Author Archives: Natalie Roberts

Egyptian Goddess Photo Shoot

Calling all models for an Egyptian Goddess photo shoot this upcoming Saturday, May 14th, to be used as reference for my Goddess painting series. The event will be held by the Florida Modeling Network and will have a significant amount of props from the original Cleopatra movie staring Elizabeth Taylor in 1963. Please feel free [...]

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Customized Planner 2.0

About a year ago, I published an article about my first customized planner.  With the new year, I designed an updated version with a few improvements to the layout of the pages.  Originally I kept my monthly calendar and monthly goal sheets in the front of the planner, followed by a series of different logs [...]

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MAGNUM OPUS featuring selections from my Goddess series

MAGNUM OPUS, a Square One Creative Event, will take place between 7pm and midnight on Saturday, November 14th, 2009 at The RITZ Ybor in Tampa, Florida. MAGNUM OPUS will revolve around the ecological themes of creation and self-preservation.  It will feature selections from my Goddess series and new themed artwork by Christopher Michael Zenger, Gary [...]

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Amaterasu

My current series of works are inspired by various goddesses.  With each goddess, I’m researching their mythology and symbolism.  Then I’m devising a list of photo shoot ideas to explore with local models and a talented team that includes my husband, Brian, who photographs the shoot. For this most recent Asian Goddess shoot, we had [...]

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The Goddess Freya

Freya is a Norse maiden goddess of love, beauty, fertility, war, wealth, divination and magic.   Traditionally, she is captured in warrior poses with a Viking helmet  and her sword.  Other folklore imagery illustrates Freya in her cloak of bird wings. For this soft pastel painting, I’ve captured her transformational fairy powers with dragonfly wings that create [...]

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Nyx, Goddess of the Night

Nyx, Goddess of Night, is a soft pastel painting that I created today in my studio and submitted for Illustration Friday’s theme, Hollow: “If night leaves anything undone in the working of destruction, day follows to accomplish it.” (Sophocles, Oedipus the King 196) Night can leaving you feeling hollow in your soul, but you can transform it. [...]

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XZanthia’s Naked Foam Party [Part Deux]

A couple weeks ago, we went to go check out XZanthia’s Naked Foam Party at the Riverboat Resort.  It was my first time to check out a nudist resort, and I felt very comfortable.  The resort has a great energy to it, very warm and inviting.  We had such a great time that we decided [...]

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Traveling Art bag

I started this pastel sketch last Friday at Nola Cafe while listening to all the entertainment for the night, and just had a few finishing touches that I did on Sunday at home with my pastel pencil.  So next time, I’m taking my traveling pastel bag so I have all the essential supplies to finish [...]

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Wine Tasting Party

One of our common rituals is to enjoy a nice glass of wine with friends.  Brian doesn’t actually take part, but his culinary background allows him to educate us in the fine art of wine tasting.  Recently, we decided to kick it up a notch and start recording our thoughts on these wine tastings so [...]

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Creative Everyday

[1680x1050]             [1600x1200]             [1024x768] Creative Every Day’s February challenge is to incorporate words into your creative endeavors.  This pastel sketch is actually my third attempt tonight to capture something that called out to me.  While I’ve definitely been creative these past couple of months doing activities that range from making jewelry to designing my [...]

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