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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:



Website www.carolehumphreys.com/index.…

My DA portfolio carole-humphreys.daportfolio.c…
I also have a Society6 account here society6.com/CaroleHumphreys


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 fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…
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
  • Listening to: silence
  • Reading: the nonsense I'm writing
  • Watching: paint dry
Edit: Saturday 23rd February.  Two more requests received.  One asked very nicely, and I've politely declined.  The other beggars belief, it was from a child asking for me to donate points.  Very scary how she informs me that her friend is sick and spends all their time on DA on 'YOUR COMPUTER'!!! (yes, my computer, next to my bed).  So there I am working night after night scraping a living and sleeping through the day, then meanwhile, a sick child comes in daily, sits on my bed and is on deviantart all day .... I think I would have noticed something untoward.  I posted a comment on their page suggesting they ask their parents for pocket money, instead of bothering the hardworking artists on deviatart (she hid that comment and two subsequent comments that I posted, then she blocked me). :rofl:

Happy New Year to all of my friends and watchers


It's nice to receive praise out of the blue and flattering often when you receive a note, sometimes a polite note asking permission to use your art somewhere.  We all receive requests like this and some of them are very strange.  I once was asked to redo my 'Ophelia' drawing, but this time with legs ... so that the guy asking could tile his bathroom floor with a complete image based on my adapted artwork (no mention of paying me anything or thinking he might need permission).  I declined his request.



OK, the juxtaposition doesn't quite work, but imagine some legs tagged onto the drawing :D Legs photograph by preThing


I was asked by a child if she may use my 'Little Red Riding Hood' image as a cover on a school project, and I aggreed to that.  I'm not all mean :)

I've agreed to specific images of mine to be incuded on themed websites (e.g. websites celebrating angels in art).  I've found my work used without permission on educational websites teaching their students classical literature, but seeing my images alongside Gustave Dore is kind of flattering too.  So I've turned a blind eye on most of those occasions.

I had a note in my inbox today asking permission to post my 'Rose Garden' image on facebook.  I have an account there showcasing some of my art and explained over several noted replies how they could just click 'share' or 'like' to have my work appear in their page.  They didn't seem to get it and thought uploading my image themselves would be the only way.  I've pointed out this will be theft and I'll report any images of mine posted on facebook by others.  Our correspondence was more polite than that ... but it resulted in the deviant removing 'Rose Garden' from their favourites on DA, which made me smile at their pettiness.  I suppose I have to give them credit for asking in the first place and for not just helping themselves to my images.

I'm sorry for neglecting my inbox and for being behind on commenting on your works, or responding to your comments.  I work nights for a living and I'm not raking in much money from my art (which surprises people).  It would be lovely to be able to concentrate on my art full-time and to make a living from it.  It's a disturbing thought that somewhere thieves are making more money out of my art than I am .... grrrrrrr.  Still, mustn't complain, I've got my health and feel rather content with life. :relax:

I would just like to mention two groups which I'm part of in an admin capacity: :iconcreative-obsessions: I've thouroughly enjoyed my time with them this past year, they are a great team.  And :icongraphite-gods: I do the critiques for them (when I have time).  The group is wonderful in the way it is structured and is a great showcase for pencil artists of all abilities.



Website www.carolehumphreys.com/index.…

My DA portfolio carole-humphreys.daportfolio.c…
I also have a Society6 account here society6.com/CaroleHumphreys


Some of my available prints:- (Go on, you know you want to buy them) :rofl:

For more of my available prints, please see fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…
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.


My stock account :iconf-l-o-w-e-r-s:
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I am a member of :iconmonstersandmaidens: :iconartistportraits:: :iconenchantedforest: :iconthe-endless-club: :iconthe-swindon-club: :iconjigsawpuzzleproject: :iconuk-traditionalists:

I've also been made honorary admin on :iconpencil-universe: Thanks, Mia :)

I should have put this up a long time ago :iconartistsforcharity: Please support them.

:: Liek thanks you :: by Liek TOP Artists on DeviantART by TOP-ArtistsDirectory Enchanted Forest Stamp by Kare by Enchantedforest
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  • Reading: the nonsense I'm writing
  • Watching: paint dry
The exhibition went really well.  I met lots of lovely people (and also a few cranks!).  One woman ran out of the gallery in a bit of a hysterical state after spotting my art, squealing, 'It's got people in it, I don't like art with people in it!' :rofl:
I sold my drawing, 'While she was sleeping', it was a wonderful moment and such a thrill.  And I couldn't help myself and had to dance around the gallery for quite a while afterwards.
I've borrowed a photo from artist Lynette Thomas, one of several she had taken at the exhition.  I managed to forget to bring my camera on all four days!
Carole by Lynette Thomas by CaroleHumphreys
Lynette is a brilliant artist and photographer. www.facebook.com/pages/Artkore…

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Original entry:-
I'm taking part in Swindon Open Studios again this year and will be sharing exhibition space with :iconbooth-house-artgroup:  We'll be showing our work in the Community Gallery, in Theatre Square.  The dates are: Sept. 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th, open from 11am-5pm.  So if there are any local deviants thinking of coming along to check out our work, you will be most welcome. :)



Website www.carolehumphreys.com/index.…

My DA portfolio carole-humphreys.daportfolio.c…


Some of my available prints:-

For more of my available prints, please see fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…
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.


