First handmade witch’s ladder. Braided hemp string, goose feathers, and a hole stone.
"Descent to the Zenith"
“Drawing Down the Moon”
“The Horned One”
I have always been a much bigger fan of black and white art than I have color work. For everyone else who shares my tastes, here are the original black and white versions of the 7 main pieces from my year long thesis project. My thesis was an investigation into witchcraft, paganism, and the occult. The final colorized versions of these pieces all came out well, but there is something about the black and white versions that doesn’t come across in the color versions.
All of these pieces were produced between August and December of 2013. They are all 12”x18” mixed media on illustration board or paper.
Digital prints of all these pieces are available at www.etsy.com/shop/workweak
the starry sky on the himalayas
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"Go be a Witch"
When I say “Go be a Witch” or “Go do Witchery” or any variation on that theme it’s not so much about action as how that action affects you.
If you do something woo-woo and your heart gets all wild and free? That thing. Do that. If you feel a mad rushing like you’re breathing in far more than your lungs can hold - like you’re inhaling holy fire and it’s spreading through your veins. If you’re teetering on that edge where it feels like something is about to happen? That. If you come down from it full of joy you cannot explain and a sense of fulfillment? That’s what I’m talking about.
And while I don’t truck with the line of “(insert thing here) is whatever you want it to be” YOUR craft is whatever you want it to be. Take away the labels, take away the need to fit into a mold and do what makes you powerful.
And before anyone starts saying “Oh my gosh but what if it’s this really harmful- ” Stop. You know I don’t mean that kind of thing and you equally know it is not my job to police the internet. GO BE A WITCH.
For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth.