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#1 Sagefire

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:37 PM

I know that to some wands are fluff.

Mine are a creative outlet for my magickal interests.

Each is gathered as a fallen branch, smudged and charged under a full moon before hand carving begins.

The type of wood is considered, and it's future use is determined.

A harmony of minerals, colors, herbs, charms, feathers, bones, beads, shells etc. are chosen to create a tool of beauty and power to focus the energy of the user or to simply have a place in a collector's den.

They have proven mildly profitable in shops throughout the country and into Canada, and maybe one day it will be my living.

While wands are not my only artistic interest, they are my favorite.

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#2 Onyx

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 05:19 PM

Love your work! Love the Dragon charm wand! I have been bitten by the same bug, I don't use a wand often, but I love making them, collecting the wood for them, carving them , painting them and embellishing them.
Glad to hear that you have sold some, they are a labor of love. I have a few that I could never part with.

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#3 Sagefire

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 06:52 PM

If I did not sell them, my house would be full of them.  They are for me, an education in magick and method.

I would sure like to see some of your work.


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#4 Onyx

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 09:13 PM

As per your request for photos of my wands, I just took a couple of photos for you.
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#5 Sagefire

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 01:36 PM

I love the primal beauty of your pieces.  Very compelling.


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#6 Onyx

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 04:39 PM

Thanks Sagefire, sometimes there is a creature hiding in the wood just begging to come out. Like the little owl, the tiger and of course the Raven. Quite a few of the twisty wands are made from driftwood and possibily roots. I have another jar filled with sticks just waiting to become something.
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#7 Sagefire

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 06:12 PM

I always feel that my wands really aren't creations, but rather discoveries.


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:03 PM

I agree with that comment, If you look long enough, the spirit of the wand will reveal itself.
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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:07 PM

I feel that some are more secretive than others.  I can start one, and it will stop singing to me so I put it down.  If I pick it up later, it may let me continue.  I have some that have taken over a year complete and some are done in a week.  I find my state of mind to be a key factor.  If I am angry or impatient, I have to walk away.


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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:17 PM

I have sticks that have set there for years, they may never become a wand.
Some day...

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#11 Mona

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:30 PM

Such a beautiful things are you creating, both of you. I can do some one thing in 6 month or so, I'm lazy. I admire people who are not.


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#12 Sagefire

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:37 PM

As do I.  I have a stash of every branch that has called to me.  I have stones, shells, feathers, skulls, bones, crystals, charms, teeth, elk hide, deer hide, buffalo hide, all kinds of goodies.  I just can't turn anything down but eventually something amazing will result and my gathering pays off.


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#13 Sagefire

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:39 PM

Such a beautiful things are you creating, both of you. I can do some one thing in 6 month or so, I'm lazy. I admire people who are not.

Maybe you aren't lazy Mona, just patient. :)


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#14 Mona

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:52 PM

Oh, thank you, dear! The best thing I have heard for for long time x


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#15 Onyx

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:45 PM

Well, I am not a patient person, somehow these days I feel compelled to create at least one thing a day. It started in January with my one painting a day project and I actually still do a small art project every day.
Not saying everything I do is good, but it sure makes your hand eye co-ordination better. And it keeps me out of trouble.

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#16 Sagefire

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 04:38 PM

And practice is the path to mastery


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#17 Onyx

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 08:51 PM

10,000 hours to master a skill, or so I have been told by a really old watercolor artist, now dead I'm afraid. I wonder if I can contact him for another lesson.
Channel him maybe?

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#18 Sagefire

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 09:19 PM

Perhaps in a meditative painting session.

Clear your mind of all you know and let your brush be guided.


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Posted 31 July 2019 - 07:05 PM

Like Automatic writing?
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#20 Sagefire

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 07:45 PM

Absolutely.

When I was in high school I had an art teacher that taught this as a right-brain exercise.

I have learned that under the right conditions and correct preparations, this can be an excellent channeling tool.

Just prepare yourself as if for spell work and let the paint flow.  I think you will be surprised and pleased with the results.

The trick is not to commit to an outcome but to simply 'paint the moment'.

I often do this carving my wands.  In this way, the piece reveals itself through you, not because of you.


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