I will be teaching an introduction to Zentangle Class for those who are new to Zentangle or for anyone who has already taken a class from me. I will sharing some new Tangles and I will also discuss how I create my Zentangle Inspired Art, like these watercolors with Zentangle added to help inspire your own Zentangle Creations. Come and have some fun!
I am Mykiss, and I have heard that you want to know more about me. I am an American River Keeper, but that is more a title, I am an Undine or what is more commonly called a mermaid. I keep the rivers here on the North American continent in balance as much as possible and do all I can to help the ecosystem of the rivers flourishing. There are many other beings who help with this process and who I work with every day. I also encourage the humans who love the rivers I protect to help as best they can. I am hoping by sharing about myself that this will encourage you as well.
My main job is helping the different species of fish to the spawning grounds and encourage the little wee ones out of their eggs and into the safe places in the river for the to grow. I lead them away from pollution and trash as much as possible which is not an easy task, especially this year with all the flooding. I ask you to think about what you want for your wee ones, for we are all connected. I do look after your young children too when they come to fish or play in the rivers for once they enter my domain they are my responsibility as well. I help open their eyes to the wonders of the river, the fish, plants, animals, and insects that create this diverse ecosystem and the magical connection they have to each other. Not many of you humans come to the river as adults with wonder in your hearts, so you are difficult to connect with.
You do have the power to change that within yourself. You can come to the river and ask me to show you the wonder you have missed. Set quietly and watch, listen, and let your sense tell you the story of the river. Well it is spring and I have to be going, perhaps I will tell you more later!
I will be presenting a week long workshop this summer at The Great Lakes Retreat at Olivet Michigan. My workshop is A Partnership With The Faeries: Creating A More Positive World. I was asked to lead this workshop after the lecture I did last year, which was extremely popular. I have a link below for the brochure with the workshop description. Please think about coming, if not to take my workshop then to take one of the other great programs. I hope to see you there!
A Faerie Tale of Willamena
I am Willamena and I am a fire elemental although to be more specific I am a Will O’Wisp, and if you would like you may call me Willa. I am bit of flame from the heart of the Earth. I help guide beings to their joy or I lead them astray when they are not asking questions and paying attention. I find that they don’t like when I do this, but it is really in their best interest. I guide beings to find their joy by being a guiding light, a muse, flame of inspiration, or an idea in a day dream. I can also guide you to your next challenge or place to grow, which is why sometimes Will O’Wisps have a dubious reputation among humans. I do this because sometimes you humans get stuck, and need a good challenge to get out of the muck. Once out of the muck you can clearly see your true path.
Now I don’t only work with humans, I also work with other beings such as animals, trees, rocks & crystals, and even the occasional otherworldly being. Yes, you see even we sometime lose our way or get stuck in the muck and need help to get out. But unlike humans we have learned to ask for and receive assistance freely and with joy, which means we tend not to stay stuck as long.
I would like to offer you my assistance, when you are looking for a flame of inspiration, or light to guide you down your path you can ask for the assistance of a Will O’Wisp. We often appear as a ball of light, or if you light a candle we are the flicker in the flame when there is no breeze. If you ask and show due respect you can sometimes find us even in your photographs. If you would like you may call on me specifically, and I will find my way to you.
I have greatly enjoyed having my portrait painted as I can dictate how I want to appear, and I hope you can see the heart of me here. I am full of the warm light of joy, and I hope you carry some of my joy with you!
I am Nalet a Croatian Snow Sylph. I travel the globe designing snowflakes when it snows. I was born of the North Wind and I am a sculptor, muse and artist. I am extremely fond of Human Children and love to play with them in the snow, showing them all my wondrous creations. Human children unlike adults, take time to study my snowflakes and take boundless joy in their beauty. They stop and watch them float down to them, studying how no matter how many they catch all are different. Of course, that is because each one is created with loving care. I am just one of many Snow Sylphs who create snowflakes. As I am lucky enough to have this forum, I offer this message for all who read this. I would have you remember the joy and wonder that you experienced as a child in their first snow fall. The awe you felt in the glittering beauty of each individual snowflake creation, the differences in their designs. Oh! I have a grand idea, let your inner child out to play, grab some paper (any kind of paper will do) and some scissors and fold and cut the paper and create your own snowflake. As you do this realize I do the same thing to create my snowflakes, I just use unconventional materials. I fold space and time to create my snowflakes made from frozen water molecules, but paper ones are beautiful too! When I need inspiration, I like to float by those hanging in the windows of schools, daycares, and homes. In conclusion, take some time next time the snow is glistening and flurries are floating by to go outside and embrace the wonderland around you. If you whisper my name know that I am listening!
So as promised on my Facebook page here is Aerick's Tale!
