Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New house = new studio

So we moved into a new house... and the fun part now is unpacking and organizing... We have the living room mostly set up - except two book shelves and some more wall items:

My studio still needs some unpacking but it's getting there:

It's still going to take a lot of work and I still have to take photos of my secondary craft studio in the laundry room - got boxes piled in there too... I don't know when I'll ever get it all unpacked!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

It's been a while since I lit my own altar

I always try to keep a pretty altar and not let it get cluttered, but lately it's been rare that I use it except maybe to light a prayer candle for someone. Tonight it's lit in honor of the full moon. I was hoping to use the full moon energy tonight for some creative work but I feel like this is more of a cleansing time... maybe since I ended up on the beginning of the waning phase of the moon it was time to clean out cluttered energy. I have a ways to go with that but I guess that's what I'll use the Full Moon to Dark Moon period to accomplish this month. My creative energy seems to be requiring a less cluttered environment. Besides - we're house-hunting and will be moving in a couple months. I would like to have my supplies organized before the move this time instead of throwing everything into a box and figuring out where things might fit after the move. Of course there will be some of that anyways having to work with a new space - but it will be easier if it's all together this time. There's so much to re-consider for a new space. Do I want to have my altar in my creative space - will I have room for it there? Or will it be better in the living room? Or will space be so limited I need to keep my altar put away until I need to set up for ritual? Having a yard, I'd love to build some kind of outdoor shrine - I really can't wait until I can do outdoor rituals again! So much to do and decide - and only two months to do it!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rune Crafting and The Norse Gods

I've been working on my glass runes again. It took me two nights to sort all my glass gems into their color groups. I have plenty to work with. I need to get the ones I have done on etsy soon! Usually when I get into working with the runes I start feeling a connection to the Norse gods - this time I'm really feeling drawn to the gods of my ancestors. I've been wanting to create a spirit doll of Freya at some point - maybe that will happen soon. I got a really cool Thor's Hammer pendant with a dragon wrapped around it and have been wearing it constantly. I started reading Essential Asatru by Diana L. Paxson and a couple books on rune magick. I think being away from the influence of my ex-friend who hated the Norse gods has finally opened me their call. I still love Oya from the Ifa pantheon, Erzulie Dantor and Papa Legba from the vodou pantheon, Ganesh, Kali, and Shiva from the Hindu pantheon, and the Celtic goddess Brighid as well as the angels. Yes I am very eclectic. I doubt I would ever be a dedicated traditional Asatru practioner, but I am going to learn about and listen to the gods of my ancestors now.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Latest Ritual Creations

Prosperity custom oil bottle. My money drawing oil blend in a ritually decorated and blessed 1/2 ounce bottle.

My Holy Healing blend in a ritually decorated and reiki charged 1/2 ounce bottle.

Good Fortune - my Luck oil blend in a ritually decorated and blessed 1/2 ounce bottle.

My Divination blend in a ritually decorated and blessed 2 dram bottle

Erzulie Love - my Love oil blend in a ritually decorated and blessed 1/3 ounce bottle with Erzulie Freda's Veve

La Sirene - My Sea Goddess oil in a ritually decorated and blessed 1/3 ounce bottle with La Sirene's Veve.

These are each one of a kind - no two bottles will ever be the same. I do accept custom orders!

My oil blends so far:
Siren (Sea Goddess)
Lavender Luck
Faerie Blessings
Blood N Roses
Gothic Night
Helios (Sun God)
Attract Him
Attract Her
Mary Magdalen

and oils for each Zodiac sign and also the chakras.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I wish I had my own shop

It's interesting how it seems my table at the artist market is becoming a mini occult shop based on my own creations. The main things that seem to sell lately are my candles and oils. But there is interest in my other spiritual creations - so I keep bringing almost everything I do. That's becoming a lot to haul back and forth every week. I'm really wishing I had a real storefront but I'd need the customers to justify and support the cost of renting a space somewhere. I'd like to at least rent a space at the artist market but they don't have any open spaces available. If I did have my own pagan/occult shop my intent would not be to compete with the couple stores I know of around here since it would be mostly based on the ritual tools and supplies I create. I would probably supplement those things with resale pagan items, but it wouldn't be the main thing I do. I really feel like it's my spiritual calling to be able to offer my ritual creations to the world and each year I feel a stronger push to get out there and do it - but now it seems its not the right time because of the economy. It doesn't seem to be a good idea to open up a shop when people are not really up to spending money on "extras". Yet I keep feeling this push and I keep creating. I feel fulfilled creating spiritual things, but I need to make sales to re-supply my creative habits.

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Oils

I got my new vials in! I can now start making new oils and pouring more of the ones that were sold out!
Sizes available are
1/2 ounce $7
2 dram $5
1 dram $3

I have sample size bottles too and I plan to offer them in series sampler packs.

Available oils:
Goth series
For the Love of Goth
Blood and Roses
sample pack set $2

Mary Magdalen
Queen of Heaven



Gods & Goddesses


Spell/Ritual oils
Fast Luck
Road Opener
Fiery Wall of Protection
Dragon's Blood

Chakra Oils
Solar Plexus