Dragons, dragons everywhere…bringing in new energies of expansion and wisdom!

Have you ever entertained the notion of having your own guardian dragon? This has been an artistic focus of mine for over 2 years now in painting dragons for individuals, each as unique as the person commissioning them. This magical and quite joyful process has deepened my connection with others and with their multidimensional realities. To understand dragon speak is to intuitively play in the dragons world of magic and possibility…..to be innocent, free and to explore realms and dimensions of growth and transformation together. This is dragon #13. A very heartfelt, embracing energy of going within to empower others to live their best lives. There is great wonder and magic afoot with this dragon! (shown with the owners permission) Enjoy! You can find out more about this delightful process by going to my website at Soul Paintings…remembering your magnificence – Living Works Studio

A WORLD WITHOUT WALLS-an inward journey

Hi family and friends!  It has been a long season since I have written. Please know that you are in my heart and that distance holds no boundaries in this eternal divine web of love and light.

I thank you and I am blessed beyond measure with your generosity and kindness as I have worked energetically, socially and lovingly with you these many years.

My journey with Jon, traveling fulltime in the motorhome, has been seven years now!!  Wow, so amazing with lots of contrasting colors in this dance we call life!!  While I have seen and experienced beautiful poetic wonders of landscape, the journey of my inner landscape has become even richer and treasure laden.  On this trek of consciousness in play, I have been honored to meet a kaleidoscope of incredible and loving, generous people.   Rich and savory have been our connections and filled with joy and wonder.

So,..the wall……

This weeks turbulence has become a resonating catalyst of frequency and vibration. As such, I have given myself the gift of time and attention to go into many untapped feelings of darkness and the dwelling within of both loss and grief.  I am allowing “what is” the simplicity of my heart and its feeling nature. I am also discovering and I am being nourished by these necessary, though uncomfortable pieces of this jigsaw puzzle of a life.

As many of you know, our son Sean died quite unexpectedly when he was four as a result of a sand cave-in.  This tragedy dramatically changed our family forever.   At the same time this gift of knowing and losing him shifted my focus from the seen perspective of content and form in the world to a space which is vibrant and rich in spirituality, where there is a knowing and holding of greater purpose and design in the unseen but felt.  As many of you know, this has been expressed through my love and passion of intuitive painting and energy work for the last 20 years.

Days before Sean died he came to me and with the sweetest most innocent voice  said, “When are the walls of the house coming down mommy?”  He knew and I knew of his impending mission.  Those words spoken created a momentum to change his fleeting “in the blink of an eye” loving existence on this planet and to set me on a new course.

I am embracing these words today as I write this, as they have been echoed this week by a conversation that I had with some of my living mentors of love.

“When are the walls of the house coming down?”  These words have floated through my consciousness over and over for weeks now.

Clearly for many in this time and space, there is the lingering feeling that the walls of our home and hearth are coming down as we have known them. I am a witness to what is being perceived and I am hearing these words resonating in voice, in government, health, our livelihood, our way of being and our living in this world. Nothing it seems will ever be the same is repeated like a bell clanging to wake all after a long winters sleep.  To me, the walls of the house are coming down and now the question that arises is what choice am I going to make to move forward consciously and in freedom with my own designs, created boundaries and love story?

I realize that I have an amazing opportunity to now envision and create the world that I want to see and experience.  I can do this through the gift of my presence and my wanting and desiring more for myself, my family and my world.  This is my legacy, my inheritance and my birthright as a spark and manifestation of a loving God.

I am choosing to remember and embody this luminous nurturing world that I am a part of.  There is a foundation of love, respect, support and freedom that is inspiring me to “be” successful and to know how deep and wide and loving the “I am” substance of God is as my true design and love story. …the one beingness of source.  I am a creative unique expression manifested of this one love and so are you.  There is no separation in this…we just wear different costumes.

My desire and focus continues to awaken more and more to this truth within every playful cell and fiber of my being. Like our son Sean, who embodies the essence of  innocence, play, inquisitiveness, wisdom and a love for our all life and creature, I am choosing to live into the true, the beautiful and the good.  I am creating a new space with envisioning luminous inclusive transparent movable walls of thriving in joy, love, prosperity, artistic creations and exploration in the Beingness of I Am.

May we all envision and create through the “I Am God Presence” a world humanity, that is com passionate , kind,  loving, honest and caring.   A satisfying peaceful place that brings a smile to our faces when thought of and that we embrace in equality wholeheartedly through the light of our truth and knowing within in our authenticity.

 I am so grateful and thankful for each of you and your presence in my life.

grace and gratitude, Teresa

I also wish to share a few beautiful friends gifts and resources for exploration!

