Le sable pour sortilège

« Travailler le sable , c’est sculpter à l’envers, c’est “ressouder” les grains entre eux , et modeler la pierre. Ce n’est pas creuser, mais construire un nouveau volume, dans toute sa fragilité. » Ainsi Oona gwelloc’h évoque t’elle son plaisir à minutieusement, doucement, bouleverser la nature. Sans jamais, bien sûr, lui manquer de respect.

Le sable, donc: L’artiste le colore, pigments en poudre minérale, ou végétale, qui soudain font corps et âme avec les grains, alliance chaude, mate, d’une inégalable profondeur, plongée ensorcelante d’une nature vers une autre, comme une évocation des cycles de transformation, après la Vie , la mort, et de nouveau la vie.

Entre peinture et sculpture, ensuite, il s’agit de travailler la matière en fines couches successives, mille feuilles instinctivement composé, au fil d’un geste inlassablement répété, mouvement méditatif grâce auquel atteindre une dimension inédite, de l’infiniment petit -le grain- à l’infiniment grand - le cosmos- de l’hier au toujours, de la réalité à l’intemporel.

Empreints de thèmes symboliques ou mythologiques, Les « sablés » d’ Oona gwelloc’h racontent tous une histoire d’outre-monde, fossiles d’art qui disent l’au-delà. Un au-delà serein, d’emblée inscrit dans l’éternité.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Triskel : made of Ash , Diameter: a little less that 2 inches ( a little less that 5 cm ) , finish: bee wax , linseed oil , light brown pigment / Deer leather cord .

Otherworldly Bird / Bull Roarer

Made of Ash , 7 and I/2 inches long ( 19.5 cm) , 2 inches at the largest point ( 5 cm) . leather simple line 4 feet long .

Note : This bull roarer sounds really good !

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Whizzer !

This bull roarer is made of aspen , and has been tinted before carving . The carving in , has been paint with antic gold water based pigment .

Note : This is the bull roarer that I make so far that has the best sound ! :)

Horse spirit

made of ash , 4 inches long , bee was , linseed oil , light brown pigment .

Who have a connection to the Horse will know the intent behind this piece ( as all animal sprits )

Owl spirit

made of Ash , 3 inches and 1/4 long , bee wax finish .

Who has a connection with Owl spirit will know the intent behind this piece ! :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My own Bull-roarer

I cannot let this one go, during the making it became mine , and so much of what I seek is written in it!
I'm just posting it , to share a little bit of it ! :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spiritual warrior talisman

Spear head shape talisman made of ash, 4 inches long ( 10 cm ) , 2 inches large ( 5 cm) .
Intent : protection for the way of a spiritual warrior .
Finish : Bee wax , linseed oil , rosemary essential oil + dark pigment .

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Aspen Wand

Aspen is from the willow family , here as well this wand has a particular energy that I will relate to waves and rain, a water energy. I could suggest this wand for somebody that is really Earthy , or for somebody that need "help" in the intent to connect with Grove spirits, or spirit of the Place.

Gone to its owner.

Cosmic tree Talisman - Protection .

There is something to say about making Talisman, it is for me a particular vibration, very different that making a wand or a staff , I cannot really explain but it is "demanding" of a particular energy. The intent is " protection for the one who journey" .

This Talisman is made of Ash, and is about 4 inches long ( 10 cm) , 1 1/2 inch large ( 4 cm) . Finish bee wax, linseed oil, Rosemary essential oil and dark brown pigment.

Little cosmic tree talisman had find his soul friend , it is with great joy that he is flying away from me , with the right and loving energy ! Blessing on both of them .

A word from cosmic tree special friend :


Last year I travelled around Brittany for a few days and afterwards searched the web for more information about the places I had seen. This is how I came over Oonagh's blog, purely by "chance"! Her work enchanted me and I came back afterwards every now and again to see if she had published more woodcraft.
Beginning of March, I saw the photos of a talisman with the carving of the Cosmic Tree and was intrigued. Yggdrasil has spoken to me many times in my meditations and I had sometimes thought of getting jewelry with his image but somehow it was never right… When I saw Oonagh's carving, I new that this was "it"! We discussed a little via email and soon Cosmic Tree had found his way to me. From the moment I had seen the photograph to the day I met him, I had known that this tree was special and that somehow our paths were linked. Oonagh had specified that he had protective powers and the day he arrived, my husband had a bad accident and escaped with just a few bruises. To me, this was a sign that indeed Tree belonged to us.
Slowly we are now getting to know each other. I wear him on a leather band around my neck, over my heart chakra, and often in the mornings I take special time to connect with him in spirit and talk. We both felt a little shy in the beginning but that feeling passed quickly. So I learned that his name is "Tuilleach", a reference to the sidhe, the "Fire People". I also saw in my mind the tree he came from and got impressions of the place he used to live in. Over these last ten days, Tuilleach has become a close friend who is guiding me on a path into discovering the world of animism and the Otherworld. It feels like we were destined to meet and walk this part of our paths together. There is a whole new world out there that I am eager to meet and Tuilleach is part of that world. I am grateful to Oonagh for the work she is doing and the way she is listening to the powers that guide her. I am grateful that Tuilleach and I have met and I am curious to see where this path is leading us.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Magic Circle's tool !

This two objects have no name yet! Long ago in Ancient Celtic art book , I saw an object made of bone, that had this kind of shape ! I wondered what it was made for ? It is call "trial" piece by archeologists, presuming that it was a trial piece for bronzesmiths, but no residue of bronze was ever found in it.

Over the last year. I have been struggling with a way to make my own magic circle, I thought about different ways to call the spirits in without having to stand at the four directions ! Humming is part of my practice , but I didn't feel the spark that I need for a circle , something was missing ! I knew that it was a "tool" but what can create this spark !?
Then I saw a video of Cassandra Latham , a practicing which from Cornwall. In this video she is spinning over her head a similar shaped tool attach to a thread ( it is seems ) ... and that I her way to create a circle and call the spirit helpers, when doing a magical act. ... It really talks to me !
I try to contact Cassandra Latham , but did not get any answer ! ... Since , I did two , and I'm still looking into the shape that whistles the best . These two are doing the job , creating the spark I was looking for , and I must say it helps me to practice more and in a simple way , I do really feel that spirits are responding to the Whistle ! :)