Queen | And so it Begins

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Portrait photograph of a Queen about to step into Her true role.
Makeup: Maybelline, CoverGirl, Physicians Formula, Almay

 

We must all move forward with our heads held high, and shed what holds us back.

We are in charge of our futures, so we must wage war and fight for what’s ours.

And so it begins…..

 

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Blue Nymph

Handmade crown for sale in the shop.
Costume: Thrifted faux fur, handmade crown
Featured makeup: Zuzu, Physicians Formula, Almay

And so another solstice has passed!

It’s officially Summer, and soon the days with grow shorter and colder, especially here in the mountains.

 

Let’s keep moving forward as time and our lives change with the seasons.  Let’s not let our days all be the same, and find ourselves marching in the doldrums day in and day out.

How do you plan to keep moving forward?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

fantasy self portrait of a candlelit nymph

fantasy self portrait of a nymph in candlelight

Witch Bottle

Happy Winter Solstice!

Today marks the shortest day of the year, and so the days will start getting longer.

Only a matter of time before Spring returns~!

In the meantime, cold weather means more time spent inside making props and decor, like this glass bottle filled with tiny flowers available in the Metaphysical Blend Shop!

There are tons of bottles, flowers, and leaves hanging around the studio, just waiting to be photographed!

Let’s make the time in the coming days to play and make progress on our projects!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Handmade pendant in the shop featuring wire-wrapped orange glass.

Handmade gold lotus necklace

Orange Glass Pendant

Available in the Metaphysical Blend Shop, this necklace features an orange marble wrapped in wire and snuggled under an ornate bead cap.

Definitely love the orange glow, and there are plenty of other glass pieces around the studio just waiting to be made into jewelry!

Although style varies when crafting, handmade necklaces and accessories with a fantasy flair have major personal appeal, as they can be used as future props for portrait photography.

Let’s keep our eyes open for findings that spark our imaginations, and keep putting our inspirations to use!

 

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Fantasy Crown

Wire Wrapped River Rock

Handmade Fantasy Crown

Fantasy Crown Close-Up

This fantasy crown has been sitting around unfinished, but coming across Marita Tathariel and her incredible art proved more than inspiring!

Jewelry, prop-making, and DIYs in general are so much fun, but I definitely look forward to getting more into cosplay and costume-making.  The thought of photographing cosplayers, larpers, reenactors, and other fantasy/history fans is so exciting and motivating!

Made from rather thin gauges of silver-plated wire, this tiara is a bit wobbly and needs to be held on with a cord in the back.  It would probably pay to watch an entire tutorial to see how other artists make (and especially finish) their fantasy crowns!

Let’s keep exploring, crafting, and running with inspiration when we find it!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Self portrait photography of a mysterious character hidden under a red hood.

Cosplay self portrait. Un autoportrait photographique

New Things | Fear

Jasper Aventurine Hamsa Necklace Close

Semiprecious stones, as well as stones in general, have become an increasing interest, especially when it comes to the idea of using them for handmade jewelry.

Despite enthusiasm and inspiration, the beads and stones collected over the past few months just lingered in piles around the house.  It’s so much easier and safer just to think about doing something than to actually try.  What if we fail?  What if we’re not as creative as we’d hoped?  What if it turns out we don’t like this new interest after all, and we’ve collected all these things for nothing?

It’s easy to fear the unknown and the untested, but we shouldn’t let our anxiety stall us from trying something new.  Or even trying something we’re experienced with.  Even for lifelong painters, the blank canvas can still be intimidating.

Let’s not let fear and anxiety keep us from diving into new interests.  We may find a new passion, a new hobby, or not.  But we won’t know until we push ourselves to try and experiment.  It may help keep anxieties to a minimum if we limit how many tools/supplies/etc we get in preparation for this new adventure.  Not only can it reduce financial loss if it doesn’t work out, but we’ll feel less pressure.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Amethyst Pendant Necklace Wire Wrapped River Rock

Amethyst Pendant Necklace

Amethyst Pendant Necklace

Making jewelry is as fun as I’d hoped!

This Amethyst pendant necklace is my first up for sale in the Metaphysical Blend shop!  Hopefully there will be many more creations to follow~

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Wire Wrapped River Rock Miniature Cherry Pie in Clay