Visual storytelling is an ancient art. I like illustrating stories that help us to visualize a common aspect of life but in a way that might invite a new perspective. The underlying intention is to awaken our child-like curiosity and abilities for perceiving nature with all our senses. This energetic quality is an aspect of traditional artwork and holds a deeper presence in shamanic paintings.
The Photoillustration artwork also carries its own energetic qualities and borrows from the brush strokes, textural swipes of pastel, and graphite drawings stored in my mind’s eye.
This website is a mini showcase of my illustration work in various mediums. I have worked as an illustrator and designer for many different kinds of businesses, including small design studios, large advertising agencies, corporations, institutions, and publishers. My work has been utilized in commercial print applications and can be seen in Fine Art Galleries. (see exhibit page for more details)
I graduated from The University of the Arts, as an illustrator. For more details on Educational Background, Experience, Awards, and Endorsements: www.linkedin.com/in/miabosna/
Traditional & Shamanic Illustrations: These images are created from the Shamanic Journey and are primarily created in watercolor and colored pencil.
PhotoIllustrations: Layered photography and painted in photoshop.
Artist & Shamanic Practitioner
I had many experiences during wake and dreamtime throughout my childhood that were otherworldly, challenging, and unexplained. After many years of trying to figure out how to block everything that I couldn’t explain I finally found a spiritual path that revealed the world in all its dimensions. Shamanism brought much-needed reasoning and relief. Some of these dreams come through so powerfully that I felt compelled to paint them to understand their meaning. After creating these first paintings and seeing how they were helpful for my personal path, I began to offer others my skill as an illustrator and shamanic practitioner to others. These paintings can act as a guidepost and reminder of their clear intentions.
As a Shamanic practitioner, I work long-distance with clients from my home in North Carolina.
Training in Shamanism
Sandra Harner, Ph.D., CSC – Shamanic Counseling
Sandra Ingerman, MA – Soul Retrieval
Carol Proudfoot-Edgar, Shaman – Ancestral Shamanism + Northeastern Native Peoples, Medicine for our present age: Bear, Buffalo & Iniskim
Tom Cowan, Phd – Celtic Shamanism
Betsy Bergstrom – Thought and Curse Unraveling, Compassionate Depossession, Mediumship Intensive, Ancestral fields & Seidr
Stephen Gallegos, Ph.D. – Personal Totem Pole Process – The Voice and the Vessel, New Mexico
Joseph Rael, Shaman – Native American Mystery School, New Mexico
Jim Frank – 8 Month Training in Shamanism + Multicultural Medicine Wheel
Andrea Largent, MSW, CYT – Field Constellation – 2 yr intensive, 8 yrs. Group
Heart of the Goddess – Renee Welde & Connie Keener – 9 month Woman Wisdom Mystery School
Other Related Training & Workshops
Jaime Meyer, MA, Celtic Shamanism: “Where I am Folded, There I am a Lie”
Bill Harvey, MA, Certified Advanced Rolfer – Breathing and Self Regulation
Ted Andrews – How to Work with Spirit Guides
Geo Cameron Trevarthen – Celtic Shamanism & Transformational Rituals
Hank Wesselman – Working with Ancestral Spirits
Dana Robinson, CSC – Basic course in Core Shamanism
Linda Rose Hallowell – Shamanic Journeying
Angela Rapalyea – Medicine for the Earth
Margot Adler – Modern Ceremonies
Layne Redmond – Healing Properties of the Frame Drum
Vicki Noble – Ritual & Healing Practices
Jaqui McDonald – Reiki 1 Certification
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche – New Kadampa Tradition