Wednesday 30 August 2023

August Blue Moon Altar: Diana

A second full moon in August makes this date a rare Blue Moon! So my full moon altar honours the Roman goddess of the moon, Diana, as well as the Moon itself. And it's a "busy" altar!

Two white taper candles represent the two full moons which constitute a Blue Moon month. At their base is the appropriate card from my Moon Magic Oracle Cards deck. 

Also on the altar are two marble Triple Goddess Moon symbols, one black, one white. Between them is a Goddess Diana stone which I got a few years ago at the Sacred Garden in Maui. To the left and right are representations of rabbits, a popular moon veneration symbol in Asian mythology. The little statuette is known as a Moon Gazing Hare and was sculpted out of clay by a Winnipeg artist about 30 years ago, based on ancient Asian art.

Here's a closeup of the Goddess Diana stone --

The round beaded silver altar cloth represents the glory and beauty of every full moon. Arranged around its perimeter are all the moon phase cards from the Moon Magic Oracle Cards deck. 

Be sure to make a special wish today and harness the full power of the Blue Moon -- may your wish come true!

[Photos © Debra She Who Seeks, 2023]

Monday 28 August 2023

Dogs Versus Cats

to let DOGS have the 

Sorry, dog lovers.

She's laid down THE PAW.

Friday 25 August 2023

Friday Face OFF -- Elder From Nepal

For this week's Friday Face OFF link party
of art featuring faces, hosted by Nicole of

Here's an Elder from Nepal
which was done freehand using
HB, 2B, 4B and 6B graphite pencils.

His hat is okay, but the folds and fabric textures
of his clothes are pretty poorly rendered,
so clearly I need more practice in that!

I'm happy with his wrinkled and weather-beaten face, though.
He probably spent a lot of his life outdoors in the elements.

Are you concerned about wrinkles as you age?

If you are, just remember the old saying --

"A face without wrinkles
is like a book without words."

[Art & photo of art © Debra She Who Seeks, 2023]

Wednesday 23 August 2023

Post No Bills

At least the cat knew how to spell "tutor" 
unlike this next academic star, LOL!

Monday 21 August 2023

Sunday 20 August 2023

Friends Fur Life Blogathon

I love a good blogathon 
every once in a while,
and this one should be fun!

On October 27-29, posts by participating bloggers
will celebrate their favourite movie/TV onscreen critters
who are pets, friends or companions to us humans.

If this sounds like your cup of tea,
full rules and signup sheets are available at

I've already signed up to do TWO posts --

(1) Alligator Loki from 
the 2021 Disney+ series Loki, and

(2) Rocket Raccoon from the
MCU's Guardians of the Galaxy movies.


Maybe I'll see some of you
at the blogathon too?

Friday 18 August 2023

Friday Face OFF -- Koala Bear

For this week's Friday Face OFF link party
of art featuring faces, hosted by Nicole of

Here's a koala bear
done in pen and ink.

Now, if this koala bear
looks familiar to you . . . 

It's because I posted it before
when I did the same piece
in a coloured pencils class
taught by the same teacher!

Despite their being cute as hell,
I've read that in real life
koalas are apparently
bad-tempered little bastards
who smell like menthol cough candies
due to their steady diet of eucalyptus leaves.

Can any of you verify that
from your own experience
of this animal?

[Art & photos of art © Debra She Who Seeks, 2023 and 2022]

Wednesday 16 August 2023

Poets, Love 'Em or Hate 'Em

This coming Friday, August 18th, is once again


Let the versification begin!

Okay, that's enough bad poetry!

I must include at least ONE good poem!