Sunday, August 28, 2016

New Grimoire

Well, I finally found a book I would like to use as a Grimoire. Originally I was going to make my own, but after watching several videos on book making, researching supplies, and looking at other Grimoires and Books of Shadows I decided it was best I purchase something already bound. I had toyed with the idea of using a three-ring binder or making a book with removable pages so I could move things around as I needed, but I felt like I would begin to lose things if I used these methods. Making a book with removable pages is also fairly time consuming, and time is something I do not have a lot of especially right now.

After watching a video the other night where a fellow witch showed off her handmade Grimoire, I felt the urge to start looking for mine own. Finding and starting a true Grimoire has been on my list of goals for this year, but the timing hasn't felt right. However, after seeing her beautiful artwork I felt inspired to start my own.

I spent sometime browsing on Amazon looking at blank books when an idea hit me. Why not purchase a large sketch book? The pages are blank and heavy enough to paint on if I desire. They are acid free so I don't have to worry about it breaking down in my life time and relatively inexpensive. Low and behold I found a large 600 page sketchbook for just $25 on Amazon. Kind of hard to beat, don't you think?

I am very excited to start work on my Grimoire although I probably won't be able to spend much time with it until October where I have a week off. Being a first year teacher and a student is hard work and much of my time has been spent working, even while I am home.

I am still planning out sections so if you have some suggestions or tips please let me know. I want to get it down and in an order I like before I start because once I begin, that's it. I'd also love to see your BOS's and Grimoires if you would like to share them with me.

Happy crafting!

7 comments:

  1. Have fun personalizing! You asked for suggestions—even though you may know all your sabbats (or holidays), I find it useful to jot down notes of rituals you've enjoyed or recipes you found particularly special. That way you can look back and see how you've enjoyed the sabbat in previous years and even start traditions if you'd like.

    Enjoy your week off in October!!! Sounds like you more than earned it!

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    1. That's a good idea! Thank you for the suggestion. I'll be sure to leave a couple pages between each sabbat for such notes. I am a sucker for recipes and crafts. =D

      And thank you. Just 1 more month and I get a break. I cannot wait. Haha!

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  2. So mercury retrograde deleted my first comment. >.<

    I have three grimoires. One on pinterest (it's hidden so I don't have to worry about my pins all over my friend's feed)
    One decorative, and one formal one, also a sketchbook similar to yours.
    I got the sketchbook one at a local arts and crafts store ($8!) and that will be the one that I transfer everything I am collecting thus far into. As a Virgo, I had to have a plan for organized sections, but as an artist, I needed a book that I could start collecting spells and such in. And the decorative one has RAVENS on it...from a metasphysical shop :)

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    1. OMG! I totally missed you even commented...even after you fixed it! Seems the internet world and Mercury Retro are out to get us all! Haha!

      3 grimoires?! Girl you are cray cray.

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    2. Lol! I know, it's a bit much. I am an information hoarder, haha! And it's funny you mentioned not seeing the comments because I know you are always good about responding. This retrograde has been so. Effing.crazy.

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    3. Everything lately has been extremely crazy. All I want to do is read my books and drink tea, two things I haven't been able to do since the beginning of August.

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  3. I Hope you enjoy your upcoming break, it sounds much deserved! I need to downsize my obligations a bit since I haven't had time to create my art..which as an artist, that is a problem :)

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