Reclaiming My Old Study Habits

  I purposefully photographed my personal library’s latest addition for a reason.  Even though I’m working hard to take care of a busy toddler, and making sure she has interesting and wholesome stimuli, I’m still making time for myself.  It’s taken over a year, but I’ve finally started to reestablish a routine that allows me to maintainContinue reading “Reclaiming My Old Study Habits”

Druid Movie Night: “A Letter to Momo”

  Many of my favorite anime titles involve spiritual elements.  The Hayao Miyazaki films, such as My Neighbor Tototor and Princess Mononoke, were greatly inspired by animistic beliefs native to Japan.  The interaction between the human and spirit world are important elements to the stories, and I find a lot to compare to Druidism – oldContinue reading “Druid Movie Night: “A Letter to Momo””

Pregnant Pagan: Birth and Motherhood Crane Bag

What is a crane bag? The answer: not hard. The lovely Aoife was turned into a crane and lived about the seas of Manannan Mac Lir for many hard years.  When she died, the great Sea Lord took her skin and made a magical bag that could hold his most beloved treasures.  It’s said to beContinue reading “Pregnant Pagan: Birth and Motherhood Crane Bag”

A New Doll Comes Into Being

A grovie commissioned me to make a small Persephone doll.  I wanted to share some of my process.  Every doll I make starts with an idea.  They are usually inspired by mythology, nature, or a combination.  I sometimes translate them into concept drawings but not always. Next comes fabric selection.  As I’m still working withContinue reading “A New Doll Comes Into Being”

“Neptune” by SJ Tucker

If you’re new to Pagan music, or if you’ve heard of SJ Tucker but never gave her a chance – check out her latest music video. It’s absolutely gorgeous and accompanies one of my favorite songs. I think its fantastic that she’s making her own music videos now. If you like it, support the artist and buy the song or album, “Mischief.” I highly recommend it!

Can’t get your head around the Oak/Holly King cycle? « The Bardic Blog

Can’t get your head around the Oak/Holly King cycle? « The Bardic Blog. I generally don’t consider the Oak and Holly King in my rituals. They don’t seem to be part of traditional Celtic lore. At least, I haven’t seen them anywhere… That said, the actual trees do play a role in our seasonal observations.Continue reading “Can’t get your head around the Oak/Holly King cycle? « The Bardic Blog”

Preparing for Imbolc

Imbolc is fast approaching and I can’t help but find myself anticipating it.  As Brighid is my patroness, this holiday has become particularly important to me.  The Wiccan group I used to work with emphasized quiet introspection, new beginnings, and storytelling in the dead of winter.  To them, it was Candlemas.  They did not particularlyContinue reading “Preparing for Imbolc”

Solstice Shopping Gift Ideas

  I wanted to give a shout-out to “Da Toy Lady” on Etsy – Cat Lamson.  Although she specializes in wooden toys for children, including some adorable medieval-themed items such as hobby stick griffins, wobble dragons, and swords, she is a lady of many talents! I purchased a beautiful brooch from her as an anniversaryContinue reading “Solstice Shopping Gift Ideas”