anonymous asked:

Hi mom! So... I just recently got my first tarot deck (sooo excited!!) and a lovely wooden box to hold my deck. I got the box off of an Etsy shop and the maker included a small bag of a loose white sage bundle. I was wondering if I kept the sage in the tiny ziplock bag in the box with my cards, if that would cleanse the cards? Or for best use should I just go ahead and burn the sage?

I answered this question yesterday as well — here  you go.


This is a continuation of my Mushishi-like artist box project. Inspired by the “Mushishi” TV animation series I’m making a backpack-box for outdoor painting sessions. 

 First, I made some concept sketches to visualise how the box will be used and what functions it should have: foldable legs and top so it can serve as a table, multiple drawers for small painting equipment, back space for larger things (sketchbooks and my portable easel), side straps for my tripods and of course backpack-like straps on the back. 

I will be posting videos including drawing these sketches and the progress on making the actual box on YouTube. I want to finish it fast and use it outside as soon as it becomes a little bit warmer!

Technical stuff:

  • Medium: Botanical FABRIANO Hot Press 210g B5
  • Sketch: Mitsu-Bishi Grade HI-UNI pencil
  • Ink: TACHIKAWA Linemarker A.T. 0.3 mm
  • Colours: 38 color Schmincke set + 2 custom greens.


箱を作る前に、自分のアイコンキャラクターを使ってコンセプトスケッチを描いてみました。箱に欲しい機能を想像しながら。 折りたためる足と、天井部分がテーブルになること、いろんな細かい道具を入れられる引き出し、大きなスケッチブックが入る裏のスペース、三脚を運べるサイドのストラップ、箱自体を背負えるストラップ。



  • 紙: 水彩紙 ボタニカルブック クラシコ 細目 B5 210g
  • 下描き: F  Mitsu-bishi Hi-Uni 鉛筆
  • 線画: 立川 ラインマーカーA・T 0.3mm 黒
  • 着色: 38色のシュミンケ水彩セット

anonymous asked:

Supercorp: Lena has a bucket list that she wrote when she was younger. It's a bucket list of places where she would like to have a kiss with her wife (she's known even back then she likes women). Places like the Eiffel Tower, Niagara Falls, etc.

Kara didn’t mean to pry; she had stumbled upon the list accidentally. She was sure that Lena had stolen her oversized blue hoodie and she was determined to find it. She knew her girlfriend would never admit to stealing it, but Kara hadn’t seen it at her own apartment in weeks. Her plan was to steal it back and wash it, so that it smelled like her again, before ‘leaving’ it at Lena’s.

Kara rummaged through the chest of drawers in the bedroom when she came across a wooden box with an intricate pattern carved into the top. She ran her fingertips over the swirls that were engraved and before she knew what she was doing, had opened the box.

She smiled at the contents; there wasn’t much in the box, but it contained a snap shot into Lena’s life. A baby picture from before she was adopted by the Luthors, school report cards showing that Lena was exceptional student from an early age, photos of Lena and Lex when they were younger, graduation pictures and a picture of Lena with a nose stud.

Kara’s eyes went wide; her girlfriend had never once mentioned having her nose pierced.

There was a folded piece of paper at the bottom of the box. Kara took it out and felt her heart melt as she read it; it was a list of places Lena wanted to kiss her future girlfriend/wife.

Kara scanned down the list and a wide smile crossed her face when she reached the final place on the list, National City Observatory. That, Kara thought, she could do.

A month later, after a wonderful date to Lena’s favourite restaurant, Kara led her towards the National City Observatory, instead of back to Kara’s apartment.

‘Kara, sweetie, the observatory has been shut for hours…’ Lena pointed out gently.

Kara just smiled and rapped her knuckles on the door.

An elderly gentleman suddenly appeared and opened the door.

'Ah! Ms Danvers!’ He exclaimed happily, 'everything is set up. Enjoy!’

Lena looked quizzically at Kara who was practically bubbling away in excitement.

'Thanks Ron!’ Kara grinned and pulled Lena by the hand to the stairwell leading up to the top of the building.

'How..? Why..? What..?’ Lena questioned, unsure of where to start. 'How come we’re here after it’s closed?’ Lena settled on.

'I have my ways…’ Kara answered cryptically, 'I was Ms Grant’s personal assistant for over two years, I picked up a few things!’

Keeping hold of Lena’s hand, Kara pushed the door open and pulled her inside. Lena let out a small gasp; only the interactive ceiling was on, flooding the room with the glow of the stars programmed in. Lena scanned the stars for a few moments before looking at Kara.

'Are these constellations what I think they are?’ She asked with a slight look of wonder in her eyes.

'These are the stars I grew up with, the ones my parents taught me the names of on Krypton’ Kara nodded.

'Will you teach me?’ Lena questioned.

Kara led Lena over to the blanket and pillows she had asked to be placed in the centre of the room. She sat, pulled Lena down and snuggled in next to her.

She spent the next hour pointing out the various constellations along with their names and meanings, enjoying the way her native language rolled off Lena’s tongue.

