Posts Tagged ‘magic’

Eliene St Romain’s pennant full of love that
O   f
is the answer
eco-dyed with eucalyptus and rose leaves
stitched with so much love
settling in from this side
translated in te reo Maori (Maori language)
Eliene’s interpretation of a Koru, the unfurling silver fern frond symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace.
and meeting the gathering from the other side
Eliene has a huge heart of gold everything she touches is filled with her deep sense of spirit
namaste dear friend!

Christina Cairns magical talisman book arrived in the letterbox yesterday making a purrfect trifecta along with Martine’s pennant and Saskia’s talisman
Christina wrote-
“I took your ‘love is the answer’ words and added a bit to them. 100% recycled paper, ink, suede scrap, repurposed glass beads (I chose green because green is the colour of Hope for me), metal leaf, scrap of raw silk (left over from my wedding dress, I think…24 years ago!), hemp cord.”
I dream of a world where LOVE is the answer and in my dreams I weep .
. then I wake and find it’s here . if only we open our eyes and hearts and see .’
I wept as I read the first line of her beautiful poem to turn it over
and be rewarded with with such a huge heart warming smile
Christina is an artist, songwriter, poet, musician and mother who works with such deep hearted magical intent
the hemp cord and silk from Christina’s wedding dress along with Liz Ackert & Els Sneider’s treasures
I love how each talisman finds it’s place
rolled back up for safekeeping
Christina’s magic settling in with The Gathering
you can see more of her magical art, music and poetry at A Mermaid in the Attic and facebook
and a post about one of her Talisingr’s Children arriving here back in 2011
Magic Days!

Saskia van Herwaarden’s elemental talisman for our beautiful broken world arrived in the post yesterday too!
with a beautiful leaf printed and eco dyed note and the texture of the envelope is so soft, a delight to open!
seed, bone, turquoise for healing, plant dyed cloth, metal
from the other side
settling in with The Gathering
you can see more of Saskia’s good magic on her blog and facebook
Magic Days!

Oh Hooray, the white light that everyone sent to help Martine’s pennant get here worked!
with 11 bees a-buzzing
summer flowers blooming
in sheer delight
the beautiful textured silk on the other side
love Martine’s letter written on the paper pattern for the backing silk
such a bee-uti-full meeting with the gathering
there is such gentle magic and peace buzzing in Martine’s pennant for the bees
you can see more of this deep hearted magic over on her blog and facebook
Magic Days!

This beautiful pennant from Martine Bos needs White Light to help guide it’s way home, it was mailed it from The Netherlands on October 26th and needs our help to get here!
the photo is from Martine of Venus blessing her pennant buzzing with love
Marti just sent this prayer
“Mo, the photo above is my way of sending white light for Martine’s pennant: Upon reading your post re Martine’s “bee”-utiful pennant, I collected some objects that are important to me, laid them out, lit my beeswax candle and asked blessings that her pennant arrive safely and soon. (I know the sinking feeling from having my own pennant go missing and into quarantine for over two weeks when it arrived in Australia so my heart is with Martine.) The candle rests upon a white and green dyed cloth, an attempt at color blocking derived from Chinese pistache trees in front of my home. Green has always been my go to color for hope and for peace. A peace leaf, made by Australian artist and sculptor Barry Smith, is the grounding element for Martine’s pennant to find its way to the Gathering. The rainbow Kokopelli is one of my favorite Southwestern symbols and although considered to be a trickster, a spirit of music, a fertility god, I am invoking the fertility aspect so that the search for Martine’s pennant be a fruitful one. Lastly, the blue and green mandalas are from an old Celtic Mandala calendar that has always held deep spiritual meaning for me as Ireland is the landscape of my heart. Together, may all of these objects shed a trail of light for Martine’s special and lovely pennant.”

a left over from Reaching for the Stars
two may well be enough!
the hinge is much tighter with an extra few rows of black linen thread woven through
stabilized the base with an old rubber O ring covered in black glove leather
now I just need to work on an artist statement about why I made it to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s
“Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars”
mashed up with Nat King Cole’s
“It’s only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea”
to top off this wild Blue Moon weekend was gifted this fragile alchemical star found in an old castle in Germany
the circle is strong, deep magic is afoot!

Marti Weisbrich’s pennant will make it’s way across the wide blue tomorrow!
She sent this photo with these wonderful words in an e-mail just now

“Tomorrow, my pennant stitched with raggedy earth patches made from the sacred ordinaries of the land and with an Australian talisman hanging on the end of it, will be winging its way to you. It is filled with love for our world, for the land that frames our world, and with love and gratitude to you, along with joy, for the opportunity to create this pennant.

When I first received your pennant, I took it outside to receive the elements. It seemed only fitting that before I sent it back, it once again be taken outside, tied to the same ornamental pear tree in my backyard. Deep earth spirits reside here in New Mexico and this pennant accepted the benedictions of the elements: sun, wind, moonshine, star shine, flowing with the four directions, infused with the vast expanse of the sky here, absorbing stories from the varied clouds threaded in our sky.

Working on the “I Dream of a World Where Love is the Answer” pennant was a soul uplifting experience; one of universal connection with you, Rod and with the many who are participating in this dream project. Equally, this project deepened my gratitude for the sacred ordinaries (foraged windfall mostly) that the land provides me with for dyeing cloth. The sacred ordinaries used for the raggedy earth patches in this pennant include: chamisa, Yerba Mansa, sagebrush, desert willow blossoms, sunflower petals and centers, smoke bush leaves, walnuts, grapevine bark, leaves from Chinese Pistache trees and ornamental pear trees, Spanish broom, juniper, sumac and home grown red onions. The red onion skins, with a bit of vinegar and one of my copper pots provided the green colored cloth that is used for the backing and the edges of the pennant. Green has been a hard color for me to achieve with windfall so a bit of “alchemy” was used to get this color. Over time, as the seasons change, so too will the color of these earth patches; naturally dyed cloth tends to fade, especially if kept near sunlight, becoming more wabi-sabi, and in so doing, giving another gift of beauty.

For now, here is a photo of the pennant outdoors in my backyard in New Mexico, accepting the call of the elements before being sent to you filled with spirit blessings. Lv, Marti”

I look forward to holding this pennant in my hands and introducing it to The Gathering
the energy of love circling our beautiful broken world is so deep and profound
Magic is afoot, revolution is in the air!

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