Monday, September 23, 2013

Hail the Equinox!

The weather here has been quite interesting (?), to say the least.  Last night's equinox was heralded with wild winds, torrential rains, and then this, when I opened the door, as it finally became quiet.

Autumn arrives with hail.

This little metal table sits right outside, where I can put things down so it's easier to unlock the doors to get in the house.

I was so fearful that the power might go out, as it did a few rains ago, for awhile.  So I made sure I had my battery operated camping light handy.

How did you welcome autumn?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Harvest Moon and an invitation.

I spent some today in the studio with my carving tools, making some rubber stamps and hand stamping a card for someone special.  (Shhh!  Don't tell - it's a secret!)

I posted the picture over here at my City Different Artisan facebook page.  I invite all of you on facebook to go take a look, and if you'd be so kind, like my page. 

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you some pictures I've taken of the clouds which have been flowing in the skies here.  We finally have gotten some much needed rain.  Don't you just love the smell of rain?

Coming together, with blowing wisps.

The sun was still trying to show through.

It started to smell like rain.

As summer draws to a close, I am enjoying the crisp, cool evenings, and mornings.  I've always been drawn to fall, with the changing colors, autumnal traditions, and don't forget - the Harvest Moon!  It's tomorrow night!  Do you have your crystals ready to bathe in the moonlight?  Even if it is cloudy, the energies of the Moon are there.  Also, with the Harvest Moon, in particular, it will appear full for three nights.  Happy Moon Gazing!

Friday, September 13, 2013


I've been absent for quite a time, I know.  I've been busy working behind the scenes in Pixie Campbell's luscious Visual Quest course, as well as her Woman is a River course.  I am looking forward to completing my painting in Visual Quest (running behind, as many of us did) and when I do, I will post here.

With fall approaching, I have some things up my sleeve which will also be appearing here.

In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy some pictures I took of Grandmother Moon in the last months.

This was the Strawberry Moon - see the jam?

This was our last Blue Moon, as she peeked out from the clouds.

I adore moon gazing, and often use the full moons for all kinds of fun things, like making full moon water, as Dana Gehrhardt has described. (She wrote a blog post about this at I also like to place crystals to bathe in the light of the full moon, charging them with her special energies for the work that I do with them.

Wishing you, my readers, fun as you gaze at the moon.  Our next full moon is coming up on the 19th.  Try some moon water, if you like.  It is really magical.  What crystals will you be bathing in the moonlight for this Harvest Moon?