Carmen Llywelyn

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Industry Arts
Occupation Actress Photographer Writer Mama
Location Silverlake, Los Angeles CA., United States
Introduction I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. The sweet South. I always wanted to be an actress but it was poetry and short stories where I hid out most of the time. At 14 my Ma found my diary and wasn't too happy with it's contents so I learned to write in code, creating a different layer beneath the surface. I moved west to Los Angeles at 19 to pursue acting and by the next year was on my first movie set. It was director Kevin Smith who gave me my first few roles and coincidentally my twins and him have the same birthday. That same year I was gifted with a diary and began to accompany photographs from my everyday life to add something more visual to the writing. After a while it formed into a life of it's own and I then began studying photography seriously. These diary's evolved into a set of mini books which were hand bound and sewn together, signed and numbered. The themes were always different and very personal, as all of my work has been and continues to be. It's mostly been the people I've known and worked with that's influenced me most and contained the lessons within. My art pieces have always been very autobiographical. This blog is a continuation on that theme.
Interests People. The way certain words sound together. Unconditional Love. Traveling because I learn better that way. Religion. Free expression. My super power angel twins Lucian & Lealy. Art. Film. Music. Fashion. Poery. Making my own way. Not apologizing. Evolving. Changing.
Favorite Movies Barry Lyndon. Dr Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb. Citizen Kane. Clerks. North By Northwest. Raging Bull. The Wizard Of Oz. Blade Runner. V for Vendetta. The Dictator. Amores Perros. The Shining. They Shoot Horses Don't They. Amadeus. The Hungar. Doctor Zhivago. Frida.
Favorite Music Right now it's a lot of the band "A Silver Mount Zion" specifically the song "MOVIE (Never Made)" on the album "He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts Of Light Grace The Corners Of Our Rooms". Every song on that album is epic. Also the album "Horses In The Sky". They formed from Canadian band "God Speed! You Black Emperor". Tori Amos Box Set "A Piano-The collection" I'm also listening to a kid's C.D called "See you on the Moon" with Mark Kozlec, Kid Koala, Broken Social Scene and others. So good.
Favorite Books The Anderson Report- Kevin Anderson. The Clan Of The Cave Bear- Jean M Auel. The Road to Xenu- Margery Wakefield. Naked Scientology/Ali's Smile- William S. Burroughs. Everything Is Illuminated-Jonathan Safran Foer. Ask The Dust-John Fante. SUMO-Helmut Newton. WOMEN- Charles Bukowski. Brave New World-Aldous Huxley. Tropic Of Cancer-Henry Miller. The Diary of Anais Nin-Anais Nin. MAUS: A Survivor's Tale- Art Speigelman. How To Talk Dirty And Influence People- Autobiography of Lenny Bruce. The Completed Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley- Percy Shelley. NADJA- Andre Breton