Saturday, May 23, 2020

Wild Flowers On Manhattan Street / Original Acrylic On Canvas















  • Title: Wild Flowers on Manhattan Street
  • Date: December 2018
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Style: Abstract
  • Medium: Acrylic & Molding Paste on Canvas
  • Dimensions: 16 in x 20 in
  • Colors: Dark Gray, Light Blue, Yellow, Red, Pink, White & Black
  • Artist: Victry
  • VictoriaLeeJones.Com

Wild Flowers on Manhattan Street by Victry

"As I stroll my way through the streets of Manhattan, I see people coming and going, entering in and exiting out from vendors and places of textiles and gems finding new owners to care for them. There I was a simple girl looking for the meaning of things. Not knowing were my next meal will be. Thinking how I'm going to make ends meet. Then a yellow beautiful canary showed up just in front of me. It was all happy when it found all sorts of edible things to eat: wild flowers, worms, bugs, and bread crumbs from someone's else meal. How small things like these, reminded me, that I'm more worth than a small yellow bird on Manhattan street."


Miss Kelly Green / Original Acrylic On Canvas


  1. Title: Miss Kelly Green
  2. Date: January 2019
  3. Location: Orlando, Fl
  4. Style: Abstract
  5. Medium: Acrylic & Molding Paste on Canvas
  6. Dimensions: 20 in x 16 in
  7. Colors: Green, Brown, Beige, Black, White
  8. Artist: Victry
  9. VictoriaLeeJones.Com

  10. Playtime Anytime Anywhere ~ by Victry

    "How fun our world is when we find friends to meet
    Upside down it may be, but it won't stop me from being me
    Playtime is anytime, playtime is anywhere, playtime anytime anywhere
    Topsy turvy is what they say, I say ten is the top count to hide and play
    1...2...3...ready and hide, 4...5...6...ready to find, 7...8...9 ready or not, 10 here I come!
    Playtime is anytime, playtime is anywhere, playtime anytime anywhere
    Working hard is what grown ups always do,
    no wonder they have a frown like a clown, and so would you
    I wish they can find time to smile and play and be a youth
    If playtime is what they can learn from us, then the world would be the place they want!
    Playtime is anytime, playtime is anywhere, playtime anytime anywhere
    You may be ready, you may be not, that doesn't matter, because here I come!

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Friday, March 6, 2020

My New Victoria Lee Jones Website!

"Every Art Has It's Story ... Every Story Has It's Victry."
I'm excited to announce that my new website VictoriaLeeJones.Com is up and running! My new website is where I will be displaying my latest Art and Gift Creations. It was fun designing my website and adding my personal touch. My husband was loving and so patient in teaching me the process. I learned so much from this experience. It was three months of labor of love. There were sleepless and late nights, but it was worth it! 

Come visit my website and check my latest items from my Marketplace at: VictoriaLeeJones.Com ❤


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Blooming Pollen Makes A Beautiful Mars Rose Garden / Original Acrylic On Canvas


Blooming Pollen Makes A Beautiful Mars Rose Garden

Original Acrylic On Canvas



  • Title: Blooming Pollen Makes A Beautiful Mars Rose Garden
  • Date: December 2018
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Style: Abstract
  • Medium: Acrylic & Molding Paste on Canvas
  • Dimensions: 20 in x 16 in
  • Colors: Red, Black, Blue, Gray
  • Artist: Victry
  • VictoriaLeeJones.Com


  • Blooming Pollen Makes A Beautiful Mars Rose Garden. ~ Poem by Victry.

    "Blooming pollen follow me, through the city sidewalks they accompany me. I see them in every flower shop, on every tree. On my car and on my knees! I sneeze all day, at night I can't sleep. My eyes are puffy, I can hardly see. Three times a day I reach out for my antihistamines. These blooming pollen should be shipped to Mars, where Elon Musk is planning to establish a human hub. These blooming pollen is what Mars will need, to help form a true colony. Up there they need trees, flowers, lady bugs, and bees! I'm sure these blooming pollen will make Mars a beautiful rose garden indeed. And forget me, I have here on Earth all the blooming pollen I truly need!"

