An Interview with Summer Lydick

I recently wrote a blog about how I see the Sacred Feminine walking in the world today – in real people, in me. She walks with an open heart, willing to witness and connect; allowing and healing in all sorts of ways. I know so many folks who embody and express all of that. And so I was inspired to connect with some of them to chat, both to strengthen and to expand my perspective on it all. The first person I was drawn to was Summer Lydick. I met Summer on… Read More

The Sacred Feminine Today

I used to shy away from the term Sacred Feminine. Three reasons. One: It so often seems to elicit only religious connections for folks. This is fine if that’s your frame of reference for viewing the world and expressing your truth. But if it isn’t, then the term doesn’t resonate and you read no further. Two: Sacred Feminine can be considered New Age-y. Remember New Age? Again, it isn’t bad if that’s your language for seeing the world. It’s just that if it isn’t, then the whole concept can feel wrong or… Read More

If You Want to Change the World, Love a Woman

We’ve endured months of incessant denigration of women with this campaign cycle – both from a candidate who has no true regard for women and toward a candidate as she seeks a position of power. It’s been deeply painful to feel as a member of this collective – as a woman. There is a lot of silver-lining awareness that comes from these extremes that allows all of us to see what still needs to be addressed and healed. This is good. And there is a lot of legislation, past and current and surely in… Read More

I Am Athena

I am sacred. I am present. I am seen. I am transformed.   I Am Athena Emerging is 24×24”, mixed-media on plywood with a canvas giclee print, fabric, beads and a mounted mirror. Price: $250 – contact me if interested. Completed 2015 as part of the Decade of Reweaving show. The original Athena mixed-media oil painting upon which this mirrored piece is based may be found here and here.

I Am the Red Spider Goddess

I have a place in the web of connections – inner and outer, seen and unseen. I honor this place. I see what needs to be rewoven and I heal it with love. I Am the Red Spider Goddess is a 24×30” giclee print on plywood with mounted mirror, wire web and beads. Completed 2015 as part of the Decade of Reweaving show. The original Red Spider Goddess mixed-media oil painting upon which this mirrored piece is based may be found here. Note: The original piece pictured above was purchased when displayed at… Read More

I Am Lady Magdalene

I wear the crown of Lady Liberty and stand firmly upon her pedestal. My story settles into my solid foundation. I am seen. And that’s OK. I Am Lady Magdalene is 24×24”, mixed-media on plywood with a patina-tinted Tyvek crown, paper and acrylic paint. Price: $250 – contact me if interested. Completed 2015 as part of the Decade of Reweaving show. The original Lady Magdalene mixed-media oil painting upon which this mirrored piece is based may be found here.

I Am Love

I see myself blending my stories – old and new Tying the colorful patterns above to the structures and templates below. Softening the blending with lace; with love. I Am Love is 24×24”, with neckties, sewing patterns and lace on plywood. Price: $250 – contact me if interested. Completed 2015 as part of the Decade of Reweaving show. The original Sacred Blending mixed-media piece upon which this mirrored piece is based may be found here.

I Am the New Eve

I am willing to rewrite my story. I feel it forming – the new words coming to me, one by one phrase by phrase sentence by sentence. I write it. Then I believe it. Then I live it. I Am the New Eve is 24×24”, acrylic paint on plywood with apple necklaces and plastic gems. Price: $250 – contact me if interested. Completed 2015 as part of the Decade of Reweaving show. The original New Eve of Guadalupe mixed-media oil painting upon which this piece is based may be found here.

I Am Kali

As I gently touch my face to the blue skin of Kali, I release a pattern I lessen a firm belief I shift a perception I widen a boundary. I feel the sacred in others more clearly. I feel the sacred in me. I Am Kali is 24×24”, acrylic paint on plywood with tulle, beads and found objects. Price: $250 – contact me if interested. Completed 2015 as part of the Decade of Reweaving show. The original Kali mixed-media oil painting upon which this piece is based may be found here.

I Am Aditi

As I look through Aditi’s core, I know that I am resting in her vast openness. I have let go of judgment. I no longer compare myself to others. I have released expectation. I am open.   I Am Aditi is 24×24”, mixed-media on plywood with oil paint and found objects. Price: $250 – contact me if interested in purchasing. Completed 2015 as part of the Decade of Reweaving show. The original Aditi mixed-media oil painting upon which this piece is based may be found here and here.

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