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Hey everyone :)

I hope you have all been well!

So, even though it might not seem like it due to little updates, I am very much alive... Been so busy with commercial work in the past years that I had little art that I could actually share online. However, as my New Year's resolution for 2014, this is bound to change. 

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  • Mood: Artistic

Ooooh! (with pic)

Journal Entry: Sun May 23, 2010, 3:01 PM
Well, as of 22nd of May I am a married lady!

The wedding was amazing, everything was pretty much perfect! Hopefully I will get pictures soon so I could show them. :-) YAY!


First photo is up, courtesy of Marta Samborska.

  • Mood: Attraction


Journal Entry: Mon Oct 5, 2009, 2:11 PM
Hey guys,

Oh my goodness, I just noticed how terrible I truly am. First I do not update my gallery, and once I finally do, I forgot to update my journal for like a year.. How sad is it really?

Well, for a quick heads up, on what is going on: I am right doing a load of commercial projects - mobile gaming art, packaging graphic designs, Imagine FX workshops, video tutorials - you name it... Meanwhile, I am helplessly trying to finally launch my website, which is quite a challenge, considering the fact I change my ideas for the layout every second week ;)

For more personal stuff... *drumroll* I graduated from Uni this June, am now starting a PhD programme. Also, *second drumroll* I am getting married in May next year! So, as unbelievable as it might sound, by some miracle, despite the absolute lack of time, I managed to maintain a life! ;)

I also have a very firm resolution to be more up to date with this place. We'll see how well that will go, considering my latest activity...

Meanwhile, I'd like to thank all of you for your patience for me and great support. You're awesome :heart:

- Marta

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: radio gibberish

A paper bag, perhaps?

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 13, 2008, 1:35 AM
Hey guys,

Every time I write a journal entry I start by apologizing to everyone and, uhm, this time won't be different.  Once again I wanted to say sorry for my absence and lack of response to notes/e-mails; due to a humongous amount of real-life obligations, I am finding myself bouncing between work and, uh, more work most of my time.

I am horrified noticing I have not published anything in here for nearly a year, yet 2008 has been among my most "artistically" busy times. I have not had any time to prepare a personal piece for over a year and a half, and have spent the past months doing commercial work. The proof I haven't been slacking is here:  you check out ImagineFX magazine for some video tutorials of mine… (issues 33-36)

Anyhow, the main reason why I made this post is to say that I finally started working (after a year or so?) on a personal piece which I actually intend on showing. :P I should manage to update this cobweb covered gallery within the next two weeks.
Meanwhile I would love to thank everyone for their continuous support and feedback. I truly appreciate every comment you leave, even if I do not manage to thank each of you personally. I miss you all a lot and hope to be back soon! :)

With hugs to all,


  • Mood: Shame
  • Listening to: Everlast - Stay
  • Reading: Truman Capote - In Cold Blood
  • Drinking: lemon flavoured water

Video editing software?

Journal Entry: Wed May 21, 2008, 12:12 PM
Hello everyone,

I hope all is well on your side of the screen! Due to my lack of any activity I thought to do everyone a little surprise (which I am right now spoiling, so it won't be any surprise at all, but I need your help). And so, can any of you guys advise me on:

1. The best screen recording software
2. The best video editing software (that would allow me to add captions to selected parts of the video etc.)

(those would be preferably easy to use and free ;P)

Any (prompt) help would be greatly appreciated. :heart:

- Marta

  • Mood: Adoration
  • Listening to: my computer humming
  • Drinking: water

D'Artiste and Paris

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 14, 2008, 4:48 PM
Hey guys,

Duh, I suppose there's no excuse for such a long absence? I'm not slacking though, I swear. ;)

The truth is I have been working like crazy on many things. Most importantly though, I am currently preparing material for Ballistic Publishing's D'Artiste Digital Painting 2, which I am co-authoring with 3 great artists. You can read about it (or enter!) here:…
The material will stay secret until the book's release, so it might take a while for me to update my gallery.

Other than that, I've been on a great trip to Paris with my boyfriend (:heart:) in February, to celebrate Valentine's and our anniversary. I have to say, this is such an inspiring city, I wish we could've stayed there a bit longer.

