We are artists, musicians, actors, poets. Kitchen wizards, medicine women, plant whisperers and earth mamas. We dance, we sing, we listen, we create. We are alive and engaged in life on this planet! We invite you to share in our magic and weave your offerings into the web. Learn more here:
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
I am Alisa: poet, photographer, writer, priestess, seer, mother, healer and Wild Dreamer.
My life’s work is to provide creative, heart and spirit-centered business “soul-tions” and administration for growing entrepreneurs who honor sustainable community-minded visions for our world. I am passionate about providing compassionate business owners the tools they need to make their own life’s work sustainable.
While I hold a B.A. in Business Administration and English Communications with concentrations in Management and Ethics, my heart is the source of my life force. My passion for writing was ignited with the first breath of life.
Deep in my bones
with my song
dust and marrow.
In each of us
to the activation
of ancient knowing
in the script of breath
It is my work to honor and celebrate the various moments in our human experience through my wild exploration of what it means to be alive.
May you be wild and joyous on your own journey.
Visit my websites Wild Dreamer: Business Doula and In This Room: A Collection of Writing:
ALisa Starkweather is the founder of multiple women’s initiatives; the Red Tent Temple Movement, Daughters of the Earth, Women in Power, and her women’s mystery school since 1998, Priestess Path. She has been bringing forward work of the sacred feminine for thirty years.
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
My work embodies the elements of the Sacred Feminine, of women’s strength, power, and wisdom. Painting Goddesses has been an ongoing longtime passion. My work as a water-colorist and collage artist is a testament to the power of the Goddess within. Without her, I feel impoverished. I need to paint her in order to connect with the sacred meaning of my life. For me, when the feminine way of knowing is honored through creativity and intuition, my life becomes more meaningful and joyful. The divine purpose of being alive is to create, it is how I transform myself and my world. By honoring the Divine Feminine through my work, I honor the Divine in myself. I empower myself spiritually, psychologically, emotionally, and physically so that I may reconnect with my inner Goddess.
Washington, Virginia, USA
“When the soul wants something to be known,
she throws out an image in front of her
and steps into it.”
This quote by Meister Eckhart was gifted to me recently by one of my sons. It has put my life of painting into perspective. In the past 40 years of painting, she has given me three such images in order to know myself. Woodlands, the trees and the spaces between them. The Kitchen, lit in the evening when the day’s work is done, and most recently, The Birch.
I saw these trees daily on the road between Salzburg and Freilassing, Germany. When I stopped to photograph them the image was made known to me.
The tree was held and supported by the landscape to each side. Nothing reflects my present consciousness more clearly than this image.
The tree is my body, the space holds this body, and we are gracefully becoming one and the same.The visual and visceral impact of this image can have a surprising effect on the viewer. The paintings are a mysterious mix of abstraction and representation.
I make this image in oil and watercolor and collage. I write about my experience of being a woman who paints, walks in the woods, and ponders and feels all of this life we are sharing and caring for on planet earth.
I am a mother of three home grown, home born amazing sons. I live in a beautiful part of the world, near the trees and mountains and fresh water.
Born – 1953
MFA in Painting, American University, Washington, DC – 1982
My original work can be seen in Studio 3 at River District Arts, Sperryville, VA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
As a human who happens to be a woman I am all too aware that public opinion and disapproval is something that we are still essentially bound by. Our societal teachings about the many aspects of “self” are generally distorted and inaccurate. I am interested in presenting the viewer with a look into those distortions and offering glimpses of the possibilities in transforming that fear of disapproval or censure.
My personal modes of perception towards the meaning and substance of life in all its complexities cause my work to be up close, personal and visceral. My artwork is exploration as a process of defining/redefining an image of the self and body. I am often my own subject, facing myself, my past and my demons. I endeavor to show the transformation process that starts in the soul towards a new definition of the self. This artistic process brings a freedom from the weight of prejudices, traditions, and custom and the healing from that lies not in distancing myself from it, not in attempting to heal it, but in embracing the experience as part of being alive.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Bonnie Gloris is a visual artist, illustrator, and independent curator, originally from Albany, NY. Gloris has participated in group and solo art shows across the country. She earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design (NYC) and is now a graduate student in the Master of Arts Management program at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA).
Bonnie is currently the Marketing and Social Media Intern for Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.
Concho, Arizona, USA
I am a craftwoman/artisan living off the grid in northeastern Arizona. I was born and raised in Southern California, moved to Oregon and taught Ceramics and Glass classes at the OSU Craft Center for several years. I really like teaching others to explore their creativity. Currently I am using rocks (plentiful here!) as a canvas. I enjoy cooking and creating recipes (gluten free), cheesemaking, gardening and creating from my heart.
