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? 

There will be more to come…

 

AND THE WINNERS ARE!!

AND THE WINNERS ARE!!

CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO THE INFORMATION PAGE  Anne Podlesak Cher Lashley Sanne Teresa Swanson Julie Forest Congratulations! You have already been emailed, and I will see you all in class! YEE HAW!  

The Way I Talk To Myself About Myself

The Way I Talk To Myself About Myself

Every week, I pick a prompt from my monthly workbook (created for BOD, but freely offered in The Wilderhood), and I write on it. I call this ‘Journal Your Heart Out’. This week’s prompt, should you choose to engage it is: "If you could change anything about your life...

The Short Answer Is “42”

The Short Answer Is “42”

Every week, I pick a prompt from my monthly workbook (created for BOD, but freely offered in The Wilderhood), and I write on it. I call this 'Journal Your Heart Out'. This week's prompt, should you choose to engage it is: "What am I aware of wanting right now?" The...

Outside In

Outside In

Every Monday, I pop in here ( and over on Patreon with the more intimate bits) to share a prompt and my response to it. These prompts come directly out of the monthly workbook for Book Of Days. There are enough prompts in each workbook to get you through a month of...

FIRED UP

FIRED UP

This week's prompt, should you choose to engage it is: "What's firing you up?" Okay, truth be told, the prompt that's actually listed for today in the PDF Workbook I provide in The Wilderhood is about rituals, but this prompt caught my eye because OMG Y'ALL.... THIS...

The Fruits of Creative Practice

The Fruits of Creative Practice

This week's prompt, should you choose to engage it, is: "What ‘first fruits’ are ripening as a result of my creative practice?" I’ve been working with creativity as a practice now for a very long time. Before art journaling, there was poetry & creative...

Journal Your Heart Out #3

Journal Your Heart Out #3

Today's prompt, should you choose to engage it is: "What images come up for me when I consider the word 'nurture'?" A pot of soup simmering on the stove. Cool cloths on feverish foreheads. Tucking freezing cold hands between my hands and rubbing the warmth back into...

Journal Your Heart Out #2

Journal Your Heart Out #2

Hello, lovely! I just arrived home yesterday from my first festival of the year. My face is burned to a lovely shade of firelight and my body is aching in places I didn't even know I had. I used myself up this past week in the pursuit of shenanigans. I'm sleep...

Journal Your Heart Out #1

Journal Your Heart Out #1

I produce these booklets for folks in Book Of Days & The Wilderhood that include a journal prompt of each day of every month, and I've decided to post one a week here on my blog as a way to keep my writing practice ongoing. Anything deeply personal that results...

All My Parts (Trigger Alert)

All My Parts (Trigger Alert)

Trigger alert for mature themes including child abuse, and trauma response.  I. So, there I am, sitting in my studio in a Zoom room with my therapist (bless her for offering virtual sessions), and I'm recounting the parts of my weekend that feel relevant. I move from...

Practice

Practice

Thinking about those practices that feed my soul and keep me anchored - very important for someone who can spin off into despair in 2.5 seconds for no apparent reason, and also centred - very important for someone who can lose sight herself in 2.5 seconds depending on...

My Own Worst Enemy

My Own Worst Enemy

I. My notes from a workshop I took for this cycle from New Moon to New Moon included these words about Full Moon in Scorpio: Deep & cathartic. Intense. Revelation. Something is illuminated that must be grieved. Challenging. Disruptive to relationships. Breaking...

Get Up From The Table

Get Up From The Table

I. I don't want to talk about Mother's Day at all except to say that there was sweetness, and there was bitterness, and I'm doing my level best to give my time & energy to sweetness these days. This quote sums things up nicely: “You have to learn to get up from...

And The Winner Is!!!

And The Winner Is!!!

A few days ago, I held a giveaway for a seat in Ever After and here are the results: Random.Org helped me select a random person from among the comments, and here's the number that came up: That means that JILL (jillsfine@gmail.com) has won a seat in Ever After 2019....

The Happiness Your Body Can Bear

The Happiness Your Body Can Bear

I. You might remember my saying a few days ago that I had this in the works as bonus content for my peeps in Patreon & Effy365. I've finished filming it and it's going up on Sunday, May 12th as a kind of "Mother's Day" present for all of you who nurture life in...

Better Man

Better Man

I.I turned up wanting to be elegant. A soft place to land. Sanctuary. I wanted to keep my questions to myself, to take what was offered, and ask for nothing more. I wanted to hold it lightly, to be easy as a summer's breeze. I thought of him as a hummingbird. No one...

Sunshine & Roses

Sunshine & Roses

I. This little cherub is having a morning bottle while I have a coffee and check my email. I so appreciate this habit of his while he's here. He wakes up pretty sunny, all grins and burbles hello, let's me change him and give him a bottle, and settles back in for...

Ever After Blog Hop + Giveaway! – Winner Announced!

Ever After Blog Hop + Giveaway! – Winner Announced!

UPDATED TO ADD: Random.Org helped me select a random person from among 130 comments, and here's the number that came up: That means that JILL (jillsfine@gmail.com) has won a seat in Ever After 2019. YAY! KERMIT FLAILS! I will be emailing your details to Tamara today,...