Monday, January 23, 2017

COME BE MY MAGIC, COME BE MY JOY, COME SING WITH THE ANGELS, COME JOIN IN FOR AN ETERNITY OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!

COME BEE MY MAGIC
photography by me
stylist: linda marina portman
concept by:
 violette amorina tinkerbell
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years of creating
years of evolving
years of learning
...
the magic of a journey

a calling of angelic joy

something whispers
come come
dear human child
this
feels so far away
yet
still so close
a faerie trying to be heard
seen
sitting
 on the rainbow
she say's
come be my magic
come be my joy
come sing with the
angels
come join in 
for an eternity
of
unconditional love

- alice solantania saga

the above "come bee my magic" fashion editorial was created over the course of 3-4 years (2012-2015). each girl is its own story with its own name but each one of us does create a whole, a faerie whole:) right? so this is "come bee my magic".  for me, bee my magic, was a journey of  developing my sense of self and the direction on how my work was going. 
i found my voice!
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anyways
..
happy monday beautiful creatures:)))

how was your weekend?
 mine was different than how i had planned it since i injured my right leg last week. so had to rest as much as possible, i had magnesium flake baths 3 days in a row and put magnesium oil on topically as well. today the swollenness is allmost gone thank goodness!!! so could have my usual magic morning walk:))) and next weekend i will be able to devour my ballet classes again.

tomorrow = art class and i am to continue work on these 3:)
these are part of an endless source (pile) of mixed media works in progress...!!!
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the gift of health is keeping me alive
a morning mantra of mine:)

found this one in the unfinished pile of works
a mermaid angel 
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this is a behind the scenes photo on a fashion editorial as photographed by me that i then created an image transfer on top of a vintage music sheet with an angel scrappy from the victorian era and added the art of encaustic with some oil pearlescent magic:)
my angelic mermaid
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i am finally working on our 3rd issue:) feeling such inspiration! there will be lovely interviews with some magic creatures:))) and wonderland fashion stories!!! and there will be a wonderful alice illustrated story too:)
...
 and of course 
faerie stories
 from 
our 
faerie editor lisa lily roseπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

issue 2
i am a f-ing wonder
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issue 1
pagan poetry
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here's the working front & back covers
of
issue 3
child in time
the faerie tales of violette
the faerie tales of violette
back cover by the talented dilka bear whom i interviewed for our 2nd issue:) i will publish it here on my blog soon for you to devour.

front cover is photographed by me, styled by linda portman with mixed media by violette amorina!!!

faith hope love
πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
alice solantania saga

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I MUST GO SEEK SOME DEWDROPS HERE, AND HANG A PEARL IN EVERY COWSLIP'S EAR. I SERVE THE FAERIE QUEEN - SHE ENCHANTEDLY TWEEDLED

and i serve the fairy queen, to dew her orbs upon the green. the cowslips tall her pensioners be: in their gold coats spots you see; those be rubies, fairy favours, in those freckles live their savours: i must go seek some dewdrops here, and hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear. farewell, thou lob of spirits; i’ll be gone: our queen and all her elves come here anon.
 
over hill, over dale
by
William Shakespeare

meet kitty violette:)))
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 &
kitty fluffiness
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i am finally starting to feel like i am settling in here in epping, essex😊 
all mornings start in epping forest & then a lot of them ends up at starbucks where i have recently devoured all my faerie tale books. i am utterly surrounding myself with faeries. i am creating kitty faeries, staring at faerie art, watching magic movies etc etcπŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ˜
of course seeing the nutcracker and the sugar plum faerie for the first time live on new years has had some impact. an obsession with the otherworldly magic of ballet:))) 

me at starbucks:)

my home
still sorting various art works of mine!
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as you may know, i always bring inspirations to my art classes! here is some from my class yesterday.
magic faerie tales

faerie tales

recognize my kitty violette:)?
kitty violette
tomorrow = art class again and my faerie journey is to continue:) saturday i am taking a ballet class at pineapple studios before i am to go see 
giselle 
giselle ballet
the above image is from royal ballet's version of giselle played last year (see its trailer here). the version i am to go devour is performed by the english national ballet at the coliseum. i can't waitπŸ˜€ 

 sunday is another ballet class day!!!

