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November 27, 2012

Support the Pagan Community — Shop Pagan!

I discovered I’ve had visitors to my shop originating from this blog post on Shadows of the Sun.  It’s a great list of pagan shops!!  I’m so thrilled to have been added!  Check it out!

And I’ll try my best to get back here soon to update my own blog!! LOL

Support the Pagan Community — Shop Pagan!.

August 30, 2012

Treasured by Jen @ UniqueVisions

Treasured by Jen @ UniqueVisions

Check out the Treasury: “Pentacle, Pentagram, star” by Jen over at UniqueVisions: which includes my Celtic Pentacle bowl amongst other beautifully fetching pieces boasting silver and purple as well.


August 28, 2012

Treasured by Theresa @ EarthsPalette

Treasured by Theresa @ EarthsPalette

Check out the Treasury: “Tell Me Something Good!” by Theresa over at EarthsPalette: which includes my Celtic Triple Moon treasure box.


August 17, 2012

Apothecary Love

For some reason I have an obsession with Apothecary chests.  I’m always on the lookout for them wherever I go.  I even keep my eyes peeled for them in the background of shows and movies!  I have an addiction to boxes in general for some reason, but Apothecary Chests really are my “piece de resistance” 🙂  Another reason why I love to call my boxes of art ApotheCurios!  So, I try to get my hands on as many variations of them as I can to paint! 

Therefore, my latest finished piece is a Mid Sized Apothecary Chest with 5 Drawers, adorned with my hand painted Celtic Knotwork in Silver on an Emerald Green base color.  I added Silver drawer pulls reminiscent of a card catalog drawer, because I love those too!  This chest is smaller than the Largest chest in my shop, but is taller and has larger drawers than the Smallest chest in my shop.  You can check out the listing for this new chest here: 

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Well, I must be off…..painting to be done…..ideas to be had…inspiration to be found….

Thanks for stopping by!

August 16, 2012

Lackadaisical and Woebegone

Wow, many days have passed since my last post.  Curious how quickly that can happen.  Hubby was away again, this time for just two weeks, at another installation doing field problems.  I find I get a little melancholy at first when he’s away.  Which usually leads to retreating to my comfy chair and medicating with chocolate and reading lots of smut fanfiction and re-watching my fav shows like True Blood for that Eric Northman eye candy…..while seriously neglecting my painting.  It can take a little bit of time to pull myself out of that slump :/  Hence, my absence online of late.  Thank the gods I managed to steer clear of any head pain while I was absent my rock and helper!  Although, I did have the mother of all migraines a couple days before he left….I thought I’d had bad ones before!  Boy was I mistaken.  This one left me shaky in cold sweats and totally incapacitated!  It must have decided to double up on me so I wouldn’t have to deal with one while he was away!  Thanks for that….I guess…small mercies and all.

But, anyways, he’s back home!  YAY!  Which has me feeling much more like myself 🙂  And my painting inspiration is back on course.  I’m sure he loves knowing when he’s home I paint more….which leads to time away from him–at my desk, and when he’s gone I get nothing done because I miss him O_o  Yeah, I’m not always of the sense making….I’m a water sign…we’re wishy-washy that way…just deal. Okay?

So, I’ve bitten the bullet and decided to be a vendor at our local Pagan Pride Day next month!  So very Scary!  I need to get on the ball and produce more boxes to sell!  I just have to figure out how many of each type of box I already make that I want to have on hand, and then if I want to come up with new kinds as well.  I’ll probably also provide the option to order a customized box like I do on my Etsy shop, since so many people like to customize their own.  My head is swimming in all the ideas and things I’d like to do and wondering whether or not I can actually pull it off in time….queue the nail biting.

Well, I must be off…..painting to be done…..ideas to be had….inspiration to be found….

Thanks for stopping by and indulging me in views and likes….I hope! 😀

July 28, 2012

No rest for the Wicked…

Well it’s been a busy week!  And thank the gods, no more migraines!  I wrangled my home back into submission, caught back up on laundry, brain stormed more box painting designs, worked some more on this blog behind the scenes, imbedded an Etsy shop app into my Facebook fan page, and have been trying to learn Pinterest….Are there classes to learn how to make all these social medias work for you? LMBO.  Oh and I checked out the blogs of the lovely bloggers who liked my last post =D  I thank you guys dearly!!

