Abstract art journaling tutorial for beginners: Embrace the pause

Join me at the art table as I show you how to paint a textured mixed media intuitive abstract painting in your art journal I had filmed this expressive abstract painting at the end of 2020, and forgot all about it! But it was fun to go back and listen to my musings on struggling […]

100 days to finding your art style

A creative reframe of the 100 day project and how you can approach it to develop your artistic vision and style. On the first episode of season 4 of the Art with Soul podcast, we talk about different ways to approach the 100 day project; discuss process over product; and see how a gentle reframe […]

The ultimate New Year gift guide

Thoughtful and quirky gifts and experiences that support small, sustainable businesses With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s time to start planning your Christmas and New Year gifts! Be it for Secret Santa at work, stocking stuffers for family, or thoughtful gifts for close friends, choosing the right gift makes all the difference. […]

An ode to the owl: a mytho-philosophical exploration of owl symbolism

A prose poem, plus an exploration of the symbolism of the owl through the lens of Indian mythology, philosophy & spirituality There’s something about owls —mysterious creatures of the night,their golden eyes, staring unblinkinglyinto the shape shifting shadowand then lightning quick —they pounce.fear, like a mouse, held firmly in their talons.

On my art table: The Bridge

Because all we need is love I love painting intuitively. Often, I start by picking up a bunch of different kinds of paints – heavy bodied, inks, fluids – in a variety of colors. I always have a variety of mark making tools on my table, ranging from brushes and pencils, to catalyst blades, palette […]

October 2020: Tarot spread for the new moon in Libra

The October 2020 new moon falls in the sign of Libra. The Libra archetype is closely associated with justice and maintaining balance in social interactions and within the self. They are the true diplomats among the zodiac archetypes, and focus on fair dealings in all their relationships. Spiritually, the Libra archetype teaches the principle of intimate balance, of the ability […]

September 2020: Tarot spread for the new moon in Virgo

The September 2020 full moon falls in the sign of Virgo. The Virgo archetype is logical and practical, with an eye for detail and the steadfastness to go after their goals. This is a sign that thrives on meticulous planning, on honing skills to perfection and gaining mastery over their chosen vocation. Spiritually, the Virgo archetype teaches […]

August 2020: Tarot spread for the new moon in Leo

The August 2020 new moon falls in the sign of Leo. The bold and dynamic Leo archetype infuses us with a passionate zest for living. It is the archetype of the fiery creative who is confident and unafraid of standing in the spotlight. But this infectious dynamic can quickly succumb to its shadow aspects of overbearing pride, drama and […]

Tarot and energy forecast for August 2020

Here’s your tarot reading and energy forecast for August 2020. I’m using the Wild Unknown Archetype cards to pull the theme or energy that we are being called to focus on as a collective this month, and two tarot cards from the Wild Unknown Tarot Deck to provide some additional guidance and clarity on how we can best use […]

July 2020: Tarot spread for the new moon in Cancer

The July 2020 new moon falls in the sign of Cancer – again. While last month’s Cancer new moon was at zero degrees, this one falls in the second to last degree, which makes it a time of integration and endings. The Cancer archetype is emotional, intuitive, nurturing and healing. It also symbolizes “home” and all […]