I identify myself with what I do, but I am more than that… Here’s a few words about me:
I am an artist — I am inspired by, and devoted to, the people I love and the Old Gods, therefore my work consists of portraiture, iconography, myth and folklore. I express my love and inspiration in many ways. I am a “Jane-of-all-trades” skilled in multi-media, yet my favorite is ink drawing and watercolor painting.
I am an oracle — More than a whimsical fortune-teller, I read Tarot cards and listen to people, listen to silence, and let the Invisible World speak to me from out of that silence, then I share what the silence “told” me. I do this in order to help counsel the people who ask the Great Spirit questions. It is my intent to nurture, to inform, to debunk, as well as to entertain while we commune with Spirit! Basically, this means I’m your friendly neighborhood village wise woman available for any and all kinds of mystical kiki.
I am a Solitary Witch — I practice the Old Religion in a reclaimed, American way –for me Wicca is the perfect “melting pot”(or melting cauldron, if you will) religion, you see, where a little bit of spiritual everything I’ve learned over the course of my life is blended. I liken myself to a Hermit Priestess; today we’re all connected by the internet, but I’ve also found I don’t have to venture far out of my little home near the woods, people tend to find me when they, or I, need fellowship most. Being on my own allows me to speak my mind and my heart with great candor. I follow my own lead. I answer to no authority but my own. This is at the heart of being a witch — we get to be rebels!
I make a great storyteller — so I’ve become someone who teaches as well as talks a great deal. If you like to listen, I will tell you many interesting things. Especially old stories! I read a lot.
I am a Writer — I put down in words what I think, see, and feel. I do not hold back. I observe and report. I often forget to edit what I write, too, sorry ’bout that! *laughs*
I am a catharsis — always a waterfall purging poetry, and if I can’t write, I am putting what I feel into drawing. If I can’t draw, well, I tend to dream! Eventually those dreams build up and BURST.
I am a Menominee woman — I seek to protect the beautiful, spiritual traditions of not just mine, but ALL indigenous peoples. I will never let the Old Ways disappear! I feel the magic within my blood, my ancestors are alive within me, and I can carry on traditions they teach me.
Yet I am not alone — I am standing in my oneness with many other Witches, Pagans, and Native American people like myself from all across the world. I know you’re out there. Come listen to the silence with me and sing a spell.
May we, together, come to an understanding, and deliver ourselves some peace.
I will write more in the days to come. Today I am feeling more confident. It has been a very long while since I last wrote about myself. I feel like a changed person.