Monday, January 4, 2010


I have been so busy over the last few days! My love of cyber-witchery has served me well in supporting my creative ambitions. I love my iPod Touch, not only does it have my entire music collection on it but it is full of really amazing and very cool apps that I have happened across, from games to Facebook, meditations, eBay, YouTube, self hypnosis, TV guide, books, podcasts, the possibilities are seemingly endless! So I thought I would share a few fantastic apps that I have discovered recently and which are extremely useful.

Gratitude Journal - exactly that! List 5 things each day that you are grateful for. Simple and effective.
Teavana - a cool app that has recipes and instructions for tea brews and music that times how long the tea steeps - how awesome!
Moon Planner for home, work and lifestyle - shows the moon phases, the signs the moon is in and the optimal days for everyday activities, perfect for the pagan in us all!
The Letter App - choose a paper design, a font, your colours and write actual letters to email! Really sweet idea!
Evernote - a brilliant app for anyone and everyone. It's like a business / scrapbook / planner folder. Take pictures, jot notes, voice record, on the go then upload it onto your computer! It's like a cyber-memory!
My Writing Nook - write on the go and upload into a file on your computer, get those brilliant sparks of inspiration down and saved before something distracts you or you lose the thought because you can't find a pen in the abyss that is (my) your bag.

Now 2 that I am really blown away by.

Creative Whack Pack - includes 'Whack of the Day', 'Give me a Whack', 'Creative Workshops'. This is a brilliant application for thinking issues through, realising potential, analysing your creative process, inspiring creative thought and workshops that you write answers to on your iPod and then email to yourself (or in my case to my Evernote Account) with links back to the 'Whack'! Completely incredible! Ties in beautifully with Goddess Leonie's 2010 Creating Your Goddess Year Workbook or the Creative Every Day challenge that you will find in the sidebar.

Square Peas - an interactive challenge application. You get sent a challenge which will encourage you to do things you have never done before, sometimes put you right out of your comfort zone and encourages determined frustration! Hilarious!!! Perfect for someone like me who needs a bit of a challenge, especially on my descent towards my 40th birthday! One example they gave was to get to know a neighbour, one that you had never spoken to, maybe have never seen! I live in a unit block and hardly ever see a neighbour, which is pretty much how it is in this busy city. A really nice idea! Then you go onto the forum and share your experience with people all over the world, talk about a cool idea!

So armed with all of these wonderfully useful tools I feel that I am ready to take on the year. I have been working on my Goddess Workbook, gathering supplies for creating my 'To Do' book and really getting excited about the possibilities that lay at my feet. I'm going to try some digital scrapbooking along the way, my sister is an excellent scrapbooker, her site Inkurable Stampers is her challenge blog for stamping and scrapbooking enthusiasts, she does exquisite art and I love the things that she has made for me, a gorgeous book devoted to my daughter Abbey, a canvas and mixed media collage with photographs of my mother cradling me as a baby and the gorgeous cards we are gifted on special occasions. Really special!

Amongst it all my witchcraft hasn't taken a back seat. I believe creating is magick at work. I am putting the finishing touches on my wand, my besom, my Book Of Shadows and Light, finding supplies and taking photographs of nature. The Blue Moon in the Northern Hemisphere missed us in Australia by about 6 hours, our one is at the end of January so I am really looking forward to some magickal workings. I have found some fantastic purchases on eBay, 2 cauldrons, Celtic Mullingar Pewter Sherry Goblets, silver wine glasses from the 1900's and 2 gorgeous little Wade Irish Porcelain Cauldrons with a matching vase. Tonight I'm off to pick up a treasure chest to put all of my supplies in! So my next post will include more about my finds and photographs to show them off. OK, maybe one sneak peak...

My Cauldron

So for now I think I will call tomorrow my 'Switch Off Tuesday' and get busy!

Blessed Be!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

WOW! A whole year has passed, so much to reflect upon, so many things to grow, dreams to dream, life to live. 2009 was such a huge year for me and as I was contemplating which direction to take my life in now a beautiful thing happened. Goddess Leonie from Goddess Guidebook has created the most amazing workbook to guide ourselves through 2010.

Full of colourful, thoughtful and gentle guidance, this is a must have for anyone wanting to release and honour the past year, dream, plan and create the new year and celebrate the Goddess within! I will be blogging my progress, taking lots of photographs, releasing the redundant, sharing my successes and enjoying the journey. I really needed something like this and the timing couldn't be more perfect! I am always a work in progress, constantly striving to become more whole, more centred, more grounded. I had my soul, my body and my life shaken on the very foundations I had built due to my cancer scare and realised that what I needed was so much more than what I have been allowing myself but first I had to beat it and heal myself. Starting this blog was the beginning of my new journey. A wonderfully creative outlet that is only in it's infancy but I have many grand plans for where I want to take this. I want to grow this into something really special and to do this I have to plan. So to anyone who feels like I do, for whatever reasons life has gifted you, then join me and Goddesses from around the world and visit Goddess Leonie's site, get yourself the planner and come along for the ride!

I hope 2010 brings all you wish for!
Live large, dream big and love with your whole heart!
Brightest of Blessings!