My name is Lori-Lyn.

I'm a writer and a painter.

I write about things like making art, living a creative life, the sacred feminine, self-care, spirituality, and being who you came into the world to be.

And I paint prayers - yours and mine.

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My Mission

My mission is to help create a world where we each feel free to honor our voice, make the art of our soul, and speak the truth of our heart;

where the peaceful lead the way, love is our compass, kindness is our language, and mercy is our guide.

I believe this world exists.

When we create, we dream with God;  we dream our world into being.

I believe art heals because it reminds us of our wholeness and our sacred nature and our inherent beauty.

When we create, we remember ourselves as beloved.

I believe it is time for us to do the work of love.

It’s time to heal our relationship to ourselves, one another, and the Mother Earth.

Now is the time to recognize feminine wisdom and shift away from fear into the arms of mercy and compassion.

(Here's my manifesto.)

 
Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.
— St. Catherine of Siena
 

My Path

I'm an Episcopalian with a deep respect of other religions, practices and paths. 

For me, religion and spiritual practice is about open-heartedness, exploration, and expansion; trusting in love; allowing love to revolutionize everything.

I embrace mystery and know that God is love.

I practice a Marian devotion and walk with Mary Magdalene.

I’m a person of strong faith and open mind; spiritual and religious; willing to listen and to explore.

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My Home

I'm a native Kentuckian who spent my twenties in New York City. 

I spend two or three weeks every summer in Oxford, England.

I make my home in the Bluegrass region with my partner Tracy, who is a musician, photographer, and restorer of old houses. 

We live in Central Kentucky, but our spiritual home is Southern California - specifically, Los Angeles; more specifically, Hollywood; Laurel Canyon, if you want to get really specific.

I’m a homebody who also dreams about traveling around the country in an Airstream.

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Tracy and I met in collage, were friends for a long time, and have been a couple for sixteen years.

We live with our two pugs, Woody and Rocky.

We don't have children, but we have three beloved nieces.

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My work

At one point in my life, I wanted to be an actress. (I still sometimes think of writing, producing, and starring in a one-woman show.)

I love to build altars and create sanctuaries and shift energies. 

I love to make things beautiful.

My undergraduate degree is in studio art, I have an MFA in fiction writing, and I study theology.

I have worked in the fields of energy healing and intuition, and still consider the domain of my work to be healing, but I have always been, primarily, a maker of things and found a calling in the studio.

I create personal prayer paintings, write a series of love stories, and lead workshops and retreats on-line and in-person.

If you're wondering why I call myself a prayer painter, I wrote an explanation here.

You can commission a painting here.

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My Personality

I was born on a waxing crescent moon the day after Valentine’s Day.

My sun and moon are in Aquarius with Capricorn rising.

I’m an INFP and a 4 on the Enneagram.

I’m a little bit stubborn and slightly impatient.

I require a lot of alone time and I am terrible at small talk, but I’m good at deep talk. 

My favorite thing to do with people I love is sit around a candlelit table with champagne and appetizers...for hours. In this scenario, I’m probably wearing leopard print pajamas or a kimono. 

I’ve also been known to eat chocolate cake for breakfast, drink too much coffee, and wear shiny, temporary tattoos. (I had pink hair once but it became too difficult to maintain.)

I am passionate in my love of cacti and succulents, and I’m learning how to keep plants alive. (I sing to them, surround them with stones, and ask them how they’re doing.)

I love beautiful shoes, but I’m usually barefoot.

I string tiny white lights up everywhere.

I am the queen of a long hot salt bath.

 

Questions & Answers

I recently asked for your questions and answered some of them here:

If you have question or topic you'd like for me to discuss in a future Studio Talk, please send it to me.

LET's TALK

If you're interested in hosting a retreat or workshop or have questions about a prayer painting - please drop me a line.

Unless otherwise marked, all paintings are for sale and can be delivered in the Lexington area, or shipped in the U.S.

If a painting speaks to you - I want you to have it!

