She Who Creates the Balance of Her Life through images
using vibrant colors, symbols & words.
My roots are deeply submerged in a creative soul.
I can not stay away from creating for long as it truly is who I am.
I am dedicated to the efforts of assisting others awaken to and flame the inner fire of creativity into full expression
by offering eCourses, weekly Live Stream Twitch.TV episodes, ZOOM classes & workshops.
Since 1982, I have been active in women spirituality & Goddess communities , facilitating women's rites of passages and leading sacred circles; this experience is woven into my unique teaching style. Many have called me a Shaman, a High Priestess, a Mystic, but I like to say, "I'm me. Call me Kisma."
I do not hold a university degree in art. I have simply always been an artist, though I have studied with a number of art programs and teachers over the years.
I am a member of Amber Kuileimailani Bonnici's Women Unleashed Inner Circle Community as a small group leader.
I have been an active teacher of visionary, mixed media representational art since 2018.
As a child I drew images on the wall at night when I was supposed to be going to sleep or on my sister's back to help put her to sleep.
On lazy summer days the sky was a big canvas as images would emerge in the clouds or the spaces between them. In those days, sticks were paintbrushes in mud or sand.
At grade school during recess I would draw girls with long hair ending in flip curls. The other school mates wanted their "doll" and would form lines, waiting their playground time away to get one.
I doodled in diaries, later journals, later travelogues, finally in art journals. In high-school I molded clay, making my own set of ceramic dishes for my hope chest. I designed and made my own clothing and eventually, I began washing the sunset and sunrise in watery colors across pages because they were so beautiful they made me cry.
For years I "painted" with pieces of fabric stitched together to create postcard quilts.
I explored the many pigments of the earth, mixing them with mediums to use to paint sacred shields, rattles, drums and then faces with moon blood.
Full moons filled me with light. The sacred Faery mounds of Ireland conjured ancient symbolic memories awake. I painted pictures through the words of my books, illustrating what was inarticulate-able and guided kindred spirits into the Otherworld with visions I described for them.
The mystic swirled around me like gypsy skirts and shawl fringe flaring out in spiral dances of inner visions as my hands finally grabbed hold the wooden handled bore bristled brushes which I plunged into vibrancy and spread across canvas, paper, wood, anything I could get my hands on including cardboard box panels and torn shopping bags.
The rhythm of the ocean, the brilliant colors of sunset, the feeling of the sand against my bare feet truly ground me always into the core of my life. From this I will always be filled with renewed inspiration. From this my artistry in whatever form will flow. From this I share my creations.
I Matter. I AM enough.
I LOVE ART JOURNALING
I love making altered books, and taking my creations from the page to the canvas... and on occasion from the canvas to the page! My creative journey is based in watercolors but has taken me into so many mediums that I believe I love acrylics the most.
Some of the mediums I work in besides acrylics and watercolors are: gouache, water-soluable colored pencils and markers, Gelatos, Caran d'Ache Neocolor II, Oil Pastels, Soft Pastels, Graphite, Posca pens, Stabillo Pencil, Glaze Pens, Distressed Inks (spray and pad), inks of all kind, texture paste, stencils, stamps and a regular old pencil.
I love working in layers... lots and lots of layers, distressed paintings, vibrant colorful paintings, collage paintings and sketch paintings. I also work with encaustic wax and fibers, throwing in the making of journals and fiber weaving to create embellished covers. I love making my own art journals from large to mini to travel journals. I enjoy Urban Sketching. I'm your typical "artist-of-all-trades".
I have a lot of experience with virtual digital 3D creativity since 2015. I am a co-curator with Reiner Schneberger's immersive digital biennales and assistant for his virtual art conservation program. I have created 3D environments and also participated as an artist. The following machinimas give focus to what this means:
The current project in process is Ukrain 2025.
My presentation is "Ukrain Reborn ~ a tribute to the murdered & injured innocence" Opening TBD
The last biennale project.
