The word of the year for me is Explore. I am exploring new mediums of art making, new magical places and spaces, new connections with humans and wild life, and what it means to have sanctuary, a sacred space. All of my art is a reflection of what I see in the natural world. I paint with abstract shapes, sacred symbols, and vibrant, life giving color. I paint intuitively from my heart and with freedom. When I am taking photographs I seek out the light at different angles, secret havens, and interesting views into the life cycle of plants. I see magic in every part of the growth process of plants and animals. Celebrating all of the joyous moments in life as well as honring the difficult ones is a balancing act that I am happy to thrive and share creative energy in.