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 the moon blood of my womb. 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 that plunged into vibrancy and spread image across canvas, paper, wood, pages, anything I could get my hands on including cardboard box panels and torn shopping bags.
Lost in a rhythmic beat, I turned and there stood Shiloh Sophia, Stella Ma, Jena, Amber, Amie, Catt Z. and a tribe of sisters who'd been lost in their own colorful dance .... Together, we came home, to sit around the fire, share our designs and create new stories to replace the old outworn ones.
I AM A MIXED MEDIA VISIONARY ARTIST
I paint what I see inside. I also love working in art journals, creating altered book art journals, 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 besides acrylics and watercolors are: gouache, water-soluable pastels-colored pencil-markers, Gelatos, Caran d'Ache Neocolor II, Graphite, Posca pens, Stabillo Pencil, Glaze Pens, Distressed Inks (spray and pad), inks of all kinds, texture paste, stencils, 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'm your typical "artist-of-all-trades".
I AM AN INTENTIONAL CREATIVITY TEACHER-IN-TRAINING!
2020 has begun a new journey for me as I am currently training as an Intentional Creativity Teacher in the Color of Woman Musea program co-founded by Shiloh Sophia. This promises to bring-forth a new level of creativity and is quite exciting and strenuous.
I AM A THERAPEUTIC ART LIFE COACH and adore sharing creative process with others, one of my current projects involves COSMIC SMASH BOOKING, created by Catt Z.
For the past 5 years I have worked as an assistant curator to Reiner Schneiber (Germany), who is head curator for various worldwide Biennales. I was actively involved as curator and team facilitator for Santorini Biennale 2016, the 1Biennale 2018 ~ Touching Reality; the Faked VR in the Wrong Biennale 2019.
Our current project is the new World In A Fridge InterBiennale 2020 - 2027.
I began exploring the virtual world of immersive digital art, leading to several virtual / real life exhibits, resulting in a 1Biennale 2018 Award ~ The Long-Legged Maskett. Some of my digital art can be viewed on my wix.com website and is available for purchase at Fine Art America
I also have many older art journal and altered book art journal youtube videos for you to explore. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and LIKE LIKE LIKE any you watch.
So, I guess you could say I am obsessed with anything creative because I don't know how not to be creative. Like YOU!
IN ADDITION TO MY ART
I am first a writer and have published 9 non-fiction books and 7 novels, my recent release, BEYOND ATLANTIS, The Empress and the Magician, can be found on Amazon. My other books can be found at THE FAERY CHRONICLES website.
I am a practicing Holy Fire II, Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher.
I believe in the supernatural, nature, and love life -- not to mention my enjoyment of watching Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel.
Don't gasp, but I'm a gamer and love to play Elderscrolls Online, Ark Survival Evolved and Fallout76 on XboxOne. My gamer tag is Kisma123456789. If you play multiplayer in any one of these games, hit me up and say hi. We can play together sometime.
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