I spent last weekend on a beautiful retreat with some friends, on an island in the Pacific Northwest.
The same sacred space I visited last year as well.
This time, it was still transformative. But different.
I can see that reflected in the land art that I made while I was there.
The piece in the photos above I call Offering. All that I have of it is the photos in this blog post.
The piece below shown on the creme cloth is what I brought home with me. Intuitively I gathered the shells and the driftwood that made a perfect base. It now sits on my altar in my studio. A Confirmation is what I call it.CONTINUE READING
Ever since I got back home from my personal painting retreat Phoenix has been completely immersed in sculptures! That’s the life of a 3 year old boy, I guess. One minute your world is dump trucks, backhoes, and front end loaders and then the next thing you know you’re borrowing sculpture books from the library and waking Mom up at 5-freaking-AM pleading to go make land sculptures. But believe me, I’m not complaining. Instead I’ve been swooning with joy that Phoenix is showing such an interest in art! And sculpture? Wow! This fact alone has been inspiring me to step out of my creative tendencies and start exploring new terrain. One…CONTINUE READING
Earlier this year Hali Karla and I went on a 21 SECRETS work retreat in Sedona, Arizona and I decided to take her to one of my all time favorite places: West Fork. Technically this was the first time I was visiting this precious trail since the horrible forest fire that ravaged her in 2014. Hansel, Phoenix and I actually stood from the street to pay our respects a month after the fires were extinguished, and I couldn’t sleep for days from the horror of what I saw with my own two eyes. Now it had been a little over…CONTINUE READING