The Deepening

Gosh! It’s been too long since I have logged on and updated you all! But that’s because……I am pregnant and have had a bit of a nightmare first trimester with rather persistent all day “morning” sickness!

Anyway, here I am now, with bubba kicking in utero, with a moment to spare.

My most exciting offering is The Deepening, mixed gender monthly circles being offered at Woy Woy on the Central Coast.

The aim is to provide a sacred space where women and men can come together and share in “circle” which, as those of you who have sat in circle before will know, can be an amazingly deep and heart opening space and process!

Below is the flyer and dates.

And tickets:

We hope you can join us!

Gypsy x

The Deepening

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The pitfalls of inferior casting kits

Hello beauty-full people,

Due to the fact that I have a studio FULL of D.I.Y. belly casts in dire need of hundreds of dollars worth of repairs, I feel compelled to write a little about this subject area.

I assume that most people chose the D.I.Y belly casting option because belly casting kits can be purchased relatively cheaply on line when compared to the cost of having a belly cast done by a professional. For example, my own kits are $65 (plus postage) compared with $250 for me to do it.

However, and it’s a big “however”……the vast majority of cheaper kits contain inferior quality plaster…and/or not enough plaster…….and perhaps their instructions are not adequate, because I am seeing so many casts that are falling apart. Some are even bending in half, which suggests that perhaps the plaster was not wet and smoothed out adequately, nor the best quality.

Whilst I have not yet met a cast I could not fix, it saddens me a little to see the quality of such casts. It’s not the mamma’s fault, of course! But it’s just a tricky situation really…trying to save money v’s getting a good quality cast that will last a lifetime!

Some of the casts definitely were made using professional medical quality plaster, but the application has been inadequate.

In MOST cases, repairing and rendering costs a minimum of $200. When you add on what the belly casting kit was probably purchased for, you have hit my $250 casting fee. I am therefore suggesting that people aBEFORE: weak sidesbandoned the mission to save some money, and invest in a professionally created cast.

I am a mum, and I understand what it’s like to be on a budget (really!!) so I am happy to agree on payment plans, and you get your beauty-ful belly cast once you have paid it off. It will be solid and top notch!

Here are some examples of before and after shots of some of the repairs I have done….so you can see just what I am capable of. BUT….my repair and render fees are likely to be increased soon, to a minimum of $250.00 as they are actually more difficult and more time consuming to do that a cast done from scratch!repair underway










So if you need a repair done, please get in touch, but better still, call me BEFORE you even consider a D.I.Y. cast.

I service the Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter and Sydney regions.


Gyps x


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Home coming…

After several months off “work” and mostly “off-line”, I am home! And it feels good to sleep in my own bed, bathe in my own bath, have a toilet that flushes, AND have a washing machine 🙂 Oh the things we take for granted!

I was off creating memories for my four year old who is starting school full-time next year. We ventured all the way across Oz to Broome where we felt our feet upon the red dust of The Kimberly (my ancestral home)….then up to Darwin where I first felt her flutter in my womb….then north east to Kuranda near Cairns to run a medicine drum making workshop. I suspect we travelled 20,000 km!

Travelling over the Winter months and thus missing out on the opportunity to hibernate and rest, was challenging at times. There were many moments when I wanted to snuggle under the duvet and watch a video, but instead found myself in the harsh West Australian sun! (I know! “Poor me”!!) So to compensate, this Spring will have an element of hibernation for me, whilst we transition back to life on the East Coast, in a house with  4 walls and a roof LOL. I am being super gentle with myself as I integrate that Super Moon…some past life insights….and also wisdom gained in Sacred Circle with Blessed siStars and brothers. Big times!

I am pleased to say that my daughter grew in so many ways whilst we explored our amazing country. She learned about all sorts of animals, ate bush tucker on Country, developed a love for mud pies, and co-created priceless family memories. Here are a few of the hundreds of photographs I took on walkabout. I hope you enjoy them.


Gypsy x

Cable Beach, WA Native Flora, NT James Price Point, The Kimberly, WA Boab Tree, NT

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Winter is for hibernating!

It is with great excitement that I am letting you all know that I am taking the winter off! It’s been a really big 12 months in Gypsy-land, and it really is time to stop working, have some quality time with my daughter before she starts school next year, and just enjoy doing very little for the remainder of the Winter.

What that means for my customers is that everything is on hold, except for DIY casting kits which will continue to be dispensed by my awesome staff member, Raichyl! (thanks Raich)

For some seasonal musings & wisdom, from my beauty-full teacher Jane Hardwicke Collings, please see here.

So I am sending you all warm Winter blessings. May you and your loved ones create the time and space to go inward this Winter, to take stock and dream dreams that will take root and burst forth come the warmer months of Spring!