My stock account :iconf-l-o-w-e-r-s:
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I am a member of :iconmonstersandmaidens: :iconartistportraits:: :iconenchantedforest: :iconthe-endless-club: :iconthe-swindon-club: :iconjigsawpuzzleproject: :iconuk-traditionalists:

I've also been made honorary admin on :iconpencil-universe: Thanks, Mia :)

I should have put this up a long time ago :iconartistsforcharity: Please support them.

:: Liek thanks you :: by Liek TOP Artists on DeviantART by TOP-ArtistsDirectory Enchanted Forest Stamp by Kare by Enchantedforest

Change of journal needed

Sun Jul 15, 2012, 3:34 PM
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  • Reading: the nonsense I'm writing
  • Watching: paint dry
Hi all! I thought I'd should remove my last journal entry from my front page, not that all those photobucket thefts were totally resolved.  I think I grew tired of seeing my complaining on the page.

I've  spent the previous two-three days confined to bed sick, and was quite scarily ill.  I'm pleased to report I can sit up today and definitely feel on the mend; in fact I should be well enough to return to work tomorrow night [correction 16th July, no I won't, the doctor's signed me off sick for five days.  I'm now armed with nicotine patches and antibiotics].  Somehow, getting ill on your days off isn't fair.
Before anyone offers sympathy, I am my own worst enemy, during my sickness I was unable to smoke ... but what am I doing now that I'm on the mend?  Yes, smoking :no:  Some people never learn :D  Anyway, to all my fellow Brits, avoid this lergy like the plague!  It's very nasty and will lay you low.  I've been feverish with it and can't remember what I was working on in my imagination during that time, but I was working hard, I think it involved digital art and some bizarre calculations :rofl:  No more hallucinations thankfully.

A little featurette of some lovely drawings which have recently found their way into my favs

Mature Content

Study in form by mwford
ayame by subhankar-biswas Blue Ball Gown (1885) by AlessiaPelonzi Project 7-7-12 wip by mwford Velvet Dress by mwford Servatis A Pereculum by Batty-Phoenix Bouguereau Master Study by vivniko Truth 2 by Sheloize


Website www.carolehumphreys.com/index.…

My DA portfolio carole-humphreys.daportfolio.c…


Some of my available prints:-

For more of my available prints, please see fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…
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.


Prints that I've bought on DA :heart:


Original art that I've purchased from artists on deviantART:


Groups, clubs, etc.
I have taken over :iconthe-swindon-club:   The Swindon Club by The-swindon-club
I'm a moderator on :iconcreative-obsessions:
I'm an admin of :iconpencil-universe: but guess who has forgotten the password :)
I'm also responsible for :iconbooth-house-artgroup:

My stock account :iconf-l-o-w-e-r-s:
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I am a member of :iconmonstersandmaidens: :iconartistportraits:: :iconenchantedforest: :iconthe-endless-club: :iconthe-swindon-club: :iconjigsawpuzzleproject: :iconuk-traditionalists:

I've also been made honorary admin on :iconpencil-universe: Thanks, Mia :)

I should have put this up a long time ago :iconartistsforcharity: Please support them.

:: Liek thanks you :: by Liek TOP Artists on DeviantART by TOP-ArtistsDirectory Enchanted Forest Stamp by Kare by Enchantedforest

Photobucket Art 'Theft'

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 1:58 AM
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  • Reading: the nonsense I'm writing
  • Watching: paint dry
Please bear with me while I work out why the links are not working.  The account's name is Angie110754
s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab…
Yay! got it hopefully :)
It's not allowing the URL to act as a link, so here's one example of an artist she's stealing from, Selina Fenech s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab…

I came across this photobucket account last night while I was at work. The account has 152 pages of artists' work ... it's massive, big scale 'borrowing' of artists work.  In many cases, she's made nicely labelled sub-accounts bearing the artist's name for the work contained within, (if you click on 'view all public albums', you will see the full range of artists she's 'borrowed from).

Some people might think why should we mind that out art is being show-cased in such a thoughtful manner?  But as photobucket encourages the sharing of images amongst it's users, this causes the true artists to have even less control over how their art might be used (especially once subsequent  'users' start to omit the artist's name) and unless we're happy for our art to be abused and turned into glittery tags, or acquired for facebook users to post as their own images, it's harder to prevent them using our images on merchandise, etc.

