Saturday, 6 December 2008

Suzi Blu Class...Be Divine!

Wow Suzi does it again.....for all you goddesses out there requiring artistic expression....
Week one: Invoke - Free Expression Painting JournalingWeek Two: Embody - Clay Goddess DollWeek Three: Worship - Triptych AltarWeek four: Be. Divine. - Sacred Clothing & Cloth Art DollWeek Five: Empower Others - Mixed Media Assemblage
YOU are a Goddess, already, right now, with your blueberry jelly stained Victoria's Secret sweatpants and eye mascara halfway to your chin. You are a Goddess. This is truth. I know, I know, I forget too. Which is why I'm doing this workshop. I get to make Goddess art and parade around in a feather boa. I need this just as much as you.

So why is the Goddess important? From 35,000 - up until around the time of the Greeks, BCE, and thats a long friggen time, women were celebrated, cherished even. Women are awesome and we've forgotten that, and that's what this class is about.5 art projectsmany mini writing exercisesYou do not need to become a witch and cast spells to find connection with a female deity NOR do you need to take divinity literally.
Use Goddess as a metaphor, a new role model for how to live your life empowered. Female gender has been contorted to fit the ideals of men and while that might be a fun role to play around with on a random Friday night, for many women that isn't enough.

We CRAVE, long to be, sacred, and many of us have no idea where to start.Let's start here with the Goddesses of our grandmothers, the keepers of our strength and wisdom. Let's create a new era WORLDWIDE of fabulous strong independent crafty chicas. Let's finda whole new way of being female in this world. Let's recreate our existence together

A Faerie Glen .....Magickal delights....

Learn Wicca /
Faerie Tradition
Don't take this lightly. The Fey Folk are wild, and their integrity so strong and unusual that you must be careful with them. However, if you approach one correctly, he\she can be an honorable, powerful and delightful friend and ally. If you find you cannot handle the power of this rite, courteously end the visit. If an evil entity arrives by accident, end the visit, either with courtesy or rudeness, whichever is safest and most effective. Do each numbered step before going onto the next.
1. Focus on the darkness of the mind's eye, the darkness that's automatically there when your eyes are closed.
2. See that darkness filled with a glowing green, a Faerie green, a magic glow.
3. Feel that magic, green, Fey glow start swirling around you, bathing you in its beauty, bathing you in its magic.
4. Enjoy drinking in that magic for a minute.
5. Let that Fey power feed you, cleanse you, and give you things you need. Let it work its magic on you.
6. Into that green mist, call out for a Faerie friend. Don't demand a visit, for we do not control the Fey Folk. Invite with warmth, courtesy, good will and good cheer.
7. Greet and welcome your visitor with dignity and courtesy. Ask his\her name and his\her need of you. If no name is given you, usually you should end the visit. When you meet someone on the physical plane who will not tell you their name, there is usually something awry, right?
8. Never lightly make an agreement with a Faerie. They take commitments seriously. And are tricksters, who often have an unusual view as to what life should be like. You may not want the same goals as they.
9. Visit. Then do the following steps. If you fall asleep, your visit might be happening on an unconscious level so you wouls still need the following steps upon awakening.
10. If you would like, ask your visitor for something you need.
11. Make thanks for the visit, and for any help you were given. At this point it may be appropriate to give or promise a gift, EG a bit of food and drink left out at night.
12. Perhaps this spirit will become your friend for a while or even a lifetime. You can use this ritual to visit with him\her again. But for now say "Farewell."
13. After doing something like this ritual, one might be in an altered state without realizing it. If you then do something like drive, walk at night along a city street, or cook, you could possibly go through a red light, get mugged, or burn yourself, all because you were off in another world! So, after you finish step 12, do the following two steps: A. Spend some time consciously focusing on the embodied, mundane plane by making your mind concentrate on physical things. B. Then continue this focusing by looking both ways carefully when crossing streets or paying special, conscientious attention to kitchen safety or whatever focus is appropriate to the activity in which you become involved. Use these two steps until you are well focused onto the embodied plane. You may feel very sharp and alert, so think there is no need for step 13.
Please do it anyway. For one thing, alert as you are, you might be alert only to the SPIRIT plane!
Take the time to become alert to the physical realm. If you're feeling really spacy or "out there" add body stretches or do some other very physical but safe activity that will focus you onto your own body.
by Francesca De Grandis

