Monday, May 1, 2017

Tarot Blog Hop 2017

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Happy Beltaine Everyone!

Welcome to my Blog! If you have found yourself here by way of the Tarot Blog Hop hosted by the lovely Arwen Lynch Poe then thank you for participating in the Beltaine Tarot Hop! Please check out the master list in order to find some new and amazing blogs to follow!

This year's Tarot Blog Hop topic is about other types of divination that you might use in conjunction with Tarot. Tarot is my preferred type of divination but I do like to mix Tarot and Oracle cards on a regular basis. For the past year at least I have also been pulling a daily oracle card as well as Tarot.

I keep a daily journal on Tarot just for my own reference. I pull three Tarot cards for Mind, Body, and Spirit. I then record what I pulled that day in the journal so I can see what sort of patterns appear over time. Doing this daily can give you a better overview of what's going on in your life. You start to see that you pull the same card often and after a while you'll see that certain cards will appear when major life events happen. Keeping track will help you to realize that certain cards will have personal messages specifically for you.

The Tarot journal I've used for the last few years was an ordinary 3-ring binder. Certainly effective, but really boring! I mean really... Who was ever going to see this binder other than myself? What does it matter? Well guess what! Here I am writing a blog post and considering a YT video about it as well. So I guess with that in mind, loads of people are going to see my boring little binder! Ha! 

So I decided I needed to spruce things up a little by creating a new journal. I needed my new binder to be practical as well as cute. I decided practically speaking that a typical spiral notebook works the best. Even though ordinary spiral notebooks can be inexpensive and practical they tend to be a little boring again! So I came up with a solution to sprucing up my hum-drum little book without breaking the bank. 

I made a cute little quilted cover for my spiral notebooks! This way I can just pop a new one when I have filled up a notebook. I used up some left over scraps from a Halloween quilt I made previously for the cover and some plain purple broadcloth on the inside. Cheep and cheerful!

For this post I am showing off a newer Tarot deck of mine The Everyday Witch Tarot by Deborah Blake, I absolutely love the witchy artwork in this deck. I think it's the same artist that did the Green Witch Tarot which is another favourite of mine. And I am also pulling an oracle card from The Vintage Wisdom Oracle Deck to mix things up a bit. These have been my go to decks right now!

I've pulled my three tarot cards for the day...

Body-Five of Cups (R)
Spirit- The Fool (R)

And one Oracle card... Freedom

Which I would take to mean that I have some new opportunities coming right now and I shouldn't hesitate to make a change.

As for Beltaine this year, I am planning on setting up a nice altar tomorrow and doing my own thing since I missed both events I could have gone to locally. It just wasn't in the cards this year for me. So I missed both of them. I did however get out to the market this year with friends where I found a new cauldron for my collection!

I wasn't going for Mary Poppins honestly! But I think I achieved her look anyway.

Dress and purse- Made by me
hat-decorated by myself

Thanks for stopping by and hop on over to the next blog!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March update! Lots of Everyday Outfits!

So life has been hectic for me once again! I've been sewing constantly and trying to stay on top of keeping stock in my Etsy store along with some custom orders. I've been out to the Drag Shows lately with friends which is always fun. I've just finished a year long metaphysical course called The Great Work.I just started a new YouTube channel talking about witchy and pagan topics. And I won a donut from Tim Hortons roll up the rim to win! Woo-Hoo!

There has been a lot of talk in the online metaphysical and pagan communities right now about the major shift in energy recently. It's like the universal energy is suddenly more focused on moving forward in a positive direction! If you aren't feeling this movement right now then I would suggest taking a break from all the negative media for a bit. Because trust me it's there! And we have a full moon in Virgo coming up this week. It's a perfect time to be motivated and get things done. Organizing and planning should come easy with this full moon.

It's been a while since I posted some everyday outfit photos so I have quite a few for you!
Don't forget you can find me on Instagram also.

Bats top by HellBunny
Skirt is memade
Boots by Goth Pikes

Dress by Killstar
Boots by Goth Pikes
Vintage Rosary

Sweater by Hellbunny
Tee by Tee Villian
skirt is memade

Sweater by Jaw Breaker
Dress by Sourpuss
Townshoes Peep Toes

Dress by Spin Doctor

Boot Bat Wings by Black Orchid Designs

Dress by Spin Doctor
Harness by Dark Den Designs
Corset and Shoes by Miss E

Totally rad big 80s hair by me.

Awesome Sparlky Shoes by Miss E

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Goth Pikes Review

I ordered my first pair of Goth Pikes recently and I absolutely love them! These old school style goth boots are handmade of quality leather in Germany. I chose a basic style to begin with. They are black leather with bat buckles and kitten heels. As much as I like the look of the flats, I think the little kitten heel dresses them up enough to wear with dresses. What I like the most about these boots is that they seem to go with everything. They look just as good with leggings as they do with a dress. I wear them often!

