As a child, Ravynne Phelan (also known as Michele-lee Phelan) dreamed of becoming an artist, but fell into despair in her teenage years when many told her a career in art was an unattainable dream. For the next fourteen years she lived in a world empty of color—until she was officially diagnosed with depression and introduced to art therapy. With her childhood dreams rekindled at 33 years of age, she became a professional artist and illustrator. In 2011, Michele-lee became Ravynne, to celebrate and honor the magical
path she has walked in service to Gaia and Great Spirit, and to mark the end of her battle with depression.