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Shannon Nicole Kringen

Intuitive Natural Artist Shannon Nicole Kringen

hi, i’m shannon kringen,  some know me as “goddess kring” from the public access tv show i had on seattle cable access every week from 1996 to 2011.    i am a multi media artist and figure model for artists.  i am both very gifted and very troubled.  i have borderline personality disorder and think about ending my life every day though have never tried and never been to the hospital for mental problems.  it takes all my strength to just work as a model full time on call 7 days a week. i live alone and pay $1,000. a month for rent. i am trying to get into low income housing.  i am open to receiving donations to help support me and ease my stress and my gift to you is that i share my art for free online daily.  i have photos, videos, music, blogs, and am very active on facebook and twitter.  i also do spoken word live sometimes around seattle.  i am open to finding new venues to hang my painting and photos.  my art can be found on my main site all linked to my main other sites or just google “shannon kringen” and you will find a lot.  i am both a talented artist who wants to share my gift with the world but i am also a very honest person who feels compelled to share her personal demons with others in hopes of helping encourage others to be in touch with their own issues and try to heal them. i have been in and out of therapy for over 20 years.  i have been figure modeling for money for 23 years (modeling has been my full time job since 1997) .  i have done some things i regret, i have been bullied online for being so eccentric,  i feel misunderstood by some but it’s true i have made many mistakes in my life but i’ve also done great things.  i plan to write a book memoir style someday soon when i get stable and calm enough.  i am working on getting back into therapy after quitting two years ago after being in it for over 10 years straight but have done over 20 years of therapy total so far. i am 46 right now in 2015.  thanks for your support and again if you donate i will be sure to thank you personally through mail or we can meet for coffee/tea/dinner/walk or even on the phone if you want to talk with me.  thanks for caring.  i hope to heal and grow and stay alive and not pass away until nature decides it’s my time to go.    some people think i’m a fraud because i travel all over the world and do modeling gigs etc.  i seem so “functional” and like i have tons of money or something.  the truth is i save every penny,  find cheap airline tickets or ask for people to donate tickets to me then visit friends who invite me and spend almost no money when travelling- eating cheap food from grocery stores and drinking only free water.  i have a tendency to beat myself up and am very hard on myself and torture myself in my own head. i  don’t “cut” myself like most borderlines do.  i just abuse myself verbally in my head and sabotage relationships at times and scream my head off hurting my throat.  i am trying to end this addiction to self harm.  i have mood swings everyday but manage to continue working full time as a model at 20 different places.  my life is messy and chaotic but i survive.  i am terrfied of trying to get a “normal full time job” as the ones i have had so far are minimum wage terrible jobs i hated.  modeling pays better around $10 to 22 per hour but i don’t get 40 hours a week.  so i am on call literally 7 days a week and always check my email several times a day to get gigs at the last minute.  it’s very stressful but sometimes i’m their emergency model last minute replacement and i drop whatever i’m doing and just go model at the drop of a hat anywhere any time.  it  calms me down to model as i get to sit quietly and meditate while they draw or paint me.  i serve them and my mental problems and moods do not interfere. it’s the perfect job for me in some ways.  i don’t drink or smoke or do any drugs but i do seem addicted to abusing myself verbally and emotionally. i also neglect myself.  i recently almost moved into a better living situation and then chickened out and am now feeling stuck in a bad situation….landlord raising the rent and taking away our laundry facility to remodel the basement into new apartments. there will be a lot of noise.  i am trying to find a better place to live or tough out this place for one more year.  i offer my honesty and art to the world.  support me if you wish. thanks and good luck to us all in this challenging world!
Goddess KRING on being a highly functional borderline!
Part 1

Part 2

free write by shannon kringen 04/18/15

there is no “i” that can be protected the spiritual people say.
i am no thing. not a thing.
driving to portland to see.
i am light.
wayne dyer higher sire
no longer trapped in mire
surprise me
it rises me soul
i want off the grid
out of my rage cage
at the stage of engaging
the absurdity of life.
compulsion to pick
thought scabs
have a stab at loving instead.
dreading the heavy
lead weight/wait
of brain drain
think i can
think i can
power tripper
soul ripper
pair of docks
take stock
locking clock
seeing paradox on the rocks
there is stability in knowing
nothing is solid
or secure
or stable
chaos and order
do their dance
hanging from a thread
they say
let go and let god
godUS kring
pull the string
seeping deep within
jim morrison said “let me tell you are heart ache and the loss of god, wandering, wandering in hopeless night”.
and i goddess kring says “let me know about repression, and the loss of sould, wandering, wandering in a hopeless black hole”.
synchronicity appears to disappear
it’s clear
how do i order thee?
to get out of me
let me be free
ego soul
melancholy glow
higher self esteem is my dream
winter cream
self confidence
build a fence
obsessing over beacon hill fiasco!
snafu taboo
toot this horn fourlorn
ingest this mess
trying to finish
mourning this morning
warning you
give me solitude
take charge.

more spoken word poetry and music by shannon kringen


my kitty keesoon in the sink bathing! he’s a goof ball!

