Celebrating Lunastal (August 1st)

From Tairis:

“A lot of Gaelic Polytheists tend to wait until the fruits are ready for harvesting as a signal that it is time to celebrate Lùnastal. If you are able to grow your own vegetables then now is a good time to aim for them to be ready for harvesting – something to bear in mind when you start growing.

  • In the run-up to Lùnastal, clean and tidy the house so everything is in order. Return any items borrowed and make sure you have food in your cupboards.
  • Decorate the house (or just your shrine area, if you prefer) with seasonally appropriate greenery. You could make some garlands or flowers and ribbons (traditionally made by unmarried girls) if you like, “to mark the end of summer.”
  • You’ll need to plan out a few things in advance – a feast (or a special meal) is traditional so you’ll want to decide what you’re having and make sure you have everything beforehand. You’ll also want to decide what kind of offerings you’re going to give; if you’re making a bonnach Lùnastain (or several) then you’ll need to make it/them ready for the evening. You’ll also want to make sure you have any candles and other necessary items at the ready.
  • Try finding some wild fruits to pick, or ones grown in your garden – bilberries/blueberries are most traditional but gooseberries, strawberries, wild raspberries, and all types of currants can also be picked (often served freshly mashed with fresh cream and sweetened with sugar). Sometimes it’s a little too early in the season for blackberries in Ireland, Scotland, and Man (depending on how good or bad the summer’s been), but these are good for picking, too.
  • Now is the time to dig up some potatoes, if you’ve grown some of your own, and whatever else is ready. Don’t forget to leave aside some for offerings.
  • Try making butter and crowdie cheese.
  • Make the bonnach Lunastain – the traditional oatcake type works well, and these can be eaten with freshly made crowdie cheese spread generously over them. Alternatively you could crumble the oatcakes and mix in with plenty of melted butter to make Butter Brughtins to serve at the feast.
  • Prepare a feast of traditional seasonal foods, with the emphasis being on potatoes or (as is felt to have been the original dish before potatoes came to be the staple food) bread or porridge made from the freshly harvested crop. Cabbage, onions, fish, chicken, beef, lamb and bacon are all appropriate to serve, too, so mashed potatoes or colcannon are a good dish to make, nice and buttery with plenty of garlic, along with a roast. Try making some Fraughan cakes with the bilberries you have picked (or bought, if necessary). Offerings should be set aside for the beloved dead.
  • Light a bonfire for the feast, if possible, or else light a candle on your central hearth/shrine. Make your opening offerings and prayers. It is especially approptiate to address Lugh and Tailltiu, and/or perhaps Macha.
  • Dance, sing and be merry, with lots of music. Fortunes can be told at this time too, friendly competitions – like races – can be held.
  • Ideally it would be appropriate to celebrate on a hilltop or near a lake (though a bonfire may not be possible here), or at least make an outing to such a place to leave offerings. Bear in mind the words: “I leave corn and milk in your land, and mast in your woods, and increase in your soil.”
  • Sain the house and the boundaries of your properties, and those within it.
  • Also on the eve, if you prefer to make rowan crosses for warding each quarter (rather than annually, every Bealltainn), make and then hang the crosses at the thresholds and move any old ones to different places – to rooms that are not yet warded, or up into the roof-space, the car, the garage etc.”

i was right when i said i wouldn’t do Lu’s lines justice but here we are. 

like shit that background is bad even by my standards

Ahhhh his lines are so pretty ; w ; Unfortunately with my coloring style some of them got painted out .-. I tried to keep as many intact as possible though. It was really strange to be coloring someone else’s drawing–foreign, but familiar at the same time. *shrugs* first time for everything I guess.

where dis merman at tho i wanna meet him ;3


it'sssssssssss done! took me way more time than what it should X_X

I tried to do lunast ’s style… I failed… its okay c: I tried at least b'cuz I really love it. 

Ak is currently covering important parts of the drawing. Cry is wearing my green watch, and it glows a bright green light at night! It’s cool stuff! I also have this weird idea that Cry has blue glasses for some reason :| 

Cry, really, what’s the color of your glasses? Its a small detail that it’s driving me insane. I have OCD I’m serious ç_ç 

WELL! I gotta go to bed then tomorrow s'a new day and I have mother-fucking school. BAI I <3 you Cry

CATS ! (well the majority )
As most Know in the Cry fandom words were said and exaggerated.
That’s all really. 
People were told to chill and I guess most have since I’m a little late on this ~ So I drew the crew and many artists of the Cry fandom as cats or animals they associate with 
(That I know of anyway )

So I apologize in advance of mistakes, not including you and Including you.
And blinding you with Colour. 
Plus the Lovely bottomless Ball Pit.

Time to clarify something.

No. Minx, Krism, Ziegs, Etc and I are not fighting.

Yes we are still friends we have all just been busy lately. (Mostly me) (no really I’m the main issue) just because we aren’t always on top of eachother doesn’t mean anything is wrong.

Kinda getting tired of the “they left you behind” and “you’re old news” messages I’ve been getting lol

Just because we haven’t been in each others’ videos lately does not mean we are not friends anymore, nor does it mean anyone has found ‘better people to hang out with’.

See the beauty of friendship doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time with someone, nor does it mean that you have to do much with them as far as videos go. It means that they are always there when you need them most. So far all of them are doing an amazing job when I need it most. :)

Not to mention the fact that I haven’t done much video-wise in a while.

At the moment nothing is wrong I’m just super busy and my long time subscribers know this happens with me as I do YouTube/twitch for fun and not as a job.

So yeah. We good yo. Izik be busy sucka.

“I can grant you one wish if you sign a contract with me and become a magical girl!”

Well this was 16 or so hours of my life and it still looks odd. Anyways. Soooo, I’m starting a project–Magical Girl Tumblr Artists. I asked four other artists if they’d like to be characters :) From top to bottom: Lunast, Mexwasmistaken, AnarchyLists (myself), Kazikari and then Kiwadraws.

I’m really glad they’re allowing me to do this~ I’ve actually got a story for this, not too sure what I’ll do with it; thinking a webcomic thing? *shrugs* I’ll deal with that when I’m not about to murder my computer.

also mex looks absolutely evil and that wasn’t the intent im so sorry