Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Fae magazine uk....

The Spring 2009 issue of
Faeries and Enchantment Magazine
I have just ordered this issue, I cant wait to receive :)
...really good value for money too:
£4.00 issue £1.50 P&P = £5.50 within the UK
Annual subscription(4 issues) £16.00 + 4.00 p&p = £20.00 within UK
within this issue:
exclusive feature interview with Josephine Wall,
plus art by Jessica Galbreath, and magical photography with Pixie Vision Productions.
Artist, Tom Cross is remembered in a touching tribute from his wife Patti on the fairy news pages.
We venture into the fae world of singer Kim Thompsett, and an insightful article on the four faery cities by Estella Lucas and illustrated by Michael Tingle.
Doreen Virtue talks about Faeries and Eco-consciousness with an extract from her book "Fairies 101".
We celebrate the fairytale handfasting of fantasy artists, Peter Pracownik and Nicola Lydon in magical Tintagel, legendary home of King Arthur.
There's a reader offer for Linda Ravenscroft's new book "Enchanted"
Cara Bamford goes in search of the Unicorn, and faery fashion is provied by Ajna Designs and the Dark Angel.
The FAE Marketplace is filled with faerie delights, and we take a trip across the faery pond to the Phoenix Faerie Festival in Arizona.
closer to home we preview Europe's largest fantasy festival, the Elf Fantasy Fair,
Our Spring 2009 cover is 'Lady Galadriel by Josephine Wall.
FAE Magazine is produced, published and printed entirely in the UK and is FSC accredited, which means we only use paper from sustainable and traceable resources because, like the faeries, FAE cares about the environment deeply.

owoh...I am a winner wow!.....

How lucky am I?
I won a beautiful Alice bookmark, of which I received today...
- part of OWOH giveaway
thank you so much Trisha...she brought a lovely smile ...
you can visit Trisha's blog below :

Monday, 23 February 2009

Folk art doll playshop...1 st march

Polymer Clay Folk Art Doll
Join in the fun of making little clay folk dolls.
It will take you to a place that is full on wonderment. ...
Picasso says .....
"We are all born artists... the challenge it to stay an artist as we grow old."
Workshop begins 1st March.....
Sign up for Playshop Instructions:

(1) Pay the playshop sign up fee.
(2)You will be sent an invitation. Make sure your pay pal email is the address you want your invitation sent to.
(3) When you get your invitation, come on in and set up your personal page and meet up with your old friends.
(4) Go to the playshop page begin
(5) Take the class, make some dolls, meet new friends but most of all have fun!
I wanted to share with you Nancyes new workshop...
I have just joined, would be lovely to you there too... x

The law of attraction

The Law of Attraction.....The secret

I am sure most people have heard of one of the above but have you truely listened and made it a part of your daily lives..

I first heard about the secret about 1 1/2 years ago..and I did not stay focused..

I found myself drifting away ever so easily into the normal hum drum way of thinking...

worrying about bills, children ...etc..just things in general

Kellie of Paper cat designs is starting a workshop

The Secret Life of Venus

Starts the day of the new moon. (Tue Feb 24th)


on The Artful Paper Doll‏ website

it will be incorporating the law of attraction intentions....

a new way of thinking...outside of the box!

I know what you might be thinking right now.

That inner critic has kicked into high gear and begun to shoot the theory full of holes even before it has the chance to spread its wings and take flight.

toss away doubt, learn how to choose our thoughts, let our feelings be our guide and reconnect to the most joyful and loving part of ourselves.

The videos are meant to help you begin thinking in a new direction.

You have one job only, let your focus be on what you want, not what you don't want .....

please come join us ....in the secret life of venus...

blessed be...

Trace x

my next cloth clay doll idea....

A fairy Tale doll....
I love the idea of a creation of a fairy tale..goddess called Idun....


