Who am I?
To answer that question, I start by setting aside all the boxes I could jump into: artist, teacher, creativity coach, shamanic practitioner, spirit guide, pattern walker. I am a creative being – someone who not only lives and breathes the energy of creating, but gets just a bit crazy if she isn’t creating!
My passion is guiding people through the spaces of transformation and into a closer connection to source – and to their passion and purpose in the world.
One of most amazing and satisfying things I do is pattern walking. You see, I am an orthogonal thinker – one who looks at disparate threads and sees connections that are not obvious. I create containers in which people explore the ways the threads in their life connect through the tools of intentional creativity. This work is transformative because it brings us into a place of balance where we can freely engage our cognitive and creative brain while accessing our heart’s desire.
My paintings are portals into visionary realms asking the viewer to shift the way they connect to this world. I embody the Contemporary Symbolism style and work extensively with symbol and color.
I spent over 25 years in hi-tech designing and building all kinds of products. My experiences include working at Apple Computer in the early days, inventing 21 patents, and, eventually, running out of creative steam. Leaving hi-tech was a very scary shift requiring loads of courage and trust on my part.
I decided to spend a year working as an artist to rejuvenate myself and ended up with a masters degree in Woman’s Spirituality and certificate in Creative Expression from Sofia University. While in the program I re-discovered my matrilineal line and descent from a line of women with the Sight. I learned the earth-based spirituality path I follow comes out of the ancient tradition of female shamanism.
During the course of my degree work, I underwent a shamanic initiation and experienced a profound kundalini healing. I began painting and my paintings became a physical form of healing for myself and others. My thesis topic is on women artists who heal culture through the creation of sacred art.
I am a certified instructor of the Color of Woman method by Shiloh Sophia McCloud one of the founders of the intentional creativity movement. Sue Hoya Sellars, an America master painter is my painting mentor – along with Shiloh.
I understand the power of transformation on a deep, physical level and engage with it in all that I do. If you need someone to guide your through the process of transformation, I invite you to contact me for a free consultation.