JOURNAL and CALENDAR
December 10, 2013
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Why is it so easy to lose sight of the fact that every moment is a perfect gift? On the surface, the mind may have an expectation set for what each moment should be. That singular viewpoint serves to block the beauty and the power that is the possibility of what can be when we…

November 23, 2013
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I painted this while volunteering at Sanctuary Art Center. It was a quiet day and everyone’s energy seemed turned inward while working on their art. One of the youth commented on my work, saying ” This looks like a princess staircase, as if from a fairytale”. Another person asked me ” What’s beyond the doorway?”….

November 5, 2013
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I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit Peru. It was  during our springtime in 2012. The focus of the trip was on visiting ancient sites and participating in rituals designed to awaken and strengthen the connections to spirit and the energy that connects us all. A few  weeks after the journey had…

October 27, 2013
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When I arrive at the Sanctuary Art Center to volunteer, I am never sure what will emerge in my own art work. As the youth enter the art room their energy fills the space. Some are chatting excitedly while others are quiet and tired from having spent the night outside. it makes no difference if…

September 22, 2013
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Willingness to give and receive is the support that lightens me. Allowing myself to move towards the edge of a branch with faith that I am being supported brings new light.

September 22, 2013
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This past week  I’ve experienced the joy of working on a community art project . It has been a privilege to work alongside some of the homeless youth, community leaders and fellow artists. We are painting a mural that depicts the farmer’s market in the university district of Seattle. Today was especially fun. We took…

September 15, 2013
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There is one young man, all of 18 years old, who comes regularly to the Sanctuary Art Center. He has lived most of his young life in a state of extreme struggles due to forces outside of his control. His willingness and dedication to broadening his knowledge and abilities is inspiring. This work was created…

September 4, 2013
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This piece was inspired by a lunar eclipse.I felt a surge of creative power on this day  and contemplated how the force of the moon’s pull can so easily effect us and be so easily overlooked due to our busyness.The movement in the colors, much like in our lives ,is strong and not always going…