I am Aerick, the Moon Energy Guardian. I guide, guard, protect, and heal all those who live by the light of the Moon Goddess. I travel the globe although I originated from the lands of the Norse. I travel more now than in olden times as there are fewer of those that grow, hunt, and live by the light of the moon. Unfortunately, their numbers are dwindling as it is harder to see and basks in the moon’s energy. Her loving light has been mutated, filtered, and changed by the artificial light created by humans that hides the night sky. While this does sadden me, as an Earth Elf I know that nothing ever truly dies it just changes, and there are those in my charge who have successfully adapted to human civilization, like the coyotes who I live with. It is my coyote brothers who have gifted me my armor, so humans rarely see me, and if they do, more often than not they think I am a coyote or stray domesticated animal.
I used to work with the human wise men of olden days to guide them to the ancient moon lit paths to help keep balance and harmony. I even spent some time living among them in the days when they lived in harmony with the natural world. I still remember those days fondly, and I wish there were more humans who still listened, questioned and saw the magic around them. It for that reason that I have asked to be shown here in all my regalia, so that you may call upon me in the loving embrace of the moons light. I know some of you still walk the old paths and labyrinths. Call on me and I will guide and protect you too! Perhaps you will see me or one of the other Moon Guardians, or hear one of my brothers the coyote, you never know when you open your heart!
Please remember that there is a peaceful energy to the night, not to be feared but embraced. No matter how dark the close your eyes see with your other senses, and learn to hear with your heart. In the dark you will smell, hear, and feel other beings around you more clearly, as you are learning to see with your heart. I leave you now with the blessings that in this life and the next may you rest in the great hall of your ancestors between journeys and bask in the Goddesses love!
Alea Swift was a spark of light floating through the cosmos. She has no form or shape. Alea knew that when the time was right she would manifest where the Great Goddess, the Universe needed her. As she approached this beautiful blue and green planet we call Earth, she felt herself captured by its magnificence and power. As she got closer she could hear Mother Earth whispering to her. Alea absorbed the sweet whispers into her soul and knew she had finally found her home in the Universe. Once entering the Earth’s atmosphere Alea Swift began to take shape and connected with the Earth Elementals, who welcomed her as sister, friend, and family.
Alea Swift is an Earth Elemental, she is guardian and keeper of algae, specifically swamp algae. Alea loves dancing on ponds and swamps in the moonlight, algae beginning to glow and process the toxins in the water and muck, recycling it into useful top soil. Ripples can be seen on the surface as she skims along the surface of the water. Her joy and dancing helps transfer her healing energy to the algae aiding it process. Her favorite time to dance in the light of the full moon, keep her algae happy and healthy. She vaguely remembers her time before coming to Earth, because she loves where she is now.
So as I have been writing in my Faerie journal I have painted a few faeries who have asked me to share with you who they are and what they do. So some of these are from Faeries in my journal and others are Faeries who have asked me share about them. With their guidance I am going to try and post at least one Faerie Tale and Painting a week as a blog. For those of you who have had a Faerie Spirit Reading the paintings here are a little more detailed as I have more time. If anyone sees these and is interested in learning more about the Faeries in their life, I am teaching a workshop in July and I give Faerie Spirit Readings where we connect with the Faeries in your life and I paint at least one for you who wants to work with you. Please contact me to schedule a reading. I hope everyone who reads these Faerie Tales enjoy them and begin their own joyful relationship with them.
Love and Blessings,
So if you read the description on my workshop, you noticed we will be starting a faerie journal. I will provide you with one or you can bring your own. I have started working with the faeries to create a journal myself as an example. I have included some photos of what mine looks like. It is leather bound with a Celtic design and has think handmade paper.
I will be leading a week-long workshop at the Great Lakes Retreat. The description of the workshop is below:
A Partnership With the Faeries: Creating A More Positive World
Dani Ehlenfeldt ~~ Grand Rapids, MI
CLASS SUPPLY FEE: $20 ( to be paid at Retreat to Dani)
Join Dani for a week-long faerie experience. In this workshop you will meet and work with the faeries. We will journey to four faerie cities and meet their Kings/Queens. As part of these journeys you will learn about the different types of faeries and faerie traditions from around the world. Together, with your faerie guide, you will create outdoor decorations to bring the faeries closer to you. You will enliven a faerie portal/door to allow the faeries entrance into your life. Lastly, you will create a faerie altar for your home. Working and living with the faeries allows you to create and visualize a more positive world. We will be keeping a faerie journal of your journeys and experiences. I will have one for you, however if you prefer you may bring your own.
Dani Ehlenfeldt, is a British trained Awenydd (Celtic Shaman). As a professional artist and Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) she creates sacred art work and is the author/illustrator of the Awenydd Oracle Cards. You may have seen her art work at Art Prize 2017 and Dragon Fairy Designs. She is also a member of the Grand Valley Artists Inc. With her Faerie Spirit Readings, she also brings into this realm paintings of Faeries, for those wishing to see.
Dani Ehlenfeldt is an Artist, British Trained Awenydd (Celtic Shaman), and Zentangle Certified CZT.