The power of nature 

Devils Tower earth mandala  a meditation and prayer  for the land that  all beings be free.  Everywhere I look ants march out of their underground labyrinth through a small dark hole in the center of perfectly round mounds of fine dirt.  This patch of land was bare, save the grass in the center. I clear…

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Sea glass beach and jewelry 

In Fort Bragg there is a beach full of sea glass. It’s there because once upon a time trash was dumped there. Now the glass on the beach is protected and visitors are not allowed to take glass from the beach. I’m not sure if that rule allow applies to picking up plastics and other…

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Yoga by the sea!

This Mother’s Day I went to s special 2-hour yoga by the sea event. It was amazing and wonderful! It set the tone for a Happy Mothers Day. I’m so blessed to have great mothers and grandmothers in my life! Yesterday l learned a special metta mediation at yoga by the sea: May you be safe. May…

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Body Shapes!

I’m doing yoga more and more. I’ve mastered an “I” shape so far (ha ha ha), as you can see in the image above. I like to try doing forms myself and while I’m not an athlete, the acts embodied inform the art too. It’s a synthesis of real, photo, and imaginary information that motivates…

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Images for the Spring Equinox 

How are you celebrating the start of spring?  I had plans to attend a ritual with a fabulous group of women but unfortunately I’m not feeling well enough to attend. So, I made my own little alter at home along with some self care that includes a beach walk, talking to friends and family, looking…

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The art and soul of food

Where there is no artfulness about life, there is a weakening of soul. It seems to me that the problem with modern manufacturing is not a lack of efficiency it is a lost soul. (Care of the Soul by Moore, p. 183) Are you unfulfilled by the processed food manufactured and served to the masses?…

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A kit for body painting in a portable red wagon 

The best work for me at a festival is painting bodies and faces. My kit for body painting outdoors is portable and includes: Painting easel  Red wagon Makeup bag Dazzle Dips Paint Brushes Mirror Water / paper towels  Stencils of leaves Photos of example This setup is portable by one person and that is important…

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Join The Pack

I have a poster in progress for the #jointhepack campaign. I’m excited to be working on a submission this month. The idea is to create an image of wolf as mother, protecting our vital wild nature. I mix real and fantastical in my illustration style to highlight the differences between the psychological wolf and real life wild animals and habitat conservation. I…

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Alchemical Global Mobile Games

I am concerned about my environment. I worry about climate change, pollution, endangered animals, and natural disasters. My concerns are sometimes overwhelming; and I find comfort in the alternate reality of my art studio, a good book, or a game with friends. I could choose to see my alternate realities in a negative light, as…

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Earth and Sky Origin Stories

The connection between what we think and how we see the world is something I think about. As an artist, my work is to play with different perspectives and find fresh ways of seeing the world. By looking back to the oldest stories, the stories/myths about the origin of the world, I get to play…

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