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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:

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Angelwolf Photography

Guyton, Georgia, USA

Mom of 5 daughters, Goddess in training, animal and nature lover. I love photography, drawing, painting and poetry.

http://www.facebook.com/AngelwolfPhotography

Courtney Porto

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Courtney Kenny Porto, is known for her charcoal drawings and yarn paintings. Porto’s work focuses largely on satire, authenticity and feminism, three concepts she feels strongly about. Porto Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bethany College (Lindsborg, Kansas) with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. She has exhibited work in numerous juried and solo exhibitions throughout the United States.

Porto has been featured in numerous publications, anthologies, blogs and television interviews. Most recently, she was honored to have been featured on Maxim Feminine Hygiene’s Blog, “Green Feminine Hygiene Queen Blog” as March 2015’s “Fierce Woman.” She has also been featured in Omaha Magazine’s “Her Magazine,” on the “Morning Blend” (KMTV), Channel 6 News, and The Omaha World Herald among many others. She has been an art instructor with WhyArts and the “Artists in Our Community” project through Omaha Creative Institute. She is also an Artist INC fellow. In 2011 She received “Special International Recognition” from Upstream People Gallery, as well as “Best of Painting” at the juried Messiah Art Exhibition. She was recently nominated for “Best Emerging Artist 2015” by The Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards and was selected as 1 of 10 artists to be included in the 2015 FBAlous Project Banner display in Omaha.

http://www.courtneykennyart.com

DeAnna L’am

California, USA

DeAnna L’am, internationally established expert on Menstrual Wellness, is the author of “Becoming Peers — Mentoring Girls Into Womanhood” and “A Diva’s Guide to Getting Your Period” and founder of Red Moon School of Empowerment for Women & Girls™ and of Red Tents In Every Neighborhood Global Network.

Fondly known as “Womb Visionary,” DeAnna has been transforming lives worldwide for over 20 years by teaching women and girls how to love themselves unconditionally! She guides women to dissolve PMS symptoms by drawing spiritual strength from their cycle; she helps mothers welcome their daughters to empowered womanhood and teaches women how to hold Red Tents in their communities.

http://www.deannalam.com

Donna Sakamoto Crispin

Eugene, Oregon, USA

I have been weaving baskets and other fiber art for 28 years. My college degrees are in Sociology and Education, so I don’t have formal art training. However, I’ve taken all kinds of basketry workshops offered throughout the Northwest and other classes at our local craft center. I have found that my style of basket weaving is enhanced by trying out a variety of crafts, such as weaving, ceramics or jewelry.

Through the years, I have synthesized the information from many workshop experiences, studying books and other basket weavers. Northwest Native American basketry and Japanese culture, especially basketry, have also been extremely important influences. One of my favorite weaving materials is western red cedar bark, which is a highly prized resource of local basket weavers. I have collected my own cedar bark in nearby forests and I make my own strips, which involves hours of tedious preparation. I honor traditional collecting methods, which allow for conservation of our natural materials.

Many of my pieces incorporate aspects of Japanese basketry. Since I am a third generation Japanese-American, I try to find ways to integrate Japanese culture into my work. Although Japanese basketry is mostly woven bamboo, I don’t have access to the proper materials and tools so I find other ways to integrate the techniques and aesthetics into my fiber art.

Landscapes and nature in general have always been an important part of my perception and application to artwork. I have had the luxury of living and working in some of the most beautiful places in the West and their memories can be seen in my weaving.

http://www.donnacrispin.blogspot.com

Eva Burke

Amsterdam, NL

Eva Burke is originally from Colorado, USA, but for now is raising her three children in Europe. She plans to return one day and settle in a house in the mountains. She enjoys using her studies in philosophy to support her poetic writing, and above that, she loves to support other writers in their journey towards expression. She is the co-founder of a process writing group in Amsterdam which explores the power of spontaneous writing.

http://www.areyourecordingthis.blogspot.com

Hazel Loveridge

United Kingdom

I am a linguist by trade and a priestess by nature. Language has always been my arena – the whiteboard my jotter, the open road my inspiration. Words well up inside me and spill onto the page. Sometimes they come naked, sometimes with a melody. My poetry demands to live and breathe.

