Card Layout

There are infinite card spreads available within the Visionary HeartWork deck.  To give you some basic structure in learning your card deck, here are some suggested formats. There are 4 suits in this card deck.  One of the suits is one card. It is the “Wholeness” card and it holds space for all that is. …

Ghost Net Project

Not long ago an artist friend told me about a show she was organizing at the Elisabeth Jones Art Center in the Pearl District in Portland.  First of all ghost nets are the left over nets and ropes fishermen can no longer use.  It ends up being a tremendous amount of waste and landfill material.  …

Rejections

Featured Image- Candy – gouache painting Rejection is a part of being an artist.  Why is that so?  It’s because we live in the world of duality.  Either you’re accepted or rejected.  What if each side is the same from a different point of  view.  In my observation, there is usually equally positive and negative …

Learning by Doing

Featured Image – Diving In – mixed media I find that learning by doing gets the education inside of your body.  When you practice a musical instrument for years and years, one day your hands move more fluidly.  Riffs you always dreamed of doing suddenly become easy. Your body knows what to do and does …

Next Spiral Up

Every now and then my artistic skills ramp up a notch or two. Recently this happened in a couple of different categories. One is in painting and the other is with my art dolls/spirit companions. First I will tell you about the painting. Somewhere along the line my paintings became more detail oriented and tight. …

Spirit Companions Process

Making Spirit Companion art dolls goes through a specific kind of process unlike many of the other pieces I make.  Those of you who have been in their physical presence know that they are more than actual physical materials. I don’t really know why I’m able to infuse them with spirit and a presence other …

Busy, busy, busy

Life is good!  Lots of interest and movement happening in my artist career right now.  Currently I’m making lots of new headdresses, new spirit companions with accessories and furniture, creating new business cards, this website, new promo materials, and new paintings!!!