“San Juan Bautista’s MoJo” 16″ x 40″ acrylics 2014

San Juan Bautista's Mojo

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.

“Pow Wow”

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.

"Pow Wow"

“Pow Wow”

“That’s the Spirit”

36″ x 36″ Acrylics - [2013]

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.

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“That’s the Spirit”

“Day of the Dead”

18″ x 24″ – Acrylics [2012]

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.

Day of the Dead

“Octopus Woman”

“16 x 20″ - Mixed Media  [2012]

This is a painting of a dream about a woman, wearing octopi on her outfit, being delighted at finding matching boots!

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Octopus Woman

“Guided Meditation”

30″ x 40″  Acrylics [2012]

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.

Guided Meditation

“Lizards and Sachet”

16″ x 20″  - Acrylics [2012]

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….

Lizards and Sachet