about the teacher and the grove
I’m an artist, author and teacher who spent nine years creating the Gaian Tarot while living on a small rural island in the Pacific Northwest.
My artwork and writing have appeared frequently over the years in SageWoman, PanGaia and Circle magazines, among many others. I taught classes on Goddess spirituality, earth-centered spirituality and the Tarot for nearly 20 years in the Pacific Northwest and around the country at festivals and conferences. Today, I’ve moved many of those classes online to the Gaian Soul Learning Grove.
I released a Gaian Tarot Limited Edition of 1000 in March 2010. As of April 2011, nearly 70% of those have already found happy homes. The mass market edition will be published by Llewellyn Worldwide in September 2011. (Now available for pre-order on Amazon!)
I host the engaging membership site, Gaian Tarot Circle, which I created for people who want to participate in a community centered on the study of the Gaian Tarot.
I sell my colored-pencil paintings and mixed media pieces as originals and limited edition prints. Amber Lotus Publishing Co. calls me one of “the most accomplished and well-loved artists in the Goddess-spirit community.”
I am dedicated to the Ocean Mother in all Her guises, and am a lover of Mama Gaia.
I’m a Capricorn Sun, Taurus Moon and Taurus Rising.
I live on the edge of the woods outside Bellingham, Washington with my husband, musician Craig Olson, and our two cats, Cleo and Smokey. Our house is called Rainbow Cottage, which we named for the rainbows that fill the living room on late afternoons when the sun shines through prisms high in clerestory windows.
Oh, and my baby granddaughter Gracie is the most beautiful child in the whole, entire world!
Joanna Powell Colbert