I tried reporting the images she'd stolen from me, but there were too many limitations while I was in my workplace.  Also, as I need to go to bed soon, I'm limited for time and will not be able to notify all the artists concerned.  Please, please, please do what you can today if you see your art there or a friend's work.  This account and all it's sub-acounts need to be shut down.  Thank you :hug:

Update - photobucket have removed my images from that account :clap:

And now I'm hopping mad!!! Look what some b*"*h has done to my 'Lady of the Lake' image on photobucket.  s498.photobucket.com/albums/rr…
And look what she's done to it here .... Grrrrrr  foggy-032-water-1600x1200
What a cheek!  
Calendar_page_Lady_of_the_Lake_by_fagashlil-1-1
And again!
  foggy5
546065_342070722522272_209171649145514_905059_170449998_n-1

How many times do we need to say it? Original artwork is not stock!
I reported 3 of the images, which have been removed, but there's still aprproximately seven more of my doctored images on her account.

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Website www.carolehumphreys.com/index.…

My DA portfolio carole-humphreys.daportfolio.c…


Some of my available prints:-

For more of my available prints, please see fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…
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.


Prints that I've bought on DA :heart:


Original art that I've purchased from artists on deviantART:


Groups, clubs, etc.
I have taken over :iconthe-swindon-club:   The Swindon Club by The-swindon-club
I'm a moderator on :iconcreative-obsessions:
I'm an admin of :iconpencil-universe: but guess who has forgotten the password :)
I'm also responsible for :iconbooth-house-artgroup: and will upload some of the groups' art in due course.

My stock account :iconf-l-o-w-e-r-s:
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I am a member of :iconmonstersandmaidens: :iconartistportraits:: :iconenchantedforest: :iconthe-endless-club: :iconthe-swindon-club: :iconjigsawpuzzleproject: :iconuk-traditionalists:

I've also been made honorary admin on :iconpencil-universe: Thanks, Mia :)

I should have put this up a long time ago :iconartistsforcharity: Please support them.

:: Liek thanks you :: by Liek TOP Artists on DeviantART by TOP-ArtistsDirectory Enchanted Forest Stamp by Kare by Enchantedforest

Secret Art Show for MS Trust

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 3:35 PM
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  • Reading: the nonsense I'm writing
  • Watching: paint dry
Earlier in the year, I was contacted & requested to submit a piece of art for this most worthy fundraiser.  Many artists have contributed art to this and part of the excitement is having to remain anonymous until the auction finishes, so I can't tell you which work is mine until after the bidding.  There are 21 pages in the gallery, and the only clue I'll give is that my piece is included somewhere in the middle four or five pages.   If you follow the link and click on 'gallery', you might find it :D  (or last seen lurking on page 18!, it seems like the order isn't fixed)  www.mstrust.org.uk/news/articl…

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(retaining the original journal for now)

FEATURE CHALLENGE WITH A TWIST

A number of artists on my watchlist have been doing a marvellous job in their journals promoting artists whose works have received fewer than ten favourites.  I received a sweet comment today from a deviant named Michelle, and she suggested my work deserved more favs - that comment really made me grin, and I thought how I was the last person to deserve more favs in light of my recently getting a DD.

So I've decided to do my own version of the under ten-favs feature (but with a difference) and I'd like to challenge others to try this (it will mean a bit of work, but it's fun).  If you accept this challenge, please note me with a link to your journal, and there will be a prize for the one I like the most. :)

The challenge is to create a story, but also to add thumbnails of images to illustrate your story; and of course, to pick images which have received under ten favs.

Please also check out this feature response by :iconhenu-chan: She's done a brilliant job.  I love the layout too henu-chan.deviantart.com/journ…

And please check out this great response by :iconsandrahultsved:  In her feature story, there are words missing and the title of each image fills in the gap (clever idea).  sandra-h.deviantart.com/journa…

And we've another amazing feature story to check out by :iconrockinfroggi:  He's even gone to the extra trouble to do his story in ryjme.  I like how each person is adding their own little twist to the challenge.  See the little froggy's feature here :  fav.me/d4wkgs7

Well done all of you who have responded to the challenge so far.  I think I'll give this another week before I decide on prizes (or I could let the winner be decide by a poll).

