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"The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe, he recreates it out of his own experience and understanding of life." ~Henry Miller

No sleep for me last night! I've been wanting to draw since I got back to Hawaii but I have been feeling blocked for one reason or another...until I sat wide awake in bed feeling SO overwhelmingly inspired that I could not contain myself any longer! It's about time!

What do you see? What do you feel? Interpretations, titles, thoughts, comments all welcome and encouraged!

Media: Prismacolor colored pencils, ball point pen, faber castell watercolor pencils, white acrylic paint, Sharpie Markers



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Michelle Curiel
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” ― Eric Roth
Please note I do not update my dA often with my most recent work. I post almost daily on instagram & my facebook fan page. If you enjoy my work here please check it out there!

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Hadn't updated my journal entry in a while so here is my artist bio pulled from my website at - In other news: Just moved to Hawaii in June from California! Aloha!

I update my facebook & instagram almost daily so if you would like to see more recent work please go there as I only post to dA every now and then. Thank you!

"Michelle's work is regularly exhibited in galleries throughout Southern California, including the world famous Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA. She has donated her work to organizations such as the Children's Art Village in Los Angeles, CA, and the Transplant Foundation in Miami, FL. She worked as a volunteer in the Free Arts for Abused Children, a non-profit organization devoted to homeless and abused children. One of her most treasured experiences was teaching art to a large group of children on Perhentian Island in Malaysia. The course finished with an exhibit featuring all of the works created by the children.

Michelle Curiel's artistic passion began at a very young age. Like other children, she was given crayons and a coloring book. But for Michelle, the process of transforming white space with strokes of beautiful color left an indelible impression. Art quickly became a lifetime passion.

Michelle is constantly inspired by the beauty of her surroundings and life experiences, so much that she finds herself regularly taking photos of whatever subject that catches her eye and captures her heART. Through art, she is able to express her innermost thoughts and feelings. She lives by the belief that "Beauty is always within us regardless of undesirable circumstances that may occur. This beauty is love, creativity and inspiration. It is with you at all times when you look for it with your heART."

Michelle's favorite mediums include acrylic paint, colored pencils and pen. "When I begin a drawing or painting, I clear my thoughts and have no end result in mind. This process frees me of filtering, censoring and judgment. I place color wherever it may land. Images appear and ask me to develop them and bring them to life."

Michelle is currently working on various creative projects, including illustrating a children's book, fashioning alternative clothing for art festivals & designing feather head pieces, jewelry and accesories on

Michelle Curiel was born and raised in Southern California. She currently lives in Honolulu, Hawaii" | | instagram artisticalshell

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ghostlybunny Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Myaku0627 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
I'm really love your arts. They are really wonderful! I love your art idea too! They are amazing! Also the meaning behind the art.
Hydreigon057 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my... the deviations of eyes are just, beautiful...
dorenna Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Great body of work. Thank-you.
LiLMissMadness101 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!:happybounce: Hug 
Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there fellow artist :D (Big Grin)
Just here to say keep going!
Never give up on your dreams, never stop making art.
DiosaLuminosa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Awesome gallery!
girlink Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist

Happy belated Bday :whisper:

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Armor-of-Fire Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy birthday :heart:
DrDrace Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I just say.....You are my artistic hero....
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