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Loyal Hearts Wall Decor Released

August 12th, 2016

Loyal Hearts Wall Decor Released

Announcing the release of 'Loyal Hearts' Wall Decor, featuring the art of Carol Cavalaris.
A collectible from The Hamilton Collection, offered by The Bradford Exchange.

Spirits Of Freedom Dream Catcher Release

August 12th, 2016

Spirits Of Freedom Dream Catcher Release

Announcing the release of 'Spirits Of Freedom Dream Catcher, featuring the eagle art of Carol Cavalaris.
Offered as a limited-edition collectible wall decor from The Bradford Exchange.

VIDEO - Fantasy Goddess Art by Carol Cavalaris

August 11th, 2016

VIDEO - Fantasy Goddess Art by Carol Cavalaris

Sharing my latest video featuring my Fantasy Goddess Art.
A collection of mixed medium paintings paying tribute to the
beauty and power of the goddess.
Collection features Flower, Healing, Nature, and Animal Goddesses.

The Eden Magazine feature on Carol Cavalaris

August 1st, 2016

The Eden Magazine feature on Carol Cavalaris

Very pleased to announce my art is featured in the August 2016 issue of The Eden Magazine.

*To read the entire magazine online please visit
https://issuu.com/maryammorrison/docs/august_issue_2016

*To purchase a copy please visit
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1144503

VIDEO - Iris Goddess Art by Carol Cavalaris

July 16th, 2016

Iris Goddess Art by Carol Cavalaris, with music by Cavaiars & Heart.
Collection pays tribute to the inspiring beauty of the iris, and includes bearded iris, as well as fantasy and healing iris paintings.

VIDEO - White Spirit Animal Art by Carol Cavalaris

June 20th, 2016

A collection of white spirit animal art featuring the art of Carol Cavalaris
and music by Cavalaris & Heart. Collection includes white lions, wolves,
tigers, birds, bears, dolphins, deer, fox, and many other animals.

VIDEO - Alcohol Ink Trees Seas and Fantasies

May 27th, 2016

Alcohol Ink Trees Seas Fantasies art by Carol Cavalaris

A collection of tree, sea and fantasy art created with alcohol ink and digital painting.

VIDEO - Alcohol Ink Floral Art

May 14th, 2016

Alcohol Ink Floral Art by Carol Cavalaris.

A collection of flower art created with alcohol inks and digital painting.

VIDEO - Wild Eyes Art by Carol Cavalaris

March 25th, 2016

Wild Eyes Art video by Carol Cavalaris.
A collection of wildlife art with emphasis on
the wild beauty and wisdom in animal eyes.

VIDEO - Unicorn Art by Carol Cavalaris

March 9th, 2016

A collection of Unicorn Art and Prose by Carol Cavalaris, featuring music, 'Dreamers In The Storm', composed and produced by Cavalaris & Heart.
All unicorn art in this series is available as a fine art print, as well as on other products and licensing.

VIDEO - Cats In Fancy Hats

January 28th, 2016

VIDEO - Cats In Fancy Hats

A collection of whimsical cats in fantastical hats, featuring the art and prose of Carol Cavalaris,
and the music of Cavalaris & Heart.
Collection includes bridal, tropical, beach, red hat, safari, as well as many other hats, including Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Easter, Forth of July, Halloween, and Christmas.


VIDEO - Dream Catcher Art by Carol Cavalaris

January 28th, 2016

VIDEO - Dream Catcher Art by Carol Cavalaris

A collection of Dream Catcher artwork,
paying tribute to the spirit and power animals
that guide and enrich our lives with their beauty and message.
Collection includes wolves, birds, dragonflies, butterflies, and other spirit animals,
featuring the art of Carol Cavalaris. Music by Carol Cavalaris and L.J. Heart.

Awakening Dreams Illuminated Canvas Print

January 20th, 2016

Awakening Dreams Illuminated Canvas Print

Announcing the release of 'Awakening Dreams' Illuminated Canvas Print, featuring the wolf art of Carol Cavalaris. Offered as a limited-edition collectible print wall decor, the artwork is beautifully framed and comes with pinpoints of shimmering fiber optic lights.

Ancient traditions tell us that the majestic spirit of the wolf roams wild and free among the starry forest of the "Dream Road," the Milky Way, and if those whose hearts are weary look to the Wolf for peace, they will find it in their dreams. Now, the mystic power of the wolf portrayed in this glowing canvas print wall decor, an exclusive first-ever art masterpiece from The Bradford Exchange. Introducing the Awakening Dreams Wall Decor, showcasing the breathtaking wolf and dreamcatcher imagery of artist Carol Cavalaris.