Also, there is a new group to check out here: 0verlooked-art.deviantart.com/… tried to put up their avatar, but there's another group with the identicle name .... I think I need to wake up a bit to work out how to do the avatar for the new group. Lol
Ah!  I think The first letter might be a zero, so I'll try again (fingers crossed) :icon0verlooked-art:
The group looks to give art with less than 100 favs a bit more exposure, & helps to bring artists a bit more of the attention they deserve.
If you wish, you can check out the other group also  :iconoverlooked-art:
Haha - I came across this while moving some of my favs into folders [I'm not seeking support really, but it was most sweet of the friend who made it] good friend stamps 10 by dauntiemagic



My story begins with an image by Michelle, the deviant who inspired me to get a feature back into my journal [I used to do features regularly in the past]

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                                                       The Songbird


Once upon a time, there was a little house on the lake, deep in the woods, Little House on the Lake by KanoWakitashi
Inside that little house, there lived a wicked witch witch by lulu-YumYum
Nobody would come to visit the wicked witch and she became very lonely, her only company was one small caged bird.   Caged Bird by Moi-KayleighEvery morning, the little bird would sing so plaintively, and she would sing of her wish to be free; her song would touch the witch's cruel heart Heart by hackamore
The witch knew how much her songbird longed to be free, but she couldn't bear the thought of losing the bird and finding herself all alone, so each day she would tell her bird, 'Perhaps tomorrow, I may let you go'.
Then one day, a traveler came to the little house.   The Traveller by necrosus
When the traveler removed his hood, the witch could see that he was a handsome man :thumb47878844:
And at once, the witch knew she did not want him to leave.  For such a long time, she had neglected the craft of dark magic and had forgotten all of the special spells which would have forced him to stay with her: there was nothing she could do to make him stay.   stay by tanya250
At last, she begged him not to leave her.  The handsome stranger turned to her and said, 'I will stay, but only if you will give up your most precious possession.'
The witch offered him a chest full of wondrous treasures treasure chest by DystopicState
but the man refused it, saying, 'In your heart, you know this is not your most precious possession.'
The witch walked over to the birdcage and thought her heart might break as she opened the cage and held her songbird in her hand A bird in my hand... by LazyJenny
And as the bird took flight, an amazing thing happened, the bird was transformed into a beautiful maiden.   Veiled Maiden by et-art
Immediately, the handsome man and the maiden embraced and it was clear they had been long-parted lovers.   embrace by b-u-c-k-l-e-s
The witch felt confused and she reminded the man how he had promised to stay with her.  He said he would keep his word, but first would tell her how he had lost his sweetheart long ago when a witch had captured her and transformed her into a bird.
The wicked witch felt such remorse Wickedy Witch by PhilipHarvey
and she humbly told the lovers they were free to go.
The next morning, the witch awoke to hear the most wonderful sound of birds singing birds by Petah55
For many years, there had been no birds or wildlife in her part of the woods, but now, all the creatures had returned.  And she heard birdsong every morning, for the rest of her days.

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Website www.carolehumphreys.com/index.…

My DA portfolio carole-humphreys.daportfolio.c…


Some of my available prints:-

For more of my available prints, please see fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…
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.


Prints that I've bought on DA :heart:


Original art that I've purchased from artists on deviantART:


Groups, clubs, etc.
I have taken over :iconthe-swindon-club:   The Swindon Club by The-swindon-club
I'm a moderator on :iconcreative-obsessions:
I'm an admin of :iconpencil-universe: but guess who has forgotten the password :)
I'm also responsible for :iconbooth-house-artgroup: and will upload some of the groups' art in due course.

My stock account :iconf-l-o-w-e-r-s:
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I am a member of :iconmonstersandmaidens: :iconartistportraits:: :iconenchantedforest: :iconthe-endless-club: :iconthe-swindon-club: :iconjigsawpuzzleproject: :iconuk-traditionalists:

I've also been made honorary admin on :iconpencil-universe: Thanks, Mia :)

I should have put this up a long time ago :iconartistsforcharity: Please support them.

:: Liek thanks you :: by Liek TOP Artists on DeviantART by TOP-ArtistsDirectory Enchanted Forest Stamp by Kare by Enchantedforest
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  • Watching: paint dry
16th March 2012
I've tried to keep up with the comments and thankingi everyone, but now deviantart thinks I'm spamming and are blocking my comments!  Hopefully posting this in my own journal will go below the spam radar :)
I'm so thrilled to get a DD for my latest drawing, it means so much.  Thank you everyone, and hopefully I'll be able to post comments again soon :D :hug:

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5th Feb. 2012 Sorry for the edit - it's a bit simpler to do this rather than to just create a new journal.

My main reason for writing is to say I've restored my Little Red Riding Hood pic to be available as print on my account.  It had been available through artists for charity (link lower in the journal), but as they are not responding to emails and as the admin of that account has stated in her own journal that she's become bored with DA, I felt it foolish to  have my piece of artwork available only as print for charity on account which no one seems to be managing any more.  it's my most popular work on DA and it's a shame to think that the good work on that charity account might have ended just because someone has grown bored.  A lot of artists donated works to print there in the hopes it would raise funds for worthy causes, I hope that account is set up so that is still happening.  I rarely sell prints on here, and while saying that, I'd like to add my motive is not greed.  I will make Red Riding Hood exclusively theirs again if that account becomes active again in raising funds for charity.

