19 year old artist.

Oil painting, Costumes, Belly Dance

I completely redid my website theme! It took absolutely forever, and I had to teach myself CSS/HTML through trial and error. But I’m really happy with it. Please check it out and tell me what you think!

www.annabelledecamillis.com

My Elsa shoes I’ve been working on since January are finally (almost) finished. The crystals are all resin casted using oil based clay and liquid latex. There’s only one crystal left to cast (on the back left sides), but I wanted to post some WIP pics since I have no idea when I’ll get around to finishing it. It’s quite a process. After sculpting the crystals in clay, I cover them in 20+ coats of liquid latex to create the molds. Unfortunately, after all my hard work I can’t wear them around for more than a few minutes because they are easily breakable… and give me scars. Still, I am very happy with them!

Last weekend I performed at the International Street fair and at the Zoo Gala fund raiser in the same day! It was pretty exhausting, but a lot of fun. 

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

(via spookykomaru)

carboncavy asked: carnation, primrose, peony?

Carnation: If I handed you a concert ticket right now, who would you want to be the performer?

Already answered.

Primrose: Favorite kind of soup?

Tofu and seaweed Shiro miso soup is the best, hands down. I love to make it from scratch. It’s pretty much the only thing I can cook.

Peony: What’s your favorite hot beverage?

Tea! I love them all, but if I had to choose, it would probably be chai, jasmine, and earl grey.

antioppressant asked: Carnation and Magnolia >:]

Carnation: If I handed you a concert ticket right now, who would you want to be the performer?

The Hives! They were my favorite band growing up, and I never got to see them live before they split up. I heard they had amazing charisma on stage. They’re back together and I so want to go.

Magnolia: Favorite kind of candy?

Peppermints ;)

Anonymous asked: Tulip

Tulip: For your birthday, what kind of cake do you ask for?

gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate cake.

theoncommingstorm asked: daisy and orange blossom

Daisy: How old were you when you had your first kiss? 

Man, I don’t even remember. Somewhere in early elementary school. Wasn’t the best experience. 

Orange Blossom: If you could pick the gender and appearance of your child, would you?

I want to say no, but I would really like a girl. 

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  • Daisy: How old were you when you had your first kiss?
  • Carnation: If I handed you a concert ticket right now, who would you want to be the performer?
  • Jasmine: What color looks best on you?
  • foxglove: Name three facts about your family?
  • Allium: What's the best thing you can cook?
  • Orange Blossom: If you could pick the gender and appearance of your child, would you?
  • Calla Lily: If you died right now, what song would you want to play at your funeral?
  • Poinsettia: Favorite holiday dish?
  • Oxlip: Would you ever get into a long distance relationship?
  • Primrose: Favorite kind of soup?
  • Daffodil: What's the most thoughtful present you've ever received?
  • Rose: Are you currently in love with someone?
  • Amsonia: Would you ever become a vegan?
  • Peony: What's your favorite hot beverage?
  • Tulip: For your birthday, what kind of cake do you ask for?
  • Myrtle: Do you like going on airplanes?
  • Hibiscus: Did you ever play an instrument? If so what?
  • Zinnia: Who was your best friend when you were six years old?
  • Poppy: What color was your childhood home?
  • Hydrangea: Starbucks order?
  • Violet: Do you like where you're from?
  • Locust: What was your favorite book as a child?
  • Rhododendron: What's the scariest dream you've ever had?
  • Queen Anne's Lace: Would you rather carve pumpkins or wrap presents?
  • Magnolia: Favorite kind of candy?
  • Aster: Would you rather be cold or hot?
  • Marigold: Do you listen to what's on the radio?
  • Heliconia: Do you like when it rains?
  • Azalea: What's a movie you cried while watching?
  • Dandelion: Do you think you're important?

philosophicalharry:

me at family parties

• “who even are these people”
• “lets play a game called guess the wifi password”
• “yes i am really this tall”
• “can we leave now”
• “free food holla”
• “im really bad at guessing wifi passwords”

I actually stole wifi from our neighbors for 5 years this way. I knew they were big lord of the ring fans so I tried a bunch of character’s names. “Gollum” worked.

