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Fierce

Fierce

October 6, 2021

I think some older, fiercer being is emerging in me. I’m not sure what She will have me do in the coming months, but I want to tell you the story in case someone like her is emerging in you too. While She has been muttering to me for nearly a year, Her voice has most strongly come through in my intuitive art over the past few weeks.read more

Return of the Wind

Return of the Wind

September 5, 2021

Aaah…the wind has returned.  My shoulders relax, my mind stills. I realize then how still it’s been here for weeks. And how that’s contributed to my feeling of unease this summer. A bit about what the wind means to me and how it contributes to my sense of wellbeing.read more

Earth Prayers

Earth Prayers

August 7, 2021

When I walk in natural places I love, I offer my respect, love and thanks with a song, a tonal chant expressing my feelings, made up on the spot. I will continue this practice, but I am excited about another kind of offering I’ve been making the past few weeks—earth altars. (Not quite the right name, but I haven’t come up with a better one.) Here is how I make them, and what I have learned.read more

Soul Song: A Second Look
Rest and Revisit

Rest and Revisit

June 9, 2021

Because of travel, family visits and making the transition back from a year of pandemic, I plan to take a little summer break from writing my monthly blog and newsletters, probably until September. But check out this blog from July 2016, Fabric, Evolution and Raspberries. The prose poem in this blog still makes me chuckle, and I hope it will tickle you too.read more

Advice from the Cards, One Year Later

Advice from the Cards, One Year Later

May 10, 2021

Last May, when we were three months into the pandemic, I did a reading to see what advice the tarot had for us at that time. I reread that blog post today, and was surprised to find that it still feels relevant and true today. Yet I was curious to see what the cards would recommend now, a year later, as the pandemic has eased and we are beginning to emerge from our isolation. Here are the questions, the cards and my interpretations.read more

Post-vaccination Pondering (in Limerick form)

Post-vaccination Pondering (in Limerick form)

April 10, 2021

What are you planning to keep or toss once you can venture out into the world? Here are four limericks I've written responding to that question.read more

Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot

March 11, 2021

“Sweet spot” popped up in my reading several times last week. Bothered by a feeling that the expression had become weak from overuse, I spent a few minutes pondering what “sweet spot” meant to me. Here is the result. What are your sweet spots?read more

A Trail Through the Murk

A Trail Through the Murk

February 10, 2021

I’m feeling murky. Both listless and restless, and emotionally flat. Not bored—my days are full—but blank: uninspired and uninspiring. Wordless. So this month I offer to you what has amused me today. Feeling pale and dry, I am revisiting some old intuitive paintings of mine (all from 2014), undersea scenes full of color. Their weirdness is cheering me up and bringing a little relief to my shapelessness.read more

The Crone and the Master Speak

The Crone and the Master Speak

January 12, 2021

National events distracted me today from my usual blog subject matter. So I sought guidance from the tarot. Specifically, I wanted to hear from the Tarot of the Crone, because the Crone’s voice feels ancient, female, earthy-- a no-nonsense truth-teller. And from the Master’s voice of the Osho Zen Tarot, full of breath, reminding me of wider forces, the bigger picture. Here are their responses, as interpreted by my intuition.read more

Embracing Solstice

Embracing Solstice

December 14, 2020

Winter Solstice is tugging at me this year, perhaps because so much of this long year has been about pause, and full of death and the unknown. I yearn for new life. How might I come to trust that new life is growing amidst all that is broken and unknown in my life (and in the life of the country)?read more

A Visual Stroll

A Visual Stroll

November 14, 2020

A visual journey: using art to describe the current days, including suggestions about how to cope. What soul food is helping you stay balanced amidst the chaos?read more

Fruit and Death

Fruit and Death

October 16, 2020

Fruit and death. The scent of autumn, and what comes to mind as I clear out the house we’ve lived in for nearly 30 years. Finding things long forgotten, savoring the memories, letting so many treasures go. Filled with grief for the passing and gratitude for the abundance. Mother Nature provides a respite for me from all this emotion, jumping in the leaves. And a drawing suggests that life may be more complex and multilayered than we expect.read more

Regarding Baskets

Regarding Baskets

September 17, 2020

I’ve always loved baskets, ever since I was a kid. Over the years my appreciation has grown. In this blog I consider why, and state firmly that it is NOT trivial to create little slices of beauty, to infuse love into “ordinary” things and places.read more

Remembering August 22, 1970

Remembering August 22, 1970

August 17, 2020

Fifty years ago this week my mom nearly died in a terrorist bombing in St. Paul. Just weeks before my senior year in high school. I want to tell the story, to mark the anniversary, to make sense of it after so many years. But I’m not sure I can make sense of it.read more

In the Stream Together

In the Stream Together

July 18, 2020

I’ve been remembering my friend who died last July, just after her 66th birthday. Our connection was an uncanny one, with twists and turns. In this blog I talk about our 2 years in high school, 40 years apart and then reconnecting 8 years before she died.read more

Brain Jam, Spilled Emotion and a Butterfly

Brain Jam, Spilled Emotion and a Butterfly

June 22, 2020

My mind is clogged with words and ideas: news reports and commentary; essays and articles about policing, racism and white privilege; related podcasts and seminars; lists of resources; urgent calls for action. When I look up from the computer to try to clear my overstuffed head, feelings of anxiety, anger and powerlessness remain. That’s when I turn to artmaking. Or to the wonder of nature.read more

Advice from the Cards

Advice from the Cards

May 20, 2020

A tarot reading for these times, as we begin the third month after the pandemic was declared.read more

A Question to Ponder on Earth Day in a Pandemic

A Question to Ponder on Earth Day in a Pandemic

April 21, 2020

This "Mrs. God Poem" by Connie Wanek holds a question to ponder on this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in a pandemic.read more

An Art Path In a Pandemic

An Art Path In a Pandemic

March 23, 2020

An experiential walk through some paintings during this pandemic.read more

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A Little Love: September Reflections and News

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A Fresh Year: January Reflections and News

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