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Dear Friends Around the World!

I am sending to all of you my VERY BEST WISHES for a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON

& I also wish for you that

ALL OF YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE IN 2017!!!!!

 In 1986 I bought A COMMADOR 64 COMPUTER with a scholarship AND

I HAD A DREAM OF STARTING A WEBSITE THAT WOULD SHOWCASE MY ART AND HELP CHARITY………

 

THIS YEAR 2016…….THIRTY YEARS LATER 

MY DREAM IS REALIZED!!!

 

I AM SO VERY HAPPY!

 

SO WHATEVER YOU ARE DREAMING OF, MY HOPE FOR YOU, IS TO HAVE THAT DREAM FULFILLED IN 2017

Laara WilliamSen MAKE PEACE PEACE PROJECT 2012 (c) Copyrighted All rights reserved Permission given to Peace Project 2012 Make Peace for reproduction for charity.

 

HAVE A LOOK AT  MY DREAM COME TRUE!  

ART PRINTS FOR CHARITY!

http://www.artprintsforcharity.com

ps My dream did not manifest because I focused on many other things! I was so busy that I set it aside. 

& this year, when I remembered and took some actions it arrived.  

 

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Dream it, believe it, act on it…… 

(I said some prayers as well!!!)

AND HOPEFULLY YOUR DREAM WILL ARRIVE!  

 

Love and Light to everyone!

Sincerely,

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver area, B.C. CANADA

 

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Hello to my friends around the world!

I hope that you are enjoying the Autumn weather and that all is well in your world!

GOOD NEWS!

The author Darlene Pagan has chosen my painting THE ELEMENTS Fire #6 for the cover of her latest book of poetry called ‘SETTING THE FIRES.’  Darlene is a very talented author and I am honored to have this painting serve such an eclectic purpose.    Below is a photograph of the cover! For a limited time you can visit http://www.airliepress.org to purchase “SETTING THE FIRES” at a prepublication price of $12.00.  You will have the ever expanding experience of discovery by purchasing this amazing poetry book!

 

SETTING THE FIRES Darlene Pagan www.airliepress.org cover painting Laara WilliamSen cover design Airlie Press (c) 2015 Copyrighted

SETTING THE FIRES Darlene Pagan http://www.airliepress.org cover painting Laara WilliamSen cover design Airlie Press (c) 2015 Copyrighted

 

 

REVIEWS OF “SETTING THE FIRES“ Poetry book by Darlene Pagen

 

“Oh, Darlene Pagan, where have you been all my reading life with your hard-hitting poems, your luminous words, your insights and mesmerizing cadences, your stories, your quirky visions, your lines so sharp and well-honed they glint like a knife edge as they cut through to the heart, your singular strategies with language, metaphor, with silences and syntax, your way of looking at the world? Here are poems I’ve been hungering to read, the poet I’ve been waiting to discover.”

  • JULIA ALVAREZ, author of Homecoming, The Woman I Kept to Myself, In the Time of the Butterflies.  

 

“A lively sensibility is at work and play in Setting the Fires.  Irreverent and fully American, these poems are crackling with irrepressible humor and an eye for the quirky detail.  I also admire their clear language and scopy of subject matter, from childhood to adulthood, from the personal to the political, they leave a record of a self wide awake to the world.“

  • DORIANNE LAUX, author of sThe Book of men, Facts About the Moon.

 

 

“In SETTING THE FIRES, by Darlene Pagan, fire is a literal combustion and a huger that claims both the natural world and the human heart.  Whether in the passion between lovers, the wonder of childhood, the threat of violence, or in the seed of inspiration, fire is an element of loss and destruction necessary for renewal and cleansing. 

Darlene Pagan is the auther of a chapbook of poems BLUE GHOSTS (Finishing Line Press 2011).  Her poems and essays have appeared in many journals, including Field Magazine, Calyx, Hiram Poetry Revoew and Literal Latte, and earned national awards and nominations for Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net.  She teaches at Pacific University in Forest Grove Oregon.“Text above is copyrighted (c) 2015 by Airlie Press, Portland, Oregon.  Published with permission of the author, Darlene Pagan.

