Contributors to Sacred Earth
All of the work (and believe me, it is work) presented here is the property of the individual artists. All of their rights are reserved. So, no lifting without permission. Contact information can probably be found on the contributors' pages. If not, check with me to contact anyone whose work you wish to use: firstname.lastname@example.org
All drawings are approx 23" x 29" and are 100% colour pencil burnished onto Strathmore 500 cotton paper
It all starts with white paper madness......
Once my starting point has been established the rest is created mostly by process of elimination like a roomful of junk somewhere in my mind where I pull out objects and shapes to throw onto the paper. Once started the picture begins to draw itself depending on the evolution and juxtaposition of surrounding shapes and forms. Generally nothing is preconceived, everything is drawn right onto the original.
Each piece has probably seen a few hundred different images all of which at some point have been constructed and deconstructed gradually. I view my deconstruction very much as a progression as it shows me what I don't want, half of the time spent is breaking down the image. I could easily spend an entire night drawing shapes, lines and forms, erasing parts, redrawing and exploring different angles just to find myself destroy it all during the fuzzy battle that is morning.
is a photographer and digital artist presently living and working in Toronto, Canada. She specializes in surrealistic, visionary photo illustration, as well as in fine art and travel photography. Renata’s images have been published in many books and magazines, in calendars, on posters, greeting cards, CDs, used in advertising.
The artist sells her fine art prints as limited editions. In her photography stock collection Renata has thousands of images available for various usage. She can also create images to your specifications or travel on assignment.
To see more of Renata’s artwork and to contact her, please visit her main website at:
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For me photography and digital art are art mediums that allow me to transform reality into a fantasy world. My work is frequently inspired by mythology and dreams.
I try to appeal to the conscious, as well as unconscious, mind by using a variety of symbols. My background in Cultural Anthropology and extensive studies of mythology and of the hidden, archetypal structures of thinking, have been very helpful to me in presenting such symbols and in creating an imaginary world.
Light and colors are also very important to me. I study the color of light, its qualities and how it affects my subjects – the textures, subtle qualities of color and moods. There is also light that is invisible to the human eye, which has mystical and spiritual qualities and I try to capture this in my work as well.
The main subject of my work is people. They are often placed in an imaginary, surreal landscape or fantasy setting, like those found in dreams.
Above all, I try to show feelings, moods, things that are not obvious and to look deeper into the mind and into the soul…
Since the age of about 7 or so I remember that I enjoyed finding time every day to just sit and be quiet. Out of sight and ear shot from everyone.
From a young age I felt the connection of my Celtic ancestors and as I grew older my quiet moments turned into a form of daily meditation practice. Throughout my life I have used my daily meditation practice to retreat to an inner quiet space.
In 1996 I created and participated in a 7 year meditation intensive. During this time of intense meditation my Celtic and Shaman Ancestors began to make their presence more fully known. I am grateful to them for their help and support all these years. I ended this time with a seven day water fast that also included not speaking during the fast.
I share my knowledge of meditation, Shamanic vision quests, healing, energy work, Chakras, grounding, tantra, breath work and Reiki. I am a good listener and for the past 30+ years have done what I can to assist others on their chosen path in this life.
I choose to live a simple life that is close to our earth mother and the beauty she creates each day.
My creative outlets other than poetry are computer media and photography. I was a photojournalist in NYC in the 80's and my published credits include The New York Times, Time Magazine, Life Magazine, and many others. I am currently working on a multi-media project to bring my spiritual gifts into the digital realm through photography and podcasting.
Love & Blessings,
Concealed yet present
The common ground we search for
Right beneath our feet!
Follow the Path of no Path:
Hailee Vale (aka joleenathomas)
"Regarding The Angelus" is 713 words of prose brought on by inspiration from the painting by Francois Millet. The subject is simply a contemplation of the human condition.
About Me: I have moved around so much, I think that pieces of my soul are scattered about in many places: nineteen spots where I think a ghost of mine roams about in old rooms of houses that have long since been torn down, and then too just wandering about in my old haunts, especially in one particular garden laden with azaleas, snap-dragons, carnations and even snowball and cherry and holly-berry trees; this was Grandma's garden which existed until the early eighties when everything was bulldozed to make room for a multi-family dwelling.
I have worked in factories and churches...quite different places--factories and churches--and I've studied broadcasting and music and writing.
Along the way, I home-schooled my three children who are now mostly grown, but they continue, like myself, as students of life.