Montreal and Wakefield, Québec, CA
Emily is an artist, performer, teacher and community organizer working at the intersections of art and ecology. In recent years, her environmentally and socially driven approach has resulted in a series of in-situ art projects, paintings, speaking engagements, community activist art projects, performances and publications. Emily is founding member of Les Amis du Champ des Possibles (Friends of the Field of Possibilities), a citizen-run nonprofit in Montreal, Canada that advocates for the cultural, ecological, and social importance of wild urban spaces. She is co-director of an art and nature themed summer camp for youth upon 200 acres of rural farmland. Emily has collaborated with community groups, municipal politicians, city architects, botanists, journalists, and artists on projects that cultivate civic participation and environmental stewardship. She is based between the regions of Outaouais and Montreal, Quebec.
Santa Cruz, California, USA
I was born in Santa Cruz California. At the age of 17 I moved to Central America and began to explore deeper into the America’s. Since then I have spent the past 13 years mostly in Latin America. I’m now 31 and recently moved back to California from Uruguay. Over the years I have maintained focus in my art always feeling a strong knowing that this is what spirit has given me to share. I have been blessed by many strong life lessons and near death experiences which have lead me on a path of awakening. I’m now putting my intentions and focus on my career as painter so I am able to share more of my creations and also receive fair payment for my work.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
With 30 years of experience as a healer, teacher and consultant, JoAnne Dodgson offers guidance to awaken authentic ways of being to transform the ways we live and relate with ourselves, each other, and the earth.
Since 2000, she has been living and learning the kala keh nah seh lineage of Ka Ta See, a tradition from the Eastern Andes. A shamanic healer and teacher of these ancient medicine ways, JoAnne offers spiritual counseling, initiation ceremonies, Bone Throws, traditional energy balancing, and spirit journeys which awaken profound healing, deep connectedness, joy and empowerment. Prior to her shamanic initiations, JoAnne completed her doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Holistic Health. She has many years of professional experience as a psychotherapist, community activist, and college instructor.
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
I work with wax because it contributes a wonderful luminosity that I finds aesthetically pleasing. The medium also shows action and no pour can be recreated, it makes process obvious in the final product which is something I believe is valuable in our world of the mass produced image.
Thematically, my paintings are a journey to understand my own identity, particularly the edges of the personal that meet up with the realm of archetype.
I have showed nationally, including the Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, CA, Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA and AS220 in Providence, RI. I am director of Peregrine Gallery in Providence, RI and currently live and works in the AS220 artist Mercantile Building.
steveNkim is an acoustic duo made up of Kim Zunner and Steven Hopkins. The pair met while studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. A year after graduation they found themselves keeping in touch from opposite sides of the country, and all at once decided that they wanted to be together, move into a van, and travel the country playing music. So that’s what they did. With a repertoire consisting of Kim’s original tunes, a number of cover songs, and one that they wrote together entitled “The Ballad of steveNkim,” the duo has traveled from coast to coast sharing music and good times along the way. 30,000 miles later, steveNkim are trying to decide where they would like to call home. Once they have a place to reside, some of their goals include writing more tunes, and putting together a full band.
I am a figurative painter. When I paint I transport myself to a magical realm of where women are warriors, maidens, priestesses… I believe we are the bridge between the world that cant be seen and this one. Each one of us lives in that magical realm wether we acknowledge it or not.
I love the vibrancy of world music instruments and have extensively studied and taught Middle Eastern dance and music. I produce healing world music that moves with spirit and touches the soul. I am presently recording a third Goddess chant album entitled Ancestors.
San Juan Islands, Washington, USA
Inspiration for my weaving is rooted in Nature and primarily the lands of the Pacific Northwest Coast, USA. I was birthed here and I have lived in this region my entire life.
Red cedar bark and indigenous grasses are gathered and prepared seasonally, utilizing ancient techniques taught to me and are considered priceless. Every step requires methodical precision along the way.
My apprenticeship with master weaver Gram Lillian Black Pullen of the Quileute and Muckleshoot tribes in Washingtons Olympic Rainforest lasted for about thirteen years. I spent many years with Southern Puget Sound Coast Salish Lummi Nation weaver, Lillian Rose Jefferson Lawrence, as well as countless hours with other accomplished Northwest weavers.
Robert Eagle Bear of the Lummi Nation is my weaving and storytelling partner. We collaborate on many pieces. For us, our work is ceremonial and sacred. Together and singularly, we preserve the purity of ancient methods, stories and techniques.
While many classical and traditional pieces are composed of only natural barks and grasses, my contemporary works may call upon me to choose a variety of synthetic or unusual materials. I often unify ancient and traditional weaving methods with new perspectives, materials and, at times, unfamiliar experimental sculptural ideas.
I continue working to experience and explore melding limitless classical, traditional and contemporary weaving possibilities.
