Presenting Getting Social – the artist and social media

I’m excited to have been invited back to speak about social media for artists in Santa Clarita for their artists development series. This are my slides:   In addition to slides and information, I shared my kit of a laptop along with other portable electronics I use for social media and digital art. I shared a creative…

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Painting mermaids in the rain #360video

Working on a mural size painting of mermaids in the garage as it rains outside. Reflecting on the distortion in 360 camera shots.

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Finishing Couples tend snakes and Watching the fight

These 12×12 mixed media paintings are the first in a new style. I’m using a combination of acrylic, paper, gems, glitter, ink, and oil pastel. It gives a variation in texture that I love to work with and also line quality, fluidity, and other technique stuff. Unfortunately the photo takes all the life out of…

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Energy body healing chart

Beautiful ancient medicinal body charts inspire me and today I created my own version for energy body 2017 use. It’s a synthesis of energy healing concepts that resonate with me (and some creative license). I’m standing in front of the image in the photo as if it were a mirror. I created psychic energy signatures…

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Charm bracelet painting process

Work in progress images for the charm bracelet painting – 24×48″. As we near thanksgiving I can’t help but feel like the title of this image might be, something for everyone…. One for each… Or … Pick what you like….                   

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Art Without Limits and The Art of Going Viral

I’m excited to announce that I was elected to be on the Board of Directors at Art Without Limits. The mission of AWoL is: Art With­out Lim­its cre­ates inten­sive one-on-one men­tor­ships for aspir­ing Santa Bar­bara County artists by pair­ing them with pro­fes­sional artists and busi­ness experts to help them suc­ceed in their cho­sen art form. We encourage…

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The Grey Muses and The Complex Nature of Inspiration

The Greys are gathering to create a new temple. Their community lives all over the world, and knowing what pattern to look for is key in identifying the members. This paper looks at visionary artists Alex and Allyson Grey and presents a pattern for connecting with creative inspiration through the lens of depth psychology concepts.…

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Possessed by a Flower God

About a decade ago, I became aware of some tendencies in my creative process that were both confusing and disturbing. In this paper, I attempt to explain a mysterious pattern in my creative experience by using a few concepts articulated by the psychologist Carl Jung. By analyzing my creative behaviors through the lens of Dr.…

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The Sphere of Earth, Artist and Healer

The earth is my home and she provides everything. I need her to be healed so I can thrive. I wonder if I can do something to help save the planet from pollution. Demeter (Da meter), my spirit guide, comes to answer my concern. She is a Greek goddess whose name means earth Mother (Downing,…

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