Blessed Imbolc!

My Imbolc altar this year.  Included are the felted sheep I made, the pouch I keep my brat in, that motherhood statue from my mum, my drop spindle, the lavender Brighid cross, a collage ATC featuring Brighid from a fellow ADF artisan, and two new beeswax candles and candlesticks from my mum.  And of course,Continue reading “Blessed Imbolc!”

A New-Old Home For My Altar – At Last!

Lá Fhéile Bríde is upon us and I have been busily cleaning as best as I can, trying to make my home welcoming to Brighid.  I recently accomplished one of my biggest cleaning goals  – moving my altar back into the so-called “Art Room.”  I’ve said this before, but I preferred when it was inContinue reading “A New-Old Home For My Altar – At Last!”

Imbolc Crafts

Cros Bríde of lavender and needled felted sheep on my seasonal altar.  Photo and pieces by Grey Catsidhe, 2013. I was feeling very inspired today, both by a project I had been meaning to try and discussion of Brighid crosses on a FB group for local Pagans. A needle felted sheep.  Photo and piece byContinue reading “Imbolc Crafts”

The Ditzy Druid Looks Back at 2012

Well, here we are – the end of 2012!  Before we move into the new year, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on all the personally significant events of 2012. 1) I Spent A Lot of Time Outdoors Although I make a point to do this every year, it’s always a highlight!  IContinue reading “The Ditzy Druid Looks Back at 2012”

The Bewitching Home Blog Party: Ancestral Altar Cloth Tutorial

Hello to all my visitors, new and old!  Today, I’m taking part in The Bewitching Home Blog Party, hosted by the lovely Witch of Howling Creek!  The theme is adding magic to domestic tasks be they cooking, cleaning, decorating, etc.   To be honest, this all snuck up on me!  I’ve been a busy galContinue reading “The Bewitching Home Blog Party: Ancestral Altar Cloth Tutorial”

Working with Deer

A corner of my Nature Spirit altar is dedicated to the deer spirits.  Behind a jawbone is an image from a Solstice card I kept and a candleholder of silhouetted stags. My recent post about cleaning a deer skull I found generated some interest in that spirit animal and my experiences with it.  It madeContinue reading “Working with Deer”

Dolls to Hang Above Your Indoor Altars

Despite how busy college has kept me, I’ve been stealing time here and there to work on art projects.  I’m working on two commissions: a large Blodeuwedd doll and a small Persephone doll.  I’ve also started to make a doll to enter into the Wellspring Artisan Competition in May.  And, of course, little things here and thereContinue reading “Dolls to Hang Above Your Indoor Altars”

Purifying Antiques for Use in Ritual

Nearly a month ago, I posted about visiting a local antique shop and purchasing twin brass bowls.  I knew nothing of their previous use.  How many hands had passed them?  I did not feel anything inherently negative about them (I doubt I would have purchased them if I had), but unless I craft a tool,Continue reading “Purifying Antiques for Use in Ritual”