What Are Whatnots?

Merriam-Webster defines whatnot as... "pronoun: any of various other things that might also be mentioned, noun: a nondescript person or thing." Quite simply, whatnots are extra bits, treasured little remembrances, and I choose to use reference to this silly old word because this site isn't a 101 how-to but is just a blog filled with bits and pieces of my magickal life.
So, I hope you enjoy browsing my virtual collection of witchy whatnots! )O(

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Feet Feel Psychic Energy Too

I'm tempted to blame it on the heat today, but I do believe that I just had a right fine little paranormal experience. Have you ever encountered energy with enough pow to make you feel genuinely sick to your stomach? I've sensed things that made feel as IF I might, but it backs off slowly before crossing the line and is a sensation that I recognize as feeling a strong spirit presence. Travelling on foot today I was nearly overwhelmed with nausea as I began to cross a street. I quickly assessed my health; I wasn't sweating a lot. I was hot sure, but other than heat there shouldn't be a reason for me to get ill -- I know my body. I said uh-oh to myself and paused. I suppose now that I was indeed overwhelmed. My mouth began to water & I was sure it was going to happen... in the middle of the road in public! I assessed that I must indeed be having a heat issue for such intense nausea to hit me so quickly. I had to get out of the road! I wasn't frozen in place, but I didn't feel like moving either. A man suddenly grabbed my arm to pull me to the side of the road. The nausea was gone as fast as stepping in a doorway to drop a blowing wind... poof! There was no lingering sensation other than being hot and now slightly confused.

 The man said, "Damned it woman, you can't just stop in the middle of the road like that... you Sensitives gotta be more careful!"

 Shocked, I looked into the eyes carried within Sun ragged red skin. "You know?" I queried.

 He replied with a shake of his head, "Ain't nobody has a reaction like that without knowin' that they have reactions to things like that! You were standing right on the spot."

 With that statement my understanding became solid. I wasn't having a heat stroke. I've crossed that road hundreds of times since a person was shot to death while doing the same thing a while ago now, and I've never gotten more than a bit of anxiety that could be attributed to simply knowing that such a terrible crime occurred underfoot. Today however, according to this man, my feet fell into the exact spot where a person had been killed; boy did my Spidey-senses know it!

 "Well thanks a bunch", I said to him, "and I'll do better to step around that part of the road in the future."

 "Ya alright now then?" the man asked me. "Good. Get a car." He turned and walked away.

 I chuckled, but as I too walked away I got a cold chill... the kind of chill that says you are not alone. The situation lost its humor. I pulled up my wards around me and pocketed any curiousity of a non-living guest following me home. As soon as I did return to my house I promptly smudged thoroughly with sage, sending any lingering spirit back to whence it came. Doing my errands on foot today turned from Eco to EEK-oh; I didn't expect boots on the ground to shift into boos from the ground! LOL! Feet feel psychic energy too as hands do though. I will take more care crossing that road in the future, I'll continue my Eco-friendly habits, but as it so happens... I am in the market for a new car!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Crafted Triple Goddess Figures

It figures that at this time of year the Triple Goddess would once again be dominating my thoughts, with Beltane on the morrow. Today I finished sculpting the third of three little Fimo Goddess', the Mother, and tonight am preparing Her for final baking. The set of loosely formed figures includes the Maiden, Mother, and Crone in swirling stone looking clay, each holding a pristine genuine quartz crystal point. I prefer natural materials so I don't work with Fimo often, but here the durable product is great because the figurines can be touched or even played with in fun! I'm still considering how they will display when finished; I don't want to glue them down to a surface, that's for sure! I'm keeping my inspirational eye open for some display solution that will be natural and perhaps intriguing, just like the Goddess.
The Goddess is ever moving, ever changing, ever creating!