I'm  planning to  take part in The Swindon Open Studios exhibitions again this year and will be showing my work over two weekends - The dates are 8th & 9th September, and 15th & 16th September.  More details nearer the time.
Further information from www.swindonopenstudios.org.uk


My St Peter painting never made it to the planned exhibition of last October and the person who had temporary custody of it is now incommunicado ... I'm sure we will be reunited again one day :) 16th March - the latest news is that we're getting the painting back next week!


Website www.carolehumphreys.com/index.…

My DA portfolio carole-humphreys.daportfolio.c…


Some of my available prints:-

For more of my available prints, please see fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…
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.


Prints that I've bought on DA :heart:


Original art that I've purchased from artists on deviantART:


My stock account :iconf-l-o-w-e-r-s:
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I am a member of :iconmonstersandmaidens: :iconartistportraits:: :iconenchantedforest: :iconthe-endless-club: :iconthe-swindon-club: :iconjigsawpuzzleproject: :iconuk-traditionalists:

I've also been made honorary admin on :iconpencil-universe: Thanks, Mia :)

I should have put this up a long time ago :iconartistsforcharity: Please support them.

:: Liek thanks you :: by Liek TOP Artists on DeviantART by TOP-ArtistsDirectory Enchanted Forest Stamp by Kare by Enchantedforest

Website news

Thu Aug 19, 2010, 12:49 PM
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  • Watching: paint dry
Thanks to the wonderfully talented :icondashinvaine: I now have a website.  I'm so thrilled with what he has achieved and appreciate how hard he has worked creating it.  Thanks Gordon :hug:

Website www.carolehumphreys.com/index.…

My DA portfolio  carole-humphreys.daportfolio.c…


[Thought I'd hang on to the previous lovely feature]

The Lady of Shalott by dashinvaine Lady of Shalott by PaniFilth The Lady of Shalott by Solitairemiles The Lady of Shalott by CaroleHumphreys The Mirror Crack'd by pepperw:thumb135228391: The Lady of Shalott- 4 by ArtemisiaSynchroma Weave by skyden Study 2005.12 by r601020 Waterhouse's Lady of Shalott by themichaelhan Rose of Shalott by Bohemiart lady of shalott by DigitallyDumbfounded Merlin - Left To Lose by Neptune47 Lady of Shallot Homage by MissBroadley Lady Guinevere 18 by MarjoleinART-Stock:thumb62701653:
:thumb159311936: Guinevere by Mad-Margaret Guinevere's crown by Costurero-Real Gwenevere and Lancelot by SimonPovey Lancelot du Lac by LaurasMuse Lancelot and Guinevere by Mad-Margaret Morgan Le Fay by NicoleCadet Guinevere by Costurero-Real Guinevere by jasonpal
Merlin and Arthur by alanlathwell Morgan Le Fay The Legend of .. by Katerina-Art Shield Maiden of Avalon by EAHowell


Some of my available prints:-

For more of my available prints, please see fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…
Lady of the lake by Fagashlil
My 'Little Red Riding Hood' deviation is only available as a print through ArtistsForCharity


Prints that I've bought on DA :heart:


Original art that I've purchased from artists on deviantART:


Sadly, it's been such an age since I updated a journal and it appears the footer is no longer included, so the links I once had there will have to be added later.  

Anyway, hello folks, I'll try not to be a stranger :D
P.S. I just hit preview and the footer seems to be there still :)

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Lady of Shalott/Arthurian feature

Wed May 19, 2010, 1:31 PM
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  • Watching: paint dry
New camera - and sorry for being a stranger

One year and no new journal - about time I did one :)

It takes me an age between uploading new works, sorry for that. My life is often a bit of a juggling act, trying to fit creating art around working. I thought I'd give you a sneak preview of my latest work, a work greatly inspired by Waterhouse's Lady of Shalott.  I still have a lot more to do before it's finished.



I thought it would be fitting to do a feature on art featuring The Lady of Shalott, there are some lovely works on DA, but sadly, also a lot of dross.  I thought then that I would include Lancelot, but his name has been commandeered and used for some manga character - this made searching art for the Arthurian Lancelot very tough.  So I tried Guinevere, Merlin and Morgan Le Fay, even King Arthur ... searching for art on here has become incredibly hard.  Anyway, I hope you'll find something you like among these featured beauties.

