Three more wreath pieces for Stylus Salon in Seattle for Belltown art walk on Friday the 13th of December.
In order of appearance, Datura, Salvia and Heimia Salicifolia.
It was so interesting tuning into the plant medicine energy while drawing these pieces. Especially how certain people’s experiences with them result in seeing the same entities and visualizations and how some induce dreamwork states. Plant medicine is so fascinating, just like animals we can learn so much from them.
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“This exhibit, featuring artists from around the globe, will focus on endangered species of moths and butterflies in North America, Canada and Mexico. The aim is to bring more awareness to this growing list and to what efforts are being made towards recovery and conservation. A % of proceeds from sales will be donated to the Xerces Society: ”The Xerces Society collaborates with scientists, land managers, and conservationists to raise awareness about the plight of invertebrates and to gain protection for the most vulnerable species before they decline to a level at which recovery is impossible. Destruction of habitat, introduced species, and pesticides are all leading to the loss of invertebrate species.” – ghostgalleryshop.com
A few weeks ago, I was honored to be asked to show the remaining pieces from Day and Night of the Soul at Thompson Seattle in the restaurant Conversation Seattle.
Events for me, with my health are complicated. It is difficult for me to be verbal about my limitations because I still, after all of these years in treatment now, forget that I am limited.I am a bit of a powerhouse in that sense and I think it is what guides me through treatment at times. I get up, brush myself off and try to get back out there. This event was during the week. I knew it would be impossible for me to go. It was also the day of my clinic appointment which lasts all day, then the following day is usually a little difficult since it throws my health and my schedule off.
I was so fortunate to work with Alyssa of Conversation and she helped ease the process of getting everything dropped off and ready to go. Her and the artist Willow that I shared the space with also sent me some photos from the event.
If you were able to make it there, thank you so much. I also appreciate the people who reached out asking of my absence. It pushed me to come clean a little more publicly with my health. I try to keep them inward quite often because honestly, we all have our limitations. We all have our trials. I want my own to be a sign of strength, not something of pity or attention. When I have limitations it is difficult to share. Although, I am so happy I did, because it was received so well.