 

I highly recommend that you take a peek at the preview of SETTING THE FIRES and get your copy at prepublication price of $12.00 http://www.airliepress.org 

 

 

I send to you my very best wishes for rainy days with good soup, cosy nights with a good book, long walks in the autumn leaves and of course lots of Love and Light,

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

http://laarawilliamsen.yolasite.com/

 

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5 ELEMENTS - Earth #4 Original acrylic 24 x 36 inches April 2013 (c) - Copyrighted All rights reserved - Copy - CopyHello my Dear Fiends around the world!

I am absolutely thrilled to share with you that I am the solo artist at the Carl Benz Cloud University online for the month of September, 2015!

Here is the website address: https://www.benz-academy.org/en/culture/exhibition/Laara.WilliamSen

They did an interview with me that I found totally engaging and I hope you will enjoy this too.  I also have 30 images up for you to view; some new and some old but all of my favorites.  My biography is there as well as my artist statement.

And many thanks to my good friend Immo Jalass who recommended me for this exhibition!  Thanks Immo!  None of this would have been possible without you!  Also I really appreciate the introduction that you wrote and I also hope that viewers may have a playful and possible spiritual experience while visiting!  You can view his amazing digital artworks here: http://galeriejalass.tripod.com/

Very Best Regards and many thanks to the Chancellor of The Carl Benz Cloud University, Mr. Manfred Schoenebeck for accepting my artworks for this solo exhibition and special thanks to Mr. Hans-Peter Bergner, the IT Consultant who did all of the exhibition online editing!

I am also delighted to mention that Sherri of Belle Fusion has accepted me along with seven others to be a part of an advertisement through Van City that will be going out to 4.3 million people this week!  Here is her tagline about me!

Laara WilliamSen  – Discover and Experience her dynamic paintings! Her paintings are held in private collections around the world and the permanent collections of PAUL GETTY III MUSEUM, Italy, BUIRO KULTURY, Poland and THE BOSTON ART LIBRARY, U.S.A.  https://www.benz-academy.org/en/culture/exhibition/Laara.WilliamSen

This advertisment is about an upcoming Allure + Prestige: Picasso & Rembrandt event in Vancouver on September 17th.  For more information about this event please go to facebook Belle Fusion Art Event Group.

Most of all thank you to you my dear friends for your ongoing support over the years!  This is what means the most to me.  I wish you all much success, happiness and peaceful times!

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C. Canada

 

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To my many friends around the world!

I would like to take a moment to wish you so much Love and Peace in 2015!  I am thrilled that once again I was included in the PEACE PROJECT’S traveling exhibition and that a print of my art work is available for sale to help with the good works that the PEACE PROJECT will accomplish in the future

During the past 5 years,  just a small bit of what the PEACE PROJECT has accomplished;

Designed a house that has around $500 in building materials and completed construction of our first community of 40 houses, plus communal restrooms, for those that lost everything in Typhoon Haiyan.

  • Continued to support the education of several dozen children in Sierra Leone.
  • Held The Peace Project’s 5th Annual Call for Artists and Traveling Exhibit.
  • Produced two outdoor art festivals “Affair of the Arts” in Culver City, California.
  • Opened six exhibits at The Whole 9 Gallery and hosted dozens of events designed to sell art, raise
         funds, build community and spark discussion of important social issues.
And these are only a few of their gifts to the world.  Please visit http://www.thewhole9.com and check out Peace Project.
LOVE creates PEACE Original acrylic by Laara WilliamSen

LOVE creates PEACE Original acrylic by Laara WilliamSen

It has been a full year for me of traveling, hosting workshops, painting and writing and I regret that I have not been in contact as often as I would like.  Please know that all of my Linkedin network members and friends are important to me and it is especially to you that I send my very best wishes for your happiness, success and much Love and Peace in 2015.

Sincerely

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C., Canada

http://ca.linkedin.com/in/laarawilliamsen

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Good News!  At the beginning of January, Jessica Lynn Carroll emailed me and asked if I would like to be the Feature Artist on the website The Sum of All Moments Fine Art.  Of course, I was thrilled and today I am including a Newsletter that she sent out to all the members!  I love her critique!!  YAY! THANK YOU JESSICA!!

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Sum Of All Moments Studios

Happy Friday Everyone! 

It is my pleasure to introduce exceptionally talented Professional International Painter Laara WilliamSen. I have fallen in love with her artistic energy & whimsical passion for her paintings. And, as I immerse myself in her works I am filled with a childlike vitality, evoking a renewed energy towards my outlook of the World. I welcome each of you to come & experience artistic vision through the eyes of Laara WilliamSen.

