Category: art

It Wasn’t A Protest, It Was A Parade: Notes from the Women’s March in PDX

With gratitude and appreciation to Margaret Jacobson and the other organizers.   Having All The Feelings about today’s ginormous women’s march in PDX. Seeing that many people, some hanging out of skyscraper windows waving flags gave me little of the hasta la victoria siempre-itis for a second and I got a little choked up. I saw a lot of people… Read more →

Signs of Solidarity

Last week a bunch of women (several I’ve only “met” on Instagram) gathered at my home to make some art that could be printed and posted in response to the racist, xenophobic and hateful rhetoric becoming increasingly common in the wake of the election. I called for submissions and we incorporated some of those suggestions into our works. Feel free to… Read more →

Artists For Love?

I have been asked to create artwork under the hashtag #artistsforlove, a self-described “movement” just launched by Flora Bowley + Kelly Rae Roberts. If you’ve been following me lately, you’ll see I’ve been up to my own collective art making in response to the dystopian hellscape unfolding before us in the wake of the election.   I want my little corner… Read more →

Hold The Moon In Your Hands

There are 20 new original moon paintings over in my Etsy shop. They’re only $25 each and I hope they find their way into your hands.   Made on heavy watercolor paper, these pieces are all 100% original, unique, handpainted works using a combination of watercolor, gouache, acrylic ink, golden high flow fluid acrylics, india ink, + pen.   The gold… Read more →

Tree Songs + Other Stories: New Work at Albina Press

For the month of March, I have a show called Tree Songs + Other Stories at Albina Press on Hawthorne in Southeast Portland. Created entirely in 2016 after several months of climbing Mount Tabor nearly every day during a period of intense interpersonal unraveling, these works reflect the passage of time and renewal of love found in communion with the… Read more →

Bloom True Bali

I went to Bali for a month in March and April to assist with two transformational intuitive painting retreats. It was my first time in Asia and it took nearly 30 hours to get there. I don’t know how to describe the heat and humidity other than to say that even my Viking ancestors were sweating. Hauling around a 600g uterus… Read more →

2014: Less and More Shifts

All the dreamcatchers I made in 2013: Less screen…more page Less chair…more asana Less office…more studio Less friction…more flow Less mind…more heart Less effort…more ease Less reaction…more choice Less therapy…more ceremony Less debate…more alignment Less distraction…more focus Less politics…more magic Less doubt…more belief Less perfect…more practice Less weeds…more garden   Custom-made Stamped Word of the Year Feathers are on my… Read more →

Day of the Dead 2013

This year’s Day of the Dead was very special. The fall here in PDX was absolutely spectacular, and this is from someone who saw dozens of autumns in Vermont. I had a few pieces in the annual show at Guardino Gallery, and did an installation at Howl with my girl Lynzee Lynx. Played music with my girls Kris Deelane and… Read more →

Art Direction: Yee Wong, Photography: Joshua Scott

16 Things to Do When Your Creative Mojo Has Left The Building

(for visual artists): Try to get to a museum or art gallery, or even a store with cool displays. Read some poetry with a lot of imagery. I love Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Search illustration/watercolor/abstract art/animals/etc. on Pinterest or Tumblr. Grab a book in an old book store/Goodwill about animals or plants or rocks or whatever and just draw random shit from… Read more →