About The Woodland Wandolier
I’m Catherine, a self-taught mixed media artist who believes in the power of saying yes to nurturing our imagination, connecting to our intuition and delighting in our playful nature, no matter our age.
I live in a lush, primordial forest in the Pacific Northwest where I collect natural materials to create wands and lots of witchy forest goodness that I love sharing with you.
These treasures are for
the forest lovers who cherish these textural, colorful pieces of it,
the party planners who create a feeling of fantasy,
the moms who surprise the wizards they live with, with their first wand,
the women who carry their wand secretly, as a hairstick, to free up their hands for making magic in their day.
There are the Mothers of Dragons leveling up their day,
the theater maven creating a character,
handfasting officiates adding magic to their rituals.
Conductors assuring magic in the music.
Pagans calling in their spirits and guides.
Witches setting their altars with focus tools and practice pieces.
"It doesn't stop being magic just because you know how it works."Terry Pratchett
My process is fueled by curiosity, fascination, and fun. I love to tinker with materials and get lost in the flow of turning them into treasures that will be cherished.
I like the idea of inviting you into my maker space where we do our respective spellwork, sip tea, and laugh like old friends. We might talk about myths and plot mischief, which all good lives require because...
"Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be." - JK Rowling
I take great care to ensure that each item is lovingly created and received, starting with the materials I gather from the woodlands, and ending with my signature custom packaging. Wood is carved, enchanted with crystals, things I gather and preserve,paints, feathers, whatever comes to mind, each part painted with intention and intuition as I tap into my creative flow.
My biggest wish is that my work brings some joy, a twinkle to your eye, that you explore more and that you imagine. Find a way to say yes to what feels good, what makes you happy, what makes you feel alive. If it takes a magic wand to make that happen, it’s my honor to be the artist who creates it for you.
As Roman Payne writes in The Wandress, "You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination."