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adriayna
03-20-2009, 08:25 AM
The Sabbats are the Quarter Days (Imbolc, Beltain, Lammas, Samhain) and the Cross-Quarter Days (the Solsitices and Equinoxes). Each day has a specific focus about what is happening in the natural world (Harvest, Planting, Return of the Sun, etc...). We will be swapping pages for each of the quarter and cross quarter days. We are inclusive rather than exclusive regarding diety, interpretation, etc (ie no god/dess turned away for lack of paganness!)

We are continuing our group with Beltaine that takes place on May 1st. We will each end up with 8 books (one for each holiday) full of traditions, rituals, recipes, etc. from other members of the group.

This swap originated in the Pagan social group and has a maximum of 11 people. Open slots are posted if anyone else wants to participate. Each person makes 10 pages (or 11 if you want one of your own!) The 10 pages can be either totally individually made or photocopied/printed bases with added embellishments. We understand that a lot of work will go into these either way!

Pages are: 6x7", allowing a one inch border for binding on the left side(one one side - right or left). Don't decorate that last inch or add any embellishments.

Here is a list of what you can include on your pages (or feel free to add things that aren't here!)
Beverages (herbal, alcoholic, medicinal)
urban magic/practices/rituals for the season
home/kitchen magic
invocations to deities/directions/etc
perfumes
books/music/films that evoke the season
prose
correspondences (colors, animals, elements, deities, numbers, herbs, oils, foods, tarot cards, runes, etc)
Poems, songs, chants
holiday traditions from cultures other than white western europe
crafts
relationship to the earth (gardening, nature, animals, seasons)
seasonal health;
associated deities
rituals for divination associated with season/holiday; rituals for personal transformation associated with season/holiday
Correspondences

Postage: Please send me postage to compensate for returns. For those in the states, $3 is sufficient. For those outside of the states, please send $5 (via paypal - adriayna (at) yahoo (dot) com), well-concealed cash, IRCs, or stamps! :)

Please, no withrdrawals so that people are not stuck with extra pages. Thanks!


Beltaine journal:
1.Wulfcwen - correspondences
2.Adriayna - Oils, incenses, or something similar
3. OrganicMama - Beltaine foods
4. Redplantlady - history/lore
5. icekat - green man/maskmaking
6. Phrixy - Maeve
7. VickiZ
8. Jaw
9. ChickenMonkey

Two open slots!

katilady
03-20-2009, 09:26 AM
When are these due?

Phrixy
03-20-2009, 09:45 AM
April 20th... >.>

jaw
03-20-2009, 10:52 AM
Wow ... lots to get done ...
Happy Ostara everyone ..

icekat
03-20-2009, 10:55 AM
Yay! I have no idea yet what I'm doing. o.o *ponders*

icekat
03-21-2009, 05:03 AM
I'm going to do the Green Man and maskmaking for my page. Phrixy is doing the goddess Maeve, she says. So she speaketh, so I typeth. lol

adriayna
03-24-2009, 09:15 AM
Katliady, do you want in?

Wulfcwen
03-26-2009, 10:54 AM
Mine are in the post I sent them off today Thursday 26th March I have added three IRC's as well to help with cost of postage so they should get you in plenty of time.

adriayna
04-02-2009, 10:26 PM
I received them! Wonderful info! :) :) :)

OrganicMama
04-03-2009, 11:26 AM
Damn. I've got to get cracking on these!

icekat
04-07-2009, 11:53 PM
Can we get a final tally on the pages we need? I thought we were at 11, but the first post says 9...

OrganicMama
04-08-2009, 10:09 AM
Mine are almost done! Just some assembly and there will be tasty recipes for all!

jaw
04-09-2009, 03:05 PM
Mine will be in the mail tomorrow ... :O)

icekat
04-09-2009, 03:21 PM
Pretty, jaw! That vine and dancer stamp really works well for the season. :)

adriayna
04-09-2009, 03:46 PM
let me PM katilady. Right now our final tally is what is in the post :)

adriayna
04-09-2009, 04:36 PM
Ok, it looks like we are just on for 9 participants. Katilday won't have time to finish any (she didn't sign up originally). So send 9. I am going to PM everyone now with a reminder :)

icekat
04-09-2009, 05:14 PM
Thanks, Dana! Ours will be in the mail on Monday for sure, with a kick in the pants to hurry them along. I just have to watercolour mine and assemble. Won't be a big deal.

jaw
04-10-2009, 02:08 AM
oops ... I sent 10 ... just send me back the extra ~ I'm putting together a book for a friend and could use this one. :O)

adriayna
04-10-2009, 12:52 PM
I'll send back any extras :)

redplantlady
04-12-2009, 01:08 PM
Here are my pages:)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/1_plus_letteringred.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/1_beltaine_backred.jpg

jaw
04-12-2009, 10:21 PM
very nice!!!

icekat
04-13-2009, 12:59 AM
My Greenman Beltane page, including mask making instructions on the back (originally featured in a Hearthside article series I wrote for Cauldron & Quill, this one from Beltane 2004, under the pen name Dragon Feathers). Funny thing: I was producing that newsletter singlehandedly with a few regular columnists, but I needed more so I wrote under a couple different names for it. Even my cat did a column featuring magical animal associations/myths etc. lol She actually used to sit with me while I did her column, so I guess it's not actually misrepresenting... >.>

The front is watercolour and coloured pencils on card stock; the back is printed out this time to save me a lot of neck and hand pain.