Amerika Art 2021/22 -- https://youtu.be/e3OhD-bR7sI
OTHER VIDEOS SL RELATED
OSCC Dec. 2021 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BXubDUo5yo&t=02s
NPC June 2022 - https://youtu.be/7k7i1N0GEFM
I guess you can say I am obsessed with anything creative because I don't know how not to be creative.
I have a strong feeling I am Like YOU!
IN ADDITION TO MY ART
In 1989 I became a published author and been writing ever since.
I am the author of 9 non-fiction books and 7 novels, my recent release, BEYOND ATLANTIS, The Empress and the Magician, can be found on Amazon. I am currently writing the final book to the Faery Chronicles, the published novels and my other books can be found at THE FAERY CHRONICLES website.
Before the Covidian Era, I served the broader community as a a Holy Fire II, Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher and held a private healing practice in my home office. Sadly, I have closed my office until an undetermined future time.
I believe in the supernatural, nature, and love life. I also love to play Elder Scrolls, Fallout76, Ark and Minecraft in my spare time.
When not in the studio creating, on Zoom teaching, writing a current book, or enjoying creating dinners for my husband, I take long walks on the beach with him, with Jack.
-Glennon Doyle Melton
These whimsical oracle cards based on the characters from Tim Burton's 'Nightmare Before Christmas' and the Disneyland Haunted Mansion holiday theme event, is a novelty collector's item, and believe it or not, provide spiritual guidance.
42 oracle cards, containing many of my own paintings, provides a unique approach to seeking spiritual guidance or personal messages and direction from the Divine.
Promo video for use at my Etsy account for this oracle deck.
Promo video for use at my Etsy account for this oracle deck.
This Oracle is based on symbols that speak to us from the subconscious mind. They have prescribed meanings -- the power words on the back of each and yet they don't. Divided into four groups: Nature, Objects, Symbols and People, Animals and Spirits. All cards are watercolor paintings by Kisma.
Dark Moons, Full Moons & Seasonal Goddesses
Join Kisma in her Create An Oracle Deck Course.
Here is a 4:36 minute video sharing with you the transformational process of Old Canvas 1 ~ "Insight" into "The Queen of Creative Power". February 25, 2022
Here is a 3:25 minute video sharing with you the transformational process of Canvas 2 ~ "Tea With The Muse" into "The Lover of Radiance". March 11, 2022.
Here is a 4:14 minute video sharing with you the transformational process of Canvas 3 ~ "Medicine Healing Blue Woman" into "Tiamat Waters of Life". April 24, 2022.
Here is a 7 minute video sharing with you the transformational process of Canvas 4 ~ "Vivid-Tapestry" into "Flower Blood Moon" in honor of my late mother. May 16, 2022.
Here is a 2+ minute video sharing with you the transformational process of Canvas 5 ~ "She Holds the Moon" into "Holds Us in the palm of Her hand." This one took longer than expected. Began May 17 and finished today, August 2, 2022.
Here is a 3 minute video sharing with you the transformational process of Canvas 6 ~ "Autumn Quilt" which was the transformation of the old canvas "Queen of Muses". I am so excited about this quilt and plan to continue this journey with another. Began August 5 and finished August 25, 2022.
Here is a 3 minute video sharing with you the transformational process of Canvas 7 ~ "Flower Quilt" which was the transformation of the old canvas "Priestess of the Moon". I enjoyed creating a second quilt painting and actually have a little collection planned out. Began August 26 and finished September 17, 2022.
Here is a 3 minute video sharing with you the transformational process of Canvas 8 ~ "Mystic Quilt" which was the transformation of the old canvas "IC Tea With The Muse". Began September 18 and finished September 29, 2022.
Currently over 6 hours of selected music to use for ceremony and meditations.
This playlist is the type of music I listen to, while I create; the choices are eclectic. This is always expanding. Over 7 hours of music.
You are very welcome to explore ALL my playlists. Each are created for specific reasons.