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I like to play with fire? Is that a title?

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Somewhat freckled educator, domestic CEO, and artist.

Open to employment offers and very open to new possibilities. I'm very interested in technology education, communication and the arts. My favorite work is introducing newcomers (and latecomers) to computer use and website construction.

I speak Spanish and German passably (literate, too). During the 90's, I edited academic and business documents translated to English from German, Russian and Spanish. Masters in counseling, teaching credentials. I've traveled and lived abroad for short stretches.

My porcelain buttons can be purchased at:

Janna's Needle Art, Fresno
Urban Fauna Studio, San Francisco

My jewelry is available through Etsy
Arts Specialty:
Choose your art category specialty below:
Visual Arts
Visual Arts
Spoken Word/Literature
Literary Writing
Traditional/Folk Arts
Jewelry Making

Done gone and did it...

To see other items, visit my flickr, in the RSS section to the left. Click on la_v_i_k_a and it will take you there.

Website: VIKA

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My blog: vika's art

For those of you who are local to the Fresno Metro Area, my work is available through George Garcia's salon at The Lofts, second floor.

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Reasons Every Artist Should Have a Flickr: Part 3

Well, I did promise a third and final entry on the topic and, here it is. This final segment covers the values of archiving and sharing your work, for professional purposes. Not quite finished, but I'll be back to edit later!

Part of my point has already been clarified so well by a video that Victor shared in response to my first blog on the topic that I'm simply going to share the link and encourage you to watch it, first, and then come back. Don't miss the section on using Tags to… Continue

Posted on August 4, 2008 at 9:00am

New Threads: Part 2

Burlee Vang opened the second half of the evening. I can't decide which to share here. "Love at the USPS" reminded me of those maddening people who would have us be a safer, tamer, more manageable version of ourselves, who wouldn't mind if we happened to serve them in the process, too. I listened to him describe the first glimpse of snow as "The silence of paper shattered" ("Winter, Fresno '98") and I wondered about the "white" that fell on them, seducing them from their mother's tables. It was… Continue

Posted on July 27, 2008 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

New Threads: An Evening with Hmong American Writers & Artists

I've just returned from the most wonderful event. I was enthralled and, at times overwhelmed, by the words, voices and images presented by the members of the Hmong American Writers' Circle. Normally rather reserved in public settings, my eyes repeatedly filled with tears at the accomplishment displayed and, also, at words that spoke to my own experiences of growing up in an immigrant family, to the struggle to weave an identity that could span worlds, both past and present. I'll share the first… Continue

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 11:30pm

Reasons Every Artist Should Have a Flickr: Part 2

I really appreciated the feedback on my first post about this topic; it encouraged me to continue! And, after adding to my original post this morning, it occurred to me that it was getting a bit long and that it might be easier to chew if it were served up in smaller bites. So, I've given Point 3 its own blog entry.

Reasons 1 and 2 covered having your own online gallery and getting maximum exposure for a minimum of effort. The third point is: Cross Linking.

3.… Continue

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 3:30pm

Reasons Every Artist Should Have a Flickr

Good morning :)

I've got just a few minutes to get started, busy day ahead, but I thought I could begin now and come back to it later.

I recently asked Rattananan if she had a flickr account and she asked me WHY she should have one. I like the question, because with all the things you CAN do on the net, it's important to sort out and focus upon what you really SHOULD do to meet your goals. So, I'll start with some… Continue

Posted on July 24, 2008 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

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At 9:45am on November 4, 2010, SPECTRUM GALLERY / SCOTT SHAVER said…
Nice work Victoria!

Scott Shaver
At 9:15pm on May 15, 2010, Rattananan Karninsee said…
Hi Vika, I'm just thinking of you today so stop by to say "hi". How is every thing going for you?
At 7:05pm on November 2, 2009, Linda Starr said…
Hi Victoria, hope all is well with you I just sold my house and got caught with a few pieces of cassius I didn't have time to test and glaze. have you ever used a commercial clear with that clay? if so would you be willing to share the name/brand/type with me? I would really appreciate. thanx I have no location at present to do testing and have taken a few items to Potter's Studio to glaze up there. Love your buttons especially the single yellow rose, a beautiful painterly effect.
You can send an email to me at, thanks

Linda Starr
At 7:35am on August 5, 2009, Alex said…
Hello Victoria. Thanks for accepting my friends request.
At 3:16pm on May 21, 2009, SIN said…
Hi Victoria, I was wondering if you could give me a call? I need to speak with you regarding something important.
Thank you!
559 709 2263
At 7:31pm on April 13, 2009, Linda Lloyd Pitts said…
Hello old friend, long time no hear. Are you very busy?
At 6:35am on April 5, 2009, Tracy said…
k...I just skipped the java uploader and added from flickr.
At 6:32am on April 5, 2009, Tracy said…
I've been on Firefox for years...I'll try again this am.
At 8:51pm on April 4, 2009, Tracy said…
Hey, I'm trying to add pic's...I know 'bout time...but it keeps saying i need a newer version of Java. I uploaded the newest version...still no workie. grrrr. helps?
At 12:20am on March 20, 2009, Victor Ramayrat said…
Re: music style...

Any at this point; something easy to setup --- acoustic... Maybe I should ask Pieter huh, but I hate asking for non-budgeted events.

I am hoping that people will just be networking and we won't need to have music.

So, to answer your question, any at this point will do, as long as it's not rockin' the whole city :)


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