What I’ve been up to today.
Today has been a busy day. I got kicked in the ass this morning to make a wand. BUT Frank had plans today to go to the oldest settlement in Canada. Yes it’s even older than Quebec City. Annapolis Royal. So this morning I went to the branch pile Frank had at the front of the house and picked out a really nice piece of maple.
It was still green. So I stripped the bark off and whittled the tip while it was easy to work with that way. We then went off to Annapolis Royal
There, I saw Ganesh. Well not REALLY Him, but He was in the form of a Dancing Statue in a shop. I felt compelled to leave Him an offering, and I left Him the rose quartz I’ve had sitting in my purse for-EV-ER. I think He appreciated it. I do know that the shopkeep was rather taken aback to me leaving an offering for Ganesh, but he had a Buddhist vibe to him, and he went and explained every piece in his shop to me. It was wonderful. I really want to go back there soon. I bought a hair stick from his shop because it was what I was drawn to more strongly. I did love the offering bowls he had, and the prayer flags. Oh it was like awesome.
Anyway, I came back and I put my wand blank in the oven to dry for about 30 minutes. Came out wonderfully. I sanded it to baby smooth using different grits of sandpaper, like I learned in woodshop so long ago! hah. I then proceeded to find Frank’s soldering iron, since I didn’t have a wood burning tool.
I then, burned all the Elder Futhark runes spiralling down the wand from JUST below the tip as you can see in this picture:
Then, I felt moved to burn a ravens feather
I still need to get some wire so I can secure a piece of onyx to the hilt, and some minwax shelac or something like that to seal it all up nice like. BUT, it’s pretty much done.
YAY. I’m exhausted. I put out so much energy today I need sleepy tiems.