Solstice Open Studio With Lisa Larsen

Solstice Open Studio with Lisa Larsen

  It's been several seasons since I've hosted an Open Studio, so I'm looking forward to opening my creative space for a day again this year.  My friend Lisa Larsen will be joining me with her beautiful, earthy energy jewelry, and…

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Grandmothers’ Blessing

Grandmothers’ Blessing

November 23, 2017.  Thanksgiving Day. It's become a personal custom that before I turn on my oven to prepare our Thanksgiving Day feast, to quietly reflect on the foundation of the lives and history this tradition is based on.  Since…

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Remembering

Remembering

"Remembering"  Work in Progress inspired by Agawa pictographs, Lake Superior. One of the great values in remembering and reconnecting with these ancient, sacred sites is that they remind us of where we come from.  Being human, it is natural to…

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Extraordinary Historical Consciousness

Extraordinary Historical Consciousness

We live at an extraordinary time in history.   The ability to uncover, learn and transfer knowledge from one generation to the next opens a window into  the history of human life and our effects on Earth as never before.…

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Ancient Scandinavia

Ancient Scandinavia

Having just returned home from a trip to Sweden and Norway, the sense of deep history fresh in my mind, I must say that reading and seeing first-hand are two different things.  Learning through multiple media of  castles, suits of…

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Leopold Land Ethic

Leopold Land Ethic

“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.” ~Aldo Leopold.  Good Oak, A Sand County Almanac. Raised…

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500 Million Years

500 Million Years

The thing about studying rock art is, if you allow, it will take you places, open doors of discovery you had never considered before.  We live in a busy era.  Who has the luxury of adequate time to sit back…

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Gentle Thunder Over The Driftless

Gentle Thunder Over the Driftless

Gentle thunder rolling over the driftless area this morning.  Interwoven with lilting birdsong, sounds of nature call me from my sleep.  Here in LaCrosse we are not far from our Mother's embrace.  Sights, sounds, smells reaching back millennia, remind us…

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Celebrating The Journey

Celebrating the Journey

Transfixed amongst sagebrush at the base of a boulder-strewn outcrop, nearly twenty-four years ago rock art entered my life.  Looking back  I can see clearly now from this distant perspective that those Wyoming Old Ones called for someone.  They wanted…

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Inspired By Death’s Door

Inspired by Death’s Door

I've always been fascinated by the mysterious border between life and death, afterlife and exploring concepts of what lies beyond.  Perhaps that is one of the reasons I am drawn to my subject matter, visiting these ancient petroglyph and pictographs…

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