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Updated for June 2020

Welcome! I'm Beth, formerly known online as Beth Wodandis. Like so many other people, I recently found myself laid off as a result of the pandemic. While quarantined at home with my critters, I had plenty of time for thought and soul-searching (when not worrying about my wife Jo, who has continued to work at her grocery store job--as one of the new class of "essential workers"--throughout the entire thing).

During this enforced time at home (which--not gonna lie--has been a dream come true for an introvert like me), some things have shifted, some have shaken free, and some long-held assumptions about myself have fallen away, to be replaced by a sense of wonder. (As in, "I wonder what would happen if I...")

For example...

- Although I would still classify myself at least loosely as a 
Norse polytheist, I'm coming to find that the natural world, and the spirits who inhabit it, is more important to me and more central to my practice than a detached and remote world of gods and other astral beings. *shrugs* I'm a Virgo, and we prefer what we can see, touch, and taste, so I guess this was bound to happen eventually.  And along with this shift has come a heightened sense of place, a need to connect with places that matter to me, and a renewed call to work with herbs.

- Although I love crafting, I have zero interest in just churning out countless near-identical copies of the same thing in order to make money. (Of course, this is exactly what handmade business pundits recommend you do!) I'm not a machine, and I'm not in competition with Walmart.  What I am is passionate about sewing (and, let's face it, all forms of creating) and I have a deep drive to explore it in ways I haven't dared before: garment creation, challenging myself with new techniques, making my home into a nest, and finding ways to re-use old materials instead of buying new ones (whenever possible).

- Although I love Tarot and do intend to return to offering readings, I'm not feeling ready to do that quite yet. So one of my goals for this summer is to begin re-exploring the cards, re-learning them, and basically just having some fun with them.

-Perhaps most importantly, being laid off while learning to navigate in a COVID-infected world (with all of the attendant shortages and threats) has me learning to make do and be happy with what I have, to "shop at home" before rushing to buy, to do what I can to help preserve our earth's precious resources instead of squandering them, and to settle into being what I've always been at heart: a homebody, a hearth witch, a kitchen witch. This has seen me doing a lot of reorganizing and home improvement projects, as well as a fair amount of experimenting in the kitchen (sometimes successfully, and sometimes--due to my IBS dietary triggers--to disastrous effect).

Along with all of the above, I've decided to take the leap into making more involved and better-produced videos, involving more research, more how-tos, and most importantly of all a real camcorder! My goal is to start out by making 2-3 videos per week for the general public (to which my Patreon supporters will have early access), along with perhaps one or two extra, Patreon-exclusive videos. 

What sorts of videos can you expect to see? Join me for crafting and sewing projects and how-tos, herbal studies along with herbal crafting, gardening, home DIY, my attempts to recreate recipes, Tarot and deck chit chat, Norse paganism info, spiritual rambles, and--best of all--video visits with my adorable pets.

Also, I will be getting an adult trike soon and hope to eventually also get a Go-Pro-style sports camera so I can take you along on some of my outdoor adventures here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

If any of the above interests you, great! I'm also re-implementing my one-tier reward system, so $1 per month gets you an all access-pass: early access to all videos, plus exclusive access to any posts or videos I make specifically for my Patreon supporters. I'f you'd like to give me more than $1 per month, that is gratefully and enthusiastically accepted, but in no way is it required.
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