Episode 47: Kim Krans

  • Drawing as living energy [2:22]
  • Turning towards the pain [4:44]
  • The power of acknowledging and sharing our struggles [6:35]
  • The characters of ‘Both’ and ‘And’ [12:48]
  • The spectrum of addiction and handling infatuation [15:35]
  • Drawing The Marquee [21:30]
  • Honoring miscarriage through drawing, healing the Mother archetype [28:11]
  • Mercy [31:25]
  • Letter to the reader [37:07]

Kim Krans is a visionary artist, author, and creator of The New York Times bestseller The Wild Unknown Tarot.

Krans received her BFA in drawing at Cooper Union in NYC, MFA in mixed media at Hunter College, and an MA in depth psychology and creativity at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. Her seeker’s heart has brought her to study in-depth practices of yoga and shamanism in India, Africa, Europe, and the UK. Kim teaches events and workshops that activate the forces of creativity and radical transformation through art, meditation, mysticism, and movement.

Visionary artist and New York Times bestselling author Kim Krans returns with a decadently illustrated and incredibly raw graphic memoir that chronicles her multi-layered search for truth and recovery from an eating disorder and infertility in the throes of a health and wellness-obsessed culture, touching on the healing potentials of creativity and spirituality.

With pen and paper as her trusted allies, revered visionary artist, spiritual seeker, and bestselling author of The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook Kim Krans chronicles her deeply personal journey of recovery through drawing in BLOSSOMS AND BONES: Drawing a Life Back Together.

After canceling her flight home to wellness-obsessed Los Angeles, where Krans had been secretly experiencing a debilitating eating disorder, she finds her way to an ashram and seeks spiritual and creative refuge.

For 40 days she relies on “drawing the feeling” as a way to realign her relationship to food, addiction, fertility, perfectionism, and the endless messaging of “never enough” echoing throughout current culture. She makes the ashram her home and embarks on the healing process through intricately hand-drawn narration of both her inner and outer worlds, canceling forthcoming high-profile teaching obligations and international travel. Radical simplification, meditation, community, and creativity bring her through the darkest chapter of her life.



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