Yesterday we weathered the sweltering heat for hubby’s troop cookout, last minute notice and all…..whew! it’s so humid out there you can barely breathe when you step outside from the cold air conditioning!  But somehow we managed.  I’ll tell ya, that’s one way to get the kids to drink water!  We’d normally be headed out to the beach today, but I guess we’re wimps when it’s this hot and there’s heat advisories posted.  Really I think we’re both just too dang tired to deal with it today, we’ve been numerous times this month already…sometimes you just need to rest. Beach outings are a lot of work you know!

I’m much too tired after staying up late watching the Opening Ceremony last night.  Anybody else watch?  I already tweeted and posted on fb about my favorite moment, involving the Queen and James Bond!  LOL.  The little history lesson they gave us was quite entertaining to say the least.  And of course I loved all the Mary Poppins-es flying into the stadium!  One of my beloved childhood favorites 🙂  I’ll have to confiscate the main house TV back into my control to catch any of the events airing today….but my major plans at the moment consist of the painting of boxes and working on all these social mediums some more!  Avoiding washing the car or doing yard work is only an ugly lie….such accusations are highly uncalled for!  Really!

Well….off to paint!

July 24, 2012

Mandatory holiday due to migraine visit

Worst migraine ever today! Didn’t get to eat because of the lovely nausea and now that it’s subsided I’m frakking starving!! Arby’s never smelled so good, no really, it never smells good to me! LOL. But it did tonight! Scarfed it right down…probably gonna regret that tho…..oh well, such is life. Looking forward to actually getting things done tomorrow! That’s the nice thing about migraines isn’t it? Once you’ve weathered a really heinous one, the next day should be an all clear from the gods. Right? ….for at least a week!

Hubby was on a four day weekend after going back to work last week….after 15 days on leave, plus kids on summer break….you can imagine the condition of my house. HA! Or what it would be if I didn’t have a truly amazing husband! Seriously, my dear love is a dream and helps out sooo much….especially since summer break started. But even so, I still have much work to do! (I can never seem to get very much done when he’s home LOL.) Once the housework is out of the way I can work on painting! I have some pieces I need to finish and some ideas to lay out for some sets I need to flesh out, and then some variations on some current pieces I want to recreate….we will see how much of that I can actually accomplish. But, first I’ll have to jumpstart my day with some yoga and then go from there 🙂 Here’s hoping for a glorious migraine free day!

Meanwhile the sandman doesn’t look like he’ll be visiting anytime soon after my impromtu holiday of sleeping that migraine away much of the day. Kicking back and re-watching last night’s epi of True Blood is at the top of my to-do list right now, maybe enjoy some chocolatey ice cream goodness while drooling over me some Vicking eyecandy v-v He was certainly full of snark last night wasn’t he!

Well, later dear friends!

Ravyn’s Nest on Etsy.

July 23, 2012

Slow Going

So I’m trying out posting a blog from the iPad WordPress app, and it locks up and loses everything…..not sure I want to type it all again…. *face palm* *head-desk*

February 8, 2012

New Item Listing

So, I finally decided to offer one of my personal boxes for customization in my Etsy shop that I created some time back.  It was a time consuming box of flourishes, swirls, and leaves; and I wasn’t sure I wanted to repeat that particular feat again….but I took the leap and posted it.

I filled out all the fields and made a wonderful description, only to have Etsy crap out and lose it all when I clicked through to go live with the listing 😦   I had to re-do the whole thing….
I’m not sure the second time around was as good as the first one, but it’s up there at least.  I hope it is fondly liked by others like it is by me (:

Next, I need to start linking to this blog for people to actually read it I guess, lol….suppose I should get on that :$

February 3, 2012

Hello world!

Welcome!  To you and to me.  This is my first blog post here….hopefully there will be many more.

I plan to use this blog as a working experiment on broadening my Etsy shop’s reach in conjunction with
Twitter and Facebook….possibly YouTube and any other popular form of social media recommended, lol.

So….for now, I’m getting this all set up, and hope to be posting more here very soon 🙂

Thanks for visiting and I hope you will return here again…and again!



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