Author Archives: Francesca De Grandis

Art + Writing = Magic

I’m often asked about my process as an artist. Ditto as a writer. So today I’ll discuss how they intertwined in one of my books, Sprinkling Faerie Dust on Breakfast. Parents had told me about their hard time finding life … Continue reading

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Filigree Fantasy, Pt Two

I’m sharing lots of my experiences today on making jewelry from Victorian-styled components. I think, when we speak about our creative process, we help each other. Continue reading

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Filigree Fantasy

I started a jewelry designing adventure in March, which I have to share. I wanted to design elaborate fantasy necklaces for myself. A Victoriana lover, I began working with Victorian-styled and other vintage-style components. This post has some of my … Continue reading

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A Ten-Day Shamanic Treatment to Heal Your Body

May 19, I start a ten-day ritual for the physical body. (I do five days ritual for you, take two days off, then do five more days.) This shamanic treatment is a distance healing. No meeting required, not even by phone. … Continue reading

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Authenticity with Strangers

Authentic connections can happen with strangers, if one is true to oneself. I recently encountered a beautiful soul. The experience brought home the importance of risking being yourself. Here’s the story. Cindy commissioned a spirit portrait. Aside from a handful … Continue reading

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A Constellation of Love

You need not suffer alone, in your wanting to be a light for the world. Many of us shine shoulder to shoulder with you. Continue reading

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The Muse Loves Fools

Tips to Overcome Writer’s—or Another Creative—Block. The Muse loves brave, committed fools who risk juggling nothingness. Continue reading

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Birthing Goddess Talisman

This painting and essay tie together seemingly disparate topics—childbirth, honoring your creations, plagiarism, and Ostara, to name a few. I’d love your thoughts on this, truly. Scroll past the pic for my thoughts on it. Here is purchase info about … Continue reading

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Priest(ess) Prayer

Goddess, make me Your finely crafted tool, shaped precisely to the work You ask. Continue reading

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