Today’s post is a deep dive into the creative alchemy that you can find at Lace and Whimsy. By the name alone, you just know that it’s the ideal place for me to be seeking everyday whimsy and wonder!
The whimsical creative behind Lace and Whimsy is USA based Kathy, a self-taught digital illustrator and mixed-media artist.
Kathy describes her art as ‘very feminine and self-indulgent, often featuring celestial motifs, pastels, magical witchy vibes, and vintage elements.’
Kathy first launched Lace and Whimsy with some hand-drawn stickers in 2015 and has since expanded her whimsical empire to enamel pins, art prints, candles, journals, and monthly subscriptions.
Overall, Kathy, like me, hopes that her creations ‘inspires you to play and create and to live a more whimsical life.’ I have met my kindred spirit!
inside the adorable box, lovingly decorated with sweet stickers, the insides are just as wondrous with a delicate blend of a light turquoise and baby pink colour palette.
As for the journals my heart just beamed when I marvelled at their beauty. Not only does each one have luscious cover artwork, but it truly feels luscious to the touch and almost buttery.
Inside each journal, you have small dotted lined paper that is ideal for creative projects, bullet journaling or simple journaling. For me, I’m using some of mine as study books for my online priestess journey, and others for magical spiritual things I am so lucky to attend online.
I’ve always had a huge fascination with the pre-patriarchy days, when goddesses and priestesses were as powerful and important as their male counterparts within their societies, and this is a beautiful way to honour them in my life.
Having these journals is such a powerful reminder to me that I do not need to only imagine their power and influence, but I can now truly have something through Kathy’s dreamy artwork to allow me to rise up as they did with their images as a constant reminder.
What goddesses will you find at Lace and Whimsy? Here’s a close up of every single stunning Goddess Journal:
Artemis is the Greek Goddess of the hunt, nature and birth. She is also described in Greek mythology as “Goddess of the night”, “Lady of the Beast”, “Woodland Goddess” and “Phoebe,” which translates as “the bright one”. But did you know that Artemis was also known as a moon Goddess? Many relate her to represent the new moon so she’s a powerful Goddess to work with at that time. Moreover, Artemis is also an important archetypal figure for young independent and unmarried woman in the form of the maiden goddess.
Athena, also referred to as “Athene”, is a very important goddess of many wonderful things. Not only is she the goddess of wisdom, courage and inspiration, but she’s also the Goddess of civilisation, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Such a deep powerhouse of wisdom and inspiration! This was actually the very first notebook I used, for an online retreat by, The Spiritual Fem.
Nemesis was the ancient Greek goddess of divine retribution. As such, she oversaw the punishment for evil deeds, undeserved good fortune, and “hubris” (essentially, arrogance before the gods). Nemesis was also called Adrasteia, meaning “the inescapable,” or the “Goddess of Rhamnous” in recognition of her famous temple in the city Rhamnous. Her Roman counterpart was Invidia, the goddess of jealousy as well as vengeance.
Hera was the Olympian queen of the gods, and the Goddess of marriage, women, the sky and the stars of heaven. Hera was usually depicted as a beautiful woman wearing a crown and holding a royal, lotus-tipped sceptre, and sometimes accompanied by a lion, cuckoo or hawk. Here you can see that Kathy has added a stunning peacock that accentuates her dress, crown and sphere detail. The creamy yellow and blue is so beautiful.
Dreamiest Aphrodite is an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, beauty, pleasure, passion and procreation. She is often associated with the Roman goddess Venus. I’m sure many of you know of this Goddess as she’s become well loved in popular culture. Aphrodite’s major symbols include myrtles, roses, doves, sparrows, and swans. I love to work with crystals such as Rose Quartz when I think of her. In terms of artwork, I think this would have to be my favourite.
Mystical Hecate is another of my favourite Goddesses who was was the Goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy. Hectate was the only child of the Titanes Perses and Asteria from whom she received her power over heaven, earth, and sea. In a connection to our last Goddess, Hecate assisted Demeter in her search for Persephone, guiding her through the night with flaming torches.
The final Goddess is Persephone who was the Greek goddess of vegetation, especially grain, and the wife of Hades, with whom she rules the Underworld. An important element of the Eleusinian Mysteries and the Thesmophoria festival, the goddess was worshipped throughout the Greek world and frequently appeared in all forms of Greek art. In terms of seasons, she is associated with Spring.
Aren’t the designs just gorgeous? In these times, I think diving into the diverse pantheon of Goddesses in such a creative way is then a sacred invitation to all women to walk a path of powerful, feminine empowerment inspired by these women.
Perhaps you’ll use these journals to document your rise into your authentic essence inspired by their stories, or equally perhaps you’ll harness your own magical creative powers. Either way, these journals and stickers by Lace and Whimsy provide so much alchemy to be fused into your every day life.
Has this post made you want to explore this topic more? If so, I couldn’t recommend ‘Priestess’ by Julie Parker more.
In this stunning book, Julie brings her insightful wisdom about Godesses and the Priestess path, so that you can embark on the beauty of your own modern Prietess journey.
In addition, if you’d like to read about my own priestess path, I have a review of prietess Dr Sarah Coxon’s online program called Limitless: The Academy. Head right here to read all about my experience.
How many of you are fascinated with goddesses as much as I am? Do you also adore Kathy’s beautiful designs as much as I do too? Share all your loves below and I can’t wait to read all about them!