If you're not familiar with our book club, it's a twist on a traditional concept. We pick a selection of books, read them, and discuss them just like any regular book club... except we take it one step further. Participants are asked to create something that they were inspired to create from what they read. It could be anything! Most of us are jewelry-makers, so there's a lot of jewelry, but every now and then we'll get a photograph or someone will bedazzle a shoe or create an intaglio print! For the current list of book club books, CLICK HERE.
For August, we read "The Silver Witch" by Paula Brackston. It was an enchanting tale that wove together the lives of two women – a ceramist named Tilda set in modern times and a shaman named Seren inhabiting the ancient Celtic world. The story follows Tilda in a journey of self-discovery, overcoming fear and grief, claiming personal power, and how her fate is intertwined with the mysterious history of the Welsh countryside that she now calls home.
Everyone at the meet-up agreed that they really enjoyed the book and found it loaded with juicy visuals to pull inspiration from. Many of the members said that they were so impressed with the book that they had started reading Brackston's other magically-oriented books.