For the ones who say "Wow, you have so much talent! I've got no talent, I could never do that."

For The Ones Who Say “Wow, you have so much talent! I’ve got no talent, I could never do that.”

The thing that breaks my heart most at live art fairs is when you walk by, look at my work for just a moment, say “Wow, you have so much talent! I’ve got no talent, I could never do that.” – and then walk away.

It saddens me that you pair admiration for my work with the degradation of your own perceived lack of artistic talent.

Let me break it down into two parts to explain why.

“Wow, You have so much talent!”

Thank you! Such comments are always appreciated, and perhaps I need to get better at truly accepting those compliments.

That talent has come from creating things for my entire life. It comes from taking lessons, going to classes, watching tutorials, drawing things over and over again, trying new mediums, having total flops and wonderful successes. Creating been my form of therapy, so it’s taken quite a bit of blood, sweat, and tears over the years.

My talent a product of my time. Art has been something of value to me for my entire life, so I’ve put in the effort. If I had never been interested in drawing, the work that I do wouldn’t look the same. If I had stuck with acrylic painting, my work wouldn’t look the same. Without getting a little uncomfortable, trying something new, I wouldn’t be where I am now.

The point here is that the talent comes the work, it’s work that I absolutely love to do. But I’ve put in the time and the effort to get to where I am now.

I know that many of you would argue that some are more of a natural talent in this than others. I would agree, to an extent. There is a truth in that. Just like some people are more gifted at writing, or public speaking, or cooking than others. But if you don’t truly enjoy it and nurture that talent, than it really doesn’t take you anywhere.

It all just comes down to the time you put into your craft, whatever it may be.

The second part:

“I’ve got no talent, I could never do that.”

Don’t throw yourself under the bus! You do have talents, perhaps many that I don’t currently possess. If you don’t draw like me, it’s because you aren’t me, you are your own unique person. It also means that you’ve never spent the time on learning to draw. Totally fine, I bet you’ve spent your time doing other things that bring you joy. Just like I’ve never spent the time learning how to ski, or make jam, or sew Halloween costumes. I haven’t found the value in spending the time learning how to do it. But if one day I change my mind, I’d make the time to dedicate myself to learning something new.

The world needs a variety of talents in this world to exist. If every single person on Earth was only talented at drawing landscapes, we would be in trouble! We need talented scientists, public speakers, mathematicians, and so many others too for us to survive and thrive.

It makes me so sad to hear when you say this because it seems that you spend 3 seconds to appreciate the art, and then a minute to wish you could do it too, and look down on yourself for not being able to. It’s the tone that you use when you say it. I can hear the longing, and that little bit of ‘I’m not good at anything’ in your voice. Don’t forget, when you say something like this, you’re comparing my middle of the artistic journey, to your own haven’t-even-started-yet artistic journey.

Then you simply walk away.

It’s honestly a bit of an emotional roller-coaster for me. I’ll own the fact that I need to work on not letting it get to me as much as it does. For two seconds I’m so happy that you like my work, I want to ask you questions, want to ask you which one you like best, and tell you stories of where I got the inspiration from. Then the second half comes and I’m left in a disheartened state, but I smile and say ‘oh it just takes practice’ while you’re walking away nodding and completely doubting my sentiments.

Please don’t do this. Just because you don’t draw the same way that I do, or don’t write the same way your favorite author does, doesn’t mean you have no talent. Don’t put yourself down, let the art you see at a show bring you joy, not disappointment in yourself.

It discredits the amount of work I and all of the other creators here have put into this, and it takes away all of the efforts you’ve put into the things you love.

So the next time you see art, or some other creative work that you love, tell the creator, “wow I love your work, you have so much talent.” Period. Ask them how long they’ve been doing this, ask them about their work, and what they love most about it.

Remind yourself of all of your talents, of your accomplishments and that you are no less than a perfectly divine human being and that each one of us has a variety of amazing talents.

