Lay Bare the World

Like most people who live in tornado alley, I’ve seen my fair share. The truth is, lives are irrevocably changed by tornadoes. They are ferocious beasts of twisting, beautiful wind, laying bare the world. The best tornadoes skip along the open prairie, harming none, and mesmerizing us with their intensity. The worst, leave a path of destruction. My rendition invites you to consider whether the energy coiled deep within you is used to destroy or dance upon the world. Made of stone, prairie plant ash, clay, rust and paint.

Now, is the Season to Plant

One of my favorite sayings attributed to Martin Luther is even if I knew that tomorrow the world would end, I would still plant my apple tree. What a lovely affirmation in uncertain times, for it draws us toward the innate goodness of things. My rendition of a garden patch invites you to consider what seeds you wish to plant. With stone, rust and paint.


A Reminder All Shall Be Well

In the midst of life’s curious and sometimes harsh ways, I turn to English anchoress Julian of Norwich who said, “All shall be well. All shall be well. And all manner of things shall be well.”

To me, the cross symbolizes faith but also a visual reminder of the path we walk, often finding ourselves at a crossroads in difficult times. I chose the color goldenrod to represent glorious sunrises that eventually bring an end to even the darkest night. It has stone texture embedded with wheat harvested from the Tatkenhorst family farm near Natoma, Kansas and is glazed with the fresh ash of Eastern Red Cedar and white prairie sage for purity. I ladened it with with organic rust to remind us time is fleeting.

May it inspire you to walk confidently in hope and good spirit.

SOLD to an amazing Kansas farm family.

Moon of the Kindred Spirits

I call this dreamy Moon of the Kindred Spirits, for it celebrates springs blossoms. Now is the time the natural world puts away winter’s mantle, and steps from solace and quiet into light. The plant and animal spirits are gathering in community for a new season of growth. Made with stone texture, paint, rust and fresh prairie plant ash to inspire kinship and dreaming.