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Strength Within
Psychology of Portraiture
Creative Publishing, Writing, Chess
Yes. I believe there is God
No. Not Affiliated

Happily Married to this cool New Yorker I've painted
A beautiful flamboyant son
Prishtina University Faculty of Philology
English Language & Literature
1989 to 1994 (diploma BA - bachelors)
(professor, teacher, interpreter, Europe, USA)
Homeschool & Private Art Center
Painting / Psychology of Portraiture
1991 - 1994 class of academic artist Nimon Lokaj
(private art instructor, Europe, USA)
Portraiture & Creative Publishing


*Illyrian= Ilire= Free




«Over the Ocean» Poetic Autobiography / Artistic Documentary
Written, Narrated & Video Production: by VENUS

The World we live in
may be, a land of tears,
pain, broken dreams too,
But it’s also a land of
dreams come true.

And as long as you’re
healthy enough,
Creative and free
You can do it,
You can make
your dreams come true
And live them too!

Venera Lokaj-Smit
Wonderful Comments
by YouTube  Friends
These are wonderful comments
posted by wonderful people from across the World.
Once you read them, it is impossible not to think
How wonderful this world is and can be,
and thanks to us all - there's hope for Humanity..

Thank you so much Friends
Love, Venus
My Dearest Venus, I am just now viewing your amazing poetic verse and pictorial biography ♥ Yes, yes dear heart,
*Dreams Do Come True* thank you for making one of mine come true. I will never forget your glorious words, painting and
kindness. I consider it an honor to know you. I loved seeing your life unfold here, hearing your words felt so comforting.
You are forever in my heart. Until such time we meet, know that you very special to me now and always. ~ JoAnn

Bravo! Bravo Venus! A truly wonderful and compelling portrayal of an amazing & beautiful life.
Never stop shining like the moon, burning like the sun, and sparkling like the stars!
For you Venus are truly an amazing artist and an amazing Human being.

The Venus Code is written... you are a true artist indeed... transplanted over the ocean, you not only survive, you adapt and
overcome what life "the game" throws at you. You have succeeded where many have faltered and failed.
You show your selflessness for others in your art and teaching. I am blessed to know you my friend.
Will comment more later.

Hello my angel my dear friend as you know I am in Israel. I can't begin to explain to you how I was surprised when I visited
your Chanel and so the new video, it is masterpiece and a very important one. Your beautiful voice choked me and brought
tears in my eyes, I want to hug you. Your story is a very important one, it gives a lot of hopes to many people.
Thank you for including my music in your video - All my love
I stand and Salute the American soldier that saved this beautiful family and gave us the Opportunity to discover the Angel of Art,
there is a light in the end of the tunnel this is what this beautiful video is all about .
A story to tell and talk about a fairy tell with a breath taking ending .

Hola Venus.. Fantástico video. Todas tus ediciones, llevan el sello de calidad y creatividad que le imprime tu arte.
El piano de Steve Paled da un marco maravilloso a tus trabajos y nunca mejor acertado, que Steve te llame «El Ángel del Arte»
es una realidad. Gracias Venus

Dear Venus, this is such a gorgeous, touching story blended with poetry, music and art. Thank you for sharing this.
It is obvious why Steve Paled calls you the "Angel of Art". Cheers to you, and God bless.

Thank you for sharing this. You have told a wonderful, inspirational story and the images are beautiful.
Your video is a great tribute to America and a reminder to us
of how lucky we are to live in a country of freedom. Wishing you all the best!

I was worried when I have seen 20 minutes of video, but I assure you they are quickly passed thanks to the beauty of your
biography, thanks to the passion with which you have told your life and graces to the fact that I have discovered that you are
native of a stupendous place where I have worked and where I was really during the terrible attack of the of the towers twin.
I know well your city Decani, I know very well Pristina, Pec and the whole Kosovo.

Dear Venus! First of all, I must say you are brilliant, creative, courageous and a true fighter! I admire you! You are truly an
inspiration and motivation. I am happy you came back to my channel, cause in my effort to reciprocate your kindness, i came
across this vid. I knew nothing about you, and this was very TOUCHING!
What an honor to know u. This is absolutely beautiful!

