I found this for $13 at Ross…I’m not buying this one, haha.
19 hours ago
Santisima Muerte/ Holy Death Holy Card - Original Design
Handmade and laminated by us from my original design. The original drawing was made in colour pencils on Fine Arts paper, and is a homage to the Santisima Muerte dressed as a Bride, one of my favourites representations of Her. On the back, I have added my own translation of a traditional prayer that you can use the honour Her.
A very prominent Spirit in the folk culture of Mexico, with more and more followers in every country. Believed to be the representation of death itself, She offers protection, healing and all kinds of requests to Her followers. Her tradition, that has become more known in the past years, is actually prehispanic, and begins with worship of deities related to Death and the Underworld from the Aztec and Mayan peoples. A wise, kind and compassionate Spirit, with whom we have worked a lot in the past two decades, proving again and again her generosity and kindness.
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Root Systems of Prairie Plants
Prairies are often called “the upside-down forest” since the majority of the biomass (the plant parts) of the system is underground (up to 70%). Compass plant and blazing star, stars of the prairie screen, noted in this line drawing of roots, reach 15 feet deep. The different morphology of the root systems works in harmony, with each plant taking advantage of a soil niche, mingling and “shaking hands” with all of the other plants in the soil, as they do above the soil.
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1 day ago
Happy Monday dear friends! Wishing you a very magical and Blessed day <3. I am working on a secret doll project (secret as in “I have nothing to show yet” only) that will be revealed shortly, and quite excited about new possibilities. Below, candle, palo santo and fresh parsley for the very kind Saint Pancras, patron of prosperous business, so he brings us the sales we need to cover this week’s due bills. Thanks so much to all the friends that shared our website yesterday <3, we are very grateful! Please continue supporting Camino De Yara, we need all the orders we can get this week!
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Let me tell you about my mother’s newest job.
She was working at a temp position before. She liked it well enough…it was a good place to work, and the odds were high that she’d be hired on permanently.
But my mother wasn’t happy there. The pay was awful, and the day when she’d be hired on by the company seemed ever far in the distance. And after working for years in a traveling position, my mother had found that she didn’t want to stay in on place for very long. She liked to travel, and she liked the changing nature of her old job, before she took the temp job to move back to Texas.
My mother was complaining about this to a friend of hers — a former coworker at the traveling job, though they had both since left the company. The woman, being a good friend, listened to my mother, offered her comfort and hope for the future, and then said, “I’ll pray for you.”
There are times when an offer of prayer seems inappropriate, especially when nothing else accompanies it. When someone is starving and you’ve got an extra plate of food, when someone lost and you have a map.
"I see that you’re on fire, and though I have this blanket to smother the flames, instead I will pray to God that the fire goes out."
That’s pretty shitty. And I don’t think those offers of prayer come from a sincere place. But sometimes prayer is all you can do for someone, and you feel genuinely moved to help them somehow. And you know what? Prayer can be pretty powerful.
It was not very much longer after that when a coworker from an even older job called my mother, saying that the company he worked for was looking to hire new traveling employees. The pay would be twice what she was making as a temp, and more than she’d been making at the Fortune 100 company she’d been at before. He wanted to know if she wanted the job.
(She said yes, in case you haven’t figured that out.)
Now, just because my mother got a much better job that met all of her desires for happy employment, that doesn’t mean the prayer had anything to do with it, right? Well, maybe not.
But the first contract my mother was sent out on was in the same city her praying coworker lived in. We all had a good laugh over that. “Prayer works!” we all reminded ourselves, hearts warmed all Chicken Soup for the Soul style.
And then my mother went to work, and found out her new job was across the street from where her friend lives. And honestly, by that point? It was kind of spooky. “Prayer works!” we reminded ourselves, like awed and frightened characters in a horror novel.
I’m aware that this doesn’t offer definitive proof that prayer works, but it’s an example of the kind of thing I’ve seen happen after sincere prayer was made. My life has been made all the better for it, so you can mock and rebuke prayers as much as you like, but understand why I’m not going to stick around to hear it.
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3 days ago
Y’all sea witch types are running out of time to get all the beachy stuff on clearance! Everything’s almost gone!
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