Intuitive Natural Artist Shannon Nicole Kringen
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Section 8 Magazine interviewed aRtist Shannon Kringen

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a good ‪#‎easter‬.  take actions, detach from end results.  trust the flow.

a good ‪#‎easter‬ so far. modeled for a photographer, made $120.00 support group was cancelled due to easter BUT i asked for support and i got a one on one session from a very compassionate person. going to have a nice dinner with my guy at his house. he’s cooking a special dinner and i’m bringing ice cream and the bill murray/melissa mcCarthy/naomi watts comedy i love called “st. vincent”.

the support i received today was such a blessing. this person reminded me to surf the WaVeS in life and not get caught up in the details and end results so much as take actions, aim for goals then let go and let the universe or “god” or whatever you wanna call energy beyond your individual self that helps create reality.

we also talked about the fact that i sometimes feel like i want to “die” is healthy and really just a part of me that wants to drop my toxic thinking in my head. i want to let self destructive side of me pass away not my actual body literally. so it’s partly a healthy urge to want to “die” on some level. not literally kill my body- or harm myself- but to want to weed off the parts of my thinking and actions that are not good for me. let the parts of me die and make room for the new me as i can keep growing and healing. my “inner darth vader” can be an ally if i ask it what it’s trying to teach me and what it wants from me.

so i can look for a new apartment and try not to worry about when and how and what i will find, just explore options and trust eventually it will work out and i will find a new place to live that will be good for me and my cat.

i seek an apartment near seattle that is $1,000 or less per month that allows a cat and has views of green spaces and has good light for my many houseplants. a balcony would be amazing.

left voice mail for the apartment the i saw and loved yesterday just to make sure they are strict on their rules of income. the truth is i can afford that place as i live frugally and rent is the pricey thing i pay for each month and in every other way i live amazingly cheaply. i have good credit too and perfect rental history.

i let go and trust i will manifest the right living space for me when the time is right. i am open to any help from others reading this also. you always email me from this page:



this photo of Shannon Kringen was taken in Oslo Norway at a park called Østensjøvannet!

it was published here:

This photo is special to me because i am healing my emotional wounds and learning to love myself and embrace all the facets of “self”.  i know that to love others i must also love myself.  it’s a self portrait in a puddle.  i was walking around østensjøvannet in Oslo Norway.  a wildlife and bird sanctuary.  i live in the USA but have roots in Norway. this was my first time visiting Norway.  the sun was setting, a gentle breeze was blowing and i felt like i was healing something deep within myself on this walk i took in solitude feeling connected to all of nature as i walked around the lake and saw many beautiful birds swimming and flying above me.  i titled this photo “østensjøvannet puddle healing me”.

More photo of Norway by Shannon Kringen:

More Self reflections:


Band Photography
by Shannon Kringen

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Art Model Shannon Kringen


Shannon Kringen
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Model, Painter, Photographer,
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10. Just because you’re using a hip digital camera doesn’t mean you can’t be down to earth.
the above image was published here:

so grateful my photos are being published all over the web and in some print magazines.  i hope to get paid someday for this but for now i am offering my images FREE  to publish as long as i get credit as photographer.  i have sold prints lately and was hired to photograph a band live in stage!  i am BUILDING on this!

here is a list of the where my Photography has been published so far:
Published Photos/Video/Film:

Published Photos/Video/Film: End Corporate Personhood
Photo of  Kshama Sawant Published Bill
Photo of  Kshama Sawant Published
Book Published “Selfies, Outside the Box”
13 Creative Ways To Take A Selfie
Mountain Record: The Zen Practitioners Journal
Book Published “aRt, Identity and the Sacred”
Real Change Website Saaduuts Carving Cedar Canoe
SIFF “Typecast Dragon” Documentary feauturing Goddess KRING
Latin American Travel Magazine Centro Y Sur
You Will Rise Project
The Writing Reader
Photography Dictionary
Tidningen Swedish Online Magazine
Pearson Canada
Live Photographically
Learning The Light
Northwest Folklife Foundation
Examiner Blog
Photographer Dictionary
Shrink Unwrapped
Thunders Quill Newsletter Donnorshafen Quarterly Volume VIII Issue #1
Manic Desktop
Zitante Germany
Sage Adderly
Writers Ninja Promotions
Featured in the Weird Washington Book Published by Weird NJ, Inc.
My Greenlake
Dobbies UK
Success Your Way
Pioneer Productions
Visualize Us
Estadao Brazil
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
The Stranger Slog
KBCS Radio Website 91.3FM
Love and Diversity
Naturist Magazine
Rant Zine
Big Miss Movieola (Now Called
Bravo BBC Goddess Kring video aired.


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