One of my idols is my husband who absorbs information like the Internet and, in fact, if it weren't for him, many people's computers wouldn't function.
I have suffered with some kind of auto-immune condition which is related to Lupus and Scleroderma. Years ago they called it Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder, but I don't fit into a typical medical picture of any one condition. I've only had an extremely high ANA (anti-nuclear antibodies) of 640+.
If anyone would like to share their experiences with such conditions, I am considering putting together an anthology. You may email me at
email@example.com if you are interested in submitting.
*Pain is crushed by death; the human spirit rises into eternity, remembering only the beauty, imagining new goodness and pleasure.
web page: http://www.xanga.com/joleenathomas
Andrew T. Bearce
"Solar Crystal" is the abstract oil and pastel painting that initiated the current organic style of the artist Andrew Thomas Bearce.
By combining random geometric forms in a free style arrangement, Andrew created first a pencil drawing that worked out the composition. The drawing was recreated on canvas using oil pastels and completed with oil paints. While adding the final brush strokes, the artist stepped back and interpreted the image as representing a crystaline structure that radiated golden energy, hence the title: "Solar Crystal." The methods for creating this piece were continued for several more paintings created over the early years of the artist's career. It was decided that nature and her mysteries, along with science and spiritual themes, were the inspiration that the artist would continue to draw from for many years to come. Other abstract oil and pastel paintings such as "Demiurge" "Dancing Lotus" and "Jigsaqua" can be found at the artist's website: www.atbproductions.com
Andrew is a multi-talented artist who continues to pursue a career in the three main disciplines of visual art, music, and drama. His extensive and well rounded experience includes a degree in fine arts from Pratt Institute School of Art and Design, gallery shows and exhibitions in New York, South Florida, Phoenix and Sedona, theatrical performances and acting for stage and screen, progressive rock performances and recordings as vocalist, saxophonist and keyboardist, and arts instruction and workshops for all ages. He owns the multi-production company ATB Productions, operating in the artistic and culturally rich community of Sedona, Arizona. ATB Productions provides fine art, illustrations, murals, graphics and cartooning, as well as recording, music production and performances from the "Purple Cave" recording studio, currently producing Andrew's solo act "Emotive." The latest CD and sample songs are available at www.emotivethemusic.com
Andrew has also enjoyed a modest career as an actor and performer. Recently he performed important roles in the independent films "Thor's Hammer" by Eric Sundt, and "Locker Room" by Ace Rodriguez. Andrew provides instructional workshops for painting and drawing, performing and recording. The combined talents of this artist influence one another. In a painting you can find drama, in a performance you will find visual art, and in the music of "Emotive" you will find all artistic influences. Art is life in expression.
To experience more from this multi-talented artist, please visit www.atbproductions.com and www.emotivethemusic.com
All inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The artist enjoys hearing from fans, fellow artists and patrons of the arts. Drop a line, and visit the websites!
Check out my new "artist showcase" http://www.ShowcaseYourMusic.com/emotive
Philip Rubinov Jacobson
is an artist, writer, teacher, philosopher and traveler. An international and central figure in both the Fantastic and Visionary genres’ of art, he holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture, with studies in Psychology, Philosophy and Comparative Religion. His paintings have been exhibited internationally in more than 90 exhibitions and his writings have been read worldwide. He is the author of "DRINKING LIGHTNING - Art, Creativity and Transformation" and the forthcoming "PROMETHEAN FLAMES - Rekindling and Re-visioning the Creative Fire" and "EYES OF THE SOUL - Exploring Inspiration in Art". This trilogy of art and spirit represents a deep exploration and survey by the professor on integral consciousness and art. Rubinov's travels have been extensive, including India, where he studied meditation, Eastern philosophy and wandered naked with a band of sadhus in 1978. He has studied the world wisdom traditions and the Martial Arts of Kodakan Judo and Aikido Sword. Philip has been a strong voice and active proponent for the power inherent in the creative process and in 1981 he co- founded and directed what was the first Institute for Contemplative Education and Visionary Art in the United States, located in upstate New York. In 1995, the professor founded and directed the School of Extended Studies at Naropa University where he served as the Dean of Extended Studies from 1991-1997. He has been holding his renowned international summer painting seminars: "Old Masters - New Visions" since 1997. He is represented by Galerie 10 in Vienna, by agent, Gerda Schreiner, in Austria and by The Dream Masters in the USA. He continues to paint, write and teach while his long-range vision includes establishing what would be the first Academy of the Integral Arts at Villa Visionaria, a cooperative community sited in Italy for inspired creative workers. In addition, he is working on the founding of the first international Integral Center for Arts and Culture. He is currently featured as one of 50 artists in the new book publication from Jon Beinart: "Metamorphosis", a collection of visionary, surreal and fantastic art.
