Upcoming Event" Follow Julie to Dragon's Gate Garden Country Fair, Tonino, WA July 8th, 9th and 10th.
Each of my pieces have a story. All of the images for my artwork come through my dreams. The women come to me to tell their stories...the stories of all women. Their strengths, their grief, their hardships, their joy, their sorrow and I bring forth their light. My passion as an artist is in the search for simplicity in the found and discovered, the surprise and delight of beauty. I am crazy about light and color. I love rust and wood and beads. I love paint and paper, card board. I am frantic about boxes, worn and torn and lovely. Used and tossed is awesome. I use found objects with nature. I play with texture and color and ink. I am happiest when I am walking by the river and I love the sacred feminine and all the expressions of beads and forms and shapes. I am captured by the women’s stories, the story of every woman. I love barn sales, thrift stores, treasure hunting, artists days. Everything I use in my art is repurposed, recycled and reused to give it new life.
From the time I found a roll of my dad's leather in the attic as a child and got in trouble for cutting it up to make something cool, art has always been exciting and a little dangerous. Even if I got in trouble. For the last 30 years I have lived in the backwoods of the Pacific North West surrounded by old growth cedars, water, rivers, wild life and crazy pets. As an Artist, Mother, Grandmother and Mentor art has been central to my development as a teacher and counselor. It has been a big part of my personal healing and growth. Each piece I make, whether it is sculpture, mixed media, painting, is unique like a fingerprint.
My work centers here on 30 acres in the foothills of Mt. St Helens in Woodland, Washington. Nature constantly inspires my work and my practice.
Julie has worked in in recovery for over 30 years with individuals and families. She has been the director of the family program at Pavilion Treatment Center. Addiction effects everyone at every layer of society and family systems. It does not discriminate. Julie provides coaching, education and support to addicts and those most impacted by addiction. She heals the healers.
Ceremony is celebrating life, the earth, the sky and all living creatures. Ceremony assists us in change and transformation. Milestones in all of our lives are marked with ceremony. They assist us in connecting to the sacred as we heal on our spiritual journey. Julie helps people
Julie is available for life coaching sessions virtually or by phone. She works with people all over the country because every person, along their journey will experience blocks and barricades. Acknowledging the interconnectedness of all experiences in life, Julie helps you to heal emotionally, physically, spiritually and mentally. She helps you to find your authenticity using a holistic approach and ceremony.