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new website, new direction

This summer has been rich with deep exploration of my purpose in life and my purpose in my work. Journals have been filled with explorations of the threads connecting my work as an artist and my work as a therapist and how both of these aspects of my work flow directly from my values: connection with others, deep play, self-discovery, creative expression, transformation, beauty, and heart-centered living. A desire has been growing in me for the last several months to create a series of online offerings that bring my heart-centered transformational work to a larger audience....

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some thoughts

This morning, while preparing a print to ship, I was reminded of why I haven't moved to outsourcing my prints. I just love the look of matted and signed prints, so orderly and clean, ready to be sent off to a new home. I've started putting a little reiki into each print just before I put it into the envelope. I have no proof that this really does anything (though I believe it does); I do it because I love the idea that my artwork emanating good energy to my customers. The other happy part of today was finishing a new digital collage. I've...

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after a long absence, I return

Goodness gracious, it has been a long time since I’ve posted. When I decided to take a few days off from blogging and social media around the holidays, I certainly didn’t imagine I would be MIA until late February. I don't think I'd fully grasped the depth of my exhaustion when I first realized I needed a break. I gave myself permission to rest for the remainder of the month, but with all the holiday things, when January came I was still very much in need of more rest. Now, I’m back. Well rested and with...

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biggest lesson of 2016

a photo of me, a coloring book, and the christmas tree

December Reflections: day 11. My biggest lesson for this year has been one I've cycled through all year long, which is not allowing myself to rest when I need to rest. I realized this weekend that I'm exhausted. I need a vacation- not from work- but from what I expect of myself. I'm giving myself that vacation for the rest of the year. A vacation from feeling like I'm never doing enough, from chasing a feeling of being enough through doing enough. I'm making a commitment to notice when I am doing something just for the sake of...

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circles

  December Reflections day 4: circles Today was the first snow of the season. As soon as I opened my eyes this morning, I knew it had snowed. The quality of the light filtering through snow-covered skylights gives my bedroom as womb-like feel, cozy and hushed.  I wrote many times last winter and the winter before about my struggles to maintain any sense of cheerfulness and energy during the later winter months. That's the association with winter that stays in my mind throughout spring, summer, and fall. So I forget how much I actually love the first snow- how...

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