Whole Life Styling :: 3 complimentary sessions

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

It’s my pleasure and deep honor to bring forth the body of work known as “whole life styling”. It has come thru many years of making, healing and helping- that this integrative approach to life ‘upgrading’ has come forth.  It’s kinda like getting to be a professional friend- my favorite.


image from stylelikeu.com

Whole Life Styling is a form of examining a person’s entire life components ( home, health, relationships, spiritual practice, work, etc) – and find out what it is that the person is wanting or needing to call into their lives – or what would enhance their sense of being bringing them into a more optimal embodiment and yielding greater presence, contentment and well being.


photo from marahoffman.com

We will look inside your closet and get rid of and redesign how you adorn yourself.  We will look into your bedroom and see how you surround yourself.  We will look inside your refrigerator and see what you put into your body. We will look inside your daily planner and determine what would support your daily life flow to find a greater sense of connection and peace.  It’s Whole Life Styling.  It’s a form of my love made visible for you all to see and to benefit from.  It’s a way for me to uplift and inspire those around me to upgrade the whole life system, seeking out imbalances and bringing them into balance in gentle and loving supportive ways.


image is my dear love La

My background in altar making, ritual, yoga instruction, art making, home making,  parenting, community building and the like all add up to a distinct ability to organize my life’s activities and relationships to yield a high vibrational blend of functionality and beauty.  It’s my intention to work with folks who are calling some change and transformation into their lives that’s not done by traditional counseling or purely esoteric practices.  This is a very hands on, physical and life style shifting practice where every aspect of your daily life will be lovingly reflected on with the intent to refine and finesse the bits to make a more healthful and awake version of yourself.  Everyone has their own unique magic that they offer into the world.  It’s my hope that through helping you redefine your daily choices you recreate yourself subtly and powerfully.


altar and stage installation that Rachael Rice and I made for Howl // Portland City Repair’s annual fundraiser

I’d love to give away 3 consultations to be scheduled after the new year. Ideally you’d live in Portland to make the whole geography thing easier.  I’m thinking that eventually I can work with folks on skype, but for now in the Portland area best.  If you want to be considered for this giveaway: please fill out the form below and I will select and inform the folks that I will choose to work with for this first round.  Thank you so much! ENJOY!

It would be my honor to work with you!


my artwork. xo

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The Mixing of Media +Lifebook Giveaway

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in giveaway, mixed media | 275 comments

One of my favorite approaches to creativity is the mixing of mediums.  I love to mix vintage collected treasures with new materials- or spray paint and paint pen -or cardboard and house paint -or yarn and drift wood -or stencil and fabric -or whatever and whatever!!! It can be so many things! In fact the possibilities are endless.  (Thus my obsession of the term : ‘endless source’) 

Making artwork that is true to you is such a gift.  I love making things that are unique and true to my own voice and imagery, my own life’s experiences and histories.  Drawing from my rich cultural history (which we ALL have) and spiritual practices and pursuits are rich and fertile ground for gathering inspiration and imagery. Taking mediums that have meaning or inspiration for me and bringing them together can yield profound and healing art work.   Here are a few pictures from times where I have mixed my loves and created new work.




I have the great fortune to be teaching on an online ecourse called ‘Lifebook’… a depot for teachers from all over the world who work like this to share lessons in one place.  I will be teaching some of own personal techniques and perspectives on this kind of art making. Registration opens on October 6th and the course begins on January 1st, 2015. To check out and or register for this offering click here:


AND- if you are interested in Lifebook and are swayed by the registration fee- you are in luck! I will be giving away one spot to participate in this! Leave a comment below and you will be entered to win that spot.  I will choose a winner at random and will announce the winner on Tuesday morning in the comments here and on my Instagram page.

:: Life Book Teacher Line Up + Blog Hop Giveaway ::

8th September 2014 – Tamara Laporte –  http://www.willowing.org/
9th September 2014 – Jane Davenport – http://janedavenport.com/
10th September 2014 – Joanne Sharpe – http://joannezsharpe.blogspot.co.uk/
11th September 2014 –  Jenny Lee Wentworth – http://jennyleewentworth.blogspot.co.uk/
12th September 2014 –  Violette Clark – http://www.violette.ca/
13th September 2014 –  Chris Zydel – http://creativejuicesarts.com/
14th September 2014 –  Danielle Donaldson – http://danielledonaldson.com/
15th September 2014 –  Effy Wild – http://effywild.com/
16th September 2014 –  Flora Bowley – http://florabowley.com
17th September 2014 –  Alisa Burke – http://alisaburke.blogspot.co.uk/
18th September 2014 –  Rachael Rice – http://rachaelrice.com/
19th September 2014 –  Jeanne Oliver – http://www.jeanneoliverdesigns.com/
20th September 2014 –  Andrea Gomoll – http://andrea-gomoll.de/
21st September 2014 –  Kristin van Valkenburgh – http://www.kristinvanvalkenburgh.com/
22nd September 2014 –  Jill K. Berry – http://jillberrydesign.com/
23rd September 2014 –  Alena Hennessy – http://www.alenahennessy.com/
24th September 2014 –  Juliette Crane – http://www.juliettecrane.com/
25th September 2014 –  Jenny Doh – http://blog.crescendoh.com/crescendoh/
26th September 2014 –  Mati Rose McDonough – http://www.matirose.com/
27th September 2014 –  Patti Ballard – http://www.pbsartstudio.com
28th September 2014 –  Lynzee Lynx – http://lynzeelynx.com/ <— YOU ARE HERE
29th September 2014 –  Roben Marie Smith – http://www.robenmarie.com/
30th September 2014 –  Andrea Schroeder – http://www.creativedreamincubator.com/
1st October 2014 –  Lynn Whipple – http://www.lynnwhipple.com/
2nd October 2014 –  Donna Downey – http://www.donnadowney.com/

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Color + Combining Vol. 1

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Color + Combining, color theory | 2 comments

It has come to my attention through many many years and hours of making art, that there are a few elements of design that can make an artist satisfied with their work and also be unique.  One of those elements in my world of art making is : Color + Color Combining.  This is an endlessly interesting topic, rich with contrast, contradiction, fear, fun and experimentation.  


This being the first written post about color combining, for starters I will focus on identifying your present color inspirations.  Implied in that last sentence is the concept of ‘present favorites’… because all we need to do to see color preference change over time, is to look back over our artwork or clothing for the last number of years.  Maybe you have kept favorites and simply added new hues or tones to the growing rainbow of loved colors.  Or maybe your palate has changed drastically over time.  Either way, beginning by noticing what you love is where to start.  I like to take iPhone photos of combinations in nature.  And by nature, if you live in a city like me, it can be trash, wall paint colors, etc.  Notice what you love by seeing things that inspire you all around you. As I sit and write this, I am noticing my water bottle with a glass vase full of scissors and a hot pink painting in the background.  YEAH.  This is what I’m talking about.  These combinations can be subtle or bold, full of contrast or full of subtlety.  


Take notes! Being a creative can also mean being a scientist.  I love the combination of the two archetypes together.  Taking detailed notes on color combinations that I want to try is a practice that I do.  I keep a list going, so that when it’s time to make art, if I feel like I need a little inspiration, I refer to my own notes made from my own life.  I prefer to do this than to look at other artists work.  Whenever possible, I avoid referencing other artists work for color combinations and direct inspiration.  There is only one you! All you have to do is look around your life and world, and maybe you need to look closer (like with a magnifying glass or binoculars!) and see what you can see.  Keeping a list of inspiring combinations and new colors to try out is a fab way to see the world and your artwork in new ways.  


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