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[Lazytea's Brew] Rune Project - Kenaz



Kenaz refers to the ability to create your own reality. You do not need to live in the reality manufactured by others or society; you are your own reality artist and engineer. The rune is associated with vision, creativity, inspiration, revelation, and the technical ability to make it all real.

Reverse Interpretation - Kenaz reversed usually refers to the end of something. When you cling to something when it is time to let go and then it will probably only bring pain and suffering.

Element - fire

Polarity - feminine

Planet - Venus

Color - light red

Crystal - Bloodstone

Plant - Cowslip

Tree - Pine

Deity - Heimdall, Freyja, Frey


"Ulcer is fatal to children; death makes a corpse pale." - Old Norwegian

"Disease fatal to children and painful spot and abode of mortification." - Old Icelandic

"The torch is known to every living man by its pale, bright flame; it always burns where pinces sit within." - Anglo-Saxon

[Lazytea's Brew] Rune Project - Raido


journey, moving, change

Raido is about travel, moving, relocation, taking a vacation. This may be referring to movement in the physical sense or may mean a psychological change or that of relationship. It supports retaionality and common sense, seeing the wider perspective on a situation before acting.

REverse - Interpretation - Raido reversed can mean feeling stuck or unable to change. On a more literal level this reversed rune could signify travel problems, a missed flight or a broken down car.

Element - Air

Polarity - masculine

Zodiac - Sagittarius

Color - bright red

Crystal - Chrysophase

Plant - Mugwort

Tree - Oak

Deity - Ing, Perthus


"Riding is said to be the worst thing for horses; Reginn forged the finest sword." - Old Norwegian

"Riding is of sitting a blessing and swift journey and horses toiling" - Old Icelandic

"Riding seems easy to every warrior while he is indoors and very courageous to him who traverses the high-roads on the back of a stout horse." - Anglo-Saxon

[Lazytea's Brew] Rune Project - Ansuz


God, breath

Ansuz is the rune of Odin, the principal Norse god. Ansuz stands for wisdom, knowledge, mental stability, and insight. The rune may be referring to a message, or to the power of communication, especially the ability to listen.

Reverse Interpretation - Ansuz may come up reversed when there is a misunderstanding. You may not be getting your ideas across clearly. You may lack necessary information. Someone may be giving unhelpful advice or misleading information. Ansuz reversed can also be a warning not to misinterpret information.

dElement - air

Polarity - masculine

Planet - Venus

Color - dark blue

Crystal - Emerald

Plant - Fly Agaric

Tree - Ash

Deity - Odin, Loki, Eostre


"Oss is aged Gautr and prince of Asgardr and lord of Vallhalla. chief Jupiter." - Icelandic

"? is the source of all language, a pillar of wisdom and a comfort to wise men, a blessing and a joy to every night." - Anglo-Saxon

[Lazytea's Brew] Rune Project - Thurisaz


resistance, directed force, will, male sexuality, temptation

Thurisaz can represent being in the right place at the right time. Drawing Thurizas may be telling us to think before acting. It represents the value of action through non-action, the ability to wait.

Reverse Interpretation - A reversed Thurisaz requires contemplation. It's a warning not to be too hasty in your decisions and actions. Think carefully before acting or starting something new.

Element - fire

Polarity - masculine

Planet - Mars

Color - bright red

Crystal - Sapphire

Tree - Blackthorn

Plant - houseleek

Deity - Thor

- Poetry-

"Thurs ("Giant") causes anguish to women, misfortune makes few men cheerful." - Old Norwegian

"Thurs ("Giant") is torture of women and cliff-dweller and husband of a giantess Saturn's thegn." - Old Icelandic

"The thorn is exceedingly sharp, and evil thing for any knight to touch, uncommony severe on all who sit smong them." - Anglo-Saxon

[Lazytea's Brew] Rune Project - Uruz


endurance, manifestation, energy, courage, healing, forgiveness

Uruz represents the physical or mental strength required to fulfill your dreams. Often characterizing change, Uruz may refer to an exciting opportunity that requires you to let go of the past in order to receive the future. In the area of relationships, Uruz points to the ned to settle disputes with others so that you may reach your full potential without conflict holding you back.

Reverse Interpretation - Uruz reversed can signify the need for a long, hard look at your relationship with yourself. You may be missing opportunities due to lack of confidence, self-discipline or some other weakness, physical or psychological. Only you can make the life changes you desire. Extra vigilance may be required in order to improve your health.

