Inanna, winter solstice, and darkness dreams

Inanna-Ishtar’s most famous myth is the story of her descent into and return from Kur, the ancient Sumerian Underworld. a myth in which she attempts to conquer the domain of her older sister Ereshkigal, the queen of the Underworld, but is instead deemed guilty of hubris by the seven judges of the Underworld and struck dead. Three days later, Ninshubur pleads with…

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What are empowered women like now?

Mariam Woodman is an author and Jungian analyst who is known for her work on the feminine energies. What are the embodied feminine energies that Marian Woodman talks about? She describes this feminine as the earth itself, a soulful living energy pulsing in our material world (source). I didn’t know about Woodman’s work on the feminine when…

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Cold Spring Trail Rock Art

I’ve been inspired by ancient symbols. I collected photos of art messages on this hike up cold springs. Working with clay and natural materials – like wood and stone – are very appealing all of a sudden!  Working on a relief miniature of an Inanna image in pastacine. ​​ Inspired by cave painting, below is…

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“Talking to Inanna” Faces of The Goddess in Art

My short film, titled Finding Inanna: the Goddess Emerging in Art, is an autobiographical journey in images spanning 16 years of personal artwork. Talking to Inanna has allowed me to embody and strengthen the psychological reality of the Goddess within my own mind. By using film as a new vehicle, she is able to continue…

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Amplification in the creative process. #WARNING might lead to the true nature of #reality

Amplification is the 3rd step in developing a creative idea using Jung’s techniques for accessing the unconscious. Stage 1 is intuition – choose an image from a powerful dream or feeling or a response from something in your life. Stage 2 is bringing the intuition into the consciousness. What is going on here? What does it…

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Drawing cartoon inspired by ‘Jem and the Holograms’

I’m working on a new youth led art gallery in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara. It’s called YI Creative Studio and it’s a program from the non profit Youth Interactive. Our first show is coming up in October and the youth artists choose the theme, Cartoons that have impacted your life. Many of the emerging…

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Active Imagination Technique and how it helps the creative process.

“In his creative work the artist is dependent on sources and resources deriving from the spiritual unconscious.”  ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning Active imagination was devised as a therapeutic practice, by Carl Jung, to help patients that were depressed or had a lot of bad feelings. In the practice the goal is to grow relationships…

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