Dearest Venus what a perfect video, it is not just life but your heartbeat I could feel in every word that you presented in this
WONDERFUL Video. ONE of your BEST. Your life your DREAMS, Your Hope for better tomorrow. It is ONE touching story that
makes my eyes glue to the computer screen wanting more from your life Biography. It is truly inspiring and a wonderful story.
I am deeply touched by your presentation...THANK YOU from my heart for being you, the lovely VENUS...
Love & blessings...Zuzanna

Great pic of you glazing into the globe with the Da Vinci code book on the table.
The Princes D painting is great! Your dads and husbands pic are very handsome and you and your mother are beautiful.
Your autobiography is one of a kind. I am very impressed, its the best vid ive seen and listened to in a long time.
Your right, Love makes dreams come true. What a journey. I must say your hair and voice is so beautiful! I love this V.
Much Love to You and Yours

P.S. I LOVE your video, blessings to your artwork and everything in your life. You are a very sweet person Venus "and" you have
special talent. I love the part about your dads studio. The cherrys, guitar playing, books filled with the spirits of the masters.
All of it. Your father sounds so amazing! You are lucky to have a great, graceful man to be raised by and your mother looks so
graceful too. Anyway...I cant help to think you were the sunshine in his eyes and the smile on his face.

Wʜᴀᴛ ᴀ WONDERFUL ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏ Vᴇɴᴜs, I ғᴇᴇʟ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴇsᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴜᴘʟᴏᴀᴅᴇᴅ. I ᴡᴀs ᴛᴇᴀʀғᴜʟ ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜɪɴɢ & ʟɪsᴛᴇɴɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ɪɴᴄʀᴇᴅɪʙʟᴇ
sᴛᴏʀʏ..! Lᴏᴛ's ᴏғ ᴡᴏʀᴋ ʜᴀs ɢᴏɴᴇ ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴛʜɪs ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏ, ᴛʜᴀɴᴋ's ғᴏʀ sʜᴀʀɪɴɢ. Gᴏᴅ Bʟᴇss ʏᴏᴜ Vᴇɴᴜs, ғᴀᴍɪʟʏ & ғʀɪᴇɴᴅs. Rᴇɢᴀʀᴅs & Bᴇsᴛ
Wɪsʜᴇs ғʀᴏᴍ Tᴏɴʏ (-:

Thank you for sharing your inspirational and poetic story about hope, life, love, and making dreams come true.
Masterfully created, narrated, and imbued with your signature artistic style it is also a great testament to your indomitable spirit.
In an age of much strife and despair your story and art will always be a shining beacon and an example of how dreams can
and do come true. Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family ~ Your friend

OMG Amazing!!! So exciting story, told in a perfect way! Just brilliant job! This is a compelling drama and you've chosen a great
music. You're so talented, my friend! I loved your wonderful poem too! All your words in this video are so beautiful, so
touching! The finale left me without words... Amazingly! I loved it! Thank you from my heart! A big hug!♥

Impressive and elegant life story...deep,sensitive and tender.  No doubt the words a uruguayan writer: " Humans are made of
stories". Thanks for your generosity in sharing, Hugs: Ambar.

What an amazing life story! What an awesome artistic expression of your American dream! Just wonderful poem and music.
In this 20 minute-video, we enjoy your stories of many your turning-points. We could see your appreciation of arts, poems,
peace and human spirits. We are admiring your fantastic work and spirit along with your life, which was not that easy during
the war time in Europe. I hope that more people would enjoy great videos like yours. Two Thumbs up!!!

I love this voice, wonderful video!

Such a beautiful story and your voice is very impressive. Wonderful words and superb video Venus i am taking this to my
playlist. Wishing you a beautiful day , My best wishes and regards..Peace and respect always ~Ann~

Absolutely awesome story,pure beauty voice great VENUS...

My dear Venus, Great video narrator and Love YOUR charming voice ◠‿◠ Love, Wendy

Very, very inspiring message Venus! It gives me hope and happiness. I enjoyed your beautiful story and video, your voice is
beautiful too! Thank you for sharing this keepsake treasure! Love and Peace to You and Yours Always!!!
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Excellent life story! Art is in your entire being dear Venus...inside and outside! Your biography is so touching and filled with
great values. I'm thrilled that you were able to realize your dreams and be filled with such love and happiness and be blessed
in so many ways despite the difficulties and war. Peace and Love, Marya

I'd love to drink a glass of red wine in that living room. Nice artwork you do. That would be neat having Bill Clinton respond.
I have great respect for Bill Clinton because he supported George Bush in the war in Iraq.

