Author Archives: Francesca De Grandis

Talisman Set #5: Oak, Ash, Thorn

This talisman set has sold. I am working on another one. My semi-vacation ends soon, but until then I have time for magical wood-working. Continue to read this post anyway, to learn about one-of-a-kind sets. ——————————————————————————— This set’s available only … Continue reading

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Creative KillJoys

Someone making you feel down about your writing or other art? You can be productive and joyful anyway. Check out this post. A stranger emailed me, discouraged by their failed attempts to get published. An adapted excerpt of my response … Continue reading

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Two Events for Abundance

Fall is harvest time, with two Faerie events that are both all about creating abundance—financial, spiritual, creative, and/or any other abundance you need. Abundance of love, abundance of satisfaction, abundance of goals met … Enjoy one or both events. Event … Continue reading

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A Wild Rose Bush and Hidden Magics

So much magic is hidden, yet easily found when I play and work in nature. Magic wants to come out of hiding in cities, too. A ritual done whole-heartedly … Continue reading

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Exploring Ogham, Trees, and Magic

When exploring magically, I need to let the exploration go where it leads instead of following that direction only if someone else deems that choice “correct.” Exploring is just that—exploring! Entering new places without knowing what I’ll find there is … Continue reading

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A Set of Talismans, Part Two

A willow talisman for those who are Fey Continue reading

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A Set of Talismans

A set of three talismans: blackthorn, ivy, and willow Continue reading

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Heather Talisman and Keppen

I made this post for one of my students public, in case someone else would enjoy it. Hiya, J, When I send you your purchase, I’d love to enclose this talisman as a gift. Does it suit you? The wood … Continue reading

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Stang

I’m thrilled! Yesterday, I finished pyrography on a stang for one of my students, and he’s approved the work, so I’m shipping it to him asap. (Pyrography is the art of burning designs in wood.) I’ve been wanting to make … Continue reading

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Sister Willow

Though I am strongly a theist, the Tree of Life is the Goddess for me; the cosmos is Her embrace. Continue reading

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