Isabel Bryna

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.

http://isabelbryna.carbonmade.com

Jiling Lin

California, Connecticut and New Mexico, USA
Taipei, Taiwan

Clinical herbalist Jiling Lin sees distance and in-person clients on a sliding scale basis, makes and sells wild-crafted herbal concoctions, and teaches herbal, yoga, and nature-based classes in the USA and Asia, primarily in the northeastern and southwestern USA. She teaches with Two Coyotes Wilderness School in Connecticut, the Traditions in Western Herbalism conference in New Mexico, and various other organizations. Jiling travels frequently; contact her to set up a mini class, tea party, or herbal free clinic in your town!

http://www.linjiling.blogspot.com

J.K. Winters

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

I have written plays, a novel and poetry as well as articles and a blog on shamanism, writing, play, sacred economics and various other topics.

http://jkwintersauthor.com

JoAnne Dodgson

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.

http://www.pathwaysforhealing.net

Lisa Adams Reed

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

I have secretly seen myself as an artist since I was a small child. I always knew my creativity would dominate my life and in this final third I am all in! I was blessed by a stroke that left me blind in one eye a few years ago. Funny how it made me see things differently and have an even greater desire to paint the world from this unique perspective.

I discovered my favorite juicy medium when I first opened a jar of cold wax and mixed it with oil. It was like painting with yummy canned frosting! The many layers that I apply, then intuitively scrape away, always reveals beautiful surprises underneath. So much like life.

The stuff that we may have layered on and covered up make us the unique individuals that we are. If we dare peel some layers away, our colorful gifts are there in all their glory. My paintings are SoulScapes.

http://lisaadamsreed.com

Lisa Burroughs

Ohio, USA
New Mexico, USA

Artist, fine art photographer, filmmaker — 2015. Formerly I was the Creative Photography Director of Newsweek Magazine, NYC. Photography Director of Lear’s Magazine, NYC; the Photography Director of EnRoute & Privilege Magazine, Toronto and a Picture Editor, Maclean’s Magazine, Toronto. I was also an Adjunct Professor at John Carroll University, Kent State University, Ohio and an Adjunct Professor at The School of Visual Arts, NYC. For editorial photographs commissioned and directed by Burroughs there were numerous awards. In New York there was the National Magazine Award Nomination for Best Issue in the Service category, Newsweek, NYC. In Toronto there were awards from Communication Arts, Applied Arts, CAPIC, Art Directors Club of Toronto, Studio Magazine.

For screenwriting, Teresa Delmundo finished in the top 3% of semi-finalist in record year of submissions, Chesterfield writers Film Project, L.A. Studied film Direction under Adrienne Weiss, and Writers Boot camp Think Tank, NYC.

Educated at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Instituto de Allende, Mexico and Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto. Video and film exhibitions in NYC and Mexico City early in career.

http://a2z2burroughs.com

Lisa Kallman

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Painting, collage and writing are my central forms of expression, undertaken in the seeking of self understanding and freedom. My commitment in life and art is to Balance, Healing, Beauty and the restoration of the Sacred Feminine. I believe that the healing and integration of feminine power is the key to balancing our human sphere. The Feminine energy is life affirming and valuing, with understanding of unity — the sacred value of One, Each and All.

Melissa Kelly

Canada

Raven Dawn Photography has created the Be.YOU.ty Revolution supports the Empowerment and Healing of Women and Girls through Art and Self-Love Workshops.

http://www.ravendawnphotography.com

Mikki Baloy

Pleasantville, New York, USA

Mikki Baloy has studied with shamans from around the world including Q’ero elders in Peru. Her approach to healing fuses indigenous traditions with yoga, Buddhism and almost three decades of creative training as a performer, writer and musician. She was the Director of a 9/11 foundation in New York City and helped create and maintain programs to assist many thousands of people — while undertaking her own healing journey. She has been featured in two books about post-disaster resiliency: Life Is Too Short and On the Ground After September 11. Mikki now helps soulful people evolve and thrive through ceremony, yoga and energy medicine and leads a holistic retreat for women called Passage.

http://www.shamanmikki.com

Nara K

Blue Mountains

I use Art as a spiritual practice. A meditation. I use it to discover hidden parts of me that want to communicate and show me what i need to know. I delve intuitively, not having much structure but instead allow the chosen medium to guide me on paper or canvas. For me creativity is all about healing myself and sharing it with others so they may feel healed and inspired. My paintings are always bright and vivid in color. I love creating mandalas and using them as tools in meditation. At the moment i am working on a mandala Oracle. A set of beautifully created cards to help open and heal the reader.

