Monday, 26 January 2015

on the unfolding of destiny

hey there lovelies and a very happy monday to you, wherever you may be. today i am continuing my inspirational series, following my own thoughts and progress with my spiritual studies.

i mentioned back when i began this series that i was completing two courses by francesca de grandis and also learning more about oracle card reading. i am spending time each day with these teachings and literally loving every minute of it!

i wanted to share with you today some of the inspirational insights i have gleaned as i have been working my way through.

using the prayers in "goddess initiation" i have been letting go of my innermost fears. i began with my fear of lack. i visualised it being sent up to my own personal star (created by god/the goddess just for me). i imagined it engulfing that dark fear, and transforming it into a gift for me. the gift sparkles and shines as it returns to the earth towards me - it is the gift of freedom, abundance and love.

it feels amazing and so powerful to let go of these fears and burdens. i have been working through the fears i have - fear of being smug and insufferable in my success, fear of being insignificant. all of these fears i have sent up to that star and received peace, grace and gifts in return.

it's a prayer i would definitely recommend.

and here's an extra little thought to help you feel better about living in abundance. 

it is a sin to deny yourself a good life.

embrace your good life and allow it's joy and light to permeate all that you do. don't deny yourself happiness, learning opportunities or any other of life's gifts.

i have also been enjoying my daily oracle card reading classes with collette baron reid. i have four sets of oracle cards which i love to use (and i have a set of collette's cards on order too!) the reading above came from my celtic oracle card set.

i love them!

the question i asked was this: "what do i need to know to have my best possible week?"

i pulled the cards above and felt so very blessed to have done so.

the damh/stag (in my current situation) is all about pride, independence, shamanism and spiritual pursuits. i am so immersed in expanding my spiritual practices at the moment and this card really signifies that. i am also more determined than ever to live from my own gifts and ideas. hence the feelings of pride and independence.

ngetal/reed (my next step/action/advice) is all about knowledge and learning. it represents the unfolding of destiny and the ability to manifest greatness. so, i need to continue with my learning and expand my knowledge in order to manifest my own destiny. so very positive!

bradan/salmon (my future if i take the right steps) is representative of unstoppable journeys and progress. it stands for rejuvination, wisdom and inspiration. so, if i make sure i learn what i need to i will be unstoppable!

now you can see why i felt this was an awesome reading to pull!

i am planning to offer readings each week on my community facebook group - the curious artists community. so, if you haven't joined already and would like to take part in these readings then head on over to get yourself involved.

have a great day lovelies!

Friday, 23 January 2015

freebie friday!

hey there lovelies and a very happy friday to you, wherever you may be. today is freebie friday of course and i wanted to carry on with my helpful printable series of panning sheets.

last friday i shared a five year planning sheet. this friday it's a one year planning sheet to help you break that down into more manageable steps.

simply click on the picture mock up above to view, download, save and print off the planning sheet. it is perfectly sized to print onto a4 paper, ready to fill in.

have a fantastic friday and a wonderful weekend lovelies!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

new art prints in my store!

wiccan of light. mixed media, sparkly art.

hey there lovelies and a very happy thursday to you, wherever you may be. today i wanted to share some of the latest prints available in my etsy store. i love these and hoped you might love them too!

butterfly girl. this is number one in what i envision to be a whole series of butterfly girls. love!

beacon of love. my lovely girl - full of pink/red tones and sparkly delights. love!

art soothes my soul. this is a watercolour lettering project i completed recently. love it!

beacon of light. the third beacon in my series. i am half planning some more of these too! love the simplicity and of course the sparkliness too!

i love these new pieces so much - thanks for letting me share!

have a great day people!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

tips for detoxing your wardrobe

hey there lovelies and a very happy wednesday to you, wherever you may be. today i wanted to share with you a few little tips for re-organising your wardrobe.

for me, january is often about re-arranging and de-cluttering. i have been going through the odd drawer here, the odd cupboard there and just rediscovering things i had forgotten or lost in the melee.

as you can see in the above picture, my wardrobe was absolutely stuffed to the gills! i have been wearing the same clothes over and over recently (mainly because i can't see/get to the clothes very well!) so i knew i needed to do something!

i gathered up some plastic bags and got to work.

there were some things that i straight away new i wanted to store away in the loft. clothes that don't fit at the moment but that i might wear again one day.

i pulled out my clothes piece by piece and started to organise them. i had multiple things hanging off each hanger and it was really crazy! i put to one side the clothes that are a little too tight (but that i might get back into fairly quickly) and put the curently fitting clothes straight back into the wardrobe on individual hangers. i made sure the clothes all faced the same way and that the hangers were right for each piece.

once i had everything hung carefully, i put a little ribbon in there, to mark out the current clothes section from the too tight clothes section. hopefully, the clothes will all make their way to the right side of the ribbon soon!

