Tuesday, March 17, 2009

This Blog Has Moved - New Location!

Dear friends,

From this date on, all new posts for "The Secret WildGoddess" will be re-located here.
This will be my last post here at this particular location.

I'd also like to take a moment and thank everyone who took the time to comment on this blog and my artwork. Words can't express how empowering that was for me, and even though I may not have blogged as often as I wanted to, I am now newly recharged, and ready to blog my little face off!

It's a new day, and I have a lot of goodies to show off and a lot of wisdom to share, so this party will continue at the new location, and I hope you'll join me there!

I also invite you to be my friend on Facebook: just search for "WildGoddess Arts."

Blessings, WildGoddess

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Sacred Painting: my Ti-Leaf Goddess

My main focus as an artist is creating Goddess art and commissioned Sacred Portraiture. After all, I believe that the Divine lives within each of us, and how wonderful it must be to be able to see an expression of that in an artwork!

My (unfinished) Ti-Leaf Goddess painting (to the left) is the second in a series of sacred portraiture, and She is about one-third completed. I used primarily acrylic on posterboard and She is quite large. There's still quite a ways to go, because I like to use a lot of texture, pattern and glitz in my paintings, which have yet to be added to Her.

It's hard to tell from this photo, but the birds have been stenciled on with texture paste, and they have a lot of relief pattern on their bodies. As a final touch, I plan to rub some metallic paint onto them, which will bring out the patterns beautifully (I hope!)

For the last few years, I've been primarily a digital artist, so it's been a natural progression into wanting more of "the personal hand" in my artwork. The fun part is that I can now incorporate my digital art into my paintings and vice-versa. However, the Ti-Leaf Goddess is all painting (so far!)

Once She is finished, I will have Her photographed professionally, and sell giclee prints of Her at my Etsy Store. I may or may not add some digital elements to the prints first; we'll see. Most of the time, when I do this, it's to age and distress the work even further - I like that!

My reminder to myself while creating my art is to always deliberately focus my consciousness upon the task at hand, without judgment. I simply let go, and trust in the moment, allowing what needs to come out onto the canvas to do so. This allows for inspired effortlessness.

As far as I'm concerned, the day of the "tortured artist" is ov-ah! What do you think?
To learn more about my process, visit my art blog, "L'Artisana WildGoddess."


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Photography by WildGoddess - 2008

The other day, I was waiting up on Hill Street, and a man, obviously a little down on his luck, sat down next to me. He then proceeded to loudly proclaim the following words:

"Where is this Paraphernalia coming from? Paraphernalia!
The California Supreme Court is nothing but Paraphernalia!"

" ' Hide, hide, hide on the Paraphernalia side.' "
(he sang)

"Little girls are caught up on the Paraphernalia side. Security is about Paraphernalia and so is the Supreme Court. They are all Paraphernalia-dependent. Your brain can be clogged with Paraphernalia, like little boys.

That's what the Supreme Court is all about.
We are all clogged with Paraphernalia."

Now I don't know about you, but I pay attention to what folks say, whether they're talking to me or not. I'm just sort of a "curious" soul. And I found this man's prose quite intriguing, to say in the least.

I think I actually learned something that day!

Monday, March 09, 2009

The Dawning

"Angie" by WildGoddess 2008

Crawling out, out, out of a cave, dripping-darkly with old dreams and faint memories that haunt me draping themselves around my thin neck like an old, musty velvet stole.
there is something addictive about this place; intriguing, and I am so tempted to stay, but in this moment there is something new, something warm and comforting and golden and loving surrounding me and i know it's time to wake up -WildGoddess

Now playing: Padma Soundsystem - ATOM

Sunday, July 16, 2006

A Touch of Rumi

Like a thief reason sneaked in
and sat amongst the lovers
eager to give them advice.

They were unwilling to listen,
so reason kissed their feet
and went on its way.
- Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi

For more, visit Khamush.com

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Sound Making Waves

I'm welcoming myself back after a loooong absence!

I've been quite busy during that time. I've been diligently working away at not only my art, but also trying to expand my own awareness of myself and my intentions, as well as counseling clients who are interested in accomplishing the same thing. After all, how can we know the world, if we don't know the world that lives within our own nature?

One of the practices I've been working with lately is toning. Toning is an established technique that many use, including sound therapists. It consists of creating a sound (preferably a vowel sound, such as "oo"), and holding it on the breath until it fades out. This is a natural practice for me, because I'm a professional singer. But I do it in the most unusual place, my car, while I'm driving!

