Art Witchcraft is a path of witchcraft focused around the use of color and the creation of physical forms of art imbued with magic.
This path can be catered towards whichever artistic medium you prefer: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Digital, Traditional, Written etc. but typically involves an increased interest in sigil making, visual spellwork, Divination and utilizing the psychological effects of color for magical purposes.
Crystals to promote creativity: citrine, amethyst, blue lace agate, tiger’s eye, garnet, lapis lazuli, bloodstone, apatite, carnelian, herkimer diamond, celestite, aventurine, chrysoprase, kunzite, opal.
An Art Witch’s tools can be anything that you use within your current artistic works. You can dedicate a particular paintbrush to function as a wand, directing energy and intent into your visual spells. You can create sculptures of your guardians to place within your sacred space. Maybe you want to craft your own divination tools (i.e. runes, dice, tarot, oracle, pendulums etc) or wear specific clothes when working your magic or charge your papers, pencils, waters, clays etc.
What art means to me? It means everything. Since I was little and I got my first water colors and color pencils, I was hooked. I just couldn´t stop making art. Trying new things, learning and seeing your own progress is so satisfying. I lost my inspiration time to time, but last year after watching oooh so many art Youtubers, I realized I need to make art for me, not somebody else. It was the stress about making "good" art that kept me from doing anything. It doesn´t matter do you make next masterpiece, only that matters is that you enjoy making it. Also, if you are not feeling normal kind of art making, there is a lot of different kind of crafts you can make.
|Newest crafts by the window|
I try to draw and paint now way more than I used to do before. Even the times I don´t feel like it. Sometimes pushing ourselves can make a whole new different route. I have ended up enjoying every time making something, even though I thought I didn´t even want to do anything or had "artist block". My favorite type of making art is now mixed media, I want to use everything I wanna use in one painting. It had made the whole process super fun. I also like watercolors, after probably 15 years, phew. And also making all witchy crafts by hand gives me joy at the moment. I want to put everything on the walls and everybody to see, which is really new to me. Also what is new is sigils and making more artsy witchy stuff while my painting. I gathered few tips which I found from Tumblr.
Artsy Witch Tips:
-use a blend of star anise, sunflower petals, mugwort, and marigold for creativity.
-amazonite, orange calcite, and citrine are great for getting motivated and energized for your creative endeavors.
-charge your paint water and use them for potions, spells, etc.
-do small paintings as offerings for your deities.
-stain your watercolor papers with teas that associate with the energy you want to manifest.
-use sketchbooks as grimoires/books of shadows.
-keep a spiritual journal to think, write, and draw in.
-charge your paintings by drying them in moonlight/sunlight (not for too long or the paint can fade).
-draw/paint/write for a spell or ritual and hang up the product near your altar when you are done to help manifest it quicker.
-sing to your ancestors, deities, or spirit guides.
-paint or draw a charging space to place your crystals on.
-draw crystal grids for your crystals.
-hide sigils everywhere. under paint, as a signature, in designs, in water, everywhere pal!
-speaking of sigils, make a name sigil. it can be used for a signature or just to make sure no one can steal your art
-cleanse your art supplies like you would your witch supplies. it does wonders.
-diffuse essential oils beside you as you work to correspond to the emotion of your art (please use therapeutic grade oils)
-give your pieces a lil smooch after they’re finished to help them find the appreciation they deserve.
-music is powerful for adding emotion. use it
-dont have witchy materials? paint/draw pictures of them. add corresponding essential oils to your paint water/paper/visualize and you can use the image similar to how you’d use the materials you don’t have
-paint/draw witches. witch art is cool. also diverse witches. diversity is cool.
-put Crystals In Every Thing. Make crystal elixirs for paint water/charge your paper/tablet/canvas with them. put a crystal in your pencil case. tape one to your forehead. drawers? put crystals in them.
-plants r nice and make you feel like a cool forest being. put a plant where you make art and now out have a pal.
-remember you hold the universe in your hands and mold it in two ways, through magick and art, and the two aren’t really that different
- use knot magic to create macramé, friendship bracelets, knitting or crocheting projects.
-sew poppets in different shapes and sizes!
- create small clay figures (animals, people, or even simple shapes with sigils carved into them), offering bowls, and candle holders as offerings or decoration for your altar.
-use smoke cleansing to your tools
|Today´s outfit was borrowed from Tatja´s closet|
If you work with the elements:
Earth - Paper
Water - Used in the painting process
Air - Either naturally dried or use of a hairdryer.
Fire - You can burn the final image
Spirit - Your intent/The paint- Customize this to suit your craft!
Sea Witches - Use storm water
Lunar/Space Witches - Use full moon water
Pastel Witches - Only use pastel colors
Digital/City Witches- Use an app to edit a photo of your target and draw on the image with colors.
Deities: Do you work with specific deities? Devote a casting to them or use colors associated with your chosen god/goddess.
Remember that you’re a good artist and witch and you’ll only get better over time. You are a creator physically and spiritually, you have the power of manifestation flowing through you.