'Raven Among The Leaves', August 2014.

The leaves are already starting to turn here.

Carnelian, green moss agate, seraphinite, green tourmaline, green quartz, clear quartz.

Peridot, cut and rough, from Pakistan.
Stone: Pala International; crystal: William Larson collection. Photo: Jeff Scovil

Peridot, cut and rough, from Pakistan.

Stone: Pala International; crystal: William Larson collection. Photo: Jeff Scovil

mineralia:

Peridot from Pakistan
by Exceptional Minerals

mineralia:

Peridot from Pakistan

by Exceptional Minerals

I am painting charm blanks. Little puddles of colour. :)

going slowly am i.

More random ramblings. Bear with me as I attempt to clean out some clutter.

Still working on the giveaway idea for having 1000 followers. I have acquired some thin wooden craft blanks in a few different shapes; soon I shall plot what sorts of charms I will make out of them. I’m thinking more along the lines of something you could hang somewhere, by a door or window, on a wall, or off a bedpost, or even from a backpack or purse. Small, simple painted charms, about 2” tall. I hope those would appeal to people.

Been knocked around a bit by the ol’ slings and arrows that come from being a living being on this planet, again. Trying to just breathe and deal with it, but my ‘deal with it’ box seems to be empty. Trying to breathe feels like trying not to scream, a lot of the time. Time to go internal for a while, try to drag things back to center. Hope that doesn’t put anyone out.

I’m pretty low maintenance these days. It’s all I have the energy to be. When I was younger, I used to make the effort and actually wear makeup. Maybe less makeup, maybe more warpaint. It was a mask - something between me in the world. I guess now I wear armour instead. Shiny, beady armour. I have to gird myself in it before I leave the house. Sometimes even when I’m not leaving. Everything I build myself is a wall of some kind or another. I make a better wall than a door.

Woo-woo: I apparently limp in spirit as well as the flesh these days. So less wolven walkabout and more birdy flyabout; a raven doing its’ best impersonation of a flamingo when it’s standabout. Funny if you’re looking at it but not if you’re looking out from it.

Everything’s got a bronze tint out in the greenery. Summer is sliding out from under us again. I hope this year I will actually get to do more than watch Autumn slide away through the window. Maybe I should just be glad I can see it at all.

:wumpscut: - wreath of barbs

'Raven-Between-The-Worlds', August 2014.

Nine Inch Nails - Something I Can Never Have

That’s more zeroes than I expected.

Well, I have acquired 1000 followers. Interesting. :)

Thanks for coming along for the ride - you’re always welcome, as long as you want to stay.

I have a small giveaway plotting space in my head - still turning around the details. I’ll post about it when I get it sorted.

Full ‘Barley’ Moon altar, August 2014.

Full ‘Barley’ Moon altar, August 2014.

Lughnasadh, August 2014.

morgandria:

This is Emily Balivet’s ‘Barley Witch’. I love the colours in this piece; summer storm on winter wheat.

morgandria:

This is Emily Balivet’s ‘Barley Witch’. I love the colours in this piece; summer storm on winter wheat.