Mellissae’s great passion is to rekindle the innocent joy within each of us. Life is a great treasure hunt to reclaiming the wild beauty within, and living from that inspiring place. All of Lucia’s work is designed to help us embody our essential creative knowing.
She is a sixth generation Pacific Northwesterner who grew up in Seattle’s studio glass art movement. Mellissae worked for Dale Chihuly as a teenager and was deeply inspired by his independent visions. In her 20’s, she lived in Milan, Italy. Her educational background is in child development, archetypal psychology, and social justice. She also went through a “Martha Stewart” phase, getting married and looking forward to having children.
When Mellissae was 33, her husband died of cancer, sending her on a seven-year Quest. The award-winning Oracle of Initiation divination deck emerged from that transformative time and she now teaches about the beauty of our rainbows in the dark – the paradox of our greatest gifts hidden within our shadows. Mellissae is currently initiating small groups into their Earthen Body knowing in the hidden landscape of Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico. She also offers individual deep immersion artistic and spiritual retreats in the Land of Enchantment, and has a variety of online experimental iPhoneography and digital media courses, as well as an in-depth course on crafting your own Oracle deck from vision to production.
Mellissae has always been a very curious and enthusiastic person who sees the world as a magical playground. Nature is her true home, but she is also an urban explorer who adores hip-hop, graffiti, and the vitality found in the city. Having grown up in a family of artists, every cell in her body is attuned to recognizing the beauty within everything.