On the New Year and fresh starts
The language of the earth

Once upon a time on New Year's Day

Three Earth Mothers by Terri Windling

...three spirits appeared at Bumblehill: the Guardian of the Hills, the Guardian of the Fields, and the Guardian of the Hedgerows. With their elongated figures and hair of clouds, these Earth Mothers are related to the trees and keepers of the winds, protective of the little ones in their care -- but also of us, in our vulnerable moments. We all need mothering sometimes.

A New Year's Blessing: May the year ahead be magical, transformational, and wildly creative, but also calm and thoughtful, harmonious and balanced. May your pathway be clear, your workspace prepared, with the tools that you need always right near at hand. May your mind and body and spirit be strong for the things you know in your heart you must do, and may this be the year you finally do them. May your work go well, and your rest time too. May problems be fewer and friends be many. May old hurts soften and old grief lighten. May life, love, and art never fail to surprise you.

The mythic animal guide is ready. Lace up your walking boots and let's go.

Thank you for joining me here at Myth & Moor, and being part of the mythic arts community. We'll continue the journey through the woods of myth and story in the year ahead, with stones and feathers to mark the trail and an Animal Guide to lead the way.

Faerieland awaits The three paintings above are from my Guardian series. Click on the image if you'd like to see them larger.


You are a great writer, I love the hair made of clouds and the message of balance. That you paint and write is wonderful and magical. I hope 2020 brings Joy, Success, and more creativity to you. Happy New Year. Kevin.

Happy New Year, Terri! All my love, e

So beautiful. Thank you for this. A most blessed New Year to you.

Thanks for providing a little mothering to me on this cold, snowy day. As well as photos of bluebells! Happy New Year.

Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope this is a wonderful year for you and your family also.

Thanks for inviting us to all these journeys through the woods, Terri! Enjoy many more of these in 2020!

Such bright blessings -- many thanks, for this & for all of your words & art!

A perfect blessing, and one I wish right back for you.

Happy New Year Terri. I cherish the joy to find you here.

A comforting and inspiring blessing. Wishing you the same, Terri. Happy New Year!

Happiest of years and decades to you and your loved ones!

A magical blessing. Thank you for all your wonderful posts and may your New Year be with filled with joy.

Your generous heart and gentle strength rose up in me as I opened the page to Myth and Moor. A new start, a blessing as luminous as your consistent messages are your gift. Thank you for the blessing, which with our permission, I will write onto a banner and tuck under my altar along with Kwan-Yin, and share with my People as well. I love the hidden text behind your Guardians, so much: the lesson of patience.

whoops, my request is "with Your permission,"

Oh I would want that blessing as a print! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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