Jewelry, Photography, and Tarot


Hey, y’all! I hope you had a safe and happy Halloween full of spells and candy. πŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸ§™β€β™‚οΈπŸ¬πŸ­

LOVE the Labyrinth deck and more about the Crow deck later.

I was obsessed with the movie Labyrinth the first time I saw it. It was the first movie I bought and I wore the VHS tape out πŸ™‚ The deck’s major arcana did not disappoint. Ludo as the Hanged Man, Fireys as the Devil, and of course Jareth as the Magician and Sarah as the Fool. The foreword by Brian Froud, co-creator of the movie (the other was Jim Henson of the Muppets) reveals the story was based on the journey represented in tarot. Anyway, I’ve been using it in readings for myself and others and I love it.

I was so excited to hear last spring that there was a Labyrinth tarot deck coming out that I pre-ordered and waited. And waited. The shipping date was moved back so many times I lost count. I started seeing posts on Instagram and did a Google search. A bookstore called Blackwell’s in Oxford UK had them in stock, so I took a chance and cancelled the Amazon order. They shipped so fast, FREE.

I spent a lot of time making jewelry and suncatchers for the Cook Area Farmers’ Market this year. (Last year we did pre-orders only for market and people picked them up in the park.) It was great to visit with the other vendors and customers again.

Now the indoor shows are starting but I’ve opted out due to Covid. Instead, I’ve been concentrating on my Etsy shop. It’s a lot more work than selling in person, but I enjoy the challenge. Please go check it out, and ❀ my shop to keep updated on new listings. Free shipping over $35! Christmas is around the corner, and none of my goods will get stuck on a ship from China.

It means, “I love you,” in Minnesotan. 🀣https://www.etsy.com/listing/1113911563/watch-for-deer-keychain

Lanyards were requested by sister Jacqueline, and now I can’t stop. https://www.etsy.com/listing/1113916957/rainbow-lanyard
Glow in the dark beads for grownups! https://www.etsy.com/listing/1096461164/glow-in-the-dark-bracelets
Inspirational AF. Ask about custom colors or words. No extra charge, and at $10, excellent for stacking. https://www.etsy.com/listing/1095267384/keep-fucking-going-bracelet
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1109232293/let-that-shit-go-bracelet
I found a model and a mini studio to take kick-ass photos. https://www.etsy.com/listing/1095135682/tree-charm-bracelet
I love how this suncatcher came out.https://www.etsy.com/listing/961342797/horseshoe-suncatcher-mermaid-series-4
I’m working on head planters now.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1096406040/witchy-earrings
I’m totally out of the broom closet now and have made a line of witchy jewelry. https://www.etsy.com/listing/1096406040/witchy-earrings

Tree of Life Pentagram necklace. https://www.etsy.com/listing/1074564277/tree-of-lifepentagram-necklace

I bought a new camera this spring and love having a longer lens. I’ll probably add photo prints to the Etsy shop, and I have several Suck Less and other inspirational AF photo greeting cards up already.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1053149144/crying-kids-card
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1053145754/enjoy-your-birthday-middle-finger-card
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1067118347/wolf-stare-card
My first Monarch caterpillars!! https://www.etsy.com/listing/1053161802/zen-monarch-caterpillar-card
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1053153016/sunflower-card
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1067105703/zen-gnome-card

Thank you for looking! If you favorite my shop and subscribe to this blog, you’ll be the first to see new shiny things.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/pajarigirls

Hummingbird Moths


Sometimes, it’s the shots you DON’T get. A few years ago, I captured a hummingbird moth on my camera phone. It was mostly a blur, and I had never seen anything like it. It sounded like a bee or a hummingbird, and the wings moved so fast that usually I could barely see them with the naked eye. Plus, Lois and I were probably having daiquiris in the garden. Ever since, I have been interested in, and wanted to capture these bugs on film. All I had was this one blurry, crappy picture and it kinda drove me nuts.

hummingbird moth, nicotiana, tobacco flower

This spring, I was delighted to see them on my own lilac bushes. At first, the yellow and black stripes on their bodies reminded me of a bee of some kind. But when I sped up to 60 frames per second on the Nikon, I was surprised to see that the wings on these moths were … transparent!

 

lilacs butterflies and hummer moths 052keep

 

lilacs butterflies and hummer moths 052keep

Β Also, the proboscis is funky! Their tongues just kind of curl up under the chin when not sipping nectar.

hummingbird moth, forget me nots, pajari

If you are as nerdy as me and want to know more, here is the wiki link I used.

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