Description 'Hamingja' translates as mutable magic energy/force and 'medu' means three things: inspiration, transformation and mead - hard to separate. The meaning refers to the three hares symbol which forms the three-legged trefot or triskele symbol which symbolizes the ever-full well of magical inspiration as well as the meeting of the three realms of earth, sea, and sky. Blackthorn and Hawthorn are well known fairy trees in Europe. Hawthorn is a doorway to the otherworld and blackthorn the underworld. Toads are creatures of water, earth, and air - transcending worlds. Both hares and toads are creatures of hedgecrossing and shapeshifting.The original was drawn on recycled tea-stained paper with archival inks and water soluble coloured pencils.
Sarah Lawless, Pacific Northwest Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement I’m a folk magic practitioner with a focus in Scottish witchcraft and folk magic. I am a woodcarver, charm maker, wildcrafter, mead maker, healer, as well as a diviner and mystic. I live in the Pacific Northwest on my ever-green mountain in the rainforest. I started drawing and painting at a young age and went from finger paints to the wonderful world of watercolors, tempera, inks, clay, paper maché, and so many other mediums. Today I work mainly within the realms of textiles, woodcarving, and ink illustrations.