Illuminate your home with the wolf's spirit. This limited-edition masterwork is grandly sized at nearly two feet high and expertly handcrafted by skilled artisans. Ms. Cavalaris's artwork is faithfully reproduced on premiere, artist-grade canvas for lifelong enjoyment. Best of all, just flip a switch and this fiber optic and LED lighted wall decor art shimmers with pinpoints of glowing light (and it even comes with a 4-hour timer!). For the perfect finishing touch, the elegant mahogany-toned frame features a classic beveled edge with a silvery title plate and matching inner border.

For lovers of wolf art and Native American inspired home decor, the illuminated print comes with a certificate of authenticity.

True Hearts Collectible Wall Decor Released

January 20th, 2016

True Hearts Collectible Wall Decor Released

The Bradford Exchange has just released the first in a limited-edition series of True Heart Collectible Wall Decor, featuring the wolf art of Carol Cavalaris.

Wolves are among nature's most loyal and devoted creatures, and the bonds they form are lasting and protective. Now, a first-ever Native American-style dreamcatcher collection celebrates wolves and their close-knit bonds. Showcasing the endearing wolf artistry of acclaimed artist Carol Cavalaris, the True Hearts Wall Decor Collection begins with Issue One, Kindred Spirits.

Available only from The Bradford Exchange, each Native American-style dreamcatcher in this collection features a tender portrait of two wolves by Carol Cavalaris. The artwork is vividly recreated on genuine leather and hand-tied with leather lacing to a sculptural heart-shaped frame that resembles white birch. In homage to traditional dreamcatcher adornments, each frame is embellished with accents like real feathers, hand-strung beads and turquoise-colored medallions.

In addition to this new series, Carol also has her art on other limited-edition Dream Catcher Collectibles available from The Bradford Exchange. The Art Of Carol Cavalaris can be viewed at: carol-cavalaris.artistwebsites.com

Story Art - Moon Goddess

January 14th, 2016

Story Art - Moon Goddess

This fantasy artwork of a goddess in the glow of a big full moon, inspired the prose.

Moon Goddess art and prose by Carol Cavalaris.

Moon Goddess
Symbol of illumination
And rebirth
You reflect the mystery
And magic within ourselves
At night
You show us our shadow selves
In daylight
We see our conscious selves

With you
We go through the cycles of life
Experiencing our lunar phases
From the full bloom of youth
To the fading glow of old age
Through calmness and storms
And with each new moon rising
We are reborn.

Story Art - Wolf Moon Goddess

January 14th, 2016

Story Art - Wolf Moon Goddess

This artwork of a goddess in the glow of a big full wolf moon, inspired the prose.

Wolf Moon Goddess art and prose by Carol Cavalaris.

On a dark night of the soul
In the echo of a lonely howl
A full wolf moon rises
And glows with the
Spirit of the wolf.

This wolf moon
Shines on those creatures
Who have lost their way
Guiding them with healing light
Helping them through
The journey of life

And for those who feel
They cannot walk
past their fears
A wolf moon goddess appears
In the mist of moonlight
She listens
And whispers
You are not alone
Walk through one more day
And one more night

For within you
Glows the spirit of the wolf
Filling you with courage and love
And like the wolf moon above
You are beauty and light
And your spirit will always rise
And shine on the darkest night.

Story Art - Wild Flower Goddess

January 9th, 2016

Story Art - Wild Flower Goddess

This artwork of a wild flower goddess growing in an exotic garden inspired this story.

Wild Flower Goddess art and prose by Carol Cavalaris

Wild Flower Goddess
such a rare sight
she blooms day and night
with petals that swirl and curl
and change colors
in sunlight
and mysteries unfurl
in shadows
and moonlight.

Oh yes
she is an exotic breed

Of course
some don't believe
such a wild flower exists
and say she is nothing more
than a fantasy.

Sadly they will never see
or feel her beauty
but for those
who can see
this flower will bloom
for eternity
and their spirits will forever be
as wild and free.

Floral Pillow Of The Year Winner

January 4th, 2016

Floral Pillow Of The Year Winner

Very pleased to announce the artwork - Goddess Of Serenity, won Floral Pillow Of The Year.

