Art Of Jenny Greenteeth

In recent days, I've been seeing the name Jenny Greenteeth pop up in comments on my favourite place on the Internet - the Folk Horror Revival group on Facebook. Why I haven't taken the time to look into Jenny before I don't know. The other day, I thought to myself: 'Eh, she won't be that… Continue reading Art Of Jenny Greenteeth

Art Of Baba Yaga

Back in the beautiful 90s (yes, I do miss them very much) deep within a tangled wood in a Yorkshire moorland valley, sat Baba Yaga's hut. I was seven when I first learned about it, and I was told, extremely convincingly, that it stood on chicken legs and would wander around at will. I was… Continue reading Art Of Baba Yaga

My Interpretation Of Gryla

These photos of me doused in pig's blood were taken a few years ago, but after spending much of today being engrossed in the art of Gryla, I thought to myself 'hang the fuck on, I represented her quite bloody well at one point, if I may say so myself...' So here they are. Photos:… Continue reading My Interpretation Of Gryla

Art Of Gryla

My first encounter with the Icelandic, child eating giantess Gryla was in 2010 when I wrote a poem about her. The second encounter was a year later, on a street in Akureyri, a city in northern Iceland. She was there with her husband Leppaludi. While most people think she's quite the hideous monster, I found… Continue reading Art Of Gryla

Art Of The Barghest

Since I was small, I've been fascinated with the idea of a demonic black hound, the size of a yearling calf with eyes the colour of hell fire, haunting the dark, lonely moors and lanes of England. Also, the fact it's a legend most commonly associated with my home county of Yorkshire is something that… Continue reading Art Of The Barghest

Art Of The Qalupalik

The other day when I was talking on Facebook about my obsession with the Wendigo, a friend from Baffin Island mentioned to me the Inuit myth of Qalupalik. (Since I learned how to pronounce Qalupalik I haven't been able to stop saying it to myself! It's such a wonderful word to say aloud.) The Qalupalik… Continue reading Art Of The Qalupalik

Art Of The Wendigo

I've long been obsessed with the terrifying Algonquian folkloric creature the Wendigo. Also spelled Wìdjigò, Windigo or Wetiko, Wendigo is said to mean 'the evil spirit that devours mankind.' This flesh-eating spirit of the north features in dozens of works of fine literature, though possibly the most chilling is its appearance in Stephen King's book… Continue reading Art Of The Wendigo

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