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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:

Quiz by NearingPineForest ATTICBENEATH

Clrd snd Fr Bk'n'Wt Vsnrs by Bibire BIBIRE

Nikolausi by dasTOKDOSTOK

One Way Ticket On A Red Eye Flight by drigulch  DRIGULTCH

Mature Content

Running Nude by DeLumine
 FIGURATO

Mature Content

Welcome to the Game by leothefox
 LEOTHEFOX

The key by MARCO-E MARCO-E

Sermon on the Mount by offermoord OFFERMOORD

Bad Recipe by robwahl X-PYRE12

11. IF YOU COULD MEET ANYONE ON DEVIANTART IN PERSON WHO WOULD IT BE?
--I would like to meet all my buddies.

12. HOW HAS A FELLOW DEVIANT IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?
--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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:iconleothefox:
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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:iconmetamage:
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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:iconmetamage:
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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:iconmetamage:
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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:iconmetamage:
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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:iconmetamage:
metamage Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you my friend.
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AngeInk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wishing you a very happy birthday, Valerie, filled with light and love and joy :heart: :hug:
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:iconmetamage:
metamage Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
. . . And from an angel too!!!!!!!
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Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!:) (Smile) Hug 
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:iconmetamage:
metamage Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Blessings!
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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