03 December 2013

Art Journal: Goddess of the Dark Moon

Another spread for Hekate's Deipnon... in this season of short days, cold weather and minimal sunlight, I find an even deeper connection to the Light Bringer as I wait for the Sun's return. I added a quote from Rumi to go along with the image and my thoughts.

30 November 2013

Art Journal: Color of Thoughts

I made these rainbow stripes to use up a bunch of paint I'd mixed for another project, and they were just sitting in my art journal waiting to be used. I think this quote goes well with them.

03 November 2013

Solar Eclipse: Art Journal & ATCs

Kala Noumenia! It's the New Moon in Scorpio, which is also a Solar Eclipse for those who were lucky enough to see it today.

Lyrics on the art journal spread are from Pink Floyd's "Eclipse" from Dark Side of the Moon. The quotes on the ATCs are from Rumi.

October Photo-A-Day Highlights

A few of my favorites from October. You can play along at either https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoadayosd/ orhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/FMSphotoaday/.




20 October 2013

Art Journal: Wisdom from Plato & Rumi

I was going through my computer and printing out some collage sheets for an upcoming project, when I decided to collect some favorite quotes to print for my art journaling kit. I ended up putting too much paint on my palette, so I made an art journal spread and a matching ATC with a different quote.

The art journal spread is a quote from Plato: "Perhaps there is a pattern set up in the heavens for one who desires to see it, and having seen it, to find one in himself." As an astrologer, this quote has always spoken to me.

The quote for the ATC is from Rumi: "The universe and the light of the stars come through me."

As I play more with my art journal, I'm having fun creating little crops of the pages. The art I do in my journal is so different from the work I generally do... by the time I get around to finishing my major series, you may think a guest artist took over my blog. But the variety and playfulness of it is what's keeping me working and inspired. Enjoy!

12 October 2013

Art Journal: Heart of the Universe

I made this art journal spread shortly after finding out a friend of mine was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer. A group of his friends were going to do a healing meditation for him and they asked if he had anything they would like him to chant. He - an astrologer - said "Stepping into the heart of the Universe." I also made him a collage to go along with this and mailed it off to him, but he changed rooms at the hospital shortly after. If it gets lost in the mail, I will direct him here so he can see it.

06 October 2013

Art Journal: Find A Dream

Another New Moon spread, this time in the sign of Libra, which you can see the symbol for painted on the left-hand side. I wrote my New Moon wishes around the edges of the spread in Stardust Gelly-Roll pen.


01 October 2013

September Photo-A-Day Highlights

I tried something a little different this month... I found another photo-a-day group, and decided to choose between the two lists depending on which prompt I liked best. You can play along at either https://www.facebook.com/groups/photoadayosd/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/FMSphotoaday/.




28 September 2013

Art Journal: Shadows of my Mind

I made this art journal spread after a week of feeling particularly anxious. I have anxiety disorder, and sometimes I get very bad panic attacks. Other times I just have a general level of anxiety that won't go away. I never know when it will get to full-blown panic stage. This was my way of trying to give my mind and body something better to do!

15 September 2013

Art Journal: Shooting Star

I made this art journal spread after seeing what's known as as "fireball meteor." It looked like a miniature Sun with a ring of fire around it... It was one of the most amazing astronomical sights I've ever seen, but unfortunately it burned out before I could grab a camera and take a picture!

I had a "stencil" for a meteor that I used in the corner. It's actually from a set of glow-in-the-dark wall decorations I found in the dollar bin at Target!

At any rate, just another reminder of why I should never go outside without a camera!

07 September 2013

Art Journal: Fire Up Your Light!

I made this art journal spread for this month's celebration of Hekate's Deipnon. It occurs at the dark of the Moon each month (the astrological New Moon). It is a time to purify one's self and surroundings in preparation for a new month, which goes well of my astrological custom for setting goals or writing out New Moon wishes at this time. When the first sliver of the Crescent Moon is sighted, then it is officially a new month. Kala Noumenia!