Our Founders and Staff

Intentional Creativity Foundation Team – Members

Shiloh Sophia McCloud

Jonathan Lewis

Artist Shiloh Sophia McCloud was born in Marin County, California in 1970. Shiloh started painting and working in clay as soon as she could walk. At an early age, Shiloh was trained by her mother, the poet Caron McCloud, in literature and poetry and was chastened not to watch TV, but instead to learn the poetry of T.S. Eliot, study the work of Herman Hesse, look at the artwork of Michelangelo, and sketch in her notebook.

At the tender age of 23 she rendered her first one-woman show under the tutelage of American Master Painter and Sculptor Sue Hoya Sellars, whom she studied with most of her life. This resulted in a sold-out show featuring paintings combined with photography, writings, sculpture and pottery. In 1997 she opened her first gallery,Color of Woman, in Port Townsend, Washington, followed by a gallery on the Plaza in Sonoma, on Princess Street in Sausalito, on Sutter Street in San Francisco, and then in the coastal village of Mendocino with her gallery, Wisdom House where she painted plein-air on the cliffs for over five years. From the beginning, Shiloh not only represented her own work, but that of over 100 California artists.

In 2008 Shiloh resettled to the world-famous village of Healdsburg, California and opened a second gallery. In December 2010 she celebrated her 16 Year Artist’s Retrospective with a one-woman show. Collectors flew in from around the world to purchase her work, and view the artist’s private collection. The gallery, Cosmic Cowgirls, is open by appointment and has seasonal schedules of shows and regular hours.

Shiloh has authored and illustrated five books and is the founder of Cosmic Cowgirls, LLC., which offers courses both online and in-person with an emphasis on Intentional Creativity. In 2010, she founded the Color of Woman School which trains women in Intentional Creativity, how to teach her method of transformation painting to others, and how to lead workshops. (Read about her work with the United Nations here.)

Shiloh’s work is often published in books and online, including in the Women’s United Nations Network, with her poems and images going out to hundreds of thousands of viewers. Shiloh has taught painting and visionary entrepreneurship in college courses over the years at a variety of graduate schools including New College of California, California Institute of Integral Studies, and in the Women’s Spirituality department and the Global PhD program at Sofia University, formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Shiloh Sophia McCloud’s training as an artist included the Academy of Art, and she studied with renowned Byzantine Russian Iconographer, Pavel Tikhimov. While Shiloh Sophia is authentically American, she has developed her own style and has been influenced by European Symbolist movement in the tradition of Klimt, Redon, Modigliani, Chagall, Surrealist Frida Kahlo and Impressionist Mary Cassatt. She calls her method of painting Contemporary Symbolism.

When less than 40 years old, she had produced over 1200 original paintings and sold over 2.5 million dollars in art in 10 years. Shiloh Sophia McCloud is one of the most popular and collected artists in her genre and one of the top grossing artists in the United States for over ten years.

In 2013 Shiloh was awarded a Proclamation from the City of Healdsburg for her service to the community and to women and girls worldwide. In her organizations, she serves between 300-500 women and girls a month both online and in-person at her classroom in Healdsburg.

She currently resides in the Valley of the Moon in Sonoma County with her husband, Jonathan Lewis.

  • 2012 – Now Shiloh Sophia Gallery, Healdsburg California
  • 2008-2010 Electric Rose Gallery, Healdsburg, California
  • 2004-2010 Wisdom House Gallery, Mendocino, California
  • 1999-2004 Color of Woman Gallery, California, Washington, Colorado
  • Revenues of over 2.5 million dollars of art, prints, books, cards
  • Artwork and wholesale product line represented in 300 stores/galleries/venues
  • 2000 Flaming Heart Publishing, founded wholesale publishing company with over 100 product styles including prints, fine art prints, cards and journals
  • 2003 Founded Cosmic Cowgirls, LLC with 25 founding Mamas – a woman and girl owned membership organization focusing on education, publishing, e-learning, events
  • 2004 Holy Counsel of Women – Ministry, First Congregational Church of Oakland
  • Represented, marketed, coached and launched hundreds of women artists and exhibits
  • 2004 Holy Counsel of Women – Ministry, First Congregational Church of Oakland