These will be in the mail Monday!

adriayna
04-13-2009, 08:11 AM
That is wonderful! I am finishing mine up--Beltane bath bombs. I've been making these and they are wonderful.

Vicki Z
04-13-2009, 08:45 AM
I mailed mine over the weekend, and I sent 10.

Would it be a whole lot of trouble for you to send my extra page to jaw, instead of sending it back to me???

jaw said she was making a book for a friend, and that way my extra page would be put to better use with jaw, since I already made extra pages, to keep for a book for my friend.

OrganicMama
04-13-2009, 10:57 AM
Mine are done and will hit the mail tomorrow (4/14)!

jaw
04-13-2009, 11:55 AM
Wow Vicki! Thank you! What a kind and generous gesture!! I appreciate it!!

OrganicMama
04-14-2009, 11:40 PM
Mine are on their way. They didn't turn out exactly as I had planned, but that's what happens. Turns out that eyeshadow is not the worlds greatest art supply - but still fun to play with!

adriayna
04-15-2009, 03:45 PM
Jaw and Vickie - your pages are here!

adriayna
04-22-2009, 08:36 AM
I am still waiting on a few sets of journal pages. I'll keep everyone updated--I hope they get here soon!

OrganicMama
04-22-2009, 09:52 AM
Mine posted just over a week ago....I hope they get there soon!

adriayna
04-22-2009, 10:32 AM
Ok, here are the ones I currently have:

1.Wulfcwen - correspondences
2.Adriayna - Oils, incenses, or something similar
4. Redplantlady - history/lore
7. VickiZ
8. Jaw
3. OrganicMama - Beltaine foods



And here are what I am waiting on:

9. ChickenMonkey
5. icekat - green man/maskmaking
6. Phrixy - Maeve

I will PM chicken monkey and see when she mailed :) I know Icekat and Phryxy already did.

adriayna
04-25-2009, 05:55 PM
Ok! Icekat and Phrixy's pages just arrived today! Chickenmonkey will not be sending. I will be swapping these out and scanning this weekend and will have them in the mail first thing on monday :)

icekat
04-25-2009, 07:39 PM
Woot! Thanks Adriayna!

At some point I'm contemplating an elemental pages swap. I have to get through my current swap and then one more (which will be fire element atcs) and then I can do the pages swap up the way I want to. It'll be similar to this, but arranged so that the number of players won't matter. ^^

adriayna
04-26-2009, 02:49 PM
That would be awesome! :)

jaw
04-26-2009, 05:02 PM
Thanks Adriayna! I'm looking forward to seeing the pages!!
Wow ... I just checked out your Tarot of Trees Deck ... Amazing. Beautiful. Striking. WOW.

OrganicMama
04-27-2009, 10:04 AM
Isn't that a great deck... I want one. When? When?:wub:

adriayna
04-27-2009, 10:37 AM
LOL, sometime this summer! I have to save up to get it published...it will be like $2500 to publish it :P.

But, I will have book of the cards out before that. To help raise funds for publishing it :)

I'm taking these to the post office today, everyone!

OrganicMama
04-28-2009, 12:12 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9852

That's the thread for the Summer Solstice Journal Swap. Sign up!!

jaw
04-29-2009, 09:17 PM
Got my beautiful pages today!!! Thank you so much everyone! They're gorgeous!

OrganicMama
04-30-2009, 11:35 AM
I got mine too! Yay!!! Now a trip to the craft store to find just the right paper to cover my Beltaine book...

jaw
04-30-2009, 01:10 PM
Phrixy ~ I got the coneflower one ... it's great!! Thank you!!

Wulfcwen
05-02-2009, 05:12 AM
I got my pages today they are all beautiful Thank you.

Thank you to everyone I love your pages and will treasure them.

icekat
05-05-2009, 10:19 PM
Thanks everyone--the beautiful pages arrived for us today! Some people didn't sign theirs--it'd be nice to have on there for the future when I pass my books on to my heirs so the information won't be lost. I love them all, thank you!

jaw
05-06-2009, 01:33 AM
Oh Icekat!! Aren't they wonderful?!! I was so excited when I got mine! I had to figure out who did a few and labeled them myself too. It cracked me up! We were all working hard to get them done and sent in that a few of us forgot to sign our work! I promise to sign mine for the next one ... I'll go do it right now ... they are about 3/4 done ... thanks for the reminder!!!!

redplantlady
05-08-2009, 04:01 PM
Great pages, thanks so much. And to adriayna for hosting, especially when you are so busy of course!
I took my other ones I made into the book to my pagan moot and they were all so jealous!!