Welcome to my creative space! I am the creator of La Boheme Magique (Bohemian Magic) which started out in 2007 as a craft blog on blogspot.com. There, I would post creative projects, my art journal pages, unique finds, magical recipes, and my obsession with the movie Practical Magic!
As 2015 started, I wanted to rebrand Bohemian Magic Studios, but I wasn’t sure about the direction I wanted to take it. I brainstormed a lot of different ideas, but it wasn’t until I took an online tarot course, that I had decided that I wanted to use this space to pursue all of my holistic endeavors. I have always had a deep connection with a magickal realm that I have created for myself. I now want to invite all of you into that sacred little space where I will share all of my enchanted creations with all of you!
This will include, but is not limited to: my magickal recipes, arts and crafts projects, stories of witches, the fae, gnomes, sprites, and trolls, my knowledge of herbs, essential oils, and the tarot, and my most recent obsession – The Wheel of the year and all of its beautiful sabbats, and even esbats (moon celebrations)!
As I learn all of these new and wonderful things about living a magickal life, I am sharing them with you in real time, as I go! I am a teacher by nature, and what better way to get my creativity out into the world than by teaching, through my own personal experience! Everybody has a creative streak in them whether they realize it or not. I believe that I am here on this earth to nourish that little spark in everyone, and encourage them to embrace the little witch that lies within them.
As Alice Hoffman wrote in Practical Magic…
“There is a little witch in all of us…”
Did You Know?
- I have attended the duCret School of Art and graduated in 2005 with a certificate in graphic design and children’s book illustration.
- I have been teaching music enrichment with the Sing A Song program for the past 5 years in preschools, day care centers, and young childhood development facilities all over Central New Jersey.
- I sing and play guitar, ukulele, and a little piano. You can check out my musical endeavors at www.JustinasWorld.com
- I am a certified Tarot Reader and Holistic Practitioner through the Heart to Heart Institute (www.hearttoheartinstitute.com)
Medium of Choice:
* Watercolors & Ink for Illustrations & Art Journaling
* Acrylics for painting objects
* I also LOVE mod podge glue, glitter & collage!
* Film & Video (I LOVE making art videos!)
*Adobe Photoshop CS 6 for designing, retouching, manipulating.
* Adobe Indesign for layout
* Logic for Audio Recording
* iMovie & Final Cut Pro for Video Editing
* Platform: Mac OS X
Things to Refurbish:
Old Furniture, Dollhouses, Recycled Bottle Caps, Mason Jars, Wooden Boxes, Shoes, Wooden Birdhouses, & Old Bed Comforters Make Great Window Valances! Things I’m Inspired By: Fantasy, Fairies, Goblins, Butterflies, White Horses, Unicorns, Flowers, Books, Candles, The Universe, Stars, The Circus, Ballet, Wind Chimes, Dream Catchers, Feathers, Mermaids, Love…
Practical Magic, Moulin Rouge, Water For Elephants, Gatsby, Romeo & Juliet (Baz Luhrman), Saawariya, Frida, The Nightmare Before Chrismas, James & the Giant Peach, Frankenweenie, Coraline, Eat Pray Love, Under the Tuscan Sun, Chocolat, Alice In Wonderland, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, The Neverending Story, Hook, Peter Pan.
Music that Inspires Me to Make Art:
Gary Stadler, Amy Lee, Evanescence, Within Temptation, Danny Elfman, Children’s Choir of Nice, Tilo Alperman, George Winston, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Vanessa Carlton, Hana Pestle, Any sort of Instrumental Piano or Strings.
Frida Kahlo, Tim Burton, Brian Froud, Da Vinci, Matisse
Francesca Lia Block, Sarah Addison Allen, Edgar Allen Poe, Lewis Carroll, T.A. Barron, Liz Gilbert, Paulo Coelho
The Ancient One, Dangerous Angels, Primavera, Ecstasia, Necklace of Kisses, Ruby, The Hanged Man, Garden Spells, Practical Magic, The Rules of Magic, The Alchemist, Women Who Run With the Wolves.
Favorite Magickal Tools: Rose Petals, Lavender Buds, Sage Wands, Clear quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, and citrine crystals, my Joie de Vivre Tarot Deck by Paulina Cassidy, Spiced Tea, Sea Salt, Essential Oils, The Moon, my body for it has its own inner clock.
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius Sun, Cancer Moon
Totem Animals: The fox, the raven, black cats