Sourcing The Way • Enlightening Journeys & Expeditions

Uplifting Articles, Talks, and Transmissions


Also Jeff  has created an engaging platform named “Embodying the transformed world”    which is intending exploration  and vibrant connection and much much more…This is an ongoing participation on zoom…. sessions beginning Jan. 24th  still a few spots available I understand. 

For manifesting your dreams and desires in a playful, easy and spectacular way!….My dear soul sister, Priya Beatte Laasch has a great fb group to connect with at the site Illuminaissance Community Mindset & Manifestation Mastery.  It is a fun group of amazing individuals intending prosperity and wellbeing for everyone through our own personal growth and transformation.  Illuminaissance.org

And my latest offering for 2021!

“Creatrix” Energy work with painting – Your authentic blueprint through the Akashic Records » Healerly 

The spirit of Hearth and Home painted

the essence of a Floridian bungalow

dusk serenity in Maine

midnite magic in Colorado

Painterly energies and impressions of your home’s “essence”!

This becomes a unique and loving reminder of the special qualities of your home, painted in acrylic, watercolor and colored pencil on canvas or watercolor paper.

How do you begin this co-creation? We have a chat on the phone to connect, and you can share with me your feelings and impressions about your home. We decide on price and size specifics. You email me photos of your property.
I paint the essence of the house and the specialness that you have conveyed to me. You receive, hang and enjoy! A wonderful gift too!

A Guiding Hand

giving me a hand

 go to  blog http://livingworksstudio.com/blog/

…   A moment of weakness (we all have them)..yes?  There is a self-deprecating thought that rolls through and is sticky like molasses on a hot and humid day.  “So I am no Picasso, Matisse or Michaelangelo.”

 I muse….unsatisfyingly and prepare to paint.

 There is no measuring up or comparison to these great Masters and yet the doubt in my self makes its timely arrival once again.

 I pick up my brush and offer to be an open vessel for Spirit.   The painting begins to flow….the valley, the hills, feeling the freedom of just painting for the joy in it.  Music is playing as my brush moves across the paper and suddenly a hand is revealed…that great aha…… then a line becomes the brush and the landscape becomes the palette.   All of this under my watchful gaze has taken form quite to my surprise.

  As the hand appears,  I am reminded, once again,  that there is a mysterious, incredibly beautiful guiding force.  Something that breathes life into everything and gives each of us a “hand up” in life.  This guidance helps us to re-member that it is our soul’s purpose and greatest delight to find our authentic voice and there is  mystery in that so deep and so profound that our consciousness has a hard time excepting this formidable truth.

and so……I shall create for the joy, the love, the freedom in each moment and know that by living my joy and my passion, my path will be made clear and I will be guided by that loving mysterious hand.

.  I am not Picasso or Michaelangelo…I am Teresa.

A big universal hug!


let us all consider giving a certain someone including the Universe a nice big hug!  http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

Have you ever received a hug so grand that you felt loved by the whole of the universe?    I have a dear friend who offered this to me in a moment of not knowing what the heck I was up to and belaboring my decision to take this next giant step and move!  She came over on this particular morning  just to give me a hug.  She did not know that at that particular moment,  that is what I needed the most.  Through that hug, I have to say, I felt embraced with an instinct that no matter what, in every cell of my being I was cared for and that all was perfect in the chaos.

The universe holds those hugs for all of us in each moment of everyday…..  are we open to receiving them and do you know how powerful a hug straight from the heart can make someones’ day!  She did that for me….and I am grateful to you huggers’ in the world!  As we celebrate International Peace Day on Sunday and the People’s  Climate March in NY ( the largest climate march in history!)  ….let us all consider giving a certain someone including the Universe a nice big hug!  http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

The deepening stillness

The Morning Path

On this breezy September morn in Crestone Colorado

With every step that I take on this new path, I am steeped in the awareness of this infinite connection with everything and everyone.  This morning I am reminded that this connection feels like a painting that I did over 15 years ago named the Hologram of Love  or at times referred to as the Flower of Life.  As I walked I could feel myself shifting my awareness back and forth within the Flower of Life image.  The sounds of nature, the birds, wind, the gravel underfoot became color, the deafening welcome stillness in my spirit became the web of light that makes up  the painting.  This 6000 year old symbol was first discovered in Abydos Egypt.   The Flower of Life  is carved with laser-like accuracy on huge granite blocks in the temple walls and even through modern methods we are not able to replicate the delicateness of this pattern  today.  The temple was a subterreanean complex dedicated to Osiris, the god of the Afterlife, symbolizing death and regeneration.  

I am feeling inspired to paint from within this image!  Stay tuned!!!

The Hologram of Love…..available in print at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/teresa-dunwell.html

He’s a Soul Man!

He's got soul!

He’s got soul!

For those of you old enough to remember it,  this title is taken from a really cool song done by Sam & Dave called “Soul Man” .  It has a very upbeat 70’s tempo and full of syncopated surprises.  You can even hear the trumpets and horns proclaiming the “coolness of motown”.