Mesmerisingly beautiful, heart warming and emotional .. It is such an amazing journey through life that you have had my friend.
Sending Much Love to you and your Family in the Big City ~ Chris ~

Super relaxing music wonderful with a great story of your life, Thanks for sending. Martin

' C'est magique ', it's both magical and impressive, well what a gorgeous & so poetic documentary!
Thank you much for sharing it with me! :-)

This is a great video. I have not seen such a wonderful video in a long time. Thank you for sharing. Regards,Michael

Venus, thank you for sharing your life story in this most wonderful video with all of us, your friends from different corners of the
world.... a musical poem so full of love and hope and blessing and care.... I feel blessed and moved and hopeful after having
watched it ! Thank you !

What beautiful and moving video Venus! Your life is extraordinary. Bravo for this love that you always gave after having received
it of your parents. A magnificent homage to all those that you coasted. Big thank for this great sharing !
it's very well to share on youtube. Your frien of France Monique.

Very Touching, & As well Moving. From A Heart of a Woman with Sincere love for the Arts. How precious life is!
Hear, we see her share it pure. We see it from every Angle she paints where the oils tangle & create such beautiful paintings,
and hear comes the words that tangled the oils to the Very beautiful & Amazing Paintings.
In deed one can and does Paint from the Whole Heart :-) I Am Always Touched By This Ladies Work of Arts !
Many Blessings Precious one VENUS to You & Yours Truly, Michael

So sweet your articulate expressions of love,life,are so unique.Wanting to here all of your detailed remarks.
I really am so thrilled and honored.Thank you so much for sharing your artistic expertise..All the Best to you and yours Hugs:-)D

Very beautifully done! There's so much creativity that it's utterly amazing. Beautiful- so very beautiful. There are very few
moments of true inspiration out there that really have a depth of meaning. I had a pleasant time watching this,
was a good feeling. ♥ You're very talent, graceful in every aspect of art which makes your creations all the more brilliant. :]

Sooo Beautiful Venus...its the Magic u see in yur life that makes this sooo magical & inspiring & Beautiful u hav sooo many
gifts ..Thank u for sharing such a wonderous story~xoxo

How impressive a imagism , the film is made up of so wonderful voices and pics , therefore, the viewers have a nice mood
the creator feels like bringing, relaxed and happy to enjoy a artistic feast, thanks for sending the surprise to me

Wow what a wonderful life, full of all the works! I really enjoyed your video and thought it was beautiful. Very well put together.
I hope to see more videos like this with lots of fantastic turns and adventures. You're truly gifted. Thank you for sharing.
God bless you and your family Venus <3

Beautiful channel and Art. A true pleasure to visit and to appreciate your celebration of Life, of Love and dreams come true in
your wonderfully creative and inspiring videos. Thank you Venus for sharing with us. Peace, Love & Blessings...CC:)

Lovely! Profound! So poetic!! It well describe a great artist's soul!!

Nice story ! Over the Ocean ! Complimenti ! Let There & Everywhere Be LIGHT ! Peace, Love, Music, Dances & Rainbows !
Lot of SUN, Harmony, Happiness & Smiles ! Upon You, Son & Husband !
To All others, Now, Ever & Forever ! & Much Better ! ( : - )

The atmosphere causes my soul to shiver!!! Bravo! ~ Melissa/Poetess

Dear, Sweet Venus, This was so breathtaking and beautiful, your story is amazing and I now know what makes you the
incredible Spirit that you are. Bless you and thank you for sharing so much of yourself through your wonderful art. Milton

this is real art - perfect combination of lyric music and pictures

Radheshwari Singh
Very Lovely! Thank-you for giving us so much of your beautiful self...and inspiring more love everywhere!!

EPIC from beginning to end. LOVELY & INSPIRING. Peace ~ VESSIO xxxoo