Happiness. Love. Magic.
At this day it is indifferent to say in the English tongue, 'she is a witch,' or 'she is a wise woman.'
[Reginald Scot, "The Discoverie of Witchcraft," 1584]
I am a (mostly) normal artist and farmer. I believe everything is a form of energy, from thoughts to things to spirits, and that we are all connected. I have an auspicious birthday. I have a college background in art, math and health, and a natural aptitude for working with plants and animals, but that isn't quite how I got to where I am now.
I had an average life, worked in an office, got married, started my own firm, bought a house. Things were going well toward the American Dream until the recession hit my life very hard, and I lost everything I just mentioned above. And I then lost my best friend- my horse. I was devastated, depressed, newly single and in debt; I thought I was left on my own. I was so wrong!
I discovered the amazing power of love (all kinds) and happiness. Friends were there to support me. Even the smallest good gesture was such a huge positive moment in my life, that it helped me on my road to recovery. I read self-help books on the power of happiness. I noticed I felt better every time I read a card or text from a friend. Then something serendipitous happened.
I learned that making others feel better made me even feel better. And the better I felt, the easier it seemed to get back on my feet. So I made more soaps, lotions and art, people bought them and loved them, and I felt even happier! It is all connected. When I put love and happiness out into the world, I received more love and happiness back. It was magic!
So here I am, making wonderful things full of love and happiness. I use the magic of nature and the magic of happiness to create natural products and artwork to send love and happiness out into the world. It sounds corny, doesn't it? But it works, if you believe. And if you believe, everything is possible, even being a wicked good witch.
I believe that if you want to be prosperous, you have to act as if you are. With that in mind, I donate AT LEAST 10% of my profits to local non profit animal rescue groups in my area. If I can't donate money or supplies, I volunteer my time.