Blessed be,

Gypsy x

Bondi Red Tent

Bondi Red Tent



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School Holiday Henna Tattooing Workshops

If you know me, you know I LOVE henna tattooing AND I LOVE teaching people stuff! Sooooooo…..I have just scheduled 4 henna tattooing workshops for the Spring/Summer School Holidays. But they aren’t just for kids! I love mixing adults and kids together, ‘cos they can learn from one another 🙂

I have just added a “stay on till 5pm” option for the kids though, so that busy parents who have to work, can! There’s a wee fee added for this, but I’m sure you’ll find it more than fair. For those wanting this option, we’ll do some fun craft stuff. Perhaps make some Goddess’/God’s eyes, or make wands or staffs…or do a little weaving.

Here are the dates in the flyer below.

To buy tickets, go to and put “Gypsy Artemis” in the search section. All my workshops will come up and you can just click on the one you want. Any problems (cos I.T. problems do sometimes happen!), call me on 0406 502 715.

So if you live in Sydney, the Central Coast, the Blue Mountains, Hunter or Newcastle regions, get your creative butts on down to one of my henna tattooing workshops and learn yourself an addictive new art form!

There are a couple of “buy 1 get the 2nd 25% off” tickets available but be quick – they are VERY limited.


Gypsy x

School holidays spring summer

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Blessing way Bliss 2

Oh, I’m having another “I love my job” moment after receiving the following feedback from the beauty-full Mamma whose Blessingway I ran on Saturday…so I thought I’d share the love!!

“Hi Gypsy,

I honestly cannot find the words to thank you enough for the experience you created for me on Saturday. It was really one of the most beautiful and memorable experiences of my life. I was overwhelmed with the whole afternoon and as I really did not know what to expect I think it took a little while to process afterwards. It was so filled with love and deep connection with all my loved ones and it totally exceeded my expectations.

I think you did such an amazing job and you brought such a spiritual touch to the day that the feedback was unanimous that everyone absolutely loved it (even though I think there might have been a few people who were a little doubtful to begin with) you won them all over and by the end so many people had tears in their eyes and told me that it was the best baby shower they had ever been to and some said one of the most amazing days of their life! High praise.

I felt sorry for you as it was tough to keep the unruly crowd under control and you did this beautifully. I especially loved the bead/heart one on one component, I think I just cried the whole way through that and even now thinking about it makes me well up thinking of all the love. I can’t wait to make my necklace and re-read the hearts in the coming week.

I really hope we didn’t make you late for your next appointment – and I can only imagine how exhausted you must have been after such a big day of travel and hosting – and then drum making – my gosh – your super woman!! I was definitely tired – but joyful and went to sleep with a big smile on Saturday night.

The photos you have sent so far are just beautiful and I can’t wait to see more…

I will truly treasure the experience you gave to me on Saturday and thank you from the bottom of my heart for my beautiful blessingway. We are lucky to have gorgeous souls like you in the world to reconnect us to what’s important in life.

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

PS: My henna is also a gorgeous reminder of the day! Thank you and sorry for making you have to redo it!

I think my sister is already passing on your details to a friend of hers who has a shower coming up and I will definitely recommend you to everyone I know who I think could be interested.”

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I’m off on Tour! (LOL)

Ok so I’m venturing up to the gorgeous Manning Valley, and taking my weaving and henna workshops with me!

Here are the flyers.

So if you live nearby, or have friends and family that do, I hope to see you there.

Tickets via and

Henna WorkshopWeaving Workshop




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Random Weaving Basket Workshop

I am pleased to say that me and the awesome Karen from Miss Kizzy’s have partnered up to offer you a gorgeous weaving workshop on Saturday 25th April. But beware ladies, weaving is seriously addictive!

Please see flyer attached. Tickets via

I hope you can join us for a beauty full day together creating stunning baskets. (You’ll then be able to weave your asses off all year and make everyone their Chrissy presents!)

weaving flyer KIZZY final

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Blessingway Bliss

In the past few weeks, I’ve run some rather large Blessingways with 20+ gorgeous women! How divine to have such a large tribe of women supporting you as you approach a new life phase!

When I receive feedback about the impact of having a Blessingway, I always like to share it, as I often imagine how amazing women’s journeys to the birth altar would be if EVERY woman had a Blessingway!

“Dear Gypsy

Thank you so very much for guiding such a beautiful Blessingway last Saturday in celebration of my little bubba and my transition to motherhood.

The ceremony was very touching and the more I have reflected on it since last weekend the more I have taken away from it. I feel that the ceremony has really empowered me to enter the birthing process with confidence in my ability and instincts as a woman to birth my baby in a positive way.

