Saturday, 28 November 2009

Glorious Moments

I began another e-course today, (I am rapidly turning into an e-course junkie and proud of it!) this time created by the wonderful SARK. The title is Juicy Journaling and it promises a treasure chest of writing adventures. I began today and spent hours and hours writing; I cannot remember the last time I did this, feeling the words pour out, feeling fully immersed in my craft. Here is my first poem of the course, on the theme of glorious moments:


Waking, a day full to the brim of possibilities,
Purring felines healing with every vibration,
Pages after page of nourishment for the soul,
Dancing brushes drinking in sparks of life,
A crisp breeze blowing the cobwebs away,
Magnificent Goddess journeys, daring to adventure,
A darkened room, fairy lights twinkling gently, whispering happiness,
Moon gazing, the insects of the night accompanying with their haunting melody,
Hands covered in earth, a rainbow of colours and scent sharing such beauty,
The sun warming my senses,
The taste of childhood in left over biscuit dough,
Capturing a perfect moment in a lens,
A gallery of my creation,
Crisp sharpened pencils and a multitude of papers,
Cocooned on a train, watching the land move past like a delicious painting, so vibrant,
Earthy autumn leaves meandering, the rhythm of life with every crunch under foot,
Treasure in the form of a handwritten letter, anticipation in the opening, reading over and over,
The essence of silence, of time,
Opinions being read, being heard, feeling alive,
Pride in a word, a phrase, a sentence,
The intensity of friendships both comfortably familiar and sparkling new,
Precious story telling,
The sparkle, the glamour of a bygone age,
Rolling of dice,moving of counters, laughter of those loved,
Candle light, mesmerising, thought provoking,
Falling a sleep after a day of living my truth.

Here is a link to SARK's website, if you want to find out more:

Monday, 16 November 2009

Stonewylde Giveaway!

Am feeling over the moon as Kit Berry left me such a wonderful message concerning my Stonewylde review, which I posted yesterday! I feel truly honored. If anyone is interested in exploring the Magus of Stonewylde, Kit is currently giving a limited amount of free copies away on her website, all you have to pay for is postage and packing!

Sunday, 15 November 2009


Over the last couple of months I have been reading the most amazing trilogy about an ancient magical community, thriving in modern day England, named Stonewylde. It is indeed to become a pentology and I simply cannot wait to let my imagination roam free again in this glorious natural place, unspoiled by modern day pollution of every kind, where nature and ancient pagan traditions are honored for the good of the land and its community.

The author, Kit Berry, has such a magical talent of weaving delicious language into a plot so rich, with many tangled strands. The brilliance of the story line is that although the land with its traditions are pure and honored, the minds of the human beings, which inhabit the land, are much more complex. There are many contrasts in Stonewylde; of natural power against manufactured, of nature against nurture, of the rich against a hard working class, of violence against a peaceful existance, of love against hate. The outcomes of these contrasts are not always clear cut, for human beings rarely are, and the honesty of this shines through brilliantly.

The main story line is of a prophecy declared by an old wise woman of Stonewylde, claiming that the birth of a special boy named Yul at a most magical time, will mean the downfall of his power hungry father, the Magus of Stonewylde. The Magus is blessed with the earth energy of the land, and it is his role to lead and take care of his people. However, the current Magus, although driven in his vision of creating a sustainable and developed Stonewylde, is also power hungry; his need for control is so strong that he takes much pleasure in the pain of others. Thrown into the mix is a young girl, Sylvie, who enters the community by invitation, having been poisoned by the outside world, both physically and mentally. Through Stonewylde she reclaims her life source, her energy and love for life is restored and indeed she learns that she is a conduit for the moon’s energy, another vital source of life for Stonewylde. She, as a moongazy girl, is a vital key to the prophecy through her power and her love for Yul, but I will not say more than this for fear of giving away events and therefore the suspense,which Kit creates so skillfully.

I have great admiration for Kit Berry, as she is not only a wonderful writer, but has such drive to promote her creation. The books are self published and she puts in an amazing amount of time and energy to give the wonders of Stonewylde to as many audiences as she can possibly reach. Not only this but she has created an online community for lovers of her books, which is warm and welcoming like few other online meeting places I have come across.
Here are the links to find out more about Stonewylde and the Stonewylde community:

Saturday, 7 November 2009

My Inner Goddess

The past few weeks I have been avidly following the Creative Goddess E-Course,which has given me so much creative inspiration. Take at a look at the wonderful course created by the lovely Goddess Leonie:

This week's task has been to create a piece of artwork to symbolise the greatness of the 'goddess within'. I knew straight away that my starting point would be a glowing crystal to radiate all that is good within myself, I then created an impression of the outer me to cradle that inner greatness. The piece is actually very nearly as tall as I am, a much larger task than I have ever dared to undertake, before but I am quite proud of the result. My lovely pusses certainly enjoyed leaving colourful paw prints all over the house arising from the chalk medium that I chose to use!