The Handless Maiden- a mixed media painting workshop

This is is a mini workshop creating a mixed media piece of art that was originally made as a module for the collaborative course Ever After. This is just my lesson where I create this painting along with a module on developing your own style.

Self-paced with access to the classroom for a minimum of a year.

Multiple videos, audio and text.


She’s understood the power of stories. Their magical ability to refill the wounded part of people.
— Kate Morton

Much of my work, both on the canvas, in my journal, in my tarot readings, in the circles I hold even in my photography explores the ideas of archetypes. So naturally I was thrilled to work on this project, fairy tales, stories and myths intrigue me no end.

Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.
— Eugene O'Neill

I will be working with the fairy tale The Handless Maiden, a story of taking the heroine's journey and claiming our own magical gifts, feminine creativity. Its a story of initiation and self-empowerment, both themes I've been exploring of late with Circling with the Goddesses- Persephone. I'll be diving deeply into the archetypes and lessons gifted in this story and then expressing and exploring these ideas further as I so often do in my work.

Painting isn’t an aesthetic operation; it’s a form of magic designed as a mediator between this strange, hostile world and us, a way of seizing the power by giving form to our terrors as well as our desires.
— Pablo Picasso