November 4th Angel Card Reading

The Theme of November

Magick Guardian
This month is going to all about unlocking the magick within you. Your inner magick. You are intuitive, and a super powerful manifester. Connect to it (your magick) in any way that you connect. Maybe that's through drawing, creating, spells, getting out into nature, or writing. Really connecting, feeling the energetic flow. You can be this powerful. You have the desire. You want to manifest, now is the time.
Shes the keeper of inner magick. Call on her when you need assistance.

What to focus on this week to unlock the Magick?

Shield Maiden
Focus. Figure out what you desire, then go for it. What does magick and manifestation look like for you? Do you need to get super detailed? Or just get a general idea? This is tied into your human design, whether you need to get all of the details or just a few.
Once you know what you want, make your plans and follow through. Keep that commitment to yourself to keep up with your plans. It's all about focusing on what you want to manifest. It's focusing on the magick, noticing the moments when the energy is flowing and keeping that momentum. When you see something manifest, thank the Angels, thank the Universe, and keep going. If you aren't feeling it, adjust your plans, but keep going.
Work backwards from your desired result. Then find ways to get started and make it happen!

What can assist us in making these plans?

White Witch
Be the light.
Seeing things with fresh eyes, with a new perspective. Letting go of the past and moving forward with total optimism. Have trust and faith that what you desire will come to fruition.
The owl is a sign of wisdom, of elders, those you have come before you. When making your plans, is there someone or some place you can go to ask for help? Someone you would trust their advice? Hearing the advice and then doing what you feel is best. Take what resonates and leave the rest.
You are safe, you are protected. Even with total innocence on your path, you are still safe. You are connected with all the elements. You are working from the heart and soul along with the logical side.

What will your challenge be when unlocking your magick?

Fire Guardian
You will find your challenge around your passion. You need to work with your passions, not against them. If you are going about your magick in a logical way, if you are doing things you don't love, it will be an energetic drain. It will take you away from the magick.
Do the things that feel good, that you feel passionate about. Things that feel pleasurable. Let go of the 'shoulds' and do what feels good.
You'll see this come up from time to time over the month. It's just a test to see how badly you want to be connected to your Angels, your guides, your inner wisdom. Don't let the little things derail you. If you find you're off course, just readjust and thank the Angels for reminding you of your powerful magickal energy!

Connect With Your Angels For Clarity And Confidence.

It's time for you to take your next leap, but you need help connecting to your Angels to boost your confidence and provide clarity on what direction to go in.

Book your Angel Card Reading with me today.


This is something that I wrote ages ago but never shared. I guess I was afraid to share it, or just wasn't ready. But here it is, after learning from it myself, and doing a few edits, it's ready to be shared with the world. Some thoughts on forgiveness.

Forgiveness isn't something that happens on your schedule or anyone else's schedule. It takes time, it takes patience. It takes getting to your breaking point and surrendering. No one can tell you when you need to forgive. It's too personal for someone to tell you. well, they can tell you, but it's a personal practice and only your body and soul will know when it's time. 

It knows no schedule. The Angles and the Universe have a different sense of time than we do. The only thing we can do is ask ourselves what we need in that moment and go from there. For awhile that may simply be to feel angry, to feel the resentment, to feel the pain. But one day it will click and things will turn around for you.

Forgiveness can take on many looks. Forgiveness, keep in mind, really isn't for the person you are forgiving, it's for you. It's your own personal practice. When you forgive, you free your mind and soul up to receive the next step. Which could be to go back to the way things were before. To try a different version of what things were, same people, but different patterns. Or it could be to keep your distance and forge a new path entirely. Or some variation in between. That is up to you. Your Angels and your guides will be right there with you to back you up when you are lost. They want what you want and will show you the way if you are open to receiving their messages and guidance. 

If you need some guidance on how to get started, try a yoga practice. Get on your mat, sit in meditation, or consult your angel cards. 

If you need help, book an Angel Card Reading with me. This is something that the Angels will always help with, and the cards can really help you begin to heal.

Connect With Your Angels For Clarity And Confidence.

