We all see them around DeviantArt … they do WONDERFUL things for this community in one way or another … we admire them; we love them; we would LOVE to get to know them a little more … Well now is your chance to see how they are, how they think, how ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL they are!!!
Today we will get the chance to look into C-91 ’s heart … She’s one of the Community Volunteers of DA and she takes care of the Fractal Art Gallery … Do you want to peek into her heart??? Well, COME ON!!! Let’s go meet the “human” behind the username!!!
First of all, C-91 is Silvia! The person behind my nickname is extremely clumsy and has shyness issues. That's something that prevents me from contacting people first (and something often taken as being snob I'm nowhere near being snob :grump ). But I swear, I only need a little bit of input from the other side to "unlock" myself. Other than that, I'm trying to get my bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, I like preparing cheesecakes (I usually make the cookie one, but I'm open for suggestions...especially on the cheese! I'd like to try something different from my usual. ), I enjoy travelling and I'm addicted to 100% pineapple juice.
What do you enjoy the most about your own DA experience?
I know I said I'm shy, but what I love the most on deviantART is interacting with others. During these three years of activity, I had the possibility to get in touch with people from all over the world. I created strong bonds with some of them and got the chance to see how they work and learn something new. As a fractal artist wannabe, sharing is really important to me: thanks to that, I could develop my current skills and also I could start sharing what I know. There's still a lot to learn but...hey! Little by little, anything can be done!
What brings joy into your life outside of DA?
Not huge things. I like to get little bits of happiness from time to time. I consider myself a very lucky person already, so I can rely on little things for joy...like a slice of cake or passing an exam (lately, it's a huge source of joy ). Sounds stupid, but it's true!
Oh, and there's another deviant (Xyrus-02) who's bringing me joy at the moment. Alone his "being there" is happiness to me.
If you could have ONE wish fully granted in life, what would be that one thing you would call "A dream come true"?
Hard question. I'll be a bit selfish with the first thing that came to my mind I think if I succeed in getting my bachelor, many of my problems would end right now. There are so many unpleasant things related to that I can't stand it anymore. So, yeah, I wish I could get my bachelor degree as soon as possible. And I wouldn't call it "a dream come true", rather "a nightmare that comes to an end".
What is in your opinion your BEST quality as a human being?
Given that I prefer other people to recognize my qualities, a little bit of self-consciousness never hurts. So...mmm...I think my main quality is kindness.
I try to make myself always available when help needed and -I have to say- often people take that for naivety and try to take advantage on that. Like "you give a hand, they take the whole arm" (freely translated from Italian xD).
That bothers me a bit, but doesn't prevent me from doing what I do. I just enjoy it.
If a time machine was invented and you could travel in time to any period of your life, which one would you like to revisit? Would you try to change anything about that time?
Back to the moment I chose Chemical Engineering and hit the past myself with a shovel.
J/K. I don't think I'd revisit any period. Even the worst mistake I made helped to build the person I am now. Also, they always taught me that everything is solvable unless really serious stuff, and thankfully I can't say I have great troubles in my life.
What is your true passion in life?
As you can see from my profile, one of my true passions are fractals. I don't have much to say that I haven't already said, except my passion for them and for the fractal community brought me to apply for the Fractal Art CV position. In real life, I extremely enjoy Wing Tjun, which is a branch of Kung Fu. I started it almost a year ago in the Basic course and after some months I've been promoted to a higher class. Now I have a fancy and meaningless red belt. Anyway, I practice it three times a week in an Academy, where I found a warm place in which I could easily make friends.
Last, but not least, I'm a fan of the Angry Videogame Nerd. I rofl everytime I watch an episode and love to watch old episodes again. I still have to watch the movie, but I'm sure it will be fun!
What occupies your thoughts during most of the day?
I think about...things. I can get distracted really easily, that's why I can't concentrate much on studying stuff.
For example, "what's for dinner tonight?", or imagining random future situations...I also think a lot about that deviant who makes me happy.
What does "LOVE" mean to you?
I discovered recently what Love means...at least from my point of view! I'm not talking about the love for my parents/relatives and my friends, more about the love experienced towards a "stranger". It's something so powerful that can make you do even the craziest things, just to be with THAT special person. I found myself doing actions I couldn't even think of or didn't share when I wasn't in love. It's over everything, it beats cultural barriers, distance and changes yourself from day to night. I'm really attached to my boyfriend: he was and still is my bestfriend, a person I can rely on for my happiness and a huge support for my not-so-strong self-confidence (and for everything in general). I only wished he could live nearer me, so I can go and hug him whenever I want. Nevermind, means I will enjoy the moments we can actually be together to the nth degree!
What is your favorite quote?
”When one door closes, another opens.”
If something goes wrong and ends, there's a new beginning! And it's always better, it's amazing!
Some of C-91 ’s Favs
The following is a mini-feature curated by C-91 , please enjoy them, visit them and add them to your faves and watch lists!!!
** (“Catharsis”My all-time favorite fractal, it speaks for itself quite well in my opinion I just love it! || about “new dawn fades”, I recently found that I enjoy watching surreal photography. It is kind of a representative of this genre in my favorite folders || “Raspberry” is a gift I received some time ago from a friend here on DeviantART … thank you!!! || about “Purple Orchid”, as much as surreal photography, I discovered that I also like a lot the outcome from instant films. Some results are really amazing, especially after reading all the process they’ve gone through )
C-91’s recommended groups
** (CRFractals is a group I recently started as CV. It’s still at the beginning, but we’re slowly starting with our features and interviews. I hope it will run smoothly one day! || InternationalFAQ is translating the FAQ in so many languages! Please, take time to go and appreciate their work … it’s amazing! )
Thank you SO MUCH, dear C-91!!! It has been such an honor interviewing you!!!
I hope you all have enjoyed the time that our beloved C-91 has dedicated to us!!! And now I invite you guys to visit her gallery and enjoy her awesome deviations, if you haven’t done it already
You'll LOVE her works!!!