Beyond the bare branches the moon glistens, a hare darts across the frozen earth, and a woman is called upon by a strange man. She follows him, beneath hawthorn and beside clear streams, until she finds herself in a land of eternal twilight. Entering a tumbledown stone cottage, she is greeted by a gaunt woman holding a baby. Dabbing her eye with ointment, all of a sudden, she beholds the cottage, glittering like crystal, and the woman, as beautiful, with her golden haired child swaddled in silver gauze. Tales of Fairy Ointment and Fairy Midwives are found all over Cornwall, while tales of Second Sight, of those who can see the realm of spirits, were once told in the Scottish Highlands, as well as in Ireland, Wales and Cornwall. Often thought to be a hereditary ability, certain plants, like St John’s Wort, were used as a charm against second sight, especially when sewn into the collar of a coat, while a four-leaf clover could protect against the fairies, but also help one to see them. Those with Second Sight were also able to behold events occurring at distance, or to foresee events symbolically, for example, if someone was to die by drowning, the seer would see a shroud around the living man, while animals, mostly black dogs would vex the seer, and corpse candles, those strange lights would be seen flitting above the road trod by the mourners.
Painting: Detail from ‘The Silent Voice’ by Gerald Moira 1892-93. .
"Don't do what you love as a work, else you'll end up loving it no more", someone said. Trying to make a life and a living out of creative work is definitely not easy, I think specially in this line I chose to be in. Here I am talking to you as I approach the verge of another burnout. It's been a difficult season, with postal strikes, unhappy customers, more than halved income and extreme fatigue, both physically and mentally. I am constantly busy, but at the same time it is as if everything is somehow tainted by stagnation and it feels like I'm going nowhere. But still I have to disagree on that first sentence. Because how else would I still be here.
That being said, I might close the shop for the rest of the year at least, starting from December 15th. I'm not sure yet if I can fully afford it, but I feel I'm left with no choice.
I'll still be around here and on Etsy's backstage, but I won't be taking in any new orders - but of course I'll process and send out any open ones.
The giveaway will of course not be affected. It would really be a marvelous thing if the 10k happens still this year! *
And thanks everyone, customers and friends, for your patience and understanding. Hope you are all keeping well 🖤
2 days ago
ساعت هفت همين امروز
فقط ؟ 5ساعت ديگه تا پخش موزيك جديد #شيرين
آر يو رِدى؟؟😎🔥
A mini Wolfess in a vintage frame for my own wall 🐺
13 hours ago
La Trenza Danza organiza un master Class para compartir sus procesos de creación escénica sobre la Amazonia.
Dirigido por Luz Gutieeres Privat
Encontraras: ►Intervencion escénica sobre Tierra de Icaros.
Proyección de videos de las investigaciones realizadas en la selva peruana.
►Enseñanza de danzas originarias y mestizas.
►Enseñanza de tecnicas para la puesta escena
Se expenderá bebidas y se realizaran diseños shawi.
Capacidad: 25 cupos por turno.
2 turnos: 5:00 p.m. a 6:30 p.m. 7.30 p.m. a 9:00 p.m.
Inversion: Preventa : S/.10 (hasta 11 de Dic) En puerta: S/.15
Al Nro de Cta. Bcp 19294738672025
(Enviar recibo por foto al inbox para confirmar el cupo)
La trenza es un colectivo escénico de investigación performatica, Sonora y Danzaria.
Así que será increible. + info en el evento: https://www.facebook.com/events/858412274574204/
Episode 20 is devoted to all things Mexico. @msstephgiles regales the tale of La Llorona and @thegels ponders the origins of Santo Incoente of the Guadalajara cathedral.
13 hours ago
2.Perchta - In winter she comes from the mountains to check if everything is in order, she leads the wild hunt, brings snow and punishes those who are unkind. The Perchten are her entourage, but that apparently is a 16th century thing ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Again, there is very little info out there, I think mostly because Perchta is a heathen goddess and Christianity didn’t like that very much.
"It only took one flat tire (and eventually had to replace the other tire) to see this place in conditions like this. I'd say it was all worth it❄️"
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Get inspired by @naturity.co ❤
13 hours ago
🚞A cóż to? A któżto? 🚞
Tak, tak, to chętni w szerego naszego Zespołu są tak wyczekiwani...
‼Przypominamy o naborach‼
Jeszcze dziś i 17 grudnia masz szansę dołączyć do Suwalszczyzny. Nie zwlekaj, na prawdę warto! 👯♀️ nabór do grupy DZIECI (8-12 lat), godz. 16.00-17.00 🕺 nabór do grupy JUNIORZY (13-15 lat) , godz. 17.00-18.00 💃 nabór do grupy DOROŚLI (16+), godz. 18.00-20.00
12, 17 grudnia 2019 r., sala 2.15, ul. Jana Pawła II 5