It's time for you to take your next leap, but you need help connecting to your Angels to boost your confidence and provide clarity on what direction to go in.

Book your Angel Card Reading with me today.

Message from Archangel Raziel, the Divine Magician

This is magic. This is real. You can feel it every day. There is not a movie out there that can show you what it really feels like. Don't believe what you see in the media. Magic isn't dressing up or changing how you show up, it's in your bones, it's in your soul. It's how you connect with the world all around you. Feel it. Breathe it. Rise up higher. Know that this is what magic is. Feel the changes. Feel the ecstasy, the joy. Keep breathing, stay still and trust. Don't break the connection to us, just keep floating higher and higher, until you see me in the clouds. I am here just for you. 

I am here for all people who call on me the divine magician. I am here to remind you of your ability to connect with all of the elements. You have the power to affect all of the elements. You have a powerful being. 

Just like all things on earth, you can make changes to the elements. You can drink the water, burn the paper, write with wood and burnt wood, you can work with spirit. You can effect change and use all of these elements. You are magic.

Connect With Your Angels For Clarity And Confidence.

It's time for you to take your next leap, but you need help connecting to your Angels to boost your confidence and provide clarity on what direction to go in.

Book your Angel Card Reading with me today.

October 14th Angel Card Reading

Fire Guardian

This week is all about passion and reigniting your passion for life, for your projects and work. For simply living life. 
The fire burns away what is no longer serving you, while simultaneously getting you excited for what you're passionate about. 
This fiery power can come out in rage, in creativity, in drive, or simply that excited buzzing energy for all of life.


Step away from the ego.

You don't need to be right. You don't need to prove that you are right. When you are fighting to be the one who is right, ask yourself is it because you truly believe this, or because you just want to be right?

If it's just because you want to be right, that's the ego. Let it go. You don't need it here. Even if what you're saying or doing is accurate, and someone else doesn't believe you, you don't need to fight for your answer. You can simply let go of the fight, and realize that they won't understand this until they have figured it out for themselves. Sometimes that takes only a few hours or day and sometimes it will never happen. Depending on the person and the particular issue. 

Welcome in peace. Welcome in the peace that flows when you stand in integrity, trust yourself and let others opinions go.


Faith. Trust that there are forces out there working on your behalf. Trust that they have your best interest in mind. Notice the drum, it's used for traveling to other realms, to visit dream space, to connect to your guides, to learn and grow.

The shaman was the wise elder of the tribe. The one whom everyone else turned to. How can you embody that this week? How can you lead and impart wisdom on others?

Where To Find These Cards

These cards are from the Angels and Ancestors deck by Kyle Gray. Click the link to the right to purchase your own deck!

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October 7th Angel Card Reading

Sisterhood of the Rose

Devotion. You are a teacher, a mystic. You’re being called to get out into nature, to see the beauty of Mother Earth and then add to that beauty. You’re here to see the good in the world and magnify that good.

If you’re an artist, create art with gratitude for this beauty. If you write, write about beauty, about Mother Nature. However you create, create in Her name.

Devote yourself to the beauty and mysticism that is all around you and notice what happens when you do.

The Ever-Unfolding Rose

It’s not happening to you, it’s happening for you. No matter how much it hurts, no matter how hard it is, it’s happening for you. It’s cracking you open in a way that you will make you ready to birth a new age, in a way that will make you ready to take on a new way of being.

When you look at a rose, notice the patterns. Notice how you feel and what is drawing you in. This pattern is the pattern of life. How everything goes in cycles and slowly opens, then petals fall, the flower dies and a new one is grown. Much like life, slowly we open to a new way of being, the old parts fall away, an old self dies, and a new one takes its place.

Have faith, and don’t shut down when things get rough. Let your heart continue to open.

Birthing a New Age

When you have been cracked open, when you have devoted yourself to your path, to the mysticism of the earth, then you create a new world. When you begin working on yourself, you begin to realize what you want the world to look like.  You first need this vision.