It was beautiful to be surrounded by my ‘tribe’ of women, many of whom have been through this process before me and who I know will offer me support and guidance in the years to come.

Thank you also for sending through the photos – they have captured the day beautifully and I will certainly be printing some of them as keepsakes from the day.

I will be sure to keep you posted when our little bundle arrives!

Thank you again.

p.s – my henna is only just starting to fade so it has been a lovely reminder all week of how special last Saturday was!! My obstetrician and his student midwife also loved it at my checkup earlier in the week!!”

Belly hennaBlessingwayBelly henna

So often, when mamma’s call me to arrange their Blessingway, or a friend calls on their behalf, they are a little tentative about making the jump from “Baby Shower” to “Blessingway” in case their guests are out of their comfort zones. I am pleased to say, however, that by the end of the phone call, 99% (if not 100%) of them have relinquished control and have fully opened to the beauty of the Blessingway. Such a gift to open one’s heart to!

Blessingways are such a delightful, grounded and connected way to honour the amazing rite of passage that is pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Without fail, every time I do one, I remember how much I love my job!

I service the Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Sydney regions.

If you’d like to make an enquiry or a booking, please do so via the contact tab. And remember, we do a male version of the Blessingway, called Father Rising ceremony…so Dad no longer needs to feel left out.




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That’s one happy Blessingway mamma!

I’m sitting here, way past my bedtime, with the biggest grin on my face. Why? Because a gorgeous mamma, off of her own back (without me even asking) just sent me this testimonial. Such gratitude!

Jessica’s Baby Blessingway at 34 weeks

“Discovering the option to have a Baby Blessingway or Mother Blessing as opposed to a Baby Shower really resonated with me.

I felt that it addressed all the transpersonal aspects of approaching motherhood and brought in a deeper sense around this profoundly special time. 

It was a fantastic way to connect me to my close friends, who were all at different stages of their lives, some mothers, some expecting and some with dreams of being a mother in the future. I was hoping we could all take something from it rather than just have a commercial celebration with cup cakes and games that was all about the baby and I.

Gypsy made the whole process seamless, from the moment of contact she suggested a time frame and agenda of how the ceremony would roll. This immediately put me at ease and made planning with the hostess a breeze.

Gypsy was flexible and incorporated my ideas so that we could put a personal spin on things. I already liked a lot of what she planned anyhow and she ensured that all would come together and fit within the time frame.

Gypsy had called me 3 times prior to the ceremony and we kept in touch by email. On the day I felt like I already knew her. She was very organized and warm.

I admit that at first I was nervous, but I was soon put to ease as I especially liked the way Gypsy opened up the ceremony by addressing peoples fears and concerns (if they were to silently be having any) asked guests to write down and burn their fears, followed by a smudging before we officially begun.

She embodied a strong directive approach yet created a spiritual and sensitive atmosphere, for me this balance was perfect and kept everything rolling well.

The ceremony was so special for me. We started by introducing our female ancestors and ourselves. Gypsy’s facilitation allowed us to hold a very sacred space to witness each other and ourselves. I felt safe and at ease.

 The set up was all there with beautiful candles, red twine and cards. Poems and sacred writings.

The highlight was when I had my belly henna’d by Gypsy, all my friends wrote down a positive word affirmation for the birth on a heart which was tied on to a red string and then written into the design we had agreed on for the belly henna.

I have this decorating my birthing space.

We all shared some food (everyone brought something healthy along) and feasted while Gypsy finished the henna. 

After eating my friends all presented me with that affirmation while Gypsy took photos of these moments some with joy and some touched me emotionally with tears. 

These photos have given me memories to treasure forever.

To finish off the ceremony we all laced a red twine around our wrists in a circle to connect us and I felt like we were in a sisterhood.  We were all connected and decided not to cut the red twine until labor had commenced.

I would highly recommend Gypsy to anyone who is looking for a alternative approach to recognising the transition into motherhood through a Blessingway.. Her skills are entwined together and the whole experience is one I will not forget. I feel honoured to have crossed paths with Gypsy and wish you the same experience for this special time of life. “

It’s kind of funny…I feel so blessed to be able to hold space for Mamma’s Blessingways/Mother Blessing ceremonies. It’s a complete honour to be invited into the space in the first place. So to get delicious feedback like this makes it all the more awesome! Goddess I love my job!

So if you are pregnant and are wanting something a little different to your average Baby Shower, perhaps a Blessingway / Mother Blessing ceremony is for you. I cover the Central Coast, Sydney, the Hunter and Newcastle areas. And remember, bookings of 2 hours or more receive complimentary photographs of the event. Check out here and here for more info.

Blessed be.

Gypsy x

Jess's Blessingway Jess's Blessingway

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