a little introduction



listen to me narrate this here:



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I believe that creativity is a direct expression of Source. That as artists we walk the rainbow bridge between the worlds of the mundane and divine. As such we speak the language of the hidden.
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Hello! I’m Beka, the voice and visioneer behind Ginger*Urchin: a lifestyle blog that blends a love of earth medicine and fascination with the creative process to find renaissance soul’utions for multipassionate living.

With an ever curious mind, topics evolve season to season according to what I am most excited by or struggling with at the time. Threaded through this you will find me writing about my latest creations and photographic adventures, the books I am reading and lessons I am learning, musings on the creative process itself and the things that inspire me.

To get a taste of Ginger*Urchin from the archives, you may enjoy these past favourites...

:: my growing library of local animal medicine
:: what’s typically in my art kit when on the road
:: four clever out-of-camera tricks that don't require post-editing
:: how I am using my Smash* book as a junk drawer memory keeper
:: and some go-to ways I like to start a new blank journal



In addition to writing this blog I currently have a small but growing Society6 print shop offering curated selections of my natural history and art photography. I also offer New Moon and bespoke intuitive tarot sessions with Kim Krans' Wild Unknown 1st Edition deck, here on the blog.

With a passion for exploring new ideas and a continual eye on the future, this is only the beginning for Ginger*Urchin. Sign up and automagically receive the latest update direct to your inbox, or follow with either Bloglovin or Feedly.



| ABOUT*ME |

In a previous life I studied ballet, trained in architecture, worked in high street retail and hospitality, before switching to media sales and then software development. Originally from England, in 2009 I emigrated to Canada and began a new chapter outside the corporate world as an intuitive artist and journey walker.

Living in one of the Okanagan-Shuswap's pine-covered valleys with my super-hero husband and two awesome punklings, today I am a writer, photographer, student of earth medicine, a designer and maker, gamer and toy collector. I love natural and social history, have a passion for creating beauty with whatever tools I have to hand, and am learning to manage my high-speed creative brain that when left unchecked induces irrational anxiety. A fun time is to be had here, I tell you!

Join me on social media with Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, or write to me direct. I love connecting with like-minded folks who appreciate, among other things, voltaic sharp wit, the lively exchange of ideas and the simple joy of lifelong learning.

Thank you for visiting Ginger*Urchin today, I look forward to meeting you soon...

:: BEKA ::