wandering soul

wandering soul

VICTORIA PETTELLA

~VICTORIA PETTELLA ~ PHOTOGRAPHY ~ ART ~ 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

Poems seeking light

Poems seeking light

A Deep Love for Creative Expression and Exploration

Creating imagery for me is a visual journey,
a way to explore & express hidden stories, emotions, 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~

moonlit flora spells

moonlit flora spells

where I have been lately *dream with me here

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a night of poems & black wings

a night of poems & black wings

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Summer's Veil~ where I have been lately




Where I have been lately...




Dreaming with the foxgloves along Summer's veil
Reading  poems under the ghost-bride of moonlight
Chanting as all wild-hearted witches do in the forest
Wandering through the towers of goldenrod and sorcerer's violet
Offering my soul to the rain-soaked gardens
Swallowing the sunlight in the mossy labyrinth-womb
Standing still in the bones of the blue night
Listening to the creatures and leaving offerings
Tangling into branches searching for wisdom
Sleeping in the ivy and waking against the bark
Harvesting mother's greenery and weaving new seeds
Letting my spirit dance with the neverending cosmos
Finding my freedom in the season of light
~victoria pettella~








where I've been lately







Where I have been lately..

Living fully , wide awake
In the heart-space of nature's lullaby
In the ancient belly of deep magic
Wandering like the ebb and flow of water and chasing fireflies and storms
Breathing out the acorns and oak
Feasting on the silence in floral caves
Being, connecting, communing
Trusting and shape-shifting
Like a bright flower weathering,  meeting the end
Untainted by death,
Knowing that the fallen petals and seeds will return again.
~victoria pettella~







Like a bright flower weathering,  meeting the end
Untainted by death,
Knowing that the fallen petals and seeds will return again.






Chanting as all wild-hearted witches do in the forest







Wishing you the beauty of Summer's Veil



where have you been lately?










27 comments:

Jan said...

Your words...magical. Your images...mystical.
I am enchanted by the magic spell you have woven here.

Thank you for this, Victoria~

Victoria said...

Jan
Hello kindred spirit..thanks for leaving such beautiful words, deeply appreciated!
have a magical night

Magic Love Crow said...

I've been right with you! Such a magical post Victoria! Gorgeous pictures and such meaningful words! Big Hugs! Thank you for being you!

Victoria said...

Magic Love Crow
Thanks Stacy for such sweet words, much appreciation my friend! Wishing you a sparkling evening!

Dark Witch said...

Oh . . . such delight, you have given me tonight!!!

Victoria said...

Dark Witch
Thanks so much my friend!

Emma said...

Sweet Victoria, today your words and images leave me speechless, as if talking now would break the spell. But know that I marveled at your magic.
Hugs and blessings, dear friend ♥♥♥

Laura M said...

That sounds amazing! <3

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

"Wandering through the towers of goldenrod and sorcerer's violet"

The summer veil is such a perfect capture of that dreamy, slightly sleepy feel of middle summer. Your words are sheer magic.

I imagine a Gormenghastian landscape of towers of goldenrod, purple spires, and you.

Thank you! x

Victoria said...

Emma
Such beautiful words Emma, thank you!
Wishing you a sparkling day!

Victoria said...

Laura M
Thanks kindred!

Victoria said...

LeeAnn
Thanks kindred for sharing such beautiful words and visions...deeply appreciated! Love what you wrote!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

The poetry is so beautiful and especially love the first one. You are so talented. I am lucky to get two words straight. HA! HA!

Tammie Lee said...

Today..... i was thinking of you, wondering how you are, missing your sharing with us.

So lovely to notice a post from you on my sidebar. Like magic.

Your post and what you have been up to is hauntingly beautiful. Rich with the spirit of summer and soul. Wishing you summer days and nights that fill you with dreams come true.

Victoria said...

Tammie Lee
Hi kinded sister, I have missed you too and your magical world of art and nature!
Thanks for such super-beautiful words..I am smiling!!
Looking forward to seeing your enchanting world and catching up!!
Hugs and sparkles
Wishing you deep magic and blessings!!

Victoria said...

Betty
Thanks so much kindred, so happy you enjoyed it!
Thanks for visiting and adding your sparkle!

Ygraine said...

Aah such magic in your beautiful words, as always, dearest Victoria!!
You take me to places I would never find myself...and there I finally feel whole again.
Oh thank you, dear sister...thank you from the depths of my heart...:))

All my Love & Hugs xoxoxo

Mandy Southgate said...

Oh, Victoria! I miss you so much!! Glad to see you've been magical.

Victoria said...

Ygraine
Yay my kindred sister...always happy to get a visit from you! Thanks for such super beautiful words, deeply appreciated! That means alot!
Massive sparkles and magic to you
Victoria

Victoria said...

Mandy S
Yay Emm, I have missed you too, and look forward to catching up with your amazing world!
hugs

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I love your words and images,they exude energy of the season,as high summer passes and the golden glow of late summer moves towards autumn.
Thank you Victoria....

Happy August!
Ruby

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

What a gorgeous poem and magical images! Thank you for such beauty this day.

Kelly Keyser said...

Beautiful and so magical. Keep weaving your tales of magic and imagery for all to enjoy!! xo

Victoria said...

Kelly Keyser
Thanks kindred for such super beautiful words, so appreciated!
Wishing you a gorgeous and magical end to Summer!
xo

Victoria said...

Lisa
Thanks so much Lisa, deep appreciation for your visit!

Victoria said...

Forest Dream Weaver
Hi Ruby, such kind and lovely words, and so poeticly charged...you have brightened my day with your sparkles..deep appreciation kindred!

Jeannette said...

hi victoroa,


oh my your beautiful words and magical images give me a light in this night,you and your blog is so wonderful and i missed this,long time ago my healhty was so bad,now iam feeling good and the life was better and better.
wish you a wonderful summer,love your post.

big hugs jenny

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

wander through the veil with me

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