As it says ❤

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“Guardian of the Road,” for my Dad.

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“Branch Haven,” for my father-in-law (he who makes all the lovely woodworking for my wife’s shop, btw – lladyllama.com/ ).

Again, happy day to anyone celebrating it!

Prompt – Birds.

Prompt – Snow Day.
Doing my best to catch up by tomorrow, which is the last day :/ Full prompt list linked in the Shop/Contact tab above.

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Okay, considering that I advertise this as a Faerie Faith website, I should probably talk some about my own experiences with Faerie.

I haven’t had anything like they say in the stories – actually getting pulled between the worlds, or seeing little maidens with bright butterfly wings, etc. But I have felt their presence in my life, more and more as I have come to accept my belief in them. Here is some of how that has happened for me.

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The Goddess Ostara, for a freind of mine on deviantART, Forgot to post this when I finished this last year, so my apologies. I’m happy to say this was a super fun challenge. She’s not a Goddess I’m very familiar with, despite there being a Sabbat named for her, so exploring her imagery more was really rewarding.

And since I’m posting this as her holiday approached (…ish), come on, Spring ❤

Image now © :FuzzyNecromancer, art © Rachel Terwilliger.

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For whatever reason I am having a difficult time today, and in one of my worse moments this early afternoon, I stepped outside to do some chores, and saw a Goldfinch a LOT closer to our door than usual. I stood and watched for a while, then took some pictures, and have been trying to keep its bright image in my thoughts – in optimism – as the day proceeds.

I also just looked up the totem meanings for it, aaaaaaaand:

If Goldfinch is your Animal Totem;

You are always buoyant and happy in your life. You never go about things quietly but always with exuberance and gusto. You are rarely silent – usually humming or singing a tune to yourself. You have a close connection to nature and a deep understanding of her ways. You live on the edge of the spirit world, the fairy realms and make great animal communicators. You know when to listen to your inner voices.

(From spirit-animals.com)

Not saying that that’s the case for me, of course, but the mention of Faerie always gets my attention. I’ve fallen behind on my Faerie work, so to read this now after seeing the Goldfinch is really reassuring to me. I’ll have to ask for guidance, and look out for more of them around me and my life. And try, as it suggests, to be cheerful.

Brightest blessings, everyone ~<3

(Also, more actual art things later this week. Hard to scan and edit things when in mental health badness. I am grateful for everyone’s patience, always.)