Anyway, I hope you bare with me for a couple of months and I hope you won't be disappointed once I actually manage to upload some new stuff. Meanwhile, I hope you are all doing well!


  • Mood: Adoration
  • Listening to: my computer humming
  • Drinking: Apple flavoured water

I can travel in time, I swear!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 5, 2007, 3:54 PM
EDIT: The art thief case is closed now, the works removed. Thanks to everyone for their support. I hope it made your day a bit more amusing! ;P


(Edited, as I don't wanna be a sadist. The person has already been flamed to hell)

  • Mood: Irritated
  • Listening to: the radio
  • Reading: Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Drinking: Apple & pear flavoured water

Not dead, but busy

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 22, 2007, 1:46 PM
Just thought I should update, so you won't think I got kidnapped in Italy or something ;)

Forgive the lack of art updates. I am not slacking off, I swear. In fact, I am working like a mule. The fruits of my labour can be seen in ImagineFX Issues from Issue 15 to 24. ;)

I am not showing the pieces here as I am facing some sort of hyper self criticism period. I am really bored with my style as of late and am in great need to expand my horizons and experiment.
Soon, I will take a small break to get my inspiration back after which I will probably be back with some very different stuff than what you've got used to. :)

And yes yes I know I promised my website launch to be soon. I totally suck :S You see, the site (or well, the engine etc) has been actually done for a long while.  But of course I got bored with the layout meanwhile so I am trying to figure out something cooler. Please bare with me!:(

PS. An enormous kiss for my honey, who is most probably gonna read this sometime soon, when he gets back. *grumblemumble* Love you, M! :heart:

  • Mood: Adoration
  • Listening to: the radio
  • Reading: Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Drinking: Apple & pear flavoured water

Whooo! Holidays!

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 20, 2007, 2:20 PM
Hey guys!

Just dropping by to leave a short note to let you know I will be away till 4th of September - going with my beloved to the sunny Italy to sightsee, sunbath and have fun!

I won't be checking my mail too often, so please don't mind the delayed answers!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer holidays! :sun:

- Marta

  • Mood: Love Dazed
  • Listening to: Gypsy Kings - Baila Me
  • Reading: Victor Hugo - Les Miserables

Call for entries, Workshops and New Merchandise

Journal Entry: Tue May 8, 2007, 2:35 PM
***My newest entry will soon be resubmitted. I thought to first fix some mistakes I was pointed on other forums about Thank you and sorry for the trouble :heart: ***

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I have been insanely busy these days... I am working on several new paintings at a time - some tutorials and a very personal project (:heart:). :)
Anyway, I have some information to share, so please check below!

One of the sections of my website (which is finally launching later this week!) is devoted to recreations of my art.

I will be extremely thankful for any contributions!

I am currently working on some free tutorials to be published on my website, but for the time being, if you want to see some workshops of mine, check the few latest issues of ImagineFX. Here's a list:


Visit my store for tons of new stuff! There are some new prints, but also postcards, mugs, mouse pads, magnets, coasters and puzzles!

Friends galleries, all worth visiting!:
:iconzancan: :iconslickgreekgeo: :iconkyena: :iconhenning: :iconthienbao:

Whew, that's it for now... Expect a gallery update soon! :)

- Marta

  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: The Fratellis - Henrietta
  • Reading: Victor Hugo - Les Miserables
  • Eating: Strawberry Pocky
  • Drinking: Nestea Green

Finally done :)

Wed Dec 20, 2006, 12:55 PM
  • Mood: Tearful
Hi guys,

It has been exactly 2 years since I released Vanity, the first of my Seven Deadly Sins series and that is why, symbolically, I have chosen this special "anniversary", as the date of the completion of the project.

I know I have not been as active in replying to your comments as I should have.

Still, I want to let you know greatly I appreciated, and still appreciate, every single bit of feedback I have gotten during this time. If it was not for your warmest, kindest support, I probably would have not finished this Series in the first place.

So now it's all finally done and to be honest, I am a bit sad:

The Seven Deadly Sins: VANITY by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins: ENVY by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins: LUST by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins: AVARICE by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins: SLOTH by dahlig  The Seven Deadly Sins:GLUTTONY by dahlig The Seven Deadly Sins: WRATH by dahlig

Thank you for staying with me throughout this time and I hope my future works won't be of any disappointment to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.