Collage transforms my ideas, desires, and highest intentions into the visible. I enjoy creating with recycled goods; the images in my work are from diverse sources, I collect scraps from my world: tickets from an event, pictures from food boxes, tags, wrapping paper, cards, cut-outs from catalogs, photo copied tarot cards, drawings and homework from my children. I love to add embellishments like rub-ons, glitter, stickers, hand-sculpted wire art, and washi tape. My Intuitive Art Cards and journal covers are assembled using a glue stick, on canvas and cardboard I often use Modge Podge.
On Samhain 2020 I began sharing short daily videos on the soul care strategies I use
to maintain my emotional and mental wellbeing.
You can listen to
Daily Soul Care on
During the first PTO meeting in 2019, at my youngest son's elementary school, I noticed how all the women's faces were different: different contours, different textures, different tones, but yet, we are all simultaneously, exquisitely, the same. In one of my full art journals, I began drawing women's faces and an ellis over my daily words of appreciation, morning tarot sessions, prayers, creative ideas, and constant contemplation of how to best be of Service to the World. I weathered the women's faces to represent their season, wisdom, and authenticity. Over the images I layered collaged words to caption sentiments occupying my heart.
You can view a gallery of the
Bobby Pin Brigade
and discover links to interesting people, podcasts, and conversations
To honor and celebrate turning 50 in 2020,
I assembled a list of my
best Steady Joy wellness strategies into
a 28 day program
Weathered and Worthy Wisdom: A Gateway to Steady Joy invites you to Pause and Engage in a new strategy every day for 28 days with the intention that paying attention will elevate your emotional and mental wellbeing by feeling more conscious, supported, clear minded, and thus, Joyful.
You can purchase Weathered and Worthy Wisdom: A Gateway to Steady Joy as an e-book on Amazon for $5.00
My finished work often features MerMyths and Twishes.
When my two oldest children were in preschool we made up a story about a Twish, a bird-fish that goes on adventures in MerTerra, a land full of MerMyths.
After my two Grandmothers passed away within six months of each other, Lucy at 102 and Sip just shy of 96, I felt them guiding me. I began drawing a Twish named ellis after their first initials, L for Lucy and S for Sip.
remember always in all ways:
you deserve to feel seen