I Envy You Professional Pagans…

I envy the professional witches and druids out there.  It’s not that I dislike my career.  I get a lot of fulfillment out of it and find that it’s quite compatible with Druidism.  But when I come home, I’m so exhausted.  I focus on my artwork because a) it’s spiritually fulfilling to me and b)Continue reading “I Envy You Professional Pagans…”

Ready or Not, Here Comes Samhain!

Samhain is my favorite holiday.  I love the Winter Solstice as well, but there’s something about the magic of this liminal time…  Perhaps it’s the vague boundaries, whimsical to ridiculous costumes, celebrations, harvest food, or simply the visible changes all around.  It’s a great time of year and, for many, it’s when magic and “energy”Continue reading “Ready or Not, Here Comes Samhain!”

Bulleted Update

I’m working on a fairy costume for Samhain.  I scrapped my original idea which involved a laced vest.  I’m going to try and make myself a chemise type dress with a girdle/faux corset thing around the chest.  I’m trying to go for an elegant but wild look, if that makes sense.  I bought ear tipsContinue reading “Bulleted Update”

The Secret of Kells – A Review

I finally got around to watching “The Secret of Kells,” the animated feature from Cartoon Saloon.  It was recently added to the Netflix Instant Queue and several Druid friends were recommending it on the ADF mailing list. The story is about Brendan, a young brother in the Abbey of Kells in Ireland.  His uncle, theContinue reading “The Secret of Kells – A Review”

Various Random Things From This Weekend – Probably Quite Boring *

I’ve had an enjoyable weekend so far.  I was able to visit some of my family which is always wonderful.  My husband was able to spend a lot of time with his best buddy and our future brother-in-law (I’ll call him Hunter).  Now that I’m older, I get along better with my sister (I’ll callContinue reading “Various Random Things From This Weekend – Probably Quite Boring *”

My Autumn Equinox: Part One

Yesterday I talked about what the Autumn Equinox means to me.  Now I’m going to share with you some of what I’ve been doing to celebrate it! I’ve started to collect twigs from specific trees to create small ogham staves.  So far I’ve started luis/rowan and dair/oak.  I’m proud of them so far!  Here theyContinue reading “My Autumn Equinox: Part One”