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Feathers And More Feathers

Published July 20, 2017 by etain1

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Took a walk near a pond where I work and there were feathers everywhere from Canadian Geese and of course being the GOOD WITCH I am, I picked up every one of them. It did not look like there had been a animal attack because all the feathers were in perfect undamaged condition.  So, had to put together a few projects.

The first project came to mind because I am an AIR sign. This is sitting on a small altar I have in my art room. It reminds me to be light and airy in my thoughts so inspiration can easily come to me.

The second came about from a suggestion made by a friend to make a ‘Feather Smug Stick’, so figured it was a great idea. I have never made one before and I think it turned out really nice. There is something about making something yourself and adding your energy to it.

 

 

Zentangle Witch

Published May 23, 2017 by etain1

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Knowing is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. ~ Kofi Anna~

I agree in this quote. I feel education will open up a closed mind.  It is important to continue learning throughout your whole lifespan. Too often people of age get comfortable and don’t strive to keep current in what is happening around them. ” If you don’t use it you lose it” …… Oh so true!

Surface Pro Book – and drawing

Published May 21, 2017 by etain1

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Brand new computer – Surface Pro Book. It can be switched to a Tablet and has a pen to use for finer drawing. This was done in paint which is a basic program that comes with Windows. I have looked into Art Range for computers at a cost of $79 dollars. It will be a more professional look in the quality and so much more. The way I see it – it opens up a whole new ability to design and post it with vivid colors, textures, media (oil, watercolors, and pastels). Going to sit on it for a few so I can make a good decision instead of impulse buying.

Spring Prayer

Published March 12, 2017 by etain1

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We all go through the cabin fever stage at this time of the year. Winter has had it toll on our mood and we are getting a little short tempered with mother nature and her game of warm and freezing temperatures. We yearn for the sun, dirt to dig in and the colors and smells of springtime. We are ready  for warmth! We are grateful that spring is fast approaching.

Broken Heart

Published February 10, 2017 by etain1

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By Terry Moore

My heart is broken

My tears just a token

Lover, parent, friend or child

No guarantee about no exile

If it was meant to be

There would be no absentee

Can’t make them love you

This statement is so true

Let them go with kindness

Show your ferocity and fineness

The heart can heal when broken

When words of kindness are spoken

 

Let Me Count The Ways

Published February 10, 2017 by etain1

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This poem is for whomever holds that special place in your heart.

Let Me Count The Ways ©
By Terry Moore

For a sister, a brother, a lover, a friend
Our friendship will never end

I love you so let me count the ways
You laugh when we are together always

You sometimes make fun of me
It makes me laugh please see

When I am scared you hold my hand
You let me sit while you stand

You are there for me – thick and thin
When I am sad you make me grin

You are there for me and me for you
Our love keeps our hearts anew ♥

 

Our Dark Side

Published February 8, 2017 by etain1

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“It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses – and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. The individual seldom knows anything of this; to him, as an individual, it is incredible that he should ever in any circumstances go beyond himself. But let these harmless creatures form a mass, and there emerges a ranging monster. ~Carl Jung, “On the Psychology of the Unconscious.”

On the other hand, the Shadow Self is an archetype that forms part of the unconscious mind and is composed of repressed ideas, instincts, impulses, weaknesses, desires, perversions and embarrassing fears.  This archetype is often described as the darker side of the psyche, representing wildness, chaos and the unknown. Jung believed that these latent dispositions are present in all of us, in many instances forming a strong source of creative energy.

We are all born pure, like blank canvases.  But at some point during our childhood development, we learn knowledge that teaches us to separate things into good and evil. The moment we eat from this tree of knowledge, our shadows are born and we begin to divide ourselves.  Furthermore, in our cultural ‘socialization’ process, we begin to sort out those traits within us that are acceptable in society, and those unacceptable traits that aren’t (which are later hidden away).  As Jung said:

What we call civilized consciousness has steadily separated itself from the basic instincts. But these instincts have not disappeared. They have merely lost their contact with our consciousness and are thus forced to assert themselves in an indirect fashion. This may be by means of physical symptoms in the case of a neurosis, or by means of incidents of various kinds, or by unaccountable moods, unexpected forgetfulness, or mistakes in in speech… modern man protects himself against seeing his own split state by a system of compartments. Certain areas of outer life and of his own behavior are kept, as it were, in separate drawers and are never confronted with one another.