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Easter Bunny Honeys

6 Apr

I have to give a shout-out to my West coast friend, Rhiannon, who makes the most adorable, poseable little dolls.  She mostly does flower faeries, but she also does holiday themed dolls as well.  I’ve personally purchased about 20 over the past few years that included bewitching witches and voluptuous mermaids, most of which I have gifted to people in need of a little cheering up.

Check out these Easter bunny honeys!

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She has a shop on Etsy, but she does a better business on eBay.  Clicking on any of the photos above will take you to its eBay listing.

Whether you celebrate Easter this year on the 20th of April, or the Spring Equinox on the 20th of March as Ostara or Eostre, Lady Day, the Festival of Trees, Earrach (Celtic for Spring), Gwyl Ganol y Gwanwyn (Welsh), or Alban Eilir (Druidic), Rhiannon’s little ladies are the perfect sweet to add to a young girl’s basket or your sacred altar, and best of all, NO CALORIES!!!

UPDATE

The eBay listings for these adorable honey bunnies ended without a sale and are no longer listed, so if you’re interested in purchasing one from Rhiannon, send her an eBay inquiry by clicking here or visit her on FaceBook.
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An Imbolc Etsy Treasury

29 Jan

Check out this wonderful Etsy Treasury dedicated to Imbolc (February 2nd), which just coincidentally features my “Faerie Star of the Forest Necklace in Filigree Copper Wire” and heralds my 150th appearance in an Etsy Treasury!

Before There Was Groundhog Day, There Was Imbolc
by theopenheartproject

“Daylight lasts a little longer and snowdrops (or crocus) break through thawing earth. Before there was groundhog day, before there was Valentines day, there was Imbolc. The feast of Brìde, Brighid, Brigit or Brìd. It warms my heart to see so many lovely creations recognizing the rhythms of the earth.”


Faerie Star of the Forest Ne…  

$75.00

ARTifact – Imbolc  

$3.00

Knot of Four-Celtic Calendar…  

$78.00

Into the Spring  

$38.00

three snowdrops – Fine Art P…  

$18.00

Imbolc Incense – Magical Her…  

$4.99

Organic Imbolc Smudge – Midw…  

$8.00

Brigid Goddess  

$15.00

Wee Shock of Wheat  

$4.00

Brigids Blossoms Imbolc Cand…  

$8.95

Groundhog Day- Print  

$18.00

Ewe and Me 5 X 7 inch Signed…  

$12.00

Imbolc Bracelet Sun Snake Br…  

$16.00

Sprung – 8×10 Fine Art Natur…  

$25.00

Rainbow Walnut Boat Floating…  

$4.50

Treasury tool is sponsored by Lazzia.com.

More Gems from the Forest Grove

17 Sep

The Witch of Forest Grove has added some more diamonds to her treasure trove on the different branches of witchery.  They include the following:

Cochrane-Based Witchcraft Traditions

Fairy Traditions or the Fairy-Faith

Cunning Folk

Her post on Fairy Traditions (which I thought was superb) included some of the faerie artwork of Raul Guerra, of whom I had not heard before, but with whom I was extremely impressed.

How Faeries Are Born by Raul Guerra

Click Pic to Visit Raul Guerra

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Tats, Tags & Siggies

1 Sep

Whatever you want to call ‘em, I’ve got ‘em.

For awhile now I’ve noticed quite a few bloggers who “sign” their posts – and I was very jealous.  I have a digital copy of my signature, my real signature, that I used when I was a Contracting Officer for the U.S. Government, but I hardly wanted to be spreading that puppy all over my blog where someone could, oh I don’t know, download it and use it to empty my bank account of it’s last twenty-six cents.

I was reading the definition of “tagger” as it related to scrapbooking kits the other day and a previously very dark region of my brain lit up in a glorious wave of “ah ha”edness (otherwise known as an epiphany, but I’ve already used that word about 3,428 times on this blog and I know you get tired of reading it over and over and over and I thought I’d spice things up).  Lower resolution digital scrapbooking kits are called “tagger” kits after the smaller resolution “signature” designs people began making for social sites, like MySpace, umptity years ago when the digital world was young.  Since a great many of these designs had voluptuous and scantily clad women used in them, some people called them “tats,” which as we can all guess is short for “tattoo.”  “Siggies,” I hope you have all divined, is short for “signatures.”

When people began making sets of digital art for, as an example, a complete website design, they would use these tats or siggies to “tag” the set as their design and, viola, a third name for the same thing developed.

Now that I’ve been learning so much about the software behind all this fun stuff, I can make my own siggie, and you  may have noticed that it is now appearing at the bottom of my posts, retroactively.  But o’ course I couldn’t just put my name, oh no; I had to add a bit o’ the extry and turn mine into a real tat, and o’ course I couldn’t have just one, they’re just too delicious to stop with one itty bitty nibble.

