Life has scratched itself onto my mind, delved deep into my heart and carried my soul on a wild rollercoaster ride full of thrilling highs and devastating lows. Throughout my life, I’ve worked to process the lows by journaling, writing prose and poetry and by creating art using a variety of mediums. The adventure continues…
The Healing Heart
Gauguin Goddess #1
Gauguin Goddess #2
While going through a divorce, I ripped up an old Gauguin poster from my college days and turned the beautiful Tahitian women into Goddesses accompanied by several ancestor photos and a few words to show that Spirit and my Ancestors had my back.
I wasn’t reared in one particular religion and I’ve never been much of a joiner. However, I often feel the need to commune with like-minded people with a spiritual leaning. Sometimes, that can be enough.
I included this painting under Healing Art because when I was growing up there were no brown-skinned mermaids, fairies or angels in children’s books, tv shows or movies. Because I spent much of my youth on the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice – I even body surfed! – I’ve always felt very connected to the water. I truly enjoyed painting this magical creature who looks like me.
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