Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Wheel Turns...Samhain

Samhain Blessings

As October turns to November, thousands of Witches, Wiccans, Druids, and other Pagans across America, Canada, Europe, and elsewhere observe the sacred time of Samhain. Samhain is a festival of the Dead. Meaning "Summer's End" and pronounced saah-win or saa-ween, Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the coldest half of the year.  

Samhain also is the beginning of the spiritual new year.  This is the time of year when the veil between the world of the dead and the world of the living is said to be it's thinnest. Spirits and souls of loved ones are said to have more power and ability to visit us. This is the time of year for remembering and honouring our dead, and many people will leave a plate of food and a glass of wine out for wandering spirits.  Samhain is also a time for personal reflection, and for recognizing our faults and flaws and creating a method for rectifying them.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Three Muses--Haute Couture

ihanna's Fall 2015 Postcard Swap

Once again I am playing in ihanna's postcard swap.  The deal is you join the swap  for a small fee ($7.00,) just to insure your completion of the task) and agree to make 10 postcards and give your address.  In a few weeks you will receive a list of 10 names and addresses from all over the world, and you send out your cards.
Then the fun begins!  Cards begin to trickle in from all over, in an enormous range of color, technique and beauty.  This year I am sending one to Hanna herself!

You can learn more about the swaps here.

This time I took Hanna's advice and worked in a series, using a set of painted, stamped and stenciled scrapbook paper backgrounds.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

SPA-- Halloween

Happy Halloween 
to all who celebrate!

Sunday, October 18, 2015


A lot of things land in spiderwebs

Saturday, October 17, 2015

and more Halloween pieces

The Bride

The Others

Thanks to Rucola Designs, Mary Bailey, Russian Dutch Heart and Google Images.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Take a Word--Witch

with thanks to Marta Van Eck, Mary Bailey and Google Images.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Just getting into the spirit...

your future foretold

With thanks to Crowabout and Google Images

Sunday, October 11, 2015


In the dark

The bat is a free digi stamp gifted by Electra, the rest is PS brushes.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Take a Word--Mail Art

Mail art as a theme always makes me think of Nick Bantok...

The envelope was found on a Public Domain site; the circus brushes are from Aurorabor at Deviant art Russian Cyrk poster.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Pale Queen

Look how the pale queen of the silent night
Doth cause the ocean to attend upon her...
~Charles Best

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mortal Thoughts, 2015

Every year about this time, my muse turns her thoughts to Halloween.  Looking back, I have created several pieces entitled Mortal Thoughts.  the pieces are all different, but contain similar elements.
This one grew from Digital Mania's Layers and Blending challenge--17 layers!