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

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

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

Re-Visiting Osteal, Provider Of Scavenged Talismans

It was way back in 2012 - the year before Wyrd Words & Effigies launched - that I encountered Osteal, provider of earthy talismans from woodswoman Amanda Joe. I remember I bought a deer vertebrae necklace from her (thus starting my obsession with crafting my own jewellery from bones) and wore it to death. My… Continue reading Re-Visiting Osteal, Provider Of Scavenged Talismans

Below

It was thanks to Haute Macabre that I was introduced to Below....'A lifestyle shop for the rest of us.'  I have talked about dozens of lifestyle stores on WW&E over the past several years, but Below  - which was born on All Hallows' Eve 2013 - looks to be one of the most special. Offering… Continue reading Below

6 Tote Bags For The Darkly Inclined

Totes. I'm obsessed with them. I always, always, al-ways have one on my person. I love it that while a tote bag is precious, it's not so precious that you can't stuff it into your rucksack or get it dirty or misshape it with too heavy library boots. Since 2015 I've been using my Norwegian… Continue reading 6 Tote Bags For The Darkly Inclined

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

The Zodiac Reimagined By Shawn Cross

I haven't been reading my star signs much lately. My obsession with doing so sort of fizzled out a little while ago because my mental health wasn't on top form, and everything was looking quite negative. I started to become, well, a tad afraid. I've been reading my signs since I was under double figures… Continue reading The Zodiac Reimagined By Shawn Cross

Art In The Dark : Aleksandra Waliszewska

This piece of art by Aleksandra Waliszewska  was floating around on my Facebook news feed the other day... ..and I promptly became infatuated. I saved it to my desktop, vowing to myself that I'd do a post dedicated to her obscure artistry. Born in 1976 Aleksandra Waliszewska is considered to be one of Poland's most… Continue reading Art In The Dark : Aleksandra Waliszewska