wandering soul

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

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 ~

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~

wander through the veil with me

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~

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a night of poems & black wings

a night of poems & black wings

Saturday, September 16, 2017

poems for darkened rooms and candlelight

























( more from : a beheading of swans)





 Victoria



Thanks for your sweet visit
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Playing with the Magical Marfi 
for Haunted Humpday 
( every wednesdays, but I am late this week)



Thanks to Marfi
and letting us play in her Haunted Land
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Inbetween passage~ Summer to Autumn




Inbetween Passage~ Summer to Autumn





We walk an inbetween passage....a  metamorphic transit; 
from a dying Summer to Autumn's embrace



Summer has given many gifts
of life, blooms and neverending beauty.
Autumn will bring deep magic and an eternal Harvest.

🍁





The last breath of Summer's Dream









  Enjoy the last spell 
of Summer's spirit,
and here's to the New 
Autumnal Magic arriving..
Victoria





 Thanks for your sweet visit



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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

She guides me home






she guides me home








Even the moon
knows
I am alone
and in her light
I feel embraced
less afraid
she calls my name
she guides me home
~victoria pettella~










she guides me home



she guides me home



she guides me home





I am home


*

There are those quiet moments
that stand out to you and only you
those solitary spaces you inhabit alone
you travel into them deeply
and restlessly
 Hands reaching out into the unknowable realm
tears releasing a vibrant strand from the sequence of pain
untying an imperative seam from your frail, stitched being, 
the flesh that is still somehow holding itself together
unfurls itself into beautiful chaos and freedom
Your soul summons a true offering, 
giving your heart to the night cauldron of stars
Beneath a wild Goddess moon
I wrote a diary inked in black walnut
and dragon's blood
 chanted aloud in luminous tongues
 moon , after moon after moon
A vessel of poems pouring the drink
of broken places and the ashes of dreams
of endless wounds and every remedy
questing for signs
she answered me
she answered
me
And in that space of eternal longing
she called my name, 
she took me into her arms
and I was home.
Her breath became my breath 
sealing all the lost caves, cuts
and tattered forests from the inside 
and then weaving all the way
through the skin with her living Light
 like a radiant spark 
that returned itself to me.
The piece that was always there
That sacred piece of me 
that I am 
to never 
ever 
let go.
~victoria pettella~














am 

home







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Enjoy the magic
of the Dreamy Pisces Full Moon
September 6
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

your scars are beautiful


UNEARTH  MY  SOUL
*

I  WAITED  FOR  YOU 
IN  THE  STARLING  MISTS


🌠

Y O U R   S C A R S   A R E   B E A U T I F U L


your scars are beautiful
your strangeness embraced
your darkness channels
the breath of stars
your flaws make you real
your heart is a deep poem
my soul longs to know
you ( we ) are broken
you are beautiful
just as you are
your wounds make me feel less lonely
I understand myself better
for knowing your silent world
and the hidden pain you shape into light
birthing dreamscapes of neverending wildflowers
you carry the storms
so that others may heal
~victoria pettella~

*

UNEARTH

MY

SOUL


(extended poem)










UNEARTH  MY  SOUL

~I waited for you in the starling mists~




your scars are beautiful
*
your 

scars 

are 

beautiful

your

scars

are

beautiful
*

 you are beautiful
just 
as 
you 
are
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

1 part sky, 1 new moon ~



1 part sky, 1 new moon


☀ ♌ 🌑

note to self

when feeling lost
take
1 part sky
1 new moon
fold them both into your heart
push deeply
until the stars burn themselves in
and like seeds of new life
they will conjure worlds (you need to go to)
places that belong only to you
hold onto them, every single flashing seed
even as hurricanes set in
let them burrow inside
till your tongue tastes of lightening
remember above all
you are the fire ( your blood sparks wildfires of courage)
you are the sky ( and it opens to all sacred realms)
you are the moon ( and your bones carry her love)
and soon you will become the earth
(solid, grounded, rooted, embedding life-force within; you are home)

