The Forest Witch

The Forest Witch Story Inspired Teas & Magical Art
(6)

Many teas inspired by Gods and mythology, and stories from books, shows, movies and video games! Let your nerd bone be tickled!

Finally got my birthday paints!⁣⁣⁣🇫🇷 en bas⁣⁣I've been eyeing @sennelier1887 watercolours for ages, so was happy to buy ...
06/17/2020

Finally got my birthday paints!⁣


🇫🇷 en bas⁣

I've been eyeing @sennelier1887 watercolours for ages, so was happy to buy some to begin my collection!⁣

I made some colour charts as I usually do with new paints. My favourite is the glaze chart, I can't believe how vibrant they all got, so they definitely lived up to their claims!⁣

Here are the colours:⁣
Yellow Sophie⁣
Indian yellow⁣
French Vermillion⁣
Carmine⁣
Permanent magenta⁣
Sennelier blue (pthalo rouge)⁣
Prussian blue⁣



∆∆∆∆⁣


Finalement, j'ai reçu mes aquarelles que j'avais acheter pour mon anniversaire!⁣

Ça fait du temp que j'ai les admiré, donc j'étais exciter pour commencer mon collection de ses aquarelles.⁣

J'ai créer les nuanciers comme toujours avec les aquarelles nouvelles. J'aime tellement le nuancier de superposition, wow, elles sont tellement vibrantes! Elles ont été à la hauteur de leur revendication!⁣

Voici mes couleurs :⁣
Jaune Sophie⁣
Gomme hutte⁣
Rouge vermillon français⁣
Rouge carmin⁣
Magenta permanent⁣
Bleu Sennelier (pthalo rouge)⁣
Bleu de Prusse⁣



#aquarelle #sennelier #sennelierwatercolors #arches #archeswatercolorpaper #artistsofinstagram #watercolorist #colorchart #glaze #layering #Wednesday #rainbow #artinisolation #artinthetimeofcorona #isolationcreation #artbringsjoy #artismagic #artwitch #canadianartist #canadiansmallbusiness

Can't get enough lavender fields.⁣⁣Painted this while my sister and niece followed a paint with me video tutorial 😊 of c...
06/16/2020

Can't get enough lavender fields.⁣

Painted this while my sister and niece followed a paint with me video tutorial 😊 of course I had to be extra, and do my own thing.⁣

This is my first acrylic painting since like high school, and it was a good time! I think watercolours will remain my favourite, especially because it's much less wasteful, but I definitely wouldn't mind working with acrylics more.⁣


∆∆∆∆⁣

Je ne peux pas avoir trop quand c'est les champs de lavande.⁣

J'avais créer cette peinture quand ma sœur et ma nièce ont suivre un cours de peindre 😊 mais bien sûr, j'avais été très particulaire et créer ce que je voulais.⁣

C'est ma première peinture acrylique depuis l'école secondaire, et c'était un bon temp! Je pense que les aquarelles vont être mes favorites, surtout parce qu'il y a moins de gaspillage, mais je veux continuer avec les acryliques à l'avenir aussi.⁣




#miaarsenault #provence #lavender #lavenderfields #artinthetimeofcorona #artistsofinstagram #isolationcreation #acrylicpainting #acryliclandscape #france #suddelafrance #lavande #peintureacrylique #artinisolation

What to say? There are so many things!⁣Mostly, I'm so happy to see that almost no one has unfollowed as I began posting ...
06/13/2020

What to say? There are so many things!⁣

Mostly, I'm so happy to see that almost no one has unfollowed as I began posting about BLM. Well, except for those who do the follow unfollow weirdness that happens on Instagram.

I've come to realize that although these issues, as well as a whole slew of social issues (now perpetuated by capitalism/land owners), have been important to me for so long, and I am not afraid to speak about them to the people in my offline life, I can't stay silent anymore here online.

I had the idea that my little space online was to be a bit of a getaway, a place to find comfort, magic, and beauty. And it will continue to be so. However, balanced with that will be the realities of the world we live in, and why we need to fight to change it.

Making things to put beauty and love in the world is so important. However, we cannot dismantle systems of violence and oppression by ignoring them.

