"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Friday, 27 July 2007

and reading on through the BoS

first of all, I thought I should point out that this altered Book of Shadows was started at the beginning of the year - Daisy & I had decided to make each other one.. I have nearly finished this.. just a few more things to stick in and once I have finished showing it here, it will be safely tucked into my birdie friends beak, on its way to SweetPea.

So, next in the book is the magick page ~

Daisy always stressed to me to be careful of 'black magic' on the internet.... I would find this 'spell' or that incantation and she would say to me that I should never trust things that I find on the internet.. she often said that I was too trusting, that there were alot of 'weirdos' out there ... so when I found these words in a vintage magazine, I just had to stick them in... and the little picture on the left is one that was in an old encylopedia - a little girl sitting with her *hare* gazing at faeryland - perfect, don't you think?

next we have Midsummer - often known for the madness of it all - the veil between worlds is thin and the fae are close to us at this time... I used mauve tissue on the left page and a gold pen to write.. then on the right hand side - I cut a window through many layers of pages and put some tuille over the opening..... to make it look like a veil.. then I used a dragonfly stamp and stamped madly all over the page.. a few glittery stickers and some gold glitter around the opening... then over the page:

I painted with shiny mauve paint and I pinned a faery.. so that when you actually look through the veil on the previous page, you can see the faery charm! the words I found somewhere and they reminded me of something that Daisy & I discussed often - our belief in faeries as young children......

then we have Lughnasadh or Lammas - the 'loaf-mass'. I painted the pages bright yellow as this is one of the colours for this 'sabbat' and found a black and white picture of an oak branch. I coloured those in with my water colours. On the right hand page, I wrote a 'herb gathering blessing' and then went into my garden and gathered some herbs.. and dried them. Once they dried - I tied them with ribbon and pinned them to the page.

and above is a close up of the words for the herb blessing...each time I started to create a new page, it became my favourite... there is quite a few more pages to come... hope you are enjoying them!

the full moon is coming up on July 30th - time to put your crystals out in the moonlight.. I usually put mine all on a large tray and put them to be charged ovrnight under the full moon. Yesterday, I spent a few hours in my garden, weeding and tidying up.... it was quite warm. One of those days that lull you into a false sense of spring...... my violets are blooming profusely and while i was in the garden, the perfume was heavenly.I saw a Robin redbreast!
tomorrow I am off to an angel course..yes, another course! We learn how to sing with the angels and how to imbue our crystals with angelic energies... oneday, I am sure I will find the exact right course or group that sits ok with me.

I also just want to say that I am so blessed to have so many of you commenting.. it touches my heart and I am very grateful that you take time to do so. .. I feel so loved and cherished and yes, I feel I am wrapped in a cocoon of love . xoxo

*~* I hope your day is filled with butterflies, magick, colour & fripperies! ~*~


Sinclair said...

So wonderful to find a sister witch in blogland. There seems to be so few of us.


Sweetpea said...

I'll be watching out for that birdie with the it in it's beak! I love to read this but try not to look to closely at the pics as I know I'll have the pleasure of the real thing. xx

Gill said...

Your book looks wonderfull, you are such a creative lady

peppylady said...

More I see Books of Shadow I'm thinking of doing one or even having some type of swap.
But haven't figure exactly what. I have more ideal then time or should honestly say I don't mange it also right.

But I think people who plays with black magic is asking to be bite by karma.

Wishing you well in all you sit your heart too.

Garden girl said...

robyn will you still be going to witch school or not going back to it? hope the angel one works out for you...I love angels!

kim said...

The book is beautiful!

Blue said...

Midsummer, when the veil is thinnest...I ALWAYS have visitors. And they come in the form of guides in my dream. I am able to travel, and they show me things that I am unable to recall come morning. (Vague memories of it is all.)
I love all of the book of shadows images you have put together. You are a talented artist Robyn. Daisy was right, caution is best on the internet...when there are so many creeps trying to take advantage. You are smarter than that anyways!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow the BOS just gets better and better. I really like the Midsummer/Fae pages. Yes I also believe we must be careful of the black magic. Love Hugs and Blessings

Tracy said...

Wonderful pages in the BoS!

Rowan said...

The Midsummer and Lughnasadh pages are lovely - especially the faery behind the veil. Daisy, as always, was wise with her advice. You need to be very careful with the things available on the internet, there is a great deal of unsavory stuff as well as the good,interesting sites. Will e-mail later, my computer has been erasing all I wrote for the last 24 hours. I haven't been able to comment, write e-mails or search the web. Now it's just as suddenly behaving itself again.

Peggy said...

I imagine a robin that has spent the spring and summer with me packing its little suitcase and flying down to spend the spring and summer with you. Take good care of Robin Redbreast and be sure and send him on his way in plenty of time for our next spring. :)

Gemma said...

You touch my soul dear Robyn...the BOS is so honest and from your heart....hope you can feel my love from here.

Kai said...

there is a spell we cast that has everything that goes around comes dances thru the spirit of the earth and thru the soul of those that feel the wind.
Blessings on your book and enlightenment to your soul..
PEace, KAi xx

Bimbimbie said...

I spotted this post yesterday but wanted to save it for this morning to enjoy ... and I did very much it's full of love and thoughts between two friends with a special connection *!*

Julie Marie said...

I don't know how the BOS can keep getting better, but it does. I will have to say now that I have chosen my favorite pages so far and they are the fairy pages.


A bird in the hand said...

It's wonderful that you finished the book rather than abandoned it because of the circumstances. that is truly an achievement! xox