Category Archives: Etsy shop

Updates on Etsy

I’ve updated my Etsy Site today.

I added some happy skeleton stickers (with an image drawn from a medieval manuscript — I really love these ^_^), gift certificates for divination sessions, and a couple of new prayer cards.

I”m also still running a special on my recent poetry chapbook. See here for more info.

Dead guy in condom hat copy

 

Sale on Poetry book

I’m running a mini-sale at my Etsy shop: 

Purchase a copy of my new poetry chapbook “Nine for Odin” and receive a free prayer card of Odin, and a surprise free gift. 

Just let me know which Odin prayer card you want, when you order. We have several: two by Wayne McMillan, one by Lynn Perkins, one by Grace Palmer, and one by Sam Flegal. 

The poetry book is available here.

All money raised is going toward two new prayer cards (one for the Lithuanian Goddess of the Sun and the other for the Lithuanian God of the moon). 

poetry book

Etsy shop updates

i have updated my etsy shop and added both the Cybele and the Mokosz cards.  I’ve also put a painting of Hermes up for sale. Check it out, folks. 🙂

Etsy updates

I’ve updated my Etsy Shop.

I added the new prayer cards, including Airmid, Bacchic-themed greeting cards, and several of my paintings, including one of Hermes.

I’ll shortly be adding more greeting cards so stay tuned .

Etsy shop updates

I have updated my Etsy shop to include two original acrylic paintings. Check out the site and click on the “art” category on the menu on the left.

One of the new additions is an 18×24 acrylic titled “Ossuary I,” my impression of the skulls in Brno ossuary in the Czech Republic, and the other is a 16×20 kneeling nude.

There will be more to come soon, folks. Stay tuned.

Accidental Uh-Oh

Today on the way back from school, I stopped by the printer and picked up the Hades prayer cards (they’re available here). The printer always sends me a proof via email of the card with a colored border on it. Usually they offer two or three options and I pick one. Sometimes that works out and sometimes it doesn’t and today it definitely didn’t.

The other day when I approved the proof online, I selected two different borders: a gold one (which looks awesome) and what I thought would be a deep, dark grey-green. We have had problems before with colors looking one way at the printer and another when I open the files on my laptop and that cropped up again today. When I picked up the cards, the gold border was fabulous. It works really well with the image of Hades. The green border was a pastel mint green. It was rather jarring and I let them know that it looked significantly different from what I’d seen on my screen and we discussed options for next time (I’m probably going to bring my laptop in and work with them awhile to sort this out). The cards were printed though and there was nothing else wrong with them except that the color didn’t quite sit right with me. So I brought them home.

After opening up my mail and getting some tea I laughed and said to Sannion, “well, the Hades prayer cards came in…they’re not quite what I expected.” I pulled out the two sets, “the gold looks wonderful but this one” showing him the mint green and he put his hands to his mouth in horrified shock and blurted out “you have to burn those!”

I sort of stared at him and before I could say anything he continued, ‘I’m not pissing Persephone off!”

At this point I was horrified and I asked him, with some urgency, “is there a taboo against this color and Hades? I don’t think it works well but I didn’t know about any taboo.”

He told me that there was a huge taboo against Hades and any kind of mint, including the color. Why? Because Hades had an affair with a nymph Mintha and this so offended Persephone that She turned the nymph into the mint plant and yes, it’s probably best not to have it around Hades in any way, shape, or form. 

[Edit: J. Agathokles provided the full story: “To my knowledge the Host of Many had a relationship with Minthe before he married with Persephone, so it wasn’t an affair per se. However, Minthe did brag that this marriage with Persephone was just a fad and he’d come back to her once the novelty of his bride wore off. Demeter and Persephone then ripped Minthe to shreds in vengeance over this insult, until nothing but the plant bearing her name was left.”]

I immediately apologized to Persephone and moved the mint-green bordered Hades cards to the fire bucket. (I keep an iron cauldron in one corner of my breakfast nook. Anything that needs to be ritually burned goes in there and at the next fire-oriented holy tide, I kindle a sacred fire and burn it all up). Then, after pacing for a few moments, I asked Sannion, “You don’t think I owe reparation to Persephone, do you?” His response was exactly what I would have counseled someone in the same situation, “Probably not, but don’t assume. Do divination and find out.” So I did, invoking both Hermes and my ancestors.

The result: no, I don’t owe any reparation (it was an honest mistake), but I need to be far more careful about such things in the future.

It’s been a good reminder tonight of the need to take care in every detail of one’s practice, not to rush or let the little things slide. They matter and sometimes, as the saying goes, the devil really is in the details.

 

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[And speaking of prayer cards, we still need $60 to finish up the fundraising on the Frey card. If anyone is interested in donating toward this project, contact me at Krasskova at gmail.com).

Prayer Card and Etsy Shop Updates

All prayer cards have now been moved to my etsy site. If you wish to order a card, you can take a look at my prayer card page here at Gangleri’s Grove, or go right to my etsy shop. 

I’m still running the fundraiser for the Hades card. So far, I’ve had donations of $130 (thank you, Ellen, Alix, and Sparrow). I still need to raise  $295. If anyone is interested in donating, please contact me at krasskova at gmail.com. 

Limited Edition prints Available

For those who asked, I will be selling ten limited edition, signed and numbered prints of my latest painting “Shaman.” I have uploaded this as a listing at my etsy shop.

Krasskova_Shaman.jpg

 

My Etsy Shop Has Been Updated

I’ve updated my Etsy shop this morning, adding a few new items (including a sweet little Thoth statue that I picked up at a local antique store. He needs a good, devotional home), lowering the prices on some older items, and updating quantities. 

Take a look. Yule is coming. 

yule is coming…

Don’t forget, folks, I have coloring books for sale in my etsy shop. They’re perfect for adults or children alike. Check it out. 

There’s one for the Norse Gods

Frigga cover-3

and one for the Greek Gods. 

greek coloring book cover

Each includes line drawings of the Gods and Goddesses created by artist Grace Palmer and in many cases modeled after the prayer cards. Each book also includes some of her original art, not currently available as a prayer card. 

 

(btw, any orders received this weekend will be going out on Wednesday).