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Here’s a little sampling of some of my recent posts…

Creative Reboot - Santa Fe - Sept 14-16 with Julia Cameron & other creative teachers

Are you craving an inspiring, in-person creative immersion with an incredible community? If so, I hope you’ll join me in Santa Fe, New Mexico for The Creative Reboot Conference, September 14 – 16, 2018! I’m thrilled to be teaching alongside Julia Cameron, Melody Ross, HeatherAsh Amara, Jacob Nordby, Karen Parker, and other creative leaders for this highly experiential event designed to reconnect you to your creative spirit, courage, motivation, and passion to create. I’ll be leading a full-day Brave..

11 likes, 1 comments8 hours ago

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Someone wrote a blog post about my work years ago saying, “She uses cheap brushes and expensive paint.” Some things never change!

83 likes, 8 comments3 days ago

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I just put the finishing touches on this commissioned triptych, and I’ll be hand delivering them to their new home (a fertility clinic in Seattle) tomorrow morning. I can’t wait to them in the space! It’s been so fun and invigorating to to paint FIVE big new paintings over the past week (These are 30” x 40” each). I’m seriously in awe of how much I can create when I focus and just GO FOR IT — deadlines definitely help too . If you want a commissioned painting of your very own, hit me..

189 likes, 17 comments5 days ago

Do you have a dream project that’s been waiting to happen? If so, I’d love to tell you about a wonderful (free) interview series called, Project Jumpstart — How to Start Taking Action to Accomplish your Biggest Dream This Year. I always love a good conversation about how to create and maintain a soulful biz, and I really enjoyed talking with Mayan Tran, the host of this event. If you have a vision that’s been waiting to come to life, but you’re just not sure where to start, you’ll find lots of..

18 likes, 1 comments1 week ago

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Tada! Brand new commissioned painting, 36” x 60.” I have so much to say about the experience of painting this, omg. I think I need to write a blog to give you all the twists and turns. In a nutshell, I was suuuuper hesitant to paint this because the buyer wanted something based on two of my much older paintings (enter in all my resistance!), but I said yes and ended up having a ton of epiphanies (and so much fun) through the process of painting something old and new at the same time. Lots more..

150 likes, 15 comments1 week ago

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First layer down! Having so much fun and wondering why I don’t do this more often? Starting (as in getting IN the studio) really is the hardest part. Who relates?

139 likes, 16 comments1 week ago

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Beginning again with four commissions ahead of me. I haven’t done a commission in years, so this should be interesting!

103 likes, 7 comments1 week ago

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Today’s message from the universe brought to you by this quick little painting. Interpret as needed. #allowallowallow

86 likes, 4 comments1 week ago

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I saw this little reminder posted in my friend Ann’s (@circlecouture) sewing studio yesterday, and I love it so much. I often think about creativity as a constant flow of possibility just swirling about waiting for us to show up, open up, and tap in. Time to get back in my studio!

45 likes, 0 comments1 week ago

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I love making these tiny paintings on paper (this one is 7” x 5”), because I tend to just experiment so much more…it’s just a small bit of paper, after all! If you’ve been working on big canvases and you’re feeling stuck or overly “precious” with your paints, I really recommend switching up your size and medium so you can just let go and see what emerges. Even better, make a whole series of these little unprecious babies! 🙂

83 likes, 4 comments2 weeks ago

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I made this as a painting reminder, but it sure feels relevant in so many ways right now. Deep breaths, friends. We are the ones we have been waiting for. #keepshowingup #keeptakingcare

120 likes, 10 comments2 weeks ago

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Just another day at the office with my right hand gal @tinagrecchi and allllll the paintings. (This is the loft above the painting studio, aka where all the computer stuff happens and also where paintings get stacked during workshops).

49 likes, 3 comments3 weeks ago

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If you’re wondering where the painting I posted midway through a couple days ago ended up, here she is! Lots of twists and turns and letting go to get here, but that’s where the depth comes from. The richness of our many layers creates the best stories in the end. #metaphorsfordays #learningtoletgo ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 48” x 48” acrylic on canvas.

69 likes, 7 comments3 weeks ago

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We’re in full Summer glory over here, and I’m feeling beyond grateful for all the hands and hearts that went into the creation of this magical creative oasis. Seriously, I can hardly believe it’s real! It’s such an inspiring place to create and commune, some real magic happened in here today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Extra shout out to studio dream team… @ttsnapper (architect) @shookben (builder) + @shegrows (garden wizard). #florasbackyardstudio #bloomtrueportland #magicaloasis

72 likes, 7 comments3 weeks ago

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So grateful for my beautiful collaborator in life + art — the one and only, @lynzeelynx! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #bloomtrueportland

59 likes, 2 comments3 weeks ago

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This is the current state of awkward affairs on my demo painting at the end of day two. We’re right in the middle of the workshop, and I’m right in the middle of the uncertain, unresolved, “messy” part of the painting process. It’s not always comfy hanging out here, but it’s *this* part that gives me the most opportunities to practice loving kindness, patience, courage, and trust. It’s also this part that pushes me to the risk taking edge of my own creative aliveness … so basically..

76 likes, 9 comments3 weeks ago

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Working with the lights and darks to remember one end of the spectrum is only enhanced by the other. #fullspectrum #bringiton #contrastiscrucial #happysolstice #bloomtrueportland #dayone

53 likes, 3 comments3 weeks ago

Women Unleashed | Free Online Retreat 2018

JOIN ME FOR A FREE RETREAT! Have you heard of Woman Unleashed? It’s a totally free, at-home retreat designed to awaken your feminine power, nurture your creative spirit, and inspire you to take action towards what you love. In other words…summer camp for your soul. The online workshops focus on creativity, movement, relationships, personal style, writing, and more, and the sessions are led by renowned artists, teachers, speakers, authors, and healers from all over the world. In my mini-workshop,..

6264 likes, 7 comments1 month ago

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Another new one inspired by that last big swishy circle piece I shared a few days ago. This one got pretty tight, but sometimes I enjoy a little fine tuned blending and geekery 🤪 It also just feels a bit new and different, and you know I love me some newness. 🤸‍♀️

99 likes, 11 comments1 month ago

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Have you seen the BEAUTIFUL oracle deck my friend, Alena Hennessy and her mom, just made? There is so much love and beauty infused into this deck, I seriously can’t wait for mine to arrive! If you want to get your hands on these little gems, Alena is currently running a Kickstarter to fund the first printing of the deck. Grab your deck and support this beautiful project right here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/212083379/mysteries-of-love-oracle-deck?ref=project_build <3

78 likes, 1 comments1 month ago