My latest creative non-fiction essay (reads like fiction), Honey and Acacia, appears in Eternal Haunted Summer magazine. It’s based on the Egyptian myths of Isis and Osiris (Iset and Usire), and will be illustrated in the future. EHS is a phenomenal quarterly magazine for lovers of mythology, folklore and the mythic, packed with essays, articles, […]
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My logo commissioned for BBI media’s news service, The Pagan News Beagle, just went live. The blog and Twitter feed tie into the larger PaganSquare site. The editor, Anne Newkirk Niven, wanted a friendly-looking dog, and we worked from there to convey lightning-fast news, magic and a touch of humor that would scale up and […]
Just finished this painting of the Slavic and Norse God Jarilo / Frey, walking across the fields and blessing them for Spring. You might recognize this from the ink version, originally commissioned by Witches and Pagans magazine. Gouche, painted at the studio of the wonderful Holly Von Winckel, and snapped by her in the setting […]
The brand new literary magazine Rogue Particles includes my poetic essay about living and traveling along both coasts “Two Bay Shores” in its debut issue. I’m published alongside New York times’ best-selling writer Darynda Jones (First Grave on the Right) and a host of other excellent authors. Or, head on over to Eternal Haunted Summer […]
Lineart illustration for an essay I wrote, appearing in Idunna Magazine this spring. Eir is the Norse Goddess of medicine, physicians and healing, associated with a magic hill or mountain. She has a number of Goddess friends who hang out together, according the wonderful courting poem Svipdagsmal (seriously, it’s one of the cutest myths ever. […]
My latest commissioned illustration for the Spring issue of Witches and Pagans magazine. (Go read it when it comes out!) While the magazine uses lineart, the final work will be a watercolor painting. Several motifs from the story I was called to illustrate– deer bones, antlers, the land reawakening and an earth spirit who heals […]
In Norse myth, the Gods Heimdall and Loki brutally duel as two seals over the Goddess Freyja’s necklace, Brisingamen, which Loki stole and Heimdall won back. Large sketch for a watercolor painting, part of a longer sequence that’s part of an illustrated book.
Gouache on paper. I painted this image of the Norse God Odhin during Yule, based on a vision I’d had over a year ago. It’s a companion to my other painting of Ingvi-Freyr as the Yule King, and is the man the youth became. In Heathenry / Asatru, Odhin is both a god of joy […]
I’m in the current show at Metropolis Comic Art Gallery in Albuquerque (1102 Mountain Rd. NW Suite 202– look for the huge sign on the railings) which hangs through the holidays, with a two-page adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince” available for $250.
This essay was recently published, and can also be found at my blog for Witches and Pagans magazine. “Power to me is displayed by the peacemaker. I understand there is a level of excitement in those stories of being held by a man’s man for a moment, but that is a rickety banister to hold […]