Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's Official, I'm heading to Scotland to Hawk my Wares!

If any of you creative souls will be at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh this August, 2009 please oh please do come and visit JoJo's World and rainadelmagick. We are fortunate enough to be included amongst the unique and talented artists in the West End show near the historical Churchyard at the west end of Prince's Street. Please visit the website below to find out more about the event and other arts and crafts shows 3D2D puts on throughout the UK. Also head on over to rainadelmagick to see what types of artwork I'll be bringing. Or you can go to my etsy shop and send a convo to me if you might be able to meet up there and have a special request or just want to arrange to go to a pub.
Jo-anne D. Bertenshaw is an illustrator and also creates the most amazing faery/fairy dolls. We are doing a cross country collaboration on several projects together for the festival. I've written a story called No One Knows Me Like My Gnome and she is doing all of the illustrations and will also be drawing for the the other weird poems and stories I spill forth from my Mental Attic.
We will have updates here and at sanfrancisco-to-skye.blogspot.com/over the next two months on our progress as co-creators and also invites for fun events where we would be truly honored to meet with our fellow pagans and artisans. I sure do hope to see some of you there!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

rainadelmagick and her witchy ways at Pagan Festival 2009

Look for us at the

Pagan Festival in Berkeley

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

We'll be at the The 8th Annual Pagan Festival at Peace Park (MLK Civic Center Park), Martin Luther King Jr. Way between Center and Allston in Berkeley, on Saturday, May 9th, from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM. There will be Music, Dance, Stage Performances, Vendors, Story Telling, Arts & Crafts and so much more.

I will have new jewelry, apothecary herbs, wind chimes and fertility fetishes. Come out, enjoy the day, and mention that you saw the festival on my website I will give you a free self-collected quartz crystal from the Sierra foothills!

For detailed information about the festival
see the Pagan Alliance Festival website.

Also check out my new goodies on my own homepage, rainadelmagick.com

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Coraline, take me away

I saw Coraline yesterday. I was in Gothic heaven. I found myself wanting to crawl into the story and block the return door. I don't know what this says about my state of mind (age wise) or my state of satisfaction with the world as it manifests day to day, but I always end up chocking down tears of longing for my youth when I see films like this. The Nightmare Before Christmas especially draws me in with it's hypnotic soundtrack by Danny Elfman. I feel an attempt to woo me with promises of safety in the darkness being offered if I will just release my connection with the mundane worries of all that I wake up to in this plane. "Ah, but that is the dilemma isn't it?" If I slip into madness will I always enjoy the fantasy world or should I be satisfied with the possibility of unknown events that can unfold here? Well, as of this morning I'm hanging in here still. Another day of walking a few dogs in the rain for minimal earnings with a good friend and then coming home to pay the utility bills may not have me feeling like leaping out of bed, but who knows? Maybe I'll see a wraith in the mists while we hike along the cliffs in Pacifica. Maybe I'll find inspiration in the music of the rain drops and return with new poetry aching to be written. For additional musings please meander over to another spot in the world of JoJo
and rainadelmagick on our joint artistic projects page here at  Creative Connections from San Francisco to Skye.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Drifting Across the Sea to Skye

Away, away. My mind meanders in the form of tenuous strands of plasma, wisps blown about by the gusting winds across the Atlantic Ocean. I can almost catch up with it as the thoughts reach my dear friend, JoJo and whisper queries into her ear. "What macabre creations are you stitching?" She replies with a punctuated tap on her keyboard, then points an artist's calloused finger at the screen... jojo's world
After my mind's eyes have scanned the ghoulish offerings JoJo lifts her finger again. She flicks the floating ethers and sends them sailing back to my head where they whip smack straight into my forehead. Suddenly I'm back in my own room waiting out a literal storm. I heat a cup of Chai and sink under the blankets content to read about our future joint ventures at our new blog spot -
If one feels so inclined more musings can be found in my primary blog here.
Other treasures of a twisted bent can be found in the realm of rainadelmagick.com