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Check out all my gourd sculptures on these blogs, showing every one I've ever made!

Gourd Dragon Blog

Gourd Frog Blog

Gourd Turtle Blog

Gourd Bird Blog

Gourd Animal Blog


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Cara Bevan
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I'm a professional animal/wildlife artist specializing in acrylic paintings and life-like gourd sculpture. My preferred style is photo-realism, everything you see in my gallery are artworks. *** I DO NOT UPLOAD PHOTOGRAPHS (it prevents confusion ;))*** I accept commissions so you can have a special artwork that can be enjoyed for generations. I only use the highest quality paints and surfaces. Along with acrylics I also use colored pencil, graphite, and ink. Check out my website and Gourd Blogs too!

Current Residence: NC, USA

Personal Quote: "If ART isn't from the HEART, then is it ART at all?"

I got tagged so here are 10 things about meh

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 24, 2014, 2:29 PM
I got tagged by :icondancingvulture: so here goes!

1. You must posts these rules.
2. Each person has to share 10 things about them
3. Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer.
4. Choose 10 people and put their icons on your journal
5. Go to their page to inform them they are tagged
6. Not something like " you are tagged if you read that"
7. You have to legitimately tag 10 people.
8. No tag-backs.
9. You can't say that you don't do tags.
10. YOU MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY. NO COMMENTS. Unless you're commenting about the actual entry.
blah blah blah

1. I'm a hermit. I don't mind socializing but I have social anxiety so I tend to stay at home on the farm and do arts. X3
2. I like art so much that it rules my life! I'd go crazy without it. :crazy:
3. We collect stray cats like potato chips. Can't have just one! (currently, we have 17!) Only two are indoors, rest are tamed ferals that get comfy beds on the porches.
4. All this gourd supposed to be a hobby. LOL, guess not anymore. ;)
5. I'm very silly and immature in person, and growing up playing pretend and gaming makes me a closet nerd too. :P
6. I'm friendly to everyone but it takes time to get close to me. But if we click, I'll be your buddy!
7. I didn't start making art of animals until I graduated high school. Before that, it was all fantasy.
8. I'm self-taught and learn all my techniques by experimenting and making an awful mess.
9. I'm a night owl, and habitually sleep-deprived. My usual time to go to bed: 5am, and rise at noon.
10. I like fart jokes. Sorry if that's crude I can't help it. X3

QUESTIONS FROM :devdancingculture: to me:
1. What's your favorite animal?
Cats and spiders...odd combination but it happened!
2. Favorite musician/band? (Too many? Pick one!)
My mood varies but I'm into Within Temptation and Bastille...they're tied. ;)
3. Go-to snack of choice?
CHOCOLATE!...or something better like a banana. :D
4. What's one skill you'd love to have?
Social skills, yep.
5. Ever been super into a fandom? Which one?
Gundam. When I was a teen, I was OBSESSED with it! Made my own gundams and characters and everything.
6. Any reoccurring dreams or dream-themes?
Storms and tornadoes. Also, the moon falling (always a pleasant dream believe it or not) and floods. And funky versions of real life, those are pretty funny.
7. What's your Myers-Briggs type? (Haven't taken a test? Here!:… )

You are one of the Analysts - a rational and impartial individual who enjoys intellectual pursuits and prizes independence. You are known for your strategic thinking skills, self-confidence and impressive knowledge. Above you will find a brief overview of your personality traits - proceed to the type overview to learn much more about your personality type. Prepare to be impressed.…
Woah 0__0

8. How many injuries have you had?
I have constant cuts and things from the farm and animals but I've never had big injuries, including never having stitches. Lucky me. :D

9. How long have you been at this crazy art thing?
The best answer is my whole life cause I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil. X3 But professionally, since 2007

10. What inspires you most?
Animals and nature :heart:

10 questions from ME to YOU:
1. What's your favorite color and why?
2. Are you a deep thinker?
3. What's your favorite art form to create, and favorite art form to view?
4. If you could go anywhere in the world right now at no cost, where would you travel?
5. What skill/knowledge would you like to obtain?
6. Have you thought about the meaning of life, and do you have an answer?
7. What makes you laugh the most?
8. If you had a thousand dollars (or other currency) to buy something right now, what would you use it for?
9. Have you had a pet that was like another human to you? Tell me about them.
10. I'm stealing this question: What's your Myers-Briggs type? (Haven't taken a test? Here!:… )

10 tags, here you go!

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Experts say if you talk to plants they grow better... 

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JMPorter Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
You do great work!
ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thank you very much!
Shark-Hive Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I have been watching you for years and there's two paintings that I adore. I would love to actually own them as a print (a poster maybe) and I wonder how much this would cost me(maybe there are different formats to choose from?) The specific paintings I'm referring to are these:

pond thugs - art-fromthe-heart.deviantart.c…
crowned victorians - art-fromthe-heart.deviantart.c…

I figured that since I've admired them for so long my empty wall would greatly benefit from owning these works. I hope I will be able to afford them.
ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! :wave: Thank you, I'm glad you like my work :heart: I have all of my paintings set up for print on Fine Art My page is here:… Pond Thugs and Crowned Victorians are on the first page, just scroll down to find them. Their prices are pretty reasonable with a variety of options. They're a very reliable company, I've been using their print service for years.

Thank you again, and all the best!
Shark-Hive Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I've added it to my bookmarks. (:
I'll be sure to purchase something soon, The price is very reasonable for such lovely artwork. I'd be happy to support you in your art-making as well.
Have a great day!
Soulnova Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Wow, I forgot you were around...good thing I'm back to dA, gotta keep my mind fresh and up-to-date with the awesome people! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, will see to doing the same with your work! :la:
ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL I forget I'm around too ;) ;). Glad to see you back and animating! :salute:
tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Hi:wave:  I did your tag in my journal:)
DA must have liked it posted no less than 5 times!  :O  OH well!  from tarp
ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL funny how that happens! :highfive:
Eviecats Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Your sculpture work is really gorgeous, I especially like the great detail you paint them in!  =)
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