Born and raised in beautiful Sonoma County, CA, I grew up in a renovated farm house on two acres just outside of Sebastopol. I come from a deeply giving, loosely spiritual, and closely connected family. Oak trees, mud pies, sisterhood, bare feet, and bonfires are among the elements that shaped my childhood spirit. Nature, service, ritual, community, and women's spirituality have helped to develop my adult creative sight.
I studied Fine Art in college, and fell in love with youth work and community arts, working for many years in non-profits and schools teaching art and community building skills to children and youth. I also have a deep connection to spirituality. I studied theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and worked for a time in youth ministry, teaching young people skills to access their creative and spiritual voice.
I am constantly searching for new ways to express my art, and my works range from painting, drawing, mixed media, and collage. My pieces call from my life experiences, world events, and social issues. Most commonly featured themes are relationships, spirituality, intersectional feminism, self-love, green witchcraft, body image, gender norms, sexuality, and social justice.
I am an amateur seamstress, a green witch, and love painting small (and occasionally big) faces. I love to run, swim, snuggle with my family, practice yoga, play in the dirt, walk barefoot, and take long baths. Things like crystals and flowers make me really, really happy. Rom-coms and British mysteries are my sweet spot. Mostly these days I listen to instrumental music with positive subliminal messages, but on occasion I love to crank up my local country station and sing along. If that last sentence didn't make it clear, I'm a pretty odd mix of things. Also am a bit of a nudist, really. When an opportunity presents itself, I can transform into a mermaid fairly quickly. I live in Graton, California in the house with the orange door, along with my family: partner Zeb, son Emmett, and (very) large kitty Charlie.
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