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First Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 12, 2013, 7:16 AM

Well, it's about time we started writing in our journal, so here goes...

Some Background

Basta Artworks is a joint effort conducted by 2 people.
Eitan Ben-Avi, an up and coming photographer, already featured in several exhibitions here in Israel (i'll be writing about the latest one soon), and Tom Sender (yours truly) who occupies himself by trying out various art forms, photography, drawing, painting, writing and whatever else he encounters.

Tom (hence, I) does the vast majority of our pages management, be it on dA, 500px, pinterest, Facebook etc. Therefore, it will be mostly me (last reminder, Tom :laughing:) who answers comments and notes, writes on your profiles and on our journal. Feel free to substitute I, my, me with We, our, us respectively. I speak for the both of us.

Pleasant Landings

As you can probably see we're new to dA and I have to mention what a warm welcome we received here. I a matter of days we have accumulated numerous friends, followers and follow-ees. Some of which we have struck a real connection with.
In the coming days, I will make it a habit to feature a new friend every so often. These will be people I encountered and struck a longer conversation than "thanks for the X" and "you're welcome".
Apart from using this site to promote and get exposure for our art (if you can call it that ;) ) we would like to expand our acquaintance circle and be in touch with like-minded people world-wide. So don't be a stranger and drop us a line, a note, a message. whatever it is, it's welcome.

Eitan Ben-Avi Featured in Exhibition

Last weekend, an exhibition opened in the Faraj Gallery in Netanya, Israel. In this exhibition 3 pf Eitan's photographs were proudly presented.
                                                  :woohoo:Eitan Exhibit by BastaArtworks:woohoo:
The Faraj Studio and Gallery are a well known local institute in Netanya and Israel in general. The gallery is known for promoting and discovering new talents.

New Friend Feature: JoeCorreia :iconjoecorreia:

Our new friend for today (and the first one ever :) ) is JoeCorreia. Joe was among my first acquaintances on dA and has given me the warmest of welcomes leading up to comment exchanges and chats well into the night. Joe's subject matter is diverse. From wildlife to galaxies, pure photography to manipulation, there is something in his gallery for everyone.

01- 2 Degrees of Separation (or less) by JoeCorreia 01- Golden Snow by JoeCorreia 01- Kiss Me by JoeCorreia 01- Once Uon a Time by JoeCorreia


Basta Artworks
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Basta Artworks is a collaboration of two childhood friends. While not professional in any way (yet anyway :) ) both have found a passion and appreciation for art and have decided to give it a go.

Eitan Ben Avi - Eitan is our main photographer. Despite discovering his knack for photography comparatively late in his life, his rise and development has been stellar, appearing in several gallery exhibitions and currently working on a one man exhibition (details will be provided when relevant). His subject matters are varied and diverse, from portraits to landscapes his eye for composition always provides for intriguing captures.

Tom Sender - Tom's main role in this collaboration is photo enhancement, photo manipulation and managing our pages (DA, Facebook etc.). having said that, Tom also dabbles in various art forms, photography, painting, writing and any other medium by which he can express himself.

[Stamp] Gratitude by Creepiest stamp - don't judge a book... by Daeg-Niht English bulldog stamp by Tollerka
:thumb49669716: Nikon D90 Stamp by CroWelsh
Pro PC by Avastamps Wacom User :stamp: by Amblygon
Photoshop CS6 stamp by SterlingBlaze Lightroom Stamp by Comet4 Wacom User :stamp: by Amblygon Dreamweaver Stamp by Comet4 3D Max User Stamp by pixelworlds Maya Stamp by TomerM SBP Stamp by KaitouHyuuga

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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Hi, guys! What's your Facebook account's name? I would love to follow you there. :)
girlink Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist

Happy belated Bday :whisper:

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malaugusto Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Photographer
Hi Eitan,
Best wishes on your birthday!
We have made a special feature for you. Hope you enjoy it!
Kindest regards.

malaladanila Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Basta, thanks a lot for the fave!
Yami08 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry this is so delayed but thanks for the fav! :D
the-black-swan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the :+devwatch: :highfive:
I really appreciate it!! :dance:

Feel free to follow me on Facebook: [link] ;)
AngeloRCataldo Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for Faving, most appreciated
PMucks Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! :wave: Your work has been selected for my weekly Watchers Feature! [link] (If you fave the journal, more people will see it. ;))
RTrib Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the watch!
Digibug Featured By Owner May 10, 2013   Photographer
I apologize for the delay in responding...
Thank you very much for the :+fav: on Balloons
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