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Carla May Mielnik
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Lifelong love of drawing and aspiring animator. No formal arts ed. Brand new to ANY online community. Looking forward to bringing some of my art to the site, though not much that is recent. I'm already inspired by the deviants!

Year of changes

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 25, 2013, 7:45 PM
I'm just getting ready to add my newly finished oil pastel drawing to the gallery here, I'm very happy to say.  I began this one, which I named Spillage for lack of another, right around the turn of the year.  I had not expected to become so involved in this one, but it continued to grow on me; perhaps because it has absorbed a lot of the thoughts and feelings I've been trying to come to grips with.  Half the time I love it, the other time I'm weary of it and can't stand to look at it... perhaps you know what I'm going through.  At any rate I am honored to share this with everyone I've had the pleasure of getting to know a little, and of seeing all the amazing works of art!
   Couldn't find any place drivable with a big enough flatbed scanner, so started reading about photographing artworks.  I used a pretty crude setup, but got nice results.  building a proper space for taking pictures of my drawings is next on my list now, after I get some work done figuring out what path to take for studying animation, a long term goal that I have always been afraid to pursue..  it will be interesting, and as I've said before, dA has been a catalyst for my renewed interest in my dreams.
   I needed some other pictures to practice taking photos with, and ended up finding three more pastel drawings from 1997 in a cardboard portfolio.  It was sort of shocking to see how little my style has changed since then.  Not sure yet if that is good or bad, but most likely it is neither.  I have a bad habit of trying to judge things that way.  Those pictures turned out ok, so I added those to the gallery too, just for kicks. :)
   Wishing all of you well, and I look forward to seeing your lovely works!

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rollarius55 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birhtday, dear Carla!!!:hug::rose:
simonpark81 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

well... its nearly your birthday so I thought I would wish you all the best...

hope its just that life has changed in a good way, keeping you from DA...

all the best my friend.


simonpark81 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
still not heard from you in a long time now.... how you been?
simonpark81 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

not heard from you in a while... hope your alright?

send me a note when you get back :huggle:


ChristopherPollari Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hope your day is special.
UngaKhan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the warm wishes. I've been spending a lovely weekend with my family :heart: Hope all is well with you too!
MortuusAngelicus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for adding my work to your collection
simonpark81 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
UngaKhan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorsh! Now I feel bad for not looking in here in a few days... Love the birthday wishes. I've been having a relaxing time visiting friends and family down in Portland, Oregon. Leaving for home tomorrow. Thank you :party:
simonpark81 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lolno worries, i been offline myself for a little while.
look forward to seeing what more colourful works you come up with soon!
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