Balance has long been an important concept for me magically, and in everyday life. A balance of putting out what I want the world to be, and fighting against the small number of people who think they can own everything and dictate the rest of our lives will have to be the new norm.

There is no going back.⁣ ⁣ Links to resources 🖤⁣

https://theforestwitch.ca/pages/landing-page

#blacklivesmatter #pride #justice #freedom #beauty #truth #love #noturningback #thetimeisnow #f**kracism #f**kthepolice #f**kcapitalism #abolishpolice #eattherich #powertothepeople #saytheirnames

This video was supposed to go up last week, but fighting for justice is more important 💜⁣⁣In this video, I talk about th...
06/09/2020

This video was supposed to go up last week, but fighting for justice is more important 💜⁣

In this video, I talk about the guilt that comes as a creator when I'm not creating. I know it's a common problem for many of us as we live in a society that values productivity over pretty much anything else.⁣

This scene was inspired by Geralt's vineyard in The Witcher 3, in Toussaint! 😍⁣

https://youtu.be/d0uUliMTkmY

06/08/2020

Walking along an Southwestern Ontarian trail to ground myself and relieve some of the stress and heaviness of the week... well, honestly, the entire past couple of years.

The breeze was beautiful, the birds were singing, and the clouds were gorgeous. remember to take care of yourself. We need rest and care to keep fighting for a better future 💜💜💜

#blackouttuesday
06/02/2020

#blackouttuesday

⁣⁣⁣#blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #icantbreathe #breonnataylor #ahmaudarbery #sandrabland #trayvonmartin  #philandocasti...
05/31/2020




#blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #icantbreathe #breonnataylor #ahmaudarbery #sandrabland #trayvonmartin #philandocastile #michaelbrown #tamirrice #yvettesmith #aiyanajones #kendrajames #f**kcapitalism #f**kracism #f**kthepolice #revolution #f**kthesystem

⁣Yen and Ciri's album cover 😎⁣⁣This is what happens when you're trying to take the sheets off the bed for laundry 😹⁣⁣#ca...
05/30/2020


Yen and Ciri's album cover 😎⁣

This is what happens when you're trying to take the sheets off the bed for laundry 😹⁣

#caturday #catstagram #yenandciri #yennefer #yenneferofvengerberg #ciri #cirilla #cirillaofcintra #cirillafionaelenriannon #saturdayvibes #saturday

⁣What are you grateful for being able to do to keep yourself sane and cared for right now?⁣⁣Feeling so lucky we live in ...
05/25/2020


What are you grateful for being able to do to keep yourself sane and cared for right now?⁣

Feeling so lucky we live in a small town away from cities, and that our trails are used, but never crowded. I would have taken longer to get used to this new way of being in the human world if I couldn't be in nature.⁣


#trail #trailwalk #wildflowers #covid #selflove #selfcare #natureishealing #naturewitch #naturelover #naturephotography #springtime #walking #plantlover #forestwitch #theforestismychurch #mondaymood

⁣A new painting before my speedpaint goes up this weekend!⁣ Kind of love how the cypress trees remind me of van Gogh 😍⁣I...
05/23/2020


A new painting before my speedpaint goes up this weekend!⁣ Kind of love how the cypress trees remind me of van Gogh 😍

I will order prints when I have a few more I like, but would any of you be interested in purchasing the originals?⁣

I'm travelling around France it seems in my latest pieces, and though I plan to visit one day, for now, this will do!⁣

#theforestwitchart #theforestwitchmia #miaarsenault #artistsofinstagram #isolationcreation #artinthetimeofcorona #artinisolation #watercolorlandscape #watercolor #canadianartist #canadiansmallbusiness #femaleartist #womanartist #france #provence #lavenderfields #vincentvangogh #winsorandnewton #arches #southoffrance #lavande

⁣A new painting before my speedpaint goes up this weekend!⁣ Kind of love how the cypress trees remind me of van Gogh 😍⁣I...
05/23/2020


A new painting before my speedpaint goes up this weekend!⁣ Kind of love how the cypress trees remind me of van Gogh 😍

I will order prints when I have a few more I like, but would any of you be interested in purchasing the originals?⁣

I'm travelling around France it seems in my latest pieces, and though I plan to visit one day, for now, this will do!⁣

