The former Californian, academic non-conformist, tea lover, renaissance woman, and on-again, off-again domestic chef enjoyed living in the Pacific Northwest since 1998 until going itinerant in 2015. A former dot-com hopping desk jockey and dual-incomed Microsoft wife, Courtnee now lives a solo post-modern Bohemian existence in the throes of first-world poverty, yet understands that she is wealthier than ever before. She thinks deeply, feels deeply, and lives life on her own terms.
“Art is the ability to tell the truth, especially about oneself.” – Richard Pryor
I blog about my artistic creations and process on Patreon, an online support community and monthly tip jar, with rewards and exclusive content for patrons.
“I would like to be remembered as somebody who made the path a little easier for somebody behind me” – Heather Flemming
I am an ambivert, high in imagination and in assertiveness. I like to collaborate, sometimes, and I tend to be a matchmaker and behind the scenes support for projects. I am socially apt and charismatic, however I tend to avoid large groups unless I am performing, involved in activism, or have some other sort of job to do (like event photography).
I like tea, cats, cat videos, and talking about poop. Love Carlin. Hate Tosh.
”The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper..” – Picasso
Some Things I have done
I grew up in Sacramento, spending most of my tortured adolescence on EFnet, ingesting massive amounts of drugs, listening to grunge and The Prodigy, while waiting for the next DEFCON to roll around.
I was the first Courtnee on the internet. I also ran one of the first webcams on the internet, but you’ve probably never heard of it. At the turn of the century I’d transplanted to Seattle, worked a year+ at Microsoft (which felt like a decade), on early smart phones, and bounced around the dot com boom.
“All we have to do is preserve our personality, to live our own life, be captain of our own ship, and all will be well.” – Dr. Edward Bach
I was a performing circus aerialist for 13 years, teaching lessons for many of those years.
I was an ensemble troupe member, actor, resident aerialist and director for six years with The Little Red Studio.
I served four years as the board president and creative director of Vita Arts, a 501(c)(3) arts non-profit I co-founded in 2009.
I also have backgrounds in medical administration, project management, private investigation, mixology, and a bunch of other shit. I currently contract as a consultant.
I have both jumped out of a plane, and breathed at the bottom of the ocean. I am a former sex worker and a practicing intersectional feminist. I believe that amatonormativity is ruining our relationships, and that white supremacist heteropatriarchy must be eradicated. I was also married, once.
I am 37 years old.