This post is dedicated to the “cool” in a great being of light named Marty who allowed me to photo him with his new painting.   Marty and I began doing some Akashic energy work together and it led to this dynamic representational soul painting of his powerful energy.  Each painting that I do  is so unique to the individual.   Like an energetic tarot card it resonates with the vibration and frequency of  ancient energies as well as working with the soul in its transformation process.  The paintings have been described as portals that can assist others in re-membering their divine purpose and awakening them to their talents and abilities.

“Sessions with Teresa ushered me into a wonderful, new phase of my life, which culminated in this incredible painting.”

I have a feeling that it will take lifetimes for some of these paintings in soul to express their true content.   Of course, it gives me such great pleasure to serve others in this form, combining the “veiled oil” painting and the energy work.   I am just the channel for whatever colors or designs wish to come through as I believe from the minute the patron decides to have their painting done, the energy begins to percolate.




Creative spirit in the florida breeze

florida ala great memories 010One truly knows they are in relaxation mode when the painting journal is resurrected and there is both the time and the creative energy to paint to my hearts content!  Fort Meyers Florida is an amazing place of strong gulf coast breezes and radiant sunsets to fill the heart and the soul.  Jon and I encountered many angels along the way, specifically in our dear longtime friends, Steve and Maggie. They are so very gracious!

This being said………….

I just might have to succumb to the snowbird magic and take up part time residence to explore and paint. In Florida,  the colors are radiant bursts of light in form  and vibrate with the songs of the many birds that Jon and I had the privilege of viewing in their natural homeland waters.  There were a plethora of pelicans, cranes and my very favorite blue herons.  The tree aviarys on the water (cannot for the life of me remember their actual name)  are vibrant with spots of color in the shape of many feathered friends.    We also were blessed to see manatees, dolphins and to my delight… no gators, even though I saw many alligator and turtle crossings.

This small watercolor painting, from my journal was done in front of Steve and Maggies house, where daily they wake to an incredible view of the Collusahatchee River from their front porch!   Palm trees, long walks, and the sound of water lapping against the docks rocked my soul deeper and deeper into the quiet of what a vacation can truly be when you have no agenda and no serious timelines to be on the go.  This was a magical, creative, spiritual experience of healing and joy.  I am grateful to this Divine oneness that holds all of us within this silence.  No doubt about it….we will return to this tropical haven.

Enlightening the Soul Painting Process

I am so tickled as I have just completed an intuitive soul painting for a gifted angel reader named Meggin. Meggin’s mother Linda died over 2 years ago and through Meggins grieving process she requested to have a soul painting done of her mother. I worked with a picture of her mom as a 7 year old, as her mother was very playful and childlike. I was able to immediately connect with the strong bond of love and celebration between Meggin and her mother. Images began forming and there was a strong feeling that the painting would create an open door for Meggin to work with her mom on a more energetic and intimate level on her journey. The energies beautifully harmonized with Meggin and her mom and Meggins true gifts of healing and “inner sight” came forth in the painting. The end result is always a wonderful surprise as to how the loved ones spirit shows up to play and dance in the work. I am filled with gratitude and humility as Meggin has told me that she could feel her mom’s presence and her own in a piece that will grace her sacred space at home and be a loving reminder of her gentle spirit guiding her way. No doubt about it…..I love serving spirit in this way!

…..As curator of the Gallery of Enlightenment at CHHC!

The remarkable element of spirit is….wait for it……………. you put something out there and watch and feel what happens!!!

I have always held a vision of bringing many different artists together to display transformational and soulful work. This is the case with the gallery that I am now a curator of at Community Holistic Health Center in Lafayette Colorado. Truth is, this is not any little “ol” gallery. This gallery is filled with incredible art, straight from the heart.

Each piece in the gallery, including those of yours truly, is hand picked in an incredible process through word of mouth and also yes indeed the web and craigs list!!! I look for art and artists that speak to my soul, that are resonating to the frequencies and the devotion of spirit in our evolving process of awakening.

I frankly, am passionate about the idea of a gallery that enriches, transforms and empowers people to develop their psychic awareness. With that being said, CHHC currently has 16 artists on board who represent a unique facet of artand who are allowing us to expand our vision, our delight and sense of wonder. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I encourage all of you to drop by CHHC, 409 S. Public Rd. in Lafayette and check out our gallery and see what I mean.

Our next art night out is Sept. 21st from 6-9pm. I feel that you too will be enriched by your experience and maybe find a piece of art that speaks volumes to you and that resonates with your soul! Ps. Community Holistic Health Center is non profit community based on Sacred Commerce. We have wonderful practitioners, classes, and meditations to also attend to your physical, mental, and spiritual needs. We are open Tues. -Sat. from 10-6pm www.communityhhc.org