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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy Beltane! (and Artist of the Week)

Well, readers, it's that time of year! "What time of year", you say?

It's the time of year where flowers grow and passions flow. The end of Winter is marked while renewal takes over and Summer is sparked.The veil between worlds is once again at its thinnest. This is a time for magic; this is a time for fertility; this is a time for growth.

I'm not sure how many Pagan readers are here, so I will not bore you all with a long and detailed description of Beltane. I will, however, introduce the art of Mickie Mueller. Although we may not all be Pagan, we can all appreciate good art.

(all below information is taken directly from the artist's website)

"Mickie Mueller has been working as a freelance artist since 1983. She is a Co-High Priestess of Coven of the Greenwood, and ordained Pagan Minister, and has been a Reiki healing master/teacher in the Usui Shiki Royoho tradition since 2001. Mickie writes and presents lectures and workshops on topics of art and spirituality. She is a proud member of M.A.F.I.A. (Missouri Area Fantasy Illustrators Assoc.) Her award winning artwork has appeared in the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center, The Garrett Gallery, and The St. Charles Artist Guild. Mickie is a former Vice President of the St. Charles Artist Guild and has served as Chairperson of several shows."

"Mickie is now working as a Graphic Designer creating packaging and point-of purchase displays for an award winning display company. She is also working hard writing and illustrating a new project yet to be announced. Mickie currently resides in Missouri with her beloved husband Dan and two children 9 year old son, 19 year old daughter who is a college student studying education and art. Her oldest daughter who is engaged to be married, resides in her own home nearby, and is the co-owner along with her fiancé of the growing costumer Snapdragon Designs."

to contact Mickie

This work is titled "Blessings of the Triple Goddess". This work is in "Gallery one" on the artist's page and has a nice write-up if you want to learn more about the painting.

"We all come from the Goddess,

unto her we shall return,

like a drop of rain,

flowing to the ocean."

This work is titled "Dancing the Circle". This work is in "Gallery two" on the artist's page and, like her other paintings, has a wonderful little write-up. This picture depicts dancing around the May-pole for Beltane.

"We are a circle, within a circle, with

no beginning, and never ending."

This work is titled "Beltane Grove". This work is in Gallery 3 on the artist's page and depicts the "The Great Rite" - celebrating the joining of the Goddess and the God.

"Here where Lance and Grail unite,

And feet, and knees, and breast, and lip"

To see more from this artist, please visit

Merry Part & Blessed Be

1 comment:

Ivy said...

OOoooOO! I really like "Dancing the Circle". I want a poster of that on my wall. Ms.Mueller is wicked! And happy Beltane to you too! I didn't even know about it, but you've enlightened me :)