ABOUT THE ARTIST

me in the woods


Cheryl was born and raised in Alberta, Canada. After a long career as a senior executive with CBC Television in Toronto, she moved to Canada’s east coast. On a working holiday to Mexico, she had a powerful encounter with a Mayan Master Teacher, Miguel Angel Vergara. It changed the course of her life. Vergara, former head of Mexico’s ancient site, Chichen Itza, became the subject of Cheryl’s first documentary – Change You. Throughout five journeys with Miguel, a world of creativity opened up and she began making sticks. Miguel wrote to her, “This is your great time. This is the exact moment you have been expected. Go ahead. Go ahead.” Cheryl’s Sticks led to Stone designs. As she played with the theme of the feather as a quill – to write and re-write one’s story – the name Spirit Speak emerged. Cheryl has called Nova Scotia home since 2008, where daily walks in the woods and on Nova Scotia’s beautiful beaches find her perfectly in her element.




Spirit Speak 2017