I connect to my spirituality in many ways – one of them is through art. Some people are exquisite bards, gifted seers, or expert liturgists. I express myself and my relationship to the Kindreds in my art, specifically my sewing.
A Brighid doll made and photographed by Grey Catsidhe, 2014. Photo and Mobile by Grey Catsidhe, 2013 I primarily make one of a kind (OoaK) fabric art dolls and plushies. Many are meant to serve as spirit dolls or soft statues for altars. I also make ritual tools, like pouches for oracle cards and ogham, and banners featuring deities or other spirits for decorating ritual areas. Sometimes I make things that are simply meant for fun and whimsy, like my daughter’s baby mobile, or felt mushroom earrings. Other Mediums
Working to clean up the shrine to Airmed. Photo by Grey Catsidhe, 2015. Photo by Grey Catsidhe, 2013 I occasionally experiment with other materials like dried plants, paper, and re-purposing old objects (like turning corks into pretend candles for my daughter). Many of these activities I do with my child. Together, we’ve created skull rattles for Samhain, paper suns for Winter Solstice, and papier-mâché eggs for Spring Equinox. Sometimes I try to sketch, but they’re usually just to help me plan for dolls.