05 December 2012


Higher Intuitions Oracle is on Amazon for pre-order. There is an $8+ savings if you purchase this way.

Here are pictures of the oracle set:

Higher Intuitions Oracle
Higher Intuitions Oracle

04 December 2012

Higher Intuitions Release Date

I just saw on the Schiffer Books website that the Higher Intuitions Oracle is scheduled to be released in March of 2013 and it has a page on their website.

Below are a few of the images from the oracle deck. There are 44 cards and a book and it looks like you can pre-order it from the Schiffer website it you add it to your shopping cart. I will check into that and let you know.

03 December 2012

2012 in a nutshell.

It's been several months since my last post here and there is good reason for that.

I haven't had time.

OK, so that might seem like a crappy excuse, but it's true.

In December 2011 I had a baby which was the most amazing thing and has made 2012 the best year of my life.

Then I had to get ready for my second season at Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly, Michigan (near Flint) and the inaugural season of BlackRock Medieval Fest in Augusta, Michigan (near Kalamazoo). I highly recommend visiting both of these festivals if you are able and not just because of my presence. There are so many wonderful artisans and vendors, shows and jousts. Food is plentiful at both locations as well. BlackRock will run for 4 weeks starting in July 2013 and MRF for 7 weeks starting at the end of August. More details on those later.

We also began selling our candle and melt line at Just For You Resale Shoppe in Johna's hometown of Grand Rapids, Ohio.

Making the product for these festivals and the business in general takes a LOT of work and time. Currently, there are two of us that do this. Jason, my husband, takes care of the custom sublimation side of things. I paint & draw, formulate new candle and soap fragrances and work on some of my publishing projects.

The Higher Intuitions Oracle Deck will be released in the spring of 2013 through Schiffer Publishing. Kristy Robinett wrote the book and I illustrated all of the 44 oracle cards. It was quite a project to undertake while pregnant and still working a full time day job, but I finished the illustrations on time and we are all very excited for the release.

We have a few Holiday Specials on our website, so go check them out. You can get 3 of our 8oz. Jelly Jar Candles for $18 (originally $21), 6 of our 3oz clamshell wax melts for $20 (originally $24) or 3 of the 8.5"x11" fine art prints for $30 (originally $42). Shipping and tax are extra, unfortunately, but these are a great savings!

 We are currently working on holiday orders, creating new merchandise and fragrances and getting ready for our baby to turn one (already?!).

07 June 2012

New Soap, Wax Melts and Candles

We've been getting ready for the upcoming festival season and have added many new fragrances to our line of candles and wax melts. I will try to come up with a master list to post here, but they are currently being added to the website.

I still really need to get photos taken of the products. Hopefully I can do that in the next couple of weeks.

Some of the new soaps include a new Patchouli, Lavender and Frost Berry. These three are all vegan and palm free.

We also have a VERY LIMITED amount of Avocado Oatmeal Scrub Soap which is very lightly scented with a blend of essential oils. This soap is incredibly gritty and scrubby with ground and whole oatmeal to ensure that any oil, dirt or grease is removed from your hands. This would be a perfect choice for a garage, workshop, craft studio or any place in which you're bound to get your hands dirty. Avocado and olive oils help to keep your freshly scrubbed hands lightly moisturized. This is also vegan and palm free.

Pumpkin Butter was our #1 seller in our wax products last year and we've added into a nice, seasonal soap for this coming Michigan Renaissance Festival. We have some curing at the moment and it smells wonderful.

More will be coming soon!

Black Rock Medieval Summerfest

Starting in July you will be able to come see The Art of Johna Gibson Bowman at Black Rock Medieval Summerfest in Augusta, Michigan.

The festival runs the weekends of July 14 & 15, 21 & 22 (my birthday) and 28 & 29. We'll be there for all three weekends and hope to see you there.

26 February 2012

I'm Back

This blog is about two months overdue and I'm writing it on a tablet with one finger and the thumb of my non-dominant hand.

After the Renaissance Festival ended in October I worked on the remaining illustrations for the oracle to meet my December 1 deadline. The estimated release of the deck is Fall of 2012.

Then I had a baby which is the best thing that has ever happened to me and is why this blog is being written with one hand...

Stay tuned!