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While listening to Francis Cabrel, one of my favorite songwriters from France, I set to working with Photoshop, and this is the result:

Oracle of the Cavern ©2009 WildGoddess

Indwelling Oracle of the Sacred Cave ©2009 WildGoddess

I find that there’s nothing more inspiring for me while working on my art than when I’m listening to plain old good music while I’m doing it.  It always seems to work together somehow – jammin’ sound uplifts and encourages me and keeps my creative juices flowing fast. Hopefully, it’s reciprocal – the artwork I or another artist create may someday inspire those who write and/or perform music as well.

What do I like to listen to? My taste in music runs all over the place!  I listen to jazz, reggaeton, pop, world music, country, Brazilian, Afro-Latin, hip-hop, classical, experimental – and on and on and on.  I’m a singer/songwriter myself, so I always love listening to other songwriters, especially guitarists like Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews – oh boy, there’s just no limit there!

Grove of the Sacred Tortoise ©2009 WildGoddess

Grove of the Sacred Tortoise ©2009 WildGoddess 22" x 22" Digital print

Now I gotta go all “mystical” on you again!  I have also been doing mantra chanting for the last six months, and I have experienced a marked improvement in most aspects of my life, including my creativity.

I began the practice out of a desire to grow in my spirituality, and hopefully improve more tangible needs, such as finances, etc., but I’ve experienced some surprising improvements in areas I would have never expected, including how I “see” as an artist.  I sense a difference in my artwork, too – what do you think?

At first it takes some discipline; I chant every morning and evening for about 20 minutes, but after the first 30 days, the chanting became easier to do and began to feel soothing and more “comfortable,” for lack of a better word.

If you’d like to learn more about mantra chanting, go here and here.  I highly recommend it.

And now, enjoy this video by my beloved Francis Cabrel:

“Je t’aimais, je t’aime et je t’aimerai”

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All photos, artwork and writing on “The Secret WildGoddess” blog by WildGoddess are protected under copyright ©2003-2009 WildGoddess, and cannot be copied, distributed or reprinted without written permission from the artist.  If you would like to use something from this blog, contact WildGoddess to obtain her permission in advance.  Thank you for your consideration.

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The Spring Goddess ©2009 WildGoddess

The Spring Goddess ©2009 WildGoddess

Isn’t She gorgeous?  I’m currently working on a whole series of these sacred portraits, and when they’re ready,  I’ll have prints available for sale in my WildGoddess Arts Etsy store.

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All photos, artwork and writing on “The Secret WildGoddess” blog by WildGoddess are protected under copyright ©2003-2009 WildGoddess, and cannot be copied, distributed or reprinted without written permission from the artist.  If you would like to use something from this blog, contact WildGoddess to obtain her permission in advance.  Thank you for your consideration.

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The Moon Goddess - 14"x 20"  ©2009 WildGoddess

The Moon Goddess - ©2009 WildGoddess

I just completed this commission for my girlfriend, who requested a shamanic portrait with her power animal, Raven.  It was a delight and an honor to create a piece for this warm, open-hearted healer.  Here’s to you, Kaja – I love you!

If you’d like to see more of my custom work, visit my Etsy shop.  I love Etsy; I just got a request to design my first book cover – whoopee!  And don’t forget to read about the materials I used in creating my artwork.  They include the following: “… blood, sweat, vision, intention, imagination.”

The Guardian, Raven ©2009 WildGoddess

"The Guardian, Raven" ©2009 WildGoddess

I’d also like to thank the “Found Handmade” blog for featuring my “The Guardian, Raven” giclee print in their latest post. I appreciate it!  This print is also available for sale in my Etsy Shop – so, go get it! : )

Talk to you soon!

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All photos, artwork and writing on “The Secret WildGoddess” blog by WildGoddess are protected under copyright ©2003-2009 WildGoddess, and cannot be copied, distributed or reprinted without written permission from the artist.  If you would like to use something from this blog, contact WildGoddess to obtain her permission in advance.  Thank you for your consideration.

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. . I am always seeking those whispers that fade, yet somehow linger on the edges of consciousness . .

