If You Need Me, I’ll Be In The Shade

Summer and I don't get along. We haven't got along for years. But this year is different. In years gone by I've been capable of going outside. This summer I've rarely left the apartment, thanks to the catastrophic heatwave baking the planet. When I do go out, I keep to the shade. I cook otherwise.… Continue reading If You Need Me, I’ll Be In The Shade

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Justell Vonk : The Artist Who Brought Wyrd Words & Effigies Back From The Dead

I was sure that I wasn't going to come back here. That Wyrd Words & Effigies was a closed chapter in my life. Now, I'm usually alright at moving past stuff and taking myself to lush pastures of new projects...but then something unexpected happened. Thanks to Instagram, I fell headfirst into the world of illustrator… Continue reading Justell Vonk : The Artist Who Brought Wyrd Words & Effigies Back From The Dead

Rimfrost : Listen To The New Rimfrost Single

Today the single my man @hravndecmiester and his band @rimfrostofficial have been toiling over is released! I've had the good fortune to experience 'A Clash Under The Northern Wind'...and can tell you that the 11 minute track (which does not feel like 11 minutes) brings Rimfrost into a whole new era. Click on the photo to be… Continue reading Rimfrost : Listen To The New Rimfrost Single

50 Macabre & Unusual Things To Do Before You Die : Part I

I am forever being confronted by those 100 AWESOME THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE!!!! lists. But rarely, if ever, do they contain something that I would actually want to do before I stagger from this mortal coil. I would not, for example, like to drive a Porsche stupidly fast around a race track. Nor… Continue reading 50 Macabre & Unusual Things To Do Before You Die : Part I

Dark Art & Creative Writing To Help You Bid Farewell To October

The few days after October are never easy. It seems that every year I sit and fret for hours about all the things I wish I'd done...all the leaves I should have collected and made into garlands, all the pies I should have baked with pumpkin flesh, all the conkers I should have brought in… Continue reading Dark Art & Creative Writing To Help You Bid Farewell To October

Never Forget Who You Are : 10 Of My Favourite Witchcraft Inspired Necklaces

The resurgence of witchcraft in recent years has been something remarkable to witness. Every day, or so it seems, another blog, or magazine, or subscription crate is being cracked open and revealed to the world. And this widespread surge of creativity is deeply inspirational. One aspect of this re-birth that I've been unable to ignore… Continue reading Never Forget Who You Are : 10 Of My Favourite Witchcraft Inspired Necklaces

The Art Of Catherine Hyde

It's been one of those days today. You know the sort. The sort that leaves your bones weary and you find yourself fantasizing about crawling into bed. As I wind down with some decaff Yorkshire Tea (my supplier in England shipped some over) I'm savouring the soul calming art of Cornish artist Catherine Hyde. “She… Continue reading The Art Of Catherine Hyde

See What I See

I've been using Pinterest a fair bit recently. I find it to be a healthier alternative to Instagram. There's more of 'the good stuff' there, and I tend not to find myself pining for the old days, before the word 'selfie' was thought up by a drunk Australian. When I go there to gather inspiration,… Continue reading See What I See

Catacomb Culture

I am particularly fussy about skulls and using them as decor/utensils/accessories/what have you. I find they can, more often than not, look too kitsch...and kitsch isn't something that sits well with me at all. I'm the sort of person who will gag at the sight of a skull/rose (often you'll find a gun there too...)… Continue reading Catacomb Culture

Wear Your Source Of Light Around Around Your Neck : 10 Of The Most Desirable Clear Quartz Necklaces

Since I was about seven years old, I've had an affiliation with crystals, feeling a particularly strong connection with clear quartz. It might have had something to do with its connection to ice, for quartz is also known as  the ice crystal. Little did I know when I was so small, how bit an impact… Continue reading Wear Your Source Of Light Around Around Your Neck : 10 Of The Most Desirable Clear Quartz Necklaces