Laara WilliamSen, Painter

BIOGRAPHY

May 15, 1946, New Westminster, B.C. Canada

Laara WilliamSen has been painting and drawing since the age of 4 years. Growing up in the country, immersed in the seasons and surrounded by a large extended family and a supportive country community she received much encouragement to continue her drawings as a child.

At the age of 19 years, she was fortunate to study with the international artist, Robert E. Wood in both his New Westminster and North Vancouver, B.C. studios where he taught her the basics of oil painting. During her twenties, she painted as many as six paintings a day one on top of another on cardboard in her garage studio. Often, she painted nature from memory. At this time, she also began to sell her paintings from her home studio through personal referrals.

Laara WilliamSen attended the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C. Canada and graduated in 1988 with a four year major in Interdisciplinary studies. She has been deeply influenced by the art works of W. Kandinsky, Georgia O’Keefe, Frieda Kahlo, Emily Carr and the works of the Impressionists and Fauve artists. The city and street people inspire her to paint as does the forest, ocean and stars. She is fascinated by our responses to the infinite cycles within both nature and human nature. Colour and texture are important to her. In the end, although she creates the painting, she believes that once it is completed the painting has a life of its own.

She has received six international awards; exhibited solo over seventy times and participated in over eighty group exhibitions. During the past three years, she has been honored to be selected to participate in twenty-one international group exhibitions.

Throughout the past thirty-five years, she has been fortunate to have her artworks held in collections in Canada, the U.S.A., Mexico, the U.K., Poland, Germany, France, Portugal, Thailand, China and Australia.

For further information please contact
Laara WilliamSen, International professional painter
Telephone: 1 604 560 4269 or
Email: laara63@gmail.com
Profile information: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/laarawilliamsen

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Untitled #3

Untitled #3  $500 CAD
Original Acrylics 2012 (c)
16 x 20 inches unstretched
By Laara WilliamSen

Rites of Nature

RITES OF NATURE $1000 CAD
Original Acrylics 2012 (c)
16 x 20 inches on canvas bars
By Laara WilliamSen

I was particularly pleased to become involved as the Sum of All Moments is not a business: They are offering fellow artists access to another venue to show off their talents without having to pay membership or submission fees.

The Sum of All Moments Studios Fine Art was founded in 2009 by Jessica Lynn Carroll of Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada.  This past October the Sum of All Moments Studios became a public online site not only to showcase fellow artists but also to raise funds for the Cumberland Cancer Assistance Program and the Cumberland Health Care Foundation of Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Sum of All Moments is donating 10% of all art sales as well as 50% of all donations to these causes.

Another goal of the Sum of All Moments is to bring  a “brick-and-mortar” studio to the community of Springhill, Nova Scotia Canada.  This will be achieved through donations of 20% of all art sales as well as 50% of all outright donations towards this goal.   This studio will provide a creative outlet for the youth and local art enthusiasts of our community as well as hold gallery exhibitions representing Canadian artists.

I am thrilled to be the FEATURED ARTIST for the month of February, 2013.

You are welcome to visit and see my new acrylics 2012 at http://sumofallmoments.com/shop/featured

Thank you to all of my friends for your kind support!

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Very Best Wishes to All

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Vancouver, B.C. Canada


Italian Master Goldsmith, Andrea Cagnetti - Akelo

It is my joy to share with you news of our fellow Linked in member, Andrea Cagnetti – Akelo!  I hope you enjoy the article and for more information you can visit his website at http://www.akelo.it

Born in the town of Corchiano, forty miles to the north of Rome, Master Goldsmith, Andrea Cagnetti creates under the artistic name of Akelo which is the name of an ancient river god.  He has done extensive studies of ancient and medieval myths, legends and symbols in search of knowledge which he reshapes into golden designs.  Although the secret alchemy of the Etruscan, Greek and Roman goldsmiths had become lost over time, Andrea Cagnetti (Akelo) has spent the past twenty five years experimenting and practicing in order to revive these ancient techniques. Not only has he mastered these techniques and materials, he has surpassed them by refining the techniques and by creating his own unique gold mixtures.

