Sun’s Ladder for the Summer Solstice


We slept through Midsummer’s Eve…I think I slept almost thirteen hours…woke up on the day of the Solstice rested but really out of it. When my sister told me happy solstice…I didn’t have a clue. I couldn’t believe I’d forgotten it! We always leave out gifts for the Fae and they leave a little something for Riona to find in the morning. No matter though…how is one day different than any other when it comes to holidays right? So, we all made a Sun Loving Rainbow Harmony Ladder and we left out some milk and honey and trinkets for the Fae.
Riona and I picked out rainbow colored pony beads, jewelry bits, mostly gold beads but a few silver too of course, pasta wheels and little bells from a broken anklet. I cut three long pieces of hemp and tied them to a stick to tie to braid. That night we all sat together and as I braided it, we slid the beads down the strings. Once it was done, we put the feathers in. Riona picked where she wanted it to go and when I see it I think of the warmth of the sun and its radiating harmony.



Inspiration and instructions came from Joelle’s Sacred Grove. Joelle’s instructions:
“Make a Witch’s Ladder (another fun family project) using three colored yarns (red, black, and white for the Triple Goddess) braided together to be three feet long. Add nine feathers all the same color for a specific charm (such as green for money) or various colors for a more diverse charm, tie ends and hang up. Colors are red for vitality, blue for peace and protection, yellow for alertness and cheer, green for prosperity, brown for stability, black for wisdom, black and white for balance, patterned for clairvoyance, and iridescent for insight.”

Tufted Titmouse on a Thundercloud Plum

Tufted Titmouse on a Thundercloud Plum

This is an original 4″x6″ photograph by me that is framed by twigs and branches gathered mostly from the tree in the photo.
The photo is printed on archival quality (will last over 100 years) Kodak Super Endura paper with a protective lustre coating.
This is a handmade frame that is sturdy and solid, pieced together with cotton calico, board backing and hemp twine…the photo is 5″x7″ but the twiggy frame is larger than that. Check it out here at Etsy.

Witch Burr in the Creek





Witch Burr in the Creek
This is an original 5″x7″ photograph of mine, hand framed with twigs and branches gathered from trees out in our woods.
The photo is printed on archival quality (will last over 100 years) Kodak Super Endura paper with a protective lustre coating.
This is a handmade frame that is sturdy and solid, pieced together with cotton calico, board backing and hemp twine…the photo is 5″x7″ but the twiggy frame is quite a bit larger than that.

Sunlight through Green



Sunlight through Trees, Georgia
This is an original 5″x7″ photograph by me that is framed by twigs gathered from trees out in our woods.
The photo is printed on archival quality (will last over 100 years) Kodak Super Endura paper with a protective lustre coating.
This is a handmade frame that is sturdy and solid, pieced together with cotton calico, board backing and hemp twine…the photo is 5″x7″ but the twiggy frame is larger than that. Check it out on Etsy.

Winter Trees


Winter Trees, Georgia
This is an original 5″x7″ photograph by me that is framed by twigs gathered from trees out in our woods.
The photo is printed on archival quality (will last over 100 years) Kodak Super Endura paper with a protective lustre coating.
This is a handmade frame that is sturdy and solid, pieced together with cotton calico, board backing and hemp twine…the photo is 5″x7″ but the twiggy frame is quite a bit larger than that. Go here to check it out on Etsy.

Sycamore at McIntosh Reserve



Sycamore Tree at McIntosh Reserve, Whitesburg GA
This is an original 5″x7″ photograph by me that is framed by twigs gathered from trees out in our woods.
The photo is printed on archival quality (will last over 100 years) Kodak Super Endura paper with a protective lustre coating.
This is a handmade frame that is sturdy and solid, pieced together with cotton calico, board backing and hemp twine…the photo is 5″x7″ but the twiggy frame is quite a bit larger than that.
If you are interesting in purchasing this piece, check out my Etsy listing.

Tufted Titmouse on a Thundercloud Plum




This is an original 5″x7″ photograph by me that is framed by twigs gathered from the Thundercloud Plum tree that the Titmouse is perched in. The photo is printed on archival quality Kodak Super Endura paper with a protective lustre coating. Although some of the twigs are delicate, overall the frame is sturdy and solid, pieced together with cotton calico, board backing and hemp twine.