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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PRAISE:

It’s been two weeks since you were here and each day I thought about writing to you and thanking you again for the lovely program you brought to St Paul. I’ve heard so many wonderful comments from those who attended. They loved the art activity as well as the slideshow and lecture/discussion…I was really pleased by how many shared questions, comments and talked about their art that day.
— Cullen Hornaday
To say it was wonderful is not enough. It tripped open the door to my writer self… and to some threads of things my unconscious has been trying to express but had been so deeply buried. For myself…it has now lead me to pursue writing permanently. Two stories have taken root and I am following through to learn how to get them out on paper.
— Rochelle Nardelli
Lori-Lyn is someone made of the most beautiful, loving, gentle and unique kind of magic.
As an intuitive she is extremely clear and insightful, yet what I receive from her goes so far beyond just intuitive guidance. Meeting her in the loving space she holds is like entering a shower of love and acceptance. Sounds corny, but is true to every word.
I leave each call with her feeling cleansed, strengthened and revived, clear about my path and in deep connection with both my heart and my guidance.
The support she provides has stayed with me for months, even years after our initial sessions.
In one word, she is incredible.
I feel so very blessed to have found her on my path.
— Alma Sipila
My session with Lori-Lyn was deeply reassuring and inspiring – a warm homecoming for my spirit! At the same time, our conversation was also quite practical and helpful, and I came away with some concrete practices and ideas for moving forwards. I loved it that while Lori-Lyn very skillfully weaved her own spot-on intuition and intelligence into the conversation, she also invited me to trust my intuition and spiritual power. She is wonderfully kind, easy to talk to, respectful, and truly gifted. I treasure our conversation and look forwards to the next one. I can’t recommend her work highly enough!
— Kate Chadbourne
From the moment I knew my prayer painting was on its way to me, I was eagerly awaiting its arrival! Opening up the package when it arrived was better than Christmas morning. And then seeing her face for the first time, the woman in my painting; well, it felt like I was seeing a part of my soul I hadn’t yet met. Something deep within, that I didn’t know, I didn’t know was there. She’s been with me for a little over a week now and every day, I feel she reveals a new secret to me and holds space for the woman I desire to be and become. The prayer that I sent to Lori-Lyn for my painting was in short, ‘Fulfillment’. And what I got was just that and more. She is a vision for my future. A calling, to my greatest possible path. A blessing. I am in love with Lori-Lyn and her personalized prayer paintings!
— Megan Monique Lewis
This custom Vision Painting by Lori-Lyn is actually *absolute* magic. Beneath this gorgeousness she wrote my intentions/prayers/wishes. She painted on top of them from her heart and intuitive spirit, then she hugged it in to a handmade frame. I’ve been blown away by what I feel this piece has manifested in my life! I see it first thing waking in the door and it feels like a constant high vibration in deep support and cheer for me. To me it works a lot like Feng Shui. It works a lot like the power of intentions.
— Nishaan Sandhu
Our Creative Conversation has been transformative for me. It has helped me emerge from a very dark time, personally and creatively. These past few weeks I have been swept away by waves of creative insight and work in the studio. I have felt compelled to be in the studio, madly working from one idea to another, and becoming quite drunk on the ‘nectar from many different flowers’. In fact, my next task is to integrate all of this energy into a life that includes the whole of me-daily life, mundane chores, enjoying free time, pets, life. Balance, rhythm, ritual-a creative whole.
— Carol Myers
Lori-Lyn is the gentlest of teachers, allowing you to move through materials at your own pace, in your own way. Her lessons are beautifully written and the audio meditations are magical. What made working with her extra-special for me were Lori-Lyn’s video posts. She exudes vitality and life force and seeing her radiate speaks volumes about the worthiness of the course materials. I highly recommend her courses.
— Marilyn Maciel
Lori-Lyn is an incredible energy healer. I’ve worked with her many times, for many different reasons.
By the end of our call or email reading I feel clear, confident and closer to God. It’s as if her readings dissolve my perceived blocks and inspire clarity. Being able to work with Lori-Lyn is a privilege.
— Megan Monique Lewis