Last summer, I worked with a few folks from the DC Pagan community to create a painted mandala that would carry their hopes for the growth of the local community. Over the course of two days, we designed, painted, and blessed the mandala in sacred space.
This was my first collaborative piece. Throughout I had to deal with issues of letting go of control -- a valuable lesson for me. But doing so provided the space for everyone to contribute at a very real level and allowed the mandala to be an authentic reflection of the people who participated.
Earlier this month, I attended the Visionary Art Intensive, taught by Alex and Allyson Grey, at the Omega Institute. It was an inspiring week to work with such accomplished teachers and exchange ideas with my fellow students, who all are doing incredible work.
One of the evening programs was "Five Minutes of Fame," in which any student who signed up could do a five-minute slide presentation of their work. Thanks to Kelly Bartlett, who not only is a newly found, separated-at-birth sister, but who also filmed my presentation.
After so long of not updating or posting to the old site, I decided that I needed to start from scratch. I still have all the writings from the old site, and I may decide to either re-post some prayers and poems here or revise and publish in book form.
This new site will focus more on my artwork, my process, my journey, and my musings about art and spirituality. I'll be offering my originals and some prints for sale, and announcing some workshops in the future.
Artist, writer, ritualist, dreamer, wanderer, seeker, observer -- of the seen and unseen worlds.