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…

 

Dust Motes and Rumpled Sheets

Dust Motes and Rumpled Sheets

This is day eleven of The Artfully Wild Blog Along. You can find out more here. I. Speaking of grackles, I was out with Crow last night, and I caught sight of a tree full of them while we were on our way into the restaurant. Of course, as soon as I took out my camera,...

Cooking & Art

Cooking & Art

This is day ten of The Artfully Wild Blogalong. You can find out more here. On Monday, my son came over for dinner, and I made this: This is spaghetti squash, cut in half and baked until done, scooped, and then stuffed with it’s own innards, which I stirred into a...

Use it Or Lose it

Use it Or Lose it

This is day nine of the Artfully Wild Blog Along. You can find out more here. I believe there is enormous energy in our emotional states, and energy is power. It can be used destructively or constructively, or it can be suppressed. I’m a fan of the middle option. Use...

Joy Warrior

Joy Warrior

This is day seven of the Artfully Wild Blog Along. You can find out more here.  I. I wrote this in 2017, and I really wanted to share it with you so that you understand what I mean when I tell you I’m a joy warrior. The rest of this post will be an accounting of the...

Learning To Trust – From The Archives

Learning To Trust – From The Archives

This is day seven of The Artfully Wild Blogalong, and because it's Sunday, and Sunday's are for silence, I'm here with something from my archives. Find out more about the blog along here.  Trust is a huge topic of conversation between myself and my Self. It tends to...

My Bones Know

My Bones Know

This is day six of the Artfully Wild Blog Along. You can find out more here.  I. For context, you should know that 95% of our conversations happen over text. I was wobbly, and there was a catastrophe just waiting to happen, so I did what I do and I named it before it...

More Rose Than Thorn

More Rose Than Thorn

This is day five of the Artfully Wild Blogalong. You can find out more here. I. Most people have no idea that I am a total shit show at least 75% of the time. The shit show is mostly internal, though, and the only time anyone ever *really* sees it is when it is...

Will There Be Wine? And WiFi?

Will There Be Wine? And WiFi?

Today is Day Four in the Artfully Wild blog along, and you can find out more here. I. What I really want him to know is that I believe in him so fiercely that I hardly know who I am anymore, unless he is right here with me, and then I remember. That womanchild who...

Elephants & Birds

Elephants & Birds

This is Day Three of The Artfully Wild Blog Along. You can find out more here.  I. Start where you are. I am doing somatic experiencing with my therapist, and she tells me there will be days like the one I had yesterday, where I just cry (or rage, or numb out, or feel...

Constant

Constant

This is day two of The Artfully Wild Blog Along. You can find details here.  I. Sage Cohen's “PAD” started yesterday, so I went to class with a notebook ready and a pen in hand. Read through the assignment, got my head wrapped around what was being asked of me,...

Blogging Along in April – Day One

Blogging Along in April – Day One

I. I spent last Saturday with my beloved Stacey, who has been my friend for a little over a decade now. We took a break from one another for a few years to get straight within ourselves - I had a chaotic house full of dysfunction and a new business to run, and she had...

Other-Care. On Being The Beloved.

Other-Care. On Being The Beloved.

Over the years, as a way to correct what I've labeled a 'self-care deficit', I've embarked on a journey of self-care. I started therapy with the question "Why can't I feed myself breakfast, for fuck sakes. What's wrong with me?" That was the tail end of Ariadne's red...

Walking My Talk

Walking My Talk

I like to think that one of the most important things I foster as a teacher and creative enabler is PRACTICE. And by that, I don't mean 'sketch for 2 hours a day', though that could certainly be a part of it. When I say 'practice', I say it like one might say 'yoga...

New Music Crush + My Mini Me

New Music Crush + My Mini Me

My daughter arrived on Friday, and we have been completely wrapped up in the comfort that is the two of us in the same space at the same time. There is a feeling of 'home' that happens when my girl is here that is ineffable. I wish I could find words, but love like...

OHAI! I AM ALIVE!

OHAI! I AM ALIVE!

Hello, hello, hello! It's been a long time since last we typed, eh? Aside from some promo stuff, I haven't properly written here in eleventy million years, and you've probably forgotten all about me! All good, though. I know you'll wander back when you're ready and we...

Hello From The Other Side

Hello From The Other Side

I figured, since so many of you have left lovely letters in my inbox, that I'd update you on where I'm at. :) Since last we typed, I caught a virus which lead to an 'exacerbation' - basically, my asthma got uncontrollably worse due to the inflammation caused by the...

Your Piece Of The Work, And Mine.

Your Piece Of The Work, And Mine.

NOTE: This post is part curated from my archives (the Bed Head Diaries), and part present day. The world is hugely heavy right now, and my life is hugely heavy. A purse dump of happenings: I am in the middle of a unexpected move, which is a positive change, (I have a...

Not What I Signed Up For, Or Is It?

Not What I Signed Up For, Or Is It?

Things have been really heavy, both 'out there' and 'in here' for me over the last couple of weeks, and I'm feeling the need to unpack some of it today. I am going to hone in on the 'out there' stuff. Please bear with me, because these thoughts are flying out of my...

We Did It!

We Did It!

Well, a bunch of us did it, or at least, did part of it! YAHOO! I ran out of steam nearing the end due to having way too much personal shit to deal with and not enough emotional energy to deal with anything else. But still! I managed to get most days in, and I...