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Thursday 26th June 2014 (old journal edit as it's simpler to do rather than copy/pasting so much stuff from previous ones).

I had been without my home broadband for a few weeks and was getting by through accessing the internet on my cellphone - not an ideal way to manage groups on DA.  It's been a long ordeal involving a thunder/lightning storm, several calls to Orange, a new router, a new phone, a BT engineer, and my basically needing to move all the computer equipment to the other side of my bedtoom where the phone socket is (but no power).  Anyway, it's all sorted :heart:  Carole's techno talk: 'filter thingy', 'Adaptor-doodah that connects the phone cable and other thingies and acts as an extension lead to plug things into', ... is it any wonder the Indian lady from Orange was losing her patience with me?

And even more wonderful, I got a DD yesterday for 'A Widow's Weeds'!!!  I am so heartened and deeply touched.  It is a work that meant a lot to me when I was working on it and it's a work which seemed overlooked whenever I exhibited it in real life (people seem to rate 'Little Red Riding Hood' and other less detailed works of mine more highly).  So this DD means a great deal to me.  Thank you so much to NebelelfeNaemy for suggesting it, and for jane-beata for picking it as a DD.  And many thanks to everyone who faved and commented, I hope to respond to all the comments in due course :hug:

Swindon Open Studios is happening again in September and I hope to be taking part.  I sent off a cheque with my registration and now I have my fingers crossed the cheque has been processed ok ... my cashflow issues are another story :rofl: A lesson in not forgetting a lot of annual subscriptions (like Norton Anti Virus renewal) hit the bank account in June!  Thankfully, it's payday tomorrow :bounce:


My DA portfolio carole-humphreys.daportfolio.c…
I also have a Society6 account here

Some of my available prints:- (Go on, you know you want to buy them) :rofl:
While she was sleeping ... by CaroleHumphreys A Widow's Weeds by CaroleHumphreys Ophelia by CaroleHumphreys  Believe by CaroleHumphreys In the Company of Angels by CaroleHumphreys Fallen Angel by CaroleHumphreys Angel For Adoption by CaroleHumphreys Party at the End of the World by CaroleHumphreys A Symphony For Persephone by CaroleHumphreys Morbid Beauty by CaroleHumphreys

For more of my available prints, please see…
Lady of the lake by Fagashlil
My 'Little Red Riding Hood' deviation is available as a print through ArtistsForCharity & through my own account, it will be restored exclusively as print to Artistsforcharity once someone begins managing that account again.  I've contacted several people about that neglected charity account, but as yet, nobody has bothered to reply.
Little Red Riding Hood by CaroleHumphreys

A Poll A Day 5/02/13 Works deserving much more attention 

34 deviants said portrait of a child by stahlberg
19 deviants said Girl With Knitted Hood by TheArtofAnnika
17 deviants said inocence by B-Reka
13 deviants said Sandra by sammmkay
9 deviants said Clara's Lullaby by JoannaBromley
No deviants said Previously featured work…
No deviants said Tomorrow is the turn of Pencil-Stencil


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carole humphreys (email:
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
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Current Residence: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Favourite photographer: I'm too out of touch, my favourites are not exactly current names
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: Seashell ...
Skin of choice: Mine's wrinkly, but it'll do
Favourite cartoon character: Garfield, Johny Bravo, Carl Giles's Grandma, Dream and Death from Sandman


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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Hi C

Notes seem to be playing up. Wanted to mention that the institution building I was trying to remember the other day as a good example of delapidated gloomth was Beelitz in Germany.…

It is where the Rammstein video I mentioned was filmed.

Also seems to feature in a documentary I was just watching, Mark Gatiss on European horror films.…

This also has an interview with Dario Aegento, who apparently used to make good films, prior to the questionable offering that was 'Dracula 3D'
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi G!  Thanks for the links.  I will check them out when I've more time (I've only looked at the first one).  I do love delapitaed gloomth :)  I've got a decent photo on my phone from the catacombs at Highgate cemetery, I'll have to post that one day.

I think we did well sticking with the Dario Aegento Dracula offering until the end; funny how that discarded crucifix bothered me - why make a point of showing it being left if it were to serve no purpose after?  Maybe they cut a scene when an innocent virgin happened upon it and was miraculously protected from that shape-shifting Dracula ... perhaps he should have transformed himself into a cute pussycat to beguile victims? :D
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
...I've got a decent photo on my phone from the catacombs at Highgate cemetery...
Aha, I knew your hallway reminded me of somewhere... 


Lovely gloomth indeed. I think the vampire kitten will have to feature in the Dracula/Van Helsing spoof we need to write...

Tolyya and Anushka 

Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Writer
A big thank-you for the fave!
Hugopencil Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your work is awesome, admire and enjoy your gallery. thanks for sharing your art with us...
SimoneFiani Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Simply: wow!!!
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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