Collaborating with the Pagan Baby Team!

In the last couple of months, I have had the opportunity to collaborate as a collage artist and digital media consultant on an art installation by Tracy Ferron. Working on her team is such a pleasure. The project is incredible, and all the people involved are genuinely inspiring. Honestly, I can’t say enough about how…

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Participating in experiential project design by momentum projectlab

Today I participated in a group visioning session as part of a series in phase 3 of Santa Barbara County is creative communities project. The creative communities project will result in a strategic arts plan for the Santa Barbara County and is being created by momentum projectlab out of LA. I really enjoyed participating in…

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Coloring Pollinate, Resilience, Willing, and Results

This year a group of four, one being me, selected words for the year in place of resolutions. To keep each other accountable we decided to make art as a reminder. I’ve printed four copies to color in of the words in my mermaid type. Your welcome to print one yourself if you feel inspired…

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Visiting building 1345 and corporate art education

Today I had the pleasure of joining a fellow artist and friend, Tracy, in her educational and art experience offering for building 1345 on the Google campus. I learned more about the process of large scale public art and did some body painting. 🙏 About the public art project Burning Man Project is going to…

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Looking back to clarify what’s emerging

I’m working on a new creative workshop for 2018. I’ve been looking at my notes reading, reviewing, and contemplating for about two months. Sometimes I feel like no closer to understanding how to do it then when I started. Looking back and making a collage of images helps me clarify my ideas because I’m a…

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12th Annual Santa Barbara Arts Symposium

Attending the 2017 Santa Barbra Arts Symposium in November was an opportunity to learn about organizations and meet people in the community. As I continue to explore mixed method and art practice research projects, I’m excited about all the potential for collaboration on the central coast. The country presented the Art and Economic Prosperity report…

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Design Thinking for Education 

Thanks to @youthinteractivesb and @vadasbhs for creating this opportunity to explore the intersection of art, design, and education SBMA today from visitors who are also artists in residence at @sbcast During the session we did 3 action based design process exercises as well as lecture and discussion about design thinking in education. There are many…

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Women’s March

I march for all those unable to march themselves because they have other obligations, are scared or restricted from going or just unaware of what is at stake.  I march as prayer that all the misguided energy stuck fighting ghost from the past be released from the false threats and be clearly guided to the…

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Collage a beautiful vision for 2017

What would you like to bring into the world? A new year tradition is to collage a board with a beautiful vision. The basic creative process is simple: Collect stuff you like from books and magazines (don’t think too much) Get a surface, write a few words on it to reflect the areas of your…

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Ida Mae and a maternal linage of artists

I study Ida Mae, my maternal great-grandmother, as she paints flowers in her sunroom. The watercolors fascinate as they swirl and run across the paper in an unpredictable way. I said, “What do you think of my art?”. She said, “It’s not classically beautiful but it’s interesting and that is art.” She tells me her eyesight is…

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