My Green Cauldron

Rest, relax, hibernate

It’s been a long couple months….

Shavasana, corpse pose

A remind to breathe, to relax.

Just be!

I am actually working proud is this one since I drew it by hand….. I’m not usually very confident in my drawing be I really like this one.

I also did my first dip into skin tones. Not too bad if I say so myself. I do like mixing colors.

Skin tone study
Deviled egg platter

I also found that the deviled egg plate makes a fabulous pallette.

Sun symbol

Sun as symbol. what does it mean to you?




Following the 5 days of Mandala Magic prompt I made a sun mandala. I needed to the light and the warmth the sun brings.

Dipping into the hibernation months, shorter days, less light, meditating on what the sun means, it’s symbolism, is just what I needed.

neon paint glows under a black light bringing another dimension to the mandala

Necklace card art

Using the urge to paint to make necklace cards for my Yule giving.

Love how they are all turning out.


The thing about practice is that there is always something more to practice.

Practice Practice Practice

Day 2: 5 days of Mandala Magic

Today is my birthday, another trip around the sun.

Rolling through the cycle of my life, I am finding myself very contemplative. The number of my age surprises me every time I say it.

It is interesting to see everyone in my life go through the journey of life also, how our roles have shifted.

No longer a child; I am now the mother.

My mother is now the grandmother.

My grandmother has passed onto the next journey.

It won’t be that many years when I will shift into grand-motherhood, my children into parents.

The cycle continues.

Still contemplating the Moon, it’s cycles, and what symbolism do i find within.

As I have mentioned, the Moon has always reminded me of cycles, like the cycle of my life when celebrating birthdays, monthly cycles, seasonal cycles.

During the cycle of the Moon many have found inspire, enchantment, and empowerment.

That is the message I am taking away from my art journal today.

Day 1 Mandala Magic

I am switching gears a bit with my morning art. 21 days of morning mood mandalas has wrapped up.

Julie Gibbons 5 Days of Mandala Magic has begun.

Today, in the art journaling, I followed the prompt of the moon and drew my rendition of the day’s mandala.

The Moon represents cycles to me, it’s own cycle of new moon to full, follows the pattern of much of the cycling that happens.

Birth, Life, Death, Rebirth.

I am witnessing the processing/stages of the cycle of life now.

My fellas are walking toward indepepndence and forging their way in their worlds. Now longer babies or toddlers needing constant attention, but young men wanting to strech their wings and explore more and more on their own.

I contemplate my stage of the cycle.

I am no longer a maiden.

I am past the mid point of my mother stage.

I am approaching my crone years.

WOW, my crone years are closer than my maidenhood at this point and it is mind boggling to me.

I am also witness the end of life as a family member is in the final stages of this manifestation, approaching the rebirth……

And the cycle begins again.

I am including the last of the morning mood mandalas (day 21). It very much feels as if it belongs here.

Each ending is a new beginning.

Day 19 Morning Mood Mandala

Day 19

My mood mandala is one of abundance, joy, divine love. The colors are ones I mixed a few days ago but they seemed to fit perfectly.

Red grounding moving into purple, the sign of wealth and royalty, to a indigo blue of the third eye.

All bubbling from a strong expanding foundation, burst of energy coming from the insides, form within, from my own inner energy.

Today’s message is a good one. Pentacles have been coming up a lot lately, the physical realm, this plane of existence…..craftsmanship, harvest, abundance.

It also comes with another message too, not to be envious of others harvest/abundance/winnings. I have been feeling a tad bit jealous of those achieving goals that are very similar to mine (I have somethings stopping me from pursuing those goals that involve money, time, family).

I have to remember to be patient, hone my skills, lean into my inner strength.

Abundance is waiting for me too.

My goals and dreams are not diminished in any way because others are obtaining theirs… matter how similar they are.

There is more than enough, I will flow with the divine ocean and look at things from a different point of view.

Abundance, Inner Strength, divine love