From the first time I went to San Juan Bautista, I have always felt an energy there coming up through the ground and into my heart. It is healing and I feel the presence of Mary and Brigid when I am there. Thousands of Ohlone Indians are buried there and the San Andreas Fault runs through it. The magic is intense for me. In San Juan Bautista, I asked for a sign, shortly after moving back to CA , that I had done the right thing. I said, “It could be a lizard, a crow, a snake, an owl.” Shortly after asking, 10 crows flew over my head, cawing. It made me smile.
30″ x 40″ Acrylics 2013
This is a painting of a Pow Wow that I attended several times in Nanticoke, DL. The costumes were amazing! Mother Earth smiles down at her chosen people.
36″ x 36″ Acrylics - 
This is a painting of a dream I had of the spiritual beings who affect my life, riding with me on the carousel of life. I added the St. Bernard at the request of my precious granddaughter, Ella. And my three cats, Harry, Angel Pie and Leo look on….as well as beloved toads.
18″ x 24″ – Acrylics 
Shortly after my niece died, a black butterfly showed up in my yard. It followed me as I moved from garden bed to garden bed and was with me for several days. I asked, “Is that you, Mira?” as I had had other experiences in nature that I felt were connected to her spirit. I chose the Mexican tradition of celebrating Dia de los Muertas to honor, remember, and welcome her spirit. On their altars, they include four elements: Earth (represented by crops,) Wind (represented by a moving object – note the feather dropping from the crow,) Water (I am offering her spirit water in a glass,) and Fire (candles lit in her honor.) Brigid’s cross is on the altar…. A crow actually did drop a feather next to me during this week of the butterfly interactions.
“16 x 20″ - Mixed Media 
This is a painting of a dream about a woman, wearing octopi on her outfit, being delighted at finding matching boots!
30″ x 40″ Acrylics 
This painting represents my process when I was in a writing group and was guided into meditation. I always became a squirrel who fluffed out her tail and sat in a rocker in a cozy den. When asked to go deeper, I became the figure at the bottom of the painting with a leopard about to board the boat to go down into the bowels of the earth. Brigid watches over me, as always. The owl is a symbol of the magic that was a part of the writing group.
16″ x 20″ - Acrylics 
This is a painting of a dream. I walked into a store and found the water pistols and sign asking me to give the lizards a drink. The sachets had real flowers on them….