Monday’s Wyrd Findings

I have a long-standing fascination with Baba Yaga. I first encountered this Eastern European folkloric character at the tender age of seven. There was a hut in the woods near my school which, I was told, was her house. Naturally, this terrified me, but I was an odd child, and thrived on fear. I’m utterly… Continue reading Monday’s Wyrd Findings

Interview : Waltkvlten

The work of German artist Knechter harks back to a different time, when the loudest sound on the hillside was cowbells, rather than the sizzling currents emitting from sky high pylons. The subjects and themes of his work speak to me on multiple levels, and I find myself returning to lose myself in his creations… Continue reading Interview : Waltkvlten

Interview : Ysambre Fauntography

Inspired by nature, mythological creatures and music, Ysambre Fauntography provides an escape into a different world. I repeatedly find myself going back to the enthralling images of fantastical creatures and forests with heavy mantles of mist, dramatic mountain ranges and humans intertwined with the earth itself. Can you please tell us a little bit about… Continue reading Interview : Ysambre Fauntography

Book Review: Enchanted World – Seekers and Saviours

If you’re a regular reader of  this blog you’ll know that I’m an enormous fan of the fabulous Enchanted World books, published by Time Life Books in the 1980’s. In the past, I’ve reviewed Night Creatures and Ghosts and have done so with lashings of praise. Seekers and Saviours is the final book in my… Continue reading Book Review: Enchanted World – Seekers and Saviours

Interview : Heathen Harnow

I’ve been following the work of Swedish artist Heathen Harnow for quite some time now, and am regularly bowled over by the way in which his work clings to my consciousness for days after first setting my eyes on it. My body is in England, but my soul is in Scandinavia, and for me, his… Continue reading Interview : Heathen Harnow

The Enchanted World:Night Creatures – Book Review

 ‘Most people chose to sleep when daylight faded.’ I seem to recall owning a mass of these Time-Life books as a child, but where they’ve disappeared to is sadly another story. The book I am writing about here was a gift a couple of years back, and came from one of the finest bookshops in… Continue reading The Enchanted World:Night Creatures – Book Review