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…

Stage Door Series: Gallathea

I didn’t know what to expect when I walked into the Gamut Theatre, as I am from Maryland and do not know much about Harrisburg, or many places in PA for that matter. As I opened the doors, any expectations I might have tried to create went out the window. This theatre was gorgeous and…

Mindful Love

It can be difficult to quiet the mind when we have ideas and expectations. Expecting forms an attachment, that sometimes we don’t realize is such. For example our relationships with other people form expectations of how our relationships should turn out. We expect a cause and effect … we connect to our ideas of how…

Unicorn Birthday Painting Party

This past weekend I taught twelve 10 year old girls how to paint a unicorn! It was a blast! I love working with young adults who are eager to create.  First we drew our unicorns using vine charcoal, and basic shapes. Each girl drew her own unicorn, and decided which colors they wanted to use. …