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Wait A Little Longer by MartinStranka

I will start by saying that I am not an expert when it comes to the technical side of photography. That being said, as this is a concep...

Asakusa Shrine Market by Natures-Studio

I think you have a great shot here. I like how you have lead in to image with the lines so that we are drawn in and down the street to ...

The Cross I Bear by rbrew
by rbrew

I like the silhouette in this image and feel it makes a pretty strong impact. The color tone with the sunlight and shadows is well done...

Sacred Self, Sacred Earth

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 12:21 AM
It's been quite some time since I've been on dA, 17 months to be exact! I've peeked in a few times, fleetingly. For some of us, who've been on dA for longer, it is harder I think to wholeheartedly leave it behind for good. My profile will tell you that I have been on dA for 11 years.

It has actually been longer than that. I first came here when I was pregnant with my son, in 2001. Back then I had a different profile. I don't even remember the name I used... after my son was born I had little time for artwork and dA during those first years.

I came back eventually, stayed for a longer while - made many friends, collaborated, started groups (before we had the dA groups you see on here today) - networked, made new friends, grew as an artist, found art opportunities - then left again.

So what have I been up to since I last was here? I've been growing and evolving on a personal level and a professional level. I've written some amazing art workshops and online courses. I've had a few local art shows and became the resident artist in a local art gallery for some time.

I've also been evolving my online magazine into a nonprofit (See the links at the top of this journal). Below gives you a bit of what it is all about.

What began in 2014 as a small online magazine is now in it’s evolutionary process. Creative Sacred Living is nurturing its growth into a nonprofit organization and community.

Creative Sacred Living aims to re-connect people through spirituality and ecological awareness to the sacred essence inherent both in our own selves and in Nature, the presence of planet Earth as a being in Her own right, and in the evolution of a science based cosmology.

Recognition of our spiritual connection to nature is vital to the well-being of ourselves and the planet. Knowing and honoring the sacredness of Earth and the life she supports helps us acknowledge our own place within the living eco-systems of the planet. When we do this we can experience a deep sense of belonging that comes from embracing the interdependence of all life.

We see caring for and respect for our Mother Earth, who provides life and nourishment, as Sacred. Through creative thinking, and sacred living we aim to live deeper and more meaningful lives for ourselves and all living beings.

One of the aspects of the nonprofit is an online university. This is the newest stage. We have two courses so far and a few more in the works.

Our newest course is A 5 week online journey for men and women beginning September 1st

In this course:

  • We will explore the sacred relationships we have both within and without. 
  • We will explore ways of nurturing relationship to self, relationship to other, relationship to all life on earth
  • We will learn through inner exploration, outer projection, creative thinking, and intentional living how we can re-vision and manifest a future that includes the sacredness and interconnectedness of ALL life on earth, regardless of culture, status, or religion.

Earth and Self came forth from the same Sacred Source and share a reciprocal relationship with each other.

The well being of our planet and our selves depends upon a healthy ecosphere, and this in turn depends upon the kind of relationship that we as sentient human beings create with Earth and all the life that it sustains.

More info and registration here!


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"My aim is to provoke the viewer to delve deep within each piece and therefore deeper into their own psyche, perhaps observing or experiencing emotions that are not clearly apparent at first glance".

Seeking to reclaim the practices and traditions of sacred art as a tool for supporting connection, spiritual growth, and healing, in re-establishing the traditional connection between sacred art and inner work (prayer and meditation, visualization, and other forms of spiritual practice).

As a workshop facilitator, visionary and sacred artist my teaching and intuitive painting infuses a deep connection to heart, mind, and spirit. In honoring intuition, self-discovery and sacred space I believe that each individual holds healing power within themselves.

It is my intention to guide the seeker to their own inner healing and strength..


"Sacred art is imagery intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual. It can be an object to be venerated not for what it is but for what it represents; it symbolizes understanding and feelings that words simply can't describe. Attunement to the beautiful is one of the most important methods of spiritual work, because it contributes to the refinement of the consciousness. Creator is the most subtle form of Consciousness in the universe. Thus, on the way to transcendence, spiritual seekers have to refine themselves as consciousnesses. One can refine the consciousnesses by cultivating subtle positive emotions and refusing coarse ones. The attunement to the most subtle phenomena of living nature and to sublime works of art can be of great help on this Path."

Sacred art is a uniquely effective vehicle for identifying resonances among religious and spiritual traditions throughout the world, identifying commonalities that lead to an integrative understanding of humanity and world sacred art.

I am a retired Graphic Designer at 43 - although I still take on freelance projects depending on the nature of the project. I hold a bachelors in Marketing, Design, and Communication from Peck School of the Arts (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) and a Ph.D in Transpersonal Counseling with an emphasis on Consciousness and Creativity Studies, from the University of Sedona.

I am currently the founder of Creative Sacred Living and Creative Guru at Creative Sacred Living Arts.

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Thank you all for 'favoriting' or adding my work to your collections. Although I am not always able to comment back to you, it is always appreciated. I am grateful to all of you for your inspiration and vision!

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Make sure to click on 'ALL' in my gallery and subfolders when perusing my work - I do not feature all of my work in the main view. You may find interesting tidbits in my 'SCRAPS' as well.




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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks so much for the fave and watch! :rose::icontftdwplz::rose:

I really like your webcam! :wow:
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ThyC-Graphics Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav:  and the Watch, I much appreciate  :)
I have to visit your gallery also :)
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lefthandedheather Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for watching, I hope that you enjoy what I post. : )
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Gee-X Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the favs :heart:
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theogroen Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Photographer
thanks alot for your watch - here for you a little selfmade flower Thank you by theogroen
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