Up close and personal with this gorgeous pendant on the Solar Mala! It was handcrafted by @summerwindart! I handpicked this beauty months ago specially for the eclipse and I've been waiting patiently to use it. It's so utterly beautiful and I thought it was the perfect pendant for this once in a lifetime Mala. 🌜🌞🌛
“The edges of firewood pieces heat up and ignite first. The more edges close together in your kindling fire, the faster it will ignite. Unsplit rounds should not be used when starting a fire because they don't have edges.” Great tips from Woodheat.org - check ‘em out!
Slowly coming back to life after my most recent trip to Wales. I stayed in a beautiful little airbnb cottage and the host was one of the nicest tree nymphs I've met in a long time. Human form on the outside, but I could tell. Anyway, at the end of the trip she gave me this piece of sweet chestnut, an off-cut from a project on her home. Now, normally I would sand this. It has a beautiful grain, and I have experience with chestnut hiding amazing beautiful secrets that oil & sanding exposes. But then again.... this is very natural. Like, cut for their home, a part of it, it even has the silvery stretchmark trail of snail slime up in the corner. 🐌 I think it would look beautiful as a "finished" piece of wood, but there's something to be said for literally picking something up from the burn pile and turning it into art. Or trying anyway. ☺️