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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Progress on new art workshop

It’s only a few days before Christmas and Mercury has finally gone direct. The celestial energy shift is speeding up the progress of drafting an art workshop involving civic engagement and psychology. I’ve been working with different groups of people on several core ideas for SO long and finally, the parts are starting to come together…

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Monsters mashup inspired by The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Inspired by “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness The book, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness is the first of three books in the series. A modern romance with gothic themes, this series has me hooked and I’m sure to be done with them by the weekend. The image above is inspired by…

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Focusing and Expanding at the Same Time

What does it like to focus and expand at the same time? My mind moves quickly and at times I just can’t keep up with the rate of change happening inside and outside of my own mind. This might be one of the biggest challenges of living in this age of information. Sometimes I think…

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Grateful for coffee MUGS! (new design $15 )

I have a ton of coffee mugs. It’s part of my ritual everyday – a cup of tea or coffee can make everything right with my world! Many of the mugs I have are inherited from family members – and even with chips or cracks I keep using them. Many of my MUGS are now…

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Lovecraft #quote

October is just around the corner. This months calendar is hand painted – from the Hospice of Santa Barbara Clutch Fundraiser. Images below are from the final clutch – that will be auctioned off soon. 🙂 “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear…

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Voodoo Baby Dolls with Sugarskull7

Recently I traveled down to visit my friend Kim from Sugarskull7. She makes paintings, stamps, pendants, and other art that is scary cute. She showed me her new voodoo baby doll – I learned first hand all the work involved in making these little guys. Each one is custom – from the clay to the…

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The Clutch Project #fundraiser for Hospice of #SantaBarbara

I have agreed to design a clutch for the Hospice of Santa Barbara fundraiser. I’m so honored to be involved with this fundraiser and I’ve been contemplating how to deign the clutch. I’ve got about 2 weeks to finish it – so it’s time to focus! The first idea I had was to paint flowers…

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