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ARTIFACT 1 - The Ephemeric Tales
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Bordertown School of Literary Archeology Post-grads Trist Web and Stasha Fortuna win New Author's Grant for 2042. Dr. Theodore Eft, Chairman of Contemporary Literature for the NAC; announced Doctoral Candidates in Literary Archeology, Trist Web and Stasha Fortuna, received full funding for a year for the research portion of their Doctoral Thesis, "The Ephemeric Tales of Peter Prospero & the Artifacts of Self. (An Illuminated Manuscript Out of Time.)"
Webb and Fortuna will trace the life and work of rising Outsider Artist Peter Prospero, as he 'Manifests art through psychic self-dislocation; a kind of magicking away of the soul.'
The Authors state: “Through examination of the artist's discarded ephemera we will perform excavations of time and persona - revealing the steeled mind of a Visionary at odds with his Universe."
They continued: "We have unearthed certain literary and artistic works of Mr. Prospero's, which had been secreted in geo-caches across the city. These
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IT WAS THERE. ON-LINE IN OUR FIRST CHAT. She responded to my F>B> posting (an adorable snap of “me” with romping kittens,) with a big . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
THUMBS-UP!
Love-smiley-face.
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The text line crawled – FRIEND ME Tell-Me-More-about-Yourself, You’re Cute!
Bubbly girl. Bubbles from here to the moon.
Sure. That’s exactly what she said. Blond hair, pretty-pretty-pretty and a picture pretty potty mouth behind those shining eyes.  ‘Likes to water ski. Taking time off of school to bartend.’ FRIENDS with Mindy and Suz, and Becky and Tom and David and perhaps you know . . . (an endless, looping list.)
I don’t care about them. I sent lovely lovely barbie-doll head a private chat request, filled with flowers and nicey-nice soft, soft kittens. I waited fifteen minutes. I noted she was on lin
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Valerie Vail Saichek
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
V. V. Saichek, or Val, or V. V., has noodled around in the usual, unpaid, artistic way; sustaining herself as a grease-baby in a potato-chip factory, a Tarot card psychic of awesome powers, a Fortune 500 pseudo girl geek computer telemarketer (while barely able to turn on a PC,) and as a struggling artist and sometime illustrator whose edge was always a bit, um, “too edgy” for nice, paying publications. She made her living for the most part as a Jungian Psychotherapist.

So, much later, she segued into “That Writing Thing too, and managed to get a few writerly things published, then, got a drawing accepted in the upcoming 2014 issue of GUD Magazine to boot. Doesn't it just go to show. On the art end of things she's had numerous shows and loves making art mightily.

She hopes one day to be accepted into the sinusoid of several leading multiverses . . . and if possible, paying multiverses . . . what a concept.
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1. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ON DEVIANTART??
-- Over six years.

2. WHAT DOES YOUR USERNAME MEAN?
-- Metaphysical Magician

3. DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS.
--Brainy. Funny. Kind.

4. ARE YOU LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED?
-- Right.

5. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DEVIATION?
Two Jesters by metamage Called TWO JESTERS - pen and ink.

6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ART TO CREATE?
-- Surrealistic.

7. IF YOU COULD INSTANTLY MASTER A DIFFERENT ART STYLE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
-- Contemporary mixed-media sculpture.

8. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST FAVORITE?
<da:thumb id="436661899"/> --I was seeking out figurative work for future drawings and I immediately came upon Hellodearthomas, who remains one of my favorite artists here on Devart.

9. WHAT TYPE OF ART DO YOU TEND TO FAVORITE THE MOST?
--Really excellent surrealism in any medium and secondly, figurative work of high technical skill and conceptual quality.

10. WHO IS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE DEVIANT ARTIST?
--Oh, gosh, that's an impossible question. I have many, but here is a handful of likely candidates:

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--I would like to meet all my buddies.

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--I must say that it is the whole of the community of DeviantArt that has impacted me the most. I found that although I lived in a town destitute of art galleries, I could find work of exceptional quality and vision on DeviantArt--and better than that -- I found generous, courageous people attached to each piece.  

13. WHAT ARE YOUR PREFERRED TOOLS TO CREATE ART WITH?
--For the first fifty years of my life, my go-to tools were pen and ink or Caran d-Ache Watercolor Pastels. And then I found I could draw on the computer and creative freedom beckoned. I loved the endless challenge of this new medium (and it was much easier on my arthritic hands.) It allowed me to perform mystical acts of great whimsy.

14. WHAT IS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PLACE FOR YOU TO CREATE ART?
--The place doesn't much matter unless it is the place of the mind.

15. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DEVIANTART MEMORY?
--Receiving a real-live awesome drawing in the mail from Offermoord, who lives across the world from me.
  • Listening to: My cat sleeping
  • Reading: TRIBES by Alexander Stuart
  • Watching: THE WHISPERERS
  • Playing: at Art
  • Eating: AKMAK
  • Drinking: AQUA

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JMPorter Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, Meta! ^_^ 
           Have your cake and eat it too  
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StilleSkygger Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!Hug
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Happy birthday!birthday cake 
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Wetterlage Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2017
Let me send you all my best wishes to your birthday :shamrock:, my dear Valerie! :hug:  :iconflowersplz:
I hope that you're fine and that you spend a wonderful time! :pray:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, Valerie :iconcakeplz:
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Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!!Hug 
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leothefox Featured By Owner May 27, 2016   General Artist
Happy Happy..Onion Thank you, dear Meta! Another Onion Icon 
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metamage Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWWWW. Thank you, honey! I'm sorry I haven't been around. I'm dedicating my time to writing my novel PSYCHOPOMP. Yeesh! But I love you still ;)
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday, dear Valerie! :hug:

Be-happy-and-healthy by vafiehya  
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metamage Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you lovely one!!!!
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ansdesign Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome, my friend. :rose:
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metamage Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Request - Aurasans and Nightsans icons (part 2) Here! Take That! GHOST HEART 
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Phototubby Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
MenInASuitcase ....Cheers  Cheers 
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metamage Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
YEAAAAAA!  Have a piece!!!!!
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Phototubby Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Good luck with PSYCHOPOMP!
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metamage Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you . . . it's quite a strange trip, pursuing something this involved. 
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
Happy Birthday!birthday cake 
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metamage Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Most appreciated!
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, Valerie :iconcakeplz:
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