Some Things That Have Been Bringing Me Joy

Something I've really started to pay more attention to this year is the small things that bring me joy. And I thought that sharing a few examples of what's been making me happy these past few days would be a restful - yet still hopefully inspiring - way to wind down this hectic (but positive… Continue reading Some Things That Have Been Bringing Me Joy

May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part II)

“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.”Austin Kleon If you're coming here after reading Part I of this… Continue reading May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part II)

May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part I)

May your hunger guide you through nights wilder still. Nafre. I thought I'd start this post off with a quote from Nafre, a ridiculously wise friend of mine. Last week he signed a message off with 'May your hunger guide you through nights wilder still,' and I've been using it as a source of creative… Continue reading May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part I)

Sound Of The Day – Dyfliza

I haven't managed to get today's planned blog post completed (I spent too long fucking around on Photoshop with a photograph that was refusing to cooperating. I had it bend to my will after about five ridiculous hours.) so I thought I'd let you know what I've been listening to during today's creative endeavors. 'Twas… Continue reading Sound Of The Day – Dyfliza

The Story So Far Of Battle Jacket #2

One of the saddest things about depression is how it cunningly and cruelly siphons away passion. In 2019 I found that I was gradually losing grip on all the things that had once meant so much to me. There came a point where I found it impossible to enjoy the music and art that had,… Continue reading The Story So Far Of Battle Jacket #2

A Year & A Day Magazine

One of the most delightful, uplifting and inspirational things to come into my life in 2020 was A Year And A Day Magazine, predominantly the winter issue, which I'm going to give you a peak into today. (Only a little peak though...it's always nice to leave some surprises.) The intent of this Waldorf inspired seasonal… Continue reading A Year & A Day Magazine

Shamans Were Often Lonely Too – Words Of Wisdom From Friends On Social Media

I feel extremely fortunate to have the friends I have. Their generous sharing of wisdom has - especially over the past year - helped me find a way forward, through the treacherous mires of depression, heartache and creative disconnection. There were times when a comment or message would have such a profound impact on me,… Continue reading Shamans Were Often Lonely Too – Words Of Wisdom From Friends On Social Media

The First Week Of January & How It Went

I had the grandest of plans for the first seven days of January 2021. I was going to write and take a photo everyday and write some more and drink lots of water and consume less salt and journal and run every morning and go to bed at 10.30 and get up at 7 and… Continue reading The First Week Of January & How It Went

A Few Things I’m Looking Forward To & Hoping For In 2021

A Few Things I'm Looking Forward To & Hoping For In 2021 This list isn't particularly vast and mostly features books I want to read, but it was only several weeks ago that I started to feel a sense of optimism about the future after a very long time with no hope whatsoever. I hope… Continue reading A Few Things I’m Looking Forward To & Hoping For In 2021

2020 Gratefulness

A Milestone Before I launch into my list, I wanted to tell you that this is post number two thousand here on Wyrd Words & Effigies. Over the past few days, I've been feeling a tad giddy as I've watched the post number climb higher, and it feels quite the achievement to have reached this… Continue reading 2020 Gratefulness