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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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, July 19, 2017

Forever wild and free



🌿
F o r e v e r 
w i l d
& f r e e

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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~

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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/




12 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

My dearest Victoria, thanks so much for taking image and word and shaping them into heart-song our eyes can dance to. I delight in how you can translate love and Nature, how you've pressed your soul's ear to a piece, heard its chant and then showed us what it does for you (what it can do for us). I love what it means...

This will keep me a smiling for days and days and days... A poem is a gift of wonder, one that never stops giving itself, growing the love the feeds it...

Many hugs and a wild circle of 13 kisses. :-)

Victoria said...

Magaly
Hugs, deep thanks for all your heartwarming words, that means a lot! I feel the same about your gift, it keeps shining it's magic every time I look a it..I cannot wait to find the perfect frame, it is so gorgeous! Thank you again for the beautiful soul you are!
have a sweet day
V

Rommy said...

This is marvelously lush. I feel as I could step into your poem and drink in the enchantment first hand. It feels like it belongs not just on a prominent spot in a Book of Shadows, but embroidered on every witchy heart.

Victoria said...

Rommy
Deep thanks Rommy, what a beautiful thing to say, my soul is shining, much appreciation for your super-generous words sister-kindred!
victoria~

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Your words are so full of beauty and magic. I am moved by them. What lovely artwork by Magaly as well.

Victoria said...

Lisa Isabella Russo
Yes, Magaly's work is beautiful! Thanks for your generous words too, so appreciated my friend!

Magic Love Crow said...

Victoria, both you and Magaly are very special people!!
I love your words and I love Magaly's words too!
Big Hugs!

Victoria said...

Magic Love Crow
what a beautiful thing to say Stacy, thank you! Magaly is amazing and so are You, you are a very special soul!

Ygraine said...

Dearest Victoria...how can I ever thank you for your beautiful words of comfort and support during my recent illness??
I can't even begin to express how much it means to me, dear Sister...you are the truest friend.:))
And this gorgeous artwork...WOW...Really takes my breath away...oh WOW!!!

All my love & hugs xoxoxo

Jan said...

I could get lost in this enchanting place and never wander anywhere else!
Your words are pure magick and proof that you do possess the "Heart of a Wizardess💖"
Magaly's gift...a magical piece, is so beautiful and fits perfectly with thoughts of nature and enchantment!
This was truly what I needed to feel! Thank you~

Victoria said...

Ygraine
Hello sweet friend! Your beautiful words touch my heart, I feel the same about you! I hope you are feeling better and wishing you much love and many hugs! I am so happy you have visited and thanks for adding sparkles to my world!
soul sister from afar...v

Victoria said...

Jan
Thanks so much Jan for your super-kind and generous words and adding your magic here! I love your creative world too and your beautiful poetic soul!
Yes Magaly's creations are amazing! Thanks for visiting, deep appreciation! Looking forward to more of your poems!
Victoria

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