Iðunn (possibly meaning "ever young"or "rejuvenator") is a goddess in Norse mythology.

a keeper of apples and granter of eternal youthfulness

Iðunn is identified as descending from elves,

as one of "Ivaldi's elder children" and as a dís who dwells in dales.

In the dales dwells,
the prescient Dís,
from Yggdrasil's
ash sunk down,
of alfen race,
Idun by name,
the youngest of Ivaldi's
elder children.

Iðunn is introduced in the Prose Edda in section 26 of the Prose Edda book Gylfaginning

keeper of an eski

(a wooden box made of ash wood and often used for carrying personal possessions)

within which she keeps apples.

The apples are bitten into by the gods when they begin to grow old and they then become young again

Gangleri states that it seems to him that the gods depend greatly upon Iðunn's good faith and care.

In the book Skáldskaparmál, Iðunn is mentioned in its first chapter (numbered as 55) as one of eight ásynjur (goddesses) sitting in their thrones at a banquet in Asgard for Ægir.

Iðunn is referred to as "the maid who knew the Æsir's age old cure",

"the gods' lady", "ale-Gefn", "the Æsir's girl-friend"

Iðunn appears a final time in the Prose Edda in chapter 75, where appears in a list of ásynjur.


Apples and fertility

"Brita as Iduna" (1901) by Carl Larsson.

Some surviving stories regarding Iðunn focus on her youth-maintaining apples. English scholar H. R. Ellis Davidson links apples to religious practices in Germanic paganism.

She points out that buckets of apples were found in the 9th century Oseberg ship burial site in Norway and that fruit and nuts

(Iðunn having been described as being transformed into a nut in Skáldskaparmál)

have been found in the early graves of the Germanic peoples in England and elsewhere on the continent of Europe which may have had a symbolic meaning and also that nuts are still a recognized symbol of fertility in Southwest England.

Davidson notes a connection between apples and the Vanir, a tribe of gods associated with fertility in Norse mythology, citing an instance of eleven "golden apples" being given to woo the beautiful Gerðr by Skírnir, who was acting as messenger for the major Vanir god Freyr in

I am a canna flower...

This is What Kind Of Flower You Are .....

a Canna

"You stand up for what you believe in, even if it gets in the way of what other people think. You are proud of yourself and your accomplishments and you enjoy letting people know that."
I found this an interesting result as in my mind
(during a visualisation technique - from a head massage course)
I saw a red slender , delicate looking flower growing upon banks by a waterfall..I did not know the type of flower but it could be the canna as so alike...hmmmm....interesting
I read it was an exotic rainforest flower....lovely..must be lots of waterfalls nearby! :)
Why dont you take the quiz...on right side of blog lower down - just click upon the picture ...
bright blessings...Trace x

fairy tale dolls....

Gritty Arts Jane DesRosiers
cloth clay doll workshop challenge...
Doll artists will be creating ooak
(one of a kind)
cloth clay dolls for a themed workshop
From Feb 18th to March 18th
the group challenge is to create dolls based on nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
I really want to make time to join in...
hmmmm what could I create....
I think I will go for something different .....in the line of the Nordic mythology....
A different kind of fairy tale :)
lets wait and see........x

marion zimmer bradley....

wow what a book...one of my favourites...
An enriching feminine perspective of the Arthurian Legends......

I brought the film for visual reference, enjoyed this too :)

1024 pages

ISBN-10: 0140177191
ISBN-13: 978-0140177190

Product Description
Here is the tragic tale of the rise and fall of Camelot -

but seen through the eyes of Camelot's women:

The devout Gwenhwyfar, Arthur's Queen;

Vivane, High priestess of Avalon and the Lady of the Lake;

Morgaine, possessor of the sight....

A story:
to light a faded tapestry to show threads of a more brilliant hue, thus drawing the eye and satisfying the heart with unrecognised hidden depths.

