Candice James at Artvilla in Poetry Videos.

Candice James at Artvilla in Poetry Videos.

Editor’s note: Candice James is a prolific poet, her written work has appeared at Poetry Life & Times since its inception here at Artvilla in 2013, below are featured nearly 10 pages of her Poetry Videos, enjoy.

Candice James is a poet, writer, visual artist, musician, singer-songwriter in her 2nd three year term as Poet Laureate of New Westminster, She is Royal City Literary Arts Society Director and founder and Past President of both Royal City Literary Arts Society and Federation BC Writers; She is also founder of Poetry In The Park and founder of Poetic Justice. She is a featured poet, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, presenter and event hostess. Candice is also a full member of League Canadian Poets; a member of The Writers Union Canada and is the author of nine poetry books: the first book of poetry published was “A Split In The Water” (Fiddlehead Poetry Books 1979); and the most recent is “Merging Dimensions” (Ekstasis Editions 2015). She is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Bernie Legge Artist Cultural Award and also the recipient of the Pandora’s Collective 2015 Citizenship award. Further information can be found on Wikipedia and All the Babble of the Souk. Robin Ouzman Hislop All the Babble of the Souk. Robin Ouzman Hislop the Babble of the Souk

Abstract Objects in Paintings| Art by Beth Boudreaux

Abstract Painted Guitar
Red and Blue Electric Guitar Painting by Beth Boudreaux

Abstract Volkswagon Painting by Beth Boudreaux

Abstract Guitar Painting

When did you start painting and why?

I’ve always sketched as a kid and then ten years ago I picked up a paint brush because I wanted to paint..and I dabbled in it but never really painted until a year ago. I was going through a rough time and it was my escape from reality. I found my niche in abstract and mixed media.

Your colors are bold. Is that your personality?.How do you choose color?

I guess you could say so. I’m pretty blunt

How do you choose your subjects? Is it hard to find a “motif”

I have tons of ideas written down and I just choose one off of my list and dive in. But sometimes I don’t know until I start painting. I don’t plan it.

You paint guitars. When done in an abstract way, they have a musical feel. Is music important in your art ?

I like the curves to a guitar… Which is why I do them so much. I play the violin and grew up in a musical family so yes it’s a huge part of who I am.

You sell real estate. Do you think that gives you an advantage?  Do you paint to sell or do you paint to express or both?

No I don’t think selling RE gives me advantage in selling art at all.. I paint for me and it just so happened people wanted it. I wasn’t even trying to sell

Beth Boudreaux


Beth Boudreaux is a Realtor turned artist from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. We are proud to welcome her as an Artvilla Artist. As with all of our Artvilla Artists, we represent and promote their work. If you’d like to represent any of our artists in your gallery, contact Dave Jackson, our artist representative at:


Janet Kuypers’ “Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace” Chicago Periodic Table poetry show 10/8/14

Janet Kuypers’ “Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace” Chicago Periodic Table poetry show 10/8/14

    In one of Janet Kuypers’ installments of Periodic Table of Poetry poem readings (in her effort to write a poem for every element in the Periodic Table, to later become a book), Janet Kuypers was the feature at Cup & Spoon, for Chicago Calling in Chicago on October 8th 2014 (10/8/14) with “Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace”. This show combined her poetry with the music from the HA!Man of South Africa (with a sample of his “entering the ruines” from his 2011 hotel music) in a part of the “Chicago Calling” series . There was also a free PDF file chapbook for this show (titled “Crossing Borders for International (and Interplanetary) Peace”, of writings from the Periodic Table portion of the show).

Writings included in this show
(in the order performed):
G Block

of all that remains fruitless…A Poem by Richard Lloyd Cederberg

Anyone can kill
No matter what religion
Injects the morphine
Of a lofty consciousness
Or a glowing hereafter
Clouded sorcery
Perverting (the nature of)
With clever magic
Stealing spirit from moments;
Another piper’s flute-song
Cowards behind masks
Fighting for all lesser gods
A scaled death-blade sweeps
In an ancient hellish land
Abbadon brings blood and death…
They never adapt
Brabbling about religion
How much is wasted
Barren days they’ve borne the grief
Of all that remains fruitless
Hoping to transcend
(No matter what false promise)
One satinpod seed
Sees Hesperus at nightfall
Dancing with boreal signs
Everyone will die
No matter what religion
Injects the morphine
Of a lofty consciousness
Or one radiant heaven
Richard Cedeburg(ii)

August 2007 Richard was nominated for a 2008 PUSHCART PRIZE. Richard was awarded 2007 BEST NEW FICTION at CST for his first three novels and also 2006 WRITER OF THE YEAR … Richard has been a featured Poet on Poetry Life and Times Aug/Sept 2008, Jan 2013, Aug 2013, and Oct 2013 and has been published in varied anthologies, compendiums, and e-zines. Richard’s literary work is currently in over 35,000 data bases and outlets. Richard’s novels include: A Monumental Journey… In Search of the First Tribe… The Underground River… Beyond Understanding. A new novel, Between the Cracks, was completed March 2014 and will be available summer 2014.
Richard has been privileged to travel extensively throughout the USA, the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan in Canada, the Yukon Territories, Kodiak Island, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, Petersburg, Glacier Bay, in Alaska, the Azorean Archipelagoes, and throughout Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Holland… Richard and his wife, Michele, have been avid adventurers and, when time permits, still enjoy exploring the Laguna Mountains, the Cuyamaca Mountains, the High Deserts in Southern California, the Eastern Sierra’s, the Dixie National Forest, the Northern California and Southern Oregon coastlines, and the “Four Corners” region of the United States.
Richard designed, constructed, and operated a MIDI Digital Recording Studio – TAYLOR and GRACE – from 1995 – 2002. For seven years he diligently fulfilled his own musical visions and those of others. Richard personally composed, and multi-track recorded, over 500 compositions during this time and has two completed CD’s to his personal credit: WHAT LOVE HAS DONE and THE PATH. Both albums were mixed and mastered by Steve Wetherbee, founder of Golden Track Studios in San Diego, California.
Richard retired from music after performing professionally for fifteen years and seven years of recording studio explorations. He works, now, at one of San Diego’s premier historical sites, as a Superintendent. Richard is also a carpenter and a collector of classic books, and books long out of print. All the Babble of the Souk. Robin Ouzman Hislop All the Babble of the Souk. Robin Ouzman Hislop the Babble of the Souk