Friday, 19 December 2014

freebie friday!

hey there lovelies and a very happy friday to you, wherever you may be. today is freebie friday (and it might possibly be the last one for 2015!)

i have created a cute page full of colourable butterflies. perfect for long journeys and little hands on their way to relatives for christmas. simply click on the picture mock up above to view, save and download your buttferfly page. i'd recommend printing them off onto a4 paper or card for maximum colouring fun!

have a fantastic friday and a wonderful weekend lovelies!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

tales from round here lately

hey there lovelies and a very happy thursday to you, wherever you may be. today i wanted to share with you some thoughts and feelings, tales and triumphs from around these parts lately.

i included a picture of my desk space above this post, as this is a space i have been spending a lot of time in lately. filming for my goddess ecourse, putting together orders and christmas presents. i love it here, some days sunny, other days grey (more often grey in the winter). with views out over the garden and an in-built cosiness that is very welcome during the winter.

2014 has been a year of believing in myself. of putting myself out there and learning new things.

it has been a year of ups and downs, happiness and disappointment.

i'm reflecting on this progressive year and making plans in my mind for the upcoming year. i've also been giving some thought for my word for 2015. my chosen word for 2014 was believe, and it has served me quite well. i have gone from earning all my money from a draining day job to earning at least half my monthly income from my creative skills regularly, each and every month. this is huge!

i want to continue with that rate of progress in my biz in 2015, so i have decided that 2015's word(s) are "self sufficiency".

i have been fascinated with all things self sufficient and have decided that 2015 will be the year this all comes to fruition for me. i will be self sufficient and work for myself completely. i will start to grow our own veg, learn to make jam and canned/frozen fruit and veg and learn to make our own wine supply! (i already have a set of cranberry wine fermenting away as i type - exciting!)

i would also love to have a wood burning range installed in the kitchen too, but that might stay a pipe dream for now.

i will learn to altar clothes and complete my first quilt.

i will finish weaving my first woven rug too!

all of this extra work will be part of my healthy routine too - gardening = exercise!

i plan to take some time off over christmas and new year, so the blog will be pretty quiet until the new year. (i will be sharing one more freebie friday post tomorrow though!)

then i'll be back with a vengeance - ready to take on the world, self sufficient style!

have a fabulous christmas lovelies and a sparkly new year.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

my december altar

hey there lovelies and a very happy wednesday to you, wherever you may be. today i wanted to share with you my december altar. i can't believe i haven't shared this already!

i love the intentional practice of setting an altar and my intentions each month, combined with the gratitude of checking in with the previous months' achievements. it has changed my outlook and my abundance levels too!

i always begin by calculating last months' achievements. as you can see, november was a good month for new students and etsy sales. yay!

i then raid my supplies cabinet for herbs and other goodies to adorn my altar with.

before i can start adorning this months altar i have to dismantle last months altar.

and here's the altar - with myrrh, acorns, cinnamon chips and highlights of white, yellow and gold.

i set my all important intentions for december too. there's such power in writing down your ideas and goals.

i wrote out my scroll of intention, which sits on my altar all month (including during my candle ritual). it again solidifies my intentions and really focusses my mind on the month ahead.

everything is in place! i love having my altar space over my desk. 

this intentional life is so much more in alignment for me. i really feel it in my core. i am astounded how much more abundant my life has become since beginning with all of this. i feel more content, more centred and much more alive. life is so fast paced sometimes. if we don't remember to take stock, we may let life pass us by altogether.

how could you be more intentional in your life? do you already have intentional practices you rely on?

have a great day lovelies!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

insta faves!

hey there lovelies and a very happy tuesday to you, wherever you may be. today i wanted to share my joy with you - i am back on instagram!

i was away from it for about 4 months as my phone wouldn't work with it at all. the phone eventually stopped sending me my texts also, so it had to go!

i have a new to me phone from a friend who had an upgrade and i am back on instagram - yay! it's the little things that keep me happy. little things!

if you'd like to connect with me on instagram, you can do that here. for now, here's some of my favourite instagrams from the past few weeks. enjoy!

sharing my labyrinth designs. healing chakra rainbows = yay!

winter goddess ahoy. this one is a wip.

a before photo from the johnny cash tribute band i went to see with my husband. keep it cash - they were brilliant!

christmas decorations are go, including my new knitted garland. cuteness!

my december altar, all ready for my candle ritual.

one of my newest necklaces. you can find them all here.

a summer goddess - mixed media art on altered scrap book paper.

 feel free to connect with me over on instagram - i'd love to see what you've been sharing too.

 have a great day lovelies!

Monday, 15 December 2014

the goddess rising

hey there lovelies and a very happy day to you, wherever you may be. this week sees me putting the finishing touches to my capture your inner goddess ecourse.

i have so enjoyed putting together the video tutorials, the pdf's and all of the other goodies in the course.

here's some more information on what will be available to all of my fellow goddesses:

10 hours of video tutorials
pdf supply and tip sheets
information and resources to help you connect with your most goddess self
a private facebook community
oodles of love, support and inspiration

sounds fun, no?!

wanna join us?

click right here to read even more and sign yourself up! class starts on january 5th :)

have a great day lovelies!

Friday, 12 December 2014

freebie friday!

hey there lovelies and a very happy friday to you, wherever you may be. today is freebie friday so of course i have something lovely and free to share with you.

i have had these gift tag designs lurking since i very first opened my etsy store. they are perfect for christmas and educational too! the languages represented are polish, irish gaelic, french and spanish. all read "seasons greetings".

to view, download, save and print your free gift tags click on the picture mock up above. i would recommend printing onto a4 card or photo paper (depending on the finish you want) then punching a little hole for your string or ribbon to go through each one. the printable includes 4 designs.


have a fab friday and a wonderful weekend lovelies!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

labyrinth designs

hey there lovelies and a very happy thursday to you, wherever you may be. today i wanted to share with you a design i created recently for the lovely denise for her upcoming ebook.

she contacted me about it after printing and falling in love with one of my freebie friday printables.

she had a good idea of what she wanted for the cover, and after a couple of email conversations we were ready to start.

i began as you can see above, with a simple pencil sketch. denise wanted a labyrinth which lead to the heart.

i used my healing  chakra necklace as a colour guide for this too!

i began with a layer of watersoluble crayons first of all. 

i then added in some more graphite pencil, for definition.

i smudged that a little with my blending stump.

i then added some extra dimension to the colours with my pitt artist pens.

now it was time for some stamping!

coloured stamps and script stamps are generally my go to supplies.

a little more definition was added using some black ink, then it was ready to be scanned and emailed off.

after that email exchange denise loved the design but wanted some changes to the colour order and the design of the labyrinth itself. i took some notes and settled in to have another look at the design.

again, beginning with the pencil. the design needed to fulfill specific criteria here, so some thought was needed.

i numbered each layer in order to be sure i was following denise's instructions carefully.

once i was happy with that i added some extra graphite to give it more definition.

time for the colours!

watered and activated.

pitt pens added in too. they give such vibrant colour to the piece i think.

more graphite definition.

time for stamping!

here it is! ready to scan and go!

and here is the final design! denise loved it and immediately sent me the ebook cover she created with it.

pretty great huh? you can check out denise's ebook here.

i really enjoy the challenge of working on these custom designs, and once you have all of the information from the person commissioning you it can be great fun to work through their ideas until they have something they're really happy with.

if you're interested in ordering some custom art from me feel free to check out my custom art section. there are lots of things on offer there. if there is something different you have in mind, feel free to reach out to me and we can work on something just for you.

have a great day lovelies!