• Reviews & Interviews

    Worth the Witch Second Edition

      Under the Willows Design – Monthly Altar Kit       Ostara was the theme for the March 2021 Monthly Altar Kit from Under the Willows Design. Among its contents were a collection of herb and flower seeds to plant to honor the new growth that comes with spring. Little labeled plastic bags held lavender, sweet pea and verbena seeds.     The herbs in this kit – wormwood, chamomile, and calendula – are for offerings, Ostara rituals, or adding to your altar or apothecary for your own needs. They can also be used for a cleansing washes, using the Ostara energies for prosperity spells, or to charge and cleanse crystals…

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    Review & Interview With Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions & Sundries

      Matthew Breslin first made incense for himself and his pagan friends to use at a Beltane ritual a few years ago. It was so well received, he began formulating a blend of it for every sabbat. It became a side hobby. Until Covid hit.     “I got a whole lot of downtime,” the IT systems programmer said of multi-tasking while working from home. He was able to test blends, incorporate, and get the name trademarked. Speaking of the name, Matthew said he was looking for one that would make it easier to eventually market to a not just pagans, but a wider market. After trying to come up…

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    ‘Bad Words, Good Smells’ An Interview with Desiree Horton of Co-op of Creation

    ‘Bad Words, Good Smells’ An Interview with Desiree Horton of Co-op of Creation     Desiree Horton is currently on call 24/7, providing terminal decontamination for hospitals and other places, some of which have tested positive for COVID-19. She works as needed, so her schedule “can get a bit crazy.” A few years ago, she started making candles in her kitchen before moving her workspace to the garage. Before the pandemic, friends and family would come and create with her. “I was doing my candle shop full-time, but I stepped back into this to help train people and to handle these places since it’s hard to find people willing to…

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    Review of the ‘Circular Wall Calendar and Wheel of Year 2020’ by Monica-April Skinner of QuintessentLife Etsy

    Review ‘Circular Wall Calendar and Wheel of Year 2020’ by Monica-April Skinner of QuintessentLife Etsy     From the very moment I took this calendar out of its wrapping, I absolutely adored it! I have seen other Goddess-oriented calendars over the years but nothing like this one! This is truly an innovation. Other Goddess calendars kept the tradition square shape of regular calendars while using a lunar-based system – I remember one that showed the days of the (lunar) month in a spiral shape that was almost impossible to read. This calendar is totally different. Created by Monika-April Skinner, a Wiccan artist who sells via her Etsy, QuintessentLife, this calendar…

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    This Month’s Freebie From Artist Chiara Torsi of PaperCatLab on Etsy

    Mother Coloring Page From Artist Chiara Torsi of PaperCatLab on Etsy     Download Your Free Coloring Page PDF Here:   mother free coloring page   Chiara Torsi is an italian artist, writer, painter and illustrator. She had the chance to grow up in an artsy family because her father is Maestro Luciano Torsi, a professional painter. She is a doctor in experimental psychology. In April 2017 published an essay book (currently on sale) about artificial intelligence and affective computing (“Emozioni umane e Affective Computing“) but she never stop making art. In the middle of a bad time of her life, she felt the need to share her art with…

  • Monthly Columns

    This Month’s Freebie From Artist Chiara Torsi of PaperCatLab on Etsy

    Yule Coloring Page From Artist Chiara Torsi of PaperCatLab on Etsy     Download Your Free Coloring Page PDF Here:   yule free coloring page   Chiara Torsi is an italian artist, writer, painter and illustrator. She had the chance to grow up in an artsy family because her father is Maestro Luciano Torsi, a professional painter. She is a doctor in experimental psychology. In April 2017 published an essay book (currently on sale) about artificial intelligence and affective computing (“Emozioni umane e Affective Computing“) but she never stop making art. In the middle of a bad time of her life, she felt the need to share her art with…