Born amidst a thunderstorm and delivered from her ancestors (Anishinaabe / Cherokee) through the Thunderbird, she derives her performing name from her Mayan birthday. Heavily inspired by the Sufi poet Rumi as well as sound healing, Bhakti, field recordings and experimentation with found sounds, she engages in a transcendent, channeling and intuitive process in creating her art. She is the 7th generation of fine artists who were illustrators and commercial artists as well as worked in fibers, ink and paint. Predominately taught by watching her mother and grandfather, she also has studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, Sophia University's Creative Expression post graduate program, pursued her MFA at Goddard College prior to moving into expressive arts therapy and eventually completing her PhD in Transpersonal Psychology/Psychology and a metaphysical practitioner. She's studied numerous expressive and formal art classes as a teacher of art in the public schools for 20 years and encouraged students to be confident in their intuition and express what they want and need to express instead of following the rules of elements and principles. She has numerous hours of art history and methods with individual artists and through museums around the country. She is also specializes in Therapeutic, Shamanic, Contemplative and Intuitive Art. She is also an Expressive Art Facilitator, Therapist and Coach and is in study in the native medicine of Curanderismo (Espiritu). She is deeply interested in Jungian psychology, the role of spirituality and expressive arts in the healing of deep wounds and addiction, creating alliances with the inner wounded child and parent, using art to find your voice.