The Story Of Me

Carla Carson

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Pastel Passion

10/01/2012

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Virginia Beach, VA - United States

I bet a lot of people could relate to your history. We all could use more chances to draw outside the line.

Carla Carson replied:

Hi michael, I agree. And thank you so much for taking the time :)

Mosman, NS - Australia

Yes, dear Carla, we are the lucky ones indeed.....thank you for your wonderful description, of this beautiful artwork, and your friendship, etc, over the years..........please always keep pleasing yourself, and others will learn from your fine Art......best always, Vivian

Carla Carson replied:

Aw, Thank You so much Miss Viva :) its been a long while, don't get to FAA very much these days, but when I do its always a great place to be with wonderful creative people. Im still here Viv & I am still living this great gift of life. :)

Milwaukee, WI - United States

I am so in love with this...I came to it because the butterfly jumped out at me, as i just saw one flitting around (don't see them very often anymore) and I thought it had significance...having read your story...I know this is it. Everything you wrote resonates in me, it gave me goosebumps...same story with different characters, but at the same point in my life! This is beautiful in every way! Thank you, thank you, thank you! f/v -j

Carla Carson replied:

and thank you so much for the wonderful comment! Im so glad you can relate, many have as well. Life is one crazy ride that I wish would never end. The words "enjoy the journey" mean so much to me, especially now. Enjoy every minute of every day! Thank You Jacqueline so much... :)

Cypress, TX - United States

Wonderful art & story. Sometimes it takes a long time to find where we fit in, it can be a struggle but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Art & photography is my passion in life. I can't tell you how many times that passion has helped me through the mental challenges of life, through those dark days, always with me, a light in the dark so to speak! Let it shine for you! F/V

Carla Carson replied:

Thank You for those beautiful words Hazel. You & I & all of us can work through anything with our gift of artistic expression. We are the lucky ones... :)

Presque Isle, ME - United States

This is a beautiful Drawing Carla! f/v

Carla Carson replied:

Gary, thank you so kindly for the sweet comment... thank you :)

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

Thank You so much Evelina... :)

Calgary, AB - Canada

Superb! Love it, Carla, huge fav,v

Pinckney, MI - United States

Hey Carlia I am so glad I read your description on this I love the story of you and think it is great you put yourself out their in such a personal way.I Have had you on my watch list ever since I found you and love your strong and passionate art. I wish you the best of luck and look forward to your future works.

Carla Carson replied:

Gerald, Thank You so much for that sweet comment. It made me cry..... life has always been such a struggle for me, & it still is. I came to the fact that thats just the way it is. I don't mind it though, in fact, I love a good challenge. The hard times make us stronger too. Life is as they say a great journey. I love it, & wouldn't change a thing. Everything happens for a reason. I don't want it to end, but know it has to one day. I'm trying to make the best of my days, & I cherrish life & every day. I hope my art helps others to know they are not alone in life & with their struggles. We will work through the tough times & keep on keeping on until the big guy upstairs says time is up.... Gerald, thank you for making my day today. I'm happy you have me on your watch list. I'll continue to bear my heart & soul out for the world to see. This is me... :)

Unadilla, NY - United States

Oh Carla... what an Image! What a story!! Thanks for sharing this~ you're an Amazing Lady!

Carla Carson replied:

Thank You so much Dani! Again, I'm so glad to see you here again... :)

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

Thank You Sandi so much for the V&F! :)

Boise, ID - United States

v/f

Yelm, WA - United States

Yayyyyyy!!!! Just goes to show what good taste I have...guffaw!!!! Congratulations dear one!!!!

Carla Carson replied:

Thank You Ms. Sagner!!! :D Yes! you have very good taste, thats why you are a great photographer, & little Opie Talor likes your work too!!!! HAAAAAA!!!! :D

Kalamazoo, MI - United States

Yay Carla, congratulations!!! This is a revisit, already V/F!

Carla Carson replied:

Aw, Thank You so much Miss Penny... :)

Asheville, NC - United States

OH I POSTED THE WINNER ON MY FACEBOOK AS WELL CONGRATS AGAIN!! :)

Carla Carson replied:

Thank You for that Gray! I'm not on FB anymore, but I'm very grateful to you, you know that! :)

Asheville, NC - United States

CARLA CARLA CARLA!! CONGRATULATIONS MY FRIEND ON YOUR 3RD PLACE FINISH IN MOST CREATIVE SELF PORTRAIT CONTEST!! AMAZING WORK AS ALWAYS!! V/F

Carla Carson replied:

Gray Gray Gray!!!! Thank You as always!!! :D

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

I just realized I Won 3rd Place for my drawing in the "Most Creative Self Portrait" Contest! This one especially is a great honor for me... What a great surprise to start my day... Thanks to all who voted for me from the bottom & all sides of my heart. I found my place, I fit in, I belong........ :)

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

Done rebelling for a while, lol! Thank You Greg... :D

Colville, Wa - United States

For The Rebel grows !!!! Great Work......Greg

Yelm, WA - United States

I saw this drawing in the self portrait contest and fell completely in love with it. It spoke volumes to me before I ever even came here to your gallery and read your description, but I am glad that I did, and thankful once again for your amazing honesty. It's a gift to be able to inspire others...and perhaps even save them from the pain that we have endured during our lessons. The drawing itself is of course exquisite. I love how you have used the bits of color...symbolically and compositionally....completely wonderful. The way she (you) is reaching out to touch the butterfly...well, to me it immediately evoked the sense of daring to reach out and touch your greatest dreams...and your own self-realization because indeed, the butterfly is what comes after the caterpillar and the chrysalis! From your narrative it appears that this drawing was a prophecy that you were to fulfill and though waiting all those years to do so might have felt like a hardship, I cannot help but think that it was somehow critical in evolving you into the superb artist and deeply insightful person that you are. I have been taught that it's "all about the journey," and I feel your journey and your talent illustrate that concept beautifully. v/f

Carla Carson replied:

Rory, I absolutely adore you... your a very insightful & wonderful person. Thank You.. Yes, the journey, quite a journey it is & its called life! And oh how much I am grateful & love this life & living. I sound like a broken record when I say this, but I'll say it again, Everything happens for a reason. It is the flow of things & life. II now think that it was not the time back then, just the beginning of things. I had all those years of life & inspiration & of the beautiful people who came in & out of my life. Now I have something to show, & lots of storys to tell through this gift..... I wouldn't change a thing. I'm very grateful & humbled... :)

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

Chrisann, That is such a wonderful comment, & thank you so so much!!! from my heart, thank You.... :)

Phoenix, AZ - United States

Carla, OMG! This is Brilliant and I see a beautiful women reaching for the passion she wants!! Your talent and strength is so well felt and seen.. fav./vt!!

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

That was a beautiful statement Chris, & you made me cry.. it's sooo hard sometimes, really really hard, but people like you is what keep people like me going. Thank You from my heart.... :)

Fresno, CA - United States

"I dance alone. . ." You may feel it to be so. But there are so many who appreciate the dance of beauty that you do.

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

Thank You for the lovely heartfelt comment Mona.. :)

Lyon - France

Thank you for sharing with us your fantastic life story, Carla... You're such a gifted artist and you definitely belong to the Art World...:) Love this very first drawing of you, is a wonderful piece full of sensibility and talent! F&V

ANNAPOLIS, MA - United States

What a touching life story!!!! Congratulations, Carla!!! V/F

Carla Carson replied:

Aw, thank you Valia so much! :)

Hicksville, NY - United States

What a touching story. Your drawings reveal your passion for art. I enjoy your work immensely. Maybe one day you'll win the Lottery!

Carla Carson replied:

LOL! I should probably start playing the lottery then! Thank You Jeff, I love your work too! :D

Iola, WI - United States

Carla, this is one of the most creative and resplendent charcoals and pastels depiction I have ever had the pleasure to view! I just love it. Your details and your thoughts are so exuded in this piece! Very heartwarming and wonderful viewing experience! Love the color of the "flying flower" and the girl is magnificent! Great composition! Awesome piece of glorious art work! You got the big "Elvis" fave and vote and tweet and FB and g+1 on this masterpiece of creativity and beauty! Thanks much for sharing!

Carla Carson replied:

WOW! You just got the "KING" of comments award from mua!!!! Thank You Randy!!! You just made my night! You are definately a King to me & my heart tonight.... Thank You so much! :D

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

THAT! is a wonderful thing to say! Thank You Angela for a great & uplifting comment! Thank You :)

Gettysburg, PA - United States

A beautiful drawing and story to go along with it! Quite inspiring! You will never dance alone again; your muse dances with you! F/V

Eagar, AZ - United States

Wow, Carla! You go Sista! Your incredible talent speaks for itself! People can only hold us back for so long then watch the hell out! Happy Trails to you......

