Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A NEW SEASON WITH SOME VIOLETTE FAITH HOPE LOVE

for me the new season started this week:) 
noone can be happier than me in regards to this

it 

back to my ballet/ jazz/ theatre , acrobatic gymnastics, writing poetry  & art classes!


oh dear's happens though;0)!!!

always in the universe of violette

most of the time cute ones thank goodness 

monday
 i tried a new ballet class sort of waaay beyond my capability haha shortly after the start of this class the teacher came up to me, darling what is your name? i said alice...then he smiled and said; well alice how much ballet have you practiced ? i mumbled  embarrassedly....sort of a tiny bit in my teens and some beginners classes last semester:))) he then informed me (like i did not already know...)that  this is an advanced class BUT you are more than welcome to stay:) during this class though he treated me so humbly and gave me hope by praising me when i did things beautifully (me being hopeful...). i am to be back with him since the energetic positive spirit of him was awesome. honestly wherever you are the least skilled person usually means you are in the perfect place to grow/ practice your craft.

sunday
 there is SUCH a cute guy now in my acrobatic gymnastics class:))) this is of course exciting but even more so, i am progressing by each week. as someone said on one of the many podcasts i subscribe to, progress = happiness:))) my handstand is getting a million better and my backward rolls finally happens, i am less scared too and trust my teacher 100...i mean  he is the one i trust to help me if need be.

tuesday
art class finally started. continued working on various art works and finished one of them:)

saturday
=
ballet - pure technique
there are Such Lovely Creatures in this class. pure joy to be part of such a group. it's incredibly difficult but that makes such a wonderful challenge. and we laugh! a lot.

something else
...
from now on, i am to focus on my crafts for a very special project forming over the next 3 years:) so expect a blog post once a week, probably tuesdays, following this journey together with lots of inspirations i find along the way.

i am so excited:)

how is your week? your past weekend? 

plans for this coming weekend?

my plans are
...
tomorrow i am to meet the lovely paris and then my writing class will start. i am to focus on poetry for the golden circle of violette i think, filled with fairies and owls and such magic. friday = art and the rest of the weekend will look as described above:)

fall
we are having a summery start of fall  here in london and i am so grateful.
this is the season when we & nature starts all over. to live organically seasonally. to devour each season for its own beauty like appreciating everything and all of us for our unique sensibilities and beauty. we are one!

the sun was casting its love upon these beauties
which i captured
&
transformed 
in to a 
love
haven
peckham rye park

beginnings are confusing times so please bear with me:)

so
...
here are
some thingies that are developing 
for my
golden circle of violette
faith hope love
universe

my third ever written poem

named
a calling of angelic joy
mixed media art

the poem ended up on top of this mixed media piece
which i created
 for my faith hope love project and was not yet sure how to proceed expect i knew i wanted a message, little did i know that a poetry class was to arrive:)
angels

this is the piece i finished in tuesday's art class
joanna, my teacher,
 call it
a pea soup:)))
so that is what i'll name it
mixed media art
in art class
see the work in progress piece?
southwark adult learning centre
another works in progress
am to soften up the edges of the photo with encaustic art (beeswax with pink pigments i think).
art school

mixed media
the photo is a double exposure of jessie dunne wearing valentino.

 checked my timehop the other day...this SO feels honestly ages ago now. i was such a different person then and we are talking only 3 years ago. anyways, i was a behind the scenes photographer for crash magazine during london & new york's fashion weeks. my first show to cover was tommy hilfiger! 

a tiny taste
orla kiely
orla kiely

edie campbell
burberry 

some
inspiration
for my art

i am in love with this painting.
how can one not be?
edwin landseer
a midsummer night's dream
titania and bottom
1851
by
edwin landseer

titania is the queen of the faeries:) 
those rabbits...!
the magic 
of
faith hope love 

too 
besides my special project i am now working on our 3rd issue
by
the faerie tales of violette
to be published november 12
child in time
here is the
 front & back cover
child in time
front by us
back by dilka bear

will bring news very soon in what this issue will cover:)))

until next week
i wish you joy
alice solantania saga

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

An Alchemist Magic Universe Filled with Waterlily Joy & Love

hey!

how is your week? i hope joy is a present!

in my world...trying to just live in the present. the perfect book has arrived, one that i have planned to read for a very long time but now was acutally the perfect moment:) have you read the alchemist by paul coelho? oh my lord! such teachings. we are love! lessons on how to manage life in a fairy type tale. the version found on audible and as read by jeremy irons = gold!

a child can teach an adult three things:
to be happy for no reason,
to always be busy with something,
and to know how to demand 
with all his might
that which he desires.


next week my art classes will start again:))) the other day though, joanna (my teacher) held an open day and of course i was the first one there. created while devoured her advice for almost 3 hours.
actually tomorrow she will be teaching at the union chapel in north east london, which is for free while meeting other lovely people! there is too coffee and cake. i think tomorrow will be all about color color color.

the other day though:)
art school peckham
finally creating again
art school southwark

i think this piece is finally finished:)
 see this work above? well then it was only a works in progress
mixed media art
so, jessie as photographed by me and styled by my sister linda. jessie wears a dress by peter jensen! it's a digital photo which i created an image transfer of, then i added some acrylics and children's paints to frame. then the other day with joanna i used encaustic art with some violette shades pigments. came home and added some pearl white oil paints and some pink make up glitters from the £ shop. photographed it before putting it in the magic world of photoshop:)

here are some works in progress
not sure what to do next !?
mixed media

angel faith

mixed media
a tiny part of my house at the moment:)
fashion, antiques, dolls, books, music sheets and such thingies
artist house
a kind of family

me:)
antique doll
on my way home from art school

girl squad
on my way to acrobatic gymnastics

&

today
violette
happened
artist outfit
simon at stunt dolly who does my hair told me about the washing out hair color directions, he knew i wanted to go pale violette. i am in love:) AND it is SO cheap, i think it cost £1.99!

