I never did introduce myself, better late than never! Hi, I’m Ashe.
I’m a solitary religious witch, and my practice is very informed by my life in Alaska, and my artistic practice. I use art to “code” my BOS, work intention into my altar with a chalkboard backing, and make seasonal decorations and working tools by hand.
I’m excited to see this community grow! I loved the witchcraft forums I was a part of in my early practice, and hope this will be a healthy place to share ideas, and celebrate our journeys.
Thank you for the introduction! I bet your BOS is would be something like I’ve never seen before. What kind of style of art do you do? Comtemporary, realism, etc.?
What do you currently have on your chalkboard backing? If it’s not too personal to share. It sounds like a fun practice from what I am imagining.
I think I would take forums over something like Discord. The conversations get some confusing and it’s hard to keep up from the ones that I have tried.
Welcome! I’m glad to have you here!
I bet your BOS is pretty to look at – I need to get on mine lol I don’t have a physical one anymore and everything is kept digital right now, or in my brain!
That’s exactly why I moved away from Discord and created this forum. I much prefer this style of online communication. Jumping into a conversation on Discord felt like interrupting the flow of whatever was happening and it was just…odd so forum it is!
You know, I don’t really know how to define my style besides “illustrative” right now. I’m definitely influenced by medieval manuscript illustrations, and American traditional tattoo design, but sometimes I get much more freeform, drawing almost what the energy of something feels like. The pages are made of watercolor paper, so they hold up well to paint and ink.
Right now my altar has a protection sigil drawn on it, and an ornamental drawing with a pentacle and some plant motifs that I did as a little offering. I change it up all the time depending on what I’m doing.
My books are a labor of love for sure! I often just write what I need to, and then I can come back later and add decoration over time.
I think that’s a good idea - then you can decorate whenever you want!