Formed project alliances and events with women/children centered non-profits including: La Casa de las Madres, America’s Angel, Glide Memorial Church, Women Defending Ourselves and Parsa (Organization working with widows and children in Afghanistan), First Congregational Church of Oakland, The Women’s Recovery Association, Marin Abused Womens Service, YWCA of Sonoma County, Native Women’s Wellness Circles, Tribal Taniff of Bakersfield, Daughters of Tradition, Delores Huerta Foundation, Belladonna Sanctuary, Mendocino Environmental Center, Bay Area Business Women, Girls Inc., International Museum of Women, Women’s United Nations Network, Women’s Initiative,  San Francisco Women’s Building, National Organization of Women, Margaret Okari Children’s Foundation

  • Two year mentorship in painting and clay with artist and illustrator Sue Hoya Sellars
  • Icon Painting Apprenticeship to Pavel Tikhimov, famous Russian iconographer
  • Academy of Art, San Francisco, Two years 1992-1994
  • College of Marin, Kentwood, Two years 1990-1992
  • Dominican College, One year 1989
  • Holy Orders – 2 Years St. Mary’s – Ordained Reverend
  • She Moves To Her Own Rhythm – A Guided Exploration
  • Heart Wings – A Book About Real Friendship
  • She Dances Between The Worlds – Exploring the Language of the Heart
  • Her Evolution – Women’s workbook for personal transformation.
  • Heart of the Visionary – A Workbook for Entrepreneurial Women
  • On A Wing and A Dream – Collection of Writings

Collaborations: The Caring One and Mending Invisible Wings

  • Project Revision – A Petition to Change the Declaration of Human Rights to be gender-inclusive
  • UNCSW 57 in March of 2013 at the United Nations presented the work of 42 women artists at a panel for the Commission on the Status of Women
  • UNCSW 58 in March 2014 as journalist for WNN – Women News Network
  • Participated in over 150 juried shows at galleries and art exhibits across U.S.
  • Produced, marketed and exhibited at over 75 art, music and educational events, concerts, exhibits, schools, conferences and women’s circles.
  • The Virgin Show – Galleria Tonantzin Guest artist for the 2004, 11th Annual Virgin Art Show, San Juan Bautista, Ca
  • “Sacred Body Sacred Woman”, New College of California MA exhibition, Berkeley, Ca
  • “Angels, Women & Heroes”, First Congregational Church, 6 month exhibit Oakland, Ca
  • “Center for Attitudinal Healing” – Marianne Williamson event exhibition, Oakland, Ca
  •  “Dancing With The Tree of Life”, Belladonna Sanctuary, Berkeley, CA, 3 years
  • “Praises for the World” with musician Jennifer Berezan, 2 years, Oakland, Ca
  • “Source of Empowerment”  California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, Ca
  • “Violence Against Women ” Northern California Women’s Caucus
  • Nexus Gallery Berkeley, CA and California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco
  • Celebration of Craftswomen – Exhibitor 5 years, San Francisco Women’s Building
  • DONA – Doulas of North America Art exhibitor in annual conferences
  •  “Glide’s Wall of Peace” Commissioned by to provide a “platform for creative response” to the war.  Hundreds from Glide Memorial participated custom six-piece mural.
  • “The Healing” Developed V-Day theme marketing and product line for fund-raising events for domestic violence shelters, Los Angeles ,California
  • Women Defending Ourselves –“Wonder of Women” campaign, Oakland, Ca
  • Produced three events for Author Alice Walker including
  • Illustrated Alice Walkers’ best selling book of poetry – Hard Time Require Furious Dancing
  • Class instruction in watercolor, oil, acrylic, drawing, sumi calligraphy, journaling, design, project and program development, marketing, creating your artistic identity through one-on-one classes, group workshops, weekend retreats, online courses
  • Faith & Feminism Conference, Wisdom’s Urgent Cry – Presenter/Teacher
  • First Congregational Church of Oakland, CA Speaker series, 3 years
  • New College of California, Women’s Spirituality Department, MA Program New College of California, Creative Inquiry, MFA Program, Teacher 4 years
  • Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, Teacher – MA program 3 years
  • Mountain Song Montessori schools, Mendocino, CA – teaching art to children – 4 years
  • Books and curriculum used at Pine Grove Treatment Center for women, Hattiesburg, MI
  • Book and curriculum approved in 2008 for Toledo Hospital Cancer Recovery Program
  • New College of California MFA Creative Inquiry Program – Teacher,  MFA
  • Curriculum Development Tribal Taniff, Native Women’s Wellness Circles,
  • Provided counseling and pastoral services for over ten years to women and teenage girls
  • Self-expression through, after school program for Sonoma High School
  • Circle of Compassion – One year long teen Girl’s Rights of Passage, Mendocino County
  • 2002 “Ecstasy of Sound” co-produced workshop with Jennifer Berezan
  • 2000 “Journaling the Soul” with Rose Offner, Journal to the Soul at Readers Bookstore
  • 2003 “Transformation of the Sole” workshop with La Casa de las Madres, San Francisco,
  • 2002 “Mother-Daughter Workshop” Women to Women Institute, Sonoma, Ca
  • 2003 “Palace of The Soul” – Summer for Girls with Artist Elizabeth Gibbons
  • 2009 Collaborated with Mary MacDonald and Sue Sellars on e-learning university.
  • Trained advocate for victims of domestic violence & sexual assault, Port Townsend, Wa
  • Partnerships in Parenting Course for foster kids, Santa Rosa, CAPublishing Projects
  • Independently published five illustrated journals for women’s creative development.  They are featured in 90% of the women’s bookstores in the United States;

