Why Your Inner Child Needs A Voice

Recently, I was asked to produce a piece for an abuse survivors art show.  As a survivor of child abuse, domestic violence and rape, I decided to create the piece as a visual reminder that I am safe.  See, the … Continue reading

Music As A Change Agent

So. . .the Grammys were Sunday night: Part fashion show, part rock concert, part awards show. Madonna made (some?) of us vow to go back to the gym and posed as a confused matador/flamenco dancer. Kanye West took his pro-Beyonce … Continue reading

We Are All Pieces of One Puzzle

In the season of twinkle and light, I have been busy preparing ornaments for shows.  Today as part of WordPress’ Daily Post Photo Challenge, I give you “We Are All Pieces of One Puzzle”.  Humanity is a beautiful puzzle and … Continue reading

*I* Want, I *WANT*, *I Want* – Poem

‘Tis the season and everyone, it seems, has a list of wants:  the latest electronic gadget, jewelry, clothes or luxurious pampering.  I have wants too, but lately they have taken on a much broader scope.  See, I believe that needs … Continue reading

The Haunting of Callayosa: Rape Is Real

Halloween – the haunting time.  A day for costumes, to be anything one wishes to be if only for a few hours, a day for cuteness, scary movies, candy, pumpkin carving, haunted houses and memory making.Growing up I secretly resented … Continue reading

To Those Who Wish Me Silent

Thinking about the stigma that surrounds the concept of survivorship and the timeline of healing that those unaffected by trauma and sometimes, even those who have been, place on our shoulders. A number of thoughts came to mind and I … Continue reading

3 LESSONS FROM A HEALTH CRISIS

  I have long believed that struggle teaches us things – that when we are broken and vulnerable, that is when we are more receptive to hearing our soul’s voice. So it has been with me over the past several … Continue reading

SICK LITTLE B*#ch! One-upmanship of Illness

Competition and comparison are cornerstones of human experience. Everywhere you look, there is a keeping up with Jones’ or Kardashian’s mentality. From fashion to music to makeup to diet to crappy lifestyle choices, society feels the need to be as … Continue reading

The World We Create – New! Painting in Progress

What lies within you?  Fire? Water? An alternate universe?  The sea?  So much lies within:  heart, soul, mind, emotion, nerves, breath and love. This painting seeks to encapsulate through line and color what lies within. Painting is a new creative … Continue reading

July Artist of the Arboretum

    Paulissa Eliana Kipp July 2014 Artist of the Arboretum       Paulissa Eliana Kipp,is a creative brave heart and truth prospector revealing the beautiful, the curious and the often overlooked. Paulissa lives in Omaha, NE with her … Continue reading