My roots are deeply submerged into my creative soul and I walk under the inspirational guidance of Goddess and Muse. Dedicated to the efforts of assisting other women awaken to and flame the inner fire of creativity into full expression, I share my artistry with other ladies (and a few brave men) by offering (now only) ZOOM classes and workshops.
For over 35 years, I have been active in women spirituality & Goddess communities , facilitating rites of passages and leading sacred circles; this experience is woven into my unique teaching style.
For over three decades I am been writing books, resulting in 15 publiations on women spirituality, Goddess rituals and the Faery-Faith.
When not in my art studio creating or teaching, working on a current book or enjoying the solitude of my garden or long walks on the beach with my husband, Jack and Mari our German Shepard.
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 Mac, Jena, Amber, Amie and a tribe of sisters .... Together, we sat around the fire, shared our designs and created new stories to replace the old outworn ones.
Today, my own lovely tribe of soulful ladies gather around the Goddess Moons to celebrate one another through empowerment and deep knowing.
I AM A MIXED MEDIA 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
2020 began a new journey for me as a certified Intentional Creativity Teacher of Color of Woman, Musea. In my own deepening as an artist, I found the Intentional Creativity Method to be 100% aligned with my own creativity and outlook on life! Thus, I created a new offering of classes sharing art with other awakening and mystic women who feel drawn to me as one of their teachers who does not only share painting methods but also women spirituality and Goddess awareness.
Last but not by any means least, I am also a Therapeutic Art Life Coach with Udemy University and adore sharing creative process with others to assist them in removing blocks, overcoming obstacles and find release and healing along their journey. To compliment this artistic pathway, I am also a certified COSMIC SMASH BOOKING teacher through Catt Geller's training program.
Many of my previous online classes focus on mixed media, art journals and altered books. These videos are shared FREE on youtube videos for you to explore. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and LIKE LIKE LIKE any you watch. Much appreciated and a lovely energy exchange from you for enjoying my gifts to you.
So, I guess you could say I am obsessed with anything creative because I don't know how not to be creative. Like YOU!
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.
IN ADDITION TO MY ART
As mentioned above, 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. 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 had a private practice in my home office. Sadly, I have closed my office until a future time.
I believe in the supernatural, nature, and love life -- not to mention my enjoyment of watching Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel.