Oct 30, 2013

Blessings of Samhain to You


though autumn filled her days
and nights
she became a nest of new life for Samhain

~

a bit of information about Samhain:

*this year it is celebrated from  
sunset on October 31 to sunset on November 1, almost halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.

*It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Beltane, and Lughnasadh.

*It's considered a liminal time, when the veil between life and death grows thin. 

*Samhain is pronounced "sah-win" or "sow-in."

*it is one of the original festivals behind the holiday we know as Halloween

*As it was believed that faeries, witches, and demons roamed the earth on Samhain, food and drink were customarily set out to placate them. Later on, people began dressing up as these creatures and claiming the goodies for themselves, sometimes performing antics or tricks in exchange for food and drink. 

*
 above info taken from a
wonderful article about Samhain found here: Huffington Post
 ~

 Wonderful Halloween
All Hallows Eve
and 
Samhain 
to one and all!

~
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Oct 24, 2013

A Beautiful Life


Hello
I have just returned from shy of two weeks in Santa Barbara.

I went to visit loved ones
and to meet my grandson, Jayce!

While there I delivered the above commissioned painting.
Thank you so much Robyn!

Welcome sweet baby Jayce:

~
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Oct 6, 2013

Dear Grandson


little baby D

may your birth be like a song
that flows with the rhythm of your heart and soul

wishing you 
and 
your mommy and daddy a grace full birth

with love, 
grandmama

~
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Oct 4, 2013

DC: Cup


silly fun
this DC offered by Stefanie
is: Cup
there will be a bowl full of ladies
maybe a man or two
celebrating CUP 
on their blogs
you can find them here

but also it is Stefanie's Birthday this weekend!!

Stefanie, for  your birthday
i offer you this cup full of raindrops:
it has been such a wonderful mushroomy
Autumn!
the forest has them every where!
here are a couple more cups for you:

orange peel cup fungus

eye lash cup

bird nest cup
these little 'eggs' get released into the environment when raindrops
land in these tiny cups
the ink
before the color
~
lovely weekend to one and all
~
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Oct 1, 2013

Tiny Witch


a tiny forest witch
sits upon her rosy thrown
enjoying her woodland realm


i just never know what i will find on the forest floor
so many beautiful mushrooms these days!

~
starting October with a tiny witch
lovely October to you and all!

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