Friday, October 31, 2008

Spiral Dance

Tomorrow I join the Dutch Reclaiming Samhain celebration, I'm looking forward to have a ritual with a bigger group of witches, pagans and friends. Dance the spiral dance, feel the connection with life and dead. The organisers asked me to invoke fire in the circle, this may just be what I need to invoke in my life. More activity and passion.

I want to share a beautiful made compilation of the spiral dance in San Francisco, and wish lots of fun for my friends in the USA. And may our New Year bring optimism back in the world.

Wish you magical dreams in the night,
and the best shadow play on your walls,
Love Elisa.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Samhain, originally uploaded by Tuttebel.

Time for introspection.

Listening to the voices from the past, searching for the things in me that lurk in the dark. Face my ghosts, and have a good laugh with them.
I'm not making as much things that I would like, and throw my ideas away before I let them come to life. I feel sometimes lost in my bubbles, but just love to see them flow.
On Samhain I want to battle my inner critic and heat up the fire in me.

These days I'm just a happy homemaker :)
Playing dollhouse on a real life scale,
Just whatever makes the clock tick.

Love is all.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Little pumpkin doll

Little pumpkin doll, originally uploaded by Tuttebel.

Inspired by my Waldorf work environment, I've made this cute doll. Using a kit from De witte engel. To celebrate this beautiful season.

Haven't made dolls like this in years, I must admit it gives me a lot of joy.
And it gives me a the opportunity to use my all time favorite buttonhole stitch :)
The simplest things make the most joy.

Enjoy the moments of peace, love Elisa

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Autumn feelings

Michaelmas nature table, originally uploaded by Tuttebel.

It's raining a lot in Holland, Autumn time again.
My favorite time in the year, no more hot summer days;), walking in the colorful woods, candles burning in my home. Dressing with lots of layers of clothes, making pumpkin soup. Time for harvest and enjoy the fruits.

The Michaelmas nature table is from the Waldorf children daycare where I help out sometimes. I take care together with my friend and college Meike to 7-8 children. The lovely little ones are a few months old until 4 years old.

I love to work with my friend and the children in this really child friendly place, but I had some mixed feelings in the first few weeks.
Was this the first step of admitting that I terribly fail to be a proffesional artist?
I seem to have more fear than trust in me.

But as only 3% of Dutch proffesionel fine artist can make enough money to live with their art, it does not mean I'm a bad artist if I almost make no money with it.
O, confidence...

Tomorrow I just will work on my art, dare to fail and go on creating my colorful magical world.
Get inspiration from Michaels fight with the dragon, make some fun with my inner shadows and just love the day.