I normally wear a size 8.5 or 9 in heels. To be safe, I ordered these in a size 9 and they fit perfectly. The quality of craftsmanship is impeccable. So if you were on the fence about ordering these boots go ahead and take the plunge! They are worth every penny!

Boots- Goth Pikes
Coat and Batty top- Hell Bunny
skirt- handmade by me

Saturday, February 4, 2017

My Intro Video for YouTube!

Well, I did it. I posted my first solo YouTube video! I don't know why but that made me really nervous! I've been doing a metaphysical show weekly with friends but this is my first solo project. I just felt like it was time to venture out on my own and try something new.  I have a lot I'd like to talk about and normally I do that through blogging. But let's face it, blogging is turning into a thing of the past these days.

There are so many topics I want to cover! Here are just a few ideas:

Sewing Tutorials
Tarot Reviews
Movie Reviews
Metaphysical Topics

So here is my first video. Check it out if you have time. Any constructive criticism is welcome!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

I have a new Youtube show! All Things Energy

It's a new year and that means a brand new project! I have just recently started a brand new live Youtube show with some friends! The show is called All Things Energy and we go live every Monday evening at 7pm Eastern Time.

The show is basically an open philosophical discussion about various Metaphysical topics. So far we have discussed topics such as Universal Consciousness, Spiritual Psychology, Ghosts, Spirit Guides, Angels, Numerology, Tarot, Purifying Water, and Crystals. 

Our goal is eventually to have people post questions live as were are talking but it can take a while to build up an audience! I would also like to make my own videos eventually so I can dive a little deeper into topics that really interest me like Tarot.

There are three of us on the show. Dana Jensen, John Wheeler, and I. Dana is an extremely talented Psychic Medium and Empath who enjoys talking about many topics. John is very scientific and does fascinating experiments with water, crystals, and pyramids as well as being intuitive. And then there's me, I am an Intuitive Empath and Tarot Reader and also the researcher in the group. We balance each other out perfectly!

I have always been into studying ancient mythology. But I find I'm trying to learn even more now! My favourite metaphysical topics are Tarot, Pendulums, Runes, Paganism, The Craft, Spirit Guides, Angels, Goddesses, and Spiritual Psychology. I think I could never get tired of talking about this stuff so it seems only natural to start a show on the topic!

You can find us weekly at Dana Jensen's Youtube channel from 7-9pm on Monday evenings. Please feel free to post some questions or comments for us. We will respond the following week.

Death by Glitter Fashion Show

Well hello there! If I still have any followers out there! I know you probably think I fell off the face of the earth but actually I have just been extremely busy lately. And I would love to show you what I've been up to!

2016 has been a challenging year for me just like most people I know. It started out slow with building my online business on Etsy. I've have been steadily working on it though. This past November I had an opportunity to participate in an amazing Fashion Show with some very talented friends from That's My Drag . The theme was Glam Rock , David Bowie, and Velvet Goldmine. The more glitter the better!

I opted to show off some of my more advanced sewing skills by making some evening gowns that I ordinarily don't have the chance to make. I spent a lot of time and blood, sweat, and tears making these dresses!

My first model was the beautiful and talented Miss Ruby Moon. I wanted Ruby's dress to look like old Hollywood glam. The dress is made from a heavy satin with a sequin shelf bust and thigh high slit. I wanted to up the glitter quotient so I added an over skirt in sequin that Ruby can remove if she wants to. I also added a sweet little capelet in black velvet with sequin appliqué that matches the over skirt. It's a truly timeless and glamorous outfit.

My second model was the fabulous Sapphyre Poisone I went for a sexy androgenous look for Sapphyre. I made a very fitted long velvet dress with an ultra low cut neckline. I emphasized the neckline with handsewn crystals. I topped it with a 20s style cocoon coat in sparkle sequin.

My next model was the talented and gorgeous Athena McQueen. I went with a more gothic witchy look for Athena McQueen, I made a pretty dress with a hi-low hem out of a purple satin with black spiderweb lace overlay. However it was Athena's velvet coat that was the real show stopper. It was a full length coat made from crushed velvet and a corset back. I added feathered trim to the collar for a dramatic effect.

Last but certainly not least was the hostess of the show Victoria Parks in a long fitted velvet dress with a pretty romantic sequin top over it. Victoria has the most amazing taste in jewelry and accessories. And I was delighted when she did a special performance of Stevie Nick's song Stand Back!

And finally that leaves my dress. I've always wanted to make a princess dress so I did! this dress has three layers. Red Chiffon, black chiffon, and a lining in satin. I edged the sleeves in sequin trim for a bit of sparkle and then topped it off with a Stevie Nicks style shawl. You know I had to add a little bit of Stevie in there somewhere!

My make up was done professionally for the show. I love the swirls and the moon. It matched my outfit perfectly!  We had a lot of fun that evening with loads of talented designers and performers. The show was a huge success for everyone involved!