dress & bangles are vintage
h&m sunnies
antique cross
sandals by salt water 

i am love preparation

i have 6 editions/ books filled with illustrations & photographs from shakespeare's plays.
such A treasure.

am devouring now

näckrosflickan
will happen next summer

see, dear, what thy lover brings;
this the flower with the white wings.
buoyed upon the quiet stream
in the spring it lay dream.

homelike to bestow this guest,
lodge it, dear one, in thy breast;
there its leaves the secret keep
of a wave both still and deep.

child, beware the tarn0fed stream;
danger, danger, there to dream!
though the sprite pretends to sleep,
and above the lilies peep.

child, by the bosom is the stream;
danger danger, there to dream!
though above the lilies peep,
and the sprite pretends to sleep.

-
 with a water-lily
 by 
henrik ibsen

faith hope love
alice solantania saga

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

love is a command to rise to ones highest potential - ayn rand

hey beautiful creatures

i so hope you are all doing well. here in london we are having such a summery start of fall. today = 25 degrees:) even though a lot of things are happening that i truly do not want, i find blessings in the fact that my art classes are to begin:))) to see my art teacher twice a week, will improve everything regardless of what happens to me/ for me! oh and YES, my lovely friend sue shared some faerie tale perfection which i am to share with you soon:)))

i so miss my sweetness though,
 since i have not seen her for days:(((

i wanna share this wisdom
as created by the amazing
ayn rand
which i am referencing in my golden circle of violette film
 which can be devoured  in this blogpost:)

the passion

love is....

love is a command to rise to ones highest potential
the best and noblest vision of ourselves
love is a reward
the greatest we can earn
granted to us
for the moral qualities we have achieved in our lives

- ayn rand

picked up some holga images i created this past spring. 
worked on this one in photoshop,
 which is a triple exposure:)

double exposure

some loves from my spring 16 flowery angel adventures
analogue photography

3 goldens:)))
a guardian angel
this angel:) this love of protection. 
as created by 
howard david johnson

the beauty of sisterhood
sisters:)))

mixed media
angel of dreams

if you know anyone to credit for the 2 images above, please email me ok:)!?
solantania@gmail.com

john lennon

i belive in everything until it's disproved.
so i believe in fairies, the myths and dragons.
it all exists, even if it's in you mind.
who's to say that dreams
and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?


cherry blossom girl
please dear god in the heavens hold on to me as i am holding on to you

the above self-portrait is one of my first ever taken. my cherry blossom girl. love me!
some images of my beginning:)

now a blessing:)))

every morning this creature gets to know & trusts me more and more
in such a cuteness magical way

what shall we name her?
baby fox london
this morning at 5am
a beatrix potter faerie tales of violette 
kind of
tiny world:)))

stay true to your
magic touch
we all have our own unique selves
never forget
&
always
stay kind

love
alice solantania saga

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

look to this day, for it is life, the very life of life. in its brief course lie all the varieties and realities of your existence: the bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendour of beauty - from the sanskrit

hey!

how are you? i hope you are all doing joyfully fine:)

 today is the last day of summer. i can't believe we are entering a new season. for me it will be one of change, i am having faith in that my journey will be filled of magic! too to have paris helping me with practical things & faerie goals and such will be of such happiness value. to grow with my art, ballet, gymnastics & photography:) 

do you have any thoughts/ plans for our new season? hopes? dreams?
i so hope so:))) it makes a world of difference!

looked like this the other day:)
dress by sainsburys
antique cross necklace
bangles from screaming mimis
office ballerinas

2 years ago today looked like this:))
adore that cat who seems smitten with my barbie haha!!!
hello look at me?
barbie & cat cuteness

3 goldens:)))
fairy tale tea party
 the magic world 
of

renoir
 renoir perfection

and
lastly
such cuteness:)))))
i can not find the source of the above photo
i found it here though

saturday i had decided that all will be magical:)))
filled with moonlight & starlight

here are som film stills
violette flowers

peckham rye park

fortnum mason

maison bertaux
the cafe is one of my faves, located in soho/ london

singing lady at our saturday farmers market
saturdays in east dulwich has a lovely farmers/ antique/ bakery market:)) sometimes there is lovely live music. the beauty of this woman filled with joy! that smile:)
antiques in east dulwich

the fresh flower company
the above sunflower bouquet i found at fresh flowers on north cross road here in dulwich
the yellow with the pinks & turquoise = perfection

came home to
my house
an artist house

a magic story

mixed media art

art table

gelsey kirkland
i have watched this ballet as performed by mikhail baryshnikov & kelsey kirkland about 10 times now. the nutcracker! this december i am finally gonna see this magic live.
found it on youtube about a week ago
such pastel wonders:

a little collage book 
seize this very minute

angel wisdom

right now in dulwich park:)
sunflower & bee
bee sunshine happiness
wild flower garden

look to this day, for it is life

look to this day,
for it is life, the very life of life.
in its brief course lie all the
varieties and realities of your existence:
the bliss of growth,
the glory of action,
the splendour of beauty;
for yesterday is but a dream
and to-morrow is only a vision,
but to-day well lived makes
every yesterday a dream of happiness,
and every to-morrow a vision of hope.
look well therefore to this day!
such is the salutation of dawn.

- from the sanskrit

i found a jewel in st christopher's hospice charity shop, a book called treasure trove by john o' london, and it is filled with golden poems:) like the one above!

tomorrow = paris and then sue with crystal thursday magics:))))

faith hope love
xxx
alice solantania saga