Andrea Cagnetti (Akelo) creates his jewelry from gold that is just slightly under 22 karats using his own mixtures that are not standard in the jewelry industry.  He has developed his special mixtures of gold because the color is very important to him.  In his own words, he says, “When a ray of sunlight hits it, the shining gold changes color, becoming alive and a part of nature.”

"the shining gold changes color, becoming alive and a part of nature. Copyrighted Andrea Cagnetti - Akelo. All Rights Reserved. Used with the permission of the artist.

Talitha-Borealis, an exquisite box by Akelo. Copyright (c) Andrea Cagnatti - Akelo All Rights Reserved Used with permission of the artist.

 

One of the most amazing techniques he has mastered is the ancient art of granulation which consists of welding minuscule golden spheres of  “dust” as tiny as 0.07 mm into a creative design on a metal base.

Below you can see Hoedus II – 1996, which was recently acquired by the Newark Museum in New York, N.Y., U.S.A.

Hoedus II held in the collection of the Newark Museum, New York, USA by Akelo. Copyright (c) Andrea Cagnetti - Akelo All Rights Reserved. Used with the permission of the artist.

This golden pendant is in the shape of an eight arm cross with double rings for suspension. The perpendicular arms present a decoration in plain wire and small golden globes and enclose at their upper end a flower in red cloisonné enamel; the transversal arms present a decoration realised in granulation with triangles and rosettes. The central sheet gold, bordered with a fine cord, exhibits an inner decoration realised using filigree and granulation.

Yed-Prior Ear Rings created by Akelo.  Copyrighted (c) Andrea Cagnetti - Akelo.  All Rights Reserved.  Used with the permission of the artist.

Yed-Prior Ear Rings created by Akelo. Copyrighted (c) Andrea Cagnetti - Akelo. All Rights Reserved. Used with the permission of the artist.

Akelo examining his work in his studio. Copyrighted (c) Andrea Cagnetti - Akelo. All Rights Reserved. Used with the permission of the artist.

Andrea Cagnetti’s (Akelo’s) quintessential art language is defined by a sense of universality and also seems to be characterized by fluidity, light and the motion of life which includes multitudes of possibilities.  Each of his original pieces speak not only of his inherited wealth of tradition but also of the artist’s ability to transcend self reference.

Tureis a golden necklace with three pendants by Akelo. Copyrighted (c) Andrea Cagnetti - Akelo. All Rights Reserved. Used with the permission of the artist.

Aldebaran - a golden box with infinite details by Akelo. Copyrighted (c) Andrea Cagnetti - Akelo. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission of the artist.

“…………Andrea Cagnetti (Akelo) is a modern master, breathing new life into age old techniques. His unmatched skills as a goldsmith echo the brilliant work done by his forebears in Italy in the 19th century, yet he brings a modern eye to his artistry that places it firmly in the present day”, said Ulysses Grant Dietz – Senior Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts of the Newark Museum.

The pendant, Hoedus II, is the latest in a series of acquisitions by the Newark Museum, confirming the great international appreciation of this Italian artist’s outstanding golden jewels and his unparalleled technical excellence.

Andrea Cagnetti (Akelo) has recently published an article detailing his research on ancient jewelry techniques in the prestigious International Journal of Materials Research; formerly Zeitschrift fur Metallkunde.

Andrea Cagnetti - Akelo at work in his studio, Alchemist, Master Goldsmith and International acclaimed artist.

Andrea Cagnetti’s (Akelo’s) works have been in several solo exhibitions around the world, the most recent being “The Voyage of A Contemporary Italian Goldsmith in the Classical World: Golden Treasures by Akelo” now on view at the Museum of the Gemological Institute of America, in Carlsbad, California, in the United States.  Other selected exhibitions of his golden creations include Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, USA, The World Gold Council, Fiera Vicenza, Room of the Treasury, Vicenza, Palazzo, Valmarana Braga, Berlino, Kunstegwebe Museum, Torino, Museo di Arti Decorative, Pietro Accorsi, Expo Universale 2000, Hannover, Germany, Galleria “Rem,” Jabeek Holland, Antiquaria XX,  Viterio, Italy, “Arte Viva,” Targuinia, Italy, Museo della Cermica, Viterbo, Italy, Museo Etrusco, Civita Castellana, Italy, Museo F. Ditta tore Vonwiller, Farnese, Italy.

Akelo creating a pendent. Copyrighted (c) Andrea Cagnetti - Akelo. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission of the artist.

