Hello beautiful soul.

Welcome. I’m Karmen and here's a little bit about me.

Artist. Shamanic Practitioner. Numinous Creatrix. Veilwalker. Potion Weaver.
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Through my own personal healing journey with chronic illness, I was introduced to contemporary shamanic healing practices in 2001. Illness became my greatest teacher and set me on a life path that was quite different than my former life was before illness. I now use the shamanic skills I learned for my own healing to assist others in their journey. I am also an ordained minister with Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards, as well as a Priestess of the Sacred Grove through the Red Moon Mystery School. I am a certified spiritual healer, Red Tent facilitator, and Red Drum Leader offering Red Drum making workshops for women.

By working with my helping spirits, and becoming a conduit for healing energies, I am an ally assisting others in remembering their own inner strength, power, and capacity to

create healing in their life. I myself do not do the healing, rather my helping spirits work through me to bring these energies and insights forward.

 

One of my specialties is creating handcrafted vibrational essences, which include flower essences made from flowers in my own garden and forest wanderings. Many of these products were created for my own healing journey and for my family as well. These vibrational essences are now available for purchase through my apothecary. Vibrational essences can also be a useful addition to further your healing journey by offering another layer of support in between sessions with me.

 

Being a professional artist and photographer, I  have been featured in galleries in the Inland Northwest area. I view the world through not only artist eyes, but also through a shamanic perspective, rich in animism and symbolism. This tends to reveal deeper insights into my creative process and often results in stories that thread my images together. Much of my photography is noticing what we often overlook as we rush through our busy lives. I also paint, make jewelry, and traditional collage as well as digital collage. Using collage techniques, I teach people how to make their very own oracle cards.

 

I offer group workshops, private mentorships, and am available for private sessions.

 

My hope is that you remember the beautiful soul that you are, that you connect with the wisdom of your heart, and step into who you came here to be. The world needs your gifts. With gratitude from my heart to yours, I thank you for being here.

Artists Bio

  • Graduated from North Idaho College with an Associate in Graphic Design, 2000.

 

  • During her time at NIC: Art in the Union Supervisor for the student art gallery and won several awards for her art, sculpture, and photography, including Best in Show for her mixed media collage “Emotion Motion” (1998).

 

  • Karmen’s oil painting, Divine, which eventually became a part of the “New Beginnings” series, was first shown at Microcosm Gallery, New York, New York in 2007.

 

  • “New Beginnings” oil paintings were shown at The Artists Tree in Spokane, Washington in 2008 and again in 2016 at Emerge in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, for the Goddess Art Series Project (GASP) – this series expressed her journey of self-discovery and healing after being diagnosed with a chronic illness.

 

  • Photography shown at Raw Space in Spokane, Washington, in 2011 featuring two photographs that would later become part of her Veilwalker series.

 

  • A variety of Karmen’s work was shown at Calypsos Coffee in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 2011.

 

  • “Tale of the Invincible Machine” photographic series at the Steam Plant in Spokane, Washington for the Art of Steampunk groups shows in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

 

  • “The Veilwalker of Thousand Steps” photographic series was first shown at The Healing Sanctuary in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 2014.

 

  • “Windows”, a series that focused on the eyes of people who experience homelessness, was shown at INK Artspace in Spokane, Washington, for their Face Me show in 2014 For the Brigid’s Cloak Homeless Outreach fundraiser and again at Tinbender Distillery, in Spokane, Washington, for First Friday in 2015.

 

  • Digital collage at the Spokane Art School for their summer group invitational shows for “10,000 Leagues Under the Sea” in 2015 and “Gulliver’s Travels” in 2016 and has also been a part of their Ornament and Small Works show from 2016 – 2021.

 

  • In 2016 Karmen developed her oracle card workshop, Visions, using collage techniques. Visions focuses on a healing journey using the transformative power of art as a way to manifest intention, work through emotions, heal our hearts, and create our own future.

 

  • Karmen showed 20 years of her work at the Downtown Spokane Public Library in 2018.

 

  • Karmen’s chakra images are a combination of acrylic paintings that were photographed and digitally manipulated to create the finished work. They were first shown at the Spokane Public Library in 2018, and again at Hayden Yoga in 2020 – 2021.

 

  • “Dark Goddess” series was first shown at Tsuga Northwest Arts in Spokane, Washington, for their October group show in 2018.

 

  • Jewelry featuring Karmen’s art was shown at Tsuga Northwest Arts in Spokane, Washington, for their Holiday group show in 2018.

 

  • Karmen showed her self-portrait works at Yosemite Sierra Artists Visions of Self in 2021 and was recognized with an Honorable Mention, and again in 2022.

 

Before 2000

  • Trend Business College: Fashion Merchandising 1988

 

  • Celestial Celebrations show: Northwest Artists Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 1997.

 

  • Sunplugged Street Fair: Sandpoint, Idaho, 1997.

 

  • Artists on the Green: Worden Winery, Spokane, Washington, 1997.

 

  • Pig Out in the Park: Harrison, Idaho, 1996.

Listen to the wisdom of your own heart.