April 26, 2014

EASTER 2014 A few days before Easter I returned home after walking a pilgrimage path in Spain.  The experience touched my heart, soul and mind deeply. The physical challenge fell away quickly as  each step brought me closer to feeling connected to every soul “walking” this earth. I found , within myself, the sorrows, joy,…

January 30, 2014

     It is an honor to have my work included in this showing of such powerfully, talented Northwest artists.

January 13, 2014

The time spent at the Sanctuary Art Center is a continuous flow of giving and receiving. The youth may come and go while the imprint they leave on my heart remains and comes out through creative expression.

December 27, 2013

One of the youth that comes to The Sanctuary Art Center had a delightful idea today. He has a gentle demeanor, is good humored and possesses a quiet strength. He began painting on a canvas  and after he had covered the surface with a powerful blend of colors, he turned it over and began creating…

December 10, 2013

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

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

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

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

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.