Handmade Books & Mountain Spirits: Nov 2010


Handmade Dream Book, Taos, New Mexico
Channeled Books: A New Endeavor!
This first book was made as a gift for my friends Douglass Rankin and Will Ruggles, wonderful people and talented potters, painters and healers. I made it during my travels through Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos, New Mexico, in October 2010.

Testimonial:  
"Our book is a lovely synthesis of the transformation that seems to be occurring in all of us as aspects of this world.The drawings are intricate and detailed, but executed with a raw freshness that is rare in art work today. And most importantly for honest expression of art, what it embodies is greater than the hand and mind of the artist. Each time we look at the book we experience it differently. Several weeks before Ariel gave us the book I had a dream that Will asked me "Where's my star?" The "Light Workers" drawing provided the answer."  
~Douglass and Will, New Mexico




I don't have the measurements for this book, but it is hand-sewn and drawn with colored pencils.


endless serpent*/the number 5
*a few months after making this,
I discovered that my late grandmother,
Katherine Kilgore also painted this image!


cosmic tortoise




holy ones/mountain spirits




paramahansa yogananda/dragon
dream of serpent/light workers
the tibetan wheel of life
master portrait

Book 2: Galactic Astrology
This book was inspired by the tranformative Galactic Astrology system I am currently working on with Stephanie Azaria, astrologer and creator of the Cosmic Path astrology website. This book is hand-sewn and drawn with colored pencils.

Ohio, November--December 2010





title page
dream of animals taking over/dream of swimming pool
night riding and people pleasing/chakra system


art for myself/channeled faces


beer maid/love for God


speech/matthew at breakfast
no expectations/the mirrored self
lady liberty/collection of faces
serapis bey


jagged edges/paramahansa yogananda

hello matthew


folded book



Channeled Mountain Spirit Drawings
These were inspired by my time in New Mexico and especially my conversations with Douglass and Will. They were made from watercolor sketches at Abiquiu. Hope you enjoy them!

mountain spirit 1
colored pencil and watercolor on paper
6" x 10.5" november 2010mountain spirit 2
colored pencil and watercolor on paper
6" x 10.5" november 2010


mountain spirit 3
colored pencil and watercolor on paper
5" x 9.5" november 2010mountain spirit 4
colored pencil and watercolor on paper
5" x 9" november 2010


mountain spirit 5
colored pencil and watercolor on paper
6" x 9.5" november 2010


mountain spirit 6
colored pencil and watercolor on paper
6" x 9.5" november 2010mountain spirit 7
colored pencil and watercolor on paper
4.5" x 8.5" november 2010
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