Mango Art

Mangos and Art and a bit about my life!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Hot sunshine days and shopping and BOOKS!

'One of my forever unfinished artworks!'

Well, it has been the hottest start to October since records began.. so the weather man tells me. I believe it too actually.. We have already had some 36+ degree days which is very hot very early for October. It is also the earliest in the year that I have been to the beach for a swim.
The last week or so I have done some rather intense shopping which I totally ~love~ and as usual I have been buying books, books, and more books... New books, books on sale, second hand books- I love them all! Yesterday I found the most beautiful book at an Angus and Robertson Sale- It is called 'A country woman's journal' It was the first book that caught my eye at the sale. Initially I thought it was maybe and illustrated writing journal or and illustrated diary. Turns out it is the exact replica reprint of a woman named Margaret Shaw, who was a naturalist and kept a meticulous journal and also decorated it with her own beautiful watercolour illustrations of the animals and plants she observed. The print is all her original handwriting, with the spelling errors etc. It is very neat and readable though. The journal was kept well preserved in a drawer in the authors house, since about 1929! For anyone interested in beautiful language, lovely artwork, art, journals or naturalism check it out!!
Also at the moment I am on a bit of a Witchcraft binge, which happens to me from time to time.. I think it is just part of the natural order of things, and the ebb and flow of life. Anyway when this happens I tend to start immersing myself in everything I can read about Witchcraft, books, magazines, internet and I tend to go into a short phase of intense learning.. where I notice things in books that I didnt understand or pick up the first time and I have a lot of little coincidences and serendipitious events and I become more.... well for want of a better phrase, more psychically aware. I love these times. They are always a huge period of growth for me.
Along with my artworks for the upcomming art show I am entering, I have also just began working on designs for my ~*new*~ Book of Shadows, which I am SOOO excited about! I love art and crafty stuff and to be able to combine it with Witchcraft is so lovely!
So I am making a totally handmade Book, the cover is wooden with brass hinges and bolts, and it is approx. A3 size. I am going to fill it with plain white, A3 size cartrige paper. Originally I wanted to use cream parchment, but I couldnt get it in A3 size and even if I could it would have worked out very expensive, so plain white it is. Once it is all together I am going to go through it and start pre-decorating some pages, and decorated elaboratley the front cover page. Then I will bless it and it will be ready to hold my most secret magickal writings. Once I have finished making the book I will post a picture.
Anyway, that is it from me for now... I have a millions things to get done, although truth be told, I will probably end up in an armchair amongst the pages of a new book!!!!
*`*`*`* Fall in love with a great book!*`*`*`*`*

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Lovely weather and recording my exsistence...

*Photo taken by me *
It is such a lovely day here today... down on the south coast of Australia.. Maybe not the sort of weather that most people would call lovely.. but none the less I love it. The sky is grey and misty-looking, there is a soft warm sweet spring breeze and it is a little bit humid. There is no harsh hot sunlight and everything is softened by the grey sky. It is eerily calm, with a few random drops of rain and I suspect that there will be more later on tonight. I feel so at peace in this still comfortable weather it smells so earthy outside and it is so grounding. I am so greatful for today. *smiles*

The Chiron Healing I spoke about went quite well. The first visit I found a real shift in my energy. I am not totally sure what it was, but he uncovered something... well maybe not uncovered but set free a part of me that I had been pushing down deep into myself so I didnt have to deal with it. Once I got home I felt wonderful. I even had fits of giggles- like I hadn't had since I was 16! Real gulping, crying, stomach aching laughter, for no reason at all. I had the urge to laugh and I did, I laughed until my stomach ached and cramped. It was beautiful. I went back for another appointment two days ago, and I can't say I 'felt' anything this time.. but who knows. I don't think I will go back again, I think what he did for me is as much as he will be able to. If nothing more, I am greatful he allowed me to laugh again.
This is my second blog entry and I am wondering if anyone ever will read this stuff... and does it matter if no one does? Maybe I just need to do this to proove I am here.. or that I was here, because really what is the point of one's life long after they are gone, if there is no record that they ever exsisted?
I have made friends with some wattle birds that live in the trees around my home. They are gorgeous, playful and very cheeky birds. They are completely wild, and yet are more than happy to come and sit on my hand and eat some bread crumbs from the palm of my hand. They are becomming more and more friendly. They fly up to the house now when they hear the back door open, which is lovely. They come to greet me in the mornings. I really connect with these lovely wild playful cheeky birds.
Today I have been doing some creating. Making art. I find this sort of weather really inspires me and is really conductive of creative energy. Maybe it is the stillness of the air or maybe it is the few rain drops- and promise of a lot more. Maybe the rain- water; conducts emotion and energy the way it conducts electricity? Who knows. Although I do know that the only other sort of weather that inspires me like this is thunder and lightning storms, hail, and rain on hot days. There is some sort of tangiable energy in this sort of weather. I love it.
Thats all from me for now. Hopefully next time I post an entry I will have some artwork to post up here too!
~Enjoy the Rain~

Sunday, September 24, 2006

So.. new to this blogging thing

Well.. here it is my first blog! I am no longer a blog-virgin. There is something a little bit confronting about sharing your life and ideas with whoever is out there to read it.. but i really think there is a lot to be gained from the feedback and opinions of other people.
I suppose i had better introduce myself! I am 21 years old, I am an Australian (and a patriotic one at that!) I am a Scorpio, I am an artist, I am a witch and I am a Woman, amongst other things.
I was inspired to start this blog because of how much i enjoy reading other people's blogs, especially The Turquoise Journey by The Goddess Leonie. It always amazes me how much i learn from other peoples ideas and thoughts, and i love how much other peoples ideas and thoughts can challenge and inspire me.
So anyway tomorrow i am off to experience Chiron Healing. Exactly what it will entail, im not sure.. I have some physical issues as well as a lot of emotional stuff to work through and try to heal.. so i suppose it will either help, or it won't. Either way it should be an interesting experience. The thing that i thought was quite funny, the actual Chiron Healing was reccomended to me by a mate of my dads, who is so.. straight down the line, anti-alternative healing sort of person.. it was so funny to have him recomend a more alternative therapy.. so im thinking if he found it worked, then it must be good!
Once i get used to this blogging thing i plan to post some photos of my art work so i would love some feedback about it when its up and running!
Anyway that's it from me for now!