#theforestwitchart #theforestwitchmia #miaarsenault #artistsofinstagram #isolationcreation #artinthetimeofcorona #artinisolation #watercolorlandscape #watercolor #canadianartist #canadiansmallbusiness #femaleartist #womanartist #france #provence #lavenderfields #vincentvangogh #winsorandnewton #arches #southoffrance #lavande

05/22/2020

⁣This brand new tea, Sulat, is live in my shop! ⁣

Sulat is one of my favourite characters from the Beanseller Saga by Avon Van Hassel, and the next book, Siren Song, is just about to be released on May 25!!⁣

Avon asked me back when the first book of the Saga came out to help her create Johanne's tea (another wonderful Beanseller character). Then we created The Novelist tea. ⁣

So what about the tea? Well here is what you can expect:⁣

A gunpowder green tea blended with a smoked black tea (Lapsang Souchong), a light reminder that Sulat is never afraid to wield her favourite blunderbuss. Added to that is strong ginger, and a generous squeeze of orange, both very important to have if one seeks freedom on the high seas as does Sulat.⁣

https://www.theforestwitch.ca/products/tea-sulat

The Forest Witch's cover photo
05/22/2020

The Forest Witch's cover photo

Seasons of Moon and Flame: The Wild Dreamer's Epic Journey of Becoming by Danielle Duslky; photo by Mia Arsenault I just...
05/18/2020
Book Review: Seasons of Moon and Flame by Danielle Dulsky

Seasons of Moon and Flame: The Wild Dreamer's Epic Journey of Becoming by Danielle Duslky; photo by Mia Arsenault I just had the pleasure of reading another of Danielle Dulsky's amazing tomes, Seasons of Moon & Flame The Wild Dreamer’s Epic Journey of Becoming. (Please order through your local bookshop if you can!) I adored the journey I took through her last book, … [ 327 more words ]
https://theforestwitch.wordpress.com/2020/05/18/book-review-seasons-of-moon-and-flame-by-danielle-dulsky/

Seasons of Moon and Flame: The Wild Dreamer’s Epic Journey of Becoming by Danielle Duslky; photo by Mia Arsenault I just had the pleasure of reading another of Danielle Dulsky’s amazing…

05/12/2020


So many baby currants on my red currant bush!⁣

Also, so many birds singing to each other 😍 so glad this week is warming up again, I need to be outside 🌷☀️🌷⁣


#theforestwitch #naturewitch #naturelover #redcurrant #birdsong #windyday #springtime #spring #hellospring #nature #garden #gardenwitch #beltaineseason #beltaneseason

⁣My mom wanted snow capped mountains... I was happy I could paint fluffy clouds too 😹⁣⁣Happy mother's day to all the mam...
05/10/2020


My mom wanted snow capped mountains... I was happy I could paint fluffy clouds too 😹⁣

Happy mother's day to all the mamas, of human babies, and fur babies, and just all sorts of babies ❤️❤️⁣


#theforestwitchart #theforestwitchmia #miaarsenault #watercolor #watercolorlandscape #watercolormountains #cottoncandyclouds #watercolorclouds #artistsofinstagram #isolationcreation #artinisolation #artinthetimeofcorona #mothersday #may #springtime #artstagram #landscapepainting #canadianartist

⁣Cloud number 3!⁣ My favourite 😻⁣⁣#theforestwitchmia #theforestwitchart #isolationcreation #artinisolation #artinthetime...
05/07/2020


Cloud number 3!⁣ My favourite 😻


#theforestwitchmia #theforestwitchart #isolationcreation #artinisolation #artinthetimeofcorona #clouds #cloudstudies #watercolor #natureart #skyscape #fluffyclouds #birthday #maybirthday #matcha #matchacheesecake #midnightmargaritas #gouache #artistsofinstagram #brightbluesky #sunsetclouds #cottoncandyclouds

⁣Cloud number two!⁣⁣#theforestwitchmia #theforestwitchart #isolationcreation #artinisolation #artinthetimeofcorona #clou...
05/07/2020


Cloud number two!