You may be in a transition phase and not feel ready to create a new world, a new project, a new artwork, etc, but do it anyway. Begin before you’re ready. This is the way it works. This is how we create something new. We see our desires, we envision a new way, and then we take action before we think we are ready. Your Angels will be there every step of the way to help you, so take the leap and birth a new age.

Go Deeper, Create A Deeper Connection With Your Angels

I’m looking for three women to join a test month of my Angelic Healing Package. For one month we will meet twice online, for one Angel Card Reading and one Angelic Healing Session. You’ll have access to me between calls, to ask questions and share your wins and insights. This is for you if you’re ready to connect with your Angels and become the artist of your own life with confidence and clarity. Apply Here.

(Cards are from the Work Your Light Deck by Rebecca Campbell)

This Is Our Time Of Rising

We have been told so many lies over lifetimes. 

We aren’t creative
We must be quiet
We can’t make decisions
We must do the responsible thing
We must save our money
We must work for an hourly wage
Everything is hard
Nothing comes easy
We can’t do this thing or that thing

So many lies. It’s infatuating.

It sets my soul on flames. It is time for this to end.Time for us to embrace our sisters and rise up. We are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. 

It’s time to channel this rage into something productive. Channel it into your creative pursuits. There is so much rage. So much anger. So much feeling tethered to a life that doesn’t fit our souls. We must learn to work with this energy to create something larger than ourselves. Something that will keep us going. 

I don’t know if any of us are meant to be here. For generations, we have been killing off Mother Earths’ resources for our own personal gain. Do we really deserve to live here? 

We need to be better
We need to do better
It’s our time of rising
When we rise, mother earth rises

Freedom is found on the wings of surrender. 

Let this fire fuel us. Let it enrage us. Let it sit with us. It’s time for fire. It’s time for rage. For anger. It’s time to feel it all. When we do that we rise. Use the anger for something good. It doesn’t have to be a solution. Each person needs to find their own solution. 

I don’t want you to find me a solution. I don’t want you to do anything for me. I want you to find the solution for yourself. I want you to feel the rage and the anger until it burns all away. Until it burns away all of the impurities of despair. I want you to fuel the fire with the memories of lifetimes past. I want it to hit you all at once and then I want you to rise as the Phoenix rises from the ashes. I want you to rise into the beauty that you are, that you have always been, that you will always be. 

You aren’t crazy. You aren’t wrong. You aren’t too much of anything. You are a beautiful storm that needs to hit full force before you find a solution for yourself. 

This is your time of rising. 

September 23rd Angel Card Reading

Water Guardian

This week will be all about your emotions that you need to let go of. Water connects with the West and with Autumn. Since the 23rd was the first day of Autumn, it's a great time for you to dig into the emotions you are experiencing this week and release the ones that no longer serve you. It's a time to flow with your emotions, to feel them fully.

Don't be afraid to dig a little deeper and keep asking yourself questions like 'why does that make me feel ----?' or 'why am I afraid to ------?', etc. Just keep asking yourself a string of questions like this until you reach a breakthrough, a place where you've never been before, something that you've never uncovered before.


This week it's time to move in a new direction. It's time to try something new. To go a new way, try a new way of doing things, or take on a new opportunity.

See where you've come from, release what no longer serves, and carry on in a new way. It's all about exploring, and breaking through the bounds that have kept you locked away. 

This week I cut off half my hair, bought a pair of bright red jeans, cleaned out space, sold a few things. and it feels amazing! it's a new direction for me to be getting clearer on who I work with and who I am. This is just an example, but it's my way of learning to work in a new way and to release directions that weren't serving me.


Right now is not the time to act. It's time to review the information you have and wait for additional information. This can come from your intuition, it can come from signs you ask for, opportunities that present themselves, or feedback from small actions.

Gather the info, look for the signs or maybe listen to that outspoken friend and pull what you need from what she keeps repeating. 

