You step into the chapel.
The air here is different, the silence a velvet cloak that wraps around you.
Sun beams stream through the stained glass, moving blues and reds across the wooden floor.
Flames dance in the votive candles below the icon of the Mother.
The Cosmic Mother.
The Holy Yes.
You kneel there, held in light, and ignite your candle.
You close your eyes and whisper a prayer that flows from your heart into the heart of the Divine.
Long after you have left this place, the candle will burn, etching your prayer into the fabric of the universe.
Prayer is alive.
It changes things.
It came to me in a dream.
I created medicine paintings for you. You contacted me with your prayers, your questions, your wishes and thanksgivings, and I entered into the process of sacred painting on your behalf.
At first, I wasn’t sure it could work. The painting process is mysterious and personal.
What if I made a painting for you and you didn’t like it?
But not long after I had this dream, people began to contact me to ask if I would paint for them. One person after another, each request unique. Each circumstance, a different desire.
I knew I was being called into this process.
I began by offering group prayer paintings. Several women sent me their prayers. I wrote them on the canvas and the process began.
A few months later, I created my first Personal Prayer Painting for an individual.
I was honored she thought to ask me. I felt a great sense of importance around the painting and the role I hoped it could play in her healing. When I started painting, the process took over
– which is to say, the Holy Spirit moved and God took over.
When I’m in the work, I paint intuitively and the veil between this world and the next grows thin.
Something happens on the canvas that isn't mine, but holds meaning and value for the recipient.
Symbolic language shows up in the paintings.
And my hope is that what they have to say is exactly what you need to hear.
Someone recently told me the prayer painting I’d created for them would hang on their wall and continue to bless them for years to come.
My heart sang.
My paintings are not just object, they are prayers.
They come in the name of healing.
They are just like the votive candles flickering in the chapel.
They hold space for wholeness and remind both me and you of who and what we are.
WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR 2018?
I love new beginnings.
And I love my rituals of completion and invitation as an old year becomes new. I look at my life and where I’ve been. I release the old and call in what's to come.
Every year, I set an intention by choosing a guiding word.
And then I go on a hunt for images that speak to the energy of the word and what it is I’m inviting into my experience.
Some years, I make dream boards - collections of images to solidify my word, images that remind me of what I’m dreaming about and wishing for - what I love.
For the past three years, after choosing my guiding word for the year, I’ve taken to the canvas and painted my vision for the year.
This year, I’m Painting in cycles.
I want to paint for you.
What is your desire for 2018? What are you inviting in? What is your sacred word?
Let a painting be your dream board this year.
Allow me to hear your prayer for the new year and paint the vision that wishes to speak to you.
The deadline for requesting your Vision Painting is February 28, 2018, OR until I'm booked up.
Here’s how it happens:
Make Your Selection: Choose a canvas size that suits you best. 9x12 canvases are $150. 20 x 24 are $250.
After Your Purchase: I will contact you with the email address you provide and ask you a few questions about your prayer. (Or you can go ahead and fill out the form right here.)
What I Do Next: I’ll open my heart and connect to you with prayer and meditation, and create a painting for you in response.
There’s no way to predict what your painting will look like, or what will show up there. Each painting is completely unique to you. But. You can trust that whatever happens is what’s meant for you.
Receiving Your Painting: If you’re in the Lexington area, you can pick-up your painting (Please contact me for this option). Otherwise, I can ship anywhere in the U.S. (Use the purchase now button for this option.)