Check my store for these and other handmade witchy goods in the Witch Whats section.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fall into Spring With Apple Wands

I'm excited to get to work with this new bunch of lovely apple wood wand blanks! I've just finished curing them after several months, and just like the life of Spring they are ready to emerge renewed. After non-chemical treatment over the Winter the colors are warm and rich, plus through heat tempering the wood has become very strong!
Learn more at...
Wands by Tree Blog

Apple wood wand with copper & emerald charm by Tree Pruitt, see store link.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Tabby Rowan Wand

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This item is a special mini wand crafted from a bent rowan wood twig in a natural state, still wearing its attractive red grey bark and lichen. The projection end tip curves back to hold a genuine clear Tabular Crystal point. This wand comes with a hand sewn soft leather storage pouch. 
 Rowan makes for a powerful wand that is said to protect a user during any form of magical work. Use a rowan wand in binding spells, to deflect and repell magical or psychic attack, to remove spirits or ghosts, and in ceremonies of protection. This rowan wood was ethically pruned from a healthy tree. The bark was lightly smoothed by hand for a comfortable feel and touch.

 Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. It protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and strengthens the aura. Quartz crystals with a flat shape like a tablet are called Tabular, “Tabby”, or "Tablet" Quartz. They are considered to be the ultimate crystal for communication use. These special stones are excellent for transmitting energy, thought, and communication with higher realms. They can be used as activators for other crystals, making them great for gridding and energy healing too.

Name of Wand: Tabby Rowan Wand #hm087
By: Tree Pruitt
Primary Materials: Rowan wood, quartz crystal, leather
Size: 4 3/ 4''wand,  6" leather drawstring pouch
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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Collection Honoring The Mother

Two special days in the US are getting near, Earth Day on the 22 of April and Mother's Day the 12th of May, so a member of Artfire.com has curated together a fine selection of items that celebrate the Sacred Mother Earth. It's titled, "Honoring The Mother - Earth Day Every Day", and the Collection was curated by CactusCroneCreations who had the following to say about it, "A different Mother's Day - a time for honoring our Earth, Earth Mother, Mother Earth, Gaia. A time for looking around at all the beauty and diversity we are blessed with here. Happy Earth Day! Happy Mother's Day!"
There's a pretty and colorful group of goodies to browse! I'm honored to have two pieces selected for this Collection. First my oil painting titled, "Gaia Mother of Earth", was chosen. It features a realistic pregnant female covered in billowing white cloth. Then a very different representation of the Earth Mother was selected with the Ancient Spiral Earth Goddess Spiritkeepers Stone that I painted. It's a paperweight sized genuine river rock with a blue luster background -- She's very earthy!
Collections are a great way for members and Artfire visitors to shop, browse, and spark up their own creative fire too, so I hope that you'll stop by to see this Collection as well as the many other handmade treasures Artfire has to offer.

You can visit my store directly by clicking ArtistTree.artfire.com, and below I've included a window to the Collection. Clicking a picture will pop open a window for you. Enjoy! I send hopes for a happy Earth Day and Mother's Day to you all -- may the season be kind and bring plenty of smiles!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Back in the Saddle Again

After some down-time I'm super happy to be once again offering my quirky fun metaphysical crafts for sale again! Some of my recently listed items you may or may not have seen before, including unique handmade Pagan ritual tools and fun witchcraft play. At my ArtFire.com studio store visit the Witch Whats section! I've just listed two altar chalice cups that I've acid etched unique designs upon, and the playful wood stress doll poppets are back in limited quantity!

Newly listed products...

Stress Relief Voodoo Like Doll Painted Wood Poppet with Pins and Spell by Tree Pruitt
Stress Relief Voodoo Like Doll Painted Wood Poppet with Pins and Spell

 Triple Goddess Symbol Etched Vintage Glass Wicca Altar Chalice Cup by Tree Pruitt
 Triple Goddess Symbol Etched Vintage Glass Wicca Altar Chalice Cup

Pentagram Etched Glass Altar Chalice Cup by Tree Pruitt
Pentagram Etched Glass Altar Chalice Cup Wicca Pagan Magick #hm029