My main focus as an artist is creating Goddess art and commissioned Sacred Portraiture. After all, I believe that the Divine lives within each of us, and how wonderful it must be to be able to see an expression of that in an artwork!

"Ti-Leaf-Goddess"  by WildGoddess ©2009

"Ti-Leaf-Goddess" (unfinished) by WildGoddess ©2009

My Ti-Leaf Goddess painting (to the left) is the second in a series of sacred portraiture, and She is about one-third completed. I used primarily acrylic on illustration board and She is quite large. There’s still quite a ways to go, because I like to use a lot of texture, pattern and glitz in my paintings, which have yet to be added.

It’s hard to tell from this photo, but the birds have been stenciled on with texture paste, and they have a lot of relief pattern on their bodies. As a final touch, I plan to rub some metallic paint onto them, which will bring out the patterns beautifully (I hope!)

For the last few years, I’ve been primarily a digital artist, so it’s been a natural progression into wanting more of “the personal hand” in my artwork. The fun part is that I can now incorporate my digital art into my paintings and vice-versa. However, the Ti-Leaf Goddess is all painting (so far!)

Once She is finished, I will have Her photographed professionally, and sell giclee prints of Her at my Etsy Store. I may or may not add some digital elements to the prints first; we’ll see. Most of the time, when I do this, it’s to age and distress the work even further – I like that!

My reminder to myself while creating my art is to always deliberately focus my consciousness upon the task at hand, without judgment. I simply let go, and trust in the moment, allowing what needs to come out onto the canvas to do so. This allows for inspired effortlessness.

As far as I’m concerned, the day of the  poor “tortured artist” is ov-ah!   What do you think?

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The Garden Nymph - © 2008 WildGoddess

The Garden Nymph - © 2008 WildGoddess

This illustration was done on a throwaway piece of art paper – I just really loved the color of it.  I wanted to sketch a Goddess who had elegantly exotic eyes shaped like a woman’s lips, and this is what I came up with.

Because I’m primarily a digital artist, I’ve been working diligently for the last year on sketching and painting, so I’m sill searching for my personal art “style.”  I figure the only way I’ll discover that is by experimenting as much as I can with different ideas, until one “sticks.”

So far, the only constant in all of my artwork is lots of texture, which I also use in my digital work.  Another technique I enjoy doing is scanning in my sketches and working on them digitally, then printing them back out and adding paint, ink, and pastels, etc. on top.

Another idea that, honestly I’ve been trying to ignore (but it won’t go away!) is to create a series of self-portraits.  In the past I’ve enjoyed photographing myself in all sorts of settings, and I’ve even carved my likeness into a lino stamp.  Something tells me that if I can get really adept at painting my own likeness, well, there will be no limit on what I can paint.

But for now, I have a few more Goddess Paintings to get out of my system first, for doing sacred portraiture really excites me!  What do you think?

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All photos, artwork and writing on the “L’Artisana WildGoddess” blog by WildGoddess is protected under by copyright ©2003-2009 WildGoddess, and cannot be copied, distributed or reprinted without written permission from the artist.  If you would like to use something from this blog, contact me to obtain my permission in advance.  Thank you for your consideration.

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"Kali-Ma" by Wildgoddess ©2006

"Kali-Ma" by WildGoddess ©2006

This is one of my favorite artworks, for obvious reasons: She’s female and black like me (but a lot scarier looking)!

Taking it a step further, Kali-Ma is a Goddess, and in this distorted world we live in, it’s very rare to encounter a black divinity. So, of course, I can totally relate to Her, but the main reason I adore Kali-Ma so much is that this Goddess represents cataclysmic change. She is a Destroyer; She doesn’t shilly-shally around. Kali-Ma cuts directly to the chase and changes your life, whether you’re ready for it or not. Because She knows that you’re ready.

It was an honor for me to create this image of Her; it came literally unbidden. And when you’re ready for a transformed life, I urge you to surmount any fear you may have and pray to Her; knowing She is listening.  Save Her artwork to your hard drive, print Her out in color and hang Her on your wall.

Before you realize it, whatever is in your life that no longer serves your highest and greatest good will be eliminated, and something much more fulfilling will take its place. If you truly want change, you’ll get it!  Trust me on this (and don’t forget to put your seat belt on)!

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