the changeling winds will bless the dark things with flight
they will escape into freedom and healing
the gardens will die inward and rebloom a new book of spells
where each tree and flora speak their ancient song
and birds can sense that your soul has grown wings
and they will teach you how to harvest from your deepest root
and how to ride on spherical wisdom with instinct and bliss
sometimes there will be rain, madness and strange storms
but you will be able to feel the sweetness in the changes
and the bright galaxies flooding in
there will be blessings born of pain and hurt
and your body shining in all colors; will be summoned to dance
unclothed and free

nothing can stop
a summer full of lions clawing down the roaring sun
or a grateful heart that births a meadow of tigerlilies
your nights will drip with serene spells of love
and profound renewal will begin to spill over your being like a waterfall
you will not shake, nor be afraid to live
and your Solar Return will strengthen you to radiate with victory
magic restored,  witchery in bloom
you are unchained
and wild
as nature
you are both bruised and beautiful
and you have found your song to sing.
~victoria pettella~

☀ ♌ 🌑




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Forever wild and free



🌿
F o r e v e r 
w i l d
& f r e e

🌿

Near the tiny row of ghost flowers
a cricket perches it's song as an offering
a ruby moth hovers by my pale neck
dusting it with the incense of the forest
I sit with sword and amulet by my heart, waiting
as a velvet plum sunset lights the tangled land

there are bonfires in the distance
but I remain low to the ground
reading the moss, bark and stone
for hidden language
and searching for half deep sleep
and visions to render my hovering mind
I dream alone; questing within.
The night is shaking down
the dark womb of trees and wavering leaves
 to answer me

a single breath emits
a dripping moon
transiting over my soul's bones
and leaving me open
for the young wolves to take
they gently eat my wounds
and make me new again.

the morning crashes in
 like the brilliant murmur of starlings
and I awaken with the scent of the amber sun
and the taste of dragons falling off my tongue
the flesh of me glistens like light underwater
and I know I am different somehow
for falling
feels like flying
and I cannot stop my dreaming eyes
from wandering off the seams
of death and life

I am feasting on the beauty
of jeweled earth and wet bark
and the green lace of summer leaves
shimmering high above
I climb, they are calling me
I keep climbing toward the voices
until I feel the forest and flesh
slip away from me
and I know only
feathers and air
a gust of breath
  and I become One
with the wind's sacred embrace
I am forever wild
 and
I am
free.
~victoria pettella~

🌿



This poem and post is dedicated to
 the Beautiful Creatrix
Magaly Guerrero
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I want to especially thank her
for her Stitched Poetry Giveaway
( pictured above)
~I am made of wild~

It is sacred, beautiful and magical to me!
Thank you Magaly!


You can explore Magaly's beautiful darkly poetic world
here..
http://magalyguerrero.com/




Sunday, July 2, 2017

In her swan garden


💘

In her swan garden
there was an old wooden arrow
laying near the larkspur, bees upon spires
In her swan garden
there was a rose red book
weathered pages
poems from long ago

In her swan garden
there was a chatting rook
climbing up the arbor with blue morning glory
tilting about, he flapped blackly wings
telling all below the tales of his summer

In her swan garden
there was a dying mother toad
crushed by the stormy shards of silver rain
I found her near the old stone circle
where the green ivy prayed
I held her by my heart
with pink petals and salt
And waited until her eyes
could hold no more
but the sun

In her swan garden
there were many creatures and forgotten souls
gnarled vines and cracked branches
shed from ancient trees above
and a labyrinth of wilting flowers now turning to seed

The seasons will tell us when to bury our winged
when to unearth our song
and when to untangle the dreaming things
she wrote in her book each night
before the stars came collapsing in
I watched in the quiet until she was done
and it was there she would vanish
into a spiral of a thousand winds
in her swan garden
in her swan garden
in her swan garden
I held every page
~victoria pettella~

💘









Sunday, June 25, 2017

And those who were seen dancing


And those were seen dancing

were thought to be insane

by those who could not hear the music

~Nietzsche~




















Joining 


for the Beautiful Freaks Fest 2017






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