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    Androids Anonymous / Original Acrylic On Canvas

    Androids Anonymous

    Original Acrylic On Canvas

    • Title: Androids Anonymous
    • Date: December 2018
    • Location: Orlando, Florida
    • Style: Abstract
    • Medium: Acrylic & Molding Paste on Canvas
    • Dimensions: 16 in x 20 in
    • Colors: Blue, Black, Silver, White, Gray, Yellow
    • Artist: Victry
    • VictoriaLeeJones.Com

    Androids Anonymous ~ By Victry

    "They are not there to listen to you. They are there to hijack your brain. To overtake your thoughts and add theirs. It's a fight between your gray matter and their sophisticated circuitry. But, you paid for it. Yes, you spent every cent for it. You went with Chase that day when you purchase it. Now, this thing, knows your every thoughts. It knows your whereabouts. It's clever. It's smart. It's a super computer! But, do yourself a favor, stop feeding it. Stop inquiring it. Stop carrying it around. Tell it who is the boss. If you don't, it will continue to control you. Come on, it's your only chance to win your life back! Come on, do it! Or else you will end up like them, a pile of trash.

    Androids Anonymous."

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    Horacio The Spanish Bull / Original Acrylic On Canvas


    HORACIO THE SPANISH BULL

    ORIGINAL ACRYLIC ON CANVAS



  • Title: Horacio The Spanish Bull
  • Date: December 2018
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Style: Abstract
  • Medium: Acrylic & Gesso on Canvas
  • Dimensions: 16 in x 20 in
  • Colors: Gray, Black, White, Light Brown
  • Artist: Victry
  • VictoriaLeeJones.Com


  • Horacio The Spanish Bull by Victry.

    "Horacio was one of the most docile bulls you could have ever met. He was born and raised in a Spanish hacienda surrounded by cows, pigs, horses, goats, and sheep. All such were considered to be his farm family. One day a fire broke out in the barn, the animals were trying to find a way to escape, but couldn't. Horacio was never trained as a fighting bull. So he never had a need to use his horns. However he had to act quickly to save his friends. He remembered when he was young how his grandfather used to be trained for a bullfighting event. Horacio stepped back several feet away from the barn door. All eyeballs were on him. On the count of three he charged! The barn door flew opened. All of the animals were able to escape thanks to the brave, but kind Horacio!"


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    Friday, January 24, 2020

    How To Keep Healthy And Cozy Throughout The Winter

    It's has been so cold here in Florida, that even Disney had to close it's parks for a day or so. The recent dramatic cold snap made my ear hurt, my body ache, my throat hurt, and I even had several violent sneeze attacks. Then finally I caught the dreaded winter cold. I can't complain though. This year's cold wasn't too bad like in other times, which I don't kid you, have lasted for weeks at a time.

    The first thing I did when I came back home, was to take my wool hat off and sit down and relax in my recliner.

    Thankfully for the most part my cold is almost over! And while winter is still here what best then to fix oneself a nice cup of hot tea with a spoon of honey. Or who knows, Rosita's special hot toddy concoction can do us wonders! đŸ˜‰


    Here are my Favorite Winter Essentials To Keeping Healthy & Cozy:

    1- Cable Knitted Socks With Lace Top: These are absolutely one of my favorites socks! Who doesn't love to cozy up with their favorite socks? Wearing a comfy, but also a stylish pair of socks is one of my winter essentials. I recently purchased the gray one at Etsy ( I already had owned the black one). I am petite, so the socks go up to below my knees as depicted on my pictures.

    2- Hats, hats, & hats: I have a variety of hats for every occasions. I especially use my hats during winter. A hat is essential to keep our body heat in. In addition to that being cold is known to lower our immune system, which it makes us even more vulnerable to infections. So by all means wear your hat!

    3- Twinings of London Camomile, Honey & Vanilla Herbal Tea: Can't survive the winter without my tea.

    4- Vitamins: * Emergen C The Original Formula: This is my much needed must-haves. Especially during the cold season. And wow! These little packages has helped me so many times to fight a cold. And if I take it on the first sign of a cold, it keeps me from either developing it, or lessens it's impact.

    * D3 & K2: Great for the cold and flu, to improve energy, and to fight off the winter blues.

    * Superior Source No Shot / Micro-lingual Vitamins: B12, B6, Folic Acid are all good for energy and fighting the blues. I take about 5,000 amount of B12 for my health needs. There are two that I take. I either take one or the other.

    - Superior Source No Shot 1000 Mcg B12. I take up to 5 of these. If I don't take any other thing that contains vitamin b12.