how are you all doing? i hope the below images will inspire you and maybe go deeper in to research with any of these magic talents.

the world of the faeries:)))
a world of magic
a world of otherworldly beauty
is my
obsession now
rene cloke

ida rentoul outhwaite

montagu barston
 montagu barston

takahashi makoto
takahashi makoto

hans christian andersen

shirley barber

 faith hope love
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i'll leave you with a cutness collage i created last year! 
it's filled with faerie tale princesses:)))
fairy tale collage

such loves right:)? 
all images in my board are saved in my pinterest account
some of the wonders though are created by the artsits: dilka bear, k y craft, lauren saxton, paulina gora, yishu wang, susan wheeler and me!
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LET'S SPELLBOUND FOR AN ANGELIC MAGIC 2017:)))

let 
us
 pray hope wish
for angelic wonders
for all of us
beautiful
creatures
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it's been a whirlwind since i moved up to the wonders of epping essex. finally i have wifi, a lovely guy called sam from bt came to fix it earlier today. i am SO excited to be connected again. 

christmas & new years happened. my mom & aunt was here. new years i had bought myself a treat (actually on my birthday) to devour the nutcracker with the national english ballet at the coliseum. it was magic. 

the wonders of the forest here, i am finally kind of getting my head around:))) i am so happy that it's such an enormous place of pure nature. 

there has been difficulties with all this change and uncertainty that has taken place but i do not wanna focus on that and therefore when those unstable things are stable again, i can share it with you guys in a positive manner:) 

 this week all my fun things are starting again. yesterday i started a new art class in lougthon with a dear ruth whom i will also see on thursday mornings. 
brought this to class yesterday:)
art class
 and this:)
ruth dronsfield art class

friday i am to class with lovely lovely dearest joanna in peckham (shared a magic class of hers here) again for some explore creativity. 

ballet is saturday and sunday. 

my flat/ house has a lot to be organized still but i am getting there:))) 

 working on goals for 2017! 
i am just saying nutcracker sugarplum faerie anna pavlova quirkyness! :)
i am too to focus on becoming better at my crafts,  i will share it all, my journey, with you once a week. probably tuesdays! 

do you have any new years resolutions? any dreams for our new year? how has the start been for you? please fill me in if you have the time:)!?

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the above image is a behind the scenes of a shoot my sister styled several years back (see some behind the scenes photos in this blogpost). the beauty wears a dress by ida sjΓΆstedt. i created an image transfer on to a vintage music sheet and then applied the magic of encaustic media on top of it before putting it in to some photoshop thingies.

this was on christmas morning! i had  created a 2017 calendar with my own work to gift my mom & aunt. i think they appreciated it:) remember my cherry blossom self-portrait series (one image/ with story can be viewed here and another one is sort of a diary behind the scenes of my life back in 2014)? well i used one of those images as the cover of it.
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some gifts under my little christmas tree:)))
starting to get my house in order, tiny bits by bits!

hm!!! :)))
going through some art works that i might frame and decorate my walls with. the dress hanging is one of my faves, it's by rochas when olivier theyskens was the designer of the house. i'll never forget the moment i bought it in new york at barneys. a moment!
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how i adore thee, let me count the ways.
angels and advent calendars:)
victorian advent calendar

let's SPELLBOUND our world
shall we?;0)!
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my sketchbook:)

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my ticket to the magic
this moment i was SO excited for it to start!!!
such an amazing building right?
coliseum

some magic from my mornings
in
the world 
of
epping forest
epping forest

epping forest
yes i have manipulated the images:)

a recommendation:))) 
recently i found out about lena dunham's podcast!!! subscribe. i absolutely fell in love with her cat episode. a whole episode about cats hahaha. find it here! of course it is too on itunes where i subscribe to it (could not find how to link).

currently obsessed or shall i stay STILL with the world of tasha tudor:))) i just got her book a time to keep which is filled with awesome inspirations. a time to keep! such a magic title. yes all time is to keep and to celebrate. a gift!
tasha tudor

what if you slept,
and what if,
in your sleep
you dreamed?
and what if,
in your dream,
you went to heaven
and there plucked
a strange and beautiful flower?
and what if,
when you awoke,
you had the flower
in your hand?
what then?


- the way of the wizard, deepak chopra

faith hope love
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