Thursday, December 31, 2009

AVATAR: the biopic of India's life

because this film ROCKS the house by celebrating:

The divine feminine principle herself, THE GODIS
The GREAT COSMIC MOTHER and all her elements, air-fire-water-earth
ANCESTORS and connecting with our ancestors
RITUALS, ceremonies, prayer, spirits
the ingenuity of the ANIMAL KINGDOM
respect of plant life
the importance to PROTECT BALANCE: note to patriarchy
PROTECTING our crowns! Our crowns are precious and hold secrets and ancient mysteries, just like melanin. There is NO part of Black woman more important than her hair. HA!

Finally--they get it right!

Photo by India
Painting by Saudade

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Artist Statement: First Draft

I have always been interested in personal stories and story-telling. I have also been interested in the layers within those stories or the "story" within the story, especially the mysteries and the power that images play in story-telling. Along with that, I unquestionably celebrate the feminine body, womanhood, food, movement, visual beauty, nature, and transitions. In my personal photographic body of work, I am committed to healing myself by looking within and acting creatively on what really drives me during moments of pain and joy. I am a witness and a catalyst in the service of my unique experiences and expressions that visually bring about the story, fantasy, moment, or sensation that speaks most powerfully within an image through my personal self-portraits.

My body of work has a focus on female nudes and self-expression that explores the themes of spirit, symbolism, emotion, identity, and transition. The process combines intuition, creativity, patience, and technical skills to create powerful images that can reveal an inner world mystery. I enjoy creating fun and safe spaces to explore fears or alter egos, or to simply capture a beautiful image to cherish and fiercely share with the world or privately keep to yourself. My work pushes the boundaries and widens the margins of what a photo can be, and provides a unique and meaningful experience of what Art really is.

In a nutshell, I aim to turn an "ordinary" photo into something magical. I will collaborate with you in a revelation process to create images that deeply unfold who you are and celebrate who you are becoming.

My name is India Ame'y and I am a Photographer, Artist model, Herbal Apothecary, Writer, Nature Dweller, SunWorshiper, Intuitionist, Shiny Dark Godis, Modern Minimalist, and Healer. I reside in Southwest Atlanta with my partner and lover, Saudade.

Friday, November 13, 2009

A SkyDiving Adventure

skydiving is such a wonderful metaphor for life and living and overcoming (perceived) fears!!!

that's me and my love!!!!!!! freefalling and parachuting 15000 FT!!! HECK YEAH. it's a beautiful dayyyyy

we are a little bit behind on because we've been jumping out of planes and whatnot. soooooOOOn!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009 will be up and running in 10 days. We got deadlines but we are going make this happen with every beat of our hearts. xoxo

Monday, October 19, 2009, coming in THREE WEEKS

I am co-creating a partnership that is fluid, expanding, whose conscious intentions include individual/collective growth and service to others. ase'

Friday, October 09, 2009 (Artistic Alchemy, coming soon)

My blogging days are coming to an end, BUT please come check me out HERE! The website will be up in the next 4 weeks. LOVELOVELOVE and LEAVE MY MOON ALONE. I pray for her wellness as I pray for our wellness. Please forgive us, Ms. Moon.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

A video sharing my gratitude in that moment

Friday, September 11, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Textures, Textures, Highlights, and Improvistion

This emotion, this pure feelings from the soul, its pure music in its nature form. Its so uncontaminated clear music....Like they live in the deepest lands of Africa. The more I learn to 'listen,' the more passionate I feel about simple tones, sounds, and textures in music.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Axataria: Freedom of worry

I am loving, that is my built-in nature, the 'SATCHITANANDA SWAROOPA', that I am and that I have forgotten due to the ignorance of my Spiritual nature. While discovering my connection with the spirit, my nature, I discover I am already that fullness and happiness, that translates as love when relating. Only as a loving person can I receive or give true love [ not the worldly love]!
Therefore, the love I am seeking is not outside, true happiness is also within me,temporary pleasure and pain are outside.
If i know this and live it, there is no suffering, only oneness and love.

