Friday, 30 May 2014

Myth and Moor: Archaic Values

From Terri Windling's blog, Myth and Moor:

''Humans, like other animals, are shaped by the places they inhabit, both individually and collectively. Our bodily rhythms, our moods, cycles of creativity and stillness, even our thoughts are readily engaged and influenced by seasonal patterns in the land. Yet our organic attunement to the local earth is thwarted by our ever-increasing intercourse with our own signs. Transfixed by our technologies, we short-circuit the sensorial reciprocity between our breathing bodies and the bodily terrain. Human awareness folds in upon itself, and the senses – once the crucial site of our engagement with the wild and animate earth – become mere adjuncts of an isolate and abstract mind bent on overcoming an organic reality that now seems disturbingly aloof and arbitrary."
  - David Abram (The Spell of the Sensuous)

See the whole post here: Myth and Moor: Archaic Values

My thoughts tonight:

This is the life I want: writing, canine companion, free to wander woods and walk among the flowers. To immerse myself in the magic of nature and my own private worlds. Sometimes the future seems so far away, and I have to remind myself to live in the now, to take walks, and keep hope alive. To keep the magic alive.

The magic doesn't just come by itself, we have to feed it. By nature, by inspiring books, by belief in the magic itself. It's not always easy in this world of ours. But even on days I don't believe in myself, I believe in the magic.


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Recent Outfits and Faery Inspiration Part 3

Faery necklace from stall at Ironfest
Peasant top from sales group on Facebook
Long sleeved top from Kmart
Skirt secondhand

Necklace secondhand
Dress secondhand

Jacket from eBay

Socks from Sockdreams
Shoes from clothing swap

Faery necklace from stall at Ironfest
Top secondhand
Skirt secondhand

Ruffle socks from eBay
Shoes secondhand

Worn with this jumper:

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Faery Altar

I found this beautiful faery statue at a secondhand shop today, and I made a faery altar on top of my bookshelf with some candles, flowers and some rocks I found while out walking yesterday.

I love the shadow the faery casts on the wall.

With the candles lit. 

Friday, 23 May 2014

More Lovely Things

Some carnations with different petals to the usual ones. They last well and are still going strong a week later!

Reading this book at the moment! It is amazing, inspiring, and totally perfect for the discoveries I am currently embarking on!

I managed to find one of my favourite childhood movies on DVD! It was even better than I remembered!

Fallen leaves, feathers and berries I found on a walk.

I am not sure who wrote this, but it is beautiful:

I Am

I am the wind that blows through the trees
I am the voice of spirits
I am the weight of gravity, the embrace of the Earth
I am the present moment
I am growth and nature's desire
I am peace in the forest
I am my higher self
I am connected
I am that which I encounter
I am here.
I am now.

 Last but not least, I found this gorgeous, inspiring bookmark in our local Gnostic Enchantments store today.

I also got to choose an Oracle Card and it really seems to point to good things ahead!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Recent Outfits & Faery Inspiration Part 2

Floral wreath: Ebay
Dress: op shop

Jumper: Op shop (the holes are meant to be part of it)
Long sleeved shirt: Kmart
Skirt: Op shop

Top: Op shop

Boots: Discount shoe store. They are my go-to boots, great value and very comfortable, this is my second pair.
Tights: Bonds?

Jacket: Op shop
Scarf: Op shop

Flower hairpins: Self made
Necklace: Faery necklace from Ironfest
Dress: Op shop
Jacket: Op shop

 Making wings for my shadow. 

Friday, 16 May 2014

Recent Outfits & Faery Inspiration Part 1

Flower hairpins: self made
Lapis Pendant: India Fox (hippie shop, now closed)
Turquoise dress: op shop

Toadstool necklace from Yizzimindi
Rose necklace: self made
Dress: Op shop

Jumper: Op shop. I love it because it looks like bark!

I wore this dress to my friend Kat's place for a sewing day. I wore the same jumper as in the outfit above.

Headband: Op shop
Faery necklace: Ironfest
Dress: Op shop

I wear this necklace I got at Ironfest with a lot of my outfits.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Some Pictures of Lovely Things

Irises from my boyfriend, a while back

Pistachio macaron and beautiful plate.

Ruffle socks

Books from Ironfest: Celtic Inspirations by Lyn Webster and The Faerie Kingdom by Celia Haddon

From Ironfest: A modern illustrated retelling of Spenser's Faerie Queene

From Ironfest: A small book by my favourite fairy illustrator. I just hope I can find the rest!

Necklaces from Ironfest. Faery and froggie.

Beautiful flowers from Gnostic forest.

 With some dragons.

My first set of faery wings.

Faery wish bottles I made. Faery kisses, stardust and mermaid tears (pearls)

My faery wings and the dress I adapted. I cut the bottom of the dress in a zig zaggy way and hemmed it.

Button detail, it took me hours to sew all the buttons into the swirl pattern, I did it over several days.

The wish bottles I made.

A gorgeous giveaway package from the lovely Miss Misantropia brightened up my day!