Jonathan Lewis was born in rural West Virginia in 1962. He started work very young with a constellation of tasks as they are often required in agrarian life. His family supported early efforts in art and music. His uncle was the school music teacher and his aunt the school art teacher. His mother was a surgical nurse that had travelled well with the US Army in western post-war Europe and encouraged all classical forms of education. Jonathan had 3 years of Latin and one year of greek before leaving school, as always knew there was a big world out there and the military offered that chance.

He joined the US Air Force and became a Para-Rescue Specialist and served in the Philippines and Japan until he was severely injured in a helicopter incident on the island of Mindinao. He was retired by the military at that time. Upon exiting the military at Travis AFB, near San Francisco, without work or skills that were applicable to his military life, he started a long career in the food and beverage business with a prestigious job of washing up the dishes.

Ambition and curiosity paid off as soon he was moving through the kitchen positions and eventually became Chef Tournant and then on to Sous Chef and eventually an Executive Chef. He went on to own three of his own restaurants in the Dallas – Fort Worth market and worked with some of the most celebrated Chefs of the day, including Paul Prudhomme, Emeril Lagasse, Carlos Guia, Bradley Ogden and his ultimate friend and mentor, Chef Charlie Trotter, who also advanced his desire and knowledge of fine wines and crafted in him a refined sense and dedication to personal excellence.

Over the years, he has served as consultant and guide for some varied and interesting clients. His list of employers, clients and projects includes Universal Studios Florida (where he managed $63M in sales), The Bass Family Partners of Ft. Worth, Lawry’s The Prime Rib (Asia), Commander’s Palace, The Venetian (Lutece), Caesars Palace (Bradley Ogden), BOA/Sushi Roku, The Palazzo Hotel (Charlie Trotters) and Saison (San Francisco) as a member of service teams that have been awarded many Michelin Stars. He has owned and operated clothing manufacturing businesses as well as candy factories, specialty food importation business and a technology services for hospitality firm.

After the financial downturn of 2008, he exchanged passion for his trade and liquidated his then 5 businesses and moved to San Francisco permanently. There he opened his art trade and took up studio at American Steel in Oakland, an entire city block of converted steel factory turned industrial art complex, working with the Burning Man Organization as well as CouchSurfing International, creating photo essays of travel, hitchhiking and writing poetry. During this time, his world collided with Shiloh Sophia and the rest of the story lives on here in this site. After collaborating with Shiloh Sophia on her various art installations, galleries and projects and three years of visits to the United Nations (2016 is year 4), the Intentional Creativity Foundation is crafted and alive!