The booklet is 18 pages full of simple directions that will allow you to learn how to make these adorable dolls for fun and profit.
If you are interested in purchasing the instruction booklet for $15.99 plus shipping of $2.00 in the US, you can email by clicking the email button on the right side bar on website link given below.
I think you will be pleasantly surprised by how simple these dolls are to make :)

Nancy is a wonderful talented artist....very special :)

3 Week Challenge.........

Just as repeated positive affirmations can help to eventually make your dreams come true, so can positive artistic expressions.Sometimes it is difficult to put your hopes and dreams into words. At times like that, try doodling your ideas or drawing pictures or collages of your “dream life.” Look at them daily and you will see your life and circumstances begin to head in a positive direction.It’s supposed to take around 3 weeks to make or break a habit. Try this experiment for 3 weeks and see what good things happen in your life as a result! (an hour per day to a new you)........

A wonderful person Marguerite Bryant offering a community of wonderfulness - expression of self as in the artists way....until 14th Dec 08...I am there too!

Monday, 20 October 2008

more mixed media: blu'ettes

Who needs wings.......

who indeed, when one has spirit! :)

This piece is pyrography (wood) stencilled, colourwashed, stamped, decoupaged, embellished 3D materials, metallic leaf

Piece has also been beeswaxed to seal and add texture!

mixed media

Above - wood ply

Above photo - canvas

I am a member of Suzi Blu Petite Dolls.... Wow how wonderful her site is, the workshop is extra special as Suzi shares and loves all of her goddesses in training! The people are wonderful and the community is very friendly and helpful - click on badge to the right of blog to visit us all!

The workshop is mixed media based and I have used both canvas and Birch wood ply
many materials are used - Suzi teaches via videos and PDFs

This is a fab online class, goddess class will be the next workshop, then suzi dolls....I am soooooooo excited :)

I am selling my creations, if any appeal to you please send an email enquiry, I will be listing by the end of November on Etsy and Ebay....further details to follow

Sunday, 28 September 2008


My first ever cloth clay doll 'blu' .......

Made via Janes workshop, I am so pleased with my first attempt and cant wait to finish her :)

Friday, 18 January 2008


'Book Of Open Knowledge'

I love ancient knowledge, tales of lore - it soars my creative mind into enchanted places :)

Upon my researching for my textile studies (I made the subject of my theme: motherearth) it was then I discovered wicca and the Book of Shadows.

The name disturbed me somewhat as sounded so dark (and even though I realise the shadows were to hide from sight due to danger in the finding of such material) I decided to bring ancient wisdom into the light (out of the shadows)...I wanted only goodness and light to be portrayed via its pages/ badness, no ill will. Harm ye none...

My ideas for my b.o.o.k s were initially derived from my love of nature based religions/concepts of various ancient paths.

Since then I have developed pages of lore such as 'The mermaid of Zennor' (I think it called me even more as I used to live in a street called 'Zennor road'! :)

Another is 'Tristan and Isolde' of which I am working on now.

Just to design pages to spread love and light, knowledge to all who reads them, brings a special reward

.....and importantly it feels right :)

I will upload more pics of my pages once completed....I also have above photos at:

Journal of goddess bless )o(

Hi everyone, a warm welcome to you :)

This is my new development 'journal of goddess bless'
basically its my expression of the need a gentleness in our world...
There is always so much anger and frustration surrounding us all in our daily lives
that I felt I needed to create a book I can leave around for people and myself to browse through.

Hopefully it will be thought invoking and comforting :)

It is my first ever journal (wow) and is not finished - I want to take my time and enjoy it!

Thats the great thing about journals you can reach for them when you feel the need, no pressures, no correct or wrong way ....just flowing with with inner creative self! I love it!

First page in this Blog too...again will take time so please bare with me.

Above pages I used water colour washes and ink. The words reaching to the moon say :

with my words
may I speak your wisom
may my soul
always walk in your light beautiful ..

more pages...

Within these pages I have added information of lore associated with the Fae ie: Nordic Elves (left)
There are also short poems relating to the fae (right)
and some goddess, feminine notes (middle)


The Goddess -
is soft as the rounded hills of her body
and as sweet as the apple blossom that grows in her orchards
here her love enfolds us everyday
and her voice is always near carried on the wind
whispering through the mists of Avalon
her mysteries are as deep as the cauldron she stirs
taking us into her depths
and lifting us up to her heights
she is our source
our inspiration
and our love....