Being an artist is a calling...
One that dances into our lives in mysterious ways.
For some women, it is a faint whisper that won’t go away. For others, the call is so damn loud or feels completely foreign that they need help interpreting its commands.
Then there are those who own every art supply under the sun and sign up for workshop after workshop but still insist on saying “I’m not an artist. No way.”
Sometimes the calling feels heavy and buried. Like for the woman who received all the education, did all the things she was supposed to, but never feels like her art fits in, is good enough, or has something important to say.
It doesn’t matter how old/young you are, if you perceive yourself to have talent or not, if you went to the most prestigious art school or dedicated your life to raising a family, climbing the corporate ladder, or making ice cream — when you hear the calling, you hear the calling.
I believe the world will become a better, brighter, more kinder place for everyone as more women answer the call and MAKE. THEIR. ART.
So I’ve made it my mission to help women embrace their artist calling, untangle it, define it on their own terms, and then sink into it with complete abandon and joy.
Making art is an adventure!
But I didn’t always feel this way.
I began my career by doing all the things I thought a good lil’ artist should do.
I got the fancy degrees, juggled a million art jobs, had a string of gallery shows, a list of commissions up the kazoo, and landed myself the most perfect teaching job imaginable. But I constantly felt like I was swimming against the current of who I really was and that life was nothing but a non-stop stream of check-boxes to attend to.
In 2008 I began a blog called Dirty Footprints Studio and something wild started to unfold. To my surprise, once I quit doing what was expected of me as an artist and instead embraced what lit me up inside, the world opened to new possibilities. From that point on, making art became an adventure.
Eleven years later, I heard the call to close Dirty Footprints Studio and embark on a new chapter of my career and creativity. Once again, here I am, letting go and trusting my art to lead the way.
Be it my personal life, parenting, business, or my relationship with spirit, creating art is how I tap into my inner wisdom and navigate life.
This unconventional approach to art-making and creativity is also what guides my workshops and retreats.
With 25+ years of teaching experience under my apron, I love supporting artists in crafting their own juicy creative practices, making art that is meaningful to them, and helping them define who they are as artists from the inside-out, not the other way around.
Plus, I’m academically trained (and a Capricorn) so I love to ground the mystical facet of art making with some very practical techniques, theories, and art history too.
Now let’s get those creative juices a movin’ and a groovin’ with some art resources just for you...
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Painting The Feminine eCourse
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Instant access to mixed-media art instruction exploring various techniques and themes.
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