Element - earth

Polarity - masculine

Zodiac - Taurus

Color - dark green

Crystal - Carbuncle

Plant - Iceland Moss

Tree - Birch

Deity - Thor, Urd

- Poetry-

"Dross comes from bad iron; the reindeer often races over the frozen snow." - Old Norwegian

"Rain is lamentation of the clouds and ruin of the hay-harvest and abomination of the shepherd." - Old Icelandic

"The aurochs is proud and has great horns; it is very savage beast and fights with its horns; a great ranger of the moors, it is a creature of mettle." - Anglo-Saxon

[Lazytea's Brew] Runes Project - Fehu

money, wealth, social success, personal power, prosperity

Fehu is the rune of wealth. Fehu may be referring to looking for new profit or conserving what you have already gained. Fehu can also signify growth in relationship; this can mean working to make an existing relationship stronger and deeper, or taking an existing friendship into a new phase, possibly romantic. Share your true self and emotions and you will prosper and grow.

Reverse Interpretation - May signify financial loss if you are not careful. It might be time to re-evaluate your plans, especially financially. Fehu reversed can signify failed ambition, bad luck or health problems but may just signify obstacles to be met rather than a serious failure. In the realm of relationships this stone may be telling you that your timing is not right or that you are likely blowing things out of proportion. Be careful not to let negative emotions tear you apart.

Element - Fire and earth

Polarity - feminine

Zodiac - Aries

Color - light red

Crystal - moss agate

Plant - nettle

Tree - Elder

Deity - Frey, Freyja


"Wealth is a source of discord amongst kin; the wolf lives in the forest." - Old Norwegian

"Wealth is a source of discord amongst king and fire of the sea and path of the serpent." - Old Icelandic

"Wealth is a consolation to all men Yet much of it must each man give away If glory he desire To gain before his god." - Anglo-Saxon

[Lazytea's Brew] Whan that aprill

Sometimes you just have tangle.... this is on Canson Illustration board. It's a soothing surface for the micron pens. This was very relaxing.

The Rune Project is my main focus. I have finished 6 more runes. I think I'll post them separately so I can use the posts as a means of organization.

[Lazytea's Brew] Blended lines

I was inspired by Tiffany Lovering and tried my own "blended lines." I think I would do a few things differently next time and will make sure I can access my Sharpies which might blend better than the art markers. Coloring is difficult with cataracts. I will also make different width lines and not outline the lines. It was fun and I learned a lot.

Thenk I found a couple tangles when I was looking for my mailing labels. They have a way of getting mixed in with the old mail and clutter. The Christmas hearth was one of my first tangles like that back in October. The other one was to play with some newly learned tangles A couple have become my favorites. It was done in January. I can see that my shading is getting better. I still don't feel like I really know what I'm doing when it comes to shading though.
An unexpected power outage fried my cable modem and cable box so I'm just now getting around to posting these. Apparently, posting from my Samsung Tablet is going to require an expenditure of brain power. You'd think mobile blogging would be easier. Above is "Bonsai" because I felt like it. I'm procrastinating on starting my study of the runes. I think I want to make them smaller. This is a bit large and I tend to stick with the same tangle to use up space.

This combines several recent Diva Challenges. I'm not quite brave enough to post my link on her site. She has some very accomplished tanglers and I'm a rank novice. This combines the newest official tangle Rixty and the challenge to use my initials as a string. I'm afraid I wasn't very creative that night. I also wanted to try the colors on the tan colored cardstock. I'm not sure how the cardstock would stand up to wet blending so I did the best I could with the stump. I really can't see very well on this colored paper. But, I love the effect.

More tangling on watercolor. Just for fun - I attempted another Diva Challenge to use Quandary. I'm not sure it turned out quite as I thought it would but a few circles transformed it into flowers. There are no mistakes in Zentangle.

Fun on pale yellow cardstock with blue Micron ink and a bit o soft gray shading. this is a Zendala but I'm still having trouble planning them out.

BE as a greeting card. I think I like the first one better and this one was challenging. Maybe I was just tired. It was fun and I see some elements I'm going to carry forth. Whimsy is such a release for me.

Next I need to start focusing on the rune project so I can start packing up my fancy supplies for the big move. We had our home inspected by the buyers on Friday..... This could be it (with guarded enthusiasm as not to jinx it). I should also think of something for Miss May's upcoming birthday. Maybe I'll just give her the blue teapot.

[Lazytea's Brew] Another attempt

Playing with the whole greeting card thing again

Below is attempt 2 at the peeking bunny. Thank you, Jean for helping make this bunny a little less bizarre and creepy.

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