In studio, Akelo works with the long lost alchemy of goldsmiths, improving it to his own specifications.

Numerous television documentaries and guest programs have been aired about the Italian artist, Andrea Cagnetti (Akelo) in Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Algeria, Greece, Jordan, Palestine, Morroco, Slovenia, Lebanon and on Europe RTVE.

Andrea Cagnetti’s name sake, the god of rivers, Akelo, was considered to be a symbol of water and a preserver of life and prosperity.  One can only marvel at the appropriateness of this name, Akelo, for the Italian Master Goldsmith.   Andrea Cagnetti’s (Akelo’s) creative process defines all of this with authenticity in a timeless, classical language.  With exquisite sensitivity, Andrea Cagnetti’s (Akelo’s) precious objects give us the possibility of golden rivers of ancient and future dreams.

 

Nekkar - Glowing golden orbs for the imagination and ear rings by Akelo. Copyrighted (c) Andrea Cagnetti - Akelo. All Rights Reserved. Used with the permission of the artist.

 

Please visit Akelo – Andrea Cagnetti at his website for further information.
http://www.akelo.it

 

Akelo in his studio. Copyrighted (c) Andrea Cagnetti - Akelo. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission of the artist.

 

or contact the artist directly by email at the address akelo@akelo.it

I wish to thank the artist, Andrea Cagnetti – Akelo for giving his permission to use
the photographs of his precious golden creations.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Copyright © Andrea Cagnetti – Akelo

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PS. I missed sending my February news, so if you wish to take a peek it is just below this blog!

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Laara WilliamSen

 

 

 

 



PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE VIDEO           Talk Fusion Studio UTC.

Many thanks to Mari-Lyn Harris who earlier this month e-mailed me to let me know that I was this months winner of a Free Video.  She did a beautiful job of composing my images and information and even dubbed in music.  I am SO thrilled about this.  It is a dream come true!  PLEASE JUST PRESS THE LINK Talk Fusion Studio UTC. TO SEE THE VIDEO.  PLEASE.

I have been struggling to figure out how to have the video upload directly to my blog but alas my learning curve is cramped up and all I get so far is the link!  It is really is beautiful to watch and it is only 40 seconds long!  I hope you enjoy the video.

And my heartfelt thanks to Mari-Lyn Harris!

Mari-Lyn has coached and mentored 100’s of small business owners since 1994 when she co-wrote “Build Your Own Business” with Ann Peters.  As a Relationship Marketing Specialist, Mari-Lyn helps you retain your clients, get new ones, enhance communication and brand you.  She is flexible, easy to work with, creative and great at Strategic planning. Mari-Lyn offers a wealth of workshops and webinars and she is passionate about making a difference so that others can Pay It Forward!

To get connected and transform your business today

Contact Mari-Lyn Harris – t: 510 564 7880   http://heartatworkonline.org


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Laara WilliamSen

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IF WE DREAM THE SAME DREAM…..


2:01 am
February 23, 2010

In these rare hours

spiral corridors of thoughts shuttle

a wild dictation pre-empting logic

where impossible seeds take hold

in my landless neurology

dissolving drop by drop

into my sleep darkly.

So…..having slept a dreamless sleep, I awakened this morning and moved through the day with an ever increasing need to fantasize about a world filled with people who care about one another deeply.

A world where no one suffers and the air and water are clean.

A world where there is no war…no more killing and senseless diseases are conquered.

Hey, I can dream. Why don’t you join me!

I have this theory which is not my own but based on scientific data.

The one hundredth monkey syndrome.

On an island, far, far away there were ninety-nine monkeys.  They were quite hungry and yet playful.  They began to play with the stones on a beach.  Tossing them back and forth and up into the air.  Quite by accident, one monkey took a bite out of the stone, only to discover that it was a potato. True, monkeys would probably prefer bananas, but there were no bananas, just potatoes and once the word got around all of the ninety-nine monkey began to eat potatoes.

Now here’s the good part. Right about that time, on a nearby island, for no apparent reason, a monkey who knew nothing of the potato revelation on the first island, picked up a potato and began to eat it!

I’m not implying that we are monkeys, but really if we all dream the same dream, you never know what might happen.
Let us keep our hope, compassion and love foremost in our hearts and minds as we move through each moment of our day! Peace is possible!

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