Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Hermit....

I realize it has been a while since I have posted on this blog. It has not been intentional by any means so please allow me to explain.  For those that do not follow The Pixie Knoll blog,  I wanted to give you all a brief update as to my whereabouts over the past few months. 

In November, my mother started to become ill and finally ended up in the hospital in December.  When she was released from the hospital ICU a few days prior to Christmas, she came to live with me while she recuperated enough to return to her own home.  Unfortunately, she never did make a full recovery and in March, she was once again admitted to the hospital where she stayed in ICU for a total of 5 weeks until she passed away on April 27th.

With everything that has been happening in my personal life, it has been difficult to maintain any level of creativity and so, I chose to become a hermit, much akin to that of the deck of Tarot and reflect on the situation.  The first half of this year has brought many changes in my world, most of which I have had no control over, but, like the "wheel of fortune" (also of the Tarot), what comes up must go down, it is the cycle of life.  With that said, my time of reflection will be over soon and I will once again be focused on creating spooktacular creations for this upcoming Halloween and Spirits in Sanford event.  So with that said, I wanted to leave you with a couple of Tarot cards I have found while scouring the internet. The artistry is wonderful and I wanted to share their beauty with you.  (I hope I have given the right credits to the cards.  If I have not, then please, let me know and I will give credit where it is rightly due!)     

The Hermit card from the Witches Tarot.
Wheel of Fortune by Oephebia of Animalis Arcanum Tarot.
In the meantime, while I am seeking my creative voice for all things spooky, I am wondering how you good folks feel about Tarot?  I had once considered doing a "study" of them.  The idea is to basically feature one card a week and try to pick it a part to find all of it's hidden meanings.  In doing so, this would broaden our horizons in the mystery of tarot.  What do y'all think?  Interested?  Let me know! 

As a final note for this post, I also wanted to make mention that I am now also affiliated with The Witches of Giggleswick community on Face Book.   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Witches-Of-Giggleswick/1438375269725632?fref=ts  You can check out all the fantastic items made available on the link there. 

Thanks again for your continued support and not giving up on the Coven of Crones blog.  I appreciate you all sticking it out with me through this difficult time of my life.  Very soon, I will be creating wonderful witches to add to the family coven.   Have a great evening!