"When we devote some calm time to the heart and come off the treadmill of stress and distraction, we can enter into the beauty within." To do so "...heals you and calls you out beyond the smallness of your own self-limitation, to experience new horizons. To experience beauty is to have your life enlarged." -John O'Donohue

What's important to me in my life and work is to cultivate and keep deeply in touch with my Heart and Soul, to live with awareness, authentic wisdom, sacred connection, presence, holistic well-being and creativity.

I'm  an introvert, and contemplator (con=with,  templ= the temple), who has dedicated much time in my life to exploring, learning (and continue to do so), observing and working with the nature and intricacies of life, Self, relationship, fields of energy and healing.

My life journey so far has taken me into various places and experiences. I was a biology major in college, then a fine arts major in painting. During this time I was also learning about energy medicine and intuition.  A few years after graduating with my BFA, I went to nursing school and became a registered nurse, as which I had the privilege of helping the elderly, then helping women through the birthing process and caring for their beloved newborns. My nursing career served well to support my interest and further studies into energy medicine, and bodywork. 

I am always seeking to know myself, follow my heart and soul, and share with others. I have loved learning from others, studying various modalities and healing practices, and continue to do so. Yet, at the core it has always been about my own personal connection to Spirit. I have to listen to and express my own unique soul, innate healership, allow whatever I learn to contribute, and also allow something that's much greater, follow how healing and Spirit wants to move me and move through me. It's a continual practice. I could say much of the same about my artwork.

 

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Education and Certifications

• Registered Nurse

• Licensed Massage Therapist

• Bachelors of Fine Arts

• Energy Medicine Practitioner

• Certified Angel Therapy Practitioner

• Yoga Practitioner & Prajna Yoga Teacher Training- (currently enrolled)

Psychosynthesis Guide & Life Coach (transpersonal psychology) 

* MogaDao with Master Zhenzan Dao- Qigong, Yoga, Heart Mind Warrior Training, GongFu, Inward Honing, Sacred Daoist Sexuality,- currently

 

Additional Coursework, Trainings and Experience

• Coursework in Chinese Meridian Therapy, Reflexology, Lomi Lomi, and Craniosacral Therapy   

Transcendental Meditation-  one on one mentorship in 1993 and start of lifelong practice.

• Vision Quest-  Weeklong workshop and 3 day Vision Quest with Brooke Medicine Eagle in Montana, 1995

 • Aromatherapy with Joan Clark, 2006-present

* Goddess Retreats with Joan Clark, 2006-present

Peru- 10 days in the jungle of deep contemplation and ceremony. 2016

 

Publications

Awakenings- Cover Image
Aspire Magazine- Cover, June/July 2007 issue, self portrait image
Visitors at My Door by Sabrina Fay-2006,image pg.43 "Mystic's Passage"
We'Moon - 2004 Wall Calender & date book
We'Moon- 2003 date book
The Season of Light- Collection of Poetry 2001, cover image
Evolving Woman- March 2000 issue, cover image-"Shamanwoman"
Energy Healing: A Pathway to Inner Growth by James Gilkeson-published by Marlowe & Company 2000, 75 grayscale illustrations

Commissions

2008-2017 Goddess Energy Portraits & Personal Mandala Commissions
2007- CD cover image for Abra Kadibra
2005- 2007 Personal Healing Mandalas for private collectors across North America
2004- 2007 Goddess Energy Portraits for private collectors across North America
2004 Mural Private Commission- Mermaid, Sunflowers
2004 Mural Presentations Beauty Salon- Flowers and script around full size mirror
2001 Murals Private commission- Full room scene of Tai Chi figures
2000 Murals for Terri Cullen, Hummingbird Song House of Healing- 3 full rooms- Fairies in the forest; Egyptian figures & symbology; Mountains & sunset with woman drumming

Media

2009- ColorFull Visions Radio- Host Beth Budesheim
2009- Radio Interview- "Outside the Box Radio' Host Tracy Thiem, PhD
2009- Radio interview- 'Beat the Health out of You' Host Sumya Anani
2008- Radio interview - 'The Artist's Lifestyle'. Host Laura Hollick
2007- Interview by Sumara Love of Celestopea Times

 


Solo Shows

2009 Select Paintings Annapurna Chai House
Santa Fe, NM

2006 Healing Attunement Mandalas
WhiteLight Holistic Resource Center
Kansas City, MO

2005 Select Paintings
WhiteLight Holistic Resource Center
Kansas City, MO

2004 Love
The Yoga Gallery
Kansas City, MO

2003 Select Paintings
Sacred Earth Arts
Kansas City, MO

1997 Spiritual Intuitive Art
Hummingbird Song
Lawrence,KS

  

 

Group Shows

2006 Select Paintings
Blue Wolf Arts Gallery
Kansas City, MO

2005 & 2006 UnPlaza Art Fair
Kansas City, MO 

2005 The Divine Feminine
Juried Show at The Bohemian Gallery
Kansas City, MO
AWARD- 2nd Place for “Feminine Divine”

2005 Still Life
The Bohemian Gallery
Kansas City, MO

2005 The Body
The Bohemian Gallery
Kansas City, MO

2002 Healing Art & Services

The Edge Life Expo
Minneapolis, MN

2002 Healing Art & Services
Body Mind Spirit Expo
Kansas City, MO

2001 Spiritual, Angelic & Fairy Art
Unity Temple on the Plaza
Kansas City, MO

 

Angel Therapy Practitioner® - Licensed Massage Therapist (NM-LMT #7005) - RN - NCBTMB