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As the darkness of our nights increases and we head towards the shortest day of the year, winter lanterns can bring a beautiful glow of light to all environments. Here are a few ideas for how to make some:
Use Kite Paper (a translucent waxed paper in radiant colours) to fold and glue into any shape you desire, or even to cover a jar. Available in store by the roll $6.70 or a pad of smaller squares $8.80
Use modelling wax (a transparent wax that can easily be shaped and pressed onto jars) giving a stained glass effect. Available in store $2.85 per colour (a little goes a very very very long way)
Watercolour paintings (your children’s masterpieces or your own) – can be used in the same way as the Kite paper above. Painting paper available in store 75c per sheet.
Use tealight candles within and make sure you have a long handle to avoid the heat that comes off the candle burning your hands. 100% wool handles are great because of wools flame resistance qualities.
On the shortest day of the year take your lanterns and have a little walk, either through your home (with lights turned off) or through your neighbourhood. Invite others to join you and later, see if you can find some quiet inner time to connect with the flame that burns within you. An open fire is a lovely way to finish your lantern walk, especially with roasted apples!NOTE: The shortest day of the year, also known as the Winter Solstice, may be on 20 or 21 June in Perth WA Australia (I’ve found differing dates, you choose what works for you).
With school holidays finally here, families are relaxing or getting ready for a trip away and those still working appreciate the lighter traffic and general ‘quietness’ that comes with holidays. Autumn brings a breathing out for all of us and we look towards those activities we’ve been wanting to learn or do but haven’t had the time. Finally we get the chance to find a great book to read or a new jigsaw for the table for everyone to help with, time for games and laughter, for creating with crafts of all sorts, drawing and painting, days full of imaginative play or time to gently enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our shop with a cuppa and handmade organic delights.
How do you celebrate Christmas in your family? When you become parents, you get an opportunity to think about this in a different way. What traditions from your own childhood do you carry forward? Are there things you want to do differently? It dawns on you that you are creating your children’s memories – and the urge to make Christmas special and meaningful burns brightly.
Getting together with family – sharing food and gifts and time together – feature in most people’s picture. Can we call this ‘honey time’? Time that is sweet and fluid and oh so nourishing.
But it’s not all sweetness and light, is it? It can turn out to be a very stressful time of the year. Getting together with family often opens old wounds and there are so many things happening at this time of year that it can get a bit much: the school year finishes, summer holidays need to be prepared for, office parties, neighbourhood gatherings, Christmas cards to send, baking and gift buying… It can be a time of contradictions.
Here at The Honeyclock, we wish for you some sweet honey time. Relaxed, stress-free, uncomplicated. Some time to connect with your dear ones and nourish yourself. We wish for you a lovely break!
And, if you’re still not quite ready for Christmas or stocked up on your Dr Hauschka or cleaning needs for the three weeks we will be closed, pop in to The Honeyclock this week and see us! Our latest newsletter gives you a brief overview of our shop and some of what we have to offer you this Christmas…
We’ve been looking for Journals for our shop and we feel like we’ve found some, a beginning to a collection perhaps. Our difficulty has been in finding blank journals that look and feel beautiful. We want blank journals because they give you a freedom to write or draw, large or small, doodle or paste, blank gives you the freedom to enter into your journal however you desire. This being said we also have a few lined journals because we understand that this is what some desire, lines to hold and carry what you place on them… What style of page carries you into expression?
Pastel drawing with Lesley Cotter
4 Saturday afternoons from 20 Oct, 1-3pm, $162
Mountains & clouds, land & sky – create simply beautiful pictures by softly blending chalk pastels. You will be delighted, whether artist or beginner! Maximum of 7 people, bookings essential, all materials included
Courses for soul nourishment