A bearded iris painting in pastel shades of rose quartz and serenity blue, with matching butterflies made of iris petals. These colors are Pantone colors of the year for 2016. The two gentle shades were selected because of the modern stress in people's lives, with the rose quartz a warmer tone contrasted with the cool tranquil blue, reflecting wellness, with a calming connection of balance and peace.

My Story - How Art Is Healing Me

December 8th, 2015

My Story - How Art Is Healing Me

I had the pleasure and honor of writing an article for 1st Angel Magazine, about how doing art is healing me, as well as supporting me as an artist.

Special thanks to Isabella Abbie Shores for publishing this wonderful on-line magazine.
And another big thank you to editor-in-chief, Dorothy Berry-Lound for all her expertise and help.

My Story can be read here.
http://1stangel.co.uk/artforhealth/2015/12/06/how-art-is-healing-me/

Limited Time Promotion - Goddess Of Mystery

December 4th, 2015

Limited Time Promotion - Goddess Of Mystery

LIMITED TIME PROMOTION
Goddess Of Mystery Canvas Print

by Carol Cavalaris

Purchase a 20.00" x 16.00" stretched canvas print of Carol Cavalaris'
Goddess Of Mystery for the promotional price of
only $85.00.

Sale ends December 9, 2015
:
http://fineartamerica.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=183172

Limited Time Promotion - Dream Catcher - Wolfland

December 4th, 2015

Limited Time Promotion - Dream Catcher - Wolfland

Dream Catcher - Wolfland Canvas Print
16" x 20" stretched canvas print for only $85.00

Limited number available.
Promotion ends Dec 9, 2015

http://fineartamerica.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=183173

Limited Time Promotion - Unicorn Of The Butterflies

December 4th, 2015

Limited Time Promotion - Unicorn Of The Butterflies

LIMITED TIME PROMOTION

Unicorn Of The Butterflies Canvas Print
16" x 20" stretched canvas print for only $85.00

Limited number available.
Promotion ends Dec 9, 2015

http://fineartamerica.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=183174

Story Art - Beyond Fantasy

December 3rd, 2015

Story Art - Beyond Fantasy

This story and art was inspired by the shooting in San Bernadino, California, and to those who lost their lives and loved ones. Somewhere in this world of madness and innocence destroyed, there is a place of beauty, peace, and healing, if only in our dreams.

Beyond Fantasy art and prose by Carol Cavalaris.

Legend tells of a secret place
that can only be found
by those who follow rainbows
just beyond a fantasy
where great winged white lions
and gentle unicorns
live in peace
and harmony
So far above it all
a pastel waterfall flows
bathing every living thing
in a healing chakra glow
and no matter how broken
a spirit may be
within this beauty
a heart will heal
and deep inside
love
like a forever
rainbow rose
will grow.

Story Art - Snow Rose Ballet

November 30th, 2015

Story Art - Snow Rose Ballet

Story and art inspired by Brigitte's rose garden in France, and Brigitte's beautiful Snow Ballet rose, and her love for ballet.


Snow Rose Ballet story and art by Carol Cavalaris

One stormy day
two lovers quarreled
arguing their love away
but their dream was to
dance across a
gentle sky filled with roses
to feel the soft petals caress them
to inhale the intoxicating scent
to remember the joy they once felt
to know where love went.

Because dreams often come true
for those who believe
true love never really goes away
one day when the lovers cried
the storm clouds and sky turned
the softest hue
of pastel peach and pink
creamy white, and yellow, too
and then a very magical sight
the sky filled with roses
bathing the lovers in healing light.

And when the lovers
looked above
these special roses
shed tears
when love died
tears that turned into snowflakes
gently caressing their face
with soft delicate flakes
that melted the coldness
in the lovers hearts
so much so
they embraced
remembering how much
they truly cared
and together they began
a snow rose ballet
dancing their way
to love.

