The Blank Canvas

November 2, 2016


This is the latest painting that I completed just a few days ago. When I was almost finished I showed it to my friend and her daughter and asked them what they would call it - I often ask other people what they would title a painting for a different perspective and for clues to the gifts and medicine of the painting. Her daughter suggested, "Birds Eye View" and it really resonated with me, and gave me an insight into the message that was going to come through for this image.

Being a spirit in the Material world (besides being an awesome Police song) is about the balance between living in a physical reality that is not always in a...

September 23, 2016

I have recently discovered the importance of surrounding myself with people of the same values. that are not hold those values but are living by those values and make decisions based on them.

I have been living with my soul family in community for almost three months now and I believe that having the same values as these people has made it not only feel right to me but safe to be myself, and it has helped us get through some very tough transitional periods. I also believe that spirit is making it harder and harder for us to live a life that is not in alignment with who we are and what we value.

There used to be a time when we could...

September 13, 2016

So here I am: living with my two very good friends in Community, and as it turns out this is what I have been looking and waiting for for a long time. I just wasn't ready for it. 

I have had many visions and dreams of living in community in the past and what I had thought it would look like and what it really is is very different but better. It's one thing to imagine what you desire and it's quite another (sometimes) when it actually manifests, because the Universe has the whole picture and brings it to you to match your vibration - not necessarily your ideas or concepts of what you think it will look like.

So, what does living in...

August 17, 2016

I'm writing today as my life has had another large transition. I seem to be the queen of change. Yes, I've got that one down. I am just getting to a point where I am accepting this about myself as I have realized that there is a very good and healthy reason for the (seemingly) constant changes in my life. 

I'm going to backtrack a bit and describe a bit of my life a bit so you can have some understanding of what I am talking about. Many years ago I was married. It seems like a lifetime ago, probably because I feel like a completely different person than I was back then, but since we split up and then later divorced in 2005 I have...

March 23, 2016

Daily inspirational reading from The Messenger Cards
11. Breaking Free

Today's theme specifically speaks of breaking free from the conditioned of the fear of success. I myself have dealt with this most of my adult life without even realizing I was doing it to myself-it was deeply unconscious. Whenever I was succeeding things would go wrong. I know now that I was shutting down my heart and not staying open to the love and success that was really part of who I was. The conditioning to keep things the way they were for the comfort of knowing what to expect was very deep. Now I have to be extra vigilant about tuning in to how I feel...

March 21, 2016

10. Self-Love
I did this painting with a charcoal pencil on acrylic paint. This Raven is looking down at his reflection in the water and there is no colour at all in this piece. The symbology in this painting runs deep. As deep infinite, and complex as we are as souls and it is asking you to be very honest with yourself about something that is not working for you anymore in your life. The energy of trying to make it work and perhaps making excuses for it are holding up other areas in your life and your life is not moving forward and naturally expanding as is natural for you. The healing and release of this has been a long time in...

February 17, 2016

This is the story behind The Messenger cards the animal spirit oracle cards I created and in particular this painting (#1. New Creation) which became the first card of the deck.  I created The Messenger Cards in 2012 and I am the artist, the writer, and 100% creator of the deck.

This butterfly animal spirit is the first painting that I created back in 2005. It was the start of my amazing journey in creating this deck. I had no idea I was creating a deck and I wouldn't know until eight years later when I had an incredible inventory of animal spirit paintings that I had created which I had either created for art galler sho...

February 12, 2016

This is the Raven animal spirit painting I created called 'The Prayer of Home' . I painted this when me and my family had moved from Edmonton Alberta to Ontario in August of this year and we needed a home to rent. The town where we wanted to live has a population of 500 so rentals were low but I set my mind to manifesting the perfect home and it came. 

Now six months later I find myself missing home. It has been an amazing move for many reasons but I realize that Edmonton still feels like home. A few days ago I was looking at some Instagram posts and there were some photos from a winter festival called The Flying Canoe Adventure a...

February 8, 2016

Why does it take so much courage to do what we love or even to do what we ARE? I have struggled with this my whole career. I do what I love but it has been an uphill battle to really be ok with it. I am getting better every day at accepting and loving who I am and the gifts that I bring to this world. My gifts really are very unique, so unique that I had a struggle with them being too weird (but that is another blog!). If I had thought 10 years ago that I would have created an oracle deck of animal spirits with my own paintings and writing, and would be doing readings and speaking in public about self love and emotional healing I...

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