Sunday, 30 December 2012

Stems, Bark Shavings, Metallic Threads







Ivy  -  dried sweet pea stalks  -  berries.









Bark shavings and metallic threads.






























Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Bliss







Celebrating the Divine Feminine  -  Day Twelve.


"Bliss" (Detail)  -  Acrylic paints on canvas.






The Virgin of Alsace by Emile Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929).


This sculpture stands beside a tree lined pathway leading to my fovourite art gallery. Here is a strong and powerful woman,
self- assured,loving,compassionate......



"Let there be beauty and strength,power and compassion,honor and humility,mirth and reverence within you".
Starhawk's charge of the Goddess  -  from The Spiral Dance






Thank you to all you lovely people who have helped make these twelve days such a joy and especially to Rebecca for bringing us together.

Wishing you love,light and joy on your journey!  -  Ruby.



Linked to a Virgin a Day with Rebecca and friends at

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Thank you for visiting.



Tuesday, 11 December 2012

The Heart of Joy







Celebrating the Divine Feminine -   Day  Eleven

Looking into the heart of Joy  -  Centre detail of my painting  "Joy"


This morning my computer is malfunctioning and I find myself cleaning and baking a cake until help arrives.
Now .......  my dog and I are off for a walk !





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Monday, 10 December 2012

Today's Offering of Bread







Celebrating the Divine Feminine  -  Day  Ten.


This morning I have no promptings for today's offering - then,while making bread I realize that this is it !!!

The altar cloth is an unfinished wall hanging titled  "This Quilt is Three Thousand Years Old ". The idea originated in a dream, in which my grandmother handed me a tattered  three thousand year old quilt. I see this as the handing down of skills and nurturing through the generations.

Wily fox adds an element of humor......she thinks there may be something here for her cubs !



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Sunday, 9 December 2012

The Past is Surfacing Again







Celebrating the Divine Feminine  -  Day Nine


This small wall quilt, which I made quite a long time ago, has volunteered to be presented today!

The title is" Fire Bird"   -   constructed in assorted fabrics, by machine applique.








The silver candlesticks were my grandmother's, the green velvet fabric around the bird was left over from a party dress I made for my mother and the paper angel and pink butterfly candles are gifts from my granddaughter.








The altar cloth was once part of a camel's saddle bag and the silver chain is a set of Guatemalan wedding beads.



The past is surfacing again,
claiming it's rightful place,
as if assured that it is beauty only,
that can endure through time.

Poem by  Morelle Smith




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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Stars Strewn Before Her Feet








Celebrating the Divine Feminine  -  Day  Eight.

Each day,miraculously, the image I need to post comes to me.
This morning I awoke to the strong aroma of burning candle wax,the title and a prompt to use this photo !



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Friday, 7 December 2012

Maelstrom








Celebrating the Divine Feminine  -  Day  Seven.

Maelstrom    -     Journey to the centre.

My Painting, The Last Rose of Summer (detail)  -
acrylic paints,stitching and beads on linen.



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Thursday, 6 December 2012

The Gift of Love








Celebrating the Divine Feminine  -  Day  Six

LOVE   -   Acrylic on canvas (detail)


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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A Gift of Lilies








Celebrating the Divine Feminine  -  Day  five


A Gift of Lilies


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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Womb of Creation








Celebrating the Divine Feminine  -  Day four


Womb of Creation   -  (diameter 1 metre)
Woven birch branches,paper pulp,bark shavings and gold foil.


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Monday, 3 December 2012

And Angelic Music ......







Celebrating the Divine Feminine  -  Day Three

To accompany us, this beautiful angel playing a flageolet



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Painting by Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)
Image source Wikipedia


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Light for the Journey






Celebrating the Divine Feminine  -  Day  Two

Light for the Journey  ............



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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Quilt for a Dreaming Goddess






Quilt for a Dreaming Goddess  -  Acrylic paints and stitching on canvas



For the next twelve days I'll be linking with Rebecca and friends
at  Recuerda mi corazon  in a celebration of the Divine Feminine .


My first offering is this Goddess quilt to dream under ............




Thursday, 29 November 2012

The Making of Circe's Wand






Circe was an ancient Greek Goddess of Magic.

You can visit Circe's Island   HERE

The base of the wand is an Ash branch, covered with metallic fabrics and threads
and pointed with a clear quartz crystal.





































See the finished wand on Forest Dream Weaver     HERE






Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Butterfly Wing ?







Cabbage leaf or butterfly wing ?

Slugs have been busy creating nocturnal garden artworks ..........







Friday, 16 November 2012

Straw and Stubble Forms
















Photos taken in September,  in a field in the Scottish Borders, beside the spot where  Thomas the Rhymer
is said to have met the Fairy Queen .







Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Magic Carpets
















This week the title "Magic Carpet" has come up - I've started three,this one is on linen.





Thursday, 1 November 2012

Happiness Altar







This is my Samhain Happiness Altar .

The painting behind is "I am the Weaver of Dreams,she said" .






The crystals are beaming out happiness !








Silver bird candle bought in a local Mexican shop .

The pink hydrangea is the last from my garden .
















Samhain marks the halfway point between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice.

In past times, in Celtic lands, it was known as the Festival of Fairies and Feast of the Dead.

In old Irish Samhain means  "summer's end"  -  time to stock up
and retreat indoors for the cold dark winter months .





Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Thursday, 25 October 2012

More Objects in Waiting








For the next week I'll be collecting objects for my Samhain/Hallo'een/Day of the Dead altar.

Because this is an intuitive process some things will find their way onto the altar,others will not.










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