Carla Carson replied:

ha ha! What a great comment Juls! Thank You! You made me laugh out loud! & how true! You get so tired of it all, & at one point you say *@#% it!! lol! Love the comment & your an awesome neighbor! :D

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

Oliver, Thank You so much... I was just thinking as I'm working on my next picture how good this feels to me inside. I'm in my own little quiet world & it is the only time I can find peace inside of me. I just wish we could live forever, time is running so fast. There is so much I want to do. But it is the way it all was supposed to happen.... "Everything happens for a reason" it's all been planned out. :) Oliver, thank you for taking the time... Carla :)

Kuantan, Pa - Malaysia

Wonderful painting and story. Love it Carla. At last you have found you and enjoy what you always wanted to.

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

Thank You both Deb & Dave so very much! :)

Lake Worth, FL - United States

Love your color selection work Carla! Very artistic and eye-catching. We voted! Celebrate life, Debra and Dave

Montreal, QC - Canada

Carla...your image is simply wonderful...but it's your description that hits me like a ton of bricks!!!! You describe so well a situation that so many of us have faced at one point or another...this is my pic of the day...for it's creativity, it's beauty and most of it it's meaning!! Thank you for sharing!! v/f!

Carla Carson replied:

Thank You so much for that Marie... This is what my art does for me today. It helps me to express myself, how I feel & the things I care about & love... art from my heart :)

Kalamazoo, MI - United States

First what an amazing piece of artwork and second what an amazing story! Thanks for sharing, you could squeeze in being a writer on the side! f/v All that talent just waiting to be tapped!

Carla Carson replied:

Thank You so much Penny!!! I do enjoy writing quite a bit

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

Thank You Christy so much, I really appreciate your compliments! :)

Tavares, FL - United States

Oh Carla, I am so moved by this art ad it is so very, very beautiful! v/f and added to favorites collection

USA UK, Ut - United Kingdom

Wow, what can I say, this is just so beautiful, your work is perfection.

Carla Carson replied:

Tracy, thank you so very very much... :)

Portland, OR - United States

Wow!! Not only a talented artist but talented at writing as well. I think you could write a book about your life and it would sell. Great image!!

Carla Carson replied:

Thank You for that Melinda! Thank You for the wonderful compliment... :)

Crows Of, NY - United States

What an absolutely wonderful description, and the image is extraordinarly stunning and it means so much with your words, so glad you went back to art!

Carla Carson replied:

me too! Thank You so much for the wonderful comment GC! :D

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

Thank You so much Carl! :D

Bendigo, Vi - Australia

beautiful drawing and the description is fascinating and cheers to you :) v

Belgrade, Se - Yugoslavia

ohhh :) hank You so much dear sweet & most talented & gifted Carla and I adore you & your work :)After these words I'm going to sleep with a smile on my face :) Thank you for that wonderful feeling

Carla Carson replied:

Branko, your so cute & silly.. ha ha you made me smile :D We can both sleep tonight with smiles on our faces! me :) you :)

Belgrade, Se - Yugoslavia

beautiful story and all your work is clean and honest ... I'm happy for your success and I congratulate you on making a strong push of virtual hands ... bravo Carla ....v&f pint and tweet

Carla Carson replied:

Thank You so much dear sweet & most talented & gifted Branko!!! I adore you & your work & thank you so very much for your support & kindness. You make me laugh & cry with your comments on here. Your awesome & brilliant! :)

Bollebygd - Sweden

Your tuching story I guess many of us can recognise ourselves in! You did it, even if it took many years, that's what count. So happy you could flower making art! My real meeting with art was in middle life, and even then my father objected and made it difficult for me. Up to then I was drawing and painting, but they saw is as useless spending of time. After leaving work and begin tending Art School I felt at home for first time in my life. You see, many of us have the same experiences! Thanks for showing us this wonderful drawing, showing your talent, and sharing your story ! FV

Carla Carson replied:

I'm so happy you also shared with me Gun. I thank you very much for that, your kind words. Your a very thoughtful & very talented lady. I think our work is better after waiting a long time to express. I have said I think of it as a lifetime of experiences & passions & loves & life built & bottled up until we can express ourselves perfectly. We can now share our incredible journeys with the rest of the world! I love life, & I will make the best of every moment. I will even find worth in even our darkest of times. I love art & love how we can express ourselves through it. I think we are the lucky ones....

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

Thank You so much for that Florin... although our styles & mediums are so vastly different, I still really love your art. It is a nice change for me, & somehow I can relate to it. I also enjoy you as one of my FAA friends & supporters!!! Thank You Florin for that! Carla :)

München, Ba - Germany

I'm glad that you have an appointment with the arts! Carla your picture and story are touching. F/V

San Tan Valley, AZ - United States

Thank You so very much Stephanie!! :)

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