They are finished! The first 5 cards in the Elemental Angel Oracle Pack

Orders being taken as we speak. Thanks for looking!

Ready for orders; the 5 Major Arcana Cards from the ‘Elemental Angel Inspiration Cards’ collection.
These cards have been designed and produced at home totally by my hand. I painted the original images on A4 board in mixed media including acrylics, watercolours, glitter paint and collage.
I then scanned and printed the images to make the cards.
The cards are available in two sizes; 7.5×10.5cm and 9.5x14cm.
A PDF file or Word file will be sent with your order giving you an introduction to the cards and suggestions of how they may be used.
Prices:
Small (7.5×10.5cm) $10.00/£6.50
Standard (9.5×14cm) $15.00/£9.80
+ postage and packing ( depending on destination).
Please message me or email me (serenajane72@yahoo.co.uk) for ordering and payment details

Bright Blessings!

Into the afterlife......

My Aunt has asked me to post this on my blog. I think these cards are amazing and they don’t need me to go on about them, they speak for themselves! I’ve got my own set already! Really awesome….

Here’s what she has written in the promotion details:

Ready for orders; the 5 Major Arcana Cards from the ‘Elemental Angel Inspiration Cards’ collection.

These cards have been designed and produced at home totally by my hand. I painted the original images on A4 board in mixed media including acrylics, watercolours, glitter paint and collage.
I then scanned and printed the images to make the cards.
The cards are available in two sizes; 7.5×10.5cm and9.5x14cm.
A PDF file or Word file will be sent with your order giving you an introduction to the cards and suggestions of how they may be used.
Prices:
Small (7.5×10.5cm) $10.00/£6.50
Standard (9.5×14cm) $15.00/£9.80
+ postage…

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My Short Story for teenagers ‘Abandoned’ is now for sale on Kindle.

Yes, I have finally pulled everything together and published Abandoned after 3 years of drafting.

I began it in the summer of 2009 while I was living in Salonika (Thessaloniki) in Greece. I was all alone with 2 months ahead of me, trying to think how I could creatively enjoy my time off school as an English teacher. I had always loved writing stories and illustrating, and I had been utilising this passion for my Greek students, making up stories for them to help them contextualise vocabulary that we were learning in class, and how to use grammatical structures correctly. It proved to be fun and soon I was writing more and more for them, which made me really happy as I was encouraging them to read and also to be creative as homework tasks were set such as write your own conclusion to this story.

So I spent a lot of time in my study planning the plot and drawing sketches of the characters. I became utterly absorbed in my new fantasy world and would type away from the hours of 9pm to 4am every night; the balcony doors wide open, a gentle summer night breeze bellowing the curtains and my favourite Rock Radio Station playing  in the background. It was the ONLY time that the city was quiet and cool enough for me to focus so I became a night owl. I loved it!

this is typical of my nightly sky views from my apartment

The City streets where I would walk

it was a very inspiring city for the writer

Thessaloniki will always be my Muse. It’s my heart (kardia in Greek) and soul (psihi) and I miss it terribly.

Here is the front cover of my book. I designed it myself using Photoshop.

The Synopsis

Casey is a spoiled sixteen year old. She does not appreciate her parents, her privileged life or anyone who doesn’t adhere to her beliefs or passions. When her father accepts a post as a village Doctor and they move into a beautiful old mansion in the countryside, she is determined to rebel. Bored and angry to have left her friends back in the city she decides to defy her selfish parents, refusing to make friends with neighbours Lee and Lisa, and determined to spend her days alone.
But her bad attitude is about to change.
It all begins with Eliza. She discovers her punk rag doll under her bed, but there is something sinister about her. This doll is sad and torn and makes Casey uneasy and afraid. On a solitary walk she comes across a house that looks exactly like her own, but is deserted and burned out. It haunts her with terrifying feelings which draw her back there again and again. This begins a rollercoaster ride of fear, sadness, love and self-discovery. The house weaves the web which entangles Casey into a series of events connecting the doll, the boy called Lee and her fated future.
Why does Eliza, her doll, keep appearing in that house?
Who is the handsome boy wearing her favourite t-shirt who hangs out in the burnt out attic bedroom. Why is he petrified of her?
Gradually, Casey begins to piece together the sinister clues from her journal entries and sketchbooks that manifest themselves in that house. Eventually they lead her to a terrifying discovery. Can she look deep into herself and mend her selfish ways before she destroys herself and the people she loves?