Limited Time Promotion - Wolf Dreams Of Peace

November 21st, 2015

Limited Time Promotion - Wolf Dreams Of Peace

LIMITED TIME PROMOTION

Wolf - Dreams Of Peace Canvas Print
16" x 20" stretched canvas print for only $85.00

Limited number available.
Promotion ends November 26, 2015

http://fineartamerica.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=181288

Limited Time Promotion - Healing Rose

November 21st, 2015

Limited Time Promotion - Healing Rose

LIMITED TIME PROMOTION

Healing Rose Canvas Print by Carol Cavalaris
16" x 20" stretched canvas print for only $85.00

Limited Number Available
Promotion ends November 26, 2015

http://fineartamerica.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=181303

Limited Time Promotion - Dream Catcher - Spirit Of The Butterfly

November 21st, 2015

Limited Time Promotion - Dream Catcher - Spirit Of The Butterfly

LIMITED TIME PROMOTION

Dream Catcher - Spirit Of The Butterfly Canvas Print
16" x 20" stretched canvas for only $85.00

Limited number available.
Promotion ends November 26, 2015

http://fineartamerica.com/weeklypromotion.html?promotionid=181293

Brigittes Rose Collection 2 Video

November 19th, 2015

Brigittes Rose Collection 2 Video

A collection of rose art and prose by Carol Cavalaris, inspired by the roses from Brigitte's rose garden in France. Featuring the music of Cavalaris & Heart.

Brigittes Rose Collection 1 Video

November 19th, 2015

Brigittes Rose Collection 1 Video

A collection of rose art and prose by Carol Cavalaris, inspired by the roses from Brigitte's rose garden in France. Featuring the music of Cavalaris & Heart.

Story Art - Unicorn Rose Tree

October 31st, 2015

Story Art - Unicorn Rose Tree

A beautiful rose called 'Snow Ballet' inspired this fantasy artwork that inspired the story.

Unicorn Rose Tree, art and story by Carol Cavalaris

Once upon a time
in a land of castles and unicorns
where all who lived there
believed in romance
and magic, too
a giant rose tree grew

Unlike any other
the rose tree was
bigger and more beautiful
than any rose tree ever
the trunk so sturdy and gnarled
it looked like it had been
growing forever.

Each rose bloomed so full
as if bursting with sunshine and bliss
so perfect in every way
scented with the sweet perfume
of a smile and a kiss.

And everywhere the petals fell
another blossom grew
and not a single thorn
no wonder
gentle creatures gathered
beneath this enchanted tree
for every rose
seemed to be
the colors of a unicorn.

The whites so innocent and free
the pinks so tender and happy
year after year
beauty and hope reborn
with a healing light
growing from within
just like the heart
glowing within a unicorn.

Some people questioned
how could this be
where did this rose tree come from
what kept the rose tree going
must be a mystery from above
but, of course,
the unicorn knew
what made the rose tree bloom
and grow so strong
and live so long
no mystery from below or above
it was the magic of love.

Rainbow Dolphins - A Colorful Tale

October 19th, 2015

Rainbow Dolphins - A Colorful Tale

Rainbow Dolphins swimming in rainbow-colored waves, pays tribute to the playful and joyful spirit of the dolphin, and inspired this artwork and story.


Rainbow Dolphins - A Colorful Tale


Once upon a curious
and most unusual day
in an ocean not so very far away
five dolphins
in their usual and contented way
jumped over waves
so happy in their play.

Quite suddenly a rainbow
arched across the sky
it must have been from the dolphins joy
reaching so very high.

The dolphins swam and laughed and
asked the rainbow to stay a while
as rainbows always made them smile
which made the rainbow smile, too
and glow with an even brighter hue.

Then the rainbow did something so enchanted
it simply had to be true
it plunged into the water
turning the waves
and dolphins into rainbows, too.

So remember
when joy reaches so high
into the sky
it turns into a rainbow
smile and ask it to stay
and let the magic flow through you
in happy healing waves of
red, orange, yellow, green, violet and
blue.

Story Art - Grapes Of Many Colors

October 10th, 2015

Story Art - Grapes Of Many Colors

This artwork of colorful grapes and leaves, in shades of green, mauve, pink, peach, lavender and purple, growing abundantly on vines, pays tribute to the amazing beauty and abundance of nature. And the artwork inspired the prose.

Grapes Of Many Colors art and prose by Carol Cavalaris

Sometimes I wonder
what the world would be like
if people lived and grew
with all the glory
and gusto
of grapes on a vine
each one unique
like a glowing orb
in its own universe
imperfectly perfect
never asking
am I the best one in the bunch
just growing
giving everything they've got
their beauty
their abundance
showing all their many colors
with wild abandon.

Romantic Story Art - Through My Door

October 7th, 2015

Romantic Story Art - Through My Door

This romantic painting of a man and woman kissing was inspired by the romance novel, 'Feel My Need', written by Carol Cavalaris, and is from the Passion Collection of art by Carol Cavalaris. The lyrics, which were inspired by the novel, were written by Carol Cavalaris and her singer/songwriter husband, L.J. Heart.


