‪Got a few more layers on her tonight. Not sure where this one is going…but really enjoying the process. It’s repainted on top of an old painting of mine. Was gonna be something else…but the last few weeks have me in a prayerful dialogue with goddess #workinprogress ‬

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Here is a link to an interview with Tori Amos as part of her virtual book tour Tori describing her note taking process is sooooo validating to me. So much of the background energy of my “creative process” involves making notes and then moving those notes into new notes to create a set of super…

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A beautiful Louisiana sunset I went to massage school at Health Choices Holistic Healing School in Hillsboro, NJ from 2002-2003.  It was a precious gem of a school which taught an integrated massage style focused on learning how to blend a variety of techniques into an elegant session tailored to each client.  At the time…

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I’m making some changes in my arts practice.  I’ve decided to put down my acrylic paint and singular devotion to sacred bones with sweet hearts and see what else needs to flow through my paint brush. This January I made a series of mind maps as part of my morning routine.  I would get up,…

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Signs of shifts towards autumn are staring to creep through the heat haze of southern Louisiana.  I haven’t been out selling much.  Any day over 95 degrees is too hot for me.  I’ve been working for a chair massage company to get me through the summer which has been a blessing.  It’s just enough bodywork…

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Instagram: @JenelleLeighC As a child I never liked drawing hands. Getting the articulations of the fingers right intimidated me to the point of avoiding drawing people completely. In 4th grade I had an assignment which involved drawing an image of a woman on a piece of poster board.  My dad offered to help me out…

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Photo by me from Austin, TX When I was in middle school I starting building a rock collection.  I was in love with the color and texture that came out of the Earth.  The unique beauty of each individual mineral was fascinating to me.   Also at this time I would often spend afternoons at…

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I have spent the last year and a half since leaving the MFA program in New Orleans working as a visual artist on Pirates Alley at the center of the French Quarter.  Here I am able to hang my paintings on the fence and sell to anyone walking by.  My work has been bought by…

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I’ve gotten myself involved in a few artistic practices and wanted to write out my thoughts on each of them here in case anyone is curious.   There are three projects and each has a specific hashtag I use when I post images on the internet.   #beautifulbodies – Beautiful Bodies are “Memento Mori” (reminders…

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