North – Art with Spirit

Art with Spirit Philosophy

Art is a physical, mental/emotional and spiritual expression of my thoughts, feelings and spirit. The process of breathing life into each piece of art is a freeing and affirming experience. It allows me opportunity to explore new aspects of relationships, community, the world and self. I value the prospect of bringing shared visions to life through commissioned works.

Art in Practice

All pieces are imbued with spirit. Mindful presence is held throughout the process of completing each piece. A variety of mediums are used to create beautiful and often functional art. As this site develops photos of past works and currently available pieces will be posted.

To purchase available pieces or to commission a piece contact Dawn at

Gallery of items for sale – under construction.


Gallery of  some past work

Kayak Paddle carved from single piece of Ceder (2″x8″x8′) with adjustable ferrel added along with drip rings. Abalone and shell inlay, painted with top quality sign paints for color longevity and sealed (multiple coats) with marine varnish for durability.

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Thunder Drum carved (scratch mark sound holes) and wood burned (black bear paw prints) gourd, inset zuni turquoise bears along lower portion just above ties for the deer skin drum head and coiled spring with small ceramic end knob.

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Another Thunder Drum wood burned and painted with color stains (part of a matched set paired with the rain stick below)

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Rain Stick gourd filled with beans for sound, wood burned and painted with color stains (part of a matched set paired with the thunder drum above)

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Feather Fan elk horn handle with carved grizzly bear paw print on one side and spiral on the other, turkey feathers (royal palm breed), wrapped with colored threads, leather dangles with jingle cone ends


Walnut wood slide top box with antler handle on top along with obsidian and antler awl with sheath and shell, bone bead necklace