it has always been: art, healing and faith

it has always been: art, healing and faith… Hildegard stands watch (Hali Karla Arts)

every day as i do the dishes, by hand, she stands there in front of me -
this odd thrift-store figure of Hildegard of Bingen.

holding the plant she cares for.
life-cycle. nature. medicine.

harp resting nearby.
ready for voice, presence and praise.

i imagine her paintbrush -
or a rock for crushed pigment -
resting in some unseen pocket or sleeve.
creative visions waiting to come to life.

and her simple veil,
the strength of ritual worn daily.

inward prayer, outward faith.


wordlessly, she reminds
within ordinary moments (on repeat)
what has always been
evident, guiding,
steady and true
on these waves of my life:

art, healing, and faith.

Mixed-Media Dream World Painting (Timelapse Video) | Something From The Studio 9


It has already been a couple of months since I posted one of these Something From The Studio videos, but I enjoy making them, and so plan to continue doing so… even when my days of studio work looks a little more like sitting behind a screen (which it has lately).

The mixed-media painting in the short video below is one piece of many from my creative practice demo process in IMPULSE.

The painting was one of my personal favorites from that lesson - maybe just for its strange, dreamy-world abstractness.