Hello! I am the pajama clad mystic den mama who brings you Book of Days,& Radiant. I've also taught every year running since the beginning of Life Book! You probably know me as Effy Wild from Facebook, (Facebook won't let me use the name Effy Wild because Facebook is dumb, but 'Feithline Stuart' is, indeed Effy Wild. ;)) Youtube, or my blog!
A L'IL BIT MORE
Since 2010, I have taken a bazillion on line e-courses in art journaling, mixed media art, sketching, and even life coaching. I've added these newly acquired skills to my previously acquired knowledge around working with nature, the subconscious mind, recovery from childhood abuse and developing spiritual practices that work to create an art journaling practice that really *means* something.
One of the most powerful uses I've discovered for art journaling is the direct line of communication it gives me with aspects of myself I might not otherwise have access to. As a survivor of child sexual abuse, connecting with these aspects of self has been incredibly important to my recovery, and I am so grateful that I discovered this tool in the second half of my life.
In working with women in the mixed media art community, I have come to recognize that it isn't just the survivours of extreme trauma that need this kind of access to their subconscious mind. Everyone can do with a way to connect with their inner child, their inner divinity, their inner parent, their inner critic. Everyone can benefit from learning how to dig deep and come back into the moment with new information that they can apply to their own healing. I've developed a kind of 'artful shamanism' t
hat serves the artist just as well as the medicine men of old served their villages. You go deep. You explore the wound. You come back with artfully created healing salve for the things that stand between you and living the one wild and precious life you've got. It is a kind of practical magic that can be used by anyone, of any skill level to address whatever issues they might be facing.
It's lovely to meet you!
Much Love & Lotsa Glitter,