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You can read two ‘taster’ chapters on my website:

http://www.birdsbecomefishes.co.uk/storiesforyoungchildren.html

 or look inside the book on the Amazon Website. It can also be purchased here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Abandoned-ebook/dp/B00A1D1E3I/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1352313789&sr=1-1-catcorr

Casey’s life, loves and encounters with the paranormal can also be followed on her WordPress Blog:

caseyepapadaki.wordpress.com

I really hope that my first short story resonates with young readers and adults alike.

There are two main themes running through the plot; Don’t judge people on appearances and Every action has a consequence.

Enjoy, and please leave a review on the Amazon site if you are kind enough to purchase it, or leave a comment.

If you haven’t got Kindle and would like a copy of the story, I can send either a PDF file or Word document file to your email address for the same price as on Amazon~£2. 55 ($4)

Please email me (serenajane72@yahoo.co.uk) or leave a comment and I will get get back to you with payment detail.

Bright Blessings to All!

~S~

Samhain and my well deserved half term break

Oh the joys!

A whole ten days off school and time to relax and celebrate Samhain, do a lot of painting and art, blogs, pet my beautiful cat and sleeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

It has been a very chaotic and stressful time at school, hence the lack of blogging. I am still loving my job but being hit and scratched continuously does take its toll. The feeling that you spend all your day in the toilet cleaning up various bodily substances again does not help morale…and the knowing that you’re working well below your abilities and skills can get frustrating. Sometimes I do not want to get up in the morning.

But, to the good things! I have been working (albeit painfully slowly) on my Oracle cards. Here are some images showing the progress of the Fire Element:

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This is Goddess Pele, a powerful Deity. She will be on the back of all the Fire Elemental Cards.

In the Hawaiian religionPele (/ˈpl/pay-lay[ˈpɛlɛ]) is the goddess of firelightningwind, and volcanoes.

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Here are all the MAJOR ARCANA cards together. Each Element will have 3 more Minor Arcana cards to give a clearer and more detailed reading.

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These show the size that the oracle cards will be. (Front view)

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The Back view:

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Akasha. On the back of all the Spirit Element Cards

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It was also my 40th birthday earlier in the month:

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My mum brought me this amazing lamp from Marrakech in Morocco

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 the coffee and walnut cake that didn’t take long to disappear!!!

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me on my birthday weekend

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Bright Blessings, with Love, Peace and Light!

Join me on All hallow’s Eve as I blog about my favourite night of the year.

Happy Samhain!

A bit of a slow week but absence makes the heart grow fonder!

I hate it when I’m not very productive. It’s not that I haven’t got plenty to do or that I’m not inspired. It has been a combination of having a strange head cold coupled with hay fever, spending time with Fiance, and just generally waiting around for a phone call about a job. It has been like sitting on a bridge half way across. No man’s land.

I suppose it’s not always a bad thing to do nothing. It makes the activities you love more exciting and you see them with new eyes when you finally do get down to them again. Sometimes I have too much to do that I don’t do anything. Overload!

After all: ”The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” ~Bertrand Russell

This is what I have started. It’s the Fire Element Card for the Major Arcana.

This is the last one of the five, having done Air, Water, Earth and Spirit. I’m not sure if I posted the finished Spirit card, so here it is:

I think the cards are looking really good together. I made this image up so that I could make sure they looked like they belonged together. Packs of cards should hold some unity. With these it’s the intricate borders and the angel wings.

Finally, here’s my reading material. Interesting wouldn’t you say? I’m keen to bring some ancient symbols into my jewellery pieces.

So, until next time, stay light, stay bright and don’t feel bad about doing nothing!

Blessings & Light

~s~

and from my familiar:

Please take time to answer this quick quezzie

Hi Everyone,

As you know, I am in the process of getting ideas together to develop my little Arts & Crafts business. As my two passions are Arts & Crafts and Natural Healing, I am looking at a fusion of these disciplines to create ‘Healing Arts and Crafts’ that are both functional and beautiful to look at.

To start with, I would like to know what people are using in the world of Alternative Therapies. There are some disciplines here that I would like to work with, but I am open to others that are not on the list.

I have already created some pieces using Crystals, Aromatherapy, Colour therapy, Ancient symbols & Wicca and Angel Healing but obviously I need to gauge what’s popular out there so I can focus on fusing the right disciplines with my Art. Win-win for me as a business and the customer for their Holistic and Spiritual needs in life!

Thank you for clicking!

                                   

How did I make that Angel Affirmation Healing Wallet Card?

Here’s how!

Enjoy! And don’t laugh at me too much 🙂

Would be great to see some results of cards made by folks…please post a link to a photo if you make one

Blessings and Light

xx ~S~ xx

By the way…I will blog soon, like something profound. And meaningful. That everyone will just HAVE to comment on.

(Haha. Yeh ok. )