Step into a world of beauty and wonder through nature and art.
This rise into enchantment is no magic spell, but rather, a feeling of delightful pleasure or endearment – arising through the portals of our senses. As we walk through the gateway of enchantment, we find ourselves on the path of reverence – an awakening to the interconnectedness of all and a loving appreciation for the unique beingness of Earth.
It is to see oneself in another; to look into the eyes of the beloved and see infinity looking back. If we want a living world, we have to act from a place where the world is alive.
Enchantment brings reverence, reverence brings healing, healing bring reunion.
“We felt what it was like to be those turtles. We could hardly stop watching them. In that moment, the thought that we would harm them for anything less than a sacred purpose was horrifying and absurd. We knew them as precious in and of themselves, not for any use to us. Few people, dropping into that moment, could escape that enchantment. Yet, every day, we participate in systems that treat turtles and much else as resources to exploit, or make them collateral damage in other exploitation. We cannot avoid this participation, for we live in that system, and that system lives in us. More and more of us no longer feel at home in it though. It cannot easily accommodate our reverence, our enchantment, and our true purpose of service to life.”
~ Charles Eisenstein
Rediscovering Our Earthly Enchantment
This eighth-annual, artistic coalescence features a collection of visual treats, in wild streets, to inspire enchanting sweets.
- Fifteen, high-resolution photographs of Skye’s 2021 creative collaborations with Earth and Space (two versions to pick from)
- The photos feature ancient forests and lakes on Vancouver Island and both wild and urban parks in Alberta, Canada
- 13 months of coloured, calendar grids – with holidays, lunar cycles, and eclipses for each month of 2022
- Inspirational thoughts and stories each month, written by Skye, to fill your heart and engage your mind
- Digital photos from both versions of the calendar (Earth and Cosmic to pick from– details below), with an expanded story excerpt from each month’s quote – emailed to your inbox on the 1st of each month
- 10% of proceeds this year are being donated to the Fairy Creek – Last Stand efforts to protect the remaining old growth forests on Vancouver Island
You can find the full collection of the past seven years of Cosmic calendars here at this link (along with my entire archives in the other albums on the flickr page)
There are two versions available to choose from:
- Earth Edition (nature art photos only)
- Cosmic Edition (nature art photos, digitally blended with space photography)
Samples from the same month are shown here to compare each version. The “Earth Edition” is the one on the right and the “Cosmic Edition” is the one below on the left.
There are three reciprocation choices for the calendars, to balance accessibility to you and sustainability for my work:
1. Kick Back – One calendar for $20, or two for $30
2. Around the Corner – $25 – you get one calendar and I gift one to someone who cannot afford it.
3. Gift – we all have times when our money is needed elsewhere and I don’t want a lack of funds to prevent you from enjoying the art. If this is the case for you, let me know and I can send you one from “around the corner”. Last year, 32 people received a gifted calendar thanks to the generosity of others.
*Note – Please add $3 for shipping in Canada or $7 for US shipping.
You can contact me here with this form to request your order, or simply send an etransfer to email@example.com, along with your requested versions, quantities, and your email so I can contact you for follow up.
*BONUS LIMITED TIME OFFER*
Would you like to receive more nature art and story-telling goodies through the rest of the year? Check out my Patreon page – and anyone who signs up as a Patron (any tier) during the month of November will receive a 2022 calendar as a gift of gratitude for your support. Check out the link here for more details and to be a part of the growing community of Earth lovers! (You can also simply ‘follow’ my patreon page if you are not able to financially support at this time)
*If you would like to simply join the monthly mailing list for the digital photos and stories, you may do so by clicking here to fill out the quick contact form.
Just as a tree can only thrive with the support of the forest, I too am only able to share these creative fruits due to the support of my mission by people like you. I thank you for however you feel inspired to reciprocate and keep the gifts flowing. May my art serve as a reminder of the beauty of the wild, the joy of co-creating with nature, and the healing power of a curiosity for the unknown. May the photos speak to the love of Earth in your heart and inspire your sense of enchantment and wonder – for every act of caring for one is an act of healing for all.
— with gratitude, Skye