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Merry Go Round beta screenshot by Raindropmemory Merry Go Round beta screenshot by Raindropmemory
:bulletred:If you want to try the 'beta' wallpaper, it's here: [link]

*drama begins*

Hello!

I lay another glance on preview image of 'Natsu', [link] my first icon set. I read the artist's comment that I myself post a year ago back then. It said:

I like art that have warm 'handmade" feeling, the non-perfection and non-symmetry. Therefore I create these icons with handmade drawing and traditional watercolour painting. So, this icon set is suited for people who love simply natural looking more than digital look.

Icon that is... not perfect?I used to said that.
But it's like I forget what I said completely lately. The way to become professional force me to create the ' perfect art' (in this case, a perfect iconset) with smooth edge, perfect outline, etc.

No, not this time. Art should be fun.

Therefore I decide to create something that back to basic, simple and down to earth. Icon that remind me of simple life, icon that the beauty is its imperfection.

*end of drama*

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:bulletblue:Progress: This time my watercolour (wallpaper) is very freestyle, I don't care about smooth gradient or perfect painting. I just follow what my hand leads. I think I'll made a few more wallpapers and include them in the pack.

but...I think the icon need some tweak (I think the outline is too bright - (but hey, that's the imperfection I want, right?) :/

:bulletgreen:What do you think? What do you think about imperfect icon and painting? Feel free to share your opinion. :heart:

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:bulletorange:Note: The japanese text on the polaroid is from Oku Hanako's Garnet [link] It can be translated as:

I will store the days I spent with you in my heart
so that I won't have to remember them
Even if one day I'll fall in love with someone else
You will be always special and dear to me


sweet, eh? : )

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Vista Visual Style by ~psycoB
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:iconcybercatzie:
cybercatzie Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
First I must say that I`m a big fan from your icons!
And I really like to use themes from people who made themselve.
Yes,I like the good + perfect style from a "perfect" icon but I prefer handmade work from people like you!
handmade things shouldn´t be perfect,
it give´s the work their own charme and I prefer this!
Thank you for sharing your great work!!
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh, sorry for unforgivable late reply!! 
and thank you for kind words. Emoji08 
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:iconmelameenpp:
melameenpp Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
thankk
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   Digital Artist
You're welcome~! :)
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:iconxierra:
xierra Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
hello raindropmemory, can you give me the link of your taskbar? i really like the color. by the way, all your creations are AWESOME!
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:icongemjan:
GemJan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Now using In Spirited We Love but i also love this! Saving for later ♥
Addicted to ur style =]
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:iconiiclarisse:
iiclarisse Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
did you used the objectdock ?
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011   Digital Artist
I used to use object dock.(long time ago though) :)
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:iconannneh:
annneh Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
How did you make your task bar look like that?
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010   Digital Artist
You mean the dock?
It's Objectdock --> [link]
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:iconannneh:
annneh Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Oh no, I meant the bar on the top. ^ ^;;
Oh and I noticed you're Thai, that's awesome! I went to Thai's New Years yesterday near somewhere I live, by the way, I am Lao // Laotian. c:
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Wow, That's cool!! สวัสดีครับ This is the first time I met Laotian here. ^^
About the taskbar, it's the visual style. You can check the gallery below, there are tons of them!


Visual style for XP
[link]

Visual style for Vista
[link]

Visual style for Windows 7
[link]

If you want to use them, you have to patch your system first.
Patch for XP ---> [link]
Installer for Vista or 7 ----> [link]

Feel free to ask me if you have any question. :)
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:iconannneh:
annneh Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Yeah hello~ 8'D
Really?! I guess there's not much Lao people around DeviantArt. :'O

Oh okay, thank you very much~ ^ U ^
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:iconathenahotaru:
athenahotaru Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Student Photographer
Hello!

what a nice screenshot! i loved it!

i liked the dock that you have
don't you share it?

