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9 deviants said I have no idea, I just work here
6 deviants said Something common
5 deviants said Something really strange
2 deviants said Something uncommon


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Nic Swaner
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Artist's Statement 10/25/2011

Nic Swaner is a studying graphic designer, and a budding young writer whose concepts and syntax require a rush of blood and breath to the lungs. For inspiration he need not look far from the cyclopean sun, feel the displacement before the epilepsy, synthesize some synesthesia, or recall the origami folds his hands have memorized throughout the years.

Nic is almost entirely self-taught in the ways of writing and in doing so has created a style all his own. His medium is mainly through poetry, short stories and articles for websites; he excels in portraying his thoughts and ideas in a world of complex and harmonious verbiage. He is always whittling away at several works of writing that will be submitted to free publishers or magazines. Nic will always be happy to edit and critique your writing, whether it's poetry or prose. Contact him at

Nic is currently studying graphic design and the fundamentals of art. He has always emphasized the power of concept over complexity, and have maximized color and composition to their utmost potential. He prefers to work with photomanipulations and typography to portray his concepts. He is always open to critique from his peers. Other artistic endeavors from Nic include folding origami, film photography, darkroom artwork such as photograms, and music production.


Nic lives in Chicago, Illinois, but his hometown is Robinson, Illinois. He likes Progressive Rock and Underground Rap music. Marcus J. Ranum is his most adored photographer. Samurai Jack is his favorite cartoon character along with Ed, Edd, and Eddy. His favorite ice cream flavor is French Vanilla. He has a mild form of sound to color synesthesia for melodies and believes the song Echoes by Pink Floyd is green.

"The world is only as old as the person to whom you speak." - Nic Swaner

Welcome to dAy-Brighteners' Bright Blog: Snowman Edition! Recently, Chicago got hit by a light snowstorm and outside my window is a beautiful six inches of snow. To begin, let's get the ambiance going. Got your roaring open fire? Got your snacks? Got your quilts, warm hot chocolate and a cozy view of the cold outdoors? Great! Let's put on some music. While I have never had an appreciation of "holiday music," there is one song year after year that I make an exception for because, time and time again, it captures the essence of what I was taught this time of year is about: family, trust, and love. Enjoy the images and enjoy your wine in the sun or snow. But I still need to build a snowman.

The first thing to do when building a snowman is to get excited about building a snowman!

Keep calm and build a snowman by Salazyrian
by Salazyrian

It may be hard at first....

But soon you and your snowman-building partner will be pumped up for your snowman activities.

Then just make your snowman.

No, not with food (except for the carrot)! Build it with snow, nature's powdered sugar. The cuter you are at it, the better the snowman turns out, I'm told.

To pass the time, tell a silly snowman joke.

Well, another snowman joke wouldn't hurt anything....

Or another

Give me all the snowman jokes.

Okay, maybe that was a little too many. Maybe. But don't forget to get the family dog involved!

Go out and hug someone, a cartoon snowman says so!

Grow a snowflake for your snowman.

Then give it to him!

And always remember that your cold, snowman-building hands came from a place of warmth.
Keep cool, deviantART.


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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
  Oooh Nic!  I just now noticed that you have my
Shibari Haiku Renga   
included in your Remarkable Reads widget!  Thank you for featuring it there with so many other wonderful works (like "breathless" *sighs* I love that one too). :lovesquee: 
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Aww you Top you. :love:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
*beats chest like macho gorilla* Me Top, but only most of the time. ;)
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Thank you very much for the favorites and the watch! :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome! :)
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Kallaria Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello ! :)
I have used your stock here : thanks so much ! :)
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
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