Eimar Burke: Spirit and Light for Beltane

Síocháin, suaimhneas, solas agus grá. Peace, tranquility, light and love. In June of 2020, Eimear Burke was installed as the Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids. In March of 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with her via Zoom from Kilkenny, IE to Evergreen, TX. Initially, my plan had been […]

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Hildegarde von Bingen: The OG Badass Medieval Abbess

In our era of truly impressive women who lead and serve (still a ways to go, but progress is happening!), we don’t always know about the trailblazers who were cutting a wide swath of feminine power. Meet Hildegarde von Bingen, a truly remarkable woman, a composer, healer, a woman of faith and courage who left […]

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Featured Artist: Magnolia Strange

Sometimes, we encounter a spirit so radiant with joy that it seems to just seep through the body’s pores to shimmer in the air and light upon anyone lucky enough to be in that spirit’s path. Magnolia Strange is one of those spirits. A multi-talented RenFest performer, Magnolia will soon release “O Greenest Branch”, an […]

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A New Kind of Princess

When Dr. Casandra Henriquez pops up on your screen, you notice; even through the barrier of a screen, her energy is palpable. This woman is clearly a force to be reckoned with! When I met her, she was wearing a white t-shirt with the phrase “Inspire Many,” the name of her coaching business, emblazoned across […]

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The Revolutionary Roots of Self Care

Bubble Baths. Mindfulness and Meditation. Korean Sheet Masks. CBD oils. Red Wine. Yoga. Staycations. Skincare. Gratitude Lists.  These are a few of our favorite things! These are also just a few items and practices that are most likely to spring to mind when you hear the phrase “SELF-CARE”. As this is being written, the hashtag […]

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Pamela colman smith: the pixie of the tarot

Many Renaissance festival goers have sat across a draped table with a reader and listened while this gifted individual shared insights from a tarot deck. Likely, the deck was illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith; her deck is probably the most recognizable of all the tarot. An artist whose style was influenced by the Art Nouveau […]

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Tarot Painting Lesson

One of our favorite sights to see when we visit a Renaissance Festival are the evocative, beautiful paintings of the immensely talented artists who show and sell their work at faires; from fantasy-styled works to portraits inspired by Renaissance masters, we’ve seen abundant beautiful works or art. Have you ever wanted to paint a canvas […]

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Rock Star: How World Class Geophysicist Julie Oliver-Touchstone Found her second life and female empowerment as an indie movie actor

Julie is a force for good in the theatre and artistic world; her bold, seemingly fearless life is an inspiration. What we found most fascinating in this interview, though, was that Julie has struggled with depression. Her path through darkness to a life of radiance is nothing short of a true story of a feminine […]

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Dream Mission

Loved ones are gathered, the music begins as the lights dim, and everyone turns as the beaming bride elegantly makes her way down the aisle to her beloved to begin their lives together. A wedding is one of humanity’s most time-honored traditions, and whether traditional or not, a public declaration and celebration of the love […]

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Artist Spotlight: jill ann jack

As so many of us, all over the world, every kind of person, have endured the stultifying boredom and disconnection of stay-at-home orders, it has been emphasized to an even greater extent than normal how very crucial artists are to our collective and singular well-being. We depend on essential workers to keep us safe and […]

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