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Burning Man Festival

  • 2011 – Temple of Transition
  • 2010 – Temple of Flux
  • 2008/2009 – WDYDWYD Project – Center Camp
  • 2009 – Wireless Technology Team – DPW
  • 2007 – Crude Awakening
  • Graduate of USAF Special Warfare and Tactics Trainings

American Intercontinental University – London

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration – Magna Cum Laude
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Marketing – Summa Cum Laude
  • Masters Certificate – Marketing
  • Masters Certificate – Organizational Behavior

Culinary Institute of America

  • Associate Degree of Culinary Arts

Jonathan has published books and digital magazines for more than 10 years from the desk of his own publishing mark, Paper Tigers Publishing, a subsidiary of his larger art firm, Black Sun Forge.BS_logo_book_500

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Mary MacDonald

COLOR of WOMAN Training Lead Coach and Teacher

As a marketing, branding, and business strategist in the corporate, not for profit, and education world for over 35 years Mary aka StellaMac has worked with organizations and individuals in fundraising, public relations, marketing, training and development, and product development to increase revenues, create brand awareness, build sustainable relationships and to make a difference in the world.

As the Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Public Relations for a Canadian $50M not for profit Mary raised millions of dollars while creating a Patrons Counsel made up of high powered individuals from the worlds of entertainment, government, business, education and the media. She acted as a Public Relations consultant with 100 members organizations which resulted in over $3M of a donated Canada wide advertising campaign with media coverage in provincial and national newspapers through developing relationships with journalists across the country and platforms. She created and produced one of Toronto’s premier fundraising events “A Night of Stars” raising hundreds of thousands of dollars building relationships with corporate sponsors, entertainers from across Canada.

Mary also worked with high profile volunteers, universities across the world and computer specialists to create a project called ConnectAbility which created software programs for individuals with an intellectual disability to communicate and to support them to become a vital part of their communities and lessen isolation.

Mary has also created and taught anti-bullying and self-esteem workshops for Grades 3 through 9 and trained teens on peer-to-peer coaching in over 30 schools in Ontario Canada building relationships with students, teachers, principals, parents, police and youth organizations.

As well as selling and training individuals in computer hardware and software in corporate settings she also was a Training and Development Consultant.

Mary’s soul work is to support women to create their lives and businesses from a feminine paradigm. She kept getting pissed off at how the over culture didn’t value the strengths and gifts of women – building relationships, collaboration, coming from a place of service and heart.

She knows what its like to create a bizness as a creative entrepreneur when there are hundreds of voices telling you that if you only follow these ten steps you can quickly be earning six figures.  Mary knows how intimidating, frustrating and overwhelming it can seem to know the path to take in creating your life work, to become visible in the marketplace and grow a sustainable business.

Over the past eleven years working with Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis as the Director of Cosmic Cowgirls and as Co-Director and Lead Coach of the Color of Woman Teacher’s Training she has taught and witnessed the transformation of hundreds of women as they began to live their own legendary lives, claim their own voice and become reaquainted with their creative selves.

Mary is wildly, madly deeply believes your voice is needed and wanted. You matter. You ARE over the top, outrageously, unreasonably ENOUGH. That is why she does what she does in her private coaching practice as well as working with Cosmic Cowgirls, Color of Woman Program and the Intentional Creativity Guild. Women’s voices and offerings are what will heal the world. It’s TIME. It’s time to become visible. It’s time to be a rebel with a cause. It’s time to stop being small and take up space. It’s time to be your rebellious, reverent, irreverent, fabulous self.

That’s why Mary helps creative women to gain clarity, take action and create a kick-ass bizness and life in alignment with what matters most to them, awaken and believe in their possibilities, see their beauty, their light, and their gifts.

