Friday, 29 May 2015

Lighten Up!

Just look at that face! How can you not smile right back at him?

After the more sombre tone of my previous post, I had a reading from my dear friend S, and the messages told me to stop taking life so seriously and lighten up. Then I drew this fellow and well... how could I go against The Fae when they send this Faery guide!

This is Mikle à Muckle from The Faerie's Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth, and he's here to remind me to play. He asks me to stop looking for hidden agendas or complications but to let him lead me to magical places and to live in the moment.

And so I am :-)

That's not to say I'm not still trying to do many things at once, but I'm remembering my sense of humour along the way.

This is me - staying on top, balancing, juggling. I have my earrings in (all 7) and my golden wings can take me anywhere I need to go. I'm focused but there's a hint of a smile there, no?

The Hezicos Tarot here has fast become a favourite. An enchanting deck.

Two more things to share today ...

Once again I'm over on the TABI blog reviewing a fabulous book which will be available from August 1st. 
I can highly recommend this to absolutely anyone and everyone interested in tarot. It does what the title says and shows the relationships, positions and appearances of the cards, before you get into the actual meanings. It even has a section on experimentation and play :-) 

Finally, here's a little work in progress. 
I don't often take my socks off but we're enjoying some lovely warm sunshine, and this is an ankle adornment for when I do. It's sterling silver European 4-in-1 fashioned into fancy shapes. I think I'll add a couple of the teeny Thai silver beads to each unit. I'll post another photo when it's finished and all polished and sparkly.

'Til next time



  1. I am happy to hear you are looking at the bright side of life again Mikle à Muckle is a great guide to a more spontaneous way of living
    It occurred to me if the little fairy form the lovely Hezicos Tarot would spread his wings he might notice everything would flow easier. :)

    1. He would indeed, Ellen....maybe I should believe I can fly higher :-) That would be lovely.

  2. Interesting looking/sounding book! Card interactions can be so valuable to a reading. I'll have to check this out. How do you like Brian Froud's Faerie Oracle? It looks intriguing....! :)

    1. I love, love, love the Faerie's Oracle! Apart from being the most glorious artwork, the Fae and the messages are profound....and fun....and mischievous, but true ;-)

      The book, Tarot Interactions, is one of the best books I've read in ages on the tarot. Although it takes in a lot of things many of us do already, it somehow lights a bigger fire beneath (at least for me) I really liked it.

    2. That is great to hear! I will definitely check the book out then. And the Faerie Oracle as well - I like that the artwork is rich and earthy :)