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January 2012

FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP & an Adventure !

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Adventure time! I'm visiting a Dragon/Pele place!
One of my students has asked "How do I add and preserve natural fragile treasures to my talismans?" Well I'm going to bring back some and will be showing you all EXACTLY how to do it next week in class!
YES I will be filming on location for you all too, arty and witchey things :)
Some for class and some to share with you here on this Blog.
I'll be on the look out for items to include in very special larger Year of the Dragon Talismans and Totem Sculptures too. So get those commissions in. cheralyn@hotmail.com
NEW YEARS INTENTIONS
I know a lot of you mentioned to me that your New Years Intentions where to be more creative and I hope you have jumped right in there with that one... just START. You don't need a big project or huge ideas.
Start Journaling, use coloured pens, collage a few pages with things you like, perhaps an intention page?
I'm making my  Facebook page www.facebook.com/creativewitchery into a place that isn't JUST about my work but also a place where you can come and share and ask questions.  I do have classes to LEARN things but I am more than happy to assist and point you in the right direction.
FREE WORKSHOP
Beginning 23rd January is a FREE 6 week Online Workshop "Creating a Creative Witchery Journal or Book of Shadows" I'm so excited about this as people often ask me how I do the things I do in mine. We will making awesome covers, loads of options... trying all sorts of arty effects inside, as well as journaling ideas and prompts and YES!  how to write rituals, spells and MUCH more. Videos, loads of notes, photos, a private Facebook group and full teacher support.
To register go to www.cheralyn.typepad.com/creativewitchery and follow the prompts
 
Happiest Creative Blessing,

Cheralyn โ™ฅ


Solstice, Workshop and Competition

One of the Step by Step Projects (there are 6) along with a WEALTH of techniques, spells, rituals, history, videos, photos, correspondences and FUN in my
Creative Witchery  Talismans Online Workshop
STARTS January 16th only $55
make your own talismans for personal use and to  share with others
the emphasis is firmly on reuse, recycling, finding new ways and creating works of beauty with messages of care for our Mother Earth.

For more information and to book:  www.cheralyn.typepad.com/creativewitchery

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"The Edge of 2012 ~ Summer Solstice 2011"


Recycled found treasures....plastic haberdashery thingy, pill box lid, wings, spoon, ring, hand painted reclaimed silks, paint and wire
This piece was created and empowered during the past Summer Solstice.

WIN
Join my Facebook page and you can win a COMMISSION TALISMAN
includes all materials, a consultation,
spells and rituals, express postage
www.facebook.com/creativewitchery
*drawn once 50 new people join



Sunrise Altar for 2012 & A Spell

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Sunrise Altar
A night of ritual and then a beautiful sleep and a morning Spellcasting, dedications and plans.
This is my 2012 sunrise altar. I've been out sitting (well a run first!)  in the forest and have brought back feathers, there where so many. My heart was lifted by the amount of lizards I saw... oh my little dragons, it's not your turn for a few weeks but thanks for saying hi so early this morning all the same.
I feel strengthened and refreshed and realize what it is I have to do this year.
For you all, a Spell!
This is my favourite one to work with the current moon phase in the Southern Hemisphere and works well with what we all want on the dawn of a new year... "

A Flower Moon  Spell for Improvement
I for one am pretty happy with my plans and direction, I'm not one to sit on my butt, I'm DOING IT and getting it going. I would like things to gain momentum and to "get great!" This spell works beautifully once you are in the same situation. Oh and it's a FLOWER SPELL! *yeah*
Get out there tonight and do this. You will need somewhere where you can leave the flowers to fade for a few days at least. I go out into the bush near here and don't worry about flowers being eaten  or blowing away, that's all part of it.
Gather a bunch of small white flowers, preferably with a scent.
Focus on your intentions. What is it you would like to increase/improve this year in your life?
Write it down to add to your Spell.

Tonight when the Waxing Moon has risen and it is dark, go outside.
I always light a candle for I use this to dissipate energy and send my intentions on their way on finishing.
Protect & Raise energy, call your deities or the universe or spirit and hold your flowers and say three times
I see the moon and the moon sees me,
I bless the moon and may she bless me
repeated three times and then ending with your stated intention (wish)
(as an example and make it really specific)...I ask that I have the time, the inspiration and the resources to bring my planned  exhibition to life and for it to be very successful.
So Mote it Be

Place the flowers in a crescent moon shape on the ground.
once they have faded, dig them into the ground.
Ground. Do as you will, I place my hands on the ground or point my hands to ground and shake them out.  Clear all tools and eat something. I HAVE to have a shower after spellwork to really clear and return.
And then as always I journal as it focuses me on the plans ahead :)

Happy 2012 to YOU! I wish you and your family be happy, healthy and blessed with much love
Happiest Creative Blessings!
Cheralyn โ™ฅ