She loves being step-mom to three delicious women, Nonna to two of the most precious grandsons on the planet, delights in spending time with THE most fabulous friends a woman could ever hope for and to be in conversation with women from around the world about everything reverent and irreverent.

Jenafer Joy

COLOR of WOMAN Director and Teacher in the Guide Training

Brimming with the quirky enthusiasm that prompted her nom de plume, it is impossible to spend time with Jenafer Joy and not fall in love with yourself, with the whispering of your muse, and with Jena’s heartfelt and contagious love of the creative life. Jena has been leading healing & creative arts courses since 2003 and most particularly enjoys tromping about at the intersection of intuition and art. Jena’s specialty is inspired inquiry for introverts – quick playful gentle nudges accompanied by good music to carry you towards your own deep important answers.

In addition to running her own courses at www.inspiredinquiries.com, Jena is a long time member and teacher in the Cosmic Cowgirls community and an enthusiastic member of the Guild of Intentional Creativity. You’ll find her behind the scenes and narrating many Cosmic Cowgirl courses including the Color of Woman Teacher Training.

Jenafer Joy lives with her magical red haired daughter Hazel and her storytelling furniture making husband Erik at the edge of the world – aka Mendocino. When she’s not keeping all these online courses humming, you can find her splashing paint with her daughter, chasing the neighbor’s rogue cows out of the yard, and brewing coffee & tall tales with her husband.

Annette Wagner

INTENTIONAL CREATIVITY FOUNDATION Editorial Staff and Color of Woman Staff

I wear lots of hats: artist, teacher, spiritual guide, pattern walker, hi tech refuge, inventor. My passion is to create with the intention of honoring the earth upon whom I walk as well as providing opportunities for others to step into a deeper connection with their heart and their planet.

My Contemporary Symbolism paintings are shamanic and visionary portals of mystery and metaphor. They have been shown in galleries on both coasts, most in San Francisco and San Jose, California. You can view my Earth Prayers and my paintings on my site and read my blog: annettewagnerart.com

I studied painting with American Master painter Sue Hoya Sellars who first taught me sumi-e; she was taught by her teacher, Lenore Thomas Straus. My background includes a M.A. in Women’s Spirituality with a certificate in Creative Expression, 21 patents from hi-tech land, and I’m a certified instructor of the Intentional Creativity Method developed by Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis as well as faculty in the Color of Woman Training.

Kate Langlois

INTENTIONAL CREATIVITY FOUNDATION Editor, Calendars and Teacher

Compelled to create portraits with a social conscience and intention for healing, Kate is a voracious observer, bringing stories gathered and reimagined with all her senses as co-conspirators for what wants to show up on the canvas. Her images  in acrylic and mixed media focus primarily on women and girls of multi-ethnicities and are said to be both strong and beautiful.

Kate’s early yearnings to create were sparked by her artist mother and a visit as a teenager to the Dali Museum in Spain.  Kate studied art at CCSF and with renowned artists Shiloh Sophia McCloud and Sue Hoya Sellars and has been active in the San Francisco artist community for over 25 years.

As a teacher, Kate loves to instigate others to create their own unique Portrait Narratives using Intentional Creativity, bringing mindfulness and intuitive painting to the canvas. She describes this image making process as an invisible bridge between the creative and canvas,  where intention and inquiry become a dialogue for discovery, self-empowerment, healing and transformations.

Dr. Mary McCrystal

INTENTIONAL CREATIVITY FOUNDATION Director and Teacher

Dr. Mary McCrystal is a Jungian psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in psychological and spiritual wellbeing in her private practice in Northern California. She is a NASW clinical supervisor specializing in trauma treatment. She has over 20 years experience in bodymind healing with non-Western healing traditions and as a licensed massage therapist and instructor.

Mary is a published author of Maidens in the Red Tent and Revisioning the Feminine Through Intentional Creative Process. She is a certified Intentional Creativity® teacher and coach. Mary holds sacred space and guides people into transformational experiences through integrating psychotherapy, the healing arts, and the Intentional Creativity method.