Through My Door Art by Carol Cavalaris. Lyrics by Carol Cavalaris and L.J. Heart.

She fell asleep within my arms last night
She fell in love some time before
But all her falling never brought her down
It only brought her through my door.

She spoke to me of things that few dare dream
Her words derived with care and choice
And as her loving sounds, took to the air
Warmth and beauty filled the void

And I love to have her near me
And I long to give her more
And as she pressed her breasts against me
I brought her through my door.

She felt weak and frightened when I held her near
She felt strong and also quite secure
But all her feeling only touched my heart
And brought her through my door.

And I love to have her near me
And I long to give her more
And as she pressed her breasts against me
I brought her through my door.



Romantic Fantasy Story Art - Sea Of Sorrows

October 4th, 2015

Romantic Fantasy Story Art - Sea Of Sorrows

A romantic fantasy artwork of two lovers turned into swans inspired the story.


Sea Of Sorrows art and prose by Carol Cavalaris

An evil witch,
who didn't believe in love,
cast a spell over two young lovers,
turning them into black swans,
condemning them to
forever drift apart
on the sea of sorrows.

Through the darkest, coldest nights
season after season
storm after storm
only their song of longing
as faint as a whisper on the wind
carried their feelings to one another like a caress.

What the witch didn't know
Is that the power of love
can overcome even the strongest curse,
for the lovers never stopped caring and singing
and when they finally found one another
they rose above the dark green waters
ln an embrace that could never be broken again.

Romantic Fantasy Story Art - Captured

October 4th, 2015

Romantic Fantasy Story Art - Captured

A romantic fantasy artwork of an eagle man embracing a swan woman, inspired this story.

Captured art and prose by Carol Cavalaris


She fell from the sky
a wounded bird
his helpless prey
a breath away
from eternity.

But deep within
his beastly heart
he felt the beating
of life
of love
of rapture
and knew it was he
who had been captured.

Story Art - Woman In The Poppy Hat

October 1st, 2015

Story Art - Woman In The Poppy Hat

A young woman wearing a hat decorated with big red poppies, inspired this story.

Woman In The Poppy Hat art and prose by Carol Cavalaris

She remembers a field of red poppies
on that hot summer day
where she and her beloved lay.

Oh how they laughed and played.
She remembers how he picked the blossoms
gathering a love bouquet
placing them in her hat
in such a gentle way.

She remembers how he crossed his heart
and promised he would never go away.
And every summer when the poppies come
she remembers yesterday.


Life Of An Artwork - Eagle Red White Blue

September 30th, 2015

Life Of An Artwork - Eagle Red White Blue

I've always found it interesting that the art I create has a life of its own. Like a child, I conceive it, nurture it, fret over it, love it with all my heart, and then at some point must release it into the world. And let the world have its way with it. Some art is adored, other art is ignored. And everything in-between. The Universe decides and I can only watch and hope for the best.

Eagle Red White Blue has had several exciting adventures so far. The art first became a print, and now resides in many homes around the world. It also resides on duvet covers, and pillows, shower curtains, tote bags and cell phones, going places and doing things I can't even imagine.

The art has been Blogged, Tweeted, Pinned, Facebooked, Instagramed, YouTubed, Linked, and yes, even used and abused in ways I don't want to know about. :o)

The Mountain put the art on a T-shirt, and it has traveled who knows where on people's bodies. The traveling didn't stop there, for a very patriotic veteran who loves eagles put the image on her vehicle as a car wrap. So it is now traveling faster than an eagle can fly. Then it landed on the ground, when a chalk artist was inspired to duplicate the image. He created a giant sidewalk drawing for a festival, to be enjoyed for only a moment in time before rain washed the eagle away forever.

Yes, Eagle Red White Blue has had a very exciting life so far, and we are both looking forward to the next adventure.

Story Art - Spirit Birds On Dream Catcher

September 30th, 2015

Story Art - Spirit Birds On Dream Catcher

This dream catcher within a gnarled piece of wood, surrounded by spirit birds, is artwork and prose I created in June of 2012, to honor the passing of my husband and soul mate, LJ. I have been traveling my path of grief and healing for several years now, flying low and high along the way.