GIFT SHOP: http://www.cafepress.com/rubinovj
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I'm very excited to have finished my latest book of poems, Snakebite, and currently am planning an e format release of it. A new book of devotional poems is in the works, so far entitled, Adore. In addition to keeping the flow of poetry alive year after wheel of the year, I am now taking my studies of herbal medicine to the next level by growing herbs and preparing my own medicines. Last year I received my third Reiki attunement; and I recently began teaching classes in Reiki and passing attunements. I am enjoying this work immensely and learning so much in the process. My work as a healer and my work as a poet flow from the same source. I am grateful to be able to continue and deepen my understanding of life and love through my Art and artful living. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you about my poetry, the healing arts,or to share in awe over the Beauty of this sweet Earth.
In human psychology and in contemporary art, there is an area between the purely abstract and the purely realistic. This is the area in which Denver artist Stevon Lucero maneuvers, exploring the edges of his subconscious mind where thought begins to intrude on the real world. Out of images seen in dreams, visions and separate reality experiences, Lucero creates powerful painted metaphors. His paintings are neither reflections of the visible world as in realism, nor depictions of the subconscious as in surrealism. Lucero's unique visualizations are somewhere in between – so he calls his work Metarealism. The psychological border area is the source of his creativity. The reality within is more intriguing than the external reality. Internal images become paintings when they have a powerful effect on Lucero. They also become messages that have something to say to all audiences. In his paintings, Lucero is always synthesizing what his introspective vision produces, gleaning forms, themes, and ideas that portray the similarities that unite humanity psychologically, not the differences that divide it perceptually.
Stevon Lucero can be contacted at: www.stevonlucero.com
or email: email@example.com
Working in oils, Alicia's paintings capture the etheric and elusive qualities of the otherworldly realms that coexist right beside our own. Images of the Fae Folk, Goddesses, Soul Impressions and Wonderland-esque landscapes grace her canvases, leaving the viewer to embrace the beauty of the world as Alicia sees it. A world where behind every corner is a bit of magic just waiting to be noticed and set free.
For more information, to offer feedback, or for ordering details,
email artist at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her studio
online at: www.dreamsunderfootstudio.com
is a systems analyst, programmer, and professional astrologer. For the past 30 years he has lived on a farm in highland Guatemala where he is a Mayan priest and is head of the local blueberry growers association. Check out his books, articles, FREE MONTHLY ASTRO-MAGICAL E-ZINE, free downloadable Mayan Horoscope software, free instructions on how to channel and run past life regressions, short stories, cartoons, etc. etc. at: http://www.dearbrutus.com
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Born 1953, Liverpool. Have worked as a librarian, peanut butter processor, dishwasher and dogsbody in too many hotels to mention. Also an artist - have contributed many black and white third world studies to numerous journals globally, often affiliated with Ananda Marga Yoga society for whom I've done voluntary work in S.E. Asia, including mural painting and work in various social projects. Also worked as a volunteer at a large orphanage in Thailand. Currently making and hand-painting jewelry/ craft boxes displaying fairies, dragons, Winnie the Pooh. Working off and on at a few appalling fantasy novels. Occasionally make dolls houses, castles and rocking horses... A regular contributor to a number of poetry websites.
I am violet, far out in front of my vision, especially when in the darkness. I am golden orange even farther out, in the self that dreams this life, and my others.
In this particular dream of a life, I have written since childhood, with an MA from Florida State, and an MFA from Iowa. I have published widely, such as being the featured writer in Global Inner Visions, and Southern Hum. I am currently working on a book called Tantric Lucidity. My writing site is www.freewebs.com/tantrabensko.
My email is email@example.com.
I love you!
Rev. Rebecca Guile Hudson
Who I am is the possibility of Love, Light & Joy being fully alive, fully expressed & fully manifested. I believe in miracles & limitless possibilities, and have every intention of helping bring real peace to all mankind. My poetry's purpose is to contribute a new perspective to help change/heal the mind of the world, such that we "change our minds & keep the change".
