Hello, and welcome to my corner of this portal of light we call the Internet. My name is Effy ‘Bird’ Wild, (she/her, INFJ, Libra with Libra rising and a Cap moon, soul number 9, in case you were curious) and I am an artist, writer, and teacher. I believe I was put on this earth to hold space for the part of you that yearns to be creative, and through creativity, come into alignment with your best, most healed, most authentic self.

By some awesome stroke of luck, I have managed to gather the most loving, compassionate, authentic, and inspiring community around what I do, and if you’re here, I’d be willing to bet you’re one of them. Why don’t you join us? 

 

 

Alive In The World

Alive In The World

I. Fest left me speechless. I really don't know how to write about it except to say I came home transformed, re-wilded, ready for what's next. I love the new site. I loved feeling surrounded by beloveds. I loved feeling beloved. I miss it already and I can't wait for...

Healing

Healing

I did a live gathering with my art witches on Saturday during which we went over the review we do in Moonshine now and again. It came up this month because we're in the halfway point of the program and I thought it would be a good opportunity to assess how things are...

Kitchen Sink Mixed Media

Kitchen Sink Mixed Media

I finished the painting I showed you yesterday and I am SWOONING over it. It includes some of the Schminke Galaxy super granulating paints I mentioned, too, and they do NOT disappoint EXCEPT that, unlike other watercolours I've used, they go *very fast*. I've had to...

Maybe This Can Be My Waterfall

Maybe This Can Be My Waterfall

I. I'm working on two paintings today because I am in the weeds and I owe things for collabs + for my own programs and I'm supposed to leave for fest on the 15th, which means everything I would normally have to do by the 25th or so each month has to be done before I...

Onward

Onward

It's been a while since I last stopped in here to let my thoughts spill from my fingertips. I'm guessing I'm not alone in feeling overwhelmed by everything that's been happening globally, which has been compounded by stuff that's been happening personally. The only...

Fragile Like A Bomb

Fragile Like A Bomb

I. If you're looking for the 100 day project stuff, I created a page for it over here because I can't keep up with blogging every day while I'm also trying to paint every day. Look at me, respecting my own limitations! II. Boundaries and visibility coming up a LOT for...

100 Days – #2

100 Days – #2

I. Yesterday was a mixed bag of stuff that included a lot of goodness and a bit of omgdoom - a car accident right outside my door complete with strangers banging on my door to find out who belonged to a parked truck (I had no idea), lights flashing and some guy...

100 Days – #1

100 Days – #1

I. I thought I was going to do a really ambitious 100 Day Project that consisted of creating one 5 x 8-inch painting a day that incorporated colours or symbols or words that represented what I needed in any given moment, but I came to the conclusion that this would be...

What If I Sh*t On The Table?

What If I Sh*t On The Table?

I. I wrote most of what I want to kick this week off in my newsletter, which you can find here, but there's some less "newsy" stuff I want to explore, so I'm here today as well because a witch has things to purge and what is a blog but a personal vomitorium? I kid,...

So, Then This Happened

So, Then This Happened

I found this in my travels on the interwebs and found myself immediately enchanted with the idea.  I thought about it for a while and realized that it’s not really practical as an actual thing for me because my witchcraft practice can best be described as “engaging in...

The Good Life

The Good Life

I. I got off to a fantastic start yesterday with a very early rising (5 a.m.). Did my Wordle. Had my coffee. Journaled and did a tarot draw. Slayed half the list by painting and editing. Did Zoom coffee with my muppet and then therapy and then another Zoom coffee with...

Drama Dots

Drama Dots

I. After getting all of that out of my system, my body went through some stuff that felt like some kind of somatic release. First, I shook like a leaf for a while. Then, the shaking eased and I melted into a puddle of more relaxed than I've been in a long, long time....

Anger

Anger

Content warning: I'm angry. If anger scares you or upsets you, you might want to back away and come back another day. I. I didn't mean to leave you hanging like I did in my last post, but I needed to spend some time with my own thoughts and feels about whatever the...

Thrive

Thrive

Hello, lovely ones! It's been a little minute since last we typed, but I didn't want the first Monday of 2022 to go by without a love letter from me to you, so grab a bevvie and settle in. I've got some things to tell you. First of all, today marks 38 days since I...

Self-Possession & Other Musings

Self-Possession & Other Musings

This is x-posted from my newsletter. If you've known me for any length of time at all, you know that my primary purpose, the #1 thing that drives me is self-possession. Whatever I'm doing, that's the goal. I want to be my own authority. I want to know myself so...

The Universe And Cucumbers And Me

The Universe And Cucumbers And Me

I. The universe cracks me up. II. I was on Zoom with my beloved Tam the other day and we were talking about how we both keep forgetting that the trick to getting our guides, spirits, and holy helpers to - yanno - help is to actually *ask them* for help. We were...

Stay

Stay

I. I sent out a newsletter today - more like a love letter - in which I extolled the virtues of puttering and shared my newfound love of putting gold stars on the back cover of my journal when I complete tasks. You can read it here if you want. I'll wait. Within mere...

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