Over the years, each of these spirit birds has appeared to me in some way, physically coming into my world, invading my dreams, making themselves visible in symbols, all undeniable. And when my heart is open to their message, they bring courage, strength, hope, awareness, and even joy.

Dream Catcher - Spirit Birds, art and prose by Carol Cavalaris.

Spirit Birds
You come to me
From places unknown
Showing me I am not alone
Carrying your message
From somewhere high above
On magnificent wings of healing, hope, and love.

Eagle Spirit - symbol of power, courage and rebirth. You are the divine connection between creation and earth, carrying me to new heights of renewal and self-worth.

Hawk Spirit - symbol of intuition and insight, teaching me to trust my instinct, to know what is right, to be grateful for my talents and gifts and grow in the light

Falcon Spirit - symbol of possibilities and vision, you are my light that shines in the darkness, helping me see and realize my own dreams.

Osprey Spirit - symbol of healing energies and harmony, teaching me how to take care of and nurture myself, to embrace new opportunities and others with an open heart.

Raven Spirit - symbol of protection and renewal, warning me when danger is near and soothing my fear, teaching me that death, destruction, and darkness are not the end, but the beginning of rebirth, re-building, and new life

Owl Spirit - symbol of prophecy and wisdom, teaching me to see and understand what may be hidden, showing me how to embrace the changes that are to come.


Rainbow Rose for my beloved, LJ.

September 26th, 2015

Rainbow Rose for my beloved, LJ.

The rose is a symbol of love, and so I have done this Rose series in some of the shades of love we experience in a lifetime. I added the butterflies because love is shared by two.

Colors include: Antique Rose, celebrating love remembered forever, Pastel Rose, celebrating first love, Purple Rose, celebrating the passion of love, and Rainbow Rose, celebrating the many colors of love, that can be as vibrant as a rainbow, and as momentary.

Rainbow Rose and Butterflies is also a tribute to the love of my life, LJ, who passed 9 years ago. Today would have been our 37th wedding anniversary. We were married on a big brass bed, literally. With the minister standing at the foot and LJ and I kneeling on the bed, saying our vows. And that was the beginning of a very colorful relationship.




Rainbow Rose and Butterflies art and prose by Carol Cavalaris

Rainbow Rose
your colorful petals
radiating a vibrant glow
how magnificently you grow
as if you have
captured a
momentary rainbow.

For LJ
Forever
In my heart.

Story Art - Beneath The Acacia Tree

September 24th, 2015

Story Art - Beneath The Acacia Tree

This artwork and story is a tribute to two beautiful white lions, Kato, and lioness, Kenia. Brother and sister, these magnificent white lions grew up happily together until a sudden illness took them both. They were only 6, and Kato went first, and Kenia followed him a week later. I created this artwork to honor their beauty and spirits, and because I like to think of them, together forever, beneath the acacia tree.

Beneath The Acacia Tree, art and prose by Carol Cavalaris

Two white lions
Sleep peacefully
My precious ones
And dream of
Your glory days
Of growing together
In the summer sun
So young and free
Like wild flowers
Beneath the acacia tree.

Your spirit so grand
Fills the clouds and sky
You will always be
A part of the river
And the land.
Growing together
So young and free
Like wild flowers
Beneath the acacia tree


Story Art - Legend Of Wolf Mountain

September 24th, 2015

Story Art - Legend Of Wolf Mountain

A very short story about a mysterious motorcycle on Wolf Mountain.

Legend Of Wolf Mountain, art and prose by Carol Cavalaris

Legend tells
of a bike that carries
the wild spirit of the wolf
and the souls of those who
dared to ride her
on Wolf Mountain.

Cover Art for Rez Dog Novel

September 19th, 2015

Cover Art for Rez Dog Novel

I recently finished this custom cover art for 'Rez Dog',the latest novel written by Tom Frye. Rocket, and pup, Ghost, are pit bull characters in a story with a great theme about not raising this breed to be fighting dogs.

Tom had seen some of my art on t-shirts, and he contacted me to create the cover art. I agreed to do the project, and he was writing an email to explain what he wanted, and to enclose an image he got off the web, of what his vision was for the cover. As he was looking at the image, which was wolves within a dreamcatcher, he suddenly realized the art that had inspired him was mine. This blew him away because he had contacted me without knowing I was the artist. What a wonderful moment we had enjoying the serendipity of our coming together.

Here is a blurb from Tom's book, 'Rez Dog'.

