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the home brew – submissions OPEN

what is UP theydies and gentlethems? i hope you’re all having a lovely week.

usually today i’d do a ~cozy post~ but i’m interrupting our usual programming for an announcement from The Home Brew

SUBMISSIONS FOR ISSUE ONE CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 22.

(submissions are ABSOLUTELY still welcome but they will be pushed back to the second issue!)

i have received some of the most beautiful pieces of art i have ever seen, i absolutely love this. i am so excited to be able to create a community of rad human artists and creatives and give us a space to GROW as artists and as people! thank you for sharing your soul work with me!

“a monthly literary and art publication coming soon to a browser near you (and maybe even as a physical zine!)

The Home Brew is here to be creative cauldron of ideas. a place where the voices of those in the shadows can come together and meld into something magical.

i’m hoping to discuss topics such as:

spirituality

mental health awareness

LGBTQ+ lifestyle

cozy witchcraft

modern poetry

mixed media/digital art

photography

and whatever else we can come up with together”

all mediums are welcome! the submissions info is as follows:

• email me: freelovingwitch@gmail.com

in the email – use the subject SUBMISSION – and include the following:

• who are you? (name, pronouns, passions, whatever you’d like everyone to know about you)

• what are you submitting? (is it a song? a poetry collection? a website? an entire soundcloud account/album? let me know) describe it!

• what’s your creative process like?

• what would you like to say about what you’re submitting

• links to promote you (blog, twitter handle, insta name, etc)

• something that makes you YOU! what is your passions what is your purpose what pushes you to create!

attach any links or files you’d like to be reviewed and anything else you’d like me to know.

let’s cultivate a space for art together 🌻

mmt

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witch crafts updates

hello lovelies

i want to take this time to talk about my art and my baby etsy shop.

if you didn’t know: i have a tiny little etsy shop (cosmicwitchery.etsy.com) where i post handmade items for the everyday witch. i make a lot of art: paintings, dream catchers, jewelry, etc. and i’d love for you check it out.

i’ve been really slacking on updating it lately so it’s a bit barren but i also post pics of my art on instagram and twitter (links at the top).

2018 took a lot out of me – i’ve been focusing on healing and now it’s time to focus on my passions, too. so my early 2019 new years resolution is to relaunch my shop and make it what i’ve always wanted it to be. it’s supposed to be a cozy little place where my messy mind can manifest itself in the physical realm and where i can share my craft.

so i’m running a huge sale on everything i’ve made so far (seriously i have art all over my room and they all deserve good homes) so every price is negotiable and i’m open to bids. every item comes with free shipping (US only) and every item comes with extra special goodies just for you.

some example of my crafts:

so take some time to look around at my art; if anything calls to you let me know! we can definitely work something out so it can get to you.

love and light,

mmt

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CosmicWitchery Updates

Hello lovelies!

I know it’s been a while since my last post but life has been hectic! Before I get back into my regular posting schedule I wanted to let you all know about the official relaunch of my Etsy shop CosmicWitchery.

The official relaunch was originally set to happen on April 1; however, I have been incredibly ill and in the process of moving so I haven’t had as much time or energy to dedicate to my beloved craft. Originally, I wanted to do a full relaunch and restock the entire shop and add in a bunch of new items! I have a bunch of ideas flowing through my head some wonderful editions headed to the shop for the everyday witch! However, due to my illness I’m afraid a full relaunch wouldn’t be possible for a few months so I’ve decided on better plan. Starting next week – April 10 – I will be adding everything I have already made to my shop so that they’re all up and ready for you lovely souls. Then, as I start to get better I’ll expand the items in the shop and continually add new and improved listings!

So keep an eye out this Monday!! I have a bunch of dream catchers, choker necklaces, and crystal creations all ready to be shipped out to new homes! And more items are already in the works and will probably be posted about next week so stayed tuned, witches!

Next week my blog and my shop will be back up and running as usual!

Love and light,

m.m.t.