Mary Snowden . Similk Bay Studio . Fidalgo Island, USA
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Mel Shapcott, brings talents from both art and industry. Her work explores the intersecting edge of these two divergent worlds. Her technical skills honed as Owner and Project Manager at website design and development company Cyberian Frontier and as Vice President of web hosting and publishing company Solar Flare, LLC, are intertwined with her work as a visionary artist and intuitive. She is driven by a genuine passion to collaborate, create, and innovate through an artistic process, yet she has the critically necessary ability to synthesize the needs and goals of her team in order to tailor efficient solutions that culminate in project completion. Shapcott guides ideas from germination to manifest reality.
Shapcott founded Wild Woman Rising, an online magazine for artists and activists, and created the Akashic Oracle, a visionary art deck for intuitive inspiration. She is an agent of understanding in a rapidly evolving universe, and her individual and collaborative projects often explore and celebrate the melding of art with social issues, women’s empowerment, and community building. Shapcott is a graduate of the Priestess Path women’s leadership program, and in 2012 she won the Larger Visions Positive Change Award from Peregrine Gallery, Providence, RI. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art at Temple University.
Swimmer, siren, sea serpent that I am, I call upon my favorite elemental muse (the water) for inspiration. I press my pen to the paper and wait for the ink to flow; I will not rest until I see waves. When a hurricane of emotions hits, I am the one standing on the shoreline, taking inventory of all the things that were suddenly swept away. I am the one recording what is wrecked, what is gone, and what remains. I am the barefooted explorer who dances between pieces of broken glass, trying to retrieve any traces of treasure.
As a writer, I believe in the power of art to bring to the surface that which has been buried deep below. When we gain the courage to free ourselves from forces that hinder our true creative expression, we begin the healing process. Be it pen or paint brush, I honor all the many different tools of healing we women chose to be reminded of our true wild spirit.
Western Massachusetts, USA
Marsia Shuron Harris aka Mother Turtle, is a musician, photographer and founder of “Healing The Stories We Tell Ourselves.” Mother Turtle is a powerful singer and songwriter who has been performing her original compositions for nearly 25 years. Her voice is distinctive, and her music is rooted in personal growth, love, social consciousness and a greater vision for the world as a whole. Her photography is just as distinctive and displays her own personal style. A graduate of the Art Institute of Boston, Marsia enjoys the “up close and personal” side of photography that portraiture allows. Her images are evocative and convey the spirit of her subject. In 2009 she designed and began offering, “Healing the Stories We Tell Ourselves,” a unique interactive, personal enrichment experience designed to help uncover and transform the heavy “stories” we carry that are not serving our lives. As a facilitator, Marsia is gifted with the ability to get us out of our heads and into our hearts. Using her voice as a tool for healing, she can lift us to great heights through her song, as well as move us to those deep places within that are seeking illumination. Healing the Stories We Tell Ourselves with Mother Turtle inspires us to see ourselves and the world in new magnificent ways.
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Mz. imani works with people to invite them to reflect the heart of the divine and be a force of nature that brings more light to the world. Her purpose is to help people be more deeply connected with their hearts and the rhythm of life. She stands beside her sisters and brothers and calls forth the wisdom that resides in each and every one of us.
For nearly 25 years, Mz. imani has been following the path of the drum. This was long before the days it became accepted and common for women to play the drums. Since her early childhood she has been singing with the spirits of the forest and nature, and she “knew” that she was destined to play an instrument. In her mid 20’s she found her instrument, the drum and has been honing her skills to listen to, and support, the rhythm of life.
Mz. imani has a strong and independent streak of exploring the ineffable, and is passionate about experiencing the innate sense of the wild. She has direct experience and a deep desire to validate and support people who are on a spiritual path, as she has always seen and felt things that many do not. For most of her life, she struggled with finding her place in the world and her peers. These beautiful and deep challenges have served her well to define and develop her commitment to help others find validation in listening to their spiritual and heART centered truths, in the company of chosen or biological family. Her work and play is to gather with the creator and the people in circle, to sing and pray for the planet, the people and share the knowledge and wisdom teachings that carry her forward.
Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA
Nicole Adele Rosaria Manieri lives deeply rooted in her community of Yellow Springs, Ohio. She is a mother, wife, and community member dedicated to cultivating local food, medicine, ritual and community culture with a strong sense of place. She cultivates wild edible gardens and wild children with her husband, and cultivates local tribe to work and celebrate with in peak seasons. She creates healing ritual space with her soul sisters on a weekly basis all year round. Nicole IS ALSO a wild gypsy expressive artist that has tremendous SOULFORCE to express in the world at-large. She has a need to cross-pollinate with tribe all over the US and even world. Her expressive artform is rooted in her personal path of healing and transformation, dreams and imagination as a prayer for our liberation and celebration of life.