Epiphanies are everything they’re cracked up to be, IMO.  Ha!

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Just for Fun and Giggles

18 Apr

For a long time now, I’ve been wanting to make my blog banner even more original than it was already.  After participating in a blog discussion about information and art copyrights on the Internet, I got my ass in gear and got serious.

This meant downloading an evaluation copy of Paint Shop Pro 7 (PSP), cramming some tutorials, and cruising the ‘net for free “tubes” (i.e., graphics) I could use to build up my own graphics from scratch.  Turns out, it’s lots of fun and not terribly hard.  Here are my first real accomplishments:

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faerie-cat-family2My favorite graphic/tube sites so far are (click on the graphic to visit each site):

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Emerald Rose

16 Apr

Every once in a while, song lyrics have the power to move the spirit with an infinite power.  Thanks to Hecate of the blog by the same name, I had this experience today and am now providing you with your chance.

Written for the Celtic folk rock group, Emerald Rose, the inspiration for the song, which appears on the group’s CD, Songs for the Night Sky (2004), was Alfred Noyes’ poem, “The World’s Wedding,” from his book Lord of Misrule (1915).

The World’s Wedding (One Single Kiss)

Words and Music by Arthur Hinds

As poppies fired the nut-brown wheat
My love rode by with sun-stained feet
With a longing call and horse hooves fleet
I followed her laughter all a summer morn
But, oh, from a distant palace of shade
I heard the rune of my nature played
I strained to listen and lost the maid
And walked the world forlorn

When the circle green was brown with leaves
My love rode by as one that grieves
I left my stand within the sheaves
And followed her weeping all an autumn noon
From beyond the sunset splashed with red
A circle weighed upon my head
I begged embrace but she had fled
Beyond the dawning moon

When the woods were covered with snow drifts deep
My love passed by as one asleep
I left the earth my horns to keep
And followed her dreaming all a winter’s night
And all along the moonlit track
With thorny shadows printed black
I caught a scent and turned my back
And lost my life’s delight

Maiden of the secret well
I strain for you, yearning
From upon the oak throne quivering
Mistress of the horned moon
I pain for you, burning
Underneath the blue stone shivering
I need you, I need you, I need you….

When heather primed the morning air
My love arose, and I was there
A thousand flowers in her hair
And in her eyes was the Wheel of Time
Reached for her hand, I did not miss
Combining all this diverse bliss
Forged together in one single kiss
We made the world one in rhyme

I have to agree with Hecate that the imagery of “sun-stained feet” is incredibly erotic and the photograph she used in her post is both graceful and powerfully evocative. My photo below is, I think, more serene and calming than evocative, but they still seem “sun-stained” to me.

Exquisite Salon and Spa

Exquisite Salon and Spa

As I was wandering around the Emerald Rose website, I came across a promotional song that seemed tailored-made just for me (click here to have a listen).  It’s from their comedy-themed CD, Con Suite, relased in 2007:

Fairies Stole My Keys

Lyrics by Brian Sullivan & Larry Morris
Tune by Brian Sullivan

I woke up Monday morning, a very special day
I had myself an interview — honest work for honest pay
I walked to my Toyota, as handsome as you please
and found within to my chagrin the fairies stole my keys!

I’d seen them in the kitchen, and all around the floor
They kept a nice apartment just behind the kitchen door
I thundered and I rumbled, I ranted and I screamed
I swear I heard their laughter when the fairies stole my keys

(chorus)
Never try to tell me that fairies don’t exist
I’ve seen them in the forest and playing in the mist
And if you disrespect them, they’ll bring you to your knees
I swear I learned my lesson when the fairies stole my keys

I left them on the table like every other day
There’s plenty other shiny things that they could take away
Why must they mess with my success and threaten my career
And when I listen closely, what’s that jingle that I hear?

I left them cream and butter, I left them copper too
I left them gold and silver, but they never fixed my shoes
No matter how I begged them, they just ignored my pleas
No mercy from the Little Folk, the fairies stole my keys!

(chorus)

I guess I really owe them one, I never got the job
I started playing music in the coffee shops and pubs
I’ve traveled all around the world and lived a life of ease
Since one time, for a little while, the fairies stole my keys!

(chorus)

Fairy Thief

Fairy Thief by Sierra Treasures

Faerie♥Kat is Officially Published!

12 Apr

My short story, “The Secret Hollow,” is officially published!

I received an email today from Casey Quinn, editor of the on-line magazine, Short Story Library, that the long-awaited anthology, The Library’s Best: Volume I, is now available on Amazon.

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I immediately purchased a copy for my Grandmother, who doesn’t have access to the Internet; I know she’s going to be thrilled to see my story in print.  Heck, I’m going to be thrilled to see my story in print!

I gave my story non gratis to the Short Story Library, so consider purchasing a copy yourself to support the website and other fledgling authors.

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