Saturday, November 24, 2018

A Solstice Groove for December Creativity

I had such a fantastic time getting in touch with my dark witchy roots during Inktober this year and I wanted October to last all year.

{This is not new. I want Halloween to replace every major holiday. Also full moons. And Saturdays.}

So I looked for monthly challenges during December and found #drawcember and #decembart have both been created and I put my own spin on some prompts. I wanted to make a natural, slightly pagan focus so I can keep the perspective more Solstice and Yule centered because I HATE CHRISTMAS, Y'ALL. I really really hate it. I am famous for my teeth clamping down the first time I hear holiday music and only really un-clenching with the second glass of New Year's Eve champagne.

But nevermind all that. Here are my prompts! Play along with us if you'd like.

  1. Star
  2. Crystal
  3. Wild
  4. Dark
  5. Animal
  6. Mistletoe
  7. Fire
  8. Bell
  9. Sun
  10. Wine
  11. Myth
  12. Twelve
  13. Holly
  14. Bird
  15. Key
  16. Earth
  17. Sacred
  18. Altar
  19. Bone
  20. Eve
  21. Magic
  22. Moon
  23. Home
  24. Ivy
  25. Tree
  26. Wreath
  27. Sky
  28. Spice
  29. Hunt
  30. Rich
  31. Shine

If you're going off-script that's totally okay. A friend of mine may create rune cards and I'm so stoked for this I'm transcending my meat suit and floating in the stars where she and I hang out sometimes.

I'm drawing (&/or painting/collaging) everyday but I'm probably going to write something for some of the prompts, too. A c ouple of writer friends are going to join in, too.

If you join in, post your prompt whereever and tag #solsticegroove. Search the tag and see what everyone is sharing and give the group some comment love! I'll be checking out the tag everywhere and posting art on Instagram/Facebook and Twitter and my writing here.


Friday, October 5, 2018

Spirit Board

Day 5 of Church Goin' Mule's "Slightly southern, a little bit gothic Inktober" prompts is spirit. I made a free, prinrtable spirit boad. I love the idea of DIY ones. A trademarked one always seemed pretty cheesy to me. 

Well, not always. We wore mine out in junior high and high school. 

Just click to enlarge and right click to save. Use a coin as a planchette and talk to your subconscious, or the spirits, as your beliefs dictate.

Follow my #inktober drawings on instagram. (I'm @mystrangebones everywhere.)


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Good Summer

It’s a good summer for shelter
if you have one

Stay indoors under the damaged roof
with its sodden shingles
if you have one

Make a wry comment about unending rain
your undamaged fair skin
if you have one

Sleep well with the sound of showers
on pillowed mattress
if you have one

If you

Walk down Capitol Street
you juggle a latte and umbrella

you have one

The benches are gone
The rain washed
the city clean
You’re back
from vacation
to your job

You have one

It’s a good summer.

© Heidi Richardson Evans