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VICTORIA PETTELLA

~VICTORIA PETTELLA ~ PHOTOGRAPHY ~ ART ~WORD~ IMAGERY & EXPLORATORY SEEDS

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A natural draw to the experimental side of things

Sparked by an Explorative & curious nature; I love the Experimental & Intuitive side of creativity. Creation is always awake, it lives uncaged & free, no rules to follow, only new seeds to explore.
I love all that is unusual & mysterious . I find connection & meaning in all that is imperfect, flawed & strangely-beautiful. I am drawn to the unseen, the ethereal-soulful essence of both light & dark, the spirit of nature, the seasons of transformation, patterns of creation and finding hidden magic in ordinary things.
~victoria pettella~

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artist *) O ( * l u n a t i o n s * ) film~digital~experimental

seeds of creativity

Themes of transformation & transiting through cycles of life, breath, death & healing seem to seep into my work. Nature, creation and the ever-morphing seasons are a constant guiding force & inspiration.
~victoria pettella~

visual potions ~by candlelight

visual potions ~by candlelight

welcome*

welcome*
analog/film~digital~experimental / visual art, design, projects & collabs

shadows & souls

shadows & souls

s e a s o n s

The seasons will tell us
when to bury our winged
when to unearth our song
& when to untangle the dreaming things ~
victoria pettella~

welcome beautiful souls

A deep love for the strange & unusual. Drawn to the soulful, poetic; all that is flawed, broken & beautiful. Nature , the seasons and their transformative magic also weave their wild spirits through my words , art & creations. ~vpettella~

wander through the veil with me

a night of poems & black wings

a night of poems & black wings

To all the rare flowers

To all  the rare flowers

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

return to nature~meditations in the forest









































Guided by Nature
Returning 
Within
~victoria pettella~







Thanks for traveling the forest with me
Victoria





28 comments:

Ghost Lily said...
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Ghost Lily said...

Hi Victoria,
Your dreamy black/white photos are incredible and very clever. I love how you have superimposed woodland scenes on faces like tattoos. The layering of images is magical as well as very beautiful, just like a fairy tale, a bit film noir as well.
Hope you are enjoying the autumn!
Best wishes,
Jo.xx

Victoria said...

Ghost Lily
Thank you kindred for such an amazing conpliment and for such super beautiful words! and deep appreciation for feeling the vibe!!Thanks so much!my soul belongs to the forest!

Ida said...

Fabulous! They all looked great individually but when you put them all together in the collage that became my favorite.

Carrie Wachter said...

Gorgeous, Victoria! You inspire me :)

Magic Love Crow said...

So magical! Such a beautiful post ;o) Hugs ;o)

Victoria said...

Ida
Many kind thanks Ida for your lovely words!

Victoria said...

Carrie
Yay Carrie, always happy when you visit. Your words mean alot, thanks for such a beautiful compliment, you always inspire me too.

Victoria said...

Magic Love Crow
Thanks so much kindred..that makes me smile..happy you enjoyed it!

Ygraine said...

Thank you so much for spiriting me into your enchanted Forest, Kindred...such an amazing place to meditate...such utter awe-inspiring beauty!
Oh WOW!!

Big Hugs xxx

hmuxo said...

Honestly Victoria...I've never seen a post like yours before...
Such beautiful pictures and always magical. The black and white version that you do now is so dramatic! LOVE, LOVE it and can't wait until your next....!

Kae said...

Thank you for taking us along with you on this magical journey.

Lucinda Keller said...

Gorgeous poetic images Victoria! Love the palace of bark. Wow!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!! :)

VITORNANI said...

Olá Victoria!
Fazer um blog em preto e branco, fotos maravilhosas e muito bem feitas, não é para qualquer um!
Gostei muito de vir até aqui. Voltarei com frequência!
Abraços!

vitornani.blogspot.com

DMS said...

What beautiful, moving photos. Each one made me say- oh- that is my favorite! I loved them all and the dreamy, mystical atmosphere is excellent. I love to spend time in the forest and learn so much from the trees and the whispering wind. Your quote at the end is lovely. Thanks for sharing! beautiful work!
~Jess

Tammie Lee said...

looking and looking
feeling and sensing
relaxing and opening
to that which you have shared
and portrayed
depth is inspired
artistic expression admired
you are a gem
this is clear
by that which you create and share

Lovely night and beyond to you

Russell Raven said...

magnificent victoria. beautiful work

Victoria said...

Russell Raven
Many thanks for your kind words and for visiting..much appreciation!
Victoria

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh wow! So amazing and beautiful and magical... Your photographs and words are so elegant and amazing!

Carrie Wachter said...

This is so powerful and beautiful...wonderful photo effects, you've captured the magic of the forest! And how perfect the "V" photo! Much love to you, Victoria

Palomasea said...

Hauntingly beautiful, dear Victoria...
It feels like the forest is telling us a story...whisperings of the mystery and majesty...wow...
Thank you for this gift today... :)
You are a brilliant storyteller.
xoxo
- Irina

Tuesdai said...

Still perfectly enchancing and whimsically wonderous. I think what I like most about these photos are they each tell an individual story of where they are now and what they came from...

designsbytuesdai.com/blog

Victoria said...

Tuesdai
HI kindred, so awesome to connect again , thanks for your beautiful words and insightful thoughts..! Much appreciation!
Wishing you a beautiful day!

Victoria said...

Thank you everyone for all of your beautiful comments..deep appreciation always!

VM Creation Atelier said...

Hello,dear Victoria!
Such a very Beautiful surprise to me,your visit and your great comment,dear blog girlfriend!:)))
Thankyou SO much and wishing you fantastic Holidays and most creative,full of love 2015 year!!!
Much love,
V.

Palomasea said...

Thank you so much, dear Victoria, for your always encouraging and kind words! :)
Merry Christmas to you and your dear ones...
Love and light,
~ Irina

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely work!!!

Cath HC Photographie said...

Très joli post!
Je te souhaite une belle et heureuse année !
PS: j'ai repris un job en plein temps, il ne me reste que très peu moment de libre pour venir visiter les blogs.
Bisous Cath

A Deep Love for Creative Exploration

Creating imagery for me is a visual journey,
a way to explore & express hidden stories, inbetween worlds, visions & soul-dreams. I am sparked by the Experimental , Explorative and intuitive side of things. Every experience teaches me..it shapes me and calls me towards something invisibly new. ~victoria pettella ~

where I have been lately *dream with me here

Poems seeking light

Poems seeking light

moonlit flora spells

moonlit flora spells

VICTORIA PETTELLA ~

A Visual Archive of Meditation and Dreams.
A place to Experiment and Journey with Exploratory Seeds

visual potion~ sun, shadow & strings

visual potion~ sun, shadow & strings

A natural draw to the experimental side of things..

Sparked by an Explorative and curious nature; I love the Experimental & Intuitive side of creativity. Creation is always awake, it lives uncaged and free, no rules to follow, only new seeds to explore.
I love all that is unusual & mysterious . I find connection & meaning in all that is imperfect, flawed & strangely-beautiful. I am drawn to the unseen, the ethereal-soulful essence of both light & dark, the spirit of nature, the seasons of transformation, patterns of creation and finding hidden magic in ordinary things.
~victoria pettella~

weaving souls and stories

weaving souls and stories
analog/film~digital~experimental photography, visual art, design, projects& collabs

sacred spaces~

sacred spaces~

sunlit souls

the witches feast ~ romantic still life

the witches feast ~ romantic still life

a spell that tranforms

a spell that tranforms
nature

** symbolic visions **

)O( ***

)O( ***

Nature is a Meditation

Nature is a Meditation

wander with me

wander with me
analog/film~digital~experimental / visual art, projects & collabs

spells & dreams

she is moon..

she is moon..

one night the stars... let me in

Autumn' sLight

Autumn' sLight

poeme

poeme

ritual

ritual

ash and seed

ash and seed

uncaged & free

uncaged & free

spark~illumination~transformation

spark~illumination~transformation

Creative Encounters & Kindred Spirits

I love to meet and connect with fellow creatives! I have a deep appreciation for all artists, creative thinkers, unique souls.
While my nature is mostly introverted and I thrive as a hidden -solitaire, I have found connecting with other creative-spirits to be profoundly nourishing and deeply magical in ways my soul understands. To those I have met along the way that have enriched my life with your art-music-writing-creations-passion-energy-open-mindedness....I thank you immeasurably ! and to those I have reconnected with..thank you for giving me a sense of community in a world I always felt on my own in. Thank you for these creative encounters, they have transformed me.

solitary world

solitary world

the unseen

the unseen

releasing the shadows and returning to light

releasing the shadows and returning to light

visual poems..

sunskulls & wolf-bones ~ a cave of songs & poems

sunskulls & wolf-bones ~ a cave of songs & poems

new soul

new soul

portals & time travel

portals & time travel

ghosts of introversion

ghosts of introversion

sacred key

sacred key

soul wisdom

soul~sacred connection

soul~sacred connection

v i s i o n s

v i s i o n s

where I belong~ arms of the infinite

where I belong~ arms of the infinite

welcome to my hidden realm

welcome to my hidden realm

sometimes you must walk alone

sometimes you must walk alone
sacred journeys of the soul~ self-portraits of healing & transformation

dreaming seeds

dreaming seeds

Connecting & Creating

Connecting & Creating

Dark Blooms

Dark Blooms

first love ~ and the freedom to create

I think every child at some point has first picked up a camera, (toy or real) and fell in love with that special magic. I was always fascinated by black & white photos, polaroids & old pictures in family albums. In my teens I began my adventure with photography, then again in my 20's, I played in the darkroom developing film & creating prints, this is probably when I fell more deeply in love with it all.

I had a Pentax camera given to me from my older brother that I carried everywhere I roamed, shooting film wherever my spirit took me. I always explored on my own, (with a little bit of knowledge in my pocket) plus my intuitive nature guiding me in my own way to learn more and to seek and experiment in new ways. I love both analog and digital but my heart belongs in the darkroom.

I truly don't follow any rules, I like to feel free and uncaged and instead feel inspired to create in whatever way I feel guided in each moment...chasing seeds and visions is a journey afterall ! I love to feel my way through the Unseen, it is how we discover hidden realms and new strands to weave with.

Wherever you are on your adventure, be true to your own creative nature & follow your artistic-spirit as it speaks to you ..explore, have fun..keep creating and experimenting from your soul. Keep questing, take risks, indulge your unique-instincts and allow your artistic freedom to naturally unfold itself to you. ~victoria pettella~

guitar-flora

guitar-flora

Meditations of Healing~Magic~ Visionary-Creatrix

Meditations of Healing~Magic~ Visionary-Creatrix

you were always meant to be free

you were always meant to be free

colors

colors

lilac memory~reflections

gothic spell

gothic spell

silent poet

sun-shadow

sun-shadow

weaving the seasons of my soul

weaving the seasons of my soul

Creatives Connecting ..

Creatives Connecting ..
Collaborations/ Projects & Seeds

Driftworld

Driftworld

l i l a c

l i l a c
m e m o r y

u n v e i l

u n v e i l

a u r a

a u r a

The Bird whispered to the stone

The Bird whispered to the stone

The Secret Realm

The Secret Realm
What is behind the door of shadow and light...

the individual

the individual