Nathalie Jackson

Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Nathalie is a graduate from the women’s mystery school apprenticeship Priestess Path with ALisa Starkweather and on the path of becoming a certified Shadow Work Facilitator. Her thirst for living life fully has expanded as she steps forward with her dreams of leading and inspiring women through a journey into women’s mysteries. It is her prayer that in the sacredness of these precious moments together, you too will find your way home.

http://womanunveiled.nathaliejackson.com

Paige Sullivan

United States

I have been painting and drawing all of my life. I love art and think everyone is an artist; in fact, your own life is the masterpiece that you give to the world and the universe. I’ve always had this in mind as I paint. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University in 1987 and since then, I have exhibited in several alternative art galleries and most recently my art was displayed on the ceiling of the planetarium at the Arizona Science Center. I have also been published in the We’Moon 30 Year Anthology and the 2007 datebook and wall calendar. I paint in acrylics and write stories about my artwork. I consider myself to be a part of the Sacred Art Movement which means that ritual and ceremony are involved in the process of creating the art. My goal as an artist is to help the viewer remember that they have beautiful magic and power inside them and so I want my art to lift the soul and be inspiring.

http://paigesullivanarts.com/

Prem Danielle Tonossi

Crawford Bay, British Columbia, CA

Originally from the French-speaking part of Switzerland, I immigrated to British Columbia, Canada some 17 years ago and now reside in the beautiful Kootenays. My journey in life has always been a colorful expression of Spirit embodied in matter.

My artist’s name is PREM and I am a visionary artist.

I celebrate Mother Earth and the multiple aspects of the Divine Feminine. I see each blank canvas as a portal to the depth of the inner sacred being. Painting is for me a creative spiritual practice, a powerful tool for healing on a personal and collective level.

My new inspirational deck “Multiple Womyn, Who Am I?” is dedicated to the Sacred Feminine Nature, so that we may enjoy the precious aspects of our essential feminine power.

My deep heart’s desire is to embrace life with creativity, passion and gratitude and share this with you!

http://www.danielletonossi.com

Scott Lockhart

Austin, Texas, USA

I was born and raised on the great high plains of the Texas panhandle.

The big sky above me and flat plain before me deeply shaped my vision and connection to the soul’s expression as poetry and to the visual arts.

As a boy, I was a voracious reader. I also spent a lot of time outdoors. I was either roaming the cotton fields, watching the thunderheads billowing overhead or in the library caught up in some wild adventure on Treasure Island or solving a great mystery with The Hardy Boys.

In the 7th grade I wrote my first book of poetry. It was titled The Infinite Corridors of Time.

That raised a few eyebrows in my family, especially my dad’s.

It wasn’t long after my first book of poetry that I picked up a camera. It was a Polaroid. I fell in love with photography. The first time I peeled the paper off the Polaroid film and watched the black and white image magically pop into view, I was hooked.

My first “official” post was as the high school photographer, reporter and year book staffer.

After high school, I worked my way through college as a studio portrait photographer and dark room technician. I also worked at the local TV station as a cameraman shooting live TV in the studio and on location. I later became a production assistant for a production company and crewed on many art films and commercial film productions. On some of these shoots, I spent time in front of the camera as an actor.

More eyebrows raised.

After college I continued to write poetry, and I was a finalist in two national poetry contests. I was invited to read my poetry in Washington, DC. My poems were published in an anthology of the collected works of the contestants.

For most of my life I have carried a camera and my love for photography, writing, the arts and the great outdoors has never ceased.

My greatest influence as a child came from my grandfather who was a graduate of The Art Institute of Chicago. He was a working artist his entire life. He was a kind and gentle man and my mentor in many ways.

I believe my real education actually came from my life lived as a boy roaming the vast open prairies of West Texas, but I was formally educated at The University of Texas in Austin and at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where I studied Sustainable Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering and the Arts.

Needing a day gig, I opened a small landscaping business in 1983. Over time my company grew into an engineering services and landscaping design build firm specializing in storm water management and landscape construction and design.

I was the CEO for 30 years and sold the business in 2012 to devote all of my time to the arts.

During the last 30 years I have lived in Austin, Texas. I’ve raised 4 children along with numerous cats and dogs.

The cats and dogs were a lot easier.

I am currently working on a book titled Love Takes Over as well as a screenplay titled The Last Rodeo. This book showcases my photography, poetry and prose demonstrating the connection of the voice of the soul as it expresses through images of the natural world.

It is my hope that you will be inspired by these words and images to explore the gift that is our lives and the world we all share.

http://www.jscottlockhart.com

Victoria Christian

Ashland, Oregon, USA

Victoria Christian is a self taught oil painter whose mission is to create images that deeply move her audience on emotional and spiritual levels. Through her paintings she is attempting to tap into the mystical sensation of “awe” aroused in her while in nature. She presently resides in Ashland, Oregon and is pursuing a diverse career as an artist, writer, counselor and educator. She recently released a book titled Feminine Mysticism in Art: Artists Envisioning the Divine, which documents the work of over 65 contemporary Visionary and Goddess Artists. You can learn more about the book or view more of her art on her websites:

http://www.mysticspiritart.com

http://www.victoriachristian.com