An October Monday

Wood Crafts, Primitives & other Fanciful Stuff ♥


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New Designs and Moon Pies…

Happy Monday afternoon WoodSprites!

Just a quick update today… I have lots of projects to get design work done for, so I can start working on the wood burning.   Over the weekend Robert and I picked up a nice sheet of birch to create all the new wood wytch crafts…  I can’t wait to get them on wood!

Here’s a peek at one of the designs I came up with.

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Salem’s Original Moon Pies ~ An October Monday ~ 2014 New Wood Wytch Art Design

 

I will have 4 new Typography Wood Wytch Art, 13 new Wood Wytch Prims and 6 new Hippie Wytch Wood Art!  Whew and if that is not enough once I am all done with the wytch art I will be starting the Apothecary line!  So many things to create!

I will be re-opening the shop early in March, I will have some of my older inventory in there but I promise all the new art will be there soon!

Well beautiful WoodSprites as always thanks for stopping by An October Monday, Wishing you all a magical week! 

I’m sure I will pop back on here this week with An October Monday Shop updates!

Until next time,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,

J.

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Fun With Words

Happy Monday WoodSprites!

It is a lovely Monday afternoon here in central Ohio.  The sun is peeking out and one can almost feel spring stirring beneath the snow covered ground.  Just like in nature new life is beginning here at An October Monday new things are happening too!

As you may notice, or maybe not if this is your first visit, the blog has a brand new look!  Not too shabby for my very first try at designing my own banner… If I do say so, but maybe this is because each element is so personal to me.

But here I go getting off track!  Today I am here to show a sneak peek at some of the new Wood Wytch Crafts An October Monday will be selling… hence the title of this blog, Fun With Words.

Some of you may or may not know I also write, short stories, poetry and in general fiction.  So I was delighted to take the use of words and create magical wood wytch art!

So as promised here are the first of two in a brand new series of Wytch Typography Art from An October Monday!

 

BeWitched

An October Monday ~ Be Witched

WitchesGarden

An October Monday ~ Witches Garden

I am busy working on two more in this series, Witching Hour and Abracadabra!  I did these two on a different type of wood plaque; they are on pine whereas Be Witched and Witches Garden are on lovely basswood.  I am seeing what wood looks best with this type of art.  So far I am more partial to the basswood, but I’ll share pictures of the other two once they are finished and would love to hear feedback!

This week is looking to be very busy indeed!  I have 13 new Wytch Primitives I am designing and new Apothecary labels, bottles and canisters!  I can’t wait to see how the designs turn out! 

Well beautiful WoodSprites as always thanks for stopping by An October Monday, Wishing you all a magical week!

Until next time,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,

J.

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A Brand New Look!

Hello WoodSprites and welcome to the brand new An October Monday!  (Well new look anyhow!)

I have been hard at work to create a new look for my blog.  I looked into purchasing one, but I’m a crafter on a start up budget so I did what I do best… I got crafty!  The new banner was created by me and those two sweet little wytches, well that’s me and my daughter!  How cool is that.  Each little detail has some special meaning to me and if you know me well enough you might know what some or all of them are 😉

There are two page tabs on the top, Julie’s Grimoire is where you can find links to my short stories and where I will update any of my writing happenings.  The second Wood Wytch Crafts give a little information about An October Monday crafts.  The category names have also been changed, just for fun, but if you scroll over them they will tell you what you can find when you click the link.  Have fun haunting the pages!

Next week I will be busy working on the brand new art work for An October Monday Etsy Shop.  I will have a sneak peek for you too! I will be placing some older items up for sale in the shop early in March and as always if you would like to request an item before then please feel free to send me a message.  I would love to create something magical for you!

As always thank you for visiting An October Monday, I hope you enjoy the new look!  

Wishing You All a Magical Weekend & Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

Until next Monday,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,

J.

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New Things Are Blooming

Happy, Happy Monday WoodSprites!

So here it is already 10 days into the 2nd month of 2014 and so many things are experiencing new beginnings here.  

A New Logo, still working on it but it’s coming along.

Boo N Me OM1

That’s me and my little witch!

 

Facebook and Etsy have new banners and this week the blog will be getting a fresh new look too!

I have also been busy, busy designing some brand new Kitchen Witch Primitives, new Typography Art and Apothecary items… If all goes well I am hoping to have the new magickal creations up for sale by June… Let’s knock on wood 😉

An October Monday Etsy Shop will be opening back up in early March… And maybe a little Moonlight Mixer Kitchen Wand Giveaway! 

Moonlight Mixer Kitchen Wand

Moonlight Mixer Kitchen Wand

So keep checking back!

I want to say thank you to all those who gave my new poem I Never Existed a like over the weekend.  I am hoping to publish a book of my poetry this year and of course I am still writing away on other things, so who knows where that will lead.

One of the biggest blessings for me so far this year is Chrysalis Woman Circle.  I have been waiting for this for so long and it has been pure bliss!  So this is for all you women who are looking to connect with your feminine energy, a sisterhood, a beautiful and gentle movement of “Returning to the Mother.”   You can do the studies solo or join the Sister Sanctuary, learn about creating Circles in your area and so much more!  Queen Mother Ayla is wonderful as she teaches and guides you through seasonal rhythms and the magic of WomanCraft.  So ladies if you are looking to re-connect with the Goddess within visit Chrysalis Woman and learn more!

Well dear WoodSprites keeping it on the shorter side this week… So much to do and so many dreams to make come true, I hope your Monday has been a blessing and may wondrous adventures fill your coming week!

Until next Monday,

Hold on to Your Happy, Laugh till it hurts and Live in Love,

J.

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I Never Existed

I Never Existed

By: Julie A. Eastin

Words spoke

Fall flat

Become vapor in the air

You sit smug

Sure of yourself

If only you knew…

The pain inflicted

The hurt so deep

I gasp…

Try to draw a breath

Under water

I see a light above

My hand outstretched

If only

The surface I could break

Struggle sets in

Contortion

I try to be…

What you need

I lost myself

I am is gone

A reflection of a girl

Who never was

Maybe…

I was never meant to be

I am ghost

A Dream stolen

Captured by those who stole my laughter

Those who took

All that shimmered

Away…

Graveyard dust

I no longer exist.

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Eyes of Sorrow by Evilyyn