Beloved Festival DreamCatcher Double GIVEAWAY

Last year I went to Beloved Festival and it pretty much blew my mind. Small, intimate, yet expansive. The weird balances out the hippie and the smallness balances out the abundance of experiences. There’s a tent surrounded by three foot tall crystals which seemed to be built just for the introverts (THANK YOU). I had the great fortune to hang… 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 →

Digital Nourishment & Evidence of Love

Your organism evolved to seek out and solve problems, consume sugar when available, and to avoid discomfort. These biological imperatives often conflict with modern life, as we have not evolved to process the amount of information, snack “foods” and years of sitting to which we’re exposed. Understand that the drive to “be informed” tilts toward bad news. That’s ok, it’s… 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 →

Beloved.

Beloved Festival. It was my first time. I was able to attend this year because I was invited to install some dreamcatchers on the Sufi Path.  I camped with Flora Bowley and Lynzee Lynx — you’ll see the live painting photos below. I had been to Bread & Puppet several times in Glover, Vermont. The vibe was similar, yet dramatically… Read more →

Trust your gut (and your heart)

“Trust is the highest form of human motivation.” ~Steven R. Covey The brain is the most important organ in the body. ACCORDING TO THE BRAIN. It has evolved to seek, find and solve problems. Our proto-rodent ancestors that were relaxed and mellow became snacks. The ones that were anxious and worried tended to survive. We have inherited millennia of this… Read more →