It's also important here to mention that you shouldn't let our wants get in the way of your needs. We want that instant gratification, but sometimes what we NEED takes longer to get to us and we just need to be patient while it's coming. Truly open your eyes. See what's coming up for what it is. Is it avoidance, or self-sabotage, for example. 

When you gather the information first, you'll be better prepared to make the best decision for yourself.

Where To Find These Cards

These cards are from the Angels and Ancestors deck by Kyle Gray. Click the link to the right to purchase your own deck!

(This is an affiliate link and I may make a small commission off of your purchase.)

Follow Your Intuition, Not the Rule Book

I’ve recently started a reset group with some other spiritual creatives and I feel that these messages need to be shared with more people. Whether we’re doing a Reset with USANA or not, we can be mindful of this message.

Don’t do weight loss or restriction. This is about connecting the mind and body. Listen to your body about what to eat. Don’t follow the written directions provided in your Reset kit if they don’t feel good to you. Follow your body instead. Listen to it, it is very powerful and knows what you need. 

Your job is about cleaning your body up so that you can listen. It requires getting quiet, listening for the subtle messages that come through. Don’t question these voices. It may come through as a whisper, as a feeling in your body or you may see an image of what you are meant to eat and drink. However, the message comes is ok, as long as you are feeling good in your body.

Use this reset as a guide, but not as rule. Take your vitamins, drink the shakes and probiotics. These provide the nutrients you need to make wise decisions. This is a process, don’t feel bad or guiltily if one day you decide you really need to eat some fries. If that is the message from your soul, follow it. If it is from your ego, ask it why. Why do you need fries? Is it to celebrate? To numb? To cope with stress? If so, ask what you really need. To write? Draw? Meditate? Find new ways to cope, to work through the shadows and new ways to celebrate.

Celebrate every day, for every decision you take your by your intuition, celebrate in the name of intuition. Do not show anger towards yourself when you follow your ego. You can always choose again. Celebrate the success, the joy, do not punish the fear, or the disappointment.

You are human. It is your right to chose and your right to choose again. 
Enjoy your time. Listen to your body. This is a practice we will use all week and beyond. 

September 16 Angel Card Reading

Mirror Guardian


Where are you right now? Take time to reflect on what’s happening right now, where you’ve been, where you’re going. Your reflection can happen through journaling, or reviewing your social media usage, or chatting with a friend. It’s up to you how you reflect, but take note of what’s working, what’s not working, how far you’ve come and where you want to go. 

We are moving into a new season, the fall decor is out in stores, the air might be chillier, (except here, it got hot again strangely), the leaves are beginning to change colors, and the idea of the fall holidays are in our minds. Fall is the time when the leaves dry up and fall off the branches without hesitation. It’s just what they do. So review what’s coming up, are there things that you are ready to let go of? Anything that is ready to be released into the world? What could be changed a little to feel even better?


Stand Your Ground

The magic happens below the surface. There is one way that we present ourselves, our services, our products to the world, but the parts that we work on in private is where the magic happens. Those times when you notice something that triggers you and then get to work on why and uncover the stories from your past. When you’ve done that work, and then show back up to share, you shine. 

In those moments, when you’ve worked through all the limiting beliefs, the old stories, the old habits, you’re able to stand your ground. You’re able to stand in your truth. Nothing will shake you. No one’s opinions, no one else’s beliefs about you, nothing. You will stand your ground, feel rooted, connected and in connection with Divine. 

Water Guardian


This week is all about feeling your emotions. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the much needed. Feel into them. It may be difficult, it may feel horrible. But you won’t be in this phase forever. This won’t be the only emotion you feel for the rest of your life.

“What you resist, persists.”

Carl Jung

Meaning that if you push the feelings away, or say ‘I shouldn’t feel like that’, you will continue to experience this. It will turn into this energy leak that causes a lot of anguish. If not right now, it will eventually. 

On the flip side, it may feel great or lead to feelings of relief and excitement. Maybe you need to feel the discomfort, release it, or realign, and then feel relief or excitement about the next phase. 

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