the cathartic nature of art and ritual

In some cases, we locate that our creative imagination urges us to request new shops, or revisit and reinvent old ones. For me, this has taken the sort of creating headdresses of late, which is a craft in which I utilised to indulge lots of decades in the past when attending my very first Renaissance festivals and SCA or historical re-enactment gatherings. They begin merely, as most crafts do, but have considering the fact that advanced

into a thing a little much more…. ritualistic. As stated in a former write-up, my spirituality and spiritual apply has begun to play a substantially much larger part in my imaginative expression these past many months. To some degree because of to the psychological exhaustion of quarantine but largely as a common balm for my mental health, as a full, which has been substantially in have to have of outlets much healthier than ice cream and chips (ahem). 

As a working towards pagan for additional than 30 many years, the notion of ritual has performed a notable purpose in my working day-to-working day everyday living. It is really important to make a ritual of even the most basic jobs for the reason that within this ritual is a cleaning of the spirit and launch of destructive ideas. Considerably like journaling (one more enthusiasm of mine) is used to dust off the day, whether of a happy nature or not, the exact can be explained for cleaning, organizing, photography, and creating in its numerous forms. We can pour the pent-up energies of our lives into these assignments and responsibilities, and free ourselves for new ordeals. 

With this in head, I started to craft these new headdresses as an expression of what I felt I lacked in spirit, or what I experienced an abundance of, in order to release them into the ether and allow that strength are living a lifetime of its very own, to affect my individual existence or not, as it chose. This may well sound much too esoteric or eccentric for a lot of, which is comprehensible, on the other hand, I’ve approached the generation of my jewelry in this way for numerous decades and been much better for it. 

I really don’t be expecting these to make regular appearances in my store, as section of a assortment, as my inventive outlets shift in excess of the months to fit what I want to categorical mentally or spiritually. Probably less complicated variations may perhaps look with wire wrap adornments, probably these will be all there will ever be (at minimum for some time). So, if you’d like to include a minimal meaningful ritual to your day, I might urge you to acquire a glance at my creations. Really should you uncover by yourself in possession of a person, dress in it. Don it each day. Stroll about the household in it. Experience like a wood witch, a goddess, a queen of your possess creating. Wear it to ritual, if it suits you to do so, or throughout cosplay and festivals for enjoyment.

​Wear it, only, because you can.