I am been sitting here for a little while, trying to decide how to word this “About Me” section. These types of things always weird me out. So, instead of doing a usual “About Me / Us / Our Story” page, I am just going to write what comes to mind, without having to worry about any appropriate layout.
My name is Gisella Rose, I am the sole creator here at Woodland Wyrd. I am an Artist, Herbalist, forest dweller, Greenwich, Alchemist and follower of nature. I live in the Woods in KY, USA and spend a lot of my time outside with the trees. Originally I am from South Africa, I was born there, though both my parents were born in Europe and met each other while living in South Africa. I moved to the USA in 2010. One of my main passions has always been art, I have spent most of my life submerged in different areas and mediums, from painting, performance, body piercing, tattooing and creating in any way that I can. Growing up in a Pagan household, I was always around Herbal remedies and watched my mom as she was in the kitchen busy “kitchen witching”. By the time I was a teenager, Herbalism and knowing my way around the kitchen making anything and everything was just second nature to me. My knowledge in Herbalism has been passed down to me by my mother, like her mother passed down to her. A large part has also been self taught and I have also attended school (Herbal Academy) and I am constantly studying and reading. There is so much to know, that one needs to always keep moving and expanding. In the beginning of 2020 I decided to leave the city and moved to the countryside surrounded by Woods. I needed to be submerged in Nature in such a way that, I would walk outside and she was right there.
After moving to the Woods, I felt a strong pull to start working towards creating Woodland Wyrd, creating offerings that I could share and share a part of myself that I have not before. Now, I still see Herbalism as an art, an alchemy, these potions are creations. But it is a part of me that I have not shared with anyone else besides my family and close friends until now. Potions are not the only offerings that will be available, they are just the start. As time moves on, I will also be adding artwork and some other magical items. All my Potions are handcrafted and all Allies I work with have been wildcrafted in the Woods I live in and the surrounding Woods in the area, and grown in my garden. I have recently added a Greenhouse to my garden, which I am super excited about.
I have also added a blog to the site, and yes, it is still brand new, but from time to time I will be sharing some thoughts with you, some recipes and other random ramblings.
I am grateful to be here with you, and excited for this journey and to bring you these offerings. Thank you for being here with me and taking the time to read this.