The Lady of Shalott by dashinvaine Lady of Shalott by PaniFilth The Lady of Shalott by Solitairemiles The Mirror Crack'd by pepperw:thumb135228391: The Lady of Shalott- 4 by ArtemisiaSynchroma Weave by skyden Study 2005.12 by r601020 Waterhouse's Lady of Shalott by themichaelhan Rose of Shalott by Bohemiart lady of shalott by DigitallyDumbfounded Merlin - Left To Lose by Neptune47 Lady of Shallot Homage by MissBroadley Lady Guinevere 18 by MarjoleinART-Stock:thumb62701653:
:thumb159311936: Guinevere by Mad-Margaret Guinevere's crown by Costurero-Real Gwenevere and Lancelot by SimonPovey Lancelot du Lac by LaurasMuse Lancelot and Guinevere by Mad-Margaret Morgan Le Fay by NicoleCadet Guinevere by Costurero-Real Guinevere by jasonpal
Merlin and Arthur by alanlathwell Morgan Le Fay The Legend of .. by Katerina-Art Shield Maiden of Avalon by EAHowell


My Portfolio - please check it out carole-humphreys.daportfolio.c…
Some of my available prints:-

For more of my available prints, please see fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…
Lady of the lake by Fagashlil
My 'Little Red Riding Hood' deviation is only available as a print through ArtistsForCharity


Prints that I've bought on DA :heart:


Original art that I've purchased from artists on deviantART:


Sadly, it's been such an age since I updated a journal and it appears the footer is no longer included, so the links I once had there will have to be added later.  

Anyway, hello folks, I'll try not to be a stranger :D
P.S. I just hit preview and the footer seems to be there still :)

My stock account :iconf-l-o-w-e-r-s:
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Long time no new journal

Tue Apr 28, 2009, 4:19 PM
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  • Reading: the nonsense I'm writing
  • Watching: paint dry
New camera - and sorry for being a stranger

Sorry for not being around much of late.  I'm currently working full-time through an agency and part-time in my regular job; sadly there's no time for art at the moment.  The excellent news is that I've had the chance to earn money (Yay!) and bought myself a new camera today.  My last camera fried and it's been an age since I've been able to post progress on my paintings.  I'm hoping to return to painting again in May and I'm really looking forward to that.

I've done a bit of a mass-post in my scraps today, so sorry to those people who watch my scraps.  I was eager to play with the camera a bit (without reading the manual, which is typical of me). :)
I posted one compilation image into my gallery (which will get moved to scraps by me eventually, or moved quicker than anticipated if some vigilant deviant reports it as a miscat in the meantime).  Anyway, I'm posting thumbnails below of the images in question to save you ploughing through my scraps etc.  (feedback welcome, and thanks to those of you who have given me such invaluable feedback in the past).

Mature Content

Three Paintings by CaroleHumphreys

Finders Keepers WIP detail by CaroleHumphreys Maidens on the rocks WIP by CaroleHumphreys Titania WIP by CaroleHumphreys
Which way is up WIP by CaroleHumphreys Ophelia etc WIP by CaroleHumphreys Agnes Dei WIP by CaroleHumphreys
Briar Rose WIP2 by CaroleHumphreys

FEATURE: Art depicting Ophelia (a subject I've felt compelled to draw or paint a few times too).
I'm so fond of the work I've featured in this theme and I've decided to carry on displaying it a while longer.

Ophelia by Aquarah :thumb16999543: Ophelia by katysuebee:thumb21311169: Ophelia's Last Breath by LinzArcher Ophelia after the River by Kaotika

Mature Content

Ophelia by StereoLisa
Ophelia by Sweet-pea89 Ophelia by Catrosie Ophelia III by Princess-of-flames Ophelia by Blackmadona Ophelia by SuicideOphelia Ophelia - Sabine - july 2007 by AEnigm4 Ophelia by botsybaby Ophelia by Chopstixfour11

Mature Content

Ophelia and Me by stalkthis
:thumb62631815: Dig Ophelia by SilverCircle Ophelia 09 by AeisLugh :thumb54000678: OPHELIA by arpiwane Ophelia 'Death of a Mayfly' by deerdancer

Some of my own responses to the theme:

Do we want to see some Hamlet also?  OK then:

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My Portfolio - please check it out carole-humphreys.daportfolio.c…
Some of my available prints:-

For more of my available prints, please see fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…


Lady of the lake by Fagashlil

My 'Little Red Riding Hood' deviation is only available as a print through ArtistsForCharity


Prints that I've bought on DA :heart:


Original art that I've purchased from artists on deviantART:


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I'm back

Tue Oct 21, 2008, 10:40 AM
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  • Reading: the nonsense I'm writing
  • Watching: paint dry
Update.  After an age with no internet, I'm finally back.  But it's going to take me a while to deal with my inbox, so many deviations! SOS

Hopefully I'll catch up with everyone in due course. I'm forced to have to delete a lot of stuff, I have no choice - the number of deviations are beyond me.  So forgive me for that.

