Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Freebie in Our Etsy Shop!

Spring is ready to pop! This year I created a really cool file of printable Ostara cupcake wraps and included a printout full of information about the Goddess Ostara and an easy recipe for making special Ostara cupcakes, great for celebrating the Sabbat with magical friends or family!

We have lots of cool gifts in our Etsy shop to celebrate Ostara or the Spring Equinox, fill a
basket or just pick one special item! Click here to visit!
Right now we will send a free printable Ostara Cupcake Wrap set to everyone who orders from our Etsy shop, from now until the Spring Equinox or Ostara March 20 2013!

Click here to visit our Etsy Shop and take advantage of this fun giveaway!

When I think of Ostara I think of the blessing of seeds, potential, and the first buds that are coming forth in the early spring. I came up with an easy way to make fancy Ostara cakes using just a simple cake mix and adding some special ingredients. These are perfect for your Ostara ritual cakes or for a celebration feast! This simple recipe including ideas for your own variations is included with the cupcake wraps and I've also included instructions for making sugared flower petals to decorate your cakes with.
Pages that come with the Ostara Cupcake Wrap set
There are four on a sheet, and you can print as many as you like year
 after year.  Of course the ones we email are high resolution and don't have a
watermark across them like these do!

Here's how they turn out, really sweet!

The Spring Equinox has special meaning to Dan and I, it's also our wedding anniversary. This year we will celebrate our 15th anniversary, we are still madly in love!  We are so happy now because we work full time running the art business so we get to be together all the time, it's awesome spending every day making pretty gifts for our wonderful customers!  We hope you enjoy this spring freebie!

Dan and Mickie March 21 1998

Have a blessed Spring!

Friday, March 8, 2013

International Woman's Day: You Are Goddess!

Today is International Woman's Day, so what does that mean to us?

Here's the scoop; International Woman's Day has been around since the early 1900's and became very popular during the Women's Suffrage Movement and has grown and grown ever since.  This day has become a global day of celebration as well as recognition of women's achievements and an opportunity to shine a light on ways to further equality for women all over the world.  Today we see women achieving their dreams, they have become leaders, medical professionals, scientists, they run companies and have even flown to the stars!  Just this year, the US military officially opened combat positions to women soldiers, a role they've been fulfilling in an unofficial capacity until recently, but may now do some with the proper recognition. Today's women can find success and balance between all the aspects of their lives, with all the grace of the Goddesses that they are!
And some of us are hard working Goddess artists, like myself!
Click here to see my art studio shop full of Goddess Art!

Today's "Be The Goddess" Spell

The power behind this celebration inspired me to write a Goddess spell for the 2013 Llewellyn's Spell-A-Day Almanac.  This simple bit of magic allows you to open your self and channel the strength of the women who came before you into this world.  Draw in the spiritual energy of those amazing trailblazers and let it become a beacon to you on your own path.  We are all part of the Goddess, the strong women in your life and the strong women throughout history are also, and now you are, and that makes us all part of something greater than ourselves.  Take a moment to read this magical enchantment and open yourself to your own inner Goddess:

You Are Goddess

Spell Date: Friday, March 8, 2013

Color of the day: Rose

Incense of the day: Vanilla

Today is International Woman's Day; it's a great day to embrace your inner Goddess. Take some time to sit somwhere quietly. If the weather is nice (click here for the entire spell)

We must always remember that there are still many inequalities for women left to be reconciled.  We remember the women of the past who fought so desperately for fair working conditions, a fair wage, and the right to vote.  We see women fighting still today to end violence against women, equal pay, and education both in this country and around the world.  We shine a powerful beacon upon the ignorance of the uninformed and misguided, refusing them the power to run our lives for us.  We realize that women and girls still have battles to face, but when we look back and see how far we've come, and remember the plight of the strong brave women that came before us, we realize that we can do anything we dream, and ladies, do we dream big!

Dryad Spirit available in my Etsy shop, click here for more details.

International Woman's Day is a time to remember to honor the achievement of women today and remain vigilant and act accordingly so that women's equality is gained for all and maintained in all aspects of life.  We must show support for each other and stand together to make positive changes in the world.

Ogham Shield candle sconce, light a candle to your inner Warrior Goddess,
Click here for more details

Brightest Blessings!