Support The Dark Arts

October is literally panting on the doorstep and clawing to be let in...and are you ready for it? How about investing in a dark, and obscure tote bag ready to stuff with Halloween goodness...as well as the bread, milk and sugar? And a spiral notebook to carry in your bag at all times, ready for… Continue reading Support The Dark Arts

Writing In The Dark : 3 Prompts For Short Stories

I am reading a lot of short stories right now...but the majority I'm abandoning half-way through because they're not satisfying me enough. Nowhere near in fact. And it's really bloody disappointing. A good, strong, memorable (ideally terrifying) short story can be as nourishing as a hot meal after a hard day. Dissatisfied with my reading… Continue reading Writing In The Dark : 3 Prompts For Short Stories

Stitching In The Dark : The Beginning

Some of my earliest memories are of sitting in my Nanna's living room during dark winter nights. It was always warm, with thick curtains keeping the cold at bay, and a gas fire quietly breathing out hot air. I don't remember it ever being cold during winter. I can remember  watching National Geographic documentaries about… Continue reading Stitching In The Dark : The Beginning

My Other Shadows : Day One

Last night I decided that today I'd start a new 100 day self portraiture project called 'My Other Shadows.' I've been wanting to explore self portraiture more and really push myself to create new and interesting images, and combine them with some words. So, here's the first one. I love winter so dearly I horde… Continue reading My Other Shadows : Day One

Interview : Helena Perminger Of Sphæra

I fell upon contemporary art and jewellery emporium Sphæra while browsing through the list of creatives attending the DRK MSS autumn market that took place in October in Stockholm. The attraction to Swedish artist Helena Perminger's enigmatic jewellery was immediate and powerful. I knew that I had to talk to her, and hear the stories… Continue reading Interview : Helena Perminger Of Sphæra

NordLand Publishing

A few weeks ago I was talking about my desire to set up a publishing company after previous attempts had failed. Well, I have some great news. I now have a business partner and a company in the making. Ladies and gentlemen, NordLand Publishing has been born! If you are interested in what we’re all… Continue reading NordLand Publishing

Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine – The Hunt For Submissions

Attention writers, poets, artists and photographers. I am looking for submissions of poetry, prose and creative non-fiction, photography and art on the theme of 'death and dying' for the first issue of Wyrd Words & Effigies magazine. The word count for written pieces is 2,000 words. There is no limit on photography/art but please submit… Continue reading Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine – The Hunt For Submissions

Interview With Photographer Susu Laroche

I can’t remember when I first stumbled across the enigmatic work of Susu Laroche, but her unusual imagery burned itself into my subconscious, and I found myself encountering it with an odd regularity. Sharing her pictures and words became a task I had to undertake. Enjoy.   Would you mind talking about the time you… Continue reading Interview With Photographer Susu Laroche

Interview : Ovate

There is a real air of mysticism around Audrey Cantwell, the women behind independent clothing line Ovate, and I feel exceptionally lucky that she agreed to take part in an interview for Wyrd Words & Effigies. When Wyrd Words & Effigies was still in the planning stages, I had it in my head that I… Continue reading Interview : Ovate