by the end i had one bag of damaged clothes to go in the bin (ripped/stained) and four whole bags of things to go up in the loft. i literally could not believe how much stuff had been crammed into one small wardrobe!

it's a liberating process, de-cluttering. it's a bit of a job at the time, but it's well worth the effort. i feel so much happier now each time i pick out my clothes, and it allows me to be much more intentional about it too!

i have a bit of weight i'd like to knock off in the new year, and it is in hand. hopefully the clothes on the other side of my ribbon will be worn again soon!

so, without further ado here is my list of top tips for clearing out your wardrobe:

  • collect your supplies - bags/boxes to collect and organise your clothes in. you might also bring some polish to dust off any long forgotten items!
  • only tackle one area at a time. one wardrobe, one chest of drawers. when that's done you can move on to the next area (or save that for another day if you only have limited time).
  • don't feel pressured. you don't have to throw things away immediately if you're not sure, stow them away in the loft in sturdy bags or the shed until you have made a definite decision. you can also donate your unwanted items to your local charity shop. win-win!
  • some things you might be able to sell on. i found four designer handbags and a designer purse in the back of my wardrobe that i'd forgotten i even had. which is bordering on criminal! i put them up for sale in my local newspaper (and listed some on ebay too!) as i might as well have the money for them if i never use them!
  • take this time to organise and develop a system. you could use my ribbon trick to make sure you wear more of your clothes, moving the ribbon around each time something is worn. colour code them if that sings to you. now is the right time to get your perfect system up and running!

i hope these tips have helped you lovelies - what will you be organising lovely?

have a great day lovelies :)

Tuesday, 20 January 2015


an initial sketch

hey there lovelies and a very happy tuesday to you, wherever you may be. today i wanted to share with you some more of my creative. artistic adventures!

i have been so engrossed in art ecourses lately! this particular piece was inspired by a class on the radiant faces course with jane davenport. she did a version of the lady of shallott and i used that lesson to help inspire me.

i followed some of jane's directions as well as adding in my own ideas along the way too. here's what i did!

after my initial sketch i used a mix of antique white and flesh toned acrylic paint to layer over it. this gave me the chance to sketch in again, not quite from scratch but with a fresh eye and perspective.

i sketched in using graphite pencil, carbon pencil and a coloured pencil i have called sanguine. i also used a white paint pen for the highlights. 

i then went to work on the background, going for a midnight blue/purple look.

now it was time to add in that gorgeous red hair the pre-raphaelites were so famous for.

whilst that dried i went back to adding detailing to the face.

quite pleased with her so far!

some stamping, ink spraying and collaged words to add details. plus some gorgeous gilding flakes to add some bling to her outfit!

a sweet (and sparkly!) soul!

close up. loving the stamping in the hair.

and there she is!

i really loved this learning from jane! i learned so much about sketching, layering and being a little freer with my art.

yay for learning!

what are you learning lately lovelies? i'd love to know :)

i am linking up this post to creative every day, sunday sketches and paint party friday.

have a great day!

Monday, 19 January 2015

my january altar and intentions

hey there lovelies and a very happy monday to you, wherever you may be. today i am continuing on with my inspirational schedule for you. i hope you enjoy it! i have some great interviews lined up too - stay tuned for those!

today i wanted to share with you my altar and intentions for the month of january. this is something i do each month, as part of my living more intentionally practice. i look over the previous month's achievements and set my goals and intentions for the coming month at the same time.

it's powerful! since beginning this practice, i have really increased my income and felt more at ease with my progress and my life.

i began by re-organising my supplies! i have been pottering around, decluttering and re-jigging bit by bit as i make my way around the house. it was only right that this area should get the same attention.

here's my altar from december, ready to be re-arranged too.

and here are my december planning and goal setting sheets. i looked through those and ticked off everything i have accomplished. i also added up my sales, tuition money and other earnings for the month.

here's my summary and celebrations! i achieved all of my biz goals, manifested a while bunch of money but still need to work on my personal goals more. i so enjoy my work i can't stop doing it!

now for the really fun part - setting my intentions and goals for january!

now for the scheduling and timetabling! the more specific i am with my intentions, the more likely i am to get them done!

this is my scroll of intention, which i will roll up and leave on my altar.

now i am organising the supplies i need to create my altar for the month. i have included burgundy tones, stones and crystals. i also selected some herbs to use to help strengthen my intentions.

burgundy candles and ribbons.

my altar space.

i also collected the herbs into a pot ready to use in my candle ritual and some stones in burgundy colours. these i will add as offerings to my altar throughout the month.

and here it all is in situ, with some sage incense burning to clear the space.

i love this ritual. each month i look forward to it and find it really helps to solidify my goals and set my focus and intentions on the month ahead.

how are you planning to focus your attention this month? do you have any tricks for actively focusing your mind and your will on your goals? i'd love to know.

have a great day lovelies!