Kerry Lee

INTENTIONAL CREATIVITY FOUNDATION Team Member and Guide Training Teacher

Kerry Lee uses her gifts as an intuitive artist and award winning business professional to create Custom Celebrations, Weddings and Life Ceremonies, Intentional Creativity Workshops, Mobile Painting Parties with Purpose and Corporate Team building Events, where introspection ignites innovation. 

As a transformational catalyst, she guides her clientele through a process of self-discovery, connection and metamorphosis. She teaches how intention can enhance intuition, wisdom, communication, community and joy. Her ability to hold warm, inspiring and uniquely personalized sacred space in gatherings is her genius. No experience needed as there is magic in her methods for all!  

Learn more at KerryLeeArt.com and read her weekly column “Creativity at Work”.

Dr. Havi Mandell

INTENTIONAL CREATIVITY FOUNDATION Team Member and Teacher in the Guide Training

Dr.  Havi Mandell is a transpersonal and humanistic therapist, visionary artist and spiritual and energetic healer devoted to helping others create their lives as masterpieces of joy; uncovering multidimensional pathways to help people alchemize old patterns and creatively move into their fullest potential, meaningful living and and self-sovereignty. She weaves together over 35 years as a trauma therapist with an interdisciplinary specialization in art and creative process, shamanic and kabbalistic spiritual work, reiki and polarity therapy, intentional creativity and intuitive painting, and creativity coaching. She weaves ancient wisdom and healing technologies with cutting edge approaches to creative transformation and growth. She has presented nationwide on mind-body healing and creative process. Learn more about Havi at www.heartrageouslife.com

HEIDI SEQUOIA MOONDANCER

INTENTIONAL CREATIVITY FOUNDATION – Foster Education Coordinator and Online Outreach

Heidi Sequoia Moondancer has been a registered nurse for 26 years.  She is currently working for Child Welfare ensuring the health and wellness for children in foster care.

She is a life long artist, teacher and healer. She resides in Salem, Oregon with her son Jace and two feline beloveds, Hamilton and Paisley.  In her spare time you will find her at her easel or wandering the beaches of the Pacific Northwest treasure hunting.

Heidi currently offers weekend painting workshops and retreats to women and youth both online and in her community, using the Color of Woman- Intentional Creativity method at her studio “Moondancer Studio and Creative Sanctuary” and serves as the Online Community Leader and Global Program Coordinator for the Intentional Creativity Foundation.

Sarah Mardell

COLOR of WOMAN Guidance Counselor and Intentional Creativity Communications Manager

Sarah Mardell is the keeper of many hats. As a mother to 5 daughters, from ages 2-18, to a visionary entrepreneur running a full time home-based business. Sarah recently moved from the big city life, to an itty bitty farm town to convene with mother nature and provide the ‘simple life’ for her family.

Sarah’s business, which she co-founded with Melanie Bates, serves powerful women entrepreneurs who provide intuitive-based services, and include Artists, Coaches, Authors, Transformational Teachers and Thought Leaders. Sarah is the one who weaves the threads behind the scenes, along with her amazing team, to become a confidant, supporter and key player in the many intrinsic details required to build and maintain a thriving online business.

Sarah finds deep fulfillment serving on Shiloh’s team, and connecting with the Intentional Creativity community, working alongside women and men who value intuition over social norm in running their business and making life choices.

As a mother to 5 daughters, it is her dream to raise daughters who feel liberated to make their own choices, break the societal rules of gender and follow their passion.

Most days you’ll find Sarah in the company of her kids, managing the messy and magic of her 2 year old firecracker daughter, Olivia and navigating the “teenage waters” with her older daughters Adriana (9), Jocelyn (15), Makendra (17) and Alta (18). Sarah could not do what she does without having the support and partnership of her amazing husband, Jason, the head Chef of the Mardell household. More than anything, she carries a deep appreciation, wonder and possibility for such a beauty-filled life.

Hobby Parent

INTENTIONAL CREATIVITY FOUNDATION Global Calendar and Guild Support

Hobby Parent is an artist, teacher and creative coach living in the Blue Ridge Mountains west of Charlottesville VA. She teaches painting, art journaling, leads creative retreats as well as creating mixed media works of art. She attended Mary Washington College with a major in Studio Art and developed a deep love of Art History as a student.