     - Superior Source No Shot  1000 Mcg B12, B6 & Folic Acid. This one is super potent so one tablet at times is good enough.

    5- Great Value Organic Raw Honey: Known for it's antiviral and antibacterial effects. I love the texture and flavor of this Walmart brand. It's not too thick, nor too light. And plus I find it being of better quality than other more expensive ones.

    6- Ricola Cherry Honey Herb Throat Drop: Natural and super effective. I carry these in my bag. It has helped me with cough, congestion, and sore throat during the winter and when I have a cold. But amazingly it has worked also for my for seasonal allergies.

    7- Arm & Hammer Simply Saline Nasal Mist: Heard that these if used everyday these can prevent a cold. Not sure, but hey is worth a try. It had helped my hubby and I for colds as it cleans the nasal passages. Also it is great for allergies. My husband can attest to that!

    8- Homeopathic Cold/ Sinus Medicine From Newton: Took it during my cold. After a few drops in the morning and a few drops at night it helped with my cold symptoms. Start on a drop for those who are sensitive. It is pretty potent. So I had to reduce the amount.


    Here are two more things that I have yet to try that I will be adding to my winter essentials:

    9- Homeopathic Flu Care Medicine From Newton: I think it would be good to keep this one handy.

    10- Happy Natural Light Therapy: Besides getting out in the sun I've been looking for something that will help with energy through the winter. Also I read how light therapy also helps with better mood.



    Then I made my cup of camomile tea. I enjoyed having my favorite tea while watching an episode of the Wonder Woman classic.


    Here I am cozy up with my favorite London herbal tea. Besides being so good for a cold, and to keep one-self warm and it also so relaxing.



    Afterwards when I was done with my tea, I took my shoes off and cozy up some more while finish watching my show.

    Since my laced up boots broke, I am resorting to wearing more dressy socks when I go out during this winter. And many times when I am lazy I just don't remove these until the next day. 


    I'm excited to announce what will be coming soon to my shop:

    GIFT BASKETS WITH Teas, Coffee, & Cookies and other Yummy Essentials

    As well as: 


    Have a tea cozy time!



    Disclaimer:
    I'm not in the medical field. These are my personal health things that I take. Please consult your health specialist before starting any new supplement. I didn't get paid for this post. Just sharing what I love and what has helped me. ❤



    Sunday, December 8, 2019

    Life of An Artist: Learning To Deal With Changes & Challenges


    "Everyday is an opportunity to paint and create something powerful, love." -Victry

    Can't believe it's been a whole year since I started to regularly post in my new Instagram account! So much has happened in my life this year that I could write a whole book about it! 

     Putting things in the back burner to take care for family matters should be viewed as an opportunity to put our personal preference aside and give the needed love and attention to the person that you are now entrusted to. This past year I have become a care taker, a guardian, a companion to several people that I love and care for. Many times though as I was going through the motions and wanting to give all I got, I ended up neglecting my own wants and needs. I felt that my mind was hijacked by some alien from another planet and that I no longer can enjoy being my own person. I was existing as a mere symbiotic being, instead of an intelligent human being. I ended up sad, tired, and resentful.

     But then no one is to blame, but me. I should have stopped when I couldn't go on. I should have taken time to make sure that I got my rest. That I took time to take care of my husband, home, and dog. That I took time to do the things that I love to do. Like for instance my spiritual things, my art, my writing, my music, my time with nature.

    One problem that I have is one of the first things a baby learns to say and that is: No! To say no, and not to feel guilty or bad is a big challenge for me. Why is this so difficult for me to follow this simple thing? I know that a lot of women have a problem with this. We are naturally a nurturer. To actually say to someone "No." Sounds and feels mean and hurtful. It is so wrong. It's like we are going against our very nature.

    My friends and family taught me this past year that saying no is not a bad thing. And that it's actually a way we renew and take care of ourselves. They also explained how they did their own self-care, and they encouraged to do so even when life seems to go topsy turvy. Since then I made a conscientious effort to take time for myself.  I think it's a learned skill to have balance in one's life. For instance when I have something that I'm been dealing with, it's really hard for me to change focus to something less significant or less important. That include my own self-care and well-being. So I have had to re-learned that there is nothing wrong with loving and taking care of ones self! ❤

    This past year I had to really put that the advice given to me in practice. I had to accept my limitations. When I started to to care of my personal needs, it was like I was a dry rose that was slowly reviving! What a wonderful feeling it was for me to go back to the things that brings me peace, joy, and happiness!

