The Garden as Sacred Space — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

JULY 18, 2022 BY LAUREL WOODWARD READ TIME: 5 MINS I am a magically minded person who looks at the world with an animist’s perspective as I mindfully acknowledge and honor the lives of the others I encounter, from the large elementals to the tiny devic energies underfoot. 15 more words

The Garden as Sacred Space — Ravenhawks’ Magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

Yulia Brodskaya’s Quilled Paper Comp- Colossal Nisha Designs

Kate Mothes

“Phoenix” (2022). All images © Yulia Brodskaya, shared with permission

In Greek mythology, the sacred phoenix, with its characteristically striking plumage in flaming yellow, orange, and red, is known for its ability to resurrect. When the bird’s long life is nearing an end, flames engulf its body, and the being is reborn as a chick in the ashes of its predecessor, giving it the distinction of resilience, regeneration, and immortality. As Yulia Brodskaya began to apply the curled and crimped tendrils of paper to her latest work, she tells Colossal that the firebird portrait “started as a visual representation of a powerful feeling rising from the deep,” adding that “it felt like this portrait has been ‘channelled’ through me.”

Brodskaya captures the subtleties of individual expression and character in her elaborate portraits (previously) and depictions of flora and fauna. Through boldly colored papers that are rolled, folded, and layered, she reveals a flurry of feathers or the contours of a face in intricate detail, like the sense of serene contemplation that permeates “Samurai Dreams.” She wants every piece to send a message, suggesting viewers “pay attention to what emotion or feeling comes up for you in the first moments you see it—until the mind begins to dissect the details and offer loud opinions about why you like or dislike it. That initial quiet voice is the whisper of intuition. That’s the place I create my best work from.”

“Phoenix” (detail)

“Phoenix” (detail)

“Samurai Dreams” (2022)

“Samurai Dreams” (detail)

“Samurai Dreams” (detail)

“Parrots” (2022)

“Parrots” (detail)

“Butterflies” (2021)

“Butterflies” (detail)

Source: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2022/07/yulia-brodskaya-phoenix/

Diverse Games: The Rise of Africa’s Gaming Industry — Medea’s Media — Life & Soul Magazine

Games are a powerful medium for everyone to learn life skills, yet the characterisation in games – a bias towards white male characters – appeals only to a fraction of worldwide gamers. The need for diversity of characters has been the subject of frequent debate around the mainstream gaming industry. While those talks have been… Diverse […]

Diverse Games: The Rise of Africa’s Gaming Industry — Medea’s Media — Life & Soul Magazine

Niuma’s Tale: Comic chronicles the story of West African super heroine with albinism — Life & Soul Magazine

The back story of video game character, Niuma – the first superheroine with Albinism from West Africa – is the subject of a new comic book, Blind Frontier: Niuma’s Tale. The story follows the adventures of Niuma and her struggles with nystagmus, involuntary movement of the eyes. Like all children in Wadis City, Niuma dreams […]

Niuma’s Tale: Comic chronicles the story of West African superheroine with albinism — Life & Soul Magazine

Hand Tufted Custom Rugs- Divine Artisan Carpets- Nisha Designs

These are pile rugs in which the fiber is tufted onto a cloth backing.
These are the fastest to produce and comparatively very cheap.
Any design can be made in hand-tufted style.
The rugs are glued with latex onto a canvas backing for sturdiness
Usage life of 5-7 years
These rugs are very popular in retail stores like Target, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn etc.

Grams per Square Meter(GSM): For hand-tufted rugs, the quality is measured in weight, unlike hand-knotted rugs, where quality is measured in KPSI. The gsm denotes the density of the tufting.
Pile Height: The length of the pile
Types of yarns used: Various blends of fibers are used to make the rugs, ranging from 100% NL Wool to Indian wool, silk, viscose, jute etc. The price is variable depending on the type of raw material used
Design: Patterns/designs are a vital aspect with regards to the pricing

For more information do contact Nisha Desai at nisha@nishadesigns.com or call 702-622-8321

How Traditional Design Can Protect Modern Homes From the Elements — Wyndesong’s Place

We look at the sustainable magic that happens when traditional architecture meets modern-day living How do we make our homes energy efficient, keep heat inside in winter and outside in summer, and hold moisture and humidity at bay? 18 more words

How Traditional Design Can Protect Modern Homes From the Elements — Wyndesong’s Place

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Garden — Wyndesong’s Place

Use these techniques to help prevent the spread of weeds and to learn about your soil In spring, gardens burst into life. Weeds do too, and they can be the bane of a gardener’s existence. 21 more words

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Garden — Wyndesong’s Place

Swiftmantis: Cat murals tell stories of strays in New Zealand — Life & Soul Magazine

New Zealand-based artist Swiftmantis has been adorning walls in the North Island with stunning murals of cats. The large scale portraits are part of Swiftmantis’ Stray Stories, which tell the stories of stray cats who have found their forever-homes in interesting places. Among the stories that have been making crowds smile is Hangar the Cat on St […]

Swiftmantis: Cat murals tell stories of strays in New Zealand — Life & Soul Magazine

Poem: An Adage — Medeacine — Life & Soul Magazine

Read the energy as a mage, Blast the enemy, smudge with sage, Limitless possibilities, get out of the cage, Being one, we’re on the same page, Express yourself, take to the stage, Wisdom applied, that’s your wage,  Up the ante, be your own gauge,  Countless years, immortality has no age. Poem: An Adage — Medeacine

Poem: An Adage — Medeacine — Life & Soul Magazine

Custom Handmade Natural Yarn Artisan Divine Carpets- Nisha Designs

Our divine artisan carpets are handmade with all natural yarns. Minimum is one, any size, any design any technique. We can design your next carpet for your home, restaurant, hotel or create a designer collection for you. Everything is possible. Support handmade creations and artisans.

Please email us your queries to Nisha Desai at nisha@nishadesigns.com or 702-622-8321

We look forward to hearing from you and working for you.