|“Love as if your heart will never break, dearling. Never give up on anyone—especially not yourself. Be kind when you can be, firm when you must be. When you are surrounded by darkness, choose to be the light. And don’t think for a single moment that all of this is meaningless. Because to someone, it means everything. Just as you mean everything to me.”|
How long have you been on DeviantArt? Seven years.
What does your username mean? I stole it from my first and best muse. Since she's a fire witch, it was a play on the Hawaiian volcano goddess, Pele.
Describe yourself in three words. Imaginative, droll, strange.
Are you left or right handed? Right.
What was your first deviation? A photomanipulation of one of my Fae characters.
What is your favourite type of art to create? Digital art of my characters, or bittersweet poetry.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Novel writing. I don't have the attention span!
What was your first favourite? Probably some art depicting Hades and Persephone--my favorite myth.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? Digital art of beautiful characters with a dark edge.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? Haha, I'm pretty introverted, so I'd rather just meet people through my computer screen.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? Well, alirodina is a lovely deviant who did some fabulous drawings of some of my characters that I framed and hung in my living room. And dreamsinstatic's support through his contests and comments encouraged me to keep writing poetry. But all my dA friends are important to me.
What are your preferred tools to create art? Pencil, fine sharpies, Photoshop CS6, and a collection of notebooks.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? My porch swing, and at my computer (the internet provides endless inspiration).
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? Getting a Daily Deviation on "for unseeing eyes" was pretty neat.
pailei [pā-lā] n. 1. a twenty-something female who enjoys creative pursuits, including but not limited to: viewing or creating artwork, devouring books, spinning tales, and/or weaving words into fine tapestries some call art. 2. someone who enjoys terrible beauty, meaningful sorrow, mysterious magic, and the general complexities of life.|
Current Residence: in my head
Favourite style of art: the kind that changes something in me
Operating System: scalpel + stitches
Skin of choice: flesh
Personal Quote: veni mecum