Join me on an adventure into nature.
Pick up a sketchbook and pen, or look over my shoulder as I open mine.
Find wildflowers and devil rocks and deer bones with me.
Allow words to arise from your heart
and flow down through your pen into the paper.
Create prayers to the earth.
Almost everyday, I take a moment and sit in connection with the earth and create.
There is an asking and a listening that happens.
I call what I create earth prayers because that’s what they are.
My artwork and teachings are based upon the ancient Chinese ink painting technique of sumi-e combined with Intentional Creativity.
Sumi-e is all about connecting to the ch’i, or the life essence of what you are painting. Intentional Creativity is all about beginning each creative act with intention.
LEARN TO CREATE EARTH PRAYERS
Earth Prayers Online is a 6 week class teaching you how to create earth prayers of your very own. This practice is a daily meditation, travel sketching, and a way to connect to the earth. Whatever works for you.
I carry my notebook and sumi-e pen with me everywhere I go, whether it’s a cactus filled desert, sandy beach, muddy trail, or the grocery store and I teach this practice in a way that allows you to carry it with you – wherever you go.
OWN AN EARTH PRAYER
OF YOUR VERY OWN
My painting style is based upon the techniques of Intentional Creativity mixed with the Chinese ink painting practice of sumi-e along with Asian watercolor and plein-air methods. Most often, I create my paintings out on a trail or up the side of a mountain or on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Sometimes they are finished in my studio and sometimes out on trail.
Each painting is an original work of art created with intention and a love of the earth.