Bentonville, Arkansas, USA
The study I did with an incredibly intuitive, talented artist was when I finally figured out WHY I painted. First question she asked me was, “Why? Why do you paint?” I was stumped, and then started making up bogus answers that sounded good. Or so I thought. She saw right through the fog and indecision. “Paula, why do you paint?” It was then I settled into listening to my internal voice about the actual why. “I paint, because I never allowed myself the time to PLAY!” It was a total surprise to me. Was that true? Had I never allowed myself to actually PLAY? I thought that when I was painting I was playing….turns out the reason I was painting was so that I could eventually support myself. I DEMANDED that of myself. I never allowed myself to just play and make mistakes.
AHA! Total V-8 moment. When I played, when I allowed myself the luxury of losing time, getting lost in the process rather than the result, the actual “play” of my gift, I created Mona Lisa’s.
And so began the unfolding of me, my internal knowing, that I am here to play – to teach others to play and to LOVE what they are doing.
My paintings unfold and develop intuitively. I converse with the canvas, sometimes starting with an intention, or sometimes just allowing and knowing that this process works best for me. I paint a layer, and then glaze – layer after layer – allowing the layers to build upon themselves creating the depth and richness in the paintings that I love. I find that even the “mistakes” frequently become an intrinsic part of the painting, and I instinctively know that this is much as our lives are. Our “mistakes” or learning experiences as I prefer to call them, are layered with time and other experiences, creating the fine masterpieces that we are today. And so…I say…Let the PLAY and the JOY of the creation begin!!
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Rachel Shapiro is a Wholeness Expert – she combines her professional cooking experience, her leadership and communication training, her knowledge of nutrition, and her compassion and love to act as a bridge from where her clients are currently to the life of their dreams. Rachel is a Certified Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach, Massage Therapist, and Reiki Practitioner. She decided to become a health counselor to fulfill her passion of working with successful, conscious people in taking their lives and their health to the next level.
Rachel received her health and nutrition training at Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She has nearly ten years of experience as a chef in the luxury yachting industry to draw on when imparting knowledge and skills to her clients. Rachel leads workshops on nutrition and offers individual and group health and nutrition coaching to people ready to live with grace and ease in their bodies and their lives.
Mentone, Alabama, USA
My favorite places are the back woods and back country roads, little country restaurants and mountain tops. I always go as close to edge as possible, the edge of the mountain, the edge of the ocean, the edge of an experience.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Contemporary imagery, brash colors and spiritual iconography make up the essence of my art through the use of strong colors and vibrant, energetic, thematic iconographic projections in the form of windows, sections, a collection of individual perspectives morphed into a larger, venerated, cultural historical collective.
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Sally Deskins is an artist and writer, focusing on women and feminist writers and artists, heavily inspired by artist Wanda Ewing. Her art has been exhibited in galleries in Omaha, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago and has been published in publications such as Certain Circuits, Weave Magazine, Her Kind: A blog by VIDA Women in Literary Arts, Vagina, CLAP and Whitefish Review. She has curated various solo and group exhibitions, readings and performances centered on women’s perspective and the body. Her writing has been published internationally in BITCH, Bookslut, Weave and Prick of the Spindle, among others. She edits the online journal Les Femmes Folles, and has published three anthologies of art and writing.
Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA
Samantha Moore is a writer/healer/artist, and a quirky Queer Femme, mother, lover, friend, PTSD survivor, with a serious case of Woo.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
I’m an artist, a mother, an herb-gatherer & a medicine maker. I’m a wild spirit, an open heart, & a lover of all things flowing & growing. Earth is my teacher. Communion & relationship with Earth is the essence of my being. I’m inspired & animated by my infinite relationships with plants, soil, sun & water. I am awed by the beauty and power of childbirth, growth, change, and the cyclical nature of life. I hope to inspire creativity & passion in anyone who happens upon me!
New York, New York, USA
Vanessa Codorniu, CHt, RMT. This Urban Priestess, guides change-makers to the deep wisdom of their intuition so they can tap into their internal power and create the lives they were born to live. Called a “full service healer,” she connects to the underlying soul causes for challenges through her strategic intuitive sessions and then supports change through transformative hypnotherapy.
She has created visionary programming for the Bella Abzug Young Women’s Leadership Institute in NYC and is there in-house Empowerment facilitator for the last three years. A board Member of the REVEAL Conference and a writer for The Examiner as the Alternative Spirituality Examiner. Vanessa has taught workshops/classes at the Union Theological Seminary, Hunter College and BMCC. Vanessa has performed thousands of readings and past life regressions. Teaching hundreds of US and international clients to awaken and develop their intuitive skills she can be reached at: