Beltane – Dancing Into Summer With Walburga

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Bordüre m. 9 fünfblättrigen rosa-roten Blüten in 2 verschiedenen Schattierungen m. pinkfarbener Mitte in einer 3. Schattierung, dazwischen 9 grüne Blätter, alles verziert m. braunen Ornamenten. Erinnert an stilisierte japanische Kirschblüten. Mittig rechts ein kleiner violetter Schmetterling m. blauen Punkten & braunem Körper. - #KBFHandcrafted_Cherry Blossoms Bordüre Rycr © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - A border with 9 five-petalled pink-red blossoms each in 2 different shades with a pink centre in a 3rd shade, in between 9 green leaves, everything adorned with brown ornaments. Reminiscent of stylised Japanese cherry blossoms. In the middle on the right a small purple butterfly with blue dots & a brown body.
Bordüre m. 9 fünfblättrigen rosa-roten Blüten in 2 verschiedenen Schattierungen m. pinkfarbener Mitte in einer 3. Schattierung, dazwischen 9 grüne Blätter, alles verziert m. braunen Ornamenten. Erinnert an stilisierte japanische Kirschblüten. Weiter oben eine kleine Biene in gelb & braun. - #KBFHandcrafted_Cherry Blossoms Bordüre Lycr © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - A border with 9 five-petalled pink-red blossoms each in 2 different shades with a pink centre in a 3rd shade, in between 9 green leaves, everything adorned with brown ornaments. Reminiscent of stylised Japanese cherry blossoms. Further up, a small bee in yellow & brown.
Next Friday, as on every 30th April, is Walpurgis Night and next Saturday, as on every 1st May, is Beltane. Even though the naming of both festivals is based on different traditions, I like the idea that the Dance into May (Tanz in den Mai - a German tradition) builds a bridge between them and connects the two. Connection, bridge-building and understanding - this is so important and especially in times of distance and isolation it is essential to develop understanding for oneself and for each other, to build bridges and create connection - even if it sometimes seems like an insurmountable task.

As already last year, this year we are dancing into May with ourselves - in the awareness that we are many, nevertheless, even if we are currently in different places. And because we all long for a little culture, Mozart cannot be missing as a musical backdrop. Apart from that, it is my personal tradition to celebrate the Celtic Summer, which is heralded with Beltane, with this song.

Best known is probably the first verse of this song “Sehnsucht Nach Dem Frühling” (Longing for Spring). Let’s see if May has already heard us and created the appropriate decoration together with April.

Make the trees green again…

Check! ✅

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Bordüre bestehend aus Ornamenten in violett, orange und grün, die an blühende Hornveilchen erinnern. Zusätzlich eine kleine Biene in gelb und braun sowie eine kleine braune Schnecke mit blauen Punkten. - Hornveilchen ov Bordüre R © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Border consisting of ornaments in violet, orange and green, reminiscent of horned violets. Additionally, a small bee in yellow and brown and a small brown snail with blue dots.
Bordüre bestehend aus Ornamenten in violett, orange und grün, die an blühende Hornveilchen erinnern. Zusätzlich ein kleiner roter Marienkäfer mit schwarzen Punkten sowie ein kleiner pinkfarbener Schmetterling mit weinroten Punkten und braunem Körper. - Hornveilchen ov Bordüre L © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Border consisting of ornaments in violet, orange and green, reminiscent of horned violets. Additionally, a small red ladybird with black dots and a small pink butterfly with wine-red dots and a brown body.
 

Let violets blossom... 

Check! ✅
Bordüre bestehend aus Ornamenten in blau und grün, die an blühende Perlhyazinthen erinnern. Zusätzlich eine kleine Biene in gelb und braun sowie ein kleiner roter Marienkäfer mit schwarzen Punkten. - Perlhyazinthen b Bordüre R © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Border on the left and right, consisting of ornaments in blue and green, reminiscent of grape-hyacinths. Further, a small bee in yellow and brown and a small red ladybird with black dots.
Bordüre bestehend aus Ornamenten in blau und grün, die an blühende Perlhyazinthen erinnern. Zusätzlich kleiner lilaner Schmetterling mit rosa Punkten und braunem Körper sowie eine kleine braune Schnecke mit weinroten Punkten. - Perlhyazinthen b Bordüre L © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Border consisting of ornaments in blue and green, reminiscent of grape-hyacinths. Further, a small lilac butterfly with pink dots and a brown body and a small brown snail with wine-red dots.
On special holidays, a blessing is always welcome. This is also taken care of. 

Check! ✅

Well, that is going great!

Bordüre bestehend aus ornamenten in grün und lila, die an blühenden Flieder erinnern. Rechts zusätzlich eine kleine Biene in gelb und braun sowie eine kleine braune Schnecke mit weinroten Punkten. - Flieder l Bordüre R © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Border consisting of ornaments in green and purple, reminiscent of flowering lilacs. On the right, a small bee in yellow and brown and a small brown snail with wine-red dots.
Bordüre bestehend aus Ornamenten in grün und lila, die an blühenden Flieder erinnern. Zusätzlich ein kleiner roter Marienkäfer mit schwarzen Punkten sowie ein kleiner pinkfarbener Schmetterling mit dunkel-rosa Punkten und braunem Körper. - Flieder l Bordüre L © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Border consisting of ornaments in green and purple, reminiscent of flowering lilacs. A small red ladybird with black dots and a small pink butterfly with dark pink dots and a brown body.


Celtic Summer marks the beginning of the season of abundance. What I can say at this time is that I am definitely blessed with an abundance of creative ideas and impulses at the moment.

On this festive occasion I also learned something new, namely how to create GIFs in the open source graphics programme GIMP. For those who don't know what a GIF is: it is an animated image that is composed of several layers. In the picture above, for example, with the unfolding maple leaf, I used these layers to join several pictures together. For a first attempt, it turned out quite well, didn't it?

Bordüre mit 9 fünfblättrigen blauen Blüten m. gelber Mitte, verziert m. grünen Ornamenten. Erinnert an stilisierte Vergissmeinnicht. Oben eine kleine Biene in gelb & braun, mittig ein kleiner roter Marienekäfer m. schwarzen Punkten auf einem der grünen Ornamente. #KBFHandcrafted_ForgetMeNots Bordüre Rycr © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. A border of 9 five-petalled blue flowers each with a yellow centre, decorated with green ornaments. Reminiscent of stylised forget-me-nots. A small bee in yellow & brown at the top, a small red ladybird with black dots in the middle on one of the green ornaments.
Bordüre m. 9 fünfblättrigen blauen Blüten m. gelber Mitte, verziert m. grünen Ornamenten. Erinnert an stilisierte Vergissmeinnicht. Unten eine kleine braune Schnecke m. violetten Punkten, mittig ein kleiner pinker Schmetterling m. violetten Punkten & braunem Körper. #KBFHandcrafted_ForgetMeNots Bordüre Lycr © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. A border of 9 five-petalled blue flowers each with a yellow centre, decorated with green ornaments. Reminiscent of stylised forget-me-nots. A small brown snail with violet dots at the bottom, a small pink butterfly with violet dots & brown body in the middle left.
How do you shape this time of the year?
What does abundance mean to you?
Is there an area in your life where you feel strongly confronted with lack?
What do you need to bring this area back into flow?
Is there a possibility to contribute to this flow through a change of perspective?
In which areas do you experience abundance?
How often do you make yourself aware of this and say " Thank You"?


Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today?

Much Love,
Steffi