. who am I?
. what is aquafemina?
. contact me
. what are the chinese characters
. image use
. websites I've been
. where I've been published
. image quality
on this site
. framed images
. commissioned work
. switchplates, clocks, magnets &
. mugs, tshirts, sweatshirts, mousepads
. web design
. art reps
. site hosting
. mailing list
. mediums used
. art training
. site design
who am I?
I'm Katharina Woodworth... I'm a Libra sun/Aquarius moon/Leo rising born
in October (I'll never tell you my age but I'm blessed to look a lot younger
than my years). My numerological numbers are primarily 9s (the healer/artist/idealist)
and 7s (the hermit/visionary). I'm an xNFP (the healer/idealist) with
a tendency towards the I. And an Enneagram 4 (the romantic/artist). More
about me? Check out my muse page or my longer
what is aquafemina?
aqua (Latin: aak'-wah) = water
femina (Latin: feh mih' nah) = the feminine, woman or female.
"The essential symbol of the feminine has long been water, aqua femina."
- excerpt from Angeles Arrien's newly released book, The Nine Muses: A
Mythological Path to Creativity.
I changed my business name from Mythica Art & Vision (which later
transmuted to Art & Vision) to Aquafemina because I felt it was more
appropriate to my writing and art style and purpose. Art & Vision
is now going to be my graphic design, photography, web design and art
repping business, in which I will collaborate with other people. Click
to see my designs, photography, and web design work. I began my business
My address is: Katharina Woodworth, PO Box 870, Eureka, CA 95502. My email
. Email me and I can give you my phone number, if necessary.
what is this?
This is from a Chinese chop, or seal. The Chinese used to sign their art
(and sometimes still do) with a handcarved stamp.
I remember studying an artist from the turn-of-the-century who signed
all his works with a stamp inscribed with the Chinese character for butterfly.
Cherry Sweig signs her
work with a variety of Chinese chops. The first character in mine means
"water." The other characters mean "girl." In Taiwanese,
the characters together means "beautiful girl who lives by the water."
In other translations, it simply means "water girl." In Chinese
tradition, females have their stamps carved so the characters are carved
out and the ink goes on the border. Males have the characters stick out
but the area around it in the negative, so that it is the characters that
You will find my seal on the artist statement on the backs of my prints
and perhaps in the future, on my paintings themselves.
I've always been more than happy to loan out my images and writings to
anyone who asked. You may use art found here for non-commercial purposes
so long as:
1. The images are not altered in any way (well, resizing/cropping is
2. Credit is given on your site.
3. The image links back to aquafemina at http://www.aquafemina.com.
4. You email me regarding it at
. (I like to see where it goes and it's nice to know you
Please don't steal these images or offer them as free clip art. It's
really hard to make a living as an artist and it's just bad karma!
All images and text herein are copyright © 1990 - 2003 - Katharina
Woodworth and aquafemina. It's bad karma to steal artwork & writing
someone worked hard for! Please don't.
websites I've been published in
Speaking of all this theft - there have been several respectful individuals
who have contacted me and asked permission to use my images or writings.
I've never denied anyone. Here are some of the places I'm published in
on the web:
paintings at wild
paintings at the byregion
paintings at epilogue
paintings and photos at fairie
articles at kajama.com
paintings at artwanted.com
paintings at elfwood
paintings at fairy
dust fantasy art gallery
black madonna article in the
paintings at nemo's utopia - katharina's
who is artemis? article at the artemis
photographs at the new group of world servers may
2001 issue -
the feminine principle
pagan ecards at witchcrafts.net
paintings at emily's
artemis: her many faces at omplace.com
grounding: getting back to ground zero at spirit
one webzine volume 54 on january 15, 2003
where I've been published in print
Here's a list of some of the places I've been published in print:
several illustrations through storyhouse coffee
the goddess and the snake - the
artemis arrow, april/may 2001
aphrodite got a bad rap - the
artemis arrow, february/march 2001
the black madonna - the
artemis arrow, december 2000 - january 2001
artemis: her many faces - the
artemis arrow, october/november 2000
image quality on this site
The image quality throughout this site is not as good as my printed
material. For one, I need to keep the images optimized for faster download
times. Two, the ©2002 Katharina Woodworth and www.aquafemina.com
that are on each and every picture are NOT printed on my prints and
cards. I have put those on so that if my images are stolen, at least
there is some credit to myself and this site. I also kept the image
sizes smaller for faster download times. You can zoom in to further
detail now, and get a better idea of what the print looks like in person.
However, even the zoom quality is not as good as the print quality.
I always offer refunds, so if you do not like the print quality, you
can always return it. I've never had a dissatisfied customer though.