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Dreaming

Dreaming and the Creative Process

Dreaming is a powerful connective conduit to the creative process. I was exposed, early in my training, to indigenous ways of knowing and shamanic dreaming traditions within Native American, Hawaiian, Saami, and Celtic tribes which are aligned with gathering and interpreting messages, symbols and healing stories over time. Based on my own experience, and my work with others, dreaming is […]

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Life Unfolds

Life Unfolds: Visioning and Visual Narrative

Your visual narrative is an unfolding story, knowing who you have been and who you are can help you to choose who you will be, as you journey. This is an active happening. Visual narrative, whether in art making, image based process, intuitive traveling or dreaming, is all visioning and not separate from experience. It is experience. Visioning is active. Story […]

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Core Child Archetypes

Working with Archetypal Patterns: Core Child Archetypes

Art is a tool for exploration. Many of us work with art, whether visual, written or hybrid, as a language of exploration. A magnifying glass that allows us to get closer to something that we are looking at or working with. Art-making is at its core a language of the soul. Whether you decide to call […]

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Connecting

The Descent into Darkness

Bones and tendons,  discs shifting,  equilibrium compromised,  my world came crashing down around me – I was forced to come to a halt.  Burdened,  over giving and controlling – I was the fierce mother who couldn’t let go. My body told me it was time to stop and the herniated disc told me of a deeper internal pain […]

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