India's Flicker photostream

My Flicker Page

Link to My Flicker Page

An aside:This morning during my prayers and meditation, I remembered how important it is to be thankful for everything, and i mean EVERYTHING you have and everyone who participates in your life.

Check back for updates.

With love,


Friday, July 03, 2009

Water. Clean and serene and hydrating.
The weather. A bright, warm day.
Book: Teaching on Love by Thich N. Hahn
Cotton undies
Movie night
Coloring Books
Dark, smooth skin
Working out
communing with ancestors, learning
bridges and doorways
healing and creating
smooth skin
Our bodies are designed to clean themselves continuously...That is how we stay healthy." Linda Hansen
nursing mommies and midwifery
saving for traveling
feeling "alive"
moving into new spaces
moments where the sight, sound, and touch of my beloved arrests me.
mason jars
kissing and lovemaking
porches and patios
discovering naan bread, yum
being open, abundant, limitless, allowing....

voice tones

Thursday, June 18, 2009

the purpose of earth is to heal and the purpose of heaven on earth is to CREATE

Monday, June 15, 2009

Love in the pathos of passionate pursuit -- the song the scene the dramatic presentiment -- the longing flipped to belonging -- the soul finding itself doing cartwheels through the air -- realizing balance and proportion are the pillars of form that give shape and coherence to the chaotic uncertainty of that sudden rush of inspiration -- like a match struck -- released -- and setting an entire forest on fire -- leaving death in its wake -- as new life blossoms from the old -- and a poem needs to be born and wrote from the deepest heart that understands the Gift of Grace inspired to re-appear as Empathy cools the flames and warms the cold caves of creative assault -- dark powers of inspired hate -- the force that requires the Will of Humane Loving Desire to put out the fire while we keep on lighting up the world with our songs, with our thoughts, in essence, our love ---india

artist model: india

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Lucille Clifton

Won't you celebrate with me

won't you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Fun times in nature

My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact. If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it.Being surrounded by nature facilitates my own inner healing. What I am learning and have learned becomes my gift to others. Nature helps me maintain this goal.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


*Spot my error? I'm sure you do.
I forgot to save the original photo
and found that I'd made a big
boo-boo. Just a mental note to pay
attention to details before you
replace an old file, in this case, a
sweet photograph, with a new one.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Art Modeling: Thoughts become things 1.2

^Shifting from 'How much I can get' to 'How much much can I give'

^Expressing my highest, shiniest, most creative self

^Knowing that I am the evidence of God



Monday, February 09, 2009

Daily Bread

I'm in awe with my life and today is the best day of my life!
I am Living in the light.
I have the power to change.
I always choose a smile.
I create daily rituals.
I live in a constant state of gratitude.
I walk from a space of love.
Dancing in the shine,

photographer unknown

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Self portrait: Experiencing

Is life this marvelous, or am I simply continuing the illusion? No matter what you perceive, always find the bliss. Always acknowledge the radiant splendor of Spiritual-Creational energy. I had powerful night with myself, so guided by Spirit!

I love.

"Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books
written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They
cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a
question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the
question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find
yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day."

Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thoughts become things

*remembering to look people deeply and lovingly longer than is socially acceptable

*getting all A's this semester

*non-profit employment

*dissolving the projected, ego entity that I created for protection against transparency

*Move from self-absorption to appreciation..thanks A

*move my ass: dance, bike, run, walk, climb


*soul-connect; cosmic connections, love, amazingly sexy beautiful lovemaking, sharing

*healing days

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Goals for Jan-March 2009

*Update my cycling log

*Consistency with nutrition

*Keep grades up

*Create projects at work to help with
grad. school objectives

*Study 3 hrs a week for GRE, post notecards of card throughout house

*Complete Grad packet

*Photograph more

*Get into bed earlier
*Write more, creatively and academically
*Love and gratitude
*Ask the universe to supply
*Healing days 2 a month
*Practice tarot cards 1 aweek
*Minimize distractions
*Create art
*Continue to let go
*Keep room organize
*Dress artistically Sundays
*Continue to stay involved and create a niche for myself
*Teach classes
*Heal (free)
*Give away food