Brooke Golden is a creative visionary, fine artist, illustrator, shadow worker, and founder of The House of Lost Arts. She guides secretly weird and creative women, femmes, and thems to question the constraints of our social structures and systems, so they can shed the skin of who they think they should be, radically embody the fullest expression of who they are, reclaim their wildest dreams doing what they love, and liberate their wild and creative nature. As an artist, Brooke creates floral-drenched work with a touch of antique and folk inspiration that stirs a sense of wonder of the magic and potential waiting to be unearthed from our darkest depths. She sees flowers as a reflection of the unique beings we are – no two alike and each blooming in its own time.
Brooke fell in love with graphic design and received many awards for her work when she had the wonderful opportunity to learn at a local newspaper at the young age of 15. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science and is one class shy of a minor in math. She’s a Dragontree Certified Holistic Life Coach, training as a trauma-informed Uncover Teacher & Guide, and training as a ritual facilitator under Danielle Dulsky’s Flame Tender Training. Brooke originally founded her company, 2 Fish Creative, LLC, as a graphic, web, and stationery design business in 2012, after which she threw away the rulebook and set out after her lifelong dream of becoming a working artist.
As a multi-faceted renegade woman and misfit living at the base of the mountains of SW Wyoming, Brooke believes that everyone should be free to be themselves and do what they love, in deepening our connection to nature and showing greater reverence for Mother Earth, in keeping the lost arts alive and seeking the wisdom in our pre-patriarchy traditions, in the healing power of working with our hands and the creative potential within us all, and in questioning our systems and structures, leaving behind toxic norms, and rebuilding more consciously.
Brooke can be found enjoying and exploring the outdoors with her husband and two wildlings, fishing for trout and combing the beach for rocks, cooking over her wood-burning cookstove and baking hearty loaves of sourdough bread, tending to her high-altitude garden, roughing up men and scoring top-shelf goals on the ice, sitting down to make art with a pot of Tulsi tea and piece of dark chocolate while watching female-led and period dramas, or slowing down with a journal and tarot cards at her altar or daydreaming in a candlelit bath.