Friday, May 4, 2018

Truth #11


Monday, April 30, 2018


for the longest time i've felt the pull to relocate
this land has been in my family since the early 70's
  there is a connection here
but it's not home

  logistics of moving seem overwhelming
but the pull....

 awoke this morning to the whisper of water
all day..... water

felt drawn to read my coffee grounds...
do you see
fish... tail breaking the surface
the spray
can you smell the slick body
returning to the liquid womb


Wednesday, April 18, 2018


this will definitely be
my birthday treat!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

My Friend Maia Revisited

i revisit here ever so often

it gladdens my heart

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Patience of Guides

i don't understand my own
 just accept
bow my head
in gratitude
for patient



Friday, April 13, 2018

It Feels Like A Sickness


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Demons Don't Like Fresh Air

one of the views from
today's hike
red tail hawk
wild duck
soul soothing

picked this up on my hike
won't take much carving
to reveal it's face 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Born To Howl

full moon
i'm always affected by the full moon
because i'm bipolar
i was born under a full moon

born to howl

want to see if you were born under a full moon?
go here and change the 2018 in the top most search
line to the year of your birth.

Saturday, March 31, 2018


do you talk to the wind?

i do

and the sky...
and the birds...
and the trees...
and the rocks...

 i hear their
do you?

Monday, March 26, 2018

Too Funny Not To Share

cats are soooo funny.....

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Baby Steps

at least i got to carve
frustrating when i can't make
my hands use my mind's eye
if i'd practice every day
it's just not in me
to do that

this was a limb from a dead cherry tree
'bout two fingers wide
i'd rather be outside 
chainsaw carving
not in all this pollen
it'll have to wait

Monday, March 19, 2018

Jonesing For A Little Carving

the lengths i'll go to
to be able to carve
when i don't have a shop
and can't be out in the pollen

is it gonna make a mess in my studio
you betcha!
do i care

i can write myself notes in the

Friday, March 9, 2018



Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405

what an awesome artist
in spite of her life story


Sunday, March 4, 2018

My Tree Spirit

she's up
if you listen closely to a piece of wood
it will tell you the wisdom and secrets
that wind and rain whispered to it over
its lifetime


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Does The Soul Remember

this magazine....
i have been following them on instagram

i am so drawn to the land of my roots
does the soul remember? 
  i've decided this needs to be
in my life

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Mosaic Tile House


Monday, February 26, 2018

Back To Center

the beginnings of a tree spirit
for my sculpture garden

her head carved from a cedar stump
the body a limb that broke on my
pecan tree last year

i've had to work on her between rains
as i don't have anywhere to work
out of the weather
just cover her with the tarp 
to cut down on drying time
when wet 

it's been a cold...wet...winter here
i've been holed up inside
it gladdens my heart to be able
to work outdoors again
working my way back
to  center

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Who Does The Remembering?

 beautiful beautiful soul.....

Monday, February 19, 2018

Beneath the Mask

i arrange my face 
to give others the version of myself
least likely to unsettle them

experimenting today with joint 
compound on wood

Saturday, February 17, 2018

No Truer Truth

no truer truth....

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Burned Into Bone

a tree begins its life
 reaching for the light
and ends up
standing in the light

i find myself reaching less
"being" more
shrouded with memories
burned into bone

Friday, February 9, 2018


the dead send messages
on the wings of birds

in the language of loss
i sit in silence
wounds so heavy
only silence helps
carry them

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


is it longing that moves the sea?

the wind whispers your name
through the hole in my heart
 empty of even haunting 


Monday, February 5, 2018

Lightworkers 6 & 7

lightworker 6

lightworker 7

these complete my lightworker series
i chose to finish with the crone
she best represents where i am
on my path

i started this form of painting for therapy
to try and recenter myself
and used digital painting because i 
couldn't afford supplies
as a virgo
it has been a challenge for me 
to use this free flowing
intuitive type of painting
with its wonky lines
and misshapen bodies
but that's really what life
is all about...isn't it
none of us are perfect
but we have all been given
this gift of a body
for our soul to inhabit

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Lightworker 5

she is our mother
giver of life
i thank her daily for the blessings
she gives me
i offer her kindness
healing energy
and do my best to 
leave only soft footprints
along my path

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Lightworker 4

we are all one
we are all connected

descending into
an ancient 

Friday, February 2, 2018


peace bringer
i am all these things

these are the beginning of my
lightworker series
we lightworkers have been given
 a gift
and are guided to share

"some days i speak in a thousand tongues
and never use words"


Sunday, January 28, 2018



Saturday, January 27, 2018

:(: Insomnia :):

one of the harder things for me to deal with
as someone who is bipolar
is the sleep cycles
or i should say the non sleep cycles
after three or four days straight of
one to two hours of sleep a night
i start losing my motor control
my ears ring
my vision is impaired
and when the cycle passes
that first sleep is usually so deep
i awake in a fugue state
and have a day feeling like i'm

sleeping is a chore for me
and it makes me dread even

if you could smell this picture
it would smell of