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? 

 

 

Let It Rain

Let It Rain

I. I think the sage might have survived the herbapocalypse. I'll take it. At some point next week when I can carve out some time, I'll replant the others. I might get some new pots since I'm pretty sure they would have survived if they were in something other than...

This Is Who I Am

This Is Who I Am

I. This is who I am. II. I am so grateful for the weekend I spent with my chosen family over Labour Day weekend. Our First Annual Hippie Pocket Cottage Bash was everything I needed. The dogs had a good time,...

Long-suffering Is Not A Virtue

Long-suffering Is Not A Virtue

I choose to love this time for once with all of my intelligence. ~ Adrienne Rich I created the art cards and musings that I release week after week in The Wilderhood and on Patreon a few years ago, but I swear, some part of me was preparing me for this moment in time,...

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

I. My fest fam and I have had plans to do a mini-fest at the cottage for about a month now, but recent events had me bowing right the fuck out. I just didn't see how I could do everything I needed to do for work while I couldn't stop shaking like a leaf while I...

Gold From Lead

Gold From Lead

I. September is my birthday month (the actual date is the 30th) and I aim to celebrate. I don't know what that will look like from day to day but yesterday it looked like heating up leftovers and ignoring the disaster that is my kitchen. I watched two episodes of The...

This Is The Way

This Is The Way

I. Sometimes the only way to heal is to amputate, and that's what I've done, and now the healing can begin. That's all I have to say about that. II. The basil crowned. This was the one I was most excited about growing, so I am pleased with myself. III. This is going...

Seedlings

Seedlings

I. Two of my plant babies sprouted - the cilantro and the thyme. This is the cilantro. I didn't burst into tears as promised, but I did squee. Now let's see if I can keep them alive. II. I didn't write yesterday because I was up to my eyeballs in filming and I didn't...

You Make It Your Own

You Make It Your Own

I. I Journal Jammed yesterday and though I was pretty quiet (very heartstricken of late, apologies), I did make something pretty kickin' even though I wasn't feeling very 'inspired'. The first...

Acceptance

Acceptance

I. Kimi came over yesterday at 12 to fix my boo boo. She brought repair salve and bandaids. Her daughter, Jade, packed me up a little 'get better soon' baggie full of her favourite tea and a drawing she made. The sweetness! Unbearable and gratefully received. II. We...

Swearing Off

Swearing Off

I. The silence is deafening so I am trying to fill it with sound. II. Yesterday afternoon was awesome. Kimi and I did a liquor run and then hit the dollar store for cute things for the lawn party - coloured wine glasses and a serving tray, some little bowls for olives...

You Can’t Lose What’s Yours

You Can’t Lose What’s Yours

I. This song keeps coming on, and every time she hits the chorus, my throat constricts and my eyes prickle and I get a little angry. Who's gonna break my fall When the spinning starts The colors bleed together and fade Was it ever there at all Or have I lost my way...

Wait, though. There’s this.

Wait, though. There’s this.

I. My therapist asked me how I was yesterday and I shrugged and said "I'm fridge soup". She understood exactly what I meant by that, and that's why, seven years in, she's still my therapist. II. Leonard has been slowly coming back around, and I am pretty thrilled...

But Still, And Also

But Still, And Also

  I. I want to go all the way grey. Maybe even lavender. It feels like it might be time. II. The things I'm painting out of where I'm at right now are making where I'm at infinitely more bearable. This is something I wish I could adequately convey to my students....

Know What’s True Moon

Know What’s True Moon

I. Chani Nicholas always nails me right to the wall with her new moon horoscopes. Here's a snippet from this latest one: I can love you from a distance, until your intentions come into focus, without degrading your humanity. Until I can understand how our most...

Flying Dreams

Flying Dreams

I. I felt pretty solid yesterday. After days of grappling with the whats and whys of everything, I thought I had it figured out, and when I looked at it all from the vantage point of that understanding, it made sense and became something I could accept. Something I...

Ancient Queen

Ancient Queen

I. I woke up in the middle of the night having forgotten everything that happened in the last week or so and I was so excited to check the time and see if it was time to say "Good Morning, George" like I always do. He'd always reply with Good Morning, Lennie and then...

Round Two

Round Two

Because this is how we pray. II.I. - I noticed today that I can feel my sit bones when I stoop sit, and it's painful.Today, I managed to keep down a mini ice cream bar (but hey! It was Haagen Dazs!), and I'm going to try a peach. Grief doesn't just steal my appetite...

So That’s A Thing

So That’s A Thing

I. It's been a long time since I've wandered in here because Facebook, Patreon, and Insta have been feeding my need to see and be seen. This morning, though, I am nursing a shattered heart and I need something quieter and more spacious. Something I can shape and plump...

Beannacht – Farewell to 2019

Beannacht – Farewell to 2019

YES PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE!!   Every year around this time, I create a 'year-end' project that I add to my teaching network to go out for free to all my peoples. This year was no exception! To access the free collection of year-end tutorials, please click here.  ...

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!  

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