    That doesn't mean though I have completely forgotten others, or that somehow I disconnected from other humans or that I have somehow forsaken those that need me. On the contrary now that I am taking care of myself, I found that I'm more motivated to step up and help others. And I do it with so much more enjoyment! But of course all in good balance.

    Did I learned to say no? I am happy to say that I mostly have. I am still working on the guilt part of when I say "no" though. Yeah, that is a hard one that is going to take time to improve. I'm proud though of what I have been able to accomplish! These past several months I have made great strides. Like for instance: I'm taking care of my spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental needs now. Thanks to Deborah Norville encouragement, I finally got my thyroid checked, which I should have done long time ago! I got a new prescription for my eyeglasses. I started to go to therapy, to learn to deal with anxiety and stress. I started to paint and write again. And I even signed up for the gym! And I love that I am getting my much needed beauty rest!

     There are times when life throws us a curve ball. Life is not perfect. But it's much better and wonderful when we learn to stop and just smell the roses!



     "We are the glue that keeps things together. Without that glue things comes apart. So stay strong you beautiful and amazing glue! -Victry


    Avoir!


    Sunday, December 1, 2019

    The African Element / Original Abstract On Canvas


    The African Element

    Original Abstract On Canvas
    The African Element embodies the texture and colors of Africa. The color green, red, black, yellow, and brown all together reminds me of the rich African textiles and designs. I have always had a fascination with exploration and discovery. Recently I found out that some of my ancestors came from Sub-Sahara Africa. I can't wait to one day explore that region!

    • Date: December 2018 
    • Style: Abstract 
    • Medium: Acrylic & Gesso on Canvas 
    • Dimensions: 20 in x 16 in  
    • Colors: Green, Red, Black, White, Yellow & Brown  
    • Artist: Victry

    "You are an explorer deep down in the African jungle. It is the turn of the 19th century. You and your team have been in a digging site since early morning. Finally you made a breakthrough! One by one, the artifacts started to peek out from the ground. But then suddenly a dark cloud that brought with it a fierce downpour overtook the camp. Because of the heavy rain the makeshift campsite tent caved in. As a last resort, everyone ran for safety in a nearby cave. The cave was dark and misty. You can hear the sound of the hundreds of bat wings fluttering from different directions. As one lantern after another lit up the cave, colorful drawings started to emerge from its walls. The whole team were giddy with excitement from this newest discovery! Everyone, included yourself, were mesmerized by the raw beauty of the paintings and the story behind it. The walls tells of a story of a civilization that enjoyed a rewarding life. One painting struck your fancy. It was a painting of a salamander. The animal was red in color and it had around it what seemed like yellow, black, red, and green peppers. Then you noticed a lovely scent. You bend down and see a tiny bush. It was a bush of a white African Iris. It's color was breathtaking! Interesting enough next to it was a black pepper bush. You couldn't resist! You plucked out a small pepper. Then you had a bite. And the rest is history." -The Adventure of The African Element By Victry



    Please visit my shop to purchase: The African Element Original on Canvas.

    Will soon be adding prints of The African Element on my shop.





    Sunday, November 24, 2019

    Bold Girl / Original Abstract On Canvas

    Bold Girl by Victry


    Bold Girl

    Original Abstract On Canvas
    Bold Girl is about a girl meeting the uncertainties of life with conviction and boldness. In the painting Bold Girl has come out of her shell. There she had been since she was born. In that shell she felt safe, and secure. But now that she is not a little girl anymore she has to take on a new venture in life.

    • Date: December 2018 
    • Style: Abstract 
    • Medium: Acrylic & Gesso on Canvas 
    • Dimensions: 20 in x 16 in  
    • Colors: Blue, Black, White, Gold & Silver  
    • Artist: Victry

    "Sometimes when we can't see what's deep down in the water, we start to imagine all sorts of things like sea monsters with googly eyes, long tentacles, and sharp teeth. But as soon as the sun reflects the truth underneath the layers of the ocean, we are less afraid, calmer, and crazy enough to jump into that shark infested water! You go Bold Girl! Go!" - Bold Girl Poem by Victry



    Please visit my shop to purchase: Bold Girl Original On Canvas.

    Or to purchase the Bold Girl prints on canvas: Bold Girl Prints on Canvas.





