Podcast Episode 153: Kayla Conner

Welcome, Kayla Conner, AKA Kayla Conchinha Conner (the Little Seer Shell). She is a watercolor artist, tarot reader, and lifelong resident of New Bedford, Massachusetts. “Conchinha” is Portuguese for “little shell.”

In 2012, Kayla obtained her Bachelor’s in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, had her first child, and received her first deck of tarot cards.  Little Seer Shell was started in September 2020. After a hip replacement at 30 years of age fixed a longstanding disability, she began writing, painting, and tarot reading for others as a way to spread her joy for life.

Kayla is inspired by the natural world, mythology, cosmology, and conchology. In this episode, Kayla talks with The Artist Index’s Co-Founder/Host – Ron Fortier – who delves more into her life, work, and passion. The Artists Index continues using Zoom and our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place in New Bedford.

We accommodate our guests’ schedules and record location/resources preference due to Covid’s continuing presence to allow them to remain in the comfort of their homes or because they don’t live in the South Coast of Massachusetts. The whole concept of The Artists Index and our journey is still in the making and very organic. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!


Kayla Conner
New Bedford, MA 02744


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