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About Deviant Core Member Carol FrancisFemale/Spain Group :iconphoto-manipink: Photo-ManiPink
Blow up the pink !
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Go With The Flow :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 2 0 Reality Meets Fantasy :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 4 2 In Search of 5 O'Clock :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 7 5 Breakout :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 7 4 Have You Ever Loved a Woman :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 2 4 Mars - God of Communications :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 1 3 Queen's Protector :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 2 2 Wonders of the Deep :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 5 2 Where Are We Now? :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 4 0 Starfish Celebration :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 10 3 You Took A Piece of Me :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 5 4 Princess in Waiting :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 5 12 Christmas pngs - 2016 :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 2 0 Keeper of the Rose :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 4 6
It can be a lonely road to travel, even when people are constantly around you.
It is hard for others to understand how I feel, and hard for me to know how I should feel.
Guilt seems to be the over-riding emotion – guilt tinges everything I did and am doing.
I wonder if I did the best I could – I can pinpoint instances that I maybe didn't do right.
I wonder if people are looking down on me or thinking I am cold because I am not 'broken'.
Yes, I have suffered the loss of both parents in an incredibly short space of time -
Should I be in a heap on the floor, inconsolable, in bits?
Should I be the strong person that I appear to be – nonetheless, wanting to repeat myself constantly?
Should I just repeat myself even though I know I am doing it? And should I keep apologising for it?
There seems to be no guidelines for bereavement – we are expected to deal with it 'the best way for ourselves'.
Am I supposed to be comforted by 'at least they are together' comments?
Am I
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Heartless Angel of Death :iconcazcastalla:cazcastalla 5 4


FREE STOCK, Time Cuppa Pack :iconmmp-stock:mmp-stock 87 13 Tea Pack 1 :icontwilightamazonstock:TwilightAmazonStock 9 3 Clear Blue Water Background Stock :iconlittle-spacey:little-spacey 191 26 Dark Tile Floor Pattern :iconfantasystock:FantasyStock 66 17 The Lost Village Stock 02 :iconmagicladycharm:MagicLaDyCharm 5 2 Rope Stock 02 :iconfrostbo:FrostBo 126 39 Floating Island :iconnvedits846:nvedits846 3 1 Sky Stock 060 :iconmalleni-stock:Malleni-Stock 39 8 Waterfall Norway :iconseluias-stock:Seluias-stock 1,432 115 Tortoise3-Stock :iconsilkenwebs:SilkenWebs 143 88 STOCK / Black Gold Saw 04 :iconhachikocreaheav:hachikocreaheav 2 4 Long Road :icondomagojtaborski:DomagojTaborski 21 7 PaiThan 230807 150201 Text 042 :iconwwwpaithancom:wwwPaiThancom 1 0 PaiThan 230807 150201 Text 043 :iconwwwpaithancom:wwwPaiThancom 1 1 Cazcastalla's dream (only way is wake up) :iconscarletmcd:Scarletmcd 12 7 Confrontation - Similar But (Very) Different #2 :iconacheronnights:acheronnights 23 10


Ok.... I am going to try to write my first ever critique here :fingerscrossed: Firstly, I love your choice of stock - it all goes together very well. ...


Estoy aprendiendo Espanol by 1stClassStamps

Si Espanol es tu lengua - hablas conmigo en esta idioma.... por favor :please:



Go With The Flow
Stock Used:

Model from :iconjl-modelstock: UMBRELLA

Ship and Water from :iconfeainne-stock: ShipRage of water

Wallpaper from :iconfleur-.deviantart:  patterns by fleur-

Frame from :iconeveyd: Elaborate Wood Frame by EKDuncan

Dolphine from :icongloomwriter: Dolphin Stock 2
Reality Meets Fantasy
This is my entry for the 'Hidden in Plain Sight' challenge at :iconcastle-of-manips:

The idea behind this is the modern 'trend' of hoodies and the fantasy hooded characters such as the Grim Reaper and fantasy witches, princesses, etc coming together. In this interpretation, the modern guy has no idea the fantasy characters are behind him and watching him - because his hoodie is preventing him from seeing them - they are the ones 'hidden in plain sight' here.