#theforestwitchmia #theforestwitchart #isolationcreation #artinisolation #artinthetimeofcorona #clouds #cloudstudies #watercolor #natureart #skyscape #fluffyclouds #birthday #maybirthday #gouache #artistsofinstagram #brightbluesky #sunsetclouds

⁣Cloud studies all week!⁣⁣After that first cloud, I needed more, and I also wanted to work out the techniques I want to ...
05/07/2020


Cloud studies all week!⁣

After that first cloud, I needed more, and I also wanted to work out the techniques I want to use whilst creating them. ⁣

I chose a couple different cloud types, and colour schemes. My favourite, of course, are the cotton candy coloured clouds; so fluff, so colour!⁣

I think it's been a good way to spend my birthday week! As well as having delicious foods starting tonight (my birthday proper), and all weekend, the husband decided to get ingredients for margaritas, plus I'm making myself a matcha cheesecake 😍😍😍⁣

There's a lot of self love and care happening right now, but we all need that ❤️❤️❤️⁣

I hope you are doing so very, very well ❤️❤️❤️⁣


#theforestwitchmia #theforestwitchart #isolationcreation #artinisolation #artinthetimeofcorona #clouds #cloudstudies #watercolor #natureart #skyscape #fluffyclouds #birthday #maybirthday #matcha #matchacheesecake #midnightmargaritas #gouache #artistsofinstagram #brightbluesky

⁣A photo from this past weekend's walk on the trail. ⁣⁣How green is it where you are?⁣⁣Even in just the couple of cold d...
05/06/2020


A photo from this past weekend's walk on the trail. ⁣

How green is it where you are?⁣

Even in just the couple of cold days since I took this photo, the trees are really getting their buds on. It's so wonderful seeing the sepia coloured tree lines turning light green with growth, the sky becoming harder to peek at between branches.⁣

I've seen the lilac bushes along my walks really begin to put out their flower buds, and I cannot wait to go stand in their beauty and wonderful perfume. I really need some in my garden 💜⁣

#theforestwitch #forestwitch #trail #springtime #beautifulontario #naturewitch #greenwitch #hellospring #may #wednesdaymood #naturelover #forestlovers #leaves #beautifulcanada #springhassprung #naturephotography

05/03/2020
Cloud Speedpaint by Mia Arsenault

New speedpaint video up on youtube!

https://youtu.be/2FRrhScif6Y

A fluffy, sunset cloud. I'm in love with my little moon 😍 Also love that I spend a good chunk of Beltaine painting this ❤

Did you know you can see all my videos early on just the 1$ USD patreon tier? I elaborate on the ideas, or feelings, or experiences behind my videos over there as well, so you'll get more behind the scenes.

https://patreon.com/miaarsenault

Hope you're all having a lovely Sunday, loves. And for those of you who enjoy seeing the kittens in my videos, they definitely made appearances 😹

#theforestwitch #theforestwitchmia #theforestwitchart #watercolor #watercolour #speedpaint #youtuber #isolationcreation #cloudpainting #clouds #sunset #artistsofinstagram #beltaine #beltane #skyscape #gouache #winsorandnewton #archespaper #starrysky #moon #covid19 #coronavirus #artinthetimeofcorona #creationinisolation

This week's video is another painting, of a fluffy cloud! I'm definitely going to be taking time to work on my cloud skills, although I do like this one, I w...

⁣Beltaine blessings! ⁣⁣This feels like a momentous time in so many ways right now. Globally, socially, as well as on the...
05/01/2020


Beltaine blessings! ⁣

This feels like a momentous time in so many ways right now. Globally, socially, as well as on the personal scale. ⁣
My birthday is next week, and whilst I always feel my own yearly energies building at this point, again, it's extra this year. ⁣

I hope you are giving yourself so much love, and enjoying some time outside today, if possible.⁣

#theforestwitch #miaarsenault #beltaine #beltane #mayday #walpurgisnacht #hellospring #itsmay #tulips #flowerfriday #flowersfordays #spring #springtime

⁣I've been so inspired by Jamie Beck @jamiebeck.co with her #isolationcreation series. She's created a piece of photogra...
04/29/2020


I've been so inspired by Jamie Beck @jamiebeck.co with her #isolationcreation series. She's created a piece of photography every day since isolation began in France. I'd highly suggest reading her captions as well as looking at her gorgeous work. They are so touching, and real when it comes to discussing the feelings surrounding this crazy time. ⁣