Anyway, Hi to everyone, especially to those who noticed I'd vanished :D

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(the original journal below)
Thank you for supporting my art through your wonderful comments and favs.  Your feedback is much appreciated. :hug:

I'm going to have to face an unavoidable spell without internet access.  Hopefully it will only be for a week or two.  I will try and catch up when my broadband is up and running again.

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FEATURE: Art depicting Ophelia (a subject I've felt compelled to draw or paint a few times too).

Ophelia by Aquarah :thumb16999543: Ophelia by katysuebee:thumb21311169: Ophelia's Last Breath by LinzArcher Ophelia after the River by Kaotika

Mature Content

Ophelia by StereoLisa
Ophelia by Sweet-pea89 Ophelia by Catrosie Ophelia III by Princess-of-flames Ophelia by Blackmadona Ophelia by SuicideOphelia Ophelia - Sabine - july 2007 by AEnigm4 Ophelia by botsybaby Ophelia by Chopstixfour11

Mature Content

Ophelia and Me by stalkthis
:thumb62631815: Dig Ophelia by SilverCircle Ophelia 09 by AeisLugh :thumb54000678: OPHELIA by arpiwane Ophelia 'Death of a Mayfly' by deerdancer

Some of my own responses to the theme:

Do we want to see some Hamlet also?  OK then:

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Some of my available prints:-

For more of my available prints, please see fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…


Lady of the lake by Fagashlil

My 'Little Red Riding Hood' deviation is only available as a print through ArtistsForCharity


Prints that I've bought on DA :heart:


Original art that I've purchased from artists on deviantART:


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My stock account :iconf-l-o-w-e-r-s:
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I am a member of :iconmonstersandmaidens: :iconartistportraits:: :iconenchantedforest: :iconthe-endless-club: :iconthe-swindon-club: :iconjigsawpuzzleproject: :iconuk-traditionalists:

I've also been made honorary admin on :iconpencil-universe: Thanks, Mia :)

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Double-Take - updated

Fri May 23, 2008, 5:08 PM
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Lots of them ...

I recently came across Claudia's photographs of peacocks and she seems a very nice ladyCLOWDart .  Tonight, while browsing, I did a double-take when I saw a photo so similar to Claudia's and was stunned at how both photographers had composed their images along the same lines.  It amazed me.  Or perhaps I'm easily amazed. :) *A third photo has been added. And a fourth photo has been added.

1. :thumb86206991: 2. Natural Beauty by 7UV733 3. :thumb59196630:
4. Peacock by grugster 5. Peacock by MadHatterVVVI 6. Mr Peacock by scoot75
7. Peacock by dogeatdog5 8. :thumb84351798: 9. peacock by SuzyTheButcher
10. Peacock by crimson-rose01  11. Peacock by BeColourful 12. :thumb86614048:

1. Lovely Feathers Peacock-02 by CLOWDart photo taken 16th May 2008 (deviant from the Netherlands)

2. Natural Beauty by 7UV733 photo taken 20th Feb 2007 (deviant from Germany)

3. by Colombina-san

4. by grugster

5. by MadHatterVVVI

6. by scoot75

7. by dogeatdog5

8. by numbpurplehaze

9. by SuzyTheButcher

10. by crimson-rose01

11. by BeColourful

12. by Goodfoot42



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(confession - I've borrowed this feature from my previous journal)
A feature of gorgeous works, constantly updated!

Featured Artist :heart: :icondeplacie:
ange blanc by deplacie black by deplacie guerriere by deplacie
dragon by deplacie veuve noire by deplacie gardienne by deplacie

Featured favs
Eternal by Nicolas-Henri

Mature Content

Nepenthe by jade-meril
:thumb33054594: Snailrider by LMessecar Pandora's Box by LMessecar:thumb74384576: Ishtar by arpiwane SEAPRINCESS by arpiwane Am I an Elfe or a geisha? by arpiwane Young Sheperdess Study by angrywhitewanker Bottle Of Smoke by Ravensrow Black by angrywhitewanker Doomed by Dyun L'attente by Gaelle-Morgane The Other Boleyn Girl by RichardBurgess:thumb83582169: La Parque by Gaelle-Morgane Nude Study III by MKimm Jeanne by Gaelle-Morgane:thumb83596437: A Minor Disturbance by alberich 'Pear-fection' by WaitingForTheWorms:thumb84203912: Sisters by MKimm:thumb84252755: Vision Impaired Page49 by faile35 A Night of Fire by dashinvaine Bare Necessities Page10 by faile35 Bare Necessities Page09 by faile35:thumb86203813: Reverie by Athansor Italian Renaissance Gown: Back by Verdaera Fairytale by karaya The Last Rose by NTGreen Dark Angel by dashinvaine Renaissance Lady by spcarlson

This is just a few to go on with, I will add to this feature.