:D

greetings! i love your art
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010   Digital Artist
You mean dock icons? =D
Here ---> [link]
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:iconathenahotaru:
athenahotaru Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Student Photographer
Yes! Thank you very much! <3
Your art is beautiful. -Remember it-

Greetings from Chile! :D
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:iconhloooolh:
hloooolh Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
:disbelief:
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:iconaskaniwarrior:
Askaniwarrior Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009   Filmographer
I like this one better
the free quality lends to the air of a happy and carefree day
nice colours all soft and pastel-y like a jewel
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:iconfayiae:
Fayiae Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
(: I love this.
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:iconiris-zeible:
Iris-Zeible Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love your desktop to no end! Your style is so fluffy and calming :heart:
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:iconnoodle-lin-chan:
noodle-lin-chan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
I love this one! your creations are always decorating my desktop & my dock, thanks a lot for sharing them~

and this wallpaper is as beautiful as always :3
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:icontetsu-san:
Tetsu-San Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
I really, really love this~ I cannot wait for this icon set. The "unevenness" is simply welcoming and cute.

If I may ask, how did you remove the text descriptions from the icons?
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:iconswetdeaths:
swetdeaths Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
OMG!
It's a Mac!
If I could just have one TT____TT
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It's a beauty draw is very happy very warm
Like those kittys :3
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:iconsgtvimes:
sgtvimes Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Writer
Oooh pretty colors! I love the watercolor look, always reminds me of the books I read as a kid. :)
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:iconkiieya:
kiieya Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
ohhh, i love your desktop layout! :B
as IVYangelica said, it's so dreamy~

although is it possible for me to move my icons over to the bottom of my screen also? :eager:
i have a windows vista and the icons are currently to the side (like [link])

it's too...USUAL! :saddrunk:
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:iconivyangelica:
IVYangelica Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
the color is so dreamy,,,love it so much....:hug:
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:icongazerock4ever:
Gazerock4ever Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
I WANT THOSE ICONS NOW D: I do feel that it does have that simplistic, down-to-earth and nostalgic. When I look at them it seems like something comes over me. I start having visions of my childhood with playing with watercolour paints, with climbing trees and other kiddie stuff :) so this is nostalgic, very nostalgic to me.
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:iconhapillss:
hapillss Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
I love *---*
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:iconnosugaradded00:
nosugaradded00 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
another one of my favs! nice!! ^_^
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:iconpou-pe:
pou-pe Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
o^u^o เครื่องmac
น่ารักจังค่ะ:heart:
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner May 2, 2009   Digital Artist
^^ ใช้ Windows Vista ครับ :heart:
ข้างล่างนั่นใช้ Objectdock ครับ ^^ [link]
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:iconprincess-peachie:
Princess-Peachie Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
:) I love the feel to this. :) Makes me feel like a kid again. :heart: And such lovely happy summery colours ^_^
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:icongineki:
GinEki Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
i love your style, it;s just so sweet & adorable >w<
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Digital Artist
^_^ Thank you~! ^^:heart:
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:iconvann-bek:
vann-bek Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Wonderful! :)
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you~! ^^:heart:
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:iconawesomely:
awesomely Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
i cant wait to be able to use it from the looks of it seems like its the cutest youve EVER DONE!!!
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Digital Artist
^^ Thank you very much!
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:iconwhitecherrytree:
WhiteCherryTree Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I love it!!! So beautiful and soft!!!:heart:
Dreamy colors!^_^
I think that often we try to improve our skill and to become more "perfect", it's right for some things but it's a really great thing to know coming back and find again simplicity and freshness! I think this is the best way to paint feelings and beautiful emotions! :heart:
Great work and words!
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Digital Artist
^^ You're right! that we always forgot the simplicity.
Thank you~! :heart:
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:iconwhitecherrytree:
WhiteCherryTree Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Very welcome! :hug:
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:iconchasingpaper:
chasingpaper Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
I really LOVE the wallpaper, it's so lighthearted and cheers me up~
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Digital Artist
^^ Great! Thank you~! :heart:
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:iconsharshar:
sharshar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009   Interface Designer
omg i cant wait for the icons! please release a set of .png-s as well. :(
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Digital Artist
Oh, ok~! =D
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:iconcodeblacksleuth:
CodeBlackSleuth Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
oh wow love the colors!! and the icons at the bottom are just cute!!!! *lurve*
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Digital Artist
^^ Thank you~! :heart:
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:iconfennecia:
Fennecia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it's your viewpoint on art and design that makes me admire your works ~^^
follow your heart and your hands, pal! :D
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner May 1, 2009   Digital Artist
^^ Thank you very much~! :heart:
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:iconmidori2501aikou:
Midori2501Aikou Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
sooo adorable!!!love the colours!
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