Altai Shaman 1860s. 

(Source: cassian.memphis.edu, via chalchihut)

Timestamp: 1395233683


Altai Shaman 1860s. 

(Source: cassian.memphis.edu, via chalchihut)

leradr:

RUSSIA. Moscow. Russian shaman VERA cleanses a patient of evil spirits, by drumming her “dungur”, a flat drum. She operates in a small forest set in the capital.

Timestamp: 1395231298

leradr:

RUSSIA. Moscow. Russian shaman VERA cleanses a patient of evil spirits, by drumming her “dungur”, a flat drum. She operates in a small forest set in the capital.

absolutescotland:

Isolation

Friends, I have opened an Etsy shop where I have begun posting some ritual and pagan art and accessories for sale.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DarkwoodApothecary

Timestamp: 1393267371

Friends, I have opened an Etsy shop where I have begun posting some ritual and pagan art and accessories for sale.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DarkwoodApothecary

souixxsan:
I really wanna go to Ireland one day. I've heard it's amazing.

It really is! I could never live anywhere else for too long. There’s something very magical about this country :) I hope you get to visit

graphixlovecraft:
How is Ireland? It looks beautiful, and teeming with ancient energies.

It is all of that and more :)

Prints

Image copyright thewoodlandwitch

Timestamp: 1393078563

Prints

Image copyright thewoodlandwitch

cauldronandcross:

A Visit to the Witch (detail) Edward Frederick Brewtnall 19th Century

(via forestferncreations)

Timestamp: 1392985782

cauldronandcross:

A Visit to the Witch (detail) Edward Frederick Brewtnall 19th Century

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katphilbin:

"I Was Raised by the Forest"

Prints

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Timestamp: 1392902442

katphilbin:

"I Was Raised by the Forest"

Prints

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forestferncreations:

WEEK FIVE: CREATIVE WOMEN IN INSPIRING ART SPACES: NIAMH O’ROURKE

Name: Niamh
Location: Galway, Ireland
Links (Website, Etsy, Tumblr, Facebook, DeviantArt etc):

http://society6.com/bansidhe
http://thewoodlandwitch.tumblr.com


Mediums: Graphite, Pen & Ink, Photography

Tell us a bit about your aesthetic: My aesthetic is two-fold. On the one hand I like to portray elements of Irish folklore and myth, prehistoric landscapes sand nature in my drawings and photography but I also enjoy creating darker images influenced by the occult, fantasy and the distant past.

How does your workspace motivate and inspire you?: I live in an old cottage at the edge of a forest in the countryside with my partner. Everything about our cottage and land inspires me and facilitates me in creating my art. We have a dedicated craft room that we both use. It’s full of tools, materials, a tailors dummy (for when we’re feeling really ambitious) and books which are essential for inspiring my creativity. The forest behind or cottage is where I take most of my photographs.

What is one part of your art space that you could not live without: Despite having our craft room I do most of my work in front of the fire or on one of our window seats in the kitchen/living area. The flames, piles of dried wood by the stove, and our centuries old stone walls inspire me to create quite primal images.

Are there any activities you do while you craft? Music? Candles? Movies? Eating?: I always have candles on but music is an essential part of our daily life so something is always playing, usually I will listen to doom, trad, ambient and good soundtracks when creating or brainstorming.

And finally, what are some words you live by when it comes to your art and your workspace?: I think your workspace should reflect your personality and creative ambition and that your art should be sacred to yourself, even if no one else is interested in it.

I had the honour to be featured by the lovely forestferncreations in her series on creative females in inspiring spaces.

Timestamp: 1392902416

forestferncreations:

WEEK FIVE: CREATIVE WOMEN IN INSPIRING ART SPACES: NIAMH O’ROURKE

Name: Niamh
Location: Galway, Ireland
Links (Website, Etsy, Tumblr, Facebook, DeviantArt etc):

http://society6.com/bansidhe
http://thewoodlandwitch.tumblr.com


Mediums: Graphite, Pen & Ink, Photography

Tell us a bit about your aesthetic: My aesthetic is two-fold. On the one hand I like to portray elements of Irish folklore and myth, prehistoric landscapes sand nature in my drawings and photography but I also enjoy creating darker images influenced by the occult, fantasy and the distant past.

How does your workspace motivate and inspire you?: I live in an old cottage at the edge of a forest in the countryside with my partner. Everything about our cottage and land inspires me and facilitates me in creating my art. We have a dedicated craft room that we both use. It’s full of tools, materials, a tailors dummy (for when we’re feeling really ambitious) and books which are essential for inspiring my creativity. The forest behind or cottage is where I take most of my photographs.

What is one part of your art space that you could not live without: Despite having our craft room I do most of my work in front of the fire or on one of our window seats in the kitchen/living area. The flames, piles of dried wood by the stove, and our centuries old stone walls inspire me to create quite primal images.

Are there any activities you do while you craft? Music? Candles? Movies? Eating?: I always have candles on but music is an essential part of our daily life so something is always playing, usually I will listen to doom, trad, ambient and good soundtracks when creating or brainstorming.

And finally, what are some words you live by when it comes to your art and your workspace?: I think your workspace should reflect your personality and creative ambition and that your art should be sacred to yourself, even if no one else is interested in it.

I had the honour to be featured by the lovely forestferncreations in her series on creative females in inspiring spaces.

thenortherneuropean:

Roundhouses were the standard form of housing built in Britain from the Bronze Age throughout the Iron Age and well into the Sub Roman period. They used walls made either of stone or of wooden posts joined by wattle-and-daub panels and a conical thatched roof and ranged in size from less than 5m in diameter to over 15m. The Atlantic roundhouse, Broch and Wheelhouse styles were used in Scotland. The remains of many Bronze Age roundhouses can still be found scattered across open heathland such as Dartmoor as granite ‘hut circles’.

Although a central fire would have been lit inside for heating and cooking, there could not have been a smoke hole in the apex of the roof, for this would have caused an updraft that would have rapidly set fire to the thatch. Instead, smoke would have accumulated harmlessly inside the roof space, and slowly leaked out through the thatch.

Incidentally my favorite smell in the world is the smell of wood smoke, anyone else agree??

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Timestamp: 1392902287

thenortherneuropean:

Roundhouses were the standard form of housing built in Britain from the Bronze Age throughout the Iron Age and well into the Sub Roman period. They used walls made either of stone or of wooden posts joined by wattle-and-daub panels and a conical thatched roof and ranged in size from less than 5m in diameter to over 15m. The Atlantic roundhouse, Broch and Wheelhouse styles were used in Scotland. The remains of many Bronze Age roundhouses can still be found scattered across open heathland such as Dartmoor as granite ‘hut circles’.

Although a central fire would have been lit inside for heating and cooking, there could not have been a smoke hole in the apex of the roof, for this would have caused an updraft that would have rapidly set fire to the thatch. Instead, smoke would have accumulated harmlessly inside the roof space, and slowly leaked out through the thatch.

Incidentally my favorite smell in the world is the smell of wood smoke, anyone else agree??

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worthyourweightinfanfiction:
Sorry to bother you, but where do you get your clothes and jewelry and stuff? I can never find any I like

I can never find clothes I like in shops in my local town/city so I shop online. I use Ebay mostly or internet shops specialising in goth/alternative and I use Etsy for jewelry. Good luck!