Who am I?
I could jump into lots of boxes: artist, teacher, creativity coach, shamanic practitioner, spirit guide, pattern walker, hi tech refuge, inventor. What I am is a creative being – someone who lives and breathes the energy of creating and is known to get 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 – into their passion and purpose in the world. I am an orthogonal thinker – one who looks at disparate threads and sees connections that are not obvious.
Using the tools of intentional creativity and pattern walking, I create containers in which people explore the ways in which the threads in their life connect and disconnect. We work together to unravel and reweave these threads to bring you into a place of balance where you can freely engage your cognitive and creative brain while accessing your 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, color and metaphor. I’ve been told my paintings are shamanic in nature and they are.
How did I get to this place?
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’ve followed all my life 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 had started 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 intentional creativity Color of Woman method by Shiloh Sophia McCloud, the founder of the Intentional Creativity movement and I continue to work in the movement as a teacher and instructor. Sue Hoya Sellars, an America master painter is one of my painting mentors.
I understand the power of transformation on a deep, physical level and engage with it in all that I do. If you would like to hear more about what I do, I invite you to to listen to radio shows and interviews in which I speak about my work.
May you create the world you want to see and may it be one of beauty and harmony.