Beltane Sabbat Ritual Photoshoot With Blythe Dolls
Our thanks to Katrin who has created this Beltane Sabbat photoshoot especially for our annual May Day Magic ritual – using Blythe dolls!
Katrin loves working with Blythe Dolls. If you’ve not heard of them, they are collectible dolls which were originally briefly produced in the seventies. Since the turn of the millennium they’ve been made and distributed by a Japanese company. They can be fully customized by their owners, from their wigs and eye colours right down to their expressions. Some people buy each new edition as a collectible, but others customize them to look unique (and there’s some amazing/terrifying work out there).
As a one-off project, Katrin has created a gorgeous and inspiring Beltane Sabbat photoshoot, just for Mookychick.
Click on the photos to enlarge them. Revel in the details – and share your own inspirations for Beltane revels with us via Twitter on @MayDayMagick.
Let the Beltane Sabbat commence…
Perdida Marie loves #MayDayMagic (even if she doesn’t like her wig!)
Zenobia wishes you peace and #MayDayMagic!
Loubitha Tabouise raises a toast to #MayDayMagic
The dolls’ May Day wildflower crowns were created with bluebells, celandine, daises and ivy leaves. Katrin told us the crowns were surprisingly hard to make, being so tiny, but these little wildflowers were perfect for the job!
Each doll wears a dress knitted by hand for the occasion. The colours of these cute little dresses (who said witches always wear black?) have been selected to celebrate the cusp of Spring and Summer. The Blythe dolls work their magic in style wearing sky blue, foliage green and Beltane fire colours – with floral wreaths to match.
As the Blythe Witches gather to work their light magic using the power of three, they have all the tools they need for the job. Their sacred goblets are the perfect size to drink from, and Katrin picked up that tiny cauldron at a Doreen Valiente exhibit held in Brighton in 2016.
Join our May Day Magic Ritual on May 1st
Our annual May Day Magic Crowning ritual is launching this year. And you are invited to take part, wherever you are in the world.
With an easy five-minute ritual we shall all come together to anoint each other with magical May Day Crowns – even if there are thousands of miles between us. Together we will celebrate our creative fertility and our empowered nature.
Join with us on May Day and be there at the start!
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