Explorations Into Liminality
“and there came an arm and a hand above the water and met it and caught it, and so shook it thrice and brandished it, and then vanished away the hand with the sword in the water.”

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ode to the Hedge Witch

The woodland witch, making her way through the forest and stopping to pick some berries and flowers, whistle at friend birds and bugs. She stretches in the delight of autumn and breathes in all its magic.
A hedge witch is often a solitary practitioner, perhaps inheriting traditions of the cunning folk, the wise women who weave the borders and jump the hedge between the mundane world and The Other. In tune with nature, midwifery and herb lore, silent listener and vessel of knowledge.


Here is a pointy hat fit for a walk in the wood. 


Autumn Blue Hedge Witch Hat at Mermaiden Creations.

5 comments:

stregata said...

So like a walk in the autumn hedges! Enchanting!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

How like you to invoke the epitome of Autumn and all it's slendors with one of your lovely creations- beautiful as always!
Funny- my word verifivation is "prettiest" a word that describes much of your work to me ;)

Medieval Muse said...

Wow. Any witch would be so happy to wear your beautiful creation.

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

All of your hats are so inspired and magical! Always look forward to seeing whats new!

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Hi petalpie!

I've been neglectful of you and other bloggers - sorry about that-just been busy as you know with The Ferocious Mingle Mkt & painting etc.;)
Love this autumnal witchy hat..well I love ALL your hats actually! I'd love to have a glass cabinet filed to the brim with a grand delectable selection your hats. But 'til then I'll be more than content with teh one I already have. It sits on top of one of my hatboxes right through the year -makes me smile just to look at it you know!:) I'll be wearing it to the next market on the 10th Oct -can't wait to sho it off!
Big Hugs & 'talk' soon
Rainey J
xx