I would like to give a shout out to the stock providers - I have used some amazingly outstanding FREE stock here, and I am full of gratitude and admiration for them.

Stock Used:

Fantasy female from :icontheghostsiren: STOCK - On my own

Grim Reaper from :iconmagikstock: grim reaper pack

Hoodie Guy from :iconwookiestock:  Wookiestock:Hooded Wanderer:3 by wookiestock

Meadow from :iconimstuck: meadow

Crow from :iconinki-stock: Crow stock 2
In Search of 5 O'Clock
This is my entry for the '5 o'clock' challenge at :iconstewed-tomatoes: at level 2

Required stock:

Cups from :iconmmp-stock: FREE STOCK, Time Cuppa Pack

Kettle from :icontwilightamazonstock: Tea Pack 1

Other stock

Models from :iconhachikocreaheav: STOCK / Black Gold Saw 04 (Photographer :iconkurisuteiken:and from :iconjl-modelstock: christmas elf 1

Tortoise from :iconsilkenwebs: Tortoise3-Stock

Floor from :iconfantasystock: Dark Tile Floor Pattern

Water from :iconlittle-spacey: Clear Blue Water Background Stock

Waterfall from :iconseluias-stock: Waterfall Norway

Sky from :iconmalleni-stock: Sky Stock 060

Floating Island from :iconnvedits846: Floating Island

Rope from :iconfrostbo: Rope Stock 02

Cups from :iconmagicladycharm: The Lost Village Stock 02

Table from :iconbrutalbich: Wrought Iron Patio Furniture

Cane from :iconmarkopolio-stock:  Dragon Claw Cane Set by markopolio-stock

Texture from :iconkuschelirmel-stock: Texture 006
This is my entry for the Aqueous Challenge at :iconstewed-tomatoes: at level 2

Required Stock:

Water Background from :iconnitchwarmer: Amanda

Other Stock:

Models from :iconfaestock: Perfume 8 and Sibyl 19

Steps from :iconmjranum-stock: Grand Stairs

Fish from :iconfree-stock-by-wayne: Fish Set 16
and :iconmysticmorning: School of Fish png and Jellyfish Jelly Fish png

Starfish from :iconmomotte2stocks: Animal 52 - sea stars

Water Splash Brushes from :iconfrostbo: Water Splash Brushes PS SET 2

Another Membership Donation

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 1, 2017, 9:51 AM
Thank you so much to whoever gave me the 3 month core membership - I am touched, and feeling blessed. I am looking forward to 2017 being a better year for me, and hopefully I will be able to return to producing some stuff a bit more often.

Thanks again - you know who you are xxxx


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Carol Francis
I am an avid Blogger and Photoshop/Artist wannabe!
You can find my blog at
You can follow me on Twitter: @graphicstuts

Current Residence: Spain
Favourite genre of music: Soul
Operating System: Windows
Favourite cartoon character: Snoopy



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MariaLoikkii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, used your gradients here, on the floor in the picture ;)
Thank's so much!…
KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cake FOR Bday by KmyGraphic
WannieWirny Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a nice day with your family
Though I'm not as active on dA anymore, you're still one of my favourite people on here :D
cazcastalla Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Thank you so much... I also am not so active on here these days, life kind of takes over!!!
TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015   General Artist

Check out ManipulateThis new challenge, "Tales Of The Fae"! You have 6 weeks to get your entry in,
so don't idle! You can find the info here:…

mshellee Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav Carol!! :)
AprilLight Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Thank you so much for faves my friend :iconrosablu:
Doucesse Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my gosh. Thanks a lot for this gift !! :tighthug:
I do not know what to say. You've been very kind, my dear! I appreciate it !! :excited:
cazcastalla Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
You're very welcome xx
CathleenTarawhiti Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
Happy birthday Carol :party: :boogie:
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