Finally Kara pointed out the group of stars named after a set of star crossed lovers, ones who fought against their families to be together.

'Like us’ Lena whispered as she laced their fingers together.

Kara smiled and leaned in for a kiss.

When they broke apart Kara looked almost bashful as she reached over to pick up her bag.

'I have a confession to make…’ Kara smiled shyly as she pulled out the piece of paper she had removed from the wooden box she had found in Lena’s chest of drawers a month ago. 'I found this’ she handed Lena the paper, 'I was looking for my hoodie and found your keepsake box…’

Lena unfolded the paper and chuckled as she saw the scrawling handwriting she had as a teenager, listing all the places she wanted to kiss her future girlfriend.

'Did you want to cross off the bottom one?’ Kara smiled as she handed Lena a pen.

Lena grinned and leant in for another kiss before putting a small tick next to National City Observatory.

2 years later

Kara was a ball of nerves as she paced up and down the hotel room waiting for Lena to finish getting ready. They had discussed traveling to London for a small getaway for months, before finally going ahead and making the arrangements.

The hotel was stunning, just like the pictures, and Kara couldn’t quite believe the views of central London from the window. Lena, of course, had booked a suite and they could see Tower Bridge from their room.

Kara checked her bag one final time to confirm that the little black box was in there and took a deep breath. She smoothed the non-existent creases in her midnight blue cocktail dress and turned as the bathroom door clicked open behind her.

Lena stepped out, a slinky black number that made Kara’s heart skip a beat, hugging her body.

'Lena… you look breath taking’ Kara murmured out.

'As do you, my love’ Lena answered and brought her lips to Kara’s for a quick kiss.

She slipped on her heels and held her hand out to Kara, 'shall we?’

Kara smiled as she took her girlfriend’s hand, her free hand ghosting over the jewellery box in her bag one final time.

After dinner Kara asked Lena is she wanted to walk along the river; they wander along the Thames from Tower Bridge down to the Houses of Parliament. Lena talked excitedly about the year she spent abroad studying in London and with the London Eye behind them, Kara can’t contain herself any longer.

She took Lena’s hand in hers and tugged slightly to get her attention.

'Lena’ she started, looking loving into her girlfriend’s eyes, 'I honestly never thought when I walked into your office all those years ago that I would fall madly in love with you. You are the most incredible woman I have ever met; you’re so smart and kind and Rao you are beautiful!’

Kara slipped her hand into her bag and pulled out the ring box.

'I may be the Superhero, but you Lena, you are the bravest person I know…’

Her hand slightly shaking, Kara opened the ring box to reveal a simple square cut solitaire diamond on a band of white gold.

'Lena Luthor, will you marry me?’

'Yes’ Lena whispered out as she held out her left hand. Kara slid the engagement ring on and smiled at her fiancé.

Lena pulled Kara in for a kiss and they broke apart giggling when they heard a few whoops and claps from the people passing by.

They glided back to their hotel, caught up in the magical moment that had just happened.

Once back in the room, Kara pulled a folded piece of paper from her bag and handed it to Lena; Lena laughed as she unfolded it and placed a small tick next to London.

There weren’t many places left; they had crossed off the Eiffel Tower a year ago and the Empire State building six months ago.

'My favourite kiss yet’ Lena smiled as she placed a small heart next to the tick she had just made.

10 years later

Lena and Kara had been happily married for eight years and had decided to travel to Niagara Falls to celebrate. As per their tradition they kissed and chuckled to themselves, still surprised that a kiss could still give them both butterflies.

That night Kara took out the list and handed it to Lena.

'That’s the last one…’ Kara said softly as she sat next to Lena on the bed, 'we’ve completed your list!’

Lena bit her lip as she reached over into her bag and handed Kara another folded piece of paper, 'I made a new one…’

Witches on a budget, I’m telling you, go to thrift stores. (I mean, if you want to. But I strongly recommend it.)

90% of my candle holders and candles in every conceivable color are from the local thrift store. One of them was literally a sealed package of witchcraft-specific candles with ritual instructions inside. I’ve found devotional statues, wooden boxes and shelves perfect for altars and witchy storage, all the interesting jars ever, seashells, stones, altar cloths and tarot deck cloth wraps, offering dishes, chalices, witchy books, tiny picture frames for ancestor pictures, and more. Most witchy things I see don’t even buy but leave behind because I don’t need them or they’re not relevant to my specific practices, but I’m always floored by how great they might be for others.

This post was inspired by the fact that I just bought handkerchiefs for devotional embroidery I’m going to work on, and an oracle deck in its original packaging (in a grab bag of other stuff I’m about to sort through, so maybe there’s more witchy stuff too!), for a total of $3. I’m serious. Just during a brief trip to my local Goodwill.

So, in conclusion, thrift stores? All the witchcraft supplies ever. Do some basic cleansing (usually just a quick mundane wash for things that have an interesting and safe energy to begin with) and you’re good to go.

If you want, reblog and tell me about your own thrifty witchy finds!