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Painting A French Church

I'm so enjoying the magic of painting lately. Not only because it is magic, or creation, but also some self-love magic as well. It's been keeping me happy and calm so that other tasks in my daily life aren't as heavy. I also adore that I can spend some time travelling whilst creating these landscapes, and I've been travelling the French countryside for the past few months. I cannot wait until we have vaccines and treatments for covid, and we can begin travel again. I have plans to live in Europe for a year or two so that we can travel to all the many places we want to see, and do it in a slower way that provides time...

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Book Review: Seasons of Moon and Flame by Danielle Dulsky

    I just had the pleasure of reading another of Danielle Dulsky's amazing tomes, Seasons of Moon & Flame The Wild Dreamer’s Epic Journey of Becoming. (Please order through your local bookshop if you can!) I adored the journey I took through her last book, The Holy Wild, and this one is no different. First off, here is how the book is set up: each part of the book focuses on one of the elemental/seasonal hags, grannies who will show you how to dig deep into who you are. Within each part, we explore different concepts of being by the changing of the moon. We receive stories from these beloved hags, stories that speak to the deepest truths of...

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Lavender Fields

Happy Sunday! I hope you are doing so very well, taking good care of yourself, and being oh so gentle ❤ This week, I spent a few hours painting this landscape. I put on some lovely, soft French music, sat at my desk in front of the window, and had some help from the kittens (mostly Yen) painting this dreamy Provence scene. It was such a lovely way to escape for a few days as I worked on it, then edited the video. Europe is somewhere I'd love to spend a year or two living in and travelling in the future, especially France. Perhaps it's my French roots? Who knows, but it has always called to me since I was a...

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Liminal

It has been such a strange time, friends. Not only with the covid, but if you don't follow on Instagram, last September my kitty Princess passed. It seems since then, things have been so in-between. Nothing is in the light, though nothing is covered in darkness either. And now with the covid, time seems to have no meaning at all, it runs as fast as it can when we listen to the news about how people are suffering through this, losing their loved ones; and yet, the last month and a half has felt like decades. The anxiety and stress making each moment last an eternity. I'm struggling with this as I know you are too. We'll react in different...

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10 Teas To Sip Iced

Of course, it goes without saying (though I'm saying it anyway, lol) my iced tea line is full of delicious options for iced tea! But you don't need to feel limited to just those seven! I think for the most part, almost any tea can be made and is good iced. For the spicier blends, an iced latte would be perfect!  For this list, I'll add what juices to add to kick it up a notch, or if it would be great as a latte right beside the suggestion. These aren't in any particular order. 1. Midsummer raspberry-peach black & honeybush tea add 1/4 c peach nectar to 2L or add slightly crushed peaches and raspberries 2. Cancer melon honeybush...

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