Saturday, February 27, 2016

Visit Me at the Authors Booth at St. Louis Pagan Picnic 2016

 Lots of people are asking me if I'll be at St. Louis Pagan Picnic this year, the answer to that question is a resounding "Yes, I will be there!" But please read on, there's an important change that you'll need to know if you want to find me there!

Last year we didn't vend, but I really love to be involved with Pagan Picnic, we just had too much going on to have time to prepare. Many people don't realize that it takes us literally months to make all the products that we've brought in the past, and with all my growing publishing demands, we just didn't have the time. This year isn’t looking much different, with tons of work on the old wooden art table. I really still want to be involved with Pagan Picnic, but we needed to re-think things to better serve the needs of my family, my deadlines, and my Pagan Picnic friends. We love our St. Louis peeps, let's face it dears, we've all watched our kids grow up over the years, forged friendships, danced to the drums, and made magic together. I absolutely can’t imagine a year of not being there, so this year I AM going to participate, but just in a different capacity than as a vendor. 

Yes, selling our wares has become a big part of my Pagan Picnic experience, but being involved in a spiritual community should never take a back seat to business, that’s just not who we are, or who we ever want to be. That's why I will be joining the Authors Booth at Pagan Picnic instead of doing a vending booth!

Some of my books and decks,; some I've written, some I contributed articles to, some of these I've illustrated. Come see me at the Author's Booth at St. Louis Pagan Picnic and find out what pretties I'm bringing including the new book I wrote that I hope to have there The Witch's Mirror!
I'm also very delighted to be offering free workshops both days as well, something that I’ve been too busy with vending to manage in the last couple of years. I’m excited about having an opportunity to join in more in of the Pagan Picnic activities with everyone, I’m looking forward to having time to attend rituals again, attend a couple workshops, and have more time to chat with the attendees at Picnic instead of just selling. Of course as always, we plan to bring a generous cache of donations for the raffle and I'll have my books and decks for the Authors Table and a few small items  "road show style,"

But Mickie, We Want to Shop For Art!

Of course we don’t want to disappoint anyone who loves to shop with us, so we've worked out a perfect solution. Watch for the ad in the program (and I'll have coupons at the Authors Booth too) with a special coupon code just for Pagan Picnic to all of our online stores so that our Pagan Picnic friends can still get goodies from us with free shipping for the month of June!  Have you ever come by our booth and we didn't have the art you wanted on the product you wanted? This also solves that problem because we'll make exactly what you want just for you while you shop in your pajamas from home. You don't have to haul it all over Tower Grove Park either, it will just magically show up at your front door. When you shop with us online, we have literally everything in stock and even make custom stuff for people. We can add your name to that mug you wanted, personal text to a garden flag, and we don't charge a dime extra for that either....and for Pagan Picnic peeps, free shipping in all throughout June!

Did You Say Free Workshops? Tell me More...

The dates and times for the programming are still TBA but I will be presenting an hour long workshop on Saturday and one on Sunday. Watch the Pagan Picnic website for the schedule, but here's the workshops that I'll be bringing you:

Sacred Coloring, Tips and Tricks

Adult coloring books and coloring pages have become very popular for relaxation, and it’s a great alternative to traditional meditation.  Join Pagan artist Mickie Mueller and learn tips and tricks to maximize the magical aspects of coloring making the experience even more sacred. Mickie will also share colored pencil and marker shading techniques to take your coloring to the next level, as well as the meanings of different colors and how they help you manifest your goals magically through the process of coloring. Will she also have a couple free coloring pages for you to take home and color later on? Of course she will!
Llewellyn's Witch's Coloring Book featuring Llewellyn artists  Mickie Mueller, Elisabeth Alba, Kathleen Edwards, Jennifer Hewitson, Wen Hsu, and Carloyn Vibbart. I'll be using this coloring book and Animal Totem Mandala Coloring Book by Wendy Martin and Natalie Zaman to demonstrate coloring techniques.   

Become a More Powerful Witch through Mirror Magic

Mickie Mueller, the Author of the new book The Witch’s Mirror, discusses the theory and uses of mirrors in magical practice. Everyone will get their own enchanted witch’s mirror to keep. We will use our mirrors as we perform a simple yet powerful spell to connect with your true self, boosting your personal power and thus your magical energy. Mickie will also have a non-reversing mirror on display that shows your face as others see it, not in reverse as we usually see our own reflections; it’s a curiosity of science and magic!
The spell in the mirror workshop is an extra spell that's not in the book...oooohhh...bonus! Won't be in St. Louis for Pagan Picnic? You can pre-order The Witch's Mirror from LlewellynAmazonBarnes & Noble, or watch for it at an IndieBound bookstore near you.
If you plan to be attending St. Louis Pagan Picnic in beautiful Tower Grove Park June 4th and 5th, come by and see me at The Author's Booth at St. Louis Pagan Picnic, I hope to have the very first copies of my brand new book The Witch’s Mirror! I'll also have copies of  Voice of the Trees: A Celtic Ogham Oracle, Mystical Cats Tarot, Llewellyn’s Witch’s Coloring Book, and  I'll a few books I’ve illustrated on hand. 

Here are links for more information about St. Louis Pagan Picnic:

Blessed Be!

Mickie Mueller

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Catch Up on The Magicians and Catch a Sighting of My Art!

Well, we're up to episode 3 of SyFy's The Magicians (based on the books by Lev Grossman) and my art has been sighted on the actual set! In a scene! Things are happening! On actual TV!
I was watching and said, "Ooooh, oooh, I 'think' I see Drawing Down the Moon!" That's Art of Magic in the corner too, I had to zoom in on the screenshot to see it, but now we know where it's placed on the set. But wait, there's more...

Quentin and Alice have been moved to the Physical Kids house, you remember, the place with the cool decor, where there's always a party happening and Eliot mixes fabulous cocktails?
As Eliot explains in episode 1, “Physical kids; telekinesis, move shit,  lift shit, most can fly, also magnificent partiers. Do not come by our house if you have anything important to do the next morning.” And that, my friends, is where my prints "Drawing Down the Moon" and "The Art of Magic" have found their home at Brakebills University! I couldn't be happier!

Right before they were shipped off to the set designers. Art of Magic  &  Drawing Down the Moon.  If you want to decorate your sacred space like the Physical Kids house at Brakebills, they're available in two sizes in our Etsy Shop.

Yes!!! That's definitely it! Eeeeeee!!! It's cool, I'm ok. Eliot, I'm gonna need one of those green glowy drinks dear.
I'm seriously enjoying this series, seeing my art is just icing on the cake.  You don't have to take my word for it, because I love you guys, I'll share a discovery: They have the first three episodes on SyFy's website right now for your viewing pleasure! I don't know how long they'll have it up, so be sure to check it out this weekend! Here's the link:
They are also available with Spanish Subtitles.

Ok, one more screen shot. Yes!!!!
Ok, yes, the art is in the background, a bit blurry and all, but hey, it's not actually a show about my art...wha?! LOL Seriously, I'm digging the story lines, it really pulls you in, I wonder if they'll show us how to do that "money coming out of the ATM" spell! Anyway, I can't wait for episode 4 on Monday! If you haven't watched yet, now is your chance to catch up on the SyFy website, here's that link again, it won't be an active link forever, so watch while you can:

Blessed Be!