Tonala-style dog, “Rudo.” Acrylic on paper. 8.5″ x 8″. He’s a little fierce-looking thus the name, “Rudo” (Badass).
Kohenet Ketzirah Lesser (she/her/hers) is a maker and teacher of the sacred arts and a corporate priestess. Through Devotaj Sacred Arts she creates Jewishly-rooted objects and artifacts that serve not only as spiritual tools in the present, but also as a dialogue between past and possible futures. Her work is rooted in Jewish mystical, magickal, healing, and folk practices across space, time, and all the worlds. She received ordination as a Kohenet from the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute in 2009, as part of the first cohort.
You can learn more about Ketzirah on her websites: DevotojSacredArts.com and CorporatePriestess.com.
Tonala-style hedgehog, Acrylic on paper. 8.5″ x 6.5″. Hedgehogs are so endearing and I painted one in the style of Tonala, Mexico.
Watercolor on paper. 5″x9″ (13 cm x 23 cm). All of these images are of things I find while walking through my neighborhood.
Erika Cleveland is an artist, writer, and former art therapist. Her mission is to work with women at mid to late life transition whose roles and identities no longer fit and who urgently want to reconnect to their true selves.
In this podcast, Erika and I discuss her new online class, “Befriending Our Shadow” which begins in early April.
Rabbi Sarah Tasman is the founder of the Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity which offers community classes & gatherings, private spiritual coaching, and life cycle officiation. Rabbi Sarah specializes in leading experiential spirituality and Jewish mindfulness classes, providing opportunities for personal and professional development, and incorporating expressive modalities including writing, yoga, art and ritual.
Tonala-style dog, “Arturo.” Acrylic on paper. 7″ x 7″ (17cm x 17cm). I used to own a plaster statue of the RCA “His Master’s Voice” Jack Russell Terrier. Arturo’s profile is copied from this statue and decorated with traditional Tonala patterns.
Larisa and I discussed healing and being a healer is available to all of us, the effects growing up in a fundamentalist environment creates trauma making it difficult to fully express yourself and your gifts, and how she helps people heal from past trauma including trauma from past generations.
This little piggy has pesos! Acrylic painting of an Tonala-style piggy bank in a circle of Pesos. 7″x7.”