Grand Mamma (Daddy) of them All

Photo by Steve Schultz

Yep, I’m getting stoked for this, the Grand Mother (Daddy) of Faerie Fests. New York Faerie Fest is in a week plus a few days. I went last year and tell you all about it (here & here) I’m not even part way through my “to do” list for this event. And I don’t care. I now plan on making one thing.

Instead of Five Things, I will Make One Amazing Thing. 

I’ll make sure I show you pics of the complete ensemble. I need to get my packing done. Well,actually ,my “sorting” needs to be done. I have way too many things in all of my boxes of stuff. Way. Too. Many.

And I probably don’t have enough stuff in my “Magpie Costume” box. There are never enough “shineys” or jewelry.

Just to remind you, this was my gear last year. And yes, as you can see, there are Porta-Johns nearby.  Loud doors slamming shut, but you get used to it.  It’s actually nice to be pretty close to the john.

And this was my Single Magpie set up. I decided to go to the Fest all by myself.  I had to design a whole new set up for 1 person.  I engineered a genius fly for my tent & it looked pretty damn awesome. The most important part? It’s relatively dry and storm safe.(Porta-Johns still in evidence)

And I brought my Steampunk Truly McKee decorations too. That made my campsite even more awesome. And cute, too.

I’ll tell you how the rest of it went tomorrow.  Why was the waterproof part necessary? Who are the Magpies?

See you tomorrow……

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Faeries Faeries Faeries!

Photo Apr 14, 3 07 37 PM

photo by Steve Schultz 

Here come the frisky, frothy faeries.  We’re staring down the most important holiday of the year.  May First.  May Day.  Beltane.

Yep!  It’s when the Fae love to play the most.  And it’s when the Faerie Circuit is bursting with festivals and frolic.

Photo Apr 14, 3 10 55 PM

I’ll be at Spoutwood Farm for their 25th Anniversary Faerie Festival, which is April 29- May 1st.  It’s the mother of all Faerie Festivals.  It will be my first time attending.  I always knew I’d finally go, and it makes sense that I have a “role” when I get there.   I’ll be running with the Magpies as the official apothecary and also volunteering for the festival.  You know me, I like to be busy.

azog onca wedji banana

photo by George Skepton

Then in mid-May I’ll be at the Baltimore Faerie Faire vending my wares as Truly McKee. It’s where you find the Fae in the city.  The Fae are everywhere if you’ll look carefully.  I’m excited to return to this event; I had a fabulous time last year.

Photo Apr 14, 3 10 37 PM

photo by Steve Schultz 

June has the king daddy Summer faerie weekend full of magick, magick and more magick. I love the spirit and the feel of this land, the faeries, trolls, goblins, elves and other fine creatures who attend.  I’ve been multiple times and love it.  New York Faerie Festival is the Fae music, magick, frolicking, shopping, fire spinning, dancing, hooping event you should not miss.  I’ll be back again with the Magpie Court, you’ll see me handing out Truly McKee shinies, treats and potions.

After this Spring and early Summer I will need a long, refreshing nap.  See you in Faerie!



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Dreams & Visions

nautilus cristobal vila
Cristobal Vila
Jamala Arts

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Images of the Nautilus shell keep coming up for me.  And that brought me back to the beautiful poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.  I think that I had it nearly memorized while in college.

So here we are.  Outgrowing an old cell,  building a new one.

Hah! You can even purchase an autographed, handwritten piece of this amazing poem.  You can find the poem in its entirety at the link.

detail and signature OWH

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To dream a dream…


Hah!  Wrong blog for this but here it is.  I’ve been working on some new things inspired by my vivid dreams.  I’m formulating small pillows to use to help you dream more vividly, to help you remember dreams and provide psychic protection while you’re dreaming.  I’m also working on meditation eye pillows.  You know, to keep the light out when you’re meditating.


image from here

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E the hell out of it 

There are things you want to keep. And things you throw in the bin. Between those?  A whole lot of grey. Or a whole lot of “E”

I’ve sold things on Craigslist. I’ve bought things on eBay. And I’m still kind of entranced by antiques on the Internet. Yep, on “teh internet”  Yep, that’s me.

So, in the purging and renewal & reinvention side of things…I’m purging! And shedding! And selling! Yes, selling.

Here’s Mesmerize Media busting out some serious set up. Hawt. Srsly.

The snaps look great. And the “in process” are kinda awesome.

Without further ado:




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LINKLOVE Steampunk Edition

theblight dot net gibbous

Photo by Neil Girling  Victor in Gibbous Fashions
pierre matter
from Steampunk Gentlemen
SteamFae Bottle with harness hook from Doc Stone’s Tinkering
steam heather
Sassy Steampunk Heather by Avory Pierce

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Leather & Wood Pouch from Doc Stone’s Tinkering
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I am…..

sleeping alot

dreaming a ton

getting back in to the work groove

trying to stay motivated

reading like there’s no tomorrow

feeling linked up and connected with lovely people on similar journeys

being challenged by old beliefs and patterns

being tested again and again

letting go of patterns that no longer work for me

learning new ways of doing things

being tested on the new ways almost immediately

learning new things at a fast clip

getting pop quizzes on the new things even faster

purging, eliminating, loosening, shedding my skin

again and again

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