I've really enjoyed sharing all my different makes through the month, and seeing what everyone else has had to offer too. I love all the spooky stuff!
Today though I want to share something slightly different, and hope that you don't mind too much. They are still stamped image cards, but they are more spiritual than spooky.
I am more likely to refer to Halloween as Samhain, you may not be aware that I consider myself a pagan, that is to say that my spirituality is linked to a love of nature and the different seasons of the year; I try to honour this in my daily life - eating local foods when they are in season, rather than imported foods (I believe our bodies are attuned to certain types of food depending on weather and amounts of sunshine, etc) and I keep myself aware of how the days lengthen and shorten as the year cycles through the season. I follow what is true to me, but I certainly don't want to enforce it on anyone else, but I thought it would be apt to share a creation that reflected this view of the season.
The phoenix on the left is from Third Coast Stamps, as is the sentiment below it, I've coloured it with promarkers. Unfortunately I do not know where the Goddess image in the second card is from as I bought it second hand, but I think she is lovely. The sentiment on this card is handwritten.
I often think of Samhain as a time to reflect on the year that has gone before, and then to turn my thoughts inwards to focus on what I would like to develop in the upcoming year. Much in the same way as harvests have finished, and that seeds are planted to over-winter and then to grow in the Spring. It is also a time that pagans honour those that they have lost, as with The Day of Dead in Mexico, we believe that those that have been lost to us can draw close at this time, and so we make an effort to remember them.
I hope that you do not mind me sharing these with you today,
Thanks for reading