Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day 2013

Once again I had the honor of attending the Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day Celebration which was held on September 29.  I always share a booth with my Mom, Sharon of Touch of the Goddess.  This year’s theme was Harvest Fae and the organizers encourage vendors to dress in costume and decorate their booths.  We decided this year to completely change the look of our booth and I’m so glad that we did.  We started shopping and gathering supplies in May!  We wanted the booth to look like a faery-gypsy caravan.  I’m so pleased with the way every thing came together.  Take a look!

All set up and ready to go!

I always do a “test run” of my table to make sure that I have everything and also to save time during the day of the event.  So these close up shots were taken a few days before the event. 

My table cloth started with purple shimmery fabric from JoAnns followed by a velvet throw with fringe that I had purchased several years ago from Hobby Lobby.  The picture frames, collector’s box, and chalk board I found at hobby lobby as well.  {Thank goodness for sales and coupons!!}

I filled the collector’s box with all the wonderful things I thought a faery would collect during their worldly travels…keys, citrine stones, sea shells, sparkly bits, tobacco {for blessings…this is a pagan event}, feathers, moss, little birds, old photos, and rose quartz.  I found the cute little chalkboard signs at an antique store and the fortune teller card I purchased from A Fanciful Twist.  And of course I couldn’t forget to add my business cards from moo.com.

I just love the cute door knob card holder I made.  I started with a glass door knob from Hobby Lobby and added brass wire and a bit of glitter.  The spools of velvet ribbon and the metal crown came from an antique store.

I upholstered 12×12 picture frames to use as my pendulum displays.  Just remove the glass and add a little batting and fabric.

Now on to my costume!!  I decided that I didn’t want to go as a faery, I wanted to go as a faun.

The oxblood jacket is vintage velvet.  {I plan to wear this jacket all fall…I just love it!}  The scarf I found at World Market and the vest on ebay.  I purchased the faun horns from Voodoo Soap and Beads.  Everything else I had in my closet.  I made my Pendulum Maker badge with resin paper and other ephemera. 

{Couldn’t resist adding a photo of me “mugging” my dog, Logan…}

I had such a wonderful time at this event…talking with friends, meeting new people, and sharing a wonderful autumn day with our pagan community.  Can’t wait for next year!
Jessica

Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day

Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day Celebration on September 30th!  
Come check out our newest creations!
 This year’s theme is Harvest Fantasy.  Join us as we celebrate Autumn!
Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day
September 30, 2012
9:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Bataan Park
(Lomas & Carlisle)
More info HERE
We had such a great time at last years event.  
Hope to see you there!
Pagan Pride Day 2011
 ~ Jessica

Happy Ostara

Time once again to welcome Spring!  Which means…
My Plum Tree will soon be bursting 
with delicate pink blossoms.
Hot air balloons become my morning wake up call.

I switch out my dishes.

And I celebrate Ostara!

art source: http://bit.ly/GC2rQq
Curious about this pagan holiday?  Find out more here.

I am also looking forward to longer days, more sunshine, burst of color in New Mexico’s brown landscape, and reconnecting with friends and neighbors as we emerge from our winter hibernation. 

I hope you have a happy and blessed Ostara!
Jessica

Events: Pagan Pride Day

This past weekend Sharon from Touch of the Goddess and I attended the annual Albuquerque Pagan Pride Day celebration.  It was a lovely cool day with a light breeze and plenty of sunshine.  
 
Several workshops and fun events were scheduled through out the day.  And there were plenty of vendors selling their wonderful creations, including us!! 
Our Booth…I love the fall colors!  
Touch of the Goddess’ Smudge Feathers.  Just Gorgeous!!!
A plethora of pendulums.
Colorful staffs, chakra oils, sugar scrubs, and clean & clear sprays
We had a wonderful time meeting our fellow pagans and getting to know some of our fans more personally.  Plus dressing in costume is always an added benefit!
Sharon was stunning in her Autumn Gown and Flowery Hair Garland!
Me!  Like our headbands….I made them.
We had a great time and hope to participate in next years event. For now it is back to the studio for some much needed cleaning and organizing.  Getting prepared for this event left my studio in a terrible state.  I would blame the Goblins but I know they have been too busy in the backyard trying to corner the neighbor’s cat.  They tell me it is quite delectable…I will take their word for it.
What did you do this past weekend?  I would love to hear!
Jessica

Huzzah!

A few weekends ago the Mr. and I attended the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair.  We couldn’t go with out an entourage so my Mom and my friend Kate joined us.  My poor hubby was stuck with three loud, opinionated women…oy vey!  He coped by eating something from every food vendor there!  While he was busy eating we were watching…
…Belly dancers from Pomegranate Studios
…Roark Barron perform on his Electric Harp
…and enjoying the scenery at El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Me and Kate (I’m on the left.)
 …Oh and did I mention we like to attend properly attired.
We had a great time and can’t wait for next year!  Well maybe the Mr. can! 
Huzzah!!!
Jessica