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How to Remain Sane in an Insane World, Visualizations, Part 1

As a highly sensitive artist/intuitive who has had her own trauma, I have spent years learning meditations and visualizations to stay positive in an increasingly violent and chaotic world. I was a journalist for years, working in newsrooms around the world and reporting on and editing stories of violence. The darkness of that seeped deep… Continue reading How to Remain Sane in an Insane World, Visualizations, Part 1

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Outside the Lines, November 15, 2016

Guess what’s coming for Christmas. I’ll be offering portraits for sale. Want a painting of your child, or spouse, or girlfriend, or dog?  Send a photo and I’ll have it done in time for Christmas. The following is a portrait of jeweler Robert Williams in Massachusetts, a very gifted creator of fine jewelry. I call… Continue reading Outside the Lines, November 15, 2016

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A Former Redneck’s Views on Trump’s Popularity

Trigger warning. I tell stories in this blog around racism and sexual assault. It may be too much for sensitive souls.  I grew up on a subsistence farm in mid-Missouri. A family of nine, we hunted or grew most of our food. Everyone was expected to help with the killing, butchering, gutting and quartering. My childhood hands… Continue reading A Former Redneck’s Views on Trump’s Popularity

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Finding Artistic Voice

Why do a painting every day for a year? Why write every day?  When you do art often and fast, you break through mental blocks and critical thoughts to this authentic moment, this genuine self, where visual marks or turns of phrases are perfectly YOU.  When you do art every day, you anchor that moment… Continue reading Finding Artistic Voice

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Stay in the Light

I felt called to do a tarot reading post-election, to channel a message from spirit. “What do we need to know about Trump becoming president?” The guides tell me: If we focus our energies on what we do not want we will manifest it. Even if we focus our energies on fighting against what we do not… Continue reading Stay in the Light

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Outside the Lines, October, 2016

Entering month 10 of the painting a day series, Outside the Lines, I was completely burnt out.  I couldn’t conjure up the energy to come up with ideas every day for a painting, let alone execute one. It was made even more difficult by the fact that I’m writing my third novel,  FIRE, and am so deeply… Continue reading Outside the Lines, October, 2016