Cleaning ash in art storage unit after Thomas Fire

I finally took a first crack at cleaning up the ash in my art studio storage unit, after the Thomas Fire. It was the largest fire in California history and lasted about a month-December 2017-January 2018. If anyone has walls to decorate… I’ve got art that needs a little TLC to clean up but would…

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Breath, Smoke, and Fire

The Thomas Fire, over 250k acres, is on day 11 and predicted to last another 3 weeks. Fire is familiar for Californians and we fight to keep what we can. The fire is🔥 numinous to me. Recent Dream: Firestorm on both sides. Fast it’s squeezing in. We run forward, It’s ok? A car dad finds,…

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Fire and Life Transformation

At the age of 8 years, a fire burned our home and many others in Santa Barbara, California. The experience significantly impacted how I see the world. Hillman (1997) says traumatic childhood events like fire are clues to understanding an individual’s character and calling in life. The following paragraphs explore a telescoping scale on two…

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August 2012 Free Calendar

The image is a detail of  “Fire Spin“. Spinning is a big part of hoop dance. This image is a fire spinner. Some cultures belive that spinning is a spiritual practice. Here is a little info about Whirling Dervishes: The Sema represents a mystical journey of man’s spiritual ascent through mind and love to the “Perfect”.…

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