Good Afternoon my sweetlings,
I've had such a wonderful, exciting, creative weekend! My amazing friend Naomi von Monsta came to stay and I had so much fun being with her. It was so great to have a witchy friend and Miss Monsta is quite new to the green path so it was almost like I had an apprentice, I loved it! It was also so much fun to spend time with another artist, especially one who draws the same sort of subjects as me (we both draw and paint the world of faerie, especially Unseelie fae).
Thank you so much for coming Monsta, we were so happy to have you and I was just filled with joy to have a kindred spirit to wander and wonder with.
Miss Monsta at the Common, being a beautiful Gothly queen! The dress used to belong to me for a long time, it was a very special dress to me but I couldn't wear it anymore so I wanted to give it to Monsta. She loves it and said it's very comfy! She gave me a Lush Perfume, 'The Smell of Weather Turning', and it is gorgeous!
It took us a while to realise that if we just turned around we wouldn't have the sun in our eyes...
but we got there in the end! That's all that matters right?
One of my faeries, who I believe may specifically be a troll. The moleskine doesn't take watercolour paint very well because it isn't a watercolour specific one so it tends to go a bit patchy.
Naomi's AMAZING art, I'm seriously in awe of her skill.
Monsta took a picture of me painting :) I drew what turned out to be Pan.
Painted Pan, his hair was a lot of fun to draw.
We took some charcoal discs and had some of Star Child's 'Gaia' incense burning, it was amazing! Unfortunately I dropped the little pot I had bought and it broke. A word to the wise, the bowl gets really incredibly hot with charcoal so watch your fingers.
When we got home we made tea (vegan ratatouille, 100% amazing) and watched Tangled in bed with my rats. When the first song came on Ganny went crazy in his cage running about and standing up against the bars so we got him out, he would get really excited whenever one of the songs came on. We also had Sev out who would sit up and listen whenever a song came on as well. My boys have been raised with Disney music, I sing it to them so often and specifically sing Tangled songs if they don't feel very well (I would watch Tangled and sing to Dumbles just before he passed away, and did the same when Sev developed pneumonia).
Afterwards Monsta and I ground herbs and made Essential Oil mixes for the herbal fire we had in celebration for Lughnasadh. Here Monsta is writing down her recipe.
Grinding up my herbs.
Monsta and Steven by firelight, how cute is Monsta? I love her!
We threw the mixtures we had made onto the fire in intervals and talked lots. It was really lovely and just warmed my heart. It also apparently warmed a lot of slugs hearts because they were out in full force, one in particular took a real shine to Monsta and kept gliding it's way towards her constantly.
This morning we did some more brewing together, making essential oil blends, incenses, massage and annointing oils. This is actually an annointing oil I made for one of my patients who needed a protective oil that would also banish and cleanse negative energy.
My favourite shop find this weekend was this little guy, he is just absolutely gorgeous. The abalone shell is from Wales and when I got him home I realised he fit perfectly inside, clearly it was meant to be his seat!
His darling face. I love that he's completely poseable, so cute.