(Source: fineapplepizza, via spookykomaru)

Anonymous asked: do you have any health tips on how to stay fit or like eating healthy or anything?

Yes, I do! The biggest thing is keeping a good balance of healthy eating and exercise.

For exercise you want to work on Cardio, Strength, and Flexibility. Running and biking is good for Cardio. Lifting weights and general gym things are good for strength. Yoga, Pilates, and Belly Dance are good for flexibility.  Belly Dance is also good for building thigh, arm, and core muscles. 

Eating local, organic food is one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy. I belong to local farmer co-ops, and shop at the farmer’s market and Whole Foods to get my organic food. 

Fad diets really aren’t the answer to staying fit and healthy. I recommend the “anti-inflamatory” diet. It basically involves staying away from inflammatory foods that cause lots of health problems such as asthma, arthritis, high cholesterol, heart disease, stomach ulcers, diabetes, etc. The safe foods listed in it are also low in fat. There’s really no way to go wrong with it. 

The main foods to stay away from: Wheat, dairy, corn, soy, sugar, beef, pork, potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants. Any fast food, fried food, or processed foods.

Foods to eats lots of in descending order:

  • Leafy greens and other veggies and fruit.
  • Sweet potatoes are anti-inflamatory
  • A variety of grains such as rice, quinoa, millet, and teft.
  • Lean meats: chicken, buffalo (a TASTY, healthy beef substitute), fish, and lamb. Fun fact: lamb is the only anti-inflammatory meat. 

Good substitutes:

  • Almond milk, “Earth Balance buttery spread,” and goat cheese. Nutritional Yeast instead of parmesan cheese
  • Gluten-free stuff. Be careful though, a lot of gluten free foods are severely processed and contain a bunch of crap like monosodium glutamate. 
  • Honey and Agave nectar instead of sugar

Clean" is a really good book that goes in-depth into all of this.

Shoot me an ask if you want any more specific information or substitutes. I tried to cover the basics in this post. 

Read More for info on why I listed the foods to stay away from

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AWA

This is it, guys. I’m getting ready for my LAST con for a very long time: AWA. This includes finishing my Elsa costume that I’ve been working on since January.  I’m also going to throw together a Nepeta crossover with Miss Fortune from Skullgirls. If any of my followers are going to AWA, please feel free to say hi to me at the con!

My boyfriend is also flying down to join me for the con. I haven’t seen him in quite a while, so I’m super excited! I’m going to try to make him a Jack Frost to go with my Elsa. 

On a whim, mom and I bought an artsy flower arrangement from Whole Foods before departing on our hiking trip. 

On a whim, mom and I bought an artsy flower arrangement from Whole Foods before departing on our hiking trip. 

Anonymous asked: i absolutely adore you. you're art is amazing and you're so beautiful and your dancing is amazing and your cosplay is so rad. when did you start dancing, because I'd love to be able to dance like that, but i feel like I'm too old to learn a new type of dance. but anyways, i hope you're doing great <3

Wow, thank you anon! And please don’t think you’re too old to start bellydancing :33 I started 3 years ago at age 17 and am by far the youngest in my class. Most people don’t start until their 20-40s. It’s pretty easy to pick up if you take a class. Because the dance is so slow, it’s not hard on your body at all. Even the backbends!

Anonymous asked: your art & cosplay is amazing! most of the art i do manga and surrealism but i want to do more senery paintings also. do you have any advice for someone who is new to this type of art?

The best advise I can give is to draw from life. Practice rendering the things around you, and you will develop your eye. Do compositional sketches before starting on a finished piece. Air on the side of contrast. If your values are correct, your painting will look fine, even if your colors are way off. Focus on temperature changes in color. Warm and cool next to each other create depth. Use confident lines; don’t go over the same line over and over again trying to make it perfect. LOOK at your subject more than you look at your page! Your subject will tell you all you need to know. Now if you want to do surrealistic/fantasy scenery, all of the above still apply! It’s extremely important to have lots of real life reference.