Visit the Oracle with Kristen Scholfield-Sweet
An Oracle translates a problem or question into a language of image and symbol like that of dreams. The Oracle’s answers change the way you see things. Your anxieties and desires emerge to be recognized and resolved, and hidden transformative energies are released.
It is the thinking about, rather than the result of art, that teaches me. Maybe there is no absolute truth to anything, but only the stories we tell ourselves about what is going on. It all depends on where one looks.
Art is the glimmering shadow of a never before seen thing.
Some adventures start out simple, and become a path into magic.
This is a time of great relief for some, and of deep disappointment for another, and of sharp anger, or low dread, for others. When all these swirling feelings are within the same family, it is good to ask "What can bring us together?" These sentences describe my...
This beautiful book written by Kathy Sager is a tribute to Mountain Caribou. It is also a story about caring for all life, which is the energy I wanted the illustrations to convey.
Mother Reindeer's Journey to the Sun is a delight of entertainment, education, and art. Discover the magic of Mother Reindeer, ladybug wishes and mountain caribou! Join Mother Reindeer on her winter solstice flight to bring warmth and light back to everyone in the...
The maybe drum that was between the worlds in my last blog has become a drum for transformation in this world. But what a teacher! The skin is quite badly abraded, perhaps because the deer was pulled from the forest behind a truck. The hide is thicker than I like to...
This new drum is not yet a drum, but no longer is it a deer roaming a mostly wild island. It is between the worlds of wild creature and ritual companion.
Thoughts about art, based on the theme of the September 2020 Member’s show at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery on Cortes Island: What Matters Most.
Did you know that Mother Ocean has a younger sister? I didn’t, until I started to paint and she came, and brought her friends.
What does it take to have a shamanic experience? Just show up, some say. But show up how? For what? To whom? It may seem odd to illustrate these thoughts with images of a sailboat, but keep going. The first requirement of showing up is willingness to change, without...
This is the way of art.
To move beyond the shallows,
and find family in deep water.