Paint My Spirit Animal Special


Since the end of December, last year I have painted 25 Spirit Animal paintings for people. Everyone including me are surprised at how accurate they are. This is a watercolor of the spirit animal that you soul says you should tap into. I create it through a soul to soul connection with you.

My special, for an 8 x 8 original painting with guidance from your soul is only $55! That’s a crazy great deal. March 1 they go up to $88 so if you want to get in on this deal message me right away.

If I have done yours already, please pass this on. I love referrals.

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The Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project



I want to do this again! I am an official card holder from 2011 when I completed and sent my sketchbook in. It took months to complete. I painted a story from one of my favorite authors of the past, George McDonald, The Back of the North Wind.

I want to go there someday too. My friend M Shannon Hernandez was just there ❤️

From their website:


Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Art Library is home to over 41,000 sketchbooks from over 130 different countries. Participants of the project order blank sketchbooks, choose a theme, fill them up and connect their books online with search terms, an artist bio and other unique content. Every single sketchbook that is sent back to us is cataloged and placed on our shelves for visitors to view. That means you, as a visitor of Brooklyn Art Library, can search for just about anything you can think of, from the thousands of search terms our participants have logged. One of our librarians will then pull the book down for you and allow you to hold and flip through it.

Visiting  Brooklyn Art Library is a practice in accepting randomness. We encourage you to let the process happen and see what you discover. Oftentimes visitors will be surprised by the most unassuming books, the ones with blank covers and original binding. There are thousands of stories created by people from all over the world.


Focus makes the Dream Work!


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs

I love this quote. There are so many distractions that keep us from creating the reality we desire. It’s all just noise. Your connection to you Inner being in co-creation with your source is all that matters.

Staying focused and ignoring the distractions is the mastery. Your heart will show you the way.

This is a painting from my archives. The title is Focus


Your Wild Nature

Inside all of us is Hope.
Inside all of us is Fear.
Inside all of us is Adventure.
Inside all of us is… A Wild Thing.

— Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

We all have wildness in us, that’s our nature.

Wild does not mean out of control. It means you are in touch with your beautiful, authentic, dancing with abandon, dreaming, magical, creative, life loving self. We each have that within us.

We are attracted to the forest, the mountains, the ocean and the wilderness because it helps us remember who we are.

Are you in touch with your wild nature or have you forgotten?

Here are a few versions of my wild side.


Paint My Spirit Animal


Would you like to know what Spirit Animal is guiding you now?

1-It is also a great gift to give yourself or your birthday, to find an animal to work with through out the year from Birthday to Birthday.

2-This is a great way to start the New Year and have an Animal Guide for the year

3-Get an animal guide to work with you on a special project.

4-Are you dealing with an illness. Working with an Spirit Animal can give you helpful insight and comfort.

5- Do you have a child who has nightmares or struggles with anxiety, depression or bullying. A Spirit Animal can make a supportive companion.

6-Just to have an animal guide for no reason at all.

Each painting is $55

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Katelyn Mariah, Visionary Artist, will connect with your higher wisdom and find your animal guide. She will paint a beautiful 7 x 7 watercolor of the animal that you can work with, to learn more about yourself And give you a word to work with.

Your spirit animal often represents qualities and attributes that you may see in yourself. On a base level, you want to understand the general vibe of the animal and look at it as an archetypal figure in your life; a symbolic representation of you. You may never personally interact with your animal, like a tiger or whale. But pay attention to the details like specific behaviors, character traits, habitat, diet, social status. Are you group oriented, a loner, nomadic, sedentary, etc.?

In shamanism, an animal guide is meant to be a representation of the traits and skills that you are supposed to learn, acquire, or embody. Animal Guides have been used in shamanistic practice throughout human history. Hunters and warriors from ancient civilizations would depict their prey on walls during ceremonies to bless and ensure a plentiful hunt and to acknowledge, bless, and thank the spirit of the animal being sacrificed. Ancient tribes, religions, and spiritual traditions have all in some form embedded animal symbolism into their practices.

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I Don’t Know…


I was talking to my son last night telling him about the new Naturopath I am working with and how she believes we can get rid of the tumor. He said something like “ how is that possible?” and I said “I don’t know, but I believe it”.

I have been living in the “I don’t know “ for the last 3 months. I have no Idea how the tumor will go away but I believe it will. Not knowing how is the magical space where the unexpected can happen. It’s an expansive place where possibilities that we never thought of can pop in. It’s not easy living in “I don’t know “ but it gets easier with practice.

I use my heart and intuition to take the next step. If I find resonance I move in that direction. When I had open heart surgery my heart said it was the best choice for me. I followed that. It was the right thing to do.

I don’t get that sense about the current surgery. Not because I am afraid but because I don’t feel resonance. People have said, just have it done, and that doesn’t feel right to me. I feel resonance with trying other things to solve the problem. I believe that if surgery is the only option my heart will tell me.

The heart is the best navigation system.

Journey to Dissolve Parathyroid Tumor begins…


Have you ever talked with a body part?  I know, it sounds crazy but we can tap into valuable information by just asking. That is where these two images came from.  I asked my parathyroid tumor what it wanted to share and the first thing I heard was “Bittersweet”.  Not surprising since I spent the last 2.5 years recovering from 3 heart attacks and open heart surgery and now I was faced with this!

Part of dissolving the tumor will be done with art. This is first of The back of Heart series of unknown length. On the left is where my parathyroid is currently, which is on the back of my aorta, and on the right what I want it to look like in the future, which is gone. I will do a series of these using my body as a guide until it is gone.

The title of the one on the left is bittersweet and that is in the painting coming from the heart.  The title of the right side image is Radiant.

The idea is to continue to check in with the tumor, ask where it is at, how big it is, and what it needs.  That will be painted as an image on the left side of the paper.  The right side is always about where I want to end up through this journey.  That image can change over time as well but is always the positive aspect I am aiming for.

After I completed the painting I researched the symbol of bittersweet, which is a plant.  Aside from the obvious that this is a bittersweet issue I am dealing with, here is what I found for the symbolism of bittersweet:

“Bittersweet is protection from evil spells.  It is also used in healing rituals. As a part of a cleansing or a protective ritual, it is believed that it sends out more power to the Universe, keeping negativity and other bad things away from you.”

Perfect vehicle for healing!


Soul Portraits for Group Experiences


I spent the weekend at my friend Tai Goodwin-Kastens Santuary Retreat at the Arc. I highly recommend Tai if you really want to move your business forward! She is a fabulous coach.

I learned so much about marketing and have a plan of action to move forward with.

She invited me to do a Soul Portrait of the group experience. I start every soul Portrait by connecting with the person or event at a higher level. In most cases an image drops into my inner vision. From there I begin the painting.

The painting above is what I painted. It is 14 x 16 watercolor.

Before I even left home the image started coming to me as I tuned in to the group. I saw a tree in the center and the seeds and water at the bottom. The tree is an actual tree on the grounds that I was attracted to immediately and the sky is what we saw when we went out to dinner the first night.

When I arrived symbols for each of the participants came in. As the weekend unfolded I heard people making reference to things that their symbol stood for and they hadn’t seen the painting.

For example: each of the seeds represents one of the people in the group. On the second day Tai talked about how we were planting seeds.

If you would like me to do a Soul Portrait for you, individually or for a group or event, connect with me.