Prayer bowls

I've been thinking about prayer bowls lately – their beauty and simplicity – and so I returned to an Art Witch Academy seminar by Emily Mulroney on creating our own libation bowls out of clay. I haven’t worked with clay since I was at school! It was fun in some moments and frustrating in others. I’m …

Goddess studies – Lilith

A magical new semester has begun at Art Witch Academy. Amongst all the inspiring new seminars on offer, I was drawn to start Goddess Studies with Emily Mulroney . I have chosen to work with Lilith and, in doing so, to reclaim her as a figure of feminine strength and power. When I found this beautiful fair-trade, …

The Lost Girls – a shadow album (Side B)

In recent weeks, I have been working away in the broom closet of Art Witch Academy, creating a shadow album under the tutelage of the Mistress of Shadows herself, Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd. I chose to work with a beautiful poem by Linda Hogan called ‘The Lost Girls’ from her collection Dark. Sweet. My theme was about loving and …

The Lost Girls – a shadow album (Side A)

If you walk the corridors of the magical art school that is Art Witch Academy, you will eventually come to the Broom Closet. This is the place for working with shadows and clearing the dust off of past issues. One of the projects in the Broom Closet this semester is the shadow album, under the …

Mapping my personal symbols

When I was four I wanted to be a witch when I grew up. Over the years, while I might not have thought of myself as a witch, I have been involved in the areas of healing, creativity, and transformation – all pretty witchy! When I heard of the launch of Art Witch Academy, something …