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Blog Posts

A Note on the Blog Archive and Content

A Note on the Blog Archive and Content A note on the blog archive and content: Many of the blog posts you see below were written in 2018, at a time when I was just beginning to shift into dedicated time for "my own" creative impulses. After many years as a shadow...

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Guest on the Art Friend Show, Hosted by Annamieka Hopps

Guest on the Art Friend Show, Hosted by Annamieka Hopps

Watch: Guest Interview on the Art Friend Show with Host Annamieka Hopps I had so much fun being a guest on the Art Friend Show with host, artist, mentor, and community builder Annamieka Hopps. Annamieka is hosting live Instagram interviews and solocasts for 100 Days,...

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Listen: Creative Unearthing Podcast, Episode 34

Listen: Creative Unearthing Podcast, Episode 34

Listen: "Holding Space" on the Creative Unearthing podcost with Host Emma Freeman  A couple months ago, I had the true pleasure of being a guest on the Creative Unearthing podcast with host, artist, writer, and my dear friend Emma Freeman. We talked about holding...

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Out of the Shadow: Artist and Writer

Out of the Shadow: Artist and Writer

The artwork above was included in Radical Revolution, an art show hosted by Siren Nation PDX in downtown Portland, Oregon in 2019. It was inspired by the song "Tangled Up in Blue" by Bob Dylan. Artwork sold and in a private collection. For a long time, I was a shadow...

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Trees I’ve Known and Loved

Trees I’ve Known and Loved

Trees I've Known and Loved (originally posted as "Tree Hugs" on April 23, 2018 on Of Love and Light website... more than a year an a half before beginning my "Mother Tree Holds the Stories" fine art series) You wanna make this girl happy? Skip the jewelry, the fancy...

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Quotes to Celebrate the Creative Process

Quotes to Celebrate the Creative Process

Quotes to Celebrate the Creative Process (adapted from original blog post titled "Quotes to Celebrate Love, Light, and the Creative Process on April 19. 2018 on Of Love and Light website) I always loved reading as a child. Sadly, once I got to high school, I hated 90%...

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Naked Soul: Bare Creativity

Naked Soul: Bare Creativity

Naked Soul: Bare Creativity (originally published April 14, 2018 on Of Love and Light website)   What does it mean to bare *everything* in the name of creativity? What can be discovered by tapping so deeply into the core of your being that there are no words, nor...

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I Am… Ready. Valued. Here.

I Am… Ready. Valued. Here.

I Am... Ready. Valued. Here. (originally posted under the title "I Am... {Own Your Story} on April 9, 2018 on Of Love and Light website)   Who are you? In my opinion, that right there ^ is one of the toughest questions out there. Who am I? I remember my first...

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Affirmations

Affirmations

(originally posted April 2018 on Of Love and Light website) If you’re anything like me, your mind is constantly running with background chatter. There is the chatter  you’re aware of—the thoughts and daydreams and self-criticisms and if-onlys and what-ifs and to-dos...

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Creativity Defined

Creativity Defined

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Beach Days: Poetry for the Soul

Beach Days: Poetry for the Soul

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Amateur: Do It For Love

Amateur: Do It For Love

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