THE NECKLACE

The Necklace : A Conspiracy. My mother is the only person to ever give me a diamond. Yet, even she kept taking it back. Chapter One The Will of God My mom sat peacefully in the front seat of my car. Andrea Bocelli entertained us all the way up Route 9. He sang with The Three Tenors, with Céline Dion and weirdly with Ed…

Integrations

Being closer to death seems to be creating a synergy between my body and my awareness of the natural world. This is not uncommon with old people. I had to unfollow Madonna this morning on Instagram because the plastic quality of her face was starting to make me want to wretch. Such a Barbie conspired disaster. I keep thinking about death. I keep thinking…

No Filter • A DAY AT WHITTEMORE • Sat Sept 18th 6-8pm

Last spring I rediscovered my Canon SLR 35mm camera and rekindled my photography chops with @dotpaulo at #rvcc. I discovered that I loved photographing tree trunks face 2 face, eye to eye, skin to skin. Every tree became a new friend. Each presented differently depending on the season, the time of day and the weather. These Black and White darkroom photos were so beautiful….

Rescue the Princess

This morning I wondered, can a Pisces can actually put out a Leo’s Fire? I wondered this because a close and very dear acquaintance once told me that I should not be with a Pisces because water puts out fire. This statement has sat at the back of my head since she informed me of this astrological factoid. I wondered if I am just…

May 1 – THAT

My Studio is OPEN. 11-5pm Saturday only. Send an email for an appointment. My CONTACT info is HERE Send a HEADS UP text before you walk up my staircase. WEAR A MASK !!! FRIDAY evening I will be interviewed live at HAM via twitch.tv by “The Large Glass”

Late night melancholy

Tonight is somewhat like that fateful night so many years ago when I realized that borrowing from Peter to pay Paul had run its course. Terrifying moment. When it comes – to make yet another biblical reference – it was a ‘Come to Jesus’ kinda moment. I am having another ‘Come to Jesus’ moment right now. It might be related to the current political…

Representation

Representation can mean so many things. When one is represented, one is validated. It is so awkward to represent yourself without the energy of the ego. The ego gives us some positive things. Mostly these things are related to survival and grit. Yet, the energy of the ego seems to hold the most power when it is backed by money and influence. The ego…

more Beasts

An untamed feral nature lives just beneath the surface of the human animal.

Psych 101

Source: https://www.simplypsychology.org/cognitive-dissonance.html “Festinger’s (1957) cognitive dissonance theory suggests that we have an inner drive to hold all our attitudes and behavior in harmony and avoid disharmony (or dissonance). This is known as the principle of cognitive consistency. When there is an inconsistency between attitudes or behaviors (dissonance), something must change to eliminate the dissonance.” Practically the only thing I learned in Psych101. “Notice that…

BUMBLES and BEES

Thinking about buying one? Click here. I am painting Bumble Bees because Barry and I have been living with a tribe, a nest, a colony of Bumble Bees this past summer. They have taken to living beneath the thresh-hold of our back door. I have written a short story. I hope you like it. Barry and me and our BUMBLE BEES: Directly beneath the…

Val Sivilli
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