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Some small ones from my spiritual journal this time, a floral triquetra and floral pentacle:

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A while back over winter I moved my altar space from the studio up to my bedroom as I missed seeing and using it while it was so cold outside. For a while it took up over half of my desk space and kept creeping further over which was… problematic. To remedy this I found a great little corner shelving set to hold everything. It has worked perfectly but it was time for a proper clean out and cleanse of the whole area.

It always amazes me how much of a connection I forge with my spaces when I really take everything down, clean it, cleanse it with my favourite incense and dedicate it in the process of setting it up again, to my spirituality and practice:

altar set up April 6

Most of the things I had are in the same places, though the buddha statue was a new addition, moved from elsewhere in the house, as were the flower lights that had been up in my studio. They’re wonderful soft light is nice to have there when I don’t necessarily want to light all or any of my candles. A treat of a glass of wine sealed the deal and it is once again a connected place for me. The only thing that’s missing in this picture are my crystals which are currently being cleaned and cleansed before they are added to the space again.

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This set of ink over watercolour doodles were a relaxation exercise one evening but something interesting happened with the blue one. I generally don’t like how the blue page turned out but there is one part of it that I think is very beautiful and intend to implement in the future:

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This motif that appeared works. It really speaks to me and makes me think of the moon and my power and interest in my spiritual practice. It just goes to show that even in the play you don’t like there is still plenty to be learned and often an odd diamond to find in the rough.

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“What does the spirit of Yule look like?”

Painted over Winter in the run up to Yule this piece embodies what the festival of the Winter Solstice feels like to me; peppermint strips, gold tendrils of curved light and the luscious red holly berries.

Yule Spirit is an original acrylic painting on canvas measuring 8 x 8 x 0.7 inches with white edges, full of pattern and colour associated with the festival of Yule. It has been signed on both the front and back.

This original acrylic painting is available to buy from my website.

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“Summer and the spirit of Lugh lives in the wheat fields.”

The light of the sun spreads it’s energy through our crops, bringing the wheat to full growth for the full harvest. Associated with Lughnasadh, the festival of Lugh, first harvest of the year this painting represents the bounty of the earth that is cut down every year for our sustenance, it is both the end of one cycle and the beginning of another.

Wheat Field is an original acrylic painting on canvas measuring 8 x 8 x 0.7 inches with white edges, full of texture and sunset colours. It has been signed on both the front and back.

This original acrylic painting is available to buy from my website.

Various prints of this painting are also available from my Redbubble store.

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“Connecting all realms of existence since the beginning of time.”

 The tree of life is a symbol that has found it’s way into many systems of belief over time. It is said to connect all of the realms of existence and hold the knowledge of each within it’s branches. Is it any wonder that the tree then is reminiscent of a brain? Tree Of Life is a silhouette painting over a setting sky, peaceful and forever present and rooted on the hillside.

Tree Of Life is an original acrylic painting on canvas measuring approximately 8 x 8 x 0.7 inches . The sky is made up of layers of muted acrylic colours that have been roughened for a worn, slightly aged look which sets the dark brown of the tree silhouette off nicely. It has been signed on both the front and back.

This original acrylic painting is available to buy from my website.

Various prints of this painting are also available from my Redbubble store.

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Travel Altar Part 2 1

Now for a look at what I keep in the up-cycled travel altar. I try to keep what I carry in it to a minimum so there is room to put in extra items I may find while out and about. Everything in there has a purpose and they are items I have collected over the years and like to have close by to remind me of my journey so far.

Travel Altar Part 2 2

In the first compartment I like to keep a small notebook, pen, matches and a felted dread given to me by a friend a couple of years ago.

The middle compartment holds a felted bag in which I keep a pentagram altar cloth for when I want and need a larger space set up, a mini besom, wand (and felt holder for the wand) a pebble I painted with a pentagram flower design and small bag to keep it in along with a couple of biodegradable, herbal offering stones.

The third compartment has a couple more bags of stuff; a black velvet pentagram bag where I keep a small glass offering bowl, tealight, fox statue I made out of clay, a small jar of herb infused salt and a vial of anointing oil. I also keep a mojo bag that I made a while back with my mala beads, quartz point, citrine and the first hagstone I ever found (and have had for around 15 years). When I’m travelling or taking the altar out I also add in any extra crystals I feel I might need from my collection along with a cage pendant so I can wear them.

 

I hope you all enjoyed the look into this project and what I keep in my travel altar. I would love to see what you keep in yours if you have one so feel free to comment with a link to yours if you would like to share!

 

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