I am a certified Peer Counselor for the Mentally Ill, trained paraprofessional crisis/suicide line volunteer, Hypnotherapist, and ordained minister. I sing bass with the Symphony Orchestra of Albuquerque's Adult Choir, and with the University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus choir. I live with my beloved husband, John, in Los Lunas, NM -- we have 3 sons, 4 grandchildren, 4 cats and 2 dogs and 1 very large puppy.
Here's the link to my book, "Out of Cullen Street (A House of Madness)" available on-line: http://store.domesticsale.com/items/54931.html
I am always contactable via my email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
is seeking collaboration for her Flash Utopian Fiction Project: series of flash fiction pieces around a federation of diverse villages each working out their methods of community life -- little dramatic impacts illustrating creative solutions to social problems. Got ideas?
The Gaea piece here was written to be performed. If your group would like to perform it, please let me know.
check out my book: Words from the Sky http://www.lulu.com/libramoon
where you can also find
libramoon's observatory (blog)
born in Wurzburg, Germany in 1964, the daughter of a German/Russian mother and Scottish/Welsh/Cherokee father enlisted in the United States Army. Writing, photography, art and poetry are both a professional and a personal passion. Redbird, founded in 1990 and receiving federal recognition as a 501(c)(3) non profit association in 1994, is a Native American cultural awareness and environmental organization created by Corina some 14 years ago. Writing skill came early, with the first recognition at the age of nine and a novel called Red Rover, which won an all-school first place award against many older students.
Most of Roberts' work today focuses on cultural preservation and environmental education. She has written for a number of non-profit groups as well as doing freelance work. Her new novel, The Wisdom Walkers, available online at www.Lulu.com was the subject of a presentation titled "Telling Our Own Stories" on November 10-12, 2005 at the Southeastern University of Oklahoma's Sixth Annual Native Writer's Symposium in Durant, Oklahoma.
Recent poetry includes "Waking Up Screaming" in the July 2005 online edition of Autumn Leaves, collaboration with Virginia Morell on the National Geographic article "Sea Monsters" in December 2005, and inclusion in the International Poetry Society's 2005 Anthology with "The Honesty of Dogs". Other current online credits include "Jump - Getting Started" an article about writers on writing at www.RedCedarPublishing.com. Visit Redbird's website, at www.RedbirdsVision.org
Corina has several other projects in the works as well. Fairy Island, Inc. is a wedding location operation in its early development, with some very innovative goals and ideas, and for which serious partner/investors are being sought. Through her non-profit, she is also working on a project called "Redbird Ranch," an elder and transitional housing facility focusing on the Native American community, and providing peace and dignity in a culturally appropriate setting for families whose elderly are nearing their end of life.
Contact Corina Roberts at: (805) 217-0364
Or via email at:
Corina Roberts, Founder
P.O. Box 702
Simi Valley, CA 93062
Our home in space is a tiny blue marble in a vast expanse of the universe. We continue to unveil the marvelous intricacy of our planet, the solar system, our galaxy and our outer space celestial neighbors and are awed at the complexity and scope of it all.
It is my understanding that all of this, including ourselves, is in the embrace of the deliberate design originating from the source and center of all things. It is also my understanding that we enjoy a benevolent connection to that source and that the objective is humankind's betterment and upliftment. Within that connection there is a vast array of personalities that serve the very real purpose of assisting us, as a part of this deliberate design.
Since before the advent of modern religion, say 6000 years ago, people have revered the earth and personified her beauty and abundance in the form of a woman. It is my prayer that the maturing and evolving relationship between human beings, the source and center of the universe, and our home in space will continue to strengthen and all of us will embrace the extraordinary Divine Love being offered.
my website: http://www.theartistsloft.com
Doing illustrations for books and magazines, Long created the cover for HarperCollins’ Digital Art for the 21st Century. This cover was later singled out for the 21st Century was singled out in the “Editor's Choice” column of Locus Magazine as a “handsome cover.”
Long’s cover art appear on publications by HarperCollins, PS Publishing, iBooks, Pocket Books, Delirium Books, Ballistic Media, Swimming Kangaroo, and others as well as in his 70-plus technical books.
Talk-show host Victor Thorn named Long as one of the three “best graphic artists in the entire world.”
See more of Long's artwork online at: http://DuncanLong.com/
is a sailor returned home from the sea to the mountains of her birth. Selections from her works, No Name Harbor, Poetry of Barbary Chaapel and Journey of the Snow Goose may be read at http://barbarychaapel.eveusa.com. Her second book of poetry will be published in the fall of 2007, titled, Estuary, Poetry of Barbary Chaapel.