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? 

 

 

GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED!

GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Thank you all for entering the giveaway! I am pleased to announce that Kaye Shanks has won the giveaway and she has been notified! *** Happy Monday, lovelies! I'm giving away a seat in Life Book 2022 AND the free taster sessions start TODAY! HOW TO ENTER: Just leave a...

The Okayness

The Okayness

I. I'm thinking I'm not going to make 30 posts in 30 days but that's okay. I am calling the fact that I've been blogging a LOT more a win! I enjoy blogging, and I love the interaction that happens in the comments, so I'mma do my best to keep it up. I just have to...

Loving Your Own Art Out Loud

Loving Your Own Art Out Loud

This is painted on a 9 x 12 wood cradleboard. It is making me ridiculously happy. LOOK AT IT. MY GODS. THE GORGEOUSNESS! And this post is in direct opposition to a thing I saw on Facebook a while back where someone was snidely remarking that it makes her super...

Sister Of Clay

Sister Of Clay

I. I love the story of Adam's first wife, Lilith, who was also formed of clay, like Adam and was created to be Adam's equaL. Adam couldn't handle it. Lilith was banished. Eve was formed of Adam's bone. I am a sister of clay, not of bone. II. Pottery, to me, feels like...

Water and Stars

Water and Stars

I. I stepped away from the blog for a few days because I did a LOT of social and work and found myself completely out of bandwidth. And that's ok! This is post 16/30 and puts me four posts behind. Also ok! II. I did a Journal Jam today at 10 a.m. - something I am not...

Exhausted In Advance

Exhausted In Advance

Yesterday was a very full day that included laundry, which actually got folded, dishes, which actually got put away, and painting, the filming of which actually got edited and TWO social events, one of which kept me up until the wee hours having deep talks with a...

It Must Have Been Love

It Must Have Been Love

I. This popped up in my FB feed and I laughed out loud because doesn't this first Mondegreen just describe my life from October 2018 to August 2020? I do not think we had one sober encounter the entire time we were together. We were drunk the night we met in 2008. We...

I am a delicate, feminine flower.

I am a delicate, feminine flower.

Hokay, playing catch up. This is post 13/30 for my blogalongathingy. I. I wish there were a better way to generate monthly income than Patreon. I love my patrons, but I don't love the interface etc. I'm pondering on this. II. This was lunch today. I know how to love...

Learning Experiences

Learning Experiences

I. This is post 12 of 15 that are due for my blog along. I'm just typing that out so I can get how many posts I need to catch up on to make my 30 posts in 30 days. II. Monday, I went to my first pottery class. I have to admit that I had a few difficult moments because...

New Horizons

New Horizons

OH HEY I'M ABOUT TO GO TO POTTERY CLASS. *So Excite* Meanwhile, today was like this: And just look at this glorious background! And here's me all shined up like a new penny and ready to go out into the world to do something exciting and new! YES THAT IS MY SUPER...

I Think I’m Out Of The Woods

I Think I’m Out Of The Woods

I. I skipped posting yesterday because I was eyeballs deep in finishing up a thing that was due for the Life Book 2022 Taster Sessions. It's all done now and I can take today to breathe and recenter before diving into everything else that needs to be done between now...

The “Ber” Months

The “Ber” Months

I'm going to get this in before my will to Internet slips away. ;) I. Kimi is coming over for a glass of wine on the lawn, and I spent all day writing to people to ask them if they want to do a thing with me next year AND I painted AND I edited AND I fed myself and...

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...

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