 60,000 Australians and around 17,000 New Zealanders during the course of the war).

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Lest we forget.

Lest We Forget by totallehmaddeh
Photograph by totallehmaddeh
  • Listening to: The Anzac (Adam Brand)

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BrendanR85
Brendan Richards
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Australia
(The Artist Formerly Known as brichards85 ;))

Based in Sydney, Australia, I have a very keen interest in photography, travel, music, theatre, Scouts, trivia and game shows (though the order of preference may change from time to time).

Diagnosed with Asperger syndrome (a form of autism) at age 4, at first glance I look like any ordinary twentysomething just willing to do anything (such as doing my first ever short film shoot - two days to do something like a ten minute short film? It's possible).

NOTE: I DO NOT ACCEPT POINTS REQUESTS.
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! :heart:
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ZinchaCondor Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for my special Ita work and Destiny as Lady Justice.
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hubert61 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
merci pour les favs :) (Smile)
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Ay-leen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: ! :)
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TheAznOp Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanking you for noticing
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hubert61 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
merci pour les favs :)
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BrendanR85 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
De rien :D

Je me excuse de ne pas répondre à vos autres commentaires.
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hubert61 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
merci pour les favs :)
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AmyNChan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fav~! *^_^*
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LoveyLoo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMGGGGG!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE FREAKING POINTS, MAN!!! :'DDDDDD
YOU JUST TOTALLY MADE MY DAY ;u;
i was feeling so stressed, and then i hope on dA for the first time in forever and it's just like...
WHOA, THOSE ARE  POINTS :heart::heart:
thank you so much ;u; you're truly an amazing person
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