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Essay Help – Proofreading and Editing

From now until the end of March, coupon code “BLOG25” will take 25% off of your editing needs at PilesofPapers.etsy.com

Have all of your essays and short stories proofread by a college level English major at a price built to fit a college student’s budget!

I can help correct run-on sentences and fix those tricky comma placements – or I can help look for any inconsistencies in your narratives!

Enjoy your writing process and let your thoughts flow freely, I’ll take care of the rest!

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Witch Crafts

I have always loved crafting and creating and bringing things to life. I love living with paint stained fingertips and ink permanently smudged on the side of my hand.
My Etsy shop, Cosmic Witchery, is my way of bringing my creative passions to life. There you will find the wide variety of ways my chaotic mind manifests itself in the creative realm.

During one of the rougher patches of my life, I constantly found myself alone in my room with an abundance of time and very low energy (thanks greatly in part to my depression and PTSD). My illnesses made it impossible for me to go out, but my overactive mind made it impossible for me to rest. Writing and crafting became my two biggest outlets.

I started to craft and  work on small projects everyday, as much as my energy levels would allow. I filled my room with paintings, tie-dye banners, dream catchers, and so many other beaded decorations. These small items kept me happy, peaceful, and sane for a year and half – enough time to gain some normality and routine back into my existence. After that, I was able to expand my projects and my energy began to return to a somewhat normal state. I was able to go back to school, something I had thought was impossible.

But I never stopped crafting.

These crafts have given me a much needed outlet for my ever-racing mind. They help me to stay centered, to stay sane. They keep me grounded and focused on one project at a time. They make for a relaxing study break and keep me going on my roughest days.

And so, after two years of crafting for myself, I decided to open an Etsy shop and share my craft with others. I hope they bring you and much pleasure, peace, and positive vibes as they have always brought me.

Love and light,

m.m.t.

Productivity Challenge

Decompressing and Creating – Day 3

(3/100) I lost track of the time as last week came to an end.

The first week of the semester is always pretty hectic for me. I work to get all of my binders organized, my syllabi highlighted, and lecture one understood. This semester I had a new stressor to confront: an on campus course.

In high school, I dealt with illnesses that prevented me from going to school regularly. I spent a lot of time working on independent studies and online courses and had little social interaction (greatly due to my severe anxiety). After my graduation, I took some time off school to focus on my health. Spring of 2015 was when I decided to take my first semester of college courses – a huge step for me in my mental health journey. I decided that online courses were the best route for me; they allowed me to work relatively at my own pace and on my own schedule. This also allowed me to continue my education, something incredibly important to me, without going in to a busy, and incredibly overwhelming, campus setting. However, as I’ve mentioned here before, this is my last semester of GE courses and one of them (Public Speaking) is, for obvious reasons, not offered in an online format.

So yesterday, I faced going back into a classroom for the first time in over three years.

My anxiety had been through the roof all week and I could feel myself becoming panicky as I drove myself across town to the campus. However, something happened that I hadn’t expected. After I had been seated in the room for roughly 15 minutes I no longer felt frightened but rather I felt empowered.

Don’t get me wrong, it took all of my energy and willpower to walk through the door and stay seated for the entirety of the first day, I was anxious as hell. But the longer I sat there the more I realized that this was another win for me. I had conquered another fear and I was one step closer to where I hope to be in the coming year.

The high anxiety of yesterday left me pretty exhausted and worn out so today’s productivity is a bit different than usual. I’m spending my day crafting and lounging and creating some neat new pieces. Today’s productivity includes working on the things I love and being proud of myself and my small victories.

And for a small, yet shameless, self promotion all of the goodies I’m working on today will be listed in my shop by the end of this week. There’s already a bunch of neat stuff listed so feel to check it out and message me with any questions or special requests! Some of my personal favorites include: a lovely pink dream catcher adorned with turquoise elephant beads, some simple charm choker, a dreamy yin-yang painting, and the intricate triple layered dream catcher. All original, handmade pieces and all found on my etsy shop.

I hope everyone has a chance to relax this weekend and enjoy some well-deserved “me time”

And never forget to celebrate your personal victories, no matter how small.

m.m.t.