But first, a wee, quick update. Things are still sort of puttering along around here, my art muse is still prodding me and I'm drawing and painting fairly regularly, My writing mojo is still hiding in a closet somewhere and the blog continues to collect cobwebs. Autumn is coming though, and as is always the case as the wheel of the year turns into darkness, I can feel the fires in me re-igniting - my urge to write being among them. That being said though, I also sort of feel like this bit of writing malaise has been brought on by feeling like I don't have anything 'important' or 'exciting' or 'deep' or whatever to write about, sort of like I lost focus on why I started this blog in the first place.
Which is to say, I sort of lost sight of the fact that I began this for myself as well as anyone who cared to pop by and read a myriad of things. Over the past few months, unknown to many of you because I've not written about it, I've gotten some emails from pagans wanting advice that I feel unqualified to give, people wanting love spells or hexes, hippies who feel I'm not 'hippie enough', artists who ask why I don't have a blog solely for art and even fellow bookworms who don't understand why a witch reviews books. And you know what? Those all sort of got to me and made me wonder if maybe I should write three or four different specialty blogs so everyone knew what they were going to get right from the get go, as opposed to the jumbled hodge-podge that I present here.
But you know what? Fuck all that noise. If I don't have different rooms of my physical home divided up to house each individual aspect of my personality, then why the hell would I do that with my virtual one? And so, I'm just going to keep on doing what I do and write what pops into my head when it does so, with no concern about segues or themes. I'm a pagan, a witch, an artist, a nature nerd, a dabbler in multiple crafts, a bookworm, a hippie (who doesn't smoke the wacky weed... sorry fellow hippies), an ale lover, an animal friend, a picture snapper, a bleeding heart and so much more. And if you're looking for something more specific, then there are plenty of other very good blogs you can read. I'll give you suggestions if you like!
So, now that I've gotten that bit of ranting business out of the way...here are some of those aforementioned Instagram photos (if you're on there and want to follow me, I'm under ArtfulDanni):
Puppy Love. My Luna's gotten SO big! She's 14 pounds now and has lost nearly all of her baby teeth.
Anyone else use photos as bookmarks? This is one of my favorite snaps from my last day in NJ, a polaroid of the Casino in Asbury Park.
Prepping the garden for Autumn planting, tearing out the dead and demolished plants that have run their course or been murdered by bugs. Cutting back that jungle of beans in the foreground. You can see Luna helping me in the back.
Chico at the vet. He's started that thing where he pees all over the place again! Here's hoping the antibiotics clear up his issues and he stops that before I have to tear up all of the carpets in my house, as opposed to the few feet we've already had to get rid of.