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? 

 

 

Deflated vs. Empowered

Deflated vs. Empowered

I. I had a craving for KD (Gotta Be KD!) for lunch, so I had that and then immediately crawled into the blanket fort for a nap because CARB COMA. Does anyone else experience this? I slept so deeply that I had a wee case of sleep paralysis, which I find uber...

No Agenda

No Agenda

Just a quick post so I don't fall too far into the hole during my 30 posts in 30 days challenge. I am nursing a headache, so even the light coming from the screen is bothering me, but I have dimmed the lights in the studio and I'm working on something easy and playful...

How Not To Take A Few Days Off

How Not To Take A Few Days Off

I. Evening one of my tiny little break from *waves at all of this* began with many hours of feeling totally at loose ends while watching true crime documentaries on YouTube. I made myself stay up late like I might if I was on vacation. Rolled myself into my blankets...

Beautiful Disaster

Beautiful Disaster

I. I had a Journal Jam today and it WAS A BEAUTIFUL DISASTER. I had to restart three times and send out links THREE TIMES and omg. But I powered through and we did it and it was WONDERFUL. In case you missed it, here is the replay.  The prompts + the steps I took to...

Scrambling A Little

Scrambling A Little

I. Saturday was super fun. I went to a backyard BBQ, hosted by friends, with Kimi in tow, and we had a blast. There was a hot tub. There was a fire. There was music. There was food. Everyone was vaxxed. I came home at pumpkin time happy and a little in awe of how well...

Pink Bubble & Effrene

Pink Bubble & Effrene

I. New Moon in Virgo is coming up and my research and reading led me to engage it thusly: Yup. I stuck myself in a pink bubble. It was probably one of the simplest art journal spreads I've ever done, but it was also very satisfying, and I really did feel better after...

It Feels Like September

It Feels Like September

I. I am already a day behind the blog-along, but that's okay because I can just post twice on a day when I have the bandwidth and BOOM. I will have honoured the spirit of 30 posts in 30 days.* II. I arrived home yesterday at around 2:15 p.m. to happy dogs, a happy...

Our Genius and Our Brokenness

Our Genius and Our Brokenness

I. I almost didn't make it for my first day because I am in the midst of a family emergency that meant I tossed some things in a bag and Ubered to Kitchener from London at 3 in the morning and *of course I forgot my laptop charger*. Once I did everything I could do...

Coming Out

Coming Out

I. I went out last night to hang out with new friends at a backyard BBQ. Remember those? There was a hottub. There was a fire. There was music (and discovering how much we all love live shows and I now have people to go to live shows with). There was a lovely dog who...

Bits and Bobs

Bits and Bobs

I. I am working on a thing for a thing and this is the background I created for it. It is making me drool. II. I ate two toasted cheese sandwiches with a drizzle of honey last night before bed and woke up feeling like the left side of my colon was going to explode. I...

Shine

Shine

I. I painted this ahead of New Moon in Leo. I don't have *any* Leo in my chart so I always struggle a bit with it when it comes up. Putting myself out there is definitely not my strong suit, but Leo always nudges me a little in that direction. II. I went out last...

Presence

Presence

I. This giveaway ends on Monday, so get in there if you want a seat in Renee's new thing. I am *very* excited to be writing with Renee in Wild Musings, and I know you will love it, too. II. I got some work done yesterday and then invited Kimi over to sit on the lawn...

Alive In Hope

Alive In Hope

I. There's a lot I want to say about Anthony Bourdain but I'm not ready so I'm just putting this in here as a placeholder and a reminder to self. Write it out, bebe. When you're ready. II. This giveaway will close on Sunday. Get your name in. III. I painted this ahead...

Wild Musings + Giveaway

Wild Musings + Giveaway

EDITED TO ADD: The giveaway is now closed! Cally Brown was the winner, and she has been notified by email. Thanks for playing along!! I. I spent a few days in the studio puttering around and doing art for myself and it was gorgeous. II. I ducked out of socials and...

Reaching

Reaching

I. The sun is supposed to come out - at least partially - at about 11 a.m. this morning, and I'm craving it. Then, another five days of rain in the forecast. At least it isn't sweltering here. II. Did a bunch of work yesterday and then settled into my studio with a...

Brighter Days Ahead

Brighter Days Ahead

I. Yesterday's total shut down to rest and recoup after my oops was excellent. I watched a LOT of TikTok, checked in with beloveds, and did nothing productive. This wee TikTok that I made makes me laugh out loud. Those lips? That's a filter, but it did make me think...

Oops.

Oops.

I. I'm not feeling the hottest today because I went over the "microdose" line into a "minidose" of Golden Teacher during a moon in moonchild and got sideswiped by all my feels. All of them. All at once. Airy sat with me over text sending me songs for hours, and then...

Purse Dump

Purse Dump

I. I do purse dumps like this whenever I have no idea how to reemerge from a long period of silence. It is just like dumping a purse out on the table so you can get rid of the old balls of Kleenex, the empty box of Altoids, the lipstick you no longer wear, the...

Kaleidoscope Giveaway!!

Kaleidoscope Giveaway!!

First of all, there's still time to get in on the FREE KALEIDOSCOPE TASTER WEEK (and there's a rumour it might be extended for a week!) so get on over here if you haven't already!! If you already know you want in, use coupon code COLOR2021 to get a discount!! You can...

The Last Leg

The Last Leg

I wrote this for my patrons today and thought I'd share it here as well since it sums things up.  Things are kinda weird right now. I've had my first shot and then the gov walked back the vaccine they gave me so I have no idea what's happening for my second shot. I've...

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