cropped-10593049_919240764791868_8744999034121126288_n.jpgMy name is Effy, and I’m a journal artist & on line teacher. I like to write & share about art journaling as a spiritual practice, and my go-to tool for healing & life documentation. I’m a mother of grown children, and I live with an adorable furbaby in a three story walk up apartment in Canada.

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Autumnal Equinox

Today is Autumnal Equinox (aka Mabon) in the Northern Hemisphere, and Spring Equinox (aka Ostara) in the Southern Hemisphere. I'm in the Northern Hemisphere, so I'll be focusing my attention on the Autumnal Equinox in this post. Autumnal Equinox marks a day when we...

The Daily Post

I have occasional bouts of positional vertigo, and woke up with an attack this morning, so I'm going to keep this short and sweet. Wordpress.Com has a wonderful resource for bloggers called The Daily Post. You'll find articles on blogging, prompts, and posts by other...

Caption This – And The Winner Is!

  Congratulations, BOB! Please email me at effythewild@gmail.com so I can send you your prize! Thanks to all who played! Your responses were HILARIOUS. <3 xo Effy Today’s Nudge: Create a contest or challenge for your readership. There’s a bunch of us blogging...

Journal52 – Week #38 – Fall

Journal52 is member supported! Please tip generously!  Every week in 2017, you will receive a new prompt card from Effy Wild. Designed to jump start your next art journal spread, these cards are printable for your future use as well, so you can expect to collect 52...

I’ll Never Be A Collage Artist

I finished this up this weekend for my students in Book Of Days, which is a year long art journaling offering that I've been doing since 2012. It was super fiddly to work on because all those fruits and leaves and things are collage. Cut, paste, cut paste. Not my...

Duck Wrangling aka Planning Effy Style

I never used to be much of a planner. I either had a j.o.b. or I was a stay at home mom, and my brain was capable of holding whatever was required within it without needing elaborate planning systems. These days, however, I *need* to plan or my life gets away from me,...

Sunday Swoon

Once upon a time, I tried to get a community project going called "Sunday Swoon". It was meant to be a showcase of the things that made us super chuffed and proud. Once a week, show off your shiny. It didn't land. At the time, I didn't get why, but I think I've...

Learning To Trust

Originally posted in April 2015 Trust is a huge topic of conversation between myself and my Self. It tends to go something like this: "But I'm shit scared!" "Trust that whatever happens, you can handle it." "But things could go wrong!" "And things have gone wrong...

Wallowing

A few posts ago, I wrote about how I'm mostly 'in the trenches', in the muck & mire of real life, and how I believe we're all made of mud. Lotuses, rooted in the deep dark mud of our every day lives. Mud reminds me of wallowing. Elephants do it. Rhinos do it. They...

My Own Personal Yellow Brick Road

Tarot was my own personal yellow brick road. Let me explain! I started using tarot back in the late 1980's not long after my first child was born. I was living in a basement suite, and my upstairs neighbor, a wonderful woman who was just old enough to be my mom, took...

Life Book 2018

Life Book 2018

Ever After 2017

Ever After 2017

Book Of Days 2017

Book Of Days 2017

Facing Forward II

Facing Forward II

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