It's very powerful for me because it helps to relieve stress as it calms and centers me. On top of that, I enjoy it because it strengthens and focuses the voice itself. It a great warm-up! I begin by choosing a vowel, such as "a", and gently using my breath, begin to tone it using my lower register low note to start. Then I move up the scale using that same vowel. After I've gone up the scale six or eight notes, I begin again in my lower register, this time tonig each vowel sound before moving to the next note on the scale.

I allow these tones to flow naturally and gently on my breath - remember, this is not singing! It's not about power, and volume, it's about exploring the sound that's within you. I urge you to try it (the shower's another great place!) It's also great to do when beginning a meditation session.


p.s. I've got some beautiful new art up at my online portfolio page if you'd like to see it.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Kali-Ma, the Black Goddess of India

This is one of my favorite artworks, for obvious reasons: She's female and black like me(but a lot scarier looking)!

Taking it a step further, Kali-Ma is a Goddess, and in this distorted world we live in, it's very rare to encounter a black divinity. So, of course, I can totally relate to Her, but the main reason I adore Kali-Ma so much is that this Goddess represents cataclysmic change. She is a Destroyer; She doesn't shilly-shally around. Kali-Ma cuts directly to the chase and changes your life, whether you're ready for it or not. Because She knows that you're ready.

It was an honor for me to create this image of Her; it came literally unbidden. And when you're ready for a transformed life, I urge you to surmount any fear you may have and pray to Her; knowing She is listening. Save Her artwork to your hard drive, print Her out in color and hang Her on your wall.

Before you realize it, whatever is in your life that no longer serves your highest and greatest good will be eliminated, and something much more fulfilling will take its place.

Trust me on this (and put your seatbelt on)!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

I Face Myself

"Gentle Mari" by WildGoddess

I recently made the aquaintance of a very gentle and aware person who, for whatever reason, has the ability to help me shift my spiritual viewpoint. My willingness to be totally present with him is taking me full circle; I'm able to take another long look at all of those doubts, fears, and yes, even awarenesses that I inadvertently tucked away in a hidden place of my consciousness. I'm forced to face myself (again!).

Because of this man's openness, kindness and unbounded enthusiasm to explore the totality of himself, he has reawakened that deep desire in me. He is helping me to re-discover my self. And even though we have become great friends, I also see him as a great teacher, for he teaches me by example.

It's a wonderful discovery to recognize the teachers in your life; those who have come to shake you awake! A so-called enemy could be a teacher for you, showing you how to stand up for yourself and value yourself. A husband or child or an employer could also play a role in teaching you about who you really are (or showing you who you are really NOT!)

I invite you to look around and discover those individuals in your life who are offering to you this greatest of gifts.

On another note, I was quite surprised to recieve a rather astute compliment about my artwork from a talented artist named Aaron at my "Tribe of Mari" art/photography blog. Comments are always appreciated, so, thank you, Aaron!

Monday, September 12, 2005

I Face You and You Must Face Me

These days we can no longer avoid the inescapable fact that we are part of a vast global community and must face the truth that, yes, we are indeed connected to one another. What I do or say will have an impact on someone else, negatively or positively. In this context I am responsible for you and you are responsible for me. Therefore, if I want to live a life that is peaceful and fulfilled, I must want that for everyone as well. And I must work towards that in whatever way I am able. No more sticking our heads in the sand. I face you, and you must face me head on.

I believe that we all are now being asked on a deeply subconscious level to let go of old, limiting beliefs that no longer serve us, and to instead move into a open place of enlightenment. Enlightenment right here on Planet Earth...doesn't that sound delightful?

I am not alone on an isolated island, I share this planet with each and every one of you. Therefore I must care for you. I must offer what I can to you, as you would to me. There are no borders or boundaries between us, except for what the mind has created, and those are illusory.

To become enlightened means making a conscious choice to be awake and aware: to life and love, to sadness and pain, to the breathing of each of us. Listen to each other and wake up.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Can We Love Right Now?

Re: Hurricane Katrina

In the midst of all of this devastation, desperation and horror, I'm asking myself, "Can I give of myself right now? And am I able to pray for someone else besides myself right here and right now?

"Can I find a way to love?"

I can and I will. And I know this for you, too.


American Red Cross
Operation Blessing
The Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund

For current information on what's going on in the Gulf States, try these links:
Gulf States Disaster Updates
New Orleans post-Katrina Dissemination Wiki