    Saturday, November 23, 2019

    Mini Series Episode One: Victoria Lee, What Have You Been Up To?


    What has Victoria Lee Jones been up to since Madam Charlton mysterious disappearance? Find out on episode one!


    All About Etiquette By Emily Post

    "To make a pleasant and friendly impression is not alone good manners, but equally good business." - Emily Post

    Etiquette was once the expected way of social behavior. People showed respect, politeness and good manners as they interacted with each other. Nowadays these ethical code has been slowly disappearing. 

    Today instead of people showing the basics code of politeness like saying; excuse me, please and thank you. They curse, shove and are plain rude. People who behave such ways don't realize that they are not only hurting others but they are hurting themselves. Those of us though that that have a sense of etiquette and show kindness have to deal with such people on a daily basis. At times, it would just be easy to give in and throw the towel.

    So what are we to do to keep from becoming rude ourselves and to hold our composure when dealing with others? Gratefully there is Emily! Emily Post was a famous and a beloved etiquette expert during the turn of the century. The following are a few points in...


    How to Deal with Rude People:


    Don’t take it personally. Perhaps the offender is having a bad day. We all have been there ourselves.

    Size up your annoyances. Is it worth it to make a fuss over something small, or is it a waste of your emotional time?

    Set a good example. Rudeness begets rudeness. If you speak sharply to the bank teller, don’t be surprised if you get the same treatment in return.

    Count to ten. When someone’s behavior makes you angry, take a few deep breaths and ask yourself, “Is it really worth blowing my stack over this?”

    Laugh it off. If you can’t come up with a friendly joke, just chuckle and change the subject.

    Let’s say someone cuts in front of you while you’re in line. Say something like "Excuse me, I was here before you." Some people just like to see how much they can get away with, so if you call them on their behavior, they're likely to retreat. You can also politely ask “Why are you cutting in line?” The person may be embarrassed enough to step away.

    You want to ask a question at the doctor’s office, but the nurse keeps giving you the brush-off. We all know how hard nurses work. So sometimes they’re just swamped. You also deserve to have your questions answered. So try this: Figure out the nurse’s name. Then say, “Excuse me Joan – or Bill, or whatever their name is. I know you’re busy, but when you have a moment, I could really use some help.” People are more likely to go the extra mile for folks who call them by name because it creates a bond and makes the person feel closer to you – like you’re friends. Acknowledging the fact that they’re busy shows that you sympathize with their situation – which makes you seem friendly.

    A salesclerk won’t help you.
    If you’ve made several attempts to flag them down, and they STILL won’t talk to you, politely say “If you can’t help me, I would like to speak to a manager.” This’ll usually motivate the clerk, because they don’t want to get the boss involved. Remember to SMILE while you’re talking to them – that lets the salesclerk know that you’re not aggressive or looking for a fight.

    by Emily Post & Good Housekeeping



    The Following are several of my favorites Emily's Post quotes:

    "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use."

    "The honor of a gentleman demands the inviolability of his word, and the incorruptibility of his principles. He is the descendant of the knight, the crusader; he is the defender of the defenseless and the champion of justice--or he is not a gentleman."

    This is one that I especially have to really work on: "If you are hurt, whether in mind or body, don't nurse your bruises. Get up, and light-heartedly, courageously, good-temperedly, get ready for the next encounter."


    Want to develop your Etiquette and Self- Confidence?

    Thankfully The Emily Post Institute website offers great courses of etiquette! Besides their awesome collection of books they also conduct training in person and online through seminars to businesses and non-profit organizations. It's so awesome that Emily Post descendants are continuing to carry her legacy in helping teaching kindness and consideration to others especially in these changing times! And they are doing it with such grace and decorum.

    For more info please visit The Emily Post Institute. 

    Friday, November 22, 2019

    New Victoria Lee Jones Café Society Mini Series!


    Bonjour mon ami! Welcome to my newest installment of my Victoria Lee Jones Café Society Mini Series! I finally started writing again last December. This time I'm making shorter episodes, easy to digest finger size morsels that is yummy for you as it's for moi. I'm so happy to bring you these fresh mini episodes of Victoria Lee Café Society here and in Patreon and to see where Victoria's adventures will lead her and me as well! So excited to be sharing with all of you my new series! ; )

     Avoir,

     Carmen Johnson



    “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." ― Helen Keller


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    At The Turn of the Century- Photo: Creative Commons



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