Sitting with ourselves

In the summer of 2016 I went on a hiking trip with my dear friend. We hiked the Appalachian Trail starting at PenMar Park in Western Maryland. We hiked south towards Ravens Rock shelter. Pen Mar Park was owned and operated by the Western Maryland Railroad and had its beginning as far back as 1878….

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Cakes

This weekend I spend time with my wonderful friends. We foraged herbs and dehydrated peaches… and made Lion’s Man mushroom “crab cakes”. This was my first time ever seeing Lion’s Mane, let alone cooking with it! But I am always up for a challenge. The first thing to do is wash about a 1/2 lb…

We Are a Part of Something Greater

What better way to collaborate then with an art project, so we started the school year off with a class mural. I had each class vote on an image that would represent their class, and then I created that image using masking tape over a square board. Students then chose a color to represent themselves…

Celebrating Benjamin Banneker

On September 8th, 2018 The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum held an artist reception for their current show that I have artwork hanging in…     Benjamin Banneker — author, scientist, mathematician, farmer, astronomer, publisher and urban planner — was descended from enslaved Africans, an indentured English servant, and free men and women of…

Giving up Approval for Authenticity

So this is my eleventh year teaching art at Ridgely Middle School. I can hardly remember what it felt like to be a new teacher… a bit worried, stressed, and anxious…. About how the students would respond, if they would understand the process, and if they would be as excited as me about it all… About…

The Art of Intuitive Henna

I am an intuitive artist… This unique henna design comes from each persons energy in that moment… The designs are used to meditate upon. The honor and pleasure I receive when creating these one of a kind designs is like no other. It is literal co-creation. Without the other person receiving…I cant not share this…

The Process

Get a driving desire to create. Gather materials and tools. ACT : Apply Creation Techniques ART : Action Rewards Truth ❤ Raine Dawn

The Story of Strength and Grace

One can not walk in grace without having
the strength to do so in even the most trying times.

One must have Strength in order to live in Grace. 

Be Aware, Acknowledge, Adjust

When people say, “I don’t feel like I’m where I’m supposed to be, or doing what I’m supposed to be doing” in reference to their life’s path… I say… “Suppose” means to set under, to assume that something is the case on the basis of evidence or probability but without proof or certain knowledge In…

The only constant is Change.

paralyzed in the void between the old and the new between the patterns and reprogramming between stagnation and growth between the pain and pleasure Paralyzed: bring to a standstill by causing disruption or chaos Chaos: vast chasm, void, formless primordial matter. Between: indicating a connection or relationship involving two or more parties.   The new moon…