'i pray for peace for the world of us all' ... Tatanka Ohitika II
My name is Victoria. I am an artist, welling way down from the deep, through many generations ... above all else ... except motherhood!
That's pretty heavy duty ... if you really think about it. Talk about the agony and the ecstasy! Tied by genes, full of passion...to forever search for the meaning of life! Looking intently at everything, to deduce the very basic tenants and nuances of construction and ultimate meaning! At times, frantically trying not to miss something important, knowing that everything IS important... to the Original Creator ... the ultimate artist, still working on expressing in form his/her dream.
Art can get into very deep and murky waters ... creation is by definition art ... creation in any medium that can express the outpourings of the soul of the creator. The earth is art. The universe is art! You are art!!! LOL
As I grow older and time grows shorter, digital photograpy and all the 'almost instant' feedback for quick creations, is becoming very appealing.
For my right brained 'old timer' self, the new technologies though are daunting ... having no patience, nor time to devote to full time study, progress is so slow.
I tell myself ... "progress, any progress, is my most important product!" ... especially if I am going in the right direction!!!
These slide shows will change, and hopefully for the better, as I learn the ropes.
Any art that a species creates using a tool or materials, even if only a print of ones presence on earth, becomes an expression. This basic definition of art, reflection of being, makes all attempts valid and equally important. Whether you like the work or not, is up to you!
|Ram in Pencil - Victoria|
My personal goal is to further develop a community of online artists. Wolfhaus, a school of the arts, and a garden are already here, active since 1982...and in thought and spirit since early the last century. My father worked as an artist in New York, before WWI and remained passionate about teaching throughout his life.
My specialty is portraits, human or any other animal. I am otherwise drawn to trees and big blue skies. I work in pencil, pen, charcoal, and oil or acrylic. Let me know what you have in mind and I will get back to you ASAP! Barter will be considered in return for any of my services.
Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org ... for further information.
Henry David Thoreau ...
There isn't nothing like the sounds of music and theater, all decorated and presented in living color, to bring in the culturally deplete, and lonely.
Together we can 'jump-start' humanity. Out with hatred, selfishness, meanness, greed.....no more killing; let's plant what we can of our own food...grandparents really enjoy stuff like that. Get them out of the nursing homes and working! MLOL
If you are an artist, or writer, or crafter ... if you create, you owe yourself a visit to Robert Genn at the:
You will be very glad you stopped by. I certainly was. Every artist I have ever known, at times, needs inspiration. This guy really knows how to give it ... don't forget to sign up for his great letters.
The following is a sample of Robert's quality newsletters:
May 3, 2002
It's an island. It's almost deserted. Mist rises on a mile-long white-sand beach. There's dazzle: puddle-jumping, tide pools, crabs crawling, seaweed and sun-bleached, haphazard logs. Behind, the dark forest looms: salal, spring flowers poking. Gulls call. Eagles watch. I'm on a search.
We artists have an environment in common: we search through it, we dig in it. We look here and there for subjects, ideas, better work, deeper meaning, farther sight, creative joy. I'm on my bike, a mobile easel tows behind. The watchman shakes his head. "A couple of sandwiches short of a picnic," he says. There's a false start, a sortie, an essay, a sketch, shutterbugging, viewfinder-thinking, mixing and matching. "I am just trying to find a way to make pictures." (Jasper Johns)
Smells and feelings that can almost be painted. Air that might, in a pinch, be included. Gradations, lost edges, patterns of rock, counterpoint, the pieces of my little puzzle and maybe yours too. What might be good today? Some things picturesque, painterly, doable. Others best left to Nature or another, braver hand. "To be on a quest is nothing more or less than to become an asker of questions." (Sam Keen)
Where am I going? What am I looking for? What am I running from? What can I do with this magnificence? Open up here. Be new. "One shouldn't go looking for something, but rather to see what is there." (John Cage)
There's a remarkable sense of power right now. Away from the tarmac and the dieseling in this salt air I'm feeling the force. "Trust the force, Luke." It's something to do with the mystery of the search. Perhaps it's the faith that somewhere, somehow, there will be something here. Do you ever have the feeling that you just know it? "Painters are amongst the priests--worker priests of the cult of man--searching to understand but never to know." (Brice Marden)
"I am hunting lost pieces of myself." (Berthe Kaline Naparrula)
PS: "Desire, ask, believe, receive." (Stella Terrill Mann)
Esoterica: The American primitive painter Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917) reported watching an inch-worm crawl up a twig, and then clinging to the very end, revolving in the air, feeling for something to reach. "That's me," he said, "I am trying to find something out there beyond the place on which I have a footing."
Want to travel?
Be inspired by the natural world around you. Do what you can to balance the scales ... on the side of life!
Here is someone else who caught my eye, and also knows how to use her computer! Beautiful!
Mystical coloured pencils drawings inspired by myth and magic!