The voice of the book is not limited to Morgaine, also represented are Gwenhwyfar, Morgause, Igraine, Vivian and Nimue, all contributing their own often humourous, often heart-rending, maddening and unforgettable accounts of reality in their own thoughts and words. This book forges a feeling of having re-discovered nearly every woman you have ever known and realise you never really forgot....
more in the series:
Lady of Avalon
Forests of Avalon
Ancestors of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley has more books...... look her up on Amazon.....
love and light
Trace x

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Twilight...to my surprise I enjoyed the film.

Well, I'm not normally into watching vampire films, but upon hearing
'Twilight' was a love story, I could not resist. Oh that romantic side :) Of course, my daughter helped convince me. I must say, I wasn't disappointed. Yup, it's a chick flick, has no blood/ horrid scenes, defo a romance. Never thought it would be to my taste, but I cant wait for the follow up 'new moon' in Nov' this year. I liked the different spin, and feel it's quite a brave step to try and change something so set in this genre.
The film derived from a series of Twilight books -
NOTE: for teens really.

Book Saga
Product Description:
When seventeen-year-old Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town itself.
In spite of her awkward manner and low expectations, she finds that her new classmates are drawn to this pale, dark-haired new girl in town. But not, it seems, the Cullen family.
These five adopted brothers and sisters obviously prefer their own company and will make no exception for Bella. Bella is convinced that Edward Cullen in particular hates her, but she feels a strange attraction to him, although his hostility makes her feel almost physically ill.
He seems determined to push her away - until, that is, he saves her life from an out of control car. Bella will soon discover that there is a very good reason for Edward's coldness. He, and his family, are vampires - and he knows how dangerous it is for others to get too close.
new moon
breaking dawn
I have ordered the book from Amazon as people have said it is way more detailed than film. 
At only £3.00 inc delivery I couldn't resist.

mini mermaid paper doll.....

How wonderful is this :)

A mini mermaid paper doll...

made by my partner...David...clever guy x

paper dolls extra pics....

I hear your voice
the voice of the future
I hear your voice in the wind
I hear you call out my name.....

I am filled with peace.....

Lewis creation Rhydon..........

be couragous....

whatever your path...
deepen your connection -
to nature....

badword bear...by Lewis

Yep...my starting point....hmmmm where will it lead :)


My youngest sons Lewis paper dolls...

My special baby..Lewis x
Here he is on a journey to the world of pokemon :)

All creations by fab little artist Lewis x

The end paper doll creation is a pokemon named Rhydon!!

fairy godmother by Lewis aged 6

princess fiona by Lewis aged 6

My son Lewis is so creative I love how he gets involved ...

I told him I was placing his work onto site to share with the world ...he was so happy! :)

Love and light

Tracey & Lewis x

enchanted paper muses...

Eirene -one of the Horae
(one of three goddesses controlling orderly life)
she is the personification of peace

Elen - The Grail Maiden
Elaine (Lily-Maid) a virgin goddess of beauty and the moon
Still some touches to do but almost complete ....I just needed to share x
blessed be
Trace )O(
The voice

I hear your voice on the windAnd I here you call out my name...

'Listen my child!' you say to me,'I am The Voice of your history,Be not afraid- come follow me,
Answer my call and I'll set you free.'

I am The Voice in the wind and the pouring rain,I am The Voice of your hunger and pain;
I am The Voice that always is calling you,I am The Voice- I will remain.

I am The Voice in the fields when the summer's gone,
The dance of the leaves when the autumn winds blow;
Ne'er do I sleep throuought all the cold winter long;
I am the force that in springtime will grow.

I am The Voice of the past that will always be,
Filled with my sorrow and blood in my fields;I am The Voice of the future....
Bring me your peace, bring me your peace, and my wounds they will heal.
I am The Voice in the wind and the pouring rain,
I am The Voice of your hunger and pain;
I am The Voice that always is calling you,I am The Voice.

I am The Voice of the past that will always beI am The Voice of your hunger and pain;
I am The Voice of the future...

I am The Voice...
I am The Voice...
I am The Voice....
- by Lisa Kelly
its beautiful.......