Lawrence, Kansas, USA
I have always felt a deep connection with nature. From the time that I was a little child, I have always talked to animals and plants. My happiest times have been spent outside among the trees. I love to walk the woods, learning about the green ones, foraging and making medicines from the plants that I find. I celebrate the seasons of the year and the phases of the moon. My spiritual life is based in nature our Mother Earth.
I am an artist. I work with clay, forming vessels and sculptures inspired by nature. Sometimes I paint and occasionally I photograph interesting things. I love to play with fiber and fabric. I returned to school as a non-traditional (older) student almost a decade ago and earned a BFA in Ceramics and Art History and then an MFA in Ceramics. My ceramic work has been in many books and magazines and exhibited internationally. I teach art and art history at local colleges.
I am also a healer. I am a Reiki master in both the Western and Eastern traditions I believe that art and nature are both catalysts for healing. I want to use art to help people tap into their innate creativity and to heal themselves.