Saturday, August 2, 2014
Wood-burned Harp, “Joy” (By Katrina) - by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

Wood-burned Harp, “Joy” (By Katrina) - by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

Friday, August 1, 2014
Peace Knot - by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy
A very difficult piece. For Coop to create this from a single piece of red cedar takes a steady hand and deep concentration.

Peace Knot - by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

A very difficult piece. For Coop to create this from a single piece of red cedar takes a steady hand and deep concentration.

T-minus 17 days until the opening of the Maryland Renaissance Festival!
Come by our booth and see the carvings in person and talk to the artist.
(We’re on Art Fire and Etsy as well)

T-minus 17 days until the opening of the Maryland Renaissance Festival!

Come by our booth and see the carvings in person and talk to the artist.

(We’re on Art Fire and Etsy as well)

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Had a BIG custom order for a Methodist Cross. We may have gone a bit over-board on the sanding….
We’re going to keep a BIG piece in stock during shows and if they’re popular, they may stick around! 
Find us (Signs of Spirit) and our many spiritual symbols on Art Fire and Etsy

Had a BIG custom order for a Methodist Cross. We may have gone a bit over-board on the sanding….

We’re going to keep a BIG piece in stock during shows and if they’re popular, they may stick around! 

Find us (Signs of Spirit) and our many spiritual symbols on Art Fire and Etsy

Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Triple Moon Triskele, Red Cedar Wood Carving - by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

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Triple Moon Triskele, Red Cedar Wood Carving - by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

Friday, July 18, 2014
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Mini Pentacle, Red Cedar Wood Carving - by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

signsofspirit:

Mini Pentacle, Red Cedar Wood Carving - by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

Thursday, July 17, 2014
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Handful of Spiritual carvings, and a triquetra alter box - by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

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Handful of Spiritual carvings, and a triquetra alter box - by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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Celtic Knot Spirit Animal wall at our booth at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival (TX) - Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

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Celtic Knot Spirit Animal wall at our booth at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival (TX) - Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Double Pentacle, Cedar Woodcarving -by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy
MEANING: The upward point of the star is representative of the spirit. The other four points all represent an element; earth, air, fire, and water. All these things contribute to life and are a part of each of us.The implication of a 5 pointed star with one point down, is of spirit subservient to matter, of man subservient to his carnal desires. While some see this as representing the dark side and consider it an evil symbol, in Gardnerian Wicca (which is usually considered to be the earliest tradition of Wicca still in existence and from which most subsequent Wiccan traditions are derived) the inverted pentacle is the symbol of Gardnerian second degree initiation, representing the need of the witch to learn to face the darkness within so that it may not later rise up to take control. The circle symbolizes eternity and infinity, the cycles of life and nature; it contains and protects. The circle touching all points indicates that the spirit, earth, air, water and fire are all connected and becomes a symbol of the holistic relationship between Human Spirituality and the Physical Universe.So, by combining the two pentacles, we have the lessons of the physical over the spiritual and the self-awareness facing our attachments to the ‘illusions of manifestation’; balanced with the striving of Humanity (earthly elements) to reach for Spirit (the Divine). Aside from the symbolic meaning…Coop’s carving of this piece is truly masterful! He is taking a board that is less then one inch deep and carving 3 separate levels…without breaking the piece…most of the time…

signsofspirit:

Double Pentacle, Cedar Woodcarving -by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

MEANING: The upward point of the star is representative of the spirit. The other four points all represent an element; earth, air, fire, and water. All these things contribute to life and are a part of each of us.

The implication of a 5 pointed star with one point down, is of spirit subservient to matter, of man subservient to his carnal desires. While some see this as representing the dark side and consider it an evil symbol, in Gardnerian Wicca (which is usually considered to be the earliest tradition of Wicca still in existence and from which most subsequent Wiccan traditions are derived) the inverted pentacle is the symbol of Gardnerian second degree initiation, representing the need of the witch to learn to face the darkness within so that it may not later rise up to take control. 

The circle symbolizes eternity and infinity, the cycles of life and nature; it contains and protects. The circle touching all points indicates that the spirit, earth, air, water and fire are all connected and becomes a symbol of the holistic relationship between Human Spirituality and the Physical Universe.

So, by combining the two pentacles, we have the lessons of the physical over the spiritual and the self-awareness facing our attachments to the ‘illusions of manifestation’; balanced with the striving of Humanity (earthly elements) to reach for Spirit (the Divine). 

Aside from the symbolic meaning…
Coop’s carving of this piece is truly masterful! He is taking a board that is less then one inch deep and carving 3 separate levels…without breaking the piece…most of the time…

Monday, July 14, 2014
signsofspirit:

Mini Pentacle - by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy

signsofspirit:

Mini Pentacle - by Signs of Spirit on Art Fire and Etsy