Through continuous and dedicated learning about art and design, she was lead to a career in marketing and production, becoming well versed in digital skills required for logo design, marketing collateral, advertising, presentation and publication for a number of large companies.  Social media marketing, graphic and web design are technical skills she has applied in free lance, coaching and community service projects. She manages web & social media for a local real estate company, the Intentional Creativity® Guild, Explore Awareness Magazine, and a number of other businesses.

When she is not connected to technology, she shares the craft of spiritual journey, sacred mark making, and intuitive art for healing and transformation with women, children and all people, learned as a graduate of Color of Woman & now a Journeywoman of the Intentional Creativity® Guild.  She has recently published an article on “Grandchildren, Art and Grandmother Wisdom” after holding ‘Grandma Camp’ for the past several years. Her intention for art and paintings is to inspire and uplift those with whom she works, challenging them to see beyond what is visible to the eye, connecting with their heart.  You can connect with her at http://www.hobbyparent.com and on social media.

Grace Steenberg

COLOR OF WOMAN Global Team

Grace is a wisdom keeper and in love with life.

I grew up in Denmark, deeply connected to the land, my people and culture of the North, rooted in the rich, nourishing soil and soft surrounding oceans.  My longing called me further North to Iceland, where I lived many years, embraced in the Clear, Mysterious and Powerful Mother Nature

All of my life, the Language of the Soul and the Fire of the Heart, have called me. Guiding me on my Path searching for the Untold Stories, the Eternal Wisdom and the Teachings flowing from the Great Mother, in all her Sacred and Natural faces.

My path has led me far. I carry the Ancient Lineage of Nature Spirituality from the Q’ero People of the Andes as Initiated Paqo (energy artist). This Beautiful Wisdom of Sacred Reciprocity (AYNI) guides me in creating Harmony and Connecting even deeper with the Powerful Wisdom, Nature Energies and People of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Greenland in the high North.

I am honoured to be part of the Lineage of Intentional Creativity. It has opened a hidden well in my heart; from it flows the Beauty and Creativity that finally lets me express who I am. It is simply wonderful and I adore sharing this precious gift and spiritual practice with others.

Today, you will find what I carry and offer to the world at the ‘Rose of The North’ and the ‘Northern Light Teachings’.

I live by the Ocean in Sealand, Denmark with my Love and our Cat friends. In the light summer days I am tending the Garden or enjoying nature, in the long dark cold winter days, you will find me knitting – if I am not painting away…

Jassy Watson

COLOR OF WOMAN Global Team

Jassy Watson is an artist with a strong sense of social responsibility. She approaches her art as a form of environmental activism with many of her works exploring ecological themes. Jassy’s paintings give voice to the earth and serve as reminders of an ancient sacred connection between humans and nature. Her images and written works have been featured in numerous exhibitions and published in a number of international journals, magazines, blogs and books. She assists with coordinating Nationwide Earth Arts projects and participates in a diverse range of regional community arts projects, including founding a grass-roots not-for-profit community organization, WWHAG – Wide Bay Women’s Healing Arts Guild.

As the creatress of Earth Circle Studios, small schools for the alternative arts, in Queensland and Melbourne, Jassy is passionate about providing space that encourages earth connection and self-expression. As a teacher and Intentional Creativity ™ Coach, guiding women and girls on sacred creative journeys designed to inspire, transform and awaken creative self and deepen connections to the earth keeps the fire in her belly burning bright. An adventurous spirit and a love of history have seen Jassy travel to many parts of the world. She teaches nationally and internationally having run retreats in Greece and upcoming in Scotland.

If she’s not in the studio you’ll find her tending her award winning organic garden or baking raspberry muffins in the kitchen with her little ones. While Jassy is passionate about many things and lives to follow her dreams and to inspire others to do the same, she also seeks to live a simple and humble life with her loves; barefoot and still wearing pyjamas at midday.  www.earthcirclestudios.com