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Monday, 31 August 2009

Speak no Evil!

Ok i couldn't help myself, since my good friend Lee brought me back this little pencil with an Owl on the end I've been doodling. Yesterday i got my paints out and doodled three on to ATC size card and painted them up. Today I've finished two out of three as best i can using my pastel pencils and couldn't wait to share one with you. This is 'Speak no Evil' appropriate for the up and coming spooky season which interestingly seems to be on several like minds already. My good friend Michelle is getting into the spirit of things as are one or two others. This morning i bought a pumpkin outfit for my son from the car boot as this is the first year we are going to take him trick or treating, i may even get dressed up myself, why not, any excuse. I also bought a little black cat softie with brilliant orange eyes and i know she will be a good companion sometime during the ghostly goings on...So tell me what hallowish things will you be doing, do you celebrate if so how?

Monday, 17 August 2009

Chinese Dragon

This is another recycled art piece from School, actually probably my favourite out of all that i still have. I distinctly remember doing the background effects by dropping some kind of ink or paint on to water and then laying the paper on top of it, completely random but fantastic backdrop for something like this. Again i have to admit i think i must have traced the dragon from somewhere but the rest is all my own. Played around with him on Picnik again, lot of fun :-)

Friday, 14 August 2009

Cerridwen, Goddess of Magic

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This is my namesake which is why i couldn't resist posting it the only difference between her spelling and mine is that mum and dad chose to spell mine with a K instead anyway made for interesting reading :-=)

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Pop Art

This is part of a painting i did at school. To be fair i think i must have traced the ladies face and the knickerbocker glory from somewhere else and put them all together with an arrow that is just out of shot. I photographed it and played around with it at www.picnik.com and this is what i came up with. Puts a different take on an old peice of work.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

'Let it Rock' for one night only

This is Brett, my son doing his rendition of 'Let it Rock' extra loud, this isn't the norm for him normally his singing and dancing is all about Michael but i managed to video him doing this this afternoon and managed to finally upload it, here rather than Facebook. The TV is showing Charmed so bears no relation to the song which is playing from my phone. Enjoy :-)

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

August 1st - Lammas/Lugh the Craftsman God

(You can tell how delayed i am in my posting, just time travel back a few days lol!)

'Yesterday was my birthday, August 1st, it is also Lammas/Lughnasadh. The first of the three harvest festivals celebrated by most pagans. Some celebrate it as Lammas, the "loaf mass", which focuses on the grain and bread, and others honor this as a celebration of Lugh, the craftsman god. No matter how you see it, Lammas is a great time to enjoy the sunlight and warmth of summer.

Lugh the Celtic god of skills and craftsmanship. Take some time to think about the abilities you have, and the ones you wish to develop in the coming year. Be thankful for your talents and challenge yourself to learn new things. It's okay to be proud of the things you have accomplished!

For many Pagans and Wiccans, Lugh is honored as the champion of artistry and skills.

This made for interesting reading this morning. Paganism is something i find interesting but having the time to take on board all that it entails is something that i don't have right now but i hope to one day. I really need 'The idiots guide to Paganism' if there is such a thing.

Reading about Lugh and his many talents reminded me to be grateful for those that i have been given. Interestingly this kind of links in with another subject i was having the other day...finding you! I likened myself to a Russian doll, i know I'm in there somewhere!

On the outside i am a wife and mother, not sure
whether that should be the other way round. On the inside i am a hairdresser by trade but on a creative level i am a story teller, poet and have enjoyed many other crafts my current favourite being my felt. Some people on this planet seem content to have no hobbies or interests although i believe we must all have our talents.

I have enjoyed writing for some long time, its great for self expression. I wrote of Michael Jackson after he died and have been lucky enough to have my poem included in 'Poetry Rivals 2009' due for publication on 31st October 2009. It's not everyone who can say they have books on their shelves that contain words we have written. On the subject of future developments i hope in the coming year to have my own book of poetry or even one of my stories available to touch and read. Be aware of your talents and nurture them :-)

Beauty is only skin deep!