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Topic: Re-loved Book, A pagan year  (Read 6509 times)
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« on: June 16, 2015 03:43:17 AM »

I was in the scrap swap recently, and was overjoyed when I was paired up with wulf. I just knew as soon as I had him as a partner that I wanted to make him something that would mirror his love of all the pagan themed swaps.

I have made many of these... what I like to call, re-loved books.. but I have to say this was my most favourite so far. The book begins with a Pagan year wheel, and continues with each double spread representing a different pagan festival. The pages are not traditional pagan colours or themes, but instead personal expressions as to how I experience each festival. The edge of each page grouping, is set of with a charm which dangle on the outside of the book

Nice and pic heavy for those of you that like a good peruse Smiley
Front page and Pagan Wheel






Yule (blues, winter, self reflecting)



Imbolc. (Lighting up the dark, inspiration sparks, starting with nothing)



Beltane (Frivolity, Maypoles, Dancing, Warming up the grumps of winter)


Litha (fire, passion, mystery, Lust )


Lammas (harvest, within and without, return to self, celebration)



Samhain (Innocence versus deceit, hiding, containing, secrets, mysteries)




Back page, and always a space to show case something very special. This whole book was about a journey through the year, and being a psychotherapist, I have a great affection for all of lifes journeys. None more complex and difficult to manage than the individual discoveries and paths we must travel whilst also trying to steer our relationships. I had asked Wulf to send me a photo of himself and it just set a lovely scene for the rest of the pieces. The backgrounds are very intentionally made from papers and fabrics that are dissected then brought together to create a whole. Then we have lots of symbolic pieces, a little bottle containing stars labeled - potential, a reminder perhaps that everything - the good and the difficult moments, are full of potential. A little heart up in the corner that says made with love. The tree in the bottom right corner, resembling the roots and foundations of our journeys.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at this as much as I enjoyed making it. But of course, only Wulf gets to touch and fully experience it.






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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015 06:12:39 AM »

This "rocks" for sure. Wulf is a lucky recipient. This is a really lovely piece my dear. I really admire your re-loved books.
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015 11:18:50 AM »

This is amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015 11:20:17 AM »

This is gorgeous! I love your reloved book idea. I'm sure this book will be loved for a very long time  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015 05:32:23 PM »

I am the luckiest Craftster on at least two continents!

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2015 10:21:20 AM »

Beautiful book!!! It's simply gorgeous every single page!!

Although I believe there are two Beltanes listed in your descriptions and if I'm not mistaken, the second one might supposed be Samhain?  Cheesy If I'm wrong sorry!! But there is two Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2015 10:26:53 AM »

Ha ! You are right - Mis-type now corrected Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2015 05:14:31 AM »

Fabulous! I love your interpretations throughout the year. Just beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2015 08:38:24 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2015 10:25:37 AM »

Congrats on being featured! This is so wonderful. Cheesy
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