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Some of my available prints:-
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
For more of my available prints, please see fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…
*just completed and available as print
A Symphony For Persephone by CaroleHumphreys
Lady of the lake by Fagashlil

My 'Stockings' & 'Little Red Riding Hood' deviations are only available as prints through ArtistsForCharity
:thumb27448076: Little Red Riding Hood by ArtistsForCharity

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I am a member of :iconmonstersandmaidens: :iconartistportraits:: :iconenchantedforest: :iconthe-endless-club: :iconthe-swindon-club: :iconjigsawpuzzleproject: :iconuk-traditionalists:

I've also been made honorary admin on :iconpencil-universe: Thanks, Mia :)

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Features

Wed Apr 30, 2008, 10:35 AM
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  • Watching: paint dry
OK, I just edited the existing journal ...

A feature of gorgeous works

Eternal by Nicolas-Henri

Mature Content

Nepenthe by jade-meril
:thumb33054594:
Snailrider by LMessecar Pandora's Box by LMessecar :thumb74384576:
Ishtar by arpiwane SEAPRINCESS by arpiwane Am I an Elfe or a geisha? by arpiwane
Young Sheperdess Study by angrywhitewanker Bottle Of Smoke by Ravensrow Black by angrywhitewanker
Doomed by Dyun L'attente by Gaelle-Morgane The Other Boleyn Girl by RichardBurgess
:thumb83582169: La Parque by Gaelle-Morgane Nude Study III by MKimm
Jeanne by Gaelle-Morgane :thumb83596437: A Minor Disturbance by alberich
'Pear-fection' by WaitingForTheWorms :thumb84203912: Sisters by MKimm
:thumb84252755: Vision Impaired Page49 by faile35 A Night of Fire by dashinvaine
Bare Necessities Page10 by faile35 Bare Necessities Page09 by faile35 :thumb86203813:
Reverie by Athansor Italian Renaissance Gown: Back by Verdaera Fairytale by karaya
The Last Rose by NTGreen Dark Angel by dashinvaine Renaissance Lady by spcarlson
This is just a few to go on with, I will add to this feature.

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Some of my available prints:-
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
For more of my available prints, please see fagashlil.deviantart.com/print…
*just completed and available as print
A Symphony For Persephone by CaroleHumphreys
Lady of the lake by Fagashlil

My 'Stockings' & 'Little Red Riding Hood' deviations are only available as prints through ArtistsForCharity
:thumb27448076: Little Red Riding Hood by ArtistsForCharity

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My stock account :iconf-l-o-w-e-r-s:
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I am a member of :iconmonstersandmaidens: :iconartistportraits:: :iconenchantedforest: :iconthe-endless-club: :iconthe-swindon-club: :iconjigsawpuzzleproject: :iconuk-traditionalists:

I've also been made honorary admin on :iconpencil-universe: Thanks, Mia :)

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Stolen work of my friends update

Tue Apr 8, 2008, 3:53 PM
Stolen art on a photobucket account - now closed (art removed & altered to private).

Update 8th April 2008 - well done everyone, photobucket is closing this account down and removing all 771 images.  :clap:

I've also received a very nice email from the person behind that photobucket account and I appreciate the efforts she's going through trying to contact the artists concerned to say sorry.  I feel a lot better knowing this hadn't been a malicious act and it's giving me the chance to explain how photobucket account users collecting art can hurt artists without meaning to, etc.
I've suggested she join DA and told her she'd be able to add art to favourites and make collections, and get to know the artists in the process.  And it would be in a way that wouldn't breach copyright.

I've deleted the section of the journal where I announced details of that photobucket account and removed the links as there was no point leaving them up now the matter has been dealt with.

Part of this journal is very old news and old WIP, you can ignore this, no need to comment :D

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OK, so it's been a long time since I last updated my journal and a long time since I posted any art.  The good news is that my drawing, 'A Symphony for Persephone' is almost completed and I hope it won't be too long before I post the finished work.  My paintings are coming along well too and have far advanced from the earlier submitted works in progress. (see below where I posted WIPs in the original journal).  I've done a few small commissioned pieces of art too (which I won't be posting here as they've become products for sale on a poetry site, which I'm not going to link to, thanks to the rippers).  When I say they were small commissions, the works themselves were small and I am not comfortable working that small; I also don't think these pieces are representative of the work I would choose to be showing.  In the past two years, I feel I've evolved in my art and now have a true sense of what I'm about and know what type of art I want to produce.  I want to keep pushing and challenging myself and I don't want to spend too much time on art which doesn't excite me as I work.  I've cut right back on my portrait work as I feel my own projects are more important to me and I don't want to commit myself to spending too many months on commissioned portraits when I could be working on my own art.  I hope that doesn't sound selfish or snobby; but time is precious and I get awfully cranky when I start missing working on my own art.

Another promise - I hope I can start doing the journal features again soon.  I used t