Phoenix Rising

I wish I could write like this, but she says it better than I ever could. Sometimes life burns you to ashes, and sometimes it’s the best thing that could ever happen…this painting came to me when my world as I knew it completely quit making sense. Suddenly everything I thought was true turned upsideContinue reading “Phoenix Rising”

Inner Wild

“Some days, I’m more wolf than woman and I’m still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild” ~Nikita Gill By about the age of the girl in the painting, our inner child is gone for good. Especially girls, are told to be quiet, be polite, you’re too wild, settle down, be nice, get goodContinue reading “Inner Wild”

The Madness of Mis #2

So here’s the painting that emerged from the sketch in my previous post. I’d been super busy ignoring all the physical signs of burnout. I’d started practicing yoga, and meditating every day, getting up super early, just to fit it in…I’d convinced myself that everything was fine, that it would get better if I justContinue reading “The Madness of Mis #2”

Danu

After hanging this on the wall at my cafe, a friend asked, “Who is She?” I honestly had no answer for him. I wasn’t sure. She was just there, in my head, and I hadn’t put much thought into the who. So I sat down later that week and meditated on the question. I gotContinue reading “Danu”

Fire in the Mountains

One of the most striking features of the Bella Coola Valley, where I live, are the mountains. They soar up to as much as 9,000 feet surrounding us in a narrow valley only about  1.5 km wide at the most. (Correct me if I’m wrong, locals!!) On the valley floor it seems next to impossibleContinue reading “Fire in the Mountains”

Cycles and Creativity

Finally, the New Moon is here! It feels like the difficult time I had in May is over. A new cycle has begun. I’ve never really considered myself a New Agey person, although I’ve always been extra intuitive, have dreams that come true years later and I’m super sensitive to subtle energy shifts in peopleContinue reading “Cycles and Creativity”

Help me pick a name!!

I created this little guy as a request from one of my Etsy shop customers, but I can’t think of a name for him! I’m going to add him to the shop soon as a physical print, and I’m in the process of setting up a new section where you can buy my cute watercolourContinue reading “Help me pick a name!!”

A Little Sunshine for a Rainy Day

It’s raining. Not just drips and drops…torrents. I’m feeling restless and antsy this month. Tied down and trapped. I want to travel and see new things and be inspired. I’m sick of corona-virus. At first I was happy for the extra time away from having to work for a living, to actually create, but theContinue reading “A Little Sunshine for a Rainy Day”

Marilyn Monroe

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ~ Marilyn Monroe Marilyn, the epitome of woman, the bombshell…she always supported women and celebrated their successes. She’s been a favorite of mine to paint, and this is my second little painting of her. I’m playing with thick paintContinue reading “Marilyn Monroe”