Keepin’ It Short

Progress report on my awesome 'do.  I've got about an inch and change of growth since the buzz down. The curls are coming in really tight, yet still distinct - soft, wispy curls along the temples, thick twists cover the rest. There's still the weird patch of hair that grows longer than the rest of … Continue reading Keepin’ It Short

All About That Crown

Been riding quite the wave this week. Got my spoken word workshop green-lighted, received positive responses from exhibit participants, and I've even lined up some local celebs to bring flair to my projects! Man, am I a lucky girl. Thanks for delivering, Universe. On Thursday, my arty cohort and I traversed the local Joann Fabrics … Continue reading All About That Crown

River Medicine

The first time we went out on the water, BF spent more time looking back and stopping for me than he did enjoying the adventure. For the inconvenience, on this time around, I assured him he could enjoy the trip without worrying about me, now that I knew the course of the river from launch … Continue reading River Medicine

Olympic Inspiration

As the Parade of Nations at the Olympics passed onscreen, I couldn't take my eyes off of a certain African athlete dancing along with the stadium samba music. Djibouti's small yet excited delegation entered in matching clothing, but the dancer added beautiful jewelry across her face! Found what it was, a version of this ceremonial headdress. INSPIRATION. … Continue reading Olympic Inspiration

Spirit and Goddesses and Queens, Oh My!

August = productive so far, and delighted to report it's a very positive experience! So far, I've drummed up interest on my two projects, and it looks like we are totally greenlit for The Living Goddess Exhibit. What is that, you wonder? Word will be out soon on the details, but if you have been … Continue reading Spirit and Goddesses and Queens, Oh My!

Coming Down The Mountain

Gilded tendrils through wooden slats summon a new Appalachian day. I tumble, tumble giddy under feathery darkness my morning dreams launch me into flight... So begins one of the poems I created in that beautiful cabin nestled under ancient wood. The experience of connecting with nature at a primordial level is a powerful thing. My … Continue reading Coming Down The Mountain

Morning River Walk

Hangin’ Out On Campus

Mountain Dog

In a day's time, Roberto Tiberius has gone from puppylike couch dog to doe-startling Rotweiljäger. It's the mountain air, I tell ya, it has filled his canine lungs with the remembrance of his natural abilities, the truest call of the wild. Bobby kayaked with us up the New River, tussled with a HUGE year old … Continue reading Mountain Dog