The thunder beings were active the night he was born on Pine Ridge. The Pit bull pup was named Wakinyan tonwapi, meaning the source of thunder and lighting in Lakota. But his DEA handler simply called him Rocket. In his ten year service as a DEA sniffer dog, Rocket alerted to millions of dollars worth of drugs belonging to Mexican cartels. Upon his retirement, Rocket is placed at a dog sanctuary run by dog trainer, Chade Long Soldier, located in Seward, Nebraska. When the dog is stolen by a cartel leader, the race is on to save him.

To view 'Rez Dog', as well as other novels written by Tom Frye, please visit: www.tomfrye.org.

Story Art - Raven Dreams

September 17th, 2015

Story Art - Raven Dreams

Seven ravens, on and around a dream catcher, pays tribute to the mysterious beauty, magic, and wisdom of the raven, in story and art.

Raven Dreams art and prose by Carol Cavalaris

In a dream
where the starlit sky is
violet and blue
and the moon is full
seven midnight ravens
came to visit
each with a message
so strong and so true

Raven One
with wings the colors of the sky
telling me to embrace
my surroundings
to stop asking why
to believe I am where I belong
in the right moment and time
to become all that I dream
and know I can fly.

Raven Two
reflecting the colors
of the moon
Illuminating the night
telling me there is
a divine balance
between darkness and light
that I need both to guide me
through the transitions of life

Raven Three
calling out
with words spoken
loud and clear
by myself and others
telling me to listen and
take heed
that it is important
to hear what I need.

Raven Four
silent and introspective
telling me to find comfort
in the quiet
for within the solitude
of my own thoughts
is the healing wisdom
and peace
that I seek.

Ravens Five and Six
standing strong together
two lovers united
against all fates
telling me no matter
what comes
they will travel through
time and space
forever mates.

Raven Seven
standing alone
learning to survive
even to thrive
sometimes with laughter
sometimes with cries
telling me to accept
what has been
that love never dies
to embrace what is now
and what is to be
and know love
is always within me.

Video - The Healing Art Of Carol Cavalaris

September 16th, 2015

A collection of my healing art for the body, mind, and spirit. Includes chakras, healing flowers, goddesses, dream catchers, and healing places and moods. Featuring the art of Carol Cavalaris, and the music of Carol Cavalaris & L.J. Heart.

Unicorn Soulmates - Universe Of Lavender Blue

September 16th, 2015

Unicorn Soulmates - Universe Of Lavender Blue

My husband, LJ, and I were soulmates. When we met he was a singer/songwriter and I was an artist and writer. We shared an amazing creative and passionate relationship for 30 years. Sadly, LJ died of a sudden heart attack. Every year, for the past nine years, on the anniversary of his passing, I pay tribute to him and our relationship with some new art. This is the most recent art and prose created in June of this year.

Unicorn Soulmates - Universe Of Lavender Blue, art and prose by Carol Cavalaris

There is a legend of
two lost lovers
who find each other on
one summer night
In June
when the iridescent moon
is so radiant and full
it turns into a precious pearl
illuminating their universe in lavender blue

Some say it is only a fantasy
the romantic dream of a fool
but only those who understand
the love of a soulmate
know the legend is true

And on this one magic night
the lovers turn into unicorns
becoming one
their hearts so radiant and full
as they run
across their universe of lavender blue

And then
when the luster of the moon
begins to fade
they must part
one going
the other staying
another year apart
but in their heart
their love beats
strong and true
in their universe of
lavender blue.

Story Art -In Your World

September 16th, 2015

Story Art -In Your World

When my husband passed I lost my soulmate. We now live in different worlds and my desire to be with him once again inspired this artwork and prose.

In Your World art and prose by Carol Cavalaris

I will wear a wild disguise
a mask to hide my eyes
to be like you
to be with you
to fantasize
for one moment
one precious escape
traveling through time and space
in your arms
in your loving embrace
Let me feel mysteries unfold
in your world.

Story Art - Legend Of The Blue Wolf

September 16th, 2015

Story Art - Legend Of The Blue Wolf

This artwork of blue wolves in the moonlight inspired this story.

Legend Of The Blue Wolf art and prose by Carol Cavalaris

There is a legend told among those
who have gazed into the eyes
of the Blue Wolf.

Of how this creature of mystery walks silently
through the shimmering mist of moonlight
among the ancient spirits of the forest.
Gathering wisdom forged from the fires of experience
so that she can return again and teach us
all she has come to know.