I had some photos to take of some new teas today, and decided to take one in a more artistic fashion, playing with shadow and composition. Also, it has the added benefit of going into my teas' listings in the tea shop so that people can see how the teas are packaged. Two birds!⁣

Hope you're doing well, and taking such good care of yourself and your loves ❤️⁣

#theforestwitchart⁣
#theforestwitchmia⁣
#theforestwitch #teatime #cuppatea #afternoontea #photography #rainyday #teaaddict #blacktea #oolong #rooibos #butter beer #bilbobaggins #artistsofinstagram #community #artistcommunity #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocalbusiness #canadiansmallbusiness #womanrunbusiness

⁣Finally got to have a walk today. While I was very happy and hopeful painting on Wednesday and Thursday, Friday and yes...
04/26/2020


Finally got to have a walk today. While I was very happy and hopeful painting on Wednesday and Thursday, Friday and yesterday had me feeling pretty low. This week had quite an extreme shift in mood for me, indeed!⁣

I was actually feeling guilty for having spent time in the painting, and not music. But when I took the time to think about it, firstly, I should never be hard on myself for finding pleasure and enjoyment. Secondly, it's ok for things to not be on a strict schedule... I hate strict schedules! And lastly, with schedules having shifted so much during this time, I haven't had the opportunity to have enough quiet to record vocals. And it's ok. ⁣

Having today's walk helped clear my mind. The strong winds just blowing away those negative, and ultimately not useful thoughts. ⁣



#theforestwitch #theforestwitchmia #forestwitch #naturewitch #treewitch #witchesofinstagram #pagansofinstagram #nature #trail #selflove #selfcare #selflovesunday #musiciansofinstagram #artistsofinstagram #musician #violet #flowers #flowerstagram #forestfloor #mentalhealth

04/25/2020
Lavender Fields Preview

Brand new speedpainting video live on YouTube! If you're subscribed to just the 1$ tier on patreon, you'll see all new videos at least a day before they go live on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/HeyNS7HwMWM

This was such a lovely thing to paint, I had gentle French music on in the background, kittens trying to help me paint (well, mostly Yen), and imagining travelling slowly through the beautiful French countryside in Provence. It's definitely one of the places in the world I would love to spend a good amount of time in in the future. The thought of smelling lavender on the breeze is just *chef's kiss*.

https://patreon.com/miaarsenault

⁣These are the rest of the seeds I want to grow this year. They're basically things that will grow very easily once I pu...
04/24/2020

⁣These are the rest of the seeds I want to grow this year. They're basically things that will grow very easily once I put them in the ground outside. A few flowers, lots of herbs, and even herbs for teas, because herbal tea fresh from the garden is magical ✨

The seeds that got started early this week were:⁣
cannabis, french lavender, ancho poblano peppers, jalapeno peppers, rio grande tomatoes, and white beauty tomatoes.

Some of the tomatoes will get dehydrated at the end of harvest so that we have flavour bombs for soups and sauces. Nothing beats sundried tomato when it comes from your own garden!⁣

Address

Hanover, ON

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when The Forest Witch posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to The Forest Witch:

Videos

Our Story

The Forest Witch shop began as a little bit of magic whilst Mia sipped away, imagining delicious tea blends to drink while reading, and wondering if she could make them herself. On a lovely October day, she decided to take that leap and buy her first ingredients, a handful of different types of teas, and plenty of tasty herbs and spices to begin with.

As the months passed, and her offerings grew, Mia realized what a fantastic thing she got to do, and always looked for inspiration for her next blend, whether it is the Gods and mythology from ancient times, or characters and foods from fantastical novels to wonderful shows, movies, and even video games. So many stories to be consumed, to be loved and geeked out about, and so many teas to be inspired by them!

A few years later, as her need to bring beauty into the world continued boiling over, Mia decided to begin offering prints of her original paintings as well! Same as her teas, she's inspired by mythology, stories from books, tv shows, movies, and general nerdery.

A short time after that, Mia’s song came back to her, and she’s now singing cover songs as well as writing her own music.

Please stick around, because The Forest Witch is going to continue writing this story for some time yet!

Nearby food & beverage services