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Damn. I know I've been away for too long when it takes me several minutes to find the thumbs up button, having spent utterly to long trapped on #Facebook... Lol. I just got a new kindle fire hd7. I think I'll try something completely different. Use it for reading and art. What a 'novel' concept, I know (groan...)

But seriously.
Over the past few years, I've gained and lost a lot. Including friends. This year I will strive to make new all old connections with the people in my life, and in the process discover new and wondrous happy adventures for the coming future.


Dusty Studebaker
United States
Current Residence: Sacramento, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Small or Medium
Favourite photographer: Paul Schaafsma and Steven Perry
Operating System: W7HP, WVHB, XPHSP3
MP3 player of choice: iPod/iTunes
Shell of choice: pistachio
Skin of choice: Bare
Favourite cartoon character: Kon and Chappy
Personal Quote: I swear I will make a return soon!
I'm not entirely ready to restart submissions to deviantART, but I'm getting there...

I'm slowly getting over several life changes.  Some good, some not-so-good.  I will not bore you with many details.  

I've become attached to my decided "life partner" and plan to make it official as soon as it becomes legal in my home state of California.  We actually met back in 2002, but we took different paths in life and he ended up in Dallas, Texas since 2006.  We reconnected in March 2011, and I came to Texas in September 2011 to be with him while he lives out the remainder of his lease in March.  We'll be heading back home to California at the end of March.

Many of you may not know that during my hiatus from deviantART, I have continued some photography and writing (photos nor literature worthy of deviantART, but still it's something - I haven't been COMPLETELY idle!) on my Facebook page.  Feel free to add me as a friend (or follow me) there if you so desire by clicking through to .  

I've had, and lost (reasons/details are boring) a great job  of 5-1/2 years with the State of California.  

I've had health ups and downs.  

I've had two laptops lost to theft, and along with one of them went my entire gallery's working files and Photoshop CS3.  I'm now relegated back to Photoshop 7, when I actually do end up editing photos.  Most, if not all, of my Facebook photos are completely unedited, or as I call them "raw".

Well, that's a brief run-down of what's been going on in my life since last I've posted here at deviantART.

Now to something different.  I can't be the only one who appreciates those "Bing Dynamic" Windows Desktop themes.  I wish there was a way that deviantART could have one that dynamically changes the wallpaper to reflect Daily Deviations.  I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult somehow.  I'll have to write to whoever's running the show here now.

I hope to see you guys' more and more frequently from now on, especially after I get home and set up the rest of my computer equipment and I promise, I WILL be posting some new stuff once I get back to the point where I feel I'm doing stuff that's worthy of what I consider to be the absolute best art site on the entire web.

Thanks for taking the time to read, thanks for your patience while I've been away, and thanks for being a friend.

Have a blessed day!

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ConductorDave77 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ThePyf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You have been featured
[link] :heart:
ImShabtai Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
hello!! i featured your art in my "gay pride photograpy" news!!

here: [link]

:) have a nice day
funkysphere Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
i love you dusty
dirtycar74 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
I love you too Marco!
Tiftweetygirl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
i love your pictures you are a great photographer maybe we could chat some time
crazeboy06 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
cool gallery
DavidCalisuni Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
Hey! I know I don't know you or anything, but I think we're both in the club if you know what I mean.

Would do a guy a favor and read my first attempt at a story and give some feedback?

Romanceex Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
Thank you for the :+fav: :)
Poeticsociety2005 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
Nice gallery
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