She tells those who are wise enough to listen
that within each of us lives the spirit of the wolf.
A flame that burns for knowledge, for freedom.

A soul that leaves the comfort of the pack
to travel the world of the unknown.
Singing the haunting song of life's refrain.
Crying to be heard in the darkness.

Stumbling, walking, running through obstacles and fears.
Learning to trust our instincts.
And ultimately, to embrace the journey.

Story Art - Seasons Of The Lion

September 16th, 2015

Story Art - Seasons Of The Lion

I've always found it fascinating how many different people we are in a lifetime and that thought inspired this artwork of a lion from birth to old age. And the artwork inspired the prose.

Seasons Of The Lion art and prose by Carol Cavalaris.

I am old now
Tired and scarred
From many battles
Lost and won
I am wise now
As I gaze upon
The tiny cub so curious in Spring
The young lion so proud in Summer
The mighty king so strong in Autumn
The old one so weary in Winter
And I sigh in wonder
As I reflect upon
The seasons of my life
And I smile
At all that I have been.

Story Art - Wild Red Wind

September 15th, 2015

Story Art - Wild Red Wind

Painting of a beautiful woman with wild long red hair blowing in the wind inspired this prose.

Wild Red Wind, art and prose by Carol Cavalaris.

She blew into his cold dark world
Like a wild red wind
A fire on the wind
An unstoppable storm headed straight for his heart
Burning him up
Turning him to ash
Sucking away his oxygen
Until all he could do was
Kiss her
Too hard
Too fast
Too everything
And heaven help him
Fall into her firestorm.

Story Art - Legend Of The White Raven

September 14th, 2015

Story Art - Legend Of The White Raven

I am an artist and a fiction writer, so I often create art that inspires a story, or a story that inspires art. This artwork, Legend Of The White Raven, inspired a story.

Legend Of The White Raven art and story by Carol Cavalaris

An ancient legend tells of a miserly Chief who stole the sun, the stars, and the moon for himself, and the world grew cold and darker than a raven's wings. Soon all life began to die. People were so frightened and confused they even blamed this evil on the black raven. The raven did not like that humans thought him responsible for this dark magic and death, for in his heart he was pure with good intentions, and his spirit was innovative, and often playful, and his very being was a creature of creation. His true purpose was to become one with humans and guide them on a spirit path of changes leading to healing the inner self.

Though the raven knew the journey would not be easy, he also knew he could not change circumstances without taking risks and so he set out to find the miserly Chief. He did not eat or sleep for more dark days and nights than he could count. He couldn't see and followed his intuition. Belief in his purpose kept his tired wings moving. And when he didn't think he could take one more breath, he finally came upon the miserly Chief.

The Chief had been drawing energy from the sun, stars, and moon, and was very strong in his body, but weak in his soul. The raven was weak in his body, but strong in his spirit. A great battle ensued, for the Chief did not want to give up his treasures, even though they did not belong to him. Alas, it was a fight to the death.

Broken and bleeding, and barely alive, the raven took back the sun, stars, and moon and with his last breath, returned them to the sky. And then he fell to earth, unable to fly and waiting for the end. But for him it was a new beginning, for the moon beamed down and bathed him in healing light, turning the raven's black feathers pure white, as white as the moon. And from that moment on, the raven would never be feared. Instead he would be a messenger of strength, survival, change, and eternal hope, for he had brought light, peace, and life back to the world.

Story Art - Wild Goddess Tigress

September 14th, 2015

Story Art -  Wild Goddess Tigress

I am an artist and a fiction writer, so I often create art that inspires a story, or a story that inspires art. Here is Wild Goddess - Tigress, art that inspired a story.

Wild Goddess - Tigress, art and story by Carol Cavalaris

There is a strange story
is it true
impossible to know
about an exotic flower
rare and unknown
not another in the universe
like her
she grows alone

Somewhere deep
inside a jungle
beyond the imagination
in the sunlit shadows
this wild iris grows
discovered only
by the bravest souls.

If you gaze upon
her untamed beauty
you will see colors
you have never seen before
but beware
alas, I know you will not
heed this warning
you will want more
so much more.

If you dare
inhale her intoxicating scent
if you stare
into her tigress eyes
as I know you must
you will want to tame her
to keep her for your own
Sadly for you
She will be the last to hear your cries
for this wild iris goddess
only grows alone.