Santa Rosa, California, USA
April 30
(aka Josephine Elizabeth Ortez, Josie Ortez) I am 61 years young, a performance artist, writer and painter (oils) I live with my Dalmatian doggie 3 cats and 2 goldfish. I am happy despite my best efforts to the contrary. I am of Native American, Mexican, German, Irish English ethnicity. A DAKINI is a semi wrathful spirit woman from the Tibetan Buddhism tradition who manifests in dreams, visions and during meditation. She is the Goddess of Life's turning points, serving as instigator, inspirer, messenger and even trickster. She transmutes suffering into enlightened awareness. She is often depicted as a young naked figure in dancing pose often holding a skull cup of the Elixir of Life in one hand and a curved knife in the other. She may wear a garland of human skulls, her hair is wild and hangs down her back. She dances on top of a corpse, representing her mastery over ego and ignorance. MAY ALL BEINGS BE HAPPY!


DakiniDancer's Links

MAY 18, 2009 1:11AM

Nekkid Glory

Please note Witches mark on breast. I earned it. 


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MAY 11, 2009 8:05PM

Open Call: My Sketch of Duaneart

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 April 30 is a Witches Sabbath called Beltane.



Beltane. A  night of bonfires and woodlands and sex. A celebration of the potency of Life and  the bl… Read full post »

APRIL 22, 2009 3:34AM


In honor of this Earth Day 2009 I give two offerings to you, you sacred and blessed OS people. May our Beautiful Planet Earth always be bountiful and green. May we always honor her and ALL her children: two legged, four legged, multi-legged and all in between and around.

"What a… Read full post »

As some of you may know, AnniThyme and I are locked into a warm oil wrestling match over just who exactly can lay claim to Sheldon the Wonderhorse's most exquisite elemental jewel like appendage. She actually challenged me (ME!)  and I quote: "Oh Blakini (that being her oh so clevair play… Read full post »

Worst song in the history of the world, ever!!!!!  I dare you to deny it!

Not only stupid lyrics, as in: every damn line rhymes with FIVE until we

get to the Year 25 TEN because they have to find something that rhymes

with "then" .    %^$*&!!!!!!  Not only that,… Read full post »

MARCH 15, 2009 8:13PM

Dance of a Thousand Hands

This is performed by a Dance Company from China composed entirely of deaf mutes. They are given cues by handlers off stage. The Goddess
Guan Yin is the Chinese Goddess of Infinite Compassion. May the Chinese implement her benevolence and mercy.
MARCH 14, 2009 8:58AM

Help Stop the Seal Hunt (UPDATE)

Good News! The International Fund for Animal Welfare has announced an historic victory 15 years in the making: Russia has announced a complete ban on the hunting of harp seals less than 1 year old. It's a start, we just have to  hang in there!



That time of year… Read full post »

Dear All: I hope you enjoy this. This is the first time I have sung in public. I remembered this song from my early 60's youth. I got it on Itunes about a year ago and started singing along with it and thought, hey, I sound all right! When the unsurpassable… Read full post »

MARCH 6, 2009 4:53AM

My Tiny Car Saved Me

It was a dark and stormy night. Oh  wait, wrong open call. Ok, it was a day of sunshine between cloudbursts. I was in my Toyota Scion XA, which is about the same size as a VW. I was stopped at a red light at the bottom of a long winding… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 17, 2009 11:27PM


I was privileged to perform in this show on February 7. It was staged by Worlddancefitness, San Anselmo, CA  in honor of their 5th Anniversary. There were 18 acts in all, so not all performers are shown. All performers are associated with the studio. Here we go:Hoop Light

That's a glowey hula… Read full post »

These were written by Cassie Claire. According to her she wrote them on a cocktail napkin over the course of many a night at her favorite pub. Enjoy! 
The Very Secret Diaries

Welcome! Here you may find the brilliant "Very Secret Diary" series by the wonderful Cassandra ClRead full post »

JANUARY 13, 2009 9:59PM

More FRIDA (Youtube)

I love this video. I am especially intrigued by the last bit. I think the
young lady in it  is Arija Muray, the daughter of Nicolas Muray, a 
paramour of Frida's. However, I'm not sure. To me, the young lady
in the video looks like a ghost, and in… Read full post »
JANUARY 11, 2009 7:50AM

Frida and Buddha on OS


Buenos Dias to you. From my vantage point I have been observing the child day in and day out, night in and night out. For the last three weeks she has been lamenting that she does not know 25 things about herself that certain people, (whom she addresses from a… Read full post »

 You be the judge. 
Or is something more sinister going on?
Have these two EVER been seen in the same room, at the same time?
Hmmmmmm. Inquiring minds want to know. 
DECEMBER 6, 2008 6:30AM


This is in honor of Freaky Troll, for all her tireless work for the Benefit of All Beings!


sends her blessings to  Freaky, who  appreciates her humanely raised and handled Earthly manifestations,


and gives what the Bacon Fairy hopes will satisfy and fulf… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 22, 2008 7:10AM

OS Collage

Pulling in that Cosmic Love

Watch and Discuss:

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/obama_win_causes_obsessive  Read full post »

NOVEMBER 2, 2008 7:41PM

Opus Final Panel

To see the final panel go here: http://www.hsus.org/forms/the_opus_contest.html

 Very comforting. I especially liked (from last week) the doggie from the shelter getting to do to the tropical paradise - I had a feeling that would happen. May All Beings Be Happy!

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OCTOBER 25, 2008 4:35AM

ET and ME



by Dakini Dancer (Josephine Elizabeth Ortez) 

    Herewith I… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 5:41PM

Ask around, look it up, Nothing prettier than a spotted pup

BlueStar HomeBoy