may studio + life recap

What a beautiful spring it’s been. Now, it’s summer and too hot for me to paint on the back porch.

The fact that were halfway through this year just seems crazy to me.

This month, some of paintings went up at Wildfire Yoga. I’m so happy to have paintings there! It feels so weirdly great when I walk in for class and see them.

We celebrated Mother’s Day and my grandmother’s birthday this month.

I went to the Cathedral Domain and led a workshop at the ECW Women’s Weekend, which was a beautiful and healing experience.

I’m also so grateful to have sold three paintings this month and a Prayer Painting commission.


I completed my second year of EFM and we said goodbye to our graduates. I’m going to miss them and their wisdom. This four year program is going by so quickly.

I (still) felt like I was running to catch up this month.

I didn’t work in the studio as much as I would have liked to.

I didn’t do nearly the writing I would have like to have done.

I experienced some technical difficulties with my video editing software.

But he chaos is calming down and I’m feeling good about June.

I can’t really explain why, but it just feels like it’s going to be a good month.

It feels to me like May was turning point for something, like squeezing through the most narrow part of a tunnel before coming out the other side into the sunlight.

This Month’s Paintings

The Month’s Art Journal

This Month’s Studio Talk

I released two pounds this month, bringing my BLE weight loss total to forty-eight pounds.

If you’ve been keeping track, you know this means my weight loss is slowing a bit. I think that’s to be expected as I just have eleven more pounds to release.

BLE truly feels like second nature to me now. I don’t feel like I’m on a diet; this is just the way I eat.


I’ve experienced some moments of clarity this month, too, in regard to my lifelong journey with food and embodiment.

I’ve had some moments of deep peace around food and my body - which is a completely new experience for me and not something I ever thought I would experience.

In all honesty, I embarked on this way of eating because I wanted to lose weight.

It turns out, it’s actually about confronting and healing old wounds and stepping into a whole new integration of self, a whole new way of being in the world, of being me.

That’s the thing about being guided.

I don’t always see the why of it, but when I trust the guidance and take the action I’m directed to take, the why unfolds.

So, that’s it for the month of May.

Let’s go have ourselves a creative, delightful June.