Interview : Artist Sigrid Rødli

When I first encountered the art of Sigrid Rødli, my life was bleak. Very little could lift me out of my pit of despair...but Sigrid's art managed. Her artistic style lifted my mood and her experimentation with different mediums nurtured my own curious and creative spirit. I soon found myself prompted to embrace art again,… Continue reading Interview : Artist Sigrid Rødli

Queen Of Wyrd

2019 so far? Honestly, what the fuck was that? Every month for me has had its nasty troubles, and I find it somewhat remarkable that I’m still here writing to you. (There are some fantastic memes that have helped me through the quagmire of 2019 so I think I’ll do a post just for them… Continue reading Queen Of Wyrd

Dark Art Of Mermaids & Other Sea Folk

I got to thinking about mermaids the other day when I was reading into sea glass – something for which I’ve developed quite the obsession – and I discovered that, in sailors folklore, sea glass is said to be mermaid’s tears. The tears are supposedly shed as a result of Neptune’s jealous wrath when a… Continue reading Dark Art Of Mermaids & Other Sea Folk

DIY In The Dark : Beachcombed Claw Necklace

So I was beachcombing on Saltburn beach the other day - if you're interested, my previous post is all about it - and I found a particularly fantastic little piece of driftwood shaped something like a claw. A view of the claw before it started its transformation. From the moment I picked it up, I… Continue reading DIY In The Dark : Beachcombed Claw Necklace

Art Of Black Annis

I feel somewhat ashamed that it’s taken me until the age of thirty-two to read into Black Annis. My attention in the sphere of folklore has, for the most part of the past fifteen years, been elsewhere, predominately Scandinavia. Little did I know that one of the most fearsome folkloric creatures was actually extremely close… Continue reading Art Of Black Annis

Thinking In The Dark : When Everything Is Just Too Much

Everything has been too much today. I'm depressed, exhausted and all my senses are way too overloaded. Even the mumbled noise of people talking in another room is making me twitch. Saga has been screaming in my face for the past twelve hours, I can't get my stupid septum ring out of my stupid nose,… Continue reading Thinking In The Dark : When Everything Is Just Too Much

Art Of The Company Of Wolves

The Company Of Wolves is my favourite Angela Carter story. (I also love, love, love The Erl-King, The Lady Of The House Of Love, The Werewolf and Wolf-Alice.) I read it for the first time ten years ago and it left me changed. I re-read it last night, and when I was done, it left… Continue reading Art Of The Company Of Wolves