"The Inspiration for my art, Finds me when I listen..."
She Lives and Breathes the Fierceness of the Forest
Emerging from the hills, in every color of nature's blooms, the feminine energy rises from the Earth...she brings with her protective nuturing qualities, healing the great divide and separation between all beings and living creatures...pour peace into our world beginning with our own hearts...one moment & one awakened choice at a time.
Searching the Soul
This vision came to me in May of 2016. A powerful meeting of soul energy grounded among waterways and great plains. A landscape heavy with conversation. I now believe it was a premonition of the Standing Rock happenings taking place right now. I Stand with Standing Rock. I Stand for Peace and Mother Earth. May the Greater parts of all people come together to protect our water and our land.
Graphite and watercolor crayon on paper
There is a restorative quality, an invisible force steadying the very rhythm of our heartbeat...the beach, the shore, the place where water endlessly moves, marrying sandy land...playing in a cosmic orchestra.
Watercolor crayon on paper
The feeling of thunder rolling through valleys and shaking earth underfoot, echoing against frost covered mountains. The anticipated moment when sun rays part cloud walls. Shadows on one mountainside and brilliance on the other, a metaphor for life, your perspective creates your world.
Watercolor crayon on paper
Reflections of a Summer Mirage
Meditation. Our well being depends on frequent vacations from mental stress. Some people sing, some people dance, some people paint, some do it all. When I feel too wound up to clear my mind, playing on a blank page with lots of colors brings me back to calm. It offers a home to my wild tempest thoughts. "Reflections of a Summer Mirage" was a vision on a tired night. Summer colors energize the image, strong vertical forms feel like stability and natural structure in an unpredictable landscape.
Oil Pastel on Paper
I feel a sense of breathing in this drawing, the mixing of the soft pastels and the sharp lead pencil is like the harshness of the outside world that we must breathe in, process it within ourselves and return it to a softness to send back into the world...
Chalk Pastel, Pencil on Paper
Life is But a Dream Series
A Healing Journey Begins
The Wind Dances with the Sea
∞These drawings are my inner-speak. They illustrate thoughts on the impermanence, the fleeting and interconnectedness - the ultimate oneness of being alive. This energy runs through us, drives us, inspires us. We ARE the moments and the projects and the time spent. We often connect in joyful moments of clarity with the company of friends. We relax our guards and let down our walls of protection among friends. Life speaks the loudest in these moments of vulnerability. But the energy of being interconnected is always available.
I create to listen closely. I create to be vulnerable, to be beautiful, to be alive. I create to connect, to see the world as a friend.
Awareness Meets Gratitude
and Forgiveness is Born
Keeping Time with
Transcripts of Dream Memories
Our experiences and memories continue to live on in the mystery of our minds. I imagine that we hold the past in bubbles, perhaps carrying generations of events around with us. Each new generation views the world through this additional layer of emotional lens.
The Law of Attraction says that like attracts like. When an image or a song "touches us,"the emotion of the piece has been attracted/connected to the same emotional part of ourselves. That connection makes us aware of our emotion, sometimes revealing a forgotten sadness or anger. Now we have an important choice. If we love the emotion we can let it grow, if we dislike the emotion we can let it go. And this is the importance of art, it makes us aware of the emotional choices in our lives.
Surrounding ourselves with loving thoughts and joyful memories while allowing healing in areas of pain, can literally change our human experience. This image speaks to this phenomena, that we shape our lives one thought (bubble) at a time.
Oil Pastel and Acrylic Paint on Paper
Blue Moon - Lady in the Sky
And like a silent Earth-bound message, the clouds parted into a feminine figure in the night sky, imploring us all to move forward with nurturing, mothering actions. Nature holds rhythms of peace; the ocean waves, the patterns and spirals of living things, night and day, seasons changing. Natural awareness, our most basic meditation, brings calming and healing, a vacation that is as available as looking to the stars. Like stars projecting light, peaceful meditations send out healing vibrations. Let our focus manifest peace and love and healing...